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2000 Acura Integra LS 1.8L Mechanical VIN: JH4DC435Y5
after about 5 trips code 420 cat below efficency also noticed code 1399 pending. this is the first time we have had the car he has had it at other shops and cat code comes back after 5 trips of driving. car does have air intake charger and headers if that make...
1999 Honda Civic LX 1.6L No Start VIN: 1HGEJ657XX
car came in not running, on tow. Checked for fuel, good. Checked for spark, none. No spark at coil. Tested coild resistance, slightly out of spec, some burn marks on case. Tested for bad ICM, wiring all good. Replaced ICM, Coil, Cap and Rotor, still no spark. ...
2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0L compressor VIN: 1HGCG16502
hello every one. this car came in with ac compressor inap,when you turn the ac on compressor comes on for two secound and then goes off,checked freon,pulled freon out and then vacuum it and then recharge,i know is good,checked evap sensor,pressure switch,outsi...
2002 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L Compressor Coil VIN: KM8SC73DX2
Customer came in with no a/c, compressor not engaging, found coil open not engaging clutch. Replaced coil with dealer part, clutch in good conditon, check system charge, a little low, evac and recharged. System worked good for about a week, coil has failed aga...
2007 Hyundai Entourage SE 3.8L compressor VIN: KNDMC23347
Good Afternoon: I have this Hyundai that has no compressor engagement. It is so new that I can only scan it genericly and have no information in Mitchell. I have tried to check the basics. It is charged and has power at the relay and fuse. I swapped the relay ...
2000 Infiniti QX4 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNRAR07YOY
h02 sensors b1s1, b2s1, replaced and wiring repaired. now have check engine light and trouble codes po131 and po151, circuit low voltage. scan tool shows voltage to 0.67v highest 0.0v lowest while lab scope shows 0.00v to 800 milivolts both banks. suspect com... Trouble codes: P0131, P0151
2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L compressor VIN: 4A3AC54L2Y
Six months ago this vehicle came in with intermittant a/c operation, a/c pressures were good, system operated as designed, unable to duplicate condition. Six months later customer came in for no a/c. found low refrigerant charge caused by leaking condenser. re...
1996 Toyota RAV4 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HP10V1T
We have a RAV4 here that is throwing a code p0401 for low e.g.r. flow. This system uses the MAP information to determine if the e.g.r. system is working correctly, not a temp sensor. I have had this code on a lot of Camrys in the past and a couple of RAV4s and... Trouble codes: P0401 (e.g.r. low flow)

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1996 Acura RL 3.5L No Start VIN: JH4KA9650T
thanks to all of you that took time to help me with this.they talked to the customer it seem that he use the learning key thinking it was just a red colored key.so as mike from canada said it wiped everything out,and i guess using different pcm's didn't help.i...
1997 Honda Prelude 2.2L crankshaft pulley VIN: JHMBB6142V
So our local machine shop finally came through with a new crank and crank pulley bolt. Its still not going to be here for a few days but I thought I would close this post now. If the new crank, pulley and bolt (with loicktite) doesn't repair this one I will ...
1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG5851X
Most replies were egr or plug wire related. It seems that there have been numerous issues of egr valves causing missfires. In my case the problem was the original ignition cables. All 4 were intermittently missfiring leading me to believe that I had a primary ... Trouble codes: P0300 (miss fire random), P0301 (mf 1), P0302 (mf 2), P0303 (mf 3), P0304.
2002 Honda Civic EX 1.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGES26772
Thank you so much to everyone that replied. The common denominator to all of the replies received was in relation to the EGR. Very good point from some of you as to why just cylinder #3 would receive the misfire code. I installed a temporary block off plate... Trouble codes: 303 (Misfire Cylinder 3).
2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4L maintenance reminder VIN: 1HGCM56846
It appears I don't follow the directions well. The light went ot when we followed the manual exactly
2003 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on, evap purge circuit VIN: KM8SC73D73
i wish to tank all replies on this one!!the HMA web site info,was awsome, made it simple diag..I repl CANN PURGE VALVE, was hanging up. advised customer of other weak area of design,@ overfilling of gas tank issuses. thanks again roger [...] dry heat a.z. Trouble codes: P0455.
2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JA4LS21H71
Thanks guys this vehicle was sent to a mits dealer for further testing. I could not use my scan tool to reset idle. Customer said she would let us know. Trouble codes: P0507.
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L Valves
Well, this car is fixed. We sent the head back out and the machine shop said the valves were NOT bent. Apparently they were sticking open and the psiton was pushing them back without bending them. We assume carbon was the cause, but are not 100 percent sure...
2004 Nissan Quest SL 3.5L Mechanical VIN: 5N1BV28U74
Pretty much every one agreed Trany would burn up Planetaries quick. This Van had a remnan put in at the Dealer so unfortunatly we can't verify. It however went 5000 miles since we did the rad, I made an insurance claim on this, but am not still sure that there...
2000 Subaru Outback 2.5L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BH6658Y
thanks for all the replies. i was really hoping to hear that the ecm doesn't really go bad on these vehicles. i performed an intensive wiggle test and noticed a stumble by the time i made it to the ecm. i really never SAW a problem but unplugging and reconn... Trouble codes: P0122 (throttle position circuit).
2003 Suzuki Aerio S 2.0L No Start VIN: JS2RA41S63
We had some great tips. The check engine light had power but no ground through the ecm. We could ground the wire at the ecm and make the light come on. The CMP sensor looked great on the scope. We felt it was an ecm. Being the ecm was only available from the d...
2006 Suzuki Forenza Premium 2.0L Overdrive VIN: KL5JD56Z66
I believe the consensus is somewhat two part as the Suzuki Trans configuration is going to require more intense engineering to qualify for a-- well---a device that transfers the energy produced by the engine to the axles, planetaries and on and on---with a lif...
2002 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L Engagement Stall VIN: 5TBBT44142
Hi All, Most hit it on the head. It was internal. Customer declined to do repair at this time due to shortage of funds. Thanks again. Sincerly, Mike
2004 Toyota Matrix 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1KR32E14
i reset codes & never come back im jus waaiting for him to come back tanks for yoyr info steve i will update Trouble codes: 441 (442 -), 442 (446 -), 446.
2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L MIL Lamp on, Limp mode VIN: 5TBDT44116
Diagnosing something remotely and then showing up with 1800 dollars in parts is something one shouldn't do too often...especially when it turns out to be a 10 amp fuse! I had a few techs warn me that the ECU just might be toast. On the other hand, the rest of ... Trouble codes: P2118 (Throttle Actuator Control Motor).
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