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1994 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Ignition VIN: 1HGCD556XR
We replaced the motor with used motor supplied by custumer. Now we have no spark, replaced distributor with used one from running vehicle. Still no spark. have code 15 and 16. NEED HELP PLEASE
2002 Honda Civic LX 1.7L battery light VIN: 1HGEM22562
Let me start off by indicating all fuses are good and all areas where voltage is required is good, the blk/org wire has 12v at alt and eld, checked wht/grn from alt to ecm , no shorts good continuity B18, B13 wht/red also good, B10 good, I went as far as to ch...
1996 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L No Start VIN: 4S2CM58V4T
We drove this in. un hoked battery and we put a new tranny in it. hoked the battery back up and now no start. i think it has something to do with the factory alarm. i now have no noid light and no spark.and yes they have power going to them. and we do not have...
2007 Isuzu N NPR-HD 5.2L converter? VIN: JALC4B1627
Hello, I have a NPR in the shop that the converter is in lockup all the time. The customer has a spare one of these trucks that I can take the trans out of and switch. I would rather figure it out and replace the only what it needed. I unplugged all connectors...
2004 Lexus RX330 3.3L engine VIN: 2T2HA31U45
i have change the frt head on this vehicle after wrecked...the car run good exept for vibrations at idle,little sound of valve and misfire codes detected p0300 p0302 p0306 i have check timing the mark is aligned perfect the compression is little bit low on the...
2001 Mazda MPV LX 2.5L Communication VIN: JM3LW28Y71
Have checked the fuses in the fuse box under the dash and the box under the hood. All fuses test OK. What am I missing?
2004 Mazda RX-8 1.3L fuel pump VIN: JM1FE17374
Has anyone had to replace a fuel pump on one of these? A special tool is needed to remove the fuel pump cover. I am willing to buy one, but cannot find one. The dealer has told me that they cannot sell the tool. is this true? sounds kind of funny to me. this d...
2009 Mazda 6 i 2.5L Safety
Hello mazda techs and to all, thanks for your input. My son has a 2009 mazda 6 with bent rims i have located used wheels , my question is will the sensors have to be transfered to the used wheels or can i simply mount the new tires and wheels, he lives out of ...
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GT 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AE85H71
hello to everyone need some input on a problem with this mitsu car i have determined the cause off the egr flow code it is not getting vaccum and this is where the problem is according to alldata and vaccum diagram on car and info the vaccum comes from port A ... Trouble codes: P0401 (EGR Insufficent flow)
1990 Nissan 300ZX 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 1JT1234591
Need help with this Z. Initially the right front brake caliper line was broken and all the brake fluid leaked out. Ordered new line, and reinstalled, bleed system and notice no air. Road test and have very spongy pedal. Notice front calipers are aftermarket pa...
2003 Nissan Sentra Limited Edition 2.5L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1AB51A93
Ok This car came in over a year ago for running poorly and check engine light was on. At that time I was unable to communicate with the ECM. I did not spend a lot of time on it then and was able to get it running good with a tune up. Customer was not concerned...
1999 Subaru Forester 2.5L engine VIN: JF1SF6353X
Good afternoon Subaru Techs everywhere.I have a customer that just had a 99 forester towed in with a blown engine.It has a manual transmission.This is a sohc engine.This is my question.I have a 99 subaru outback engine which is a dohc with an automatic transmi...
