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2002 Honda Civic EX 1.7L MIL Lamp on, major loss of power VIN: 1HGES267X2
This car runs normally, after clearing the code, for about 2-3 miles. The code returns and the car can only accomplish 25 mph.I have not found the ground failure to this crank sensor connector. I know its ground terminal G101 and that it is located under the a... Trouble codes: 1361 (intermittent signal from crank sensor), 1362 (no signal from crank sensor)
2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L front driveline VIN: JHLRD78935
This CRV came in as a used car. Problem is vibration on road test, any speed over about 5 mph. On the hoist, it seems to run smooth. Vibration is definitely from the front of the vehicle (see related history) - this is not a rear diff problem. It had new re-ma...
2002 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L a/c VIN: KMHSC81DR2
Problem: air conditioning/heating system: start vehicle, air flow from air con works well. After a short time, the air flow stops. The air con is actually still working, but no air comes out of vents. If we turn up the fan, you can hear the increased air flow...
2000 Infiniti I30 3.0L Cuts out VIN: JNKCA31A0Y
hello fellow techs, We have a vehicle at our shop, when its warmed up it stalls at idle . At 2000 rpm engine will surge 500 rpms when held steady throttle. No vacuum leaks, tried a new maf(no-help), cleaned the throttle body really well including iac passage-... Trouble codes: P0175
2002 Isuzu Trooper Limited 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JACDJ58X92
Hello, hoping someone can shed some light on any common issues with evap systems on these trucks. I've smoke tested and found no leaks and tested fuel filler cap which also passed. Leaning toward vent valve or purge valve not sealing properly but looking to se... Trouble codes: P0456 (EVAP very small lek detected)
1996 Lexus LS400 4.0L Engine VIN: JT8BH22F8T
Have a Lexus overheating while idleing or sitting for about 45 min. The gauge needle will sit at midrange for a very long time then slowly start to climb up. When this starts to happen we will raise the idle rpm up to 1200 to 1500 and the needle will fall almo...
1995 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 1YCGE22C53
Oil leak all over front timing belt cover,alternator and drive belts. Replaced timing belt, crank seal,valve cover gasket(dealer parts)and drive belts .No sign of leaking from cam seals. Did not replace them. Same problem reoccured. In a week ,everything soake...
1992 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L Misfire VIN: JA3XD54B5N
I have a misfire most noticable under light throttle. The cam timing is correct , compression is good ignition wires are new plugs are new , coils have been tested and swapped with new coil, injector balance test is good, This car orignialy had a bad injector ...
2008 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 4A3AB26F18
Mitsubishi Techs!! Not sure where to start on this one... Tech brought in and scanned the computer got the u1073. while testing in the bay, the door ajar light came on(all doors were closed), then checked codes again and also had a u1109. Engine has an Intermi... Trouble codes: U1073, U1109
1995 Nissan 200SX SE 1.6L Heater/Overheats VIN: JN1AS44D2S
This Nissan will only overheat with the heater on. Have performed block test and do not have a leaking head gasket. Came in a couple of weeks ago for overheating and we changed the t-stat. Customer called and said it over heated while at a stop light. Found th...
2005 Nissan Titan XE 5.6L Carrier assembly VIN: 1N6BA07B85
Any idea where we can find a ring and pinion gears for this Titan?The dealer only sells the final drive. We were installing a Eaton locker but on disasembly the ring and pinion gears are badly pitted.Customer drove it too long with the bad carrier it looks lik...
2006 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BA41EX6
hi everyone, i ve got this nissan from hell,i checked the long trim fuel trims and found that it was 19% in bank 1, checked for vaccum leakks and found none,replaced 02 sensor b1/s1 clear codesand fuel trims, drove car for 200 miles code came back p2aoo.replac... Trouble codes: P2A00
1996 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L Stall VIN: 1XNBBD2E8T
Hi every one have 1996 toyota corolla dx with a 1.8l. Car came in with no start, found bad distribator replaced, ran fine. Sold coustomer a timing belt. After would run as long as you were holding the key in start, but not in the run position. Checked timing 4...
1998 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: JT3HN86R5W
Please Help Iv'e exerted my knowledge on starting points into diagnosing this problem. Vehicle will consistantly misfire and or cutout when rpm's brought above 4000.Condition will occur on road or parked no load. Acts as if rev limiter is activated. Customer f...
