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1994 Honda Prelude S 2.2L No Start VIN: JHMBA814XR
This is for all you tuner guys. More of a "let me share this with you" post. I have a 94 Honda Prelude coupe, base model with a 2.2L ZTECH engine stamped H22A 1041022 (doesn't match vin). Whoever did it, didn't do a bad job, still a mess of wires though. It's ... Trouble codes: 123, 231
1995 Honda Prelude Si 2.3L MIL Lamp on
this 1995 honda prelude has clogged egr passages. i removed egr valve and there is no vacuum to the egr port. i am familiar with cleaning the passages on the accords etc with the removable service plugs on the intake but these are welded on this manifold. does...
1997 Honda Civic LX 1.6L Engine VIN: 2HGEJ6673V
Ok I have this problem. I replaced the head gasket due to overheating because of lost of coolant & lots of air in the radiator. But here is the problem. Before the car was not smoking white & now is smoking really bad. The question in what did I do wrong? Is i...
2007 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L shake VIN: 5J6RE48577
vibration feels like a tire out of balance, get worse at around 100 km an hour. balanced tire and didnt help, that was months ago, we just installed winter tires with winter rims and same problem so can't be tires, useing dial indicator to measure runout of hu...
2003 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.7L blower motor VIN: KMHWF35H13
only have high speed when using fan switch can see blower speed moving in control but stays on high speed. all other functions work a/c heater def just only have high blower.
2004 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KM8SC73E34
Hello, I have a P0446 code. Last time in we replaced the CCV valve and it came back with the same code about a week later. Ok, these are the things we checked; Purge valve working properly by activating and blowing air through. Line from purge to canister clea... Trouble codes: P0446
2004 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L No Start VIN: KM8SB12B34
Vehicle was originally brought in for overheat condition. Found blown headgasket. Removed head to send for pressure test -OK, Reinstall w/gaskets. Replace timing belt. Rechecked system pressure and operation- OK Vehicle returned 3 days later for no start- Cran...
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L shift soleniods VIN: JT6HF1OUXY
I have this rx300 with shift codes po753 and po758 shift solenoids A and B on my scanner, there are five solenoids and i was wondering If someone with a diagram showing which is which. thank you HH
2008 Mazda 6 i 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVHP80C48
Able to Comminucate with all modules, TPMS however shows invalid data. Looks to me like the body module is acting as a gateway via the can wiring ?, anyone having issues with these, Have checked data lines and all are fine...too BCM Turning towards the used AB... Trouble codes: U, 2023 (network fault Tpms), U0121 (lost comm with abs Pcm), C1119 (Transfer input signal ABS), U1900 (Can Bus Fault Abs), B1318 (Body Mod)
2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L cylinder pressure
I just did a head gasket job on this 00 Eclipse with the 3.0l v6. The machine shop milled the heads and did a valve job. I also bled down the lifters in a vise. After installing the heads, there is no compression. The timing marks are dead on. I removed the ro...
2003 Mitsubishi Lancer OZ Rally 2.0L clutch bleed VIN: JA3AJ26E13
We've replaced a clutch assembly, including slave cylinder/release combo, and now cannot bleed the system for the life of us! We have tried using a vacuum tool to suck it out and have even tried builing a rubber cap to seal off the reservoir and gently blow/pu...
1987 Nissan 300ZX 3.0L Charging VIN: JN1HZ1453H
We have a 300zx that came into our shop not charging. Installed a rebuilt alternator and still not charging. Noticed the battery light does not come on, Nor does the fuel guage work. Guage fuse checks ok and have replaced the bulb check relay, still not chargi...
1997 Nissan Pickup 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6SD11S9V
Vehicle keeps setting po400 code. I have replaced back pressure transducer and egr control solenoid. I have also cleaned ports as well Trouble codes: P0400
2003 Subaru Forester X 2.5L Surge, Misfire VIN: JF15G6373H
customer conplaint is runing rough and at steady to light throttle car surges rpm go 4oo up and down.surge is intermintent. after warm up. the miss was cleared up after tune up and replace coil on test drive surge was still there. after checking identifix an... Trouble codes: P0304
2004 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3L No Start VIN: 5TDZA23C44
Hello Everyone, Customer told me that while he was driving the car just died on the road. He pulled over and could crank but not restart. Had it towed in to my shop. It has everything needed to start. It has 49 psi of fuel pressure, it has spark, no codes, 175...

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2000 Honda Accord LX 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1HGCG2252Y
thanks to all help suggestions. problem was #6 coil. my lack of knowledge detracted me from following routine checks. i checked a couple coils which all were working so a faulty understanding caused me to miss the biger picture of all 6 clyinders missfirirng. ... Trouble codes: 301 (Random misfire all cyls. Codes 301-306).
2003 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L ignition VIN: 5643245345
There is a brake code that you can get from the dealer. It will allow you to start the vehicle 1 time, so you can drive it to the dealer to get the key programed to the vehicle. This brake code prevented a tow call. Thank you all for your help
2009 Infiniti FX50 5.0L tilt steering VIN: JNRBS18W79
Considering there is no Infiniti dealers in Brazil there is no change of fixing it using the factory warranty for the defective column. Client will buy a new clounm in USA. Thanks for the answers
2003 Kia Sedona LX 3.5L drain VIN: KNDUP13143
thanks to all those that replied...vehicle has not returned after having battery replaced by shop that put it in prior to coming to us...after talking to customer again , it became clear that problem did not start until battery work had been done. so we advise...
1994 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Rear Door VIN: 4T1SK12EOR
thanks to everyone who replied,finally got the door open with the help of a friends BORESCOPE. repaired broken platic clips at latch and now all is fine. except customer who balked at the labor charge. i sure hope i don't see another one of these for a while.a...
1997 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L 1-2 shift VIN: 4TAVL52NOV
Thank you to everyone who offered help with this. The clutch hydraulic system was inspected and bled with no problem found. I tried various grades of oil as suggested, from 30wt to 75-90, no change. I inspected the shifter bushings (again) and they are ok. The...
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