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2000 Daewoo Nubira SE 2.0L Misfire VIN: KLAJB52Z6Y
vehicle came in a week ago for cam sensor code.i put a new one on yesterday and all was ok for a few minutes.then it started missing i checked plugs and wires and coil.customer says it was ok untill i put sensor on.i unpluged cam sensor and it runs fine so i c...
1991 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Hesitation VIN: 1HGCB7662M
the car seams to stutter between 1600-1800 rpm's . i have replaced the distributar cap, wires, and plugs. it still stutters. it seems like thte car is going to stall but doesn't.
1998 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Ignition VIN: 1HGEJ8242W
This car start and runs good in the morning for about 3-4 mins.then it may restart or not!Anyway it won.t stay running till it sit over night.It has no spark when it won't restart,PCM,Distributor,& ignition switch have been replaced.Thanks in advance. Thanks ...
1999 Honda Civic Si 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEM1151X
This car came in for emission test. The check engine light did not come on with key on engine off. I found the bulb removed so I replaced it. Now the light came on and stayed on. I checked codes and found p1337 crankshaft fluctuation sensor fault. Opening the ... Trouble codes: P1337
2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L pings detonation VIN: 1HGCG1656Y
Hello, This accord is a very well maintained car. Customer drives easy and takes good care of car. The problem is on a warmer day pulling a hill the car will ping. I have checked codes and car displays none. I have also checked the fix data base and am aware o...
2002 Honda Accord SE 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG32232
hello friends, have code p1456. had aftermarket fuel cap. replaced with oe. cleared code. code reset a few days later. car is back and recheck system, have trouble locting leak. have seen bulletin to check for leaks with vehicle cold. are their any common faul... Trouble codes: P1456
1997 Hyundai Elantra 1.8L hydraulics VIN: KMHJF24M5V
Car came in clutch pedal stuck near top.Disconnected pedal from master no movement/also no crank jumped safety switch ran normally. took down trans found t/o bearingfallen apart.Removed fork to replace installed new disc p/plate went back in normally now seems...
1999 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L failed emission test VIN: KMHJF35F3X
This vehicle would not communicate with the state emission computer.I can get the data stream with the scan tool,but when you check the readiness monitors they all show n/a.The wiring harness checks okay,another ecu does the same thing.Any idea's would be apre...
2000 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L idle problem VIN: KMHWF25SXY
HI, I have a 2000 hyundai sonata coming to the shop. ON park or neutral, if you rev the engine to 2200 rpm, the engine would drop down to 700rpm without letting of the gas. It would do this without fail. the owner have brought this car to the dealership for th...
1998 Infiniti QX4 3.3L Ball Joint VIN: JNRAR05Y8W
OK. I just bought this 1998 Infinity QX4 and i'm doing a bunch of work. Here's the problem, I can't get the ball joint out. I have taken everythnig apart to replace the front shocks, rotors, and ball joints. I can't even get the rotors off. It apears that the ...
1994 Isuzu Trooper S 3.2L starter VIN: JACDH58W3L
Hello and thanks in advance, Got a Trooper on my hands, that according to customer is a no start at times. Customer reports that ABS light will come on and the other lights on cluster seem to be dimly lit. When the ABS light comes on they say the vehicle will ...
2000 Kia Sportage 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJA7237Y
Hey guys hoping someone ran across this . When the kia gets hot, been in the high 90s low 100s around here, it will start holding back and losing power, it will also start dieing when sitting at an idle. not all the time mind you. I drove this yesterday and it... Trouble codes: P0171, P0440
1993 Lexus LS400 4.0L Surge VIN: JT8UF11E2P
Car surges badly under medium to hard accel. Idles great and under light accel runs smoothly. We have another LS400 that we have been trading parts from. Did Mitchell 1 test for TPS and found to be good. Swapped it anyway and no change. Noid light in injector ...
2000 Nissan Sentra XE 1.8L No Start VIN: 3N1CB5ID3Y
this car has no spark and no injectorpulse and of course doesnt start no check engine light and no data from scanner it appears to be brain dead did recall for cam and crank sensors please help
2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L srs VIN: 1N4AL11D25
The SRS light is on. Before we can test with our simulator, we need to know the resistance value in ohms for the SRS for this vehicle. Anyone with this knowledge or information would be greatly appreciated. We have checked the All-Data, Mitchell, but have foun...
