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1997 Acura CL 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 19UYA2259V
customer reports of vehicle stalling while driving. although never duplicating a stall when driving, at times it will start and immediately stall. even with the throttle depressed it will start and stall. acts like a typical ford iac valve. any help is appreci...
1997 Honda Accord DX 2.2L coolant fan VIN: 1HGCD5628V
good evening car in good shape runs fine coolant fans come on normally and car doesn't overheat when you shut off car the coolant fans come on and run quite a while whether car hot or cold tried coolant fan relay and both temp sensors no difference any help gr...
1994 Hyundai Sonata 3.0L No Start VIN: KMHCF31T8S
I am working on a 1995 Hyundai Sonata that initialy came in with a really bad miss under load at lower RPMs. I checked the basics finding a really nasty cap and rotor, as well as two bad plug wires. Did a full tune up (except the fuel filter at this time) expe...
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, EGR Control ??? VIN: JN1CA31A9Y
Thanks in advance for reading and answering. Vehicle symptom if that the vehicle acts like it is lacking fuel. Has no trouble codes but O2 sensors reading low voltage most of the time. Vehicle came from another shop and they said it needed a fuel pump. After ...
2003 Nissan Sentra SE-R 2.5L No Start, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1AB51D53
Car came in as a start and Stall I got it to Idle after a bit of crranking But no acceleration ! I checked voltages at throtle acuator Voltages and wire colors below . I as I guess we all are use to a cable from the Pedel . Any Help in getting this back on the... Trouble codes: P1121 (Throttle Plate acuator)
2004 Nissan Sentra 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D94
Hello Fellow Techs! I am working on this Nissan Sentra and it stumble me a little. Vehicle came in with code P1148-Close Loop Control. This vehicle considered new for our shop and not whole a lot of info is available through Alldata or Mitchell. I checked oper... Trouble codes: P1148 (Close Loop Control Malfunction)
2001 Subaru Forester L 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SF63551
hi subaru techs..need assistance.2 weeks ago monday while i was on vacation,shop owner tried to tackle mil light on this vehicle.after a shotgun parts approach, he spent the remainder of the week pulling his hair out when the light kept coming back on.when i r... Trouble codes: 1443 (evap vent problem)
1994 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Power Loss VIN: 4T1GK12C3R
Hello group: This camry,1MZ-FE, lacks power on accel, much more so when cold. It feels as if the exhaust is plugged, which it is not. I ran the car with just the pre-cat exhaust on it with no change. I tested the fuel pressure and although I don't remember the...
2003 Toyota Matrix 1.8L slow fuel fill VIN: 2T1KR32E53
the customer says he can not get fuel to go into the tank. we looked at the car last week and pulled out the fuel filler neck to ck for any restrictions, none found, we suspected a bad overfill valve, my tech said it would pass air thru it, i took car to gas s...

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1991 Acura Legend LS 3.2L engine VIN: JH4KA7670M
After assembling new engine and rear transmission mounts vibration is a lot better. At idle or about 1200 rpm it is possible to notice some vibration yet. Consulting the archives this behavior is typical of this car (!). I received hints about to check mount...
1988 Honda Prelude 2.0 Si 4WS 2.0L high idle VIN: JHMBA4147J
Hi all the answer to this one was hit on the head by 2 of the replys in that honda used 2 different throttle bodys in the years of vehicals that the motor and harness came out of the only difference is that the TPS on the two are wired opposite in the pin conf...
1989 Honda Accord DX 2.0L almost all systems VIN: JHMCA5545J
The problem has been found. I would like to thank the few that suggested the cooling fan as wired direct to key. that was the problem, The fans were acting like generators when the key was shut off until they quit spinning. Thank you all very much and especial...
1996 Hyundai Sonata GL 2.0L No Accurulation VIN: KMHCF24F7T
well guy's we got this one taken care of. sorry for the long wait on the response but the problems were on the pcm was not letting the fuel injectors to pulse and then we found that the injectors were clogged up with rust. doing the injector flow balance test ... Trouble codes: P0110.
1998 Lexus ES300 3.0L srs VIN: JT8BF28G0W
Thank you very much to all the folks who responded on this one. You guys are awesome and right on the money. Looked under the driver seat the wire was stretched from its position. Disconnected battery, removed SRS connector and plugged back in, held it down wi...
1999 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA2227X
thanks for all the imput. did a cylinder leakage test and found the exhuast valve leaking. the customer did not want to repair the vehicle it was too expensive for them. thanks again Ken Trouble codes: P0306.
1993 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L engine VIN: JA3BM54JPY
Techs, Thanks to all that replied. The general concensus was that for a car with 180k miles, valve seals probably would not solve enough of the oil usage to justify the expense. Several suspected stuck oil rings and sugested methods to 'quick fix it'. I found ...
1990 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L abs system VIN: JN1HJ0158L
Thanx for all your replies, most techs suggest me to look at the the abs ring, you guys are all right!! and i found abs rings on both axles come loose. i didn't think of the rings problem because both axle had been replaced from another shop, but i guess they ...
1996 Suzuki Esteem GL 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: JS2GB31S7V
thank's rick for the helpfull info, egr is fully cleanabe pipe outside intake, it's fully clean. mil is still coming on. customer decided to get rid of car, not worth fixing so sorry can,t get further diagnosis on car. if she brings car back will let you guys ... Trouble codes: P0400 (egr flow malfunction).
1999 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L ABS\Trac VIN: JT2BF22K0X
Hi Group: We'll call this 'fixed'. Customer didn't want to spend any more time or money on this problem. Thanks to the 3 techs who took time to respond. Unfortunately,info that we recieved was info that we already had. We re-checked all grounds, feeds, connect...
2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Brake light circuit VIN: 4T1BG22K1Y
Hey guys, I have to thank Paul, Scott, Rich,Glen, Doug and everyone who takes a peak at this Electrical situation. Thanks all you guys for reminding me about the module. It's a darn expensive one, huh? A little bit of update here: I origninally thought...
2000 Toyota Echo 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 34Y0018364
Even though I could never actually cause the MIL, or be fortunate enough to have diagnostic equipment recording when the fault happened, I replaced the cam gear assembly per recommendation and the car is fixed!. Talking to a Toyota Dealer shop foreman, he sugg... Trouble codes: P1349 (VVT System Bank One).
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