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1993 Acura Legend 3.2L abs VIN: JH4KA766OP
This vehicle will turn the abs light on as soon as you drive 100 ft or so. Im trying to pull codes to see where to hunt. Alldata says jump check connector under right kinck panel. I found a 2 pin blue connector with black and black/white wires. I jumped this c...
1994 Honda Civic LX 1.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1HGEG8564R
If you have seen this problem, or have an idea, please respond. Thank you, Pete
1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG6678W
Hello all and thanks for your time. Car came to the shop with Code #P1381. Vehicle was brought to us by my body shop because another shop cannot fixed. First they replaced the coil and inspected the shield inside the distributor and then the installed a new d... Trouble codes: 1381 (cyp NOISE)
1999 Honda Prelude 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: THMBB615XX
Thanks for reading my post in advance. I have a 1999 Prelude Type SH that has a intermittant misfire condition. Most of the time it occurs when the car has been siting but it will occur when driving at times. Everything checks out fine. We have been through th... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire), P0301, P0302 (Misfire 2)
2000 Kia Sportage 2.0L pinion bearings VIN: KNDJB623SY
Had this vehicle torn down for 2 weeks waiting for correct parts, finally got them today(the second try-got a pair of carier bearings and spider pinion the first time-I requested pinion bearings and a crush sleve)but can't find in any of my sources specs for p...
1992 Lexus LS400 4.0L Steering VIN: JT8UF11E1N
Hi Techs, This car has a shimmy on braking that I'm having difficulty trying to isolate. It will shimmy through the steering wheel and at the gear selection lever when braking. It does it at any speed above a crawl. I checked runnout on all 4 rotors front and...
2001 Lexus RX300 3.0L Starting VIN: JTJGF10U51
Vehicle towed in with no start complaint.First thing I noticed was the check engine light would not come on when key was turned on.I plugged in my scanner but could get no communication with computer.Upon reading Shop Key I find out that the immobilizer on thi...
2003 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 2.0L blend door VIN: JA3AJ26EX3
customers complaint is that the blend door knob wont go to heat position. I found the knob will go but very hard, I disconnected the cable and the cable moves very smooth, hand turned linkage to find it binding, My question is before I pull the dash out and in...
1999 Nissan PRIMERA 1.8L Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: QU14-01146
dear fellow tech the car came in for a scan i pulled 3 codes p1232,p1715,p1720 i looked through my code manual but it did not have those codes thanks for your help. Trouble codes: P1232 (pressure regulator), P1715 (in puly speed), P1720 (vehicle speed sensor)
1997 Subaru Impreza Outback 2.2L transfer case VIN: JF1GF4854V
hello subaru techs; car came in with binding in drive trian on slow speed turns. install fwd fuse at rt/frt firewall,problem goes away. this ,i am told, poves that there is a problem with transfer case clutch pack or op of control solinoid. sent last one of th...
1995 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L No Start, Hesitation VIN: 4TAUN41B7S
hi. this truck has got me. what is doing is, after running and fully warmed up, and shut off for 5,10 mins, wont start up right away. just cranks,.i have spark, it will start after a bit. what i have found is , it seems like the fuel is not getting past the in...
2000 Toyota Echo 1.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDBT1235Y
Car sets codes P0300 random misfire and P0171 lean mixture. Replaced all four spark plugs, and checked ign. coils and boots. All coils and boots looked OK. The O2 voltage drops to 0.00 at idle, but when you rev. the engine up the O2 sensor voltage moves up and... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire), P0171 (lean fuel mixture)

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1989 Honda CRX Si 1.6L No Start VIN: JHMED9369K
Lots of response on the main relay and guess what, it fixed it! test drove for 2 days with out a glitch. Thanks for all the Help, tr
1993 Honda Accord LX 2.2L No Start VIN: 1HGCB7154P
Hi All, The majority of you said the problem is the main relay. The main relay powers the fuel pump and the fuel injectors with 12 volts. Thats all. So If the main relay is the problem I would have an inoperative fuel pump or inoperative injectors. As I mentio...
