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2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6L No Start VIN: JHMEJ8641Y
first thanks to all honda and acura techs out there, i have a strange problem on this car. will not start when cold if i let car sit in sun for 4-6 hours car will start. there is a very weak or no spark condition. replaced coil and ignitor, still no spark when...
2001 Honda Prelude 2.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMBB617X1
I'm losing my hair on this one. Customer went to Honda for Injection Flush, Honda had to flush 2 times to get it to run remotely better. This is when I got the headache. customer was complaining of rough idle and Service light on. Scanned codes and found Cylin...
2000 Infiniti I30 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCA31A7Y
vehicle has had this code for quite some time. now there is an emission testing program and it must be repaired for state insp. vehicle runs smoothly and properly in all respects however the check engine lite presents a problem. code is not at all definitive. ... Trouble codes: P1320 (ignition signal primary)
2002 Infiniti Q45 4.5L Stall VIN: JNKBF01A42
this car was purchased a week before the customer brought it in. he came in for a vehicle inspection. all looked great. customer took his car and called the next day saying he was stuck in the middle of the road. died while driving and wouldnt restart. towed c... Trouble codes: P0340 (camshaft position sensor bank one)
2000 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 452CK58W4Y
replaced fuel pump due to poor running (pressure would slowly drop to below 20 psi if revving eng),, 2weeks later car is at my door step for no start, could here pump running but no fuel pressure, no problem, warranty the pump. aftermarket supplier had no prob...
1996 Kia Sportage 2.0L cooling t off of head leak VIN: KNDJA7289T
Kia tech's help if any of you are left... I have a sportage with a coolant leak that was coming from under the intake plenum. After removing the plenum found leak to be coming from this coolant T that protrudes from the head. The T has one pipe that goes into ...
2002 Kia Sportage 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJB723X2
I am not all that familier with KIA but hear the computer issues are vast. The vehicle runs great, plugs, wires, air all good, found no vacuum leak but has the 171 lean mis-fire code. I have been told computer reprogramming may be the solution. MAF was cleaned... Trouble codes: P0171
2003 Kia Rio Cinco 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNADC16533
Good day people. I have this KIA Rio that idles very rough. MIL will come on and transmission will not down shift into passing gear when throttle pedal floored. When vehicle came in first time had codes for MAF sensor and system too lean. No reading out of MAF... Trouble codes: P0171 (system too lean), P0121 (throttle position sensor switch a circuit range preformance problem), P0300 (randam mifire), P0301 (mifire cylinder 1), P0302 (misfire cylinder 2 P0303 P0304), P1166 (unknown trouble code)
1990 Lexus LS400 4.0L unknown VIN: JT8VF11E7L
We got this vehicle in for an intermittent noise when the a/c is first turned on and approx 1200 rmp. The rpm may not be relevant, but that is the only time we have heard the noise. Had customer drive the vehicle to duplicate concern. The noise sounds like a...
1995 Mitsubishi Expo 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JA3AD59G6S
Hi.This one came in as a no start that resulted apparently from spraying the engine off at a car wash. I replaced the crank sensor and distributor with a rebuilt unit as I diagnosed a bad power transistor (located in the distributor). The engine started and ra... Trouble codes: P0340
1996 Nissan Sentra 1.6L timing chains VIN: 1N4AB41D5T
ok, we have this sentra at our shop that came in with blown head gasket. we removed the head and had it machined and had a valve job done. put everything backa togeather. all the timing marks are lined up counted the number of links and all of that is good. st...
2001 Nissan PRIMERA 2000CC Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: WTP12-0025
Have this P12 Nissan Primera with a QR20DE engine in it that has a hunting idle between 2000 and 3000rpm. Checked for codes none found. Replace Map sensor, try to relearn idle but problem still there. Have noticed the the o2 sensor go rich lean in time with th...
2003 Nissan Altima 3.5L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BL11DX2
I have already replaced the throttle body assembly and the pedal assembly. Has been to the dealer to get idle programmed. I have done a few movies when the problem happens but I can't find a glitch on shopstream. I read all the forum post w/ P2138 DTCs and fee... Trouble codes: P2138 (APP Sensor 2 Ckt)
1999 Subaru Legacy Limited 30th Anniversary 2.5L Misfire VIN: 4S3BG6859X
vehicle came from another shop for a check engine light code PO302 that tech replaced fuel filter plugs and wires and the light came back on 2 days later and the same tech did a HC reading of 18 ppm from the radiator and suggested that both head gaskets are ba... Trouble codes: P0302, P0301, P1443 (Evap vent control system vent control function problem)
1995 Toyota T100 3.4L Engine VIN: JT4VD12E2S
Okay guys. Just trying to get some thoughts before it gets expensive. I have a 1995 T100 with a 3.4 in it. It has what appears to be a lower engine noise when warm. The noise is not present when cold then as the engine warms up you will hear a brief rattle/kno...

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2001 Honda Passport EX 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S6DM58W91
oh their info was uselful but all that i knew and what they suggested was used to no result so i had to refer this customer to the dealer where i do not know the end result. i did all the required test and the end result that i was obtaining was for a com... Trouble codes: P1120.
1997 Infiniti J30 3.0L Hesitation VIN: JNKAY21D8V
We got a new knock sensor and bolted it on top of the intake and jumpered to engine wire harness and car runs great.Thanks for all the replies.
2003 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L wipers VIN: KNDJD73383
thanks to nick from florida and robert i cut the brown wire from the etacs module and the wipers parked the etacs controls the int.wipers replaced the etacs and all is well thanks to all
2001 Mazda Protege ES 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BJ22551
Hello, it's kinda fixed, Robert had it with the loose timing belt, so loose that it was coming out of time on hard accell. replaced belt, tensener, and spring. miss fires went away but cat. damaged had allready accured again, It fails cat test, cust. to retur... Trouble codes: P0421.
1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4A3AK34YXE
This is fix, thankful for the help from all of you. This is what I had going on, this car every morning when cold didn't want to start, after miniutes of trying to start, it would backfire through the throttle body, also the ac compressor would work for about...
1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L cluster lighting VIN: 4A3AK44YXX
Jason and Robert were right on with this one. I went back through all of what all data offered for schematics and was able to put together enough to determine where the ground feed was for this circuit. I found it in connector b66 at the interior fuse block. I...
2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L compressor VIN: 4A3AC54L2Y
We replaced the compressor control unit, same symptom occureed two ignition cycles later. I have run out of time to work on this vehicle as the customer is moving out of state on Saturday. Thanks to all who replied.
2003 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L No Start VIN: 1N6ED26Y13
I received a few really good replies that helped me confirm my suspicion of a bad ECM, which included checking for various shorts to power and ground, faulty sensors, etc... Thank you all for the help... The problem was inside the ECM... The vehicle had a bad ...
1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 453BG6859X
Thanks guys, the customer came foward with more info. The car idleed real low than went high, it also did not have any power. We did dulacate the idle problem. Replaced iac motor and shipped it.
2001 Toyota Highlander 3.0L display VIN: JTEGF21AX1
Hi Thanks for the help the fix was the panel Toyota calls it a housing I did get it to work if I pushed in on it hard for a moment I had a reply to try that and that there are problems with them and a nuther asking if I ment the clock or the ac display they ar...
2005 Toyota Camry SE 3.3L Front End VIN: 4T1BA30K95
Could not isolate the noise at this time. Client will bring it back if it gets noisier etc. Really don't hear it with window up or radio on. Not a safety issue as far as we can tell. All replies to this help request were appreciated and attempted. Nothing...
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