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1995 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1HGCD5666S
We got this car in, failed emissions. We are in a IM-240 test area. It failed NOX, so I tested the EGR valve, works fine. I took the valve off to check for port blockage. The exhaust port is fine, the intake side is restricted, as in no vacuum. Being mostly a ...
1996 Honda Passport EX 3.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 4S6CM58V2T
need some big help on this one, vehicle came in with missing and occasional stalling problem, found coils oil soaked repaired valve cover and tube seal leak, replaced all coils. car now has stalling issue that has worsened, pulled 17 codes from ecu, found serv...
2000 Honda Passport EX 3.2L transfer case VIN: 4S6DM58W8Y
Hello,We are having a problem with the transfer case not disenguaging since we installed a rebuilt transmission. The 4x4 indicator light on the dash panel flashes real fast. we checked the power and grounds and signals at both control units, one is for the tra...
2005 Honda Civic Value Package 1.7L Steering wheel shake VIN: 2HGES163X5
This Civic has a peculiar low speed shimmy in the steering wheel. It occurs turning just off center either left or right at speeds below 30mph. In fact, it seems slightly more prevelant when turning right. The car drives fine at highway speeds. We inspected...
2006 Honda Pilot LX 3.5L maintanence light VIN: 5FNYF28196
I have this Honda Pilot That has a light on in the dash in the shape of a wrench and a green light that says ECO. Then what I think is the oil reset light blinks A service 1 -2502 Trip B.I updated my Solus but I am only up to 2005 on Asian cars, and I can't sc...
2003 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L oil pressure VIN: KMHWF25563
good morning. this vehicle was brought to us from another shop where the above repairs were preformmed. we have since removed the valve cover and oil pan. there was no bearing material or metal of any kind in pan. pumped oil through the filter housing and look...
1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTGHF1OU4X
hi evry one. I hope that some one of you had the same problem and a fix with a lexus RX300 1999 model.This car came to me with a missfire codes and oxygene sensor code P1150 witch i did change a new set of original spark plugs and oxygen sensors for bank1 sens... Trouble codes: P0125, P1150
1990 Mazda B2600 LE-5 2.6L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JM2UF3147L
I need some help with this one. This truck was dying while driving and after awhile, would start again. Another shop had dignosised the problem and said the distributor need replaced. Since we do his work, he brought it to us running. We couldn't get the truck...
1995 Mazda RX-7 1.3L Charging VIN: JM1FD3338S
We have a 95 RX7 with a alt that last only 5-6 months. We have installed 4 alt and they all go bad. Of course we have checked all obvious things. Wiring,batt,connectors and so on.Customer says he found some information about an ASCD module causing this problem...
2001 Mazda Tribute ES 3.0L Excessive Emissions, MONITORS VIN: 4F2YU08131
failed mass state inspection for 02, 02 heater, evap, and convertor monitors not ready. battery was replaced in virginia 10k miles ago continuios monitors and egr monitors are the only monitors that run.i have read alldata, and the ford website about the monit...
2001 Mitsubishi pajero gdi 3.5L Stall VIN: V75W000864
hi guys my first time.need assistance badly.pajero with3.5 gdi fuel injection system.under load vehical losses power,connected x431 no fault codes.on datastream fuel pressure at 4.9 mpa on idle according to manf,specs correct.under load at 4500 rpm vehical los...
1987 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.0L Hesitation, Surge VIN: JN8HD16Y6H
hello all, this pathfinder will sputter hesitate past 3000 rpm. have checked ignition system, has new plugs cap rotor and wires. fuel pressure and flow is at specs. exhaust clear, vacuum good. timing, both valve and ignition good. tested mass and tps with lab ...
1996 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8AR05Y6T
Failed Mass state inspec. DTC P0325 retreived. Replaced knock sensor with OE. Cleared code, but immediately atfter starting code reappears. Mitchell not much help in this case. Does the ECM provide 5 volts reference or not? With KOEO, 2.5 volts present at conn... Trouble codes: P0325 (knock sensor problem)
1996 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Cuts out VIN: 1N4BU31D3T
hi iatn, i need some help from some nissan techs, i have this 96 nissan altima with a problem or maybe not. 18 months ago i installed a new distributor because the cam sensor was bad. car drove away no problem. car came back 2 weeks later with an intermitten...
