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1994 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Lock up converter VIN: 1HGCD7239R
This is my personal car, I noted gas mileage has droped it was 30 to 31 MPG average, now is 26 to 28 MPG I have noticed tach is running about 2600 at 60 mph lockup is not happening like it used to, seems like tach used to indicate about 2250 to 2300 at 60 m...
2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L power windows VIN: 5FNRL18014
Thank you in advance for reading and trying to help. After replacing all blown fuses(5), I unplugged the pass. side switch because it just buzzed. (relays inside of switch). Pass. motor works fine when jumped with power probe. checked wiring no cuts or pinched...
2000 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.5L air bag light VIN: KMHWF25V2Y
This came to us from a used car lot with the air bag light on. I scanned for codes and came up with a communication fault. I found the ppd interface module under the passenger seat, not secured up to the seat frame, but laying on the floor. The car had been de...
1998 Isuzu Trooper S 3.5L Unexplained loss of coolant VIN: JACDJ58X6W
Hello all, Sold unit used car, customer brought back with check engine light and low coolant level. Check engine light was easy, found bad purge valve, replaced and all is good. Low coolant level is not so easy. On initial inspection I found no coolant drips...
1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L 1-2 Shift VIN: 4S2CK58W4X
We had this vehicle come in for some other services along with the complaint of a "very harsh shift" from first gear to second and sometimes also when down shifting from second to first. After performing the other services, we took the vehicle on a couple of r...
1996 Kia Sportage 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJA723XT
Hi, Thanks in advance fo any help. We are not the Kia experts that we wish we were. This one needs the emission test and initially after about 25 miles the codes listed above would come up and turn on the MIL. After replacing the oxygen sensors and the PCM the... Trouble codes: P1115 (Mfg control AF metering), P1117 (Mfg control AF metering)
1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT6HF10V0X
This vehicle has come in several times with a very intermittent problem. Code P0171 sets and we replaced the MAF sensor last week with an OEM Toyota part from worldpac. We previously couldn't get the vehicle to act up. Previous freeze-frame data showed long-te... Trouble codes: P0171 (system too lean bank 1)
1988 Nissan Pulsar NX SE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JN1CN34S5J
Car has slight poor idle but also hesatates slightly on a normal acceleration in 2nd or 3rd between 2400 and 2800 rpm. This is the main concern. It will also go lean and hesatate if you are WOT then back off to 3/4 throttle between 3 and 4000 rpm. I watched t...
1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA21D7T
car hard starts hot or cold
1984 Toyota Pickup SR5 2.4L Hesitation, backfire thru carb VIN: JT4RN60S4E
Hello, I recently rebuilt a 22r motor, everything new exept distributor. I had the head pressure checked, replaced stem seals and a light shave. Block was bored @ .30 over. I completed the job and started engine, runs great at idle and light load, doesnt smoke...
1994 Toyota 4Runner SR5 2.4L 4x4 VIN: JT4RN3652R
This truck when you drive down the road in 2 wheel drive will all of a sudden start going in and out of 4x4, makes a jerking hammering motion, if you shift it into 4 wheel drive it will drive normal. We checked the vaccum system and found no leaks or problems,...
1996 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L Engine VIN: 4TAVL52NOT
A customer brought in a 1996 Toyota Tacoma P/U complaining of excessive engine noise. It appeared to be a standard timing chain job. I replaced the chain, tensioner, guides, and only lower sprocket because upper not available. Upon completion of job truck fire...

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1999 Honda Accord LX 3.0L No Start VIN: 1HGCG1643X
Reprogamed immobilizer though Honda. I will enjoy studying the numerous replies as I am certain that there will be one that reprogaming the immobilizer won't fix. It was also nice to have a couple known good components on hand to test some of the more dubious ...
1993 Lexus LS400 4.0L front seal VIN: JT8UF11E3P
I apoligize for the long delay. I tried almost everything that everyone recommended. I also checked all the electrical patterns with the Vantage meter. The Vantage has some very good information in it on this vehicle. I think that what I did was adjust the thr...
1995 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L engagement VIN: 1YVGE22C5S
Thanks for the help. Gonna close with a fix customer wants to go with salvage yard unit. I suggested rebuilt unit but did not want to put that much in car. Thanks once again..
2002 Mazda Millenia 2.5L No Start VIN: JM1TA22192
yes this vehicle is finally fixed. As many mentioned, hte distributor was at fault, although. It was able to complete secondary ignition with over 1/2 inch gap from wire to ground. Still do not understand the failure. But the customer has been driving the vehi...
2004 Subaru Outback 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BH67574
Finally got this Subaru to turn the check engine light on and flash the cruise control master switch light. Scanned for codes...found coes P0304 (cyl#4 misfire),P0301 (cyl#1 misfire),and P0300 (random misfire). Car originally came in (in Oct.)with Check Engine...
2000 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF28B9Y
Well, after a 250 mile 'test drive' and no check engine light, I'll say it's fixed! What I did was instead of replacing the A/F sensor for the P1150 code, I used my BG air intake cleaner and ran two cans through the system. I also cleaned the MAF sensor as wel... Trouble codes: P0174 (p0440-), P0440 (p0441-), P0441 (p0446-), P0446 (p1150-), P1150.
2005 Toyota Camry 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BE32K35
Hello all, I would like to thank everyone who offered assistance with this problem. Replacing the downstream oxygen sensor with a factory part fixed it. Several of you mentioned the fact that the wiring on oxygen sensors cannot be repaired. After reading these... Trouble codes: P00, 136 (Bank 1 senor 2 circuit malfunction).
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