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1993 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1BGCB7675P
misfires after hot at 1700-2000,anytime you turn on ck eng lite it will go away.feels just like a bad plug wire.have check all ignition and fuel.ohmed coil wires and wiring all ok thinking maybe egr stopped up
1997 Honda Civic EX 1.6L heater VIN: 1HGEJ8242W
heater is barely warm at idle and gets hot a @ 2000 rpm. barely no coolant flow on heater hoses when disconnected and tends to get more flow @ higher rpm. I'm running out of ideas. any help is greatly appreciated.
2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5FNRL38165
help. thank you a head of time for your help. this vehicle has a random misfire. code po300-306 come on when its cold. problem was present before all these repairs were performed. customer requested timing belt and tune up. in the morning when it is first turn... Trouble codes: 300 (random misfire), 30130
1993 Lexus GS300 3.0L power steering box VIN: JT8JS47E6P
this vehicle was brought in with very hard steering, the customer claims it started after running off the road. There is no noise, (release valve) steering is manual. when the vehicle is lifted off the ground steers freely no restrictions, Have inspected the r...
2002 Mazda MPV EX 3.0L alarm VIN: JM3LW28J42
hello and thanks in advance. we replaced cats and did a tune-up about 500 miles ago. customer noticed when setting alarm the lights didn't flash. when they brought it back we saw that the red alarm light on dash isn't blinking. the doors lock and the horn blow...
2002 Mazda 626 LX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGF22E52
This vehicle runs very well. The check engine light comes on with code 421. Checked o2 sensors both b1s1--b1s2 appear to be working [running up & down the scale]. I don't want to replace the cat con and found I made an expensive mistake. Is there something I a... Trouble codes: 421 (catalyst warm up efficency low)
2002 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 2.0L no shift VIN: J3AJ26EO2U
we have a 2002 mitsubushi lancer es that was brought in for repairs. it had jumped time and bent all the valves.after we assembled it back,we could only get it to fire on 2 cyls.(1&4). we double checked all connections and verified all connections were right. ...
1999 Nissan Pathfinder XE 3.3L Starting VIN: JN8AR07Y5X
this nissan cranks normal,but refuses to start.we have fuel pressure and spark,but no injector pulse .it wants to start but to us the ecm is shutting down the injectors.when first starting it fires up but only for a second. we have no codes and no info on all ...
2006 Nissan Pathfinder SE Off-Road 4.0L driveline? VIN: 5N1AR18W26
vehicle came in for vibration. faintly noticable at 45 mph but by the time you hit 60 mph it is very noticeable. feels like out of balance rear driveshaft. we removed rear shaft. front u-joint was seized in one direction. we replaced both u-joints. vibration s...
1999 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Dash lights, Taillights VIN: 4S3BK4355X
Hi Group This car came in with no taillights or dash lights. I checked all the fuses and they are OK. I found a relay called the taillight relay and swapped it out still no lights. I then ordered a new headlight combination switch and still no lights. Has any...
2002 Subaru Legacy L 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BH63572
Car came in with a P0065 code. (Air assist injector solenoid.) Going by the flow chart everything is good. (We had another one of these several months ago and replaced the solenoid. It did not fix the problem. That MIL comes on every couple months for a few da... Trouble codes: P0065 (Air assist injector solenoid)
1991 Toyota Previa LE 2.4L stop/tail lights VIN: JT3AC12R5M
car has no stop or tail lights,but when the brakes are pressed the tail lights come on but they do not come on with the switch, the front lights,headlamps,turnsignals all work, wiring diag in alldata and mitchell not real clear it looks like it goes through th...
1994 Toyota Pickup DLX 3.0L temp sensor VIN: 4TAVN13D3R
trans temp sensor light comes on after uphill pull. trans does not appear to be getting hot. have read the previous posts about fluid level, fluid type, etc. have flushed & filled w/ correct fluid & amount. understand it is activated by ecm based on input from...
