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2004 Acura TSX 2.4L vsa VIN: JH4CL96994
Hello, I have this TXS that intermittantly the VSA and the check engine lights come on, the customer states the VSA and the check engine lights come on while driving, he states it happens more or so with the ac on. it has also happened with the ac off. He said...
2000 Honda CR-V SE 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD1872Y
To all; Thanks in advance for taking time to help. This CRV came in check engine light on, code p0304 stored. We had tuned up in January and did not seem to misfire but code reset after clearing. Engine seemed a little rough at idle so we replaced cap, rotor, ... Trouble codes: P0304 (misfire 4 cyl), P1399 (temporary multiple misfire)
2000 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 4S6DM58W2Y
Car came in not running,engine had no compression,used engine was install,engine started ok but number 2-4-6 cylinders don't fire (compression 155 psi all around)the only way we can make those three cylinders to work is by lifting the ion module from the intak... Trouble codes: P0300
2004 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L Unknown VIN: 5FNRL18763
Hi there fellas, I have this 2004 Odyssey driving me crazy. To begin it came in with no forward or reverse gears. ATF all over the place under the hood. The check engine lamp was on and it missfired badly with (4) transmission codes and P1399, P0300-P0306. Sen...
2004 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHWF25SX4
Car came in w/check eng lamp on code p0320 (ignition/. distributor input speed circuit.) but no misfire codes. Noted that Tach was inoperative however customer stated that it was working after she noticed the ck eng lamp. Waste spark ignition system. Since... Trouble codes: P0320 (Ignition / Distributor engine speed input circuit)
2006 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: KM8SC13D76
hello all you hyundai technicans out there,i got this santa fe that is turrning the mil light on with code po121.the only info i can find is on mitchell.i followed the diag procdure which is to ohm the tps.pins 1&2 which is a steady 1.85 k ohms all through the... Trouble codes: P0121
1991 Lexus LS400 4.0L battery VIN: JT8UF11E4M
i have a 91 ls400 lexus with a itermiten short that kills the battery over nite, checked for draw on battery and found none, charging system is at 13.50 volts under load, this discharge happens randomly. cust. notes that after appling brakes that radio display...
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT6GF10V9Y
when this vehicle came in the first time about 2 months ago came in with 2 codes po171 and po172, we replaced the two a/f sensors two wheeks later came back with only po171 system to lean we performanced carbon clean by puting pressure to injectors whit a snap... Trouble codes: P0171
2006 Mazda 3 i 2.0L harmonic balancer
Evening everyone. What I have here is a 2006 Mazda3 with 397 miles. It recently had an oil change at mile 380 at a local quick-lube type oil change facility. It made it 17 miles before, according to the Enterprize Rental driver, it rattled really loud then die...
2008 Mazda Tribute S 3.0L remote start VIN: 4F2CZ96158
to all the mazda techs out their i hate to bother you all with this. i have a customer that just bought a 2008 mazda tibute s grand touring they want a remote start installed but want it to be factory installed i dont know if this is possible, the mazda store ...
1993 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L airbag sys VIN: 1N4BU31F9P
Hi guys, One of our techs just replaced the steerring rack in this car and now we have the air bag light flashing. Using alldata i pulled what looks to be a code 2 (one long flash followed back 2 short flashes)which alldata lists as clockspring, airbag module...
1997 Nissan Pickup 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6SD11S5V
Hi all and thanks in advanc for your help. problem of main concern here is the evap code p0443. Ive tested every component i can find on this system and they all test fine. The evap volume control solenoid has been replaced because there is a TSB relating to n... Trouble codes: P0335, P0443
2000 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1N4DLO1D2Y
Came in on the hook as a no start. The week in got towed in the temp never got above 0 degrees. So thought it was flooded out which it was. Got it started by drying the plugs out and changing oil. When started barely runs @ idle and has absoultly no power. We ...
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L Stall VIN: JN8DR07X01
Vehice originally came in for misfire problem. replaced all coils. Customer brought back with a complaint of engine rpm's higher than normal and using more fuel. When I went to move vehicle in reverse the engine died. It was almost like the torque converter cl...
