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2002 Acura TL 3.2L lights VIN: 19UUA56666
turn headlights on only right front comes on, turn engine off and on only left front comes on--i am going crazy
2005 Acura RL 3.5L Misfire VIN: JH4KB16505
help!!! this car came from another shop. when you first start the car it runs rough and mis-fires. when you give it gas, it sputters then revs ok and then idles ok. if you drive it up the road easily, it is ok, but under a load it mis-fires. we have check fue... Trouble codes: P0300 (p0301-), P0301 (p0302-), P0302 (p0304-), P0304 (p0305-), P0305 (p0306-), P0306
2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCM66593
this accord dies at times while at idle. customer said it acted up a month ago for a week and has been fine since. acted up yesterday and check engine light came on this time. while driving after check engine light came on instrument cluster and radio both qui... Trouble codes: P0685
2005 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: SHSRD77855
Replaced canister vent shut valve. checked voltage at FTP sensor 2.5 volts open evap canister purge valve at manifold and voltage drop down to 1.8 volts and engine ilde changes runs rough. check and blew out all hoses to atmoshere and also ran without hoses ho... Trouble codes: P2422 (evap vent valve stuck closed)
1992 Lexus SC400 4.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: JT8UZ30C4N
Vehicle came in 2 days ago, customer complaint car has mis-fire under load. Once the car is around 40-50MHP, it run fine.We verified the problem, vehicle has a bad mis fire at all times, check spark OK, check Ignition coil OK, Fuel OK. However upon futher test...
2000 Nissan Xterra XE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1ED28Y3Y
I have a Xterra that came in with mil light on running fine,it set a code p1320, after inspecting the truck I found it was missing the 2.2 ohm resistor that takes primary signal to ecm. I put together a resistor a little over 2 ohms and the light is off. The p... Trouble codes: P1320 (Primary ignition fault)
2005 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BA41F55
Came in with the left headlight out, had to remove air cleaner, got a bulb from dealer and installed, hooked everything back up. Now the "Check Engine" light is on. Checked with the customer, the light hasn't been on. Afraid we don't have a Consult II. Any hel... Trouble codes: P1148 (closed loop bank 1), P1168 (closed loop bank 2), P1031 (air/fuel ratio sensor meter)
1995 Other Asian EX200-5 4.0L Alignment
why on Hitachi excavator EX200-5,one side chain tread run faster so it will run to one side? Can not find linkages bent.The machine work slowly.Seem the hydraulic system has some trouble. Thank you for your help.
2005 Subaru Legacy i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Vibration VIN: 4S3BL61655
Hi All, This car is in our shop often for service. Has had a rough idle for some time. Custoemr never really complained. It was not horribly rough and never stalls, but the poor idle was certainly noticeable to myself. At any rate, after recent 90k, customer ...

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1997 Acura RL 3.5L drl/low beam VIN: JH4KA9652V
First, thanks to everyone who responded and gave their input. Eventually, the repair turned out to be the 'lowly' low beam cut- relay! Went to the auto wreckers and picked up a used relay for $10.00 and substituted and this fixed it. Coincidentally, reinstalle...
1994 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMCD5662R
So I finally got some time to tear into the car and slow down to re-think everything. Started to pull the timing covers off again and decided, what the hell, might as well check the cam key way, even though I KNEW it was there when I re-installed the cam gear,... Trouble codes: 21 (VTEC Solenoid Valve circuit malf.).
1998 Hyundai Elantra 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHJF24M9W
Thanks for the input, i checked codes with Global OBDII and it showed me evap codes - customer rescheduled for repair. I will remember this one for future reference - thanks guys.
2005 Hyundai Tiburon SE 2.7L cooling system VIN: KMHHN65D35
Hi, we ended up replacing the head on this car, there must have been a small crack in the head. What I failed to mention in my original post is that we tried to do the job without sending the head out for machining. lesson learned, no matter what the head look...
2002 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L ride control VIN: JNDR09XX2W
Well, as most of the replies stated, and as we suspected replacing the rear radius arm/control arm bushings did fix the problem. The customer has had the vehicle for two weeks now and told me over the phone today that they have not had any more problems since...
2006 Nissan Sentra 1.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D06
Well oddly enough, I sent the young lady to Nissan because there was a possible warranty issue with the code and the intermittent stalling evident. Turns out it needs a timing chain, with a new tensioner and the associated parts. Go figure, so never assume bec... Trouble codes: P0340 (Camshaft positon sensor).
1991 Toyota Celica GT 2.2L steering VIN: JT5ST87K1M
well today i finally got the car to do what cust described the car will suddenly just pull the wheel all the way to left on its own kinda scary so its gotta be the valvesin the rack if anyone has helpful info please email me @ [...] thanks.
1991 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L pedal vibrates VIN: JT3VN39W5M
We appreciate everyones input about this one, but here's one for the books. after much investigating, we found the vibrating pedal was cause by the left rear axle. what was happening, the hub was oscillating up and down just enough to cause an adverse effect...
1995 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, on accel VIN: JT2GK12E2S
i still have car not fixed all replies were already checked - grounds & powers good - exhaust backpressure good - will runn better if propane is added - fuel pressure is good - CTS has been replaced - is totally temp related - looses ecm communication when pro...
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