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1995 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on, egr valve sticks ope VIN: 1HGCD5652S
this car is killing us, it came in with ses light on pulled a code 12 for egr lift. Ports were totally clogged so we cleaned those and now car dyes it applies vacuum to valve but then sticks open maintains vacuum to valve. we installed a new solinoid from hond... Trouble codes: 12 (insufficient egr lift detected)
1998 Honda Accord LX 2.3L cluster and dash lighting VIN: 1HGCG5648W
prior owner replaced the speedo as old unit quit lighting...the new one never lit i bought it like it is...i changed the unit to no avail. but the cluster will have all the check lights come on when cranking and the gear selector would work and show yo...
2002 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L Transmission VIN: 2HKRL18552
This vehicle originally came in because when taking a corner the vehicle would feel like it had no power and the rpms would jump to 4,000. The problem is very intermittant and happens maybe once a week on routine driving. We started with a transmission fluid f...
2001 Mitsubishi Mont. Junior 1100CC Camshaft pulley VIN: HC57A00088
Hello to all, my real problem is that this vehicle does not come to America. Am sure some other countries will read this... I need to obtain camshaft pulley for a Mitsubishi Pajero (Montero in the states) Junior for a VIN 4A31 - HZZA engine type [...]...
2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor LS 3.8L abs VIN: 4A4MN21574
Well I guess Iam looking for some advice as well as where to look next. The wiring harness on the drivers side was cut about half way. The body shop repaired and then sent it to us to code,to see why the antilock light was on. The scanner is saying it cannot t...
1991 Nissan Stanza GXE 2.4L Cuts out VIN: JN1FU21P2M
vehicle has good power in all gears as long as rpm is below 4000. bogs down like fuel starvation. air flow and exhaust flow are good. no codes or mil. batt and chg system good. no sputtering or misfire when problem occurs, just bogs like good old fashioned fue...
1997 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L hard cold start VIN: YN23654Y2A
ok, this is a dealers car so we know the drill here, this guy sold the car with a hard cold start, i meen really hard 45 50 seconds of cranking to get it to fire. so started with the basics, needed fuel pump, pressure was low and so on, the thing will start fi...
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31D2Y
problelm child, had misfire codes a month ago with random stalling, did coil packs and before leaving car was sitting idling and stalled, one time episode. customer is back stalling frequently, always when sitting at a stop. for us it cut out twice when puttin... Trouble codes: P0430, P0500, P0505
2002 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BL11E72
I have the tsb on this vehicle for U1000 code that calls for cleaning the grounds. That is where I was going to start, since a bad ground could cause a bunch of problems. The problem is that there are a lot of ground locations and in the TSB they also talk abo... Trouble codes: C1135 (unknown trouble code description), U1000 (ECM cannot communicate to other control units), U1001 (ECM cannot communicate for more than the specific time)
2003 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3N1CB51D73
car will crank okay but will not start, if you push gas pedal all the way down it will start but die out. when it finallly starts it will idle up and down, if you try and step on gas pedal it cuts out Trouble codes: P0335
2004 Nissan Titan LE 5.6L No Start, Stall VIN: 1N6AA07B94
Here we go guys Many thanks in advance for reading this, The customer complaint was a no start condition and sometimes stalling right after startup cold as he was backing out of the garage. He said It also stalled once while driving warm, and wouldnt restart b...
1995 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L No Start VIN: 4T1SK12E5S
Camry wont start.I have read trough most all the old post, and am still stuck. The car has spark. The noid light show injector pulse. the engine cranks normal. I did not do a fuel presure test,I did not see where I could hook up the tester, but did spray start...
1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L Engine VIN: 4T1BG12K4T
Please help me fix this car before we burn it. It came in leaking a lot of oil and a complaint of 'burning smell', which was oil dripping on the exhaust. We have replaced the distributor o-ring and oil pump seal which were leaking. We have resealed the oil pan...
1999 Toyota Solara SE 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 2T1CF22P1X
Hello Toyota Tecs, I'm hopeing somone has had this problem before. This car can go from running perfectly to hardly running at all in the blink of an eye. To compound my problem there are no codes in the system to aid in diagnostics. About a month ago the car ...
2002 Toyota 4Runner 3.4L seat belt latch VIN: JT3GN86R82
Has anyone heard of the seat belt latch clicking? It even times itself to the breathing pattern of the driver. Holding the latch with your hand stops the clicking. This is minor but obvious and annoying. Thanks. Tim [...]

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2002 Kia Optima SE 2.7L cooling system VIN: KNAGD12842
Thanks for the replies. We took the advice of Shawn, Jared and Roger and cleaned up the ground under the airbox. Gave the car back to the customer and so far no negative reports. Thanks again for everyones help.
1993 Lexus LS400 4.0L fuel guage VIN: JT8UF11E9P
info recieved concerning fuel guage slow to respond was very helpful in solving my cust concern.checked ckt c20,believe it was violet wire,at inst cluster connector to fuel sending unit removed from fuel tank by checking resistance by manually moving sending u...
1997 Lexus ES300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: FT8BF22G3V
replaced catalytic converter, customer drove for 1 week all monitors ran and passed, sent for reinspection passed, retested 02 rise test reading was .9 outlet temp was 250 degrees higher at rear, thanks for all your input rm. Trouble codes: P0420 (cat effiency).
2000 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L No Start VIN: 1YVGF22C6Y
Checked harness under left front wheel well,no broken wires.Checked wire from realy to pin # 80 light blue.circut ok.Checked it twice.Led to pcm being defective.Install starter today and starter kept running.traced to igntion switch.Took switch apart burnt ins...
2001 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.5L abs hydraulic brake booster VIN: JA4MW51R31
We recommended replacement of accumulator but customer declined repairs at this time. Thank you for those who replied.
2002 Nissan Frontier XE 2.4L abs
thanks to those who replied however i had to pull the plug on this one because the customer did not want to pay for any more diagnostic time
1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BG685XW
Hello Friend's Well, with all your help this one is FIX, Thank you all, The way that I understand if the engine idle fast with code P1507 check for a vacuum leak, on intake, Air Flow meter to Throttle body, also IAC possible Unit may leak or bad, if code set... Trouble codes: P1507 (IAC control Valve), P0261.
1999 Subaru Forester L 2.5L engine oil leak VIN: JF1SF6355X
Sorry to have taken this long to reply but I removed the cyl head and had a valve job done, I waited till I put the head back on, the car is working perfectly. Seems the problem was with the head gasket, I didnt see any glaring failure but have been told that ...
2000 Toyota RAV4 2.0L rear seatbelts VIN: JT3HPLOV7Y
well could't get fabric off without destroying seats so sent him off to a toyota dealer---thanx for taking the time to help me george
2001 Toyota Highlander 3.0L Seat heater VIN: JTEHF21AX1
Thanks to Jim, Dan, Tim, and Jon. We checked the resistance to the element in the bottom of the seat and found the heating element to be bad. The resistance was lower than the Toyota data lists. We offered a fix for the customer, and found a part from Toyota t...
2002 Toyota Highlander 3.0L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEHF21A32
Thanks so much guys. Many e-mails were sent,and I appreciated them all. I hope responded to them all. Most said to recheck the crank gear. We pull everything down and rechecked. It was fine. We swapped coils and plugs from affected cylinders 2 & 5. The RPM at ... Trouble codes: P0302.
2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0L heater motor VIN: JTEBU17RX4
hello fellow techs i received some good responces that will help me on this toyota 4runner i will test the motor for proper current draw and wiggle test the relays contacted the customer and motor is operaying now i will keep you all informed
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