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1992 Honda Civic DX 1.5L No Start VIN: 2HGEH2356N
This vehicle came in no start. We checked spark and fuel. It has neither, it gets no spark, does not fire a noid light, and the fuel pump does not turn on. I tested all three sensors in the distributor, they checked out ok. But I will say that we have tried in...
1999 Honda Civic EX 1.6L steering VIN: 1HGEJ8148X
Hello!!! Looking for a little help on this 99 civic. I have taken care of this car since its first oil change. The problem is that the car wanders somethimes worse than others. I checked all the basics on tires and front end. I checked the rear suspension and ...
2001 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Surge VIN: JHLRD17471
Upon cold start-up the engine idles up to 2800 rpm, then drops to 2200, then cycles continuously from the 2800 to 2200 until some heat starts to register @ the guage. The car must sit all night for these symptoms to occur. It won't exhibet these symptoms if yo... Trouble codes: P0420
2000 Hyundai Accent GL 1.5L night low beams VIN: KMHCG45G07
came in with no tail lights, low beam changed switch ass (93420-25100yn). now has tail lights but still no low beams
2001 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHCG45C21
Customer initially told the converter was restricted and replacement was recommended. Converter inspected at reputable exhaust shop and found to be OK. Referred to us for lack of power complaint. Three codes present, two oxygen sensor codes and a low system vo... Trouble codes: P0141, P0132 (O2 Signal high bank 1 Sensor 1), P0562 (System voltage low)
1995 Infiniti Q45 A 4.5L right head VIN: JNKNG01D5S
This Q45 has a noise when cold. Slapping noise from front of right head. I hear these timing chain tensioners can sludge up and stick. Any ideas? Flush the motor? Oil is clean. In AllData it looks like the right tensioner can be replaced fairly easy through a ...
2001 Mazda Miata 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1NB35351
Scanned codes and data. 0.0 volts out on downstream O2 sensor, but ohms are within specs. I found the plug at the drivers seat. I want to know if there are any more plugs that are before the ECU for the rear O2 sensor. The CMP code never reset after I cleared... Trouble codes: P0037 (HO2 rear sensor heater circuit low), P1345 (Cam position CMP circuit malfunction)
2004 Subaru Outback 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BH675X4
this car has a po 420 code , cat effiencey code,car has u5 system on it. 5 sensors , has any one seen this problem before, i searched the arcives , found one car that the alt. may have caused interference with the sensors, also have heard that the codes need t... Trouble codes: P00, 420 (cat. effiencey low bank 1)
2005 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1GD29625
engine runs very rich under load but allmost normal under very light acceleration and low rpm, engine often at 4000 rpm cuts completely out like the key was turned off then comes back for a second or two but the mill light will come on and flash at time or be ... Trouble codes: P0172, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304
1995 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L shift VIN: 4T1SK12E3S
this is the 3rd trans in this car all used and all 3 failed the same way while driving just quit and no longer engage at all.and ussually there are alum. shavings in there a common concern that would cause this reaccuring problem or is it just bad luc...
2000 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Revolutions Limited VIN: 1NXBR12E31
Everything on this car is checked thoroughly, MAF has been replaced. Car runs fine till 2800RPM then it acts like a rev limiter is kicking in preventing it from revving further more. It acts like an auto car in park which will not go above certain RPM.

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1994 Honda Passport EX 3.2L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S6CY58VXR
Thank you to Bob [...] for pointing us in the right it turns out the o2 sensor was stuck in lean and causing the computer to jack the fuel to the roof..we replaced the sensor and all is well...thank you to all the other techs that replied as w... Trouble codes: 44 (lean o2 signal indicated).
1997 Subaru Impreza Outback 2.2L starter VIN: JF1GF4854V
Thanks for all the suggestions. Couldn't find the problem for sure so gave customer lifetime warranty on starter & happy with that.
2000 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BH6860Y
Thanks to all who gave the code definition. Thermostat corrected the problem. Trouble codes: P1490.
1986 Toyota Pickup 2.4L No Start VIN: 1MWC06918G
Well.. I finally gave up!! We sent this thing down to the local toyota dealership to let them take a look at it! Low and behold.. they couldn't figure it out either. The owners then decided to tow it back home... in CANADA!
1995 Toyota Previa LE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3AC24S5S
The customer never returned at this point. According to the replies, the circuit should be tested under load, i.e. check amperage draw. Others mentioned problems with TPS wires and grounds. One person did mention that computer failures do happen on these vehic... Trouble codes: P0141, P0135, P0773.
1995 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L No Start VIN: 1P3BR4409K
Thanks to all the replies. I was able to restart the vehicle but it would stall with a resulting no start. One reply suggested checking both the IGF, IGT signals, and for power and ground at the ignitor. Other replies suggested checking the ignition coil f...
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