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1997 Honda Prelude Type SH 2.2L distributor VIN: JHMBB6154V
car came in as a no staet we tested all systems had no spark no injector puls sowe we had ecm rebilt know has injectok puls put new distributor from diler car ran for 2hr we stop the engine & let set over night trid to start & had no spark check all systems ha...
1999 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD1863X
Hello Every One, This vehicle started out with a intermittent stalling problem,which we later fixed with an Igniter. But not before this vehicle set a P0420 code. I checked the o2 sensors at cruise and the post-cat o2 mirrored the pre-cat o2. Looked like a cl... Trouble codes: P0420
2000 Honda Accord DX 2.3L clutch VIN: 1HGCF8543Y
Hi, we have been fighting a clutch problem on this Accord for a while now and it just came back again with the same problem. Car originally came to us with a low clutch pedal and clutch not disengaging completely. After some testing we put on a new aftermarket...
2004 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L Cruise Control VIN: JHLRD68404
Vehicle came in with customer complaint of intermittant cruise control operation. Cruise control has never worked for us. Backprobing 14 pin connector at cruise control module under left knee panel proves good powers and ground supply. Brake switch is operatin...
2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0L rotors VIN: 1HGCM66554
I need some help from you Honda guys out there. This v-6 accord keeps warping rotors. I've heard various rumors such as rotors are the same as the 4cyl ones and are too small. Not to use oe pads etc. All I know is I have an un-happy customer and am losing mone...
2007 Honda Civic EX 1.8L abs VIN: 1HGFA16867
car came in with bad roaring noise from right front bearing. After replaceing bearing ABS light is on. My scanner will not access codes for this late model. Can I get codes manually? Tried disconnecting battery for couple of minutes but light never goes off. S...
2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT 2.7L No Start VIN: KMHHN65F93
Hello All - Car died on road - Customer said he heard a pop like transmission popped out of gear, and then a clicking sound. Pulled to side of road, car still idling, shut car off and waited 1 minute, car would not restart. Has not run since. Has no spark, b... Trouble codes: P0335
1995 Lexus SC400 4.0L ChkEngLt VIN: JT8UZ30C0S
Hi guys, After cleaning and reassembly of this 1UZ motor it is running perfectly but I get a recurring code 17 with the PCM (obd1 early production 95 model). My alldata says this is a abs/trac circuit problem,although other sources showed CMP sensor malfunct...
2000 Lexus ES300 3.0L engine VIN: JT8BF28GOY
Has anyone had valves to randomly stick on these engines? We would like to just go ahead and road test, but are concerned the valve may stick,bend,or break and damage the engine. Thanks for any help.
1997 Mazda e2000 2.0L Misfire VIN: JMOSRXOE30
Hello everyone ,this one goes back in time ,no ecu, no scanning, carby ,simple basic engine , however, when driving at approximately 60-70 kmh the engine makes a rattling noise and runs on 2 cyls as you come to a stop the engine idles back on 4 cyls until the ...
2004 Mazda RX-8 1.3L Cooling Systems VIN: JM1FE17N84
I could use some Mazda Rotary help. Ive got an RX-8 here that overheats. The fans come on, then it spits out coolant. when we replaced the t-stat i used a vacuum filler. so has anyone seen this before? i was thinking a slipping water pump impeller but the Mazd...
2007 Mazda 6 i 2.3L right turn signal light VIN: 1YVHP80C27
This car has made me hit a brick wall and I am asking for some of you seasoned Mazda techs for an answer here or some insight. Mark from Florida may have seen this before. Previously the left turn signal light would stay on with flashing,it would just be on i...
1989 Mitsubishi Mirage LS 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JA3CU46X1K
Hi guys, we have this mitsubishi mirage that runs fine when it is cold but when it gets hot it throws a fit. Once it is hot the engine will start to miss intermittently,you can rev it up a little bit but it starts to skip and fart at about two grand, and after...
