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1988 Honda Prelude 2.0 Si 2.0L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMBA413XJ
Hi everyone need your help once again. Vehicle came to us with a no start condition and a customer installed distributor and coil. ECU flashes a code 4 and 9 for TDC and cyl sensor. Engine will run and idle fairly well but when we try to accellerate the engine... Trouble codes: 4 (9 -), 9 (testing and results)
2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Electric Window VIN: 2HKRL18982
Passenger window wont go down using master switch. It will go up using master switch. It does go up and down with passenger side switch.
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...
2001 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHWF25V61
Hi, cannot locate a diagnostic flow chart on code 441, alldata and my modias has not repair info on code 441. Did a quick smoke test and check purge solnoid and all seems well. Thanks in advance. Trouble codes: 441 (evap)
2000 Infiniti G20 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCP11A8Y
Fuel trims (total) cross 100% by 25 % in + and - directions at moderate accel. Cleaned the MAFS wire with CRC sensor cleaner- no change. I just got involved and John ran the preliminary tests. Trouble codes: P0171 (lean)
1993 Lexus ES300 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JT8VK13T5P
Hi guys, I've got a 93 lexus es300 with v/6 here that seems to be intermitently losing fuel control on bank one. vehicle came in with co at 5.6% cruise, 3.4% idle, hc's 456ppm cruise, 388n idle. no check engine light on...no codes. checked o2 sensors and fou...
2004 Mazda 6 i 2.3L No Start VIN: 1YVFP80C94
car does not start but will start with difficulty on two cylinders.replaced cam and crank sensors. reset crank pulley and adjusted crank sensor by the book. noid will flash on intial crank ( on cly, 1 & 2) but not on extended cranking. cly. 3 & 4 will flash al...
1997 Mitsubishi Mirage DE 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: JA3AY11A7V
ihave this mits,it came in as a no start.had spar and fuel and noid,but had low compresion in all cylinders 60lbs#1cyl 90 lbs on the rest put oil in the cylinders and compresion came up to 160 lbs in all cylinder ran it till oil was gone still have 160lbs.tune...
2003 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L engine VIN: 4A3AA46G83
After doing the maintenance timing belt, there seems to be a vibration at deceleration. Customer states that at highway speeds slowing down the car would vibrate and jerk or hesitate. I've checked my marks three times and they are dead on. On Mitchell it told ...
1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21D9S
missfire at 3k rpm and 4k rpm only at wide open throttle, well here's a good one, car comes in with missfere and crank code, (missfire crank sensor by flywheel code only) #2 and #3 injectors would loose pulse ground under a load, after trying some used coils a... Trouble codes: P1336 (crank sensor by flywheel)
1998 Nissan 200SX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AB42D0W
Hi Nissan Techs: I have a 98 nissan 200sx with MIL on P0105. I think this is related to MAP sensor. The car has failed emissions. Can someone tell me the specs and testing procedure on this car. Is the sensor a coventional one or of specific nissan design. I h... Trouble codes: P0105 (Barometric press circuit)
2003 Nissan Altima S 2.5L heating VIN: 1N4AL11E53
We have this vehicle here in the shop that is blowing cold air at idle. When you drive down the road it will be nice and hot, but once you come to an idle It will blow cold air. It is about 140 deg driving and 80 deg at idle. They first took the car to the dea...
1999 Subaru Legacy L 2.5L speedometer VIN: 4S3BG685X7
Could use a little help on this one folks. Car came in w/ an intermitent speedometer that does not work.When the speedometer is not working, the cruise control doesn't either. The vehicle speed sensor w/ harness was replaced. Same problem exists. Removed the i...
2000 Subaru Impreza RS 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1GC4559Y
This subaru got this code p 1133 always when we put the key on. The all data charts make me turning around nothing all this charts say is to check two wires but hy don't understand this test or there is a mistake in this charts.The owner tell me that the car r... Trouble codes: P1133
1991 Toyota Corolla DLX 1.6L Misfire VIN: 2T1AE94A7M
engine skips - misfires in cylinder # 2 and 3. no vacuum leak found. changed plugs and found middle cylinders fouled. compression check was 125 psi on all cylinders. also replaced distributor, plug wires, cap and rotor. fuel injectors and fuel pump checked out...
1996 Toyota Tercel DX 1.5L MIL Lamp on, rich VIN: JT2AC52L2T
This car ended up at my shop after another shop did some EGR repairs. Scaned found EGR codes and Lack of O2 switching. Found the EGR solenoid was not plugged in. Found bank one sensor one O2 was switching very fast with lab scope test. replaced o2 with toyota ... Trouble codes: P0172 (System rich)
2001 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JTEHH20V91
Engine was replaced because OEM eng had been overheated & destroyed the heads and some valves. Found it to be cheaper to replace eng. with used eng. Used eng. was an exact duplicate of the OEM. Has about 50k miles on it. Used eng. has good comp., replaced w/p,...
2002 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L abs VIN: JTDBF30K62
Vehicle came in with "check engine" light on. Installed scan & code #P1135 stored [oxygen sensor heater circuit]. Replaced O2 sensor & cleared codes. "Check engine" light goes out & does not come back on [good], but ABS, Trac Off, VSC, & parking brake light ca...
2003 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Cylinder head VIN: JTEHH20VX3
AllData shows removing timing cover in order to remove cylinder head. My question is can head be removed with-out removing timing cover ? If not can the TC be removed with out removing oil pan ? The room between engine and frame won't even allow me to remove d...

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1998 Honda Accord LX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG2245W
To all; Thanks for the many responses. The consensus seems to be that the shorted bypass solenoid took out the driver in the pcm, as the system works normally eliminating the pcm from the picture. I have advised the customer that she needs a computer and am w... Trouble codes: P1457 (evap system).
2005 Kia Spectra LX 2.0L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAFE12154
on this car i replaced the carcoal canister closed valve and fixed the problem with the swirling and suction as well also as a added measure i also replaced the purge valve by the intake because it has a filter that could have been stopped up also with the cha... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0452, P0449, P0441.
1998 Lexus ES300 3.0L abs VIN: JT8BF28G9W
Sorry for not closing this sooner but forgot about car because customer has not come back or called us to let us know if they are still having a problem. I could have solved a connection problem or they didn't want to put money into car for an ABS computer. ...
2000 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Radio VIN: 4A3AA46G4Y
Thanks to Jason for sending me the code, my customer thanks you as well!!!
1996 Nissan Sentra 1.6L engine VIN: 1N4AB41D9T
Everyone gave me the same measurements to the crankshaft bolts torques Thank you so much guys for all your answers!!!
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start, No Spark VIN: JN1CA31D4Y
Rajesh [...] gave the most information. The POS count is originated from the rear crankshaft sensor. This engine uses 2 sensors, one on the balancer and one on the flywheel. I pulled the sensor out and it was covered with all sorts of garbage. I cleaned... Trouble codes: P1612 (Immobilizer problem), P0171 (System too lean), P0175 (System too rich).
2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8L Starting VIN: 3N1CB51D75
After replacing plugs, LOF, testing crank, cam, and coolant sensors, Ronnie figured this one out with your help. It was a head gasket leak. He pulled the plugs out but did not pressurize system and the cylinders filled up. Thank you so much for all the repl...
2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: 2T1BR32E25
Again thanks to all that replyed,we had the ecu reflashed by the dealer,that worked for 2 days,then the mil light came back on with the same codes.We sent the car back to the dealer and they determined that the canister that we had replaced was defective.Repla... Trouble codes: P043E, P043F, P2401, P2402, P2419.
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