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2002 Acura RSX 2.0L phantom draw
Have put quite a few hours in on this so far. If vehicle is left for more than 1 day battery goes flat. With meter hooked up there is a 0.3A draw at KOEO. Have checked all aftermarket systems, no luck. The phantom load will disappear intermittant;y when car is...
2002 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L Power Windows VIN: KMHWF25S72
Right front and both rear windows inop. Replaced Drivers side switch twice and seemed to have fixed problem but problem reoccurs after about a week. Noticed when instaled switch again that if you toggle the window lock button drivers switch will not opperate a...
2003 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: KM8SB12B23
Hi folks. This santa fe primarily acts up idling in gear at stops. It seems as if it wants to stall idling in gear at stops. Customer puts it in neutral & gives it some accelerator to keep it from stalling. No pattern to this. Today it stalled at freeway speed...
1990 Infiniti Q45 4.5L compressor VIN: JNKNGO1C9L
help. My friend ask me to replace his ac compressor. Due to an old car and money was a big issue, he opt for suposededly a good pump. This is the third good pump now. Seem like every pump, the high side only pump up to 50 psi, the low side around 30. Does any...
2002 Isuzu N NPR 4.8L brake pedal VIN: JA1B4B14X2
hi guys my isuzu flatbed service truck has a very low pedal all of a suden the pedal goes almost to the floor and it will pump up after one or 2 pumps. 3 days later the abs light came on too. we checked and replaced the front brake pads and no change. this tru...
2001 Kia Sephia LS 1.8L No Start VIN: KNAFB121X1
Vehicle came in with a no start, was able to get fuel pressure with test pin under hood. No spark, tested crank senor, cam sensor, TPS, & MAF. Mostly wiring between sensor and ECM All tests good, after each test attempted to start, no start. Tested IAC after t...
1997 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JM1BC1413V
Hope some of you Mazda techs have seen this one before. The car runs great & idles great until you turn the AC on. The engine idles normal at about 800 rpm's. If you turn AC on, it drops to about 250-300 rpm's and acts like it wants to die. Cleaning fuel injec...
2004 Mazda RX-8 1.3L 6thgear VIN: JM1FE17301
mazda tecs please help if you can
2005 Mazda 6 i 2.3L No Start VIN: 1YVFP80C35
This car drove into the shop with a bad rod knock.Warranty co.had job tied up for a month.Just got the replacement motor in today.Crank no start,no spark or injector pulse. Code p0355,ckp malfuntion.I have a good waveform at the pcm. 2volts pos. to 2 volts neg... Trouble codes: P0355 (ckp circuit malfunction)
2000 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Charging VIN: 4A3AA46G6Y
This vehicle came to us from another shop. We have no idea what they did other than replace the alt. It still wont charge properly and the light is on, on the dash. Alldata is not much help on this thing and neither are the wiring diagrams. As stated before, t...
1986 Nissan Stanza XE 2.0L No Start VIN: JN8HM05YOG
Got myself up the creek with this one... Guy brought it in with half the engine still disassembled, he replaced the head and couldn't get it started. I shoulda kicked him and his Nissan loose, but he paid cash in advance(I figured that would get him gone...), ...
1993 Nissan 240SX 2.4L clutch VIN: JN1MS36P7P
This vehicle came to me from another shop after clutch was replaced. The complaint was that the clutch pedal sinks to the floor ... Pulled trans. and redid entire job once again using OEM parts incl. clutch complete replacement and replacing clutch master and ...
2002 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L cooling system VIN: 5N1ED28Y32
This truck overheats about once every 6 weeks. Our shop replaced the head gaskets 2 years ago to try and fix this problem and ever since it has come back with a overheating problem. The radiator when the truck comes in is low in coolant and I cant find where i...
2002 Subaru Forester L 2.5L Charging VIN: JF1SF63572
Help!! checked out this subaru and found that it was not charging found fuse blow under hood that said meter (srs Lamps)The dash light, cluster, tach also is out when fuse is blown i replaced alt. with new subaru one fuse blew again about an hour later. cant s...
1997 Suzuki Sidekick JX Sport 1.8L no spark VIN: JS31TE21V9
Schematics for this truck are not very descriptive. My first question is what is the third wire (black with orange)on the coil for. Shopkey schematics doesn't show it. I ohmed it to power and ground -- it measures 780 between both. I don't know if this is an i...
2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L Hesitation VIN: 4T3ZF13C21
Ive got a 01 toyota sienna mini van. customer complains of hesitation or jerking under load. i drove the vehicle and could not duplicate the complaint but it did have a missfire code for cyl. number 2 and 5. i did a tune-up and cleared the codes. customer brou...
2001 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Cuts out VIN: 2T1BR12E11
hello group i got this car,it came in with a check engine light coming on retrieved code and po171 found,so just like the other corollas came in before,replacing thre maf sensor took care ot the problem so it did,customer pick the car but came back on a hook a...
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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1995 Honda Civic EX 1.6L idle VIN: 1HGEJ1128S
I replaced i.a.c it took care of the problem.thanks to all that offered their help.
1999 Honda Civic EX 1.6L compressor VIN: 4HGEJ6678X
thanks to every one that helped this is what we found. the vehicle was slightly overheating i could not tell by the guage in the dash, but when i pulled it up on the scanner it would be 212-230 so i replaced the thermostat and flushed the coolant and retested....
1998 Mazda B4000 SE 4.0L Accessories VIN: 4F4ZR17X9W
well i got a fuel sending unit from the was about a hundred dollars more .but its work ok now. thanks for the help.
1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST 2.0L No Start VIN: 4A3AK54F4V
Thanks to all that helped. When I scoped the Cam and Crank sensors on the same screen I found that the correlation was wrong. The timing belt was loose and skipped a tooth. The ECM will not pulse the injectors if the CMP/CKP correlation is off. If anyone ever ...
1998 Nissan 200SX 2.0L Evap monitor incompl VIN: 1N4AB42D0W
H i everyone: Thanks for all the replies. P0440 is defined as an evap small leak. Common places are: vent valve, gas cap, and purge valve. A smoke test is the way to find the leak, however one can pressurize the system with 1 psi, pinch each component individu...
2002 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L Master Cylinder or Abs VIN: JT3HN87R92
Sorry for getting back so late.Customer requested to just replace rotors and pads on front and after doing so seems to have gone away.Just took awhile to get back with customer. Thanks for all the replys and I learned a lesson that you can not just look at rot...
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