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1996 Acura NSX T 3.0L Misfire VIN: JH4NA118XT
Car starts and runs great, suddenly, it will miss like crazy and throw codes p1318, p1319. Clear codes, and will restart and run fine for a couple of minutes, then will throw codes, miss like crazy again. somtimes it takes 2 minutes, somtimes 10 or more. modul... Trouble codes: P1318, P1319
1991 Honda Accord DX 2.2L Flywheel VIN: JHMCB7646L
Hello everyone just a general inquiry for all you handa guys or gals. Have two questions. First one is have any of you rans into one of these that will turn flywheel but not turn motor over. I am sure the bolts are broken off but why. Older car so customer ele...
2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 2HKRL1864Y
Odyssey comes in with an intermittent stall during slow down to stop or acceleration. I can not recreate the issue and there were no codes. I checked fuel pressure, plugs, throttle body, and read to see if there were any pids that might look fishy. Everything ...
2005 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.7L No Start VIN: KMHWF25H95
Car was towed to me with a no start condition.Has a new crankshaft position sensor.Has injector pulse ,has fuel pressure.Have no spark. Checked for continuity on wires from crank sensor to e.c.m.Checked signal from crank sensor and it is good waveform.When I d...
2002 Lexus LS430 4.3L mpx b1 b2 b3 fuses VIN: JTHBN30F22
have a draw on dc/cut fuse which powers up mpx-b1 - b2 - b3 and dome light fuses. with 20 amp fuse pulled for d/c cut fuse draw is gone. also with d/c fuse installed and mpx b1 - b2 - b3 fuses are pulled draw is gone. there is no problem with the dome light. m...
2001 Mazda MPV LX 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM3LW28491
Hey everyone. This one really has me scratching my head and I'm at my wits end. Any help/suggestion would be appreciated. The vehicle came in 3 quarts low on oil, with the customer complaining of noise from the engine compartment. At idle, the engine had an a... Trouble codes: P1309
2006 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JA3AJ26E66
please read the repair history typed in the wrong area
1999 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8AR075XX
Installed a new B2s2 sensor about 3 months ago, vehical returned with mil lamp back on for these codes. found in mitchell that a reflash is required somtimes when replacing these 02 sensors.. Is there any way around this or am i stuck going to the dealer? than... Trouble codes: P0139, P0138
2003 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 3N1CB51D53
Sorry all! Posted this vehicle as fixed. Old ECU had signs of water intrusion with whitish deposits on cover and inside on and around circuit board. Replaced with new from dealer, ran fine. Parked vehicle. Same old puttering during warm up, will not rev over 2... Trouble codes: P0340 (Camshaft Position sensor problem B1)
2003 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4L Valve Seals VIN: 4T1BE32K03
Just a quick question on a Saturday morning. This car has the puff of blue smoke on startup, so new valve stem seals are going in. My question to anyone who has done this before, do I have to apply shop air pressure to keep the valves up or can I bring it to T...
2004 Toyota Highlander 3.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEDP21AX4
hello group toyota came in for no oil pressure then turned into front head chewin up cam,replaced heads and now i have a # 3 misfire on light acceleration and a few every now and then on # 1 and # 5,mainly on # 3 dont FEEL the misfires,vehicle run... Trouble codes: P0303
2005 Toyota Prius 1.5L 12 volt battery VIN: JTDKB20U65
Needs to be continually jumped off by another vehicle, not keeping full charge. Is there anything we need know about the service proceedures and we will be installing a new toyota factory 12 volt battery. Can it damage the Main Battery- the owner has a 8 year ...

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1988 Honda Accord DX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1HGCA5628J
thanks to everyone who replied the fix was a combination of things first the carb was replaced with reman the replacement of the carb fix idle problem but the car would not start intermitantly turn the key back to off position and try to restart and it would ...
2003 Honda Accord DX 2.4L radio VIN: 1HGCM56373
Thanks for all the replies,I determined there is an internal radio problem.Since the car doesn't sit long enough for the battery to go down very often,the customer is going to live with the problem.
2003 Honda Element DX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5J6YH17583
I am lost I do not see the spider web egg issue, All my hoses to the canister are 1/2 to 3/8 hoses in size the go to a vent which is 3 by 2 box I can see no way it could be plugged but we checked it anyway, wide open.Thanks for the help but i sent him to the d... Trouble codes: P2422 (Evap canister vent shut valve close malfunction).
2000 Kia Sportage EX 2.0L fuse VIN: KNDJA72341
car has been gone for a few days now. so far so good. apparently the loose starter bolts were the cause
2001 Kia Optima LX 2.4L No Start VIN: 5155151515
thanks again for the help it ended up being the ignition fault sensor mounted on the side of the head. i guess it was damaged from the customer driving around with a severe missfire for about a month lol... Trouble codes: P0320, P0301, P0720.
1993 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L no hud or speedo VIN: 1N4BU31F7P
Well i ordered another cluster assm. and that was the fix thanks again
2001 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6ED27T11
Repaired P0440 EVAP leak by replacing fuel tank o-ring, after running, clearing, and repeating several drive cycle to verify correction it was deemed that problem is solved. No check engine light and only once the P0325 returned in history with no check engine... Trouble codes: P0325 (knock sensor).
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Stall VIN: 3N1CB51DG1
Hello again Techs, On this Nissan, we did a tune up, replaced the Mass Air Flow sensor and put some premium fuel in it!! It seems so much better!! We also suggested to the customer that they keep filling it with premium fuel! Thanks for your help! Trouble codes: P0731.
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