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2000 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHWF25S0Y
This Customer called and asked if we could replace his fuel filter since his wrench kept slipping off. Then he told me it would have to be towed. I asked him why and he said the car had sputtered and died so he figured the fuel filter was plugged. I told him w... Trouble codes: P0335 (Crankshaft position sensor malfunction)
2000 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Surge VIN: KMHJW35F6Y
This one is going to drive me batty. It surges at 4000-4500 rpm at full throttle in second gear only (automatic trans). It can be anywhere from mild to severe. It is NOT a misfire. It also has plenty of power at all other times. Graphing the datastream shows n...
1995 Kia Sportage EX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, HUNTING AT IDLE VIN: KNDJA7236S
new cust from texas just bought car before coming here so no real history other than he had t-belt replaced before moving here. came in with extremely high idle after fixing bad intake leak and rerouting and repairing mutiple vac hoses most concerns fixed but ...
1991 Lexus LS400 4.0L Tach VIN: JT8UF11E2M
thanks in advance for any help i can recieve. after 2 days of electrical nightmares, we are down to 1 item. the tach seems to be miscalibrated. it shows 100 rpms at idle and gradually climbs up as rpms increase. the sweep is consistant with accelleration. howe...
2000 Mazda Protege ES 1.8L engine perforance VIN: JM1BJ2211Y
please help this vehicle was refered by another tech with a no start condition. i've verified spark and fuel to cover basics but found timing belt tensioner spring broke. replaced timing belt and spring setting marks as described by mitchell and still no start...
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,...
2000 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1N4DL01D2Y
Group, This Altima will crank/no start only when sitting in sun or very warm conditions (hot soak as they say) It cranks and will not start but not in my presence since we started this goose chase. Weather has cooled here a bit and have not seen symptoms but ...
2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L clutch hydralics VIN: JN1CA31D31
We've tried everthing we can think of to get the air bled out of the system. Followed Mitchell's procedure, manually bled, used power/suction bleeder. Clutch pedal free play is within specs. Clutch apply point is just off the floor, vehicle is hard to shift. T...
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L oil VIN: 1N4AC11D12
smoking very bad on acelleration & using oil no smoke at idel it was clean
2005 Nissan murano 3.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JN1TAN2502
suv runs great no problem whatso ever all scann readings are normall, no MIL/codes (scann with mt 2500)the only problem is on start up, hot or cold , when starting the car, fires up good goes up to 1500 then drops down to 200 rpm or dies do it three time then ...
1995 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L No Start VIN: 4TAUN53B6S
Customers concern is an intermittant no start after hot soak usually on hot days. Problem started last year in the summer months but has gotten worse. Independant shop tried fuel pump-didn't fix it. Hard to duplicate. No codes however while testing iat code a...
2001 Toyota Solara SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1FF22P2Y
car came from auto auction. codes p1135 and p1155, both os heater circuits. o2 sensors have been replaced and codes are still active. thanks to all who can help. Trouble codes: P1135 (o2 sensor heater circuit b1 s1), P1155 (o2 sensor heater circuit b2 s2)

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2003 Acura CL Type-S 3.2L No Start VIN: 19UYA42723
i finally obtained the day code and password from the dealer. this allowed me to access the security system and reprogram to let the vehicle start.
2002 Hyundai Accent GS 1.6L Indiglo lighting VIN: KMHCG35CX2
Replaced an internal DC/AC power inverter within the cluster which apparently goes bad at times. Doides as suggested were checked and were OK. Inverter in stock at the dealer...what does that tell you?? Thanks for the help!
1999 Isuzu Rodeo S 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CK58D0X
After further testing, it was found to be the exhaust system. The customer declined any further repairs. Something puzzled our shop, the testing procedures requested direct manifold vaccum to the MAP sensor. This is impossible on this particular model. We appr... Trouble codes: 0401 (egr flow insufficient).
2001 Lexus RX300 3.0L drivetrain? VIN: JTJHF10UX1
the noise was coming from the front differential, we changed the oil in it and the noise was still there. we called the dealer to find it was still under warranty and the owner is taking it to them for the repair. when it made the noise was only from a dead st...
1995 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L engine compression VIN: 1N4BU31D0S
The cams marks line up with the colored link. I thought that was true, but all the books were throwing me for a loop. I still wonder how the intake cam jumped ahead a tooth. Thanks for the replies!
2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L door locks
I ended up replacing the smart entrance control module which fixed his concern and other problems which the customer didn't notice. Thanks for the input.
2001 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1DB51D01
The under hood decal identifies this as a 2001 model and a production date of 02-01 would support that. A 2001 model should throw a 1275 code but we get a 1278 code which would be appropriate for a 2002 model. We replaced the Lean Air Fuel sensor with a Nissan... Trouble codes: 1278 (Slow response time from Lean air fuel sensor).
2004 Nissan Sentra 1.8L fuel gauge VIN: 3N1CB51D64
While helpful, none of the responses to our post took us to a solution. We determined that while monitoring the fuel level signal circuit over a number of weeks, it was being pulled to ground intermittently by an unknown problem. By dissecting the circuit one ...
1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 4T1BG22K6X
Greetings fellow Techs. This fix has me a bit confused as to the why, but here it is. A defective crank sensor!??? What I do not understand is why it only affected cylinders 1 and 4 with the flame shot out of the exhaust ports. Of course it's possible that cyl...
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