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1999 Acura Integra LS 1.8L Valve rockers VIN: JH4DC4354X
Rockers for valves got mixed up. I know they have to find their way back to which lobes on which camshafts, but how? This vehicle is in for a miss on cylinder 2. Testing led to low compression from leaking exhaust valves on cylinder 2. Now, in the process of c...
1995 Honda Accord EX 2.7L Cooling Fan Sensor VIN: 1HGCE6640S
This vehicle came in and was overheating. Found a leaking by pass hose, radiator cap and shorted fan sensor (in thermostat housing). After we did the work it was fine, fan came on all ok. Customer returned 3 days later overheating. After checking out we found ...
1997 Honda Civic DX 1.6L Electronic VIN: 2HGEJ6624V
Got a weird one. Customer complaint involves trans shifting. Upon test drive, as soon as it sees around 10 mph speedo goes nuts. Needle jumps back and forth all over the dial, even when stopped. At the same time I hear a moan coming from the glove box area tha...
2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5FNRL3864B
Hey guys- need some help with this one. I know there are tons of problems with misfiring on these vehicles due to valve adjustment or ignition coils but this is not the case with this one. Here's what is going on- Best odds of acting up is on the first start ...
2005 Kia Optima EX 2.4L airbag VIN: KNAGD12625
hello to all you kia experts out there i got this 2005 that has a airbag light on. IT WILL NOT COMUNICATE. i have checked all powers and grounds,and all are good.INOTICED THE WARNING LIGHT STAYS ON EVEN WITH THE MODULE DISCONNECTED. ACCORDING TO THE SCHEMATIC ...
2003 Mazda MPV EX 3.0L Coasting VIN: JM3LW28JX3
This Mazda has no engine braking in 4th or 5th gear. On deceleration over 40 MPH when you take your foot off of the gas pedal the RPM's drop to 700 and never change all the way to stop. If you put it in manual 3rd the RPM's stay up and come down with speed nor...
2004 Mazda 3 S 2.3L key fob,a/c,brake light
hi all need some help from a mazda expert.having trouble with this 3 .i did a routine service on this car, plugs, oil air and cabin do the cabin you must take the under the glove box fuse box out. i disconnected battery, removed the fuse box,replaced...
2003 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 2.0L high beams/wiper intermittant/signals VIN: JA3AJ26EX3
This one, got me thinking of early retirement, after 35 years of being a master tech. Car as three problems (wiper high/intermittant problem. head light high beam problem. turn signal problem. The problem that seems to be 1 on the list, is the turn signals. Wh...
2003 Nissan 350Z 3.5L Horn VIN: JN1AZ34E93
Thanx for any help on this on got this 350Z horn does not work all data very vauge on this The horns them selfs work cuzz if you set the alarm off the horns beep I replaced the horn fuse it was not blown but I replaced it any way I replace the horn relay $16 ...
2006 Nissan Xterra Off-Road 4.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 5N1AN08W76
Vehicle was towed into shop 24hrs after getting fuel. Started, ran rough, stalled. Waited a few minutes, restarted and ran fine for 1-2 miles. Stalled would not restart. Waited. Came back next day still no retart. Battery getting weak. Charge and test battery....
1997 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Unknown VIN: 4S3BG6857V
Car came in with vibration while making turns. I took it for a test drive sure was, it kind of vibrates while turning either right or left, it also feels like it wants to stall. Look up information in google and someone had exactly the same problem. It is talk...
1993 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Alarm VIN: JT3VN39W4P
Hello toyota men. My son has this 4 runner and the dealer installed alarm system is acting up mitchel can not help with wiring diagram or removal due to dealer installed anyone know how to by pass system or remove it completely thanks for your time.

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2004 Honda Civic EX 1.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEM22564
Ok the Honda is fixed. The problem was the vapor pressure sensor, it would read through its entire range if you tested it with a vacuum pump and read the voltage on the scanner , but it wasn’t reading accurately and it was tough to see that because the vacuu... Trouble codes: P0457 (Low purge flow).
1997 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8AR05Y1V
yes guys thanks for your courtesy and it did help me alot i did replace the map sensor and the car did pass the emission test Trouble codes: P1447 (Evap canister purge control valve).
2003 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L Misfire VIN: 1N4BL11E03
Thanks for confirming what I was afraid of... NO misfire data available. A power balance test is all that you can do. I used the injector disable feature on the Modis and confirmed cylinder #1. Then used the inductive secondary ignition adapter on the coil and... Trouble codes: P0301 (Misfire cylinder 1).
1997 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BG6859V
Howdy techs! Wayd and Tim both suggested: Replace the MAP sensor filter, Subaru part number [...]. PCM uses the MAP sensor input to determine if the EGR is working when commanded. Plugged filter means no change in values and code sets. Filter is loca... Trouble codes: P0400.
2000 Toyota Tundra 3.4L starter/flywheel VIN: 5TBJN3212Y
Thanks to Henry, Tom, Newton, Michael, Rick, and Steve for responding. George you were close with chamfering the starter gear teeth. Luther in Oregon having the same issue. We ended up with 3 different flywheels and a starter ring gear from toyota. There is a ...
2004 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEBU14R14
Vehicle has not returned for any driveability complaints. I am not sure why the codes kept coming back on. I inspected the timing components and found nothing wrong. I visually inspected the VVT solenoid and found no sludge or any foreign debris. After reassem... Trouble codes: P0012 (Cam Position A Too Retarded Bank 1 Right Side).
2010 Toyota Rav4 3.5L Smart Key VIN: 2T3YK4DV6A
This is what I learned. To program a used remote, treat it like a lost remote when programming. It must be of the same part number as the original. Still may not work on the newer models 10/11 because the remote can marry the vehicle. A lot of speculation on t...
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