2002 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L Air Bag VIN: 5TEWN72N42
Hi we have a code for the air bag system B0108:short in Squib. Have not seen to many on Toyota's but on some of the Euro's the battery squib is a problem, replaced squib all is good. Question, is this seen much on this truck or do I need to go into this furthe...
2002 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L abs VIN: 5TDBT48AX2
I have a toyota that came in with trouble code co226 in brake system. Key on VSC OFF,VSC TRAC,ABS,SKID LIGHTS all self test ok. Test drive truck; at slow start from dead stop skid light comes on and engine power is reduced as speed of truck increases skid ligh...
2002 Toyota Prius 1.5L ABS Hydro Pump VIN: JT2BK18U82
Customer complaint is "Sometimes in Am first trip about 2-3 miles ABS light comes on. Also says other times a noise like grinding or dog barking occurs." Of course it's warm when I got it. Road tested, inspected brakes and found nothing wrong. Scanned all sys...
2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.4L SRS system B1793 VIN: 4T1BE32K24
This is for a co-worker of mine in the shop. He's got this Camry here throwing a B1793 code in the OCS computer; "B+ Short to ground." or something to that effect. Long story short; he's got power to the module, he's got good clean grounds. He's replaced the O...
2004 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3L Engine VIN: CX5S049901
the van will run for a little while than engine starts knocking. Is there a problum with these engines or just bad luck. Customer whants van back

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1995 Honda Accord LX 2.7L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCE6647S
Thnks to all, what I did find was a body ground that was not hooked up at the trans., that corrected the stall problem but it still has a cut out like it's bouncing off the rev limiter. It still comes up with the 2 codes (p1361, p1381) and a down stream o2 hea... Trouble codes: P1361, P1381.
2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L No Start VIN: 2HGES25701
Found that main relay #1 was faulty all along, replaced relay and all is well. Thanks
2002 Honda Civic DX 1.7L 2nd gear
Thanks for replies. As suggested by a couple of the techs. Honda does have a bulletin for exactly the symptoms. Noise in transaxle turning right 2 nd gear only. My trans shop confirmed the bulletin with updated parts, 3 in total. The repair completed as per bu...
2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHH165F03
The car hasn't come back, we told cust to take to dealer to see if they are able to communicate w/ factory tool(if they can then it's a software problem w/aftermarket tool's, if they can't bring back if she wishes to proceed) the last I talk to here she hadn't...
2000 Mazda MPV LX 2.5L Battery VIN: JM3LW28G7Y
Well, as it turned out, my suspicions about the rear tailgate latch activated light switch malfunctioning was correct. Since this switch was only turning on the front driver and passenger courtesy lights when then tailgate is opened, the dealer simply removed ...
2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport XLS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JA4MT31H91
Vehicle was fixed it was a stuck open purge valve,how did it go bed after we did the valve covers i don't know but the vehicle is done and back on the road,thanks for all the help.
2002 Nissan Altima S 2.5L No Start VIN: 1NAL11D32C
Thanks for the quick responses. the moral of this story is to make for sure that your techs pay attention while working. After extensive testing and inconculsive results I had my tech remove the upper timing cover and crankshaft pulley.Once the pulley is remov... Trouble codes: P0320 (Camsensor).
2005 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1AR18WX5
Thanks all for your suggestions, i used more than one scanner and DVOM for test, they all came back with same reading, i quoted cat price to customer and declined, so is not a fix and we'll see what she decides when emission inspection time comes... Thanks all... Trouble codes: P0420.
2002 Toyota Tacoma S-Runner 3.4L Misfire VIN: 5TEWN72N52
Thanks to everyone who responded to this post,to rule out the problem wasn't caused by us when plugs were replaced we installed new denso oem plugs replaced spark plug wires and fuel filter with no change in the problem,performed a fuel injection cleaning with... Trouble codes: P0301.
2004 Toyota RAV4 2.4L No Start, Cuts out VIN: JTEGD26V54
Hi again try a few thing around and I received good info from you guys but nothing seems to work on this one. this is what I did to fix this one: I open the back cover of the pcm ,theres a eprom 93c66 that I read and modify info in buffer to remove the imo ... Trouble codes: B2799.
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