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1993 Honda Accord EX 2.2L transmission VIN: 1HGCB9870P
D4 light blinking, sometimes by cycling key, relay clicks under dash and then transmission shifts okay. Otherwise get code for speed sensor and transmission shifting problem is that it won't upshift to 3rd and 4th. Have replaced shift solenoid and speed sensor...
1996 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEJ8141T
Hi everybody. I am looking for some opinions on where to go next. This Honda Civic has a misfire at idle. It is more noticable when its hot. It still revs up high. When driving, it can be felt slightly under load, but its not like a completely dead cylinder. M... Trouble codes: P0302 (Cylinder 2 Misfire)
2001 Honda Insight 1.0L dies VIN: JHMZE13791
This is the first Hybrid repair other than regular Maintance. Any info will be greatly appreciated. The car will start, then die in 4 seconds. It will restart immediatly but die again in 4 sec. You can do this all day long. I'm not sure where to start. Please ...
2001 Honda Accord LX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG65581
This vehicle is a used car that was on the lot for about three months and recently came back in with MIL on. P1457 stored. Found TSB for the bypass valve. Active tested all valves and found them to be functional. Removed the bypass/two-way valve and separated ... Trouble codes: P1457 (leak in the EVAP control system)
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)
2007 Honda Civic LX 1.8L SRS system VIN: 2HGFA15567
I have conflicting answers when it comes to replacing the SRS module. Some say if the SRS light is blinking the module dosen't need replaced just the codes need cleared but if the light is on solid it must be replaced. My lights are blinking. In the accident t...
2001 Hyundai Accent GS 1.5L Unknown VIN: KMHCG35C81
This is for all the Hyundai techs out there. We have this hyundai that has a battery going dead after a few days. Initially we did not show a draw on our ammeter until we cycled athe key a few times. With the key out we noticed a draw fluctuating between 119 m...
1999 Lexus GS400 4.0L 2nd and 3rd shift VIN: JT8BH68X5X
hello techs this vehicle came with the 2nd and 3rd upshift slipping well we rebuild it and the problem still the same , neutral safety switch replace and the same, then we desired to install a used trans and is doing the same thing at light throttle shift good...
2001 Lexus RX300 3.0L Engine VIN: JTJHF10U91
Had a noise in the transmission so it was pulled out & repaired. The engine had no running problems and turned good while getting the torque converter bolts out, now going back in with the transmission, the motor is locked up a 1 spot in it's revolution. It ca...
2004 Mazda RX-8 1.3L Excessive Emissions, No Start, lackof power VIN: JMIFE17N94
While vehicle was still hot, separated cat from exhaust and attempted to re-start vehicle. Vehicle cranked like zero compression and did not fire a lick. Let vehicle set overnight and immediately started in a plume of smoke the next day when cold. engine seeme...
2003 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L No Start, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51DX3
hi guys i have this nissan sentra this thing has a p340 cam sensor code . we replace both cam and crank sensor same code .check signal looks good the other shop replace the ecm with junk yard unit . some times the car do run and some times it runs good and cod...
2004 Nissan Murano SE 3.5L a/c compressor VIN: JN8AZ08W04
hello i have a problem child,this murano came in with no refrigerant in the system,nitro charged and found the case seals are leaking on the compressor.replaced with used one and out it went.pressures are good.came back two weeks later with green dye out of ...
2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Starting VIN: 1N4AL11D55
We are working on a 2005 Nissan Altima . Battery to continuously drain overnight. Radio system has been modify and re wired,we disconnected the radio system and electrical wires that been mickey mouse together. All stock electrical wires look good no rubbing a...
2006 Suzuki Forenza 2.0L Hesitation, Lack of power VIN: KL5JD56Z66
Hi guys: Perhaps some body can help with this problem.This car came with P2106 and P2110. The customer say that they was try with another computer , and allways MIL turn on and the codes returns. This codes are from Throttle Actuator Control System. When driv... Trouble codes: P2106 (Throttle Actuator Control TAC System Performance - Throttle Limitation Active), P2110 (Throttle Actuator Control TAC System - Forced Limited Engine Speed)
1993 Toyota Pickup 2.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4TARN1P0PZ
This truck runs rough at idle at times and when it is running rough the tach junps around eraticly. I have run a scope pattern and the RPM on the scope jumps around also when it is running rough. I have changed the distributor, spugs wire and igniter, the cap ...
