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1996 Kia Sportage 2.0L will not run monitor VIN: KNDJA7231T
This Sportage runs fine, customer came in for California ASM smog test and failed for readiness status. The three continuous monitors are set, but will not run any of the other five available. Customer said the battery had been disconnected so I attempted run ...
1992 Lexus SC300 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT8JZ31C8N
help me!!! -we are not lexus guys--we are ford guys who have nothing better to do today than look at the bosses lexus. are there any known pattern failures that are related to code 13 issues??? other than rpm signal description, we have no pp test to work wi... Trouble codes: 13 (rpm signal issue)
1989 Mazda 323 1.6L No Start VIN: JM1BF2225K
Now the car comes back, very hard to start, but once warmed up it runs good.I mean really hard to start, like a old car flooding, you have to feather the throttle and baby it till it clears out, like that. spark was good, injector had pulse with noid light,ok ...
1989 Mazda B2600 2.6L No Start VIN: JM2UF4146K
Vehicle has a no start/no spark problem always. I haven't had any luck testing the system, because my schematics (mitchell and directly from Mazda are wrong). This truck has three wires into dist., two that go to computer from the dist., a two wire (Igniter?) ...
1990 Mazda 626 2.2L No Start
To make a long story short, car towed in, no start found open in pick-up coil in dist. & also found injector driver shorted to other injector driver ???.. replaced ecm & distributor car fired & ran test drove 25 miles & parked. cust picked up car & 3 days late...
2001 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L No Start VIN: 1YVGF22E41
I need to program the inmobilizer system without having any other key programmed, so I need the the security code for this vehicle, I already tried in the local mazda dealer but say they can't because this specific car wasn't sold by them. The inmobilizer seri...
1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4A3AK44Y3S
Help!!! This Eclipse is driving me crazy. It has an intermittent stalling problem. It dies like the key is shut off. My boss was able to make it happen a few times by dropping the steering column to it's lowest point(where the primary driver has it). I have t...
1994 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L ingniton VIN: 1N4BU31D1R
you can drive this car for 50 miles or more and let sit for 15 or 20 minutes and it will not start. there is no fire as the car cools the fire will slowly come back until it starts and it will run until you kill it and let it set.there is an tsb in alldata abo...
1997 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21D5V
this vehicle keeps tripping these com link codes indicating no com link between ecm & tcm. After checking the wire fron Pin6 of the ecm to pin 45 of the tcm for a clean ckt I replaced the tcm. the codes still come back I later cut the wire and looked at the si... Trouble codes: P0600, P1605
1999 Subaru Forester L 2.5L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SF6351X
This car runs rich, has excessively high fuel consumption (10 – 12 mpg), and has a sulfur smell from the exhaust. The tailpipe is sooty black as is the liftgate. The car presented with misfire (P0302), knock sensor (P0325), and front oxygen sensor (P0130) code... Trouble codes: P0130
1984 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.4L Stall, FLOODS VIN: JT4RN55D5E
send the carburetor to local rebuilders and same thing after rebuilt. tried different rebuilt carburetor and same thing. runs good and emission reading are good but when it act up carburtor floods and kills motor.
1989 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.4L Oiling system VIN: JT4RN01PXK
Hello Toyota guys- (or gals). This truck has an aftermarket mechanical oil pressure guage. So, I really believe it has low pressure, especially because the owner says the engine is "noisy" on the freeway, and oil press. is low. My question is, are there any co...
1993 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0L Cooling Systems VIN: JT2VK13E1P
Need a little help with this one. A little history on this vehicle: head gaskets replaced, water pump replaced, radiator replaced, thermostat replaced, all by a shop other than mine. Heads were crack checked. Vehicle left the other shop after above repairs and...
1993 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L compressor does not engage VIN: 4T1SK12E9P
Fellow techs, I have a real hair puller here, or at least it has been for me so far. Vehicle was purchased at auction by a local car sales lot and sent to me to make all necessary repairs before selling. I found that the cooling fans had been jury rigged resul...
