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1999 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L brake drums VIN: 2HKRL18561
this honda went to dealership for a factory recall on the brakes the groaning started shortly after. We replaced brake shoes and drums with NAPA, groan came back within 2 weeks, clean and lube system every two weeks. Called a dealer they suggest replace with H...
2000 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Excessive Emissions, Misfire VIN: 4S6DM58W3Y
This vehicle originally came in with a noise at the engine compartment and a check engine light. Computer scan revealed a code P0463 (fuel level sensor signal high). Testing verified a bad fuel level sensor. Repair was authorized and parts ordered. The noise w... Trouble codes: P1312 (ION sensing module secondary line circuit fault)
1989 Isuzu Trooper LS 2.8L No Start VIN: JAACCH58R2
I have a no start that i have gone through and am missing something.Give me a Idea what ihave missed please,check whati said above.
1999 Kia Sephia LS 1.8L hard start cold VIN: KNAFB1219X
hi guys, we have this kia in our shop that is hard to start cold. i dont hear the fuel pump when ignition is turn on. so im suspect its starting on oil pressure because something is wrong in the fuel pump relay circuit.i tried a new relay, but have same proble...
1986 Mazda RX-7 1.3L No Start VIN: JM1FC3315G
problem has been on off w/longcranking time problem. tune-up withw/fuel and air filters ,mazda spark plugs and wires . problem not as bad , had mas air sensor go bad /replaced it. seemed to run ok 4 or 5 months .started to have problem again only this time ble...
1989 Mazda 323 1.6L No Start VIN: JM1BF2222K
this Mazda whas towed from another shop with a no start.Very weak spark from coil,not enough to start it.tried a ford e-coil and started and ran fine.suspected a week ignitor,so replaced change.back probed harness to pcm all ok.replaced pcm with...
1996 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L No Start, no spark VIN: 1VVGED22D9
After engine swap was performed motor does not start due to a no spark condition.Rechecked all grounds and harness for any loose ends all checked out O.K. all fuses are good.main relay is good then checked dist for power getting 6 volts at dist plug and 12 vol...
1990 Mitsubishi Montero LS 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JA4GJ51S7L
I am measuring about 900 ppm of nox gas in front of catalytic converter and 700 ppm after it. I dont feel this converter is doing its job. The ignition timing is to spec. and the vehicle runs fine. Oxygen sensor is switching fine and no vacuum leaks were found...
2004 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 2.0L clutch VIN: JA3AH86F84
hi guys i need help honda guy trying to work on a mitsubishi, i got to change the cluth on a 2004 lancer evolution ,i passed by the local mitsubishi dealer to get some pointers and i was told that i needed too many special tools and that i had to take basicall...
1987 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.6L No Start, Stall VIN: 1N4PB21S8H
How do you get codes out of this ECM? I suspect the prob is in the carb, but would like more code info before porceeding. The ECM under the passenger seat has a red and green light, an on/off switch and not knob to rotate or turn. I have and 86 Sentra manual (...
1990 Nissan 300ZX 3.0L Cuts out VIN: JNIRZ24A7L
This is a student project at our community college. The vehicle acts as if it is hitting a rev limiter, quite consistently about 2000 rpm. We did have a bad coolant sensor which was replaced. Also, the TPS was not working properly, we removed and cleaned the c...
1997 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L oil leak crankshaft seal VIN: JN8AR05YZV
hellow my fellow wrenches and techs! this nissan pathfinder has us by the short hairs!seems that one of my best customers ran into a oil leak problem during his travels.after talking with me he opted for a local dealership at his breakdown position to due some...
2001 Nissan Sentra XE 1.8L No Start VIN: 3NICB51DX1
Car towed in for no start,everything is there,injector pulse,crank signal,fuel pressure,NO pulse at ign coils, all powers&ground are good & Could the sec system be shutting this ign down??? Trouble codes: P1610, P1613
1998 Subaru Forester L 2.5L srs VIN: JF1SF635XW
will someone give me a good location for the srs diagnostic connector? snappy tells me it's left of center console. the only thing i can find is an apple core,half eaten bag of nuts,& assorted candy wrappers [standard equip.???] thanks in advance for any help!...
1999 Subaru Legacy Limited 30th Anniversary 2.5L 3 & 4th VIN: 4S3BG6854X
Car came in with an intermititant speedo complaint. Found no VSS output when speedo failed. Replace VSS which is part of the trans internal wiring harness. Speedo now works but at almost 2 times the real speed car is traveling.Interesting note when the speedo ...
