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1999 Honda Civic HX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEJ7126X
Code P1166 was originally the problem. That is O2 heater circuit problem, which was remedied by replacing the sensor. Now P1165 turns the lite on after an extended drive. Trouble shooting is very sketchy and ends with replacing the same O2 sensor as previously... Trouble codes: P1165 (Range/ Performance Problem/HO2S Primary)
1999 Honda Accord EX 3.0L SRS -Supplemental Restraint System VIN: 1HGCG2257Y
Hi guys, Vehicle came back customer states SRS light is on after leaving the shop for State Inspection. Pulling codes from SRS system. Found main code with a sub code. 5-3. Check ALLDATA but it said Honda doesn't provide any diagnostic procedure. All it said ...
2000 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CK58W0Y
Read other posts and found several similarity. Vehicle acts like it's going into fuel cut, under load and in Drive only. In reverse vehicle does fine. Swapped ECM main relay with headlight relay with no change, tested charging system: no change. Cleared codes ... Trouble codes: P0201 (Injector Circuit Open Circuit Malfunction Cyl 1), P0202 (Cyl 2), P0203 (Cyl 3), P0204 (Cyl 4), P0205 (Cyl 5), P0206 (Cyl 6)
1997 Lexus LS400 4.0L starter VIN: JT8BH28F9V
good evening fellow techs I am working on a freinds 97 lexus LS400 with a starting problem. I am not really familier with type of vehicle,but i am trying to help him out as nearest dealer is 50 miles away.Car will not start first time when cold and seem to get...
1999 Lexus ES300 3.0L overdrive VIN: JT8BF28G4X
Customer states that vehicle will not go into overdrive until he pulls over and cycles the key. If he stays in 3rd on the freeway, the check engine light and the Trac Off light come on. Code P0330 for knock sensor comes on, but I think it's because he is runni...
1988 Mazda 323 1.6L Hesitation
hi mazda and turbo techs this car falls flat--or i should say, hesitates right as the green turbo light kicks on. i hooked up a vac gauge and drove--boost goes to 5 psi but is not constant. clearly this is turbo related as the hesitation coincides w the stumb...
1994 Mazda RX-7 1.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JMIFD3334R
This car came in with a leaking coolant resevoir and check engine light and rough idle. The coolant tank was replaced and codes checked. Found code 16: egr switch (california) Recorded the code and cleared it, restarted car and code came right back. The Test f... Trouble codes: 16 (EGR Switch California)
1992 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L Stall VIN: JA3XD64E3N
Hey Guys, This car came in for clutch problems, Replaced Clutch Hose and slave cylinder, clutch is working fine. Yesterday went to start for test drive and it died. starts right back up and then dies. today I start trying to check it out and it won't act up. R...
1983 Nissan 280ZX 2.8L blend door VIN: JN1HZ06S3D
I have this 280zx, we replaced the condenser and drier (condenser had a hole), but never ran the A/C until after the repair. Now the system works well on max but as soon as you set the temp anywhere else it goes to full heat. This system requires a special tes...
1992 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L awd VIN: 453BJ6333N
Got a Legacy AWD with the binding on turns weíve seen many times. Started with a transmission service, didnít help. Problem is intermittent, doesnít happen all the time, but when it does itís severe. It will happen with the fuse in the 4WD test connector or no...
1995 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Fuel tank VIN: 4S3BK6352S
This car is a rusty mess on the underside from living in Vermont. The tank leaks after filling, stops leaking when somewhat less than full. I can't see the top of the tank to see what is going on without dropping it. My estimator says 2.2 hours to R&R, but a c...
1999 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L No Start VIN: 4TANL42NFX
Need some help here if possible. I got a 99 Tacoma that will not start. There is no spark present now, and the MIL light never comes on. I can't get my scan tool to connect either, the OBD fuse underhood is good. The 2 grounds coming off the DLC3 are ok. I hav...

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1989 Honda Accord LXi 2.0L Engine VIN: 1HGCA5540K
The consciences by 10 to 1 were to remove the engine and transmission as a unit and split them outside the vehicle. A few people said take it out the bottom but most said out the top. We took ours out the top. It was easy. Had we been dealing with an automatic...
1999 Honda Accord LX 2.3L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMCG554XX
Thanks to Dave [...] for confirming my thoughts. Replacing the VTEC valve cured both the Mil light and the stalling. Trouble codes: P1259 (VTEC Circuit).
1995 Mazda Miata 1.8L No Start VIN: JM1NA3530S
found that tach would not register - this vehicle has four wire connector that plugs into four terminal coils - black w/ white wire coming out of coil sends tach signal to guage and computer had tach signal out of one coil but not the other - replaced coil pac... Trouble codes: 01 (no distributer ref signal), 04 (no cam signal).
1990 Mitsubishi Montero 3.0L burns up ecm VIN: JA4GJ31S9L
this wound up being fairly simple the idle air motor was intermitantaly shorting out and fried the transistors in the ecm I wound up digging up an old hyundai ecm with the same transistor so I unsoldered it and inatalled it in the new unit
1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS 2.4L start/stall VIN: 4A3AX35G0X
Unfortunately, I did not get another chance to look at this one. The customer ended up trading the vehicle for a new one. I did however receive a few responses. One suggested checking my IAC counts to be sure someone hadn't previously tampered with the idle sc... Trouble codes: P0505 (idle air control malfunction).
2000 Mitsubishi PAJERO GDI 3500CC Hesitation, Stall VIN: V45-440183
I fix it. The problem is in the low pressure pump. I separated the overflow pipe of high pressure pump and low pressure pump and observe the overflow quantity. At idle I found the overflow of high and low pressure pump are quite normal. But when I accelerate...
1995 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Long crank time VIN: JN1CAZ1D95
Thanks to all techs that replied.The vehicle is fixed by moving the ground cable to the starter bolt.I guess magnetic interference with the RPM sensor.We had about .200 mv voltage drop in the neg circuit.
1999 Subaru Legacy Limited 30th Anniversary 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BG685XX
Well I had this vehicle for a couple of days I did a cylinder leak down test,compression test sense most of my replies said that I may have a valve problem but all tested ok.Check egr and injectors even switch a couple around but still did not find the problem... Trouble codes: P0302 (cylinder 2 misfire detected).
1989 Toyota Pickup SR5 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JT4VN0ZD6K
Hi Guys, We were able positively diagnose a bad ECM, unfortionatly the customer declined repairs due to expense. Thanks for all your help. Don Trouble codes: 51 (tps/checks ok).
1999 Toyota Sienna CE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T3ZF19C5X
Installed two new Air/Fuel Ratio sensors- with OEM Toyota sensors and problem solved!!!- Thanks for the input!! Trouble codes: P1133 (ho2s b1s1 circuit response fault), P1153 (ho2s b2s1 circuit response fault).
2001 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L Dome lights VIN: 5TDBT48A01
After much wiggling and checking for a short that wasn't there, I finally got it to do it. The driver's side sun visor was the culprit. If I tap it or move it around it would blow the fuse. Something shorted out inside. Need to order new one. Unplugged for now...
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