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1999 Acura EL 1.6L Stall VIN: 2HHMB4649X
Anyone had problems with aftermarket gas tanks causing braking stall when tank down to 1/8 fuel? Customer thinks tank is the cause , says it ran a bit rough at times before. When driving and braking hard I was able to reproduce problem.
1991 Honda Prelude Si 2.1L cooling fan VIN: JHMBA4234M
The customer brought this honda with a overheating problem. I did confirm the issue and the car did get hot and with the thermogun I got about 225-230 degrees with no cooling fan operation what so ever. However, when I shut the car off the fans did come on for...
2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 1HGCG2247Y
This Honda came in with a complaint of overheating at idle. Customer had confirmed cooling fans were operating at the time of overheating. The customer stated that the temperature has gone all the way up twice.I found the coolant crossover tube that houses the...
2001 Honda Passport LX 3.2L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S6DM58W01
car came in 1 mo. ago overheating bad,replaced timing belt and water pump.released truck comesback a week later check engine light on,p1340 on start up backfires through intake for about 5 minutes then starts up and runs good for maybe a week or two then gets ... Trouble codes: P1340
2005 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMES956X5
Vehicle had a code P0521 so it failed state inspection. Replaced V-Tec solonoid per Honda Dealership recomendation. Still has code P0521. EOP is 161 Kpa @ 933 rpm and goes to 500 Kpa at high rpm. I don't have much troubleshooting information or bulletins to... Trouble codes: P0521 (Oil pressure out of range)
2004 Infiniti G35 3.5L Cuts out VIN: JNKCV54E34
Good evening We have this G35 coupe built date 7-04 that we have replaced the engine, the customer provided the engine. After the swap the engine will start, run and drives out well except for the check engine light comes on with the crank position code, the ... Trouble codes: P0335 (Crank position sensor)
1999 Lexus ES300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BF28G6X
The car arrived with all of these codes: P1155 ASF P1153 ASFB2S1 P1135 AFSB1S1 P0305 P0304 P0303 P0302 P0300 MISFIRE CODES SPECIFIC TO CYLINDERS P0125 ERROR CODE P0120 TPS CODE. We replaced the coils (all six) and plugs. After the road test the Car recoded wit... Trouble codes: P1155 (p1153-), P1153 (p1135-), P1135 (p0125-), P0125 (p0120-), P0120 (p0300-), P0300
2003 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.5L High idle VIN: JN1DA31A93
Car brought to our shop from another shop, they replaced the throttle body assembly and the idle is stuck to 1250 rpm. We tried to do the idle relearn procedure but to no avail. We have a consult 3 and it will not relearn. I tried to disable one injector and p... Trouble codes: P0505
2007 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4.0L Defrost VIN: W07C634163
This pathfinder has a problem with air flow during winter conditions. Customer cannot keep windows clear when driving at higher altitudes. I went and checked the operation of the auto temp controls. When on auto and fan on high speed barely any flow coming thr...
1997 Subaru Impreza Outback 2.2L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, Miss= hvy-off idle. VIN: JF1GF4856V
Aftr initl mouse chew repairs made in Oregon, left shop w/cel on bu no runablty probl. Fueled up in centrl Wash, drove approx 75+/- miles (1/4 tank), then cel started flashing & had very notable misfire. She continued driving another [...] to get home & bro... Trouble codes: P0301 (Cyl1 miss. random depending on test drive), P0302 (Cyl2 miss), P0303 (Cyl 3 miss), P0304 (Cyl4 miss), P1100 (Ign low volts once aftr 5th road test only.)
1998 Subaru Forester L 2.5L rear defogger VIN: JF1SF6357W
hello i have a 98 forester that the rear defogger grid does not work. have power at switch and fuse (20 amp) is good, but i cannot find the relay's for it. alldata is no help and after an hour of web searching no luck. any help is appreciated, thanks in advanc...
1999 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L transaxle VIN: 4S3BG6855X
thanks in advance this car came in with customer saying that reverse had went a couple weeks prier and now car barely drives at all. I started car to put in shop it went 15 to 20 feet and locked up. now when you put in any gear it dies like its locked up in ge...
