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1999 Daewoo Lanos S 1.6L No Start VIN: KLATC5631Y
hi i have not posted for a while but i have another but kicker this vehicle will every now and then not start and when this happens the fuse in n/s footwell no 17 for the fuel pump will blow. if it blows it is only at start up.i have wired in a low amp fuse at...
2000 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L No Start, long crank time VIN: KMHJF35F4Y
Hello everyone, I hope someone can help us with this one. The problem it is experiencing is long crank time to start and sometimes won't start at all. If the vehicle sits for a few days you can usually get in and it will start normally, the first time. After t...
1994 Lexus LS400 4.0L heater VIN: JT8UF11E8R
HELLO lEXUS TECHS: This lx400 has ghost problems. On a cold morning the heater might not heat up unless customer turns off engine and re-starts it. Then it will heat up. --intermittent (we can't catch it acting up). We noticed the heater valve is seeping anti-...
2000 Lexus LX470 4.7L Windshield Wipers VIN: JT6HT00W5Y
wipers don't shut off
1990 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3CS44RXL
A little mitsubishi help please. This car is hard to start when cold and will constantly stall. Try to give it gas and it shuts off. After playing with it for 5 mins. runs perfect rest of day. Code says mass air flow but everyone tells me these never go bad. D... Trouble codes: 12 (Mass air flow sensor)
1994 Mitsubishi gto 3000CC criuse control
hi the cruise contol on this beast does not work i have now made the pump service able as it was seized you can apply vaccum to unit and speed will increase. the master switch by gear shift is ok and voltage down at pump. but on the road at 50mph operate steer...
1999 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Engine VIN: 4A3AA46G9X
Customer came in with no-start condition. Found no crankshaft signal from crank sensor. R&R timing cover and inspected crank sensor and found broken balance shaft belt and broken crank sensor. Note: Balance shaft belt looked like it had been broken for quiet s...
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31D8Y
this car originally came in with a misfire and dtcs o3o4 and 1320... the coil and plug were replaced as they were visibly carbon tracked. codes were cleared and vehicle returned to cust. a few weeks later the car came back with the mil lite on and dtc 1320. co... Trouble codes: 1320 (primary ignition), 0171 (bank one system lean), 0174 (bank two system lean)
1994 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4TARN13P9R
vehicle came in with check engine light and complaint of poor power. scanned vehicle showed 53 for knock sensor. replaced knock sensor {light has not come back on yet}, fuel filter, cap, rotor, plugs. no change in performance. customer took to exhaust shop had... Trouble codes: 53 (knock sensor)
2001 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Surge VIN: JTEHH20V11
above 45 mph esp 55-65 vehicle will act like cruise control is on. disengaging the clutch and coasting the vehicle rpms stay about 2500 to 3500. closed idle switch on geniysys scan tool shows closed throttle and throttle open % drops to idle spec during this v...

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2001 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L No Start VIN: KMHWF25S51
thanks to all that relpied!!! checked crank sensor,found balance belt broken, a piece of the belt made timing belt jump one tooth.also bent crank sensor reluctor wheel and rubbed place on sensor.replaced reluctor,crank sensor, and both belts.
2000 Lexus LS400 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BH28F8Y
Thanks everyone for the help and suggestions regarding my cat problems.I ended up replacing the other cat and returned car to customer.Have not heard back for him at this point.The customer did inform me that the MIL was on for months.Could it be possible that... Trouble codes: P0420 (cat efficiency below threshold bank 1).
1997 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L No Start VIN: 1YVGE22CA4
shorted coolant temp sensor. discovered cooling fan was running all the time, which lead me to check the sensor.
2001 Mazda Millenia 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA22211
ok its fixed. first off the actuator was good the diagnostic info was a misprint. it turned out to be the ABV Vent soleniod. be very carefull when diagnosing these, they have 5 ABV soleniods. Also after I found and replaced the bad soleniod when the custamer l... Trouble codes: 1526 (air bypass valve soleniod ckt), 1540 (air bypass valve control sys. malfunction).
1998 Nissan Sentra 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AB41D7W
The customer never returned for any more diag. I had a couple of responces that said the egr valve might not be sealing properly. Another person said check the exhaust back pressure, too much may cause the code. Thank you for your time. Trouble codes: P1402 (EGR flow is excessively high during the specified driving condition).
1992 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.0L steering pressure hose VIN: JT3FJ80WXN
Thank you ALL for the quick responses. We slept on it and read your responses this morning and our neighbor from Minnesota coached us to lift the radiator up as far as we could after removing the side steel mounts, sliding in 2x4s to get it up about 5 or 6 inc...
1995 Toyota Tacoma SR5 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4TAVN73K6S
sorry it has taken so long to close this one but i could not get the customer back in. he works nights and sleeps days. this is what most of the replies said. the aftermarket cats do not work on toyota i should have recamended a toyota cat. the cust lives abou... Trouble codes: P0420 (catalyst efficiency bank 1).
1996 Toyota RAV4 2.0L No Start VIN: JT3HP10V7T
i want to thank richard from ct, phillip from mo, and stephan from ca, allwere on the correct track for me. it turns out that the ecm's groung circuit went south, as phillip from mo, said, we went thru all the grounds and ecm's power, all were there except the...
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