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1998 Acura RL SE 3.5L ABS light on VIN: JH4KA9689W
ABS light is on. I have located what I think is the abs diagnostic connector under the passengers side dash. I have tried shorting the connector but cannot make the light flash. I followed the directions in Alldata but had no luck. Does anyone have any tips fo...
2001 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Timing Belt VIN: 1HGCG56611
Hello Honda Techs, I was wondering if someone could send me a schematic of the timing belt and balance shaft belt alignment marks. I have one from alldata but the alignment of the balance shaft is not clear to me. I replaced both belts and the car runs great ...
2001 Honda Accord EX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMCG665XX
Have a lean code on this Accord with no driveability symptoms. P1071 was a current code when vehicle came in and was initially tested, now has become a history code after a few road tests and a collision at the shop today. Dented fenders aside, fuel trim, ST 1... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean)
2002 Honda Civic LX 1.7L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGES15532
Vehicle came in with CEL, codes P0336: CKP sensor intermittent interuption, and P1298: ELD high input. Customer states vehicle will start to cut out violently, CEL will illuminate, and then vehicle becomes almost undrivable. It took several test drives and man... Trouble codes: P0336 (Crankshaft sensor A circuit range/performance), P1298 (ELD high input)
2002 Honda Civic LX 1.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1HGES15512
Vehicle came in for gear lube change, eng. mount, and irregular idle. MIL was on. Only code P0505 was in ECM. Factory procedure from alldata called for bypassing iac and observing idle speed- if still improper try cleaning passage in throttle body. Cleaned thr... Trouble codes: P0505 (idle control system malfunction), P1519 (iac circuit malfunction)
2004 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: KM8SB12B34
Vehicle has been in many times for same problem, Have replaced o2 sensors, throttle body, cats, crank and cam sensors, intake gaskets, egr, purge solenoid, fuel pump and regulator, fuel injectors, knock sensor. Have involved Hyundai tech assistance all along t... Trouble codes: P0172 (Fuel trim rich Bank 1)
1994 Isuzu Rodeo S 3.2L No Start VIN: 4S2CY58V71
Customer brought in a crank no start Izuzu Rodeo, 3.2 SOHC... HAVE good fuel pressure,spark, injector pulse...pulled plugs and tubes full of oil that ran down into cylinders...had low compression on couple cylinders at first, but believe it was due to fuel was...
2001 Kia Rio 1.5L MIL Lamp on, Monitors unable set VIN: KNADC12371
Engine runs fine but the O2 sensor goes to less than a .05 volts at idle. after so long a drive the MIL comes on and sets P1166 Code. Also am not able to get enough Monitors up and running for a retest at Emissions.Check for any Vac leaks ond valve timing. All... Trouble codes: P1166, P0101 (MAF Sensor Malfuntion)
2003 Kia Spectra 1.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: KNAFB12193
cust complaint of dies driving and hard to restart and hard start after fueling road tested for dying did not duplicate problem customer says hard to start after every fill up i took vehicle to gas station and added fuel vehicle spins over will not start hold ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0442
2003 Kia Spectra 1.8L rear VIN: KNAFB12143
hi this is my own car. i am the first owner. ive been feeling this weird i guess rear sway or tracking like the rear of the car sways. like it realy windy out. but there is no wind. oh this is at free way speeds. 70 mph for 10 mins or so. only on the freeway. ...
1995 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L No Start VIN: 1YVGE22D85
We have a 95 mazada 626 V6 and would like to know will the engine out of a 1993 626 fit The engines look the same except for the distributor and for some reason the firing order is different .The connector to the dist. has the same physical characteristics. Ch...
2002 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L Stall VIN: JM1TA22272
I'm tearing my hair out on this one and it's a friend of my boss,so any help would be greatly appreciated. After the initial repairs for vacuum leaks were completed on this car I have experienced a stall under load which I believe to be from an overboost condi...
1995 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L No Start VIN: JA3AM84J15
I have this 3000GT that was towed from another shop. When it first got here we found it had spark but no injector pulse. We tested the cam and crank sensors with a lab scope and the show good patterns. We also tried a good ignition module and also disconnected...
1993 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1HJ01F5P
Hello all would like some more input on this no start problem.This car has no spark or injection pulse.The check engine lamp does not light, if I ground at the ecm light will come on. The noid lights in the computer don`t light either. Checked all battery inpu...
1999 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L shifting gears VIN: 4T1BF22K2X
this car will shift threw all gears without fault if shifted with light pressure on shifter. if shifteded hard,will feel as though cables aren't aligned properly. when driving in 5th gear,you can not shift down to 4th unless you put in neutral then to 4th. gea...
2001 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L Steering VIN: 5TENL42N71
Customer brought in vehicle complaining vehicle would have strange erractic steering & vehicle would turn by itself. During road test we notice vehicle have a slow return to center during left & right turns. Vehicle pull to the right with no ther symptoms noti...

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1995 Isuzu Pickup S 2.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JAACL11L1S
Fuel pump fixed it. Well as it turned out I was not alone to find multiple meanings for this code. However Dave from Ontario noted that a rough running engine can set the code 33 for the injectors. And it was really confusing why after it ran for a short while... Trouble codes: 33 (Fuel injector ciruit fault - output terminal open or grounded), 33 (Fuel injector ciruit fault - output terminal open or grounded), 33 (Fuel injector ciruit fault - output terminal open or grounded).
1991 Mazda 929 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: JM1HC2220M
well thanks for all the info, what i found is fuel pressure maitained untill a load was requested and no volume from pump immediate drop in pressure under crank but when i stopped cranking pressure right back up. replaced fuel pump and unit runs ok. again than...
2004 Mazda 3 S 2.3L head lights VIN: JM1BK343X4
Not a lot of replies to this one but all 5 were none the less helpful. Seems we were in the right area with the pjb, (passenger junction box as I learned its called). Pulling the headlamp fuses from the pjb does kill the lights so from there out there is no pr...
1994 Nissan Sentra SE 1.6L no start VIN: 1N4AB41D3S
hey guys thanks for all of the info and i have fixed this car it turned out to be a bad battery only showing up at night under load replaced battery and i havr not had any other problems since.
2001 Nissan Patrol 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1TESY61A
Thanks to all that helped. After speaking with local Diesel expert we tested inlet to injector pump for air bubbles, as air and/or poor quality diesel will log that code for pump feedback, found air stream coming from primer/filter assembly, replace and fixed ... Trouble codes: 77 (p7 fuel injection feedback).
2003 Subaru Legacy L 2.5L air bag VIN: 4S3BH63563
First off I just want to thank everyone who replied! This site is great and I will continue to be a member. As for the issue I traced down the wiring and found the front impact sensor wires pinched behind the bumper. Looks like the vehicle may have been in a a...
2003 Suzuki XL-7 Touring 2.7L Unknown VIN: JS3TX92V93
The problem found out to be a bent pinion gear tooth. Would walk almost off the ring gear every 8th tooth. Installed new ring & pinion, problem fixed.
1998 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4TANL42N0W
tested system again and check wiring to the ecm. has signal up to connector at the ecm. removed connected and found no signal at the pin to the ecm. replaced the engine wiring harness an fixed the problem. Trouble codes: P0402.
2003 Toyota MR2 Spyder 1.8L No reverse VIN: JTDFR32093
Well, after extended our researchs and replaced the shifter controller, reignitialized. The trany shifted thru all gears. Thank you Earl, Fred and Joshua for the help!
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