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1994 Isuzu Rodeo S 3.2L Mechanical VIN: 452CY58V9R
94 rodeo its got a valve noise, not real surprized, the thing that bothers me the oilpressure gauge reads low upon a stop like 15psi. runs about 28 around the highway below 2500 rpm and above 2500 shoots up to 40psi. runs strong no botom noise. do these run lo...
1997 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4S2CK58V7V
Originally came in for high idle problem. Would not idle below 1500 rpm. Scanned computer, no codes. Checked for vacuum leaks, throttle plate binding, etc. No problems found. Replaced IAC, was still idling high, so disconnected battery to clear computer. Recon...
2005 Isuzu N NPR 6.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4K1C4B1465
location of tac module. 12 volt motor reference is at 8 volts. have no throttle responce. Trouble codes: P1516 (tac), P2101 (sensor disagree)
2004 Lexus RX330 3.3L Sun Roof VIN: JTJGA31084
About a half a hour after the owners picked the car up ,she said her passenger windows did not work. I thought the window s/w that locks out the pass. windows had been pushed on so I pushed the button a couple of times and the windows all worked from the maste...
1990 Mazda Miata 1.6L No Start, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JM1NA3515L
this car was in winter storge and came out in july and started up and ran for about 70 miles and than started to ran badly.In the shop found that the plugs were black and had no return pressure. Replace fuel regluator on it and new plugs tried to start it and ...
2005 Mazda 3 S 2.3L bearing VIN: JM1BK34374
car came to me with noise front right i replaced wright wheel bearing customer picked up car came back 1 month later noise right front put new wheal bearing both were factory bearings came back to day noise front right sounds like wheal bearing you can feel it...
2000 Mitsubishi Mirage DE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JA3AY26COY
Hello all you syber tech's out there I have anotjr good one driving me crazy.I smoked this vehicle and hed smoke pouring out of rear bumper i assume this is air vent. i assumed vent soleniod was bad and replaced. Still have same leak. Ihave REDLINE Smoke-pro,i... Trouble codes: P0442 (Small leak)
2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport XLS 3.0L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JA4L531H41
This car came in last week with check engine light on and valve covers leaking very bad.It had a p0431 warm up conv. eff. low bank 2,p0421 wanm up conv. eff. low bank 1,p0154 no o2 sens activity b2s1,p0134 no o2 activity b1s1,p0455 evap large leak,p0300 random... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random multiple misfire)
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L fuel level sensor VIN: 3N1CB51DX1
Hi. I have a difficult fault to find with this sentra. cami in with a p0464 code fuel level sensor circuit voltage incorrect- intermittant fault checked circuit voltage with scan tool voltage looks normal. because its intermittant and mileage i replaced the le...
2004 Nissan Titan LE 5.6L spark VIN: 1N6AA06BX4
The vehicle was towed no start condition existed. tested for fuel pressure and it had 55psi, moved on to spark plugs no spark. checked all fuses and relays all checked out good. so I replaced the crank trigger and I've still haven't got any spark. I'm not real...
2005 Nissan Armada LE 5.6L struts ? VIN: 5N1AAO8B05
Help nissan techs. I am working on this Armada that makes a snapping noise when turning in and out of driveways that are on an incline.I have replaced stabilizer links and bushings with noise still there I also checked all front suspension bolts all ...
2000 Subaru Impreza L 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JF1GC4557Y
Hello Subaru lovers.Car-have one off my best customers.Full service everytime and ontime.Come yesterday to my shop with black smoke from exost and i cant say poor fuel economy-20 l for 85 km !!! No codes no some defects when driving.Closed diller start song,ne...
2002 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L engine VIN: 4S3BH686X2
lets just start with a big thank you for your time and help. we have a outback here that had the head gaskets replaced by us,it was diagnosed at another shop.and now after the repair we have a strange overheating problem,after a long test drive the temp guage ...
1999 Toyota Solara SE 3.0L alternator? VIN: 2TICF28P4X
Hey, TIA for any and all help. Have a high mileage solara that will drop voltage at idle to below battery voltage. Customer has a job where he sits in car w/ ac on for an hour or more. If he turns it off before driving it(raising the idle and alt speed)it will...
2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22K8Y
reacuring code p0401 egr valve is working, vsv valve is working ,when egr valve is open with vacumm pump car will stall can comand vsv on & off . Trouble codes: P0401
2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 4T1BG22K21
Few hrs from home ses cam,e on and it was po300. They came back next day with a rattle and running bad. Reset timing belt and ran good in bay. Go to take off from lite and it feels like out of time. Pulled cover off and rechecked. Its fine pulled o2 out and ru... Trouble codes: P0300, 301 (cylender 1), 302 (cyl 2), 303 (cyl 3)
2005 Toyota Prius 1.5L Mechanical VIN: JTDKB20U05
Since the last oil change this car started using oil, its not leaking and doesn't put off any clouds of smoke, we topped it off and after 2000 miles it was down over a quart has any body seen this? (we switched from 5w30 to 10w30 this change) Thanks in advance...
