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1995 Honda Passport LX 3.2L Valve Lifters VIN: 4S6CG58V5S
We have a Honda Passport/ Isuzu Trooper with loud lifter clatter. We first followed the TSB on clatter for this engine which included an engine flush, we then replaced all the lifters, then the pick up screen was inspected, then the oil pump replaced. I have d...
1997 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L Compressor/ Condensor fans VIN: JHLRD1852V
Hello Honda Gurus. this thing is my lunch and dinner. Came in with leaking radiator and 1 inop cooling fan. ASnother tech repaired and customer requested to diag inop ac. A piece of wire was stuck in pressure switch on drier going nowhere. Switch was connected...
2002 Honda Accord Value Package 2.3L Cuts out VIN: 1HGCF86662
Honda Guys - We have a severely intermittant stall/cut out problem with this one. The car will randomly stall without and warning and restart without a problem. There is no rhyme or reason as to when it will cut out but always restarts immediately after stalli...
1997 Infiniti Q45 4.1L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKBY31D8V
Hello, Working on a dealer-owned car. Has been sitting back-row since I last tried to diagnose the problem of intermittently running poorly when hot, setting the check-engine light. Begins to run rough with a noticable miss and the check engine light then bec...
2003 Infiniti G35 3.5L radio and a/c VIN: JNKCV54E03
hey i have this 2003 g35 coupe that the radio does not turn on and the a/c is on full blast and can not be shut off. i tried to take out the radio to see if i have power to the head unit but i cannot get to the back of it. i had checked all the fuses and the a...
2000 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CK58W5Y
runs great. condition is currently a hard failure, code will pop on within 5 seconds of start-up. we've followed alldata's diagnostic chart to the letter, and have replaced ion ignition module. i've checked resistance per alldata on every wire from pcm to modu... Trouble codes: P1312 (ion sensing module sec line 2 circuit fault)
1998 Lexus GS400 4.0L speedo
customer brought car in with multiple problems,one of which is speedo inop,this car has abs code for both front speed sensors right sensor wires are broken,left is bad,abs bulb must have been removed?car has 22 inch wheels.the problem i have is knowing where t...
1999 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L drive ine VIN: JH18J2229X
hi guys This is a vehicle i have serviced forever and it came in with a rumbling noise after 40 mph. I replaced the r side axle bearing a few months ago. I disconnected the left axle and the bearing which was noisy so i replaced it, the noise didnt go away s...
2001 Mazda Millenia 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA22161
Help Mazda techs! This mazda has an on going issue with mil/ egr issues. We have never duplicated a malfuntion in the system but customer has opted for a new valve and soleniods. All passages are clear- vacuum is good- with new parts car went approx 3 weeks wi... Trouble codes: P0400
2004 Mazda 6 S 3.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1YVHP84D24
I got an easy one here for those experienced with Mazda. I'm doing a waterpump on this car and I cant figure out how to get the cam pulley that drives the water pump off. It looks pressed on and it is in the way of the upper two waterpump bolts. Do I need a sp...
2000 Mitsubishi Galant ES 3.0L 1-2 Shift VIN: 4A3AA46L1Y
This [F4A51] trans will shift OK in all forward gears under normal driving, but on heavy acceleration it will stick in First gear. If you leave the throttle down it will slip. When it is stuck in First the PCM is giving a first gear command to the Solenoids. ...
2002 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JA4MW51R42
hi guys. i have a head scratcher here ( for me at least). this 02 montero limited was running good no problem, the customer brought it in for tune up + timing belt. so we did both at the same time. the problem we are facing now is the truck will stall(pass out... Trouble codes: P0335, P0340
1997 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1N4BU31D0V
hello techs This car came to me with what I thought would be a simple problem and it has eaten my lunch.I have spent more time than I care to tell you.Customer complaint is intermitent stall at idle.no codes. The car dosent idle rough it just idles slow and st...
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1N4AL11D62
Woll gents and Ladies this is my first post asking for help. So thanks in advance for your time reading and responding to this help request. I have tried reseting the idle learn procedure as stated in Mitchell with the old unit, however this did not work. We r... Trouble codes: P0442, P0507
1991 Subaru Justy GL 1.2L Starting VIN: JF2KD83A4M
Intermitant no start, I am not a Subaru tech and have been trying to figure this one out I have checked and repaired the wires to the dist at the connection [ someone had previously taken out the connector] checked the resistances on the pickup coil and the cr...
