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1990 Honda Accord EX 2.2L park lights, brake lights, cruise control and key- VIN: 1HGCB7660L
When brake pedal depressed all park lights come on. Turn park lights on and brake lights come on. Depress brake pedal and key-in-ignition chime will ring. Cruise control will not work with park lights on. All symptoms exist the same even with cruise module and...
2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1HGEM22911
Hello Group! This Civic will intermittently stumble or hesitate upon acceleration. This usually happens when starting from a stop...it will begin to accelerate normally for about 1 to 2 seconds then it will almost act as if you shut the key off then it will lu...
2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0L dash lighting/ dimmer control VIN: 1HGCM81654
The customer complaint was dash lights dim to almost no light at all when headlights are on. I found that if dimmer switch is turned to full strength dash lights are on (very bright, but are on). If your turn the dimmer down any amount dash lights slowly fade ...
1992 Hyundai Scoupe 1.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHVE3251N
vehicle came into shop with rough idle,hesitation, poor engine performance. hooked modis up and found several codes (12,13,15,21,25) and started doing voltage checks at these sensors to verify control unit performance. found signal voltage approximately 7 volt... Trouble codes: 12 (mass air flow problem), 13 (intake air temp. circuit problem), 15 (motor position signal out of range), 21 (coolant temp signal out of range), 25 (baro pressure sensor circuit)
1999 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHWF25S0X
cars dont start po 340 in memory cam sensor signal mal have spark bad injection sequence ( check cam sensor circuit with load pin 1 and 3 nice brigt light seal beam for more then 5 minute check , put a new wire from pin 2 singnal to ecm check with osciloscope ... Trouble codes: P00, 340 (camshatf signal mal always code appear before cut out), P00, 102 (air flow singnal low input code apperar some time with cam sensor above po 340), P00, 300 (miss fire)
1995 Infiniti J30 3.0L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKAY21D8S
Car came in with mil light sometimes on/off. Pulled codes 32 egr system malfunction and 34 knock sensor circuit. These are not hard codes. Inspected vacuum lines and tested EGRC solinoid - good. Mitchell says there is no voltage to the EGRC at idle and 12v at ... Trouble codes: 32 (egr system malfunction), 34 (knock sensor/circuit)
1991 Isuzu Rodeo LS 2.6L Stall VIN: 4S2CG58E3M
Hi, everybody out there I'm new in the network hope I can contribute to make our job a little easier and at the same time get some input from all the experience you guys have. I got this Rodeo from a customer's friend with the problem that stalls after starts... Trouble codes: 62 (MAF signal low)
1998 Isuzu Rodeo S 2.2L head VIN: 4S2CK5806W
Hey guys, got this rodeo that makes a very loud tapping noise coming from the head. I pulled the cam cover, cams and tappets and found nothing visually wrong with them. Re installed everything double checked timing, fired it up and it still taps loudly. I am t...
1992 Lexus SC400 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JT8UZ30C6N
I have been over this Lexus for about 3 weeks now.92 sc400 4.0L 1UZ-FE. Customer brought it in and suspected the Cat's were plugged. After testing they are fine, but the car continuously dumps fuel, so much so that you can smell raw gas from the moment it star...
1999 Lexus LS400 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BH28F0X
This vehicle has me going in circles. Just finished major 90k service. During warm up, vehicle runs just fine. At operating temperature, idle will occasionally surge down accompanied by slightly lower vacuum readings, 18 or 19 compared to the steady 20 at idle... Trouble codes: P0300 (random cyl. misfire)
1993 Mazda B2200 2.2L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JM2UF1231P
ok ,this thing is starting to drive us nuts .As you can see we have checked just about everything , valve timing is ok ,fuel pressure and volume are ok ,same with compression ,tps ...etc Can't figure this thing out .Vehicle acts like its way out of time , no p...
2000 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1YVGF22C7Y
Fellow Techs, This car was taken to another shop in town after it had apparently overheated. The cylinder head was removed and brought to us for teardown and inspection. It was warped beyond repair and the camshafts rocked badly in there saddles. We sold this...
1992 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JA3XD54B8N
I hope someone can point us in the right direction. This car failed the state emmissions check for high NO. The engine does not use an EGR system. Coolant temp is good, plugs are like new, top end has been cleaned, catalytic converter is new. All systems (fuel...
1996 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L Computer Memory VIN: JA3AM84JOT
Vehicle came in with all rediness monitors not set. Ran Drive cycles to set rediness monitors. All Monitors set. Brought back in bay. Turned off ignition. Turned ignition back on, All rediness monitors not set again. I was under the impression that all OBD II ...
1996 Nissan Sentra 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1W4AB41DXT
I have already replaced the egr soleniod and all the vacuum hoses. The egr and back pressure transducer work. The problem is the ported vacuum to the sol. is weak. I have maybe 5 in. reving the engine. The hose is new the port is clean and open. What should po... Trouble codes: P0400
1992 Subaru SVX LS 3.3L spark, injector pulse VIN: JF1CX3535N
Ok i got this car in about two weeks ago. It is one of my better cutomers' kids cars, so it isnt imperative that it gets running right away. It will crank has no spark no injector pulse at all. I dont get very many Subarus so im not even sure what to check nex...
1992 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L awd system VIN: 4S4BJ65CXM
Ok, so I performed a used transmission swap on this vehicle against my better judgement and look what happened! I have what I believe to be a 99' auto transaxle and rearend in a 92' wagon. So now, every time I make sharp turns or even park, it feels like drivi...
