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1996 Acura TL 2.5L No Start VIN: JH4UA2655T
car came in running ,when get hot shuts off ,we have fuel pressure and spark, no injecction pulse,we have power in the injectors plugs but no ground from computer while cranking, when this hapens the check engine light flikers raplidly and the car don't start ...
1997 Acura CL 3.0L p0715 VIN: 19UYA2252V
Original Problem Vehicle came in moving very sluggish replaced the transmission with a used one (customer request) OK for 30days Vehicle came back with code P0700 and P0715 followed ALLDATA checked (ohm) both Main and Counter shaft speed sensors ok Wire from S...
2000 Acura RL Premium 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4KA9659Y
I have determined the EGR ports are clogged, however my tech is having trouble removing the upper intake plenum. I looked some but not familiar with these. Alldata shows a picture but no instructions. Do you have to remove the whole assembly or can you seperat... Trouble codes: P0401 (Insuffencint egr flow)
2002 Acura RSX 2.0L starter VIN: JH4DC53882
Hello Everyone, Got a brain teaser here. Customer came in for starter problem we had diagnosed a few months ago, we got a remaned starter from bosch, installed, went to start car, starter was making all kinds of noise. I'm not sure if grinding is actually the ...
2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L srs VIN: 1HGCG1652Y
customer came in and said she couldn't get in her drivers door. Linkages were all hooked and working fine. Ended up pulling the interior panel off, with the door closed, and drilling enough holes in the latch assembly to open the door. After replacing the latc...
2000 Honda Insight 1.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMZE1357Y
attn honda guys have a 200 insight with code p1580 no such code in all data or iatn please help need direction thanks all Trouble codes: P1580
2002 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KM8SC73D82
truck came in skipping again, remove intake and found back 3 injectors clogged again. fuel rails look oxidized / white powdery substance. and all 3 injectors screens filled to the top. i used a brush the last time and cleaned fuel rail. and the only fuel filte...
2004 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L iignition switch VIN: KM8SB12B94
Good customer has this Santa Fe towed in,With complaint of key not able to turn.I go into lot key turns no problem .But i noticed the key is very worn and it was well below freezing here last night .My question is Alldata is a little vague about key programing...
2004 Isuzu Axiom XS 3.5L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2DF58Y34
This Axiom came in with a MIL on and customer complaint of black smoke when starting and accelerating. Found code p0106 stored in PCM: Barometer Sensor Wrong Signal. This car was here 2 years ([...])ago for the same problem. We sent it to the dealer and the... Trouble codes: P0106 (Barometer Sensor Wrong Signal)
2004 Kia Sorento LX 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJD73324
Great customer brought his wife's Sorento to us with a check engine light on and no complaints of any other problems. He stated car runs fine. He is a retired mechanic, and I have known him for years. We pulled codes and found the P0305 but did not feel any ty... Trouble codes: P0305 (Misfire 5)
2004 Kia Rio 1.6L engine VIN: KNADC12554
Hi car guys we have a 2004 kia rio in the shop had a blown 1.6 MI-TECH DOHC 16 v engine we never heard it run We replaced it with a used engine with around 50,000 miles When the engine is started It has a loud Knock in it sounds just like rod bearing noise ...
1999 Lexus SC300 3.0L Engine VIN: JT8CD32Z4X
Lexus techs please help!! I am literally desperate! This car came in on a hook with 3 complaints: MIL light on, complaint that he could not drive faster than 35mph, and leaking fluid. Found code P1120 for accelerator postion sensor malfunction. Vehicle started...
2004 Lexus ES330 3.3L window VIN: JTHBA30G04
i have this car that the window will let up if you use the auto function on the switch,the window motor had been replaced and now it appears the jam protection part of the system is not working,any help would be greatly appreciated.you can let the window up if...
1998 Mazda MPV ES 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: JH3LV5239W
vehicle towed in for no start.vehicle and then stall,runs only 1-2 seconds.then cranks and no start until you turn key off.then will crank and run the 1-2 seconds.fuel pressure is good,45 psi koeo.57 psi koer.good spark on all cylinders.maf voltage .84 while c...
1999 Nissan Sentra XE 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1AB4103X
Hi Nissan Techs, We have a '99 sentra here that runs fine but has a slowly flashing mil light. We tried to scan system with various scanners ...mastertech, genisys etc... but get a no codes present result. However when you go to data stream there is no real d...
2002 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 5N1MU28Y82
I have an 2002 Xterra 3.3 with super charger. It has a P0300 or P0306 at times also P0328 knock sensor When car is cold it misses on one cylinder. As you run it and it warms up it stops missing. Inputs and outputs look OK. No other codes for rich or lean Sco... Trouble codes: P0300 (random miss at times), P0306 (6 cylinder miss), P0328 (Knock sensor)
2002 Nissan Frontier SC 3.3L caliper VIN: 1NGMD29Y82
hello, I received this truck from another shop. They put on new pads, rotors, and calipers. I believe maintenance is why they replace pads, rotors, and calipers ("Les Schwab") customer picked up the truck drove it 1000 miles and the front caliper seals blown (...
