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1985 Honda Accord LX 1.8L Rod Bearings VIN: 1HGAD7433F
Any Honda techs out there, I have a 85 Honda Accord that is starting to knock. This is my own car and I need it on a daily basis so I need to try to get some info before I drop the pan. I work on mostly american cars and older VW's so I am at the mercy of the ...
1996 Honda Accord LX 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCD5636T
Hello Fellow Technicians, Today a customer brought in his 1996 Honda Accord LX, with a check engine light on. After scanning the PCM (OBDII) I extracted code P1491 Insufficient EGR Valve Lift Detected. Then I went to ALLDATA to find the appropriate pinpoint t... Trouble codes: P1491 (Insufficient EGR Valve Lift Detected)
1998 Kia Sportage 2.0L MIL Lamp on, RUNS POORLY VIN: KNDJA7231W
Car came in with codes for TPS and MAF sensors. Everything looked okay on the scanner. I looked at the flow charts and it said a bad TPS could cause the MAF code. I cleared the codes and returned the car to the customer. The light came back on within a few day...
1998 Mazda Millenia 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA2212W
I need help diagnosing an intermittent po400 egr exh flow malfunction.I've tested the egr solenoids and valve.They operate fine.When manually operated.What I'm not getting is a ground signal from the PCM to activate the solenoids when the problem occurs. I'm l... Trouble codes: P0400
1996 Mitsubishi 3000GT SL 3.0L MIL Lamp on, P1400 VIN: JA3AM54J7T
Mitsu techs, thanks in advance, could use some insight on this one- Mil is on with code for manifold differential pressure sensor- appears to be a MAP type sensor mounted in intake manifold- customer had code erased but MIL & code returned- diagnostic procedur... Trouble codes: P1400
1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L speedometer gear VIN: 4A3AK44Y7X
hey guys this eclipse came in with the speedo not working, i pulled out the speed sensor and the gear on the end was all chewed up and looked melted. the gear in the trans looked ok. i replaced the speed sensor to see what would happen, even though i felt that...
1988 Nissan Pulsar NX XE 1.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: JN1PN34SOJ
fails loaded co. allowed 1.30%. checked all vac leaks. checked hose routing. checkedecm operation.cleaned maf. fuel system cleaner. runs clean on our sniffer.unable to test loaded (cruise)
1991 Nissan 240SX 2.4L power locks VIN: JN1NM536PX
Any of you Nissan pros ever see anything like this before? The drivers door lock resists you when turning the key, the acuator is trying to push the lock lever the other way. Have sustituted known good acuator, and lock timer with no change in symptom. We have...
1992 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Cuts out VIN: JNIEJ01F4N
injectors quit when throttle pressed 2nd time.
1997 Subaru Impreza Outback 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1GF4858V
car came in with mil on, found po141 code, replaced sensor light stayed off for a few days. checked grounds as per troubleshooter in snap on scanner, even ran new ground form engine to frame, all readings seem ok, car runs fine. only other thing i can think of... Trouble codes: P0141
1996 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: JT3HJ85J7T
Feels just like a normal plug or wire braking down but very intermittant. We have had the unit for a week and driven it over 100 miles and it has only happened a total of 8 times. 7 out of the 8 times it was while making a sharp right turn and accelorating fro...

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1997 Honda Civic DX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEJ6126V
Thanks to Hugh, Tim and Rusty for their quick replies. It seems as far as anyone knows code P1399 is most likely related to a multiple missfire, but it does not show up in the factory books. I also had missfire codes and since it was running well belive it to ... Trouble codes: P1399 (unknown).
2001 Hyundai Accent L 1.5L No Start VIN: KMHCG35G31
Well this one is out the door. We replaced the ecm like a few suggested but this did not fix the problem. We decided to recheck all the curciuts to the ecm for power and ground. And presto, the problem show up. The problem was located in the ecm keep alive mem...
1994 Infiniti Q45 4.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKNGO1D3R
I want to thank all 7 replies. Especially Michael without his help I would have been less confident starting the repair. The fix was replace #5 injector directly under the EGR. The diagnosis was ther was a miss on the left bank. The code was for an injector.... Trouble codes: 51 (5 LONG one short).
1993 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4S2CG58V7P
hello fellow techs i finally got this dog fixed i had recieved 4 e-mails one suggested an ecm and fuel pressure, tried used ecm no change, fuel pressure constant whether acting up or not, another said tune up plugs had only 3000 miles on them and no oil in the... Trouble codes: 12 (system operating normal).
1992 Lexus LS400 4.0L No Start VIN: JT8UF11E9N
i received several good replys and talked with christian [...].we pulled down timing cover and right cam has jumped 3 teeth.found metal in oil leakage at right cam seal.removed valve cover and found cam to be seizing and broken at rear.at this time customer de... Trouble codes: 13 (speed sensor), 14 (igniter problem).
1995 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGE22C05
The odd pattern that was following the distributor hall - effect switch proved to be a non-issue. The replacement distributor from Mazda was the fix. The odd pattern that looked like a bad diode was still present but very weak. The car ran fine, no more codes ... Trouble codes: 3 (cam sensor).
1991 Mitsubishi Galant 2.0L balance shaft VIN: JA3CX56U3N
Thank you all for the good response's. the repair kit does work good. plug the oil holes and install plug and stub shaft. very little vibration. again thank you all. HH
1999 Subaru Legacy Limited 30th Anniversary 2.5L head gaskets VIN: 4S3BG6856X
First off I would like to thank all 12 that have replied: William [...]. All of you provided helpful information that allo...
2000 Subaru Outback 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 453BH6864Y
Customer was advised to return to dealer, where they replaced ecm with new one. I supplied the customer with Mitchells TSB pertaining to bum computers on his Outback. The dealer also wanted to put in a new front Air/Fuel sensor, which we just did 3 days ago, m... Trouble codes: 500 (vss), 1121 (Undocumented code).
1989 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.4L lack of power VIN: JT4RN13P9K
thanks a lot guys¡¡ the tps was realy bad,i had to buy the one from the dealer then i ajusted it and when jumped the time retard 10 degrees,set the base timing 5 deg. and done
1991 Toyota Supra Turbo 3.0L No Start VIN: JT2MA71N9M
Would like to thank Brian from Wisconson who stirred my interest in regards to the Code 14 returning. After doing some research on IGT and IGF signals, the ECU produces an IGT signal which it sends to the ignitor box. The ignitor fires the coil-pack and a puls... Trouble codes: 14 (IGF signal missing).
1993 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0L drivability VIN: 4T1VK13E8P
First I would like to thank the technicians that took the time to help me with this vehicle. Almost all even gave there telephone numbers so I can follow up with them if needed. I must say, all helped. This Toyota happened to have two problems. First, Jim A. h...
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