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1996 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2HGEJ6683X
Custome bought this car. it was park for 3 months.when vechile get hot it idle at 1700 rpm. the speed up and down.code on dash was po505 iac . clear code replace trottle boody used part ,same problem check for vaccum leak no leak,no code now.the best way to de... Trouble codes: P0505
2003 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMES96663
Smells all too much like a marginal design fault. I hope not. Trouble codes: P1420 (Downstream cat efficiency poor)
1994 Lexus LS400 4.0L Cluster VIN: JTBUF11E5R
On this Lexus LS400 the Customer has complained about his cluster not lighting up upon start-up or if it is under 60 degrees. (Roughly) We found a TSB on the Cathode Tubes and Replaced them. Now that is has been colder in this area, he is experiencing the same...
1995 Lexus ES300 3.0L O/D Inop VIN: JT8GK13T9S
Good Morning to all,need some help from the Toyota/Lexus transmission wizards. Customer brought vehicle in reporting transmission slipping and check engine light on.Trans was one quart low on fluid. Codes stored in PCM for VSS malfunction.This turned out to b...
2002 Lexus LX470 4.7L No Start VIN: JTJHT00W12
no start after hot soak jest cranks.some or most of the will check engine when it fails.
2002 Mazda Protege LX 2.0L mlp VIN: JM1BJ22572
PLEASE HELP!!! Vehicle came in with code P0705 we replaced the MLP cleared code drove it and the code came right back in did a little research decided to replace the relay cleared code we drove it for 3 days off and on around town and then let her have it all ...
2002 Mazda Protege DX 2.0L Alternator VIN: JM1BJ22582
Thank you in advance for any help you can provide. This vehicle came in with an intermittent overcharge symptom. Found voltage readings listed below and battery low on water (battery already replaced by customer for boil over once). Customer had a friend insta...
2003 Mazda 6 S 3.0L No Start VIN: 1YVFP80D73
Vehicle came in and would crank but not start when cold outside (under 40 degrees it seems), after you let it sit in shop for a couple hours it will start up fine. had no spark and no fuel when it wouldn't start, MIL was on with throttle actuator codes but sus... Trouble codes: P0403, P1487, P2107, P2100, P2110
2004 Mitsubishi Galant GTS 3.8L ABS and Traction Control VIN: 4A3AB76544
The ABS and TCL OFF lights stay on. Codes will not clear with the scanner or battery disconnect. Has the following codes: U1073...Bus Off, U1120...Engine CAN message, C1205...LF WSS, C1211...RR WSS signal. Watching the data stream, the LF and RR WSS are readin...
1986 Nissan 300ZX 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: JN1HZ14S9G
Hi there. I have this old 300zx and it will start and not stay running. Tested fuel preasure and have plenty but the pump will only run for 5 secs before it shuts off. when it is running the pump stops running and the car runs on what presure it has until it r...
1993 Nissan 300ZX 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: JN1RZ26H2P
hello nissan techs,please help.this car will run and drive fine for about 15 to 20 minutes,then it starts misfiring and blowing blue smoke.after it sits for a hour or so it will run fine again.i have checked everything from fuel pressure to pluged exhaust.when...
1990 Toyota Camry 2.0L clock VIN: 4T1SV21E8L
there is a draw on the battery when clock stays lit up after you take key out..battey dies when sitting hooked up to car over night, clock is lit up and door chimes after u take out key..i banged on the ingition switch and the the clock went off after you take...
2004 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3L v s c VIN: 5TDBA22C04
hello all this 2004 sienna van came in with the complaint that during a long steady sweaping turn the vsc light will come on and the buzzer will sound. we verified the concern and with no codes recomended the steering sensor replacement. we did the zero point ...

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2004 Mazda RX-8 1.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1FE173X4
thanks to george from B.C. after cleaning the apex seals and finding one of them stuck. letting it soak in intake cleaner and breaking it free the car came back to life. we have driven the car for over a day now on and off, the CEL has not return and the car... Trouble codes: P0302.
1993 Mitsubishi Montero SR 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 456J123KL8
checked crank sensor, even replaced with another new one, checked ignitor on top of engine, cam sensor, all grounds good, still no fire to coils, i feel like a dog chasin my tail here.
2005 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L No Start VIN: 1N4BA41E45
Thanks to all;everyone had good info and testing advice. Steve from Long [...],NY was good enough to send his phone # and what he told me confirmed what others thought had happened that a coin had rolled off the dash into the ac system and gauge 'amplifier' a... Trouble codes: P0462, P0463, P0500, U1000, U1001.
2003 Toyota Matrix XRS 1.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: 2T1KY38E33
I learned that the customer had used leaded fuel a couple of times, I sent him to the dealer to have the cats changed.
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