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1994 Honda Civic LX 1.5L No Start VIN: 1HGEG8662R
In the morning, mostly as the temperature warms up from very cold the car takes as much as 10 minutes for the fuel pump to turn on. You turn the key on and wait till the pump decides to activate adn the car will start. I put a new fuel pump and master relay in...
2002 Honda Civic EX 1.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEM22932
Calling Honda techs-got one I've never seen before.Girl brings in car with ses lamp on and code p0303 stored-says AZ sold her a coil and plug and she installed them on cylinder #3.I drive the car-no misfires noticed,drove the car a number of times-could not du... Trouble codes: P0303 (cylinder 3 misfire)
2006 Hyundai Sonata GL 2.4L Misfire VIN: 5NPEU46F26
hi guys. this is the 3rd time car has been here. cust concern of misfire at idle w/ses(p0300). unable to duplicate until this visit-cust brought it while misfire occuring and did not shut it off until i looked at it(cust states if shut off it will stop misfire... Trouble codes: P0300
2001 Infiniti QX4 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNRDRO7Y21
Hello Members, Please HELP!!! This car is my sisters car(FREE REPAIR) and is driving me crazy as is my sister. The MIL light has been on this car for quite a while now and has been ignored. UNTIL NOW!!! She complained that the other day when it was raining ou... Trouble codes: P0303 (Cylinder 3 Misfire), P1145 (VTC Position SensorBank 2), P1320 (Ignition Signal Primary)
2000 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Misfire VIN: 4S2CK58W4Y
Guys this rodeo runs good but the right bank shuts down sometimes. You can unplug every coil on the right bank and it don't do nothing runs the same. The owner said he change every sensor from the old motor that ran good. Including the computer and module on t... Trouble codes: P0300
1997 Kia Sportage 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJA7232V
Have a car in with a multiple misfire. p0300, p0301, and a p0302. Spark is okay. Have pulse as well. Injectors are clicking. Vacuum is steady. Compression is good. Problem happens at random start-ups / test drives. I sprayed some carb cleaner into one of the v... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random/Multiple Misfire), P0301, P0302, P0303 (Cylinder 2 Misfire)
1997 Mazda Miata 1.8L No Start, hard start VIN: JM1NA3536V
car had bad w/p got hot and cracked head installed brand new head/ ect/maf/ t/belt/plugs wires now car is hard to start have to hold to floor to get to start then runs fine timing has been checked 4 times seems to be dead on no codes setting cylinders seem to ...
1990 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JN8HD17Y5L
got this pathfinder has an intermittent stall and hard start when cold.when it is running i have a test light hooked into the blue power wire going to the coil and when it starts to crap out i can see the voltage on my test light start to go out and come back ...
1996 Nissan Quest XE 3.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4N2DN11W0T
The check engine light is on and I am not getting any communication from the OBD II or Consult diagnostic connectors. The van starts and idles but has no power when attempting to accelerate. The engine cooling fan runs at all times. I have power and grounds to...
1999 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L engine VIN: JN8AR07S1X
this auto has me good i need help with this one... Came in from another shop. Will crank and run, when cranked cold has miss and runs very rich. burn your eyes rich, but after it get to op. temp. it runs like a champ, can go anywhere. When it is cold you can't...
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA31DXY
car came in w/code 1320 replace all coils but before i replaced coils customer had iat sensor wires connected together fixed that seems to read fine . now i have a condition when i crank kicks back like timing s wrong replace ckp sensor still same problem. coi... Trouble codes: 1320 (primary circut coils)
2005 Nissan Titan XE 5.6L timing cover VIN: 1N6AA07B05
Can anyone tell me if the timing cover is removable without taking the oil pan off. All bolts are out of the cover, and can move the top out app. 1/2 inch but cannot release the lower area. Is it possible or is it REQUIRED to remove the engine for r&r.
2003 Subaru Baja 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 4S4BT61C73
Customer came back the next day with sever missfire on acceleration after approx. 10 miles of driving, cold vehicle ran fine. We replaced plugs, wires, and coil pack and ran somewhat better. After calling an outside help center, we repaced the A/F sensor and n...
2004 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0L No Start VIN: 4T1BF28B34
morning fellow techs,once again i need help. disconnected battery to replace t-belt and now eng.will not start. fuel pump working and coils are firing but no fuel injector control and no commucation with p.c.m. all power and ground to p.c.m. are there and ca...

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2001 Infiniti G20 2.0L Stall VIN: JNKCP11A31
Thanks to all that replied, Come to find out that the iac valve that i replaced was not oem. I ordered new iac valve from nissan,installed it on car, still had a minor fluctuwation in the idle but the engine did not checked the tps setting,it was .o2 vo...
1999 Kia Sportage 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJB7237X
Good evening everyone Thank you for all your responses,I followed everyones advice through and your not going to believe but it ended up being the spark plug these plugs were brand new put another plug in just by chance and engine runs perfect.Thanks again for... Trouble codes: P0304.
2003 Mazda B4000 4.0L Compression VIN: 4F4ZR47E13
The vehicle is gone- knew it would be. Concensus seems to be bent valves- I never found information whether it was interferance engine or not, but then I wasn't looking very hard either. No posts said it WAS valve bender, just suspected. If I would have though...
1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AK34Y9V
Replaced rollover valve above gas tank. Had a small crack in it. Trouble codes: P0442.
1985 Nissan Maxima GL 3.0L Excessive Emissions
vehicle came back in.but i did not get a chance to look boss did and he installed cats and pass smog,he did not mention if o2 was working or not.sorry for the delay... Trouble codes: 23 (throttle switch), 31 (a/c switch).
2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31A01
Thanks to William, charles, yemane,paul [...], and Thomas, I am confident the new re-learn done at the dealer has fixed this car. After getting one bad ecm repair I was gun shy. I sent it back and they found a problem which they fixed free of charge. Got the e... Trouble codes: P0505.
2007 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4.0L steering wheel VIN: 5N1AR18107
lines and pump fixed this vehicle debris from inside of rack came apart and caused some clogging
1996 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HJ85J2T
Thanks again to all who responded to my help. One thing I forgot to mention is that I did take the VSV and apply battery power and it did work but I only one time so I thought it was good but now I know it is intermitent, so Most everybody suggessted VSV so I... Trouble codes: P0401 (EGR Insuffient Flow Detected).
2003 Toyota Tundra SR5 3.4L battery drain over time VIN: 5TBBN44123
Customer didn't want to spend the money on the wiring upgrade per TSB guidelines, so I made a recommendation that they just make sure they turn the headlight switch off after each use when using the headlights. So far, so good. No more battery drain issues. A...
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