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1991 Honda Civic DX 1.5L No Start, Hesitation, Low Power VIN: 1HGED3548M
Hi , guys ! This thing really driveing me crazy , customer complaints about intermittent no start ( although I could not duplicate it ) and also low power and hesitation . This is an OBD I vehicle so it has no real means of checking engine data . Was able to r... Trouble codes: 16 (Fuel Injector Curcuit Problem)
1998 Honda Accord DX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCF8642W
Hi felow techs dis Honda giving me hard time.I replace O2 sensor B1 S1 same code come back check all wiring from PCM to sensor OK replace PCM same problem. All parts from Honda dealer. Trouble codes: P0135 (B1S1 heater circuit)
1998 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHJW34M3W
This vehicle will turn MIL light after about 100 miles same code all the time. P0442 small evap leak. I have changed the canister close valve and the purge valve, the gas cap and the charcoal canister. Code still comes back. I have smoke tested the tank ( I di... Trouble codes: P0442 (small evap leak)
2002 Kia Spectra GS 1.8L engine VIN: KNAFB16182
This vehicle uses oil, 1L to every 1000km's. It has started doing this over the past 4months. I have had the owner record milage and litres added for the past 3 months. No leaks are evident, compression is at 190psi, specs are 205psi. Spark plugs are clean, pc...
2004 Kia Spectra EX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAFE121X4
hello from 10,000 feet, this one has me pulling my hair out, reoccuring code po449, all info available says ecm not reading enough pressure in fuel tank when monitored, replaced plugged evap canister 25k miles ago and fuel pump 5k ago (pump was bad, low fuel p... Trouble codes: P0449
1993 Lexus LS400 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8UF11EXP
Hello all, need your help on this one. After finishing the tune-up and VC gasket replacement got a nasty misfire on this car. It feels as if the car is only running on 4 cylinders. We reinspected the tune-up parts that were replaced and even swapped back the n... Trouble codes: 24 (Intake air temp sensor), 31 (Air mass meter signal)
1999 Mazda Miata 10th Anniversary 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1NB3532X
Got this Miata that I have few questions on. Has this P0402 that keeps coming back. So far I have pulled the Egr to check that the passages aren't clog, check the EGR boost sensor, and MAP sensor. The passages don't seem to be clogged when we pull of the EGR a... Trouble codes: P0402, P0300
2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.8L Flywheel VIN: 4A3L35TX7E
I am installing a clutch in this vehicle with 7000 miles on it because the dealer wouldn't warranty it.The center of the disc was ripped out of it, so it was definately driver abuse. It has a two piece flywheel and they move very free of each other. Is this no...
1995 Nissan Pickup XE 2.4L speedometer VIN: 1N6SD16Y0S
This Nissan pickup came in in August with the speeometer dropping to 0mph. Trouble code was 14 VSS circuit. When the speedometer failed the odometer and all other gauges worked properly. I could get the speedo to work again by depressing the odometer reset or ...
2001 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L control arm bushing VIN: 5N1ED28Y51
customer had purchased 4 new tires. had noted old tires were wearing unevenly. recommended an alignment be done. upon setting up vehicle on alignment machine noted camber out of adjustment on both sides. could not adjust upper control arm bolts as both upper c...
1990 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Starting VIN: JF2BJ63CXL
I have done what I know how to do and what my online programs have guided me to do with no avail. I haven't tested the cps my programs don't tell me the diagnostics procedure for this.
2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L No Start VIN: 4T1BG22K41
this car is killing us. checked everything i described and the car will not start. it cranks fine but will not fire. no spark from the coils and the fuel pump does not prime. new crank sensor did not fix it (original was out of spec). cam is turning when crank... Trouble codes: P0340

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1998 Acura RL 3.5L light on VIN: JH4AKA9663
1996 Infiniti I30 3.0L long crank/hard to s VIN: JNKCA21D5T
the cold crank up fuse was missing. we had checked for blown fuses but went rite past the open slot for this fuse. Thanks for all the replys. This site is great
1999 Infiniti Q45 4.1L expansion valve VIN: JNKBY31A0X
Thanks to Paddy and Robert, Both advised me that this model uses a variable displacement compressor and that they have seen this condition before with them. I replaced the compressor last week and spoke to the customer this a.m and it is still cold.
2002 Infiniti I35 3.5L spark knock VIN: JNKDA31A22
All information received was very helpful.We suspected MAF problem as well but wanted an additional opinion.Customer has decided to trade vehicle in.Thank you for all the replies.The King. Trouble codes: P0507.
1997 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L Cuts out VIN: JN8AR05Y5V
Thanks for the replies, we have determined that the way this truck runs is a normal operation, the system trying to save any motor dammage from over reving. The throttle position switch is correct also.
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Stall VIN: JN1CA31D4Y
Well after checking everything you guys said I ended up ripping half the dash apart to find a connector not plug in all the way. The connector was for either the cluster or the tcm. Thanks for the help.
2003 Nissan Sentra Limited Edition 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1AB51AX3
As Jeffrey suggested, problem was at the fuel pump assembly. There was a small fracture in the plastic next to O-ring. It was impossible to detect with the vacuum or small pressure from smoke machine.I had someone to blow into the tank from the evap canister h... Trouble codes: P0442.
1996 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BG6859T
Sorry to all but customer has not returned for me to test out all of your good ides I apologies again for not getting back with you all sooner Thanks Ken Trouble codes: P0400 (EGR Flow insufficient).
1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22KXX
I would like to thank everyone for your replies on this one. The fix on this one was to replace the canister assembly (again) and to be safe replaced the gas cap. So far have'nt heard anything from the customer so I can assume it is fixed. I road tested it the... Trouble codes: P0446 (evaporative emission control system vent control malfunction).
2000 Toyota RAV4 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3GP10V0Y
Talked to the customer this morning. The light has not come on since I replaced the VSV. That seems to have fixed it and that was what the vast majority of responders recommended. Once again, thank everyone for your help. Trouble codes: P0401.
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