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1995 Honda Passport DX 2.6L no spark VIN: 4S6CK58E5S
Hi all,I have a weird one. It has good spark to the dist. cap coil tower but no spark coming out of plug wire towers-rotor tested good,timing belt marks line up. It doesn't make sense to me-any suggestions? Possible distributor? Thanks,Phil
2006 Honda Pilot LX 3.5L No Start VIN: 2HKYF18436
Car wont start,cranks and occasionally backfire,after extended crank acts like flooded,continue cranking and car fires right up to about 2500rpm and stalls,repeat cranking several times and eventually can get started,even after running until warmed up starts h...
2001 Kia Optima LX 2.4L Charging VIN: KNAGD12651
Car came in with dead battery. charged battery and tested alternator. alternator tested bad via vat40 charging system test. replaced alternator seemed to be charging fine. sent the car away. came back next day. battery had died on freeway. checked alternator w...
2003 Mazda MPV EX 3.0L Od Light, Charge Light VIN: JM3LW28A73
Customer only wanted to replace alternator and perform a LOF so now electrical system is operational. Now we get rated a zero on survey so we get heat for it. So turns out it only does this cold. I never got it to repeat issues. other tech said it will have ch...
2004 Nissan Murano SE 3.5L wont move VIN: JN8AZ08W34
A weird one here. This murano has no movement in any gear. when you put it in drive or reverse it just sits, I can feel it go into gear but when you give it gas, it wants to go but doesn't, the rpms just sit at idle. when put in neutral or park and floor it, t...
1995 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L engine VIN: 1NXAE09B6S
Toyota Techs, I need help with this 1995 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L It hesitates at 55 mph or 65 and sometimes at 75mph. So far we have done a major tune up. I replace the distributor twice. I also replaced the MAP sensor, TPS, crank shaft sensor, ignite r. I also...

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1992 Acura Legend LS 3.2L engine controls VIN: 1BOGUSNUMB
Thanks to the many great replies this car is fixed! I ordered a new Honda ignition switch and pulled the main relay apart and checked all components, one relay had high resistance on the primary circuit so I replaced that relay and it's all happy again! Again ...
1993 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Cooling Systems VIN: 1HGCB7672P
It seems like every time i start a help request i the fix happens very shortly thereafter. I rechecked the hoses and found that someone had replaced the by-pass hose with just a piece of hose about 2 feet long and it had a big kink in it. Although i replaced t...
2002 Kia Rio 1.5L 2-3 shift VIN: KNADC12554
After reading most of your responses I decided it must be electrical. Checked, double checked all of the connections. My scanner had to be on global and no info would come up for trans. Didn't act like a failure to communicate, just nothing there. Went down to...
1995 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 1YCGE22C53
The vehicle has not come back yet but it will. Being used in town mainly. I did see it briefly since I last posted but customer had no time to leave it. I did see oil leaking out at bottom of timing cover with engine off like crank seal which I did replace wit...
2001 Mazda Tribute LX 3.0L Misfire, melted cats VIN: 4F2CU8121K
thanks to all, #2 and #6 wires in wrong spots, customer rerouted wiring harness as you all suspected. he swears he will never do his own work again
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.4L lack of power VIN: 4A3AC44G71
Thanks to everyone who replied to this request. I really appreciate the help. The fix was the left side balance shaft. I knew that there was a rear balance shaft on a seperate belt, but I didn't know that the oil pump had a balance shaft behind it. Since I nev...
1991 Nissan NX XE 2.0L Hesitation VIN: JN1GB36C2M
Unable to find source of hesitation. Valves a little noisy, so I tried unplugging the knock sensor with no success. The only thing I can see on the scan tool is the timing retarding at mid throttle. Thanks for the help.
2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Stall
put in a factory fuel pump and this car is fixed. the other fuel pump showed good pressure but was unable to keep the car running. aftermarket parts can be a waste.
2005 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4.0L MIL Lamp on, Down on power VIN: 5N1AR18W25
Thanks for your input on this one guys. Everybody was right on. We tested for back pressure in the exhaust upstream of the B1 (right hand) cat and found it way plugged. Definitely causing the symptoms and the noise. The noise was coming from the flaps in the i... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random/multiple cylinder misfire detected), P0420 (Catalyst Efficiency below threshold).
1998 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L No Start VIN: 4TBG28KXWU
Thanks to all who responded. Installed a new crank sensor with same results. Awaiting a new computer and programming. Tried a used ECM but it could not be programmed to work with the immobilizer and anti theft. Hopefully new one will be in this week. I will ... Trouble codes: P0340.
2000 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4TIBF28B2Y
Car is fixed. We replaced both knock sensors. Unable to get a new harness from Toyota. It was discontinued. Ours looked good and ohm checked fine. It road tested fine and no codes have reset. I suspect the TCC sol. will reset with time and explained to the ... Trouble codes: P0325 (Knock sensor bank 1 signal level too low), P0330 (Knock sensor bank 2 signal level too low), P0773 (Shift sol e electrical).
2007 Toyota Sienna Limited 3.5L rear heater VIN: 5TDBK22C07
It did turn out to be a bad air pocket - took the advise and used a mightyvac and drew fluid through rear lines to front untill air bubbles quit thanks again
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