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2005 Honda Civic EX 1.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEM2193S
car came in with p0135, o2 sensor heater circuit fault b1s1,customer stated fuel mileage was terrible, scanner read, heater circuit fault, "yes" check power & ground to heater circuit OK. replaced sensor. (very expensive sensor, by the way!) cleared codes road... Trouble codes: P0171
2000 Infiniti I30 T 3.0L no reverse VIN: JNKCA31A1Y
vehicle has no reverse. Customer stated that vehicle showed no signs of trans failures (well typical failure anyways no slip or anything like that). It has all the forward gears. Fluid is not burnt, no codes in the TCM or the PCM. Found one TSB on alldata for ...
2003 Lexus ES300 3.0L No communication VIN: JTHBF30G93
Can't communicate with this car with the Techstream or the Cardaq. Car runs fine, no lights on, no problems. Customer just believes there is a Flash available for trans so I was going to hook and see if there was. But I continually get cannot communicate with...
1993 Mazda MPV Passenger 3.0L Cylinder Compression VIN: JM3LV5230P
Thank you in advance for reading this. My customer's wife was driving this van down the highway when she heard a funny noise and the engine quit. It was towed to me to work on, and I found that five of the six spark plugs were very hard to remove, and once rem...
2005 Mazda 6 S 3.0L Cuts out VIN: 1YVHP80DX5
Just looking to see if anyone has seen this problem before. Simple system for TAC, but I can't duplicate the concern. I am concerned about sending it out because it has already almost caused an accident twice. Any experience with this would be appreciated. Trouble codes: P2135 (TPS A/B correlation)
2000 Mitsubishi Diamante LS 3.5L No Start VIN: 6MMAP67P1Y
a very low spark at ignition leads fuel pressure good
2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.8L Unknown VIN: 4A3AK24F46
customer concern that pedal is lower than normal have changed master cly with new one from mitsubitshi
1998 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1N4DL01D8W
This nissan came in with a rough running concern. During cranking the engine kicks back several times before finally starting. At idle the engine surges and quickly dies. Usually within 20 seconds. During a test drive it has low power and noticable spark knock...
2001 Nissan Sentra XE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 3N1CB51D91
aafter the trans was replaced, the car begins to idle very slowly and will die,. the idle air valve is open alll the way and the short term fuel trim is -25% the o2 sensor read rich at idle but normal under road conditions the maf sensor was disconnected and m...
2002 Suzuki Aerio GS 2.0L lifters VIN: JS2RA41S32
Hi Guys Long story. The end. Rebuilding and trying to keep cost down for customer(or lose job all together). Want to try to re-pump up the hydrolic lash adjusters, but Alldata has stupid info on lifters and no procedure to re-pump them. Does anyone know the C...
1991 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L pedal vibrates VIN: JT3VN39W5M
all of the work has been done at our shop. no doubt in my mind of the quality of work performed. here's the problem; after the customer had the vehicle returned to him , with all of the work mentioned, the customer came back one month later, with the complan...
1996 Toyota RAV4 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3GP10V2T
Have this vehicle that light came on and retrieved code PO401, did visual inspection and found nothing out of ordinary. Did a check by applying vacuum to EGR at idle and vehicle stalled. Removed hose to EGR valve and when warm at 2500 rpm there is no vacuum. t... Trouble codes: P0401
2005 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TDZT34A55
We have "Secondary Air Injection" codes P1442,P1445 and P2441. P1442 set the MIL Light. We have vacuum to the VSV valves. Air pump and VSV's turn on thru Mastertech 3100. Everything I need to check futher is under the intake plenum(pressure switch and Air Swit... Trouble codes: P1442 (Sec air inj sys switching valve 2 Bank 1 stuck closed), P1445 (Sec air inj sys switching valve 2 Bank 2stuck closed), P2441 (Sec air inj sys switching valve stuck closed Bank 1)

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2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG1658Y
Special thanks to mark, scott and jacob, the fix was the tsb for the updated pcm and fuel pressure regulator. The problem was we just tried first a new fuel pressure regulator then when that did not fix it we ordered up the pcm/fuel pressure regulator kit, but... 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).
2001 Honda Insight 1.0L dies VIN: JHMZE13791
Yes this car is fixed. The battery nor the Ignition switch were bad. The problem was the pcm. We disconnected the 12volt battery and touched the battery cables together which reset the PCM. reconnected battery and the car runs fine.
2002 Lexus LX470 4.7L No Start VIN: JTJHT00W12
Tanks to all who responded, after checking EVERY connector and splice on this truck we did replace the fuse box that holds the relays, and the small fuse junction box near the battery (more as a precaution). We found the current flow to the ECU was lacking o...
2004 Mazda 3 S 2.3L Mechanical VIN: JM1BK34324
thanx for all the replies, rbergen was spot on when he said check the car it came out of, turns out the engine was out of a mazda 6!!! the salvage yard totally lied to the customer, imagine that!!! we got the right engine from our yard and no problems thanx a...
1986 Nissan 300ZX 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: JN1HZ14S9G
Hello there. After much testing and frustration I was able to fix this one. It turns out that the computer went bad. I found a used one in Calif. I guess the ground in the computer burns up and is not able to ground the pump. A special thanks to Charlie in Nor...
1996 Nissan 200SX SE 1.6L No start VIN: 1N4AB42D6T
I took in all the replies over the past 24 hours and perked on it. I still hadn't heard what I expected. Then it came from Paul [...]. "before tearing anything apart, put a little trans fluid in each cylinder, re-install spark plugs and crank over. this sh...
1997 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21D1V
First I would like to thank everyone for there replies, and sorry in taking so long to close the post but I was waiting for the monitors to reset and as you know Nissan can be difficult. Ok now for the fix. It ended up being a wiring problem, its funny when I ... Trouble codes: P0443 (Purge control solenoid).
2005 Nissan Titan LE 5.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6AA06AX5
Coustomer went to dealer because alot of the help replies said that the cats were covered at the dealer for 80,000 miles. I have not heard from the coustomer so far but when I do I will post the findings for the truck. Thank you again for all your time. Thanks... Trouble codes: P0420, P0430.
2002 Subaru Outback 2.5L noise VIN: 4S3BH66572
Thanks for all of the responses, ended up evacuating the complete system and recharging with freon and oil. Customer brought donuts back a week later and was very happy. Thanks
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