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1991 Honda Prelude Si 2.1L Fuel gauge VIN: JHMBA425MC
Hey everyone. I have another question for all of you. This is my daaughters first car. I have preety much rebuilt the motor in this and I am trying to fix the fuel gauge. It is always on full. I tried a used cluster from salvage yard and the same thing. So I d...
1998 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Speedometer VIN: 1HGEJ8242W
Working on a 98 honda speedometer will raise to approx 20 mph when key is cycled on otherwise speedo is inop disconnected speed sensor concern still present signal circuit also power and ground circuits for speed sensor all prove out suspect possible speedoeme...
1999 Infiniti G20 T 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCO11A6X
vechicle came in with po 400 egr sytem did the obvious checked all hoses egr valve etc replaced a couple transducer hoses looked old and cracked checked egr function opened valve by hand when car is running vehicle stumbled egr valve seemed like it was working... Trouble codes: 400 (egr system)
2002 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Surge, Misfire VIN: 4S2CK58W22
I replaced the timing belt and spark plugs a week ago. The car ran fine good power and smooth idle. I did have problems getting the rubber boots off the spark plud and tore the boot to #6 and had to replace it, I did make sure that I ordered the correct boot f...
1991 Lexus LS400 4.0L Unknown VIN: JT8UF11E0M
This car has a vibration at 2200 rpm. At first we thought it was a driveline vibration. We found one post that had similiar complaint and new driveshaft fixed car. We had our shaft checked out, balanced and straightened. Did not help problem.customer originall...
1985 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JN1HU11S1F
This one is for any of you Nissan Gurus. Car came in with multiple problems, owner had worked on it himself and damaged the inside of ignition distributor. We replace distribuitor asembly, but vehicle run rough after that. Found a bad air mass flow sensor and ...
2001 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L converter? VIN: 1N4DL01D31
i'm not much of an internal trans guy, so to me this is a headscratcher. no check lights on the dash. fluid is dark and smells burnt. not sticky or thick. but it whips in to foam immediately on startup. the car will stall when shifted in to any gear when cold....
2004 Subaru Forester XT 2.5L Turbo-Engine VIN: JF1SG69614
After the car warms up for 10 minutes, it will smoke when raised above idle. Coolant level is stable and smells like just oil smoke. My question is: Is this likely to be seals in the turbo? I understand a coating of oil in the intercooler might have to warm up...

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1989 Honda Accord LX 2.0L Pulls Right VIN: 1HGCA5533K
Thanks for the replies. Al from Fla. was right the Hunter Guy came out with a Calibration Bar which he had to blow the cob webs off of. He said our 2 Wheel Aligner heads were fine but the front 4 wheel Alinger heads were in fact way off on Camber & Toe. Needle...
2002 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHWF25S42
Thanks to all that replied , I should be able to use the information you sent. I am going to close this post for now . The custome is gone with the vehicle for a while so I am unable get it back in for the repair.It might be a month or more before we see it a... Trouble codes: P0446.
2003 Kia Spectra LS 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: KNAFB12183
Sorry for the delay. The customer did not get back to us with a concrete answer yet, however if he does I'll repost the results. Furthermore we eliminated a vacuum leak in the EVAP system and had the dealer perform a recall to do with gas tank vent replacement... Trouble codes: P0442 (Evaporative Emission System Leak Detected small leak).
1995 Lexus GS300 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BD68SXX
Thank you IATN friends, problem was the VVT valve, replace valve with new one from Lexus and all is good. The part was not that expensive from the dealer. Thanks again John [...]. Trouble codes: P1349 (Variable valve timing malfunction.).
1990 Nissan 300ZX 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JN1RZ24A2L
Well the fix was the CORRECT injectors. Our supplier had mis- marked the injectors- we are not sure what they were for but a correct set fixed the car! Thanks for all the help! Greg and crew
1998 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L timing belt VIN: JN8AR05Y1W
I agree with everyone, if it came with it on, then it should be left on. That being said, I can tell the spring is on there to help when setting the tension on the belt. After tightening the bolt for the eccentric pulley, the spring no longer "does" anything...
2002 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L Abs VIN: JN8DR09Y72
2004 Nissan Quest S 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1BV28U44
Thanks every one, sure did, there were three pin holes on exhaust system before Cat. Welded holes, works fine. Again thanks. Trouble codes: 1273 (B1 Fuel ratio).
2004 Nissan Pathfinder Armada SE 5.6L No Start VIN: 5N1AAO8B24
the Ipdm was the problem. Had all the neccessary voltages and good grounds the problem was that the ipdm relays were not all activating the way they should. I was losing the fly by wire relay and could not open the throttle body at all. unfortunately went on ... Trouble codes: P0340.
2005 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L fuel gauge VIN: JNK1GE4D15
sorry for the delay!!! both vehicle is now fixed. thank you for all the positive responses... i rechecked both sending unit resistance and they were definitely good readings, from empty to full. so i decided to remove both cluster!!! sure enough, the resistanc...
2006 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L data line VIN: 1N4BA41E16
Hi I am sorry to inform I do not have a fix for this vehicle we recommended this vehicle to the dealer. I am just not that familiar with diagnosing this system any other time I have had a u code I have had a dead module. I do want to thank the replies though t...
1998 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L srs no communication VIN: 4T1BF28K0W
We tried to jump terminals Tc and e1 to recieve manual codes and still had no response from the srs module. We did check powers and grounds again to module, they were fine and came to the conclusion it needs a module. The customer declined the repair due to la...
2003 Toyota Tacoma S-Runner 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TEWN72N13
ok guys, I first want to thank you all for your input and ideas on this problem. A couple of you mentioned incompatabilty of certain A/F sensor and MAF sensor brands. The original MAF was a old denso and the A/F sensor was a no name customer replacement. Turns... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean bank 1).
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