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1996 Honda Civic LX 1.6L Smog VIN: 2HGEJ6603T
This Honda runs great but won't pass smog account the timing is too advanced (by about 5 degrees). It will pass tail pipe however. Yes, it is in base timing and the MIL light comes on when I am checking it. Problem is I can get the timing very close by turning...
2004 Honda Civic LX 1.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2HGES16554
just installed timing belt and water pump with no issue, restarted great, adding coolant tried to accelerate and no throttle response, check engine light on, no communication with scanner have checked all fuses none blown, also green key light on and blinking....
2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Ac VIN: 5FNRL18004
the ac kicks on sometimes for a second,sometimes for up to two or three minutes. then shuts off. sometimes it comes back on sometimes it doesn't. it does have the automatic climate control and I have checked it for dtc and it shows code E for the daylight sens...
2004 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HKYF186X4
Need to replace knock sensor and have been unsuccessful locating a torque spec for it in mitchell or identifix. Any help would be appreciateed. Thanks.
2010 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5NPET4ACXA
This vehicle has the 2.4 liter engine. I had check the oil control valves and tjeir resistance is 6.9 to 7 ohms. I removed them and inspected them to see if they were clogged but they are clean. I then applied power to them and the work well. My scanner can op... Trouble codes: P0016, P0449
2008 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Temperature VIN: 1N4AL24E48
Hello everyone and thanks for the help. I have this 2008 Altima 4 cylinder, non hybrid. It has the CVT automatic in it. The customer was driving to LA and the check engine light came on and she heard a "buzzing" noise. She finished her trip and brought the veh...
1994 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Misfire VIN: 4S4BJ63C6R
This Subaru mail delivery car was hard to start and idled rough, misfiring on at least 1 cylinder. Spark plugs were very worn, replaced plugs and wires, still misfiring. Codes listed won't clear. Misfiring on front 2 cylinders, #1 and #2. Tried a known good ig... Trouble codes: 24 (Bypass Air Control Valve), 35 (Canister Purge Solenoid)
2003 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L vacuum VIN: JF1GD296X3
hey subi techs,help needed.so i get this wrx in.the guy rebuilt the motor at another shop and says it starts but wont rev up at all.if you crack the throttle it dies.when idling it sounds ok but off a bit.kicker is the vacuum guage reads zero at idle.so im thi...
2005 Subaru Outback i 2.5L Seatbelt VIN: 4S4BP61C55
Once you start to drive the car chime will go off on a regular basis. If you latch passenger seatbelt chime shuts off. No indicator lights and no codes. Passenger airbag light says off but if someone sits in seat it will switch to on. Our modis is of little he...

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1996 Acura TL 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4UA2658T
Fixed it with new Genuine Acura egr solenoid (aka egr frequency solenoid). The vacuum control valve that i explained in my update is supposed to step down the vacuum so what i was reporting was normal from the vcv. The egr solenoid, even though it bench tested... Trouble codes: P1491.
2001 Lexus GS430 4.3L no crank VIN: JT8BL69S41
Ok..not fixed yet. Found a short in immobilizer. Fixed that still no start. Fuel pump not running. I have spark but no injector pulse from pcm. I have pcm on order. I will update after i get it. Thanks for the help.
2005 Mazda 6 S 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1YVHP80D35
Thanks to all who helped on this one. I ended up replacing the spark plugs with the OE Motor craft plugs. That fixed the hesitation on acceleration.I found some evidence of oil consumption on cylinder 6, not too much that I would worry about as the customer wa...
2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31A31
Thanks everyone for the good info. I manage to talk to the customer into buying six oem coils from the dealership and like magic the code and engine light didn't return. I did try six new ones from autozone and they didn't work. When i used the new autozo...
2010 Subaru Legacy 2.5i 2.5L Unknown VIN: 4S3BMBK66A
Thanks for the help guys! Anthony found a self test on Identifix that did the trick-we scanned for faults- none. We replaced the compressor and expansion valve-all is well!! Greg and crew
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