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2004 Acura TSX 2.4L radio lights VIN: JH4CL96814
I have no Radio/AC Heater Lights. Everything works good but no lights for the buttons. I'm assuming that the bulb went out so I tried taking the radio out but ran into problems. I took out three screws even the one behind the hazard switch but this radio unit ...
1996 Honda Civic EX 1.6L rack and pinion VIN: 1HGEJ8178T
when you turn a corner this vehicle does not return to the straight ahead position. After checking for tight ball joints and none were found the rack was changed and an alignment was done there is still no significant change. When driving down the road you are...
2001 Honda S2000 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: J123E43561
Hello to all, We have a 01 honda s-2000 thats been in now a couple of times with misfire codes p0301 & p0303. we swapped ignition coils and replaced plugs the 1st time it was in. (we have never experienced a misfire) Vehicle returned about a week later with sa... Trouble codes: P0301, P0303
2002 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 2HGES26722
This vehicle cuts out intermittently. Customer drives to work for 30 minutes in the morning and car runs fine. At 12:00 when she goes to lunch the vehicle hesitates/cuts out badly for a minute and then straightens out. We have duplicated the condition with a f...
1998 Lexus ES300 3.0L Surge VIN: JT8BF28G1W
Thanks in advance for all who take the time to read this. Customers complaint is of a surge at steady speeds about 30 40 mph (1500-2000 rpms). I have no codes. I can see misfires on cylinder #s 1,3, and 5 while driving at a steady 40 mph. If I disconnect t...
1991 Mazda Miata 1.6L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 19MO208342
runs rich when cold and the coolant temp sensor is new as well as the fuel pressure regulator.were kinda stuck here on this one, were checking everything, but could use a little direction if any one else has had this situation before. thankyou
2000 Mazda Miata 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1NB353XY
cleaned all egr passages also found boost sensor at times not working dont know were else to look Trouble codes: 402 (egr flow exsecive)
1988 Mitsubishi Van 2.4L Misfire VIN: JF4FN44L4J
hello Mitsubishi techs . this van has a severe misfire ( especially under a load ) i can see multiple misfires on all cylinders on the scope , this is an ignition misfire ( not fuel ) scope shows all distributor outputs are good . my misfire is on coil negat...
1995 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1N4BU31D7S
Customer complains the vehicle achieves a maximum of 11MPG. Scan data shows a sluggish O2 sensor, but when checked with oscilloscope does operate properly. I suspect ECM but the part is $1000 and I don't want to make a $1000 mistake. The oxygen sensor has been... Trouble codes: P0325 (Knock Sensor)
2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31DOY
This is the vehicle from hell. Now I have a problem with cylinders 4 & 6. Have replaced both coil two times, one with a NAPA and one with A factory coil. #2 coil was replaced less than 629 miles. I saw a some replies that indicated the wiring harness may be th... Trouble codes: P0300
2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L timng cover VIN: 1N4AL11D93
we are removing cyl. head to inspect coolant in two center cyl. when removing front cover we can only get it to move out at are books it just saids to remove the bolts on the outter side of cover this is a two peice cover.are there more bolts coming up ...
2006 Nissan Sentra S 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D06
I have a weird one here. I am using an OTC Genesis scanner with all the latest updates and the car I am hooked to has 2 codes listed above. My problem is on the scanner B1S1 reads around .33 mV while B1S2 switches between 1.25 and .007 mV. Normally I would thi... Trouble codes: P0138 (B1S2 high voltage), P2A00 (B1S1 performance)
1993 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JT3VN39W9P
Hello everyone, This 4Runner came to me after an emissions test failure. It failed the test for very high NOX (1400/1700) during both the 15mph and 25mph tests. Someone had stolen the Catalytic Converter out of it three months ago so this one is brand new. I ...
1997 Toyota Tercel CE 1.5L compressor VIN: JT2AC52L6V
I have a Tercel that came in the shop a couple months back for no a/c. One of the other techs put a reman compressor on and couldn't get the system to work after installation. The speed sensor wiring was cut. The wiring on the sensor was fixed and still no a/c...
2001 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1BR12EX1
I have read many fixes for this car as far as the symtoms i have and have not helped this one. It runs like it is lean, hard starts, misses, boogy, fuel trims are 19.5. I cleaned the mass air flow sensor, replaced it just to be sure. the o2 reads dead lean. on...
2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BE30K72
customer states check engine light goes on car starts acting funny--hestitation--slipping have not seen problem occur when we have car in shop cannot duplicate problem was told most likely bad speedo head or vss sensor any help will be appreciated Trouble codes: P0500

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1991 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1HGED4660M
Thanks for all the help with what the # 6 Flashes was we did replace the temp sensor which help the final fix was the coil out=put was low about 5kv we replace the coil which was over 15KV & the car ran fine , The coil being low output the car would start & r... Trouble codes: 6 (6 flashes manual reading).
1999 Honda Civic EX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGEJ6684X
thanks for all the help after alot of time working on the honda it was a bad ecm not turning on the evap system thanks for all your great help Trouble codes: 1457 (evap emission system leak dectected evap control canister area).
2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG1654Y
Thanks for all the help guys but after all the sugestions were completed, plugs, valve adjust, injectors, pressure regulator, monitored o2 sensor, ect.. In was unable to change a thing the customer is going to continue to drive it and see what the summer blend... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire).
2002 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD788X2
Well, first of all THANK YOU to all who replied! Another lesson learned, if it seems too good to be true, it usually is! Those aftermarket cats just aren't the same as the O.E., period. For the sake of saving the customer some money and being a hero, now It's ... Trouble codes: P0420.
1994 Isuzu Trooper S 3.2L ride control VIN: JACDH58V4R
Thanks for the quick response, our next step was going to be a steering gear but the customer declined to spend any money on repairing the truck. Once again thanks for the info everyone provided. This site really helps out on some of the goofy problems we enco...
2005 Lexus RX330 3.3L cooling fan VIN: LEXUSRX330
Hi, all members: I got the answer by mesauring another vehicle.The fixed frequency (HZ) for the PWM signal sent from ECM is 24Hz.The PWM signal is 0-5V square wave. Thank you very much.
2002 Nissan Quest GLE 3.3L vcr/radio VIN: 4N2ZN17T52
Thank you very much for all the Iatn members. We had to send the car in to the dealer and was fixed.
2005 Nissan 350Z Grand Touring 3.5L Power window VIN: JN1AZ36AX5
Unfortunately the customer was not able to leave the car with us long enough to do any diagnostic work after doing the other work they originally had made the appointment for. They told us they had thought about trading the car in because they haven't been tha...
2000 Subaru Outback 2.5L Noise VIN: 453BH6756Y
Thanks for the 4 replies on the vibration noise at idle on a 2000 Subaru Outback. I haven't had a chance to check this vehicle as the lady hasn't called back. I was gone a week and haven't heard back from her. Thanks to David from Illinois for the suggestio...
1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L shift solenoid VIN: 4T1BG22K4X
OK, got this one figured out. Here is a synopsis of what I learned. First, I guess because there just is not many issues with these transmissions, many folks (including Toyota dealer techs) don't know much about them. Several people I talked to stated the S...
2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 4T1BG22K01
customer took a month to bring the car in for check out. Vehi cle had a bad coolant temp sensor.Replaced sensor car is aok.
2002 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L Skid Control Module VIN: 5TDZT34A32
Thank you all. Replace logic module and perform updated relearn on yaw rate.
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