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1993 Honda Civic EX 1.6L speedometer VIN: IHGEJ115XP
performed diagnostics per mitchell on demand. checked continuity between black wire at vss connector & ground- ok. ignition on- check voltage at yellow/blue wire- ok(batt voltage) ignition on- check voltage at yellow/tan wire- ok (5volts) the next step is to ...
2001 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Surge VIN: JHMCG556X1
Howdy Everyone, This one belongs to our biggest fleet accounts owner. Need to hit a home run on this one! His complaint is a very slight surging stumble around 2000 rpm when accelerating, most noticible on a hill. He says it has done it since it was new, sever...
2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 2HGES26741
on start up car has hesitation, after 1 or 2 mins. of drive time runs fine,only code stored is for eld high voltage, coolant & air charge temp sensors in range, no glitch in tps waveform Trouble codes: P1298
1998 Kia Credos 2.0L No Start VIN: KNAGC2223W
I am posting this request for my brother who, for his sins, is in the same trade as I am. This car appears to be a bit of an orphan, neither of us have been able to locate any information on it. It arrived as a no-start recently and was found to have good CAS ...
1993 Mitsubishi Diamante ES 3.0L runs good, wont idle VIN: JA3AP57JXR
hey guys, i've got to ask the Mitsubishi techs on this one. the complant is this car wont idle, customer replaced idle valve with used unit, and there are 3 other units in trunk. i reset adaptations as per alldata to no avail. bumped up the idle with the bypas... Trouble codes: 12 (preoblem with MAF sensor)
1999 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.3L Cooling Systems VIN: JN8ARO7Y1X
I was hopeing a Nissan tech could help me with this truck. There is a small coolant leak. It is coming from a temp sensor (of sort). no one at the dealer parts counter knew what it was when I called to order a replacement. I think it has something to do with i...
2001 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L Fuse #18 VIN: 4S3BE68611
Hello All- Posting this before I take off for the weekend. Have a Subaru here, in for emissions failure (MIL illuminated) and power windows and shift lock inop. Scanned for codes, found P0480--cooling fan control circuit. Also found fuse #18 blown. Apparently ...
1990 Toyota 4Runner SR5 2.4L Pinging VIN: JT3RN37W9L
I'm still trying to eliminate a "pings under light to moderate accel." on this vehicle. Awhile back someone suggested removing the cover on the MAF and adjusting it, so I looked at the trace (on a Vantage PGM) while sweeping the door and it looks to be OK, how...
1993 Toyota Pickup 2.4L Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 4TARN81A7P
On start up, there is a miss, after warming up the miss is gone. on acceleration, I feel a miss, it is not there during cruz. entering the freeway or passing I feel a miss. I installed new cap, rotor, plugs, wires, air filter, fuel filter, oil and oil filter, ...
1993 Toyota Celica GT 2.2L No Start, Hesitation, Stall VIN: JT5ST87K0P
This car will not start, might start but stalls immediately with the coolant temp. sensor hooked up. If I unhook the sensor car will always start and run. I even drove car today with sensor unhooked ran very strong up over 80 mph. If I hook sensor back up it w...
1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2BG33K4X
All testing in stall show system is OK. We have ordered a VSV for vehicle due to loss of vacuume and leaks air on filter end under water. Valve is opening fully at 3" vacuume. MAP test OK on the high end of test. My interprtaion of stratigy is MAP reads increa... Trouble codes: P0401
2001 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: JT3HN87R7W
Idles great. Severe lack of power under load 3/4 to full throttle. No codes. No anomalies noted in data stream, O2 sensor still in closed loop while symptom evident. Vacuum guage quickly goes to a trembling zero when accelerating. Have driven it with cat remov...
2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Incomplete Monitors/ VIN: 4T1BG22K11
Several other shops have had this vehicle and certified that it is OK to pass the state emission test. The Cat monitor and the Evap monitors will not run. The coolant temp and IAT are to specs and meet drive cycle perameters pre and during test so I say they ...
2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L Serpentine Belt
Has anyone put a serpentine belt on one of these Camrys yet? Do you need a special tool to move the tensione. It looks like a inverted torx socket but I can not get one onto the tensioner. Any help is greatly appreciated.

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1998 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Starting VIN: 2HEGEJ667X
I had 2 e-mails on this car, one said to try unpluging the intergation relay on the underdash fuse block and another said try unplugging systems until it went away. What i found was a added wire under the dash that was crossing two systems, disconnected it a...
2001 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.5L no venting VIN: KMHWF35V51
Thanks to all that replied with help, customer did not want to spend anymore money to diagnose. I ended up pulling the charcoal canister out to check for plugging or not venting, so all hoses were off at that time. It still didn't take fuel which tells me its ...
2001 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.5L cruise control VIN: KMHWF35V31
I would like to Thank All that sent me info about no cruise control on the 2001 Hyndia Sonata. I believe it is in the control moduel. The customer is choosing to live with out cruise. Again thak you for all your help. Rob
1996 Isuzu Rodeo S 2.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CK58EXT
hey guys, heres the repair. I went back and installed a new map sensor and it would not even start, I checked voltage ref to the sensor and found my problem. 2.05 voltage ref. Spec is 5, I disconneted the g sensor above the right rear axel to make sure it wasn... Trouble codes: P0137 (o2 sensor low voltage), P1171 (manuf controlled fuel and air metering).
1991 Lexus LS400 4.0L Cooling Systems VIN: JT8UF11E8M
well we fill the system like manufacture requierd and customer has not yet return and i did talk to him and no problems yet.thank you to every one that help out with this one.
1998 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L engine block VIN: 1YVG22C1W5
we found a freeze plug in the bell housing area, thanks for the replies, cust did not want to proseed without knowing if there was a freeze plug in the rear of the block, replaced the plug, no more leaks
2001 Nissan Sentra SE 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 3N1B51DX1L
good call guys... it turned out to be the mass air flow sensor... just another tid bit from the nissan service manager - there is some foam around the pcm inside the cover under the passenger side cowl; he said to remove it to avoid future headachs with moistu...
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L condenser VIN: 3N1CB51DX1
Condenser was replaced and system flushed out. New drier installed and all is well so far. We seldon use the sealer and only reluctantly. This was not our choice but the customer's. Thanks for the opinions and the opinionated.
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