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2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEJ6670Y
This car came in last month with a code for the rear sensor. I tested and replaced the sensor, cleared the codes, test drove the car. Came in today with same code, P0135. While performing the flow chart diag, the code for the front sensor came up. All voltage ... Trouble codes: P0135, P0138, P0141
1993 Infiniti Q45 4.5L No Start, Cuts out VIN: JNKNGO1C4P
melted wires at the fuel pump control harness on the white wire in thecontrol module
1993 Lexus SC400 4.0L Stall VIN: JT8UZ30L4P
Looking for the location of the fuel pump ECU. Mitchell shows a pic of it behind the seats but no description of location. Alldata says "Located behind the quarter trim panel in the left side of the passenger compartment." and then shows a picture of it back ...
1990 Mazda MPV Cargo 2.6L front crank seal VIN: JM3LV5211L
I have a good customers mpv that has excessive end play on the crank. A good machine shop did the long block for me last month. Van is back with the front seal popped out. We went with a good core crank during the rebuild, so I am asking for help determining t...
1991 Mazda B2600 2.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: JMZUF314MO
This vehicle runs very poorly when cold, running rich. Oxygen sensor stays at .8 volts, if we create a vacuum leak it will drop to .12 then goes back to .8 and stays there. As it tries to idle the mil will come on - code 17. This truck runs good down the highw... Trouble codes: 17 (feedback system malfunction)
1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse 2.0L cylinder head torque VIN: 4A3AK44Y6V
I want to verify the torque for the cylinder head bolts; ALLDATA gives me 25 ft-lbs on the center six, then 20 on the outside four, then 50 and 20 for step 2, then 50 and 20 again for step three, and a quarter turn on all. Any confirmation from you Mitsu/Chrys...
1990 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L efi VIN: JN1RZ26A8L
Won't turn off, starts and runs, no response to key when turning to off position. replaced electrical portion of ignition switch to no avail, unplugged switch when running no response stays running, has anybody seen anything like this, it does not have any rem...
1994 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BU31D2R
This vehicle has a re-occuring code 32 and 34. Codes were cleared,and retuned within one day. The EGR was removed and inspected, the passages were cleaned. There is a good vacuum supply to the control solenoid, but it does not appear to be switching properly? ... Trouble codes: 32 (EGR function), 34 (knock sensor)
1995 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L extended crank VIN: 1N4BU31D4S
I'm stumped at this time. I have check everything possible, fuel pressure, volume, injector resistance, 10 sec fuel drop, both o2 sensors, cam and crank sensors, cleaned iac valve and checked duty cycle, secondary ignition system replaced, all scan data in nor... Trouble codes: P0325
2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNICA31AXY
hy guys this car is a nieghbor of mine he is complaining the engine light comes on, i scan the computer and found lean fuel on both banks, i hear a vaccum sound coming from the intake manifold, but it is plastic so i do not no if this is a normal noise, check ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
1997 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Oil light VIN: JTZUF3144P
custumer stated, had car at another shop ,this shop had no pressure testing equipment,they installed aftermarket oil pressure sensor ,.changed oil with 10w30 also flushed motor I tested oil pressure,50psi@2500 RPM @OPERATING temp, psi fell slightly oil pressur...

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1991 Honda Civic 1.5L No Start VIN: 2HGED6345M
sorry it took so long to close this help request but I was hoping to get more info before I did. basically, this vehicle's problem is intermittent. I was unable to duplicate the problem since last time. I will let you all know what becomes of it if something c...
1992 Honda Accord LX 2.2L No Start VIN: 1HGCB9852N
As per many replies I installed a new coolant temp sensor. The problem did not occur for me again, but it was very intermittant to begin with. I did get quite a few responses regarding the PGMFI relay. Even after I posted it was OK in my update. For those of...
1993 Honda Civic EX 1.6L oil pressure VIN: 1HGED3553M
pulled the pan and found oil oil sludge in the pickup. Pulled bearings mains and rods looked good as new. I called to clean out the sludge in the hean and pan, also relpace oil pump. But the boss felt that he should try to sell the guy a motor. So my plan got ...
2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L No warning buzzers.(headlight on,key,seat belt) VIN: 1HGES25721
Thanks for the tips. The drivers door switch was not making contact. Repaired contact and everything works. Amazing isn't it! The simplest things that you overlook. Thanks again.
1998 Lexus LX470 4.7L ignition switch VIN: JT6HT00W4W
Ok, having been blasted in the past for 'incomplete' fixes, I'm hoping to be very thorough without being unnecessarily detailed. Ended up with 2 different scenarios. #1. We did not need the entire lock cylinder; Our friendly Lexus parts department was not fami...
1997 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Compressor & Coolant fans VIN: 1YVGE22C3V
The car had been wrecked. I described the fix in the update. Thank again for the help.
1998 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Stall, Misfire VIN: 1YGF22C2W5
This is a case of 'be careful what you assume'. The replacement reman head we recieved had hydraulic lash adjusters(as opposed to the solid head we pulled). After much research we noticed the intake cam had the proper part number (for a hydraulic head) the exh...
1992 Nissan Stanza GXE 2.4L No Start, Hesitation VIN: JN1FU21P7N
My thanks to all who took the time to reply. After verifying that the TPS, MAP & MAF sensors were OK and double checking fuel pressure to verify pump and pressure regulator were operating correctly, I still had not made any progress until I found and fixed a c...
1996 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT3YP10V2T
Hey thanks for the help, it was the alarm system wiring. I did'nt spend alot of time on it, just enough to find the main fuse for the alarm and removed it and retested good. No more interuption of the ignition circuit. Trouble codes: P0000.
1997 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Lamp Out Light VIN: 4T1BF12B4V
Thank you to all that replied. Almost every responce mentioned a replacement bulb with a different resistance value. The right rear bulb had an aftermarket replacement. I tried another aftermarket bulb with same result. I then purchased a stock bulb from Toyot...
1999 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HN86R0X
Eventhough I checked the MAF sensor with the MODIS and everything seemed to be operating normally it turned out that was the problem. Intermitent problems are a little hard to diagnose, but thank goodness for IATN which offers realworld solutions. Almost all t... Trouble codes: P0171.
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