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1998 Acura TL 2.5L Surge, high idle VIN: JH4UA2650W
car had surging idle from base idle being to high However I cannot get it all the way down with the idle bypass screw. Took screw out removed carbon and blocked idle air control valve off.With screw bottom out lowest it will go is 850 it needs to get to 750 ( ... Trouble codes: P0505
2006 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHDN46D46
we have this hyd elantra that came in yesterday for code po708 we switched the sensor for a known good part and drove the car. one day later the code came back again. upon doing the pin point test for this code we did not come up with any faults.if anyone has ... Trouble codes: P0708
2001 Infiniti QX4 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNRDR07Y11
Light comes on after second ign. cycle. Code resets 5 to 6 seconds after start up. Is it PROBABLE that using an aftermarket coil and iridium rather than platinum plugs would cause this? Or do I need to check each coil wire back to the ECM ? Any help or insight... Trouble codes: P1320
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...
2003 Mazda B4000 4.0L Compression VIN: 4F4ZR47E13
This is a curiousity type question- I probably am not keeping the repair. Truck was towed in for no start. During the intial diagnosis the engine sounded like it had no compression. Performed compression test on 5 cylinders and all read 0. I didn't see any poi...
2004 Mazda RX-8 1.3L No Start VIN: JM1FE17N04
Hey Fellow Mazda techs we have one here that is causing us to scratch our heads. This 04 rx will have an excessively long crank after a 15 minute hot soak. Customer will go into a store come out and have a very long crank often several attempts made to start. ...
2005 Mazda 6 S 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVHP80DX5
Hi fellow techs. I'm a little stumped. Vehicle initially had the codes listed above as well as p2179 and p2189, a misfire code and an o2 code. After replaceing the plugs and o2's I was left with codes p2177, p2187, p2179 and p2189. After inpspecting for air le... Trouble codes: P2179 (system too lean off idle), P2187 (system too lean at idle)
2001 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L no drive F or R VIN: 4A3AA46G81
thanks in advance. this mitsi has no drive forward or reverse.customer stopped at a stoplight and when she went to move car had no drive. she had no prior warning of trouble ,no noise no slipping. fluid is clean. and pressures are all in spec. I removed and to...
2006 Nissan Armada LE 5.6L 1 touch up electric windows VIN: 5N1AA08B46
After mentioned body shop assembled truck both front door windows roll down when removing ignition key. I tried to do the reset procedure described in alldata even with holding the up buttom for up to 10 seconds in the manual position as some of the responses ...
1997 Subaru Impreza Outback 2.2L ign key VIN: JF1GF4855V
car came in unable to remove ign key. we could never duplicate problem and replaced lock cyl. assy.came back about 2 weeks later same complaint.key was stuck, the ign would not turn all the way to lock position until we started and moved the car. then it worke...
2001 Subaru Legacy L 2.5L cooling fans VIN: 4S3BH63571
My customer is complaining that the cooling fans will come on at every stop,and shut off when you start moving again.The car is not overheating,and i tried it and sure enough every time i stopped the fan would come on immediately.Is this normal?
2003 Subaru Forester X 2.5L Accessories VIN: JF1SG63673
Hey this thing was brought in from another shop for the rear wiper waser inop the switch has been replaced with dealer unit you can use a power probe from the switch an it works sounds like switch but is new first subaru help thanks guys an gals
2001 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L Surge VIN: 5TEPM62N31
The customer came in with a surge when driving down the road at a steady speed. It almost felt like a tire imbalance. It is a steady surge. I checked everything i could think of including tire balance. but i found when driving if you accelerate it it seems to ...
2002 Toyota Tundra 3.4L Front Differential VIN: 5TBBT44152
Well the owner called today saying the problem returned just like it was before. no 4WD and the lights are flashing on dash and at the push buttons.Mitchell on-demand is no help. Any ideas would be fantastic. Thank You

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1993 Honda Civic del Sol S 1.5L Cuts out VIN: JHMEG1147P
first i would like to thank every one,the problem was a after market distrubler,not just one but three,so i went with a oem part from the dealer and that fix ed the problem,thanks again for all of yall help.this one is fixed.
2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG165XY
This car finially came back in today. We had onhand the updated valve (FROM THE DEALER NOT WORLD PAC) with the other tsb parts (t\b gskt and stainless tube). I did not install the tube.All I did was install the valve cleared the code, put the ecm into service ... Trouble codes: P1491.
2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L fuel gauge VIN: 4S2CK58W31
put in new sending unit and reset engine light works great thanks for all the help
2005 Isuzu N NQR 5.2L No Start, Cuts out VIN: JALE5J1616
i am still working on this vehicle but have made little progress i replace the rail pressure sensor and found the sensor cavity to be contaminated i am leaning towards an injection pump i am going to reopen another post later thanks to ritch and jay for their... Trouble codes: 83 (fuel rail pressure sensor).
2005 Lexus RX330 3.3L a/c heat control VIN: 2T26A31UX5
The fix to this really does not make any sense. We got the customer to finally return and rechecked all fuses. None were blown. We had previously tried disconnecting battery and leting sit with no results. This time, we went back to the Navigation unit ECU...
2002 Mazda MPV LS 3.0L Egi Inj Fuse VIN: JM3LW28A42
I found it!!! After no one could supply me with the proper wiring diag for this van (not even Mazda) I looked on the diagrams that I had and determined what components are on the EGI/INJ fuse and found that they are 14 components. So after checking each compon...
1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST 2.0L headlamps VIN: 4A3AK54F6S
Greetings! I would like to Thank those who responded, especially Brown [...] and Jason, who advised that the "red" wire i thought should be "hot" was actually a ground, which explained the blown fuse in my attempts to "energize" it and why with the harness dis...
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.4L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AC44G61
thanks for all your help car only breaks once a mounth or so so when it came back with the check engine light on with ckp code i unpluged the ckp conector and pluged it back in pins looked good so for it has not come back again if i now any more all let you al... Trouble codes: P0335.
1997 Subaru Impreza Outback 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1GF4857V
I thank all of yall for the help tips givin . the problem was that the speedo cable was broke. put in new one and it fixed all of them. also fixed the codes Trouble codes: P1507.
2008 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 2.5L Heater VIN: JF1GDG6755
Thanks very much to all who replied. I got into this one again (finally) and found the thermistor bulb interfering with heat/cold select door(would not close all the way) Door swings VERY close to the evap. core. Great heat,great cooling from a/c (customer m...
2007 Suzuki Forenza 2.0L right side lights VIN: KL5JD56Z97
Thank you for the input. Customer finally returned so I could spend more time on it. Found wire harness for the ashtray light shorted. Fixed wires all ok now.
1990 Toyota Pickup 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT4RN01PL7
Thank so much for all the help guys. The actual problem turned out to be the knock sensor! What we found was that the knock sensor on the block, and the three the autowreckers shipped to us looked identical and all seemed to work. It wasnt until we had anot... Trouble codes: 52 (knock sensor).
1997 Toyota T100 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT4TN14D8V
Good day everybody. I technically have not fixed this yet,but I know what is wrong. The main thing is my new snapy fuel pressure gauge is 25 psi off, thus giving me 20 psi fuel pressure. That would explain why it will run with the return line pinched off. The ...
2003 Toyota RAV4 2.0L all VIN: JTEHH20V23
mornin gents.thanks for all your help.we pulled the ecu.,found a guy in minnisota who reprograms them for70$,you pay the shipping.he had it back to us in 3 days and said to clear the memory.cleared it,drove it,she seems to be golden.turns out these trannies ar...
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