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1993 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Stall VIN: JHMCB7664M
This Car has something completly strange. Everything is perfect when car is in the shop. NO CODES NO SYMTOMS FUEL PRESSURE OK NO VACUUM LEAKS iGNITION SYSTEM OK Transmission shifting O.K The problem starts, only when the car is in complete motion. Every single...
2008 Honda Accord EX 3.5L Day Time Running Lights VIN: 1HGCS22838
The Car Uses The High Beam Bulb As The Day Time Running Light. It Does This By Supplying The Bulb With 2.5-3.0 Volts. This Illuminates The Same High Beam Buld Only Bimmer. Something Like A Dimmer Switch Used At Home Using A Regular Incondesent Light Bulb. ...
2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L No Start VIN: KMHDN45D81
car starts ok in the morning and when cold, after engine warms-up and try to restart the engine it will take a very long time to start. if a disconect one of the sensors (i.e. cts or ats) engine starts right up. i've replaced coolant temp sensor, map sensor, c...
1989 Isuzu Trooper S 2.6L No Start VIN: LESCH58E8K
This was towed in as no start. ECU was out but plugged in , another ECU laying in seat beside it. Has been to several other shops including dealer & I get it now. It has no spark & check engine light doesn't come with key on.All-Data not much help with this. W...
1993 Lexus LS400 4.0L No Start VIN: JT8UF11E3P
Car came in with a no start. Checked for codes, non were found. First sprayed carb cleaner into intake, and acted like it wanted to start, so I went for fuel pressure. No pressure. Went to trunk and checked for power at fuel pump and has none. After looking at...
1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L Parking brake light and chime
Customer stated, "Once in a while the chime for the parking brake warning will chime, daughter saw a light on the dash flash but didn't know which one. I checked the fluid resivior(topped it off) and parking brake pedal. Nothing obvious. Customer called today ...
1992 Mitsubishi Diamante ES 3.0L Shifter
Wrecker driver dumped this jewel in the middle of the yard and left while I was out. (It will not run...ECU burnt but this is not the problem problem.) AUTOMATIC GEAR SHIFTER will not unlock. How do I unlock this beast ? KOEO Brake ON, still locked. Don't s...
1993 Mitsubishi Montero LS 3.0L No Start VIN: JA4MR41A5P
vehical crank fine no start. i have spark at the plugs. i do not have fuel injector pulse. i have power to the fuel injectors. i have no gound signal from pcm. reading discription of opration in alldata. the pcm uses both crank and cam sesnor in dist. for spar...
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L engine VIN: 1N4AL11D82
Vehicle is consuming coolant over time. No external leaks found. Has now started to run a little rough on start up then clears up quickly. Convinced we have a headgasket type issue, and that the head needs to be removed. Just wondering if any "characteristic" ...
2004 Nissan Sentra 1.8L No Start VIN: 3N1CB51D94
I will try and be to the point. This car has been at four shops including dealer for a NO start. The car was a cranking No start at Midas and was told needed a tune. They broke a plug and bailed out. Second shop pulled head did head gasket and timing chain. It...
2006 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 5N1AR18U66
hey guys got a 06 nissan pathfinder in the shop. we did and induction service on the vehicle and then learned about how the throttle body worked. if any body knows off hand of the relearn procedure it would be greatly appreciated. thank you,
2003 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2BG22K7W
Check engine light on with codes listed above. With these codes the diagnostics is not always 100% accurate. We used to replace the air/fuel ratio sensor and MAF and that would keep the come backs to a minimum but is there a more accurate way based on Toyota t... Trouble codes: P1133, P0171 (system too lean)
2004 Toyota Prius 1.5L Mechanical VIN: JTDKB22U44
I've got this Prius in my shop that was in an accident. The lower and upper oil pans are damaged and need to be replaced. Alldata does not give a specific r and r for this project. It looks like the engine and trans have to be removed to perform this work. I'm...

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2006 Honda Accord LX Special Edition 2.4L airbags VIN: 1HGCM56356
Sorry for the long delay, but I have not worked on the vehicle since. The customer is rounding up other parts for the vehicle. The replies were pretty well anonymous that the module needs to be replaced. Most never heard of resetting the module. Thank you.
1991 Mazda MPV Passenger 3.0L No Start VIN: JHFGR56789
Pcm pulse width was the complaint, replaced with rebuilt Pcm. Thank you all so much.
1993 Mazda MX-6 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1YVGE31A8P
Thanks guys for all of your help. I received a lot of good information. Everything that i received was checked out or double checked, still have problem. Customer doesn't won't to continue.
2001 Mitsubishi Montero XLS 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JA4MW31R31
Thanks fellow techs that offered help unfortionatly I was not unable to figure out what was going on with this vehicle one interesting thing was when the engine started to misfire the O2 sensors would flat line it was like the computer was shuting down fuel co... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire).
1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L monitor not ready VIN: JN1CA21D0T
The customer has driven over 900 miles and finally show up for checking the monitor readiness and it did completed the monitors and also able to pass the smog test. Thanks for some of you mention regarding that it took so long to complete the monitor. Also app...
2003 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L Hesitation, Surge VIN: JN8DROY93W
I found the problem. The swirl valve control solenoid was evidently plugged and this was causing the engine to run like hell. I thought it's operation was more or less just a trim sort of thing and didn't have such a huge effect on engine operation. I saw a gr... Trouble codes: P1130.
1990 Toyota Corolla DLX 1.6L 4wd VIN: JT2AE94V9L
Thank you all for your input. Trouble with the fax machine lead me to an unorthodox fix. Down the street (at my favorite pool hall) there is a car that is the same make, model, year and even color. I gave the owner 5.00 to let me look underhood and make mysel...
1992 Toyota Tercel STD 1.5L No Start VIN: JT2EL46B4N
Sorry it took so long for me to post a fix. Have been in the hospital since shortly after posting request. Finally found a used ecm yesterday, and got vehicle to start. had a bad ecm. Thanks for all the replies.
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