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1996 Acura Integra LS 1.8L No Start, int. hard start VIN: JH4DB765XT
i have this 96 acura integra, the vehicle has an intermittent hard start. vehicle will start up fine cold but after a long run the customer shuts the car off and then when they go to restart it, it cranks and does not start till about the 3rd crank try. the ve...
2001 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Diagnostic monitors VIN: 1HGCG668X1
Owner cleaned battery terminals @3 weeks ago. Brought car to us for emission inspection. Failed because 2 monitors have not run. (EGR and O2) Told client he became infuriated because I told him for us to do the reset there would be a charge. He tried to get th...
2002 Honda Civic EX 1.7L fluid VIN: 1TEO395032
hi all, this civic came in for a p/s noise. upon inspection found fluid res. has overflowed. i refilled it to low line and started the looks like the return hose is putting out so much fluid so fast that it's causing it to foam up and spill out the cap....
2004 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: KNDUP13184
hi kia people,every time we have this vehicle it works great,this problem usually happens when on a road trip which obviously we dont go on,however it belongs to a friend so i believe it is happenging. what happens is you cruise on the hwy for 2-3hours and al...
1991 Lexus sc400 4.0L ABS/TCL light
I am hoping someone can advise the description and repair procedure for fault code 53 on this vehicle. The TCL light comes up straight away as does a message on the dash, unfortunately the message is in Japanese. We scanned with Solus and got code 53, the faul...
1993 Mazda MX-3 GS 1.8L No Start VIN: JM1EC4325P
Hi Mazda techs, Thanks in advance for looking at this post. My car. Bought it about 7 months ago. thought it would be a fun ride. ( wrong) turns out it is a money pit. Here is my latest problem since i bought it I have had to replace the distributer 3 times...
1993 Mazda 626 ES 2.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1YVGE22B0P
Hi Everyone: This car failed emission on high H.C.@ both 15 and 25mph. Engine does not seem to miss. Scope checked engine and did not see any thing out or ordinary. Emission reading at Front of Cat at 15mph H.C. 498, C.O. 1.0%, NOx 1207. 25mph H.C. 497, C.O. ...
2003 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L gas guage VIN: 4A3AA46G93
I have a full tank of gas and gas guage is on empty, dont know if this is common on the galant for I am a toyota guy and dont see this to often, dont know if i should start digging out the sender would greatly appreciate some help...
2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR 2.0L Timing belt VIN: JA3AH86C66
Installed new fully assembled plug and play engine. 4 days after install I am getting a what sounds like belt flutter coming from timing belt. using a stethascope I pinpoing orgin of noise to belt between crank sprocket and oil pump sprocket watching belt betw...
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 3N1CB51D71
HI, this Nissan when start cold it sometimes stalls & it as always excessive hesitation for the first 15 seconds from a cold start and then it runs good, vacuum leak as been check none found everything looks good on scan data, is reflash is another option? Ple...
2005 Nissan Altima SE-R 3.5L Timing Chain VIN: 1N4BL11DO5
This car is my brother's wife's sisters car.It has a pretty loud timing chain noise.I found a service bullitin for replacing the secondary chains and tentioners.My question is ,does the upper and lower oil pans have to come off to get the front timing cover of...
1999 Subaru Legacy Limited 30th Anniversary 2.5L Pistons VIN: 4S3BG6855X
Got a fairly simple question for a Subaru guy. Shopkey or alldata gives no info on. I am putting pitons in this 2.5. Do the dimples in the pistons point to the front or back of the engine? Thanks Ron
2002 Toyota Highlander 3.0L VSC Light VIN: JTEHF21AX2
Help Toyota Techs, we put a timing belt on a 2002 highlander. Now the VSC light illuminates as soon as you move. It also has a code C1336 zero point calibration of deceleration sensor undone. I would greatly appreciate some feedback.

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2001 Hyundai XG300 3.0L air bags VIN: KMHFU45D41
thanks to all who replied . after updateing our scan tool we fixed the problem ! the snap-on scanner would not totally get into the system,and it lead us down a bumpy road , when we used our new x-431 scanner it would access the entire system, and it turned ou...
2004 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.5L cylinder head VIN: KM8SB73EX4
Thanks to all who replied-almost everyone thought that there was benefits to removing engine to remove the rear head. On the advice of several respondants we removed the intake were able to chip the washer off the head surface and fish it out with magnet-the e...
2005 Hyundai Tucson GL 2.0L Mechanical VIN: KM8JN2D05U
The customer has warranty left on the vehicle. She had it told to the dealer last week. I have seen her since and the dealer doesn't know what happened and ordered parts.
2001 Isuzu Trooper Limited 3.5L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on, Won't Accelerate VIN: JACDJ58X71
Tim suggested I do a wiggle test on the offending harness and I did that, but it was inconclusive. He's probably right, that it is a ground circuit that is affected. He also suggested, that after I find the offending circuit, I can run a new wire and shield it... Trouble codes: P1280 (Accelerator Pedal Position Sensor 2 or circuit).
1993 Mazda MX-3 GS 1.8L Stall VIN: JM1EC4325P
Hi all sorry that it took so long to get back to you but I removed iac and cleaned it and re installed it and now it is working great. Aspecial thanks to the 5 that replied you all said the same thing. Thanks again
1996 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L Oil Pressure VIN: JA3AN74K0V
thanks to all that replyed, the gauge on the dash is not operating proply, and used a new guage from another shop and shows 12 psi at the oil sending .
1989 Nissan Sentra 1.6L Hesitation VIN: 1NYGBZ1SZK
Removed fuel injector and cleaned. Vehicle ran a lot better. Advised customer she needed to replace fuel injector, if anyone has info on a company offering these injectors at a good price, would appreciate e-mail evarooney@yahoo. Vehicle still has a little dea...
1997 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L No Start VIN: JN8AR05S8W
Thank you all for the help was as a few of you said Mark from Connecticut said check dist, metal plate and i saw that it was a little bent out of shape and was rubbing against the pick up. What i don't understand is that it was picking up the timing points ...
2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L No Start, ENGINE KICKS BACK VIN: JNICA31DXY
2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3N1CB51D92
I reset the timing chain and the P1140 code has not come back. It still idles rough but I believe that to be a separate issue. Thanks for the replies! Trouble codes: P1140 (Intake Cam Sensor no signal to PCM).
1992 Toyota Tercel DLX 1.5L No Start, Stall VIN: JT2EL4384N
well I did not figure this one out. The problem is in the idle speed control valve. I can put power and ground to the vacuum switching valve and the car will not die when put into gear.The vsv is getting a ground when first started but once it is warm it goes ...
1994 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L No Start VIN: JT3DJ81W8R
Thanks for the replies, the problem ended up being another 02 sensor wire that was damaged by the front driveshaft. The wire was a shielded wire with metal mesh wrapped around the wire, RF shielding. The RF wire was touching the signal or power wire & shut eve... Trouble codes: 14 (no ignition signal).
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