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1999 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HKRL186XX
Vehicle came in with a code p1456 and had a shorted bypass solenoid. replaced solenoid and did a service bay test, test completed succesfully. two weeks later came back with a mil and a code p1457 small leak. Smoked the system no leaks found added zip ties to ... Trouble codes: P1456
2001 Honda Accord DX 2.3L Stall VIN: 1HGCF866X1
This vehicle had mil light on and random missfire codes. Replace wires codes cleared ran fine for 2 days...came back dieing out when hot, with imeadiate restart. Tested notorius honda distributor and found coil prob. Replace with rebuilt dist. Now dies when pu...
1993 Infiniti J30 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation VIN: JNKAY21D2P
A little back story before I go into this. We have suggested new exhaust manifolds due to severe exhaust leaks and the customer is reluctant to replace them at this time. Vehicle failed a smog inspection at another shop and was brought to me for diag. I have ...
2003 Kia Optima SE 2.7L OBD2 monitors VIN: KNAGD12803
Vehicle came in with a battery drain problem, causing a dead battery over night. Found a drain with the power windows and seats, and the radio. Left these fuses out. Battery does not go dead over night now. Customer needs car smogged. All OBD2 monitors are inc...
1998 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L charging VIN: JA3AM44H2W
Hi guys. At stop on this one. I have a 3000gt that will not charge at idle. Raise rpm to 850 and 14.0 volts charging results. At idle in drive or at light, voltage from alt drops to below 12.0 volts. I have put three Duralast alternators on car, 2 90 amp alts,...
2001 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L No Start, Stall VIN: JN8DR09Y71
Good morning Car was towed in, was running fine stalled on highway and would not restart.After checking over I found a blown fuse at the engine compartment fuse box, fuse ECCS2 or also referred as #54 it is a 10 amp fuse. When I replace the fuse it will immed...
2001 Suzuki Esteem GLX 1.8L Pads VIN: JS2GB41W71
We've got one here that is driving us nuts. This Esteem has a recurring brake squeel that no matter what we do always seems to come back after a few thousand miles of driving. In 36 years I have never had a brake noise I couldn't find a solution for. We have t...
2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4TIBG22K51
no start have to hold pedal to floor to start and keep running no power will not idle
2003 Toyota RAV4 2.0L rear brakes VIN: JTEHH20V33
Hello, thanks in advance for any help on this. About a year ago we replaced the rear shoes hardware and resurfaced the drums on this rav-4. Customer came back a few weeks later complaining that the rears made noise. So we replaced the rear shoes with bendix sh...

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1992 Acura Legend 3.2L No Start
thanks for all the input from all who helped out. turns out this one had two failures. the main relay would fail intermittently and cause a loss of fuel pressure,but after continuing to spin the engine over with a battery charger hooked to the car battery the ...
1993 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Starting VIN: 1HGCB7673P
Thanks for all of the helpful replies. I removed the cruise computer and there was the main relay. Hard to get at it, but finally found it. The vehicle starts good and no more no starts after the vehicle had been running for a while. BOB in North Dakota
2001 Honda Civic LX 1.7L All Gears VIN: 1HGES155X1
Ok first of all, Thank you all for your help with this. I did open it up and it was a piece of cake to do. I found the input shaft bearing was shot. It still had the cage on it, So I guess I don't owe anyone lunch. lol. But I put the shaft back in it and spun ...
2002 Honda Civic DX 1.7L compressor VIN: 1HGES161X2
thanx goes out to doud and was the thermal protector.alldata did'nt have that in the diagram i printed and the dealer said the dx models should'nt have it.? got a used compressor and robbed it good now.
2000 Mazda Miata 1.8L Unknown VIN: JM1NB3539Y
Although we haven't technically fixed this vehicle, I will tell you what we discovered and where we expect to find the solution to this problem. First of all, we did follow the suggestions to have the wheel/tire combination balanced on a "Road Force" machine. ...
2002 Mazda Miata LS 1.8L No Start VIN: JM1NB35362
hi and thanks for the replies, some said the crank sensor and even though the signal was good, it was the problem! Go figure thanks George Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam sensor).
2004 Mazda 3 i 2.0L Engine oiling VIN: JM1BK12394
It turns out that the used engine had the wrong timing cover installed. The boys at Mazda said the one cover looked like a 2.0L cover. The difference is the 2.0L cover does not have an oil passage to route oil up from the middle of the block up to the camshaft...
2007 Mazda CX-7 Sport 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JM3ER29347
Thanks to all.After pulling the intake to check the pcv(which was in good shape so I cleaned it anyway and reinstalled), I was still convinced it was not the rings, so I started trying to eliminate the turbo without pulling it,I blocked off the oil return pipe...
2005 Subaru Forester X 2.5L tires VIN: JF1SG65685
Well, the replies ran to both extremes. From replace all 4 immediately or catastrophe is sure to ensue to replace the one with new and run 'em as is. My better judgement advised the customer to replace all 4 but since the one Subaru tech that answered said the...
1999 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L high idle cold VIN: 4T1BG22K5X
Thanks everyone, especially Ronald from California. I really don't feel as though this one was behaving normally. I am familiar with Toyotas and their high cold idle, but 2000 rpm for a minute just seemed too high for too long. As Ronald recommended, I pulled ...
2000 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXBR12E5Y
well guys thank you all for your help, after checking for air leaks , an making sure maf sensor was working properly using a scope "" snap test"" was good , fuel pressure at 55 psi good ..i decided to take the fuel injectors out .. and notice it had 4 spray ho... Trouble codes: P0171.
2003 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF32K23
You were right P0051 is up front how I got wrap around the axle I don't know. I'am very sorry for wasting your time. The fix was to replace the 02 sensor up front. Had I done it first I would have been ok. I believe when I look at alldata drawing is where I w... Trouble codes: P0051.
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