1999 Subaru Forester S 2.5L Mechanical VIN: JF1SF6558X
Greetings to all,I cant believe that im having this type of problem but here it is.This car came in with a miss fire cylinder #4,compression check revealed no compression,removed cylinder heads and found exhaust valve burned.I ordered new head gaskets (o.e.) w...
1986 Toyota Pickup 2.4L main saft and counter shaft
cust complained noise in fith gear i dissasembled the trany (this is my frirst one of these )found the fith gear missing 3 teeth replace the gear and syncro hub asssy and the bearings while i was ther after stugling with the detent balls and pins it shifts on ...
1991 Toyota Pickup 2.4L No Start VIN: JT4RN01POM
customer drove truck in (running pretty bad) said after he starts first time and turns it off will not restart for about a day. has spark & good fuel presure but am lossing inj pulse. alldata isnt very indepth with its ecu data on this make. two wires from ecu...
1992 Toyota Corolla 1.6L No 1-2 Shift VIN: 1NXAE91A2N
OK, This 1 is strange. Customer just bought car, Was driving home and it would not shift into 2nd or any other gear other than 1st and reverse. Gets about a mile from home and it starts working like new. Shifts great. Let car sit overnight and now it's back to...
1992 Toyota Celica GTS 2.2L Engine/starting VIN: JT2ST85N1N
After replacing the fuel pump I had to place a lien on the car. I have started and ran the car almost every day to burn up old fuel. After about 3 weeks of running the car everything was perfect. One day out of the blue I tried to start the car and it sounde...
1997 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L Turn sigs, dash, etc. VIN: JT3HJ85J8V
Well maintained vehicle with a tough electrical problem. Curious to know if anyone has experienced a simular problem for some guidance. Key Off: Power feeds back from dome lamp fuse to the right turn signal circuit, PRNDL indicator and seat belt warning lamp o...
1999 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0L Engine VIN: 4T3ZF13C2X
Van overheated and customer kept driving it. It has a head gasket out of it. Can this head gasket be done in the car? It looks possible but I would like to know if it is to much to handle.
2003 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L noise when steering VIN: JTDBE32K43
This is my personal car that I've owned since new. The problem is that a slight knocking sound can be heard when the steering wheel is turned slightly. The noise is not present at all times but seems to be most audible when the car is good and hot. I have insp...

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2000 Honda Prelude 2.2L No Start VIN: JHMBB6245Y
thanks to all that responded- the vehicle is fixed- unfortunately we do not know what fixed it- the dealer tech replaced imobilizer and called saying it still did not start- i authorized additional testing- got a call from svc. advisor in the afternoon saying ...
2001 Mazda Protege ES 2.0L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BJ22511
Well, the Auto-Gods have smiled on me, for now. Thanks to all who responded, everyone helped both me and my customer---he TRADED THE VEHICLE LAST NIGHT FOR A NEW CAR!!! Personally I would have gone with the coil fix that was oft recommended, but he was tired o... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire detected), P0421 (Catalyst system efficeincy below threshold).
2003 Mazda Tribute LX 3.0L No Start VIN: 4F2YZ94103
we replaced iac. have not seen or heard from customer so hopefully it is fixed
1995 Mitsubishi Galant S 2.4L all VIN: 4A3AJ46G7S
Well I have to unfortunately say that I had to send this one to the dealer. After 2 different TCM's and 2 different Snap-On scanners, I still could not get any communication. Only option I had left was to send my customer to the dealer to find out what is wron...
1988 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: JN8HD16Y1J
I'm sorry to keep this post open so long, Due to the fact that the 'cost of repairs exceeds the value' of the vehicle. Even if it ran right it wouldn't really be safe for the road, it is going to the boneyard. I suspect some 'green splices' somewhere in the ha... Trouble codes: 44.
1995 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA21DOS
i still cant beleive it worked, but a new starter from nissan fixed the car. the weird part is how the car just died on me and would not start again. i put in a new starter and it started rightup and never failed again. we sent the car with the customer and to... Trouble codes: CDE34.
1995 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L over heats VIN: 1N4BU31D3S
well we fixed it we hope!. we had the head pressur tested they found no leaks. after reading several other posting on the net I did sugest replacing the head customer declined and asked us to reinstal there head. we did and the car is runing fine for now. and ...
2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31D91
Well I went and installed anew mass air flow sensor from the dealer and it has been about 1 week and looks like allis well.Thanks to all who responded. Trouble codes: P0171.
2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L No Start VIN: 1N4AL11DX5
We sent the car to the dealer. The dealer claims the cam timing was off. The car was a 2005. Our Mitchell Ondemand had information for 2004. We rechecked the cam timing 3 times before giving up. I don't trust the dealer. It took them 3 weeks to get the car run...
1997 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L clutch / hydralics VIN: JT3HN86R8V
Replaced clutch master and slave cylinders with Toyota OEM parts. We were still never able to reproduce symptom, so we let the customer have vehicle back. Time will tell! Thanks to all who replied. Everyone was pointing to hydralics.
2004 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TDZA23C64
Many thanks to Guy, Lewis, Tim, Michael, John, Ken and Brent for the quick responses! It was mice! Sure enough, a big nest under the intake and the wires to knock sensor #2 chewed off at the connector. I ended up swapping all 4 wires at the ECM connector and t... Trouble codes: P0330.
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