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1995 Honda Prelude SE 2.3L abs light on VIN: JHMBB2278S
hey you honda techs! problem; abs light comes on after one minute of driving and stays on until you shut off vehicle. when you restart vehicle, no light until after the one minute of driving period and also a clicking noise heard at the same time-sounds like a...
2002 Honda Accord LX 2.3L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG6653Y
heres another good one comes in with a 1167 code,a/f ratio heater malfunction.check a/f sensor found that the heater circuit was open in the we replaced the sensor with a after market bosch sensor.cleared codes and drove mil didnt come back ... Trouble codes: 1167 (a/f ratio sensor bank1 heater malfunction)
1997 Hyundai Tiburon 1.8L rear wiper VIN: KMHJG24F6V
This rear wiper motor will start operating by itself or it will also start running with the switch. Problem is it will not shut OFF with the switch. Opening the rear hatch about half way will shut off the wiper. Help???
2003 Isuzu Rodeo S V6 3.2L all VIN: JAATFS25H3
This vehicle is really a pick up truck but it resembles the rodeo so i put it as that, it also steers from the right side(right hand drive). Customer called said he was driving fine and stopped for a few moments. When he tried to move the vehicle it would neit...
2001 Kia Sportage EX 2.0L Misfire VIN: KNDJB72321
Another shop replaced vc gasket, had oil in #4 plug well, plugs and the 2 ignition wires. Mil for miss on 2&4. Runs well above 2500 rpm. Feels like ign miss below 2500 when frst starting out. Are coils a problem with this one? Thanks. Dave
1992 Mazda MX-3 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1EC4329N
Replaced dist on this vehicle and I am unable to locate the diag connector to set the timing. It is not in the usual place I would expect it to be(behind one of the strut towers). Did not see it under the dash, center console or glove box. Thanks in advance.
2001 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L transfer case VIN: 1N6ED27Y71
vehicle has unusual amount of wheel bind when 4x4 is operated. all tires are equal diameter. fluid is clean & red.
2006 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L harsh engagement VIN: 1N4BA41E1E
This car cam in with a transmission complaint,well I have built ford,chryslers,and some nissan transmission in the past never one of these before.Test drove car noticede that it shifts fine when cold,but as it warms up it starts to shift firm.I then noticed it...
1990 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.0L Surge, Misfire, lean misfire VIN: JT3FJ62G1L
came in with a rough idle, replaced EGR vacuum modulator. this resolved rough idle. Now vehicle is leanning out at tip in (aprox. 5% throttle) o2's replaced at 132K O2 sensors will respond to propane and vacuum leaks right away. when lean condition occurs o2'...
1992 Toyota Camry 2.2L Cooling Systems VIN: JT2SK12E9N
Thanx in advance on this one. came in running hot about 210-215 at the upper water outlet temp guage reads just at the red.checked timing ok took out t-stat flushed the block and heater core, put in new temp sender switch, new efi temp switch new radiator and ...
2001 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TDBT48A51
this truck lasts about 3-4 weeks light comes on same code each time what are we missing or doing wrong Trouble codes: P0446
2002 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L Lite on VIN: 5TDZT38A22
customer brought vehicle for CODE:c1363 We test circuit from skip ecu to pedal force switch. STS(PIN 5, BR-Y), from sensor to ecu, no open or short PSNC(PIN 2, V-W) and PSNO(PIN 1, R-Y), no open or short test with scope: 1. STS and PSNC 2. STS and PSNO, can se...
2003 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDDR32T93
hey guys! i did this car in jan this yr. just came back today. same code, poo12. i cant fnd any info on that code in hear. when i do the test t actavate contole valve it does die at idle. so i take it it does work. any insite? i see alt of tips about thegear p... Trouble codes: P0012

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2004 Hyundai Tiburon GT 2.7L Unknown VIN: KMHHN65F4U
it seems that the tires and wheels may be the problem but i am not completely convinced it still felt like an inner c/v joint but i have not heard back from the customer so i am calling it done for now
1999 Isuzu Trooper S 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JACDJ58X5X
We had been using denso sensors, which we normally have good luck with in the pre cat position. The sensor is the same for pre and post locations, but maybe something about the sensor construction just did not work for post cat location. I replaced the sensor ... Trouble codes: P0160 (HO2S Insufficient activity B2S2).
2002 Mazda MPV LS 3.0L Misfire
Thanks all once again who replied.many of you hit it right on.It was the #4&6 coil wires changed around.found out cust had a friend who had a look at his misfireing issue the week before and installed the delco plugs in it that i swapped out with oem plugs.ret... Trouble codes: 304 (misfire on number 4 cylinder), 306 (misfire on number 6 cylinder).
1993 Nissan 240SX 2.4L Stall VIN: JN1MS36P3W
client declined further diags. and took vehicle. Thanks to all who replied with suggestions to check maf, exhaust restrictions, air inlet tube etc. These all checked good as did powers and grounds to ecm and all signals in and out of ecm except for injector pu...
2003 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L idle speed VIN: JN1DA31A63
a great big thank-you to all who responded. the fix thank's to Derrick [...] was disconecting injectors to get the idle down. I went in to air volume relearn using my Launch X431 scanner and with engine running disconnected three injectors to dr... Trouble codes: P1121 (etc actuator problem).
2005 Suzuki Aerio SX 2.3L air bag code VIN: JS2RA61S95
Thanks for all that offered help including those that sent diagnostic info on the code. The code is for a short on the driver's side buckle assy. I was able to finally get the code to reset using a different time sequence on the airbag diagnostic connector and...
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