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1988 Acura Integra LS Special Edition 1.6L 4 Stud To A 5tud VIN: JH4DA3366J
Ok my 88 acura integra has 2 manufactor [acura & honda]and i just won a contest .my prize was 4 new rims 14 inch 5.5 &a40 offset [crager rims] but they came with 5 honda rims are a 4 stud.i am trying to find out or figure out how can i change out the h...
1992 Acura Legend 3.2L Starting VIN: JH4KA766NC
This car was towed into me with a bad engine. I replaced the engine.I was able to start the engine but found a power steering leak and shut the engine off and jacked up the right front to repair the line. After that I could not start the replacement engine wit...
1999 Honda Civic LX 1.6L Cooling Systems VIN: 2HGEJ6672X
Vehicle passes block check (at least 8 times, grrr! also HC test), timing belt, water pump done 3 months ago for maintenance reasons. Replaced radiator one year ago, thermostat, flushed block and all new coolant. About 2 weeks ago radiator neck and cap corrode...
2002 Infiniti QX4 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNRDR09Y22
Hi tech: This vehicle came in for check engine light on with no driveability issued. Quick check for dtc and found p1140 (INTK TIM S/CIRC-B1). Did some study on the circuit and decided to replaced the crank sensors with no changed. Ordered a pcm (used one) wi... Trouble codes: P1140
1995 Isuzu Rodeo S 3.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4S2CK58V03
Hey guys, Help if you can. This rodeo came into the shop on a tow strap. The customer inherited it from his family and said it hadn't been run in about a year. We tried to start it but it acted flooded. We replaced the plugs and got it started. the truck won't...
2005 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L condenser fan VIN: KNDJC73375
Hey guys, thanks in advance to all members, got a puzzler here. 2005 Sorento, condenser fan runs continuosly AFTER you turn the ignition key off. Turn the key on, fan shuts off. I've tried following 2 different wiring diagrams, both varying just a little here ...
1997 Lexus LX450 4.5L all gages trans a/c VIN: JT6HJ88J9V
10 amp fuses blows all gages trans a/c stop working ck all wires none seem to be shorted unhook a/c compresser no help anyone seen this before
2002 Lexus IS300 3.0L Blower Motor VIN: JTHBD192X2
Hello all; I hope someone can help. This Lexus has a blower fan that runs on low speed all the time. The scan tool data indicates that the fan speed is on 1 and does not change with the fan switch. the voltage on the SI wire on the blower fan conrol (violet wi...
2005 Mazda Miata 1.8L tachometer VIN: JM1NB35375
2005 Miata symptoms include erratic tachometer operation, surging with cruise control on. and check engine light on. I need a little help with this one, Alldata has pretty poor info on this car. Whats happening is a code P0741 torque converter clutch(TCC)solen...
1998 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L N/a VIN: 1NM45234F5
While searching for a smog failure problem, we noticed there is a hose running from a tee on the top of the coolant resovior cap, down to a filter which then connects to the evap charcoal canister. Does anybody know if this is factory original application or a...
1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L water pump VIN: JN1CA21D1S
Hi gang! need some advice.thsi ios the first time i have done one of these. I have followed the instructions and I removed the tensioner with plunger intact and did not fall in the case. I am trying to get the slack out of the chain so i can remove the water p...
2005 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4.0L No Start VIN: 5N1AR18W45
thanks to all that replies.vehicle was towed in for no start fuel pump was replaced previously.fuel pump fuse is good and powered with key there a fuel pump relay if so where is it at? has anyone seen this before on a pathfinder.also has no codes and my ...
2007 Nissan Altima S 2.5L No Start, Surge VIN: 1N4AL21EX7
Hi guys am working on 2007 nissan altima 2.5s , towed in won't start , pulled spark plugs out found them soked with fuel , cleaned and reinstall them ,car started and alot of gray smoke came out of tail pipe , scaned computer no codes, test drive car runs ok p...
1999 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L speedometer VIN: 4S3BG686X7
Attention Subaru Techs...I have a 1999 Subaru Legacy Outback with an intermittent speedo and odometer. If you start the car and start driving after about 5 mins they both start working, after that they work until car is shut off then condition starts all over ...
1999 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 3.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: 4TASN92N5X
This vehicle was here about 30,000 miles back for smog failure and had the same problems the tech at the time ended up replacing the up stream o2 and cat. To get it to pass when it came in a few days back for a smog test it failed for high nox emissions so f...

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2007 Acura CSX Type-S 2.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: ASD07N1075
Conclusion and Fix, Cat will not light up without good oxygen supply, CO is way too high, solution was to re map the Tune, which was a Hondata Tune, specific for this Ariel, may have been tampered with. Lowered CO for a good pass on Two Speed Idle. Recommended...
2005 Honda Accord DX 2.4L MIL Lamp on, runs lean VIN: 1HGCM56475
Thanks to all that replied. It ended up being the small tube on the air hose between the maf sensor and the intake as David from georgia said. I resmoked the car and noticed the smoke machine was not working so looking for faulse air was the issue. After addin... Trouble codes: P0171.
2004 Kia Optima LX 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAGD12624
donald from califorina, got it right with the old solenoid valve which was stuck closed it would pull 6 inchs of vacumn at idle ,got new solenoid from dealer only had 2 inchs vacumn at idle hooked vacumn gauge in line test drove every thing works fine. Thanks ... Trouble codes: P0401.
1998 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L P0745, Hard 1-2 shift VIN: 1N4DL01DXW
I spent a few minutes today going over the previous shops work and discovered that during their testing the bent the pin in the TCM harness connector so a quick rebending of the tab an dthe code is gone and the vehicle is shifting normally again. Thank you for...
2000 Nissan Quest GXE 3.3L No Start VIN: 4N2XN11T7Y
Thank all of you that helped!! The distributor, shiny and new looking as it was, would not produce enough of a signal for the PCM to read. I have been fooled by this before, not looking at the amplitude of the signal, only seeing that there was one.The crank s...
2002 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L Misfire, smokes VIN: JN1DA31DX2
ok this car is fixed.turned out to be a leaking injector,with further inspection i was able to see the tops of the valves on number three cylinder were a little cleaner than the others.the problem had just started and hadnt time to really wash down the cylinde... Trouble codes: P0300.
2003 Nissan Murano SL 3.5L right high/low beam headlamp VIN: JNAZ08WX3W
The fix was to replace the headlight assembly. I suspect that the ballast was bad but all of the replies said to replace the whole unit. Thank you Seiko, Jacob and David for taking the time to respond to my request. Mark
2006 Toyota Tacoma 4.0L side bearing VIN: 5TELU42N75
running out of time here, only got 2 replys but thanks anyway guys for the help. the bearing on the left side is part of the main carrier bearing. This is a fairly new truck for a diff bearing to go out.. The truck will be here next week for the repair
2009 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L Mechanical VIN: 4T1BE46K99
Sorry for the late closing. Was on vacation for two weeks and forgot about it as it was repaired while I was gone. I had many replies stating to check all engine mounts. The one at the front of the car on the bottom was moving a little too much for my taste...
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