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1996 Honda Civic LX 1.6L Fuse 15 VIN: 1HGEJ6673T
I do not know enough about the ELD to make a decision about what is going on in this circuit. The fuse only blows when the key is turned to the crank position and will continue to trip a breaker with the engine running until the key is turned off. If the key i...
2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HKRL1869Y
Van has mil on. found three trouble codes (listed). There are no known drivability (or other) problems. After doing some checking around on the world wide web, there seems to be a trend going with these codes being simultaneusly set. One other problem is the t... Trouble codes: P0524 (Cant find definition), P0118 (Engine coolant temp sensor high voltage input), P0126
2004 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L Mechanical VIN: 5FNRL18504
Customers complaint was low brake pedal. Test drive did confirm that vehicle pedal is very low. When brake is applied pedal has little resistance, then just sinks to floor. We have bleed all brakes. Problem goes away if we clamp off front brake hoses. Did not ...
2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L No Start, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: KMHDN45DX1
This is a first time customer. After spending $1800.00 with a local dealer the complaint is still present. Very often and very intermittently the car just shuts off. The stalling problem is only present at idle. There are no codes present. I tested the crank s...
1994 Infiniti Q45 A 4.5L No Start, less thn 60 psi comp VIN: JNKNG01D2R
After replacing window regulator vehicle was placed in parking lot , At the next start up , no start, extended cranking and now a very low compression, this vehicle has a variable valve timing solenoid, the security light blinks on the Instrument cluster until... Trouble codes: 55 (everything OK)
2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4S2CK58W41
the vehicle will intermittently stall and occasionally die like someone turn the key off.this is 3rd visit for this problem have only duplicated once but unable to get any data at the time.when it did die hit a pothole in of the other techs drove it t...
1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L Hesitation, Surge VIN: JT6HF10UXX
I have this Lexus that came in for service. On initial test drive found it lacks power, surges, misfires only when cold. Once its warm it runs fine. The battery was at its end, when I started engine the radio reset and ecm data was reset. Replaced battery and ...
1991 Mazda Protege DX 1.8L No Start
This car was given to me after customer installed new fuel pump and relay.Car would not start so i rechecked his inst. and checked for power to pump.No power to be found,checked alldata wire diag.and powered fuel pump and it worked but stil would not run .Chec...
1993 Mazda 626 ES 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGE22B9P
thanks for the help in advanced, i'm not very experienced with drivability!!! this mazda came in to my shop and it had all the mentioned would intermittently run like poop and chug black smoke.the customer was also concerned about the oil leak into th... Trouble codes: 41 (vrs1 solenoid valve), 09 (coolant temp sensor), 17 (no change in left o2 output), 24 (no change in right o2 output)
1999 Mazda Millenia 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA221XX
To date no parts have been replaced, but have manually checked EGR valve operation with a vacuum pump and verified integrity of all vacuum hoses and wire connections and wire harness routing. We are a GM shop and do not work on foreign cars often. Any help is ... Trouble codes: P0400 (egr flow malfunction)
2000 Mazda Miata 1.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1NB3532Y
Hi , I got this car came in for misfire and 'check engine' came on . Code p0300 ,p0420. Misfire occured after hot soak(it act up to me once and I see no spark at coil on # 1 cyl ). I replaced a set of wire due to burn at cyl# 4. Gave car back to customer and h... Trouble codes: P0300, P0420
2001 Mazda Miata 1.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JM1NB35341
Hi fellow techs, I have a co-worker with this 2001 Miata that would run rough then die om her. The problem is intermittent, and she is losing confidence and fearing the car will die at any moment. I know, what a nightmare. The question I have is: would the VV...
1997 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L abs light VIN: 4S3BK4357V
We have as listed an ABS code 42. Alldata lists three different ABS systems but doesnt tell how to differentiate between them other than traction control. This car doesn't appear to have TCS. The Alldata lists the ABS module under the right floor/seat area whi...
2004 Suzuki Forenza LX 2.0L Head/valve train VIN: KL5JJ52ZX4
Ok, what I need is ideas on what can cause valve to piston interference only after engine warms up. Additional repair details at end. Lifters replaced with NEW after hearing noise. Here is what happens. Engine is started cold, runs fine. Allowed to warm up, st...
1989 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3VN66W9K
good afternoon everyone i am getting these 2 codes (51 and 52) and i dont have any charts on how to proceed and analyse them. i will appreciate any help sincerely Panagiotis [...] Trouble codes: 51 (switch signal), 52 (knock sensor)
1997 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Balance Shaft VIN: SXV20-0144
Hi all need some help with a service tool. I have a 5S-FE engine and need to check the balance shaft backlash. Can anyone give me the dimensions of this tool, the picture in Mitchell shows the tool as having a collar on one end and a flat plate welded to it wi...
2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L head and tail lights VIN: 4T1BG22K6Y
This car came in about 3 months ago wih R/H lamp out traced fault to bad connector relaced terminals and customer took off.Today he came back with the R/H lamp on but dim I replaced the bulb and all went black.I have checked the fuses and switch there is no po...
2000 Toyota Sienna CE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 4T3Z13C5YU
The toyota van starts good and runs great cold, stop at store for five min and it will start and kill, if you let it set for ten min it will start and run good. We scaned for codes and looked at live data all looks ok. it was in need of a tune so we replaced w...

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1995 Honda Accord EX 2.7L No Start VIN: 1HGCE6667S
Thanks to all who replied, especially to Joseph [...]. This Honda starts well & runs well after the new cam sensors (TDC/CYP) being replaced (and the new T-belt is installed as well). You guys are great! dh
1998 Hyundai Sonata GL 2.0L readiness cat VIN: KMHCF24F8W
The cat readiness is controlled by the rear O2 sensor. We replaced the rear O2 sensor and still doesn't go to readiness. All of the replies including one from Texas where the car failed indicated that 2 non closed readiness monitors should still pass. We are o...
1998 Lexus ES300 3.0L high beams VIN: JT8BF28G4W
I was crawling out from under the dash and pushed on the top of the dash pad and the high beams flickered. I pulled the cluster and found the wire that grounds the indicator was rubbed through and touching a metal bracket.
2004 Nissan Quest SE 3.5L tire monitor VIN: 5N1BV28U95
thanks for the information . test drove for 5 miles or so and the light went out.every manufacture has there own system and I would like to know how many different scan tools we will all own in the future,just to turn out tire lights.thanks again for the info.
1996 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L No Start VIN: 4S3BK4351T
The problem was a loose wiring plug at the pass side rear of engine. When doing the timing belt we had no reason to work in this area, so I surmise that this plug wasn't installed correctly either from a past repair or maybe from the factory. I have no idea wh...
1997 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L dash lights and headlights VIN: 4S3BG6852V
Thanks for the replies, as it turns out what I needed was to remember the basics and not get in a hurry. After checking all the bulbs and wiring to rear lamps we were retesting the alternator second tester. We had the bay darkened so we could see the headlight...
1982 Toyota Celica Supra 2.8L battey,coolant,brake lights in dash VIN: IA44TN3475
ok here the deal the customer wanted her car back since it wass so valuable but i did find out in my research that there is a relay in the drivers side kick panel that controls those lights and that relay was shorted customer was satisfied that she had piece o...
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