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1991 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Converter lock up VIN: 1HGCB7652M
Dear group , I need a lifeline on this one , its friday and I can hear the monkey howling .Our old veteran will start flashing the S light when the car shifts in 4th gear and no lockup happens.I did check the archives and we have checked the lockup solenoid as...
1999 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 621H572888
Have this honda odyssey misfire on all cylinders except for number 2. FF is stored for P0303 @753 RPM, ECT 203F, Closed Loop, Load 27.1% STFT 6.3% and LTFT 5.5%, TP 9.8% Misfire is constant @ idle and cruise, higher speed it'll clear up a little but still not... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random cylinder misfire), P0301 (Misfire cylinder number 1), P0303 (Misfire cylinder number 3), P0304 (Misfire cylinder number 4), P0305 (Misfire cylinder number 5), P0306 (Misfire cylinder number 6)
2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7L red brake light VIN: 2HGES26763
red brake light only is on. according to schematic both e-brake and fluid swicth are open when full on fluid or lever is down. both switch's are operating as they should. can anything else keep this light on ?
1998 Hyundai Sonata 2.0L No Start, Stall VIN: KMHWF2552Y
Hello I have this Hyundai that when the customer drives to work about 50mi. one way will stall and not restart for about 5 min. about once every 2 wks. I have taken and driven it extensivly without it happening to me. I have tuned it up, replaced both coils an...
2001 Infiniti QX4 3.5L r/frt power window VIN: JNRDRO7Y81
when using auto up for right front window,window goes all the way up and then opens approx 6 inches and there a way of recalibrating
2000 Lexus GS300 3.0L Hesitation VIN: JT8BD68S2Y
Under light acceleration from a stop or rolling stop, there is a hesitation. Its almost as if the transmission doesn't downshift-it feels as if you are between two gears. However the transmission shifts flawlessly otherwise. If you mash the throttle when this ...
1989 Mazda B2600 SE-5 2.6L No Start VIN: JM2UF6146K
truck cranks normally. no start. have good spark, no injector pulse. pin voltages seem ok key on. cranking voltage seems ok at computer, voltage drop on computer grounds cranking .600 v. Added ground to battery, have.300 v cranking on ground. checked G signal,...
2003 Mazda 6 i 2.3L vvt/compression VIN: 1YVFP80C73
mornin mazda techs. this car was towed from another shop who bailed on it.cust says it hiccuped twice and died.other shop found code p0340 cam sensor problem.he replaced the help still shows p0340.he got as far as checking 5v.ref and found all ok except...
1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse 2.0L no charge VIN: 4A3AK44Y4T
according to the owner the problem started when something in the dash shorted when he was messing with the radio (aftermarket) I have looked for burned wires there, but none to be found. I have 12V from the 2 white wires, 12V on the 2 field wires, a good groun...
2004 Nissan Sentra 1.8L Unknown VIN: 3N1CB51D74
Hello fellow members. I have here a sentra with a mysterious knocking noise at idle mostly after about 2 minutes of idling. The noise seems to be coming from the power stereing pump, pump bracket, near timing cover area. A mysterious knock that is random and...
2006 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S4BP61C46
Hi Group, This Subaru came in with a CEL on and the Cruise light blinking. Code P1518 stored. There are no drivability issues. The thing that puzzles me is that this code refers to a starter issue. There has never been any starting trouble or battery problem. ... Trouble codes: P1518 (Starter circuit low)
2004 Suzuki Verona EX 2.5L hard to fuel up VIN: KL5VJ52L74
This Verona has a hard time fueling up, it takes almost a full 20 minutes to fuel up to the top. I don't see anything on the diagrams from suzuki as to what is in line inside the hose or the tank itself. Has anybody ever see anything like this before. almost f...
2006 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEBU17R26
this code will repeat after the second drive cycle. i see only one other 4.0l with p0016 in the archives and it was a problem with crank reluctor. has anyone had any other problems before i look further. thanks in advance. Trouble codes: P0016

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2002 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L Noise VIN: 5FNRL18072
Took valve covers off and found no rockers out of adjustment took timing cover off and found no timing belt tensioner issue Everyone was way off on the clicking selenoid not even remotely the issue Decided the only way to be cost effective is to replace th...
2001 Hyundai XG300 3.0L Hesitation VIN: KMHFU45D31
Hi to All and thank you to everyone that posted. The fix on this vehicle was two fold. One the Crank Sensor plate was loose on the crankshaft. It appears the last person to put a timing belt on this vehicle, did not install the plate correctly. After we repair...
1998 Isuzu Trooper S 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JACDJ58X0W
Code P0440 is not an Isuzu code, Alldata faxed back a generic code P0440 diagnostic tree requiring the use of a TECH2 which we do not have. I chased the vacuum hoses and wiring from front to back and found where road debris had caused a break in the wires at t... Trouble codes: P0440 (Evap system malfunction).
2002 Isuzu Axiom 3.5L MIL Lamp on, speedo inop VIN: 4S2CE58X72
HI Y'all!! Yep, Call in the DOGS and piss on the campfire. This hunt is over. The plastic gear that goes into transmission was spun out. I wasn't getting the signal thru the sensor or to Pcm or speedo! The adapter looks just like the old speedo gear we used to... Trouble codes: P0502, P1870.
2001 Kia Optima LX 2.4L No Start VIN: KNAGD12621
Group, Thanks for all the great replies. Almost all pointed to a pattern failure with the crank sensor:I tore down the front and found a few pieces of timing belt teeth in there and also the sensor was cracked across the body of it. I went ahead and replaced t... Trouble codes: P0335 (Crank sensor).
1987 Nissan 300ZX Turbo 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JNICZ14SOH
thanks for all the help. pulled out the sensor and found corrosion along the harness. replaced both and so far no problems. Trouble codes: 13 (cylinder head temp sensor).
1995 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L Timing Chain VIN: 1N4BU31D8S
Well i took it back apart and replaced both tensioners with factory ones verified no oil passages were plugged up. Checked my timing marks and put back together. No difference, same noise. So i had another tech look at it. He found the upper chain was off 1 to...
2002 Nissan Altima S 2.5L oil light fuel guage VIN: 1N4AL1D82C
Thanks to Armen, Jason, and Nermin for taking time to reply. Nermin was right about the IPDM doesn't need to be programmed. Hopefully this information will keep some body from making a $600 mistake like I did. When I was unable to locate a used IPDM the car...
2003 Nissan 350Z Touring 3.5L No Start, Stall VIN: JN1AZ34D54
I did not know if the car was taken to the dealer. Customer did not comment to us anything. The vehicle is gone for now. When I see the customer again, I will ask him. Great group, thanks to all that help. Trouble codes: P0345.
2000 Subaru Forester 2.5L axle VIN: JF1SF65631
Started with the right front axle, problem fixed. Axle must have had too much play in it, causing it to be off balance while taking off.
1988 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L won't shift VIN: JT3VN66W4J
Hurray! It's fixed. Thanks so much to all who replied. I tried everything that everyone suggested, testing all of the sensors with the Snap-on Vantage and the power and grounds to the TCM and also the kick-down cable. Everything tested good. I took the top off...
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