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1997 Acura Integra RS 1.8L srs VIN: JH4DC4351V
hello all, i have a 97 integra here, with the srs light on, trouble code is: 9-02. internal malfunction of the power supply. i have checked the fuse it is ok. any one have any experience with this? any help would be appreciated. thanks vinnie
1999 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Unknown VIN: 1HGEJ8641X
the car will not go into 2nd gear. no codes on the trannny. will go into 2nd manually. there are no known manuals on this tranny. the tranny is a b4ra. any help is apprecoated.
2001 Honda Civic LX 1.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEM22981
Hi Honda Techs We needs help the is the tough one. for evap code p 1457, we performed TSB: replaced 2 way valve, vent valve, purge valve and Used charcoal canister. smoke test system 4 times. no leak but code p 1157 keep coming back. please help!!! we are runn... Trouble codes: P1457 (evap system), P, 0303 (cyl 3 misfire)
2005 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L cannot remove key VIN: 2HKYF18186
HOWEVER - the ignition key will not remove from vehicle - customer says this has happened a few times and he wiggled shifter and key came out-- this will not happen for me... is there a shift position sensor on this car which causes this? and where would it be...
1997 Hyundai Sonata 2.0L clutch VIN: KMHCF24F5V
this was towed in with no clutch, the pedal on the floor, inspection revealed that the slave cylinder apply rod was bent at 90 degrees, cylinder blown out and all fluid leaked out. I replaced the slave, bled it, and attempted to depress the clutch then discove...
2003 Hyundai Tiburon 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: KMHHN65F03
Customer came in last week complaining of a stuck gas pedal. he told us that when that appen, he was able to just pull the pedal back with is foot at first but he wasn't able to do it anymore. We first check the throtle cable as long as the cruise cable and fo... Trouble codes: P0121 (TPS circuit range/ Performance problem), P0154 (Heated oxygen sensor circuit - no activity detected b2s1), P0507 (Idle control system - Idle higher than expected), P1505 (idle charge actuator signal low coil 1), P1507 (idle charge actuator signal low coil 2)
1999 Infiniti QX4 3.3L 1-2 shift VIN: JNRAR05Y4X
This infinity came in with a complaint of a harsh 1-2 shift mostly noticble under light acceleration. Fluid looks good. No codes present. Tps tested good. Line pressure is about 13 psi higher than spec @idle in D (not sure if that is enough to feel) It is with...
2001 Infiniti QX4 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNRDR09X01
I have this 2001 Infinity QX4 that is having issues with the variable valve timing. My customer had spark plugs replace at another shop and then the MIL lamp came on. I scanned the pcm and fount code P1136 (l/s VVT solenoid). I cleaned the screen on the soleno... Trouble codes: P1136 (Left bank variable valve timing)
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.4L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AC44G61
car came in 4 weeks ago with code po335 customer says in morning car makes a noise and takes a few seconds longer to start then the check engine light came on so i checked with idenifx the only thing i got back was replaced ckp sensor and timing and balance sh... Trouble codes: P0335
1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA2101S
Need your help our Mac Mentor and Snap On Modis will not communicate with this vehicle. We have power and ground to pcm. We are manually retrieving codes with screwdriver and MIL light but Alldata doesnt have any info on the codes we think we have retrieved. D...
1997 Nissan Pickup 2.4L 5-4 shift VIN: 1N6SD11S6V
This truck was towed in with no gears forward or reverse. The transmission was removed and tore down. I found a broken counter shaft due to the pilot bearing failing in the main drive gear. I ordered new main gear, main shaft, 3rd gear and the bearing/syncro k...
2004 Nissan Frontier XE 3.3L Rotor VIN: 1N6ED27T94
I replaced front brake rotors and pads on this vehicle. I have been unable to find any specs on how to properly torque the wheel bearing nut anywhere. Every picture/discription shows a castle nut in the middle of the hub and that isn't what this truck has. It ...
1990 Subaru Legacy LS 2.2L emissions VIN: JF1BJ6523L
Hi again ladies and gents. This is a project car. 1990 EJ22 legacy wagon automatic. It had a non turbo engine it has been replaced with a 91 or 92 legacy EJ22 turbo. Car goes like a bat out of HELL but it won,t come close on the e test. I am using the original...