1989 Toyota Pickup 2.4L No Start VIN: I3N5J5872J
hello to all i have this toyota pick up that i just cant get a hand on they broght it in and said it was stalling and drove it and it acked like i was losing fuel so i put the press gage on it and that was good checked injecter pulse and as the truck would sta...
2002 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T3ZF13CX1
posting this to see if anyone knows if a flash is available for p0420 there is a bulletin on ecu update (says to replace ecu for updated logic) i do have old ecu calibration but want to know if anyone has flashed for this recently i purchased pass thru pro II ... Trouble codes: P0420
2006 Toyota Tacoma 2.7L ac compressor VIN: 5TEUX42N06
hey guys this ac unit came in with empty system and on off switch was flashing. so i charged it up put in 1.4 lbs which the tag saID. turned on ac and the clutch cycled for 2 seconds and shut down cheched fuse. was good and have batt volt at fuse the high side...
2007 Toyota Camry CE 2.4L Valve Cover VIN: 4T1BE46K37
Customer complained of running rough. Code for misfire #3, tried to pull coil on that cylinder and it would not come out. When I eventually got it out, the spark plug tube in the valve cover is melted. Pulled valve cover off, and they all look damaged, but 3 i...

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1993 Honda Civic Si 1.6L engine VIN: 2HGEH3389P
First, some clarification: The car runs hot when stopping for the first red light only after driving at least 100 miles straight on the highway at speed, at which point you'd find the overflow bottle full and the rad low by that same amount. So, I need to c...
1996 Honda Civic HX 1.6L No Start VIN: 1HGEJ7120T
Most of my replies suggested problems with main relay. That is exactly where the problem was, had no power to white and black wire which was power all the time, not finding a blown fuse or the open I wired in a new circuit from battery positive with a 15 amp f...
1998 Honda Civic GX 1.6L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1HGEN1643W
Thanks to all who replied. I know from in the past CNG help can be slim pickin's but you all came through. As it turned out my customers fear of a catastrophic fuel pressure regulator failure was NOT the issue. It was the distributor. As it turned out it was f...
2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L speedo VIN: 1HGCG2257Y
after diagnosis and testing we are finding that the ecm is the cause for this problem. going to live with it for now. once it is fixed i will post
2008 Subaru Legacy 2.5i 2.5L turbo boost VIN: 4S3BL67648
I appreciate your help. It goes without saying the turbo cant over spool at a stop. Simply relaying the entire cust. complaint. Let vehicle go with no repair, came back in again this mornin with same discription, but with extra complaint of burning smell, [...]...
1988 Toyota 4Runner SR5 2.4L battery VIN: JT4RN62D5J
Well I worked from the front to the rear on this one, that was my downfall! The wire loom coming through the rear hatch had numerous exposed wires. I repaired the loom and all is well. Paul got me thinking on the right track with his insight that a wiper mo...
1990 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Starting VIN: JT3VN39W1L
I added the bosch relay, used the the start wire as a 12 volt trigger for relay and used direct 12 volts from battery positive to do the actual work through relay, I let customer drive and will see in the following month if anything pops up. ..I had lots of g...
1998 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L Mechanical VIN: 4TANL42NXW
well as was stated in the original post we had already tryed a new crank pulley!!! checked oil clearance on main bearings,.002-.003". yes we used the green stuff. noticed that the main bearings had a little un even wear. sent the crank out to be fixed. reas...
1999 Toyota Solara SLE 3.0L Misfire VIN: 2T1CF28P5X
This car is fixed. Thank you to those that took the time to read and reply to my request. It was the computer. When the 2 wires shorted out, the driver in #6 injector quit working inside the computer. Replies suggested checking crank and cam signal to the comp... Trouble codes: P0306 (Misfire 6 cyl).
2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TBRT3418Y
thanks to all for the help, we cleaned the throttle bodt and dumped the memory. The truck still had a problem, but after we found where the customer had pried on the motor it was a easy fix. Trouble codes: P1128 (Thottle motor).
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