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1992 Acura Vigor LS 2.5L No Start VIN: JH4CC2648N
Vehicle came in with a dead battery. Charged it & tested charging system. All checked ok. Drove vehicle & it worked fine. Customer came to pick it up & it wouldn't start. It cranked ok. Sprayed some carb cleaner into the intake & it would run. After it sat for...
1996 Hyundai Accent 1.5L Hesitation VIN: KMHUF21NPV
Thanks in advance for your help...customer complains of surge/chugging under light load. Very intermittent under test and surge quite minor but occasionally on move off coughs 1-2 times then okay for rest of test drive. Carman Scan tool reveals no codes but in...
1997 Kia Sephia GS 1.8L Alternator VIN: KNAFA1256V
Hi, another tech at my shop is working on this one! I told him I'd run this for him. He said he has installed a new alternator and a used pcm. Still not charging. He has checked fuses. This alt is pcm controled. Has anyone ran into a problem with these before....
2000 Kia Sportage 2.0L filter adapter/cooler VIN: KNDJA7230Y
Calling all KIA tech's...We have this Sportage that has an oil leak right where the oil cooler/filter adapter mounts to the block adapter. Looking at a KIA diagram that was faxed to us by our friendly dealer, there doesn't seem to be any seals between the cool...
1992 Lexus SC400 4.0L Stall VIN: JT8UZ30C9N
toyota lexus techs please help; this 92 sc 400 starts and idles soon as the gear selector moves out of park or nuetral the engine abruptly dies like key is shut off.once engine dies code 15 is set. ignitors test perfect.we removed shift position switc... Trouble codes: 15 (ignitor 2 to ecm)
1993 Mazda MX-6 LS 2.5L alarm VIN: 1YVGE31B8P
Hi, Thanks for your time. Customer's complaint is that the factory alarm will sound off for no reason, usually in the wee hours of the morning. We are unable to duplicate the problem, but suspect there is a sensor or possible circuit board that is affected by...
1994 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Unknown VIN: 1N4BU31D7R
i have this 94 altima that wont down shift after about a 35 mile drive after coming to a stop, no other drivability problems, snap on scanner would not communicate with it, i checked for codes by turning the screw on the computer and counting the led flash, ha...
1995 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L bcm VIN: JN1CA2103S
Vehicle has a 145ma current draw, battery goes dead after a week of sitting. Pull #40 fuse and draw comes down to 80amp.Unplug fuse #60 "BCM" and draw is gone.I have searched achives and found a few posts with the same problem but no fixes were ever presented ...
2002 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L Steering System VIN: 5TDZT38A42
I tested it with the toyota tester and retrieved a C1231, which states that there is a malfunction in steering angle sensor. The VSC TRAC and the TRAC OFF light are on. When we try to clear the fault it comes back immediately. We have performed the centering o...

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1992 Subaru SVX LS 3.3L battery VIN: JF1CX3533N
hey guys, received a couple of good tips to repair this car , unfortunately the owner of said vehicle has become a guest of the state and his family has put a hold on any further diag.thanks for the replies though
1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Misfire VIN: 4S3BG6853W
This vehichle still has a misfire on #1 cylinders. We are leaning toward needing cylinder heads because of the valve guides moving but are not sure. We've removed transmission to check pressure plate/flywheel alignment-ok. We've also tried crankshaft,cam sens... Trouble codes: P0301 (misfire number one), P0302 (misfire number 2), P0303 (misfire number 3), P0304 (misfire number4).
1999 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L shifter interlock VIN: 4S3BD4356X
This was so simple it was almost imbarressing. We were never able to duplicate the problem but itwas real and the customer was frustrated not being able to drive his car on really cold days. We removed the console applied the brake and watched the solenoid dis...
1996 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4TAWN72N7T
Most people said don't disassemble maf, but if I have to buy a new one anyway, why not try? Others said clean with carb cleaner. Well, yes but this is rodent hair wrapped around the elements which are 3 inches down a 1/2 inch hole. Carb cleaner does not dissol... Trouble codes: P0171.
1998 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L No Start VIN: 4TANL42NOW
hello iatn. want to thank all the techs that helped with this toyota. the fix was replacing fuel pump in tank. the test diagnostic on intake had no wiring for fp. terminal, all the rest were there. ended up with same as any other similar no start, no fuel , or...
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