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1989 Honda CRX HF 1.5L No Start VIN: 1FACP11852
got a bug on this one.will not start cold maybe 1 out of 8 times,add a shot of carb clean and it starts right up.this is a throttle body injrction system.found code 16 in computer.injector circuit.ohmed both injectors-good.heard them clicking with stetha scope... Trouble codes: 16 (fuel injector circuit)
2000 Honda Accord LX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG6651Y
Thanks to all for your time. I have this 2000 accord that came in with engin light on and no running conditions.I scanned it and it had a p1457 code evap leak.I started by testing all the solenoids,vent working and purge working.I found 2 way solenoid shorted,... Trouble codes: P1457 (evap leak evap area)
2004 Honda S2000 2.2L Cooling Systems VIN: JHMAP21434
Hello, This little convertible came in with the complaint of overheating and no heat inside the vehicle. I verified it will begin to overheat while sitting at a red light. Also verified no heat at all. I blew out the heater core--still nothing. Then verified n...
1996 Lexus LS400 4.0L heater core VIN: JT8BH22F0T
hey guys, this lexus only blows warm off idle, 1200 to 1500 rpms. let it idle back down and it slowly goes cold again. no codes in the control head and i went through the actuator test and i could hear the air mix door servo moving. tested the heater control s...
1997 Lexus LS400 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BH28F7V
Hello,I'm stuck w/this lexus,Originally came-in w/codes for entire bank#2 misfires...But running fine w/dropped off+ thru diag,still o.k.,Decided to sell Secondary ign.tune-up Came back next day w/ lite back+ same codes,found cat.on r/s glowing red+ code for f... Trouble codes: P0300, P0302, P0308, P0172, S0MET, S0MET
2003 Mazda B4000 DS 4.0L Pedal Feel VIN: 4F4YR46E73
Once again I turn to the experts. This truck has good pedal feel until about half travel, then it's hard as a rock. Truck has no pull. Has decent stopping power for normal driving, but won't lock down during a panic stop. No matter how hard you push, the pedal...
1991 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L No Start VIN: JA3XD64B9M
vechile came to me from another shop with a rebuilt engine in it that has never started have spark and fuel injection pulse and fuel pressure of 50 psi. have replaced ecm and main relay it will start for a few seconds and then die out due to flooding out. i ha...
1994 Mitsubishi Mighty Max 2.4L Charging VIN: JA7LS21G4R
this truck is over charging the battery. at idle with no laod will charge to 15.1 volts. i replaced alternator and problem presists. alldata does not have much information and i am stumped. if anyone can help, i would be very greatful. thank you.
1994 Nissan Sentra Limited Edition 1.6L coolant system VIN: JN1EB31P2R
I am getting ALOT of oil in the coolant system, also coolant in oil, but much worse oil in coolant, have resealed the timing cover, oil pan and had the head surfaced, then installed a new gasket..I see where there is oil transfers in the front cover, but those...
2003 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3N1CB51D53
What an oddball! Similar symptoms to others that have posted. Only problematic when cold. Intermittent rough idle, surge, etc. Pulled PCM out of cowl, found whiteish deposits on top and beneath module. I suspect water intrusion. Everyone with a fix for this ve... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam Position Sensor Problem Bank 1)
1996 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L abs VIN: 4S3BG6859T
well here it is ,the abs light comes on when driving.we try to retrive codes as per subaru factory manual and the light just goes codes stored.we drive car again and intermittinly the abs pump will engauge. I am fairly confident that the abs control mod...
1999 Subaru Forester S 2.5L Timing Belt VIN: JF1SF6556X
Customer tried to install timing belt as part of 105K service but did't bother to mark anything. Now I got the job but seem confused with all the marks on the left and right cam gears. Both have arrows in the recesses of the cam gear which by the way correspon...
