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1992 Honda Civic DX 1.5L starting VIN: 2HGEH2358N
i recently totaled my car but it still ran just as good as before the accident,i bought a new body that was gutted out,so i swapped the engine,harness,and comp. now when i turn the engine over with the key it is acting like it is out of time so i checked the t...
2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HKRL18621
Check engine light has been on for 5 months. The code is P1676 (tcs fi data no signal). Has anyone run across this code before? Alldata doesn't give much info.
2001 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L engine VIN: 2HKPL18721
The engine leaks oil near the front at the bottom. The Honda dealer told them it needed the oil pump housing resealed at great expense. We looked at it and replaced the front crank seal (and timing belt,water pump,and cam seals) and called it good. Replaced th...
1998 Infiniti Q45 4.1L Air Bag Light On VIN: JNKBY31A6W
The Air Bag light blinks constantly. My scanner just says push drivers door switch 5 times in 7 seconds. After doing just that the light bilnked 2times verry slowly and 2 times fast. What does this mean? In the scan tool it has a code 2 witch says drivers side...
1998 Lexus LS400 4.0L Headlights VIN: JT8BH28F2W
Vehicle has message in dash "head light leveling". Headlights are too low & will not adjust. Has code B1244 "light sensor circuit malfunction". Master Tech scan tool asks to install "TDLC" cable & connect to diagnostic connector. Cannot find connector, Alldata...
1997 Mazda Millenia 2.5L Tilt Steering VIN: JM1TA2213V
Problem with vehicle is the power tilt steering does not work. When you move the up/down switch you can hear what appears to be a relay somewhere clicking and there is power going to the motor assembly. Never worked on one of these and wondering if someone ha...
1999 Mazda B3000 SE 3.0L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 4F4ZR17V0X
hi everyone i have this 99 mazda 3000 p/u about to drive me crazy. i have no codes. for the first 3-4 minutes on cold start up it hesitates spits and pops,after a few minutes it runs fine. i have replaced mass air flow coolant temp sensor,dpfe sensor, idle con...
2001 Mazda Miata 1.8L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1NB35371
Hello and thanks ahead of time. This 2001 Miata is a flood car that someone else brought back to life. It has been running about a year, then it quit running. I couldn't communicate with my OTC Genisys. I had to repair some butchered wires. I got a used ECU an... Trouble codes: P1621 (Immobilizer code word does not match), P1624 (Immobilizer System communication)
2002 Mazda Tribute ES 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4F2YU08102
Checked and cleared codes, first code was p0455. (small leak) code returned, smoke tested system, found leak at solenoid valve on charcoal canister. Replaced. code returned. Ran leak test with Mazda WDS and failed, but could not activate purge solenoid to clos... Trouble codes: P0457
2003 Mitsubishi Outlander LS 2.4L Guage Cluster VIN: JA4LX31G43
Customer came in about a week ago, stated the cluster was inop, i.e. no tacometer, speedo, gas, coolant guage odometer. ect. So I checked all fuses, ok. I pulled guage cluster out and found it the two connections on back to be mounted to the back of dash (same...
2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.4L Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AC44G22
HELP!!! I recieved this vehicle the first day I started a new job. I was told to remove the cylinder head to have a valve job performed. My mistake was not asking why! About 1/3 of the way into pulling head, my superviso asked what I thought. Reassembled and s... Trouble codes: P0301 (Cylinder 1 Misfire), P0304 (Cylinder 4 Misfire)
2002 Mitsubishi Diamante LS 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 6MMAP67P52
car came in with the check engine light on and got code po141 - oxygen sensor heater circuit malfunction bank 1 sensor 2. customer stated that the car will hesitate a little bit once in a while. what do you think it might be before i replace the oxygen sensor.... Trouble codes: P0141
1996 Nissan UD 1400 .0L transmission VIN: JNAU4T1J6V
this ud truck appears to slip in all gears only when put into overdrive.
1997 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L transfer case VIN: 4S3BG6850V
Greetings to all. I have a customer who brought his Subaru to us back in March and had us replace the 2 front tires. Now, almost 4 months later, the Subaru dealer is telling the customer that we damaged his transfer case by installing 2 new tires instead of 4....
1985 Toyota Pickup 2.4L Hesitation, Surge VIN: JT4R50R9F0
Hello fellow techs, I inherited a problem truck here. This vehicle origionally came in with a HIGH idle, the tech that performed the work tried to adjust the idle and no luck, so carbruator was take off ad set to be rebuilt. Once carbrutator was rebuilt it was...