1986 Toyota Pickup 2.4L No Start VIN: 1MWC06918G
Have this camper/truck in from out of town. Died on the road. I have checked fuel pressure and ignition. Both are good. Checked for fuel injector pulse and didn't have any! After testing we replaced the ignitor with no change. Checked all wiring from PCM to Ig...
1989 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.4L No Start VIN: JT4RN01P8K
brother's truck. he drove it through a puddle last week and it died immediately. sat 3 days and found 15a efi fuse blown. he replaced it and drove it home (after the 3 day wait). takes it out "mudding" and hits another puddle. dies immediately. 15a efi fuse bl...
1992 Toyota Aristo 3.0L specs VIN: JZS1470017
Can anyone assist me in sharing the 4 wheel alignment specs for this Toyota. Car is a right hand drive import from Japan and we have just replaced most of the frt end and is in desperate need of an alignment. All help is appreciated. Thanks.
1992 Toyota Tercel STD 1.5L No Start VIN: JT2EL46B4N
hey everyone have this one really bothering me. vehicle came in as no start, customer baught it and was told needed timing belt. belt was good, checked marks and was off two teeth. repositioned belt to correct marks. went to start engine and still no start. ch...
1995 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Shift Flare VIN: 4T1GK12E9S
To all Toyota techs, I recently put a SL solenoid in this car because it had a P0770 and P0773 codes with the MIL light on. After replacing the solenoid the car does not have anymore codes and it goes into overdrive. My problem now is that when it is cold and...
2000 Toyota Celica GTS 1.8L No Start VIN: JTDDY32T2Y
HI Y'ALL!!! I have the pride of the Japanese fleet here. This Celica GT-S has the 2zz-ge engine. The compression is good 175# across. the spark and injector pulse checks out. When cranking all that happens is it pops out exhaust some and sputters. The plugs lo...
2002 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L radiator VIN: 4T1BF32K92
hi all, especially toyota techs. I have this camry with a radiator problem. I installed a new radiator because the bottom tank on the original one started leaking after a 90k service in which i drained and refilled the cooling system. the car came back in abou...
2004 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3L Alarm VIN: 5TD2A22C74
Hello, The alarm system will go off all by itself, (last time it was in the middle of the night). It has only happened twice in the last two weeks. The first time it stayed on until the battery went dead, the customer tried to turn it off with the remote but t...

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2002 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L fuel VIN: KMACG35C42
First I want to say Thank-You to everyone who replied to this post. The problem was a miss communication with our service writer. He didn't make it clear to the customer that there would be a charge for checking out the problem with filling the tank. Not only...
2001 Kia Rio 1.5L engine VIN: KNADC12351
Well the problem was a combonation of a couple of things. First the cap wasn't holding proper pressure. Next the o ring for the coolant tube had a small defect in it and it was pulling air into the system due to the fact it was on the suction side of the pum...
1999 Lexus LX470 4.7L Surge VIN: JT6HT00W2X
2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D75
we tryed everything that was sent,plus several days of studing wave forms and patterns still could not make the problem go away.there was a big differance between the old ecm and the new ecm in running .they both set p0340 but at totally different times and wa... Trouble codes: P0340.
1995 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L Misfire VIN: 1BSZ001896
I also tried a used ecu and a used afm neither of which helped. I have been doing this a long time, 20+ years, and I am very good at it but I give up! This one wins. I am throwing in the towel on it. I think the dist is the only thing left to replace but I hav...
1997 Toyota Camry CE 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2BF22K6V
The P0303 Camry is fixed guys, Here is what I did: Test drove vehicle for 18 miles after clearing DTC. P0303 on again after 17 miles of driving. Suspected possible injector but cannot check because injector tucked under the intake manifold. Managed to get a t... Trouble codes: P0303 (Cylinder 3 misfire detected).
2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2BG22K3Y
Customer tells me she has her hands full with personal crises and can't get the car back to me until they blow over. The deadline is here, so I have to close. I'm sure the initial problem last year was the VSV, since a new one made a fault that appeared many...
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