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1999 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L obdII code def VIN: 2HKRL1864X
Veh. came in with engine light on. Missfire codes cyl# 2&4. Checked for pending codes - P1399 stored. no def for code. Replace spark plugs and missfire codes are no more. After short test drive I checked pending codes again - [...] is set. Not putting MIL ... Trouble codes: P1399 (no defenition available)
2001 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG16551
Hi guys, This one came to me about a month ago because she wanted someone to service it she could trust. I did an oil change, new air filter, new cabin air filters. Pretty simple stuff... About 800 miles later she flew into a town 125 miles from here, started ... Trouble codes: P0505
2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0L ac VIN: 1HGCM66503
I have a problem with the A.C (blows warm and short cycles), on a 2003 Accord belonging to a VP of my largest corporate account. Initially I thought that the system was low on refrigerant. I evacuated the system, put the system in a vacuum for 1/2 hour, rechar...
1995 Isuzu NPR 3.9L hard start VIN: JALC4B1K6S
This one is actually here today for brakes but I also got one of those, "oh yeah. . .while its in can you" evaluate for long crank, hard start, smoke (starts dark then goes white) on cold start up - when the customer left it with us. I had a feeling this one ...
2002 Isuzu Rodeo Sport S V6 3.2L speedo VIN: 4S2CM57W52
vehicle sent over from new car dealer several of their techs tried to fix problem seems worse cold. speedo jumps around and engine cuts out at times also if you unhook speed sensor and rev engine speedo goes up.wandering if anyone has seen this we dont do alot...
1991 Lexus ES250 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8VV22TXM
Okay, my turn. I have a good working knowledge of the pizo type knock system in use on todays cars. But this one is irritating due to the lack of information from the manufacture. This car would kick the mil light apon accelerating the motor to 2,000 rpm in pa... Trouble codes: 52 (Knock sensor signal)
1999 Lexus LS400 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT88H28F5X
car runs well. no symptoms other than one dtc (po171) lean condition bank one. Trouble codes: P0171 (lean bank 1)
1999 Lexus LS400 4.0L Tail Light Failure VIN: JT8BH28F5X
All bulbs are working but we replaced them again and bought them from the Lexus dealer to make sure. All brake lights and tail lights work fine but message board on dash reads, "Tail light failure." As indicated above, all ground/power inputs are correct to La...
1994 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1YVGE22D8R
I have installed a new ignition rotor, 2 new distrubutor caps, the first made in Italy, the second made in Japan, and I also put in a new coil from the dealer. I also put another set of plugs in. Problem is I can't get enough secondary voltage, about 20kv. max... Trouble codes: 15 (Left O2 output less than .55v), 23 (Right O2 output less than .55v)
1995 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1N4BU31D5S
Hi, This vehicle came in for MIL being on and failing smog check at a test only station. Failed HC, NOx, and functional for MIL being on. Repaired MIL by cleaning out clogged exhaust passages leading up to transducer. Pre-tested vehicle. Everything ok except i... Trouble codes: P0400 (EGR system fault)
2005 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4.0L abs, vdc, tcs VIN: 5N1AR18W85
Well I used to work for Nissan and would have worked on this myself but I had to have them do it because it's still under warranty. They replaced the Left rear sensor and the problem is still there. What happens is all the lights come on...ABS TCS and VDC. I g...
2000 Subaru Forester L 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FJSF6354Y
acts like vacuum leak, add propane runs fine, cant find vacuum leak anywhere, smoke checked, carb clean and propane no leak found, i might just be missing some thing, scan data shows .000 on o2 at idle lt. fuel at -25 why?? if o2 shows lean why would computer ...
1995 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2T1AE09BXS
please help this car came in with a no start so I replaced the coil with a standard one got it to run now it cuts out. since the first coil I have put 3 more on and a distributor and a crank sensor, tps, ignitor, since the problem is still happening with all o...
1999 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0L radiator fan and condenser fan VIN: 4T3ZF13C6X
Our Toyota tech just put a used engine into this Sienna, and it runs fine except that both of the cooling fans (one for the condenser and one for the radiator) run all of the time on high speed. We don't know if this condition was present when the old engine w...
1999 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L transfer case VIN: JT3HT05J7X
I found this one with the 4wd selector lever in the low position and the vehicle will only move (forward or reverse)when in low. The 4wd selector is a lever type and has a positive feel when placed through the three positions of H, L and N. I did get the vehic...

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2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6L No Start VIN: 1HGEJ6672Y
thanks to all that replied, it was the coil not putting out enough spark. i installed a new coil and it fired right up and ran fine once i cleared out the gas and oil in the cyl's. what bothered me was the amount of post's that said just to dry it out and cran...
