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1997 Acura TL 2.5L No Start VIN: JH4UA265XV
custumer complaint of no start condition car has to be sprayed whith starting fluid then it will run check car & found it to be true but whats missing is not fuel pressure but instead we are missing injector pulse at cranking speed once you spray it it will ru...
1995 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Surge VIN: 1HGCD5552S
thanks in advance for any suggestions.this honda has and extreme idle surge from 1000 to 2200 rpm.customer stated had started problem a few weeks ago only when cold,now happens hot cold anytime at idle.vehicle going from open to closed loop with surge appears ...
2000 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HKRL1862Y
Van came in with P0172 code (Fuel Metering Too Rich), with no driveability complaints or symptoms other than MIL on. Ran the diagnostic flowchart, which ended with adjusting the valves. The flowchart says that if this doesn't fix the problem, to replace the in... Trouble codes: P0172 (fuel metering too rich)
2000 Honda Passport EX 3.2L starting VIN: 4S6CK58W6Y
Hey Everyone , I've got power when the key is in the on position and hear the fuel pump engage. When the key is turned to start nothing happens , All lights stay on, no dimming or signs of voltage use are obvious.. I have tested the battery and supply volts us...
2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CK58D1Y
Thanks in advance , I have this trooper with a intermittant hesitation and an intermittant check engine light on. Customer has already installed a (standard ignition) cam sensor in it. It has a code po341 and a code p1627 that i got out with my mentor but can'... Trouble codes: P0341, P1627
1998 Mazda MPV ES 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM3LV5239W
Thanks to all who reply. I just seem to be having difficulty deceiding wher to start with this p1455 code to properly diagnose. A fast response would be grestly appreciated. Thank you,. Trouble codes: P1455 (mfr cont aux emissions)
1998 Mazda Protege ES 1.8L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BC1425W
good afternoon alltech. please helpppppppppppppppppppppp!i am working on 1998 mazda protege w/1.8 litters. gp co at both 15&25 mph w/ multiple code store po134 o2 sensor ckt inactive bank1 sensor1 , po140 w/ sensor2 , po170 fuel trim malf... w/ weir problem fi...
2004 Mazda 6 S 3.0L Engine VIN: 1YVFP80D24
This vehicle was sold by a used car lot.Complaint is when vehicle sits overnight it blows oil smoke when first started in morning,condition lasts about one minute.When Synthetic oil was put in condition was eliminated but synthetic is not factory.Any help woul...
2000 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Engine VIN: 4A3AA46G1Y
Vehicle came to us with a loud, ticking noise from under the valve cover area. First time we saw this vehicle. Customer stated the noise began about a week prior. Idles good, runs good--just what sounds like "very noisy lifters." We removed the valve cover to ...
1987 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L headlight VIN: JN1HZ14S9H
I have no current at the driverside headlight socket. The passenger side lights up normal. The interior dash "bulb out" warning light is on. The dash warning light came on before the headlight actually stop burning. Where shuold I check for broken wire, all l...
1996 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L No Start, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BU31D3T
this started as a surge cuts out acts like a bad maf . doesnt have any spark now injector pulse good . checked coil replaced distributor ran once with new dis. if you can get started it will choke out with any throttle.compression is good tested crank sensor o... Trouble codes: P0335
2002 Nissan Sentra SE-R 2.5L engine VIN: 3N1AB51D12
This is a used car trade so no history is known. Customer states car uses a quart of oil every 500 miles. Sent out to local dealer for diag, states it needs an engine. Tech states catalyst broke up, and was sucked back into the engine wiping out the rings. We ...
2001 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L Rear Vibration VIN: 4S3BH68601
Vehicle is now back.No Vibration in front at any speed.From standstill though appox25-30mph you can feel wobble through seat(Telling me its in the rear)Wheels have been changed w/tires,Rear rotors have been machined(I really didn't expect that to help but othe...
1997 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L oil pump VIN: JT3HJ85JXV
Hello to all toyota techs. Thank you for any help. I have a 97 Land cruiser with a 4.5L engine that is leaking at the oil pump cover on the front timing cover. All info I can find says to pull the whole timing cover to sevice the oil pump. I do not need to sev...
