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2002 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 4S2CK58WX2
Hi Izuzu techs, please allow me to share my pain: This Rodeo will consistantly surge in Park and stall when decelerating to a stop. It will restart immediately and dip it's idle or stall when put into drive. No codes set and all monitored data looks OK when th...
2004 Isuzu NPR HD 7.4L steering VIN: JALC4B1675
Any good Isuzu HD techs. Ihave a 04 npr hd that is wearing out outside edges of tires and every now and then the driver complains of a severe shake at highway speeds he claims he feels like hes going to lose control "white knuckling it". i'm lost any idea's ??...
2000 Lexus GS300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BD68SXY
This lexus has the MIL light on... P1349 - VVT system. According to ALLDATA, when the OCV is energized, the cam timing is suppose to change. If I manually energize the OCV, I can hear the solenoid move, but no change in valve timing. ALLDATA, states it's suppo... Trouble codes: P1349 (vvt control system)
1997 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1YVGE22COU
base timing for spec. set to 12 degrees BTDC. timing doesn't change, no spark advance. anything over 10 percent (est) throttle car falls on its face. verifyied cam timing and replaced timing belt. drained fuel tank and put new gas in tank. crankshaft sensor ma...
1997 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Cuts out VIN: 1YVGE22C5V
I got a weird one here and I'm all out of ideas. Got this 97 Mazda in last week complaining that it cuts out sometimes. So I checked for codes, none. Let car idle in shop for a little while, then I drove it. Car runs fine until I come to a stop, then it just c...
1997 Nissan Sentra GLE 1.6L No Start VIN: 1N4AB41D5V
we have a crank but no start situation, no spark during cranking and we are looking for the best way to determine if the distributor is the culprit here. alldata is not clear on the test procedures for the power transister resistence testing, secondary coil se... Trouble codes: P1320
1998 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L Surge VIN: IN4DL01D9W
the car start cold and hunting 2 or 3 times then it is stable. it idle at 3000rpm and sometime at 2100rpm. idle hot is okay at 760rpm. i have change the coolant sensor, (AIC motor used one). cleaned the throtle body. check the TPS .76 V cold, .46 V hot. i dont...
2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D92
This vehicle came in with 2 undocumented fault codes (1131 and 1165) along with 2 oxygen sensor fault codes. We replaced all 4 oxygen sensors new from Nissan. Cleared all fault coeds from memory. Check engine light returned immediately. The oxygen sensor fault... Trouble codes: P1165 (undocumented), P1131 (undocumented)
2002 Subaru Forester 2.5L Kick back at startup VIN: JF1SF65562
At first start up in the morning this will kick back when you crank for the first time. After that it will be fine until you let it sit for a while(usally a few hours). Car only has 52k on it.
1991 Toyota Pickup 2.4L comp VIN: JT4RN81A5M
New customer, is trying to sell. Windshield says new motor. Customer says A/C worked this summer, then quit. Is R-12. Has 85 psi static psi. Not positive that it is OEM A/C, but wire to comp clutch takes out of TPS harness.I See no psi switches under hood. The...

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2002 Acura NSX T 3.0L window motor VIN: JH4N216X2T
Thanks for all who replied. The problem was one of the ground wire connectors at the control box was not clicked in to the plug. This caused an intermittent bad connection. My how a simple thing can be so hard to find. Thanks again,
1988 Honda CRX DX 1.5L No Start, Stall VIN: JHMED8451J
Well I had tried two distributors from NAPA and the last one was a new one from World Pac. I just couldn't believe they all would be doing the same thing. At any rate we finally got the OK for a dealer dist. and it is fixed. I measured the peak to peak voltage... Trouble codes: 4 (TDC Crank angle sensor or circuit).
2001 Honda Accord LX 2.3L Air bag VIN: 1HGCG56481
Sent customer to dealer for a warranty replacement of the driver seat belt latch assy with switch. Dealer repaired problem at no cost to customer.
2001 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L Surge VIN: KMHCG45C71
sorry for late response wanted to make sure car was fixed;found weak battery replaced seems to be the fix thanks to all who replied
2003 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L timing belt VIN: KNDUP13193
Thanks to Kuakh , Franis , Jdminter , Jeremy , Rob , Blackhole , Greg , Udts and Lance this one is fixed . Problem was me not using esentric pulley to pretention belt .I was using hydralic tentioner as just about every one said . Lesson learned I hope to repay...
1999 Mazda B2500 SE 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4F4YR12C4X
after an intense thorough conversation with the customer, we are suspect of an internal valve problem. he has agreed to have us remove the cylinder head and perform a valve job - customer will return when he has more $ ... thanks for the replies Trouble codes: P0301 (cylinder misfire 1 cylinder).
2003 Mitsubishi Galant DE 2.4L heater
hey guys thanks again for the help the heater valve control motor was indeed the problem,replaced the heater valve motor and no i have heat thanks again.
1984 Nissan 300ZX Turbo 3.0L control VIN: JN1CZ14S1E
Thanks so much to everyone who took the time to reply. Unfortunately I don't have a fix as the customer has not brought the car back and does not want to spend any more money on it. Thanks again.
1996 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L removal of heater box VIN: 4S3BG685X7
Thanks to Patrick from Idaho he wins the prize on this one. The heater box was simply stuck to the firewall with some very strong black sealant. Simply had to get a good grip and pull as though it wieghed 200 lbs. and it came loose. One thing to note I was bei...
2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2T1BR38E93
hello again, this has become he said she said deal. I thank you for all the replys. I printed them all and showed them to the customer. She let me read the e-mail that the service manager sent her and if I was the customer, I too would be concerned. After tell...
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