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2002 Honda Civic Si 2.0L Overcharging VIN: SHHEP33512
We have this Civic SI that came in for a complaint of the EPS (Electronic Power Steering) indicator coming on. After spending some time, found that the vehicle is intermittently overcharging, only when driving (not in the shop), and this is when the EPS light ...
2001 Hyundai Tiburon 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHJG25F41
Over a period of a few days the ecm will store codes p0300 p0301 p0302 p0304. Will never store a p0303. Drove car last visit and it ran pretty good but somewhat sluggish and had a hesitation on tip-in throttle. Car is back today with same codes and does run qu... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire), P0301 (1 misfire), P0302 (2 misfire), P0304 (4 misfire)
2003 Mazda 6 i 2.3L transmission VIN: 1YVFP80C93
hello fellow techs this car is stumping me. The vehicle sets a p0753 immediately ...seeing it is a constant monitor. the code is for transmission shift solenoid A. This car had 2 used transmissions installed and a TCM module at a different shop for this same c...
2000 Toyota Corolla VE 1.8L MIL Lamp on, P0171, New MAF VIN: 1NXBR12E2Y
Fuel trims initially high, idle and cruise over 30% combined, with hesitation and power loss. Good fuel pressure, no intake metered air leaks, and no vacuum leaks detected with propane or smoke. Calculated Load at WOT snaps in bay and VE tests at max RPM on th... Trouble codes: P0171
2003 Toyota Highlander 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: JTEGF21A13
Im pulling what little hair i have left out. This Highlander came in on a hook with a no start. It had no injector pulse and no fuel pressure but it had spark. I noticed that the key was a aftermarket key. I told the customer to bring me all the keys to the ve... Trouble codes: P0351 (Ign primary 1), P0352 (Ign primary 2), P0353 (Ign primary 3), P0354 (Ign primary 4), P0355 (Ignprimary 5), P0356 (Ign primary 6)

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2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6L fuel filler neck VIN: 2HGEJ6614Y
Vent Shut Valve(not the same as vent valve on canister) on top of the tank was faulty, this valve would give the Vapor Reciculation Valve a false symptom of the vehicle being over filled, this causes the vent shut valve to close. When the tank approached full ...
2004 Mazda 6 i 2.3L Misfire VIN: 1YVFP80C74
Ok...we got it !! Steve from British Columbia and Micheal from Utah...thank you. As Steve suggested, I put engine on #1 compression, and sure enough, the bolt went through the crankshaft pulley and right into the timing cover. Micheal suggested i scope the ... Trouble codes: P0300.
1991 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: JN8HD17Y2M
Well i still dislike cars that do this to me. but exactly as Tom and Chris said. with much help from tom who described the location of the link with detail. i removed the links from the positive battery terminal. and all had good continuity, but when i used a ...
2005 Nissan 350Z Track 3.5L Airbag VIN: JN1AZ34E95
Installed new driver's side airbag inside of seat and car is fixed. Nissan factory repair manual gives no method of checking the airbag as there is no specification given. It basically says that if there is a code and the wiring is not damaged then the airba...
2001 Toyota Echo 1.5L Surge, Misfire VIN: JTDAT12361
Thanks for everybody's input on this. I did scope and test the coolant sensor , but it was inconclusive. I took a chance, since it's the most important sensor during start-up. Took care of the surging. The idle motor was removed prior and clean and check out o...
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