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1990 Honda Accord DX 2.2L cooling system VIN: 1HGCB7240L
Machine shop returned head with no evidence of problems, is there another source of oil in coolant on these engines that we can check for? Heard there may be a problem with block on these engines, anyone with more info would be appreciated. Thank you and God B...
1991 Honda Accord LX 2.2L compressor VIN: 1HGCB7654M
Need help with this one. Blowing 80 degrees from vents at idle. Condensor and drier replaced cause of leak found. Pinched off heater hoses and didn't make any difference. The only thing i Notice is that when I turn ac off with the car running, my low side ac p...
1992 Honda Prelude Si 2.3L No Start VIN: JHMBB215ON
The problem with this prelude is no spark, no fuel i hooked my scanner up to it and the e.c. u wont communicate with my scanner(mt 2500) i replaced the distributor with a new one, i have checked all grounds i have pulled the fuse box out and inspedted it for c...
1996 Honda Civic EX 1.6L temperature gauge VIN: JHMCG66533
Hi everybody! I have hear a 1996 Civic, temp gauge reads slightly below middle when cold start. I performed a gauge test by removing the wire connected to the ECT sending unit, gauge reads all the way down to cold. I then grounded the same wire, gauge reads al...
1997 Honda Accord LX 2.2L AC System VIN: JHMCD5633V
AC system is not responding. First the relay is receiving power to 3 of the 4 wires, the wire to the compressor clutch remains ground. I am not receiving a ground from the PCM. The PCM and the control head have been replaced and the pressure switch appears to ...
1999 Honda Accord LX 2.3L oil VIN: 1HGCG6657X
hey guys this honda we have in our shop is said to be using 1 qt.of engine oil a week. there are no leaks, no smoke and no tsb's on this engine saying oil leak. the car only has 75k on it . we checked the plugs they are original wiyh some ash deposit but no...
2000 Hyundai Accent GL 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, HARD START VIN: KMHCG45G3Y
thanks in advance cust came in with mil and hard start only cold only in am after sitting; diagnosed mil as faulty maf and replaced cleared memory by disconnecting battery; cleaned injectors due to poor repair history and symtoms; car seemed fine next morning... Trouble codes: 1128 (maf sensor)
1998 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Timing VIN: 4S2CK58W0W
Hello everybody. I need the whole complete procedure to proper alignment the timing belt on this one, including the cam drive gear marks and the cam gears marks. I already got out the four camshafts spring loaded. Alldata don't offers the whole step by step pr...
1992 Mitsubishi Diamante ES 3.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: JA3XC47S7N
This car has a rough run cold. The owner reports that it barely runs for a while on a true cold start then gradually improves until warm but never goes away. Dealer told him they couldn't fix it because they can't scan a car that old. Also told him it had oxyg...
2001 Subaru Outback 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BE686D2
Hello all, I'm not sure what's going on with this one. Our MODIS is showing processed info not live making this one a little harder to diagnose. Original complaint was ruff idle, low power. Scan results were only P0172, so we did all the sugguested tests with ... Trouble codes: P0172 (System too rich Bk1 Computer detected fuel trim malfunction)
1994 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L No Start VIN: 4T1SK12E7R
cranks but no start, had a open plug wire that was replaced did tests in alldata no help replaced ignitor with salvage yard ignitor
2001 Toyota Highlander 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JTEHF21A61
Help Toyota Guru's The car drove in with engine light on codes 1130/1150 set at the same time so cleared them and road tested and guess what? The codes came back. Car has a rotten egg smell(Running Lean) I didnt think it would work but I Replaced 2 A/F Sensor... Trouble codes: P1130 (p1150-), P1150

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2000 Daewoo Nubira SE 2.0L radio VIN: KTR568D56F
gary posted these codes look for the 8 digit radio code next to it is the white sticker with 2 digits use that number on this table of codes Since Daewoo hasn't biult a car under that name in over 4 years I thought I wouldn't be giving out proprietary inform...
1989 Honda Accord DX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1HGCA6273K
Hi, thanks to all who responded. I had responses ranging from bad carb, cat or EGR system. However several responses were regarding the PCV valve. Pinched off the hose and sure enough, stable idle. Replaced PCV valve, set idle mixture and timing and she's clea...
2000 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2DM58W9Y
Thanks to everyone for their suggestions, especially Ross from Ontario with some great insight. The fix actually turned out to be a cam sensor shorting out when hot and pulling the #2 5volt reference down. This is the only sensor we had not unhooked, because i... Trouble codes: P1271 (aps 1-2), P1272 (aps 2-3), P1280 (aps ckt fault), P1220 (tps 2 ckt fault), P1221 (tps 1-2 correlation error), P1639 (reference voltage 2 ckt).
2001 Isuzu Rodeo S 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CK58D21
I only recieved 3 responses, 2 of them from Bruce in Texas who also noticed there was wrong data in ALLDATA. ALLDATA lists P0449 as A VENT SOLENOID problem but they have you go after the PURGE SOLENOID with some wrong Ohm readings to top things off. Thanks for... Trouble codes: P0449 (Undocumented has to do with vent solenoid however).
1990 Lexus LS400 4.0L Electronic VIN: JT8UF11EXL
Thanks to all who applied. could not find problem with this. I check everything over again. cutomer picked car up. i'm sure it will be back again. thanks again.
1997 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA2228V
Thanks to all who replied !!! As I thought it will be time to replace the manifold cats on this car (if the customer want's to spend the bucks). Thanks again to all Trouble codes: P00, 420 (cat effiencancy low), P0430.
1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JN1CA21D2S
Hello: Customer declined further testing. I guess when it will not run at all she will come back. Thanks for the info. Steve Trouble codes: P0325.
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR09Y41
I had 3 replies for the problem, one was for cam sensor connectors and sludged oil. i flushed the engine twice and had the customer drive the vehicle. I cleaned the cam sensor connectors also. The customer came back with the light on, but it took a longer time... Trouble codes: 1110 (Intake valve timing bank 1), 1140 (Intake valve timing bank 2).
1997 Suzuki Sidekick JX Sport 1.8L Stall VIN: JT3TE21V2V
im not sure if i properly fixed this, all i did was adjust the throttle plate a little, but the customer left happy and all is well for now thanks for replies
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