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1996 Acura TL 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4UA2659T
No power on road sounds like popping back maf. O2 shows rich .9. Plugs fouled. O2 not sooted up. Tried new one, no help. Changed plugs, tried new maf, no help. Powers and grds at ecm ok. Exhaust unresricted. Secondary waveform ok. Injector waveform ok, 30 ms o... Trouble codes: P0300 (p0141-), P0141 (testing and results)
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 Ridgeline RT 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HJYK16546
Honda techs this one is for you, truck was towed in w/ no start condition once it arrived cranked right on up. Idles really low and will shut off when given any throttle, dtc's indicate ect sensor 1 to have a problem and low idle, i suspect the throttle body b... Trouble codes: P0506 (Ect sensor 1 circuit high input), P0506 (Ect sensor 1 circuit high input)
2003 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: KM8SB12B33
Repeat return with this code active. charcoal canister and valve have been replaced and all lines checked for clogs. valve tests good. Trouble codes: P0446 (canister close valve fault)
2001 Infiniti I30 3.0L ecu VIN: JNKCA31A41
looking for a shop to flash a 01 nissan/infinity ecu for the imobilizer. From what I read the key would need to be programmed into the new ecu. I am in berlin and looking for someone local with a consult II to do this and how much. hate going to a dealer for t...
2000 Kia Sportage 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJA7234Y
Cannot duplicate problem have droven for hours with scan tool connected. Will almost leave customer stranded. Customer complains of stalling issue, hesitation and hi idle at times. Only comuter code is a p0101 mass air flow sensor code. Sensor was replaced by ... Trouble codes: P0101 (Mass air flow circuit performance problem)
2002 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.5L Compressor VIN: JA4MW51R52
After replacing the compressor and necessary components I let this Montero go with an output temperature around 65 degrees. Been around 100 degrees outside lately, and I was happy with the final result. Vehicle shows back up a few days later with the customer ...
1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Computer VIN: JN1CA21D9T
Hello all my fellow techs. Hopefully someone out there can help me with this Nissan. Car originally came in with no power to A/C compressor, after testing we found ECM not grounding the A/C relay. Replaced ECM and all is well, car comes back about a week later...
2004 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L Timing chain or cam phasers maybe rod bearings VIN: 1N4BA41E84
Howdy, New customer says engine has been noisy for 14 months or so, ( I know right?). She says she has been changing the oil more often because it gets quieter after the oil change. It has clean oil and a "Premium Brand" oil filter on it. When it starts there ...
2001 Subaru Outback L.L. Bean 3.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 4S3BH806X1
Customer brought in vehicle stating engine was overheating,temp gauge will go into red after driving for some time.We performed a coolant system diagnosis,and found H/C combustion gas entering coolant system,coolant expansion tank will start to bubble almost i...

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2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L door locks VIN: JHMES26731
Thank you all for your quick responses. Mental blocks allowed me to disregard the possibility of all four actuators being bad. But the overwhelming response to that fact was indeed the case. Replaced all four door lock actuators. Working properly now. Tha...
2002 Honda Civic DX 1.7L antitheft VIN: 1HGEM21582
sounds like i'm just going to tell customer to go get it done at dealer thanks for the input..
2004 Honda Accord LX 3.0L code p0741 VIN: 1HGCM66554
well we replaced both linear solenoids and the torque convertor, reset all values and test drive. all working ok now. we are going to put some 80 miles on and recheck. thanks for all your commen ts and idea's.
2004 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L no compression VIN: KMHCG45C64
Thanks to all !! Bent valves! should have known better than to think I might get lucky!
2005 Hyundai Tucson GLS 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: KM8JM12B55
Thanks everryone for your help. Unfortunately it did not fix the problem. I checked continuity on wires from both upstream and downstream sensors right to PCM. All under .5 ohms.. Sensors scoped fine at sensor and PCM. Checked and cleaned all the grounds, ... Trouble codes: P0133 (Lazy o2 b1s1).
1993 Isuzu Trooper S 3.2L Clutch VIN: JACDH58V5P
We ended up having to shim the slave cylinder with washers. The vehicle had an aftermarket slave before and I don't know if it had the wrong push rod or what but the push rod was too long. when fully installed (even with the slave cylinder not hydrauliclly c...
2004 Lexus RX330 3.3L Timing VIN: JTJHA31U24
had all timing marks set engine assembled. had 4 cylinders with 22% leak down. the truth be told she massively overheated car now needs motor. if she would of told the truth instead of saying died in parking lot we would of had no issues. thankyou all for all...
2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8L cylinder VIN: 3N1CB51D85
Thanks to all who have responded. first thing this morning looked into plug wells and cylinder #4 has a puddle of coolant laying on top of piston. I guess 7 hours wasn't enough yesterday. I looked at the tsb for the cam/crank sensor and doesn't apply for th...
2005 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0L fluid VIN: 1N6AD07U85
Well don't I feel like a dumba$$, I took the bolt out of the fill tube cap and whaddayaknow... a dipstick (kinda like me)I would have bet my life that I had checked that on a previous visit and there was no stick just a cap. Anyways live and learn, thanks guys...
2003 Suzuki Aerio S 2.0L timing chain? VIN: JS2RA41S63
Thanks for the 3 replies. Customer declined repairs, until they come up with the funds. I did remove valve cover, the chain is WORN OUT. There was no oil sludging. They have only owned the car a few months, so who knows how well it has been maintained. Replies...
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