1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4T1BG22K8W
Customer complained of hard starting and poor idle especially on first a.m. start. Verified this and checked for dtc's. None found. Vehicle requires half a pedal of gas when first starting and will die if the rpm's are not kept above 1500. After 1 1/2-2 minute...
1999 Toyota RAV4 2.0L fuel gauge VIN: JT3HP10V3X
Hello Toyo Techs, I have this Rav that the fuel gauge never goes below 3/4 full. The customer will put 300 miles on the tank and the low fuel light does come on but the gauge still reads 3/4 full. I checked the sending unit under the rear ds seat and it went f...
2000 Toyota Echo 1.5L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDBT1232Y
This code will not reset for a day or two. We roadtest several times after repair and clearing, no prob. Two days later back on, then may go off, but stays in mem. Cus drives hi-way to work, hard to get good discription, but mat be on ramp related(accell?). My... Trouble codes: P0171
2000 Toyota Solara SE 3.0L Cuts out VIN: 2T1CF22PXY
Greetings Fellow Techs, Car was towed in; started then died. Acted like it was flooding-very difficult to keep running, if at all. Seemed to start and rev up better (w/foot on gas)while ignition key was in start position. Alot of popping and backfiring as you ...

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1994 Acura Legend L 3.2L abs VIN: JH4KA8260R
I thought I already closed this, But I'll try again. Could not find trouble code wire. Replaced damaged left front abs wheel sensor. All ok. Thanks for the help.
1999 Hyundai Elantra GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHJF25F1X
the ground in the engine was missing and the o2 sensor was giving bad readings.also a vaccum hose from the fuel presure regulator was leaking.hooked up the scanner again to erase codes and done. thanks a lot guys¡ Trouble codes: P1127 (fuel trim rich under load).
1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L line pressure VIN: 4S2CK58W6X
One nember suggested cleaning the valve body and replacing the screens when replacing the force motor. Another member suggested the possibility of a TPS out of range. The customer failed to approve repairs at this time hoping he could discover a pattern to the...
2001 Lexus RX300 3.0L Starting VIN: JTJGF10U51
I waited on closing this post until I had the answer.As it turns out I shipped the vehicle off to the dealer because after exstensive testing I couldn't get this thing fixed.Customer came back a week and a half later and reported that mice had built a nest ove...
1995 Nissan Quest GXE 3.0L Pressure control VIN: 4N2DN11W2S
Hi group. Finally this vehicle is fixed. The converter feed pressure was combined with high clutch in the input shaft seals. Therefore, always the high clutch was actived. This seals were resized because the pump body was good and the new seals of the repar ki...
1998 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Surge VIN: JN1CA21D2W
The fix was the exhust was clogged. No one had any idea. thanks anyhow.
1986 Subaru GL 1.6L Pre-detonation VIN: JF2AF53B6G
Well all, this problem has disappeared on its own just as quickly as it appeared, so I have no real information to share, and decided to close the request in case the problem does not reappear. Perhaps it was indeed low grade fuel, although I still cannot beli...
1995 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Fuel tank VIN: 4S3BK6352S
It was (still is) the fuel filler hose connection at the tank. Thanks for supporting what I thought was the right time: 10+ hours. Only another VT mechanic would know a Subaru from an under-sea artifact. It probably could have been fixed by welding or epoxying...
1997 Toyota Camry CE 3.0L Tcc code0773 VIN: 4T1BF22K2V
The customer picked up the car and has not decided what to do. The replies we received referred to the solenoid being the problem with one reply on how to test the solenoid using amps instead of ohms for more accurate testing. Will post any further findings if...
1999 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L No Start VIN: 4TANL42NFX
Thanks to Vincent from Ore., Doug from Ca., Curt from Ark., Doug from Mich., Jon from Ca., & Bryan from NY. You gave some great info that helped locate the problem. I had overlooked a fuse under dash that would loose power intermittently. There was a wire from...
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