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2000 Honda Civic GX 1.6L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEN1646Y
After replacing rebuilt injectors, car started but with a miss. Turned off to make tests and never restarted. When ignition is turned on, can hear hiss of fuel in intake for 3 seconds.
2003 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L Stall VIN: KMHWF25S53
Hell techs. Customer complaint of intermittent stall while driving. This has happened half a dozen times. No pattern to it. Customer stops car,puts it in park, starts car & it runs normal. We can't verify symptom. Did ignition tune up because all parts were O....
1997 Infiniti Q45 4.1L Misfire VIN: JNKBY310VM
hello out there---need some help-have this infinity in our shop - u can feel this thing drop a cylinder at idle in gear- like a plug misfire-it did have a stored p0300 code-we put plugs in it-mis still there-im thinking possible coil pack- or even injector-ive...
2001 Kia Optima SE 2.4L pressure plate and clutch disc VIN: KNAGD12641
We are very confused with what seems like a simple but unexplainable problem. Car came to shop with the Optima problem of flywheel and clutch assembly having come apart causing damage to trans housing. Found good trans from salvage yard. Mounted new flywheel f...
2005 Kia Optima EX 2.7L vibrates at idle VIN: KNAGD126X4
engine noisey and vibrates at cold start up
1997 Lexus LX450 4.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT6HJ88J1V
vehicle came in with mil on. pulled code po401 egr is working Trouble codes: P0401
1992 Mazda Protege DX 1.8L Stall VIN: JM1BG2236N
This car will die immediatley when placed into gear, but will idle great in park or neutral. If you pull up to a stop sign while driving it idles low when stopped, but won't die. I removed the throttle body and idle speed motor for a good cleaning. I decided t... Trouble codes: 06 (Speed sensor problem)
1998 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L master cyl VIN: 1YVGF22D6W
This car came in for rear brakes grinding and sometimes pedal drops to the floor. Test drove and pedal felt like a line was blown, no pressure until pedal was at the floor. Inspected all brakes and found rear metal on metal and front in good shape. No leaking ...
2002 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L MIL Lamp on, p0400 VIN: 1YVGF22012
my 1st time so hope i get some help, i have this 02 mazda 626 with 2.5l setting p0400 egr flow low code. replaced egr valve after following code chart, code came back and now has rough idle. rechecked boost sensor, solenoid and egr valve wiring, data, and ohm ... Trouble codes: P0400
2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L Unknown VIN: 1NA8790YHU
please. help this car is hurting me badly when the car in gear noise from belt look like losse belt & brivation. when that happen you see it look like wrong belt ( toolong)noise sound like bad broken motor mount..(it's making noise when a/c comp engaged & only...
2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L Transission Shifts VIN: 1N4BA41E34
I am the 4th Shop to see this car. Every other center had recommended transmission overhaul. Vehicle arrived for service as the customer was prepared to have the transmission overhauled. However, Inital diagnostic indicate the transmission is commanded into ...
2002 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L cooling fans VIN: JF1GD29642
when car first came to shop fans would turn on but,only low speed would run none of the fans work and it is giving code p1480.[...] wiring diagram does not seem to match this car!!!i'm working very limited,snap-on modus not to great eithe...
1997 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF1ZB6V
vehicle came in with mil lite on. we scanned and found code for egr position sensor, we tested mand replaced sensor, code fixed. vehicle came back with codes po420 , inefficient cat, and code po135 b1s1 circuit problem. we scoped all 3 sensors , rear sensor is... Trouble codes: P0420, P0135
2005 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L Mechanical VIN: 5TDBT48A65
We installed a new timing belt, and my tech used the wrong marks and it popped and wouldn't start. so then he decided to listen, any way it was installed and lined up perfectly. It started right up and ran perfect. But it had lots of lifter clatter noise up to...
2008 Toyota Camry XLE 3.5L Engine VIN: 4T1BK46K68
Customer just purchase this car and is hearing a tapping noise when started cold that lasts for a few minutes until warming up. He was told by the dealer that this is normal. We started it cold this morning before changing oil and there is definitely a noise f...

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2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4L Surge VIN: 1HGCM56624
I think this one is fixed! After much driving and fiddling, the TPS stopped responding, when it did the rpms climbed to 3000 rpm and stayed there. I checked reference voltage and ground to the TPS both were good but there was no signal coming out of sensor. In... Trouble codes: P0507 (Idle Higher Than Expected).
2002 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.7L No Start VIN: KMHWF35H62
Thank you to all who responded.I got a wiring diagram from mitchell and found that we were missing our 12v on the memory feed wire pin#7 on ecm connector c-94-1.This should be hot at all times and gets power from Fuse #29 in the engine compartment junction jun...
2004 Kia Rio 1.6L cooling VIN: KNADC12564
Thanks for all the replies. I had the head checked and resurfaced, replaced head gasket and all is well. Test drove vehicle and never overheated. The question of the sleeve in the head bolt holes, was there was actually two. I just over looked the other one, i...
1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L lights VIN: JT6HF10U1X
i did install a oem alternator and it made it better/ but still somewhat would lighty strobe// one reply told me it was a common problem and unplugging the air fuel sensers did completely elimanate the light problem so we had another rx300 here and i switche...
2006 Mazda 3 i 2.0L Radio VIN: JM1BK12F56
Thanks so much for the help! We didn't realize that a speaker wire being grounded out would cause all speakers to not work. We were trying to be too technical with this one. The speaker that gave us problems was at drivers front door. This was the speaker ...
1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4TIBG22KXX
Well it fixed and it time to eat a little crow!When we snaked the wiring harness back in the intake,we got up against the pipe for the EGR Valve and it burnt the harness.Repaired the harness and are is good again.Thank for all the help,David from Ontario Nail ... Trouble codes: P0500 (Vehicle Speed Sensor Circuit Malfunction - With Automatic Transmission).
2006 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited 3.3L power steering VIN: JTEDW21AX6
I want to thank everyone who responded. We suggested the car go to the dealer, which it has, and this morning I called my customer to make sure they were aware of a campaign on the rack. The power steering light did come on KOEO, so we assumed the rack was t...
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