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1992 Acura Legend L 3.2L Misfire VIN: JH4KA7654N
misfire present mostly when warm at highway speeds(70-80). only a very slight misfire present when brake torquing in bay. i removed all spark plugs for inspection nothing noticed unsuall all good condition, inspected coil boots no signs of arching, ohm test al...
1998 Acura CL 3.0L Cuts out VIN: 19UYA2256W
this car had stalling problems wile driving on jan./06 when alternator was not charging intermetently,changed alternator & problem was fix,april/06 same thing happend, charging light intermentently.changed alternator & fix. Last week the customer experienced t...
2001 Daewoo Lanos Sport 1.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1BJG56KT56
The parts company suggests the "fuse kit" with the cam sensor but the place wont give any indication where/ how to install retrofit fuse kit. Please advise. What is the deal with water pump replacement concerning the eccentric shape?
1995 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Engine VIN: 1HGEJ1223S
Well guy's this one has me stumped. This is my wifes car. I am retired so I don't have access to the resources I used to have but I can't figure this one out. The car just shut down while driving. Cam timing was on and had fuel pressure. I checked for spark an...
2004 Isuzu Rodeo S 3.5L MIL Lamp on, limp home mode VIN: 4S2CK58Y24
this rodeo goes in to limp mode does not run over 10 mph. when the reduce power light comes on but once the light turns off the car runs good.can any body tell me what the light is. notice check engine light on p1239 and p1767. i folow the troble tree and it d... Trouble codes: P1239, P1767
1997 Kia Sephia GS 1.8L ip cluster VIN: KNAFA1257V
car blows 15 amp meter fuse when put in reverse. car must be hot if it is turned off for more than 5 minutes it will not blow fuse. it does not matter if you press brake pedal when going ito reverse it still blow fuse if you do not. when it blows fuse all clus...
1988 Mitsubishi Mighty Max Sport 2.6L timing chain VIN: 1JPH2336T2
this vehicle have a bad oil pump and tensioner and i just replace them both wid new ones because timing chain was loose and it jump couple teeth. i set all the mark to correct and start the vehicle couple times,but never ran the engine longer than 5 minute. an...
1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AK34Y1V
Good evening friends and happy new year.This Mitsu came to me with a smog failure ,the upstream o2 sensor was bad and the connector was replaced at the same time and it cured one problem.Now the problem i am having is with the p1390 and p1494 it seems like i c... Trouble codes: P1390, P1494
1985 Nissan 200SX Turbo 1.8L No Start VIN: JN1CS26S2F
vehicle came in as a no start.has no spark and no injector pulse,security light flashes with key off and while cranking,but stays off with key in on position.I do not have any way of tracing security system, no wiring schematics or any info on it.
1994 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Batttery
Battery went dead a couple of times on this car. I found the excessive drain to be going through the #10 fuse which is labeled "Elctron Bat". Hmmm. Funny thing is that on the fuse panel this description is highlighted from the factory with white paint around i...
2003 Nissan Sentra SE-R 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1AB51D73
Hello folks and thanks in advance to any help. This 03 spec-v came in not able to communicate to a scanner or an inspection machine, but i could talk to the srs system. There are post every where about the foam in the computer storage box screwing up the compu... Trouble codes: U1000 (ECM cannot communicate with insturment cluster), U1001 (Same as above)
1991 Toyota MR2 2.2L starter VIN: JT2SW21N4M
Received with starter problem found starter relay power wire disconnected, reconnected wire, starter cranks but intermittently stays engaged with Key in ON position. Found if cold start injector is unplugged sometimes will stop but other times it will not and ...
1991 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.4L Stall VIN: JT4RN01P7M
Customer drove this one in with a no run below 3,000RPM's. Engine will not start without holding throttle to the floor, cranking, and when it takes off the key must be held in the start position for a second longer and then it will run fine as long as the rpm'...
1992 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L No Start VIN: JT4VN36H2N
Hi there, cranks good, fuel good, no injector pulse, no spark. power to injectors-not grounding, power to coil-test lamp on coil does flicker (but not a very clear grounding type of flicker!!). engine lamp works, fuses/relays good. no codes-cannot induce code ...

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1999 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.5L head gaskets VIN: KMHWF35V7X
Well this vehicle is out of here. It turned out the smoke the customer saw was from under the hood. The radiator was leaking slightly at the seam. It would sometimes seal up but would sometimes let all the coolant out. If you were driving down the road you wou...
1990 Isuzu Trooper S 2.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: ACCH58E5M7
Hello everyone The trooper is running good. My first two replies david from Texas and James from massachutsas said the disrtibutor was not in the correct position. That was the problem. I changed the position of the disrtibtor 1 notch on the gear and i was abl...
1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 4A3AK54FXS
This vehicle has a fuel pump relay inside the center console. there was a buzzing noise that would come out of the center console but I thought it was just the radio. Turns out it was the fuel pump relay. With my lab scope the I was able to see the computer pu...
2000 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Immobilizer System VIN: 4A3AA46G7Y
Well I still have no fix on this car yet, like some of You guys suggested this is something that only mitsubishi dealers can do it at this time, unfortunaly I did sent this car to a local mitsubishi dealer to be reprogrammed & they did & charge me for it, When...
1987 Nissan D21 2.4L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JN6NP11S9H
sorry for late respon. it is fix. joseluis iniquez was right on. it was cam timing that was jumped two link some how. ck chain tensioner and it ck out ok. reset cam timing and chang oil and filter drove over weeked. it ran good. thanks a lot the members who of...
1991 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.0L starter VIN: JN8HD17Y7M
1995 Nissan Skyline GTR 2.6L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: BCNR330046
Thank-you for all the replies! The vehicle is fixed! We tried all of your ideas on this car. Trying to narrow the possibilities for over-fueling involved several possibilities. Turbo cars can over-fuel because of fuel pressure problems (pressures were OK), l...
1999 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L pcv VIN: 1N4DL01D4X
Thank you to all who replied with the location of the pcv valve on this Nissan. It is behind the intake on the rear, passenger side. It is very difficult to get at and the 1/2 hour labor that our labor guide gave us was not enough. My technician took the power...
2000 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1ND4DL01D1
The cause of the no start was a bad Crankshaft sensor, TSB# NTB99-081 listed that problem. After the crank sensor was pulled, an ohm test was performed and found to be bad. PO3356 is the code for crank sensor listed in the TSB, but we had no code. After it was... Trouble codes: P1126 (Thermostat Function).
2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11D03
Car is fixed. Finally got it to the dealer to get the Idle air volume releared per some of the requests that I got. The problem seems to be that when you go to get the recall done for the crank angle sensor problem, sometimes the reprograming of the idle air v... Trouble codes: P0507.
2001 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L no 3-4 shift VIN: 5TDBT48A21
Sorry it took so long but it is fixed. I sent them to the dealer and they just said it needed a new transmission for over $3,000 so they took it to a trans shop and they took it apart and it sounds like it was a little cheaper but pretty much a new transmissio...
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