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1998 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Charging System VIN: 4S6CM58W5W
Hey guys, The Battery lite is on and Alt. is not charging, the PCM is not turning on the alt. Checked wiring between alt. and PCM Good, powers and grounds to PCM and Alt. Good. If I Back probe wire with a test light from PCM to alt. at the Alt. it charges good...
2000 Hyundai Accent L 1.5L engine VIN: KMHCF35G8Y
Here's the problem,car came in with check engine light on,scanned it ,random missfire and #3and4 missire detected,then i replaced coil pack and cleared all codes,light came back on and same problem.Did a compession check and here's what i got.#1 175#2 150#3 12...
2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L No Start VIN: CMHDN45D7I
Huh?...I was actually looking around to see if I was on candid Camera or something. This Hyundai Elantra is in very clean shape and well maintained by our customer. The symptom that we are fighting is ONLY when he goes to fill it with gas. He always fills the ... Trouble codes: P0440 (evap system), P0081 (Undocumented code), U3118 (Undocumented code), C0300 (Undocumented code)
1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Hesitation VIN: 4S2CM58WZX
Hi everyone, This is a crazy one that I need some help with!The car has a intermittent check engine light with a p0121 tps code .The light usually comes on during cold start idel.Just start it not touching the gas at all and let it idel the light comes on.Tps ... Trouble codes: P0121
1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L abs module is actaving at slow speed VIN: JT6HF1002X
She had to go out of town but I told her I would ask the "boys" and see if I didn't get any good hits on this. I have limited test equiment to test this thing with when she brings it back. Thanks ahead of time for any help.
1998 Mazda B2500 SE 2.5L Valves VIN: 4F4YR16C0X
This vehicle came in to our shop after a dealer could not figure it out. The truck will idle and run fine unless you bring the rpm up to about 3000 and then let it return to idle. Then it will misfire and run rough for about a minute then smooth out. We are pr...
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)
1986 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: JN1HZ14S2G
Hi guys, This hasn't been our week. This little 300zx was brought in on a roll back with the customer stating there was a sudden loss of power. Sure enough, with it in neutural I raised the rpms up and at 2000 rpms it acts like there is a limiter. Trying to ... Trouble codes: 12 (Air flow meter), 21 (Ign), 23 (Idle switch circuit), 31 (ecm), 41 (fuel temp sensor)
1992 Nissan Sentra SE-R 2.0L timing VIN: 1N4GB32A6N
Hello Men, I replaced the headgasket and upgraded the work to a ring and valve job. I took the head off w/piston #1 on TDC. I thought the marks on the camshaft looked a little off (intake at 10 o'clock exhaust at 1 o"clock) but thought it would all work out. W...
1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21D2S
Checked the o2 sensor, bank 1, it was switching good at cruise. At idle it would switch ok at first, but after idling for a few minutes voltage output would go low (-.04 to +.070). Open the throttle a [...] and it would start to switch good again (.125 to .89... Trouble codes: P0130 (Bank 1 oxygen sensor), P0505, P0325 (knock sensor)
1996 Nissan Sentra 1.6L monitors VIN: 1N4AB41D8T
vehicle failed obdii beacause monitors were not set (o2 egr catylist)verified it had proper o2 sensors tried drive cycles (cust has driven sevral hundred miles also)i assumed catylist and egr would not set until o2 sets o2 sensor wave forms mirror each other a...
1996 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L speedometer VIN: 4S3BK4355T
i would just like to know if there should be any voltage going to either of the two wires going to the speed sensor. I have what looks like a ground on both sides. alldata calls the sensor a pickup type sensor.there is no signal coming off the sensor but if th...
1991 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L shifting VIN: 3978373553
Hello fellow members I have this friend with 4 runner that wont drive when you select the "D" but will drive when shifted to "L" They asked me to place a help request here since they are not members.I cheked the resources and I will pass the info to him. I wea...

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1990 Acura Integra LS 1.8L No Start VIN: JH4DA9356L
thanks to all that replied,as Imentioned before when first checking car Ihad no spark.replaced distributor assembly and saw spark,but no start.IT TRIED to start but would.not.ordered another distributor assembly thinking it was defective.,same problem. Car nev...
1994 Acura Integra LS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4DC4359S
well Guys all of you were wrong it was a wet plug on the right shock tower where the engine harness plugs in. I have never seen that before on a honda or acura and I have fixed a lot of hydro locked cars in fact a 95 INTEGRA last month and its plugs were not w... Trouble codes: 9 (a problem in the cyl position sensor circuit).
1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L MIL Lamp on, Runs Good
I have quoted this customer for both the cat/intake repairs. She is a nice young woman with the wrong car for her budget. Below is the letter I sent her. Thanks to David from Califoria for reminding me that the downstream O2 is a monitor only. Dear Wendi, ... Trouble codes: P0137 (O2 Circuit Low Voltage Bank 1 Sensor 2).
1997 Lexus ES300 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BF22G8V
Sorry about being a little slow about this response. Many of the replies hit it on the head. The belt was one tooth off. A nick on the rear cover was mistaken for the actual timing mark. Retimed the rear cam and now all is well. Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire), P0301 (Misfire Cylinder 1), P0303 (Misfire Cylinder 3), P0305 (Misfire Cylinder 5).
1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4E3AK44Y3S
thank you for all your help. unfortunately we were unable to fix this one. it went back to the auction. however we were suspect of our replacement ecm. time just ran out. Trouble codes: P0351, P0352.
2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AA46L1X
It took some time to figure this one out because getting the customer to leave car was tough.The problem didnt happen all the time which the customer understood ,so they agreed to leave the car for a week. It took a couple of days driving off and on but the pr... Trouble codes: P0120, P0105.
1990 Toyota Corolla DLX 1.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: JT2AE94K1L
Hello everyone Thanks for your responses. It turns out the problem was a intake valve guide that is loose in the head and was intermittently dropping down and causing the intake valve to not close all the way. We checked the compression ( which we should hav...
1997 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L engine VIN: 4T1BF12BXV
Another one fixed. Of the 4 replies, one hit the nail on the head. Thanks Joe from Conn. The #6 cyl coil connector had a broken lock tab and the connector itself was pushed back just enough to make partial contact. Engine torque could cause pull on this alread...
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