1988 Suzuki Samurai JX 1.3L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JS4JC51C4J
car came in with mil on and car was dying,mil stays on at idle,mil flashes with acceleration.The car hasnt died on us we try to put the the information on the modis scanner but suzuki doesnt appear.We want to know how to get codes.we want to know if it has a c...
1994 Toyota Pickup SR5 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT4VN13G8R
we towed truck in from another shop and engine was already out of vehicle. tore down eng and found it needed crank and 1 piston. put eng together and installed in veh and everything was fine my tech drove it 22 miles and about 1 mile from shop the heater hose ... Trouble codes: 22 (testing and results)
1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3VN39W65
Customer states check engine light has been coming on and off for the last few weeks. Snap-on scanner shows code 25 lean condition. This car runs and idles great. We replaced 02. 02 now switches from rich to lean. After 2 test-drives Code 25 returned. Please h... Trouble codes: 25 (Lean running)
2000 Toyota Tundra 3.4L Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TBJN3213Y
Hello all, This one is back. Last week I replaced plugs and filters and cleaned maf sensor,checked for air leaks, etc.. It had both rich and lean codes so I was thinking maf sensor. I turned off the lite and gave it back to the customer with a warning that we ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0172

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1991 Honda CRX HF 1.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JHMED8360M
Well customer declined further repairs but we did find that when we hooked up the MotorVac the engine would idle fine (and yes fuel pressure is fine) the next step would have been to remove gas tank and inspect gas but customer pulled the plug on us. Thanks ...
1992 Honda Civic LX 1.5L No Start VIN: JHMEG8550N
i went for the igniter, i got ignition pulses then, still no spark through my spark tester, the coil had ohmed ok, so grounded it through my fingers, got a little tickle, so replaced the coil, now it's up and running! THANKS FOR ALL THE REPLIES!
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L unknown VIN: JT6GF10USY
We never could get the temp gauge above the mid mark. The customer had made a mark on his gauge at the highest point of needle travel--it was not quite 1/8' above the midpoint. So, we're not sure there's a problem. Anyway, symptoms have not returned. Last thin...
1988 Mazda RX-7 Turbo 1.3L No Start, Stall VIN: JM1FC3327J
Well, thanks all who replied. Sorry it took so long to close this out but the car still is not fixed. Responses ranged from checking vacuum leaks, checked for proper routing of plugs & wires, checking compression and adding oil to chambers to build comppressio...
1989 Mazda 626 Turbo 2.2L Cuts out VIN: JM1GD2449K
We got vehicle back for furthur testing, the waste gate would open at about 9psi when manually testing, checked exhaust for restriction, ok. The cust deceided to drive as is until a new car arrives. Thanks for the 4 repiles.
2001 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: JM3LW28Y11
Some said replace the sensors, some said check other things. With the high mileage and never having tune-up, I opted to tune-up first and drive for a while to see if codes stayed out. Customer has had vehicle for over a week now with no problems and no check e... Trouble codes: P0421 (Warm-up Cat Effeciency Bank 1), P1170 (o2 b1 s1), P1173 (o2 b2 s1), P0171 (Too Lean Bank 1), P0304 (Misfire Cyl 4), P0481 (Undocumented Code).
2004 Mazda RX-8 1.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1FE17N14
Thank's to Allen Johnson of Mazda North America,we replaced the thermostat in this RX-8 and the P2097 DTC has not reset. this Vehical was appearently taking too long to warm up,14+min. run time at 177 deg.PCM lodgic found this unacceptable. Test drove after co... Trouble codes: P2097 (target a/f feedback syst. too rich).
1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.0L No Start VIN: 4A3AK34Y9X
Sorry for the delay finally got the vehicle to crank,after replacing crank sensor.Dont understand why we had fire and injector pul;se with a bad crank sensor.Thanks for all the replies. Trouble codes: 300 (random cyl misfire).
1997 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21D1V
Happy to report, the Maxima lives again!! Victor & Charbel hit the nail on the head- it ended up being a bad ECM- it lost the ability to control 2 coils. Ralph [...] & Charbel both mentioned the wiring near the rear valve cover going to the firewall having pro... Trouble codes: P300, P1320.
1995 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L intermediate clutch VIN: JT3DJ81W9S
Howdy again! I didnt get any real hits on this one, I think the intermediate clutch is going, my customer thinks that a Level Ten valve body upgrade will fix it. I talked with Sam at Level Ten and he agrees with me that it needs a complete overhaul at 4000 oni...
1995 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L Misfire VIN: 1NXAE09B3S
Car fixed!!! Thanks to all for your help. The problem was the camshaft position sensor. Toyota gives you a free one with every new distributor for $439. We put in a used distributor. We found the problem by borrowing a like car and swapping parts! So much for ... Trouble codes: 14 (ignition signal).
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