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2001 Daewoo Lanos S 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: KLATA52691
This Daewoo has a rough idle and attempted stall at red lights. Checked fuel pressure, good, has new plugs, wires, and fuel filter. Timing marks are on, injectors were pulled and are cleanand working. Car drives down the road with no problems and no check engi...
2001 Daewoo Lanos S 1.6L high idle VIN: KLATA52661
Greetings to all, I seek knowledge on this high idle problem before I get too deep in it! I did look at it and drive it on 3/03 no problem found ,MIL came on this week , P0342 cam sensor signal low . Pull out the modis set it up and cam signal ok left it runni...
1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG5655W
Test for code p1382. remove connector for cam sensor and test ohms between terminal 3 and 4 on 4 wire plug. Ohms out at 627. Diagnose shows ohm should be 800 to 1500 ohms. If not replace distributor. Replaced distributor and did not fix problem Code p1382 retu... Trouble codes: P1382 (CYP sensor circuit no signal)
1991 Infiniti Q45 A 4.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: JNKNG01C1M
customer came in stated wanted to fix oil leaks valve cover gaskets. did that repair no more oil leak and that car was sometimes not starting. checked car out found no check engine light comming on with key. fixed that was corosion at battery now light working...
1991 Infiniti G20 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: JNKCP01P4M
Car originally came in for a very low rough idle, stalling, would not idle with the a/c on, found the 02 reading at 125 mv anytime at idle, main cruise fuel mixture control good, traced problem to vacuum leaks, repaired vacuum leaks and the idle problem was co...
1992 Lexus ES300 3.0L Surge, Cuts out VIN: JT8VK13T1N
Customer brought car in and said that it will buck/cut out on accel on anything other than very light accel. Road tested and confirmed symptom. car will cut out on moderate to heavy accel for 2 seconds, then come right back. just like somebody is turning off t...
1999 Lexus LX470 4.7L power in and out VIN: JT6HT00W2X
we dropped steering column (with elctric tilt and telescopic)to replace shit indicator bulb and now the power column wont line up with bolts. its 1 1/2 in. short of coming up far enough. any ideas?
1994 Mazda Protege LX 1.8L trans leaking VIN: JM1BG2269R
have a 1994 protege that leaks atf. the leak is coming from the rear of the trans (opposite side of the torque converter), and perpendicular to the trans pan. the is a large component (that looks similar to trans pump) that has a paper gasket that appears to...
2001 Mazda Protege ES 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: JM1BJ22501
customer complaint - after 10 to 15 min cruise vehicle cuts out/hesitates from 100 km/h down to 80 km/h as if it has run out of fuel. i've driven the car alot and it has not done it for me. this morning i drove it to work and it hiccuped for a second. i took a... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire)
2004 Mazda RX-8 1.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: JM1FE17N74
this car was brought to us by local body shop-car was driven in by customer with no apparent drivabilty concerns-car had new subframe and several body panels repaired as result of accident/off road experience-car was in body shop 5 weeks and became hard to sta...
1997 Suzuki Swift 1.3L No Start VIN: 2S2AB21H0V
This vehicle cranks over but refuses to start very intermitantly, It is parked in an underground garage . Every 10 days or so the vehicle cranks over but wont start. We have not been able to duplicate the complaint after 60 startups this week . I am wondering ...
1999 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L compressor VIN: 4TAVL52N3X
Embarrased guys!!! vehicle arrives at shop A/C inop. 1/4 can r134a clutch engages, no cooling, system will NOT pull freon from can. Guage pressures are equal at 75 / 75 low-high. I can see bubbles in sight glass. We installed reman compressor, new expansion va...
2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L MIL Lamp on, no throttle response VIN: 5TBBT4417Y
This truck came from another shop after an engine swap with the mentioned code. the pinpoint tests said to check the clutch amperage in the data stream with the scan tool. it showed 2.84 amps. spec was .8-1.0 with the bad data, it sent me to verifying the faul... Trouble codes: P1126 (Magnetic clutch circuit malfunction)
2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Cold run problem VIN: 4T1BG22K51
customer states cold idle too high 1800-2000rpm fist thing in am then fine until it cools off again. Did test from on demand found bad IAC replaced. RPM dropped to 1600 first cycle, now back to 2k. Pin tests on ecm good, alt system good, grounds good---any ide...

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1989 Honda Civic 1.5L No Start VIN: JAMH124566
well everyone , i would like to thank you all , but there are too many to name yes it was the main relay !!! there is NOTHING WORSE than an intermintent problem lewis
1998 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Key VIN: 4S6CM58WXW
Thanks everybody, Kirk from PA was close and gave me a clue to what was going on with this. The interlock was working as designed i.e. the solenoid worked but wasn't finishing the job. I removed the cover (yeah ya gotta remove the knee bolster to get to the 10...
2006 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L Shifting VIN: JHLRD78836
Thanks to all who replied, esp. Mark [...] with the diagnostic charts, we were able to determine where the pressure loss was and found a bushing had not been transferred from the old case. Practice makes perfect.
2000 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L MIL Lamp on, SPEEDOMETER INOP VIN: 4S2DM58WXY
well shame on me.mike from new jersey was the savior on this one.i turned out the customer had brought me the wrong vss from isuzu.many thanks to all who took the time to reply and special thanks to mike for takeing the time from his day to call me and help so... Trouble codes: P0502 (vehicle speed sensor low imput).
1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JN1CA21DXS
Well, I beleive the customers original complaint has been addressed. After scoping and testing all the sensors, grounds, and power cicuits until I was blue in the face, I determined that the hard crank was a function of the pcm strategy. However the new pcm se...
2006 Other Asian Safari 2.0L ABS Module, master cyl, wiring harness VIN: 403091HUZN
Sensor wheel was found broken (corroborating the spike found in the scope pattern) was replaced by dealer under warranty. Air gaps adjusted on other wheel. Vehicle was OK when tested immediately after the repairs. No complaint received from customer since (its...
1999 Subaru Legacy Limited 30th Anniversary 2.5L Engine VIN: 4S3BD6858X
I would like to say thank you to everyone who replied. Just about everyone hit the nail on the head. It was head gaskets. I got to pull the engine back out of the car again do it to it. As usual I couldnt find any cracks or signs of a blown head gasket. We sen...
1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on, po401 VIN: 4T1BG22KXW
we installed egr modulator and the computer light came right back on , it is getting good vacuam , customer declined further testing and repairs as she is looking for new car Trouble codes: P0401.
2000 Toyota Sienna CE 3.0L Dash lights VIN: 4T3GF19C2Y
Ended up being a shorted wire behind the fuse box.
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