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1990 Daihatsu Rocky SE 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: JD2B53105L
Hi, i am posting this for a friend. So i dont have all the data in front of me. What i do know is that the check engine light is on when he jumps the connector to flash codes nothing happens. No blinks, no nothing. Vehicle smells extremly rich. Tried clearing ...
1999 Honda Accord EX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG1650X
vehicle has a po420 stored, downstream o2 sensor is working properly, fuel trims are good, installed 3 different catalytic convertors from world pac and code still comes back in 2 weeks
2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT 2.7L Monitors VIN: KMHHN65F73
customer came in for state inspection, no check engine light, no codes, notice the car had a bad battery, replaced the battery and cannot get the monitors to close to perform state inspection. inspection has been expired since july, have beent trying to get ca...
1996 Infiniti I30 3.0L Unknown VIN: JNKCA21D2T
Help Infinity/ Nissan Techs!! This I30 shifts late and irratically. At first it acted like a trans that has the tv cable adjusted way too tight but after more test driving it also seems to go into some sort of limp home mode. It came to us with a faulty speedo...
2002 Infiniti I35 3.5L engine pings VIN: JNKDA31A82
This clean I35 has me stomped. After hot, engine has a light ping on light throttle. No ping on heavy throttle. No engine codes. The customer states he uses Premium fuel. I added a fuel injection cleaner in the thank & through the intake manifold. Later, I ra...
2002 Kia Spectra GS 1.8L Shifter VIN: KNAFB16152
this 2002 KIA spectra owner complains about the transmission shifter hard to move.I disconnected the shifter cable from tranny and found the trans shifter rod is seized. is this shifter repairable?if yes, i really appreciate the how. Thank you guys in advance
1992 Lexus LS400 4.0L Hesitation VIN: JT8UF11E1N
HI GUYS: This lexus has a problem that I don't know how to aproach. When driving at steady throttle at around 60 mph, the rpm drops from 2000 to 1700 with a loss of power. Then if you keep the throttle in the same position, it comes back to 2000 rpm. I does it...
1993 Lexus LS400 4.0L surge under load VIN: JT8UF11E8P
could really use some help on this 1. have over 20 hours in this lexus and still it has bad surge . try to pass someone is impossible.its like it has a rev limitor causing bad surge. if you take off slow seems ok.anything more than part throttle and starts dro... Trouble codes: 41 (tps)
1995 Lexus LS400 4.0L A/C control panel VIN: JT84F22E0S
I'm hoping a Lexus tech has seen this one before. Customer tried to replace battery himself, hooked battery up backwards and brought to us. Can you believe it, a customer actually telling you they messed up!! Anyway, main 120 amp fuse was blown. Replaced it an...
1995 Nissan 240SX 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JN1AS44D5S
Hi every one, This car is failed CA smog test due to high CO and HC ( Gross Polluter). I scaned it for front O2 sensor has 0 mV all the time and lean exaust signal to ecm. checked at [...] has good switching signal after engine warmed up. My problem is th... Trouble codes: 400 (egr system problem)
1999 Nissan Pathfinder XE 3.3L Cooling Systems VIN: JN8AR07Y6X
Coolant leaks very slowly. Pressure test does not make the coolant run out any faster. Leak is at center of engine at rear under the air plenum runner/intake so close to firewall I cannot see leak with mirror. Coolant runs over the right side of rear of head a...
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L Misfire VIN: 1N4AL11D12
Hello fellow techs. This car went to the dealer for a check engine light,a missfire complaint and a recall dealing with a stalling/hard restart that would be remedied by a reflash and a new crank sensor.They told her they could not do the recall because it ha... Trouble codes: P0300
2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L 1-2 shift VIN: 1N4AL11D33
Check the line pressure solenoid voltages at the dropping resistor. Back probe the White/Black wire and check the voltage with the engine idling - specification is 4.0 - 14.0 volts ((voltage is at 13 volts)) The voltage should decrease on acceleration and drop...
