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1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L evaporator VIN: 1HGEJ814XV
Hey Everyone, Help please on this Accord. This is a SE model which my Mitchell-On-Demand shows the A/C system fits the description of a 2000 model year, not the 1999. Anyway, customer complains of system cooling some , then blowing warm air in a cycling fashio...
2001 Honda Accord EX 3.0L No Start VIN: 1HGCG16571
This smells fishy. He said had in a shop for timing belt, can see lots of bolts left out and pulled covers, no new belt and marks are dead on. Cranking compression is 152 psi.Got fuel pressure and no spark, no rpm .Autozone and oem CKP sensor measure same resi... Trouble codes: P0336 (CKP out of range), P1259 (VTEC system mal)
2001 Kia Optima LX 2.5L MIL Lamp on, Shifts poor VIN: KNAGD12471
Hi fellow Techs, I could use some help from a Kia Tech.. '01 Optima, 2.5 V6, auto, . We have PCM code P0500 (no vss signal at pcm) & erratic trans shifting, but speedometer works fine. Have verified no vss at pcm. 2 notes of particular interest:: 1) Vehicle ... Trouble codes: P0500 (No vss signal)
1993 Mazda MX-6 LS 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1YVGE31B9P
Good evening Techs, Got this MX-6 kickin butt. Came to me from another shop (good shop) with new water pump and timing belt with complaint of idle hunt. Original complaint was leaking water pump. After driving several miles we could not reproduce the idle surg...
2001 Mazda 626 ES 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGF22D71
Has anyone had any problems with Mazda 626 V6 on plugging EGR ports in intake and if so, what is the procedure for cleaning. This car passes EGR valve tests for listening for valve grunt when cycling key. Are there any other common EGR issues that will set a c... Trouble codes: P0400 (EGR flow)
1979 Nissan 620 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, falls on its face VIN: HLG6204246
Old truck came in for head gasket had eng. re-built 4 years ago by other shop,removed head and sent it to machine shop for test and shave,intalled head and set to specs. Truck drove fine on test drive gave to customer.3 days later truck back in shop and runs v...
1989 Nissan Sentra 1.6L Hesitation VIN: 1NYGBZ1SZK
Under load engine cuts out, like it has a govenor or over rev cut out. Vehicle has very low mileage. May be running out out fuel, losing spark, or restricted exhaust, unbolted exhaust before catylistc convertor, same problem. Mass air checked ok at sensor duri...
2000 Subaru Outback 2.5L Cooling Systems VIN: 4S3BH6754Y
Got this Outback in here with a strange condition. The car will sit at idle all day and not over heat. I can drive it all over the place and it will not over heat until I turn on the a/c and it immediately starts pegging in the red. I have tested for head gask...
2003 Suzuki Aerio SX 2.0L Starting VIN: JS2RD41H63
Vehicle towed to shop with a no start condition. No fuel pressure, no spark, no communication with scan tool on the generic side. I have power to the injectors but no injector pulse. Also, there is no waveform on the primary side of the coil. There has to be o...
1993 Toyota Camry 3.0L cyl heads VIN: VCV1001588
Hi, i am in the process of doing a headgasket replacement on this vehicle.(toyota scepter is identical to camry, only difference is badge and interior trim) After stripping, cleaning and checking heads (both ok) i am not sure which is front and which is rear.(...
1997 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L air condioning VIN: 2GWF55E9Y
ac does not work if u press ac button fans kick on for about 5 seconds then light starts blinking alldata said to ohm the clutch speed sensor supposed to be 145 to 225 ohms mine was only 99ohms replaced with no fix called toyota toyota tech said there is a tsb...
1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on
I have this 1999 Camry in the shop right now with a cel on but I am unable to communicate with the pcm with a mastertech and Toyota software, I have also tried 2 other scan tools with the same results. I have verified power and ground at the DLC3 connector. I ...
2000 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L pre ignition VIN: 4T1BF28B1Y
have weird one here,2000 camry v6 pings under light load and slight grade also if u power stall it in bay at 2000 rpm. smoke test for leaks none were found.Checked air fuel snsr are 3.3 volts but at time they to flucate 3.1 to 3.65.no codes were found, when po...

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2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEM21943
Thanks to all that replied !! Owner cancelled her check to our shop and refused to return phone messages. Would never answer phone. Filed a complaint against the shop with Dept. of Consumer Affairs. She told DCA that her "new" mechanic had found one sparkplug... Trouble codes: P3004.
2003 Isuzu Rodeo S V6 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on, reduced power light VIN: 4S2DM58W63
thanks to all who took the time to help and respond this job would be near impossible sometimes without this type of forum! Problem must have been in harness could not find break so just to be certain ran 8 new wires from throttle to ecm, customer has had truc... Trouble codes: 1125 (etc perf), 1295 (etc manage), 1220 (tps2), 1515 (tps corr), 1221 (tps1).
2002 Kia Spectra 1.8L Misfire VIN: KNAFB12152
the vehicle was towed to the dealer for poss warrenty and i didn't hear [...] so i called and the dealer told me it was a shorted wire at the firewall and the repaired the wire also putting plugs, wires, and 2 new coils on the car to fix it. They didnt say what...
2004 Nissan Quest SL 3.5L power windows VIN: 5N1BV28U64
Sorry to take so long to close this out.Customer has been on vacation & just got truck back in shop today.The fix was to replace the master switch assembly in the drivers door.Installed new switch & all windows operate like they,re supposed to.Thanks to the 3 ...
2002 Suzuki Vitara JLX 2.0L Heater Core VIN: 2S3TA52C22
I want to thank all the members that replied to my help request. I am closing this with a summary although we did fix the vehicle. Briefly the first heater core was leaking where the tube was crimped to the core flange. The second heater core had a pinhole ...
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