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1991 Isuzu N NPR 3.9L No Start VIN: JALB4B1K1N
This vehicle was towed in for a transmission not shifting. The customer said it has been sitting for about 6 months but always started up. We can't get it running, it tries but never fires. We have pressure to the injectors and the fuel is okay. I succept glow...
1998 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L 2-3 upshift VIN: 452CK58W43
The truck has been in many times in the past year. Friday was the first time i experienced the complaint. The truck has a very harsh 2-3 upshift intermittently. 1-2 and 3-4 are fine. Fluid is fine and full. No codes are stored. The Vetronix is waiting for a ne...
2002 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4SD2M58W62
heys guys need some insight here . this rodeo is setting a random ( 300 ) code when ever it feels like it . sometimes the light flashes , however it never has a driveability symptom anytime ?? found nothing obvious and i replaced the intake gaskets 6 months ag...
2000 Kia Sephia 1.8L Cuts out, Misfire
This vehicle bucks so bad on accel I thought the seat would break. I've never driven a car that ran this bad with no codes. We induced a code to make sure self diag was working, and it was. Terrible flat spot and buck at 50% throttle. On road test mode we trap...
2000 Mazda B3000 SE 3.0L speed sensor VIN: 4F4ZR17VXY
This truck shows no speed present at gauge. Scanner shows no speed at rear anit brake module. All wires check good to the brake module. Have replaced the rear speed sensor. I cant find a good wiring diaghram from the back of the speedo head. I am not sure if t...
1992 Mitsubishi Diamante ES 3.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: JA3XC47S1N
this car came in with a stumble occuring on accereration, however he vehicle was notably too loud to do much with as the flexible peice in the exhaust was gone, I advised the owner to have the exhaust repaired so we could hear what was going on and bring it ba...
2000 Mitsubishi Galant ES 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4A3AA46L5Y
Customer is complaning of intermittentley vehical RPM is rise as he comes to a stop. Found Codes P0340, P0335, and P0300. Cleared and has not returned. Vehical seems to have to problem at this time and has not acted up for us in the shop. Trouble codes: P0340 (p0335-), P0335 (p0300-), P0300
1993 Nissan D21 2.4L Timing off VIN: 1N6SD16S7P
Hello all, Stupid question here. How do you set ignition timing on this engine? I cannot get the electronic advance to turn off so that I can set basic timing. Problems started when we replaced timing chain. My tech didnt make meaningful marks and installe...
2002 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1ED28T82
this xterra will blow fuse #14 periodically. have checked o2 sensor heater and continuity and resistance seem to be ok. have read some about ecm being bad but not in xterras. do the xterras have ecm problems also or am i missing something. Trouble codes: P0031, P0051
2003 Nissan X TRAIL 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: JNITBNT30A
This car initially came in for service & tune. customer also said sometimes it wont start-cranks & wont fire and sometimes revs too high. we changed all the normal stuff as part of [...], filters, etc and cleaned out the throttle body. when we were don...
1992 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.4L Hesitation VIN: JT4RN93P9N
thanks for reading my post this truck came to me this week it was at the dealer for all the work you see in the repair history in the last 10 months in the real cold weather it will run real lean after a 3 or 4 mile drive during the tranition from cold to full...
1994 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L tcc VIN: JT3VN39WXR
Hey Guys, Hope everyone had a good St. Pats weekend. I just bought this 4runner and it has the O/D light flashing. It doesn't start flashing until it gets ready to shift into O/D the first time each ignition cycle but after it starts flashing it won't quit un...
2002 Toyota Highlander 3.0L abs VIN: JTEGD2IA82
Hi group this toyota has a interminate brake drop and pulsate (feels like ABS is activating) on dry roads durring a slow stop. The standard brake inspection looks fine. The ABS light never came on . This problem only happened 2 time in the last 2 weeks. Also c...

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1995 Honda INTEGRA 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: JHMDC44500
had a huge response to this one & most thought it would be the wax pellets style fast idle device. In the end I belived the fault to be a faulty isc. Basically, when the fast idle device port was blocked no rev changes were noticable, but when the isc was bloc...
