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1989 Acura Legend L 2.7L Water leak VIN: JH4KA465XK
Hi all. Got a wet Legend four door, guys! I'll list from wettest to dryest: Driver side rear floorboard is THE WORST, with, at one point, standing water. Second wettest is passenger side rear floorboard. Fairly wet is the driver's floorboard. Fairly dry is...
2003 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L vsa VIN: 2HNYD18673
anyone ever come accros a 84-01 sensor logic failure? cycle ignition switch and light goes off com's back on within 200 feet and sets code 84-01 help help help
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)
2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Misfire VIN: 4S2CK58W81
hell we replaced the timing belt on this v6 rodeo. now 3 cylinders do not fire. i checked for spark all three plugs have spark, and injectors fire. seems as though firing out of time this is bank 2. if i unplug bcoil on bank one bank 2 runs fine. if i reconnec...
2001 Kia Rio 1.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNADC12361
this kia came in with p0301 cylinder #1 misfire after jiffy lube performed a fuel injection service. customer decided to bring vehicle to us and not back to jiffy lube for some reason. used scanner and ran codes, p0301 misfire detected but not missing on test ... Trouble codes: P0301 (cylinder 1 misfire)
2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L lifters VIN: KNDJA62351
Hello Group. Customer states that he was trying to pull his truck out of snow pile & revved it up. After that his motor started making loud noise. It comes from upper part of engine. We think that it comes from lifters. The noise is constant, there is no misfi...
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: JG198G45LO
Sorry about vin!!! Vehicle came in shop. Customer said running rough and stalling. Mil was on but not running poorly when roadtested. Found multiple dtcs po171, p1130 and p1150. Diagnosed and changed both a/f sensors. Cleared dtcs and started vehicle. idle sta... Trouble codes: P0171, P1130, P1150
1998 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA21D4W
vehicle in shop complaint vehicle battery dead i when left for more than a day not used. checked battery ok draw test reveals 480 milli amps pull fuses under hood and under dash near steering wheel still draw pull all relays all that i could see still draw.put...
2001 Nissan Quest GLE 3.3L temperature output VIN: 4N27N17T31
this quest/villager came in with the customer saying that the automatic climate control intermittently blows cold air when it should be blowing warm and vise versa. i have not been able to experience the problem. i performed the self-check and it flashed a cod...
2006 Nissan Sentra 1.8L No Start VIN: 3NICB51D56
Nissan techs help.This vehicle will run fine all day,when you leave it after hot soak 20-30 mins eng cranks fine eng has spark unable to check fuel press no fuel press port on this eng. after 3rd 4th attempt it will start. battery fine eng has spark
2004 Suzuki Forenza S 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KL5JD52Z34
This one came in a classic cel runs rough all the time check codes found P0300 and P0134 O2 sensor circuit no activity bank 1 sensor 1, removed plugs and found oil in the spark plug wells, and spark plug boots swollen from oil, we sold plugs and wires and valv... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Miss fire), P0134 (O2 Sensor Circuit No activity detected bank 1 sensor1)
1988 Toyota 4Runner SR5 2.4L Hesitation, Surge VIN: JT4RN62SXJ
hello toyota techs. this vehicle will go on light accel, when you give more throttle car hesitates then it gets to a certain rpm and the takes off like normal. have scoped ign looks good fuel pressure good, any help would be appreciated thankyou
2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TBBT4419Y
dead mis cyl. 8 has constant misfire. changed bad fuel injector did fuel system clean, swapped plugs and coil pack with no change. Trouble codes: P0300
2003 Toyota Matrix 1.8L MIL Lamp on, P1349 VIN: 2T1KR32E53
P1349 is the only DTC found, we checked engine oil pressure (normal), we replace oil filter, recheck oil pressure (same), we removed the variable valve timing solenoid for visual and functional tests (normal/clicks), we re-installed VVT solenoid for a on-motor... Trouble codes: P1349 (VVT variable valve timing system fault)

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2001 Daewoo Nubira SE 2.0L Timing Belt VIN: KLAJC52Z31
Thanks to all that replied!!! Turns out after pressuring the customer for more info, we found that they had a friend of theirs install a USED water pump!!! a USED pump??? never heard of such a thing lol, well turns out that they did not install it correctly...
1999 Lexus ES300 3.0L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BF28G8X
First of all thanks to everyone that replied to this post.As allways the adviced received was fast and knowledgeable. We sent the ECM out to a reputable test and rebuilder. They found cracked resistors on both A/f heater circuits and replaced and retested u... Trouble codes: P1135 (a/f heater circuit over/under current), P1155 (a/f heater circuit over/under current).
2002 Mazda Protege ES 2.0L timing belt VIN: JM1BJ22572
thanks to all who responded,after reinstalling the belt several times, i finally decided to do a cylinder leak down test. i turns out the cylinder have 80% leakage. it turns out that the customer never had the head checked by a machine shop. thanks dave.
1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21D9S
thanx to all who replied, the truth is I felt like I did not recive much help from fix database. After taking engine down to check timing marks I decided to pull the trany to inspect reluctor ring on flywheel and found it was out of round, bent for about 4 tee... Trouble codes: P1336 (crank sensor by flywheel).
2002 Subaru Outback L.L. Bean 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BH80642
We replaced the left cat and all is well. Cost for both cat near $1200. We rec to replace both if 420 code is present. Dealer said they will only install both when dealing with this code Thanks Dana Trouble codes: P0420.
2003 Suzuki XL-7 Touring 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: JS3TX92V33
well went back and double checked another mechanics work and found the port still slightly clogged at the hole in the throttle body for the egr. Trouble codes: P0401.
1996 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L brakes VIN: 4T1BF12B3T
sorry for delay but this is one has been on back burner. I did as the guys said and eliminated rear brakes, and then blocked out front brakes individually both were equally spongey. so i pulled brake pads out and as one member said the pads were frozen into th...
2003 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0L defogger VIN: JTEBU17R33
The replies were right on, I had to initialize the system. This was done by making sure the window lock button was off, then you lower the rear hatch window all the way followed by closing it and holding the button for a couple of seconds after the window is ...
2008 Toyota Sequoia Limited 5.7L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TDBY68A88
we have NO information on the repair of this vechile. it is back at the dealer again, with 2047 miles on it with the same codes as before. toyota and the dealer are not speaking to us and have given us no satisfaction. this was a $60,000 truck, one month ol... Trouble codes: P0300, P0304, P0303, P0307, C1201.
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