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1994 Acura Integra LS 1.8L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4DC4355R
Car will not start, no ign or FI pulse. Was delivered to us as a no start from the owners garage. No evidence of rodent damage. No evidence of reverse polarity, but customer said they tried jump starting it before the tow, battery was very low as received. The...
2003 Acura RSX 2.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4DC54883
customer came in with ck eng light ON. he said that after around 300 rpm the motor cuts back on fuel and stalls or wants to die. I followed the alldata code chart but I'm not too familiar with honda vtec. all fuses are ok. pcm is getting voltage. Trouble codes: P1259 (VTEC system malfunction)
1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG6679X
Hello iatn, I'm hoping someone can help me befor I lose my mind. We have a 99 accord that we pulled the intake to clean the carbon from. All went well we reassembled and immediatly had a idle surging problem. ice cold the vehicle idles around 1600rpm after a f... Trouble codes: P0505 (iac malfunction)
2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Unknown VIN: 1HGCM665X4
Customer requested a transmission flush. I tried to hook up my snap-on MFX-HD35 trans flush machine but couldn't find any place to tie in. This trans is not cooled through the radiator as far as I can see, but goes to the cooling lines at the intake. Honda man...
1997 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Timing belt VIN: 1YVGEZZC7V
I have a question for any Mazda specialists out there. The vehicle I'm working on came in with a noise inside the timing belt cover. After disassembly I found a broken tensioner spring which loosened the belt causing it to slap against the cover. The hole in t...
1998 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BC141XW
Greetings, my new headache for the day. Vehicle does not run poorly, no constant misfire. MIL light on, no codes under solus using asian specific. MIL is commanded on under data. Can only pull codes from Global OBDII. Found the two codes. PO400 EGR Flow and P0... Trouble codes: P0400 (EGR Flow), P0303 (Cyl 3 Misfire)
1994 Mitsubishi Galant S 2.4L No Start VIN: 4A3AJ46G9R
All basic checks performed. Injector pulse and fuel but no spark. When all tests showed good inputs and outputs (all except ECM output to Distributor), and power transistor checked good, started to replace with known good ecm, another distributor, another dist...
1999 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21D7X
Hi guys This car came in with a check engine lite, I cleared it and cleaned the egr passages. My question is, is there a secret to the drive cycle to get the rediness parimeters to flip. I have put about 30 miles on it and 4 still havent flipped.
2004 Nissan Pathfinder Armada SE 5.6L Front Evaporator core VIN: 5N1AA08B74
Customer complains a/c goes warm on long trips/driving for more then 2 hours at highway speed. Reclaimed/evacuated/recharged system to make sure it was full. Low side pressure 35, High side pressure 150-180, Cooling fan working normally. Let vehicle Idle with ...
1992 Subaru SVX LS 3.3L transmission VIN: JF1CX3535N
Vehicle would start to intermitantly vibrate once reaching cruising speed of 110 km/h, if you stepped on and off gas a few times it would go away for a few minutes, problem would persist for about 45 min and then go away for 90 min approx. and would start all ...
1992 Toyota Previa LE 2.4L front 4x4 VIN: JT3AC13R0S
Hey guys This is a full time 4x4 the owner has had it for years but just recently it fell like driving a 4x4 truck on pavment with the steering grab and hard to turn feel like wheels are fighting each other have no idea were to start and tips would be great t...
1993 Toyota Pickup 2.4L timing is off VIN: 4TARN81R9P
After talking to the customer we found out that the customer replaced the plugs wires cap and rotor. He also replaced the exh manifold gasket. All the work was done by the customer and it seems to be done right. When we started to check the timing we found tha...
1995 Toyota Camry 3.0L blows injector fuse VIN: 4TIGK1ZW9S
this vehicle blows the injector 15amp fuse in the underhood fuse box. when the vehicle was cold it started and did not blow fuses. now it blows a fuse each time the key is turned on.
