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1995 Acura Integra LS 1.8L Discharge air VIN: JH4DC4454S
I am not a parts changer, but it seems it has gotten to that point! It started out, my daughter said her A/C was blowing warm. I hooked up gauges and had a really high hi side reading. Looked down, and condenser fan was not turning. Replaced it, pressure went ...
1996 Honda Odyssey EX 2.2L Compressor VIN: JHMRA1875T
When we did our diagnosis, all relays are working, the ECM is grounding properly. Diagnosis leads to the thermostat. When you ground the Blue/Red wire @ the thermostat, no condenser fans or compressor engagement. Tells us that the thermostat is bad. Install a ...
1998 Honda Civic DX 1.6L Hesitation
hello i have this Honda here. it will bog sometimes. when driving the car. when giving it gas it will bog down and the rpm and vehicle speed will not increase. let go of the gas pedal and press again and its fine. no codes. the fuel filter was replaced by anot...
2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L No ecm communication VIN: 5FNRL18904
We got the car and our scanner would not communicate either we can talk to the abs and air bag computers. Checked all fuses and found good, performed AllData flow chart. We have battery voltage on DLC terminal 16, Battery voltage between terminals 4 and 16, Ba...
2008 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3L Misfire VIN: JHMFA36298
got this 08 civic hybrid that has misfire on #1 cylinder there is no injector pulse on that cylinder all the other cylinders are doing fine,checking the wire from #1 injector to pcm is good i seem to have everything there,leaning towards a new pcm thinking inj...
2005 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.7L Starting VIN: KMHWF35H35
Customer experiencing crank no start. We have not experienced this condition. Scan for faults, no codes stored. Checked reported fixes of other members, battery cables, terminals, fuse box. Battery is new replaced by customer, cables are corrosion free. Fuse b...
1999 Infiniti QX4 3.3L Electronic VIN: JNRAR07Y6X
I need some help from Infiniti Techs. I have this QX4 with a no a/c compressor start. We check relay, pressure switch and there is no problem. We make the manual diagnostic at electronic switch and we noticed that in some test the a/c compressor start. We rech...
2004 Lexus ES330 3.3L Transaxle seals VIN: JTHBA30G94
Hello All, Need help with a transaxle seal leak. Replaced the seal twice, last time with OEM part. Works for a couple of days, then starts to leak.
2001 Mazda Protege ES 2.0L Cooling Systems VIN: JM1BJ22541
costmer came in saying the car blowes cooolent out of the over flow bottle after 7 miles of driving. other shops have replaced the water pump timming belt and flushed the cooling sysetem. I repalaced the cap and test the system. and blocked it. I belive this i...
2000 Nissan Sentra SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1BB51A1Y
hello and thanks in advance. This sentra came in with a recurring P0171, set on every test drive. Bank 1 o2 was stuck 800mv (rich, which I don't get), but still stuck so we replaced it per the TSB EC02-002. Code never set over next 100mi, so we didn't pay muc... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean bank 1)
2006 Scion tC 2.4L power door locks VIN: JTKDE17716
hi folks, i have a 2006 scion tc with inop. power locks. and i need help. i have swapped door harness, checked all fuses, swapped master switch, replaced integration relay. alldata wiring diagram is not very helpful. checked grounds per diagram. both door lock...
2009 Suzuki SX4 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JS2YA41129
Thanks in advance for any help. Mil on with reoccurring code p0456. When first came in diagnosed problem to a vent valve. Vehicle returned 500 kms later same code. Re-diagnose, we found that the purge solenoid holds vacuum until energized and we can control pu... Trouble codes: P0456
2000 Toyota Corolla VE 1.8L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1BR12E9Y
This car has an intermittent serious hesitation problem. will run for 1/2 hour fine and then go to take off ( esp. making a left turn) and it will not go for 10-15 seconds ( doesn't die altogether but won't rev over 1200 rpm. has had intermittent P0171 code on... Trouble codes: P0171, P0300

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2000 Honda Prelude 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMBB6248Y
Thanks to all that replied , the car came back last friday and this time had mil on , code for cyl #2 missfire. i pulled the #2 plug and went in with a borescope and saw a mist in the cylinder , ran another block test and it failed twice. we repaired the headg...
2004 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3L Mechanical VIN: JHMES95684
Hi to all of you reading this post. What I think is that the rocker return spring that broke was the cause of the problem. It looks like the hardened top, the part that pushes the rocker arm back, when it broke off got between the rocker and the spring cup and...
2000 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.5L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHWF35V5Y
The problem was definately flood induced. I went to the junk yard, cut out the connectors for the PCM from a different Sonata and then proceeded to cut and splice those new connectors in. The car started right after I finished the splice project. Thanks to all... Trouble codes: P0335 (crankshaft position sensor).
2007 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L Compressor VIN: 5NMSG13D27
Came back today and she added overheating to her list of problems..We checked thatb and repaired leaks at both ends of both radiator hoses.We replaced the spring clamps with regular hose clamps.full of coolant it is running cooler all the time.I suspect the en...
2002 Mazda Protege5 2.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: FFJNFVDSG2
sorry, this one was not repaired. Owner just wanted to get it though inspection. I pinched off the return line and drove to set monitors. this on may have needed injectors but we will never know. Trouble codes: P0171.
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