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1996 Acura TL 3.2L MIL Lamp on, Won't comunicate VIN: JH4UA3652T
Vehicle came in for emmsisions test but failed due to MIL lamp on and no comunication with computer. We have had this car in several times before and had no trouble communicating with the computer previously. I pulled codes manually with test conector under pa... Trouble codes: 8 (not listed in alldata for this car but other acuras is a tdc sensor)
2001 Daewoo Lanos S 1.6L No Start VIN: KLATF69YD1
Hello All, Special thanks in advance for taking the time to read my post.This Lanos with 1498cc engine type: 15SMS,and body style: TF69Y,PCM has two light blue sockets one with 32 terminals(16+16) and the second socket with 24 terminals(12+12).After an acciden...
1986 Honda Civic CRX Si 1.5L No Start VIN: JHMAF5331G
Where does injection pulse come from? Car will start and run a sec. after it has been sitting for a day, but will not start again till after you let it sit for another full day. But then it will not always start and pop either. Have traced wires down and can n...
1991 Honda Accord LX 2.2L No Start VIN: 1HGCB7653M
I installed a beeper in no.2 fuse holder and noticed right away, with the ignition on, it was going off. This particular fuse feeds quite a few things. In Mitchell Figure four, it shows all the circuits, but those are not all of them. Under fused and circuit b...
1993 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: JM2RG40920
This Honda will have lack of power, backfire through intake,surge on accel. This only happens during warm up at about 3-5 minutes into the drive & it happens on every drive cycle. Will not occur again until cool down & another drive cycle is started. No codes,...
2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L MIL Lamp on, code1457 VIN: 2HKRL1861Y
HI replaced vent shut valve cleared code returned to customer.Code 1457 reset along with po420.Memory history shows code set at 68 mph.Redone same tests all passed before we replace the two-way valve and the by-pass sol. valve requested in the tsb thought we w... Trouble codes: 1457 (evap system detected), P00, 420 (cat effinency low bank one)
2001 Honda Accord EX 3.0L ignition spark, injector
find that everything in relatively normal order,should work but has no injector pulse and no pulse for coils (all) immobilizer has at least four pertinent wires (two blue for sending immobilizer enable signal, pink to activate dash light, red to detect immobil...
1999 Isuzu Trooper S 3.5L brake pedal VIN: JACDJ58X3X
the noise and feeling are not like a normal pulsation, you actually hear and feel in in the seat of your pants. never heard or felt this in a vehicle before, could use some help in determining where problem may lie
1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L burns oil VIN: 4S2CM58W5X
We posted this vehicle once before for engine clatter. We were able to fix that problem by setting cam preload. Thanx for the replies. Now the customer states it uses 3 qts. oil in between oil changes. This engine originally lost a rod because of oil loss, we ...
1998 Kia Sportage 2.0L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJB7238W
Hello, i hope someone can help me on this one... when you first start this vehicle hot or cold it has a terrible hesitation it sounds like its out of gas if you open the throttle the engine barely runs and let go of throttle it returns to idle and idles fine. ... Trouble codes: 101 (mass air flow volume)
1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L traction control VIN: JT6GF10V2X
This vehicle has been in on 2 prior visits for code p0171, and intermittent "Trac Off" light coming on. We tested and found somewhat slow response from o2 sensors, (specifically front) and replaced them, code returned the next day. We cleaned MAF per sugesstio...
1986 Mazda B2000 2.0L No Start VIN: 01986B2000
Neighbors Mazda wants to confound me. No spark. Fix wires from dizzy to coil, good for a few days, then total spark failure. Standard test showed bad module. Replaced module and pickup coil. Coil test good for resistance. No spark at all. I am a Euro special...
1992 Mazda B2200 2.2L Cuts out VIN: JM2VF1233N
Driveing down the road the engine cuts out at half thottle under load , the engine seems to run out of fuel.Fuel preasure tested ok at 35 to 45 psi . Disconecting the mass air flow sensor seems to cure the problem and actually cause the o2 to read rich. The po...
1991 Mitsubishi Galant LS 2.0L Engine Noise VIN: JA3CR56V4M
Hello Mitsubishi mechanics -- This is my wifes car and I purchased it new and has been mantained (often to the point of overkill).Oil changes 2000 - 3000 miles etc - I seem to noticed a noise at base idle (warm and hot, -- when cold the idle is kicked up a...
1986 Nissan 200SX XE 2.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JN1PS26S8G
I am new at this so please bear with me. This car has dual plug 4 cylinder. I have scope tested both ignition systems and other than the plugs fouling no other problems found with ignition system. Fuel injector scope pattern looks good. Checked ECM for codes a...
1994 Subaru Impreza 1.8L Misfire VIN: JF1GC8KD3T
This Subaru runs on two cylinders.It fires all four injectors but only two of its four coils. It uses a coil per cylinder and an external ignitor/amplifier. When I first tested this car I decided after thorough testing that the ECU was to blame as I was missin...
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)
1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Unknown VIN: JT3VN29V4S
This vehicle has a u-joint/driveshaft type vibration at 50 -65 MPH. I had the shaft balanced at a driveshaft shop. The same owners have had it since new & it is used only on the highway & have had no collisions. I was sure that it had u joint/ driveshaft probl...

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1992 Lexus LS400 4.0L a/c control ? VIN: JT8UF11E1N
Many Thanks to James, Charles, Amir and Dave. I checked the speed sensor on the compressor and resistance seemed fine so I took a look at the connection and it was zip-tied together. There was actually part of an old connector (female) on the male connector an...
1992 Mazda Protege LX 1.8L Electronic VIN: JM1BG2264N
i had kind of been down this same path before with this car.last time in we put a used transmission in it, this time we opted for the dealer rebuild unit.it seems these units are pretty much well junk once they start screwing up. thanks for the input!!
1998 Mitsubishi Montero Sport XLS 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: POWPO35870
The problem was the fuel pump control relay was defective. Removed and replaced the fuel pump control relay. I want to send a special 'Thank you' to Stanley [...] because he provided me exactly with the help I need to solve the problem. I think he is a gr... Trouble codes: N0NE.
1991 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JN1HJ01P5M
The repair was (1) replace oxygen sensor with a genuine Nissan unit (It intermittently shorted, found this by unplugging and driving, which was much improved when unplugged)[Thank you Mike [...]] and (2) Replacing the DEFECTIVE re-manfactured CARD... Trouble codes: 12 (Air Meter Open or shorted).
1990 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1BJ6322L
its fixed... first of all thanks to todd [...] who nailed this one. the problem that was causing the check engine light to be on with code 49 was the incorrect air flow meter. the ecu uses a pin on the afm that tells it what type is in stalled. 1990-1994 ... Trouble codes: 49 (air flow sensor).
1992 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Overheats VIN: JF2BJ65C54
The customer wants to sell vehicle if other major work is involved, we removed thermostat and added two bottles of Subaru's cooling system sealer and temp stays at 1/3rd and cooling system level has not gone down after 2 weeks. I believe there is an obscure cr...
1997 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L Radio VIN: JT3GN86R5V
I got some good suggestions but, have been unable to get a correct wire code for this unit. Rodney in Hawaii sent me the following link :. I spent the $10.00 for one day access, printed the wiring diagrams for the radios listed but, ...
2001 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L cruise control VIN: 1Y1SK54881
Thanks for the replies. Tried jumping tc and e1, KOEO, pulled switch to cancel, turned main switch on and off 5 times in 3 seconds, did not work. Tried using a scan tool and this did not work. We ended up installing a new cruise control, control unit. This too...
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