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1999 Daewoo Nubira CDX 2.0L Clutch VIN: KLAJB52Z7X
This is my first posting so please bear with me on this one. I inherited this vehicle from another shop after they installed 3 clutch assy. Another Tech. at our shop installed a new master and slave assy. Then it was dissembled and handed over to me. The flywh...
2002 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L No Start VIN: KM8SC13D22
this vehicle is a strange one when the vehicle gets fueled to the top, the vehicle doesn't start, feels like the system is flooded because you have to press the accel pedal to the floor to get it to go. after the vehicle starts it won't idle properly, after a ...
1992 Isuzu Pickup S 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 4S1CL11L3N
Howdy, basically I have no ground signal from ECU to MC soleniod under any condition. Input parameters are within limits, but even it they weren't , I should still get something. I have tried two aftermarket ECU, and same thing. What am I missing here. I have ...
1993 Isuzu Trooper S 3.2L transmission VIN: JACDH58V3P
The vehicle came in with a complaint of no engine braking. We road tested vehicle and verified the problem. There is no engine braking in manual low, manual 2, manual 3. Engine diagnostics and trans diagnostics showed no codes. The trans was removed and sent o...
1996 Isuzu Trooper S 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JACDJ58V5T
Unable to resolve this code P0137. Freeze frame shows code sets at approx. 50-60 mph, once with 69% throttle, once with 0% throttle. hot engine, load .4%both times we recorded it. Watching scanner sensor appears to be working normally. Trouble codes: P0137 (Bank 1 sensor 2 low voltage)
1999 Isuzu Amigo S 2.2L Flywheel VIN: 452CK57D6X
Dealer replaced clutch 15K miles ago. Apparently they machined flywheel - no shim. Customer is talking lawsuit against dealer. Clutch is worn out. Driver is 68 years old and has driven manual trans only - according to him. Flywheel is heat checked and wavy. Ne...
1998 Lexus LS400 4.0L Engine Vibration VIN: JT8BH28F5W
Customer bought this car from a wholesaler. Thoght he got a good deal.The engine has a vibration at about 1700 to 2600 rpm .IT will do this while driving or sitting still .With all accessories off or on it doesn't also does this in park ,Ihave checke...
1995 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JMITA2227S
Hello there folks, this Mazda has from OBD 2 - DTC P1345 SGC signal, P1540 ABV circuit malf and DTC 82 from under hood connector. TCS light comes on and check engine light on, car would not accelerate and jerks. When you cycle the key TCS goes off and runs fin... Trouble codes: P1345 (SGC Signal), P1540 (ABV Circuit Malfunction), 82 (TCS - ECU Communication Line)
1999 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGF22C9X
hi all, vehicle came in with ecm trouble code p0340 cam sensor circuit fault. found wiring from sensor to ecm shorted to ground shielded wire. repaired all wiring. lab scope 1st sensor, no hz. output. ecm replaced at another shop. cross check all part numbers.... Trouble codes: P0340
2000 Mazda Millenia 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA2212W
cleaned egr passages ,engine will stall when apply vaccume to to egr valve,checked vaccume to egr is 5 inches. manually turned on apply soleniods and checked baro sensor and vaccume to boost soleniod. only can get generic scan data available. Trouble codes: 401 (egr)
1990 Nissan D21 2.4L Cuts out VIN: 1N65D11SXL
This vehicle has had 3 Mass Air Flow sensors in the last 1 and 1/2 years. The first after a wreck and you could see the broken wire. The last 2 were about 3 months apart and were flat line when veiwing with the lab scope. This is a delivery vehicle with high u...
1993 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L electric windows
this maxima's electrics windows dont work. Seems to have power & earth to the main switch & had a look inside no problems on the boards or the switch. This car has the push button entry system under the door handles & seems very different from most electric wi...
2000 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Line Pressure Solenoid Valve VIN: 1N4DL01D8Y
Really Need Some Help With this one otherwise im going to be introuble with the man upstairs. this Is a nuns car and she brought it in for the check engine light being on. Pulled Code PO475 Line Pressure Solenoid Valve Problem. Went Through the diag tree and t...
