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1998 Honda Accord EX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG1652W
Hello Techs… A 1998 Honda Accord came in for EGR P0401. We removed and cleaned the EGR. Customer drove the vehicle and came back with the same problem. Replaced EGR Valve. Drove vehicle for about 40 miles and the check engine came on with the same problem (P0...
2003 Honda Element DX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5J6YH17583
Could use some help from Honda techs. Car came in with no start condition. Replaced starter all is OK. Two days later we get the "ever since" we fixed the starter the check engine lamp is on. We checked on HDS and pulled code P2422. Followed motor alldata flow... Trouble codes: P2422 (Evap canister vent shut valve close malfunction)
2005 Honda Civic DX 1.7L Ignitio lock VIN: 2HGES163X5
Hello techs. I have a 2005 Honda Civic SE that the ignition key will not turn. Customer had trouble putting key in and then would not turn. Key goes in and out smoothly now. I don't have much repair info for this buggy. The owners manual says it has an immobil...
2001 Infiniti I30 3.0L Surge VIN: JNKCA31A91
Hello, I have this infiniti I30 that came in with 2 trouble codes stored and engine surging at idle, it had P0100 mass air flow sensor code and P0505 idle air control code, cleared both codes and only P0505 came back, engine still surges from 1500 to 1800 rpm,... Trouble codes: P0100 (mass air flow sensor), P0505 (Idle air control system)
2006 Isuzu N NPR 5.2L Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JALB4B1676
Hello and as always thanks in advance for any information or advise you can offer. We are working with a P0303 and scan data shows balancing rate on cylinder 3 is + 45 and other three cylinders show - 14.8 to - 18.3 and we are in the process of checking compre... Trouble codes: P0303 (cylinder 3 misfire)
2001 Kia Sportage EX 2.0L front cv and hubs VIN: 6598741236
howdy all,this kia came to me last november,left axle flopping around bad, right starting to.pulled apart found spines worn off the end of the axle.had a devil of a time getting axles for it,it was built on the day of a production change,(srry i dont have the ...
2001 Kia Optima LX 2.4L No Start VIN: 5155151515
Please help... ok this 01 kia optima came in approx 1month ago with a missfire and wanted only spark plugs. we informed her that this would not help and it needed to be diaged. she persisted and so we changed the spark plugs with no change in the missfire. tod... Trouble codes: P0320, P0301, P0720
2003 Kia Spectra 1.8L park lamps, dome and cluster lamps VIN: KNAFB12113
customer vehicle concern dash,park lamps flashing. duplicated concern and checked circuit. inspected tns relay and found good. it's almost acting as if there is a relay getting hot and openning the circuit. here is the "kicker" with all relays in the under hoo...
1998 Lexus GS400 4.0L Misfire VIN: JT8BH68X6W
I have a 98 lexus gs400. It came in missing at idle. Had a misfire code for cylinders 2,4,6,and 8. Had a code p1354. I checked to verify it was in time and it is. The oil control valves are functioning properly. Checked the wiring to all injectors and coils an... Trouble codes: P1354
1995 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Cuts out VIN: 1YVGE22C8S
The owner came off the highway and stated the car started cutting out under acceleration. When idling in neutral and you begin to rev it up it falls flat on its face. It cuts out but if you feather the throttle you can get the engine to rev. There are no codes...
2000 Mazda B3000 SX 3.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 4F4YR12U6Y
I would like to know if anyone has run into high fuel pressure on one of these trucks and how it affected fuel trims. LT B1 -9, LT B2 -7. Fuel pressure is 68 lbs, spec is 45 - 65. Running vehicle on fuel inj cleaning system at 50 psi brought fuel trims down to...
2007 Mazda 3 S 2.3L Long Crank Time VIN: JM1BK32357
Problem started one week ago, after sitting for a time it will give a long crank time but will start, Sometimes he needs to give it gas or it will crank forever and then it will slowly roll to a start like its lacking fuel. We had it for two days and tried all...
2000 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Starting VIN: 4A3AA4667Y
hello i have 2000 mitsubishi galan es i have fire from coils . they are new . sure could use some help thanks
2000 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L No Start VIN: 4A3AA4667Y
hello i have 2000 mitsubishi galan es i have no fire from coils . they are new . sure could use some help thanks Updated on Jan 19, 2010 6:23 AM have change crank / cam sensors . it like the coils are not getting a signal thanks Ron [...] Owner Rons Auto T...
2000 Nissan Quest GXE 3.3L unknown VIN: 3N1CB51D3Y
thanks in advance for help the car when you start it, the transmision could ether start of ok or start sliping and then you stop the car turn the ignition off start it again and it runs fine with out any problem until you start it again the speed omeder and vs...
2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31D81
hello fellow techs. thanks for reading this post. your help will be appreciated. this maxima was towed in with main complaint of heavy electrical smell and a/c not working. found alternator charging at 17 volts and specific gravity of battery fluid, charcoal i... Trouble codes: P0420
2007 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Ride Height VIN: 1N4AL21E37
Rear suspension is lower than specified. Visible sag in the rear. Camber is negative. Camber seems to straighten right out when rear is jacked up to specified height. Control arm bushings appear tip-top with good elasticity. Tires and wheels are of the specifi...
