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1994 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Misfire VIN: JHMEH969OR
Vehicle came in for a fail smog,(3.5%) replace defective o2 sensor Emissions came down to 90 HC (PASS IS 57 AT 25MPH) CO IS .5% (PASS .6%) its failing emissions test at 25mph only. The vehicle has a misfire at 35mph Dist. Cap/rotor and wires were replace Plugs...
1995 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Surge VIN: JHMEH9696S
Customer came in and stated about 3 weeks ago,the car started surging at idle and was hard starting. The car starts ok, and idles like its on fast idle for about a minute, then the idle starts surging from 900 to 2000 rpm up and down. So knowing that hondas ha...
1997 Honda Civic LX 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMEJ6678V
Hello. I got this Civic after customer stated the vehicle started running poorly at a stop. Check engine light came on and customer drove vehicle in to us. The vehicle cleared itself out and started running fine. But light was still on. The code is P0505 idle ... Trouble codes: P0505
2001 Kia Rio 1.5L Hesitation, Stall VIN: KNADC12331
2006 Mazda 3 i 2.0L power steeri VIN: JM1BK12F76
since I can not hookup the old unitto get PDS to capture the data (it is too damaged) How do I enter the as build data in to the unit??? I am using PDS and have IDS if necessary. secondly where is the steering angle sensor? all data shows it under the coolant ...
1990 Nissan D21 SE 3.0L Wipers VIN: 1N6HD16Y2L
Hey iATN, thanks for helping! I have this Nissan Pickup that the wipers won't park on, intermittant doesn't work either. I checked my All-Data, which has schematics but virtually nothing else. Does anyone have a test procedure for figuring out if it's the swit...
1997 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L cv joint VIN: JN1CA21D9T
we are experiencing a repeat cv shaft failer, car came in shop aprox 8 months ago drive vibration,replaced both cv shafts fix problem ( reman shafts ) aprox 3 weeks later car came back same vibration replaced both shafts ( new shafts ) aprox 3 months and 3000 ...
2001 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L valve train VIN: 1N4BL11DO0
Thanks in advance for your time and help with this vehicle. When posting this vehicle's VIN it's coming up as a 2.4L 4 cyl but actually the vehicle is a 3.5 V-6. The problem is that while the customer was driving the car he heard a loud "POP" and then he notic...
2002 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L computer VIN: JER2387662
Hi Techs This is my own vehicle,as usual my wife drives the car and I don't have the time to spend to diag at this time. When the car is cold or maybe its the damp the slip and traction control lights come on.After driving for 15mins and restarting the lights... Trouble codes: U1000 (u1001-), U1001
1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L No Start VIN: JT3VN39W2S
Started checking no-start condition, found no spark. Verified coil good, coil wire good, cap and rotor look good. Would not fire plug outside motor. Then noticed check engine light would not come on with key turned to on. Removed plugs from ECU and tested W te...
1996 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L Right rear electric door lock VIN: 1NXBBO2E1T
Right rear electric door lock is jammed--will not lock or unlock with the door lock push button or the switch in the drivers door. I need to get the electric lock mechanism out--I see the three retaing screws and the 10mm bolt holding it in. How do I get the c...
1998 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L Engine VIN: 4TANL42NXW
Hello all, I have this 98 Toyota Tacoma that has a knocking/snapping sound at idle with a hot engine, when cold it is quiet, no noises, once up to operating temp it has a knocking sound at idle,you give it a little gas it seems to go away, at higher rpm you he...

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2002 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L No Start VIN: 2HNYD18642
thanks for the replies.before we received replies the vehicle was in again and we adjusted the valves.since then the problem has only occured once and the customer reports they will live with it for now.again thanks for the help and sorry i didn`t post this so... Trouble codes: P0172.
2002 Honda Accord EX 2.3L shift pattern VIN: JHMCG66882
Sorry it took so long to close this post, but I was waiting on customer confrimation that all was well! A new linear pressure solenoid did indeed fix it!...Thanks guys for the headsup!
2000 Isuzu N NPR 4.8L exterior lights
First off this is an Isuzu truck. After hours of searching we found the problem. The power wire for the cigarette lighter LAMP was chaffed against the dash frame and would short at times, causing the fuse to blow. This was one of those jobs that you want to qu...
2001 Mitsubishi Montero XLS 3.5L abs VIN: JA4MT31A01
We believe that the switch on the front differential is bad. Most of our advice points to it, and we agree. Customer has declined repair at this time.
1993 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN8HD17Y2P
thanks for the help it ended up being the wrong injectors did take out the pcm i installed the correct injectors and a used pcm and it worked.i don't know why i could'nt get the injectors to spray with the rail out of the vehiclebut after installing everything...
1994 Nissan D21 SE 3.0L Excessive Emissions, running very rich VIN: 1N6HD16Y5R
The problem was the ground on the MAF. I had jumpered in a ground once before, but I didnt shut the ignition off. Therefor it didnt leave limp mode and the injector PW didnt change from 6mS. I found the solution when I left the jumper over night. The next day ... Trouble codes: 34 (knock sensor).
1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21DXT
The car is still not fixed and customer is taking it to the dealer. I again removed all pipes and components from rear exhaust manifold to plenum and rechecked and they were fine. I put egr temp sensor in a can a water and heated it up while watching the resis... Trouble codes: P0400 (egr flow).
1996 Nissan Quest GXE 3.0L wipers VIN: 4N2DN11W7T
thanks to all that responded the problem was a wrong wiper switch that i bought at the nissan dealer. there are two different part numbers but they looks exactly the same, I installed a switch for a 99 nissan quest with a different part number than the one for...
2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D82
It needed an ECM. I got a good used one and all is well now. Trouble codes: P0121 (tps).
1991 Toyota Pickup 2.4L comp VIN: JT4RN81A5M
Thanks to all. I finally found the A/C fuse, had to remove glove box, could not see from underneath. There are 2 fuses and one relay mounted there. Long story short, after beating head against wall, someone has been in here and cobbled it up. I found amplifier...
1998 Toyota Camry CE 3.0L timing belt VIN: JT2BF22K8X
I found that when the car sat outside (when cold) the belt would gain slack in the section between the cam pulleys and I ordered a timing belt and water pump from Toyota and found that the Napa belt that was replaced this summer was slightly longer than the fa...
1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22KOW
ok guys, this one is still a stumper. The problem this car was having was pretty regular but would clear up every now and then for a few minutes. This thing started running good and has been doing so for a full week. I will not delude myself into thinking that... Trouble codes: P0303.
2000 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4TASN92NXY
Thanks to all that replied. There was a heavy load lead coming off the battery going to a aftermarket amp. I removed it and seemed to get better. May have been RFI? I let the customer have the truck back. And I havent heard anything back. Trouble codes: P0300 (p0301-), P0301 (p0303-), P0303 (p0305-), P0305.
2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L tailgate VIN: 4T3ZF13C42
Well, that was easy. The Sienna tailgate inner panel came off with a little prying--take off the grab handle and strap handle from inside then hook the panel and pull forward. Then the latch cable is in plain view. Thanks to John [...] and about 8 other guy...
2002 Toyota Echo 1.5L Starting VIN: JJTDAT1235
Fixed!!! The same old story same old song... There is always more to the story than the customer will tell you the first time... Turns out they left the lights on and the battery went dead, 'They tried to jump start and then everything just quit working?!*?'(t...
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