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1996 Acura RL 3.5L No Start, Cuts out VIN: JH4KA9658T
i have a very unusual problem here with this acura that belongs to a very good customer; i am hoping somebody out there has experienced this ; i reset the check engine light ' egr code ; restarted car ; car dies restarted dies again' will not stay running; rea...
1990 Honda Accord LX 2.2L alternator output VIN: JHMCB7652L
this vehicle has a properly operating charging system in the bay in gear and underload when vehicle is driven down the road under a lite accel the dash lights and headlights dim for a few secounds then will stabalize ran vehicle on dyno does the same thing as ...
2004 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L Left Slider VIN: 5FNRL1895B
Hello all - My customer states that, at times, the drivers side sliding side door does not respond to outside or inside door handles, which are supposed to cause the door to slide open (or closed) electrically. If the door is closed, it won't open, but more im...
2005 Honda CR-V SE 2.4L Drive-axles VIN: JHLRD78965
Hi Guys, I got this 2005 Honda CRV with auto trans, came in for front struts, after install the new front struts which they are OEM, the car start to shake any at any speed above 25mph like there's a bent wheel, it shake only on acceleration if i took my foot ...
1998 Isuzu Amigo S 3.2L valves VIN: 4S2CM57WDW
Did a complete rebuild on this engine. The shop that I am now working for also rebuilt one a couple of years ago before I worked there with the same result. The valves are extremely noisy. The valve lash was checked before disassembly and all were 2 to 3 thou ...
2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 4S2DM58W91
The customer brought this vehicle to the shop complaining of a hard start / long crank after fueling. She also states that if she leaves the engine running while fueling that the engine will stall and be hard to start. The CEL has not come on when this has hap...
1997 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JM1BC1415V
This car is running rich and I can not seem to find the cause. The compression is 180 psi across the board. The spark plugs are black as a hat. I scoped the injector and found the pulse width to be 2mS. I have not found what is typical for this car. Also the f...
2003 Mazda 6 i 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVFP80C73
this car has a bad hesitation, and hunts at idle, it doesnt appear to have any vacuum leaks and the maf readings look normal, (i ckleaned the maf sensor) i see the throttle chamber is totally electronic,no mechanical connection to throttle, is there something ... Trouble codes: P0171
1992 Mitsubishi Mighty Max 2.4L ign coil VIN: JW6MAL45RP
I'm trying to help a friend of mine with transportation to get treatments for cancer and he has this Mighty Max with no spark. I've checked the dist for power and ground (both good) I have a signal going to the computer off the original dist( plugged in workin...
2000 Mitsubishi Galant DE 2.4L No Start VIN: 4A3AA46GX1
This thing was towed in with sudden no start, customers had cranked the battery dead. Initially seemd like fuel pump quit. Tested pressure at the pump, don't remember what the pressure was but it was quite fine. (two weeks ago) Then discovered that compression...
1992 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN101P4NT6
well here we go again. i have a maxima with a security problem. we have no injector pulse. if i lock and unlock drivers door security light goes out. when you open door light flashes. start engine and light goes out when cranking. if i lock drivers door then o...
1996 Nissan 240SX 2.4L overdrive VIN: JN1AS44D6T
nissan guys this is a tough one for me no overdrive no light when disengage switch checked with modis found reading PRSD which to me means "pressed" not sure where to go from here because i have no od off light or no overdrive any help would be appeciated
1997 Nissan Sentra GLE 1.6L No Start VIN: 1N4AB41D1V
Nissan techs, we have this Sentra that runs good when started but is very hard to start when cold. Fuel pressure is good when cranking, has good spark, injector pulse Ok. Egr was changed at another shop to pass emmisions and we check it and it is working per s...
2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Surge VIN: JN1CA31A81
Car came out from Dealership, was advised to replace IACV. Brought to my shop and check circuit to it, Ck ok I replace IACV & perform idle air volume learning, still the same, Ck for vacuum leaks,P/S Air control valve & vauum ok when steer , Ck continuity term... Trouble codes: P0505 (IAC problem)
2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31D81
This vehicle has a lean running problem. When you start it it wants to stall and pops and farts. The long term fuel trim is 32% both banks and O2 sensors are staying at 0. We did a propane enrichment test and the O2 sensors responded no problem. We the disconn...
1999 Suzuki Esteem GL 1.6L Filler/Tank VIN: JS2GB4150X
When when attempting to fuel it takes about 5 cents worth of gas and then clicks off. The MIL flashed but no codes were set. We did a visual inpection of tank and related hoses. Any help would be appreciated
2006 Suzuki G/VITARA 2.0L 4WD Control System VIN: JSAJTD54V0
This car is equipped with transfer with shift motor type which is controlled by 4WD control module also full time 4WD when you select the 4H poisiton(Suitable for normal driving) Now 4L, N, and center diffential lock indicator blinks together for a moment and ...
1985 Toyota Pickup 2.4L No Start VIN: JT4RN6650F
This is one of those one shot a day problems when ice cold left outside no start left in shop overnight starts no problem. The igniter was replaced and cap, rotor and coil wire the only way it starts cold is if the timing is advanced, sounded like spark, but c...
2000 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L valves VIN: 5TEWM72N4Y
I need some advise, this is my own truck. it has always run good. i 'seafoamed'it and then it sat for about a month or so. i started it the other day and runs real bad, plus a cel. it is popping out the exhaust, and has jumping idle vac, from 17 to 21. Funny p...

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1992 Mazda B2200 2.2L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM2UF1234N
Thanks for all the help. I cleaned all ground contacts and got another ect from mazda this time. The new aftermarket sensor that was put in was bad - open. I assumed the part was good out of the box, which in this line of work is always a no no.Thanks again fo... Trouble codes: 09 (coolant temp sensor).
2002 Mazda 626 LX 2.0L No Start VIN: 1YVGF22C22
this car if fixed, reason i had nothing at ecu from security is because this car has no security, installed used ecu and car fired up and runs good. guess shorted fuel pump took out ecu. thanks for the suggestions.
1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GST 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AX55F6V
Thanks for the well thought out replies! No luck getting the car to reproduce the codes with further testing. Customer not deeply concerned at this time. Trouble codes: P0443 (Purge valve circuit malfunction).
1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS 2.4L im monitors wont res VIN: 4A3AX35G3W
this one ended up being a computer problem the iac had previously damaged the ciomputer according to the repair outfit i sent it to, the customer refused to spend any more money, thanx for all the replies
2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JA4LS21HS1
First of all thank you for those in whom pointed out the possible computor reflash issue. Having presented this possibleaty, the customer refused us to go any further. Had their been pending codes at the time of the first repair we would have been prepared. As... Trouble codes: P0174.
2000 Nissan Quest GLE 3.3L No Start VIN: 4N2XN11T2Y
This one is fixed. I went back over all my signals and this is what I found. At cranking rpm I had my distributor signals, all three of them. The 1 degree signal was good, the cyl ID signal was good, and the power transister signal was clipping the square wave...
2000 Subaru Outback 2.5L high idle cold VIN: YS3BH6659Y
evidentley the computer in this vehicle needs to be flashed so i'm going to refer them to suburu thanks everyone for all the help
2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HN86R0Y
Sorry for the delay. There were several good ideas in the replies including a possible ground problem at the PCM which Toyota has issued counter measures, but this truck isn't on the list. I looked anyway and things appeared tight and clean. Also tried two dif... Trouble codes: P0125, P1135 (Insufficient temp for closed loop bank one sensor one).
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