2000 Hyundai Tiburon 2.0L No Start VIN: KMHJG35FSY
Thank you for all the replies they helped greatly. The canister was filled with fuel. I replaced the valve and the canister & haven't heard of any problems in a week. Dan [...] Trouble codes: P0441.
2000 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L C V Joints VIN: KMHWF25S8Y
I replaced the boot only on the right outer and customer is happy with the price. I dissambeled the inner and slid the outer boot on.
2001 Infiniti I30 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCA31A91
Thanks to all who replied. We were hoping for more test procedures that could help us put some logic behind this vehicles problem isolation procedure. The replies i got were to replace the bank 2 cat and front O2 sensor. As much as we hate to just put parts on... Trouble codes: P0420, P0430.
1997 Kia Sephia 1.8L No Start
found wires going to map senor had gotten pulled up into a vacumn rod on the intake and had rubbed a wire. repaired wire and repostioned and car run's great. thanks for everybody's input on this problem.
2002 Kia Rio 1.5L engine starting/shifting VIN: KNADC12362
First of all, I'm sorry that it has taken this long to reply. I've been waiting for the customer to return, but she hasn't done so. Thanks to those of you that responded to this problem. The problem with her car was a no start at times, and we replaced the tra...
1987 Mitsubishi Starion ESi-R 2.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JA3CC54NOH
I fixed one of the 2 problems. But the good thing is he passed the tail pipe inspection and got new car tags. Now back to what fixed the car. The TPS was very out on spec. You could move it about 1/4 of the travel and the voltage would not go over 1 volt. Inst...
1992 Mitsubishi Diamante ES 3.0L engine VIN: JA3XC47S6N
Thanks to all that responed, Most of the replies were right on target. The problem was the ECU caused by the iac. I have replaced both and the car runs great. Thank you all for your help, I am very greatfull to those that took the time to respond.
1997 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L oilleaking
thanks to all that applied. the fix was i got an aftermarket rear main seal from skf bearing that was as thick as the original seal. the mitsubishi seal was thin and leaked. the new thick seal from skf bearing did not leak a drop. thanks again.
2000 Mitsubishi Galant DE 2.4L Intake manifold VIN: 4A3AAY6G2Y
Thanks to all that replied ! Seems that the owner of the car has some what of a lead foot and the air inlet to the throttle body is a hard plastic and has little flex. balance shaft and all else looks good .So I imagine just over time the stress got to much fo...
1995 Nissan Quest GXE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4N2DN11W0S
I received 9 replies but Chad from Absolute Automotive Service hit it right on the head. The problem was MAF sensor. I connected scope to MAF sensor. checked voltage with KOEO had 9 volts. At idle it was within spec. about 1.2 volts. when I reved the engine it... Trouble codes: 33 (Heated O2 sensor open and shorted).
1998 Nissan Sentra 1.6L No Start VIN: 3N1AB41DWL
Ihad done test and all in tbs ntb99-080. but the starting procedure inntb95-120a Makes it start. press accelerator 1/3 down, hold pedal down while cranking during cold weather. Thank You for the help. I over looked this tbs on my search.
2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA3103Y
I replaced just cam and crank (ref)sensors, doublre checked ckt from sensors to ecm, grounds to ecm and power supply-everything checked out O.K. Replaced ecm and recoded by [...](local dealer tech did me a favor) still the same problem. we are extremely bus...
2002 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L lubrication VIN: 1N4BL11E72
Thanks for all the replies. I removed the intake to do a compression test, # 3 was 50 psi. all the rest were 160-175. The customer finally wanted me to pull the engine and pull the head with low compression, and fouled plugs. #3 had a burned valve, and the cus...
1996 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Transfer case? VIN: 4S3BG6852T
Well this one worked out great. We did have a blinking trans temp light at start up so I ordered the transfer clutch solenoid/valve...We have no Subaru dealer in Lake Charles so while I was making the order I went ahead and ordered the transfer clutch plates t...
1985 Toyota Van Wagon DX 2.0L coolant fill VIN: JT4YR27VOF
Sorry for not posting earlier. Thanks to all who replied. I will post a fix if/when I get one. My customer could't make their original appointment due to weather, and cancelled their next appointment because they said they hadn't had a problem the last few tim...
1995 Toyota Tercel DX 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2EL5SD3S
Thanks to all that replied. The five that recommended replacing the VSV (solenoid) were right on the nose. We did just that and drove the vehicle over 100 miles during a three day period and the light did not come back on. We'll call this a good fix and put th... Trouble codes: P0401 (EGR insufficient flow).
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