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1995 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1HGCD56465
E-Check Failure - HC 8.5 ppm 132.0 Accept PASS/ CO 0.99 % 0.73 Accept FAILURE/ NO 271.0 ppm 945. Accept PASS This car came to us having never seen it before after failing E-Check. Pulled plugs, badly worn. Air filter inspected - plugged up. Replaced both. Che...
2000 Honda Prelude 2.2L engine VIN: JHMBB6180Y
this 2000 prelude came in on the hook for a no start. Started with spark testing and has spark as well as fuel. noticed that tach was not regestering rpm while cranking. hooked up snapon scanner to see if computer saw rpm through crank sensor and it does. did ...
1994 Infiniti G20 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCP01D9R
car repeatedly sets code 82.replaced sensor, ck'd continuity of wires to ecu, replaced ecu. alldata says I should have 5 volts at sensor but I got zip. what gives? sensor is only used to tell ecu eng speed variations, ie. misfires Trouble codes: 82 (crankshaft pos. sensor)
1994 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGE22C6R
hi!i need a mazda guru here,this 626 has a rough idle+mil on+stall intermitent,otherwise it runs very well.i use a otc 4000 to retrived codes and i found a code 3(dist signal).i replace distributor and the exact same things happen.i suspect ecm but i would lik... Trouble codes: 3 (dist.signal)
1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse 2.0L lubrication VIN: 4A3AK44Y6V
We replaced the items in repair history about two months ago; the customer called about a week ago to let us know that it still seemed to be losing oil. We cleaned the engine and drove it; oil down the rear of the block, side facing the firewall, right where t...
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS 2.4L Cuts out VIN: 4A3AE45G81
hi mitsubishi experts i need your help maybe you have these problem before. customer complain that the car cut out dealer reset computer and give the car back to him but after 3 days of normal driving cuts out have car back to dealer they recomended to replace...
1998 Nissan Sentra 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1AB41DXW
I received the vehicle with the check engine lamp on. I pulled a code P1444 and a P1446 contrary to the P1440 and P1447 that they reported earlier. First off I inpected the fuel filler cap and noted it was not tight. I tightened this, cleared codes, performed ... Trouble codes: P1444 (Purge control Vent Valve)
1997 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L engine VIN: 4S3BG6858V
189k miles. Auto came to me with new radiator, hoses and overheating complaint. Coolant was only slightly low and held pressure. Ran engine and it was obvious there was no circulation, fans came on and would not turn off, cold air coming off radiator. Replaced...
1998 Subaru Forester L 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1F1SF6358W
Hi guys this subaru has been back with a dtc p0304 this is its third time. the second time we were supposed to get a different set of wires parts guy dropped the ball. know they want to know whats going to fix it. It has a rough idle not to bad and you can fee... Trouble codes: P0304 (missfire cyl.4)
1999 Subaru Forester S 2.5L Hesitation VIN: JF1SF6552X
Customer complains that car hesitates on acceleration only when cold. We confirmed the condition - when it warms up the problem goes away and it runs good. After checking the archives on iATN as well as Identifix, and testing all input sensors, fuel pressure, ...
1981 Toyota Pickup 2.4L brakes VIN: JT4RN38D5B
pulls badly to the right when braking. after hard test drive, rotor temp on lf - 140deg, rf- 240+deg, rears - 120deg. system has been bled several times, pedal is firm and hard. installed brake pressure gauges - front were 600psi on both sides and 500psi on th...
1995 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1AE09B7S
Hi hope someone has a solution to this one it is driving me crazy. car came in with a check engine light on and a code 22 coolant temp circuit. checked sensor found resistance out of range and replaced test drove and returned to customer. next day car came bac... Trouble codes: 22 (coolant temp circuit open or shorted), 25 (lean exhaust), 52 (knock sensor circuit open or shorted), 71 (egr system problem)
2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG28KXY
The vehicle will stall intermittently with no restart. The problem started occurring following a timing belt replacement. A week or so after the timing belt job the vehicle returned with a crank sensor code. Inspection found a crank sensor wire pinched to grou... Trouble codes: P1300 (1 igniter), P0300 (random misfire)
2001 Toyota Prius 1.5L Gas Engine Shuts Off VIN: JT2BK12U81
Vehicle came into the shop first time about 2 months ago with the complaint that the gas engine would shutdown and not restart unless vehicle was turned off for 20+ minutes. Scanned for codes and none were found. Customer indicated that a Toyota dealer garage ...

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1991 Honda Civic 1.5L no power VIN: JHMED6408M
Techs suggested exhaust restriction, problem with ignition distributor module, carbon buildup on valves, o2 sensor defective, fuel pressure problems, engine grounds and egr valve circuit problems. Do not know when vehicle will be worked on next so closing as n...
1993 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Front wheel bearing VIN: JHMBA8147N
Thanks for the numerous replies! I removed the spindle even before trying tech help, but the rotor was in the way and I had no tool available at my press to get behind it onto the spindle. So I made a tool. I got a caliper holder from the wrecking yard (th...
1998 Honda Accord LX 2.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG5649W
a big thanks to all that replied to my honda problem. especially andy chen, ty [...]. the ugly black junk did make it to the injectors. we removed the fuel rail and injectors. each injector had a removable screen that we cleaned. then w...
2001 Honda Insight 1.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JHMZE13761
This one is still on the books. The higher ups at Honda Tech Line are knocking their brains now. We've had the vehicle in once since my original post and we were told to disable the IMA (Integrated Motor Assist) system by pulling the main fuse for it and then ...
2001 Infiniti QX4 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNRDR09Y61
HI Guys, Thanks for your responses, we recommended changing the Mass Airflow sensor but the customer has decined the repair at this time. So we wait. Thanks again. Trouble codes: P0172 (bank 1 indicates lean), P0174 (bank 2 indicates lean).
1984 Toyota Cressida Luxury 2.8L No Start, Stall VIN: JT2MX63E5E
Suggestions from techs were .. no fuel residual pressure in system, carbon on valves absorbing fuel like a sponge on startup, cold start injector, cold injector temp switch, leaking injectors, leaking residual check valve, main relay intermittent problem. cust...
2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T3ZF13C91
i got a few responses most led to the wiring harness for the knock sensors. i think that is probably the correct fix but have not had vehicle back in here yet to be sure. if car returns i will upadate u. thanks for all the help Trouble codes: P0330.
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