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1997 Acura RL 3.5L Compressor VIN: JH4KA9651V
Hello, This Acura came in with no compressor engagement. Freon level is correct. We can jump the Comp. relay and we have engagement and cold air. We have tested and substituted a known good relay. This Acura has auto temp controls. The Yellow/black wire to the...
1991 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1HGED4660M
Vehicle has hard starting and runs fine till it warms up. Then it will stumble and cough when you crack the throttle open. Seems to be over fueling the plugs are black and fowling and it flooded engine,fuel on top of pistons. We tried to read codes but was'nt ... Trouble codes: 6 (6 flashes manual reading)
1999 Honda Civic EX 1.6L No Start, no mil VIN: 1HGEJ8140X
Group, I have this 99 civic 1.6 vtec that is driving me insane! I will give the story from the top. Customer brought vehicle in as a no start. Checked and found that the cam was galled on number 3 and had trashed the head. Advised customer of other problems wi...
2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEMZ1991
Hi all; This car is not in the shop it is an over the phone thing. Anyway this is the story, the man says he was on the highway and shifted to fourth gear at 55 mph to pass someone. After that is when the trouble started. It seems the tach and temp gauge quit ...
2002 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLPD78492
Runs like the valve timing is off and/or the valves are hanging open. Immidately trips a code P0341. The diagnostics in alldata are pretty vague. Suspect a problem in the VTC actuator. Any suggestions? Thanks. Trouble codes: P0341 (VTC Phase Gap.), P0300 (Misfire.)
2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4L Shift Lock
Car came in with TPS code and rear O2S code and customer said sometimes could not get it out of park. Replaced the TPS (throttle body) and rear O2S. Still has intermittent shift lock problem. When the shift lock is not working, if you disconnect the TPS, the ...
2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHHN65F23
I have an orange 12 volt to B1 S2 signal ok, lavander w/black stripe going to computer, signal return , computer wont ground this wire . On B2 S2 I checked grounding signal for heater, it seems to be a pulsing ground, B1 S2 I have constant 12 volt without puls... Trouble codes: P0037 (heater control ckt low B1 S2)
2005 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.7L No Start VIN: KMHWF35H85
ok here is a weird one. every time this customer fills their car up with gas(any amount) the car will not start afterwards. if the car sits a few minutes then the car will start. there is no relation to how much gas they put into it 1 gallon or 10 gallons. i d... Trouble codes: N0, C0DES
1994 Isuzu Trooper S 3.2L ride control VIN: JACDH58V4R
We have a 94 Isuzu Trooper that has a shake if you are driving straight on the Hwy. and move the steering wheel to the left or right very slightly you get the death shake and the truck feels like it is going to go out of control. If you put the wheel back stra...
2003 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L No Start VIN: KNDJC73353
randomly starts hard , must crank about 30 seconds or so before will finnaly start. always starts and runs good but the problem is getting worse doing it more often and taking longer to start. the spark plugs are o.k. the fuel pressure ch within specs. have re...
2001 Lexus RX300 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JTJGF10V21
no current codes no codes pending... starts & stalls, i need to pedal it to keep it running, than it idles @ 360-370 rpm cold in park w/ a/c off tps % 10.9 inj m/s 2.9 iat 88 deg. f airflow g/s 1.8 ign adv. 11.5 deg. eng load % 16.4 iac % 51 i got this data in...
1996 Mitsubishi lancer 2.0L Radator Fan VIN: CN9A-00015
Have no go with radiator fan - have tested sensor and isolated circuits to ECU but not out as have no wiring information. Have located two relays one each side of the engine in there respected box's I assume that they are for low/high speed. When each relay ci...
1977 Nissan 280Z 2.8L Hesitation VIN: HLS30-3569
Please help I am at a loss here. This vehicle has a hesitation/flat spot at around 25% throttle and betweend 2900-3400 rpms. The vehicle will lose power and if you wait long enough with the same throttle input. It will eventually pick up power and pull through...
1987 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN8HD16Y1H
vehicle came in with a no start condition, had been sitting for aprox 4 years. one of the fuel injectors was stuck open and would pour fuel into thottle body with the key on. I replaced injector and changed the oil. now spark is present and will run when spray...
2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1N4AL11D33
customer complaint is vehicle stalls while driving. restarts no problem, but no throttle response. will not go faster than 40km. i have done tune-up, intake service, pin point test on throttle system, and replaced the accl.pedal on advice for a nissan tech. no... Trouble codes: P2138 (wrong app sensor ratio signal)
1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG12K9T
I have tried to fix this car for several months on and off. I have even tried to farm it out and the problem stays the same. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Trouble codes: P0401
1998 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF18B9W
car came in needing engine,rod knocking. replaced engine with one from salvage yard after replacing the old timing belt and water idled fine and seemed to run ok but the radiator was leaking so it was parked out back waiting on new one.when i pulled i...