2006 Nissan Titan XE 5.6L looking for correct number VIN: 1N6BA07A46
I am working on a nissan titan here. Looking to see what the correct manufactering number on the ecm is for this truck. Mine is MEC 084 030ci. I think that this computer is from a wrecking yard and is not the right one. This truck is flex fuel without big tow,...
1982 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.2L Other VIN: JT3FJ60G0C
Does anyone know where we could find a complete vacuum schematic for this truck ? I am about to dismount the manifold set and replace the gaskets between it and the cylinder head. There are already at least two little temp-vacuum switches which were broken whe...
1986 Toyota Pickup 2.4L Unknown VIN: JT4RN70D1G
customer originally came in for a leaking pinion seal, replaced seal with a napa seal. noticed that yoke had a speedi-sleeve installed, but looked to still be smooth. test drove vehicle and reinspected. seal was leaking. removed and replaced with toyota seal a...
1992 Toyota Camry DLX 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT2SK11E0N
car came in with sluggish complaint and no start sometimes. didnt even get out of lot. hit the gas it falls on its face. pulled car in found front o2 dissconnected and no cel on. reconnected o2 no change. checked spark and fuel pressure all look good. injector...
1994 Toyota Celica 1.8L No Start VIN: JT2ATOON9R
Hello Techs, We have a good one here. We swaped an engine in this thing and it started up the first time. After running for 10-15 minutes we hit the overdrive switch on the shift lever and the thing died like someone shut the key. We left it overnight and it s...
2002 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on, fuel is rich VIN: JT3HN86R22
the car body is 2002 but the owner replaced engine with a used 1996 engine,but engine is the same from 1996 to 2002.engine stalls in idle and a black smoke comes out of tail pipe,according to the code we replaced air flow sensor but still the same and on the c... Trouble codes: P0100, P0110

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1993 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Horn and brake lights VIN: 1HGCB767XP
Thanks everyone for the help with this car, would have loved to have had all of your here to see this gem. Most of your reply seemed to steer toward a ground feedback issue, which is prbably correct. I was unable to find an issue with any of the listed grounds...
2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4L radio display VIN: 1HGCM66534
Hello everyone and thanks, I did not fix this car, but every reply stated that the Accords of these vintage have problems with the display going blank and that Honda most likely would provide some extended warranty coverage to correct the problem. The custom...
1998 Hyundai EXCEL 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHUD45590
hi all, thankyou so much for all your help, guess what it ended up being a bent crankshaft, and a broken inlet valve cyl.2, the valve got stuck because of excesive heat and the sump was low on oil and the oil pump couldn't pump the oil. so i stripped down the ...
1991 Infiniti Q45 A 4.5L Low brake pedal VIN: JNKNG01C8M
Paul and Edmund gave us the the testing methods of pinching off brake lines to test calipers. It came down to the right front caliper having frozen guide pin.We had checked the other 3 and assumed this one was ok also.As for the red brake light - a small adjus...
2004 Isuzu N NPR 4.8L abs VIN: JALC4B1464
2001 Lexus RX300 3.0L 1-2 2-3 shift VIN: JTJHF1OU71
The car is fixed. The problem turned out to be a bad ground on the back of the intake manifold. There are two ground locations on the intake manifold. One is on the passengers side rear (the one you can see) and the one on the very back of the intake you can't...
2001 Mazda Protege ES 2.0L Alt VIN: JM1BJ22651
I'd like to thank everyone for your input.I had confirmed that all wiring and fuses were good so all that was left was the Alt or PCM. 12 out of 12 said replace Alt so I talked the customer into a dealer rebult Alt and that took care of the charging system. Th...
1995 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L tune up VIN: 1N4BU31D1S
The pcv valve was installed the night before any reply's rolled through. The procedure I took was to start by removing block to intake support brace under right hand side of engine, and then I removed the oil filter, then a coolant line from the box or unit at...
2003 Nissan Altima S 2.5L frame VIN: 1N4AL11E33
Thanks to everyone that replied. All four responses had good information. After reading the replies, I phoned my customer and discussed what I learned. We both agreed it wasn't an emergency and she stated she would come in sometime soon. I really appreciate th...
1998 Toyota T100 SR5 3.4L Lubrication system VIN: JT4UN24D5W
Thanks for the replies. I have found that the oil pressure on this engine is normal. The spec is 4-7 psi idle 32-47 3000 RPM. The customer has owned this vehicle since new. He became concerned when he noticed the oil pressure dropping down while driving at hi...
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