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1997 Acura CL 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NUYA1245V
The Short Term Fuel Trims at idle goes from 0 up to 10, at light cruise it goes from 5-30, under load it's between 0-10. The long term slowly creeps whle driving at cruise. No vacuum leaks found (checked hot and cold multiple times) Identifix was contacted an... Trouble codes: P0171
1993 Honda Civic Si 1.6L cruise control
hi all,just finished clutch on this car and cust says the cruise does not work now.i have checked a few things on the ststem, all is connected as it was.the only thing i touched was the reverse switch connector.i have tested the connection and the switch,both ...
2001 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L abs VIN: 2HKRL18671
asb and brake light are on. over the past 2 years they come on and off , sometimes stays on for minites other times last for days and then may not have a problem for weeks at a time,, scanned and found 24-02 and 28-02 and 54-01. cleared and only 24-02 came bac...
2001 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD18651
Hello, thanks for your time in advance. This vehicle came in with P1399 showing and engine light flashing. Other cylinder misfire codes existed for cyls. 2,3,and 4. Compression test good. Exhaust valves were tight, adjusted to spec. with no change. Spark plugs... Trouble codes: P1399 (Random multiple cyl. misfire)
2003 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L leaks oil VIN: 5FNRL18973
I am aware of the TSB for the block being porous, and I have the stuff I need to do this job. My problem is that the oil leaks off the back of the rear head all over the rear engine mount (by the firewall). We cleaned this off and watched it but can not exactl...
2003 Kia Optima LX 2.4L No Start VIN: KNAGD12603
Customer brought the car in, running fine, wanted spark plugs installed and a power steering leak checked out. I replaced the plugs and then the car wouldn't start. I found that there was no spark out of the plug wires. There were no codes but the scan tool wa...
1991 Lexus LS400 4.0L dimmer control VIN: JT8UF11EXM
customer complains, he cannot dimm down the instrument lights. they are to bright at night. turning dimmer control knob does nothing. new switch does the same as old. could be worse problems , but the customer is not happy. any help would be greatly appreciate...
2004 Mazda RX-8 1.3L steering VIN: JM1FE17N64
The car went for an oil change and they said that when they get it down the steering was hard. They send it to a shop where they diagnose the control box malfunction. After changing it the car ran fine for 10 minutes and went back with the same problem. A seco...
2006 Mazda 6 i 2.3L Starting VIN: 1YVFP80C66
Hi everyone out there. I was just needing to know if I could program a key to this vehicle. I didnt know if there was a procedure to code it to the vehicle or if I needed a factory scan tool. We have an aftermarket flasher and Genisys scan tool. The cust alrea...
2002 Mitsubishi Galant DE 2.4L charge nlight and batt light on at idle VIN: 4A3AA46G72
found previous harness repair to have broken wire to w/g at their repair connector and r/b wire corroded/broken repaired harness soldered and heatshrink tested charging system ..charging good 14.5 volts diode test good at idle charge and brake lights will illu...
2000 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.3L L/R door VIN: JN8AR07YXY
I have a 2000 pathfinder with the L/R door that will not open from the inside or outside. The door is unlocked. The child safety lock is NOT on!! and clicks when I sneak a screwdriver in to move it. The outside and inside handles feel like they are not engagin...
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Speedometer VIN: JN1CA31D9Y
The speedometer doesn't work on this car. I have checked power and ground to cluster and all are ok. I did the diagnostic check and all gauges sweep. This car does not have a speed sensor in the transaxle. Alldata shows pin 15 on the cluster going to the speed...
1997 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L diff VIN: 4S3BG6853V
started with at temp lite flashing 16 times only at start up and car binds up in turns.. put in fuse for fwd system works fine when fwd lite is on if you have to make a sharp turn the fwd lite turns off and it binds again fuse is in system but is not in fwd
1997 Suzuki Sidekick JLX Sport 1.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JS3TD21V1V
Hello looking for suzuki help. This sidekick with 1.8l engine was running badly, no power on accel intermittant stall and rough run also miss fire,Installed new plugs and corrected miss fire, engine code 103 mass air sets and engine quit when wiggle testing ma... Trouble codes: 103 (mass air high)
1999 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L Fuel gauge VIN: JT3HN86R2X
I check the connections at fuel pump and behind instrument cluster. Appear to be good. Did feul gauge test with 3.4 watt bulb, gauge sweeps up and low fuel light comes on(flashes). Reinstalled instrument cluster and performed recalibration on fuel gauge. Gauge...
