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1998 Acura Integra LS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4DB7655W
5v ref., ground and signal wires have continuity and no shorts. Vacuum hoses appear to be in good shape. I was wondering if anybody has been down this road before I start changing parts. Trouble codes: P0452
1990 Honda Prelude Si 2.1L Cooling Systems VIN: JHMBA4239L
This Prelude will not overheat, but the temp guage will go up to hot before the cooling fan comes on. Driving down the road, temp guage reads normal, but at idle it goes to hot. Coolant in radiator is actually 210-220 when the cooling fan turns on(measured wit...
1998 Honda Accord LX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG564SW
Car came to us to have the "camshaft position sensor" replaced. Customer had had local discount auto parts read codes and sell him a part. His part was for a 6 cylinder, his car was a 4 cylinder. We scanned for codes--Code P1382 cylinder position sensor. We sc... Trouble codes: P1382 (Ckylinder Position Sensor)
2003 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HKYF18593
Have had ALL sensors, EVAP purge solenoids, canisters changed COMPLETELY TWICE. Fuel cap has been checked successfully but never replaced yet. Is now CONTINUOUSLY back for the second winter and is a daily/weekly PROBLEM that FOUR local OEM Honda CANNOT deal wi... Trouble codes: P1457 (EVAP purge System leaks/malfunction)
1990 Mitsubishi Montero 3.0L No Start VIN: JA4GJ31S6L
Vehicle injectors will run non stop with key in the on position. Have checked all grounds, fuel presure. Have replaced pcm, and main fuel relay. Any ideas for for fine vehicle would be much apreciated.
1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.0L No Start VIN: 4A3AK34Y8V
Good day to all, I have inherited this vehicle from another shop in town after they repaired the blown head gasket and timing belt. Vehicle made it about a mile away, then stalled, and hasn't started since. The other shop installed a remaned ecm, a crank senso...
1992 Nissan Stanza GXE 2.4L Surge, Misfire VIN: JN1FU21P6N
The vehicle was towed into our shop for a no start. After charging the battery the vehicle started right up but had an intermittant misfire. After it warmed up the misfire seemed to subside somewhat. We found the plugs extremely worn and the wires were origina...
2001 Nissan Sentra XE 1.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D52
Could not duplicate problem. Customer drove in morning, and CEL came on within a few miles under light acceleration. Sets p0300- random misfire. Checked coils and plugs- fine. Cleaned hot wires on airflow meter- no change. I took the computer apart and did not... Trouble codes: P0300
1988 Subaru GL 1.8L No Start VIN: JF2AN53BX5
Car came in on the hook, no spark, no injector pulse, according to Mitchell there should be a 10V or higher signal from the ECU to the crank sensor (Distributor) I am getting 3V. So we installed a used ECU, 2 of them and with the same result. Can anyone tell m...
2001 Subaru Outback L.L. Bean 3.0L brake pedal VIN: 453BH80681
customer concern is after the car has sat on a hill (nose up) all night, when she starts the car and backs up the brakes don't feel like they will stop the car. I have felt the problem and it feels like the master cylinder bottoms out and the car will come to ...
2004 Suzuki Forenza S 2.0L Speed sensitive power steering VIN: KL5JD522X4
The speed sensitive power steering light is on. I don't have a scanner that will comunicate with the system. The actuater and the steering wheel senser resistence is in spec. I tried a new module light still comes on. Powers and Grounds are good. Has anyone se...
1995 Toyota Celica GT 2.2L Power steering pump VIN: JT5ST07K8S
Power stereing pump appears to be cocked over some. The pulley is out of aligment with the crank pulley. It is creating an interesting noise. The brackets do not appear bent. Has anyone run into a similar problem?
2002 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TBBT44142
Ok Toyota techs, I am having a seemingly easy problem give me trouble. Truck came in with mil light on and code p0301. Roadtested truck and it had a definate one cylinder miss that shook the truck. Isolated the miss to no injector pulse on cyl #1. Red and blac... Trouble codes: P0301

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1997 Infiniti I30 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JNKCA21D3V
Found bank 1 cam gear off a tooth. installed new timing chain set. Found no further concerns. Thanks guys.
1997 Infiniti Q45 4.1L No Start VIN: JNKBY31D0V
I appologize for the delay.. the fix was a complete ignition cylynder assembly, the anntenna gizmo on the assembly was missing,we did have to send this thing to the dealer to have the key programmed...thanks for everyones help
2002 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 4S2CK58WX2
Thanks to all who suggested help. James suggested recleaning the throttle, I can now eat off of it. I smoke tested and propane tested the intake while monitoring the STFT as per Christopher, Ian, and Mike's suggestions with no luck. Mike also pointed out a kno...
2004 Isuzu NPR HD 7.4L steering VIN: JALC4B1675
found caster at 5 degrees re-set casster with shims down two 2.5 degrees and warrantyed two front tires all is ggod for now!!
1993 Mazda MPV Passenger 3.0L no 2nd or 4th VIN: JM3LV5233P
as i've found out these trannys are not that reliable and most end up needing a rebiuld, mine sat for so long that the band material and 1-2 accumulater seal was toast. it's being rebiult and should have a confermation of this diagnoses by the new year. thanks...
2002 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JA3AJ262U0
Well as I had said before I had checked the voltage and it was around 5 volts well I had checked it again and now it was over 6 volts well then I knew I had something to work with I unplugged the wire at the ecm and the power was 4.77 volt well at the sensor i... Trouble codes: P0183.
1993 Nissan Altima 2.4L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BU31R5P
Thanks guys for the help. Thanks Ki, Chris, Michael, Peter, Kenneth, Ty, and Mike. A few mentioned looking into the Injectors, also mentioned was the intake and cat. I checked the intake by spraying carb cleaner on the top and raising the vehical and spraying ... Trouble codes: 45 (injector leaking).
1997 Nissan Pickup SE 2.4L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6SD16YXV
Well, the vehicle has been gone for several weeks and the problem has not reoccurred. I'm guessing that there was probably a wire rubbing on the valve cover (as some of you mentioned) that is not anymore since I left the harness untaped and loose. If it does c... Trouble codes: P1320 (Loss of Ignition signal primary circuit).
2000 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L No Start VIN: 5N1ED28Y4Y
Thank-you to Bryan,Robert, and James.Thanks for taking the time to reply, I have eliminated the distributor, there isn't any aftermarket alarm, as for the relay cicuit,it just doesn't give me any other direction to go at this time.The vehicle has not given me ...
2001 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L valve train VIN: 1N4BL11DO0
We thank you for your replies. We spoke with a friend at the local Nissan dealer and followed his advice. We pulled the timing chain tensioner out and there was screen that the oil passes through. That screen had some debris that was causing the rear cams to s...
2000 Subaru Outback 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BH6751Y
To clarify, the two front cats were replaced with subaru converters. The main cat is original. Customer continues to drive it and states that the mil comes on infrequently at cruise then goes out with no drivebilty complaints. I'll update on another post if an... Trouble codes: P0420, P0130.
2002 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Surge VIN: 4T1BF30K92
I had some varied replies but the Toyota dealer techs said it is definitely a sticking/glitching EGR sensor which causes the ECM to chase it by running the EGR solenoid erratically. While testing the sensor to try to capture the waveform (backprobing the conne...
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