1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Converter lock
Have a Camry that keeps setting P0773 (Shift Solenoid E Electrical Malfunction (Shift Solenoid Valve SL). I have checked continuity from ECU to Shift Solenoid E (Lock up Solenoid next to selector shaft) and that single wire checks good. I have replaced the Lo...
1998 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L brake paddle VIN: JT3HN87R4W
problem: long distance brakeing. example: if there is a car suddenly stop in front, i'll have to apply brake paddle so hard as if there is no power brake. but if during a regular stop and go, would not even notice there is a brake problem. i don't have guage t...
2000 Toyota Celica GTS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDDY32T1Y
I must admit that as an all make tech of 25 years, some of these evap systems really make me crazy! I have looked at the good info on Toyota evap diagnosis in the tech resource section but still having problems with this one. We fixed a leak problem a while ba... Trouble codes: P0441
2001 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDDR32T11
well we have this celica gt with the check engine light on we have checked it out for leaks seems okay ive tested all the solenoind evap vent ccv solenoid and the only one im not sure is the vsv at the canister all data doesn't say what the ohm's should be,it ... Trouble codes: P0440, P0441, P0446
2003 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L Warning Lamp VIN: 5TDBT48A13
Vehicle came in for brake warning lamp on. Check fluid,OK. Vehicle has all new brakes. Upon start up light is off after driving for a while the red brake warning lamp comes on and stays on. No info on brake indicator other that with parking brake on it will il...

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2001 Honda Accord EX 3.0L door locks/windows VIN: 1HGCG16571
Thanks everybody who responded, and especially David [...] Cal. who hit the nail on the head. After checking power and ground to the psf multiplex unit, I did in fact find a poor ground on the metal cross-member under where the glove box sits. The ground is o...
2002 Honda Accord SE 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG32232
thanks for your help. had quick replies stating common faults with 2 way valve and bypass solnoid. also faults with canister vent solenoid. we did check purge solenoid and line to canister. we were able to remove vapor lines to canister from fuel tank and cap ... Trouble codes: P1456.
1994 Isuzu Trooper S 3.2L starter VIN: JACDH58W3L
Hello all, Took a while to get this to act up for me, but when it did, thanks to Butch in Georgia for the neutral safety switch info. Led me in the right direction. Switch on transmission was intermittently failing, causing no start. Never did have battery die...
1999 Mazda Miata 10th Anniversary 1.8L Not ready monitors VIN: JM1NB3539X
Great advice from everyone, BUT nothing fixed this small piece of Mazda "engineering." Got the Mazda drive cycle, which is insane to drive and VERY time consuming (not to mention dangerous as heck trying to drive at those bizarre speeds in a big city like ho...
1991 Mitsubishi gto 3.0L No Start VIN: Z16A000535
1996 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L Inhibiter switch VIN: 1NYBU31D4T
Well I'm not 100% sure but I did replace the switch again and I haven't heard from the customer since.I didn't have time to perform any of the ohm's testing.Maybe I got lucky. Thanks for all the help guys.
2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31D61
thanks to the few that replied. road test and verified speed sensor(revoltion sensor) was reading 3mph at a stop. ordered the rev sensor. road tested under customer normal driving at freeway speeds and ac on. no mil on and problem solved. Trouble codes: P0720.
2003 Subaru Outback H6 3.0L Electronic VIN: 4S3BE89613
Sorry about the delay in closing this I wanted to verify repair before closing. Wade thanks for getting me to start thinking again. There is no reference voltage from the ECM. This sensor must be some sort of speed sensor as it produces a frequency that can be...
1999 Toyota RAV4 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3GP10V3X
well sorry for the delay on closing this one but the answer has to be the ecu but customer doesn't want to go any futher with repairs! thanks for the help guys! Trouble codes: P0125, P1135.
2002 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on, VSC LIGHT ON VIN: 4T1BF28B12
First I would like to thank everyone for their reponses. It seems that evryone who reponded know what they are talking about. I guess you can teach an old dog new tricks. Thanks again for all the helpful replies. Ed.
2007 Toyota Yaris S 1.5L srs,abs, VIN: JTDBT923X7
2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4L tpms VIN: JTNBB46K77
I am waiting for the customer to bring the car back in. It looks like we can rotate the tires with out resetting the TPMS. That is what I thought because there only is a light that comes on and it does not tell you which tire is low. I will update when we actu...
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