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2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG1658Y
this honda has to run for awhile and get warmed up then after you shut it off and go to restart it after about 10 minutes it either will not start or will run very rough and misfire. check engine light will come on and start flashing. checked it for codes and ... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire detected), P0301 (cylinder 1 misfire detected), P0302 (cylinder 2 misfire detected), P0304 (cylinder 4 misfire detected), P0305 (cylinder 5 misfire detected)
2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0L light VIN: 1HGCM82603
Thanks in advance. This one came in with a traction control and brake light staying on. I scanned computer for codes and found none. My scanner did not give me a option for abs or traction control only engine control. I did replace brake light switch as i saw ...
2003 Honda Element DX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD78463
This vehicle came in with P0341. Ran test and found that timing chain had jumped 2 teeth. We replaced the chain, guide and tensioner. Started vehicle and runs fine. Checked for codes before giving back to customer and it has a pending P0011. Cleared and came b... Trouble codes: P0011 (VTC sys malfunction)
2004 Honda Civic LX 1.7L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2HGES165X4
One of the techs in the shop put a timing belt in this little monster. About one mile into the test drive the vehicle stalled and would not restart immediately. By the time one of the guys from the shop arrived to tow, it started and ran back to the shop. They...
1994 Lexus LS400 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8UF11E4P
hello guys this is my first post. this lexus was towed in and will start with long crank,at that time did not have any power and would not make it up the hill into our shop. scanned for codes and got code 25 all it says is exhaust lean (modis) the next day wou... Trouble codes: 25 (exhaust lean)
1994 Mazda B4000 SE 4.0L Cuts out, Stall, no start when hot VIN: 4F4DR17X2R
with low fuel pressure and fuel pressure dropping to zero, i replaced the fuel pump. with the new pump fuel pressure is at 42lbs but the pressure still drops to zero. put new coolant temp sensor in vehicle. vehicle starts with no problem when the truck is cold... Trouble codes: 118 (coolant temp above -40f)
2001 Mazda Protege ES 2.0L No Start VIN: JM1BJ22541
Hey Techs, need alittle direction on this one. No start, no spark. Custumer said a few days ago her battery was dead she had it jumped and took it home. The next mourning it was cranking but would not start. We got it in and charged the battery. It cranks but ...
2003 Mazda Protege ES 2.0L shift solenoid VIN: JM1BJ22553
Vehicle came in with transmission free wheeling when it went into 4th. Replaced with salvage yard one (low mileage). Everything seemed fine, went through all the gears fine. Delivered. Came back 2 days later with the AT light flashing. Code P0771 Shift solenoi...
1991 Nissan 300ZX 2 2 3.0L blend door actuator VIN: JN1RZ26A6M
hello nissan fans thanks for stoping by, got this z car in for no heat from heater used mitchel to enter in the self dia mode by holding auto and off got it to tell me that the outside air temp was 60 and the inside was 58 at all other sensors the blend door i...
1997 Nissan Pickup SE 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, Failsafe?? VIN: 1N6SD11Y8V
A friend of mine brought in his truck for oil service and rough idle and misfire when raining. Ignition wires were terrible and needed full tune up. He also mentioned to me, this wierd problem he has fairly often. After driving for as short as 5 minutes, the t... Trouble codes: P0155
2003 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L headlights VIN: 1N4AL11D03
the customers wife has experienced the battery light coming on / off in a matter of minutes and losing radio stations. this problem has been check by the dealers a couple times but nothing was acting up at that time. therefore the problem was never found. last...
2003 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1ED28Y63
P1444 manual testing with scann equipment shows all to be working fine, snoke test shows no faults, resistance tests and voltage drop test on the circuit and purge valve all ok, repalced the valve and is still acting up. problem is intermittant, P1402 I stil... Trouble codes: P1402 (egr fault), P1444 (Purge valve flow at wrong time)
2005 Nissan Titan SE 5.6L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1N6AA06A25
towed truck in and charged battery,cranked over good and started right up,ran for five minutes and died.scanned and had in memory po340,R&Red the sensor and no good still did not start.this morning started up like new veh and ran longer.turned it off and tried... Trouble codes: P0340
2007 Nissan Versa S 1.8L Hatchback release VIN: 3N1BC13E97
Hello everyone, this Versa Hatchback just came in, and the hatchback will not open with the external release button. It opens OK with the manual emergency release inside the hatchback interior panel. I unfortunately do not have a wiring diagram, so I have chec...
