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2000 Acura TL 3.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 19UUA5666Y
Hello everyone. We have a Acura 3.2TL that came in with a flashing MIL light and a misfire on almost every cylinder. We removed the intake manifolds and cleaned the clogged EGR ports but the misfire is still present. We checked compression- good. We can not ho... Trouble codes: P0171 (System too lean), P0301 (Cylinder misfire 1), P0302 (Cylinder misfire 2), P0304 (Cylinder misfire 4), P0305 (Cylinder misfire 5), P0305 (Cylinder misfire 5)
1999 Honda Accord EX 3.0L 1-4 shifts VIN: 1HGCG1658X
Hello techs, transmission slips(will free-wheel and pop back into gear) and has a p0740 tcc solenoid fault. problem is my new snap-on verus keeps locking up everytime I attempt to do more than read the codes on this vehicle so I am limited on ability to diagno...
2002 Honda Insight 1.0L Fuel Gauge VIN: JHMZE14712
We had a car come from a body shop with the fuel gauge inop with low fuel light on. We pulled sending unit and checked the resistance as we moved the float and the signal was correct. We pulled the cluster and did the same test and the results were the same. W...
2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4L No Start VIN: JAP1239912
I have no signal to the coils. i do have injector pulse. I checked both cam sensors and the crank sensor and thay seem to be good. Any ideas would be great. thank you for your time.
1996 Hyundai Accent GT 1.5L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: KMHVD34N7T
this vehicle came in failing emissions for high HC, i replaced the intake manifold gasket and the problem started. while im driving the vehicle it does great until it hits about 2500 to 3000 RPM and then cuts out and drops down to about 1400 to 1600 RPM and th...
2000 Infiniti I30 3.0L Misfire VIN: JNKCA31A1Y
This is a typical nissan/infinity problem, customer feels a missfire occasionaly. The coils for this car are notorious for failing. I know that one coil is starting to fail but this code (1320) doesnt specify which one. My question is does anyone know which mo... Trouble codes: 1320 (ignition primary)
2003 Kia Optima SE 2.7L Stall VIN: KNAGD12311
after [...] the crank sensor i found the wires on the pigtail very frayed and corroded , i replaced the sensor with a factory unit also i replaced the timing belt as prev maint. the next day the car was b ack with the same problem and code also now the p... Trouble codes: P0335, P0741
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L low oil psi VIN: JT6GF10U8Y
This Lexus has the low oil pressure light on at times. Running down the freeway or at idle. No engine noise. We changed the clean oil and filter because this is the first time we have seen this vehicle, no change. We tried to do a pressure test, but we do not ...
2001 Lexus RX300 3.0L Battery VIN: JTJHF10U81
Battery dead after several days. Quiescent drain test has never shown any drain, even after several days of testing. After a recharge battery will test good. If the vehicle is started every couple days it will be OK. The battery does not appear to be the probl...
2000 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM3LW28G5Y
greetings. this vehicle originally came in with a imrc stuck open. the imrc was holding the valves open and not working at all. after disassembling the actuator, we found pieces of metal inside.we replaced the actuator and retested. the valves were closed at i... Trouble codes: P1512 (imrc stuck closed)
2001 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L No Start VIN: JM3LW28Y21
What I'm tring to do is program the thieft system in the pcm. We replaced the pcm with a remanufactured unit. Upon replacement we've attempted to perform the (what we think)code word write into into the pcm using the processe that alldata uses by turning diffe... Trouble codes: P1603, P1604, P1623
2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L fuel VIN: 4A3AC54L7Y
my customer bought a full tank of e-85 fuel, at another gas station not knowing until it was to late. the tech there said it would probably be ok. this is not flex fuel. i think it needs to be drained out and refilled. my question should i drain the tank or le...
2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor LS 3.8L No Start VIN: 4A4MN21S94
Customer complaint-cranks but no start-intermittant-our experience-only when cold but have only had yesterday and today- vehicle when acts up (both days, first time only for us) will just crank away- does not act like its doing anything but engaging starter, w...
