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1989 Honda Accord LXi 2.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JHMCA5542K
Hi: This car came in because it failed emission on NOx at 25 mph. I checked emission at front of cat, reading as followes H.C. 56ppm, C.O. .5%, C.O.2 14.2%, NOx 2058ppm O2 .4%. NOx need to be below 754ppm to pass emission. I am wondering if C.O. is too low and...
1991 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Unknown VIN: JHMCB756XM
when turning there is a squeeling noise , veh. has to be moving at least 3 mph or faster, only when turning (not when centered or at the left or right lock)sounds like rack orsteering column area . we tried additive but no help .
1995 Honda Accord EX 2.7L ABS pump VIN: 1HGCE6663S
Hey honda techs, I'm hoping this may be a common problem with this vehicle. Customer complains of motor noise under hood at times mostly at start up. Found abs pump to run at times. Fluid was a little low and looked a little wet around abs unit. Filled it with...
1998 Honda Accord LX 2.3L RPM high when shift VIN: 1HGCG554XW
Greeting Y'all. Once again, I'm stumped. The cust is complaining of the RPM not dropping when shifting gears. IE: foot off gas clutch in, RPM hangs, then drops. It is more noticable at around 3250 RPM. Above that it drops immeadiatly. Below 2500 RPM it's not n...
1998 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Shift Interlock VIN: 4S6CM58W2W
With key on and the brake pedal depressed the transmission shift lever will not move from "Park". In the accessory position of the key it will shift. There is a switch and a relay on the console. Brake lights work ok. There is voltage to the switch at the cons...
1999 Honda Civic LX 1.6L No Start VIN: 1HGEJ6672X
the car came in on a tow truck flooded cranked car over with gas pedal to floor car started after a while check fuel pressure was good, good spark cap and rotors and plugs were replaced we have had this problem on a couple honda have not been able to figure ou...
2000 Honda Passport EX 3.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4B6DW58W74
hey guy got one for ya . this passport is running only on the right bank , and poorly. left bank has spark and inj pulse . both banks black plugs but left is dripping with fuel. it's like it is in limp mode however cannot find any info on this mode.test result...
2002 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L lights VIN: KNDUP13132
Hey guys, hopefully someone out there has some direction for me on this one. I've got this Kia here, the customer tells me that they had an overcharging condition that cooked their battery. They got a Wal-Mart battery, and a Schuck's alternator, had a friend p...
1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, OCC. ROUGH IDLE COLD VIN: JT6HF10WXX
after testing and replacing parts described above the same two codes keep setting after a couple days Trouble codes: P0125 (insuf. coolant tempfor closed loop), P1135 (air fuel sensor heater malf)
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L battery VIN: JT6HF10U5Y
Need some help with this Lexus. Battery will drop to 10.5 volts overnight. Engine still cranks over and starts but very slowly. Vehicle has 175mA draw for 2-3 hours after turning key on and off and removing key and locking doors. Removing the ECU-B fuse takes ...
1990 Mazda Miata 1.6L Water VIN: JM1NA3514L
When vehicle is moved, a sloshing sound is heard from in front of and behind the passenger compartment. I've removed the floor drain plugs and got a little water out, but the sound is still there - it sounds like a substantial amount of water. I've noticed a r...
1998 Mazda Protege ES 1.8L abs VIN: F5HG8Y5G5G
car came in w/a vss code in it check engin light on and abs light on the complaint was speedometer not workin i replaced the vss and still no speedometer car has not reset the vss code yet but u can drive it w/scanner hooked up and watch vss and it stays at ze...
2002 Mazda Tribute LX 3.0L engine VIN: 4F2YU08120
came in with mil light on. code p0305 missfire detected # 3 cyl. ck. spark at plug end of coil ok jumps 3/4 in. pull plug and install new. same. ck injector pulse, ok. change injectors bet. # 5 cyl and dr side cyl. no diff. remove 3 front plugs and ck. comp. p...
1992 Mitsubishi Diamante LS 3.0L No Start VIN: JA3XC57B4N
HEY TECHS, I HAVE A 92 MITSUBISHI DIAMANTE 3.0 WITH A HOT SOAK NO START. CRANKS WELL Has been a problem for over 6 months Happens 1 out of 5-10 hot restarts Has good interstate battery and good charging voltage Pulled the ECM, inspected and smelled - OK Fuel p...
2002 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L pnp switch VIN: JN8DR09Y82
hi all, thank you in advance for your time. we have this 4x4 pathfinder, service engine lamp on, code p1706 code stored. terminal 44 of ecm has 12 volts with ignition on, in gear, scanner reads "off" for position, switch through all gears and park, neutral, do...
2002 Subaru Outback 2.5L keyless entry VIN: 4S3BH66592
vehicle came in with door locks inop with remotes and door lock switches in vehicle. diagnosed system per alldata and found faulty keyless entry module. replaced module door locks now work with switches. when trying to enter programing mode to reprogram transm...
1990 Toyota Corolla DLX 1.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: JT2AE94K1L
Hello everyone We have a 1990 Corolla Wagon in the shop that has an intermittent misfire. The customer did not complain about it but we noticed it while it was idling in the shop. The car seems to drive ok except for the intermmittent missing at an idle which...

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1998 Isuzu MPR 3.9L transmission VIN: 4XX7008623
Well this one is fixed and it turned out to be a crazy one. What happened is that a previous shop had replaced the engine, with one that was two years newer, after talking to the local dealership we found that all the controls on the engine and injector pump a...
2002 Lexus ES300 3.0L SRS, chk eng light VIN: JTHBF30G72
well we figured on replacing the ECM since we have all signals, powers, and grounds going to DL & ECM. we figure the ECM has a problem communicating. You couldn't even manually retrieve codes by jumping dl connector. customer does not want us to replace ECM, (...
2000 Mazda 626 ES 2.5L RF suspension VIN: 1YVGF22D6Y
I wish I could say I fixed this car but the customer had to have the car back. Thanks to all the replies and I do agree that the sway bar to frame bushings were probably the culprit. With the end links disconnected the bar would fall to the A-arm by it self bu...
1994 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, chokes out VIN: 1N4BU31D8R
well as i had mentioned the distributor was not the problem, nor was the maf. found that out by swapping with new parts. no cracks found in intake tube. inspected cap and rotor, no problem there. the new dist had new cap and rotor on it. i know that the fuel p... Trouble codes: 34 (knock sensor).
1999 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L abs/slip/traction VIN: JN1CA21A3X
The problem were the coil's as STEVE from NY stated. Thank's for being a BIG help..
1998 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L Rear side vent windows VIN: 4T3ZF13C3W
Thank you for the quick responses Jonathan and Michael! The vent window motor was faulty and was easy to replace but cost about $276.
1999 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L srs light on VIN: 4TAPM62N9X
Hi, this one is fixed. It turned out to be the center sensor assembly (air bag modual). The code 106 refers the the passenger side air bag squib circuit. Here's the steps I took to determine the problem. 1 I checked the passengers side cut off swicth. MOD circ...
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