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2004 Honda Civic EX 1.7L a.c system VIN: 1HGEM21974
this car came in with no blower and compressor operation , both parts has power but no ground alldata say the heater control assembly grounds these parts , so i checked that this part has power and ground the way alldata say and everything is good so it looked...
2000 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.5L Stall VIN: KMHWF25V3Y
Hello everyone Thanks up front. This poor guy has a lemon. Problems every turn. Last problem was coolant sensor. He says its been going on for months. That is low or no power only sometimes. Maybe 2 days or 2 weeks or one month apart. Also states that when thi...
2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: KMHDN45D11
Thanks in advance for all your help. This Hyundai is owned by a meticulous customer who earlier in the year, had us tune it up for Maintenance purposes. It began cutting out at cruising speeds and would start up immediately again. This action was very infreque...
1993 Lexus LS400 4.0L a/c VIN: JT8UF11E6P
With KOEO, all A/C functions appear to be working. When at idle or while driving, the engine immediately dies (looses injector pulse and all data stream) when the A/C is turned on including front defrost. Appears ECM is killing everything. Unplugging all wirin...
2000 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L parking lights VIN: 1YVGF22C8Y
Help Mazda techs. We have a 626 with no parking or dash lights, have tried new switch, with no results. If we feed 12v into the system at any light socket, whole system comes on. Alldata refers to something they call a cpu, they say it is in the drivers kick p...
1999 Mitsubishi Diamante 3.5L No Start VIN: 6MMAP47P8X
car hit the ditch and was towed in . Would not start. No fuel pressure. Checked for power and ground at fuel pump connector OK. I replaced the fuel pump , started. It sat outside overnight and would not start, once again no fuel pressure. after car warms up fu...
1988 Nissan Sentra E 1.6L steering VIN: JN1PB21S1J
ill start with thanks to all and happy holidays. im working on 88 nissan sentra.i have had this car on alginment rack 2 times, checked the engine mounts,swapped the front tires side to side. still pulls right. i know the caster on the right is low but car is n...
2003 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L under hood VIN: 1N4BL11D33
car was in front end collison, was repaired & has "chug, chug" sounds like reverbaration from intake. intake tubing has muffler type chambers in it -one was partially ripped off & we replaced intake piping & added missing bracket & there is no change in this n...
1994 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: BG50022556
Thank you for looking. i have a legacy twin turbo that when driving on the highway with a little load, the check engine light comes on and all power is lost, also is you press the accelerator pedal pedal further the revs only go up to approx 3,500 then back to... Trouble codes: 66 (two stage twin turbocharger system)
1999 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4TASM92N5X
hi all, thanks for your time. have a P0440 on this that is killing me. tested for leaks with evap pressure tester. no leaks found. monitored voltage at pressure sensor with fluke98 while commanding solenoids on with snap on scanner, voltage drops for a few sec... Trouble codes: P0440 (evap system)
2001 Toyota 4Runner 3.4L torque convertor VIN: JT3GN86R81
Truck dies when put into drive or reverse. It starts and idles fine, however, at idle convertor is noisy. Possible broke? No codes stored for engine or trans. No tsb found. Anything common with this trans
2004 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3L Sliding Door/Shift VIN: 5TDZA22C44
Hi,hope this is a quick fix.This van had a bad battery and the battery was replaced.Now,the sliding door,pedals,shifter not work.Is there something in the body module that has to be turned on with a scanner or does it have to be reprogrammed?The vehicle...

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1991 Acura Integra LS 1.8L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4DA9450M
Hi All Done my recheck of all work perfomed was aok and during the recheck i ran across another dirty connection .. in the dist 8 wire(?) connector ... That turned of the code 43 light and obviously the intermittant code 8 ..sooo ..the co came down to 1% Pre... Trouble codes: 43 (fuel supply), 8 (distrib tdc intermittent).
1996 Honda Civic EX 1.6L connector pinout VIN: 1HGEJ8148T
Thanks to Brady from Washington & his Vantage:According to my vantage, if your looking at the back of the connector from the harness side the pins are as follows. From left to right: ground, Ignition, Signal.Speedo working OK now.
2002 Kia Sportage 2.0L No Start VIN: KNDJB62372
I'm going to call this one fixed. It's been a few weeks and the car is running great. The customer states that it's never started better. I verified that we did not have any of the problems that were suggested in the replies. All the bolts were tight, no s...
1996 Lexus GS300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BD42S4T
We received several response about sticky VSV valve keeping EGR valve held open. Since problem was so intermittent, we decided to replace the valve and problem appears to be solved. Customer has had car for 2 weeks and no re-occurance. Thanks to all. Trouble codes: P0402 (Excessive EGR flow).
2003 Mazda 6 i 2.3L everything electrical VIN: 1YVFP80CX3
alright first thanks for the input. Turns out mazda willnot sell my the fuse block they have sitting on the shelf(know someone who works there) because of a so called back order and instead wants to sell me a fuse block and harness for 980.20 so i got crafty ...
1992 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L blower motor VIN: JN1HJ01C6N
found the problem it was the entire control unit itself customer decided to install toggle switch opposed to spending over a thousand dollars on an 8 hundred dollar car
1996 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L no spark VIN: 1N4BV21DOT
so i put another distributor in this car and it ran fine.i called customer today and no problems was a reman again becouse that is all i could get that day.but customer is going to put a factory on in if it happens agian.thanks for all the help.
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L No Start VIN: 3N1CB51D31
Finaly found coolant on three cylinder so we replaced the head gasket thanks for all your'e answers .
2003 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L No Start VIN: 3N1CB51D73
Well everyone as I stated before I'm sorry for the delay to this post but WE believe this one is fixed. As I mentioned earlier I had to pass this car along in the shop due to a scheduled surgery.As my partner kept digging for this int. problem he noticed that ...
2005 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BA41E95
Thanks for all the good info. I did have to bring it back to the dealer to set the idle speed. I let the customer know and they were more than willing to cover the cost. Even though I would have gladly covered it if they wouldn't. So thanks again for the help. Trouble codes: P0507 (high idle rpm).
1994 Suzuki Sidekick JLX 1.6L No Start VIN: JS3TD03V0R
Thanks to all who replied. First off I was mistaken when I said it was the FI fuse, I read the cover wrong it was the Ign coil fuse. All the "loads were as previously descrbed, just read the lable wrong. I did not get a "silver bullit" on this one and jus...
1998 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T3EZF13C9
Thanx for all the input. The bank 1 sensor 1 air fuel ratio sensor was bad. Got a factory Toyota sensor and the problem seems to be taken care of. BEWARE THE AFTERMARKET It may bite you in the end. Trouble codes: P0420.
1999 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L not sure VIN: 4TAWN72N4W
Thanks to all, I would have posted sooner but had to wait to be sure we solved the problem. It was as some said just a matter of rear shoes and cut the drums. I'm not sure what the debris was that collected in the left rear brake drum. I suspect it was somethi...
2005 Toyota Tacoma 2.7L No Start VIN: 5TEMU52N75
Vehicle had to go to Dealer and a New key and and PCM was installed. Thanks to all who replied.
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