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2003 Honda Element EX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5J6YH28563
I have a customer who wants me to install a used computer in his 2003 Element. I recently purchased the Honda MVCI and I told him I would try to install it. I can't find any information telling me how to rewrite the VIN in the ECM. Vehicle will not start and t...
2003 Subaru Outback H6 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on
Hello folks. First time customer brought car in with the story "After I power washed the bottom of the engine with water the CEL came on". I scanned the car and it had two codes, both front A/F sensors faulty. I checked their output and both sensors were readi...

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2007 Lexus GS350 3.5L Fuel smell VIN: JTHCE96S37
Thanks for the input. I did check it with a 5 gas analyzer and could not find the leak. The smell seemed to go away for and I have not gotten the car back. I would think that the problem must be an injector but I do not know which one. Will update if I get the...
1987 Nissan Sentra 1.6L Excessive Emissions, Hi CO, Rich VIN: 1N4PB22S0H
HI there everyone and thanks for the help. I hooked the DVOM in at the oxygen sensor and say that the voltage would sit just over a volt, indicating full rich. I started lookin around and found the MAP sensor hose rotted right at the sensor. I fixed it and ...
2001 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4DL01DX1
Itís fixed! Ok, Iím a dummy! I replaced the intake gaskets, with much time and difficulty! (no suggested R&R procedure in Alldata!) Found I had a vac leak upon restart! Removed manifold again only to find a crack in the PCV hose. Gaskets were not harmed, but ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple random cylinder misfire).
1993 Suzuki Sidekick 1.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality
Thanks to all who replied. John from California suggested check eng vacume, we did and was very low which made us suspect valve timing. Checked crank pulley keyway and rechecked camshaft timing, both ok. Removed camshaft and had checked by engine shop and acco...
2002 Toyota RAV4 2.0L No Start VIN: JTEGH20V12
hello everyone and thanks for the help. We found that the battery went down low when we were testing the car. As we always do, we put the battery charger on this car and it started up. Hmmm. My theory was that we possibly had relay contacts burnt and the a...
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