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1990 Honda Civic DX 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGED6348L
This vehicle has long cranking times. After vehicle starts, the ck engine light comes on and stores a code 4 (crank angle sensor problem). If you scope the signal at the distributor with the distributor disconnected, the signal is there and looks good. As soon... Trouble codes: 4 (crank angle sensor)
1992 Honda Accord EX 2.2L air VIN: JHMCB767XN
R-12 system came in with poor cooling and we converted it. If I had had a bulletin from Honda. I would have putr in 4 oz PAG oil and 2lb r-134a and sent it out. But, I fluched the system and removed the compressor to drain out the old oil. Could not get fluch ...
2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4L Warning Lamp On VIN: 1HGCM56373
Does it take the special Honda tool to access the ABS codes on this year model? I know about shorting pins 4 & 9 of the DLC. Which I haven't tried yet. Don't want to damage anything. Anyone got any tips or advice? Thanks!
2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L steering VIN: KNDJA72331
The noise at the left front wheel area is heard on a hard crank left at slow speeds, now seems to be worse in reverse on hard crank left. The customer has returned several times for the "same noise" which has varied from squeaks, squeals to grinds and did not ...
1990 Mazda Miata 1.6L Cooling Systems VIN: JM1NA3512L
This car startes and runs fine and cooling as long as you don't shut it off after the first start. It will stay cool no matter how long you run it wether you are driving it or it is sitting in the shop running,A/c running or not. If you shut it off and let it ...
1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX 2.0L Stall VIN: 4A3AL54F7W
please help! anyone and everyone! well this vehicle does not seem to what to leave. first of all the vehicle was towed in for died on road. we inspected and found oil pump siezed, timing belt snapped, and valves bent. we installed reman. long block and vehicle...
1990 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L Stall VIN: JN1RZ24AXL
Vehicle will stall at highway speeds when you coast in nuetral or with the clutch in. Originally towed to us needing an engine as one cylinder was dead from low compression. We installed a low mileage used engine with new timing belt and spark plugs and vehicl...
1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BG6851W
This vehicle came in about 2 months ago with a CEL on. Code P0483 was in memory, cooling fan funtion problem. After checking the function of the cooling fans and wiring, they are operating normally and efficiently. I found no problems. The car does not overhea... Trouble codes: P0483 (cooling fan function problem)
1991 Suzuki Sidekick JL 1.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2S3TA01C6M
hello, this is one of those nightmares that you wish you never got involved in. the customer had this 1991 suzuki sidekick towed to our shop to diagnose a no start condition. we found that is had no compression on 1 cylinder and very low compression on 2 othe...
1992 Toyota Pickup SR5 3.0L engine VIN: JT4VN13GXN
vehicle aws towed for no start. customer had started engine and backed up in driveway turned engine morning engine would not start no spark.we have checked all fuses,fusible links,grounds,tested and replaced with known good componenets-ecu,dist.,coil ...
1999 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5766548987
Vehicle was service recently at a different shop (ignition wires,spark plugs, fuel filter you know, the basics) customer has always complaint of the check engine light "on" that is the reason he got the tune-up done (per own request!)any ways light is still "o... Trouble codes: P0171
1999 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L Misfire VIN: JT3HT05J6X
Headscratcher..Vehicle came to us with severe coolant leak. Unable to test drive, diagnose water pump. Replace water pump & tbelt. Upon restart, vehicle idles rough. Identify code for #7 misfire. Swap coils, misfire moves to different cylinder. Replace bad coi...
2000 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXBR12E2X
Getting tired of this one. Did the obvious first, visual inspection, and new OE gas cap. OK for a couple of days, then same code resets. Did the new VSV and VPS at the cannister. Next day, same code. Replaced with new cannister from dealer, which came with sen... Trouble codes: P0446 (evap vent solenoid problem)
2000 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 2.7L Misfire VIN: 4TASM92N4Y
hello techs,thanks in advance for taking look at my post i have this 2000 tacoma 2.7l,distributorless ignition. customer came in with cylinder 3 misfire code,light "not" on.(stated light came on last week and went off) truck feels pretty rough at idle like mis... Trouble codes: P0302 (cylinder 3 misfire detected)

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1992 Honda Prelude Si 2.3L Surge VIN: JHMBB2259N
thanks for all the great tips. i removed the air intake hose and the lower port was sucking a lot of air. i plugged the hole with my finger and the idle smoothed right out. so i removed the cover on the fast idle valve and the large plastic screw was completly...
1993 Honda Prelude VTEC 2.2L Small light VIN: JHMBB1178P
This early morning I did ''push/shake ''the wire harnes at the fuse box very hard (don't get me wrong,I did that many many many times ) AND at one direction I have a response( lights on!!!) Removed the fuse box(again) & clean up very very good.(saw very litt...
1999 Honda Accord EX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG2257X
Hello all. Well, this one is still a mystery. Several replies stated that they had no trouble with the Mastertech pulling these codes. Vetronix (Mastertech designer) states that the 99-00 Accord had trouble pulling certain codes and that no fix was available. ...
1996 Hyundai Accent 1.5L alternator VIN: KMHVFI4N67
After three reman alternators from three different suppliers the charging system is working. And the supplier who sold me a alternator which actually worked would of been my last choice.
2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJB62381
Well first thanks for all the help guys and I have to apoligize for the delay in this fix... I just don't have the time to get on here often... Anyway I received a few replies some toward MAF, coolant sensor, to name a couple... these systems are very sensitiv... Trouble codes: P0171.
1999 Mazda Miata 10th Anniversary 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1NB3534X
The problem Miata is fixed! Thanks to Vincent in NJ., Glen In MD. (same Glen as the original post) Howard in FL. and John in NJ. For those of you who may be struggling with this 402 code at some future date!!! 1) there is a aluminum blind plug in the plenum(... Trouble codes: P0402.
1986 Nissan 300ZX 3.0L air conditioning VIN: JN1HZ165XG
thanks for the help. customer didnt want to diagnoses any further didnt know if he was going to keep vehicle. did find that vacuum lose was allowing heater control valve to open and it would out put hot air until vacuum would recover he up to puting a check va...
1999 Subaru Legacy Limited 30th Anniversary 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BG6852X
changed plugs and wires road more check engine light on Trouble codes: P0303, P304.
1999 Subaru Legacy Limited 30th Anniversary 2.5L Misfire VIN: 4S3BG6850X
Thanks for the suggestions. The customer has decided to let the missfire problem become more pronounced as I drove the vehicle for two days but never experienced the miss/loss of power. Most suggested the problems with valve guides but would have to disconnect...
1992 Toyota Celica All Trac 2.0L No Start VIN: JT2ST88P4N
Hi - Sorry for delay in closing, we just moved to a new shop and the last month has been crazy. Got some replies suggesting to check timing belt and camshaft - Origigal post did mention cam timing and compression tested ok. Was told to check if distributer was...
1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L block/head VIN: 4T1BG22K9X
Thanks to all who responded to my problem. Dave [...] hit it...carbon. Apparently because that engine sits at about a 25-30 degree angle if enough carbon dislodges in a cylinder it can collect at the lowest area on the top of the piston and cause interferen...
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