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2003 Acura TL 3.2L hid
first of all thanks to all of you who read my post this is my personal vehicle when i leave my lights on and lock the car,lights stay on for few seconds and turns off by itself when i unlock my car, lights comes on as they unlock. (thats how it is suppose to ...
1992 Hyundai Excel 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Ignition Timing VIN: KMHVF21J2N
Hi guys, this is a new one, for me, but from what I understand, this car came in for an engine knock. Had the motor rebuilt, now the idle is erratic, it pings when loaded up, and at idle, the timing is retarding and advancing itself by a span of 30 degrees, 15...
2002 Hyundai Accent GS 1.6L Indiglo lighting VIN: KMHCG35CX2
Not to sure on how this indiglo type of cluster functions but have removed it and inspected all bulbs which function normally. It works periodically (today OK). All connections on the rear of the cluster look fine and otherwise have no issues, just the indiglo...
1996 Infiniti G20 2.0L Readiness Monitors VIN: JNKCP01DOT
Hello everyone and thanks for the help with this one in advance. This Infiniti is having some issues with its smog check. It initially failed due to a code stored for the neutral position switch stored in the PCM. We installed a new switch and off the customer...
1998 Kia Sportage 2.0L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJA7233W
car has p101 set and wont pass im - i have scan checked data and backprobed mass air flow and tps sensors - found tps volt backward of spec in mitchell 4.7 v idle .9 v wot - mitchell has .9 idle 4.7 wot - have smoke checked intake system and inspected air filt... Trouble codes: P0101 (mass air flow perperformance)
2001 Kia Sephia LS 1.8L obdii monitor VIN: KNAFB12111
I've got another good one here. Vehicle came in for slow crank/hard start, batt. was junk so we replaced it and it starts fine now. However vehicle needs to go to emissions and a check of the computer indicates the monitors needed to be reset. Drove car and re...
1985 Mazda RX-7 GSL-SE 1.3L Surge, Cuts out VIN: JM1FB3322F
This car was in storage for 5 years.The customer brought out and wouldn't start.the mass air flow sensor was stuck,free it up and car runs.It back fires when cold at idle.it woks better when warmed up,but starts back firing just off idle.
1997 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L A/C blower VIN: JM1BB1419T
I have a strange problem. A/C blower slows down while braking. If I brake hard, the blower will stop completely. When the car comes to a complete stop after braking hard the blower will start up again. With car idling and hold ing brake or pressing brake hard,...
1997 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGE22C4V
Hi. I'm really frustrated with this one. I would appreciate any help you could give me. I was called because of an illuminated MIL. As soon as I started looking at the vehicle I also noticed a rough idle that smoothed out perfectly off idle. Also, it surges wh...
1992 Mitsubishi Diamante LS 3.0L No Start VIN: JA3XC57B4N
HEY TECHS, I HAVE A 92 MITSUBISHI DIAMANTE 3.0 WITH A HOT SOAK NO START. CRANKS WELL Has been a problem for over 6 months Happens 1 out of 5-10 hot restarts Has good interstate battery and good charging voltage Pulled the ECM, inspected and smelled - OK Fuel p...
2000 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L po745 VIN: 1N6ED27T3Y
Hi all, my first post. I have a po745 trans line pressure sol. valve code. MIL. on at all times is the only costumer complaint. Im useing an older OTC scaner so alldata is not much help (cant flow chart) I have pulled the pan down and checked press. sol. 3ohm,...
1990 Subaru Legacy 2.2L Misfire VIN: JF2BJ63COL
i have two questions with this car and my scope. my scope is the interro pda and with all subarus i can not get an igniton pattern for the secondary side of one side of the coil pack. i can get a pattern for the front cylinders on some subarus or the back but ...
2001 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L intermittent compressor engagement VIN: 4S3BH68601
Hi everyone, I have a Subaru with a very delayed engagement cycle on the a/c clutch. It will come on and run cold for about 10 minutes and then disengage, may take up tp 3-5 minutes to re-engage and then run for about 5 minutes. It will continue this for ever....
