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1991 Acura Legend LS 3.2L engine VIN: JH4KA8276M
hi every body customer came in the shop with a problem of intemittent start we start the car it starts good even it runs more than good .problem is once u turn off the engine it wont start again for few minutes esp when weather and engine is little warm at tha...
1997 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2HGEJ6650V
Vehicle towed in, turned over but no start, checked for codes, none, fuel pressure ok, initially had spark with in-line spark tester (scratched the head some more...), but found intermittant spark with inductive pick-up, tested and replaced faulty ignition mod...
2003 Hyundai Tiburon 2.0L No Start VIN: KMHHN65D33
Vehicle was towed in for quit on road/ no start Good fuel pressure and compression Good crank / cam sensor waveforms Injector pulse good NO COIL OPERATION All powers and grounds tested and all inputs to ECM tested. Dealer assumed it was a bad ECM. Replaced and...
2002 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L starting VIN: JM1TA22202
Car was towed in because it wouldn`t idle. When you try to start it, it acts like the ignition is scrambled. It will run, but not idle Sometimes when you ntry to start it, it will actually stop cranking just like hydro`lock. If you disable the ignition by disc...
2005 Mazda 3 S 2.3L rear caliper VIN: JM1BK34305
Friends, I have a basic problem,the calipers won't screw in or press in. The parking brake is built into the caliper like the 1975/1985 Cadilacs. Alldata shows a tool but very little explanation. The calipers act like "special knowlage" is required or are they...
1991 Mitsubishi 3000GT SL 3.0L compressor control VIN: JA3XD64B5M
Hellp,I have a real ruby here!! Vehicle has no a/c. Used car dealer put new comp. on. They also have swapped many a/c parts with known good parts. Ecm is not receiving ac request. Vehicle has a code for #4 inj. control circuit. My question is, will this prvent...
1992 Mitsubishi Expo 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JA3CY49WNZ
we have a 1992 mitsubishi expo that originally came in our shop a few years back,it has a continous mil on with a code 43 egr flow.we have found information in the past saying to clean egr ports and replace the egr valve because they are known to stick.we have... Trouble codes: 43 (egr flow)
1995 Mitsubishi Galant S 2.4L engine VIN: 4A3AJ46G2S
Vehicle towed in crank and no start, low or no compression. Inspection of timing indicated belt had jump a number of teeth. After removing lower engine cover... found balance shaft belt ripped to shreds and wrapped around crank sprocket inbetween timing belt a...
2002 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L balance shaft bushings VIN: 4A3AA46G62
our shop has a 2002 mitsubishi galant with a 2.4l 16 valve engine that has spun the balance shaft bushings. does anyone know where i can find a balance shaft eliminator kit for this engine? thanks, joe
1993 Nissan 240SX 2.4L burning up ecu's VIN: JN3MS37AOP
hey supertechs in cyberspace, please help this car is about to put me out of business. all i did was replace the water pump one week before this car came in on the hook w/ no ck engine lamp on dash. cked it out and found the ecu fried at terminal #36 ignition ...
2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L No Start VIN: 3N1CB51D22
i tow this car in once a month and its flooded out i replace the plugs & change oil then the car runs for about another month
2001 Subaru Forester L 2.5L Unknown VIN: 1JF1SF6568
We thought that this would be a routine "clicking noise from right front when making left turn" repair on this Subaru, but that has not turned out to be the case. After installing a reman right front axle...noise still there. All driveline fluids are in good c...
1996 Suzuki Sidekick JX Sport 1.8L engagement into drive (1st) &reverse VIN: JS3TD21V2T
hey guys; got this sidekick that i haven't started on but some research, and found a tsb that should apply; 1996 Suzuki Truck Sidekick 4 Door 4WD L4-1.8L DOHC MFI 16V Top - Vehicle Technical Service Bulletins . All Technical Service Bulletins . . A/T - I...
1989 Toyota Camry LE 2.5L No Start VIN: JT2VV22EXK
After the customer installed the wrong battery, reversing the polarity, the car has not run since. The computer appears to be dead: no spark, no fuel pulse, no MIL. I've checked fuses and wiring; all seem OK. I removed the computer and took it apart to look an...
2000 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2T1BR12EE0
Hello everyone. I have this toyota in the shop and I am ready to ship it away. The car runs rough and when you give it throttle it pops back through the intake and if you hold it there it will throttle up. if you give it fuel slow it will die. I checked for co... Trouble codes: P0172 (bank one rich)
2002 Toyota RAV4 2.0L unknown VIN: JTEHH20V72
Hello to all Techs, I got this RAV4 it came in with the jerking complaint. I drove the vehicle for about 30 miles and finally verified the problem . It seems to me like the transmission shifting circuit is incorrectly applied , the hevicle will jerk badly and ...

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1995 Acura Legend LS 3.2L No Start VIN: JH4KA7679S
Ken [...] North carolina nailed it The electrical connectors were connected wrong on the pass side shock area we inspected the colors for the wires and switched them around and it started - thanks ken
1992 Honda Civic LX 1.5L a/c VIN: 1HGEG8658N
2004 Honda Civic DX 1.7L srs lamp VIN: 1HGEM21194
thanks for the replies you can do it with a jumper wire to the yellow connector that plugs into fuse panel like the 02 and older models. connect jumper turn ing on wait till light goes off remove one side of jump wire wait till light comes back on reconnect w...
1992 Isuzu Trooper S 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: JACDH58W1N
It is with a great sigh of relief that we are about to bid Bon Voyage to this nightmare. Thanks to the three of you who responded. We first tackled the possibility of cam timing=valve issues. We rechecked the cam-crank timing and it was right on. Wade from Col...
1998 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L No Start, Misfire VIN: JNCA21DXWT
Thanks to all that posted replies. The problem is so interminent and quickly self correcting I can't isolate the exact cylinder that is droping off. Everyone said it's a coil pack or injector. I am leaning on a coil pack breaking down but I just want to rep...
1999 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on, HARD START VIN: JN1CA21A8X
To David, Matthew, Randy, Patrick, Tim & Craig...Thank You all so much!!! Suggestions included Cleaning MAF and/or throttle plate (hard start) Stuck open EGR (hard start)Battery voltage drop during cranking (hard start) Starter magnetic field affecting cran... Trouble codes: P0400 (egr problem), P0325 (knock sensor).
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR07X11
Tanks for all your help on this most of you talked about oil condition and sludge. unfortunately the customer came and piked up the truck first thing in the morning and said he would live with the light on as long as the truck ran fine. Trouble codes: P1140.
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L Misfire VIN: 1N4AL11D02
customer has not been back with this same concern as of yet, sorry it took so long to respond as i was hoping for him to return to inspect all of the areas pointed out by the 7 replies, thanks everyone Trouble codes: P0300.
1987 Toyota Supra 3.0L Tail lamps/front park lamps VIN: JT2MA7OL3H
After market radio installed. Bare wire arcing behind radio.
1993 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0L No Start VIN: JT2VK13E3P
First i want to thank for all the replies that i got, most of it are correct and lead me to where the problem is. The Fix was the back cam is on the wrong mark. I had no idea how I miss check on the first day when I have to removed on the second time. I have d...
1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L high load%&lateshift VIN: 4T1BG22K1X
Great thanks to all who replied. It turns out it wasn't a computer issue at all. Apparently some of the solenoid valves were sticking. I added a can of transx and the problem disappeared. After the customer drove it a couple days we did a fluid exchange. I a...
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