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2003 Kia Optima SE 2.4L Hesitation VIN: KNAGD12600
bought car w/timing belt bad, replaced belt and damaged crank sensor, replaced plugs. no valves bent- car starts and runs great cold and warm. after hot soak car hesitates once on accelleration and then is fine. checked vaccum leaks,cleaned mass air flow senso...
2000 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM3LW28G5Y
this mazda triggered a P0401 code which is Insufficient EGR flow detected. customer is very picky about his minivan and wants it fixed.The problem is that I dont know what to fix. EGR passages are clean, the vacuum hoses are not collapsed and they are connecte... Trouble codes: P0401
1991 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4 3.0L No Start VIN: JA3XE74C2M tech i have 91 mits.3000gt vr4,cusromer states vehicle will not start.when vehicle was towed in our shop i disconnect maf sensor vehicle will start but run bad,at least vehicle will start @ run.we pull code from ecu no code.ecu have power and g...
1994 Mitsubishi 3000GT SL 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JA3AM64J6R
Car starts for 12 seconds then the SES light comes on (kicks in code 22-crank signal &23-Cam signal) runs for 3 more seconds then shuts down and will not restart unless you turn key off for 10 seconds then restarts and does same thing.doesnt matter if you hold... Trouble codes: 22 (no Crank Signal), 23 (no Cam SIgnal)
1989 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1HJ01P4K
Hello all and thanx in advance. I purchased this vehicle as a no start. Figured it would be a quick fix and have a car to beat around in. Started my diag with a visual. Found that the plug wires were on wrong. Removed and rerouted wires but still no start. Dec...
1995 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.0L MIL Lamp on, Speedometer Inop VIN: JN8HD17Y9S
Hi all, This vehicle initially came in with a complaint of Speedometer inop, and Check Engine Light on. Removed the speed sensor from the transfer case, found sensor seized and plastic speedometer pinion (driven) gear teeth worn. Replaced the speedometer sens...
1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Misfire VIN: JN1CA21D8T
this car came to our garage with 3 coils already replaced with used units. we checked power and grounds. We checked capacitor on the wiring to the ignition coils and checks good. After replaced # 2 coil with new one the car after 15 miles burned the new coil. ...
1999 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Hesitation VIN: 1N4DL01D2X
hello guys thanks for all your help in advance. i got this altima in here for a hesitation. it only really hesitates when its cold. in the morning when i fire it up and give it a bunch of throttle it noses over almost to the point of dying. but when the vehicl...
2000 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.3L Unknown VIN: HBAR07Y4XW
Hello Nissan techs. I have a pathfinder here with a vibration. The vibration is felt throughout the truck, mostly in the body; through the seat. It feels like a bad U-joint. It is most prominent around 70km/h (40mph). I took the rear driveshaft out first and f...
2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L electric window VIN: 1N4BA41E24
hello iatn, have a nissan maxima in shop for driver and passenger side front windows automatically go down when opening driver side door after pressing the lock button. After driver side door is opened both passenger and driver side front windows go down,but ...
1999 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Head Gaskets VIN: 4S3BK4353X
Now heres the question: I have the heads at the machine shop to be checked. I ordered the gaskets from suburu and refered to mitchell for the installation. Mitchell said to reuse the bolts and install the gaskets dry. What is your opinion. I have never worked ...
2000 Subaru Outback 2.5L Case VIN: 4S3BH6753Y
Hello all, Rebuilding salvage 4EAT core transmission for local junk yard. Case is broken at the ear which supports the parking pawl. Found the ear laying in the bottom of the rear housing. Anyone ever seen that before? Anyone welded it with success before...
2004 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BE32KX4
A quick question for you Toyota /import techs out there, how common are 02 sensor problems on these Camrys? We do very little driveability on Toyotas , even less on new Toyotas.We only have a MT2500 updated to 03 for diagnosis and no scope(I know ,I know , I s... Trouble codes: P2238

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2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Brake Pedal VIN: 5FNRL18942
Replace the pads front and rear with OEM Honda pads. This did not cure the problem. I tested the brake pedal for sinking with the power booster disconnected and the pedal still fell, so I figured the booseter was not causing the trouble. The system was power...
1989 Isuzu Pickup LS 2.6L Surge VIN: JAACL16E5K
Hey guys, You all came through with some great info but two of you hit the nail on the head;the throttle housing was indeed worn out. I managed to dig around and find a good used one left over from previous 2.6's and it works like a dream now! Thanks again!
1993 Lexus LS400 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8UF11EXP
Well, that was fun. Being that I was convinced we had done something wrong in the repairs performed, I overlooked some of the basics. How it happened I don't know but the timing belt had jumped 2 teeth causing the timing to be off and most of our headaches. ... Trouble codes: 24 (Intake air temp sensor), 31 (Air mass meter signal).
1996 Nissan Pickup SE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6SD16SXT
Well done to those suspecting egr system problems I decided to pull egr off as well as checking passages (had to pull to check #4 plug in intake) Egr was stuck wide open 1 had to bang on it about 15 times then it went shut. So I put a new egr on it and fixedth... Trouble codes: P0304.
1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JN1CA21D0T
Thank you for the replies, we replaced the mass air flow sensor and could not get issue to occur again. Spoke with customer this morning and they said the vehicle is doing fine.
2002 Subaru Outback 2.5L Stall VIN: 4S3BH67582
Unfortunately, I was unable to gather any additional information regarding the specifics of this code, but did receive two helpful replies. Skip(AZ) stated that Subaru also lists the MAP as a possible cause for this code to appear, but since it read just sh... Trouble codes: P1112 (MFG Fuel Air Control).
1996 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HJ85J7T
thanks goes to aaron, found bad wire in harness behind head. thanks to all others for their input Trouble codes: P0340.
2007 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 4.0L keyless entry VIN: 5TEJU62NX7
I received two replys so far. You can program the remotes without a scan tool:Sit in car with doors closed insert & remove the ing. key 2X in 5 secondsthen in less than 40 seconds open & close the drivers door twice insert & remove key 1X again open & close d...
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