1988 Toyota Pickup 2.4L Timing/misfire VIN: JT5RN75U1J
This camper came to me with an intermittent missfire, but the real thing is the ignition timing is at 30 advanced. If you try to turn it down it wont run. And yes I did jump the diag. port. He drove it here and it would go 65 pushing wind. My question is can t...
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 Camry LE 3.0L No Start, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2BF22K71
hi to all tech i need some help if you could. this toy camry the cust said it had a po1300 and is would miss and cut out. i scaned the car and it had no codes in it. i test drove the car and it ran great looked at all the # fuel tim looked good the car had lot... Trouble codes: P340, P133
2004 Toyota Prius 1.5L park
O.K. I'm doing what I generally criticize others for doing-posting a problem I have not experienced-but this owner is quite specific,a skilled communicator and the complaint is safety related.The car has stopped engaging park when the park button is pushed.The...

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1996 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEJ8141T
Ok, so this one kicked my butt and I am very embarrassed. I am tearing open my wound and pouring salt on by telling you all this, by the way. After having no evidence from valve lash, I watched the valves to make sure some weren't opening late/closing early ... Trouble codes: P0302 (Cylinder 2 Misfire).
1999 Honda Accord LX 2.3L door locks VIN: 1HGCG326XX
Thanks for everyone's input and help. I ended swapping out the window switch, d/s multiplex and lastly the p/s multiplex with good used parts one at a time. It ended up being the p/s multiplex unit. I really hate not being able to diagnose something and just s...
2007 Honda Civic LX 1.8L SRS system VIN: 2HGFA15567
Everyone was unanimous this time with replacing the SRS module. Replaced it today and had it programed, it is fine now. Just so you don't think I'm some kind of moron as some of you hinted at in your response to my update post. I know that you have always had ...
1999 Isuzu Amigo S 3.2L 2-3 shift VIN: 4S2CM57W2X
Ran vehicle for a few days with the alarm/relay module disconnected. Vehicle ran fine. Replaced alarm module and the switch blew again. Cust decided to eliminate the wiring from range switch to alarm module and instrument cluster. Still leaving the wires from ...
2001 Kia Rio 1.5L monitors VIN: KNADC12381
I've checked the speed sensor at the right front wheel. getting data to the pcm. I get sporatic oportunities to road test vehicle. I know it is going into closed loop but I have yet to monitor ect and iat values. All the fuses arte good. Get inputs from the m...
2004 Mazda 6 S 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1YVEP80CX4
thanks for the replies. disconnecting leak detection pump in rear of vehicle corrected the blown BAR1 fuse to quit blowing. removed ldp. internal resistance way off.(shorted to ground). installed new ldp. performed obd2 drive cycle. ok. thanks again BOB Trouble codes: P0101, P0403.
2004 Mazda RX-8 1.3L No Start VIN: JM1FE17394
I had talked with some of the Mazda people locally, they say the most common no start is due to rotor seal washing from rich fuel at a cold start. What I learned from them was that this AFM rarely fails, and one partsman said he recently replaced his personal ... Trouble codes: P0336 (Eccentric Shaft position sensor circuit range/performance problem).
2004 Mitsubishi Galant GTS 3.8L ABS and Traction Control VIN: 4A3AB76544
After testing the wheel speed sensors (tested good) and signals to the ABS ECU, I believe the ABS ECU is faulty. Thanks to all who replied.
2000 Subaru Outback 2.5L No Start VIN: 4S3BH6750Y
I am sure that I am not getting the entire story. Every request I made to talk to the original customer that self installed the engine was met with 'he's not available'. The company that sold the engine has decided to pay for the diagnosis so far and install...
1993 Toyota Pickup 3.0L oil pressure too high VIN: JT4VN13G7P
boss opted to pull motor back out and tear it back down to send to machine shop for analysis. they said they didnt find anything wrong so we tried another oil pump. vehicle runs at 90 psi cold at fast idle then goes down to 30 psi warm at idle. not sure why it...
2004 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF28B84
Thx for everyones help, end up being computer .Used one was wrong one.Try\ied ground A/F sensors,that worked but computer wouldnt control ground side.Thanks again Trouble codes: P0135 (AFS heater circuit bank 1S1), P0155 (AFS heater circuit bank2S1).
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