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1992 Honda Civic CX 1.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: 2HGEH2344N
Vehicle came in, failed CO at 1.2 ( max .48) at 25mph. I checked computer data and found that It stays open loop all the time. O2 sensor data indicates rich condition- .800mv to .900mv all the time. It goes to .300mv when accelerating. This vehicle has no EGR ...
1996 Honda Prelude Si 2.3L Hesitation VIN: JHMBB2155T
used engine installed, all sensors/switches etc. transferred from original motor, new timing belt, clutch etc. complaint is an "intermittent" no throttle response at 60/65 mph for 1/2 seconds, then good acceleration. no backfires etc. tech drove it, and once, ...
1999 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Surge VIN: 1HGEJ864XX
This vehicle here is giving us problems. Customer just brought vehicle as is, with aftermarket intake, exhaust, and a v tec controller. Vehicle came in with a burnt valve in cylinder 1. We performed valve job on vehicle. Vehicle now running well only problem i...
2002 Infiniti I35 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: NXBER37923
car came in for routine spark plug change. went fine and car ran great. left and came back a couple days later with a idle speed error. any tricks to relearn idle or is a dealer scan tool needed. smoke the the intake and did not find any leaks. Trouble codes: P0507
2005 Infiniti FX35 3.5L No Start VIN: JNRASO8U15
Hey fellas, lookin for a little help here thanx in advance. Got a 05 infiniti FX35 that doesn't start no codes(except the evap code) fuel press. good and spark good. It feels as if the engine is cross firing our out of time... kinda of spits and sputters when ... Trouble codes: P0451 (evap press sensor)
2000 Isuzu Trooper Limited 3.5L CV Half-Shafts VIN: JACDJ58X7Y
I want to replace the axles all the way up to the inner-cup housing. Want to leave the inner CV joint housing because C-clip removal requires IFS third member removal and disassembly. The factory axles have six ball bearings on the inner end of the shaft and a...
1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L abs VIN: JT6HF10U4X
A thorough brake job was done on this vehicle. The sliders were frozen and cleaned and replaced as necessary. Front drive axles were visually checked for known cracks or ring movement.Looks ok. Brake pedal is good. High speed stops are without issue, no abnorm...
2005 Lexus IS300 3.0L engine block VIN: JTHBD12975
This car was in a accident and for some unknown reason the timing belt jumped and bent the valves. We removed the cylinder head and had it repaired (new valves, pressure test and mill). Straight edge the block and we are seeing one spot that measures between ....
1999 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L radio and obd monitors VIN: 4A3AA46G8X
Hello all, and thanks in advance to everyone who takes the time to read this. I have this galant that wont pass emissions cause the obd monitors get erased everytime the vehicle is turned off. All the radio stations and the clock on the radio get reset also. A...
1993 Nissan D21 2.4L lifter VIN: 1N6SD16Y6P
Customer complains of lifter noise. This noise occured when he was pulling into town after driving for over two hours. When I picked it up cold, one lifter was very noisy. After a short drive on the highway, the noise was greatly reduced. I pulled the valve co...
1999 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on, P0134
CEL on,P0134 in memory. Engine purr's like a kitten and runs good.complete tune up performed. Intake smoked for leaks and none found. engine temp normal and no exhaust leaks. cleared code,replaced front O2 (non nissan) and test drove. CEL back on and P0134 cam... Trouble codes: P0134 (No activaty B1S1)
2003 Nissan Murano SL 3.5L No Start VIN: JN8AZO8T63
car blows 15 amp fuelpump fuse in underhood fusebox intermittantly doesnt die while driving just during startup
2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L MIL Lamp on, LIMP IN MODE VIN: 1N4BA41E64
in my initial diag i noticed excessive silicone on timing cover,i then proceeded with and oil flush and manual cleaning of the intake valve solenoids. i found at this time the b2 solenoid plunger is not actuating. i replaced the solenoid and took for a test dr... Trouble codes: P0345, P0021
2006 Nissan Xterra X 4.0L hvac VIN: 5N1AN08W46
This beast is a first for me - the a/c compressor will only engage on fan speed 1, max air. there is now blower at this speed setting but the compressor engages. If fan speed is turned to 2-3-4 the indicator lights on the a/c and recirculate buttons go out and...
1995 Suzuki Sidekick JLX 1.6L alarm VIN: 2S3TD03V9S
Working on 95 Suzuki Sidekick alarm system on .Remode control could'nt stop the alarm .Disconnected the battery , remode control worked ,reconnected the battery .The vehecle wont cranks .Any suggestion . ThankS. DUC [...]
1995 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4TAUN61C6S
Toyota techs please help! I see no reason for this code to set, yet it does. Truck drives out good jus keeps setting this code. Trouble codes: P0336 (crankshaft position sensor)
2002 Toyota Highlander 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: JTEHF21A02
Car towed in / no start - no fuel pressure tested wires and all fuses and relays. replaced feul pump, that problem fixed. Still no start. inspected coils / was miss firing on #3 and #6 swapped #6 coil no change. but the # 3 coil was not bolted down and bottom ...
2007 Toyota Prius 1.5L Master HV Failure VIN: JTDKB20U07
Hopeully there are some prius masters out there. Customer took to dealer first, they said it needs a Transaxle. There is a TSB for this code with info codes 526 and 613, it says replace transaxle for both of these codes only. Info code 611 is for the area of t... Trouble codes: P0AA6

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1998 Kia Sportage 2.0L engine idle VIN: KDNJA7239W
thanks to all who replied. we checked the connectors c123 and 124, they did not seem to be in a bind or "pulled" on from their routing location to the engine. we did attempt to clean and tighten them although they are hard to access and a better job could be...
1993 Mitsubishi 3000GT SL 3.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: JA3BM64JXP
I got this vehicle running again. The main problem was the 5 volt reference for the cam position sensor was shorted to ground. I cut this wire at the sensor and the ecm. I then ran a jumper wire from the ecm to the cam sensor and the vehicle started up imme... Trouble codes: 23 (Cam position sensor circuit).
2000 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 5N1ED28Y3Y
thanks for all the repylies. Many suggested pull the intake off and checking for leak. 3.3 have an opening valley and after smoke testing and finding no leaks I decided to check timimg once again. Found my timing to be off at the crankshaft gear. There sho...
2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 3N1CB51D12
as most of you suggested,replaced the mass air flow sensor helped the vehicle run alot better.the sensor 1 bank 1 readings now start at 2500mv. had another 1.8 sentra to try the pcm. all readings normal, also have a fault in the pcm. thanks for all your help.
2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T3ZF13C01
Thank you all of you who replied.First the p0140 should rear p0141.Both air/fuel ratio sensor heaters were bad .Resistance check showed them open.The rear o2 heater was bad open on resistance test.Replaced both air/fuel sensors and rear o2 and light is off. Trouble codes: P1135, P1155, P0140.
2004 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Battery Light VIN: 2T1BR32L94
Hi again, sorry for the delay, but I needed to verify the fix. All good suggestions, unfortunatly most I had tried or researched already. Robert from Indiania sent me on the correct path with connector EA1 in the power distribution center. However during testi...
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