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2000 Daewoo Nubira SE 2.0L No Start, Stall VIN: KLAJB52Z8Y
Dear Techs, I had this vehicle towed in with no start.Cranked like timimg belt broken.Found idler pulley for timing belt broken.Machine shop repaired cylinder head.Re-assembled car.After assembly I test drove car for aprox 40 miles.Job was completed on a tuesd... Trouble codes: P0351 (ign control a curcuit fault), P352
1996 Honda Accord LX 2.2L emissions VIN: 1HGCD5639T
egr/o2/cat readiness monitors wont reset drove car 5000 miles in highway use and city all data shows up on scanner (mtg2500) one ecm in car any help please cant get to pass emmisons all other monitors will reset
2003 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Accessories VIN: MFJKFJFJJG
hey guys just pulled the tranny in this minivan replaced the rear main seal.Now the radio wont come on,anybody knows the code for it?How do you guys prevent this problem?any help will be appreciated.
2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4L engine/transmission VIN: 1HGCM72524
This car has a violent shake at speeds above 40 mph while acceleration or maintaining speed. The shake is in the body of the car not in the steering. The shake goes away as soon as the car coasts or if the transmission is put in neutral. We have put the car on...
2001 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.5L MIL on, Shifting, Speedometer inop VIN: KMHWF35V01
Hello techs - This vehicle belongs to a friend of mine, and you know what we say, no good deed goes unpunished. MIL was on, shifting poorly, speedometer inop. Pulled codes - had code for no output shaft sensor - confirmed no output with Modis. Replaced output ...
1997 Infiniti QX4 3.3L differential side shaft VIN: JNRA05Y3VW
Hey guys, I hope someone out there can help me on this seemingly simple problem (that I can't figure out). I have this 97 QX4 and I'm trying to replace the axle seal on the right side but I can't figure out how to get the differential side shaft out of the dif...
1997 Kia Sportage 2.0L check eng & hold lights VIN: KNDJB7230V
Vehicle came in with the check engine lamp on and the hold light flashing, transmission shifts very late and erratic. Three codes stored, P0101 “MAF circuit problem", P1624 “MIL request from TCM to ECM" and P0750 “shift solenoid A problem". Customer reports an...
2002 Kia Sportage 2.0L code P1308 VIN: KNDJB72312
Truck had this same code 2 weeks ago. Plugs and wires installed along with a thermostat . Truck returned with code again and I drew the truck. Alldata says this is a Chassis Acceleration sensor. Tried to locate it and I am having no luck finding it. Call me st... Trouble codes: P1308
1997 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21D6V
Hello nissan techs: I have this 1997 maxima that failed inspection due to MIL on DTC P0500, vehicle speed sensor malfunction. The issue I have with this car is that this code is a pending code and it has been pending for two months about 500-1000 miles. The sp... Trouble codes: P0500 (Vehicle speed sensor malfunction)
2001 Nissan Sentra SE 2.0L No Start VIN: 3N1BBJ1A61
This car came in on a Tow truck from a used car dealer. Cust states veh just sit in lot and wont restart. He change battery, Plugs and ig rotor. Still wont start. We check it out, No spark, no pulse. We change Reman Distributor, No start. Crank signal is good ...
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L brake booster VIN: 1N4AL11D62
customers states brake pedal hard when exstremelly cold said it did it a couple times last winter he starts it up heads down the road and hits the brakes and the pedals hard like no vacume asist had the car here all day only did it a couple times for a few sto...
2002 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: 4S3BH68622
Hi guys This car after driven and even while driving has a bad gasoline odor.She pulled up yesterday and the smell was so strong I thoght she had a obvious fuel leak. Put it on hoist and couldnt find any sign of a leak.Checked averything and found nothing. The...
1993 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0L power steering VIN: 4T1VK13E2P
flushed power steering system,tried bleeding all hoses new fluid installed steers fine when cold as it warms up no assit at all
1997 Toyota RAV4 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HP10V1V
I hope this might be a simple request guys! I retrieved a P0401 for EGR system flow insufficient. I use Shop Key (Mitchell based) for testing and while engine is operating EGR does function. The vacuum circuit is intact and has no leaks. The switching valve op... Trouble codes: P0401 (egr flow insufficient)
1999 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Excessive Emissions
This car repeats code 172 at idle, short term fuel trim is around zero and does fluctuate to -20 the long term fuel trim is -39 and stays there, I have removed pcv hose to create a huge vacuum leak and still have negative trim values, the o2 sensors are switch...
2003 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L communications VIN: 4T1BE30K73
hey all genisys users- has anyone had problems w/ lack of communications and erratic operation w/ new software? if so what to do about it? have tried to reload software and have tried old cable w/ keys. same problems generic or proprietary side. thanks sjt
2003 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L starter VIN: 4T1BE2K03U
The customer complaint was of a "zipper" noise that she heard just after the car starter disengaged and the engine was just starting. This noise did sound like a loud zipper (maybe like zipping up a tent flap very quickly) but louder. I heard it too--it only h...

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2006 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L Fuel mileage VIN: JHLRD78566
First of all thanks to so many of you who responded. To paraphrase Will Rogers, Time is the only thing they're not making more of. The vehicle seems fine, now that he finally got here. The dealership verified that he has current software (I would think! It's a...
2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHDN45D81
rechecked car with scanner and doesnt show information on transmission temp pid, checked plugins on pcm connectors and temp sensor, no damage or bent pins found. spoke with my customer and she plans on returning to the dealership to have the code rechecked the... Trouble codes: P0711 (trans. fluid temp sensor a ckt rng/perf).
2003 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L steering VIN: KNDUP131X3
sorry for the late post all, it turned out to be the lower shaft that connects to the steering rack. thanks for all of the help.
1997 Mazda Millenia 2.5L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: JM1TA2215V
We replaced the distributor with a new one and the car runs great.thanks to everyone how helped out
1998 Mazda Millenia 2.5L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA2219W
Hi everyone: Thanks for the advice, which was right on the issue. These cars seem to have a problem with the EGR vale and ports clogging. To correct this problem is to remove throttle body and clean passages all the way to EGR port. One should also pay attenti... Trouble codes: P0400 (Exhaust gas insuficient flow detected), P1402.
2002 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L interior heating VIN: JN8DR09Y12
looks like we'll try a waterpump if and when customer returns. i think i'm looking at a flow issue, fan clutch is ok. customer took vehicle same day we looked at it so cant give much more info.
1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3VN39W45
Well this one stumped me for a long time, but was finally able to fix, the white NE wire had shorted in the harness causing no signal to get to the ecu, repaired the harness now all is good again, thanks for the help guys.
2004 Toyota Matrix 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1LR32E4C
At first I tried cleaning the MAF sensor, but the same code appeared in pending codes after a week. Replaced sensor with O.E. toyota sensor and everything is working fine now. Thanks to all who replied. Trouble codes: P0133.
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