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1997 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1HGEJ8643V
after checking timing found timing belt to be off a tooth and customer had plug wires routed wrong. removed timing belt and reset to correct marks reassembled, put plug wires in correct wouldn't start found rotor button to be 180(according to mitc...
2002 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD7884C
hi we have an 02 honda crv with a p1164 checked the wires to the sensor from the ecu and everything checks out ok. we put a autopart international a/f sensor in the car. the car was fine for a couple of days came back with the same code. told the customer to g... Trouble codes: P1164
2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4L No Start VIN: 1HGCM56364
this vehicle was brought to me as a no start. cranks no start. scanned-found code p1009 dealing with vtc. was able to get it to start by holding gas pedal to the floor. ran horrible and wouldn't idle. customer stated vehicle ran okay when parked then not drive... Trouble codes: P1009
2002 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.7L unable to fill gas VIN: KMHWF35H82
I work for Infiniti, and the system seems simular, but with no book, I am at a loss. We normally have to replace gas tanks for this condition as the on board fuel recovery valve is located in the tank and is not a servicable item. I wanted to know if this is a...
1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L reflash VIN: 4S2CK58W6X
Hello to all aftermarket techs. I have a 1999 Isuzu Rodeo. Personal vehicle which I use as my primary transportation. Yes, I should know better... The computer took a dump. So, I installed a used computer out of salvage yard. The problem is that now my fuel ...
1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L brakes VIN: 452CK58W9X
well i have a wierd one. this thing came in for a general look over and we found it had a low brake pedal so we checked all the brakes and found the front are good. the rear were bad. so we replaced the rear shoes,wheel cyl.,and the drums all the hardware was ...
2001 Lexus LS430 4.3L Steering VIN: JTHBN30F41
The car drives like the gear box is stiff (like in the old days when you could adjust them) it needs constant correction when on the highway. I have pulled the tie rods off the spindels to check the ball joints for stiffness and found they are free. There are ...
1991 Mazda MPV Passenger 3.0L power steering VIN: JM3LV522OM
This van belongs to my shop owner.He had recently wrecked the vehicle,front bumper,fenders,hood,grill.It also kinked the power steering cooler tubing in front of the condenser. I relaced the tubing.The van was driven 4 or 5 miles before repairs.After fixing li...
1992 Mazda MPV Cargo 3.0L reverse/4th gear gone VIN: JM3LV5230N
Hi, thanks in advance for your help on this one. This is on my shop van. I have had it for about 5 years now and where I didn't pay much for it, I really would like to get it fixed so I don't feel like I have a time bomb on my hands. The van has not failed us ...
1986 Nissan 720 2.4L Cuts out VIN: JN6ND16S5G
This truck came in running terrible. I quickly found the intake and exhaust coil wires switched on the cap. After switching them back, the truck runs great until it is under load. When the exhaust coil turns off under load the truck cuts out almost completely....
1996 Nissan Pickup SE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1N6SD16S3T
Hello to all. This truck has been scanned and there are no codes stored. When it runs, it fires right up and the truck runs GREAT. Starts fine most of the time. When it doesn't start, it turns over and the injectors seem to be working for you can smell a lot o...
1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JN1CA21D0T
Car cuts off but will restart. sometimes it run good then the idle fluctuate between 750 and 350 then cuts off.
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR07X41
This truck came in after failing the state inspection with these codes plus one for the HO2S2 B2 sensor. I replaced the sensor, cause that was the only code returning on a drive cycle. Now that problem is history, but now these two codes are popping up. The P1... Trouble codes: P1110 (camshaft timing control related code), P1135 (valve timing control problem bank 2)
2006 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L A/c control VIN: 1N4BA41E76
HI Y'ALL!! What a mess I have here. 06 Maxima no a/c control. It always blows lo fan and 64 deg. When we puuled the panel, the ribbon connector in back of control head is plugged into the controller. the cable is only 8 inches long and There is no connector on...
