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1988 Honda Accord LX 2.0L master cyl.? VIN: 1HGCA5638J
please help. this vehicle came in from another shop looking for an answer. this vehicle came in with a low pedal. master cylinder has been replaced with 3 new ones. still have very low/no pedal. we have bleed the system with a vacuum bleeder as well as manuall...
1991 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Stall VIN: 1HGCB7654L
I could use some feedback from Honda experts as to interpreting the MIL. I jumpered the service connector under the dash & got 5 short blinks followed by 1 long blink. My GM experience says thats a code 51, BUT, Honda/Alldata say no, single digit codes are all... Trouble codes: 5 (short blinks of MIL ADDED TO), 1 (long blink of MIL EQUALS A), 6 (coolant temperature)
1997 Honda Accord SE 2.2L Brakes VIN: 1HGCD5606V
On this 97 Accord there is a rubbing sound when braking. Sounds like suspension noise but nothing is obvious. There is no pulsation when braking. Recently had a 94 Accord with the same problem- resurfaced the rotors (off car) and replaced the front radius arm ...
2000 Honda CR-V SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD1870Y
Has come back twice with a shorted evap by pass solenoid valve. Each time there is gas in the hose going to the canister in engine compartment. Can't see gas in the hose at the canister end, only at the solenoid end. I think the gas is causing the solenoid to ... Trouble codes: P1457 (evap control system leakage canister system)
2000 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Cuts out VIN: 4S6DM58W9Y
Hi there, Another shop asked us to look at this Honda Passport, we don't work on very many of these. The problem is the vehicle will start and immediately stall, as if someone shut off the key. Sometimes the car will run normally, as we found out the hard way...
2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Mechanical VIN: 2HKRL1861Y
Hi All, I have this 2000 Honda Odyssey and I am going to do the timing belt. Mitchell says there are two types of tensioners for this vehicle. One is an oil filled auto tensioner, and on is a sealed auto tensioner. There is a procedure for both styles. The oil...
2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0L transmission VIN: 1HGCM66503
This is my own rig and I am at the end. It has a vibration when you are in gear and doing around 50 to 60 mph. You can get off the gas and it goes away, get on the gas lightly and it comes back. Hard acceleration it is not there. You can feel it in the steerin...
2004 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Clutch Hydraulic System VIN: 1HGEM21964
Hi techs, this car has a problem with the clutch hydraulic system. We flushed the hydraulic line that connected both cylinders and installed both the clutch master cylinder and clutch slave cyliner (New Dealer Items). After bleeding the system the conventinal ...
2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHDN45D21
Hello hyundai techs: I have this 01 elantra with MIL on and code P121. The car idles rough and hesitates on acceleration. My scan tool did not have the description of this DTC. I have also checked Alldata and found none . Can you please help. Trouble codes: P0121
1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L MIL Lamp on, Runs Good
Test drove and monitored O2 after replacement and O2 was operating propperly. MIL came on again over the weekend with same code. O2 continues to report low voltage to PCM after warming up. At the connector with Vantage, O2 voltage monitors steady depending on ... Trouble codes: P0137 (O2 Circuit Low Voltage Bank 1 Sensor 2)
2000 Kia Sportage 2.0L engine VIN: KNDJA7232Y
I feel made a mistake even attempting to install this used motor, but I was trying to save this customer some money. This Kia has a strange "howling" noise coming from the rear of the motor. It is very loud with the flywheel cover removed. I have removed the ...
1992 Lexus LS400 4.0L head VIN: JT8UF11E6N
Have this 92 ls400 with no a/c function at all. Customer staes that the push buttons where blinking at first, then stopped working all together, blower runs only on high speed and air is cold, but nothing on the buton assemblie works. I have tried to remove co...
1988 Mazda MX-6 GT 2.2L abs VIN: 1YVGD31C1J
The car was pulling into a parking spot when the driver heard the abs pump come on ,the pedal became rock hard and we come to find out the right front and left rear brakes locked up.ABS light also came on.After a few minutes the brakes freed up and now the ped...
1994 Mazda MX-3 1.6L No Start, Stall VIN: JM1EC4354R
starts and dies. will keep running if disconnect maf (will run rich if do this). will run on propane, so not loosing fire. disconnect coolant sensor, wont start. maf was cleaned and volts ok koeo. tps not too high, smooth. no data stream. no codes but can indu...
2002 Mazda 626 LX 2.0L reverse VIN: 1YVGF22C62
hi ladies and gentlemen. this vehicle came in with tran problem,it shifts good,no slipping or any thing BUT it take a long time for clutch applied in reverse,we got to bring engine to 2000 rpm to make clutch applied .runs diagnostic check,data are ok,no troubl...
