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1998 Acura CL 2.3L park lamps/starter-security VIN: 19UYA3153W
Hi! We have a 98 ACURA CL 2.3 L. 300065 mi. 02/98 [...] with an intermittent short on circuits # 32(small lights) & #38 (security-door locks) When 32 shorts we have no tail lights and frequently it takes 38 along thus disabling the starter circu...
1993 Honda Accord EX 2.2L No Start VIN: JHMCB7679P
All right guys, here's what I've got. I have a 93 Honda Accord with no start issues. I'm going on putting 3 main relays in this car. It fixes the problem for about 4 months then it goes out yet again! So my question is this what would cause this? I've checked ...
2003 Honda Civic LX 1.7L No Reverse Pops Out Of 5th VIN: 1HGES15543
Just want to know if anyone has seen this with low mileage or at all.This is my car i have not pulled the trany yet maybe next mounth.I was not driving the car when this happened but anyway there is no reverse the shifter will not even try to move into reverse...
2005 Honda Accord Hybrid 3.0L Surge
I got a 2005 accord hybrid with no codes but at about 40mph it seams to surge a little for a second then gos away the trans seams ok the trans fluid is clean. Has anyone come a cross this before. Im thinking it might have something to do with the hybrid side o...
2004 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHDN46D94
These three codes will repeatedly set every couple of weeks. Fuel psi and volume good. Plugs have slight wear. Have repeatedly been on phone with tech line. My readings are as follows.stft -1.5 to .08 ltft 4.7 b1s1 .480 b1s2 .565 all at idle. I can make the re... Trouble codes: P2096 (Post cat fuel trim system too lean b1), P2270 (02 sensor signal stuck lean b1s2), P2196 (Linear 02 signal stuck rich b1s1)
2007 Infiniti FX35 3.5L No Start, Cuts out, runs on ether VIN: JNRAS08W07
Engine quite whilst driving, towed in, runs and splutters for about 5 seconds them stalls (like it's low on fuel/low pressure), pressures are ok, flow ok, 1/2 tank fuel, verified by removing pump. Runs on throttle body cleaner (ether) Pressure tested at pump...
1992 Lexus SC400 4.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: JT8UZ300XN
Vehicle has light bog on accelaration, Customer refuses to let me put OEM NGK or Denso plugs in it. He says that autolites are fine. The car idles smooth under light accel at around 2200Rpm the car bogs and above 3500 smooths out. I have a solid Inch (3CM) Fro...
2001 Mazda 626 ES 2.5L Behind water pump? VIN: 1YVGF22D31
Customer complains of a coolant leak on right side of vehicle. Found leak behind timing cover. Removed cover, does not appear to be water pump. Will not be able to pressure test if I disassemble further.Does not appear to be pipe under intake manifold. Any tho...
2007 Nissan 350Z Touring 3.5L Hesitation, Stall VIN: JN1BZ36A97
I am on my knees begging for help. I have this little gem here which chugs on acceleration. EVERY time it will chug below 1000RPM and stall if you do not have the accelerator down. If the accelerator is down then the vehicle will chug once and accelerate fine ...

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1998 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L ATF fluid VIN: JHLRD1861W
As several technicians pointed out the Z-1 has been discontinued and replaced by DW-1. Thanks for your advice
2003 Isuzu Axiom XS 3.5L Misfire VIN: 4S2DF58X33
along with the timing belts not right. it also had bad coil boots they looked ok but when replace misfire code went away. also #6 coil is different Trouble codes: P0300.
2002 Lexus LS430 4.3L Tail Lights VIN: JTHBN30FX2
2004 Lexus GX470 4.7L speedometer VIN: JTJBT20X84
Well the Lexus is finally fixed. I waited a few days to make sure. Here's what's happened so far. The next day after installing the first speedo unit that was tested and found nothing wrong with it, it stopped working. The newest thing I found is that if I...
1998 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BC1410W
Gave up and special ordered a distributor. The shutters for the hall effect on the rebuilt that was in the vehicle were all the same length .550". The replacement had one that was longer at .650". The difference in the cam sensor wave allowed the computer to r... Trouble codes: P1170.
2007 Nissan Armada SE 5.6L rear hatch VIN: 3NJ73RTL77
there is no initilization for this hatch, I did replace the struts and completed a operatioal test and it now works, I could not get the input test to work ( the other test in all data) even after getting it to work. seems like the motor ecu has a load protect...
2003 Subaru Baja 2.5L mil on VIN: 4S4BT61C03
Thanks to all 9 members who helped me fix this car. A few of the responses were the usual "stabs in the dark for credit" (you know who you are), but most were really helpful info. Andy Miller, who emailed me directly, should get credit of solving the problem. ...
2009 Toyota Corolla XLE 1.8L compression VIN: 1NXBU40E59
sorry for the late post on this one, i wanted to make sure it was fixed. after reassembling the rockers and testdriving coil on cyl 3 which orignially was on 2 caused a misfire during a long testdrive and was replaced. a week later the car came back with a mis...
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