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1999 Honda Passport EX 3.2L spark plug holes VIN: 4S6CM58WXW
coolant in spark plug holes, on top of plugs, when i put pressure on cooling system coolant will actually cover spark plugs{plugs still in engine} no coolant in oil or combustion chamber. is there a passage for coolant in top of head? do heads need to come off...
2000 Honda Accord EX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: IHGC65555Y
car came in with a code 1456 and went through the tests and all pass. smoke test and individual solonoid tests all show good. cleared code and road test 2 drive cycles and set a pre code for p1157.If anyone has seen a similar situation please help Trouble codes: P1456, P1457
2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on, NO POWER VIN: KMHDN45D31
customer brought car to shop. scanned the vehicle scanner gave a bunch of oxygen sensor codes and some undocumented codes. i replaced the oxygen sensor. light stayed out for about 2 min came back on had same codes again. when iam driving, the car drives fine f... Trouble codes: P1166 (heated oxygen sensor 1 bank 1 conrtol limit reached), P0135 (O2 heater circuit bank 1 sensor 1), P0130 (heated oxygen sensor 1 bank 1 circuit malfunction), P0081 (intake valve control solenoid bank 2-circuit malfunction), U3118 (undocumented code), C0300 (undocumented code)
2000 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L rack and pinion VIN: 4S2DM58W1Y
not having gauges to check pressure we are at a loss.the power assist works perfectly accept at idle. any help wouldbe greatly appreciated.
2002 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Radio VIN: 4S2CK58W52
This costumer replaced the battery and now the radio doesn't work I have a code that was on a metal tag but I don't know if it is in fact the radio code and if it is I can't find a procedure to even try this code I looked in alldata the customers owners manuel...
2000 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L No Start VIN: JM3LW28G8Y
This vehicle came to us with a flashing check engine lamp with 3 codes, P0031-low O2 circuit voltage on HO2SII, P0174-bank 2 lean, P0304-cylinder #4 misfire detected. It is also ready for a local OBDII emissions test. We were unable to access the OBDII side of... Trouble codes: P0031 (HO2SII Circuit low voltage), P0174 (System lean bank 2), P0304 (Cylinder 4 misfire detected)
2001 Mazda Miata 1.8L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1NB35311
This irattic problem only occurs after the engine is hot, outside tempature is hot & you have driven it for 5 miles or more. You could be driving 40 mph or less, or idling the engine cuts out, caugh, then dies. It will not start for 10-15 minutes depending on ... Trouble codes: P1345 (SGC signal circut problem), P1504 (IAC circut intermittant)
2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L Interior rearview mirror VIN: JA4MT31H1Y
The interior rearview mirror is not displaying the outside temperature correctly. The display reads SC (error code). The compass setting on the mirror is displayed correctly. We performed a diagnostic scan, but were not able to retrieve any relevant informatio...
2002 Mitsubishi Galant ES 3.0L Differential VIN: 4A3AA46H62
Hey guys, I have a real strange one. This vehicle makes a thumping or chattering noise coming from the left front wheel area when turning left and under hard acceleration. Will not do it any other time. Doesn't sound like a CV joint popping. I can feel it comi...
1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Stall VIN: JN1CA21DXS
This Maxima will start and stall cold if you crack the throttle open it will start fine. After that it will start and idle fine. I could not find any vac. leaks. I have limited access to info on this vehicle. I found a chewed wire to the Knock sensor and will ... Trouble codes: P0136, P0325
1996 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BU31D5T
Car came in with MIL and obvious misfire. Another shop installed related repair parts. We installed a new NGK plugs and (genuine nissan) distributor to fix internal oil seal leak and (hopefully) remedy the misfire. Resetting the throttle cable cleared the P050... Trouble codes: P0505 (idle control), P0325 (knock sensor), P0304 (misfire 4)
1997 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1H4BU31D7V
Attention nissan techs.. This altima only acts up for the cust. I first saw the car last week when she complained of having no power and cel on. test drove the car and no problems. checked for codes and found p0100-MAF and p0325-knock sensor. I checked old arc... Trouble codes: P0100, P0325
2000 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 5N1ED28Y9Y
Hello fellow techs, today's nightmare is a Nissan Xterra, Car was towed in as a no start. Started and ran good when I first looked at it, then after 15 minutes time, it began to run irratically, stumbling, and would not race up or idle, ultimately stalling and... Trouble codes: P0325 (knock sensor problem)
2000 Nissan Quest GLE 3.3L Electronic VIN: 4N2XN11T1Y
On this Quest the problem is that the ODOMETER dont work ,it dont register the miles but the SPEEDOMETER is ok it indicates the vehicle speed,I checked the back of the instrumet cluster for any loose cnnector and is ok.Any help will be greatly appreciated.Than...
