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1990 Honda Accord EX 2.2L No Start VIN: 1HGCB7162L
This car is my future son-in-laws. He had been having trouble starting and then intermittent stalling and finally couldn't be restarted after a stall while driving. Towed to a garage and diagnosed with faulty distributor. I replaced it with a rebuilt and ran w... Trouble codes: 15 (Ignition output signal)
1997 Infiniti Q45 4.1L Misfire, SMoke from tailpipe VIN: JNKBY31A9V
Verified # 2 cylinder misfire. Checked coil on scope(ok) Replaced spark plugs(All) client said could not remember last time they were changed and looked severly worn. Also swapped coil between Cyl#4 and 2. Roadtested again(20 miles) no problem Vehicle returns... Trouble codes: P0302, P1135 (VTC problem)
2003 Infiniti M45 4.5L trans in fail safe VIN: JNKAY41EX3
This car was brought to us from a trans shop. The customer brought it to them because The trans was in fail safe mode. They told the customer it needed a trans. The trans was rebuilt and all solenoids were replaced. I hooked are modis up and checked codes p0...
1993 Lexus ES300 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JT8VK13T9P
This car came in running rough with a customer complaint of excessive fuel consumption (she said she had to fill it twice just to get to the shop!) We brought it in the shop, and it is misfiring on #2 and #6, and it has gasoline pouring out of the exhaust (sev...
1988 Mazda RX-7 Convertible 1.3L No Start VIN: JM1FC3513J
Hello mazda folks, not really posting a problem but looking for parts, This little rx7 will flood out very easily and being that I just installed a reman engine form mazda I want to keep this from happining again. I have heard that there are fuel delay kits ou...
1991 Mazda B2600 2.6L Unknown VIN: JM2UF314XM
91 mazda b2600, a/c conversion to 134a and now the low side is to low and the high side to high and doesnt cool well at all, also the pressures wont equalize after turning off the vehicle, it takes several hours to get close to equal pressures. at idle when fi...
2003 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L ball joint VIN: 4A3AA46G73
inspected vehicle found 3/8 inch of play in lower ball joints dealer says its ok is there any spec available for them ,i worry about my customers safety. thanks in advance
1992 Nissan Stanza GXE 2.4L Cuts out VIN: JN1FU21P0N
this vechicle runs great cold, when it gets warm it will not take any fuel, backfires and will not accelerate. if you turn it off and restart it will rev for a few seconds. if you let it cool, it wiil run good till warm again.this car has eatin my breakfest, l...
2002 Nissan Sentra SE-R 2.5L No Start, Stall VIN: 3N1AB51A92
after getting back from nissan and test driving to verify repair car died going down the road but restarted with a ses light. got back to shop and found p0340 (cam sensor problem) cleared codes and let sit in shop running. once in awhile it will just die on it... Trouble codes: P0340 (camshaft position sensor problem bank 1)
2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D92
vehicle came in with no power . in park vehicle will only rev up to 2200 rpm then will start to cut out as if rev limiter trying to come in. po340 will set cam sensor checks out good. fuel pressure under specs volume good.tried to add fuel while it acted up no... Trouble codes: P0340
1997 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BG6857V
Hello everyone I have a real hair puller here. Originally I tuned this car up because of a bad plug wire (#2 cyl.). Car ran good for a couple weeks then this misfire started and turned on the check engine light. Has never set a code for any other cylinder misf... Trouble codes: P0303
1998 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L Shift Interlock VIN: 4S3BK6755W
System works fine for me...but obviously there is an intermittent problem with the shift interlock on this car. Customer states that sometimes it is impossible to start the car. Shifter will not move with key on and foot on the brake. Has anybody experienced...
1994 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Stall VIN: 4T1GK12E8R
Car will just cut off like switch is turned off will fire back up have replaced crank sensor and computer no effect engine is idiling to high turn on ac and idiling goes down to normal have done volt meter and vaccume checks according to specs. ideas please Trouble codes: P0336
1998 Toyota Camry CE 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, won't rev over 2500r VIN: 4T18F22K1V
HELP!! Our problem is as follows. Customer called in after wife driving car at highway speed and quit. Car towed in found flooded plugs and fuel in crankase (owner cranked untill battery would not crank car) Installed new plugs and changed oil, started car, ra... Trouble codes: P1300 (ignitor circuit)

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1999 Hyundai Elantra GL 2.0L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: KMHJW25F3X
thanks to micael, michael, david, boris, and kiho since this problem is extreme intermittant I wanted to wait with a response to at least feel that it seemed to be fixed I rated the responses according to the most likely and spent a week driving with the scan ...
