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2000 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L No Start, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHWF25S5Y
Customer is complaining of RPMs dropping while driving at various speeds she says that when this happens if you try to give it gas it won't go but if you let off the gas it will pick back up and go. Also she said it has been intermittently hard to start. I ass... Trouble codes: P335, P0725
2002 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Hesitation VIN: KMNDN45D92
This car hesitates and sometimes induction pop during initial start and go after sitting at least one hour.system occurs once or twice then dissappears.test coolant sensor and tps with vantage while system exist.voltage level on tps had no drop out and coolant...
1998 Kia Sportage 2.0L MIL Lamp on, High idle cold, VIN: KNDJB7238W
Cold idle speed is around 2100 rpm's.The idle speed will slowly come down.As engine starts to warm up there is a slight idle surge.Customer complaint is cold idle too high and check engine light.An airflow performance code PO101 sets.The computer looks at the ... Trouble codes: P0101
2003 Lexus ES300 3.0L A/C Compressor VIN: JTHBF30G93
A/C compressor is inop. no trouble codes stored in ecm or in a/c controller (checking thru a/c controls). "a/c" light flashes when system is turned on. removed a/c compressor relay and jumped terminals, compressor does work. have power to relay but no ground f...
1992 Mazda B2600 LE-5 2.6L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: JM2UF3149N
we just installed a new jasper long block and coputer. the computer fixed the first problem we were having but we still get a miss untill we put it in gear it gets a little better. we have set the timming and set the idle by the book and the only thing that he...
1995 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BA1416S
Check engine light on, unable to clear codes, Code C0314 comes back in. Unhooked EGR and code P0142 came on and unable this clear code. Trouble codes: C0314, P1402 (EGR industed this code)
2001 Mazda B3000 SE 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: YFYR16VX1T
truck came in with spun rod bearings. replaced motor and customer drove for 1 month. came back complaining about a engine miss. tech test drove and noted a missfire between 2500-3000 rpm. tech checked and found fuel pressure to be within spec. tech also checke...
1991 Mitsubishi 3000GT SL 3.0L module? VIN: JA3XD64B0M
This system is not getting cold, the compressor is coming on and fans are also working perfectly. I am not getting a pressure difference between high side and low side, like the compressor isn't working or the orific isn't closing. alldata has no info that is ...
1999 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L powertrain VIN: 1N4DL01D2X
This car has a vibration and noise (like a gounded out engine mount). 6 months ago it had this similar problem but not as bad we replaced three of the engine mounts. The car is back with the noise again. The engine mounts we replaced seem stretched but not gro...
2001 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L MIL Lamp on, Lean condition VIN: JN8DR09X8W
We have tried the same procedure as last year with little results. The MAF sensor ground was weak so we updated it and condition improved slightly but codes are still present. Could not find any TSB's on this perticular problem. Has any one come across this be... Trouble codes: P0171 (Heated oxygen sensor 1 front/SPAN), P0174 (Heated oxygen sensor 1 front/SPAN)
1999 Subaru Impreza Outback 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1GF4855X
vehicle has poor diveabilty problem mostly in am/ poor accell,no power, engine lite comes on p0325 knock sensor,i think it is caused,by poor diverabilty. all test were done for p0325 and every thing is fine. this diveabilty is not alway there. Trouble codes: P0325 (knock sensor)
2002 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXBR12E62
i do not know what to do now any help will be appreciated.

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1992 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Fluid level VIN: 1HGCB987L1
Sorry it took so long to post the fix on this one, thanks for the many replies. Nothing conclusive in the replies, and without the Honda diagnostic tester it came down to either the abs hydraulic unit or the abs controller. Not wanting to take a guess we had t...
1997 Honda Civic EX 1.6L No Start VIN: 1HGEJ814XV
well, thanks for all the responses, they were all helpful although we had checked most of the things you mentioned. a special thank you to Mariano [...], he got it right (which is what we suspected all along), it was a bad driver in the pcm. installed a new p...
1998 Kia Sephia 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on, VIN: KNAFB1213X
Well its been about 1 week & 200 miles and has ran very good.Looking back now I should have replaced TPS sensor from the start.I have tested & tested but dont find anything wrong.I did put back on engine and test drove & same problem came back. Dont understand... Trouble codes: P0123, P0101.
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT6HF10U04
Well I want to first start off and thank everybody tht responed to this request, and so does my boss the guy who posted it. It was the MAF sensor like 90% of you guys said. The thing that made it wierd was there was no lean code for bank 2 but some were saying... Trouble codes: 0171 (lean conditione bank 1).
1987 Nissan D21 2.4L u-joint VIN: 1N6ND11S3H
Thanks to all who replied. To fix this truck I had to go to salvage and retrieve a used shaft. Luckily there was a local yard that had one. Just had to look in the right place. Sorry but if you have a 'staked' u-joint there is no replacement.
1990 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L no reverse VIN: JN1HJO1PXL
Thank you to all that replied. Followed Jeff [...] advice about checking line pressure (OK) reverse pressure (OK) solenoids were installed new on initial overhaul also air pressured the drums (OK).Took the tranny out again and to it apart. Low and behold on ...
1996 Nissan 200SX SE-R 2.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1N4BB42DOT
RIGHT ON! Almost every email suggestion was to disable EGR system and see if hot miss under load is gone. I knew of this problem with the Ford Windstars, SHO's, and all 4.6L Ford's but thought it was just a FoMoCo glitch. I guess they're all basically the same...
1997 Nissan Quest GXE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4N2DN1118V
The why the voltage of the TPS become zero when its hot had been discoverd and answered finally. Seth [...] is right with this one. He said to look for a grounded wire to a shield wire and which is five inches away fron the TPS sensor. The white wire (sign... Trouble codes: P0120, P1705 (excessively high or low voltage input from TPS).
1983 Toyota Pickup 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: JT4RN485S1
Thanks to all that replied, the problem was in the idle control circuit solinoid in the reman carb. replace solinoid all ok. Thanks again.
1989 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.4L Power Delevery VIN: JT4RN81DSK
Thanks to all who sent diagrams and flow charts. The fix was the thermerstatic circuit was open. I looped it and every thing works fine.
2002 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXBR12E62
i performed a air intake system cleaning and also switched 1&2 coils and 3&4 coils. still have same missfire codes. checked injectors with probe and they are all firing. i am stumped on what to do next. thanks for any help. Trouble codes: P0300 (multible cylinder misfire), P0301 (cylinder 1 missfire), P0304 (cylinder 4 misfire).
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