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1989 Honda Prelude 2.0 S 2.0L No Start VIN: JHMBA4225K
After hot soak (approx. 2 minutes) car cranks but no start. Restarts after cool down with black smoke. Runs fine but cannot determine cause of no start. Similar symptoms to clogged carburator bowl vent. Seems like fuel getting into cylinders at shutoff. Most l...
1998 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S6CM58W1W
car came in with no power and check engine light on . pulled codes found misfire po300 po157 02 sig low b2s2 p1171 sys lean on accel. cust has replaced maf,3 COILS ON B2,6 PLUGS ALLO FOUR O2 . FUEL PSI 38 AT IDLE UNDER ACCEL 42 PSI COMP 130 TO 140 ON ALL 6 CYL... Trouble codes: P0300, P1171, P0157
1999 Infiniti G20 2.0L ac control
hello infinity techs. i have a 1999 g20 and am trying to get codes for climate not sure what buttons to press.this car will only cool if set to [...] celsius anything above that it is always warm. thx for your help.
2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L oil pump VIN: KNDJA72321
vehicle came in to shop on tow truck for crank no start- scanned- retrieved po342 cam sensor- installed new cam sensor-would still not start- sounded like a vehicle that was out of time- pulled timing cover found exhaust cam timing off 90 degrees- adjusted to ...
2004 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L brake pads VIN: KNDUP13164
Hello, this Sedona came in back in september for front brakes. The customer said it had been burning up pads faster than he thought it should. At that time we replaced the pads and the rotors. Today it came in and the front pads are worn real low. It has been ...
1991 Lexus LS400 4.0L instrument cluster VIN: JT8UF11EXM
vehicle has no tach and no speedo. odometer also not working. through scanner you can read vehicle speed as well engine rpm. in testing flow chart under meters, gauges and illuminations, you are instructed to remove connector c from cluster to check c10 for co...
1994 Lexus SC400 4.0L power steering VIN: JT8UZ3OC7S
i need help on this one bad so if any body can help i would certainly appreciate it thanks in advance
2000 Mazda Millenia Millennium Edition 2.3L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA2226Y
Attn mazda techs , please help {again}.This car ran hot, did head gaskets , cam broke , replaced cam , now I get a code 1540, for the ABV, air bypass valve.Just above 2000 RPM it completely quits like a rev limiter type deal, TCS light comes on.Fix archive sho... Trouble codes: 1540 (air bypass valve)
1998 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21D8W
Hello fellow techs, this maxima was in a flood years ago, not sure if it has anything to do with anything? Took purge valve apart and looks good inside, no signs of moisture or corrosion. Checked ohms of all coils in valve per modis and all ohm out around 42 o... Trouble codes: P0443, 7 (air bag control unit problem)
2000 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4DL01D3Y
car came in light on. codes p0171,p1126. checked out found intake leak assumed repair of leak was problem. rd. test all ok. week later car came back light,code p1126.checked out rd.test for 30+miles all seemed ok. week later light on code p1126? called otc we ... Trouble codes: P1126
2002 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L abs VIN: 1N4BL11E82
hey everybody, hope all is well got a 2002 nissan altima at my shop with an ABS roblem. seems that everytime the brakes are applied the ABS system kicks in. dry ground or wet ground, and even low speed it always kicks in. we scanned the computer and got no co...
2000 Subaru Forester L 2.5L Rear Wheel Bearing VIN: JF1SF6359Y
So I've searched the archives and gleaned all I could from Alldata. I'm aware of the updated roller bearing and the special tool kit that one is supposed to use to install it, ($917 from Kent Moore as of today!) Needless to say, I don't have this kit so plan o...
2002 Subaru Outback 2.5L MIL Lamp on, no communication VIN: 453BH66562
Need some ideas. This car the customer states was in a garage that was struck by lightning. Check engine light came on same day. The vehicle runs fine. I have tried to scan, no good. I have pin tested e.c.m. and dlc connector. All readings correct even data li...
2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L Shake in Wheel VIN: JT3HN86R9Y
Hello all, I have a 4Runner here I need some advice on. The complaint is at 65-75mph the steering shakes. I verified the complaint and it is noticable. The balljoints, tie rods, and other front end components all look OK. We replaced the front tires, balanced ...
2000 Toyota Solara SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1CF22P7Y
This vehicle came to our shop after failing at a smog station. After testing we changed the B1S1 O2 sensor and MAF sensor. We are still getting a code P0171 after resetting the monitors. Sometimes it will set all the monitors without setting the code. Then, ne... Trouble codes: P0171

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2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2HGES25721
Thanks to all who replied. We replased the ELD and it solde both the idle problem and the P1298 code has not returned. Once again Thanks Jim [...] Trouble codes: P1298 (ELD connector High Voltage).
2002 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4SD2M58W62
Thanks for all the info, we found that we had the wrong spark plug installed(platinum, and required an iridium). We replaced the plugs and the mil has not returned
2000 Kia Sephia 1.8L Cuts out, Misfire
We tried all suggestions and found no answers. Customer took vehicle to the Kia dealership and they said it was the fuel pump, even though it stays at 62p.s.i. when the car fails.
2004 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L Shifter lock-out VIN: 004C891599
Thanks to everyone who replied. We haven't gotten her car in here to check everything out yet, but now we have a place to start. Thanks for all the help.
1996 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L head gasket VIN: 4S3BG6850T
Well this one is out of here (finally). Sorry for taking so long to close this, wanted to be sure it was gone for good. The overwhelming response was to not try re-torquing the heads which is how I was leaning to begin with. Thanks to all for the re-enforcemen...
2002 Subaru Outback H6 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BE89642
Thanks to all who replied! This Subaru is back on the road with a new and updated TPS. A special thanks to Andrew from Wisconsin and Brian of New Jersey (Who faxed me the TSB). It helps having documentation of a problem when the only symptom is the MIL. The up... Trouble codes: P0122 (Throttle position sensor curcuit low input).
1998 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T3ZF13CXW
Thanks to all who replied, It ended up being a bad connection at purple wire presumably at back of speedometer. I cleaned and checked both there and at ECM and code has yet to reset. Trouble codes: P0500 (Vehicle Speed Sensor Fault).
2002 Toyota Prius 1.5L Battery VIN: JT2BK18UX3
I wish I had a better finish to this. I want to thank EVERYONE for their input to this problem, unfortunately, the vehicle never came back. When it left the shop about 3 weeks ago, it was with another new battery. Maybe that was the 'trade secret' to finish th...
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