2004 Nissan Titan LE 5.6L low beam headlamps VIN: 1N6AA07B34
thanks for looking and taking the time to read this. ok guys and gals this truck has kicked my butt!!! the truck came in on hook and found ecu relay bad in ipdm. replaced relay and truck ran fine. two days later truck returned with low beam lights not working....
2002 Subaru Outback 2.5L No Start VIN: 4S3BH66582
Hi Guys, We've got this Subaru in here that is a real hard start cold. Has been to two other shops and the dealer for this problem. Will crank fine but just dumps fuel into the engine and floods. When you finally get it started it smokes terribly until it clea...
1995 Toyota Celica ST 1.8L vehicle VIN: JT2AT00NCS
Hi everyone! I have a celica here that has a vibration at all time felt in body and steering wheel it tends to lessen with a little rpm and is at it's worse at idle. had broken and/or sagged mounts. replaced mounts and it improved but still can feel some vibra...
1997 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on, Lacks Power VIN: 4T1BG22K5V
Camry came in with "Check Engine" light on - code P0171 lean condition. On a test drive it is a total slug under load - won't rev past 3,000 rpm at full throttle. Will get up to speed if you nurse the pedal. Fuel pressure 51 psi and remains good when symptons... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean Bank 1)

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1986 Isuzu Impulse 2.0L all the above VIN: JABAR07F9G
I pulled the passenger door lock, then called a dealer with the code that was stamped into the side of the cylinder. They informed me that I had to prove ownership of the vehicle. and bring in a picture ID. A very secure system. I was very impressed. Since...
1992 Lexus LS400 4.0L turn signals VIN: JT8UF11E5N
finally found the problem.under the battery tray there is a screw for the fender well that had rubbed thru the harness and was grounding the wire.the good thing was i took all the screws out for the fender well except that one. turns out that someone had this ...
2003 Mazda 6 S 3.0L No Start VIN: 1YVFP80D73
Sent car to dealer for computer update. Dealer claims the car needs a new throttle body. They have one ordered for the car. Thanks for all the replies.
1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.0L transmission shifting VIN: 4A3AK34YXV
Thanks for all your help. We found the newly rebuilt transmission to be the problem. We sent it back to the shop and after re-installing it on the car, the problem was gone.
2007 Mitsubishi L 200 2.4L No Start, Cuts out VIN: MMBJRKB407
Hi Everyone, I appears that the problem is a bad APP Sensor. Just to clarify a few items with everyone who replied, this is a Diesel. THe common rail system works at pressures near 30,000 PSI (Yes, thirty thousand, not a typo) so there is not any gauge that... Trouble codes: P0093 (Fuel Leak).
2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D82
thanks guys, we feel everyones right concerning the computer being to problem, but the customer requested not fix due to the fact it does not effect fuel mileage. Trouble codes: P0051 (o2 bank 2 sensor 1 heater circuit low).
1996 Toyota Corolla 1.6L ping / knock VIN: 2T1BA02E4T
I wanted to make sure the problem was not going to re-start. The pinging eventually stopped all by itself. I do not know why. It's not like I did anything just before it stopped. The 24 suggestins were EXCELLENT. Thank you! Most of you said try the following:...
2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L shifting VIN: T1BG22KX1U
After more testing I found the wire that runs from the back of the cluster to the ecm had continuity to ground which in turn was interupting the voltage to the ecm from the speedometer.I removed dash and found wiring harness was rubing where harness is routed ...
2007 Toyota Prius 1.5L BT hands free phone VIN: JTDKB20U17
It looks like nobody has found a simple hack to allow manual dialing while in motion yet. However, it looks like the Lockpick product will work if you are willing to part with a little money. Seems like there would probably be a xda-developers type site (phone...
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