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1999 Honda Accord LX 2.3L Misfire VIN: JHMCG5647X
This vehicle is very intermittant it occurs only on rare occasions missing and running rough to the point that it feels like a defective fuel pump or a restricted convertor because it loses power and surges heavily, i have replaced the wires,cap,rotor,plugs,iv... Trouble codes: P0300 (p0301-), P0301 (p0302-), P0302
1999 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD1849X
I have this cr-v thats being a night mare. I have a p1457 code. Yes i have read all the tsb's and they dont apply. I started with a smoke test and found a hole in tank. Replaced gas tank resmoked tested system found no leaks. 2 days later its back with just th... Trouble codes: P1457, P0420
2000 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S6CK58W1Y
the vehicle came in with a check engine light customer said had reduced power light on once in last 3 months did throttle sweep seems to be ok maf, map,o2, fuel trim, timing all ok, car runs fine know but has the intermittent reduced power Trouble codes: P1125, P1295, P1515, P0401, P0446
2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0L relearn VIN: 1HGCM66513
After replacing srs module and alternator since it was overcharging as per tsb, customer reported tcs light came on two occasions on initial start up. The following day everything on the dash lit up and finally went out. She brought it back to me to make sur...
2008 Hyundai Santa Fe SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5NMSH13E88
After replacing the senders in the gas tank, i filled the gas up and noticed the gas gauge only goes to the half way mark. During my drive back, the check engine light came on and code P2068 appeared. I searched all data and the code is a fault for sender "B" ... Trouble codes: P2068
2005 Kia Rio 1.6L Electronic VIN: KNADC12535
Just got this car in. Vehicle is in fail safe (3rd gear). Speedometer inop as well as trans range indicator in cluster. I found the key on 12v to the tcm was low (1.6v). I dug through the harness for a while and couldnt find out where the bad spot was. I jumpe...
2004 Lexus RX330 3.3L abs module VIN: 2T2GA31U84
hi all,hoping for some help here. this lexus has a brake warning indicator on in cluster and intermitent abs activation. the abs activation is not a steady abs application but rather a slight drop in pedal height and a noise of solenoid activation but no shudd...
2007 Lexus RX350 3.5L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T2HK31U87
Lexus specialist or to anybody that have run in to this code on a Lexus need help. I have this trouble for quite sometimes now and don't really want to just replace parts but the customer is always on the run so I don't really have a chance to do a proper way ... Trouble codes: P2401 (Evaporative emission leak detection pump stuck off), P2402 (Evaporative emission leak detection pump stuck on), P2419 (Evaporative emission pressure switching valve stuck on), P043F
2006 Mazda 6 i 2.3L Turn Signal VIN: 1YVHP84C56
Left turn signal works fine. When switching to right turn signal flashers will activate. All bulbs were checked and replaced with correct bulbs. Disconnected turn signal switch and probed with test light problem still occurs. Eliminates switch. Schematic shows...
1999 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Unknown VIN: JN1CA21D4X
no dtc through global but service light on. went through the engine controller came up with 77 and 5a. only customer complaint was occasional jerking will driving like a miss.
2007 Nissan Titan XE 5.6L Engine lack of power, smoke from tail pipi VIN: 1N6AA07A87
Code Present P0011 Intake Valve timing control bank 1 P0021 Intake Valve timing control bank 2 P0420 Two way catalyst system bank 1 P0603 Description unavailuable P1564 Automatic speed control device switch I am not formiliar with these codes, If anyone exper...
1998 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L No Start VIN: 4S3BD4351W
We work on a LOT of Subarus here, but this one has us stumped. Customer states that she went away for Thanksgiving, came home to a no start car. Came in on the hook, cranks, tries to run, then stops. Fuel filter quite dirty, so we started there. Have spark, in...