2000 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L engine VIN: 2T1BR12E8Y
I am getting a pre ignition pinging noise from the engine when accelerating/while engine is under load. This problem only accurs when engine is hot. there is no engine light on and the car is running fine. (coil over ignition)
2002 Toyota Prius 1.5L hybrid VIN: JT2BK18U52
Toyota techs I need help. 2002 Prius came in. Vehicle has triangle hazard light on dash area as well as the center display states problem, and shows a (PS) a (battery) and a (car with a exclamation down the center) I have codes P3000 HV battery malfunction & p...
2008 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5L Rear HVAC VIN: 5TDZK23C18
Vehicle came in due to no/little rear heat. Front heat is good. Vehicle came from another shop that had replaced the engine and later thermostat due to overheating. Made sure system was bled properly. Checked rear heater core and radiator for restrictions, ...

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1996 Acura TL 2.5L No Start VIN: JH4UA2655T
after 2 weeks of helpfull replays i want to check distributor but the owner chose no to keep going w/ diagnostic and he dove the car to the house ,he said came back when have more money...
1997 Acura Integra RS 1.8L srs VIN: JH4DC4351V
Thanks to everyony for the help. it turns out that the SRS module is at fault. Can't get one from salvage yard without purchasing air bags as well. So we will just wait for the customer to make a decision.
2004 Honda Civic DX 1.7L No Start VIN: 2HGES16384
Thanks to all who replied to this help request, Hai from Iowa hit it out of the park as it was the cam one tooth out of time! I still don't understand why if the computer is going to shut the ignition down for being out of synch why doesn't it set a DTC? Thank...
2002 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KM8SC73D82
Well, I dropped the tank, and yes it was filled with sand. But the reason it was full of sand was the filler neck was rotted out. There was SO much sand behind the "protective cover" that it molded a sand cake around the filler neck. so, thats why there was no...
1996 Kia Sephia LS 1.8L No Start VIN: KNAFA1258T
Hello guys thanks for all the replies the short ended up as the rear o2 sensor was rusted out and burnt through the wires I forgot to check this one in the diagram, then it still would not start the computer and the dist were toast the cust towed it out withou...
1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L Stall VIN: 4A3AK44Y4S
The car ended up needing the main ECU...We scoped all the signals at the ECU and would loose power...We were so skeptical at first because of the way we would loose signals to the crank sensor and ascd relay...Any way we put a rebuilt ECU in and all is good.....
1987 Nissan D21 2.4L Misfire VIN: JNGND1186H
Thank you for all of your responses. I generally don't use "backyard" repairs, but customer didn't want to put much money in a $500 truck. We found an item called an "Anti-Fouler", it is sold under the "Help" line of products, part number 42004. It is a space...
1999 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CAZ1D7X
The MAF failed again.. I replaced it again and the vehicle runs fine. thanks for all the help! ray Trouble codes: P0100 (maf), P1320 (Primary Ignition Signal Fault), P0301 (Misfire Cyl. 1).
1999 Nissan Sentra XE 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1AB4103X
Hi Nissan techs, Thanks for all the replys. I replaced the ecm and the car is fixed. It also fixed the p0335 code that this always used to set. We do have a few customers who drive these vintage sentras and we have not seen a bad ecm on these yet ...but the...
2005 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L Day Time Running lights VIN: 1N4BA41E45
Well the DTRL continue to work so I will call it fixed the replies I had pointed to bad solder on the DTRL module .This car uses a relay in the fuse box by the LF headlight and wiring splits left and right so if the problem comes back I will dig into the harne...
2006 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1N6AD07UU7
Well we will consider this one fixed as the owner is resolved to accept his situation. I cleaned the MAF although it did not appear to be very dirty if at all. Fuel pressure was normal, air filter was clean and fuel filter is in the tank so my work is done for...
1999 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L No Start VIN: 4T3ZF19C1X
thanks to all who replied - its a spare car so ill just keep searching junk yards till i find a compatible computer. many yards have them but it needs to come out of a car that does not have the immobilizer security. Trouble codes: B2796 (immobilzer).
2004 Toyota Highlander 3.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEDP21AX4
hello guys well you guys hit the nail on head...intake valves on # 3 were @ .003...i gave machine shop a piece of my mind,,,as much as they charge for valve job on this thing...after Finally getting right parts from dealer...i set valves to specs...and compres... Trouble codes: P0303.
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