2000 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4TAWM72N4Y
Smoked intake system for leaks found leak @ T/B gasket, R&R gasket and cleaned throttle body unit heavy carbon buildup. Jumped pins E1 and TE1 on DLC in engine compartment and RPM didn't increase; verified power, ground and signal to IAC valve. Removed IAC and... Trouble codes: P0505, P0300 (Random cylinder misfire), P0302 (Misfire cylinder number 2), P0304 (Misfire cylinder number 4), P0171 (Lean bank 1)
2001 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4TBF28BX1U
Avalon came in with P505 code and high idle speed. Checked voltage at IAC unit 12v good ground good. Signal wire to computer ohmed ok. No shorts to ground or voltage. Replaced Iac unit with aftermarket unit. Still idles high. Tryin not to condem computer. CTS ... Trouble codes: P0505
2002 Toyota Prius 1.5L HV battery VIN: JT2BK12V12
Howdy Boys n Girls, I am asking for a little definition on some specs on this Prius. The car came in march 2010 for the general check over and maintenance. At that time it had a code P3000 and a battery state of charge of around 60%. We told the customer that ...
2004 Toyota Highlander 2.4L Master Cylinder VIN: JTEDD21A84
Hi , all toyota tech. This suv came in with complain about brake master going down to floor, check all brake system pads, caliper, caliper slide etc. Every thing were ok. So we put a new caliper from toyota , after all said and don . Steel same problem!! by th...

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2003 Acura RSX 2.0L want run VIN: JH4DC53043
I saw in service express where him will only run on pc with 64 bits,and xp is 32,so I sent it to honda dealer,they said no gaurentee but would try,and I need a new lap top.I started out with a smashed front end,and no motor,I love pain so I will get it back wh...
1993 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Balance Shaft VIN: JHMCB767XP
Thanks to everyone who responded. I ran the balance shaft seal in flush with housing. The fix had been done as there is no retainer from the factory and mine did have a 2 bolt retainer in place. I found the corresponding timing mark on the housing that line...
1998 Honda Accord EX 3.0L reverse VIN: 1HGCG1641W
Unable to find any issues with Tranny. Went with a remand unit. thanks for all the help
1999 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Timing Belt VIN: 1HGCG2254X
Thanks for all responses, I wish to respond to so many that insist on factory components, first Honda does not make a timing belt - factory belts are made from Gates at this time, also tensioners and idler/bearing/seal components are not made by Honda neither,...
2004 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Hesitation VIN: 1HGES26734
Thanks again to all who replied. As I mentioned, VTEC solenoid assembly was replaced with the same problem reocurring. I suspect the PCM, but the customer decided to take it to Honda for further check up. Again, Thanks all. Trouble codes: P2646 (Vtec oil pressure circuit low voltage).
2001 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JA4MW51R41
This customer has not returned for further diagnosis and has not called to indicate that the mil has come back on. Thank you everyone for the usefull suggestions and the time to post. Trouble codes: P0173, P0300.
1996 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.3L 4th gear VIN: JN8AR05Y7T
Well this one is done(hopefully)I replaced the solenoid pack on the top of the valve body and replaced the gaskets and cleaned the entire valve far so good,customer has been gone for almost a week and no news is good news.Thanks to the 2 responses I re...
2001 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR07Y31
Thanks to all for the help- the vehicle ended up having a faulty cam position sensor!The replacement sensor read properly and the vehicle has been confirmed fixed by extensive road testing.Thanks again, Greg and crew Trouble codes: P1145 (Left bank camshaft position sensor).
1993 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Tailgate Window VIN: JT3VN39W7P
Steve hit the nail on the head. The wiper motor was bad and not going into park. Replaced the wiper motor and away it went!! Thanks everyone!!
1998 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22K4W
Appreciate all the input I received, I confer witht eh customer and gave him his options with an estimate and as of now have not received any response from him. I can only assume he does not want to get it fixed or has had it repaired by someone else, SORRY I ... Trouble codes: P00, 401 (EGR low flow detected), P00, 441 (EVAP incorrect purge flow).
2004 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L Brakes VIN: 5TBBT44134
Took lines off Master cylinder and pressure bled system, then reconnected master cylinder and bled that. Achieved good pedal with this procedure.
2005 Toyota Prius 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDKB20U55
replaced hybrid electric water pump it was on back order and I think the part was updated to a better faster pump thanx for the Help Tom and crew
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