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1992 Acura Vigor GS 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, rev limit VIN: 12FHEJ1221
Hi guys, alittle info is needed for this one. The car is a beater of mine. ran well for a while. on the way home the car stalled and was hard to restart. once started, the engine light was on , low power, and will not rev up past 3000 rpms. tried to pull codes...
1998 Honda Accord LX 3.0L No Start VIN: 7A3CG1640W
vehicle cranks over wont fire.starts after 10 seconds of cranking .you can wait 10 seconds with ignition on it will start.when vehicle fires check engine light remains on .have checked all supples at main relay and ecu ,ok . can anyone confirm if the motorolla... Trouble codes: 0002 (pcm initial circuit failure)
2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Radio VIN: 1HGCM66523
This Nice man came in wanting us to reset his dash with our scanner like the man at the other shop used to do when his battery went dead. I told him his battery should not go dead so often and after testing it it was bad and I installed a new one. The radio di...
2003 Honda Pilot LX 3.5L Steering VIN: 2HKYF18653
Got ones that about to drive me crazy. Have a 2003 Honda Pilot that pulls to the right at low speed 5mph and up. First thing i checked was the tire pressure, then checked alignment. Everything is in spec. Vehicle still pulls to the right. Replaced the front ti...
2000 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHJF35F0Y
Hello everyone. I have here a problem child!! The car came to me from another shop, they already changed the injector, plugs (with NGK) wires, intake gasket, TPS, and the coil pack. The car still misses. What happens is when it is cold it misses hard on accel,... Trouble codes: P0302 (Cylinder 2 Miss-fire)
2003 Hyundai Santa Fe LX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KLM8SC13E4
Only on start up p0446 pending. Second start up turns check eng. light on. Does not happen during road test, only on cycling of ignition key to start engine. Followed aldata touble chart for p0446. Trouble codes: P0446 (evap vent control circuit)
2003 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L Stall VIN: KM8SB12B13
Vehicle will stall while driving, sometimes bucks, acts like ignition loss, no codes for engine, had two transmission codes for 2 and 3 upshift, suspect crank sensor due to no codes, seen in archive a lot of crank sensor problems, would like some feed back bef...
2001 Infiniti QX4 3.5L Battery VIN: JNRD09YX1W
Vehicle towed in with no-start condition. I jump started it with a jump-pack. Tested battery and alternator with Snap-on Micro-vat. Both passed. Checked battery for draw and found a 90mA draw. Pinned down the draw to the "Smart Entrance Contro Unit." When I un...
2004 Isuzu Rodeo S 3.5L MIL Lamp on, REDUCED POWER ON VIN: 4S2CK58Y34
Vehicle came in with reduced power light and check engine light on. Checked the DTCs, found p1239 High Fuel Pressure. Cleared the code and drove ok for a couple of blocks then same thing happens. Monitoring the fuel rail pressure pid the pressure is well in th... Trouble codes: P1239 (high fuel pressure)
1999 Kia Sportage EX 2.0L 3-4 shift VIN: KNDJA723XX
This is my personal vehicle and I am looking for someone more experienced in KIA transmissions. I was driving on the interstate and when exiting the tranny downshifted into 3rd when I let up on the accelerator. The only trouble code is the code related to the ...
1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L No Start VIN: JT6GF10U4X
vehicle came in with codes p0302,p0304,p0306 running badly replaced oil control valve bank 2, now i have no communication with my genisis scanner vehicle spins no start,all fuses and relays checked out good. i think the vehicle is in security mode but not sure...
2002 Lexus ES300 3.0L wipers VIN: JTHBF30G42
wipers-intermitant innop(at any variable speed) & wipers will not park from slow or fast-suspect the wiper motor, but hoping for some common failures, vehicle arrives for full diagnosis tomorrow, thanks in advance, Brian.
2000 Mazda MPV LX 2.5L No Start VIN: JM3L2864Y0
Let me start by telling you I am a new member And I greatly appriciate any help. This vehicle was towed in after being severly overheated {melted the knock sensor].Engine had no compression.We installed a used motor and vehicle won`t start.Never heard vehicle ...
2002 Mitsubishi Montero Sport XLS 3.5L engine/radiator VIN: JA4LS31R22
Recently replaced head gaskets on both sides, vehicle was not running, towed in. Fired up engine and found water shooting out back side of head gasket. After head gaskets replaced, ran great, came back 3 days later, and radiator is now full of all the engine o...
