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1989 Honda CRX Si 1.6L No Start VIN: JHMED9369K
Greetings Techs. This one has a pattern of running good until it i s shut off Hot. sometimes it will start again but if it doesn't it has to sit 10-30 minutes. I saw the Ign. output from the ECM go away during failure. The Wave from the TDC & Crank sensor were...
1991 Honda Accord LX 2.2L right front marker light VIN: 1HGCB7659M
Got a strange one that we could use some help with. The right front marker light comes on bright after car sits for over 3 min. sometimes. The light won't go out untill park lights or turn signal lights are used. Then the light will be out for some time before...
1992 Honda Accord LX 2.2L No Start VIN: 1HGCB7651N
Thanks for your time, I have this real intermittent no start problem. Engine cranks fine. I have had this Honda for 2 days can't duplicate the problem, I notice when I short together the diagnostic connector over by the right side kick pannel, I think honda ca...
1994 Honda Prelude Si 2.3L No Start VIN: JHMBB225XR
this car takes about 5 min.to get started after it sits over night. once it starts it runs fine and starts good the rest of the day.it has good spark and injector pulse when it wont start. iam not able to check fuel pressure or scan sensor readings.when it doe...
1998 Honda Civic EX 1.6L won't start VIN: JHMEK3650X
I have a 1998 RHD Honda Civis tha was Ivanized a couple of weeks ago when Ivan swept through Little Cayman and demolished Grand Cayman. The car by evidence had about 1 1/2 feet of salt water in the car due do the flood we had. Go to move the car , no start, th...
1999 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L driver's door lock VIN: JHLRD1866X
Hello all, I have a 1999 Honda CR-V that the driver's door lock won't move. We removed the door panel and the actuater or latch appears to be stuck, we did not remove it as our dealer will have to order anything we might need. The dealer informed us that we c...
2000 Hyundai Accent GS 1.5L No Start VIN: KMHCG35G1Y
Hi Everyone, This car originally arrived with a broken front exhaust pipe(just behind the O2 sensor)& check engine light on. Replaced the exhaust pipe, checked & cleared code(P1128). Car was gone for 2 weeks, then had no-start(would just cranking-smell of fuel... Trouble codes: P1128 (Mfr control air fuel)
1996 Infiniti I30 3.0L p0325 VIN: JNKCA21D5T
This vehicle will not pass emissions because of the DTC.No check engine light on, which is normal for this code.I checked archives and it list a problem with the harness to the engine. Remove tape and checked all wires they look good and there is no sign of pi... Trouble codes: P0325
1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L ign coils VIN: 4S2CK58WOX
hi to all.got this rodio from car lot runs on three cyl only i have injctor pules to all injectors and coil signal to three coils 1 3 5 no signal at all checked wiring to coils and to pcm no problem found no short to ground or to voltage so i thought pcm is ba...
1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L line pressure VIN: 4S2CK58W6X
customer's complaint is harsh upshifts on acceleration and harsh downshifting during coast or stop. intermitent. happens more often when cold. occured consistently during 30 mile trip(mostly freeway). checked line pressure which is within limits. observed puls...
2001 Kia Rio 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNADC12361
greeting to all. we have this rio in that runs rough, has no power and misses. I am not concered at this time with the symptoms, I cannot communicate with the ecu. I have tried both the new Launch and the snappy 2500. no communication on either one. the mil li...
1995 Nissan Pickup SE 3.0L bad fuel pump/ sende VIN: IN6HD12S2S
Hello fellow iatners, I cannot find a fuel pump/ sending unit for this truck. Nissan has one... in Japan! 1 month (or more) and much$$ away. Any help in locating one would be very much appreciated. The kicker here seems to be that this is a heavy-duty pick u...
1996 Nissan Quest XE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4N2DN118VD
hi guy's, This car came into the shop with the mil light on and when we ran the scanner code P0135 ( o2 sensor heater circuit malfunction, bank 1 sensor 1) showed up. We decidied to change both the upstream and downstream sensors and then cleared the code fr... Trouble codes: P0135 (O2 sensor heater circuit malfunction bank1 sensor 1)
1997 Nissan Pickup XE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6SD11Y2V
hi guys i've already read about the 4 plugs to clean out for the egr paasage my question is will this also fix the po100 maf code i've aleady did all flow charts ican't get a deffenate answer also is there an easy way to get these plugs out without pulling thr... Trouble codes: P0100
1999 Nissan Sentra XE 1.6L cooling fans VIN: 3NIAB41D6X
What temp. are the cooling fans supposed to turn on and off? I have been unable to determine this with alldata of mitchell. Is this tempetures listed below normal operation? It seems that they turn on at too cool of a temp. Customer complains that cooling fans...
