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1995 Acura Integra Special Edition 1.8L No Start, Stall VIN: JH4DC4461S
This has been an intermittent problem for quite some time and has been very frustrating to customer and us. It will stall and not start or will just not restart after setting. She called me the other day after it was at the clean up shop and it would not resta...
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2004 Kia Spectra EX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAFE12144
Car has been hit in the front and repaired. I assume it started running like this after being repaired but not sure about that. No apparent damage to the engine. Idles erratically, surges badly, if you get in the throttle slowly under no load, it will rev up,... Trouble codes: P0340 (Camshaft Position Sensor)
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1997 Lexus ES300 3.0L engine VIN: JT8BF22GIV
The customer came in complaining of a minor oil leak. We installed leak detector dye and had him drive it for approximately 50 miles. We got the vehicle back in the shop and diagnosed an oil leak coming from the right front corner of the engine above the power...
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1995 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L Hesitation VIN: 1YVGE22D7S
car runs great at idle. snap accelerate and if you hold it you can stall car. it will also pop back like lean back fire. slow acceleration and it is ok. i have checked mass air flow by alldata specs and it shows ok. i checked tps and it seems to be ok, no drop...
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1997 Infiniti I30 3.0L Electronic VIN: JNKCA21D9V
Pulled the Evaporator Core completely out, the thermistor was NOWHERE to be found. Turns out there was a fixed resistor factory taped into the harness that provded a value for the evaporator temp. There is NO thermistor or evap temp sensor; albeit, the dealer ...
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1989 Isuzu Pickup S 2.6L Misfire VIN: JAACL11L6K
Turned out to be no compression on #2 cylyinder dsue to bad exhaust valve. Still don't know why plug would not fire out of engine if fully grounded???
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2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR07Y01
Thanks to all who sent replies to my post. We connected our Modis to the passenger side VTC sensor output to the PCM and found no signal at all. The tech. wiggled the wiring harness and 'presto' the waveform appeared on the scope. The problem was a bad passeng... Trouble codes: P1140 (Cam Sensor VTC Sensor).
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1996 Subaru Impreza Outback 2.2L abs VIN: JF1GF4853T
Although we did not fix this vehicle (customer decided to take to dealer) I beleave we know the fix. As it turns out the right front, which was what she hit the curb with, wheel sensor is the problem. I removed the wheel and inspected the tone ring an sensor a...
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2000 Subaru Forester 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SF6551Y
Thanks to all who replied. Installed OE cat assembly. Monitiored the front and rear 02 sensors and immediately noticed a difference. Talked to customer this AM and he has driven over 900 miles with no check engine light. I think I got this one fixed thanks to ... Trouble codes: P0420 (Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshhold).
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2003 Subaru Outback 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BH67563
Sorry about the delay in closing.Owner never brought car back.Most recamended checking ignition or valve adjustment(already checked,and in posting).One responce was to check injector pulse width. I did check this (after posting)and #3 and #1 match. Unfortunitl... Trouble codes: P0303 (testing and results).
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1999 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Cooling fans VIN: JT2BF22K4X
Well we did fix it,thanks for the replies,it ended up that wires going to the switch at the bottom of the rad was rubbing and had a break in it.That also makes sense for the relay to melt as the fans were on all the time.Thanks again!
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