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1996 Acura RL 3.5L No Start VIN: JH4KA9645T
Car came in as a cranks but no start. No codes. Car has no spark or injector pulse. Checked all fuses - good. Has good fuel pump and pressure. Vantage has good waveform on CYP/CKP sensors 1 and 2. There is 12v pwr at all coils and injectors. Good pwr and grnd ...
1999 Honda Accord LX 2.3L Auto Trans VIN: 1HGCG6654X
Hello everyone, This Car towed in from body shop.Put car into drive there is A delay, goes into drive falls out of drive back Into drive falls out and back into drive.Then you can drive and it shifts fine until you come to A stop the it does the same thing.In...
2003 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L No Start VIN: SHSRD78893
THis CR-V was towed in as a no-start. Customer stopped at a store, came out, and the vehicle would not start. The fuel pump runs, but it has no injector pulse or spark. Cranks good. When the vehicle is cranked, the red antitheft light at the radio flashes once...
2000 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.5L air bag light on VIN: KMHWF35V9Y
car`was in accident, air bags didn't go off,customer said the light came on a few days later, i have no communication with air bag system, i checked fuses, wiring and grounds, all look ok, replaced air bag module and still no communication , i am using a snap-...
1999 Isuzu Amigo S 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CK57D5X
hello all. i hope someone can help me. this vehicle has been in every 2 or 3 months with the same code. the customer has no complaint with the way the vehicle runs. just that every 2 or 3 months the mil light comes on and the code we get is p0107 map sensor. w... Trouble codes: P0107 (map sensor circuit low)
1990 Mazda Miata 1.6L air bag VIN: JM1NA3515L
vehicle towed in with clutch inoperative and air bag lamp flashing four times with key on.vehicle had been totalled out before she bought it and the air bag lamp had been flashing at that time.we replaced the slave and master cylinders for the clutch problem a...
1993 Mazda Protege LX 1.8L Stall VIN: JM1BG2265P
After starting and idling for about 30 seconds the vehicle stalls. It will start right back up but stall again right away. The fuel pressure regulator checks ok and the pump is new pump is not at fault. It starts with about 35psi fuel pressure and slowly drops...
1997 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L ignition timing VIN: 1YVGF22CXV
can you set the ignition timing without a oem scan tool. how do you do it
1991 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JB3XD54BXM
the car came in as a no start. Installed a battery and it took about 20 cranks to was backfiring while cranking...then started! it was very loud because the exhaust was broken off the manifold so we replaced the full exhaust! still takes over 10 cra...
2001 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4DL01D01
Hi Everyone !!! I've got a long time customer in, and I would appreciate some feedback before I commence with an expensive repair. A few months ago we replaced a leaking intake manifold gasket that had set a MIL light and everything seemed fine. She came in la... Trouble codes: 0420 (catalyst efficency)
1995 Subaru Impreza L 2.2L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JE1GC6351S
the customer was complaing of a stalling and cutting out for about a week she left the car for a day about three days ago. I drove it for about three miles and it didn't stall or cut out. brought it into the shop, checked for codes, none were found. checked fu...
1990 Toyota 4Runner SR5 2.4L Pinging VIN: JT3RN37W9L
Personal vehicle pings under light acceleration only but will ping under heavy load going uphill! New timing chain and gearset(with guides, of course) 3K miles ago. New tune-up parts. Engine stalls as soon as EGR valve has vacuum applied to it and there is vac...
2002 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L battery light VIN: 4T1BF30K82
car came in with battery light on intermitently. Was not charging. tested had goog voltage at battery term on alt. small plug had power to 2 term when key on. thought 3rd wires was for sense. replaced alt with aftermarket reman. Then it charged good but batter...
2004 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1NXBR32E54
Hello Fellow Techs. Todays diagnostic dilemma comes from a 2004 Toyota Corolla with a 1.8L engine. Customer complains of high/fast idle speed, and check engine light on. Upon checking out the vehicle, I found code P0505 Idle Air Control System Performance. T...

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2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L Misfire VIN: 4A3AC54L5Y
thanks for the input. replacing the distr. rotor solved the misfire problem, after looking at the rotor close and comparing it to a new rotor i could see that it was aRcing across the top of the rotor , there was just a slight discoloration . comparing the two... Trouble codes: P0305.
2002 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L body VIN: 1N4BL11E02
Thank you to the ten who responded to my problem. After I amended my problem and explained it better I got two responses from Roger from ohio and John from ontario that did fix the noise. We replaced the dampner on the inlet side of the fuel rail to repair the...
2003 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L cv joint? VIN: JN8DR09Y03
Thanks to all who took time to help me, the problem was the wrong size tires on rear, front 225/70/R16 rear 225/65/R16. 5 hit it right on the head, Terry, Steve, Jeff, Michael and Duane. I guess I was to close to the forest to see the trees. While thinking it ...
2000 Subaru Forester 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SF6550Y
Lou suggested that there may be a possibility of the exhaust valves hanging open if the engine was a high miler. And Jim mentioned he had run into PCV issues with these. Since I have run into ignition problems before in the past, I decided to swap the coil p... Trouble codes: P0440 (EVAP system fault detected).
2001 Subaru Impreza RS 2.5L No Start VIN: JF1GC67571
I would like to thank everyone for the EXCELLENT replies espically Jeff from Gasoline Alley with his quick and correct response.You guys saved me hours of grief. Part 1 of the fix was in fact the crankshaft trigger being incorrect. After replacement I still ha...
1997 Toyota Tercel CE 1.5L No Start, Cuts out VIN: JT2AC52L1V
sorry guys take me so long to reply, the problem looks like it the igniter,like you guys said. we put a new one and runs perfect. now i m waiting for customer bring money, hahhahah sound familiar??? thanks to all . robert Trouble codes: P1300 (open or short in igf or igt circuit from igniter to ecm).
1998 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF18BXW
I recieved alot of help solving this problem; thanks to all. The faulty part was the egr sensor. I never saw a glitch while watching sensor output on lab scope while driving but I did koeo in bay applying vacuum to valve. This appears to be a common problem an... Trouble codes: P1411 (EGR position sensor).
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