1999 Subaru Impreza L 2.2L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1GC4357X
Hi techs, I have this Impreza that is giving a P0170 code intermittently. I have went through the tests on Alldata and everything checks out fine, fuel pressure ,vacuum, ECT all good. I suspected MAF but I am in spec at idle and 2500 and I am hitting around 66... Trouble codes: P0170
1999 Subaru Legacy Limited 30th Anniversary 2.5L flywheel?? VIN: 4S3BD6854X
we have this subaru with a knocking noise emitting from bellhousing area, unloaded at about 2500 rpm, if you put it in gear and load it noise is gone. engine is a little noisy at start up which i have ked to believe is somewhat normal on these vehicles. we got...
1991 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.0L 12 shifts hard VIN: JT3FJ8OW5M
I have 1991 land crusier in the shop . After driving and trans fluid gets hot trans starts shifting hard. Never really worked on one of these trucks. FLUID doesnt smell burnt or black. Just want to see if there is any common pr oblems before i take any thing a...
2001 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TEWM72N21
vehicle came to us with the upstream o2 sensor, and the cat back exhaust replaced. customer stated that light came on after muffler was replaced. a/f sensor was replaced and he said mileage improved. we assumed it was stuck and had overheated the pre cat, sinc... Trouble codes: P0420 (catalyst efficiency)
2002 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T3ZF13C72
hey everyone thanks for taking time out of your day to read this. i have a trouble code po442 evap small leak detected. i replaced the gas cap. smoke tested the evap system, no leaks found. tested the vacuum switching valve( vsv) for operation and leak,tested ... Trouble codes: P0442 (evap small leak detected)
2004 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDBR32E84
Code erased-code returned after two highway drives, freeze frame said at 59 mph. Don't know if anything commonly causes this code on this system (no TSB's found), or at what mileage a timing chain would tend to jump. Any common problems before we start followi... Trouble codes: 0012 (Camshaft position A timing over-retarded)

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1995 Honda Civic CX 1.5L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGEH235XS
After testing and re checking We found the the connectors for both the IAC and the canister purge are the same and we had them backwards, switched connectors and all is great now. Trouble codes: 14 (Idle air control circuit).
2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4L drivetrain VIN: 1HGCM55864
2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Engine mounting VIN: 5FNRL38616
Hey everyone, I have gone through all of the replies. Dave from Idaho has pointed me in the right direction with the active noise control system integrated into the audio system. I have found that, to be the source of the noise. The system measures the cabin ...
2002 Hyundai Accent GS 1.6L high am cold idle VIN: KMHCG35C32
Well, after over a week with the customer, the problem has not resurfaced. In addition to replacement of the Throttle Position Sensor, I replaced the spark plugs, due to excess mileage and intermittant misfire. I am sure that this was NOT a contributing factor...
2001 Mitsubishi Montero XLS 3.5L Temp Gauge VIN: JA4MW31R81
Thanks Guys, After the customer decided to get it fixed. Caught up after some of the other issues it had. Took a while to get the CPU in then the Cluster reflashed, but 2 days later and it's still behaving. I was leaning towards the cluster, and didn't know ...
2003 Nissan Sentra XE 1.8L No Start VIN: 2N1CB51D73
Hi, I received 5 replies which included replacing the MAF,checking the ECT(including a wiggle test of harnesses)replacing the Cam and Crank sensors and checking those connectors for oil,and/or contamination.Ultimately the customer was unwilling to spend any m... Trouble codes: P00, 300 (Random Multiple Misfires), P00, 462 (Fuel Level Sensor).
2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8L No Start VIN: 3N1CB51D95
thanks for all the responses like one response said if you replace one sensor go ahead and replace the other. i replaced thank crank sensor and car started put old cam sensor, since it was easy to replace, but put old cam sensor in no start so it does appea...
2004 Subaru Forester X 2.5L transmission VIN: JF1SG63654
Hi,a fix is in the books on this one.By definition,the shield joint connector is no more than a multiple point connection for the grounds on this vehicle.Upon further inspection on the wiring,i found that the ground side of the speed and turbine sensors was no...
2001 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1NXBR12E71
The problem with this car was the Daytime Running Lights (DRL) Module or main relay was not suppling sufficent ground to both White with black trace wire going to module disconnected they had .08 volt and .09 volts with harness connected they had 0.24 volts an... Trouble codes: P1615 (misfire coil or bad computer).
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