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2003 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5FNRL1894B
have checked all plugs good compression 190 all cylinders replaced fuel pressure regulator in hopes of getting control of fuel pressure spec is 35-48 psi no vacuum on regulator is 60 no vacuum if add vacuum will drop to 52psi called the dealer and one of their... Trouble codes: P0300
1987 Isuzu Pickup 1.9L No Start, Poor Idle Quality
do not have any way to get specs on this nightmare that came in on flatbed after sitting for a year. my problem is i can get to run if i pull coil wire out of cap to increase spark. it will run great with coil wire pulled out of cap about a inch.put all the wa...
1999 Kia Sportage 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJB723XX
We have confirmed compression good on all cyl. Good spark at each plug. Each injector pulse test ok. We noticed #1 inj. on the noid light is dim at idle, but brightens up when you speed up engine. We have checked the voltage on the supply wire(green) and it st... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301
2006 Kia Spectra EX 2.0L srs VIN: KNAFE12156
Hi all. Replaced the drivers seat belt due to it was stuck as per the body shops request. The SRS light is on. The code I get is 76 with descripion of analog/digital unit fault. I cannot find any info on this code. I also checked and apparently this co...
2001 Lexus ES300 3.0L ride VIN: JT8BF28G61
all suspension components inspected by 3 different techs. took to another shop for second opinion. slight clunking from both front wheel areas,sounds like a loose component. installed electronic ears 3 different times to various locations of chassis,suspension...
2001 Lexus ES300 3.0L 1-2 shift, VIN: JT8BF28G01
This car came from a trans shop,they can't find anything wrong with the trans or the shift solenoids.When driving the 1-2 shift is really dragged out if you let off the gas it will shift but it feels like it skipped 2nd gear,the 3-4 shift feels normal. Both sh...
1986 Mazda B2000 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JM2UF1110G
this truck came in for no power condition. we found a bad cat and it burns oil! replaced the cat and it ran oikay for about a month. now lacks power and surges at lower rpm and under a load. wot and it runs okay w/ power. from idle to under a load during take ... Trouble codes: 01 (no ignition pulse)
2001 Mitsubishi Mirage ES 1.8L No Start, timing too advanced VIN: JA3AY26C51
hi guys,i have been trouble shooting an 01 mitsubishi mirage for a no start condition,spark advance is 61 degrees while it is trying to start,it has the typical kickback symptoms of a timing too far to advance to fire,scanner shows same info 61 degrees advance...
1997 Nissan Pickup 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1N6SD11S8V
Here's a hard one. The map sensor reads ok as per identifix voltage testing, vacuum is ok at idle and under load, What happens is it runs perfectly fine, sometimes all day according to the customer then it suddenly goes very rich and starts blowing black smoke...
1998 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA21D3W
Hi gang! Have this vehicle from a new customer that has hada problem from what i can get from him for the past 4 months, there is a problem stating the vehicle with initial start when the weather is damp or rainy. He stopped in yesterday after it took 20 minut...
2004 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L blower motor VIN: 1N4PA41E44
We cannot get blower motor to operate through the control.There is voltage to the motor,but it will not operate.We have relaced the motor itself as well as the relay.Should I be looking at something else?I'm kind of stumped on this.Thanks in advance, Randy
2005 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0L Oil in Coolant VIN: 1N6AD6W05C
Hello to all, This Nissan has oil in water. It came to us overheating. We found thermostat stuck closed. Replace themostat and overheating went away. The oil in not milky. I've cleaned the cooling system and ran the truck and lots of oil came into the system a...
1998 Subaru Impreza RS 2.5L Clutch VIN: JF1GM6758W
Hi everyone i have a problem with this subaru impreza. The vehicle came in with a bad clutch. I had pedal but the clutch was bad. So we put a clutch in it. The customer picked up the clutch from Napa. After the install we come to find the pedal goes to the flo...
