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1993 Honda Accord EX 2.2L shift control VIN: 1HGCB767PA
Vehicle came in with D4 light blinking and no converter lockup, worked ok otherwise. Codes were present for mainshaft and countershaft speed sensors. Found open in countershaft speed sensor wiring. After repairing wires, the following symptoms are present: -Ca...
1999 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHWF35VOX
hi guys, the light came on about a week after we replaced the sensor, had the car returnrd the next day with code p0154 set. we checked the 0-2 we put in and found it to working. we rechecked our all-data system and found a bulletin for this problem. it is bul... Trouble codes: P0154 (front 0-2 circuit inactive bank 2)
1997 Infiniti Q45 4.1L antitheft system VIN: JNKBY3100V
car came sercurity light check all fuses and wiring car will seem to disable theftb system from door but sercurity light will stay on injectors will pulse 1 time then stop. i have no remote to vehicle...
1993 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1N4EB31C8P
We are presently working on this emissions failure and it is failing badly for co. If you hook up the vantage to the o2 sensor it will stay full rich (1v) until you back off the gas a little. It has no fuel control on modest acceleration up to any speed such a...
1994 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L Surge, poor speed quality VIN: JN1HJ01F0R
at any speed but mostly between 20 to 30 miles/hr you will feel like if you are playing with the accelerator. Like if you were in a “wave". Fuel pressure stays normal between 35 to 45 psi, tps signal ok (close .35 and it varies fine all the way to open), maf s...
1996 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1N4BU31D2T
original complant hard start. replaced plugs, wires, cap, rotor, fuel & air filter. could not duplicate problem. customer complanded several occations of same problem. the other day towed car in no start, no fuel pressure. replaced fuel pump and strainer. car ...
1999 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21D4X
Due to rodent damage, I am in need of the following and the boss has no luck except a complete wire harness as a solution. (2) injector connectors/pigtails. (1) Ignition coil connector/pigtail. 3.0 V6 VQ30 I am looking for a source for these parts. Prefer n...
1993 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3VN39W8P
I have a code 26, ignition and fuel system are working well. This truck runs real rough at idle and cust says loses power up hills. target a/f volts goes to between o and 1 volt if rpm is raised, seems to be compensating for rich mixture. Did resistance readin... Trouble codes: 26 (rich exhaust)
1994 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Cuts out VIN: 4T1GK12WXR
This one has even the local Toyota guru fustrated. This car cam in on the hook. It would crank and die. Found bad cam sensor, checked resistance, found open circuit. Replaced sensor. Now vehicle will crank, and idle, but it idles rough, and will not rev up pas... Trouble codes: 340 (Camshaft position sensor)
2001 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L cruise control VIN: 1Y1SK54881
Cruise control does not work, when you engage the master switch on the stalk on the steering column, the light flashes that there is a problem Jumped connector under the hood the gain access to the codes, code 32, steering column switches. Performed all the t...

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1989 Acura Legend L 2.7L No Start VIN: JH4KA4650K
Thanks to everyone for all the ideas. Nick [...] nailed it with his tip to check the frequency of the crank sensor. I am not sure what specs on the sensor are and the signal didn't appear to drop out but apparently was not strong enough to consistently trigg...
1995 Honda Civic del Sol Si 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: JHMEH6266S
Well, again, I could kick myself for being blind to the ever so clear. I did some calling and found some leftover NEW Honda distributers at a local bone yard. And as soon as I put it in, it ran perfect. After further inspection with these reman's. I found that...
1995 Lexus ES300 3.0L airbag VIN: JT8GK13T5S
ok here goes, srs 22 is a low battery voltage condition. i was able to get that info from my snap-on tech rep. info was in snap on shop key but not in alldata. also my scanner would not clear the code due to a software problem with import modis software. the o...
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L Brake Lights VIN: JT6HF10U4Y
Had several resplies, most saying samething; 'go with OEM bulbs'. Sure enough the customer had replaced the high mount light with an aftermarket bulb (12watts) and it requires an 18 watt bulb. Ordered 18 watt bulb from dealer and problem is fixed. It was an ex...
1994 Mazda B2300 2.3L Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: 4F4CR12A8R
Fix was the secondary coil pack had 2 plug wires crossed, set the right firing order and all is slick!
1996 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L No Start, No Spark VIN: 1YVGE22C5T
Thanks Miles, Larry, Don, and Mark: After deciphering how this distributor works and finding out that the transistor is visible if you remove the shield I finally found the problem. Miles advised me that the signal looked like their wasn't any load on it. Th...
2002 Mitsubishi Diamante ES 3.5L blowing baterry main fuse VIN: 6MMAP67PX1
thank you for your help it was a bad altornator can you belive that a bad altornator from a autoparts store replace it with dealer and problem over god bless you
1996 Nissan Pickup 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6SD11S5T
thanks to everyone, found out that there was indeed an open recall on this truck for this code. customer went to dealer to get it taken care of. thanks gary. I believe the recall involves installing a water seperator in evap system, which had not been done yet... Trouble codes: P1447 (insufficent flow purge malfunction).
2002 Nissan Sentra XE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Idle Fluctuates VIN: 3N1C351D22
The customer declined to fix the car. I looked on the TSB based on what fellow iatn member Ted [...] & Gary. I spoke to the customer and they said that they were just going to bring it to the dealer because it was still under warranty for the ECM. The cust...
1991 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S4BJ63C8M
Fixed finally. All of the ECU grounds come off of a couple of eyelets at the intake manifold and then split off into many individual wires going through pin connectors. One of those wires to the ECU had a poor connection at one of the pin connectors, with an i...
1995 Toyota Paseo 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2EL45U3S
Retested sensor with new knowledge that this particular sensor only produces frequency in a given range. Sensor tested okay. Ran a new sheilded wire for testing purposes from sensor to ECU and still set code 52. We have concluded that it is an internal ECU pro... Trouble codes: 52 (Knock Sensor circuit open or shorted).
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