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1998 Honda Civic GX 1.6L No Start VIN: 1HGEN1644W
This is a CnG Honda with a no start. It is full of fuel. A light is on the dash that shows no fuel but we filled it to be sure. Cranks but won't start. Not a cng expert. Where to start to diag is my first question.Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advan...
2002 Honda Accord Value Package 2.3L Vibration on acceleration VIN: 1HGCF866X2
After changing the timing belts, my customer complained of a vibration when accelerating that was not there before. My work was checked by another tech who found both belts properly aligned, although he said the balance shaft belt could have gone a half tooth ...
2000 Isuzu Trooper LS 3.5L right cam seal VIN: JACD58X5Y7
oil leak detected at right cam seal, replaced both cam seals, timing belt, and plugged pcv valve also smoke checked crankcase for flow into valve covers replacement seal blew out while idling after 10 minutes
1998 Mazda MPV LX 3.0L MIL Lamp on
hi mazda techs. sorry no Vin on my hand. car is still out of state will drop off 2nite. what i did was replace front o2 with Denso unit. I know i should use Mazda parts. but there is no local Mazda dealer. anyway. does it really matter if I use denso part inst... Trouble codes: P0130 (O2 sensor B1-S1 Circuit Malfuction.)
1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AK44Y7S
This vehicle came in with a bad water pump, we replaced the water pump, timing belt, and tensioner pulley and bearing. Vehicle ran well for about two weeks, then came in with rough idle and MIL on--code 11-Timing belt skipped one tooth or more. Checked timing ... Trouble codes: 11 (timing belt skipped 1 tooth or more)
1992 Nissan Sentra E 1.6L Surge VIN: JN1EB31P9N
This a personal vehicle. It's a basic?? I want to retrieve codes on this Nissan with out using a scanner I have a Snap on scanner with no Asian cartridge. I don't wrk in asian models. what addapter i need to hook to OBd connector??
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Misfire VIN: JN1CA31D2Y
good afternoon to all you guys out there,i have this 2000 maxima that drive me almost crazy,when you start the car cold and you try to drive it the car have no pick up and back fire and when you put let the car idle for 15 minute the car will get better and yo...
2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 3N1CB51D32
the idle will surge from time to time...and the car is NOT under warranty...the car will drive fine for a couple of days and then all of the sudden start surging again...the voltage goes from .52v to 2.24v and idles at 2200 rpm, then if you unplug the top plug...
1987 Toyota 4Runner SR5 2.4L AC amplifier VIN: JT4RN62S4H
I have made a custom ac system and wired the clucth fan direct to see if it would cool. Everything worked fine until I hooked it up to the ac ampifier to operate the clutch on the compressor. I now see that the original setup has an igniter signal and an signa...
1988 Toyota Corolla DLX 1.6L Misfire VIN: JT2AE95CX3
Number one spark plug fuel fouls right away at start up. Does it every time. No other cylinders are affected. I was wondering if anyone had any tips for me before i rebuild/replace the carb. Engine compression is even and good across all cylinders. We removed ...
1991 Toyota Pickup DLX 3.0L Hesitation, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JT4VN13D1M
Further, as soon as engine reachs operating temperature, symptom goes away. Engine performs fine untill it is allowed to cool off. Engine will start easily cold, go into high idle, and if left untouched through the warm up cycle, will perform flawlessly. If en... Trouble codes: 51 (A/C switch circuit ECU neutral start switch or circuit TPS or circuit. Doesnt generate MIL computer doesnt save code. Code evident only during stumble condition with cold engine.)

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1992 Acura Legend LS 3.2L No Start VIN: JH4KA7676N
I wanted to thank Dave and everyone else who replied, the problem was just the main relay. Wouldnt have been able to find it without the techs and IATN.
1985 Honda Accord LX 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1HGAD5434F
Thanks to all of you for your great help on this Honda. The fix turned out to be replacing the floats that were sunk in the bowl and to replace both needle and seats. Once I figured out how to initially adjust the floats with the top off of the carb the car id...
1993 Honda Accord EX 2.2L ball joint VIN: 1HGCB7278P
Thanks to everyone for your replies and advice -We talked the customer into replacing the other side as well just in case -When both ball joints were removed neither one was seized and there was no play in either of them -However one year ago the customer brou...
1991 Mazda B2600 2.6L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM2UF3143M
This vehicle was a difficult fix, The ECM had some electrolite spots on the circuit board, & after replacing the MAF with a rebuilt one & no change we sent the ECM to be rebuilt, they replaced the compasitors tested it all perfect to spec's put back in truck s... Trouble codes: 17 (feedback system).
1992 Mazda Miata 1.6L Airbag restraint system VIN: JM1NA3519N
HI Y'ALL !! thanks to all who took time out to read and respond. We replaced the diagnostic module and that fixed problem. I found a tsb that said if the airbags had ever been deployed or the seat belts pretensioners been fired, the module should be replaced. ...
1997 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGE22C5V
hi folks, only received 2 replies for this problem. Neither reply answered the question that I requested answers for...I wasn't really looking for what may be wrong with the car...I wanted to know how the PCM determines the fault, the conditions for setting a ... Trouble codes: P0441.
2003 Mitsubishi Galant LS 3.0L heater VIN: 4A3AA46H63
thanks to everyone that replied , most said the heater valve is a common part to go bad. gave the owner a estimate on a new valve and labor. she wants to see if warranty covers this. i will post more info as things progress thanks dale.
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L inop VIN: 1N4AL11D72
hi group thanks for the replies, heres what i found, after a few hours of checking and rechecking and talking to a tech at nissan the ipdm turned out being the problem not supplying power through the module to the motor, the fuse for this circuit is power befo...
1993 Subaru Impreza L 1.8L air bag VIN: JF1GC244XP
Don't know what happened-I posted a fix A week ago but apparently you didn't recieve it. The problem was the connectors were not completely locked as one responce indicated they have a double locking system. When you push them together they click and won't pul...
1993 Toyota Pickup DLX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4TAVN13D4P
Thanks to all that replyed. We found the fuel pump not coming up to pressure very fast after heat soaking. Replaced the fuel pump. We added a jumper wire to the EGR harness for the check engine light. Test drove and truck has been gone for two weeks and no pro... Trouble codes: 71 (EGR system prob).
1993 Toyota T100 3.0L speedometer VIN: JT4VD10A2P
As I suspected, replacing the speedo head took care of the problem. I replaced it with a used one due to cost and the truck having 160K+ miles. The main indication was that the scanner would read MPH through the PCM even when the speedo was inop. This was rein...
1999 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: JT2BG28K4X
Well, believe it or not, the 'Fix' was another set of spark plug wires! The only thing I can figure is that the plastic wire clips which secure the ignition wires across the top of the valve cover were broken. When the wires are new, they support themselves ab... Trouble codes: P0301, P0304, P0300.
2000 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF28B1Y
it is good to know this web site assistance is available as most of you suggested the maf sensor was the cause of my problems. i did not see any failures when testing it at an idle in the service bays but i tried one any way, and the failure went away. custome... Trouble codes: P0171.
2004 Toyota Highlander 3.3L trailer wiring VIN: JTEEP21A64
installed little blue convertor box for trailer wiring that is not there when the vehicle is built with out the trailer tow package.
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