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1993 Honda Civic EX 1.6L No Start VIN: 1HGEJ1267P
First off thanks again for the help I recieved not long ago on a toyota. Now to this problem. I got a 93 honda civic 1.6 ltr that came in on the wrecker with a no start cond. A spark test first shows no spark at each cyl. Then I checked injector pulse and I ha...
1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Instruments VIN: 1HGCG6670W
Dear Professionals customer installed a radio and after installation of radio Cluster did no iluminate. I suspected a fried printed circuit and I replaced clusted with a good used one from another vehicle I hope that someone has been able to solve this problem...
1999 Infiniti I30 3.0L No Start VIN: JNKCA21A8X
i have a no start problem cranks but won't start. i checked for codes, none are present. fuel pressure,fuses,relays,are good. i decided to check cam and both crankshaft frequency output. all were good. i have spark at the coils but don't have fuel injector pul...
1992 Mazda Miata 1.6L "S" sensor VIN: JM1NA3517N
Hey guys can someone please help me. This Mazda came in with a flashing air bag light. It was spitting out code four. I followed the diagnostic chart according to Mitchell and Alldata. I got to point where I needed to remove the dash. So I called the "S" senso...
1999 Mazda Miata 10th Anniversary 1.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1NB3537X
This car came in about 2 months ago for an MIL issue. Found 2 codes PO300 and PO421. Inspected plugs and wires and found carbon track marks on number 2 wire. We replaced plugs and wires with OEM parts and found quite a few posts about bad converters in the arc... Trouble codes: P0300, P0421
2000 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L unable to comunicate VIN: JM3LW28G5Y
this vehicle does not communicate with generic system. it does communicate with my snap-on modis system. illinois emmisions used generic system for obdii. any one have any fixes with-out going to mazda?
1995 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JN8HD17Y1S
HI This nissan is a little wacky.I am sorry I dont have all the info with me.This vech.has good compression,fuel pressure,ign.I just replaced plugs, o2 sensor, thermostat,I cleaned the throttle body and intake.The problem is the vech.Runs great plenty of power...
1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21DXS
Greetings fellow techs. I have here a some what confusing problem. The customer stated that intermittently the car would feel like its lacking power when getting on the freeway, and it stalled twice at a stop in the last month. I test drove the vehicle and not... Trouble codes: P0340, P0098, P0034
1992 Suzuki Sidekick JX 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire
This sidekick is kicking my butt!! it came in on the hook after 8 months of sitting idle. I put a battery in it and got it started it runs good sitting at idle when cold but after a while it may start missing and esp if you drive it about a half mile all of a ...
1998 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L keeps running w/ off VIN: 4TAVL52N1W
This is the second toyota vehicle in 2 weeks with the same customer complaint- when they turn off the ignition it keeps running for a period of time. They both described it this way- "like an old car that runs on when you turn it off". The other vehicle was a ...
2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 2.7L horn VIN: JT3HN86R5Y
The horn sounds intermitantly when put into gear. Sometimes when put into reverse it will sound momentarilly. sometimes it will sound ouff when doing parking lot manuvers. but allways happens when in gear, never when standing still. I'm looking to get pointed ...
2001 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Automatic HVAC controls VIN: 4T1BF28B81
I've got several questions about this one. The first one is how do you get the HVAC controller out of the dash? I know it sounds simple, but I can see the 10mm nuts behind the upper vents, but can't get to them. So if anyone can help me do that, I can do more ...

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1995 Honda Civic EX 1.6L master cyl VIN: 1HGEJ122XS
first of all thanks to everyone at helped, replaced master cylinder bleed brake system ,it's almost been a week and vehile has'nt returned,custerm did'nt want to adderess the rpm issue right know once again thanks a bunch.
1999 Honda Prelude 2.2L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMBB614XX
We replaced the Ignition Switch and PGM/FI Relay. We found a definate problem with the ignition switch and had a bad feeling about the relay. The car has been gone for 10 days and has not failed. Thanks Trouble codes: P1607, P1632, P0107, P1361, P1359, P1382.
1997 Infiniti J30 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKAY21D2V
Thanks for all who replied. It appears that the used computer was also faulty. The evaporator drains onto the pcm (great design!). Sent the computer out to be rebuilt and have had no more problems. Thanks again. Trouble codes: P0505 (idle control system).
1984 Mazda RX-7 GSL-SE 1.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JM1FB3321E
Customer has taken the vehicle and plans to bring it back before putting it up for the winter. If that happens, I'll see if the system allows me to re-open and post the fix. Thanks to Paul at Mainly's, Terry (MAZ4ME), and Alan [...] at Mazda Technical Servic...
1988 Mazda 323 1.6L Hesitation
well after many great replies, it turned out to be just a set of wires and an O2 sensor. many said exhaust restriction, which it has slightly, but not enough to cure the problem. Fortunately I dropped the exhaust and tested it rather than r and r the goddamn c...
1994 Mazda RX-7 1.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JMIFD3334R
I Recieved 3 replies to my post 2 of which faxed over pictures and diagrams I would like to thank Jay, Lester and 'Rusty Carl'. I don't know if Rusty or Carl is his name but I can't thank him enough. Rusty sent me images and tests direct from the Mazda manual ... Trouble codes: 16 (EGR Switch California).
1994 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1N4BU31D8R
The MAF fixed the car. 1/2 the replies and previous research pointed the finger that way. It tested fine and output was 1.25 v at idle , well within specs. Jonas and Shawn led me in the right test modes . I unplugged MAF and car actually idled fine. Then I fin... Trouble codes: 34 (Knock sensor).
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Stall VIN: JN1CA31DXY
We checked all the recommendations and settled for it being an air flow problem. Advised the customer and car is going to the Nissan dealer. All the parts have been updated and changing any requires reprograming which we have no access to. Thanks to all!
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1JTER63457
I got a second pathfinder the same year in with a p1110 codethis helped the original post. the second pathfinder would show the cam advance for about the first 3 minuets of operation the no more I pulled the solidnoid and cleaned it up cheched it with 12 volts...
1996 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L No Start VIN: 4TAVL52N7T
First, Thank you all for the help. It was suggested to check ect was @ .7v=good.pulse width wsd @ 5.3ms I also cleaned MAF and to no avail. I also added propane during the event and it seemed to help eventhought PW was in specs. I tried unplugging the MAF no c...
2000 Toyota Echo 1.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDBT1235Y
The code P0171 was being set at idle. I replaced the mass air meter, but had same problem. Found a vacuum leak at the brake master cylinder to brake booster. I then found out that the check engine light started coming on after the dealer had replaced the brake... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire), P0171 (lean fuel mixture).
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