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1988 Honda Accord LXi 2.0L Starting VIN: 1HGCA5644J
the car does not act to start after engine warm starting but after a few minutes does act and engine runs,(the ignition key is on starting position and all dashboard lights on but the starter doesn`t act it`s completely dead) we change the starter and the batt...
1999 Honda Accord LX 2.3L Crankshaft pulley VIN: JHMCG6655X
Engine threw off 2 fan belts, found the crankshaft pulley wobbling with engine running. Removed pulley bolt (which seemed tight, found the splines worn smooth on the crank and inside of the pulley. The key was in it's place and not damaged. No previous repairs...
2000 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HKRL1859Y
Hello techs, I tried to diag the above code using MOD,procedure #15 required oil pressure adapter and pressure gauge on vtec oil switch,is there a aftermarket adapter or dealer only? What is the common pattern failure for code P1259? Thanks,Rick Trouble codes: P1259 (VTEC system malfunction)
2001 Honda Civic LX 1.7L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 2HGES16611
I am sure there has to be a common problem with this code on this car. I can't get to test this when it's acting up. The car looses power on acceleration intermittently and the light comes on with this code P1361- TDC Sensor Intermittent Interruption. I played... Trouble codes: P1361 (TDC Sensor Intermittent Interruption)
2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0L traction control VIN: 1HGCN66583
Hi all, hoping for a little help on this one. Car came in with complaint of TCS light coming on and transmission not able to shift out of park. Problem was intermittent and we could not get it to occur. Scanned abs system for tcs light codes and had code 68 br...
1998 Hyundai Sonata GL 2.0L not obd ready VIN: KMHCF24F8W
This car will not go obd ready. I tried the 17 step procedure from alldata, twice..I tried the procedure from identifix and it still wont go obd ready. The customer has tried 2 other shops and they couldnt get it. The customer had his cat and o2s replaced, ......
1991 Isuzu Pickup S 2.6L alternator VIN: JAACR11E8M
customer brought truck in for battery going dead,checked charging, not charging.put alternator on sill no charging,replaced relay sill no is what gets me,ac and ac & heater fan does not work ,charge fuse has no power to it.ok now you can pull cha...
1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L cam timing VIN: 4S2CK58W6X
Good morning. I hope someone out there can help me with the correct timing proceadure for this 3.2 l Rodeo. The timing belt marks were on , however the passenger bank of cylinders all had only about 75psi of compression. I followed the proceadures in alldata ,...
2002 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L compressor VIN: KNDUP13122
van came in with ac inoperative, found good system charge and no ac operation. if compressor is powered up at the relay it will kick in and operate normally with good pressures ect. we suspected a bad triple switch and or controll head but we had another kia s...
1989 Mazda B2200 2.2L valve train VIN: JM2UF1135K
help mazda men! no oil getting to valve train. has 54-lbs oil pressure at sensor near oil filter. bottom end has no noise. valve train clatters. runs great. where is my oil going?? is it similiar to 2.9L-V6 ford timing chain guides that sit in block forcing oi...
1994 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4A3AJ46G3S
I have this 94 Galant that is driving me nuts. There are no codes. When you drive this car it wants to almost stall but if you put your foot on the gas it will all of a sudden take off. Almost like a clogged converter but we check it and it seems good. I check...
2002 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.5L Heater
Hi every one, i have this Mitsubishi pajero here, this is know as the montero in the US market and the affected item is set up very similar to the US based vehicle. The problem here is that i can get no heat out of the dash board vents and i know hot water is ...
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 3N1CB51D01
This car dies at idle regularly. The injector pulse width at idle runs about 5 ms and the O2's flat line at .9 volts. If you bring the idle up a couple hundred RPM the pulse width drops to 1-2 ms and the O2's begin to switch normally. After idling for 20 secon...
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D91
Need help finding the part number for this particular sensor, not the phase camshaft sensor the Nissan parts people see in their catalog. Thanks in advance. Trouble codes: P1140 (Intake Valve Timing Control Position Sensor)
1986 Toyota Pickup 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Misfire VIN: JY5RN75T9G
hello guys,hope you all had a great memorial day.used car dealer bought truck at auction,so, no history.emission readings are for 15&25 mph per california smog test.veh.fails for high HC by 27 ppm,so close and yet so far:))veh came to me with misfire @cruise,2...
2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L driveablity VIN: JT2BG22K2Y
hi ever technician in the nation. my costomer states every 5 block car shuts off and needed to start over again. road test the car, car just dies and some times stall and dies. no dtc present. data list seems normal but most likely happens after car gets hot. ...
