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1989 Honda Accord LXi 2.0L No Start VIN: JHMCA5648K
this vehicle was towed in..It will start with carb cleaner My problem lies with the main relay,and a ground problem. with the relay plugged in I get no power to the fuel pump. with relay UNplugged koeo.test as follows terminal number 1) battery voltage 2) igni...
1994 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Cooling fans VIN: 1HGCD7253R
Both fans stay on. Both switches have tested good.( have switches and timer/module in stock) We even cut the green wire at the timer.Both fan relays are working,not sticking.What have we missed besides the bullet-proof ECU? Thanks
2006 Honda Pilot LX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5FNYF18186
This pilot came in for an out of prov inspection from usa, was a theft recovery from new jersy. so it needed a VI and WA. it also had tire pressure monitor light on. did VI all ok, did wheel alignment and went to start but battery died, boosted with charger an... Trouble codes: P2770, P0974, P0966, P2649, P0443
2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHDN45D21
Customer had some work done on the car due to MIL light always on. She had B1S1 and B2S2 replaced also cataylist under warrenty. Car still has PO133 code. I scanned the vehicle ,with lab scope connected 02 sensor seems flucuating at bank 1 300mv.-800mv. bank 2... Trouble codes: P0133
1993 Infiniti J30 3.0L brake power assist VIN: JNKAY21D2P
This customer's complaint is when cold first thing am there are no brakes until she puts transmission in drive, back to park and drive again. Our testing revealed cold am start (below zero weather), pedal is hard as though no booster assist is there, but pedal...
2003 Infiniti G35 3.5L Radio and A/C VIN: JNKCV51E93
Car came in with customer complaining that battery would go dead about once a week normally on weekends when car would sit for about two days. They said that another repair shop replaced the battery and altenator for this problem. Started by looking for a draw...
2000 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L front differential VIN: 4S2DM58W3Y
Hi and thanks to all. I have a 2000 Rodeo 3.2 v6 with push button 4 wheel drive in the shop. The customer complaint is that is takes a long time to come out of 4 wheel drive . I have changed all the fluids ( the customer wanted it done more as maintenance and ...
1996 Lexus SC300 3.0L Coolant temp gauge VIN: JT8CD32Z4T
For all you Lexus guys out there, Please Help... Last year we put a radiator in this lex the customer severely overheated car. It did NOT blow the head gasket. But the temp gauge is stuck on hot all the time. We advised her to have lexus look into it. Lexus to...
1999 Lexus GS300 3.0L No Start VIN: JT8BD68S9X
hi everyone this is a tough one the car was towed in in pieces timing belt covers were off customer tried to repair himself supposedly the vvti unit was off the car would barely run one of our other techs took it back apart then put it back together to make su... Trouble codes: P1300
2001 Mazda 626 ES 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1YVGF22D71
with a/c on or heater in defrost.pcm will camand 75% iac as it turns on compressor.engine speed will incres to 2000 rpm and drop slowly as it will do this each timewhen compressor is turned on.i have cleaned throttle body replaced iac and set min...
2000 Mitsubishi Galant DE 2.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1CD6REX8GH
The computer keeps setting a PO301 cyl. 1 misfire code. I changed the ignition coil and wire for cyl. 1 with no results. I did a injector test for cyl. 1. with the scan tool and it appears to be fine it works and cuts out when commanded. The engine runs fine ... Trouble codes: P0301
2000 Mitsubishi Mirage DE 1.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JA3AY26C9Y
we replaced the spark plugs, wires and ign. coils the car now starts most of the time, but it has no throttle response and when it does rev up it seems to run great. we have no codes stored in hist or current, tried removing maf sensor and car will not start w...
1974 Nissan B210 1.3L No Start, overfloats VIN: HLB2104916
Please guys if any of you could help me with this vehicle, you may laugh because of this old school vehicle, but it is a headache, big headache. The problem is that after driving it for 10 minutes, I will park it, turn the engine off and leave it for about 5 m...
1993 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L electrical VIN: JN1HJ01F1P
I have a maxima with a 2.2 amp parasitic draw.I have pulled every fuse and relay,and still has the 2.2 amp draw...unplugged aftermarket stereo and stock amplifier...still has a 2.2 amp any of you ever run into this problem before..mitchell seems to b...
1995 Nissan 240SX 2.4L t chain rattle?? VIN: 1AS1A5DWDW
Hey everyone. We just did a head job with all the timing accessories on this 95 240sx and it seems to have a ever so slight rattle just off idle speed. The car runs great besides this. We removed both upper chain guides per Nissan's TSB during the head job. Al...
1999 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8AR05S0X
This truck runs fine and came in for the MIL light, P0300 random misfire. There are no vacuum leaks and the plugs and wires rotor and cap are in good condition. I'm suspecting a problem with the PCM/calibration, although it is rare, for a couple of reasons. F... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire)
1999 Nissan Sentra XE 1.6L No Start VIN: 3N1AB4AD3X
installed used engine afterwards cant get fire no power to 2 wire conecter going to coil but when add power still will not start alldata did not give good location on connecters relating to this wire all i could find was the main harness and the dist connector... Trouble codes: P1320 (no ing signal)
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 3N1CB51D41
absolute pressure and atmospheric pressure both read 3.94v and never change even at wide open throttle cant seem to find the info i want Trouble codes: P0171 (lean bank 1), P0174 (lean bank2), P0300 (random misfire)
2003 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L Hesitation VIN: JN1DA31A63
car came in last week for batt & brake light on. tested alt and found bad diode. car left and returnd with same problem. now lights fliker intermently (batt & alt).and car looses power. i have check and cleaned grounds under hood. starting to run out of ideas....