1999 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L No Start VIN: JT3GN87R1X
Came in for starter problem , tech changed starter and now no injector pulse , but has power to injectors 12 volts. Spark is good on first couple of cranks but test light dims when continually cranking. Has rpm signal on scanner but does not come on scanner im...
2002 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 3.4L head lights VIN: 5TESN92N72
Hello The headlights stay in most of the time after using the lights if you hit the flasher they turn off. The system goes through the BCM to turn on the lights. Once the lights are on and the headlight switch is off I disconnected the BCM, lights still on. I ...
2007 Toyota Prius 1.5L Unknown VIN: JTDKB20U47
hello, iam stuck on this car I allready check high voltage battery ok. bleed brake sistem, checked brakes. if you can help me with these codes. vantage pro has no that much information about them, same all data, they say exactly the same. I pay for one mounth ...

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2003 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L static charge VIN: KMHCG45C63
Thanks so much for te speedy replies. Mark and Ralph, if I didn't witness it myself, I would have sworn your bad belt theory might have involved a bong... Sure enough though, the belts took care of it. The customer mentioned today that the belts were "just"...
2004 Isuzu Axiom S 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2DF58Y24
Wow; there sure isn't alot of these out there, yet... direct injection is going to be the next big change for sure. I can totally see fuel quality being a big issue, and constant fuel service issues. Anyhow, the point is a bunch of cleaner and patience late... Trouble codes: P0306.
2000 Mazda Miata 1.8L Misfire VIN: JM1NB3537Y
agian thank you for the interest. i had to fix this one because it is mine:) i was not going to believe that a cam / crank sensor would fail at 20k miles however we have all seen strange things in this business. as it turned out which is even less exspected wa... Trouble codes: 300 (random misfire).
2001 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L timming belt VIN: 1YVGF22DXY
well the A and B are interchangable. the hydrolic failed, i could push it in with my thumb, that is why i replaced it as far as the fix. i dont really know, i cleaned and retaped the holes, a little better, put back on the oe pullys, better yet, and changed b...
2004 Mazda 6 i 2.3L Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on, Hard Start Cold VIN: 1YVFP80CX4
I want to first thank all that replied to my post. The concensus was that the engine has a timing issue. From what i was told this engine has no pins or keys for the cams or crank gears. They are a friction fit and can move out of time if there is poor mainten... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam Sensor Malfunction).
1995 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8HD17YXS
Thanks to Stewart, Timothy and Roger for the great information. Here's the procedure: ECU is mounted under front passenger seat. The mode switch (potentiometer) is accessed from under the back of the seat. There are two LED's located to the right of the switch...
1999 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L Engine VIN: JN8AR05Y4X
Well, its fixed. I went through everything twice, checked and re-checked my work. We ended up removing the thermostat all together and road tested. Problem GONE. I installed another new thermostat today and road tested. Problem GONE. The first and second...
2001 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L crankshaft pulley VIN: 5N1ED28Y41
Thanks for all the replies on this one! Should have been easy, due to the amount of rust on the pulley, we did not see that the small holes were tapped for puller bolts, (I can't beleive they are that small!) We managed to get the pulley off without breaking ...
2001 Nissan Sentra XE 1.8L fuse VIN: 3N1CB51D8I
Wire had rubbed through and shorted on pass side strut tower direct between computer and eccs fuse. We found a technical bulletin that show this specific problem. Thanks guys ASC
2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D82
the charcoal canister had indeed come apart internally and the vent control had corrected the first two codes. I had then replaced the purge valve and blew out the lines. The code never came back. Trouble codes: P1444 (evap canister purge valve solenoid).
2000 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L Scan tool VIN: JT111GJ950
Hey! Thanks all you guys for taking the time to reply.There was a great deal of valuable info. We opted for the Toyota intellingent tester. Its on order. The Genisys scanner has no updates or compatible software outside of the US, which is a lot of wasted m...
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