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1989 Honda Accord DX 2.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JHMCA5623K
hello all tech, please help.this car failed nox i know that it running very lean at idle o2 sensor stuck on lean side i found base gasket and intake was leaking i replace both of them , it still doing the same. even i check pcv and plug them.when load i found ...
1991 Honda Accord EX 2.2L fuel gauge VIN: JHMCB7668M
Hello,Honda techs,I need some help on this Accord. The vehicle was towed in with dead alternator.So,the alternator and battery were replaced.Alternator is charging good 14.5V but warning light at cluster for Check Engine,Charging and Left Turn Indicator were i...
1992 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1HGCB9770N
this vehicle came to us from a regular customer had slight misfire or tip in hesitation every time he stepped on accelerator checked and found had oil in spark plug tubes and oil soaked wires. did obvious first replaced spark plug tube seals spark plugs and wi...
2000 Honda S2000 2.0L engine VIN: JHMAP1146Y
sounds like a tinny rod knock.if i load it w/the clutch in gear,it is a distinct 1 cyl knock,without load,kind of rattleing,knocking,less distinct knock.pulled pan,inspected rod bearings,like new!only 28,000 mi on car,everything looks perfect. good oil press,e...
2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Alt fuse VIN: 1HGES26791
Car came in with battery light on and check engine light(codes were p1298,p0135,and p0141). Battery tested low so i replaced with a new one. Battery light still on so i checked fuses and found #4 Alt fuse was blown. Replaced with a new one and checked over eve...
2001 Honda CR-V SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD187X1
Engine is running very smoothly. Do not believe miss fire is real. Can not determine if crank sensor in distributor is getting flakey. No supported testing found in ALL DATA. Seems VERY intermittant, only when cold. Contacted local Honda Guru, was told replace... Trouble codes: P0304 (Cylinder miss-fire 4)
2001 Honda Passport EX 3.2L wiper do not turn off VIN: 4S6DM58W41
hi guys, i have this 2001 Honda passport the front wipers do not turn off by the wiper switch, if alarm controller is unpluged front wipers work fine but rear wiper do not, i replaced the alarm controller but problem is the same. did any body have this problem...
2002 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L srs system VIN: JHLRD77422
vehicle came in with srs lt. on - code 9-3 stored - faulty drivers seat belt buckle switch. flow chart procedure was followed - checking resistance with buckle 3 pin connector disconected, this is where alldata shows a picture of the connector pins numbered 12...
2004 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L heater VIN: 2HKYF18594
hello everyone,we have a pilot here that wont sustain hot air from heater when driving.head gaskets have been replaced,heater core has been flushed repetedly,has new t-stat and water pump.when we flush the heater core and reassemble it blows very hot air until...
2005 Kia Rio 1.6L MIL Lamp on, no IAT, MAF, VSS,
Hi guys and Gals, this car came into the shop whit a check engine light on, no record of any repairs done. I just wan't to put this out maybe some of u have run into this problem. I testede the MAF sensor tested good, IAT sen. has good resistance. I wigle the ... Trouble codes: P0101 (maf sensor input out of range)
2001 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L Misfire VIN: JM3LW28Y61
Thanks in advace for reading my issue greatly appreciated I have 2001 MPV 2.5 V6 which recently had an accident on the passenger side front which lead to damage all the way down the passanger side door. Customer states vehicle ran fine for a couple of weeks af...
2001 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L Mil on VIN: 1N4DL01D51
This car does not seem to have a leak but sets the mil. We have a Waekon tester that fastens to the purge port or the filler neck and you can put low pressure in the system and watch for decay . I did this both times, and watched the pressure sensor on the tan... Trouble codes: P1441 (Evap very small leak)
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L engine VIN: JN8DR09Y01
The engine not have power.Wit scanner the engine load is 70%.The exhaust is not plug.The air fuel ratio is ok wit scanner.
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L 1-2 VIN: 1N4L11D32C
Hello group, I am posting this for a friend. He has a vehicle in his shop that shifts 1-4 perfect then when vehicle stops does not shift out of first. This occurs whether the vehicle is hot or cold. I was wondering if any of you nissan guys out there have run ...
2002 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JF1GG29612
Hey Subaru tech's! This impreza came in after another shop had looked at it. Would die at stops and wouldn't restart until it cooled down for a while. Sometimes two minutes, sometimes two hours. Customer stated that it also didn't seem to have the power it use...
1993 Toyota Camry 3.0L No Start VIN: J2TVK12E3P
This vehicle was towed in (new customer)with an intermittent cranks but won't run,hot or cold. When symptomatic, fuel pressure and volume is good, spark tester shows strong spark, and both noid light and scope indicate all injectors operating, including proper...
2000 Toyota Celica GTS 1.8L security system VIN: JTDDY38T6Y
Thanks for the help in advance.The problem im having is the security system is not working correctly.I replaced the heater core in the car (fun fun) ofcourse the dash was out of the car lots of wires etc. unplugged,anyway now when you lock the car manually it ...
