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1995 Honda Civic del Sol S 1.5L No Start VIN: JHMEG1248S
Car came in for stalling problem.car would stall and not restart till cooled down.replace main relay.thought car was fixed.car came back with same problem.keep losing signal for fuel pump at main relay.not sure if need to replace pcm or could be crank or cam s...
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2006 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3L MIL Lamp on, IMA lamp on VIN: JHMFA36276
has anyone seen and or fixed this condition. IMA lamp on MIL lamp on codes will not clear or they come back instanily the minute you start tthe car checked all wiring to bcm ima dc/dc converter mcm battery control mod. had open recall for dc/dc converter took ... Trouble codes: U0110 (motor control module lost commuincation with P.C.M), U0111 (battery control module ilst commuincation with P.C.M)
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2003 Infiniti G35 3.5L Shifter VIN: JNKCV51E33
Customer got stuck at gas pump, had to manually put in nuetral. The shifter wont move. It is stuck in nuetral now. When you press the brake you cant hear the shift lock solenoid click. Brake lights work. All fuses checked ok. Scaned car no codes. Also when you...
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2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJB623X1
This is the most hair pulling car i ever experienced! vehicle came with blown head gasket. Advised customer for engine overhaul. Car runs great when it's hot. Problem happens when it's cold and when you push on the gas,then the car stalls,gets flooded,no compr... Trouble codes: P0301, P0303, P0300, P0604 (ecm check sum error)
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2004 Mazda RX-8 1.3L No Start VIN: JM1FE17314
This vehicle cranks no start, does not have spark on any coil. No DTCs, does have data, shows 225 rpm and 26.5 ms injection pulse. Has 12v at all blackw/white wire at ignition coils and ground is good at coils. Shopkey, cranks but does not start chart, asks if...
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2005 Mazda 6 i 2.3L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVHP80CX5
Hi Techs,engine running lean,fuel pressure good,codes p2187,p2195,noticed upstream o2 working but heater switches off and on frequently,is this normal? replaced it anyway. Then noticed short fuel trim jumping up to +15 to +20 at times. Checked for vac. leaks,d... Trouble codes: P2187, P2195
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2009 Mazda 3 S 2.3L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BK34389
This Mazda showed up in my shop about a month ago for a winter check over and a check engine light problem. I can honestly say I don't work on many Mazdas but this a friend of a very good customer and I feel the need to help him out. The check engine light was... Trouble codes: P2177 (System to Lean B1), P2096 (Post CAT FT system to Lean), P0137 (HO2S12 Low Voltage)
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1998 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L fuels system VIN: JN8AR05Y7W
Hi guys some confusion on this one. vehicle came in about a week agowith intermitent crank no start. found distributor was a litte noisy but operating fine, had scope distributor pattern is good but 1 deg signal has 198 mv and not 5v ?? 120deg signal has 5v th...
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2001 Nissan Frontier SC 3.3L no power VIN: 1N6MD27Y11
when the truck is cold, power is available no problem. As soon as the truck become hot. The power is reduced. we have a pending dtc, knock sensor. we never had an engine light on.
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2007 Nissan Xterra X 4.0L powertrain VIN: 5N1AN08W37
truck came in on a hook as a no start. no spark and no pulsewidth. no codes in computer. fuel pump does prime when key is turned on. looked at the possibility of a crank sensor but wanted to check the ecm relay 1st as it powers the crank sensor and computer. c...
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2002 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L Misfire VIN: 5TEWM72N12
This truck came in with coolant in the cylinders. We took the engine out and gave it to the machine shop. They replaced the head(brand new) rebuild the short block and reassemble the engine. We dropped the long block in with all new hose, plugs, fuel filter. D... Trouble codes: P0303
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1994 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Cuts out VIN: 4S6CY58V4R
Customer finally picked up vehicle, I never got it narrowed down my gut was that one of the relays was dyiong and when it glitched it cut powerto the ICM but being a one man operation it was hard to spend lots of time on a losing money project at this point.
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1999 Honda Accord LX 2.3L Stall VIN: 1HGCG5646X
Thanks to everydody. like i said i had my scope hooked up to both out puts of FI main relay, i didnt see any drops as vehicle stalled so i rooled it out, same goes for an ignition switch, ass i was hooking up a scope to check if i loose a crank signal ii found...
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1999 Honda Accord LX 2.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1HGCG5641X
Well we got lucky on this one. Came in 1st think Monday & bingo - no start. HAD data, fuel pressure, but NO spark. We ended up changing the distributor to fix it. Thanks to all for the help, especially Milford. We thought we initially had no data, but it was o...
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2004 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JA3AJ26E24
This Mitsu is fixed and down the road. I got some good leads from Tim and James in Wisconsin and James in Michigan. Heres what we found. 1st we replaced the plug wires as they were not giving us a good ohm value. This did not eliminate the misfire. Again I che... Trouble codes: P0303 (Misfire Cyl 3).
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1991 Toyota Camry 2.0L Lighting VIN: 4T1SV24E9M
you know sometimes you have to walk away then come back.when did that i came back to the car and i had the trunk open and i accidentally moved a wire for the tag bulbs and the brake lights went out so further looking at it the [...] and white wires had been ch...
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2003 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0L Transfer Case VIN: JTEBU14R13
The car is somewhat fixed, it is a real nightmare trying to timing the 4wd actuators, but after the shift shafts were freed the actuators had to be syncronized, the only problem had getting them to sycronize is the transfer case actuator is not strong enough t...
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2005 Toyota Camry 2.4L Mechanical VIN: 4T1BE32K55
Well, to say that we fixed this one is a stretch. The owner chose to replace the oil with synthetic so as not to smoke. After looking into the cylinders with a borascope we could see oil dribbling down the valve stem. The one thing that we were worried about, ...
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