1998 Subaru Legacy 2.5L battery VIN: 4S3BA6854X
Hello to all Subaru techs. We have been blessed with this Subaru. Initial complaint was that the battery died. So, we put a new battery in it and tested the electrical system and draw. All checked good. Gave the vehicle back to the customer. 4 weeks later, t...
1999 Subaru Legacy Limited 30th Anniversary 2.5L cooling system VIN: 4S3BD6856X
Thank you for reading this rather long post; for I am at a loss and seeking advise on this matter. I don't even know where to start so I'll give you the history on this car. Late last fall a long time customer brought this Subabu to me for an overheating prob...
1996 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Speed Sensor VIN: 4T1BF12B9T
I got a Avalon that keeps comming back with the same codes and the same symptoms. Car came in with 137440 miles with a code p0500, p0770. Car would barely make it up my drive on rack and was slipping really bad. Got a junk yard transmission for it put it in, s...

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1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMCG55801
thanks to everyone for so many replies . i called my friend back and relayed that this manifold should come off for an effective repair . it was plugged all the way and i don't think cleaning would have been effective . the 99 2.3 does not have the cover plate... Trouble codes: P0401.
2002 Honda Accord LX 2.3L Coolant reservoir VIN: 1HGCG55432
The advise received was one of two choices; either the oil cooler to coolant interface leaked or the block is cracked. This car does not have an oil cooling system, so that leaves me with the experience of about 8 guys that the block is cracked or porous. I sh...
2003 Honda Element EX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5J6YH28523
2003 Mitsubishi Outlander XLS 2.4L front end,rear suspension. VIN: JA4LZ41G13
i had hoped to get away with sway bar bushings or links on this car but ended up replacing struts thnaks for the help
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR07Y71
Thank you very much for all your replies. I did replace all the coils, with Nissan parts. If I had a bit more time, I would have done some current ramping, as some of suggested. I also appreciate the insight in that even if I could pinpoint the intermittent c... Trouble codes: P1320 (Primary Circuit).
2002 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JF1GG29612
Thanks for all for the helpful replies. After confirming cam timing and going as far as to remove the catalyst at the turbo to confirm that turbo was not damaged or exhaust restricted, I proceded to ck power and grounds at the pcm. Both ok. I did find a myste...
2003 Subaru Forester XS 2.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Black Smoke VIN: JF1SG65653
Again thank you all for your replies. The Air Assist solenoid valve was the problem. We did remove the idle control motor and clean it, also removed the brand new Bosch air fuel sensor and install the factory Hitachi brand just in case, but it made no differen... Trouble codes: P0068 (map pressure circuit range/performance), P0065 (air assisted injector control performance).
2005 Subaru Forester XS L.L. Bean Edition 2.5L Pressure control solenoid "b" VIN: JF1SG676X5
Thank you for the replies I recieved. This was a bit of a tail chaser because alldata and our scanner (vetronix mastertech) both said the code was for solenoid "B". Code p0778 is actually for the 1-2 downshift solenoid according to the transmission shop. Repla...
1997 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2BG22K2V
the alldata picture was not correct location. we found a hole in the timing cover plate. this is where the sensor was mounted. it fell out of the cover because it was not secured with a bolt & does not look like it has been for a while. looks like the may hav... Trouble codes: P0340 (cam sensor).
1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: JT2BG22K6W
Thankyou to all members that helped with this fix. Gary from California was right about my cranking C02 test... The results from this test were inconclusive. To do this test you must disable the ignition system, then crank the engine and moniter the gas rea...
2006 Toyota Corolla S 1.8L all shifts VIN: 1NXBR32E06
A big thanks to all who responded.You know when you get 7 people tell you the same thing its a good feeling about the problem.And lets you know how good this site is.I will be sending the customer to the dealer for a warranty issue .But with iatn i feel 100%...
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