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1986 Honda Accord LX 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JHMBA7438G
Hope someone out there has experienced this problem on a 1986 Honda Accord LX severe hesitation/stalling on acceleration when warm. Car will start fine cold and idles just fine but go to accelerate and car falls flat on its face. If you floor it then it seems ...
1996 Hyundai Elantra 1.8L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: KHMHJW34M8
Vehicle came in no start. Firing order looked tampered with but checked OK. Customer supplied used computer, still no start. I checked cam sensor - pattern looks good. Looked at crank sensor - tiny dent in sensor and pattern voltage is low. Replaced with new s...
1996 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L blower, battery and brake dash lights VIN: 4S2CM58V1T
When driving the vehicle and turning to the right the blower quits and the dash brake and battery lights come on. Returns to normal operation when the steering wheel is centered. Does not happen when turning to the left or when the vehicle is sitting still. Fo...
1991 Lexus LS400 4.0L Air Bags VIN: JT8UF11EXM
Hi, Problem: The Air Bag light fails to come on for the bulb check period after attempting to clear air bag code 41. This vehicle came in with the Air Bag light ON with DTC 41. I attempted to clear the code by performing the factory recomended proceedure. This...
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L speedo VIN: JN1CA31D7Y
This one keeps coming back. It was in here 60 days and 3,000 miles ago for "MIL on, no gauges, runs poorly when gauges go kaput." All of the above pin tests were performed before disconnecting the 3 connectors at cluster. When the cluster connectors were disco...
2000 Toyota Corolla VE 1.8L high beam indicator, park lights VIN: 1NXBR12E5Y
Greetings: Vehicle towed in. Customer states that the vehicle died while at stop in gear. Customer also wanted aftermarket alarm removed. Removed aftermarket alarm. Couldn't verify no start but noticed that the high beam indicator blinked rythmically and dim...

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1992 Lexus LS400 4.0L No Start VIN: JT8UF11E9N
Much helpful information regarding Lexus LS400 tachometers and ignitor circuits from guys like Gale, Victor and Dennis but the car had restarted and has been running just fine. All component tests are good. We are going to return the LS400 to the customer with...
1995 Lexus ES300 3.0L No Start, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8GK13T7S
Thank you for a lot of great responses.There were a couple that hit it right on the head but all the others replies might be able to help somebody else.The fix turned out to be a couple of broken teeth off the relucter plate on the back of the crankshaft gear....
1992 Mazda MPV Cargo 3.0L No Start VIN: JM3LV5220N
Well, the car is living with the customer now, ... I hope. Found 2 problems with this MPV. First problem that kept me from injector pulsae was a relay next to the ECM. It would power up until you cranked the engine then it would drop voltage to the injectors. ...
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L charging system VIN: JN1CA31D5Y
Replacing the alt fixed it. Everyone who replied suggested that the alt was the issue and they were correct. I'm still not sure how the alt checked out good off the car. Thanks for all the help.
2001 Subaru Outback 2.5L Battery Draw VIN: 4S3BH66591
thanks to everyone that replied , I called the subaru dealer to check for a main relay and there parts system was even less help than mitchell on demand they told me the only way to get one was to have the old one for the part # ? if i knew were it was it migh...
1994 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L No Start VIN: JT3VN39W3R
Well, I've got to close this request for now. I have not been able to get this vehicle back in for further testing/checking of components. Based on replies, I do have a few things to check. One would be the fuel dampner on the backside of the motor for any lea...
1998 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Vehicle fuel filling VIN: 1NXBR12E2W
Thanks for all the replys. There was alot of interesting suggestion. From insects in the vent tube to the dirt build up theroy on the EVAP hose. We drop the fuel tank. Inspect all vent hose and the EVAP system and everything seems ok, until we take a closer ...
1999 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L No Start VIN: 4T3ZF13COX
Wow! I thought I started with the easy stuff first, but I missed one on this vehicle. Edwin from Georgia suggested I check for loose grounds on back side of the intake plenum because it was a recent motor change the ground could of been left loose. The ground ...
1999 Toyota 4Runner 2.7L 1-2 shift when cold VIN: JT3HM84R1X
The consensus on this one was to replace the existing transmission lube with synthetic gear oil. We drained the existing oil and replaced it with Mobile One gear oil. While we were never able to reproduce the complaint, the customer called back the next day to...
2004 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L Starting VIN: 5TDBT48A64
The Toyota dealer has got this one fixed. Turns out it needed an PCM. I have a suspicion that the detail shop hooked jumper cables to it backwards but they swear they did not until AFTER it wouldnt start. Thanks to everyone that replied. I really thought it wa...
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