2004 Nissan Titan LE 5.6L engine VIN: 1N6AA06A54
This engine has a loud whining noise, almost sounds like low power steering fluid - removed drive belts and noise is still there - noise is more noticeable in front half of engine and worse around oil filter area - any help from Nissan tech's would be great - ...
2004 Nissan Murano SE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8AZ08T64
hello everyone,and thank you for taking the time to read this help request.Trunk came in w/ MIL on,and no drivibility issues.short and long fuel trims 5% to 10%. reset self-learning with scan tool and drove truck for about 25 to 30 minutes at freeway and stop ... Trouble codes: P1273 (A/F Sensor indicates lean bank 1)
1996 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BK6653T
Subaru specialist. This vehicle came in to the shop overheated. Had a history of #4 misfire codes. no other codes were present. Diagnosed the #4 headgasket bad and replace both sides and surfaced the heads. engine starts and runs fine but now have a code 325 f... Trouble codes: 325 (knock sensor malfunction)
2008 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 2.5L Heater VIN: JF1GDG6755
Thanks for reading this post... This Impreza has very poor heating at best. Blower works fine. Heater core seem quite hot(Painfully hot) to the touch, (you can feel the pipes and part of the end tank). However actual heat coming out of the vents is poor at bes...
1997 Toyota T100 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT4TN14D8V
Good afternoon everybody, I need some Toyota guru help because I am stuck. This T100 will start and idle up to 1500 for about 2 to 3 seconds and stall. Acts and sounds like running out of fuel. If the throttle is touched it flat out dies. I have checked for co...

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2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GL 2.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: KM8SC83D61
The problem was caused by the evap purge valve sticking open. The engine stays running on the vapor from the fuel tank, when I would step on the gas pedal it would lean out the mixture causing it to stall. Aparently 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe's still have spark wit...
2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 3.3L Trip Computer VIN: 5NMSH73E47
After getting more information about this vehicle; that the speedometer had also stopped operating at the same time the fuel range display issue began, I then went after the speed sensor system instead of the fuel level circuit. There were no DTC's for any VS...
1998 Infiniti I30 3.0L No Start, Hesitation VIN: JNKCA21D2V
the first tip i received about the starter, i will admit, i laughed. how on earth could a starter cause a rich fuel condition on one bank only? perhaps extended cranking time...regardless, the starter fixed the vehicle, even though the vehicle was cranking and... Trouble codes: P1447.
1994 Mitsubishi Mighty Max 2.4L Charging VIN: JA7LS21G4R
well guys it was one of those make sure you double check every thing moments. this truck has a battery terminal with stud to sacure multiple power cables, it had corrossion between two eyelet, cleaned connection and no more problems. thanks for the help.
2001 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1N4DL01D11
Thanks for the 4 help request. Boris from Kentucky was correct. I don't understand why the pcm was intermittently cutting off injectors while cranking, but the poor idle and misfire problem is a leaking intake gasket around cylinders #1 and #2.
2002 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L belt noise? VIN: 1N6ED26Y02
First thanks guys for the information. I had a few responses and all were completely different. That is what makes this a tough business some times. Some of the input I received was that the Distributors have been failing more lately for some reason. It was su...
2006 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4.0L Power Steering VIN: 5N1AR18WX6
I probably should have put more details in my origional help request, but I had to be brief what with a frustrated boss looking over my shoulder thinking I'm waisting his time. After the fact, he realizes you guys have saved his bacon again. Previously to post...
2000 Subaru Outback 2.5L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 453BH6750Y
Well, yes it was the fuel pump like I thought, and what some of you have said. Runs great now, fuel trims are back to normal. Thanks to all that responded. Trouble codes: P0171.
1993 Toyota Pickup SR5 3.0L 1st gear VIN: JT4VN1365P
Thanks again to all. Removed shifter and found upper bushing missing upper half(socket). Lower slightly worn. Replaced both. Shifter is significantly more tight. Shifts great. Still popped out a couple times, however not nearly as bad. I will see how it goes a...
2000 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L abs VIN: 4T1BF28BXY
Thanks so much guys, the VSC light comes on with an engine code! New one on me. Replaced the O2 sensor and erased all codes and a happy customer. Thanks again.
2000 Toyota RAV4 2.0L No Start, Stall VIN: JT3HP10V6Y
Thanks to all who helped on this one. Even though the ignition feeds passed voltage drop tests (tested with all accessories on,and/or cranking engine w/injectors disabled)I removed the battery and disassembled & cleaned all related grounds & power feeds (inclu...
2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L No Start VIN: 4T1BG22K9Y
Well, we have come to conclusion on this one. Its strange though. We compression checked this engine and leakdown tested it many times when it came in and after the timing belt was replaced at always had 175-178 across all cyl(after belt replacement). I came i... Trouble codes: P0335.
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