1999 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4TAWN72N3X
vehicle came in with misfire codes...replaced coils, plugs and wires...checked fuel pressure and scanned maf...everything looks good...truck only runs rough at idle it smooths out and seems to do good...had a code 1 time for iat sensor which is in m... Trouble codes: 300 (302 -), 302 (303 -), 303 (305 -), 305
2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXBR32E25
The engine tends to stall intermittently. Sometimes it would restart right away and the engine would rev up OK. Sometimes it would have a difficult time starting and the engine would not want to rev up. Sometimes it would not start at all. All sensors appears ... Trouble codes: P0607 (Control module performance)

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2001 Honda Passport EX 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S6CK58W01
Thank you all for your help in this matter. We diagnosed the problem as a bad sending unit and are now awaititng the vehicles return to install a new unit. I will post further after the vehicle owner brings the car back to be repaired. Trouble codes: P0463 (fuel level sender circuit high voltage).
2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L eng. VIN: 2HGES26761
hey guys, thanks for all the replies. I took Todds advice since I don't have a exhaust gas tester and sure enough Cly 1 pushed coolant. I'm closing this early as the customer is not sure what to do. I'm 100% confident with a new head gasket and honda t-stat th...
2005 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3L IMA System VIN: JHMES96665
I would like to thank everyone who responded. As was indicated, the switch is behind the rear seat. We thought it might be there, but didn't think that they would make it that hard to get to. After dealing with that and doing the swap and performing the start ...
2008 Honda Civic DX 1.8L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 2HGF511818
The car is not yet fixed. I didn't expect a landslide of ideas on this one. I recieved 3 replies. One suggested a tune up but I think he missed the fact that the problem has existed since new & has under 15K miles now. One suggested that poss. alcohol content ...
1988 Isuzu Trooper LS 2.6L spark VIN: JAACH18E3J
ok so it has stared. The first 2 distributors were bad. Got a good used one and put it on cyl # 4 instead of #1 and started up. also these distruibturs share the same parts with other cars like subaru. its got alot of miles on it and runs rough but let it go....
1995 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L No Start VIN: JM1BA1417S
thanks to evrybody, the problem with these car was low compression on cylinder 1 and 2 the customer say will fix leter and I install a switch to cut power to inyectors for 1 second to start in the mornings, until the decision to repair.
2003 Mazda 6 S 3.0L upper engine VIN: 1YVFP80D83
i recieved 4 replies on this. thank you for your help. john and matthew "hit it on the nose" with checking for clogged catalytic convertors. we dropped the front pipe to check. we could easily see the rear convertor had broken apart. the front convertor could ...
2001 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JA4MW51R71
Sorry about the long wait. We checked the O2 patterns and thought we had some suspected readings but cleared the code and made sure we had no vacuum leaks. The customer took the vehicle and drove for a week before it came back on. We have not had the chance... Trouble codes: P0170 (fuel trim problem bank 1), P0173 (fuel trim problem bank 2), P0125 (insufficient coolant temp for closed loop).
2005 Nissan Frontier LE 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6AD07W45
Sorry to say but I'm still waiting for my customer to come back so we can fix this thing. He uses it daily and with our unusually tough winter he just hasn't been able to get back in yet. I'm out of time and need to close this post HOWEVER I will add a comment... Trouble codes: P1446 (EVAP Vent valve).
1996 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXBBD2E0T
Thanks for the interest, the PCM was simply running an EGR test. Trouble codes: P0401.
2003 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BE32K63
Thank you all for your support on this problem. The general consensus of replies stated that the front converter was the only one monitored. I replaced the front converter/manifold assembly with a factory converter. Car has been gone for four days now, so I... Trouble codes: P0420 (catalyst efficiency below threshold).
2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3L srs light VIN: 5TDZA23C36
thanks evrybody, and thanks wade from Colorado for givme cheaper option, I send computer to reset to myairbag 3 day witing and van fixed.
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