2000 Toyota RAV4 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3GP10V5Y
Car came in with MIL on. Pulled P0401 EGR insufficient flow. scan tool data shows MAP sensor working properly. Applied vacuum directly to EGR valve and engine immediately stalls. Inserted a vacuum "T" and hooked up guage. less than one inch of vacuum at EGR va... Trouble codes: P0401
2001 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L monitors VIN: 2T1BR12E71
Hi group. I am having a problem running the monitors for the catalyst and evap. I have driven the car 35 miles at 3 different times without completing these 2 monitors. I need one complete for it to pass a state inspection. If any one knows the proceedure for ...
2003 Toyota RAV4 2.0L monitors incomplete VIN: JTEGH20V83
we have no drivablity problems , check engine light was on 2 days ago turn off by it self . custumer drove in 15 miles to check codes no codes 4 monitors incomplete. test drive 10 miles set all but evap, next morning start up 4 monitors incomplete, check conne...
2005 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TBET38155
Both converters have been replaced on this vehicle with what I belive are the correct ones three mo's ago. The ck engine light has now come on with a P1442 code. Manafactures specific aux. emission controls. Can anyone help with what a P1442 code implies. Than... Trouble codes: P1442 (aux emission controls)

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1988 Honda Accord LX 2.0L engine oil leak VIN: 1HGCA5634J
Thanks for everyones help on this one.customer is picking car up and decided to trade it in due to milage and age of car-- he figured it was time to let go.Thanks again to all the responses.
1998 Honda Accord EX 3.0L drivers latch VIN: 1HGCG2251W
Thanks for trying to help guys. Yes everything was attached properly and I also tried the key thing with no luck. I ended up ordering a latch from Honda so I could look at it closer. I knew something was broke in the latch. Its hard to explain in words but I w...
2003 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L lock cylinder VIN: 5FNRL1867B
Thanks for the replies- this one is getting towed to the dealer today for a reprogramming! The system needs to have the factory full service tool to program key- the Tech 2 says " not available" when you enter the immobilizer system. Thanks, Greg and crew
2005 Honda Element LX 2.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5J6YH18395
THE FIX: exhaust valves were too tight creating misfire Did not see where valve adjustment shows up on maint schedules any longer, so people let them go until it becomes a problem. A good reminder for all of us as well. Thanks for the help everyone. Trouble codes: 300 (multi misfire), 302 (cyl 2 misfire).
2005 Honda Civic EX 1.7L radio VIN: 2HGES26712
thanks for the replies. If you press pre set #1 & #6 at the same time, turn ignition on and then turn the radio on you will get 2 serial #s. if you call your honda dealer and give them the "u" # & the L # they will give you the radio code. Thanks Again
2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT 2.7L door locks VIN: KMHHN65F83
thanks for all replies.most suggested actuators as the usual culprit,and some did mention the microswitch on the dr door actuator, which was the problem in this case. it had come unclipped. thanks again for all responses.
2004 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L timing belt VIN: KMHWF25S64
Thanks for the replies.Rechecked for spark and car started.Check engine light came on.Checked codes and had p0335 for crankshaft sensor.When car got warm car died.Replaced crankshaft sensor and car is okay.This engine the water pump is not run by the timing be...
1997 Infiniti I30 3.0L steering hydraulics VIN: JNKCA21D9V
Put vehicle on alignment rack and found toe was at negitive 1.45 degrees. Set toe and all is well.
2002 Kia Rio Cinco 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNADC16342
hello thanks for the two replies. ons said to smoke test for leaks. I had already fixed the leak with the vent valve. the other was to check the purge valve for intermitant leaking. causing the tank to go under severe vacume which would cause the pressure sens... Trouble codes: P0452, P0455.
2004 Kia Rio 1.6L speedometer VIN: KNADC12544
I want to thank the Techs that helped with this problem, I have not yet pinned it down yet but I have some more information, first,most of you said common problem is the speed sensor, I replaced but no fix, others said connection problems and I went over all a...
2006 Mazda 5 Sport 2.3L starter VIN: JM1CR29376
This car has not come back yet. I can add the following. This is not a True factory part so information in general is limited. The Dealers may have some of the install manuals. There is no way to repair these with out just replacing parts until it starts to...
2002 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L Stall VIN: JN1DA31A32
Took advises, brought car to Dealership & asking to Flash ECU & Idle Air Relearn, cost 105.00 That fixed the problem. Thanks everyone !! Thanks again. Trouble codes: P0507 (Idle high 1100 rpm than spec.).
1999 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Hesitation VIN: 4S3BK4253X
anybody can throw parts at cars, if your going to respond please have somthing to back up what you say. thank you andy from washington, you where very detailed in your response. so, what i ended up doing is unbolting and grounding the knock sensor. cleared the...
2004 Toyota Tacoma 2.7L abs tone ring VIN: 5TEUX42N26
mystery solved---the tone ring was actually built into the bearing---one side of the bearing was magnetized---something new every day-g
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