1998 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L park lts. VIN: 4T1BF12B1W
Customer came in with a complaint of the park lights working intermittently.At night he never knows if he will have lights or not. They seemed to be working fine in the shop. I turned them on and all was well. I then turned the ign. on and the park lts. went o...
2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDBE32K32
I have a repeated P1349 code after the I replace this 02 camry 2.2 cylinder head due to a bad reman engine with a coolant leak at cyl head. New Reman cyl head cam with cams but no VVT actuator. I fallowed the TSB steps to replace it. Seemed easy. Code P1349 wo... Trouble codes: P1349 (vvt system malf. bank 1)
2008 Toyota Highlander 3.5L Alarm VIN: MULTIPLE V
Toyota Dealer Techs - I'm looking for information on 2008 Highlander alarms that go off by themselves. We have had complaints about this from several customers but we are never able to duplicate the problem and most of the time the problem does not reoccur for...

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1998 Hyundai Accent GL 1.5L Surge VIN: KMHVF21NXW
I would like to thank all those that helped especially Frank from New York.It was indeed the fuel sensor at the filler neck.It had shorted out causing low voltage to map tps and maf. Car is running good Everest has been reached.Thanks again. Cheers Don Trouble codes: P1614 (mil requst signal high), P0116 (coolant temp sensor out of range), P0116 (coolant temp sensor out of range), P0121 (tps/maf logic incorrect), P0708 (multiple range switch inputs).
1993 Isuzu Rodeo S 2.6L No Start VIN: 4S2CG58E5P
well i guess in all my testing, when i tested to see if signal wire was shorted to ground,i may have teseted from connector on right fender,too ecm,and the problem was there was a short to ground, on signal wire, between distribor and connector on fire wall. o... Trouble codes: 41 (crank angle sensor).
1991 Lexus LS400 4.0L battery VIN: JT8UF11E4M
1993 Lexus LS400 4.0L No start when hot weather park under the sun VIN: JT8VF11E5P
I finally try to put another computer from another 93 LS400. It works even when the weather is hot with all the windows up. 1993 LS400 is famous for bad ECU. It's hard to get a used one. I end up go to eBay search for one. Many rebuild ECUs available for price...
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT6HF10U3Y
well, I think it's fixed, thanks to Mysore, Tom, Jeff, part # was 21010, Kevin [...], Greg, Dan, you were right, after reading the flow chart closer P0171 is not bank specific on this car, Lester, Ralph, Charlie, and Paul,you were all correct, replaced MAF, code h... Trouble codes: P0171.
1995 Mazda B2300 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 4F4CR12A2S
Thank You guys very much for help for my friend which lives about 300 km from Calgary.All of You guys contributed for the final result ,and right on the money was Frank Lopez ...The culprit was the PCM
1996 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L brakelights VIN: 1YVGE22C7T
Hi to everyone, first of all thanks to everybody for the help turned out to be the cpu hooked to the fuse box in the lower left kick panel.
2000 Mazda B2500 SE 2.5L No Start VIN: 4F4YR12C9Y
Thank you everyone for all your help! After receiving some excellent advice on troubleshooting, determined that the computer was in fact bad! I purchased used computer ,and truck came to life! Thanks Again; Jim g
2000 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM3LW28G6Y
Thanks for everyones help. Come to find out the aftermarket o2 sensor was wired incorrectly after installing oem sensor everything seems to be going well thanks again for all the help Trouble codes: P0031 (02 sensor bank 1 sensor 1 heater control circuit low), P1512 (intake manifold runner control stuck closed).
1997 Nissan TERRANO 3.2L fan blade VIN: RR50-00595
Hi Team and thanks for all replies. There is more to this story than i first thought. yes the fan can go either way and yes it will draw air both ways. How ever what does happen is that the fan blade is closer to the radiator shroud when fitted the wrong way r...
2001 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L Cruise Control VIN: 5N1ED28Y11
Thanks for the help but I ended up fixing this one myself. Everybody suggested to check the brake pedal switchs (2 of them)which I already had. Both worked perfectly. One is a normaly open switch and the other is a normaly closed switch. What I found to be ...
2003 Nissan Murano SL 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8AZ08T43
Thanks for the quick respones, I'm calling this one fixed, we cleared the codes and took it on an extened test drive and no pending codes returned. Called customer and questioned her more about oil changes and asked if the oil level was low before the oil chan... Trouble codes: P0011 (b1 a cam pos timing system), P0021 (b2 a cam pos timing system).
2001 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L Rear Vibration VIN: 4S3BH68601
Sorry it took so long to resolve this help request.After changing both rear axles(Some stiffness in cv joints)replacing driveshaft w/ known good one,& both rear hubs(All used parts)and vibration did not change abit.I decided to go back to the front,and after r...
2004 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3L daytime running lights VIN: 5TDZA23C54
This car is fixed. Thanks to all who responded: Harvey Chan, Eigil, Brent, John & Craig. The Toyotas which come from the U.S. into Canada may have the DRL installed at the factory or not. If the relays in the underhood fuse block (rearward of the battery) are...
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