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2003 Acura RSX 2.0L low vaccum VIN: JH4DC54863
I have an acura rsx that came to the shop with a lack of power, backfires and rpm wont go higer than 3000rmp. Have code P0172 system rich bank 1. I tested map and it tested alitle high so I chane it. and same thing. change A/F ration sensor and same. cam timin...
2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0L unknown VIN: 1HGCG16552
At aprox. 10 mph a clunk noise is heard from the front of the vehicle when a small but sharp change is made in an upward direction, like when driving into a garage with a 1" lip or driving on a uneven gravel road. The front steering, suspension, eng/trans crad...
2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L connector VIN: KMHDN45D11
hey fellow techs,does anyone have a source on a pigtail for a input speed sensor,hyundai. wants to sell the whole engine wiring harness.any thing in the junk yard is just as brittle,have it tie wrapped on right now.would like to fix it right so as not to have ...
2002 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: KM8SB12B02
I have this Santa Fe that could use some input on-came in about a year ago with code P0401-replaced EGR solenoid and all was well-about 2 months ago he was out of town and lost power-other shop replaced front cat-came here shortly after with SEL light on-road ... Trouble codes: P0401 (egr insufficient flow)
2002 Kia Sportage 2.0L #1 cyl VIN: KNDJA72332
Id like to start with saying thank you to everybody out there that helps out it is greatly appreciated i have tried everything possible that i coukld think of on this vehicle all new parts rechecked and set time a couple times hoping was off a tooth still no l...
2005 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L belt VIN: KNDUP13105
need some kia help. we don't work on kia very often. this vehicle has a vibration noise coming from passinger side mainly on cold start in gear around 1100 rpm. a/c-alt. belt vibrates violently. listened to noise with stethascope, noise in coming from front si...
1997 Lexus LS400 4.0L No Start VIN: JT8BH28F3V
Hello All, Car came in on a hook, customer stated they were driving when the car shut off and won't restart. Car will start for 2 secs and die every time. Basic checks showed no codes, good fuel pressure and spark but injector pulses 3-5 times then stops. Che...
1994 Mazda B2300 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4F4CR12A3R
Hi everyone.I have this truck in my shop that I have thrown everything at.I have tried a new computer ,coils,cam sensor,ignition module,and new plug wires.Test for spark at all coil towers and only have spark on number 1 cylinder right side coil.No spark at al... Trouble codes: 218 (no ignition diagnostic monitor signal)
2000 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L No Start VIN: JM1TA2222Y
Hello, this 2000 Mazda Millenia was brought in for a lack of power concern. Upon inspection i found that the vacuum line that goes to the CAC bypass actuator was broken. Ordered parts and parked vehicle outside while waiting for parts. The next day I wen't out... Trouble codes: P1250 (PRC solenoid valve circuit malfunction)
2004 Mazda MPV LX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: JM3LW28A54
We have this wonderful MPV here. It has a history of failed coils. This time it idles rough and misses at idle. I have a modis that will intermitantl loose com with all modules. We have checked vacuum leaks fuel pressure with nothing found wrong. I have tried ...
2000 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D9Y
Engine runs well, Performed all tests in alldata and have found no problems. Any Nissian people out there ever seen this?? Trouble codes: P1110 (Intake valve timing control solenoid), P1111 (Intake valve timing control solenoid)
2003 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.5L no acceleration VIN: JNLDA31AX3
trying to figure out if any nissan techs have run into this before. it is hard to catch, it only happens on test drive and the scan data shows good, i tested it once when it happened and watched the acc. pedal position sensors were fine and then it cleared up ...
2003 Nissan Altima S 2.5L No Start VIN: 1N4AL11D22
Hi guys, I have a 2003 Nissan Altima that we just performed a complete engine rebuild on. The problem is that we could not get the car to start. We discovered we had no spark and replaced the camshaft and crankshaft position sensors. We discovered that it will... Trouble codes: P1614 (NATS Malfunction)
2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L heater VIN: 1N4AL11D65
does not blow heat
2005 Suzuki Forenza LX 2.0L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: KL5JD56Z35
I found the PCV hose broken, so I replaced it and cleaned the throttle body and the IAC valve, cleared the codes. The codes stayed cleared, the idle is fine, but the miss is still the same as before. This is not a steady miss, but "hits" once in a while while ... Trouble codes: P2279 (intake air system leak), P0507 (IAC system RPM high)
1996 Toyota 4Runner 2.7L valve train VIN: JT3HN86RXT
is there any tsb's or known issues for valve noise on this motor, anybody know of problems.i am pulling my hair out,vehicle was noisey when it came in for head gaskets.also found right intake cam advanced one tooth.reset timing during head gasket repair adjust...

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2002 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Mechanical VIN: 1HGCG56671
Thanks for tips on the way to ID thie V-Tech. EX models are V-Tech engines.
2003 Isuzu N NPR 6.0L Misfire VIN: 4KLC4B1R03
Removed the heads and found that the engine had been hot at one time. #5 intake valve warped and not seating when warmed up. #3 and #5 exhaust valves carboned up. Full valve job fixed this one. Trouble codes: P0300, P0305, P0303.
2003 Lexus GX470 4.7L seals VIN: JTJBT20X83
Thanks for the replies!I could not justify replacing the actuator for a nickle an dime seal.(no cracks and actuator is working). I found a seal co. on line- they had the dimentions I needed.The other seals, from lexus for t-case ,were also rep...
2004 Lexus RX330 3.3L rack/pump VIN: 2T2HA31U64
First of all, thnaks for all who wrote me to help. The problem was a partially seized steering shaft ujoint at the rack. My tech had checked 1 direction, but apparently not the other. I went in early 6:30 this morning and decided to attack the problem myself. ...
2005 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 2.0L valve body VIN: JE3AJ36E05
Thanks to Reggie and James. You both wewe right. The balls are from the parking system. See you!
1997 Nissan Pickup 2.4L 5-4 shift VIN: 1N6SD11S6V
Thanks to all who replied. I decided to cut my losses and take it to my local manual trans expert. He found that I had been sold the wrong counter shaft and replaced the complete 5th/overdrive syncro assembly. The truck is gone and I have a happy customer. ...
2003 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 3N1CB51D53
After speaking with an A-tech at my local dealership, I didn't feel so bad about this problem child. He said that they have done no timing chains on these vehicles, which is strange iven everyone else's trouble with them. He then asked how I pressure tested th... Trouble codes: P0340 (Camshaft Position sensor problem B1).
1996 Toyota Tercel DX 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2AC52L7T
Many of you got this one right. Problem is oil consumption. Of course customer declined any further repairs , so this one is out of our hair for now. Thanks group!! Trouble codes: P0420 (Cat below efficiency threshold).
2003 Toyota Tundra 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TBRT341X3
Well I did put a canister on the pickup and all is well I still would like to know if there is a good way of testing these I tested all that I could all of the other things hoses gas cap valve on the manifold and the only thing left was the canister Thanks...
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