1998 Subaru Legacy 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BG856W6
Hello, This vehicle has been intermittently setting misfire code{s} for a couple of months. It is almost always P0301, but it has set a P0303 and a P0304 at least once each. All ignition components have been replaced with O.E. Subaru parts - Plugs, Wires and C... Trouble codes: P0301 (Misfire 1 Cylinder)
1987 Toyota Cressida Luxury 2.8L mil lamp not on VIN: JT2MX72W4H
This toyota will not light/flash the mil lamp when the T, & E1 connectors are connected together. Power and grounds look good and have pin checked at computer. Just for the heck of it we installed another computer and nothing changed. What the H am I missing?
1994 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.4L No Start VIN: JT4RN93P0R
Toyota truck has no spark, dist pick-up is in ohmeter spec, coil is within spec limits, power on 3 wires to computer ( 1 key off, 2 with key on), 3 ground circuits to intake manifold stud are OK, voltage to igniter and coil, continuity from igniter to ECM on 2...
1995 Toyota Corolla 1.6L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT1AE04B3S
This vehicle has an intermittent cutout when accelerating, taking off from idle, acts like running out of fuel , customer says fuel pressure gauge we intalled temporarily doesn't drop. (let him drive with gauge on never acts up for us ).Checked everything we c...
1996 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1NXBB02E0X
Hey Toyota techs, I have a corolla thats driving me nuts. It came in for a no start. Found plugs worn out and fouled with gas. Replaced plugs and now it idles fine but when you get on the throttle it just bogs out. I have noticed when it bogs it seems to get ... Trouble codes: 300 (misfire detected)
2001 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L ahc
Hi every one, i have a tough one here in that the Automatic Height Control is in fail safe mode. This vehicle is identical to the Lexus 470 with the only difference being that its right hand drive. I initially did a scan test on the AHC and changed a rear heig...
2002 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L no compressor engagement VIN: JTDBF32K12
Ever since you fixed my rear end my dog can't sing! This is one of THEM. Customer reports a/c not cold. When we first inspected the car the a/c compressor would not engage and the malfunction light on the a/c control blinked. We gave the customer a ride and sc...

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1997 Acura TL 3.2L Cuts out VIN: JH4UA3640V
I received six replies to our problem, but I cannot solve the problems with this vehicle. Some of the highliths of the replies guide us to tell the customer that this vehicle is covered by 150,000 miles warranty from Acura. here is the problem with that; we st...
1997 Acura Integra GS-R 1.8L No Start VIN: JH4DC2398V
I found that the engine harness was chopped wires were just twisted and taped then covered with flex tube. Ihave not fixed it yet but Im preety sure the problem is located in the harness.
2001 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L compressor VIN: 2HKKRL1862
The owner's son-in-law took this car to the dealership while the owner was away for a few days. While there the clutch assembly only was replaced, which took care of the problem. Soooo, yes- these AC units will make bearing noise with the compressor both engag...
1999 Nissan Quest GLE 3.3L Cooling Fan VIN: 4N2XN11T1X
this quest no low cooling fan problem is FIXED!thanks to kelly from california\scott from arizona & special thanks to duane from alaska the problem was a bad ecu not providing the ground for the low speed relay.installed a used ecu & low speed cooling fan work...
1998 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BK4353X
All we did was clear the computer and give it back to the customer. After 2 weeks he stopped by to report that it was still working fine. I have no confidence in this repair. Thanks for all the help guys. Trouble codes: P0130 (oxygen sensor failure).
2002 Subaru Outback 2.5L Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BH67522
I recieved 3 replies to this post, 2 mentioned problems with the A/F ratio sensor which we also suspect, but have already replaced. The other reply said they would start with the basics, I guess I forgot to note that we had already tested the basics. We drove ... Trouble codes: P0130 (Front O2 sensor A/F circuit problem lean).
1999 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0L compressor VIN: 4T3ZF13C4X
we found a coolant temp sensor reading very high and shutting down ac compressor - this vehicle has 4 sensors - we replaced sensor and still same problem - clipped wire from sensor to ac amplifier and all working fine - this is not a perfect fix but it worked
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