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1998 Honda Accord LX 2.3L 1-2 & 2-3 shift VIN: 1HGCG564XW
This is are shop car. When the vehicle is cold, the 1-2 shift flares and also the 2-3 shift flares. The warmer the vehicle gets the less the flare is and then it shifts normal when at operating temperature. I did perform a BG trans flush to see if this would h...
1998 Honda Civic HX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEJ7127W
Vehicle drives fine. Intermittant MIL with Rich DTC's Please note, this vehicle uses a LAF/WideBand HO2S for sensor 1/1. The fuel trims at both idle and cruise are around .82-.86 LT/ST. HO2s 1/1 reads at around 18.5:1 AFR (lean) at idle and 2500-3000RPM. HO2s ... Trouble codes: 451, 459, P0172 (System too Rich bank 1)
1998 Honda Passport EX 3.2L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S6CM58W7W
replaced fuel pump&pump relay if you bang on tank it seems to start up. very intermittant no start&ck engine light came on for customer but no codes were present light came on only temporarily
1998 Honda Civic HX 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1HGEJ7227W
hello honda techs! The car came in w/ a idle surging problem. check for codes found IACV dtc. replaced the IACV the surging went away. When I put the new IACV i made sure to clean the throttle body really good to prevent some old carbon clogging the new IASCV....
2003 Honda Pilot LX 3.5L "D" light flashing VIN: 2HKYF18183
The customer complained of "D" light flashing and brought in the car's Manual to us that states a transmission problem when the "D" light flashes. However the light was not flashing when it came in. It had stopped. the light will not flash for us. No TSBs that...
1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L drive engagement VIN: 4S2CK58W7X
We rebuilt the unit clutch linings came apart from water. Installed unit and by passed radiator with cooler. Reverse engagement good drive will creep accelarate and rpms up barely moves. Manual low is good and manual shift operates. Ran codes none checked plug...
2001 Kia Optima SE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAGD12641
Having trouble with this kia has code po171 lean bank 1. Fuel trims are maxed @ 16.4% short term & 19.5% long term O2 is stuck @ 20mv can make O2 hit 900mv by applying full throttle also can make calculated load hit about 90% by applying full throttle.I have a... Trouble codes: P0171
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L engaging at slow speeds VIN: JT6JHF10U1
On dry roads below 10 mph ABS will engage for no reason. System has been fully checked- No codes. Tried to clean sensors and check exciter rings- had to replace 2 sensors anyway because I could'nt get them out to check them. Other sensors ohm out OK. Not sur...
2002 Mazda Millenia 2.5L Misfire VIN: JM1TA22132
I have replaced the wires cap rotor and distributor. Cleaned the MAF. replaced the air filter. My fuel trim is very good switching +2 to most. My problem is that I still have a miss that will not set a code. My brick and the shops genysis has no data for... Trouble codes: P0306 (Misfire Cylinder 6)
1999 Mitsubishi Galant DE 2.4L Misfire VIN: 4A3AA36G9X
Hi all: HELP! This car is messing with my head. Ive been chasing this intermittent P0300 for weeks now. Just last week i was able to reproduce it in the shop. I've found that this misfire is the ECM not firing 1 cyl or another. It stated at cyl #1 we pulled i... Trouble codes: P0300 (multi/rand misfire)
1990 Toyota 4Runner SR5 2.4L dead spot VIN: JT4RN36S1L
hello all: I have a non obd2 with a dead spot between 10 and 60% tps give or take about 5%. Vehicle is sluggish but does not need trans to kick down a gear to come out of this problem. also acts the same shifting manual. Tried enricthing fuel during prob usin...
1996 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1BB02E4T
hi group. i have this corrolla in the shop last month after check engine light on. scanned it code p1780 p/n switch malfuntion. so i order new on at toyota dealer. put it in then 2 weeks later . it come on again. the scanned data show the on value at park and ... Trouble codes: P1780
1998 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L Head Lamps VIN: 4TAVL52N8W
Hi Toyata tech's I have this truck here cant get the lights to work I belive its the high beam the indicator will not turn on and no lights with lows at the socket i have 2 powers 1 ground flip switch the other way I get 3 powers no ground cant make heads or t...
