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1997 Acura Integra GS 1.8L Set timing VIN: JH4DC4366V
Acura techs i need to set timing and manual shows using special jumper #o7paz-0010100. In the picture it looks like just a jumper but i wanted to make sure it didnt need some resistor or something. Connector is behind right lower side panel.
2001 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L Compressor Cluth VIN: JHLRD28431
Grabbed the troubleshooting guide for the compressor clutch straight from the Honda interactive network. Checked No. 56 and No 17 fuses, both good. Relay tested good, performed test, not just swapping it. Checked voltage between No. 2 terminal of underhood c...
2007 Honda Fit 1.5L not cooling after 20min, pressures low VIN: JHMGD386X7
Dealer has no sales history of compressor or expansion valve. Compressor does pull a vacuum so it has the ability to work. The car ran for 2 hours with a/c on with no problems before recharging. The compressor does not cycle. When the a/c quits cooling letting...
2001 Hyundai Accent GS 1.5L Shifting VIN: KMHCG35C71
This is more for help and advise.. Installed a reman trans from Hyundi... Customer lives out of area.. .Trans went out and customer took to a Dealer. They said they will cover part but want to charge me $800 to replace.. Not our fault manufacture fault ... app...
2004 Isuzu N NPR 6.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4KLB4B1U54
Vehicle has code p0300, cylinders 7 and 8 were misfiring at first. When watching all cylinders on scan tool misfire switched to cylinders 2 and 6. We have smoke tested / sprayed down intake manifold for possible leaks, switched injectors, coils and spark plugs... Trouble codes: P0300 (Misfire)
2005 Kia Spectra EX 2.0L Compressor cycles VIN: KNAFE12135
Very strange. let the car sit for an hour or so and it will run very cvold with vent temp 45 or lower, After about 5 minutes it goes into cycling mode. For no reason at all it just starts cycling. Triple switch looks like only thing that could make it do this....
1999 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L No Start VIN: 1YVGF22D5X
I usually don't work on Mazdas but I'm trying to help an old-timer in the neighborhood who seems to have been relying on friends and neighbors who have been doing more harm than good. He said battery went dead and after charging, it would crank but not start. ...
2004 Mazda 3 i 2.0L Engine oiling VIN: JM1BK12394
Installed used engine that owner purchased through boneyard we use regularly. I installed a head gasket as part of our testing program. I could not get engine to start at first - it would start & die. After checking the cam timing & other things, I pulled both...
1999 Subaru Forester 2.5L Mechanical VIN: JF1SF6550X
Came in with check engine light on and low power on #1 cylinder. Fault codes P0301 & P0303. Cylinder was not always completely dead. Checked for vacuum leaks and spark and tried a good spark plug. Found the right camshaft was two teeth off. (late) Installed ne...
2006 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 2.5L cylinder head gasket
in past two years i did five of this jobs , but all my jobs are done on older ej25 engines so no big problem there . but this is vvl sistem on camshafts and i never done cylinder head job on vvl cams. some people say that i need to buy for this job ...
1998 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L compressor VIN: 4T1GBG22K2
I need help. been doing a\c work 35yrs,never seen this. comps lock up after about 100 mi. 3 new densos. checked oil each time less than 1oz from new comp out of the box. after flushing sys added 4oz to comp & 2oz to drier. recharged sys. worked good for two da...
2003 Toyota Highlander 3.0L Differential VIN: JTEHF21A93
This is noise problem. When driving straight, it makes noise continuously. Driving speed is app. 40kph and more. Noise looks like broken gear noise. When left cornering, noise reduced little bit. When right cornering, noise changed louder. Please can I get som...

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1999 Acura TL 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 19UUA5654X
OK, I know it's been a while but because I was waiting to have him take to dealer. I have NEVER sent one away but I started to cost me LOTS of money. You get tired of that over the years. I had called him and he said they are putting in a PCM. Well, if it ... Trouble codes: P1457.
1999 Honda Civic Si 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEJ8271X
Thanks for the responses. 2 of you where extremly helpful. Thanks for the code charts and wiring. Bought used ecm at local recycler $75 and no more code. Bled coolant and cleaned up my mess all good. Cheers, IATN comes thru again!! Trouble codes: P1509.
2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L alternator VIN: SHSRD788X4
I will call this one fixed, apparently there was nothing wrong with the new alternator(s). thanks for the help, many of you said it was normal for the alternator to charge down at 12 volts with every thing on. Car has been gone for 2 weeks and have not heard b...
1995 Infiniti G20 2.0L Intake Rocker VIN: JNKCP01D8S
Well it has been out for a week now and no complaints. We put the rocker stoppers in there and installed an updated oiling bar. Thanks to everyone that responded.
1991 Lexus ES250 2.5L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: JT8VV22T4M
lots of replies for throttle position sensor and distributor. put a throttle position sensor on it, no change. put a distributor on it and it runs like new! couldn't be happier and I'm sure the customer is excited, too. Trouble codes: 71 (Egr malfunction).
1998 Subaru Forester S 2.5L Compressor circuit VIN: JF1SF6550W
Thanks for the replies. Jennifer was very helpful. I found the "updated" flow of diagnosis, which turned out to be not much help. Wiring colors and locations were not consistent with vehicle. I came in this morning and started fresh after reconnecting every...
2005 Subaru Baja Turbo 2.5L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S4BT63C45
Thanks to everyone for their help. I installed the tumble generator sensor at 45 degrees from its mounting holes and turned it clockwise until the bolt holes lined up. You can feel the tension of the sensor against the tumble generator actuator that it sits in...
1996 Toyota Corolla 1.6L starter VIN: 1NXBB02E9T
After a whole lot of bull crap (new starter, new battery cables, relays, Neutral safety switch, testing this and that) The problem ended up being a stupid idiot at the car stereo store who spliced into some wire behind the drivers kick panel area. I unplugge...
2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.4L inoperative cruise VIN: JTDBE30K32
As I stated in the update, the stop light switch was replaced. The 4 pin switch has a built in fail-safe to turn the cruise control off, and since that portion had a very erratic ohm readout, it was replaced. The ecm is responsible for the cruise control o... Trouble codes: P1566.
2004 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3L Compressor VIN: 5TDBA22C34
I think all of the replies were unanimous. I replaced the clutch and that cured the problem. I also replaced the magnetic clutch relay due to an intermittent loss of power to the clutch. It is not easy to get a relay from Toyota due to the failure rate on them...
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