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1992 Honda Accord LX 2.2L falls on face VIN: 1HGCB7653N
i need help! car came in for fuel filter at customer request. had never been done. replaced it car did good on test drive.cust.brings car in next day say prob.wasn't fixed on testing fuel pressure. it was low.put new pump and sock in. did test drive all was go...
1997 Honda Passport EX 3.2L coolant loss VIN: 4S6CK58V3V
hi guys! i am wondering if this is the same model that had a prob with coolant plugs in the head that leaked coolant? i no i had 1 in the past, but i dont remember if it was a honda. im loosing coolant but no sign of leaks. runs good, then over heats when cool...
2000 Honda Passport EX 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S6DM58W5Y
P1340 code - Ion sensing module system. Vehicle drives well. There are no misfires or drivability issues. Code will set on second drive after clearing. Have checked ground connections (All that I know of anyway) and even replaced Ion sensor module but issue re...
2001 Lexus RX300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTJGF10U11
Frist I'd like to thank everyone for your help.Customer came in with noise behind t-belt cover.Replaced idler,tensioner pully,w/p and t-belt.On road test check engine lt came on [code p1349 ign mis fire]VCS lt,trac off lt and abs lt flashing.removed frt cover ... Trouble codes: P1346 (ign mis fire)
1998 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L alternator VIN: JM1BC1413W
car has had 3 alternators in past year and a half. what it is doing is locking up under heavy electrical load and sometimes at start up untill it starts to charge. checked wiring figuring one was green but found no problem.even ran differant wires still same p...
1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 4A3AK44Y3S
This problem may have cause of burnt valves.Engine runs rough.Data for short term block learn shows fuel being removed. Pulse width approximately 4.2 ms. All other data normal.Problem is car has shorty headers and cylinder 2 is running approximately 200 degree...
1994 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: JN1HJO1F6R
The car came in with a misfire running rough. I checked the resistance of the injectors and pulled each connector while running and found #6 inj. having 26 ohms, and all the rest were at 12 ohms. Someone did replace 2 other injectors at some point in time. Thi...
1995 Nissan Pickup SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1N6HD16Y1S
customer brought this truck in for running bad and mil on. had a code 51 which my info says is injector circuit open problem. was flooding so bad that gas was running out of exhaust connection under engine. we pulled vacuum hose off of regulator and no fuel se... Trouble codes: 51 (injector circuit open)
1997 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8ARO5Y3V
Vehicle came in with P0705 after testing orginal switch we determined it was faulty replaced with a new factory nissan inhibitor switch. Vehicle came back 3 days later same code. we readjusted switch and cleared light. it came back 3 days later same code. I th... Trouble codes: P0705 (inhibitor/trans range switch malfunction)
2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA3LD2Y
vehicle failing emissions inspection- cel staying on- 2 reoccuring codes p0171 & p0174- computer has been reset & retested numerous times- tested for vac leaks w/ smoke machine- found & replaced leaking egr valve-was leaking thru valve- can not find any other ... Trouble codes: P171, P174
2002 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6ED27T82
Hey there, this truck has come back three times with same code p0455, but no patern in timeline. 1 week to 2 months. we have smoke tested it and found no leaks, gone through the diagnostic charts on all data and found no problems, even vacuum tested and pressu... Trouble codes: P0455
2004 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L No Start VIN: 1N4BA1E04C
cat heated up burned o2 wires to pipe car was running bad no power customer cut o2 wires at sensor with key off now won`t start dealer said 43 ecm an coil are curnt ecm and coil 157 both sensor and harness 1272.00 replaced ecm with used 3 new coils, no inj plu...
2006 Scion tC 2.4L electric window VIN: JTKDE17785
car was hit right front corner, door was damaged, new door was installed. All components transfered from old door to new door. On passenger door, the power window switch is held in the "auto up" or the "auto down" position, the window will move up & down but n...
2004 Subaru Forester XT 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SG696X4
car came in with check engine light on and cruise light flashing. clear code light comes back on right away. i found the electric control throttle relay not activating have power on pins 1 and 2. found ecm not grounding pin 3. wondering if anybody knows if ecm... Trouble codes: P2102 (throttle actuator a control motor circuit low)
2004 Subaru Outback L.L. Bean 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BH80634
hello guys could use some input on this car. came in with tps code scanned the data,seems to be right on. koeo tps angle reading is 10.2% (this seems high to me but couldn`t find a spec.) has anyone had any dealings with this code before on the subaru. i also ... Trouble codes: P0122 (tps curcuit a open or shorted)
2005 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L No Start VIN: JF1GD296X5
We had this Suburu come in last week blowing the sbf #5 fuse every few days and cranking with no start. Of course, the customer couldn't leave the car so we gave him a few 30A fuses. It came back in today on a flatbed, blowing the fuse within 5 minutes now. We...
