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1990 Honda Accord DX 2.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: JHMCB7649L
emissions failure. co 10%. O2 reading .9 as it should. fuel press. 80 psi into rail. stays at 80 even with regulator removed. removed rail for inspection for blockage it looks clear.tried new reg no change.customer has replaced filter with what looks like a gm...
1997 Lexus ES300 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BF22G8V
Customer brought vehicle in for a maintenance timing belt and water pump. After completion vehicle was test driven and returned to customer. The customer returned 2 days later complaining of a check engine light. Codes were pulled and sure enough all the cylin... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire), P0301 (Misfire Cylinder 1), P0303 (Misfire Cylinder 3), P0305 (Misfire Cylinder 5)
1995 Mitsubishi 3000GT SL 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JA3AM54J6S
I need to make sure I'm on the right track. I dont get any ICM signal at the power transistor, neg or pos, on the control wire for cyl. 3&6. The others have a good signal. It looks like I need to go to the CPU next?? I have checked the timing belt and it lines... Trouble codes: 53 (ign signal 36)
1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4E3AK44Y3S
this car has a hesitation or stumble on accel in all gears. vehicle is from a used car lot so no history available. when first arrived would hardly run, had multiple codes stored, and bs data. replaced pcm, did much better, except for c.e.l. and stumble after ... Trouble codes: P0351, P0352
2000 Mitsubishi Mirage DE 1.8L No Start VIN: JA3AY26C7Y
hello out there-this car was towed in yesterday-cranks over fine-but has no spark-it has fuel pressure-injector pulse and compression-but no spark-dont see these cars in my shop much at all-wondered if there is something common on this engine that would cause ...
2001 Mitsubishi Diamante LS 3.5L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 6MMAP67PX1
Hello Mitsubishi techs: I have this 01 Diamante with poor idle, resitation on acceleration with the following codes. P0455 and P0506. The P0455 evap. gross leak I checked the gas cap but it is functional.I do not know if this code is the root cause for the oth... Trouble codes: P0455 (Evap Emission control. Sys. Leak detected/gross leak), P0506 (Idle control sys. RPM control lower than expected)
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L catalyst monitor VIN: JN1CA31A3Y
the catalytic converter monitor has not run. the customer has been driving it for eight month. we attempted a drive cycle but is still has not run. has any one seen this problem before?
1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG12K1T
This vehicle was brought into our shop straight from two other shops and has had the wiring for the camshaft and crankshaft sensor circuits checked for continuity, shorts to power or grounds, and ground circuits for the ECU. The camshaft sensor and ECU have be... Trouble codes: P0340 (Camshaft posistion sensor or circuit)
2000 Toyota Solara SE 3.0L booster
i am wondering if any one has seen a vacuum booster problem with these cars.
2001 Toyota Echo 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDBT12321
Hello group, I have this little echo failing evap monitor, I have check fuel tank pressure sensor and verified operation, performed smoke test and can find no leaks, also conducted .040 leak with machine and system passed. But im not sure if the way Im testing... Trouble codes: P0440 (Evap system problem)

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2004 Acura TL 3.2L reminder reset VIN: 19UUA662X4
thanks for the help group. The fix was to hold down the reset button with the key off then turn it on and hold for 10 seconds or until the display says 'oil life 100'. The car came back this morning and I reset it with no problems using this procedure. So much...
2000 Honda CR-V SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD1870Y
Vehicle is fixed, still ok after a week of customer driving it. Fuel in the hose from the charcoal canister to the 2-way valve was causing repeated failure of the bypass solenoid valve. We were not cleaning out the line completely after other parts were replac... Trouble codes: P1457 (evap control system leakage canister system).
1993 Lexus LS400 4.0L Instrumentation VIN: JT8UF11E8P
Sincerely Appreciate all who responded. Advised owner of Cluster Repair by Mikado Tech in Calif. Owner is considering the possibilities but not ready to commit as yet since it is still working, just an aggreviation. Will update if owner decides to commit. Th...
1999 Lexus LS400 4.0L Bulb Warning System VIN: JT8BH28F5X
Thanks to many but William, Michael and Daniel who supported the idea of rechecking the Tail Light Failure control unit, which is located on the left side in the trunk, were correct. A burned trace on the printed circuit board was soldered and it's Fixed!
2000 Lexus LS400 4.0L Hesitation VIN: JT8BH28F7X
thank you to those who replied. this car had excessive carbon build up in the intake portion of the heads which required manual cleaning.tried motor-vac,which did clean the injectors but wasnt enough to clean the heads. i filled a dixie cup up with soft carbon...
1995 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.0L Torque converter VIN: JN8HD17Y2S
We performed a trans service and flush and informed the customer of our findings. All electrical tests performed showed that all was in order. Possible internal fault. The customer will just warm up the vehicle for several minutes before driving as a get aroun...
1998 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L timing chain cover VIN: JN1CA21D6W
This vehicle did have 2 bolts that were accessed from below the sub pan. Many responses said to remove this as well as the upper pan. Also, it would appear that many thought that this was a very difficult job when, in actuality, it was time consuming but strai...
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