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1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG5652X
Vehicle came in with the mil on and customer complaint of misfiring. Pulled codes p0301,p0325 and p1259. First we checked the knock sensor and it was damaged so we replaced it. Knock sensor code fixed. Second we replaced the vtech sol assembly and cleaned out ... Trouble codes: P0301 (Cyl 3 misfire), P1259 (Vtech system malfunction), P0325 (Knock sensor 1 circuit b1)
2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4L rotors VIN: 1HGCM567X6
This car has been an ongoing problem for some time. Every few thousand miles it develops a brake pulsation regardless of any attempts to correct the problem. All of my runout readings are within honda specs of .004 front and .006 rear. We have tried wagner r...
2006 Hyundai Sonata GLS 3.3L cooling fan VIN: 5NPEU46F86
Hello a weird one that cant put together. This car comes in shop with a code for cooling fan circuit failure, upon inspection I notice an after market relay wired in. Im trying to bring this vehicle back to stock but having issues doing so. Does any...
1999 Infiniti Q45 T 4.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKBY31A3X
hello import tecs, have this infinity with a p1400 code. system works fine now but i would like to know where the egr soliniod is. mitchell says top rear of engine but after following vac line looks like under intake. can someone verify please. thanks in advan... Trouble codes: P1400
2005 Kia Sportage EX 2.7L shutter/shake VIN: KNEJE72345
It acts almost like an older 4x4 truck driving it in 4wd on pavement. When you accelerate it has a bad shake that feels drivetrain related. The l/s cv was replaced at another shop. The inner joint and outer joint on the r side feel ok. I am almost ready to rep...
2008 Mazda CX-7 Sport 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM3ER29368
MIL ON P0506 Customer complains on stalling at stop sign, we confirmed no leaks on induction, turbo seems to operate fine, did not check BOV need to know if possible damage comes from ETC Trouble codes: P0506 (Idle speed too low)
1980 Nissan 280ZX 2.8L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: HS130-2090
Ok guys i need a little help from u experienced NISSAN TECHS.We are a euorpean shop and this customer lives close to us so the boss agreed to work on it. I have a 280 ZX thats wont rev up like its starving for air or fuel. If u hold the gas pedal to the floor ...
2002 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L No Start VIN: JN1DA31A82
Nissan HELP!!! No start after the vehicle ran hot. Customer states he was going to work when the car ran hot, by the time he got it pulled over it stalled. The car cranks funny. Like its SLOW and no compression. The anti-freeze blew on top of the rt ft valve c... Trouble codes: P0138 (O2 sensor)
2008 Scion xD 1.8L cam timing, timing chain VIN: JTKKU10498
I am attempting to reset timing, i have removed valve cover and chain cover, reading what alldata describes is like fishing in a dry pond? no luck at all, where i am getting lost is setting the cams with intake gear unlocked chain not on crank or cam sprocket ...
1996 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L oil seals VIN: 4T1BG12K2T
Thanks to everyone in advance. Have this camry that origanlly came in with a streaming oil leak while running. Turned out to be a craked oil pump o-ring. Replaced o-ring and oil soaked t/b. All was good for a week. Came back, oil leaking from the oil pump shaf...

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2003 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L MIL Lamp on, Vsc VIN: 5FNRL18573
Thank you everyone who responded. I appreciate the ability to bounce ideas of the best techs in the industry. After reading a number of posts, I decided that the first thing to do was to get another oxygen sensor and see how that one speced out. I have been us... Trouble codes: P0135 (O2 sensor heater), 312.
2001 Lexus RX300 3.0L transmission VIN: JTJGF10U71
I received some suggestions to check wiring , which had been done already , check solenoids for clicking while they were hot , they all worked well . looked for pump activity as suggested , none ... Took the trans down . when we had it down we decided to doubl...
2002 Mitsubishi Galant ES 3.0L Lighting VIN: 4A3AA46H02
With the help of Paul, Bruce and Gordon this one is fixed. After pulling down the etac and elimanating the door switches as the problem. I went to the trunk and found one of the wires by the hinge pinched. Repair trunk wire and everything works as it should. T...
1990 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.0L Hesitation VIN: JN8HD17Y4L
fitst of all let thank those who took time to offer advise. had replies to check egr functuon maf signal and intake boot all checked fine. curt & kenneth were correct and got me thinking about the distributor. scoped 1 degre singal all was well but scoped 120...
2001 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2J1BR12E01
It was injector 3 as the main source of misfire, but before I changed it(OEM) I retested with the injector pulses set to 50-10ms and got 22lb. drop on 1 and 4 and 20lb. on #2, 3 was 17lbs. Fuel trim total at idle,( I know your not suppose to diagnose from idl... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire), P0303 (cylinder 3 misfire detected), P0171 (Bank 1 lean).
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