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1995 Honda Accord EX 2.2L cruise VIN: 1HGCD5637T
Have a 1995 honda accord ex when cold outside cruise control will not work. If in shop for 30 min. everything works ok. Sometimes it will speed itself up. Powers and grounds look good wondering if anyone has seen this problem when cold.
1996 Honda Civic EX 1.6L alternator
battery goes dead during operation . battery stays good when not in use . installed new battery (weak ). original alt was at 8.1 v . have installed 2 remans since . best we can get is 12.5 v . harness & all fuses ok . not sure of any prior history ( customer r...
1998 Hyundai Elantra 1.8L DLC Communication VIN: KMHJF24MIW
Hi group. Need some help from hyundai techs. Does anyone know what pin #11 (Yellow/Black) in DLC connector is for? Could it be a ground? Alldata does not show it in wiring diagram and cannot find any information on it. The problem is that three different scan ...
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...
2001 Kia Sephia LS 1.8L Starting VIN: KNAFB12171
The complaint with this vehicle is hard or no start in cold ambient temperatures. I experienced the problem once when the temperature was about 15 degrees. It acted as though it was out of time and cranked slow briefly and then would not crank at all. If the t...
1999 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BJ22Z1X
thanks in advance for your input on this. I have this protege that came in last week with a po171 stored (sys to lean). LT fuel trim is 15 constantly on and off idle. Fuel pressure was good i smoked the intake to check for leaks and found none. I scoped the fr... Trouble codes: P0171
1998 Nissan Sentra 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: IN4AB1D4WC
hey guys , could use some help here. had car towed in last week,no start no spark. during diagnosis, found coil arcing against inside of dist housing.due to an oil leak in the dist i replaced the complete unit new one(new aftermarket). cust called 2 days later... Trouble codes: P1336
1998 Subaru Forester S 2.5L Stall VIN: JF1F36559W
this car would intermitantly have a ck engine light on and not have a dtc, then the light came on and stayed on and it set a missfire code so we did complete tune plugs, wires filters & motor vac now it will int. die on decel we have not been able to duplicate...
1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BG685XW
Hello Friend I have this 1998 Subaru legacy, 2.5 Liter twin Cam Lt.Standard Transmission, which ncame in with service light on and engine stalling sometimes. Used Modis and found code P1507, I cleaned the IAC control unit, cleared code and engine run fine unt... Trouble codes: P1507 (IAC control Valve), P0261

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2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4L engine/transmission VIN: 1HGCM72524
Thank you to all that offered advice. The problem was the left inner joint. The tripod housing had a sizable pit on one side. The problem with this car was that we were unable to determine which axle was causing the vibration. We had removed both axles prior t...
2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHDM45D91
After extensive testing of sensor, circuit and ecm, checking and cleaning all grounds, scoping sensor at wheel, at connector, and at ecm, we did't ever see the sensor drop out or get the vehicle to produce the symptoms that the customer complained about. we fi... Trouble codes: P1502 (magnetic wheel speed sensor open).
2000 Isuzu Trooper Limited 3.5L No Start VIN: JACDJ58X0Y
Hi guys, sorry for the delay. Apparently, it's normal for the coils to fire like that after a stall. My buddy found a quote'MASSIVE' vac leak under the intake. He says that he replaced the gaskets and the thing now runs like a champ. Thanks for the replys... Trouble codes: 300 (random misfire).
2002 Kia Spectra 1.8L electronic VIN: KNAFB12123
Thanks to Robert and Dave for their help it was really appreciated the problem was a sticky valve in the valve body probably due to a small crash .THe car as been buyed by a body shop crashed to repair it and serve as a courtoisy car.
1993 Mazda MX-6 LS 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1YVGE31B1P
Thanks iATN this is fixed,I had three replies which are very helpfull.David from massachussets came very close to my problem.the problem was the thermostat for some reason not working properly and also the coolant temp.sensor,there were two coolant temp sensor...
2001 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, cold VIN: JM3LW28Y61
first thanks yo all who replied;i found that the pcm wasnt controlling the coil pac when cold thus ,two companion cylinders would misfire and foul plugs,,odd one hey? Trouble codes: P0300.
1996 Nissan terrano 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: PR50-02033
Hi there we pulled the inlet manifold pipes and found oil from the pcv inside not much but it was back into the maf sensor which i cleaned out with some brake cleaner. i checked inside an injector pipe and did not find any worn metal.put every thing back toget...
1999 Nissan Pathfinder XE 3.3L No Start VIN: JN8AR07YXX
Thanks for the help guys. Found the ECCS or EGI relay not making full contact every time. Replaced relay and have not seen vehicle since.
1994 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L cuts off VIN: 4T1GK12E8R
Guys still working have fixed several problems throttle body was stopped up replaced tps replaced replaced converter and found a bad ground runs now but still not done if gagged open will shut down will start right back thanks ill keep tring
1997 Toyota Camry CE 3.0L alarm VIN: 4T1BE22K9V
I recieved several good replies for bypassing alarm, customer picked car up and decided not to attempt at this time. thank you to all that replied will update if customer decides to disable.
2000 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L wheel sensor VIN: 5TEWN72N4Y
as of the present time the customer has not rescheduled another service appointment.when he returns I want to recheck my initial findings and if these appear as they originally did,I would like to try a new abs control unit.thanks very much for all the good re...
2002 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T32F13C92
Based on help I got from others' experience, I replaced all three converters and performed a major tune-up. The PCM did have the original calibration-it had not been updated, so I was a little worried that it might reset the code.However its been gone for almo... Trouble codes: P0420 (catalyst efficiency bank 1).
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