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2003 Acura TL 3.2L transmission VIN: 19UUA56603
Could definatley use some help on this one.Car came in trans slipping badly fluid burnt 3rd gear clutches burnt out,filter plugged.Trans was overhauled.Customers complaint is from cold start(overnight winter)car takes off will switch gears normally till 1st st...
1991 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Cooling Fan VIN: 1HGCB9861M
Car came in with cooling fan running after shutdown. Just cooling fan is running, not condenser fan. Fan shuts off when ignition in turned on, and when car is running. Fan cycles as normal after warm up. Replaced all temp sensors/switches. Suspected timer, cha...
2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG1654Y
Hi, This car came in with Mil Light on and code p0171 set. Fuel trims near zero while cruising - long term fuel trim creeps up to 13 or 14 at extended idle. It seemed to have a vacuum leak at the egr valve. We replaced the valve and nothing changed. We blocked... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 lean)
1999 Infiniti G20 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCP11A7X
Thanks for your help in advance. I have a 1999 Infiniti G20,came in with the check engine lamp on. Code P0138,rear 02 low signal. Scanned and graphed both 02s. Rear 02 sensor is fixed at .32volts front 02 functioning fine. We are not sure if there is supposed ... Trouble codes: P0138 (O2 low signal bank one sensor two)
1990 Isuzu Trooper S 2.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: JACCH58E0L
Noted that secondary waveform is jumping around on on the scope. Not sure if it is a distributor issue or a pcm issue possibly. Any help appriciated.
1994 Mazda B3000 3.0L distributor gear VIN: 4F4CR1348R
This truck came in for poor running and no power.Found ignition timing retarded.Set timing,truck ran great.Found dist. gear worn badly.As well as could be seen,gear on cam looked ok.Replaced gear on dist.Truck ran great for about 100 miles then died.New dist g...
1997 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L Mechanical VIN: JA4MT31PAV
holy mitsubishi! heres a fun one. truck came in for lof and brake insp. did brakes and upsold valve cover gaskets. replaced valve cover gaskets. when i started it it idled fine but when rpms are raised off idle there is a horrific rod knock style noise that wa...
2003 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L No Start VIN: 4A3AA46G73
No spark, no injector pulse, no rpm on scan tool, fuel pump in-op, cranks ok, P0513 immobilizer system malfunction,I am having trouble finding any info on how this system operates, there is no ring on the key,so i question what i am dealing with here.Any in-pu... Trouble codes: P0513
1993 Subaru Legacy Sport 2.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: JF1BJ6737P
Car will start and barely run. At times it will idle ok. When ideling ok engine vaccume is 15in, but off idle vaccume goes to 0in. It will not rev up and back fires trough the intake and out the exhaust. We repaired the wiring for the sensors. We have verified... Trouble codes: 11 (crank angle sensor), 12 (start switch), 13 (cam angle sensor), 21 (coolant temp), 23 (air flow meter), 32 (o2 abnormal signal)
1998 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 4S3BK4356W
Cannot get this car to run correctly. While driving and under slight load it will randomly misfire a single event. I replaced the spark plugs and wires as #4 was arcing at the boot. No affect on symptom. Spark plugs that were removed all slowed signs of a rich...
1999 Toyota RAV4 2.0L speed sensor VIN: JT3HP10VXX
to all the toyota guru's i have a p1715 rear speed sensor code that i cant get to go away! i replaced rear speed sensor in the trans and road tested 2 times with no futher problems now its back after a week! with same code and im at a loss!!! HELP please and t...
2003 Toyota Matrix 1.8L Surge VIN: 2T1KR32E73
This vehicle has no codes and runs well.When ambient temperature is cooler(-5 or less),it will surge to 2000 and back for first couple of minutes on a cold start.Customer claims to be getting only 200kms to a tank of fuel.have driven vehicle-drives straight,no...

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2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4L No Start VIN: 1HGCM56364
thank you all who have replied. I didn't know of the issues with the timing chain, guides, and tensioner. my nightmare has been confirmed. I now have something to relate to my customer. I just have to sell it now. cylinder head r/r. I corrected timing ma... Trouble codes: P1009.
2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8L check engine flashin VIN: 2HGFG12876
Thanks to all the help,found water in fuel tank,about two gallons.Computer would go in lemp in, cleaned all water out of tank ,It has been two weeks sence I have talked to customer,All is GOOD.
2000 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L No Start VIN: KMHJF35F7Y
sorry it took so long to get back, i tried everything that was suggested and nothing worked. customer took it to the dealer. i asked him to let me know what they find. thanks for all the replies. maybe the next hyundai wont be such a nightmare. thanks guys
2003 Kia Spectra 1.8L No Start VIN: KNAFB12173
The Kia is running well. Thanks to Tim from Wisconsin for putting me on the right track. I checked all the grounds relating to the injector circuits and they all proved out. I replaced the TCM and got my injector pulse back. It also cured another issue, I was ...
1993 Lexus GS300 3.0L power steering box VIN: JT8JS47E6P
well everybody pretty much hit this one on the head, the customer finally brought it back. cleaned out the screen in the resevoir and installed new hoses low and behold works like a charm. thanks for the replies. made my job easy.
1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT6GF10V6X
Thanks for all the great info. We had Already Ready Replaced The front a/f sensor and still had the code so we replaced the rear a/f sensor and took care of the problem Thanks again Trouble codes: P0125.
1999 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, CNT REV OVER 2200RPM VIN: JM1TA2227X
After removing intake manifolds, to check vacuum t's beside compressor, I found a suspicious one so I replaced it, vacumm semmed to have improved and I have my map working ok now, total vacuum seems to be 100 mmhg calibrated idle screw in throttle body also se... Trouble codes: P0300 (random/multiple cylinder misfire deteted), P1402 (EGR valve postition sensor), P1540 (ABV contol system malfunction).
2001 Mazda Tribute ES 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4F2CU08121
we deciced to deal with the Cat issues. we disconnected Bank 2 sensor 1, we installed back pressure gauge, gave us high reading. we then disconnected front Cat and car ran as it should. New front solved the issue. Thanks to all techs that replied. Thank you Ag... Trouble codes: P0304 (4 misfire), P0305 (5 misfire), P0306 (6 misfie).
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR07X41
Well, here you go. I just got back from having it re-inspected. I didn't have time to complete the monitors yesterday before the station closed. This morning I was sweating bullets while I was doing the drive cycle, but it ran all monitors the first time an... Trouble codes: P1110 (camshaft timing control related code), P1135 (valve timing control problem bank 2).
1994 Suzuki Sidekick JLX 1.6L Bogs & no power VIN: JS3TD03V0R
Well I sent the ecm out for repair and I am proud to say that the vehicle is fixed! Thanks for all your help!! I am very happy this one is behind me!
2000 Toyota Tundra 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 5TBJN3215Y
Thanks to everyone who replied, particularly the two people who mentioned the crank sprocket wear. What I found was that there is .117" of crank endplay, and if I scope the CKP sensor, the MODIS does not pick up a signal. If I pry the crank backward at idle,...
2003 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L abs system VIN: JTDBE32K63
Client has declined going any further with diag. or repair. Hate to say it, BUT, it seems to be a "trend". Not just with our operation, but others that I've had contact with in our area and in Canada. I feel from the two responces I got that the problem...
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