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1998 Honda Accord LX 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG1625W
note the pressure readings are at altitude over 6000 feet. with ignition scope on while loaded and miss-firing there is turbulance and a shortened burn time. #3 cyl is consistant,#6 cyl is not so much. the intake is clean and the egr passage ok and the egr val... Trouble codes: P0303, P0306
2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Coolant crossover tube VIN: 1HGCG165XY
Looking for the labor hours on replacing the coolant crossover tube gaskets on the back of the cylinder heads. Alldata doesn't list this at all, service or parts and labor. Any help would be appreciated.
2002 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L compressor VIN: JHLRD68402
Hi techs I have a honda here that seems to have a multiplex control unit failure. Question is does this part need any kind of programming. I would think not but need to make sure before we continue on, we don't have the capability for that. Thanks for your tim...
2007 Mazda CX-7 Touring 2.3L Turbo VIN: JM3ER29377
Hello all. I have this cx-7 here that is going through oil fast about 1qt every 1000 miles or so. Found some leaking at oil cooler, but I had a hunch so I removed the intercooler and found oil pooled in the intake, t the turbo, and in the intercooler. I was ju...
1972 Nissan 240Z 2.4L Rear Brakes VIN: HLS3091204
Nice little car. Customer just bought car and brought it to me requesting suspension and brake work. Left Rear drum brake was adjusted so tight that the car would barely drive. During my inspection I backed off the adjuster, simple as that, right? Wrong. So, I...
2000 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out VIN: JN8AR07S9Y
Nissan Techs I need your help! This vehicle came in for various repairs. It had a dead battery because vehicle has been sitting in customer's garage for the last year or so. Installed new battery and went for test drive after other repairs were made (steering,... Trouble codes: P0505 (Idle air control system)
2013 Nissan Maxima S 3.5L Starting VIN: 1N4AA5AP8D
Hello, I inherited this car from another shop and am trying to determine the next course of action, hopefully you guys will be able to help me out. The car came in with a no electronics turning on, the push button ignition switch would not change to ACC or O...
1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Monitors VIN: 4S3BG6857W
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. I have this 1998 Subaru Outback with the DOHC engine that is having problems getting the readiness monitors to go through in order to smog. The catalyst, EGR, and oxygen sensor monitors will not run. This veh...
1987 Toyota Pickup 2.4L no shift VIN: JT5RN75UXH
This is a Winnebago on a pickup chassis. It is 2.4 EFI ( when I entered the vin it came up as a 2bbl but it is factory EFI) When you drive this truck the rev limiter kicks in and there is no shift. I can't determine what the input is for the computer to know t...
1989 Toyota Corolla DLX 1.6L Mil Illuminated VIN: JT2AE94V3K
How do i retrieve codes from this classic.
1995 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 4T1SK12E4S
Customer replace head gasket, oil front seal, cam seal, and water pump. The vehicle will stall almost would not start but with some help from gas pedal the vehicle will start. It will idle high around 2000 rpm. When I put in neutral or in park the vehicle will...
2002 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.0L Engine
I have this 2002 Toyota Highlander with a 3.0l that has a hole in the oil pan / block I know it needs a engine, the customer did not want to fix the car so I bought it off of him and I am going to fix it when the time comes around, My question is can I used a ...
2006 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7L Charge Gauge VIN: 5TBDT48126
Another shop replaced battery and alternator. Customers concern is a charge gauge that gets very low at stops (intermittently). Customer also notes that when this happens the idle also seems lower than normal and if he just touches the throttle the gauge will ...
2007 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4L starter, door locks VIN: 4T1BE46K57
Hi guys, Toyota gurus need your help with alarm system. Car was in an accident and it was towed to the shop after completion of body repair. The car was hit on the right front fender and roof. Initially battery was dead so it was replaced with a new one and we...

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2007 Acura TL Type-S 3.5L Starting system VIN: 19UUA76577
Sorry for the delay in posting the fix, I wanted to make sure it really was fixed. The remote start was NOT the problem I followed the wiring from terminal 4 on both starter relays, they go to the ECM terminal e21, however they enter a big gang splice pack th...
2001 Honda CR-V SE 2.0L Heat VIN: JHLRD18751
James from cali hit the nail right on the head! put an oe thermostat in and the thing works perfect! Thanks again for everyones help!
2005 Honda Element EX 2.4L Mechanical VIN: 5J6YH28655
customer took vehicle back, we were unable to find the noise, we checked for broken exhaust bolts all were intact, the only other idea I had is if it had something to do with the vtec system or possibly wore out rocker arm pivots, but customer decided to drive...
2005 Hyundai Tucson GLS 2.7L No Start VIN: KM8JN72D35
This vehicle runs now and is fixed so far. Removed fuel pump relay. Tried to start vehicle and it acted and smelled like it was flooded. Unplugged front injectors and started vehicle. Ran till it died. Reinstalled fuel pump relay and had her start vehicle. Sta...
2002 Kia Optima SE 2.4L Mechanical VIN: KNAGD12642
we are still waiting for check engine light to go on after we reset the ecu a customer said still running bad every now and then but no check engine yet, let you guys know if we find something.
2006 Kia Optima LX 2.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAGE123X6
Well, I am running out of time on this post so I am going to close it with a summary. We unplugged and plugged several connectors, wiggle tests, long test drives and never acted up on us. We actually considered replacing crank sensor but didn't do it this time... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0301, P0303, P0304.
2004 Mazda RX-8 1.3L No Start VIN: JM1FE173X4
everybody told me about flooding problems, have the bulletin get half a dozen a year come in flooded, clear and send them on way with instructions on how to prevent. got one reply to check back pressure, dropped pipe and got engine to finally stay running. I l...
2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport Limited 3.5L A/T Temp light, Bang when shifting VIN: JA4MT41R01
After reading what everyone said just told me what I aldedy thought that the trans was toast I gave the customer some options on price and they decided not to replace the trans just to sell the truck the way it was.
2000 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1N4DL01D5Y
So folks, I don't have a confirmed fix, but I do have a hot lead. Just to touch on what some of you guys mentioned: all mounts had been changed and once that was done for the second time with a different brand of parts I isolated the motor from the rest of the...
1998 Subaru Forester L 2.5L coolant system
I appreciate all the good information I got from this site. You guys just confirm what I figure it was after I changed the cap and thermostat and it didn't fix the problem. I have already taken Brain from Kansas advice and again Thank You
2006 Suzuki XL-7 Premium 2.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JS3TX92V96
It has taken me 3 weeks to find this. Yes I can trust the mode 7 code. We induced misfires on numerous cylinders. The P0306 was real. I learned a lot about fuel injector cut off stradegy on this car. The ECM loves to cut signals to Injectors under closed... Trouble codes: P0306 (cyl 6 misfire).
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