1995 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L No Start VIN: JT2AE09V4S
i have this 95 toyota corrola with a no start.i have no way of seeing data.i did jump the conector and it doesnt have any codes.there is no fire or injector pulse.there are power to the injectors and coil.ive replaced the crankshaft sensor.i cant find an ignit...
1996 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF12B5T
hello I have this toyota avalon showing code PO135 I have replace front manifold upper sensor and catalytic converter and coolant sensor light keep coming on after about 20 miles of driving any help will be appreciated thaks in advance Trouble codes: P0135 (O2 sensor heater circuit malfunction bank 1 sensor 10)
2001 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L engine VIN: JTDDR32T1Y
First and foremost, please note this the 1ZZ FE motor. Customer just bought car and brought it in for a checkover. I test drove and found that right before each shift point, the engine really rattled. Back in the service bay, I noted the top engine rattled bad...

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2001 Acura MDX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HNYD18291
The replacement converter used was an OEM converter that had been recertified or remanufactured (OEM bun from a wreck used as replacement). There were no issues involving aftermarket converter usage. I spent several hours in total testing each of the solutio... Trouble codes: P0420 (Low catalyst efficiency).
2001 Honda Civic LX 1.7L Gauges Inop. VIN: JHMES16531
Thanks for the responses, guys. All I did was the factory reset procedure where you disconnect the battery terminals and touch them together for a couple of seconds. If the problem comes up again, I'll probably swap out the inst. ctrl. unit. Tks again.
2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Misfire VIN: 2HKRL18601
Guys, really, tons of good feedback on this one, and I sure appreciate it. I cannot at this point guarantee that the car is fixed. I did a coil load test, where I put an inch or so gap between the coils and plugs on a running motor and listened for a good st...
2005 Honda Civic Value Package 1.7L Jumps out of 2d gear VIN: 1HGEM211X5
Hello All - almost all respondents told me to take the transmssion out & tear it down. Well, not so fast, guys - Alberto [...] from CA kindly sent me a PDF of a Honda Service newsletter that said that jumping out of gear can sometimes be cured by changing the...
2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GL 2.4L MIL Lamp on, P0401 VIN: KM8SB82B81
Thanks to all for help. Andrew from ny gave me some good operating principles on the system. Robert and Tim pointed me to some TSBs, and Ed reminded me of the Hyundai online site at So i signed up again and surfed over to the TSBs in which t... Trouble codes: P0401 (EGR Insufficient Flow).
2003 Infiniti FX35 3.5L dr side window VIN: JNR2AS08W3
great thanks to you all, espcially to john from ontario. this car is fixed. the procedure is 1- manual up till closed 2- press and hold reset switch while going manual down 3- release reset switch when at bottom then manual up to top . You guys have done it ag...
2002 Kia Optima SE 2.7L drl VIN: KNAGD12882
Man the pool is fillin with s**t! Nobody seems to know much about these glorified Hyundaes. Maybe it came with drl maybe not. I vote we relegate these over rated go carts to the Monster Truck shows as speed bumps!!! Tired of workin on junk. Now back to that 69...
1990 Lexus LS400 4.0L fuel pressure VIN: JT8UF11EXL
well this one has me stumped and cust is impatient. Its going to an all lexus shop down the road. I gained access to another identical car and started swapping parts while I had the oppurtunity. The fuel pump ballast resistor, coils, ignitors and the ecu were ...
2005 Mazda Tribute S 3.0L engine VIN: 4F2YZ92135
Hi all thanks for the replies.Found the problem today .Benjamin [...] hit it on ,we swapped the lifters from "5 cylinder over to cylinder 4 and guess what no more missfire on 5 but now cylinder 4 misfiring,lifters bleed rate was keeping a intake valve open a...
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L No Start VIN: 1N4AL11D32
2002 Subaru Forester 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: JF1SF65572
Well, I thank you all for your time and input, unfortunatly customer picked car up and havent heard back from him yet. I did try all suggestions i had recieved prior to his picking vehicle up with no positive results. Since customer is a DIYer, I guess he is ...
2005 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L Headlamps inop VIN: 4S4BP62C65
Checked all the bulbs, isolated circuits, checked and cleaned all the grounds. Tried running alternate grounds with my probe. All checked ok. Finally started testing all fuses not in schematic. Found the ignition lamp fuse blown. Replaced blown fuse and the he...
1988 Toyota Camry LE 2.5L alt 80amp fusible link VIN: JT2VV22EXJ
Hi everybody,you guys are great.Chris from Ohio & Gary from california were right.The hold down screw,which was a wing nut was high enough was touching the hood through the insulation inside the hood(the cloth insualation).The insulation had cut in it & touchi...
1990 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.4L head VIN: JT4RN01P4L
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