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1991 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Hesitation, Int. loss of power VIN: 1HGCB7263M
Experiencing a random problem with this Honda. Happens about 2 of 3 times when vehicle is started after cold soak. Customer states that it happens more since the weather has cooled and morning temp is 40 or below. When this problem occurs, it is during the mid...
1998 Hyundai Sonata GL 2.0L Alternator VIN: KMHCF24F3W
Hello all, we have this Hyundai that came in a couple of weeks ago with a no charge condition. Circuits were checked and it was determined that the alternator was at fault. Replaced alternator and the car was charging fine. Two days later the car died on the r...
1997 Mazda B2300 2.3L Starting VIN: 4F4CR12A5V
This truck was towed in customer said it just shut off going down the road. I checked and found no fuel pressure so I checked for power to the fuel pump at key on there is no power to the pump. So I began checking fuses and found the 30 amp pcm power maxifuse ...
1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.0L No Start VIN: 4A3AK34Y8V
Good day to all, I have inherited this vehicle from another shop in town after they repaired the blown head gasket and timing belt. Vehicle made it about a mile away, then stalled, and hasn't started since. The other shop installed a remaned ecm, a crank senso...
1987 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.0L Hesitation VIN: JN8HD16Y5H
Nissan gurus!!!Starts and runs good, has a bad hesitation only at 2000rpm,anything above or below it runs good,have checked timing,plugs and wires are new.Fuel pressure is within spec and doesnt drop when hesitation happens.Happens in any gear.
1999 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4DL01D5X
hi guys i have a huge problem i need some help i have a 99 nissan altima with check engine light on code p1446 keep coming back but not right away it takes a few days of driving i did all checks and test that all data says also i follow a few responce form iat... Trouble codes: P1446 (evap vent control valve)
2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L head VIN: 3N1CB51D52
This car came in with no heat. Did all tests and verified head gasket. Im changing the gasket but am confused with the tightening sequence. Mitchell says 6 steps. 1st 21 ft.lbs,step 2 44 ft lbs., step 3 Loosen, step 4 21 ft lbs,then here's where Im confused.St...
1992 Subaru Legacy LSi 2.2L sunroof VIN: JF1BC6537N
The car came in with an inoperative sunroof. Checked operation of switch and it's fine. Removed headliner to check control unit and motor. The wiring diagram does not match to the one in all data nor the one we got from the dealer by going by vin code. The uni...
1997 Subaru Legacy Brighton 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BK4256V
this vehicle seems to set this code about once a year,or about 10k miles the first time it was due for a tune so we replace plugs. wires and filters drove it seemed fine about a year later it came back with the same code, tune still looked good so we did a mot... Trouble codes: 302 (missfire cyl 2)
2000 Subaru Outback 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BH6751Y
I'm posting for another tech who has this subaru that initially had a cat efficiency code. He replaced the front af sensor, and then drove it. A new code returned which indicated the circuit malfunction. We checked the wiring and connections from the pcm to th... Trouble codes: P0420, P0130
2001 Subaru Outback 2.5L gear box / diff. VIN: 453BH80661
No sign of external fluid leak, gear gox /diff. front continues to run low on fluid. Can front gear box / diff. leak internally into automatic transmission or anywhere else for that matter?
1996 Suzuki X-90 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JS3LB11S1V
Tested both selonoids for egr,bench test ok,with wheels blocked in drive,can get vacume going down to egr,both selonoids are working ,and when i apply vac to egr with engine running it kills motor,I can also notice cold it idles fine,as it warms up idle goes a... Trouble codes: P0400 (egr insuf flow)
1986 Toyota Corolla Sport SR5 1.6L engine VIN: JT2AE86S9G
we got the vehicle in it had been sitting for a couple years. we have been all over this one. we can not get the vehicle to idle. it acts like a vac. leak. but its not. the customer had the engine rebuilt. the engine has not run properly since. were not sure h...
2002 Toyota Prius 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2BK18V92
Customer bought car over internet, OHIO, transported to Calif. Did I say this came from OHIO, I opened the hood, well lets just say every thing that could be is crusty rust.Previous owner stated to new owner that he had to jump start car to get it to transport... Trouble codes: P1436 (Toyota-HVAC Variable Valve Open Malfunction), C1259 (HV System Regernerative Malfunction), P3108 (Communication Malfunction A/C-HV)

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1997 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BC1412V
as most everyone who replied suggested, we replaced the converter & we called the customer after about 4 or 5 days & she said that all was well & the check engine light was still off (it would usally come back on in 2 days). my deepest thanks go out to all who... Trouble codes: P0420.
2002 Mazda Tribute ES 3.0L Hard Start Cold VIN: 4F2YUO8162
I replaced the IAC and the problem was fixed, thank you for all your input
2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L Stall VIN: 1N4AL11D33
Apparently, there is this recall on this vehicle for a PCM reprogramming, so the PCM wasn't catching any codes for a bad signal from the Crank sensor, although ther was nothing wrong with the sensor , took the car to dealer and they just reprogrammed the PCM, ...
2003 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6ED27Y23
still no return of the condition. i'm guessing intermittent vent valve sticking, as these are so common in nissan products. thanks again for all replies. Trouble codes: P0456.
1993 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L radio VIN: 4T1SK12W2P
most replies voted for dead radio, and they wee correct. it just decided to die while it was here. one response was about being the same as an accura procedure, but you have to have radio response to do anything.
2001 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 3.4L axle seal VIN: JT4HN86R74
thank you all tech help me to fix this vehicle thank you again for your time
2001 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L co,pressor VIN: 5TDBT48A31
Customer decided not to return, he is going to trade the vehicle in. Here is what I learned. 1. Do not go threw drive threw car washes, ones that pull the vehicle with one tire. This affects traction control and will set the vsc light. Also if the battery is d...
2005 Toyota Matrix 1.8L Low Power VIN: 2T1LR32E05
This vehicle is fixed. Its a bit of a long story and the customer is partially responsible for the trouble it took to diagnose this one properly. And I'll just leave it at that. As I had mentioned in the original details, the catalytic convertor was replaced. ...
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