2001 Hyundai Accent L 1.5L Surge, MIL Lamp on, PINGS UNDER LOAD VIN: KMHCG35G31
thank you for all the replies, the problem ended up being the mass air flow sensor, ordered one from the dealer all's o.k. Trouble codes: 1128 (system lean under load).
1996 Infiniti I30 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCA21D8T
Thank you all with your help on this Nightmare. I did call a Tech line after all else failed, they suggested that I fix the P0500 first. I used my MODIS to check the signal in, and out, in was good, out was intermittinet. I replaced the speedo head and circu... Trouble codes: P0500 (VSS Failure 8 key cycles since last set), P0600 (TCM-ECM Com line Problem 10 key cycles since last set).
2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L steering VIN: KNDJA72331
Thanks for eveyone's reply. We have not heard from the customer in about 2 weeks. The last repair we did was reroute the front steel braided brake hoses away from the tires.
2003 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L compressor noises VIN: KNDUP131X3
called the dealer and found that there was an updated expansion valve that many of you suggested. replaced that, recharged the system and all has been quiet since. thanks for all the imput.
1990 Mazda Miata 1.6L Cooling Systems VIN: JM1NA3512L
Thanks for all the help. We went back and checked the thermo to make sure it did have a bleed valve. It did. We ended up bleeding the cooling system through the switch in the top on the thermo cover. This seemed to help enough to make the customer happy. So we...
2000 Mazda Protege ES 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BJ2211Y
Well thanks everyone who replied ! It ended up being the egr valve assembly, i checked the passages again just to make sure, and they were fine. I ordered the 'UPGRADED' egr valve, and it looks more heavy duty, it has a heat shield to protect it to. P.S. if ... Trouble codes: P0401 (egr insufficient flow detected).
2001 Mazda Millenia 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA22151
Thanks to all that replied customer already passed emissions and no check engine light is on. thanks to john from new jersey helping us under stand the reading of the o2 sensor this is what he said. Here's what you should see - normally good running engine sho... Trouble codes: 400 (Egr system malfuncation), 421 (warm-up catalyst system right efficiency below threshold).
1994 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L Misfire, runs rough VIN: JB3AM54JOR
thanks to all that replied, i believe jose [...] hit it right, when we unplug maf it seems to run a lot better. only problem, customer didn't like the 500 dollar price tag on new sensor. he has taken the car, has decided to just live with it thanks again
1995 Mitsubishi Montero LS 3.0L Tachometer VIN: JA4MR41H2S
I advised the owner to do as I had returned the car to him beforeTwo of the three replies suggested disconnecting the battery, which the replies were received. As it happened, I was leaving on a vacation at the end of the week I posted the original help reques...
1993 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JN1HJO1P1K
Sorry so long to close but its been hectic around here. Thanks for all the replies to give me heads up on these Nissan injectors. If I'd known then what I know now I definitely would have put the option of replacing all or one in their court. I have honestly n...
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L ABS Electronic VIN: JN1CA31A5Y
This car if finally fixed and I would like to thank Luisito, Michael, Norman and Arthur for thier feedback. The problem ended up being a failed brake control module. I verified every wire to the conrol module was functioning, I also verified the ABS hydrolic u...
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L Surge VIN: JN8DR09Y61
Thanks for replies. I forgot to mention we already replace the fuel filter and cleaned injectors. We're waiting for vehicle to come back in this week. I think we'll try what kelly in cali recommended. I was really hoping to get info on the mode 6 data i had in...
2002 Nissan sunny 1.6L Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CFAN16Z
Many thanks to all you great guys. This vehicle is fixed. After checking every possiblities I finally came to ECU. I replaced the ECU and the car is fixed. Strange, still I cannot figure out how it is related to AC. While the mil is on the AC also doesn't func... Trouble codes: P0100.
2004 Nissan Altima S 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11D84
we replaced upstream o2 sensor and cleared codes. we sent customer on his way and returned back. i read tsb about code returning if computer is not properly reset. scanner did not offer trim reset, just code clear. after resetting 3 times, customer has been dr...
1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22K1X
leo from rhode island gets the hero cookie. i removed the canister and all valves and found tiny pieces of matter in them. i disconnected all vacuum hoses and blew them out, boy the trash that came out of them. ordered a new canister assy in which i was very s... Trouble codes: P0446.
1999 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2BF28K7X
I wanted to wait till after the weekend to make sure it was fixed.OK friday I decided to put a bank 1 a/f sensor in. ran car for 3 hours ok .Shut car off for about an hour and used it to run down to world pac(2 blocks away }car idled outside less than 5 mins w... Trouble codes: 0171 (lean bank 1).
2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L rf caliper VIN: 1NXBR32E53
thanks to everyone who replied so fast. with all your help this one is fixed! first off this car didn't have abs second after cracking brake lines we found that the master cylinder was at fault. i think what happened was the tech who did the orignal brake job ...
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