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1992 Honda Accord LX 2.2L poor performance
This 92 Honda Accord runs terrible unless you clamp off the fuel return hose. Then it runs great. I have replaced the fuel filter, fuel pump, and fuel pressure regulator. All to no avail. Anyone have any ideas? Thanks, Tim
2003 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L Heating VIN: 2HKHF185X3
Pilot came in with underheating problem. Coolant temp unable to reach 180. Temp gauge stayed in center scale. Replaced thermostat with oe and the problem is still there. On a test drive the temp dropped further. We have good flow through heater core. Help !!!
2006 Hyundai Sonata GL 2.4L Front lower control arm VIN: KMHET46C96
I'm replacing the lower control arm bushings but can't get the rear bolt out. It must be rusted to the center spacer in the bushing. I got the nut off but when I turn the head of the bolt on the other side with a wrench, the control arm moves with it. Impact w...
2001 Infiniti QX4 3.5L No Start VIN: JNRDR09Y81
Hi, I have this vehicle that won't start. We pulled codes and the code we get is p1610 and p1612. We cleared the codes and the code p1610 won't clear. We try to intialize the Nats system but it won't let us. We also tried to do the Un-lock procedure by cycling... Trouble codes: P1610 (Nats lock mode malfunction), P1612 (No communication)
2000 Lexus LX470 4.7L power door lock VIN: JT6HT00W4Y
All door locks inop with master and pass. switches. All locks ok with key fob. Associated fuses ok. Thank you for your answer if you've come across this situation before.
1998 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L moniters not setting VIN: JA4MT31P1W
I have this vehical and I cannot get any readiness moniter to set.I know this 98 model computer is not programable and it also has a strict type evap system on it cust has put over 1500 miles on vehical with no luck on moniters. I have seen a service bulletin ...
2009 Subaru Forester X 2.5L Steering angle sensor VIN: JF2SH64619
Vehicle came in with a intermittent code C0071 steering angle sensor. We took a gamble and replaced sensor. Using a Snappy Solus we recalibrated angle sns. with the yaw rate& lateral G sns. The code then became a hard code. performed circuit tests to VDCCM and...
2009 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Limited 2.5L Air Bag,Blower,Radio,Cluster Goes Dead VIN: 4S3BL62629
Intermittently the air bag light will come on,the gauges will zero out,the radio will go to full volume,and the blower goes to high speed. When this happens the radio cannot be turned down or the channel changed. When the car is turned off then restarted syste...

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2001 Infiniti QX4 3.5L dead battery VIN: JNRDR09X61
I decided to remove the after market stereo and see if that was the source of the drain. I found that someone had cut all the climate control wires and spliced them back in with crimp connectors.When i unplugged the climate control panel the drain goes away. T...
2003 Kia Spectra GS 1.8L Headlamps VIN: KNAFB16193
I have the head lamps working at the moment. The way i resolved the weird and changing problem was with a 20amp mini circuit breaker. I had many good suggestions, such as using an old style head lamp bulb in place of the 25 amp fuse. I never got to do this as ...
2000 Subaru Impreza Outback 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1F1GF485XV
thanks to all after getting oem sensor vechstill hassame problem have to disect wireharness to find what is really wrong oem sensor changeed the time it takesfor light to comeon before sensor replacement instantly light returns now takes about 1 hr for light ... Trouble codes: P1133.
2005 Subaru Forester XT 2.5L Mechanical VIN: JF1SG69615
There was not a unanimous answer on this qestion,so we decided to contact colorado componet rebuiders,they rebuilt the heads for us.They recommended torquing to center bolts to (80ft lb) and the outer 4 bolts to (72 ft lb)they have used this procedure with no ...
2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited 2.5L Battery VIN: 4S4BP62CX7
The back up fuse supplies b+ to memories,radio presets,clock,ECM,etc...not the reverse lights. The draw was internal to the radio/hvac assembly. $300.00 list price for a reman exchange from Subaru. Now the draw through that fuse is 6ma instead of 320ma. ...
2001 Suzuki Grand Vitara JLX 2.5L engine VIN: JS3TD62V51
Thanks to everyone that responded to my problem. The customer picked up the vehicle and may decide to bring it back in the new year for repairs. Most said that the timing cover is a common leak but I am sure this one is leaking from the left side of the block....
2006 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L MIL Lamp on, Hard Start VIN: 5TDZT34A86
First of all I want to say thank you to everyone that took the time to reply. As always the fix turned out to be pretty simple. I was the third person to try and fix this problem and what I found was apparently the pins came out of the pigtail connector to the... Trouble codes: P1340 (Camshaft position sensor A).
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