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2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4L axles VIN: 1HGCM71653
This car came in two separate times within the last month or so. The first time the right drive axle had completely rusted in two at the dampner ring. We replaced that axle with a FEQ/Worldpac axle, and glanced at the other and saw nothing obvious without remo...
2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Surge, Misfire VIN: 5FNRL38785
hello all this is a tough one when driving vehicle, at 51mph it will feel like it has a slight misfire, or shutter. like you are driving on the rumble strip. but no misfire on the counters, and does it after it shifts in lockup. pcm has been reflashed, honda s...
2007 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L hard downshifts
Ok so this is my sisters van and is has had a intermittent hard down shift from 2-1 for about 2 years. It is now banging on all downshifts on a regular basis. Torque converter was replaced about 2 years ago under warranty for i think a shudder. I'm not sure bu...
2003 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Check engine VIN: KMHDN45DX3
Hi we have 1 hyundai elantra with a 2.0 liter engine.they drove it idles good most of the time good but then starts to idle very slow and surges.when that happens the check engine light flashes fast.with the scanner connected,we can read the sensors,but...
2000 Mazda Millenia 2.3L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA2228Y
Car runs well after replacing timing belt, after a few short drives it went into limp mode with TCS, TCS OFF and check engine light, checked and found codes above, Checked ABV Valve and CAC Bypass Valve both working, checked vacuum hoses between valves and sol... Trouble codes: P1526 (ABV Vacuum Solenoid Circuit Open or Short), P1540 (ABV Charge Pressure Out Of Range), P1524 (Charge Air cooler Bypass Circuit)
2005 Mazda 6 i 2.3L No Start VIN: 1YVHP80C65
Need a little help here, this Mazda died on the road and wouldn't restart. We fixed this vehicle about two months ago for seperate issues (see repair history). There is no spark and no injector pulse. The coil has power but isn't being triggered by the PCM. Th...
2006 Mazda 3 S 2.3L in limp VIN: JM1BK32456
Thanks for any and all help. This car came from another shop stuck in 4th and a hard reverse. The shift light when put into gear will flash 1 then 4. when running only The indicator works normal key on engine off. Tested the power and grounds and found to be o...
2002 Toyota Prius 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2BK18V82
Have 2002 prius that starts and runs. Triangle on dash illuminates immediatly after starting or clearing codes. P3000 only code returning. Now we have 2 HV batteries and are trying to make one good one. Original battery had 3 bad modules 6.3V compared to 8.2V.... Trouble codes: P3000
2003 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L Battery VIN: 4T1BE32KX3
Car came in on a hook with a compliant of a slow crank the last 2 days and a no crank no start today. It did crank slow but started when it got to us. The battery tests at 12.93 volts and 757 CCA from a 725 CCA battery. Parasitic Draw Test found 178 Ma draw on...
2004 Toyota Prius 1.5L hybrid drive VIN: JTDKB20U44
We put a battery in the vehicle (AGM in trunk) and it had the P0A4B code. It was at closing and she left. After 1/4 mile, the car died and we towed it back in. She then stated that "similar problems have been occurring" When powered up, the vehicle cannot be s...
2007 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5L No Start
I had this van come with 2 missfires and found that mice had eaten the injector wires on two injectors. We repaired the wires and solved the miss but when we restarted it the injector wires on # 4 injector had touched each other when they were eaten and caused...

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2006 Mazda 6 S 3.0L MIL Lamp on
I would like to thank everyone for the replies. Tritan was correct the purge solenoid was flowing all the time. Trouble codes: P0131, P0151.
2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 4A3AC44G5Y
Well Im gonna call this one semi-fixed. I did scope out the idle circuit and wave patterns were normal with one of the wave patterns was upside-down??? I assume that points to an ECU problem. I then removed the ECU and took it appart and saw no ...
2002 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AA46G12
Thank you to all who replied and provided help for this tech help request! Tam from Texas got me thinking. The resistance for the wires were not identical, cylinder one being about 640 Ohms, cylinder 3 being about 350 Ohms. I took it for granted that because t... Trouble codes: P0303 (Cylinder 3 Misfire Detected).
2000 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on, sluggish VIN: 3N1CB51D9Y
thanks to all that replied. timing chain ended up being stretched. replaced chain and all timing components and all is well. I did find a very good diagram of what the cmp and ckp should look like. its a pdf though. i will try to post it to my waveforms al... Trouble codes: P0335 (CKP sensor circuit problem).
2008 Nissan Altima 2.5L No Start VIN: 1N4AL21E58
Thanks to Wayne and Timothy that replied. There response helped me to decide to try and replace the IPDM, corroded connectors and broken case before replacing the BCM and key slot as well. Replaced IPDM bypassed 5 corroded connectors and car ran when key fob w... Trouble codes: P1610 (NATS malfunction), P1612 (NATS malfunction), B260A, B2618 (Bcm), B2607 (steering lock relay), B2108 (steering lock relay on.).
1996 Subaru Legacy LS 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BK4553T
Thank you all for your help.I did put vehicle in the self test mode,and the fuel tank pressure solenoid(located in front of the fuel tank)clicked.I checked the resistance of the solenoid,27 ohms,has 12.5 volts.Test cicuit resistance,no problem found.So,2 weeks... Trouble codes: P1401.
2007 Toyota Yaris S 1.5L MIL Lamp on, Low power VIN: JTDBT92347
This problem is fixed! I would like to say thanks to all of you that come on here to help others, Thank You! The problem with the fuel pressure and inj test is that they won't test bad for a intermittant problem as you all know (although I did test both). You ... Trouble codes: P0304 (Cyl 4 misfire).
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