1996 Nissan Sentra 1.6L No Start VIN: 1N4AB41DXT
Group, Vehicle came in with complaint of no start. Customer has replaced plugs, cap and rotor and fuel filter. I checked and found proper fuel pressure but no fire at he plugs. Checked all fuses and made sure rotor was tight. Scan computer and has no codes. Ch...
2000 Nissan Xterra XE 3.3L No Start VIN: 5N1ED28Y7C
vehicle cut out on hwy, when towed to shop had no rpm signal no spark, replaced crank sensor no help found have power at black and white condensor wire none at dist black and white wire, still no spark or rpm , im a saturn guy not a nissian tech please help
2004 Nissan Frontier XE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6ED29Y14
to all nissan techs, please help !! p0477 immediately appears after code cleared, checked evap cannister solenoid, has power with key on, seems ecm is not completing ground ? does ecm recieve signal from another source or is ecm bad?? checked solenoid(ok), wil... Trouble codes: P0477 (evap emiss system vent control open circuit), P0455
1981 Toyota Pickup 2.4L no choke heater power VIN: JT4RN38D3B
This is a customers alternate vehicle , doesnt get driven much. Customer brought the vehicle to us for a cold high idle.It had a recent carb replacement with a holley reman. A few simple adjustments seem to help this other than having no power to the choke hea...
1990 Toyota Pickup 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, lack of power VIN: JT4VN13DX5
we have this toyota in the shop customer complaining when cold has no power. we test drove cold when you accelerate no power then it is like someone turns on a switch and vehicle runs great. check coolant sensor voltage at 2.77 volts when cold and voltage drop...
1992 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.4L Stall, Stall at stop VIN: 4TARN81PXN
NOTE: THIS VEHICLE HAD A HEAD GASKET REPLACED HERE ABOUT 2 YEARS AGO AND HAS BEEN IN SERVICE SINCE, NO PROBLEMS REPORTED BY CUSTOMER UP TO THAT POINT. TESTING AFTER TOW-IN: TECHNICIAN FOUND FUEL PRESSURE OK. NO SPARK FROM COIL, GOOD POWER TO THE COIL, GROUND ... Trouble codes: 12 (No NE Signal is input to the ECU for 2 sec or more after STA turns on), 13 (NE signal is not input to ECU for 300 msec or when eng speed is 1500 RPM or more), 14 (IGF signal from ignitor is not input to ECU for 4 consecutive ignition)
1998 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JT3HP10V1W
ive got a good one for the toyota techs out there...this rav4 has a p0171 lean code returning daily only 1 time did i see the p0420 the customer has had this to the dealer and they cant figure it out map sensor , o2 sensor have both been replaced fuel pressure... Trouble codes: P0171 (exhaust lean bank 1), P0420

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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1989 Honda Accord LXi 2.0L Oil Filter or Housing VIN: 1HGCA6288K
Thanks for all your replies. I did post an update but it dissappeared. After your replies I retested the oil pressure and found it was 70 psi cold at idle dropping to 45 psi warm idle. I let it run longer and pressure dropped down to 10 psi and did not increas...
2002 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD7884C
i installed a factor honda a/f sensor and the car passed emission test. thanks to every one Trouble codes: P1164.
2003 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L hard to refuel VIN: KMHDN45D93
Good Evening: I am waiting for parts and my daughter to return from school. However, I am confident that I have a fix. I removed the cannister and pellets poured out indicating that the cannister is bad. I ordered a new cannister. I also checked with the deale...
2004 Infiniti M45 4.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKAY41E14
as of this morning i have not had the car back to the shop although i have been in contact with the owner. after the responses i recieved, i learned a good lesson. dont mess with by wire throttle bodies. the result of cleaning resulted in a very slight idle sp... Trouble codes: P0507.
