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2003 Honda Civic Si 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: SHHEP33503
I have this 2003 Honda Civic SI with a 2.0L VTech. I am getting a code P1259. First thing I did was check the engine oil level. Found to be 3.5 quarts low!!! Filled engine oil to proper level and cleared codes. It has been over 20,000 miles since the last oil ... Trouble codes: P1298 (ELD CKT High Voltage), P1259 (VTEC System Mal.)
2007 Honda Civic EX 1.8L srs VIN: 2HGFA16216
Lost... This car was in a write off,no warranty.We repaired vehicle and installed air bags,seat belts,buckles and a new srs control unit.I have no comm with the scan tool to the srs unit.All other units will comm with the scan tool.I have a body control code b...
2003 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L No Start, Stall VIN: KM8SC73D83
The ACT of adding gasoline to the vehicle creates an extended crank. Upon fire, the car runs extremely rough, stalls, hesitates until it clears out. As stated above, the fuel pump regulator filter assembly was replaced. The canister shows no signs of being sat...
1999 Kia Sportage 2.0L Cuts out VIN: KNDJA7238X
this vehicle will start to intermittently run rough with no power. let it cool off and will run fine but at anytime can start again. o2's are switching however when vehicle stumbles stft will jump to -25. AFTER A COUPLE DAYS OF DRIVING LTFT WILL GO TO -21. THE...
2004 Mazda 3 S 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BK34364
Several days after the above thermostat replacement customer returns to say that MIL is on again. P0128 hard AND pending. Installed new OEM Electronic Coolant Temperature (ECT) sensor even though I observed old ECT (via scanner data)go from cold to hot with no... Trouble codes: P0128 (Coolant temperature below thermostat regulating temperature)
1994 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L gauge VIN: JA3AM54J8R
I have this car in the shop for other repairs and the customer phones about a warning light that is active on the instrument panel. I thought it was the low coolant light as it looked like a radiator symbol. This is not the low coolant light and the car has no...
2005 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L No Start
When attempting to start vehicle engine floods. we changed oil and found 2 qts of fuel in crankcase. injector pulse is 59 milliseconds tps ok good spark,maf normal ect normal iat ok, nothing seems to be out of normal except injector pulse. Something is driving...
1997 Nissan Pickup SE 2.4L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6SD16YXV
vehicle came in with code for secondary ignition fault...replaced distributor with rebuilt from advance...same thing, replaced again with another rebuilt from advance...this morning put in a brand new one...same thing...vehicle will run for about 10 minutes th... Trouble codes: 1320 (primary ignition signal fault)
2007 Nissan Altima S 2.5L front brakes VIN: 1N4AL21E37
our customer is complaining of his brakes feeling very sensitive/touchy. i road tested the vehicle and indeed they are very toucky. when i hit the pedal, within an inch the vehicle feels as if the wheels will lock up but they do not. all the materials seem ok ...
1988 Subaru GL 1.8L Stall VIN: JF2AN53B2J
feel stupid about this post, but car will not start if temps under 20 degrees, it will start run for a few seconds then die like it is running out of fuel, so we ran test on iac pulled it apart and it was covered in carbon, so we cleaned it, did not work so we...
2006 Subaru Outback XT 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S4BP67CX6
Hi, I'm a little out of my element here and thought i would love some help if anyone could. I have this subaru thats been too dealer 4 times. it very intermitently skakes acts likes it wants to stall. Isuue is it never acts up for me . I changed oil. made sure... Trouble codes: P0021
2006 Subaru Baja Turbo 2.5L Mechanical VIN: 454BT63C36
Vehicle consumes engine oil, 1-2 quarts with hard/moderate driving approx. every 1000 miles. No large oil leaks found, head gasket has no combustion sealing problems, no mixing of oil/water, no excessive smoke. Spoke with another owner of similar vehicle, (WRX...
1985 Toyota Camry DLX 2.0L powertrain/Drivetrain VIN: JT2SV12E3F
This Camry was towed to our shop. We have never worked on it before and have no history. The vehicle would not move and we found the clutch disc was in pieces. We resurfaced the flywheel, replaced the pressure plate, disc, pilot shaft bearing and release beari...
2002 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L vsc/trac light VIN: JTDBF30K42
Unbelievable what I find myself involved with. Replaced a/f ratio sensor on this car last Feb., car came in again with same code a few days ago (po1135) replaced sensor under warranty from Toyota. Here I am several FREE hours into car because while road testin...

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2001 Honda Civic LX 1.7L instrument cluster VIN: 2HGES16541
we took cluster out after testing it for power and grounds -we installed used cluster and all is well , wish to thank all who took the time to respond and to all a happy holiday season -joe cat
2005 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L Noise around alternator VIN: KNDUP13245
Thank you to all that replied. The fix was a different brand belt. It seems more and more vehicles have to have the OEM belt. This was a weird noise and I took the easy route. Thanks again.
1993 Lexus LS400 4.0L ride control VIN: JT8UF11E3P
Thanks to all that responded. We finaly go a hold of some Lexus service information. Flow chart for code 13 led us to step three install known good HT sensor. got ok from customer 500.00 and installed the sensor and problem persisted. We were at a dead end on ...
2004 Mazda 3 i 2.0L Accessories VIN: JM1BK12F84
took apart junction block (body computer) had a cold solder joint on the circuit board. same faults as the drl modules on honda's. resoldered all is well thanks
2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L No Start VIN: 1N4AL11DX5
most replies said that the problem could be crank sensor. The customer lives out of town and when he returns i will install a new crank sensor and hope it works. i can't make it hard start when i have it. thanks for all who helped.
1999 Subaru Legacy Limited 30th Anniversary 2.5L timing belt VIN: 4S3BD6856X
Thank you for the advice on this vehicle. I replaced the tensioner and completed the repair with no problems. All is well with the world. The ice has melted, the power is back on and I'm ready for the snow! Yeah, right. Matt
2004 Subaru Forester XT 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SG69644
Thanks for the help i received on this subaru.The customer chose to replace turbo and flush oil system.After repairs(band-aid)he came back in and had traded car for a toyota.Again thanks for info Trouble codes: P0011 (a camshaft position-timing over-advanced or system performance).
1991 Suzuki vitara 1.6L Misfire VIN: TD01W-1028
Well done guys YES bypass the egr and problem gone. The fact that if i disconected the speedo the problem also went away was putting me off track. All good now so thanks once more and have a great christmas
2000 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 2.7L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4TASM92NXY
Well I am sorry we didnt get a chance to repair the vehicle. We had it narrowed down to losing a signal between the ECU & the igntion coils. The customer came to get vehicle and didnt want to proceed any further. I hate it when that happens. Oh well. Trouble codes: P0300 (p0305-), P0305 (p0310-), P0310 (p0315-), P0315 (testing and results).
2003 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 3.4L Speedometer VIN: 5TEGN92NX3
Well, I feel like a stupid one. The fuse box cover was missing so I was having to guess which fuses went where. As I previously stated, all fuses showed good -- All the fuses that were IN the fuse box, that is. The owner of the vehicle or one of his assista...
2004 Toyota Highlander 2.4L abs VIN: JTEGD21A64
Thanks for all of the replies...Customer came in and told service writer that car was under dealer warranty.. So he had it towed to Toyota we never got a chance to check out sugested ideas,,,Thanks Again for all of the help..
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