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1999 Hyundai Grandeur 3.0L Hesitation VIN: KMHFU41DRY
This vehicle bogs down slightly under acceleration but does not appear to misfire. All serial data appears normal. The fault code may be a red herring because the TSB for the variable induction system code says this fault is unlikely to affect driveability. Th... Trouble codes: P1159 (Variable induction system)
2001 Mitsubishi Galant LS 3.0L Stall VIN: 4A3AA56H11
Hi everyone and thanks in advance for any assistance on this problem. The cust. complaint is that the vehicle stalls with the hvac blower on. During a road test no problem was discovered, however with the vehicle sitting in the shop idling every time the ac co...
2000 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Cooling Systems VIN: 3N1CB51A9Y
Cust had car a two different shops before coming here and has complained that the car has no heat. The other shops have put a t stat and flush on car and still no heat. Cust brought another t-stat and we installed correctly per nissan service manual and also h...
2002 Subaru Outback 2.5L head gasket VIN: 4S3BH665X2
We are fairly new at Subaru repairs. I understand the 2.5L has head gasket issues. We have encountered our first. The driver's side head gasket is leaking coolant externally. This engine has not overheated and it is only seeping slightly. I would like to know ...
1988 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: JT3VN66W6J
This is long desciption, but is needed for full understanding. Vehicle was at another shop for a missfire on number 6 cylinder. They determined that #6 had no compression. They did a valve job both heads, number 6 had a seated that had dropped out. They still ...
1997 Toyota Corolla 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1NX8A02EXV
this is a wierd one for me, the vehicle idles a little rough. when you bring the engine about 1/8 throttle the engine shuts down. has spark throughout shutdown, but looses injector pulse, yet ecm went from 5 to 9 miliseconds on the pulsewidth, looking at scann...

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2001 Hyundai Accent GL 1.5L No Start, Stall VIN: KMHCG45G8Y
thanks for all who helped problem was to intermittent at first I helped my tech who was working on the car turned out to be a crank position sensor THANKS TO ALL
1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Transfer case VIN: 4S2CM58W0X
Hello and thanks for all the help! After taking some time away from this thing, we found something very basic that turned out to be the problem. The front and rear tires were one size different! That'll do it! To try it out, we lowered the air pressure in th...
2002 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L lights VIN: KNDUP13132
I apologize for the delay in closing this post, I've been trying to get the customer back in here. I was not able to fix this rig at this time. I advised the customer to install the updated Kia alternator and belt and get the re-programming done. Gave her an e...
1994 Lexus LS400 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8UF11E0R
Got quite a few replies, all with helpful info, but Jim at Elk Grove Toyota hit it right on the head. After a good check of TE1 and E1 to make sure no short was present. As the ECU was stuck in diagnostic mode. I pulled the cover off the ECU and 2 capacitors w...
2000 Mazda Miata 1.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1NB3532Y
THank you for all of you who replied my request . Most of you suggest to replace coil pack and cat. The customer just concern about the running rough(dead miss) at this monent. So I order the coil from dealer , imstallled it in and give car back to the custome... Trouble codes: P0300, P0420.
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GT 3.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on, slugish, no power VIN: 4A3AE85H91
Thanks to all that replied. The ring behind the crank gear that slides through the crank sensor had slid about 20 degrees causing the timming to be retarded. Thanks guys, Nick Trouble codes: P0335, P0340.
1986 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: JN1HZ14S2G
Hi guys! Well I thought I had closed this and another request but I must be mistaken. In any case here goes. Those of you who suggested the Mass Air Flow Meter you were right on the money. I appreciate all who replied. Thank you!!! Tina Trouble codes: 12 (Air flow meter), 21 (Ign), 23 (Idle switch circuit), 31 (ecm), 41 (fuel temp sensor).
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