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1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L No Start VIN: 1HGCG3156X
I had to replace PCM. How do I get IMMOBILIZER code? Until recently the only way to reset the immobilizer was a tow to the dealer. LAUNCH scan tool's latest update now offers immobilizer reset BUT IT REQUIRES A HONDA PASSWORD. How do I get this password? My lo...
2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8L no communication VIN: JHMFA15896
customer brought car in saying that engine light had come on but didn't stay on. tried to access codes with my genisys, but will not communicate. I have power to the obd. I have alldata, which helps, but was just wondering if anyone else had ran into this befo...
1998 Isuzu Rodeo S 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CK58D3W
Greetings, Hope someone can offer some insight into this vehicles problem. Vehicle came into shop with a steady check engine light on and a history code for #4 cylinder misfire, po304, but at the time was not misfireing. Tech started diagnosis and found oil in... Trouble codes: P0300
2001 Isuzu Trooper Limited 3.5L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on, Won't Accelerate VIN: JACDJ58X71
This vehicle came in with a check engine light and a DTC P1280. When driving the vehicle, it will stall and set P1280 immediately. I strongly suspect wiring, but I haven't been able to duplicate the malfunction in the shop EXCEPT once when I pressure washed th... Trouble codes: P1280 (Accelerator Pedal Position Sensor 2 or circuit)
2002 Lexus SC430 4.3L sensor VIN: JTHFN48Y92
2003 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 2.0L 1-2 shift VIN: JA3AJ26EX3
This car will not shift from 1st to 2nd gear when cold, or first starting out, morning or night.I mean no grind just nothing, it will not even go into the 2nd gear position. When car warms up after about 5 minutes, it will shift perfect has anybody ran into th...
2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L ac compressor VIN: 1N4AL11D33
Hi all, I having a problem with multiple 2003 Alitmas with the same problem. When the outside air temp. gets 90 or above the ac belt will vibrate when idleing in gear forward or reverse. It transfers the vibration into the drivers compartment and sounds like i...
2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L Power windows, power seat, Sunroof, power lock not VIN: 1N4AL11D83
Hello, This 2003 Altima came with complaint these things quit working at the same time: all the power windows, power seat, sunroof, power lock. The vehicle well maintenance, no accident. I did basic check all fuses, fusible link OK. According to the wiring dia...
2002 Subaru Outback 2.5L lights VIN: 4S3BH665X2
need help from subaru gurus. came in with abs light on all the time and cruise control inop. had code 54 stored in abs computer. got lazy and just replaced stop lamp switch. light still on and could not clear code. trouble tree for code 54 led us to replace ab...
1999 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HJ85J4V
Thanks in advance for any help. Customer came in complaining check engine light on intermittently, we pulled code p0401 from scanner and found vac. switching valve open at all times and egr temp sensor only reading about 82 degrees. we replaced both. customer ... Trouble codes: P0401
2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22K61
this problem occurs very intermittent one thing i noticed and dont know if it is normal is vapor pressure on scan tool reads 151.53psi with key on engine off is this high or normal Trouble codes: P0446
2002 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L engine VIN: JTDDR32T32
just looking for a little advice here.. I have a 1.8l celica with a rod knock,I have opened the oil filter and there is some babbit in there. my question is, can the bearings be done in reasonable time with engine in, do the mains usually survive and and as we...
2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BE30K22
car came in with complaint of check engine light on and bucking on acceleration.Had a code 1121 stored for accel pedal position.This is a drive by wire system.Followed flow chart in alldata and replaced ecm as directed.The car still ran poorly but the code ne... Trouble codes: P1121

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1991 Acura Integra LS 1.8L No Start VIN: JH4DA9351M
Thanks to all who took time to reply. It was indeed the Ign switch. I had my head on backwards and did not see it on a wireing diagram, was looking at dist or for a ballast resistor. Anyway, Thank you all for your time...JIM
1994 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2HGEJ1123R
hi guys , well it looks like we did it. jim from utah was right,set the idle screw. we also found the pcv valve jammed up bad.customer came back and said every thing is good.once again thanks to all techs who took the time for use at autocare and iatn staff. a...
1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L oil consumption VIN: JHMCG6670X we go. after purchasing a bore guage and a 3-4 inch micrometer i was able to take an acurate measurement of the pistons and the cylinder bores. i found that 2 out of 4 cylinders had excessive taper. i had .009 taper and the spec is .002. i also found...
2001 Honda Accord EX 3.0L No Start VIN: 1HGCG16571
Thanks to David, Scott, and Harv helped to pin it down, the wires where crossed in the CKP connecter. The CKP has a +and - and I didn't pay enough attenion to that,I thought I did. But I know how to test the PGM-FI relay and test the ecm.Also if your DVOM is c... Trouble codes: P0336 (CKP out of range), P1259 (VTEC system mal).
2002 Honda Civic EX 1.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGES267X2
Well here is the solution. When I first looked at the plug,connections,wires ect; I must have not looked close enough. There was a little corrosion on the one side of the plug. So we cleaned it out and scraped what we could with a pick. Then I sprayed into the... Trouble codes: P0335.
1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L front interior lights VIN: JT6HF10V9X
The common part between both front interior lamp circuits is the Body control ecm. We're unable to program the part aftermarket so the customer will take the vehicle to the dealer 300 miles away.
1995 Mitsubishi Mirage S 1.5L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: JA3AA26A8S
Hi all. Sorry it took awhile, I was hopking the customer would bail me out on this, but I was undermined from the getgo. I labscoped the cam sensor circuit. In early tests it was a 4.8ish volt square wave. I found that if you watched it long enough, the volt... Trouble codes: P0340.
1994 Toyota Camry 3.0L calipers VIN: 4TIGK13EXR
thanks to all that replied. After 2 master cylinders, 1 reman and 1 new its fixed.
1998 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: ZT1BR1ZE5W
Thank you to the mechanic Gods!!! Ha. I did as most of you experienced gurus said to do. I installed the canister assembly and the car has been gone for 5 days now. The customer is a very good one and he would have called by now if the light had of returned. T... Trouble codes: P0441.
2003 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 4T1BF28B93
After searching on iatn fix data base, found a post on a toyota with almost identical symptoms. Fix was related to fuel in tank. I ran the car off of our motorvac machine and it seemed to run better. I drained the fuel tank of all the remaining fuel and refill...
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