1996 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L engine VIN: 4S3BK6357T
The most bizarre issue I am being faced with this car. When the car is cold, it feels like it will die.. it seems like it misfires and is suffocating.. If you give gas it eventually smooths itself out.. This has been happening, and then the water pump went bad...
2005 Subaru Outback XT 2.5L Radio VIN: 4S4BP611C5
The customer reports intermittent poor reception on the radio, AM and FM. Unable to duplicate the concern. Found a TSB on radio, for noise coming from heater grid in rear window. The antennae is also a grid in the rear window. Unknown if this would cause a con...
1993 Toyota Paseo 1.5L No Start, Stall VIN: JT2EL45FXN
Hello everyone. Thanks in advance for your help. I cannot figure this one out. The vehicle will intermittently die when at idle and sometimes won't restart for awhile. While the vehicle is in it's no start mode, the fuel pressure is around 40 PSI while crankin...
1995 Toyota Celica GT 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: JT2ST07N7S
Vehicle came in four months ago for us to install after market device that plugs in between fuel injector connectors and injectors. He is adamant about running it on ethanol and is supposedly educated on its possibilities. He's certainly not reading the same i...
1995 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L Misfire VIN: 1BSZ001896
According to the customer this truck ran fine till it died due to a bad coil(no spark). After the coil was replaced it started but ran very poorly. It missed and had very low power. I cleaned the AFM and that has restored the power but It still misses under a ...
1996 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L timing chain VIN: 4TAPM62N0T
Hello,I am doing a head gasket on this 1996 Tacoma,2.7 4 cylinder.I am pondering doing the timing chain while the head is off and I have a question. According to ALLDATA to do the chain[while the head is off of course],you have to remove the front axle assemb...
2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2BG22K3Y
Last July, the MIL came on for code P0401. I did some disassembly to verify that the passages weren't carboned up, and then actually caught the VSV sticking, as they frequently do at this age. I replaced the VSV (dealer item) and cleared the code. It did not r...
2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TBRT34131
This truck was given to me after engine was replaced. Start the truck no acceleration until half way down ecm turning ets system off, the mil on right away code then sets after 2 or 3 key cycles. I get a p1126 in datastream ets fail safe 1 is on fail safe 2 is... Trouble codes: P1126
2005 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5L SRS light VIN: 4T1BK36B15
Good day Dudes, Am stuck with a Toyota Avalon that the SRS light stays on. Car was hit hard and repaired. The body shop brought me the car with the SRS light on. Had code B1901. open in P/T circut. Driver side. Advised the bodyman that it needed a new drivers ...

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1989 Acura Legend L 2.7L Water leak VIN: JH4KA465XK
Fifteen replies -- and good ones! Great for the archives! So while the car was in the air, I could see water dripping through a weld seam. New information from customer was that this car was actually up to the subchasis in standing water, and this is appare...
2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L lifters VIN: KNDJA62351
Hello Group. Thanks to everyone who took their time to send me replays. Customer is going to bring this truck back to used car dealer & since he just bought it (6 days ago) they are going to take responsibility for it.
1992 Lexus ES300 3.0L 2nd gear VIN: JT8VK13TXN
Have checked every possible problem for 2nd clutch leak. Must be a crack in the case, can't think of anything else, so we ordered a core. Thanks for the suggestions.
2001 Mazda B4000 DS 4.0L fuel filter VIN: 4F4YR16E81
thanks much to all responders.awaiting vehicle to return.a friend who works for a dealer tells me that they break a lot of fuel lines trying to remove.they suggest the metal scissor tool and give customer estimate for replacing lines before starting
2002 Mazda 626 LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1YVGF22C62
Thank you all for your input it clued me in to looking into several different places that I had not thought of, What had happened is the brand new factory cat the top screen mesh and ring was coming apart sending steel dabree into the egr valve causing poor id...
2003 Nissan Altima S 2.5L srs VIN: 1N4AL11E03
FIX Post..Thanks to BOB,Alexander and Joseph,battery disconnected and cross both terminals outside battery. I have checked all the connectors under passenger seat and make sure no wiring kink or damaged clean and put small amount of dielectric grease make sure...
1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L 4th gear VIN: 4S3BG6854W
Some good ideas I did not think of, CTS and range switch both good, I did check the VSS prior to post. Finally got back to TPS which swept test fine and tried a known good one but felt my problem was there. Bad ground for ECM on top of intake manifold (I'm sur...
2004 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF30K34
The customer ended up taking the car to a Toyota dealer to have them replace the cat.converter.Some said it might be a bad ignition coil,some said a wiring problem,some said to check for timing belt alignment or something getting in by the crank sensor or some... Trouble codes: P0353, P0356.
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