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2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHDM45D91
hey guys here's an odd one customer complaint of misfire, surging at idle and lack of power. cel light on code p1502 wheel speed sensor open. from what little info i can find on this code, hyundai uses the right front wheel speed sensor as rough road monitor. ... Trouble codes: P1502 (magnetic wheel speed sensor open)
2004 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHDN46DX4
Engine ran a little hot water pump leaking. Replaced water pump with timing belt. When started up cold in the morning check engine light comes on Code P0341 cam sensor circuit performance. Checked data with scan tool shows a signal. Used a lab scope on sensor ... Trouble codes: P0341 (Cam sensor circuit performance)
1997 Lexus ES300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: FT8BF22G3V
hi toyota or lexus guys or anybody! this car came to us because it failed mass emissions test for check engine light on and code p0420, above related repairs were done at their regular shop, they are a first time customer to my shop so i have no other history,... Trouble codes: P0420 (cat effiency)
2002 Lexus RX300 3.0L Slight hesitation VIN: JTJGF10U52
This little Lexus runs and drives great! You would never know there was a problem exept the check eng light is on! P0172/P0175 SYS. rich. These are the only codes in all the systems on board. Fuel psi is 40, MAF is 4.75 @ Idle, 15.4 @ 2500,( it was 16.5 before... Trouble codes: P0172 (system rich bank 1), P0175 (system rich bank2)
1992 Mazda B2200 2.2L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM2UF1234N
this truck is hard to start, when started have to fight to keep running, it will idle and run ok after a few minutes. check engine light comes on after about 10 seconds of running, codes have been cleared, sensor replaced and ecu exchanged with rebuilt, wirein... Trouble codes: 09 (coolant temp sensor)
1998 Mazda Millenia 2.5L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA2219W
Hello Mazda Techs: I have this 98 mellenia with MIL on, DTC P0400 insuficient flow detected, EGR. When I activated EGR at idle , I had no difference in RPM. I then removed EGR and cleaned. It was stuck. I reset the MIL and road tested car to get readiness stat... Trouble codes: P0400 (Exhaust gas insuficient flow detected), P1402
2003 Mazda 6 S 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 1YVHP80D53
The car came in with a varible adjuster code. The cause was being three quarts low on oil, thus a loss of oil pressure. The engine has no external leaks & was serviced 600 miles earlier by me. This vehicle has an insurance policy that covers the engine (Mercur...
1995 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Stall VIN: JN1CA21DOS
we have a 1995 nissan maxima here that dies intermently seems to be between the transition between cold and warm had car running in shop about 15 minutes went to get my trusty snap on scanner when returning to car car had died gave a little problem starting li...
1998 Nissan Frontier 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6DD21S3W
OK this one is taking alot of my time. Truck came in barely running under a load. checked fuel pressure would drop to 25 psi @ times, so I replaced the pump & filter. The truck then appeared to be fixed, however, after the air cleaner was put back on there was... Trouble codes: P0335, P0171
2002 Nissan Altima S 2.5L decel downshift VIN: 1N4AL11E72
Problem is intermittent, always when warmed up, when releasing accel to slow down, trans lurches forward as if to pick up speed instead of slowing down momentarily. Customer says feels as if wants to keep going. Past few days weather has been very cold, proble...
2002 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L interior heating VIN: JN8DR09Y12
i vacuum air lifted twice in attempts to get rid of any air pockets, left the tool on for extended time and only got about 22 Hg., i usually see about 25, then the system starts leaking down slowly [its not the gauge leaking], trouble there i know but i can't ...
1994 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L harsh shift VIN: JT2GK12E1R
vehicle came in with no reverse. drove great forward through all gears. found thrust bearing failed and destroyed o.d. drum and housing. rebuilt transmission but upon installation we had harsh engagement and shuttling between 1st and 4th? when first starting t...
2002 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L Engine Block VIN: JTDDR32T52
Well here is one for all Toyota Techs out there, This Celica belongs to one of my Techs & is making a knocking/ tapping noise around the Cylinder #4 when cruising but more pronunced when release gas on high speed, We already check valves & they are OK, Replace...

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2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0L reverse VIN: 1HGCM66554
Thanks for your responses. Found slight crack in pressure control solenoid connector causing intermittent connection. Reman/Dyno and Install original unit w/all new electronics and reverse went in over 40 times and has worked well. Reverse pressure rises from ...
2001 Mazda Millenia 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA22111
thanks for the help. after narrowing it down to an egr issue(vaccum would not release from valve unless remove hose)we discovered that the car lot that did the intake gaskets had installed the vent and vacuum solenoids upside down and routed the hoses backward... Trouble codes: P0300.
1997 Mitsubishi Diamante ES 3.5L 2-1 shift VIN: 6HMAP47P0V
First off I want to thank every one who responded and apologize for my untimely response. Due to the holidays and an illness I was unable to post within the time frame. The vehicle is still here and we are unable to determine what is at fault. Seems to be a ...
1991 Nissan Stanza XE 2.4L rough ride VIN: JN1FU21S2M
well i did everthing i could to help this customer, Rechecked everything suspension related and it drives firm, like it is designed? i adjusted tire pressure below spec and it seemed softer, but put them back to spec before shipping it out, all replies suggest...
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31D1Y
thanks to all who responded to my request. 6 coils later and the problem is solved. can't beleive that there isn't a misfire monitor to just replace 1 bad coil. owner says she will not own another nissan product. lol. thanks again for the help and i hope i can... Trouble codes: P1320.
1990 Toyota Camry DLX 2.5L right rear electric window VIN: JT2VV21W1L
Thank you all for your responses, we cannot thank enough to each individual who replied. You guys are a great bunch! We started with the verifying open circuits by applying power (w/engine off, key off) at the slave (right/rear) switch to check back for open...
1994 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L No Start, Misfire VIN: JT2SK12E7R
The Fix was a new ECU. Well the customer elected a used one from the salvage yard. Replaced ECU and spark plugs, Set timing as I had the distributor out. ECU was making a fictitous rpm signal and just blasting the coil rapidly, You could actually her the coil ...
1994 Toyota Pickup 2.4L pulse air rumbles VIN: JT4RN81PXS
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. I got a few replies about carbon build up and bad reed valves in the air injection valve assembly. We advised the customer that a new valve assembly should be installed, but they decided to just let it rumble...
1999 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2FB28K1X
This problem is very intermittent. We could not duplicate in over a week with vehicle. We did check all conections at sensor, speedo, and computer. Tried tapping on sensor while running on lift. Sensor if expensive and my dealer has never sold one. Customer is...
1999 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L down shift to 1st VIN: JT3HN86R9X
This one is fixed. Dan [...] suggested trying some lube guard to free up a sticking valve and it worked. Trans is operating perfectly now. Thanks to all who took the time to reply.
2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L Temp blending VIN: JT3HN87R0Y
Hi everyone: Sorry for the delayed closing of this request. I have fixed this vehicle. I turned out to be an easy fix, thanks to accurate info by all replies. Everyone was right on the issue. The advice was to check the cabin temp sensor located right side of ...
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