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1990 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Engine smoking VIN: 1HGCB7663L
Vehicle smokes (oil) only after sitting several hours usually over night
1990 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: CB3-101447
Vehicle starts up idles for a few seconds starts to miss then cuts out. Codes showing is 4 CKP sensor but test ok. Voltages to computer ok, earths ok. All inputs to computer eg- sensors good. Have good spark, injectors pulsing correctly. Can anyone help. Trouble codes: 4 (ckp)
1993 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1HGCB7653P
hello all you honda techs i have this accord that is failling emmission for nox egr system working good appling vac to egr kills engine instantly went to check timming due to dist being replaced some place else i noticed when i jump the connector timming dosen...
2001 Lexus IS300 3.0L wheel bearing VIN: JTHBD18211
to all the good lexus techs! is there a secret to changing a front wheel brg? i'm having a problem removing the axle out of the brg. thanx in advance!!!
1995 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L alt. belt VIN: JM1BA1416S
sometimes the simplest things can become headaches.this vehicle came in on a tow truck with the alt belt missing.we replaced both belts.after starting the vehicle the alt. belt squeled even though the belt had the proper relieve the noise the belt m...
1990 Mitsubishi Montero 3.0L No Start VIN: JA4GJ5151L
This thing was towed in from a car lot where it has been sitting for over a year. I put a battery in it and it cranks but I have no spark. I checked for pulse at the coil and had none so I performed the test for the Ignition Power Transistor (ignitor, ignition...
1997 Mitsubishi Montero LS 3.5L oil usage VIN: JA4MR41R4V
This vehicle is owned by me, I bought it year ago and I serviced it when the customer bought it at 50,000 miles. I changed the oil and filter every 4,000 miles and used the proper oil and filter. Right after I owned it I drove in the city for about 1200 miles ...
1983 Nissan 280ZX 2.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1HZD4S3D
thank you in advance all you nissan guys this z has a sensor lite on michell doesn't tell you how to pull codes I think the sensor lite goes on with milage. It mis fires at idle and stumbles under a load can anyone tell me how to read the codes on this car.
1997 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Hesitation VIN: 1N4BU31D4V
Hello, I need some info on this Altima.Last week I checked out this car for intermittent bogging. Fuel pressure good and engine runs well and scans good. I used a snap on scanner with Asian package no codes. But I did find that when the bog happened the TPS vo...
2004 Nissan Xterra XE 3.3L mil VIN: 5N1ED28Y54
hi nissan guys, I am doing pin voltage tests to determine abs fault lamp. No( ConsultII to call on) Car was in a collision and brought to us from a body shop. All pin values ok except ALL wheel speed sensors check either 3meg ohms(left side) or open(right side...
1997 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L engine VIN: 4S3BG6852V
Six months back the vehicle came in with a complaint of an intermittent "knocking" noise. When we first heard the noise it sounded more like some type of wrist pin problem or even a carbon knock. It didn't make the noise the entire time it was running, only wh...
2004 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L engine VIN: JF1GG29694
I need help from Subie people! customer has had this vehicle to the dealer many times, and the area dealer says he cannot find any problems. The vehicle has used about one qt. motor oil every 2500 miles, and will smoke occ. on accl. after a ext. idle (drive th...
2000 Toyota Echo 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 34Y0018364
Vehicle had steady MIL, ran ok. Took to dealer and was told VVT Oil Control Solenoid failing when hot causing code, told Cust. around $600.00 to repair. We check car, sure enough has code for VVT bank one, (Its a 4 cyl, so I assume the messsage is generic for ... Trouble codes: P1349 (VVT System Bank One)
2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L No Start VIN: JT3GN86R6Y
Hello toyota specialists Our shop is working on this 4runner, it came in no spark no injector pulse, NO CODES. I checked crk and cam signals even had a Tacoma in shop with same engine and no immobilizer, and compared crk, cam signals, swapped igniters and pro... Trouble codes: B2796 (immobilizer no communication)
2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22K71
Car came in with a P0401 EGR flow code. Cleared code and roadtested car and the light came back on. Ran test and replaced vacuum modulator. Cleared code again and roadtested to get monitor to set and light came back on. Ran complete EGR system check as per Toy... Trouble codes: P0401 (egr flow)
2003 Toyota Highlander 3.0L door lock VIN: JTEHF21A43
I check with my local Toyota dealer to program the door lock for automatic lock when put in drive or at spécific speed. They tell me not possible... I try with my snap-on scanner i have no accès to BCM. Maybe some tech. know manual way to program door lock.Sam...

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1999 Acura TL 3.2L compressor/ blower motor VIN: 19UUA5648X
found faulty blower motor resistor, acura replaces the resistor along with a new blower motor. installed new unit, system is working normal. ps: steve from california. thanks for your help
1998 Honda Passport EX 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S6CM58W7W
This one defied all attempts to keep the MIL off. As per the suggestions I recieved I tried readjusting the TPS, and tested the MAP and MAF by substituting known good units. Still no help. Owner decided to pull the plug on any further repairs. Thanks for the r... Trouble codes: P0121, P0122 (TPS circuit low input).
2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L SRS System VIN: 1HGEM22911
I believe passenger seat occupancy sensor to be the problem causing the constant yellow 'Side Air Bag Light'. Manit from Nebraska seems to know the system pretty well and with his help, I have eliminated other causes. Evidently this is a common failure. Due to...
1998 Isuzu Amigo S 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CK57DW4
After so much time its not about the time spent, its the fact that this car is not going to beat you. The timing belt had been replaced a short time ago. after removing the timing belt and both cam pullies for inspection and finding nothing wrong we went to al... Trouble codes: P0341 (Camshaft position sensor circut).
1991 Mazda RX-7 1.3L abs light flashes
Hi again recived two replies, one said kam in steering collumn, another to check all connections at battery. checked battery connections (clean and tight). Driver said he would take it to the dealer. Sorry I cant give more help THANKS AGAIN
1995 Mitsubishi Montero SR 3.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: JA4MR51M4S
I want to thank everyone that replied, but the fix was the correct firing order or cylinder pairing,Mitchell was not even close Trouble codes: 43 (egr temp sensor).
1998 Nissan Frontier XE 2.4L fuel gauge VIN: 1N6DD26S8W
The fix is disgusting! The problem turned out to be the new speedometer we bought from Nissan. IMPORTANT INFORMATION--when the system goes to diagnostic mode, the gauges go to Zero then they go to 5/8 gauge. When we put this problem child in diagnostic mode th...
2000 Nissan Frontier XE 2.4L Overdrive VIN: 1N6DD26S4Y
Dear friends, After three weeks of no show, I tracked down the owner myself, who informed me that he went to the dealer. Their diagnosis was that the fluid was contaminated with metal shavings, plugging the filter and disabling the overdrive. Recommended rep...
2000 Subaru Impreza L 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1GF4355Y
Late posting of fix to help request due to part ordering and rescheduling customer back in. Thanks to all of those that had run into this problem before and replied to our request. Replaced the knock sensor and as of yet have no MIL back on after one week of d... Trouble codes: P0325.
1990 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT3VN39W3L
Hey guys! Thanks so much for all of the replies, this network works because of people willing to take time to help others. My fix turned out to be a faulty circuit opening relay (behind passengers speaker cover/kickpanel). The opening relay controls power to t...
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