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2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6L srs VIN: 2HGEJ6672Y
This flood car was bought by a local salvage yard. The car interior was removed and cleaned. It is unknown if the SRS light was on, before interior was taken out. I tried to clear codes, based on the other Civic responses that I found in the database. I also d...
2002 Kia Optima SE 2.4L crank sensor & tb VIN: KNAGD126X2
Car was towed in after stalling out while driving. Checked and had no spark. Looked on ATI and found similar problem under chrysler with same problem and found timing belt was missing some teeth. Balancer belt was ok. After inspecting noticed crank sensor brok...
1990 Mazda Miata 1.6L Stall VIN: JM1NA3528L
Here we go again working on this high Miler -- it stalls on first start and if you take off right away it acts like it is choking out--- in 2 minutes it is warm and all is well -- we checked all tuneup and ignition related stuff --ok checked maf and temp sen...
1998 Nissan Sentra 1.6L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1N4AB41D1W
HI ALL, and thanks in advance for any help!! this one's got me stumped...and i may be missing something simple, as i've been really tired this week. car was towed off the local freeway, and was DOA. customer stated that it died while he was driving, but we co...
2000 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 5N1ED28T8Y
Hi guys, This one drove in, or should I say "limped in" and I was surprised that it was even moving as bad as it sounded. We checked vacuum lines, tried a different MAF (used), checked fuel pressure (60lbs), and hooked our scanner up for codes. It was too la...
2004 Subaru Forester XT 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SG696X4
engine light comes on with code and cruise light flashes Trouble codes: P0011
2002 Suzuki XL-7 2.7L Front differential VIN: JS3TX92VX2
I've got this XL-7 with a front differential that howls like a jet engine when in four wheel high or low. I've tested the air pump and actuator and both are working properly. The noise is a frequency consistent with drive shaft speed not wheel speed. There is ...
2000 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Unknown VIN: JT3GP10V44
Hello, I've got a wierd one hear and wasn't even sure what catorgory to post this under. The customer complaint was a screaching noise with the cruise control on and going up a hill. We first found some loose heat sheilds that we removed but it wasn't untill t...
2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 3.4L valve covers VIN: 5TBRN34141
Hello all, I need some help on this one, I have this tundra with the 6 cylinder that keeps coming back with a burning smell, I did a valve job on it and readjusted the valves at 7500 miles everything looked ok and ever since then the valve cover seems to be le...
2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L Compressor clutch VIN: 02TOYCAMRY
Hello, We have this camry that the ac compressor clutch is inop.Batt power to clutch and it works.Scan data shows ac clutch signal on and off as switch is turned on and off.Checked relay ok.Not getting a ground signal from acmgc terminal at relay box continuit...

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1989 Honda Accord LX 2.0L No Start VIN: JHMCA5636K
Thanks to all who replied , we tried several things including checking the wiring harness and ignition switch connections we finally picked up a factory distributor and the veh. fires up every time and runs good , (should know better) Thanks again
2000 Infiniti QX4 3.3L No Start VIN: JNRAR07Y0Y
My thanks to all that replied, you all gave me valuable direction. After replacing the spark plugs, rotor button, fuel filter it immediately started smoothly. I will address the oil and antifreeze loss at a different time now that I have a better idea of the p...
1992 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.1L No Start VIN: 4S2CY58Z5N
OK to start with this d@m thing started and ran with fuel added so the part we replaced was skipped over as a problem many times. I also think that the scope reading we were looking at 'may' 'slim possibility' have been in the wrong voltage range, giving us th...
2000 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGF2209Y
Hey guys. Finally had a chance to get the car back in the shop. Pulled the TB off and found partially clogged ports. I got thrown off by seeing the EGR valve down on the head. Didn't think passages would be behind throttle plate. Thanks for the tips. Thanks al... Trouble codes: P0400.
2002 Mazda Protege ES 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Bogs on acceleration VIN: JM1BJ22502
I've received a number of replies suggesting cracked rubber intake duct, plugged catalytic converter, low fuel volume despite good pressure (which was measured at the fuel rail just before the injectors, which I think is impossible unless we have a restriction...
1996 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: J1NCA21D1T
ok guys i thank everybody that replied,we scoped the coils,pattern was what i would call differant,replaced all 6 coils,after a few minuetes problem reared it's ugly head again(good thing i could return coils),we believe there is a short in the wiring harness ... Trouble codes: P0120 (tps faultin tcm), P1320 (ingnition primary fault).
2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L electronic engine mounts VIN: JN1CA31A81
I received good information from you all . Thanks. Now I know more about how it works and can make intelligent decisions. If even one of the mounts goes bad then both will act up. A shorted internal mount will blow out the computer in the area that provides gr...
2000 Subaru Forester 2.5L Mechanical VIN: JF1SF6555Y
Sure enough the main shaft nut started to walk off the end of the main shaft. Retorque and stake the nut seems to have fix this one. It was found before any major damage was done. Thanks for all the help.
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