2001 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8L Cuts out VIN: 1NXBR12E71
Vehicle came in with main complaint intermittently stalling\cutting off only at stops at idle. I was able to duplicate problem. Just idling in the bay in park in would cut off about every 15-45 minutes. It would immediately restart and run fine for another 15-... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean bank 1), P0304 (4 cylinder misfire), P0300 (Random misfire)

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2002 Honda Civic HX 1.7L Hesitation, loss of power VIN: 1HGES258X2
Thanks to all who replied. I waited a couple weeks to let client drive vehicle and give feed back. we replace a very plugged air filter, cleaned throttle body, and found issue was still present. we replaced the front o2 sensor and have not felt issue since. cl...
2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Stall VIN: 5FNRL180X2
The ignition switch did not fix it. The customer agreed to try cleaning the IAC valve but I talked to the local dealer and they had sold 11 IAC valves this year, which is a lot for our small town. So I gave the customer the option of replacing instead of clean...
2002 Hyundai XG350 L 3.5L Bleeding Brakes With ABS VIN: KMHFU45E12
Thanks for all the help! Everyone seemed to be confused as to why we could not bleed system without scanner. Began to focus on basics. Took master cylinder out to disassemble. Found bad piston cup seal. We must have damaged this seal when brake pedal went...
1999 Isuzu NPR 4.8L Front Brakes VIN: JALC4B146X
I replaced the M/C and the truck was essentially fixed. I am a little particular and didn't like the effort still necessary to rotate the wheels. It felt like the calipers, although released, could still release a tiny bit more. Upon changing pads due to them ...
2000 Isuzu N NPR 4.8L Oil Consumption VIN: JALC4B144Y
We checked the turbo and it had excessive movement present. We orderd a new turbo and it will arrive in a week. I am confident that this will fix it. Thanks for all the help!!!
1994 Mazda Protege 1.8L No Start VIN: JM1BG2249R
thanks to everyone who took time out of thier busy work schedule to help me out. the problem was a bad distributor. it had spark but it was a weak one. thanks for all the help.
2002 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.5L Surge, SES light
My hats off to James [...] on this one.Taking his advice I took back apart the timing belt.He was right.I had suspected possibly a timing issue but its not exactly a quick test to rip down timing belt.However hearing it from someone who has seen it multiple t... Trouble codes: P0155, P0335, P0340.
2006 Nissan Altima SL 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1N4AL11D06
Thanks for all the guys! After doing the idle relearn procedure once with no avail I started checking the VIAS system. What I found was that the vaccum canister on the back of the intake had a small crack in it. The customer failed to tell me that it was doing... Trouble codes: P0420.
1995 Toyota Previa LE 2.4L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3AC13R7S
Although this is a '95 Previa, it is an OBD II vehicle. It won't give codes by jumpering E1 and TE1 terminals, and the OBD II connector is hidden under the removable dash top cover in the center of the dash. This was a new one for me, so thanks for the help....
2000 Toyota Echo 1.5L Hesitation, long crank time VIN: JTDB11234Y
Thanks to all who have replied with suggestions. I spoke to the Toyota dealer and they suggested checking the mass airflow sensor for contamination. I removed the sensor and found debris and dirt on the element. I cleaned the sensor with brake clean, re-instal...
2006 Toyota Tacoma 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TEUX42N06
I would like to thank everyone that took the time to read my request and especially those who responded. Responses included checking oil level, unlocking the cam gear, coils, injectors, crank sensor and vvti actuator. The customer took vehicle to give me time ... Trouble codes: 0012 (cam retard), 0300 (multiple misfire), 0301 (0302 -), 0302.
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