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1994 Honda Civic Si 1.6L Starting VIN: 2HGEH3398R
This 1 got dump in my lap the ck eng lite stays on when key is in the on position if you cycle the key off/on several time it will go off in 2 sec then it will start this only occurs ever so often ck grounds from pgmi relay backprobe from ecm for voltage drop ...
2008 Lexus IS250 2.5L Misfire VIN: JTHBK26288
After driving for serveral minutes vehicle mil starts flashing and goes into fail safe mode. This occurs when accellerating under light throttle. It stays in this mode till shut off and restarted. Then it runs good for a few miles till it does it again. We hav... Trouble codes: P0304 (cylinder 4 misfire)
2003 Mazda Protege5 2.0L high idle VIN: JM1BJ24553
any mazda gurus seen this problem idle races at 2000 rpm aND THEN IF YOU RESTART IT IT GOES AWAY... SHE SAYS
2005 Mazda 6 S 3.0L Lifter noise VIN: 1YVHP80D95
2005 Mazda 6 V6 motor ticking noise from rear head sounds like a lifter or follower we did a oil pressure test had good oil pressure 40 psi at idle warm and about 80psi at 1500 rpm we replaced all the lifters and inspected the followers noise is still there. N...
2003 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L No Start VIN: 3N1CB51D93
I have this nissan. did a head gasket to it because of leakage. replaced timing chain and all components. vehicle will not start. i get injector pulse and ignition coil pulse while cranking one time at the start of crank then pulse goes away. car ran before th...
2007 Nissan Pathfinder SE Off-Road 4.0L abs VIN: 5N1AR18W97
Vehicle came in with VDC off,SLIP, 4WD, and ABS lights on. All lights came on at the same time. Scan reported DTCs C1101 (RR wheel sensor), and C1156 (steering angle sensor communication circuit). Road test reveled no speed signal for the RR wheel. The sensor ...
2006 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport 2.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: JF1GG68696
Car came in failed state emissions test.Nox is over limit.Had a code for po420 cat efficeiency,replaced front cat no more po420.Thinking this was end of story sent for emmisiions test and failed nox again.Checked egr operation OK, added bg 44k and drove till t...
1995 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L No Start VIN: JT2SK12E1S
The car came in with no start found no spark so replaced dist. Still had no spark so I replaced the ignighter . And now I have a weak spark checked the injector pulse and did not find any changed the ECM with a used one and still no pulse or strong spark pleas...
2002 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Engine VIN: JTEHH20V42
Will start form time to time, and stays running. Most of the time it will only crank. All sensors seem to be functioning. With scaner, PID: IGN, reads 0 with key on. Fuel pump works fine when cranking.
2002 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF28B32
Greetings, I started a new job today as a used car tech at a local nissan dealer and the first car they give me is a headache vehicle they have had for nearly a year. History as told to me: The vehicle had sat in a garage for 4 years or better. I am not sure ... Trouble codes: P1135, P1155
2005 Toyota Camry 2.4L Surge VIN: 4T1BE32K85
Vehicle seems to have a definite surge under medium to hard acceleration yet it seems to go away after 40 mph. Performed a smoke test, no leaks evident and air intake hose is not cracked...ideas?

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2002 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR09X82
Idle problem was the ecm found the circuit that was bad they couldnt find anything with the coil drivers i have a new pcm just need the nats program i dont know for sure if it is going to fix the coil but 99% sure that it has bad softwear in the ecm i will ema...
1997 Subaru Legacy LSi 2.5L 1-2 shift VIN: 4S3BD6650V
Customer is going to wait for now. Doesn't want to spend more money at this point. Will update if I see it again. Thanks to all
2006 Subaru Outback XT 2.5L No Start VIN: 4S4BP67C26
Thamks for all the help but this was a dumb mistake the coil wires on the r/s were pluged into the wrong coils.I check for power and ground but not wire color till this morning sorry for wasting your time Thanks again Tom
2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Evap VIN: 2T1BR32E35
The evap canister assembly was the problem. Replaced and all is good so far.
2008 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEZU14R48
Hey guys thanks for waiting but the car has not returned, so I will close this for now and re open this help request when it returns. Thanks again. Trouble codes: P0441, P0455.
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