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1987 Honda Accord LXi 2.0L Cuts out, Misfire, Erractic tachometer VIN: JHMCA5641H
If car is driven very gently you would never see the symptoms. Under load, generally upwards of 3,000 revs, the tach will begin moving rapidly and erratically, associated with a bucking sort of erratic misfire and spark knock. Back off the throttle, ok. It can...
1994 Honda Accord LX 2.2L No Start VIN: 1HGCD7148R
this vehicle came with a problem with the ignition switch,unless you hold the key the car won;t stayed running replaced the ignition switch,and now the car runs but after 5 minutes running it will dye out and won't start,I checked for fuel pressure 40 psi key ...
2004 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L Transfer case VIN: KNDJC73364
Good Aftetnoon. We are having problems with the auto 4x4 system on this Kia. The engagement coil is staying engaged all time while moving. We can not communicate with the control module and if we unplug the controler or the harness at the transfer case it wi...
2002 Mazda 626 LX 2.0L Vibration VIN: 1YVGF22C92
Howdy Y'all! We started on this Mazda 626 with a vibration felt thru the steering wheel and the seat . After replacing all the mounts There a 5 total...WE still feel the vibration...maybe even worse now. I haven't seen many posts about this issue. SOOOOOO Here...
2005 Mazda 3 i 2.0L flexplate VIN: JM1BK12FX5
I have an odd one that I cannot find a cause for here. This is a well maintained car that runs, drives and looks perfect other than it ruins flexplates regularly. The first flexplate broke all around the holes that run halfway between the converter bolt holes ...
1996 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JA3AM84J9T
i was wondering if anyone has seen this code p1100 variable intake control failure as the tests in mitchel on demand require live data of vic motor position and no scanners have this pid available. Trouble codes: P1100
1997 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Monitors VIN: 4A3AJ56G0V
First, thank you to all for taking the time to offer help. This particular problem child came to us after the customer bought it at auction. We first got it due to a check engine light and a code P0505 - Idle air control circuit. Taking the computer cover off ...
2002 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L No Start VIN: 4A3AA46692
Car came in for no start.Tried starting and motor sounds like no compression and found belt broke.Replaced belt and tried starting and found no spark and fuel injector pulse.Have code for immobilizer p1610 reset and doesnt come back right away.Wonder if bad cr... Trouble codes: P1610
2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L Starting VIN: 4T3ZF13C5Y
Intermittent battery drain. Found EFI relay staying energised at times. PCM powers EFI control side of relay, no codes. Inspected all PCM powers & grounds, all seam to clean & tight. Customer claimed she knew what days it was going to act up because air flow v...
2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Mechanical VIN: 1NXBR32E23
Vehicle came back with a noise at the front of the engine. We replaced the serp belt tensioner and alternator pulley and that resolved the cusomers complaint.I drove the vehicle after that and noticed another noise that was hidden by the tensioner noise.The no...
2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L No Start VIN: 2T1BR32E53
this car came to us on the tow truck whit a no start ,i have no spark and no signal at the injector also no fuel pump,so i pluged my scanner to see if there is code and to see the crank sensor signal but no communication whit pcm .so i cleaned the obd2 connect...

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2000 Acura RL Premium 3.5L Srs VIN: JH4KA9663Y
sorry i thought i closed this when i was clearing the code i was not turning the car off after clearing and so the light will come back on and no codes i was just not following the procedure. many of you were not understanding my request i guess i know that t...
2000 Honda Accord LX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3HGCG6654Y
Thanks to all who replied... several replies were correct in pointing out the o2 heater resistance issue. Aaron included technical info (resistance of o2 heaters) for both ULEV and SULEV vehicles. remember in california there are Super Ultra Low Emission Vehic... Trouble codes: P0141.
2003 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L Rear Inner Lower Control Arm Pivot Bolt VIN: 2HKYF18553
Thanks to all for the input! The ONLY way was to cut out the bolt and replace the complete arm,for anyone else doing this job be careful around the sub frame as the metal seems to be very weak and is very easy to bend and twist out of shape.Job complete and cu...
2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Head Bolt Threads VIN: 1HGCM665X4
Customer has decided to go w/a used engine. Timesert does make a repair kit for the Honda v-6, and that appears to be the way to go if you were to fix it. A little more history - this is the original owner and the car has never been overheated, engine is very...
2005 Honda Accord Hybrid 3.0L Unknown VIN: JHMCN36445
Sorry for the long close time, it has been difficult to get the customer to return. After inspection of the motor mounts we feel very strongly that replacing the mounts will cure the concern. There is a lot of movement under acceleration and the mounts appea...
2005 Hyundai Accent GLS 1.6L speedometer VIN: KMHCG45C55
Thanks guys, car is fixed. The replacement sensor finally arrived after waiting a week. We drove the car just before and had no speedo at all, put in 2nd new one and works correct. It was just a bad part.
1999 Infiniti QX4 3.3L Electronic VIN: JNRAR07Y6X
The problem in this vehicle was evaporator with refrigerant leak, we replace the evaporator and the a/c works great. Apparently you have to push the Auto and that makes the a/c works. Iím not totally sure if thatís the correct way or if the a/c switch itís not...
2004 Kia Spectra EX 2.0L speedometer VIN: KNAFE12164
sorry to say but customer had to have car and could not leave it more that a day. and has not returned it. the 4 replied vere very helpful. thanks guys for your help. if car returns ill repost a fix! God Bless
1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4A3AK54F9S
So after checking most of the suggested things like ect, egr, tps ect. I found no other problems, replaced throttle body assembly and idle speed is much lower and not surging but still not in spec. After testing the IAC motor I determined that the driver in th...
2003 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V 2.5L Switch
The dimmer switch fixed the vehicle , it had lost resistance in the switch . Thanks for both replies . Ses light did not come back yet ..
2005 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4.0L transmission VIN: 5N1AR18W55
I thank-you for Ideas, but the owner has not yet come back, not sure but think he's gonna trade it before turns into a money-pit, like his last vehicle.
2000 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L compressor VIN: 4T1BF28B6Y
Multi display turned out to be bad- this is where the a/c amplifier is located- not in the a/c control head like we had thought.
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