2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D22
Hi, this car has been at the dealer 2 times for this code so far they dont know what is wrong. car came to us with po350 but runs okay. we checked power and ground to all 4 coils, all ok. we do not have a scope right now and do not have a current probe for the... Trouble codes: P0350
2001 Subaru Outback VDC 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BH89661
The code first set 4 weeks ago for the feul level sensor p0164. We cleared the code and checked for a reset and it did not. 1 week later it reset, we removed the level sensor and checked it for smooth change in resistance and it was not smooth at all and somet... Trouble codes: P0464, P0183
1993 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L air bags VIN: 4T1SK12E8P
Greetings to all,I have a camry with the air bag light staying on i retrieved a code 11 which is for shorted drivers air bag.I followed the flow chart for the specified code and tested the wiring all tests show good next test was to test what they cal center a...

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1993 Acura Legend 3.2L gauge VIN: JH4KA676MC
We received lots of comments about head gasket and head bolt problems. We only had 9 PPM HC in the cooling system. Both cooling fans were working properly. We found an aftermarket thermostat was installed. This thermostat had a bleed hole drilled by the pers...
1991 Honda Accord SE 2.2L brake pedal VIN: JHMCB7681M
The problem turned out to be the lower guide pins seized on both front calipers. We have seen a lot of seized guide pins on 86-89 Accords but never on the 90-94 model. On the 86-89 models the pedal always felt spongy. On this car the pedal was low but quite fi...
1997 Kia Sephia GS 1.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: KNAFA1253V
Customer declined further repairs after giving the invoice on the repairs performed. Recommended pcm replacement. Customer left the shop with vehicle running. Going to take and trade in. Thanks for the information that was sent.
1993 Mazda 929 3.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1HD461XP
Thanks for all the replys.It turned out being a slightly out of shape pin on the ecm connector.Its kinda funny considering I've had this thing disconnected about five different times.One more close look and alittle bending and tweeking and all is well.Thanks a... Trouble codes: 02 (No ne2 signal).
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11D32
Well I had alot of replies to replace the throttle body. I removed the throttle body and throughly cleaned all the carbon out. I then forced relearn and so far we have not experienced the problem.I stated to the customer that if it did come back with the same ... Trouble codes: P1121, P1223 (Throttle Pos. Sensor 2 circuit low input).
1995 Subaru Legacy Postal 2.2L Electronic VIN: 4S3BK6954S
This one got a transaxle assembly. I was convinced by a Subaru tech from St. Louis that the problem was rarely electronic. He also felt the repair was to complicated to be cost effective versus a complete assembly. The 50% duty cycle I indicated was wrong, I'm...
1991 Toyota Camry 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4T1SV21EOM
well the probelm turned out to be a bad dist.cap.it would cause the car to cut out and stall.i have never seen one act like this before.sometimes the simple things make you chase your tail?? thanks for all the replys and info.I also found a couple of boderline...
1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FT555GTT6
Well boys this ones fixed, many of you gave me suggestions on stuff I had already ruled out, but still good to double check. This of coarse was the valve adjustment, she was too tight. As soon as I read the first one that sugested it, I was like :Thats it! now... Trouble codes: 71 (egr sensor no flow).
1997 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22K8V
Thanks for the great response! Unfortunately the customer declined repair at this time but since all 13 of my replies were directing me to an intermittent vacuum switching valve, I would have been very confident in replacing that component if I had been given ... Trouble codes: P0401 (egr flow insufficient detected).
2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22K3Y
Thanks to all that helped me with this one. I replace the VSV and no check engine light so far. Sometimes when you check something you can't add all the factors, like heat and vibration. Owner of the vehicle is happy, and I learned more about EGR problems, aga... Trouble codes: P0401.
2000 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF28B2Y
thanks for the speedy responses, we replaced the air flow meter and reset the mil. No mil has been reset . Trouble codes: P0171.
2004 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4L passanger seat VIN: 4T1BE32K14
Sorry it took so long to close this fix, as most of the replies I got said, the air bag seat monitor (for lack of a better word) had to be recalibrated, my local dealer that I took it to in the first place stated that he knew nothing of any TSB`s on this situa...
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