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2004 Acura TSX 2.4L vsa VIN: JH4CL96994
Hello, I have this TXS that intermittantly the VSA and the check engine lights come on, the customer states the VSA and the check engine lights come on while driving, he states it happens more or so with the ac on. it has also happened with the ac off. He said...
2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Misfire
This is a used car that we started working on saturday. It came in after being dolled up for running ruff and a flashing MIL. Saturday it appeared there was water in the front three spark plug tubes from the doll up. Cleared the water out, cleared the codes an... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire), P0301 (No. 1 Cylinder Misfire), P0302 (No. 2 Cylinder Misfire), P0303 (No. 3 Cylinder Misfire), P0304 (No. 4 Cylinder Misfire), P0305 (No. 5 Cylinder Misfire)
2001 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHCG45C21
Customer initially told the converter was restricted and replacement was recommended. Converter inspected at reputable exhaust shop and found to be OK. Referred to us for lack of power complaint. Three codes present, two oxygen sensor codes and a low system vo... Trouble codes: P0141, P0132 (O2 Signal high bank 1 Sensor 1), P0562 (System voltage low)
2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT 2.7L no readiness VIN: KMHHN65F93
Customer brought in 2003 Hyundai Tiberon friday that can't be inspected because O2 sensor(s) won't go through readiness. It's been that way over a year. Last year they got a waiver but this year they would like to find out what's wrong. I browsed the Hyundai F...
2001 Infiniti I30 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JNKCA31A3Y
This vehicle only acts up after a all night cold soak. Temperature must drop below 35-32 degrees F, then when you start the engine and put it in gear it will run rough, and stall out with what seems like a low rpm only 1 or 2 times after it starts . Scan tool ...
2002 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA22292
Got Vehicle from another shop after they found and replaced burnt down cat converter. Came in with misfire code. Checked and found low compression on #3 and #5 cyls. Did valve job and replaced pistons and now compression good and vehicle runs great with no mor... Trouble codes: P1540 (ABV Control System Malfunction)
2004 Mazda 3 S 2.3L lite on dash VIN: JM1BK143X4
i need to know how to comfig the ele. ps. pump
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L no power VIN: 3N1CB51DS1
back press test passed. This car has no power when a quick throttle is opened, ok if you open it slow. When roed tested could not get to rpm at all
2002 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1ED28T52
we replaced timing belt and water pump and idler pulley 2 weeks ago. check engine light came on 1 day after we did repairs . customer came in and we cleared codes . one week later codes came back . the customer told me that converters were done at midas 6 mont... Trouble codes: P0430, P0328
2003 Nissan Sentra XE 1.8L No Start VIN: 8N1CB51D73
This car came in for a no start when hot. Checked codes and had P0335 for crank sensor. Once in shop, vehicle would not start, and I diagnosed a crank sensor. I called the Nissan dealership to see if it was covered under a recall, and they said it was not. The... Trouble codes: P0335
1997 Toyota RAV4 2.0L blown efi fuse VIN: JT3GP10V3V
aloha, i've got this 97 rav4, intermitantly blowing efi fuse, every couple of weeks, checked and cleaned all related connections, amperage draw on fuel pump is 4.8 amps running, 5.2 initial, ohmed out ok. harness appears to be intact. i've never had the fuse b...

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2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6L brake lights VIN: 1HGEJ2241Y
had no power from fuse box to brake switch - replaced fuse box. that got me power back to the switch but still no brake lights. found pinched wire in wire harness behind panel on left side of rear seat. also rewired splice in that area where it branches out to...
1992 Nissan NX XE 2.0L No Start, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: JN1GB36C1N
I had several good replies. The one that turned the tide was the sugeestion that the computer could be stuck in daignostic mode causing it to not set a code. After playing with the mode switch I got the computer to start recording codes. I had a code 13 (coola...
2000 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, surge under load VIN: 5N1ED28Y8Y
Further diagnostics from suggestions reveiled distributor coming apart. Replaced distributor, soulution repaired vehicle fault and customer complaint. Trouble codes: P0325.
2003 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDBE32K70
Thanks for the help to all that responded. Car returned with only a cyl. #1 misfire code. Decided to put an injector in it. Car has not coded anything for several weeks, now. Customer is happy. I don,t see the connection between a bad injector and the IGF sign... Trouble codes: P0301, P0351, P0352, P0353, P0354.
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