1998 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L Stall VIN: JT3HN87R4W
toyota help please. This vehicle has an intermitent hot soak stall after at least a 15 minute drive and after sitting a short time. It starts, runs at low idle then shuts off. will restart fine and all is well. I am thinking fuel injection relay. any one have ...
1998 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8L Misfire, with a/c ON only VIN: JT2BG22KXW
The car feels like it has a intermittent misfire with the A/C ON in gear (R or D) never in P or N but it is not a misfire its just the A/C cycling ON/OFF (at least 10 times a minute)but ONLY in gear. Checked relay, wiggled the compressor wire, checked the swit...
2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L engine
I have a 2000 3.4 V6 4WD A/T 4runner that intermittantly has died coming to a stop sign or will not start after being shut off. It cranks fine and will momentarily sputter but not idle. If you put your foot on the gas it will fire up just fine and run as long ...

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1997 Honda Prelude 2.2L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: HMBB6154VC
alright this is a new one on me the balance shaft belt broke only and broke the crank sensor inside the timing belt cover so new sensor inside the cover 200.00 from honda and timing belt kit with tensor put back in sync what got me it ran like this no noise... Trouble codes: P0335, P0336.
2002 Honda Civic EX 1.7L no start VIN: ES26742L03
i had a poor picture of the timming make on mitchell and found a better one on all data and ended up being two marks of of the timming on the cam gear.
2000 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L 1-2 shift only VIN: KMHJF356YU
Thanks for the input from other members. I'm sorry for the delay but we were not in contact with the customer directly and it took some time to verify all is well. Seems I had a very odd one. We decided to replace the TCM with a used one supplied by body shop....
2004 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: KMHWF35H04 is a free site from Hyundia I had totally forgotten about and I was already a member there. However I could not figure out my way around it. Eric from GA gave me some real useful info about a Diagnistic Test Port, a 10 pin connector normal... Trouble codes: P1505 (idle speed control actuator signal low of coil 1), P1508 (idle speed control actuator signal high of coil 2).
1993 Infiniti J30 3.0L No Start VIN: JNKAY21D6P
Vehicle would not start on occasions only. Customer accepted vehicle 'as is' as all she has to do "is hold the throttle down and it starts just fine". No more diagnostics performed nor could we duplicate the condition again.
2007 Isuzu N NRR 5.2L Brake Pedal feel
Nightmare is solved. We had a tech come in from another shop that worked on these all the time. He said the pedal feel was perfectly normal and there was no problem there. Checked for codes in the ABS and found none. This was definitely a learning experience f...
2003 Kia Rio 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNADC12593
Thanks for all the advice, but because the continous monitors were not running continously and we don't have any equipment to check the computor or reflash it, I sent the car to the dealer. The misfire monitor was the only one that ran continously, component ... Trouble codes: P0133.
1999 Lexus GS400 4.0L Misfire VIN: JT8BH68X4X
Thanks for all the help this one is fixed and it turned out to be the OCV Valve on the Driver side which is backward on Modis and the misfires showed backwards,the ecm was also defective it was not activating the OCV on that bank,either do to damage from colli... Trouble codes: P1349.
2006 Mitsubishi Shogun 3200CC Transmission VIN: JMALYV78W6
Due to the weather conditions the vehicle stayed on the recovery trailer for a week as we couldn't unload it and push it into the workshop. Eventually we managed to get it up on a lift. Transmission fluid level good and it looked and smelled fine so discounted...
2001 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L Rt. Low Beam VIN: JN8DRO9Y71
I have been all over this Nissan. I took apart the DRL and found 4 solder joints to be cracked. This however did not fix the problem. I called the Dealer and it seems that the DRL's are on back order. I am going to go over this once more then turn it over. If ...
1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BC6853W
thanks to all the replies problem solved. this was my first heater core in a subaru and had an issue with the tube seals on the aftermarket core, so it was a weekend between removal and installation and didn't remember. once again thanks to all. Trouble codes: P0130, P0500, P1101, P1121, P1540.
2000 Subaru Outback 2.5L Automatic Transmission VIN: 4S3-BH6653
From the replies I've received, there are numerous things that could easily be the source of this issue, from connection problems to ECM/TCM programming. The programming/electronic diagnostics aspects, I am unable to deal with, and the physical aspects have b...
1996 Toyota T100 SR5 3.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT4UN24D6T
Unfortunately the customer has not been able to return the truck to us for attempts at all of your fine repair suggestions! I would like thank all of you for posting replies which included running compression checks, fuel injector/rail clogging and crank trigg... Trouble codes: P0301.
1997 Toyota LAND CRUISER 4200CC Starting VIN: JT111TJ820
Hi All Thanks for all your replies,but i finally found a diagram over here and worked out that it had a failed 12to24 volt relay and also the timer relay. The switchover relay was £360.00 and it needed that but the timer would have cost £700.00 so i fitted ...
1998 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L Suspension VIN: 4T3ZF13C9W
Thank you all you guys for help,this van last time customer bring in the aligment they only set the toe and let go so now a customer replace both other front tires and bring to mindas for aligment,iam sure this time was fixed.Again thank you for all techs reli...
2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8L heating VIN: 1NXBR32E65
It seems like I had a few issues- one the radiator cap would not draw from the recovery bottle so air would get trapped in the heater core that made this problem intermittent.We also installed a thermostat- problem solved.
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