2002 Subaru Forester S 2.5L head gasket VIN: JF1SF65642
Wife's car,I was changing oil Saturday, had the plastic skid plate off and noticed coolant seeping, not actually dripping, between the the head and case on the drivers side, rear of head. Coolant res. has not noticably dropped and there are no other symptoms. ...
1994 Toyota Camry 3.0L timing belt VIN: JT2CK12E3R
Hello to all. We replaced the timing belt 4,000 miles ago and now it back with the belt rubbing on the cover. This is the 1MZ-FE engine. We replaced the belt again and it's walking out. We disassembled again and replaced both idlers, and the tensioner. We ran ...
2001 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L unknown VIN: 5TDBT48A21
Hey there, Vehicle has erratic grinding noise, mostly on acceleration at 35-40 mph, sometime briefly on deacceleration, somewhere in driveline. The noise is a nasty grinding sound, not a growling bearing noise. Vibration can be felt in floor beneath driver fo...

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1991 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Stall VIN: 1HGCB7654L
I collected everybody's advice and my own as well, then I did something else: To wit; Floor mounted PCM had collected a little H2O. Turns out customer left a window (RF) open and it rained like heck, real hard. (Like I wouldn't have known) At any rate, I dewat... Trouble codes: 5 (short blinks of MIL ADDED TO), 1 (long blink of MIL EQUALS A), 6 (coolant temperature).
2001 Honda Accord Value Package 2.3L pads VIN: 1HGCF86631
we are going to replace everything with oem parts and see if that makes the difference.
2001 Kia Sephia LS 1.8L Unknown VIN: KNAFB12111
I received a alot of information, but most all of it different.Alot of guys pointed to the tcm or speed sensors and connections . Others asid if fluid is burnt and or low dont waste time just replace the whole unit. I wish I could try any of these but I cannot...
1989 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Daytime Running Lights VIN: JN1HJ01S3K
I have been unable to repair the lights to my satisfaction, but the high and low beams are both working at this time, and the customer is ok with the drl only on on one side. Thanks to those who took time to respond, even the guy who said 'check light bulb, if...
2000 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L all shifts VIN: 5N1ED28Y5Y
Thanks to all who replied. I had a response about worn syncros, one that advised on draining trans fluid and refill with gear oil and add some atf to try and free up syncros, one about worn pilot shaft bearing and the last response advised on clutch not comple...
2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D22
nissan covered the pcm under warr. so far everything is fine Trouble codes: P0031.
2003 Nissan Murano SE 3.5L No Start VIN: JN8AZ08W93
thak you all for the replies. after throughly inspecting the wiring and connections a new fuel pump assembly was installed. monitoring the amperage draw ther are no spikes or glitches. the new fuel pump draw is 4 amps running and 5amps on start-up. you can do ...
1996 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L TCC code PO740A VIN: 4S3BD4358T
Hello everyone, Looks like this is going to be another one of those 'The check engine light is always on in our cars' cases. I had a lot of helpful replies on this but the customer doesn't want to sink anymore money into it. If I had to go somewhere with it, I...
1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L cruise control VIN: 4T1BG22K1W
Thanks to all who responded the problem was the adjustment on the stop light switch. I slowly adjusted switch inward to make more travel for lights to be activated. Cruise has worked fine since. thanks again
2000 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L fuel guage -speedometer VIN: JTDDR32T2Y
Got 5 replies to check out but the cust, has not returned If she does I will repost with a repair if found . Thanks for the replies
2002 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L gauges VIN: 5TDBT44A82
Replacing the circuit board in cluster fixed this vehicle. I was leary of a consumer in the cluster being shorted/grounded causing the symptoms but all is well. I recieved three offers of help but all suggested checking power or ground circuits to the cluster ...
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