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2003 Acura TL 3.2L Stored code VIN: 19UUA56683
Doing a used car pre purchase inspection we found code P1399. Neither Mitchell or Alldata list this code. Does anyone know what it means? Thanks for your help. CHUCK Trouble codes: P1399
1998 Honda Accord EX 3.0L valve train? VIN: 1HGCG1659W
hello all, have this accord with a tappet noise heard with a warm engine. noise is repatisous with engine rpm.and sounds like it is coming from the #1 cylinder aera. performed valve adjustment (cold) as recomended every 105k on this modle. all the valves were ...
1999 Honda Civic Si 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEM1151X
HONDA TECHS HELP!!! Vehicle initially came in with the MIL light on P0133 HO2S slow response B1S1. Noticed the oxygen sensor was bent. Replaced the oxygen sensor. Road test and ran through drive cycle. Tested out ok. Vehicle came back a few weeks later with a ... Trouble codes: P0133 (HO2S slow response B1S1)
2001 Hyundai Accent L 1.5L Surge, MIL Lamp on, PINGS UNDER LOAD VIN: KMHCG35G31
hi everybody, this vehicle has a 1128 code, we have checked and replaced mass air flow meter it failed during our tests, fuel system has been flushed, pressure is within spec. checked tps no problem found their. the vehicle runs and drives fine, lots of power,... Trouble codes: 1128 (system lean under load)
2003 Infiniti M45 4.5L trans in fail safe VIN: JNKAY41EX3
This car was brought to us from a trans shop. The customer brought it to them because The trans was in fail safe mode. They told the customer it needed a trans. The trans was rebuilt and all solenoids were replaced. I hooked are modis up and checked codes p0...
1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4S2CK58W8X
vehicle has an intermittent high idle @ times upon startup.no vacumn leaks are present, and fuel pressure is 40 psi. @ idle.we have replaced ecm and IAC valve, we also disconnected power steering pressure switch, resized terminals at ecm connectors. when the v...
1993 Mazda Miata 1.6L air bag VIN: JMINA3532R
Well Mitchell left me hanging, got to step 4 on the test for code 13 and it says go step xx there is no step xx. We have power to the air bag module, all fuses good, have 1.8K ohms reading on all three front sensors. Discription for code 13 is D sensor on, D s...
1995 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on
We had removed the supercharger and inspected it. Replaced the front anf=d rear valve cover gaskets and plug boots. Also had replaced the rear catatlytic converter and rear oxygen sensors. The rear cat had a hole burned in it which was the original complaint. ... Trouble codes: P0300
1991 Mitsubishi 3000GT SL 3.0L Misfire, NO MIL VIN: JA3XD64B2M
Car feels like it is trailer hitching on light acceleration. No problem seen on KVs, vacuum, or HC to indicate misfire.
1994 Nissan Sentra E 1.6L Timing chain VIN: 1N4EB31FXR
To all Nissan techs, I have a 1994 1.6 Sentra that the owner ran thru a large puddle and sucked water thru the intake. After changing the oil and starting it up the valve train is making noise in the upper timing chain area. I removed the valve cover and the ...
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L Compressor VIN: JN8DR09Y31
Hello. I got this Pathfinder in becasue sometimes the AC will not blow cold. I checked the archives and found problems with the ACthermal control amp. I took out the glove box but can't seem to find this thing to test it. Also ALLDATA has no info that I can fi...
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L Surge VIN: JN8DR09Y61
We have this pathfinder in our shop with customers complaint being surge at cruising speed. Feels like "trailer-hitching". Runs great at all speeds but has a slight "traile-hitching" at steady speed. (lean surge??) No codes in computer. Visually every thing lo...
2003 Nissan 350Z 3.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JN1A234DO3
customer complained of no power on highway, i test drove the car and i would just stumble and fall flat on hard acceleration. i removed air cleaner and found air box full of leaves a crushed beer can and other debris, cleaned air box out rplaced plugs and pcv ... Trouble codes: P0507 (idle speed control system rpm higher than expected)
1994 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: JT4RN93P6R
Vehicle came in running very rough. Found #4 injector bad. Replace injector. Cleaned fuel injection system. Checked fuel pressure. Idle: 35 psi. Idle w/ regulator hose disconnected: 44 psi. Engine idles ok but hesitates on acceleration. Scope TPS. TPS signal s...
1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L air bag light VIN: KXTU805814
air bag light is on and we are not able to clear code 14. We have had problems in the past with clock spring (spiral cable) on other cars and the horn would not work on them but this ones did. we tested and found no problems and replaced the clock spring as a ...
1999 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L ABS Light VIN: JT3HT05J9X
Hi Toyota Brake Techs, I need some help on this ABS problem. I just got a Vetronix Mastertech. I pulled the following codes: C1282 (center differential lock position switch malfunction)& C1283 (L4 position switch malfunction). I can not clear the DTC's and the...
