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1999 Kia Sportage 2.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJA7235X
hello fellow automotive proffesionals. thank you in advance for any help. i have not been able to duplicate stall. however customer has had vehicle in to me three times with cel lamp on and code #p0335 present. she states that vehicle stalls (usually after sto... Trouble codes: P0335
2004 Kia Rio 1.6L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNADC12594
hello everyone i need some help with this. car runs very well low rpms and idle no sign of a problem. start to accl up to about 2500 rpm and it cuts out and surges wouldn't go much over 25 mph. fuel pressure tested within specs, scoped cam and crank signals at... Trouble codes: 171 (o2 lean), 1166 (o2 system)
1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L Overdrive VIN: JT6GF10U8X
Car towed in to shop...barely ran...or moved. Fuel pump and carbon service, fixing Mass-Air plug got vehicle to "rev out" correctly. Pulled tranny pan...decent bit of debris..new filter, fluid and some Trans-Ax and bam, running and shifting OK...However, no Ov...
2004 Mazda 6 i 2.3L fluid VIN: 1YVFP80C54
this mazda came in with a ps leak. the banjo fitting was cracked at the pump. replace hose and sent it on its way. came back a couple of weeks later with low fluid level and fluid all over pump and slung all over by belt. filled up and checked for leaks. none ...
2006 Mazda 6 S 3.0L shift VIN: 1YVHP80D66
All shifts hard, jerks and freewheels between shifts, downshifts very hard suddenly on only slight throttle changes, all violent actions that sound like axles and engine mounts comming apart. No codes in TCM and data looks normal. There was one similar descrip...
1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST 2.0L No Start VIN: 4A3AK54F4V
Has good spark at plugs with no injection pulse.
1990 Nissan 300ZX 3.0L power windows VIN: JNIRZ24A2L
hey nissan techs when i operate window switch from both master and passenger side switch both up and down wires light up test light for positive one should ground. i can unplug my motor and my switch operates correctly ground on one wire and hot on the other. ...
1991 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: JN8HD18Y7M
intermittent rough run wont run bad long enough to test anything
2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L no.19 fuse blows VIN: 1N4AL11D03
The customer's complaint is the shifter won't go into Rev or Park. I checked fuses and found fuse no.19 (10amp) blown. This fuse shows to have 13 components on this fuse. I unplugged the easier one to get to which are listed below the key lock solenoid, the sh...
2005 Scion xB 1.5L vsc and trac control plus mil ligtn on VIN: 5TLKT32405
Replaced ECM by flow chart and know vehicles setting the vsc and trac control and mil light when vehicle is over 25mph. Has anyone ran into this problem or know if we need to take ECM to dealer to get flashed. Ater lights are set we check for codes and there a...
1998 Subaru Impreza L 2.2L Hesitation VIN: JF1GC4350W
read a tsb about replacement of ecm because of knock sensor recordiing vibrations through the motor and retarding the timing with the modis i saw that the timing never went below 12 degrees and the tsb says if it goes below 10 to replace the pcm my next step i...
1991 Toyota Pickup DLX 3.0L convertor or ecu VIN: JT4VN93DBM
Thanks in advance for any help on this one This automatic will shift in all gears including over drive when it is some what warmed up once it gets fully warmed up and you drive it on the freeway it will act like it is in nuetral I think some how it is cancelli...
1993 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 4T1VK12E3P
Hello fellow Techs, I have this low-mileage, well-maintained v-6 Camry that runs rough at 45-60 mph. It has also started to miss some at idle. About [...] ago we replaced Timing belt,Cap,Rotor,Plugs & wires,etc. It has been running fine until just recently....
1994 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1GK13E0R
Hi guys this car is driving me nuts! It came in with the check engine light on and hard starting. I pulled the codes and got a code for the crank sensor so i hooked up my vantage meter and it actually tested ok. So i then checked my cam sensor just for the hec... Trouble codes: P0336 (CKP Sensor Signal Out of Range)
1997 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22K5V
check engine light on with head light on park and reverse indicator light on. head light off indicator goes out. tail light failure light come on with head light on too. Trouble codes: P1780 (park and neutral position switch malfunction)
2002 Toyota Tundra 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TBJN32112
we have a 2002 toyota tundra w/p0420 code replaced 02s and cats vehicle returned 3 days later w/ same code tested 02s again checked exaust for leaks checked for fuel leaks vacume test after test still same codes has anyone ran across this before i would apprec...
