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2004 Acura TSX 2.4L MIL Lamp on, VTC VIN: IC4CL96804
performed mitchell test for code p0341 tested vtc solenoide. continuied with test .checked for timming chain streach and appears to be ok. tore down and inspected vtc acturator.seems ok. has anybody else seen this problem? Trouble codes: P0341 (cmp ckp incrooect phase)
2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Heater VIN: 2HKRL1863Y
OK, this one came in for little or no heat, especially on subzero days. We replaced the thermostat and flushed the heater cores and did get a little junk out, but that is typical. They both flowed great with hardly any resistance whatsoever. The van heated gre...
2000 Hyundai Tiburon 2.0L fuel` VIN: KMHJG25F5Y
Hello everyone looking for some help on this Hyundai Tiburon. The customer has not been able to put gas in this car. The pump keeps on stopping like if the tank was full. I have replaced the fuel check valve in the tank and also have replaced the filler neck. ...
2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT 2.7L flywheel VIN: KMHHN65F23
Hello all,We have a new customer with a tiburon 2.7 with a rattle at idle.We removed transmission per customer to install new clutch,the flywheel is very different than most.My question is should the center of the flywheel be loose???We don't want to install a...
1999 Infiniti G20 2.0L starter VIN: JNKCP11A7X
see above
1992 Lexus ES300 3.0L a\c control head and radio VIN: JT8VIC13T1
green light for radio stays on with radio off and ignition switch unplugged.a/c control head stays lite 24/7.both radio and control head work wiring looks hot or burned in dash or under hood
1993 Lexus LS400 4.0L timing belt VIN: JT8UF11E4P
Very simple question, are these valve benders? According to Alldata they are, but I have had situations where Alldata was not correct about this. I have never had one of these with a broken belt so I don't know. Thanks in advance for your help.
2004 Lexus IS300 3.0L maint. light VIN: JTHBD19294
this car came in to us for a service and now were tring to get the maintence light out. i tried three differnt scanners with no luck. i also cant find any info on this in mitchel. can this be done without factory scanner? darrin
1998 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA2224W
Vehicle has what appears to be a classic converter efficiency issue. What puzzles me is when watching both the front and both the rear O2 sensors on my Modis in scope mode, it appears both rears are switching almost identical to the fronts yet it only sets a b... Trouble codes: P0420
1990 Mitsubishi Galant 2.0L starting VIN: JA3CR46V8L
after cold soak, will crank and not start, if you turn off key and turn back to run position and wait a min or two till the check engine light goes off(takes longer to go out the colder it is), then hit the key and it starts right up. and runs fine all day. wa...
1996 Nissan 200SX SE-R 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1N4BB42D8T
This is my personal car. Just bought it roughly 6 months ago and this problem just started happening last week. When I first start the car I have to give it a little bit of throtle for just a few seconds to start. then it idles perfectly. sometimes when I am d...
1998 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L dead battery VIN: JN1CA21D0W
Hello fellow techs I have this Nissian 300 ma draw I have proved out door hood & trunk switchs all good I have pulled every fuse relay alt starter removed bcm pcm tcm I have disconneced blower cooling fans ignition switch still has draw when I removed bcm drop...
2000 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L wipers VIN: JN8AR07Y5Y
the problem with this car is that the wipers stay on all the time even with the ign in the off position. have done the system diagn. check sheetit pointed to wiper switch but still runs with new switch.
2004 Scion xA 1.5L Wipers VIN: JTKKT624X4
Customer states that the windshield wipers will not shut off when turned to the off position, and keep running. We cannot seem to duplicate the problem. This is the 2nd time it has been in our shop for the same problem. The only part of the wiper system we hav...
2002 Subaru Forester 2.5L remote keyless entry power door locks VIN: JF1SF65572
Good Day. This 02 Forester has a problem with the power locks. they will begin to click repeatedly about 1.5 times per second for no reason. Condition sometimes happens while driving or just after shuuting off and removing the ignition key. The customer was n...
2006 Subaru Forester X 2.5L MIL Lamp on, P0028 - ENGINE NOISE VIN: JF15G636X6
howdy folks, car came in with a noise on acceleration and slight noise on decel. customer suspected valve adjustment. talked with my local subaru guru and he suspected timing belt tensioner was slapping, causing noise. we replaced timing belt and tensioner an... Trouble codes: P0028 (intake valve control solenoid circuit)
1991 Toyota Previa DX 2.4L Broken Spark Plug VIN: JT3AC31SXM
I bought this 1991 Toyota Previa in a very good condition, mileage on the high side, it passed emission with flying colours. It was bit hard to start in the morning, so I decided to do the tune up. I started to change the spark plugs, spark plug # 1 & 4 came o...
1992 Toyota Paseo 1.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JT2EL45F2N
This Paseo runs rich at all speeds. No codes. ECU has capability of storing codes.coolant,air,vacuum,o2 sensors all have relevant signals,tested at ecu. Sensor ground tests good. inj. pw 3ms idle, 2.85ms cruise. plugs & o2 sooty black. Crankcase is dilluted a ...
1997 Toyota Camry CE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTW294I573
hello toyota techs, i have this 97 camry with mil on for po420 cat eff low. cust states it was at another shop 3 month ago, was told it needed a new cat, but tech cleared code . not sure if it was a 420 or not, but it took 3 months for it to come back on. it c... Trouble codes: P0420
2005 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BK36B75
I have a Toyota with a po138, high Ho2 sensor voltage. We replaced the sensor but still have the code. The STFT on both banks are almost the same. It is about 1-2% higher on bank 1. The AFS is also slightly high but it is operating quickly like it shoould. B1S... Trouble codes: P0138
2006 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: LFMAC22C36
the car is china vesion corolla whith 1zz-fe engine MT ,I almost change everything.igniter,injector,ECTS,ect,afm,spark plug.check timing chain is ok.use IT2 add air or reduction fuel,seeIT2 datalist the no.4 misfire count is reduction or zero ,otherwise the no... Trouble codes: P0304

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2001 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHWF25V61
Hi, customer has not returned vehicle to me to finish up repairs and test. Seems from the excellent response I have received that it is more inlikely the purge solnoid/valve assembly. thanks for all your help. Trouble codes: 441 (evap).
2002 Isuzu Trooper Limited 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on, no power VIN: JACDJ58X22
thank you for all your help but I have not fixed the problem I went as far as taking off the valve covers to double check the timing put the belt back on it ran fine for about a minute then it went back to the way it was oh well I am still at it Trouble codes: 0405 (egr low signal).
2003 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L noise VIN: KNDJC73313
2001 Mazda Miata 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JM1NB35301
I would like to thank everybody for their input and a special thanks to Bill from Colorado he pointed me towards the neutral switch at transmission and that was it, and Alan from California. It has a clutch switch at clutch pedal thats why the idle was going d... Trouble codes: P0507.
1998 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.3L forward/reverse
Iwant to thank all that took the time to reply, after further investigation I found out that the customer did put brake fluid in the trans due to a problem. He took the advice of someone, but instead of a few oz he put a small bottle in it. We have decided to ...
2005 Subaru Outback XT 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S4BP68C15
well, I had 6 responses. tight valves and injector problems were the most c ommon issues mentioned. Since its such PIA to get to the plugs, I decided to swap injectors between cyl #2 and #4. I figure if the problem moved, it was the injectors, if not, then I w... Trouble codes: P0304.
2001 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JTEHH20V91
I wish to thank everyone for their assistance. I installed 2 upstream O2 sensors during my first test run. This was due to the condition that they were switching slowly. STFT numbers were not moving quite as you would expect. Several of you further suggested...
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