1998 Honda Accord LX 2.3L 1-2 & 2-3 shift VIN: 1HGCG564XW
Thanks for all the replies. It was suggested that I try taking out all the shift solenoids and clean them. They have metal screens that can plug up and cause problems. I did this. The overdrive solenoid was completly plugged up. After cleaning this still did n...
2000 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: JHLRD28461
Sorry it took so long. I received multiple replies about valve clearance due to valves tightning up due to not servicing/adjusting at regular intervials. Removed cam cover to find #4 valve to tight and # 2. Also found excessive slop in timing belt leading to a... Trouble codes: P0300, P0302, P0303, P0304.
2002 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L Stall, stalls when warm, VIN: KMHWF25582
we replaced the crank sensor with a new dealer part. couldnt tell old one was bad. test drove for two days and the problem was solved. car has been gone for one week customer reports all is well. thanks for the help Trouble codes: P0340.
1998 Infiniti I30 3.0L instrument cluster VIN: JNKCA21A9W
To all of you who responded with your sugestions I would like to say thank you very much. I installed a new speedometer head and it seems to be working fine. Once again thanks to all who replied to my request for help. Ed [...] D/B/A Swansons Automotive Servi...
2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJA72391
Good Morning kia techs,This one is finally repaired.The customer came in this morning and I checked this thing out and there was a broken vacuum hose behind the intake near the battery,cracked right at the intake.replaced the vacuum hose and road tested and no... Trouble codes: P0171.
1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L o/d shift, no kickdown VIN: JT6HF10U8X
well i guess the old saying goes... repair the code before diagnosing another system. finally got the vehicle back in... replaced both knock sensors ( as both are next to each other under the lower intake manifold )... and the lamp gone, o/d and ...
2003 Lexus SC430 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTHFN48Y33
Hello group: Thanks for all the replies and sure the B2S1 in the one on the passenger side(left hand drive vehicle). What a wonderful site.
1999 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA21A7X
Thamks For All Your Help Guys I Really Appreciate It...The Problem Was The Key Lost Security Programming. Vehicle Was Finally Towed To Dealer And Reprogrammed...
2003 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Engine Lubrication VIN: 1N4AL11E13
Thank you all for your replies. most of the emails pointed towards the Cat being the problem. We Actually posted this as a favor for another facility and they confirmed the problem and have since sent the car to th dealer for possible warranty claim. Thanks Ag...
2005 Nissan Murano SE 3.5L fluid
than you all for your advice on my nightmare the car did leave the shop with no problems i drained the transmission, ran it for a few seconds & drained again, this got out 8 quarts, added 8 quarts and took a short drive, repeated this 2 times then dropped the ...
2005 Subaru Outback i 2.5L srs VIN: 4S4BP61C75
The Snap on rep was sick last week and the customer needs the car back. Lack of repair procedures from Scoobie and The prospect of working further on this car without a confirmed fix or compensation forced us to send it to the dealer.
1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L Engine VIN: 4T1BG12K4T
Well, lots of info but no silver bullet. I think what we saw is very rare. The leak was coming from one of the bolts that holds the fuel rail on. We removed, cleaned and sealed it with silicone and the leak is fixed. I can only assume that the head has an inte...
1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Mechanical VIN: 4T1BG28K3X
Thanks to the following: Jeff [...]...
2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TBBT4418Y
Truck is fixed. Ran some combustion chamber cleaner through it and put in a set of new plugs. Thanks for your responses to this problem. Trouble codes: P0300 (engine Missfire), P0308 (engine Missfire 8 cylinder).
2001 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF28B01
The fix was to replace #4 injector. when my tech swapped injectors he swapped front to rear .Seeing that my miss fire codes were for #3 and #4 this didnt change anything. I narrowed it to#4 as miss fire at idle and removed that injector rail and watched the in... Trouble codes: P0300, P0303, P0304.
2002 Toyota Highlander 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEGD2IA82
Thank you to everyone whom responed. contaminated fuel was the problem. shame on us for not taking sample and wasting valuable time.besides starting hard,vehicle ran good. during testing air fuel sensors tested good,all other pids read good fuel was 40... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
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