2003 Mazda 6 S 3.0L No Start VIN: 1YVFP80D43
THANKS FOR ALL INFO/HELP WE RECEIVED. the final fix was pcm replacement. the tsb's for relays kits (both fuel pump and ecm relay updates) did not correct problem. we installed a new pcm from dealer, flashed and vehicle is repaired! thanks again for all help re...
2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.4L Radio VIN: 4A3AC44G82
Was able to contact owner for the 4 didgit code.After 3 attempts you are not able to enter codes radio, display will show "off". You must turn the key to ACC with the radio display showing "off" for 1 hour then display will be blank.Press the radio power butt...
1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JN1CA21D0T
Thank you all for the help,it turn out I had a defective ECM from the dealer. I called them and get another ECM. I drove the vehicle for two days and it had not cut off. Thanks again.
1999 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L mill on VIN: JNICA21DXX
I didn't recieve any good replies on this post but I have talked to the dealer they say look close at all 02 sensors data.There is a problem with one. car has not came back yet to do more testing.
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Stall VIN: JN1CA31D0Y
Sorry for the delay. I measured the resistance after the car began stalling again and found one pair of coils on the IACV shorted to power. I didn't smell any $$$ecm smoke in the car. I replaced the IACV and was able to get the idle relearn procedure to work. ... Trouble codes: P0505.
2000 Nissan Sentra XE 1.8L MIL Lamp on
well,this one is fixed.thanks for all the replies,as most said i replaced the air mass meter.luckily,the ecu did not require a reprogram.it was a 500 dollar gamble that paid off!thanks again to all who took the time to reply , rick Trouble codes: P0171.
1993 Subaru Legacy Sport 2.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: JF1BJ6737P
This car is fixed. When the transmission was pulled the wires for the cam and crank sensors were damaged because they were very brittle. When repaired they were removed from the connector and replaced into the wrong terminals. The wiring diagramd we had als... Trouble codes: 11 (crank angle sensor), 12 (start switch), 13 (cam angle sensor), 21 (coolant temp), 23 (air flow meter), 32 (o2 abnormal signal).
1996 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BKI4254
Thanks to you all, as you all suggested a new sensor fixed the problem even though all logical testing insisted the sensor and wiring is good...go figure! Trouble codes: P0325 (Knock Sensor).
2000 Subaru Forester 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: JF1SF6558Y
We pulled the front oxygen sensor out and test drove the vehicle. Car ran great so we checked for back pressure on the exhaust, none. We also checked to see if there were any loose baffles in the exhaust, none. Decided to try a new front oxygen sensor and c...
1994 Suzuki Sidekick JLX 1.6L missfire VIN: J53TD21V4W
Thank you everyone I found that the egr operating at the wrong time. I disconnected the Egr vacuum hose and the problem when away. after checking the system I found a bad egr valve. it would create A vacuum leak and creating a lean misfire
1992 Toyota Celica GT 2.2L Lock Cyl VIN: JT5ST87K8N
This vehicle was equipped with a shift inter lock system that is electrically controlled. After calling the customer to get an hours diagnostic time the customer declined so we told customer to bring back when willing to invest in fix.
1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L all shifts VIN: JT2BG22K0W
2000 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDDR32T6Y
Guys, Thanks for all of the support. Everything I did and it still had extremely high fuel trim numbers. I decided to try and clean the injectors. I used a 3M fuel injection cleaning system. It worked! withing minutes of the cleaning, my fuel trim numbers went... Trouble codes: P0171.
2003 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF32K63
hello everyone, well this thing is fixed, when checking everything found out we actually had no problem with this vehicle, come to find out had smog performed somewhere else thats when this all started, checked and checked could not really find anything, clear... Trouble codes: P0500 (vss malfunction).
2005 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L abs VIN: 5TDBT48A25
thank you for the advice the info. on tsb for the troble code called for a reflash sent truck back to dealer to be reflashed the owner is good people & he will stay in touch with me to let know how it worked thanks again vinney
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