1995 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L No Start, Misfire VIN: 4S3BD6358S
We have determined no spark to cyl. 3&4. Tested input signal to igniter from ecu terminals 13 & 14. Nice square wave on terminal 1 at ignitor, No signal at terminal 2 of igniter. Checked at ECU and do not have it there on terminal 13 but do on 14 of course. In...
1991 Toyota Pickup 3.0L Surge VIN: JT4NVN13D7
Thanks for reading. This truck runs fine cold and fully warmed up. In between cold and operating temp the truck surges or bucks for about 20 seconds. This is very predictable and only happens when the truck goes from cold to warm. It bucks pretty hard, feels l...
1992 Toyota Cressida 3.0L engine VIN: JT753MX830
this vehicle is not at my shop, but at someone elses. it has had everything replaced yet it is still building up pressure inside the motor & it is leaking into the spark plug tubes all the time. it seems like they have checked everything,but may be missing som...

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1995 Honda Civic DX 1.5L 2-3, 3-4 shift VIN: 2HGEH2440S
Thanks for all the help The throttle cable was adjusted way too tight, and I did a fluid change to Honda fluid. I had backed off the cable, to what I felt was enough and according to Alldata, but due to the replies I backed it off more. Nice and smooth shiftin...
1995 Infiniti J30 3.0L No Start VIN: 1NKAY21D5R
well guys after alot of hair lost i found the white/black wire coming from ig switch going to the ig coil relay jumping around on a volt scale between 4v-8v traced to the e4-f3 connector right rear corner of ingine compartment finding connector green with carr...
1999 Infiniti I30 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCA21A8X
we were able to get the codes, but used a different scanner. unfortinatly we could not get factory dtc info, or current data, but only sae codes. thanks to everyone for their suggestions.
1999 Infiniti G20 2.0L Stall VIN: JNKCP11A8X
Since the problem was only occuring first thing in the morning we kept it for a few days. The symptom was like a bad MAF but we tried another to no avail. After a couple of mornings we noted that the problem was much more severe if we tried to accellerate with...
2001 Kia Rio 1.5L No Start, Cuts out, blowing ecu fuse VIN: KNADC12381
This Rio has not as of yet returned to me so I can't post a fix for it.My thanks to Alfred , Vicken and Tim for taking the time to reply , Ted.
1997 Lexus LX450 4.5L No Start VIN: MASS313280
After checking power sources for the PCM, there was no power at the B+ connection. I did download schematics from the techinfo.toyota.com website, but unfortunately the path that I was following was not complete on the diagrams. I eventually bypassed the wirin...
1993 Mitsubishi Galant S 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JA3CH46D0P
I appreciate all responses. Thanks Daryl for the specs. The IAC motor winding was within specs (9 ohms). The flowchart (from MOD) was pretty limited and suggested changing the IAC sensor if scan data is out of range. There was no mention of checking reference ... Trouble codes: 11 (o2 sensor), 12 (airflow sensor), 13 (IAT sensor), 14 (tps), 55 (Idle air control position sensor), 25 (Baro sensor).
2000 Mitsubishi Galant DE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1A8AA46C7Y
Thanks for the quick replies, it really pays to use IATN. As it turns out, the code that the vehicle was setting was not an indication of a massive leak, but a lack of purge. After monitoring the duty cycle on both the can. purge and vent sol., I found the ven... Trouble codes: P0455 (evap. system leak).
2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor LS 3.8L Overdrive VIN: 4A4MN21S54
Well, we've sent this back to the dealer for a factory new transmission. The pcm has been reprogrammed to eliminate a spark knock concern these have, and a shift delay. The rear drive shaft has been removed, and it's been run without the rear drive to eliminat...
1997 Nissan 200SX 1.6L No Start VIN: 1N4AB4ZDOV
Thank you all for the responces,especially Mr. [...].We replaced the junk distributor cap and rotor and engine now runs good.Thanks again!
1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L rf carpet wet w/ rain water VIN: 4S3BG685XW
I checked the drains for sun roof and heater box and none seemed plugged. The car would not get wet for us or has reappeared since. We called the customer after heavy rains recently to see if problem persisted and got no reply. I think most mechanics could use...
1999 Subaru Forester L 2.5L lighting VIN: JF1SF6359X
i found the little black button under the dash as most of you said it would be. thanks i only thought you could reset this with the key fob but i was wrong, so thanks.
1992 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 4T1VK13E4N
Thank you for all of the help.The problem ended up being the plug wires arching in the tubes.I feel dumb for no realizing it before but because I had to remove the plenuem & the wire were almost new I overlooked it.Although seeming in good condition they were ...
2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L alarm VIN: 4T3ZF13C8Y
Thanks to all for the excellent advice. The culprit was the microswitch on the back of the passengers door lock cylinder. It was corroded and I cleaned it up and no further problem.
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