2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TBBT4418Y
Coils have been swapped, plugs swapped,injectors swapped with other cylinders. Problem remained on that cylinder. Suspect carbon build up on exhaust valves causing exhaust to be drawn in on intake stroke. Combustion chamber cleaner was put through system and s... Trouble codes: P0300 (engine Missfire), P0308 (engine Missfire 8 cylinder)

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1987 Honda Accord LXi 2.0L Condenser fan VIN: 1HGCA5642H
Well, fellas, I ran out of time on this one. It left for Calif. yesterday. Plenty of good tips for the archives, thanks so much for the helpful input. I didn't get a chance to try all your recommendations. All I could do was hand customer the condenser fan rel...
1987 Honda Prelude 2.0 Si 2.0L No Start VIN: JHMBA3143H
Main relay was the culprit as 75% of the 26 replies had suggested. There was a solder joint issue and when it got warm it didn't supply the PCM with proper voltage. It was kind of strange that it wouldn't have any sort of problem until trying a restart. Thanks...
2000 Honda Passport EX 3.2L fuel gauge VIN: 4S6DM58W3Y
Thanks for all the help the consciences from replies was to replace the entire fuel pump module, That was done and the repair was successful no reprogramming needed.. Thanks again
2000 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Electronic VIN: 4S6DM58W6Y
Steve helped me a lot. He recomended installing in line fuses, this seems like a lot of work, but now I know it was worth it. I installed 6 in line fusses and then 3 more after locating circuit at fault. Turns out the 4-WD actuater on the rear of the transfere...
2004 Hyundai Tiburon 2.0L left side signal light VIN: KMHHM65D84
Well, thanks again to a great bunch of guys on this site!!! Seems everyone is agreement on this one, the BCM/fuse box is the culprit. After telling the customer the cost of the part is around 800.00, he has decided to trade it in, so I can't post an official f...
2002 Isuzu Trooper S 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JACD58X027
This one is out the door purring like a kitten.dont get to see to many troopers here,but the fix was lower intake gaskets.thanks Brian & Robert, you were right on.we should paid 1000$ an hour to work on these junks.iatn is great! Trouble codes: 171 (bank 1 lean), 174 (bank 2 lean), 300 (radom misfire).
2001 Mazda B3000 DS 3.0L air bag VIN: 4F4YR16U01
thanks for very reply. the fix was the wire at steering columm is touching on the wire and rub it open. and blow the fuse. thanks very much.
2006 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Immobilizer VIN: 4A3AB36F36
Big thanks to Jason [...] who told me that the immobilizer info is stored in the ETACS. As far as I can tell the Mitsubishi website is wrong, I tore apart the whole center console and could not locate the immobilizer ECU like the Mits. database showed, at...
1994 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1N4BU31D2R
This one ended up having a bad distributor. Initially we had what looked to be a good spark, during further testing spark went away completely. It didn't look like there was any oil in the distributor, but when we removed the cover inside the distributor, it w... Trouble codes: 11 (distributor signal).
1997 Nissan Sentra 1.6L Readiness monitors VIN: 1N4AS11D8V
Thanks to all who responded. We were able to confirm that the temp was not coming up to temp like the computer wanted nor the drive cycle liked. We also found that the Air Fuel Ratio Sensor (nissan's fancy name for O2 sensor) wasn't quite right either. We reco...
1995 Subaru Legacy Brighton 2.2L No Start VIN: 4S3BK6250S
Thank you to all who responded. Most all responses pinpointed the problem. We used the most obvious belt timing mark on the front of the crank gear instead of the small mark on the back flange. Changing the belt timing to the mark on the back flange of the cra...
2000 Subaru Outback 2.5L unknown VIN: 4S3BH6U53Y
Hi guys. i opened up the extension housing and nothing seemed obviously worn, i replaced the thrust needle bearing and the caged needle bearing, changed the fluid and the squeek was no longer audible after a 3 mile test drive. time will tell, a helpful replier...
2004 Subaru Outback 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BH67554
Thanks to all who replied. Unfortunately this one is not fixed. We are at the point where we are just throwing parts at the vehicle since we can't find any cause for the code P0420. We literaly have run out of things to check. Most replies suggested replacin... Trouble codes: P0420 (bank one catalyst efficiency).
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