2001 Toyota Prius 1.5L Battery VIN: JT2BK12U11
Hello all, I have this Prius that came in with the check engine light on and the main red light on in the middle display, I checked for codes and had a whole bunch, C1259-HV Regenerative malfunction, P3000 Battery control system malfunction, P3006 Batteries le...
2001 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXBR12E02
P1300, P1305 P1310 P1315 OK. This one is interesting. The car came in with poor drivability and stalling concerns. Had codes for no return signal to PCM from coil/igniter assembly from all 4 coils. I removed the PCM and back probed the return signal wire. Usin... Trouble codes: P1300, P1305, P1310, P1315

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1992 Honda Civic LX 1.5L No Start VIN: 1HGEG8658N
found bad ecu battery jump by a paser by cables on backward
2003 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: KM8SC13E03
this car came from another shop and we didn't have time to mess with it so i told them to send it to the dealer. thanks everyone for you help. the shop before us threw awhole bunch of parts on it and i am not going to get into the middle of it. thanks again Trouble codes: P1608 (ecu malifunction), P1615 (ecu malifunction), P0101 (maf/vaf cir ranger/perf porblem).
1997 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Valves, Oil Pressure VIN: 4S2CM58V6V
I haven't fixed this one yet, but did get enough information to get the warranty company satisfied. I have slightly low pressure, slightly loose bearing clearance, and slightly worn rockers and shafts. I'm not sure what came first, but the fix now is to replac...
2000 Kia Sephia 1.8L shift solenoids and trans temp VIN: KNAFB12211
First of all I want to thank all of you who responded. This was a headache that I was worried about all weekend. To come in this morning to 'the fix' was great. Mike hit it on the head with the corrosion in the connector. This is the connector that handles all...
1990 Mazda Miata 1.6L Stall VIN: JM1NA3528L
So the customer decided he needed to fix the low compression first and while we do that we will keep eyes re the stall That is the smart way to go seeing as what is the sense of trying to get it to runn on 3 cylinders ?/ thanks for all the replies
1997 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall
Most people kept saying vacuum leak but that would usually give a more constant problem. I forgot to mention though that I put a smoke machine on almost every running problem I see before I do any other diagnostics. It is easy and can save a lot of time. I end...
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L thermostat VIN: JN1CA31A8Y
thanks to all who replied. we recieved two common answers. the radiator and the water pump. we explained situation to customer and he agreed to let us check radiator and replaced water pump.removed water pump and it was ok. had radiator checked and found it to...
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L dies on start-up VIN: 3N1CB51D51
Thanks to all who offered info. Several responses suggested a bad connection at ECM or mass air flow, I check these and more without success. Two responses suggested replacing the IAC. I rechecked the IAC and suggested replacement to my customer and she chose ...
2002 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1DA31A62
Hey thanks to all the guys who took the time to help me.I installed a new mass airflow meter and all is good. Trouble codes: 1102 (Mass sensor), 1121 (etc), 1122 (etc).
2004 Nissan Sentra S 1.8L Unknown VIN: 3N1CB51AO4
The fix was resoldering 2 ground wire eyelets on the pressure solenoids in the trans pan per/members advice. To recap, the original code was PO745 (line pressure control problem) with no driveability concerns. Thanks to all who responded !
2005 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L Engine Identification VIN: 4S4BP62C35
This one is done and down the road. Thanks for the replies of encouragement. The consensus was that as long as everything bolts up, there should be no issue. I went ahead and did the job, and it runs great. Thanks!!
1997 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L Speedo VIN: JT3HJ85J1V
Thanks to all who offered help. It's great to have the support! After checking and rechecking everything I could think of, I rechecked rear 3-wire vehicle speed sensor, Scope pattern was normal but OUTPUT WAS TOO LOW, I ordered and replaced rear vehicle speed ...
2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L Compressor VIN: 4T3ZF13C3Y
Well we have not fixed this vehicle yet do to the customer needing the vehicle. We were losing power to the compressor but after posting this help request we only lost power one more time and it started working again before we could pin point why we lost power...
2003 Toyota RAV4 2.0L steering VIN: JTEGH20V73
Again thanks a lot for everyones responce,sorry it took so long to close, I raod test the rav for the weekend. Now for what i believe the problem was the reman pump had a different spring and valve the oem spring was about 1/4 inch shorter and the valve had th...
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