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1992 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Electronic VIN: 1HGCB7658N
Will not shift out of park unless I use key release. When I step on brake pedal D4 illuminates on dash no mater what gear I put it in(the gear it is in will also light up). Reverse is fine, will not start in correct gear unless manually placed in gear("limp in...
2001 Isuzu N NPR 4.8L No Start VIN: JALC4B1412
Sorry for what may be a dumb question but I am not very familiar with these diesels. Customer said that they came to a stop light and the truck just died and would not restart. Towed in to me and still will not start. Fuses in glove box are ok. Levers on injec...
2002 Isuzu Trooper Limited 3.5L Stall VIN: JACDS58X62
customer is complaining of a intermittin stalling condition during the first 5 minutes of driving. after about 45 miles and three days of test driving i experinced a stalling condition on acceration, the check trans light, cruise control light, low fuel light,...
1993 Lexus SC400 4.0L all electrical VIN: JT8UZ30C9P
vehicle towed in twice for died while driving no crank - found battery dead - charged and tested battery and alternator test good - has been about 2 weeks since happened the first time - customer states will be driving and hit brake or turn signal and vehicle ...
1998 Lexus GS400 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BH68X5W
car came in for starter replacement.starter was under intake manifold.replaced starter and intake gaskets.customer drove car away,everything fine except mil light came on.ran diagnostics,4 codes refering to oxygen sensors.o2 connections look ok,can find no vac... Trouble codes: P0130 (o2 sensor bank one), P0133 (p0150- o2 sensor bank 2), P0150 (o2 sensor bank 2), P0153
1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L clock VIN: JT6HF10U9X
Hello all, I have this 99 Lexus rx 300 that has begun to reset the clock on the monitor screen to 1:00 after ignition is shut off and turned back on. I can set the time and it may or may not go back to the right time. After sitting for awhile it always will go...
1998 Mazda B2500 SE 2.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: 4F4YR12C6W
This Mazda is basically a Ford Ranger, but the fuel pressure specs are misleading. Mazda specs are 35 to 40 psi. and Ford specs are 60 psi + or - 8. This truck is white smoking terribly from all the raw fuel. The load is 3o% and fuel injector on time is 65 mv....
1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 4A3AK44YXS
replaced head gasket sent head out for valve job ran car noticed oil leak from valve cover found oil coming out of number 4 spark plug only number 4 cly was filling up with oil. any suggestions thinking poss head gasket
1990 Nissan Stanza XE 2.4L No Start
hello techs! this is my first post,so sorry for any mistakes. also sorry for the vin#,i'm at home. this car was brought in today for a leaking injector, no problem fixed.After repair it will not start. i have good spark,fuel pressure,with no injector pulse. i'...
1993 Nissan 240SX 2.4L shift points VIN: JNEMSE7AOP
Need help from Nissan guys. The trans shifts at about 3500 rpm with light throttle pressure. There are no codes. Dont know if there is any common problems that would cause this, or any adjustments that would help.TPS adjustment seems about right at .48 volts. ...
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: JN1CA31A2Y
friend of mine owns this car he has taken into nissan dealership car runs rough or has a surge worse after sitting overnight they can duplicate concern but cant figure it out they have replaced other 5 coils, maf, upper intake plenum gasket(per nissan recom...
2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22K87
this car came in with P0401 in the memory, Found the modulator burnt up, replaced it and cleared the codes. Customer came back with the same code, Tested the VSV and the vacume hoses for proper routing and holes,EGR valve was removed and tested and is good, MA... Trouble codes: P0401
2002 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L intermittant no-start VIN: 4T3ZF13C12
This sienna has been acting up occasionally for a few months now. It will not crank. The last time, we tapped on the starter relay, and it started then. We replaced the relay, and it did it again a week later. Shifting to neutral does not help. Jumping the 2 t...

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1991 Honda Civic LX 1.5L Can't set timing VIN: 1HGED3650M
Thanks guys, most of you thought of the t. belt being off a tooth so I rechecked but it was not. The vehicle finally got to where I could not even get it started and at that point the archives led me to my dumb mistake. I had forgotten to hook up the ground ...
1997 Honda Accord LX 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCD5638V
Well, Thanks to all who replied all of which were correct. The initial problem of the two way solenoid was correct. However it did take the computer with it. After all of our diagnosis and replacement of parts via alldata we sent it to the dealer. The dealer c... Trouble codes: P1457 (evap control system leak detected.).
1996 Hyundai Accent 1.5L No Start VIN: UD11NPVU22
I regret to advise the solution to the fault in these two vehicles still eludes us. Two replies suggested voltage drop in either the power or ground circuits but we have been unable to detect a VD. Of course, the trick is to get the fault to occur while testin...
1990 Mazda B2200 2.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JM2UF1238L
Still working on the car. after checking fuel and unsuccessfully pulling codes. I rechecked spark and found that it is intermittently going out. so now im trying to figure out if i have an ignitor, computer or ignition module problem. I'm leaning towards an ig...
2000 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L engine VIN: JM3LW28GGY
Thanks to Bogdan lucian from Romania and David from Arkansas, After taking valve covers off found oil pressure and volume good at idle, the problem turned out to be the timing chain on right side of engine had too much play due to bad chain tensioner. we decid...
2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L park lights VIN: JA4MT31H9Y
I went to the back of the vehicle and removed both rear brake light bulbs and both where black ,They still worked but where black .I replaced both bulbs and that fixed my problem of the front marker lights and the dash lights coming on when i hit the brakes so...
2000 Nissan Quest GLE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 4N2XN11T3Y
Replies were all good and prompted us to relook at injectors which we did. thought we had found problem for sure as posted in update but nothing changed. One reply spoke of back side carbon build up on intake valves and this could be a possibility but at this ... Trouble codes: P0034 (Knock sensor circuit-------not current).
2002 Nissan Sentra SE-R 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, High Idle VIN: 3N1AB51DX2
Thanks for the replies. Most of the responses said replace the ECU or the throttle body. Due to the fact that the ECU would require reflash after installation and we don't have a Nissan dealer in our town, the used car dealer who was paying the bill is sending... Trouble codes: P0507 (Idle speed higher than expected), P1102 (Mass Airflow Sensor).
1999 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L speedo VIN: 4S3BK4253X
Hellow fellow techs: This Subaru is fixed thanks to the 11 replies that I received from the network. I would like to thank George, John, Richard, Lyndon, Merle, Nicholas, Dan, David, and all the rest of you who replied to my request for help. I had no code...
2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L No Start VIN: 4T3ZF13C5Y
Thanks to all of you who replied, The problem with this car was the key immobilizer. After scratching my head for quite some time on this, I realized the customer had an aftermarket key. Finally got the right key and the van started up and ran beautifully. Tha...
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