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2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, OIL CONTAMINATION VIN: 1HGEM21933
This vehicle was in for a oil change and check engine light. Codes present: P1259 VTEC System Malfunction and all available misfire codes 300, 301, 302, 303, 304. Vehicle ran fairly well. Cleared codes. Data appeared normal at the time. When doing the oil chan...
2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L cylinder head VIN: KNDJA72351
Anyone familiar with these Kia 2.0l DOHC engines, I need some input. Vehicle came in , overheated and filled cyl 3 with antifreeze. I have removed the head and am not seeing any real problems with the gasket. Is cyl head cracking or block failure common on the...
1992 Mazda B2600 LE-5 2.6L Hesitation VIN: JM2UF4149N
This truck has a bad hesitation pulling from a stop. It has been at another garage and they replaced all of the mentioned parts with no success. What I found was the low fuel pressure and I have also determined that the pressure regulator appears to not be wor...
2002 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L Mechanical VIN: JM1TA22292
Vehicle came in and needed valve job due to ran hot and burned valves. Went to install new head gaskets after valve job and cyl. head gaskets are slightly different due to size of coolant holes in cyl. head gaskets. Head gaskets are not marked right or left an...
1993 Nissan D21 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1N6SD11Y7P
Truck came into shop with miss. Relaced cap, rotor, wires. Sparkplugs appeared ok. No help, truck still missing. Pinpointed miss to #1 cylinder. Checked compressin, ok. Good spark one #1 wire. Swapped plugs no help. Removed valve cover found timing chain guide...
2007 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L power window VIN: 1234EDS789
hi techs, i have an 07 Nissan Altima. when i turn the key off and open the door the drivers front and passenger front windows go down. is there a reset button on the motor? i cant find the info in alldata and the local nissian dealer is no help. thanx george
1999 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BK4355X
First of all I don't work on many subarus. The car came in with the heater core leaking and air bag light on and check engine light on (ALL the time). I put in the heater core in. Now the check engine light blinks and the air bag light is out. Dealer said it n... Trouble codes: P0446 (EVAP Emission system vent control circuit)
2002 Toyota Echo 1.5L No Start VIN: JTDAT12342
Hello Toyota techs, I have this Echo, Echo, Echo, that will crank, but not start at times. I have been unable to duplicate this condition. Owner says that it happens often. She (keyword) also says that she will step on the gas and it will generally start. Evid...
2002 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF32K22
Hello to all you helpful people out there. I hope there are some good toyota techs that can help me out here tonight. I have a 2002 toyota camry that was towed in as undrivable. I was told it was loosing power and then died all together and would not restart. ... Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0305, P0306
2003 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 4T1BF28B93
customer states very delayed shifting when cold.test drove car a couple of times cold did not have any shifting problems trans seem to work great 2 differnt techs have drove car with no problems. did check for t.s.b.s none found no d.t.c.s. don't know if probl...
2003 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.7L solar sensor VIN: JTEBT14R83
Vehicle came in because A/C light was flashing. Ran the self diag and found code 21; solar sensor circuit(passenger side). This vehicle is not equipped with a pass. side sensor. All info I find shows 1 sensor for the "SR5" and 2 for the "Limited". It even has ...

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1989 Honda Civic DX 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGED6456K
Wow! I tried a lot on this car. Regrounding, New injector, Slamming my head under the hood a few times, all to no avail. In the end it was a fuel system service and timing adjustment that got the little civic through smog. The 7vdc reference signal is the big ... Trouble codes: 1 (o2 sensor fault), 19 (lock up sol fault not related I assume).
2005 Infiniti QX56 5.6L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 5N3AA08A35
Customer opted to take vehicle to local dealer for repair. Thanks to Russ [...] for your reply about checking the IPDM unit. It seems that I had read about a similar problem on a Titan pickup that also ended up being related to IPDM. Customer was impatient about...
2002 Kia Optima SE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: KNAGD12612
thanks to Robert from Utah and Brian from Texas, both sent me to plugged exhaust issue. after scoping the cam and crank sensors which were both picture perfect and still not generating any codes i went looking for purely mechanical problems. pulled cat off an...
2006 Lexus RX400h 3.3L Starting VIN: JAJ591-048
it was in fact the battery disconnect I had to find it as it was removed from the battery but once installed everything works. thanks to carolyn
1993 Mazda Miata 1.6L high idle warm VIN: JM1NA3510P
thank you for all of your replies they were very helpful. after going round & round with this car checking everything i could think of I decided to take the cover off the ecu and found a burned circut board. replaced and solved the problem. thanx again for you...
1999 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BJ2228X
Thanks all for the help. The solenoid that controlled the EGR was inop, also the MAP sensor was plugged with carbon. I had to clean the EGR passage twice to get the carbon from clogging the hose to the sensor. Trouble codes: P0106 (Map/Baro out of range.).
2005 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JA3AJ26E75
Thank you for the help you have give me. I regret that the customer does not want to fix it at this time. If it comes back in for repair I will give you an update at that time. I am cittain that it is a restriction in the exhaust port in the plenum and/or h... Trouble codes: P0401 (egr flow insufficient).
2002 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L ABS / TRAC sys VIN: 5TDZT38A02
Hello, I received some good suggestions, mostly about the wheel speed sensors,which I have checked thourghly. One reply had a series of steps aimed at a reprogram which I also tried to no avail. The issue I am having is the problem is very random, it my not ac...
2007 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4L Keyless entry VIN: 4T1BE46K57
Thanks to those who replied, I got my new Solus back from Snapon, was out for repair, and was able to read the coding ID that was in the new ECU, that lead me to the latest coding update and was successful in coding the ECU. I also found out that if you input ...
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