1998 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L Hesitation, lacks power VIN: 1N4DL01DXW
Vehicle came in for complaint of now power, stall and misfire at some times. Found tune up parts original equipment with valve cover gasket leaking oil into spark plugs tubes. Replaced plugs, wires, cap, rotor and new valve cover gasket. Test drove vehicle, al...
1992 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 4T1K12W2NU
Hey guys, we have a 1992 toyota camry LE wagon 3.0 that will start and die after a hot soak. Costomer stated that it happens after driving for about a half hour and then sitting for approx a half hour. It will start if you touch the throttle and then run fine ...
2003 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TDBT44A23
Hello Toyota Techs: I have an 03 sequoia with Mil on P0051 and TRAC/VSC light on C1203 and C1360. The code definition says something about pressure sensor. I am not familiar with Toyota traction control on this truck. I noticed some pressure sensors on the mas... Trouble codes: P0051 (Bank2 S1), C1203 (engine control system/comunication), C1360 (Vehicle skid control pressuresensor)
2006 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEHT05JX6
I have an 06 landcruiser here that came in with the mil light on for a secondary air injection valve stuck shut. I did a test of the selenoids that run the valves and all seemed good so I removed the intake to test the valves and the pump. The valves tested ok... Trouble codes: P1442, P1445

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1996 Honda Accord DX 2.2L AC Circuit VIN: 1HGCE18600
AC Thermostat was bad jumpered blu/yel and blu/red whilst monitoring the voltage at compressor relay which gave low output system went to ground and all is well. Dug too deep on this one overlooked some potentials. Replaced both. Thanks
2000 Honda Accord EX 2.3L CV boot VIN: JHMCG5554Y
I will close this request with thanks to all of the Honda Techs who replied. While a significant majority recommended that I simply replace the two drive axles with rebuilt units I am reluctant to follow that advice because of the very bad experience I have ha...
2001 Infiniti QX4 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNRDRO7Y21
Hello IATN members!!! I would like to report that this car is FIXED!!! I first would like to thank all that responded and provided me with help. Most of you (if not all) informed me to replace all coils(OEM) and plugs to correct concern. I did that and the CE... Trouble codes: P0303 (Cylinder 3 Misfire), P1145 (VTC Position SensorBank 2), P1320 (Ignition Signal Primary).
2001 Lexus IS300 3.0L Hesitation, Surge VIN: JTHBD18261
Thanks to all who replied, I did check all the areas you suggested. What we finally found when we opened up the ECU for inspection was that someone had modified the control unit by slodering in jumper wires in the trans speed sensor circuits. We installed a... Trouble codes: P1346 (Deviation in crankshaft and camshaft position sensor signals.).
2006 Lexus IS250 2.5L Power steering rack VIN: JTHBK26280
Thanks to the replies I found the recall in question (SSC 9LC). I rang the dealers and they are going to replace the rack free of charge even though it's out of warranty. I had checked for recalls previously. It is not listed on Identifix or Toyota website. Th...
1997 Mazda Miata 1.8L No Start, hard start VIN: JM1NA3536V
told customer its short block time he didnt take it well at all come goit it towed it to mazda they told him the same thing got a short block only used from somewhere alittle leary but getting paid regardless brought it back to us we put it in and now it run...
2004 Mitsubishi Outlander LS 2.4L pinging VIN: JA4LZ41F04
First, thank you to all who replied. The plugs were correct NGK and valve timing was right on. Customer picked up the vehicle on a Thursday with no resolution, was advised that the condition was very serious and to drive as little as possible until next weeks ...
1996 Nissan Quest XE 3.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4N2DN11W0T
Replaced the ecu and fired right up and all seems fine now. Thanks for the tips.
1989 Toyota Pickup 3.0L 4wd operation VIN: JT4VN01G9K
we finally determined one of the vsv's was switching on and off when going into and out of 4wd. So with help from Larry [...] we found the vacuum line going to the actuator and connected this to the VSV, and found the vacuum source from the intake and connec...
2008 Toyota Prius 1.5L Starting VIN: JTDKB22U07
I would like to tsank everyone for the help.I was 5000 miles from home visiting and my friend ask me if i could start his prisus that had been dead for 4 months.I was kind of ashamed to ask because i own one of these cars.But i had no reason to want to know be...
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