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1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG6670X
I hated to Post this because it seems such an Easy Thing to be able to Diagnose But I have tried all i know and To gain as Much information as I Could, I Originally posted in Discussion Forums and had a Few Replies but they didnt repair the problem. After 2 k... Trouble codes: P1165 (A/F Ratio Sensor sensor 1 Performance)
2000 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG6672Y
The customer complaint was mil on, long crank time for start up, engine runs rough. When i went to test drive it i immediately turned around and came back. It was like the fuel shut-off started at 2200 rpm. I went to check codes and had no communication with t...
2007 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5L cluster dropping out
This ridgeline has can communication codes in tpms,abs,vtm4.pcm.the guages drop to zero about every minute or so and then work for another looks like it has a k line buss issue.i have dissconnected every module one at a time(pcm,abs,vtm4,tpms,) with ...
2002 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: KMHWF25S12
First found the main engine grounds loose and alternator feid wire melting. Tps reads 4.9 volts all the time thought it was the computer.Installed known good computerstill the same problem. after further inspection found tps installed upside down and tps and i...
2002 Isuzu Rodeo Sport S V6 3.2L Engine/Trans VIN: 4S2CK57W42
I have a seized engine that customer wants me to replace. Problem is getting torque converter bolts out. Tried removing timing belt, knowing it should spin freely because it's a non interference motor, still seized, must be in bottom end. My next try would be ...
2004 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L low power VIN: 5N1MD28Y74
Thanks to everyone for their help. This truck came in for a low power when warm complaint and request for a tune-up. Found a bad knock sensor and that the computer was commanding the supercharger to go into fail-safe(by pass). After doing the tune-up and the k...
2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: JT3GN86RXY
Hello everyone, I have a customer who tried to get the smog inspection done on his vehicle; however, the check engine light showed up lately and when he went for the pre-test he mentioned that the smog technician told him that the NOx readings were too high (... Trouble codes: P1025, P1135 (A/F sensor heater circuitj fault B1-S1)
2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HN86R6Y
this is the third shop its been to. sets code on second key on all the time P1780 park reverse nutrel switch, one shop replaced the park nutrel switch on transmission, another installed a computer. Noticed that when in other gears the reverse light in the clus... Trouble codes: P1780 (Nutrel prnd indicator)
2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L Brake lites on VIN: 5TBDT44186
WE replaced the brake lite switch and had ajusted it for good cruise cancellation. Customer had a dead batt again and said the brake lites were on and off again over the weekend. Thanks for any help in advance.

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2003 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Brake and Tailites VIN: 5FNRL18753
The problem with the brake and tail lites was aher the owner of the van had wired in a wire for trailer brakes and had the brake and tail lite wires connected togather repaired wiring problem solved thanks for all the help
1994 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BU31D3R
thanks for the replys, it all came down to giving the MAF its own ground, car still has intake leak the customer is aware of it & may bring back to fix once he has more $.00 Trouble codes: 12.
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Misfire VIN: 3N1CB51D51
Thanks for all suggestions. I could never get the Mass Air Sensor to read anything outside of acceptable specs, but it felt like a mass air problem and I had exhausted all other possibilities, so I replaced the Mass Air Sensor out of desperation and hope. It... Trouble codes: P0300.
2002 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L cyl 1 VIN: JN1DA31A82
Ill call this thing fixed. As much as I hated to do it, I took it to the local Nissan dealer with a used ecm to have them recode it. Cleared it right up. Thanks for all the replies.
2002 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1GD29692
We were going to install the O2 between the cats by drilling a hole and welding on a nut that fit the O2 in order to test the front cat by itself. Then we decided to get a rear cat and replace it since the front one was previously replaced by the dealership. W... Trouble codes: P0420 (Cat efficiency).
2001 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L Pinging/detonation VIN: JT3HN86R21
Problem solved! Thanks to everyone who replied! Colder plugs and a 160* thermostat did the trick! Pinging/Detonation was caused by higher than normal combustion chamber temp, due to lack of EGR valve.
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