2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.0L 5-4 downshift VIN: 5TBET34146
My friend's boss gave him this used Tundra for a work truck. It runs beautifully and is a pretty well kept and sweet ride. He uses it mostly for light bed loads and occasionally tows a boat. His complaint is that when on the highway with no trailer and an emp...

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1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L no start no power to inside fuse panel drivers sid VIN: JHMCG5654X
2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0L compressor VIN: 1HGCM66595
Morning everone! I told the customer that the problem seemed to be in the pcm it was not grounding the a/c clutch relay. The pcm was still under warranty so she took it to Honda and they replaced the pcm for free. Shes very happy and I made zip on this deal. T...
2007 Honda Accord LX 2.4L air bag VIN: 3HGCM56477
2002 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, misfire VIN: KMHDN45D02
Thanks to everyone who responded to my inquiry. The cause of the problem was found to be a small piece of the intake manifold gasket missing from the number 2 cylinder intake port. I sprayed small amounts of brake clean to each intake runner and when the clea... Trouble codes: P0302 (Cyllinder 2 misfire).
2003 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L No Start VIN: KMHDN45D93
Hi all Thanks for the help, I did make a mistake on fuel pressure, pushed wrong keys on my computer(sorry). Anyway someone had done a fuel repair before me, what I found was. Under the air cleaner, and snorkel. the flex hoze for fuel delerivy was twisted an...
1999 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L no com in mode 3 VIN: JM1BJ2226X
hello all, i called the local mazda delaer to talk to them about this problem and they have seen this before. they re loaded the computer and were able to get communications with the inspection machine and customer has a sticker. thank you to all who replied.
2000 Mazda Protege ES 1.8L Hesitation, Surge VIN: JM1BJ2239X
Everybody who replied please accept my thanks. Problem turned out to be fuel volume. Pressure was good. Fuel tank was very low so I decided to fill it with fuel. Problem was immediately 80% better but still there. We pulled fuel pump and found the straine...
2000 Mazda Familia 1.6L Stall VIN: JM6BJ10M20
One of the replies I got told me to ground the #10 pin in the diagnostic connector and I should be able to count the flashes and determine what code was stored. First I had to remove the instrument cluster to replace the bulb since the check engine light did n...
1999 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L compressor VIN: JN8AR05S1X
thanks alot guys I replaced the condensor. it did not fix,so went to the evap replaced it noise is now gone pressures at idle are 35 low side 200 high side . sometimes you have one come in that is a pain even nissan was scratching their heads again thanks.
2005 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1AR18W85
We replaced the IPDM and the client has driven vehicle approx. 3 weeks now with no problems. I still dont know what exactly is failing in these units but the dealer here stocks them and they are only about $186.00, which is extremly cheap for a unit that has ...
1988 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L valve cover VIN: JT3VN66W9J
I checked with 3 different dealers and Toyota Says this valve cover was revised 3 times.. the pipes under the intake made the plenum sit cocked this was my friends car so he hit the pipes with a rubber mallet to flatten them a little to get clearance it on ...
1989 Toyota Camry LE 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JT2VV22E4K
Alrighty, well thankyou all for your requests, i am very appreciative. This is one of those vehicles where the K.I.S.S. method really bit me hard. Turns out that even though the vehicle felt like it wasn't misfiring, it certainly was! The plug wires were compl...
1995 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 4T1GB11E8S
Thanks for all the replies and sorry for the delay in posting, customer just returned with vehicle yesterday. Checked grounds as suggested and sure enough, ground EB (left front fender area) was in poor shape, repaired ground circuit, cleared codes, road test... Trouble codes: P0753 (shift solenoid valve 1 ckt. malfunction), P0758 (shift solenoid valve 2 ckt. malfunction), P0773 (shift solenoid valve SL ckt. malfunction).
2001 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: INXBR12E81
after replacing the mass air flow sensor, the vehicle seemed to be fixed but it returned a few days later with the same code. this time however the o2 sensor seemed to be biased lean. i replaced the sensor and it fixed the car. this had a 4 wire o2 sensor and ... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean condition).
2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L brakes VIN: 5TBBT44151
Well we really appreciated all the great and fast responces, it turns out it was the left front wheel speed sensor, someone had installed it wrong(sideways because the o ring was keeping it from seating). When we tested the sensors we disconnected at the harne...
2005 Toyota Matrix 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2TIKR32E66
Thanks for everyone help.The parts depo at toyota was wrong about having to program this computer.We had it flashed and it working great. Trouble codes: 01584 (this code in undocumented).
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