2004 Suzuki Forenza EX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KL5JD52Z24
Shortly after doing valve job and timing belt, MIL came on, retrieved code P1488. I don't see this code (something about the EGR system) in database. Anyone with Suzuki experience ever see this code and know what causes it to be set? Trouble codes: P1488
1997 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HP10V8V
customer says that when stopping for a light sometimes that the engine runs rough or stalls then the mil light comes on.The car then runs good for a while. Trouble codes: P0401 (Low flow egr)

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2003 Acura MDX 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 2HNYD18743
You guys rock. I did check the cam pulleys (we didnot take them off) There was never any change in the scan tool readings on bank 2 with the A/F sensor connected or disconnected. The bulletin from Acura for reprogramming only is to correct the code misinturprt... Trouble codes: P2197 (a/f sensor signal stuck lean bank 2 sensor1), 7701, 4101, 4102.
2000 Honda Accord LX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG6651Y
So this customer has run out of money, and I do believe the PCM is the issue...the cust now has a relative working @ Honda dealer willing to test circuit soon. Thanks to all who spent time on this one. I will see the old Honda again Im sure. Trouble codes: P1457 (evap leak evap area).
2004 Honda Accord LX 3.0L steering VIN: 1HGCM66434
As most of you stated, I replaced the o-ring on the suction side of the pump. I haven't had a call back from the customer so I think it's safe to call this one fixed! Thanks to all who replied.
2003 Hyundai XG350 3.5L belt off VIN: KMHFU45E63
Well thanks for the response, the tensioner was week the next morning we could collapse it buy pushing it down with our fingers, it was a dealer part too. Of course they will not do anything but replace the part.It also did do damage to the intake valves so we...
2004 Isuzu Axiom XS 3.5L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2DF58Y34
We told the customer that he needed a new PCM and he decided to just take the vehicle, so unfortunately no "fix" here. I would like to thank everyone for the insight Trouble codes: P0106 (Barometer Sensor Wrong Signal).
2006 Isuzu N NPR 5.2L Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JALB4B1676
Again thank you for the information. Sorry for the long delay on closing this request but after cylinder number three fuel injector was installed we waited to verify all was good with out changing the injector calibration. So…. “all is good” and I appreciate ... Trouble codes: P0303 (cylinder 3 misfire).
2006 Kia Sedona LX 3.8L low beam bulb VIN: KNDMB23346
I replaced the bulbs with Wagner brand. When these bulbs burn out the customer will take the Sedona to the dealer for warranty work, or we will try some long life bulbs. Thanks for the replies, guys. Deck
1997 Nissan Pickup SE 2.4L no data nocommunication ecm VIN: 1N6SD16Y5V
1998 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L timing chain VIN: 1N4DLO1D6W
thanks for the input, There was leakage on the exhaust valves, and at that point we decided that the car was not worth any further repairs, its in tough shape and going to be crushed! Thanks for your help, its good to know so many care enough to lend a strang...
2001 Nissan Maxima SE 20th Anniversary Edition 3.0L No Fire VIN: JN1CA31A31
Firstly i would like to thank everyone who responded. After much research i found that a few persons had grounding issues with this model. The dealer recommended that you remove the tranny and clean the mating surface of the tranny to the engine block. Before ...
1997 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 4S3BD6754V
we were waiting on customer approval to tear into this motor but the customer decided he did not want to put that amount of money into it. test driving under load the engine makes a slapping noise that does sound like a piston slap that some responses pointed ... Trouble codes: P0304.
2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5L No Start, Stall VIN: 4S4BP61C57
Sorry it took so [...] i put a new 30A fuse again... i drived 7day running ok call to customer explained what i looking for the problem area couldn't pin point find... cutomer took vehicle droved 10 days call me again i look under carpet,back side bump area,...
1991 Toyota Pickup 2.4L Alternator VIN: JT4RN82P4M
Yes it is fixed but I visited this vehicle at my friends home without the needed diagnostic equip and tools. So, too many visits and other people messing with it also. What I can say is the last time I was there I had no battery voltage at the small red wire ...
2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22K3Y
Per James request. Try to activate the EGR Valve by applying vacuum at idle, if the idle drops to a rough idle you know the EGR is opening & the passage is at least somewhat clear. Needless to say check your EGR Vacuum Hoses for cracking, leaking & proper rou... Trouble codes: P0401 (EGR insufficient flow).
2003 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L door locks VIN: 4T3ZF13C73
Sorry for delay in closing as vehicle is only corrected to the point of problem wit erratic lock/unlock is gone. What I did was disabled the "lock input" circuit at the integration module coming from the key cylinders. This indicates one of the three key cyli...
2006 Toyota Camry LE 2.4L Sunroof VIN: 4TIBE32K26
Called the dealer, unplugged the sunroof motor for about 30-60 seconds, then went through the reset procedure within the manual, solved the problem
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