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1991 Honda Accord EX 2.2L No Start VIN: 1HGCB7164L
this vehicle came in on a hook with a broken timing belt. replaced belt and checked compression, customer got lucky i thought. tried to start and no start/no spark. the injectors pulse with the noid light,but no spark out of plugs. tried a new cap rotor and ne...
1996 Honda Accord LX 2.2L blinkers, turn signals VIN: 1HGCD5636T
The turn signals on this Accord do not always work properly. Most of the time it is the left side.When you turn the blinker on, you can hear the flasher but the indicator for the signal in the instrument cluster does not light up at first, but after you hear t...
1998 Honda Accord LX 2.3L Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG3245W
Check engine light on . Code P1607 Pwr Train-- Manufacturer Controlled Computer & aux output Clear code , Drove vehicle for 80 km ok. Next morning First start [...] on again Cannot go pass 3000RPM( fuel cut) Book says to replace PCM if code came back on. H... Trouble codes: P1607 (PWR TRAIN -- Manufacturer Controlled computer aux output)
2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L abs module VIN: 2HKRL1860Y
hi guys,hope you honda techs can give me some help, this honda came in with the abs, traction,and red brake light on,i was able to get a code 35 which led me to the right rear solenoid in the modulator,this is where alldata leads me down the wrong road i did t...
1998 Hyundai Accent L 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHVD14NXW
hyundais test is very short--replace converter and/or PCM---not ready to replace pcm yet--any suggestions??? Trouble codes: P0421 (catalyst)
1997 Kia Sephia GS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAFA125XV
after engine reaches operating temp,and coming to a stop,the idle drops low and stalls intermitantly,the short term fuel trim for bank 1 is -6 to -16 at times at idle,i can create a vacuum leak and the fuel trim tries to return to normal Trouble codes: P0170
2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport XLS 3.0L Overdrive VIN: 1G23456789
This montero has no 4th gear during a road test I maualy shifted though all gears but the truck stays in 3rd. It doesnt try to shif and slip out just stays in 3rd at 85mph and 4800 rpm no shift in all data the test procedure is to groung the #1 pin in the dlc ...
1993 Nissan Sentra 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 31P2PU2377
Hi folks, I am having a time with this Nissan. The symptons are poor idle stability. If I put the car in gear it will cut off or begin too surge. I did not find any codes with my snap on scanner. MY injector pulses seem too high 400ms, Iac is erractic 20-50, t...
1995 Nissan Sentra 1.6L No Start VIN: 1N4AB41D0S
Hey Guys, A friend recently had this car towed to me. It wouldn't start and he thought it might be the T-belt. It's actually chain driven. It actually has two chains. One from the crank to an intermediate and a second up to the cams. One of the sprockets on th...
1996 Nissan 300ZX Turbo 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: JN1CZ24D9T
This one is teasing me. Replaced an engine about a year ago. car has run fine till about 3 mo ago. Now has a persistent rough idle during warm up for about 1-3 minutes. great idle when warm, runs fine at all other times except warm up. seems to be very lean du...
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L Lighting VIN: JN8DR09Y61
I have this pathfinder in my shop with a problem with the parking lights.When the parking lights are put on they will not go off when you shut off the switch.I have disconnected the combination switch which works the lights I have unpluged the battery saver mo...

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1997 Hyundai Accent GL 1.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1W55TY623W
Well techs I believe this one is fixed, how, well I decided to set the Genisys aside and check MAF,ECT,and TPS sensors with the DVOM as you know in my help request that everything looked fine on the scanner. The problem was an intermittin/falty ECT sensor it h...
1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CK58W0X
checked wiring integrity and found rear o2 sensor on other bank shorted to ground , must be bringing other sensor down? customer did not want to repair or replace harness at this time. said will bring vehicle back when due for smog. wiil update later if vehicl... Trouble codes: P0160.
1998 Kia Sephia 1.8L Cuts out VIN: KNAFB1211W
Two problems- PCM fault caused fuel injector not to fire and pinhole in shrouded spark plug connector caused plug to short to ground while showing good scope pattern. New PCM would not communicate with scan tool. Found poor connection at fuse 23(PCM obdII fuse... Trouble codes: P0303.
2001 Lexus IS300 3.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTHBD18221
Thanks to 2 Phillips, 2 Bobs, Nathan, Todd, Layne, Jason, John [...], and Manny-most suggested the cause as most likely the mass air flow meter, and to either try cleaning it, or replace it. Manny suggested a test for voltage at wide open throttle. The proble... Trouble codes: 0175 (rich fuel condition).
1996 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L No monitors VIN: JM1BB141XT
As always all input is greatly appreciated, Thank you. When I wrote my post I had just replaced the thermostat, battery cable ends (Cables only available with whole engine harness) and Oxygen sensor NTK (second time, first one (NTK) had a glitch in the wavefor...
1992 Nissan 240SX 2.4L engine vacum VIN: JN3MS36A1N
Id like to thank all for the info on this nissan, which by the way dont buy one. I finally took the time to break this thing down all the way to the crankshaft and started from the bottom. the whole time not knowing if this was the problem. But thank the LOR...
1998 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21A7W
Replaced the solinoid near the throttle body which eliminated the vacuum at idle when I should have had none. This resolved the fault and eliminated the check engine light returning. By testing even the three inches of vacuum is enough to be seen by the sensor... Trouble codes: 1493 (Evap purge control valve).
2001 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXBR12ES1
I received 13 replies and most pointed towards Mass Air Flow sensor. I checked fuel trims; showed lean. Cleaned MAF senor. Test drove, so far so good!!! Trouble codes: P0171 (System lean).
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