1999 Suzuki Grand Vitara JLX 2.5L Stall VIN: JS3TD62VXX
I got this Suzuki from a regular customer. We are not experts on Suzuki. It has these lean codes.P0171 and P0174. We smoked this engine and see no leaks. We thought it might be an egr valve but it is not it. This vehicle stalls after it has been driven for abo... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 lean), P0174 (Bank 2 lean)
1998 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L abs and traction control VIN: 4T1BF18B3W
ABS and Trac lights are both on. I retreived codes 11, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, and 26. Cleared codes and code 11{Open circuit in ABS Trac circuit}, is the one that comes back. Diagnosed and replaced ABS Solenoid relay that had an open circuit in the coil side of i...
2004 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3L ac compressor VIN: 5TDZA23C24
Good Morning I need help on a Toyota Sienna.The AC Compressor and AC Condenser fan will not come on.First let me explain it says its a 2004.Mitchel shows that 2004 only has automatic AC.This has manual.I went back to 2003 and found most everything matched.I c...

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2001 Acura MDX 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HNYD18212
Thanks to all. We pulled intake plenum and inspected egr ports. Ports were ok, Pulled fuel injectors and inspected firing of injectors. #1 cylinder was causing all these problems. We replaced the #1 injector and ran fuel injection flush through after. Car runs... Trouble codes: P0301, P0700, P0304, P0305.
1987 Honda Accord LXi 2.0L Cuts out VIN: 1HGCA5640H
sorry for delay but customer finally got car back to us. dereck from MO.was on the money with this one.procedure is as follows.warm engine to operating temp.disconnect upper vac. hose @ idle control solenoid valve.with accessories off,check the idle speed ,tur...
1992 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Mechanical VIN: JHMCB7675N
Well, the expansion valve was indeed the problem. Final readings were as follows: At idle heat load test; Ambient temp, 93 degrees. High side (post condenser) 150 psi, low side 38psi. Compressor discharge temp, 138 degrees, condenser outlet, 114 degrees. S...
2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7L compressor VIN: 1HGEM22923
well the charge was correct .. and condensor fan /fans are running and the costumer has declined the repairat this time in which i think is the compressor.. thnx for all the replies
2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8L oil life indicator VIN: 1HGFA16856
Thanks for your information guys: It was pretty simple just hold the select button and waith until oil lifwe comes blinking then push it again an done..
1997 Hyundai Elantra 1.8L hydraulics VIN: KMHJF24M5V
This car has a "pull clutch" at rest the pressure plate spring is inverted the t/o bearing snaps into the pressure plate after assembly is held in place by a snap ring that is guided into place by a bevel on the t/o bearing.when the pedal is activated the t/o ...
2003 Hyundai Tiburon 2.0L No Start VIN: KMHHN65D33
The vehicle is not fixed yet. I can communicate properly with it and I do have good coil power supply. The question I was asking was not addressed and that is why do I have good communication and good powers and grounds and good tach reading but the coils will...
2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: KNDJA72331
Thanks guys, The highly intermittent shut off and crank turned out to be an erratic fuel pump relay.
2002 Subaru Forester 2.5L loss of power VIN: JF1SF65542
Thanks to everyone for all the input, sorry for the delay in posting a response, but i have been waiting to hear back from the customer. We replaced the A/F sensor again, seems to have cured the problem. Ran great when we were done and customer hasnt returned...
2000 Suzuki Esteem GL 1.8L clutch VIN: JS2GB41S31
Hi everyone Well I used dealer parts and it worked out fine. Al though it seams the dearler doesn't stock much parts took 5 days to get them. thanks to everyone.
1991 Toyota Camry LE 2.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: 4T1VV22E7M
It's fixed! Passed emissions treadmill test last night, flying colors! First, thanks to everyone, especially Keith [...], for all giving excellent advice, escpecially NOT CHANGING CAT. Changed out tem...
1994 Toyota Celica 1.8L No Start VIN: JT2ATOON9R
Thanks for all the help!! It was a ground strap that was overlooked. It was the one down by the starter witch was hard to see. Thanks again!!
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