2002 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L vsc VIN: 5TDZT38A72
Toyota and Lexus Gurus's... lend me your ears.Trac Off and VSC light have been on for almost a year.Code C1231(steering angle sensor in ABS/VSC module)in memory(current and history).There WAS NO DATA from the sensor.Power was at the sensor connection,so...we s...

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1993 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Stall VIN: JHMCB7664M
thanks all you guy that offered help,we can say that this one is fixed, customer is very happy, ,and i lerned something else,ok the problem was like some of you guys suggest, we remove the fuel tank and bingo!!! fuel pump strainer, was completly surruonded b...
1998 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Timing Belt Marks VIN: 1HGEJ8147W
No positive information for the pointers on back cover. This must be for different engine. I'm glad we always check marks before dis-assembly. Simply lined up marks the way it came apart and all is good. We used the cylinder head surface for cam gear and arrow...
2002 Hyundai Accent GL 1.5L Main Catalytic Converter VIN: KMHCG51GP2
First let me say Thanks to all members who send me some good advice,and I must say also - very fast !!! As most of them explain to me how the HO2S11 and HO2S21 works and in my case it was like that - the upstream (HO2S11) and the downstream (HO2S21) gave me ...
2003 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L reverse/2nd VIN: KNDJC73323
2003 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L Starting VIN: KNDUP13193
Thanks to those who replied, but nobody really hit on anything. The customer took the vehicle, and the problem has not reoccured. Maybe the problem is the "Kia"?
1999 Lexus ES300 3.0L Steering VIN: JT8BF28G7X
Thank you so much for all your help,as it turns out the technician over looked the problem.The u-joint on the steering column in one spot it's movement is not so fluid,we will replace the joint Thanx again
1991 Mazda Miata 1.6L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 19MO208342
it turns out we have a classic case of eccessive blow by. we did compression test and all were low but cyl. 4 then a leak down test and had something like 40 % leakage @ cyl. 2 so we replaced the engine and all is good again now this little old ladie from cali...
1992 Mazda B2600 LE-5 2.6L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM2UF314XN
thanks to all for the great advice.the lag was caused by the fuel pump screen being plugged.didn`t see it when first did pressure test because guage was faulty.the crap was coming from the old hoses on the return line going back to tank,flushed tank,replaced a...
1997 Mazda B2300 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4F4CR12A8V
thanks to all that replied.checked ohms @ comp,ok...,checked volts and v.s.s. at i.p.c. per steve and had both.checked wire from comp to spedo pin 58 gry/blk to pin 1 at c215 at ipc & was good(1.1 ohms).so i put in used spedo/guage cluster, working fine...than... Trouble codes: P0500.
1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AK44Y5W
I had four posts but none really applied to my problem. It was that when I started the car the MIL came on immediately with this code. We had to let the guy have the car till today, and when he brought it in there was no light and the ECM had no memory of cod... Trouble codes: P0403 (EGR Solenoid shorted or open).
1993 Suzuki Sidekick JLX 1.6L Misfire VIN: JS3TD02V8P
Hi techs. got this problem figured out,Heres what I found... first of all the miss couldnt be pinpointed to a certain cylinder.So I started looking at the crankangle sensor located in the distributor.The signal at times would break up,but not go away. talked t...
1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: V577384573
Well I took pictures and documented everything I found. Thats about all I can do for this guy. The used car lot wants a second opinion before they will do anything for the guy. He is gonna take it to the toyota dealer. Sounds like they are going to put him i... Trouble codes: 99 (continuous flash).
2000 Toyota Celica GTS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDDY32T5Y
Closing this one, but its not fixed. I had eliminated the vacum leak possiblity initially, and since the stft swung both ways to max, i dont think its a rich or lean condition. for some reason the ecu is changing the fueling to watch the o2 switch (too slow fo... Trouble codes: P0133.
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