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1995 Honda INTEGRA 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: JHMDC44500
This car idle excessively high when cold. At cold start up it revs at about 2,000rpm. when I first tested the idle speed control motor,there was 12v to one side & ground to the other which made it open fully & rev high. We had the ecu tested & it tested ok. wh...
2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Power doors VIN: 2HKRL1863Y
Hello: I have this Honda which will not open the left power sliding door. I have checked out the fuel door lockout and it works ok, relay latches and works. I cannot open the door with power OR manually. It will not open with either outer or inner handle. Lock...
2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L SRS Lamp VIN: JHLRD78875
I need help interpreting the SRS Codes on this vehicle. When I Go into the diagnostic mode, I get 4 slow flashes followed by 6 fast flashes, then 2 slow flashes folowed by 8 fast flashes on the srs lamp. Thanks Mark
1999 Isuzu Trooper S 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: JACDJ58XXX
This is at our sister shop and I'm doing this with second hand info. All RH bank 1 cyl's dead or very low power. This is the second time for this in 2 months. Last time they pulled RH cams and inspected, looked good. it ran worse after that and I finally foun...
2001 Lexus IS300 3.0L crank bolt VIN: JTHBD18281
Harmonic balancer failed, removing to replace and change timing belt, cannot remove front crank bolt-really tight, require info to comfirm bolt is regular thread-not left hand thread before I break any additional parts!!. can hold flywheel/flex plate, have bro...
1992 Mazda MX-6 2.2L Dies at idle VIN: 1YVGD3181N
Vehicle came in dies at idle. Well, with the foot off the brake the engine will idle fine & vacuum is 18 in. As you depress the brake pedal the idle starts to drop & the vacuum starts to drop also . The harder you push the brake pedal the lower the idle & the...
1993 Mazda B2200 2.2L No Start
This truck got towed in as a no start. We tested all components in the Alldata tests, and it came down to the ECM to be at fault. We had the ECM rebuilt, installed it and still no start, but now the computer has a code to replace the canister purge valve. We a...
1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA21D4T
This vehicle will not start. At times it will try to "hit" but never more than once in a while. Ignition fires once when first cranked but then nothing. Inputs from both crank sensors and cam sensor is ok and there are no codes other than the O2 code. I have c... Trouble codes: P0150 (B2S1 O2 sensor circuit)
2003 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Engine Lubrication VIN: 1N4AL11E13
We've got this Altima thats using 3 to 4 quarts of Oil per week. Checked PCV system found clean. Checked Spark Plugs no Oil on Plugs. Vehicle Runs Fine. Excessive Smoke from the Exhaust. Anyone seen this before? Any Help would be great. Thanks in advance.
2005 Subaru Impreza RS 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1GD66525
Customer came with the check engine on, (knock sensor code) we found that the knock sensor wire harness had been eaten by a mouse, replaced sensor. All is good for about 2 weeks, check engine is back on, code is P1714, scanner calls it an undocumented code. We... Trouble codes: P1714 (undocumented code)
1996 Toyota RAV4 2.0L transfer case VIN: J13HP10V2T
I'm working on a 1996 Toyota Rav4 4x4 with an auto trans. The transfer case was ran out of oil and shelled the gears. My question is can I remove the transfer case from the vehicle without dropping the engine/trans? It looks possible but my alldata does not el...
1997 Toyota Camry CE 3.0L engine VIN: 4T1BF222K0
vehicle continues to leak oil from what appears to be behind the timing belt cover. it then runs along the lower edge of the rear cylindr head and on the bottom of the engine. the cam and crank seals were replaced twice and also the valve cover gaskets have be...
1998 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L Differential VIN: 4TAWM72NOW
Rear differential lock does not disengage. Vehicle is in 4wheel low range on lift, wheels spinning slowly(less than 5 mph).Push dif lock button in - dif locked light goes on. Let button out - dif locked light goes out but dif is still locked. R&R actuator at r...
2000 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7L 4x4 VIN: 5TBBT4814Y
I have a problem with a Tundra in our shop. The complaint is that the 4x4 light on the dash and the 4w/2w lights blink when pushed. The 4whl DOES work. Other things ive noticed are that the prndl switch has no light for "D". This may be unrelated. Also the 4lo...
2001 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF28B01
Dear fellow techs this should have been easy.This toyota came in for miss fire and flashing cel. Car never had spark plugs. removed manifold replaced spark plugs inspect coil and ohm check injectors reassembled all. No change in problem.swapped coil from good ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0303, P0304
2003 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L Steering Angle Sensor or Skid Control Module VIN: 5TDBT44A23
Hello All, I have a 2003 Toyota Sequoia with the VSC OFF and VSC TRAC lights on. Diagnostics gave code C1231 for steering angle sensor signal problem. Checked live data and sensor is putting out 9 degrees full stop left, -10 degrees straight ahead and -29 deg...
2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Transmission or diff. VIN: 2T1BR32E33
This car has a slight knocking ,loud ticking noise only on accel.,quiet cruising and on decel. It seems to be coming from the diff. area. Has anyone had a similar problem and what fixed it. Thanks for your time and help.

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2003 Infiniti I35 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKDA31A13
Looks like we shot ourselves in the foot on this one. The additive we used changed the viscosity of the oil enough to influence the VVT valves. Changed the oil again, without flushing, and did not reset CEL of have drivability issues. Delivered to customer... Trouble codes: P0011 (intake valve timing bank 1), P0012 (intake valve timing bank 2).
2002 Mazda Protege5 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BJ24632
Thanks to every one who read and sent in replies. The EGR was leaking so I replaced it. I also replaced both coils ,wires and plugs. The customer is happy that she won't get stuck. THANKS RICH Trouble codes: P0300.
2006 Mazda 3 S 2.3L Hesitation VIN: JM1BK344X6
well i recived a few replies talking about some pcm /tcm updates for this vehicle. one replie about using only 87 octane fuel in these vehicles and one about updated intake runners to cure a hesitation or surge. relayed the information to the customer and also...
2002 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L speedometer VIN: 4A3AA46G92
was told by a tech from mit dealership that i could use a used computer if i got the imobilizer from the same car. put in parts and the lock smith tried to program the key but it would not work. we even got the key from the same car the used came out of, cut a...
1992 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Surge, Stall VIN: JN1EJ01P3N
thanks to everyone who ended up being a coil pack.when i first searched fix data base there was about 25 other request with same problem and one of them mentioned using the am radio in car to listen for rf noise that an older gentleman had told hi...
1999 Subaru Impreza L 2.2L pressure VIN: JF1GF485XW
Thanks for all the replies. The problem was actually the new Wagner caliper. It matched the original exactly with one exception. The bleeder screw was in a slightly different position. It was about 4 inches lower than the original. So what was happening was ai...
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