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L Navigation VIN: JN8DR09Y21
My own vehicle. Factory navigation has version 5.0 software from 2001. Bought version 5.5 with 2005 software (latest available) from Navteq. Former supplier Zenrin out of business. Discs sent say Infinity, but apparently same for Nissan, just not so common to ...
2003 Nissan Sentra XE 1.8L intake cam VIN: 3MN5TY7U89
1995 Subaru SVX L 3.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JF1CX3354S
Hello, I need some help on this subaru car came in for stalling problem , road test car stalls on fast accel and at hot idle , if you leave it idle in the shop in 15 min it shuts of , i know subaru had problems with cam and crank sensors ,but this has the 3.3 ...
1994 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L moving off in D VIN: JT3VN39W0R
Hi every one, this car came to me with erratic transmission performance. I tested the vehicle and found that it would reverse fine but when drive is selected it would slip for awhile then judder then pick up the gear and get going, once its going it changes ou...
1996 Toyota T100 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT4UN2405V
Hi I was wandering if anyone had run into one of these T100 throwing a engine light code 1700. The other tech has look for the speed sensor in the tale shaft of this truck but can not find one. Please help if you can. He put a used motor in about a week ago an... Trouble codes: 1700 (Speed Sensor No 2 Circuit Malfunction)
1999 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L harsh trans. VIN: 4T1BF18B3X
hi everybody, this one came in with tps range code, harsh shift and high idle. also very harsh forward and reverse trans enguagement. replaced tps to no avail. when i leave bolts out of tps and rotate it until scan tool says 0% throttle all problems gone. but ...
2000 Toyota Celica GTS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDDY32T5Y
car misses on all cylinders at 2200 rpm, goes away after 2500, has updated injectors per toyota tsb, no slack in timing chain; some wear on guides, fuel trim , lt-10%, st -1%, replaced maf meter (3.6), intermitant power loss Trouble codes: P0300 (random cylinder misfire detected)
2002 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: A22S066804
Need Toyota help on a 4.7 V8. This thing misfires on all the odd cylinders bank 1. Only does it during idle ,cruise is ok.Suspect a problem with variable valve timing? Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0303, P0305, P0307
2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Hesitation, Very low power VIN: 1NXBR38F43
Hey guys, This fine Toyota came in on a hook, with the complaint that the customers son was driving and it started loosing power and when the customer checked it out he found the #3 spark plug and coil were melted down more then Chirnobel, it was so bad that ...
2004 Toyota Echo 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDBT12384
This car came in this afternoon with a check engine light ON, try to pull the code(s) using our OTC Genisys but found no code what so ever. Try to restart the car in hope to get some code back with no succes, even road test the car for a while but that change ...

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2006 Honda Accord LX Special Edition 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCM56396
I let the car idle for 30 min and it ran fine, after that I could clear the code. Dale from N C suggested to do this and it worked. Never heard of that before.No other info was sent. going to lean at dead battery caused it and only needs to run to relearn. Tha... Trouble codes: P2176 (throttle actuator control system idle not learned).
2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3CZRE38598
guys i am closing this with a fix. I moved some things inside the relay box and the vehicle ran fine. The customer denied any further repairs. So wasnt able to get any further diagnosis verified other than the relay box causing all the problems. Trouble codes: P1659.
2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Hesitation, Surge VIN: JN1CA31D91
had mass air flow reprogramed by dealer fixed surge but cat still a problem. will need new catalytic converters. Trouble codes: 420 (rt bank catalyst).
1991 Toyota Camry 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JT2SV24E3M
There were a combination of issues that contributed to this problem. Most of the replies focused on cam timing, others emphasized valve clearance, vacuum leaks, fuel pressure, plugged exhaust, etc. I had to buy the valve adjustment tool and do the calculatio...
1999 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L No Start VIN: JT3GN87R1X
checked all timing componets, all good. I did not do this car and was left with it. I have a strong suspecion battery was left connected and starter wire touched ground and shorted computor out dont know till pcm is replaced.
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