2000 Subaru Impreza Outback 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1F1GF485XV
hello all 2000 outback p1133 retrived during scan test cked oper of sensor has 12v on red wire and when backprobing sensor when car is running processor is sending ground signel when checking o2 sensor shows 1.5 ohms across sensor connector on sensor replaced ... Trouble codes: P1133
2001 Toyota Echo 1.5L Evap not ready VIN: JTDBT12321
I replaced evap canister, which includes evap vent close valve after finding it had some seapage. Checked evap purge valve. Seems to be operatoring properly. Pressure sensor reading what it should be according to Alldata. I'm now having a problem getting it re... Trouble codes: P0440 (Evap Malfunction)

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2002 Honda Civic HX 1.7L guage, rough running VIN: 1HGEM21742
I would like to thank everyone who replied to my request. After talking to my boss who told me nothing & left a copy of the customers invoice with the description of what took place the customer just wanted to bring it to our attention so it wouldn't happen & ...
2003 Honda Element DX 2.4L unknown VIN: JTD1348953
Thanks for all who replied. I took a closer look at the stabilizer bar since we replaced the bushings and links a few months back. Apparently the nuts where the link attaches to the bar were not tight enough. You could not feel any looseness but when the vehic...
2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4L mode door VIN: 1HGCM56653
After removing the blend door motor and testing at the connector itself without the motor installed. I would see voltage on one of two wires as I changed modes. Told me control head most likely functioning. Replaced motor and worked fine.
2004 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Mechanical VIN: KMHDN46D24
Well, here goes!! I don't have an explanation WHY this occurred, but the vehicle is fixed. I decided to remove the head expecting to see bent valves, but all the valves were fine. The exhaust valves physically cannot be pushed down far enough below the head su...
2005 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.5L blower speed VIN: KM8SC73E75
Thanks for the quick response. I replaced the blower resistor. Standard had it and it was very comparable in price to the dealer one.
2007 Hyundai Sonata SE 3.3L Ignition switch VIN: 5NPEU46F37
Sorry for the late close. Forgot about this after I fixed it. The problem was in the lock cylinder. With a new lock cylinder in place the car has a nicer key action than it has had in years. I took apart both the new and old cylinders to put the tabs out o...
2005 Infiniti G35 X 3.5L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCV51F45
replaced bank 1 camshaft poition sensor and problem was fixed. thanks to all responders. Trouble codes: P0340 (Camshaft position sensor problem).
2006 Lexus RX400h 3.3L Battery/Starter VIN: JTJHW31U96
Vehicle has been ok since battery replacement. Customer has been informed of potential drain when sitting idle with accessories on. Thanks for all the help!
2000 Mazda Millenia Millennium Edition 2.3L Valve Train VIN: JM1TA2221Y
Sorry, no answer here, customer is driving it as is, we put in Mystery Oil, and it's better, but they aren't going to spend any more $$$. Bill@ Fred's
2001 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L high beams, hi speed wipers VIN: 4A3AA46G71
Found the problem in what Mitibushi calls: switch, steering column part# [...]. There is an ecu in this part that was defective. The aftermarket supplies the headlight switch or windshield wiper switch--the problem is that these are just the swithes- they ...
2003 Nissan Altima S 2.5L No Start, long crank VIN: 1N4AL11E63
Thanks to all who replied. The customer ended up seeking another opinion. I had good cmp and ckp signal and code was still coming back. The car ran and drove somewhat okay so it has me confused but oh well. Can't fix em all. Trouble codes: P0335.
2004 Nissan Quest SL 3.5L valve timing VIN: 5N1BV28U64
Thanks for the help. I found that the timing chain tensioner guide was broken. I replaced the chain, guide, and tensioner like most of you said. Vehicle is fixed and quiet. Thanks again.
2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L Brakes VIN: JT3HN87R2Y
Sorry for the long wait. Had to wait for the customer to have time to bring the truck back in. Changed right front caliper and all problems seem to be gone.
2005 Toyota Prius 1.5L Heat VIN: JTDKB20U95
Thank you all for the repies.Customer has already picked up vehicle.The period of time that it cools off is very short and when it comes back(30 sec) it will blow you out of the car.I double checked for ANY leaks and none were found.Before it left I also did t...
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