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2003 Acura RL Premium 3.5L No Start VIN: JH4KA96604
This Acura has a very limited history(3 occurances in the last two years)of a crank no-start condition. I came in a couple days ago and it did fail to start. I had good fuel pressure(62#s), no spark, no injector pulse and no trouble codes. As I was testing for...
1992 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1HGCB7659N
This car "hunts" during idle Hunting gets worse as car warms up All Data and Mitchell say to check MAP, EGR, idle control and injectors. Car does not have a map that I can find. When I unplug idle control it will stop hunting. No codes. Engine warms up norm...
2003 Honda Civic LX 1.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGES16553
hey honda techs need a little help on this one. this car came in about a month ago with code 1457(EVAP System), no drivabiltiy complaints. customer previously took it to the dealer and thay told her she needed to have the gas tank replaced. we ran through the ... Trouble codes: P1457
1996 Infiniti Q45 A 4.5L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: JNKNG01D5T
car came in with customer complaint of very intermittantly when going down road car will start surging and then will start blowing black smoke out exhaust. then will clear up and run like nothing ever happened. i personally have driven car for two days and it ... Trouble codes: P0340, P0325, P0733
2006 Infiniti QX56 5.6L Security VIN: 5N3AA08C96
Hi everybody, i have this brand new Infiniti QX56 that is not starting, the car is brand new and was parked for about one year, we fixed a new battery and try to start it no way, in the engine control module i have code P1610 NATS malfunction and in the anti-t...
1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L master cylinder VIN: 4S2CM58W8X
customer had a dealer part installed at another shop-pedal never felt right but other shop 3 hours away. Feels exactly like master by-passing. Manually bled brakes per service manual--same pedal-no air in system--pinched off lines--same pedal--if I had put the...
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT6HF10U6Y
ohm's on new o2 sensor heater circuit 13.2 ohmed o2 signal (white wire)& 02 heater (black wire) from ECM to 02 Connecter. O.k. Checked voltage on circuit 1 (black wire) o2 heater control & circuit 2 (blue/white wire)02 + battery, 12.8 volts koeo & 14.2 koer, c... Trouble codes: P0141
1986 Mazda 323 1.6L No Start, Stall VIN: JM1BF2326G
Greeting, This is one that has me stumped. The car will start at times, with no problem, drive with no problem, Then it will intermittently cut off, or not start with no fire from coil. Checked the wires at coil, seems I am getting battery voltage. and ground...
2003 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L humming noise VIN: 1N4BL11E53
after tune-up customer came back complaining about humming noise from inside of car, sounds comes from front fuel rail, i checked for vacuum leaks, removed intake manifold again found nothing wrong, performed smoke test, no vacuum leaks, no trouble codes, cars...
2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L heater core VIN: 1N4BA41E34
This is my brothers Maxima,he brought it to me with no heat at stop lights.Checked auto temp controls,all check ok.When idling,inlet hose to heater core hot,outlet cold,both got hot at higher rpm's.Checked coolant level,ok,took heater hoses off and flushed hea...
1992 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L cooling fans VIN: 4S3BC6329N
I am finding contradictory information when going through Diagnostic steps, and comparing wiring diagram. I've looked at several different year models with no help. Diagnostic steps for an in-op fan include checking the main relay, but the wiring diagram looks...

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1998 Honda Accord LX 3.0L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG5647W
i recieved some good tips i tried all of them, i got a used ecm and had it reporogrammed to the car, this thru honda was 188.00, this did not help. i removed the pressure relief valve twice the second time i honed the bore out and polished the valve it did no... Trouble codes: 1259 (v-tech system).
1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Stall VIN: JHMCG5650X
2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L check engine light , codes p1529 VIN: KM8SC83D11
Most replies said P1529 means there is a code in the trans control module and to scan it for more codes. We did not have any tranny codes. We replaced both the input and output sensors and so far no more light. Thank you for all of the replies
1995 Isuzu Trooper LS 3.2L Excessive Emissions
Thanks Tech's (esp. Marty [...]). After Replacing ignition wires with four ill-fitting sets from both Carquest and IMC, decided to replace 02 sensor per Marty's advice(and my own gut feeling). Couldn't believe the improvement this new 02 provided. Vehicle ... Trouble codes: 23 (EGR MIL is OFF).
1994 Mazda Miata 1.8L Air bag VIN: JM1NA3534R
Thanks for the four replies I received. Bob wrote twice with some good suggestions. Solder in a fuse holder across the outer pins of the fuse on the module circuit board and put a 10 amp fuse in it. The fuse on the board is a two colored plastic block marked F...
2000 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L Bucking, low power VIN: JM3LW28G6Y
Sorry for the late fix, but I wanted to make sure it was indeed fixed. As I said in the first post, I had changed the plugs, wires, coil, PCV valve, air boot from the MAF to the TB, and done a fuel injection cleaning. Ran fine for me on the test drive, and c... Trouble codes: P0103 (maf circuit high input), P0174 (system too lean bank 2), P1173 (feedback a/f mixture control ho2s b2s1).
2002 Mazda Protege5 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: JM1BJ24552
Closing this due to car not returning yet. I have a new EGR valve and am planning to move in that direction when I see it again. But like often what was a frantic emergency on my customers part in the beginning is now well not such a big emergency is it. T... Trouble codes: P00, 300 (Random Missfire), P00, 421 (cold cat effeciency).
1988 Nissan 300ZX Turbo 3.0L Oil temperature gauge VIN: JN1CZ14S5J
After additional testing, we found the gauge was faulty. We were not able to find a new gauge so I ended up wiring a resistor into the circuit to correct the gauge reading. Thanks for the help. Dave
1999 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Unknown VIN: 1NXBR12E0X
Replaced drive belt tensioner as 9 post have stated.Iatn very helpful,I have replaced tensioners for clicking or knocking noises. But the whinning noise i have found to be in the power steering hose it self not in the pump.Customer declined any more repairs.
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