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1998 Honda Civic LX 1.6L Heater VIN: 1HGEJ6572W
First time customer, complaints of intermittant/insufficient heat. Vehicle is not overheating and does not appear to have head gasket issues. Coolant condition good. Vehicle heats to normal operating temp and radiator fans switch on and off appropriately. Heat...
2006 Hyundai Sonata GLS 3.3L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5NPEU46FU6
the car came in with a complaint off check engne light on and hessitates on acceleration and the check engine light would start blinking. i use the modis scan tool and all it tells me for codes is p0300 so i took it for a test drive and it runs fine till you t... Trouble codes: P0300
2005 Kia Amanti 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNALD124X5
my shop with a hesitation or skip & c.e.l on.Ran diagnostis on vehicle & retrieved trouble codes PO350,PO300,PO301 & PO305.There is no skip @ idle but it does skip under a load.My diagnosis is faulty plug wires.Replaced faulty plug wires & replaced plugs with ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire), P0301, THRU, P0306, P0320 (Ignition falure sensor problem), P0350 (Primery or secondary ignition problem)
2007 Lexus IS250 2.5L Stereo VIN: JTHBK262X7
Thanx everyone do not have any test info other than cheaking fuses. Stereo display comes on and show s station and volume even shows when you change volume but no sound. Sound is not muted and nav is off. Cheaked all fuses in all fuse boxes have very little to...
2002 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AA46G12
Vehicle showed up after a failed State Inspection with two codes P0335 and P0340 customer stated the motor was replaced by another repair shop and the CEL came on right away the repair shop tried to fix it but failed it was taken to another shop and the timing... Trouble codes: P0335, P0340
1991 Nissan Sentra Classic 1.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 3N1PB21S4M
I've had 3 attempts at diagnosing a 1991 Sentra that failed it's emissions test for Hydrocarbons and Carbon Monoxide. In Shopkey, I had to use a 1990 Sentra diagram in order to find a similar system. I have used information from Shopkey and the Chilton's manua...
1991 Nissan Sentra XE 1.6L Radiator VIN: 1N4EB31B8M
Please help the engine fans run most of the time temp goes up to only 198 and the radiator feels cold unless rev the engine up and down for a while i think its a flow issue because the temp doesnt ever go way up i have eliminated the air issue. Note the repair...
1998 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L sound VIN: JT2BF22K5W
hey guys. got this pain customers who is worried about an audable sound with key pad. He already has a keypad problem not working at times - checked the keypad battery and was good. he says he use to hear an audible beep ( not from the horn)when he used his re...

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2000 Honda Accord SE 2.3L oil pressure VIN: JHMCG6690Y
Thank you for all the usual. Well it looks like it's the old, replace with OE parts story. Seems that this V-Tech oiling system is a higher than usual oil pressure system, especially when cold. The Carquest oil pressure sensor could not hold up ...
2000 Kia Sportage 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on
Had 4 replies. One reply from Jon answered the question I wanted an answer to. My snap on scanner was showing tps at 52% at full throttle. I thought I should fix this problem first for my high idle,rough cruising problem. Jon said the percentage is an interpre...
2003 Nissan Murano SL 3.5L brake pedal VIN: JN8AZ08W73
I cleaned the check valve in the vacuum line. seems to have fixed the problem.
2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8L No Start VIN: 3N1CB51D15
Had no injector pulse this morning so I checked fuse which was good. Checked all other fuses which were also good. Hooked scanner up to it to watch injector pulse on scanner and car started. Now runs fine with no codes . May have been loose fuse . Do not know... Trouble codes: P0340 (camshaft position circuit).
1999 Subaru Impreza Outback 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1GF4853X
New A/F sensor was the fix. Things learned: The A/F sensor is supposed to become active very very quickly after start-up, even on a cold start. Within about 5 seconds the voltage on the scan tool should start changing. It starts at 3.7V, then starts moving, ... Trouble codes: P1130 (Front oxygen a/f sensor circuit malfunction open circuit).
2005 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L Engine VIN: 4S3BL66542
Thanks everyone for the help! I decided to close this because im gonna be gone over the holidays. I have found the problem tho. I had failed to mention that i had already checked exhaust backpressure and it was fine. I had done enough of these to know i had th...
1996 Suzuki Sidekick JA 1.6L Cuts out VIN: 2S3TA02C2T
The only suggestion I received was for a rub through under the intake. This is what I suspect . I discussed the possibility with the owner and he decided to take it away so he and his son can work on it on weekends. If I hear of the cause and resolution, I wil...
1992 Toyota Camry 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JT2SK12E0N
Hello well its fixed went back checked over we pulled the distributor what do you know the roll pin broke and let the shaft twist enough to throw off the spark timing installed new distributor everything fine now thanks to everyone who replyed
2001 Toyota Sienna CE 3.0L No Start VIN: 4T3ZF19C51
Turned key into on position and let it sit for 30 min and then vehicle started. Left vehicle running for customer to take to dealer so don't know if vehicle restarted after initial start and was not able to scan for codes to see if the b2796 code was present ... Trouble codes: P1155, B2796.
2002 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0L VSC/TRAC OFF/ABS lights on VIN: 4T1BF30K52
A failed traction control module was the cause of the no communication and inability to perform the zero point initialization. We had tested power and grounds to the control module and found all good. We checked the 5 volt reference line as well and found g...
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