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1993 Acura Legend 3.2L gauge VIN: JH4KA676MC
Customer complaint is a very intermittant high coolant temp gauge reading at idle, gauge returns to normal with engine accel. We have not confirmed this as its never happened in the shop and we've had the vehicle in twice. Major work has been done to the vehic...
1995 Honda Accord EX 2.7L Modulator VIN: 1HGCE666XS
Came in with code 13, replaced modulator and bled system. set code 18 before left shop. bled system again and ran through code 18 diagnostics, light went out. customer back two days later, code 18 again. diagnostic flow chart says replace modulator. Anyone ran...
1996 Honda Accord LX 2.2L No Start VIN: 1HGCD5639T
Hello Honda Techs, I have a 1996 Honda Accord 2.2L (non VTech-no immobilizer) that is a no start and has a very eratic injector pulse. Car was towed in. Customer stated ”It quit while being driven, sputtered a little bit, died, will crank but not rest... Trouble codes: P1381 (Cylinder Position Sensor Intermittent), P1361 (TDC Signal Intermittent)
1997 Hyundai Sonata GL 2.0L obdii readiness VIN: KMHCF24F6V
Dear technicians, I'm having problem running the OBD II monitors to completion. I got a print out from all data and ran all the steps twice and not even one monitor status changed. they are still all unready. I've spent two days on it and still have no clue w...
2002 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L No Start VIN: KMHCG45C72
this car ran the night before, next mourning it would not start. all fuses good.scanner will read ecm. nocodes no spark . no injector pulse. power to coils & inj -ok-- no rpm signal on scanner while cranking. i think it is bad crank signal. i cannot find pictu... Trouble codes: C0MP, C0KP
1998 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Stall VIN: 1YVGF22C6W
customer says vehicle stalls when cold and turning out of driveway but not all the time, our diagnosis using a scan tool found the long term fuel trim to be 18% at idle using a vacuum gauge we found vacuum to be about 20in. at idle. My concern is with the fuel...
1998 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGF22C7W
Hello all. This help request is directed to any ford mazda techs. We have a mazda 626 lx with a code p1131. Replaced the 02s11 and retested after a long test drive and the same code sets. I found a ford bulletin #013/99R. I tested voltage at front 02 and monit... Trouble codes: P1131
1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.0L inj.#3&4 on constant VIN: 4A3AK34YAV
After installing cylinder head and gaskets this is what happens: Cylinders # 3,4 injectors "on" constantly fouling spark plugs for those cylinders only..., and running rough,black smoke out exhaust. thought it might be injector driver in computer, installed a...
1997 Mitsubishi Diamante ES 3.5L battery drain VIN: 6MMAP37P3V
i could not find the source of the drain. the keys to the drain are the door ajar light stays on all the time along with the dome light,. you can turn the light off with a manual switch but the ajar light stays on along with the drain. also the door locks seem...
1983 Nissan 280ZX 2.8L Misfire VIN: JN1HZ04S6D
looking for information on pulling codes from this car MOD states vehicle has a self-diagnosis mode but does not tell how to enter or read codes. ecm has lite on side reminding me of some toyotas any help would be appreciated vehicle came too me with miss and...
1991 Nissan 240SX 2.4L No Start VIN: JNIM536POM
please help or show me what i have missed, thank you mark. fax # [...]. Trouble codes: 21 (no impulse firing detected), 31 (ecm bad)
1997 Nissan Sentra GLE 1.6L compressor clutch not engage VIN: 1N4AB41D7V
This car is my car the AC system work very cold for yesterday, then next day the compressor don't work. I am checked the Freon is ok. I hear about this vehicle have a thermo control amplifier. Doesn't anyone know about how this vehicle AC electrical work. If s...
1993 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L speedo VIN: 2T1AE09E6P
i have a problem with the speedo. it will quit working and then come back to life. i have pulled on the harness and the engine harness also. i replaced the connecter pins (3) at the trans due to corrosion and also the speed senser due to water intrustion . i h...
1998 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Timing Belt VIN: JT3HP10V4W
If any one has ever run into this problem I will be very glad to here how you fixed it . THANKS, BOBBY
1999 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on
Thanks for any help ahead of time, this van came in with a blown head gasket, the tech replaced both, and the van ran great, when the van came back two weeks later it had a po171, and once every to weeks it comes back now. all the vac. numbers have looked good... Trouble codes: P0171

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1997 Mazda B2300 SE 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4F4CR16A6V
Received 3 replies, suggesting IAC, Maf sensor and KAM. Tried them all, OE and aftermarket, no luck. Customer has not returned for further diagnosis. Thanks!
1998 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L No Start VIN: JH11A2228W
Thank you for the replies,a few pointed to the timing as the problem.When the right hand head was reasembled the cam gear has a dot on both sides and the gear can go on either way,the way it was done put the timing out about 30 degrees.When the gear was flippe...
1991 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4 3.0L compression VIN: JA3XE74C3M
Well as expected the rings were stuck to the pistons, I did the ring job in chassis, wasnt that hard, just time consuming, installed new rings and honed out cylinders and compression was back to normal, thanks to all those who replied
1995 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1N4BU31DOX
Thanks guys for all your help. The problem was like everyone said there was oil in the dist. So first I cleaned it off with brake cleaner and I tried starting it and it fired right up. So then we went ahead and replaced the dist. Thanks again.
1997 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BU31DOV
Thanks to everyone that responded to my Help Request. I am happy tp report that after having returning the vehicle to the customer over a week ago, the check engine light has not reappered. I called the customer to check up on the car, and he was happy to repo... Trouble codes: P1400 (Improper Voltage Signal Sent to ECM through EGR Valve Solenoid).
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