1988 Nissan 300ZX 3.0L ac vents VIN: JN1HZ6SOJX
heatand vents swap from vents to defrost I ran smoke test no leaks were found vacuum @ 20 I dont have access to vacuum diag any help will be appreciatd..chris
1994 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1N4BU31D9R
this came in with an ocassional drop in rpm and low power, miss fire etc. i test drove for many miles before i got to act up then just as the customer said tach droped and no power, after sitting a little while it started fine. i scoped the ign after getting t...
1998 Subaru Forester L 2.5L all wheel drive VIN: 1F1SF6352W
This car binds when turning like a 4x4 with the front hubs locked. If you install the 4wd fuse to switch it to front wheel drive the problem goes away. Also there is a noticable amount of play in the drive train when in all wheel drive which goes away when you...
1994 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1GK12C4R
Hello everybody, I've got a camry here that will start, run for a few seconds, then die. After doing some checking I began to suspect a fuel problem. If you spray into the intake with carb cleaner the car will stay running. I've checked fuel pressure, around ...
1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 4T1BG22K6X
Greetings, I have an interesting issue with a Toyota Camry 2.2L here. Another one of our shops installed a used engine in this Camry due to rod thru block scenario. I'm not sure how many miles are on this puppy. They played with this one for 3 days and now it'...
2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT2BG22K5Y
Car was bought from impound yard. This thing is wierd, off idle from a stop, after its warm you get a surge, like to much egr, or a tps problem. disconnected egr, still there, checked tps, test good. hooked up scanner and got codes p1130 b1s1 sensor malfunctio... Trouble codes: P1130, P0300
2001 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TEHN72N21
Vehicle came in for a "tune-up" customer felt that would fix his check engine light. I attempted to sell him a diagnostic instead, but he refused. I procceeded to replace spark plugs and filters. Light remained on. After the "tune-up" Didnt fix it he authorize... Trouble codes: P1135 (Heater Circuit A/F sensor)
2001 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXBR12E71
Note: The TSB Bulleting I ussed to perform all the tests was the one from toyota website along with the one from alldata information system. I supect of three different possibilities A) there is a very small leak that I was not able to isolate B)computer softw... Trouble codes: P0441
2004 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Airbag light VIN: 4T1BF32K74
After all the deployed parts were replaced, the airbag lamp was lit steady on power up. I grounded the Tc terminal to flash codes and got a 31 - Center sensor malfunction. Scantool also gave me a B1000 which is the same fault. No other codes present. Alldata a...

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1993 Honda Accord LX 2.2L No Start VIN: 1HGCB7555P
sorry this took so long but wanted to be sure it was cured. replaced relay as most everyone said and bingo back to normal. thanks to all who helped steve
2001 Lexus RX300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTJGF0U810
There seemed to be a little confusion as to the information I was after, so I'll start from the beginning; P1155 stored which is for the B2 S1 air fuel ratio sensor heater circuit either open or short(different name, still an O2 sensor, does the same job). I... Trouble codes: P1155.
1999 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: JM1BJ2222X
Thanks for everyones input. well the car came back in and there was a check engine light on this time, scan system and pulled po 301 misfire cyl 1 i put plugs in it and cleared codes and drove car was fine. thanks again for everyones input. jon.
2001 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L injectors VIN: 4A3AA46G11
THANK YOU TY AND DAVID!!! They both nailed it. The pass system (which i didn't know this car had) cuts injector pulse if you don't have a factory key. As soon as the customer brought thier other key the car fired right up. Thanks for getting this headache out ...
1992 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L Unknown VIN: JN1RZ26H8N
Thanks to those who replied. Even though the center bearing was checked out by myself and the driveline company that replaced the u-joints before and no issues found I replaced the center bearing and the vibration is no longer there.
1999 Subaru Forester L 2.5L Alignment VIN: JF1SF6351X
I apologize for even opening this post and to everyone that took the time to respond. The customer decided not to try any of the suggestions we offered him. Thanks to everyone that tried to help.
1994 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Misfire VIN: JT3VN39W4S
Customer has taken truck before completed. I did find however that even with only 2-3' of vac to the egr, it would begin to stumble. all tubes were clear and backpressure test was less that 1psi. No vac leaks were found. Customer declined Motorvac and further ...
1997 Toyota Camry CE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 4T1BF22K3V
Thanks everyone for all the suggestions. I guess I've been doing to much electrical stuff this month, cause I was sure it would be an electrical problem, but I couldn't link how all the back cylinders were missing. I didn't even stop to think about the mechani... Trouble codes: P0300.
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