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2001 Acura RL Premium 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4A96571C
As stated in Repair History,have 2001 Acura 35RL 3.5 V6 with PO 401.Have cleaned Ports and Checked EGR Lift sensor and MAP sensor against Volt charts in Alldata.Both Pass.Have Monitored Opperation whill driving and EGR Lift Voltage varies from 1.5v-2.97.Though... Trouble codes: P00, 401 (Insuff. EGR Flow)
1989 Honda Accord LX 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire
vehicle runs fine and pulls well normally, then will lose power and die like fuel starvation. Have tried many parts to no avail. Anybody seen this on one of these vacuumed to death pos's ??
1994 Honda Accord DX 2.2L No Start VIN: JHMCD5533R
Car was towed in as a no start, had no spark. Tested output from 3 distributor sensors, crank sensor signal was missing. Installed customer supplied distributor, engine started and ran. Had a bad coolant leak, customer took car and fixed leak himself, wouldn't...
2003 Honda Accord LX 3.0L No Start VIN: 1HGCM665X3
see above
2000 Hyundai Tiburon 2.0L battery VIN: KMHJG35F7Y
vehicle would not start battery was discharged, charged battery and tsted ok. let vehicle sit for a day , was discharged again? performed drain test shows 12.9 volts as a draw started pulling fuses once the ecu fuse was removed the draw went away. .07 volts. w...
2005 Lexus LS430 4.3L Mechanical VIN: JTHBN36F05
Hello, members I have a ls 430 insurance job (drove thru a flash flood) ruined the engine . Alldata says remove the engine with the trans also rack and I think the sub frame. Do you all know of any short cuts time savors? What is the easiest way ? Thanks in ad...
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.4L compressor VIN: 4A3AC44G61
Hello fellow techs, The air conditioner works great out on the road. When you come to a stop after a few seconds the a/c compressor will turn off. There is power to the relay, if you bypass the relay the compressor will run. There is power to the control side ...
1997 Nissan Quest GXE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4N2DN1119V
replaced o2 without diag due to age (have been serviceing this car for years) recheck with diagnoistics from alldata , fournd no problem circuit test good to eccs no shorts no opens, no problems ... any body seen this one?
2000 Nissan Frontier XE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6DD2156Y
Yes, we have a P0420, and NO, it's not the catalytic converter. Brand new cat. What this thing does is it always has 300mV for the rear H02. It doesn't matter if it's cold or hot, it doesn't switch at all. Thus, we put a new front AND rear H02 on it, and it do... Trouble codes: P0420 (Catalyst efficiency)
2004 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L MIL Lamp on
Hey guys! Well this is my first time posting a problem. I went through the search and found no matches. I did figure this one out and I figured someone would run into a similar problem and would need the help. This vehicle came to us from anouther shop with a ... Trouble codes: P1456
2004 Subaru Forester X 2.5L No Start VIN: JF1SG636X4
the car was towed in. it will no start. it has several iac codes and 1 egr code. i clear the codes, but it is a hard codes. i do not have power at the iac and egr solonoid. i tried the ignition relay without success. i can get the car runing when a spray in th... Trouble codes: P1510, P1512, P1514, P1515
2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 3.4L driveshaft has ringing sound when you let off gas VIN: 5TBRN34171
Customer returned vehicle shortly after rebuild, to say noise was still there in reverse. He says when hot trying to back his boat up the driveway it makes a screeching sound.The only way i can duplicate noise is to powerbrake in reverse and quickly let off ga...

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1996 Acura TL 3.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4UA3654T
first of all thanks to all those who replied to my request for help. found out the vuccum line te the map was restricted allowing some vaccum but only half as much as the manifold. So i tried to free the restriction whith no sucess so i teed into the vommum ho...
2004 Honda Accord LX 3.0L camshaft VIN: 1HGCM66574
think that the passage from block to head was blocked by debris and caused the loss of pressure to back head causing the cam to seize in head. rather than take chance with tis happing again decided to put another 40,000 mile eng in car.
2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8L Compressor engagement VIN: 1HGFA16806
First of all, thanks to everyone that replied. I'm going to shoot an educated guess at this one since it is so intermittent. I'm going to take the vehicle to Honda and let them reflash the ECM (since it is under 8yr/80k miles) then drive it for a week to see i...
2007 Lexus IS250 2.5L Steering VIN: JTHBK26297
Hello,thanks for all the replies,the vehicle went to a shop that have a oem lexus scanner they reprogrammed the computer and everything started to work again,and has been working for a few days but the cutomer has called me and stated that it dod stop working ...
2000 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YBGF22D9Y
Thank you for all your replies. The EGR passages had been cleaned and this is what actually had caused the problem. A pcv hose was found flattened under the intake manifold. It had been disconnected and was causing the egr flow code due to the large vacuum lea... Trouble codes: P0400.
1996 Mitsubishi Galant S 2.4L Charging system only VIN: 4A3AJ46G4T
Hey everyone thanks for all your help, the main lesson here is NOT to use a cheap aftermarket rebuilt alternator they don't work. I know they cost a little more but buy a OEM- Denso unit you'll only have to change it once NOT 3 times again thanks Dean Smi...
1999 Subaru Legacy L 2.5L Stall VIN: 4S38G6853X
I drove this car for over 100 miles and nothing happened. I am thinking an ignition switch but not sure. Customer wanted car back and came and got it, haven't heard anything yet. Trouble codes: P1100.
2003 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, VIN: JF1GD29693
turns out the first sensor was ok. i removed the opposite sensor to see which way the the actual valve was facing, left side was 90deg different from the right side. removed the actuator on the left valve, rotated it 90deg and reinstalled sensor and actuator, ... Trouble codes: P1086 (TGV Sensor 2 Circuit Low).
1999 Toyota Solara SE 3.0L alternator? VIN: 2TICF28P4X
We installed a larger reserve capacity battery to alleviate this situation. Also, I have taken a smaller diameter pulley from a ford alternator and ground out the center to prepare for his return, if he does. This will increase the speed of the alt about 30% i...
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