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1997 Honda Civic DX 1.6L Fuel Injection VIN: 1HGEJ6126V
So - "Engine Cranks But Won't Start" problems are usually resolved fairly quickly, right? Not this time. This Honda Civic was sent to me by another shop, on whose premises it suddenly developed an intractable no-start condition. When cranking, spark is OK but ...
1998 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Mechanical VIN: 1HGEJ8245W
Need help please, This little Honda is quiet when first started outside, 15 degrees. After it warms up a few minutes a noise in the engine starts. Doesn't sound like traditional rod noise. Is too fast of a clicking noise at idle to be valvetrain. More at crank...
2002 Honda Civic LX 1.7L PGm-FI relay VIN: JHMES16592
Hello everyone, I have this 2002 Honda Civic that starts for 1 sec. then stalls. It is only running on the fuel that the fuel pump primes the system, then stalls. The computer is taking the ground away from PGM-FI relay. The Immobilizer indicator lights up whe...
2003 Hyundai Terracan 2.9L Starting
Hi guys, this one is hard to start in the cold morning - probably have some glow issue.The car has air heaters instead of the common glow plugs.Will fire immediately when starter spray applied - then it starts fine for whole day.Found one of the air heater rel...
1991 Lexus LS400 4.0L Surge, Stall VIN: JT8UF11E5M
Hi iatn members please direct me to right place with this sick lexus ls.customer brought in this car with cold start idles and runs very well all day and all night but first thing in the morning it will start and stall,it will not idle at all.after...
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L No Start, No comminication VIN: 1N4AL11D72
Car came in on the hook,customer stated was driving and car just quit/shut off.tried scanning system and have no communication whatsoever..have discovered car at one time did have an aftermarket alarm system and have removed the system but can get no com from ...
2001 Subaru Outback 2.5L cylinder head VIN: 4S3BH67531
Hi Subaru techs,please give us some insight on this vehicle. Vehicle came in with blown cylinder head gaskets.Had heads to engineers for pressure test,seals and leveling. After completing the job,vehicle fired up on first key,runs but pushing oil from between ...
2002 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L cam pulleys VIN: JF1GD29622
I have this turbo Subaru that we are doing a timing belt on. We need to take the cam pulleys off to change the seals but don't have the fancy wrench to hold gear. We put a rubber strap belt on the gear and tried to loosen bolt but no luck. The bolt looked a bi...
1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Door locks VIN: 4T1BG28K4W
We replaced the driver's door wiring harness, hoping that would fix the door locks, but no! We can hear a relay in the dash clicking (integration relay?) each time we lock or unlock but there is no operation of the door locks. We CAN get them to lock by applyi...
2002 Toyota Highlander 2.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JTEHD21A42
hi to all i have this 02 highlander that came to us all apart the head and timing chain were taken apart to make a long storie short we got it back together now it has a high idle warm if i disconect the iac the idle is normal no codes data looks good thanks i...
2008 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 5TBBV58138
Hello all, this is for the Toyota Techs. Customer and friend of mine has this truck. He has his own fuel station where he sells 87 octane with 10% ethanol. He would prefer to run a 91 octane that is available to him that doesnt have such a high concentration o...

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2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Abs VIN: 1HGEM21941
Thanks guys,all of your sugestions were taken,ended up being a seized abs sensor on rear wheel.
2006 Infiniti G35 X 3.5L No Start VIN: JNKCV51F16
Most of the replies pointed in the correct direction, this is a typical case when you skip a basic test during diagnosing. Problem was low pressure during crank. Fuel pressure spec is 51 Psi and this drops down to 35psi when crank, removed the fuel pump from t...
2008 Kia Sportage LX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJF72498
Dealer replaced the ECM after trying the cat first. I asked if there were any TSBs on this and they said no. Thanx to all. Trouble codes: P0133.
1998 Lexus LS400 4.0L Headlamp on warning chime VIN: JT8BH28F0W
Well after several discussions with client and other people including Lexus customer care. We have come to the conclusion this car does not have headlamp alarm only 30 sec delay off in auto mode. trunk was working properly client was not holding button on remo...
1992 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L engine
thank you guys, finally i was able to fix this headache, the main problem was the timing was not right, i follow the ussual procedure , top dead center, align your marks and boom, well not with this engine, the mark that is an arrow in the cranshaft sprocket,...
2007 Suzuki Forenza 2.0L Steering VIN: KL5JD56Z07
Well, I guess most here haven't had many Suzuki pump problems yet but I know that in the future I'll be watching out for these pumps shared by Daewoo I believe.
2001 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7L abs VIN: 5TBRT38171
guys. thanks a lot for all your input. the customer opt out to trade it off due to lots of findings on the internet about brake on this vehicle. You guys are swell, and God bless.
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