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1992 Honda Accord EX 2.2L oil light, battery light VIN: JHMCB7640M
Vehicle came in with battery light on KEY OFF. Oil light flashes when engine running. Here is what I've found, regariding battery light: If engine is running, the battery light is OFF and alternator does not charge. If the key is in any other posistion, includ...
1999 Honda Civic EX 1.6L temp door op VIN: 1HGEJ8145X
hi everyone.i need a honda experts advice on this one.i took off the temp door control motor & i can manually move the temp door(has a short white plastic arm attached to a shaft which is attached to a door and so on and so on).now, there is another shaft with...
1999 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L horn, parking lights VIN: 2HKRL1856X
Need some help with this one. It came in with a bypassed heater core - had leaked previously. Replaced heater core -then the trouble started. Now the car seems to have an electrical problem. As soon as the battery is connected, the horn blows continually (does...
2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L headlights VIN: 2HKRL1866Y
Thanks for reading my post, need some help from the honda guys.This odyssey has a strange lighting problem and I need to locate the day time lamp control unit alldata is not much help... it has the daytime lamps without auto headlight Thank for your help Bob
2003 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5FNRL18963
Hi Honda Techs! I hope you can give me some pointers on where to go with this van. Last week, I had this Honda Odyssey come in for a brake job. Upon driving it, I noticed that the MIL lamp was flashing and it was running pretty bad. After doing the brakes, I p... Trouble codes: P0300 (random cylinder misfire), P1399 (undocumented code)
2002 Isuzu N NPR 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4KBB4B1R03
Freeze frame data, RPM 3471,Throttle 99.6%, fuel 1&2 open loop, coolant 198, air flow 166.65, map 29", st 1 0%, st 2 o%, lt 1 25%, lt 2 25%, veh speed 60mph, eng load 73.4%.Thanks to all in advance, I do not have info on the NPR, just useing what I can fined o... Trouble codes: P0131, P0137, P0151, P0157
1991 Lexus LS400 4.0L engine VIN: JT8UF11EXM
vehicle came in with complaint of smoking on start up after sitting for a hour. the smoke coming out smells like oil and it seems to be a valve seal issue but there is no listing for valve seals and the smoking started all at once it wasn't gradually getting w...
2001 Lexus LS430 4.3L p1422 VIN: JTHBN30F61
Compressor clutch circuit opens at idle when engine warmed up, sets code B1422 compressor lock. replaced belt & belt tensioner, swapped out lock sensor from old compressor with no change. Old compressor worked fine, it just had a leak. Amplitutude on both sens...
1998 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L 1-2 shift VIN: 1YVGF22CXW
First time post. Hey guys this Mazda came in for a harsh shift. After inspecting I found all the engine and transmission mounts were broken. I was sure this was the problem. After replacing them It seemed to go into gear a little rough but seemed ok. On the te...
2003 Mazda 6 S 3.0L No Start VIN: 1YVFP80D73
Long Cranking time with no spark from coils while the engine is cold. Starts fine once the engine is warm. Tried new crank sensor, that did not fix the problem. Seen a bulliten on recalibration for the computer but it did not specifi if it would help this. Any...
1989 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JN1HJO1PXK
Hey guys,how are you all doing?I have this maxima here that is making me re-think my choice of career.The problem is that it idles really rough and not steady at all and the radiator cooling fans are always on.I tried a used MAF sensor with the same results.Th...
1995 Nissan 200SX 2.0L No Start VIN: 1N4AB4ZD0S
Hi I have this vehicle that floods the minute you try to start it i have read all the posts on this problem and tried them to no avail.I have good spark 25kv at each cylinder.I have tried a new cap and rotor with no change.I have good fuel pressure on key up a...
1997 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L No Start VIN: JN8AR05Y6V
This vehicle is an intermittent no start, usually when cold, came in on hook & started usual no start diagnosis, compression, spark @ the right time & fuel pressure was good. this is where the fun starts, I thought that the cts or maf was lying to ecm so I hoo...
2000 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L No Start VIN: 3N1CB51D9Y
Good Evening Techs, This car was brought in to us for a no start problem, found I had injector pulse and no spark. Had 12 volts at ignition coils. When I hooked up scan tool, showed engine RPM while cranking. Is this a bad ECM? Any help would be appreciated. ...
1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: JT4VN36H3S
I am the fifth shop this truck has been to for this problem.After about twelve miles driving highway speeds the truck will cut out and jerk on a coast or decel.The tac will drop down when problem occurs and if it is bad enough the cel will come on.When problem... Trouble codes: 14 (ignition signal circiut)
2001 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF28B21
car came in three weeks ago with check engine light was on pull code p0442. found filler neck rusty at surface were cap seals on. cleaned surface and replaced cap. car came in today with light on (came on yesterday)with same code. has gone 700 miles. smoke tes... Trouble codes: P0442 (evap system control system leak detected)
2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L maintenance reminder ligth VIN: 2T1BR32E65
i just want to know how tu turn of the maintenance ligth due the car itīs outside the u.s.a i canīt take it to the dealer. iīve just done the tune up. thanks alot..
2007 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 4.0L keyless entry VIN: 5TEJU62NX7
Hello All, To program extra keys and remote entry transmitter do you need a scan tool or is there another way to do it.

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2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4L directionals VIN: 1HGCM56354
Welp. As with most flasher failures (as this turned out to be) you will have power on the affected side, but no flash. These newer Hondas have solid state flashers, that will kill the power to the affected side, which threw me for a loop on this one. Thank...
1998 Kia Sephia 1.8L Lacks power VIN: KNAFB1217W
Well guys, I got it. Thanks to you and your experiences! Just about all of the 9 replys to my posting focused on MAF sensor problems, also the importance of double (or triple)-checking the timing marks. The transmission codes was a side issue and was not ca... Trouble codes: P0732 (2nd gear trans ratio error).
2002 Mazda Protege5 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JM1BJ24582
The egr valve was the issue!! Once again thanks for all the help, much obliged!! Trouble codes: P0401, P0300.
1993 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JN1RZ27H5P
Thank You to everyone that put forth effort in suggesting some ideas to find a solution. The replacement of all fuel injectors and connectors fixed it.
1997 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L headlights VIN: JT3F9DNJH5
thanks for all the replies sorry it took so long to respond customer finaly brought car back so we could fix turns out the headlight switch was the probelm thanks again
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