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1998 Acura TL 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4UA3643W
Customer came in 3 weeks ago with P1491 stored in the PCM. Performed all tests per MOD. I was unable to get any components in the EGR system to fail at the time. I came to the conclusion that the EGR lift sensor was failing intermittantly. Replaced EGR valve &... Trouble codes: P1491
1999 Honda Accord LX 2.3L alarm VIN: JHMCG5650X
Car came in for alarm going off at night.It has factory alarm. Looked at vehicle at end of day.Check all door switches for poss cause.Scan test with solus-pro; no Body control or accessory option found in scantool.Unable to check data input/control.Pull schema...
2001 Honda Accord EX 3.0L 1st gear VIN: 1HGCG16551
i am very familiar with the problems with these transmissions, but this one is strange and i could find no similar cases in the archives. the car will start off in first gear normally for a second and then there is feeling almost like a shift but with no rpm c...
2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L MIL Lamp on, TSC Light on VIN: 2HKPL18662
TCS Traction Control System Light comes on when driving at same time TSC light comes on the check engine light comes on.Scanner reads two fault codes both P1491.Also saw code one time only P1676 (has not returned) Cleaned EGR valve and reset computer by removi... Trouble codes: P1491 (EGR Insuficient Lift), P1676 (FPTDR Signal Line)
2002 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHWF25S42
The car came in with trouble codes P0442 (evap small leak ) and P0446 ( evap vent system failure ). We checked the system with our smoke machine and found the canister dump valve was stuck closed. It had good power and ground so we put a new vent valve on and ... Trouble codes: P0446
2004 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDUP13194
No symptoms found related to codes, customer made no mention of any driveability issues. Freeze frame data shows only misfire code data at 63 mph, 2800 rpm. Recreated the conditions and found to achieve 2800 at that cruise speed, O/D was off, but no symptoms f... Trouble codes: P0304 (4 misfire), P1159 (Intake tuning valve)
2006 Mazda MPV LX 3.0L Input/tran speed sensor VIN: JM3LW28J36
Complaint is hard shifting and check engine light. Got p0715 trans code and verified shifting problem. Grafted output from the 3 different trans speed sensors (OSS, ISS, VSS) . ISS output erratic , checked resistance at TCM harness to sensor. Range is 513-627 ...
2001 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31D41
help nissan techs. engine start and stalls 90% of the time. when it does not stall it idles too high, around 1500. have checked for vaccum leaks and found none. removed throttle body to replace the iac valve and throttle body was very dirty. replaced iac valve... Trouble codes: P0505
2004 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L Hesitation VIN: 1N4BA41E84
this is an intermitant problem . when it occurs the car falls on its face .It will rev in nuetral but in gear its like it cant breathe like the exhaust is plugged the post o2s sit lean and the pre o2s are at1.56. I tred resetting the adaptive stratagies the ca... Trouble codes: P0726
2007 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6AD07W97
This Nissan runs lousy. It has a real loss of power and random misfire. It feels like a cat is clogged or low fuel pressure. What has me really concerned is a high speed rattling sound that you can feel in the intake manifold at about 2500 rpm. The noise sound... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random missfire)
2003 Subaru Forester X 2.5L Surge VIN: JF1SG63623
Car will start to surge when under a load above 3,500 rpm . Engine starts and idles normally and accelerates up to 3,500 rpm normally . Tried a new subaru front o2 sensor first - did not change . Checked fuel pressure 30 psi at idle - 41 psi with hose off regu... Trouble codes: P0171, P0130
2005 Subaru Outback XT 2.5L Low power, burns oil VIN: 4S4BP67C55
Car runs bad, no power, burning oil. Removed intercooler and it's full of oil. This car had it's turbo replaced in 2008 at the dealer at about 40k and we replaced it again November 2009 at 85k and now it has failed again at 109k. The last time we replaced it t...

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2002 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: SHSRD78472
I rechecked everything again.The spool valve(Mitchell calls it a vtec solenoid) was changed before I posted along with the pressure switch.I followed Ed from New Yorks advice and changed the oil yet again and used a Honda filter,cleared codes and road tested f... Trouble codes: P1259 (Vtec system failure).
1998 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L 4wd Indicator VIN: 452CM58WXW
I found the ground wire located on the left fender unplugged from it's socket. I uasully look for wiring problems with power source or grounds.. Note the for wheel drive was working just the 4wd indicator kept flashing, now it stays on when in 4wd.
2004 Mazda RX-8 1.3L Hesitation VIN: JM1FE17N84
Costumer took the car as it is cause heīs going to sell it. We check everything twice, but coudnīt find anything. Still didnīt apear any DTC. Car runs nice until it finds trafic.
1988 Nissan 300ZX 3.0L Lighting VIN: JN1CZ14S6J
hello tech. thanks for your all your replies..this car was fixed. i found a open and short at ground wire was open to pcm and a short that ground to a coac wire as well. what i did was run a straight ground to pcm from a wire loom locate at right front stru...
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