1999 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L awd VIN: 4S3BD4359X
my question is for subaru techs. have a subaru with a vibration problem when accelerating. i suspected a bad axle. no ripped boots or anything out of whack. put car in the air and decided to run it in drive to see if anything looked out of sorts. started it pu...
2003 Suzuki Grand Vitara 2.5L idle VIN: JS3TD62V23
Starts ok when cold, but after about 20 min. car will not restart without stalling several time, then will run ok again untill you turn it off.
1994 Toyota Pickup SR5 3.0L No Start
this truck is driving me crazy.the truck was towed in died on the highway,cranks,no start.fuel pressure is in specs,no spark,only one noid flash.i tried a new inginitor,coil,known good dist,pcm and vaf meeter,still the same thing.i removed the upper intake to ...
2000 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L abs VIN: 4T1BF28BXY
Have ABS/VSC Manufacturers code 42 and Engine codes P1150 & P1155. There is a bulletin listed in Alldata that describes a similar problem, but gives absolutely no information. Are these codes related, and has anybody seen a fix for this. The engine codes seem ...
2002 Toyota Corolla S 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXBR12E62
vehicle came in with a po171 b1 lean code. i checked maf sensor it was only reading 1.3 g/s at idle i cant find any specs for idle but that seems low, what is normal for this engine?.maf was reading 80% calc engine load WOT at 55mph they say on identifix shoul... Trouble codes: P0171 (B1 too lean)

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1994 Acura Legend L 3.2L engine VIN: JH4KA7679R
Here's the latest. I decided not to pull the w/p. Instead put the eng back together. Installed a factory T-stat, rad cap. Retested thought several hot/cold cycles. Heater put out 125 degree temp. everytime. But Coolant bottle level never changed. Fan still cam...
2002 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L brakes VIN: 5FNRL18632
Michael [...] had it right on! The undercar "specialist" that sent me the van had the rear calipers swapped so the bleeders were upside down.IATN is awesome.This sounds easy to spot but since the hose fittings are symetrical and i didn't insall them myself i ...
2003 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L overdrive VIN: 2HKYF18703
i have taken the car to the trans shop where the trans was rebuilt. This was requested by him, he is telling us there is nothing wrong, despite the lowd noise, and vibration, the car is still there. I will post if something come up. Thanks.
2002 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L can't fill fuel tank VIN: KMHCG45CX2
Thanks for all your help guys. It turned out the charcoal canister had broken apprt inside and clogged air vent that allows for air displacement while fueling. replaced the canister and all seems well.
2002 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L timing belt VIN: KMHDN45D22
Thanks to "Ty" the crank endplay was not the problem, but that was a VERY GOOD idea that I hadn't thought of, as this car has a manual trans.. So I replaced the belt, and tensioner. Then ran it for a bit with cover off. It tracked good and straight, and right ...
2004 Mazda RX-8 1.3L MIL Lamp on, Throtle stuck at 16% VIN: JM1FE17NX4
We removed and replaced the replacement oil metering pump again and BANG it works perfect now. Well, I will lock this in my memory for Rx8's "oil metering pump can cause stall on decel and it can cause drive-by-wire to fail too!!"
1990 Mitsubishi DELICA 2.8L air bag VIN: P25W041301
1996 Nissan 300ZX 2 2 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1RZ26D97
thanks for the replies. no wires were pinched or disconnected. I reinspected my grounds again and could find none missing, but i decided to add a block to body ground just in case like the first reply suggested. voila! 02's switching. still can't find the miss... Trouble codes: P0150, P0155.
2002 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T3ZF13C52
ok thx to everyone who replied, the prob was a vacc valve on the side of the charcoal canister,a valve that comes with the charcoal canister cust ref repaired. Trouble codes: P0440.
2004 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TDZA29C34
replaced the CAP sensor and erased the MIL. After 2 weeks, the customer not back yet. Thanks for hlep everybody, especially to whom gave me specific idea. Trouble codes: P0346 (camshaft position sensor a circuit range/performance bank2).
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