2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4TZF13C61U
Will not pass emission test now. The readiness monitor for cat. does not seem to run, but it does set a pending P0420 Trouble codes: P0420 (Cat. Eff low bank 1)
2007 Toyota Tundra 5.7L Maintenance Reminder VIN: 5TBDV58157
Cannot find any way to reset the Maintenance Reminder. I tried to reset by turning the ignition on while holding down the reset button with odometer in all three dislay modes; selecting the odometer, then pressing reset; and everything else I could think of. T...

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2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L lights VIN: 9984567890
thanks for all the responses!!! I changed the alternator and the problem corrected itself.
1998 Hyundai Elantra 1.8L No Start VIN: KMHJF24M7W
Thanks for the help everyone,I changed the relay and we are back on track!It seems that there is a TSB which explains a wire repair on the fuel pump.I could not find it in alldata.If anyone has a link or details I would appreciate the info for future reference...
2000 Hyundai Accent L 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHCF35G4Y
after reading the responses, the mass air flow was replaced. the car was drrivin around for a couple miles and everything was ok. thank you to all who helped. Trouble codes: P1128 (air fuel controll system).
2008 Infiniti FX35 3.5L Maint. reminder VIN: JNRAS08W28
Thanks all for the input. Everyone referred to the "Infinity" control to enter the screen to reset maint reminder. I was using the center buttons and apparently it's one of the buttons on the right side of the nav panel. My customer contacted his salesman w...
2006 Mazda 3 i 2.0L harmonic balancer
IT'S FIXED!!! First off, I want to apoligize for typing in the incorrect miles. The correct miles are 3,397 not 397 and Second, I apoligize for not posting sooner. As per Mazda Bulletin, you are required to replace the harmonic balancer bolt if removed (had to...
1997 Nissan Pickup 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6SD11S5V
HI and thanks to those of you who tried to help. As stated in the update the crank sensor code was fixed by replacing the crank sensor which was actually broken in half. As for the evap code, the tps voltage checked ok.I tried the trouble tree for alternate co... Trouble codes: P0335, P0443.
2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L abs tcs VIN: JNCA31AXYT
Thanks to all that replied,the problem with this car was a damaged wiring harness at relay panel behind left head lamp, wires to relay were cut,repaired wire and also had damaged left front wheel sensor, always test these turning the steering wheel mine had...
2001 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1ED28Y81
first let me say thanks for all the great help. You guys are awesome. The problems where a bad knock sensor for one, and next I found a small crack in the ex manifold, and finally the cat was below its thresh hold. To conclude three things where replaced c... Trouble codes: P0325, P0430.
2002 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1ED28T52
well we just got done checking timing marks they are dead on . one cam is 1 third of a tooth off but you cannot get it any closer . now I will check o2 sensors and for cracks in exhaust tubes if I find nothing wrong with o2 sensors I will have to send him back... Trouble codes: P0430, P0328.
2003 Nissan Sentra XE 1.8L No Start VIN: 8N1CB51D73
Thanks for all the replies. I looked at each spot mentioned over and over again, but could not find the third sensor. I even pulled up wiring diagrams, but I did not see that sensor on the diagrams either. I honestly believe this vehicle did not have the thi... Trouble codes: P0335.
2005 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4.0L Engine VIN: 5N1AR18W95
Thanks to all who responded to my request for info. I found that the harness going to the throtle valve had a broken wire at the connection. The harness was tight leading to it. We rerouted the harness, repaired the wire, cleared the codes and road tested i...
1992 Toyota Aristo 3.0L specs VIN: JZS1470017
Thanks for the heads up on the lexusGS/Aristo similarities, the alignment went smoothly and all is good, as usuall an invaluable source of information, THANKS!
1998 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L theft deterrent VIN: 4T3ZF13C6W
Need to close this post as the customer has not yet returned,but received several good replies that will definitely help us out when they do.One was that, as the the front door locks are an integral part of the system, and are not functioning correctly,that th...
2003 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 4T1BF28B93
I'm waiting for customer to bring car back to me so that I can do a reset on trans to see if that will make any improvement on customer shift cocern thanks for all the repiles
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