1999 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2BF28K7X
Hi all I have this camary that is beating the crap out of me.It has a lean bank 1 code and runs like a bag of crap it has lean missfires and idles and drives poor .fuel trim for both banks are the same short 19.5 long 52.one af sensor is 3.30 volts and the oth... Trouble codes: 0171 (lean bank 1)
2001 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L valves VIN: 1NXBR12E81
Customer stated that car was running fine when it died as she came to stop. Came into shop and wouldn't start. We checked all the usual suspects [fuelpressure-spark-sensors-exhaust-valve timing etc.] and could find no problems. When we sprayed starting fluid i...
2002 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7L noise VIN: 152S276204
Hey Toyota Guru's! Help! I am getting a "ticking" sound like an exhaust leak, heard under normal acceleration on this Tundra. Confirmed this is the noise of concern by driving with the customer. Removed hear shields from exhaust system to listen closer while p...
2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L No Start VIN: 4T1BE32K52
this one came in on the hook,cust. shut off normal and then crank but no start.check codes with lap top scan tool,has no codes however i am unable to access any data,tool doesnt support it.it has no spark or injector pulse. i am unfamiliar with these systems,i...

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1993 Honda Civic LX 1.5L Hesitation, no power WOT VIN: JHMEG865XP
I am the worlds dumbest mechanic. After checking timing and fuel pressure and the map(which was bad). Talking to you guys and scratching my head, rechecking timing. So I decided to replace the distributor since it has so many sensors in it and also from what a...
1995 Honda Accord EX 2.7L air conditioning VIN: 1HGCE660SA
Sorry for the delay. Unfortunately the customer hasn't brought the car back. He has needed it for the past few weeks.. He does want it fixed. I'm going to try putting a new condensor and drier in it and see what happens.. When i do i will finish the post corre...
1996 Honda Odyssey LX 2.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JHMRA1863T
Thanks for the 7 replies. Three suspected tight valve clearance and 3 suggested further analysis of the fuel system. Steve from Virginia identified the problem when he suggested that that the screen in the IAC could be plugged. Cleaning it restored the idle ...
2000 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L No OBD Communication VIN: KMHJW35F5Y
As most of the replies indicated, these Hyundais do have a problem with the pins within the OBD connector. I simply crimped all of the pins slightly and communication was established. What a simple fix after wasting time checking all of the wiring.
2002 Hyundai XG350 3.5L Compressor VIN: KMHFU45E32
Well, it's fixed! It was in fact a faulty Evap temperature Sensor. It failed the resistance test. I replaced the sensor and all works well. Also, special thanks to Ty from CT and Kiho from South Korea for that factory website (www.hmaservice.com). Great inform...
1996 Kia Sportage 2.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: KNDJA723XT
reviewed possibles from fellew techs,& rechecked ect sensor ,maf sensor readings &cleaned unit / carb cleaner,fuel pressure leakdown &running extra ground to alt as suggested this one fix you can say that i ran into buy mistake,but because of unpluging the c...
2002 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDUP13102
Replaced Mass air flow sensor, vehicle has been gone for 2 weeks, no problems so far, Thanks to the 5 people that gave me great input, many nailed it right on! Trouble codes: P0174 (lean bank 1), P0171.
2003 Mazda Protege5 2.0L heater blower VIN: JM1BJ24583
The mystery of the blower motor melt down is solved! It seems the lady has a dog and on long trips she leaves the back windows down so that the doggie can have fresh air, so then she turns the A/C on full blast to try to keep cool! The system is not designed t...
1996 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21DOT
thank you doug for your help,i did not fix the car but i did get the car to pass,i tried tightening the pcm terminal 28 but did not help,what i did was cleared the code and drove 1 drive cycle and had 3 monitors passed,then took it in for the test and passed,w... Trouble codes: 1220 (fuel pump control module circut).
2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on
First I would like to thank everyone that responded. I guess Ralph from Colorado gave me the idea that brought me to the solution. He suggested checking vacuum readings. I had thought about doing that a couple of times but I just couldn't imagine having a valv... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire).
2001 Nissan serena 2000CC not changing VIN: PC24-32548
thanks for the replies from my fellow techs , sorry for the late reply was out of the island ,i had to change the stepper motor for the transmission and all is well now , i hope this bit of info can help someone in the futere .
2003 Subaru Forester X 2.5L Air Bag Light VIN: 1F1SG63603
Well the Forester is fixed. Thanks to Bob [...] and Andy for helping me find the diagnostic connector. It was above and behind the fuse panel to the left of the column. After I found the connector & pulled the codes it turned out to be the connection under t...
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