1997 Toyota Carrib 1.6L srs VIN: E-AE114GCW
Turn on the ignition and the SRS MIL light fails to light. We have removed the dash and tested the MIL circuit - tested OK. We have connected the scanner but cannot get any faults. We have not been able to check the rest of the circuits as at present we cannot...
1998 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L overheating
i got this second hand and i put customers t stat in and still over heats after driving for awhile. can sit all day idling with ac on and stays fine, you can hear fan clutch locking up at higher temp just like it should, radiator is clean both internal and ext...
2002 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L ABS, VSS Brake light VIN: 308FG08DJF
The brake, abs & tracs warning lights all come on together. This usually happens shortly after starting the car, backing up & when starting to drive forward. Fault codes: C1223, C1203, C1241 all are found in the after this happens. In the other help request so...
2003 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L Unknown VIN: 5TDZT34A73
Hello Techs, I have this 03 Sequoia that intermittantly the trac off and vsc trac lights will come on, also the abs light comes on intermittantly also, problem is very intermittant, the customer told us the lights have been coming on since new, the trouble cod...

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2003 Acura TL 3.2L rotors VIN: 19UUAS6673
replaced font rotors again with factory rotors and pads advised customer that acura has some issues with these vehicles. the customer was more than happy with our service. they stated that if this happens again that they will thake it back to the dealer and ha...
1992 Honda Accord EX 2.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 1HGCB7677N
Thank you to everyone who responded. It turned out to be the ECU main relay driver was weak. Problem was difficult to catch due to screwy aftermarket security system that required 30 to 45 seconds of switching ign on and off and waiting for o.k. to crank tone....
1995 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMCD555SC
Thanks for all the replies. I did check the plugs and ground (the ECU ground on this model is on the intake manifold near the brake master) and all checked out. Just got done replacing the ECU with a used one and that fixed the problem. I hate replacing ECU's ...
2003 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L timing belt VIN: 123456QWER
Thanks for all the great info. I'm sure my second timing belt on these vans will go much faster. I like the j-hook idea that MOD gives, since then you don't have to take the tensioner off the vehicle. On my next one, I'll try leaving the hook in, and see wh...
1999 Infiniti G20 2.0L alt VIN: JNKCP0105T
Well It's not what i'd call fixed. Custermer stopped me still doing about the sameafter 5 alts. It charges off idle custermer declined too pay the diffrance for dealer alt. said he'll watch idling too much. Thanks for all the help.
1998 Isuzu Trooper S 3.5L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, LACK OF POWER VIN: JACDJ58XXW
Vehicle has been gone for a few weeks with no further customer complaints. The major problem we found was passenger side cams were 1 tooth retarded and we definitely had better performance. We had the vehicle back several times and had no lean codes and good p... Trouble codes: P0137 (heated o2 sensor 2 bank 1 - low voltage), P1171 (fuel system lean during acceration).
1990 Lexus LS400 4.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: JTBUF11ESL
All replies were great. I looked everything over and nothing obvious. Customer declined to have me pull it back apart to check everything the other place did. I guess he is taking it back there. Thanks to ALL who replied. Will post agian if customer changes t...
1999 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L no mil light VIN: JM1BJ2226X
Trouble codes: P0420.
1998 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1N4DL01D2W
Replacment of distributor fixed the altima.Beens all parts check out,It was a gamble!I would say if you have no spark on one of these put a distributor it and save alot of time.
1998 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Accel Stall VIN: JT3HP10V0W
after sending vehicle to dealer with no luck, found 1 coil failing after about another 6 hours into it, thanks to all who replieded
2002 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T3ZF13C9Z
The fix was as my update mentioned and actually Brian did tell me so. :-) I did take apart the intake cam on the gear end and it was clean inside. It really wasn't that big a deal, just needed a tamper proof torx plus bit to fit the odd 5 sided torx bolts ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random multiple cyl. misfire), P0302 (Misfire Cyl. 2), P0304 (Misfire Cyl. 4), P0306 (Misfire Cyl. 6), P1351 (VVT Sensor Circuit Range/Performance Problem).
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