2000 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 4S6DM58W5Y
I thank you for all the replies sent. Before I could useany of the information obtained someone checked the oil andit was almost two quarts low and they added oil and havenot had the problem since. I don't know if that was reallythe problem or not. It could ju...
2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2HKRL185X2
Thanks to all who tried to solve our little problem. All of your suggestions were great. 2 of you said the intake gaskets were a logical place to start and thats we were headed before the customer declined work. One talked about the motor mount that is vacuum ...
2000 Isuzu Rodeo S 2.2L Cylinder Head VIN: 4S2CK58DXY
The oil gallery plugs that came from Isuzu had a dry sealant already applied to the threads. Once they were installed the leak was gone.
1997 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L shift VIN: JM1TA2221V
after pulling my hair out trying to diagnose the flashing tcs light, i found engine code 82 which is an air vent solinoid code. i didn't think it had anything to do with my problem. after speaking to a friend that has a transmission shop, he told me almost any...
1990 Mitsubishi Mighty Max 2.4L blows fuse & dies VIN: JA7FL24W8L
Thanks for the replies. The help ranged from possible alt problems to a short in the wiring. The only new info I can add is that there were 2 codes set in the computer, an o2 sensor code and a TPS sensor code. The TPS is testing bad. The customer did not want ...
1998 Mitsubishi Galant DE 2.4L cv shaft VIN: 4A3AJ36G1W
First, thank you to everyone for hte great suggestions. I still was unable to remove either cv axle from the transaxle. This leads me to believe, as GEOFF mentioned, probbaly the ends of the splines have been peened over from play in the side gears. What I end...
1994 Nissan Quest XE 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4N2DNIIWOR
Well the owner, as stated was passing thru a drive in, didn't care to have injectors ohmed, did do a quick Stethescope of them, one was definately not opening/closing properly by pintle noise. Rear Bank, under intake runners. Down the road he went, back to Lon... Trouble codes: 34 (knock), 51 (Inj Signal circuit open).
2001 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L abs module VIN: QP12-00354
thanks for all your replies but pete from florida said too check for loose ground connections when i checked that was the problem. thanks again.
2002 Nissan Sentra SE-R 2.5L MIL Lamp on, NO ACCELERATION VIN: 3N1AB51D72
i tried everything on this one trothle body , t.p.s. and air flow meter the dealer didnt want to mess with it so i went a little more deep on it check continuity and found no signal from computer to trothle body replaced computer w a used one runs like a champ... Trouble codes: P1224 (mfr controlled fuel and air metering), P1223 (mfr controlled fuel an air metering), P0221 (tps sensor b circuit range perf).
1995 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Compressor VIN: 4S3BD6350S
Thanks for the replies. The help ranged from sensor/thermistor problems to possible ECM problems. Jack [...] hit it on the head when he suggested that the ecm will shut the a/c down when it sees a low charge or high temp. Scanning the computer showed no code...
2000 Subaru Forester 2.5L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SF6556Y
Thanks for all that replyed. We have sent this one to the dealer to reflash the ecu. It sounds as this is the fix for this car. thanks again. Trouble codes: P0130 (Fault primary O2).
1990 Toyota Camry LE 2.0L cooling fans VIN: JT2SV22E1L
Jack [...] wins the prize for his correct suggestion of the main efi relay being stuck closed and supplying power to both normally closed relays that operate the two cooling fans. This relay is located in the fuse box under the hood on the left side of the v...
1994 Toyota Previa LE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3AC12R5R
First, I must thank the 7 members who replied with helpful information on my problem. In the end their help was good for the most frequent cause of this code but it didn't apply in my case. Previa's have a common failure in that the egr tubes clog near the val... Trouble codes: 71 (egr temp sensor).
2000 Toyota Corolla VE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXBR12E0Y
Sorry to report we may not see the Corolla for a while. Customer going through messy divorce, not very worried @ the light. I did however recieve some good information for which I would like to thank all of you that took the time to respond. Two people mention... Trouble codes: P1346 (cam sensor/VVT).
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