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2004 Acura TSX 2.4L Unknown VIN: JH4CL96874
Help. the auto ac intermittently blows warm(compressor still running)then switches mode from vents to floor or defrost. can set temp to low & turn auto on & off and will return to functioning normally. ran self-diag with no codes present. my otc scanner wont r...
2002 Daewoo Leganza SE 2.2L Mechanical VIN: KLAVA69269
This is a vehicle given to me by a customer after the timing belt broke causing all 16 valves to bend. I got a new head. I used new head bolts. The tightening procedure is to tighten, in sequence, the bolts to 18 ft lbs. Then tighten, again in sequence, 90 deg...
2001 Honda Insight 1.0L Air Mix Door? VIN: JHMZE13731
Complaint was no heat from heater. Car has been to several other shops- Was missing the pickup tube in the coolant resivior. We replaced the tube, bled and it started making heat, so we shipped it. However, the customer failed to tell us that for a long time t...
2002 Honda Civic LX 1.7L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2HGES16572
Stalls when car interior is hot, heat on full blast will do. No MIL. Restarts immediately. Will misfire several times b4 stall with clicking behind glove box. I've ordered a fuel pump relay as these have a history of temperature related failure. It has an afte...
2002 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L No Start VIN: KMHCG45C22
hi guys , stuck, i have an accent with no computer, chacked all powers and grounds and replaced it with two differnt used ecms, from two different scrap yards, i have no injector drive, no spark, no fuel pump, i have checked all powers and all grounds to the e...
2009 Hyundai Sonata GLS 3.3L Unknown VIN: 5NPET46F89
Thanks for the help in advance for this one. This is going to sound a bit strange but i just started working for a hyundai dealership and having some noise concern with a 09 sonata. First of all i have gone through all my checks with tsb, campaigns, anything h...
1998 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L timing? VIN: 4S2CK58W43
Engine was hard to start (engine would spin for'several' seconds before it would start. Ran ok after start. Also had loud banging noise. Gas mileage dropped. I assumed tensioner was bad causing noise and causing timing to be off making starting issue. Discov...
2005 Kia Optima LX 2.4L starting
Hello i have this 2005 kia optima 2.4 and i need to know what is the charge time (how long to change) for changing the crank sensor
1996 Lexus LS400 4.0L Steering VIN: JT8BH22F6T
i have this lexus ls400 that came in with a steering gear leak, replaced steering gear and now has no steering assist. i put 2 more gears in last one was a oe gear, same results put 2 pumps and new reservoir, vac switch on side of pump, flsuhed lines still no ...
1996 Mazda B2300 SE 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 4F4CR12A2T
Truck came in on roll back, didn't have power to pull itself. Checked system water pump leaking and t- stat housing leaking, gallons of water in bed of truck. Replaced water pump and t- stat, reset timing belt ran better but cylinder 1 and 2 remove plug wires ...
2003 Mazda Protege5 2.0L Hesitation VIN: JM1BJ24503
Hi there, I have this Mazda Protege 5 in. The vehicle has a very odd, off idle hesitation when you just crack the throttle to accelerate. It feels like a momentary miss, but clears up after the throttle is opened and the vehicle runs fine. This vehicle has new...
1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L compressor VIN: JN1CA21D3T
with my scan tool when I command high fan nothing,when I command low speed fan,high speed comes on,ac is charged,pressure switch shows on,when I turn ac switch on control on it lights up,pid on scan tool shows no,and fans do not come on,can not hear relay for ...
1999 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JN8AR05YXX
The car was towed in to our shop and did not start. sprayed carb cleaner into the intake still no start. Checked for spark, has great spark, checked for injector pulse, has it and never loses. Checked compression has 130. The car would start at random runs fin...
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: JN1CA31D3Y
This problem is very intermittent and occurs mostly at an idle stop, kinda like coolant level being to low and engine surging or hunting.cked coolant after sitting and cks full. The last time it occured in the parking lot after engine was started and put in ge...
2000 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 3N1CB51D8Y
Vehicle came in with complaint of intermittent no power. I was able to confirm on a test drive and in the shop. At wot I was holding at 20 mph. TPS , intake temp, coolant temp all looked normal. Maf reading looks erratic and tops out at 2.8 volts while rpm top... Trouble codes: P0171, P1491
2000 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L Line pressure solenoid VIN: 1N4DL01DXY
Came in from transmission shop when replacing Line pressure control solenoid didnt fix OD light flashing for code P0745. Replacement solenoid and original solenoid ohms out the same at 3.6 Ohms. They sent it to us because suppose it had a wiring problem. I l...
2007 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Intelligent Key VIN: 1N4AL21E57
Hello Techs car was towed in nostart condition customer bag was stollen with key inside got two new keys. i am now tring to program the keys and i cannot get the ignition to turn on the scanner does not communicate this has a push start intelligent key system ...
2001 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Mechanical VIN: 2T1BR12E61
need some help car uses about 3 qts. of oil a month no leaks
2002 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L Harsh N to D engagement VIN: 5TBBT44142
Hi i have a 02 Tundra with a harsh N to drive engagement. There are no codes. Trans level is good and does not smell burnt. Trying to find out if there are any updates or fixes related to this issue. Have checked and no tsb. Any help would be awsome. Thanks

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2005 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Air Bag VIN: KMHDN46D75
I want to thank all you guys for the input to my B1448 air bag issue. The repair was you had to buy a new seat cushion as the sensor is not replaceable. It seems to me that this should have been a Hyuandai recall, but it is what it is for $277.00.It is just a ...
2004 Isuzu Rodeo S 3.5L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CK58Y64
Thanks for the vote of confidence and having fun with the vehicle as i did i almost downed the pcm myself,after i posted the no 5 volt reference signal at the pcm,i worked on the vehicle this morning and backprobed the pcm at the crank ref.signal and started t... Trouble codes: P0113 (Iat sensor circuit), P1125 (Etc limit performance), P1290 (Etc forced idle mode), P1295 (Etc power management), P1242 (Undocumented high fuel pressure sensor).
2004 Kia Optima LX 2.4L Lack of power VIN: KNAGD12644
O.K. here is the weird part!!! On the Optima we got several responses questioning Timing. This distributerless OBD II car had no codes. So we pulled the cover and found the timing belt to be in perfect alignment on the Intake and the Crank but the exhaust cam ...
1994 Lexus GS300 3.0L Trac motor VIN: JT8JS47EXR
We've been observing the car for a couple weeks now. Sometimes code 54 sets within a 1/4 mile, other times it doesn't set at all. We're guessing something internal is bleeding pressure intermittently since we haven't found any external leaks. Right now we have...
1992 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4 3.0L center shaft VIN: JA3XE74C9N
I received two replies, and I'd like to thank James from Wisconsin & Ken from Nebraska for offering help, I appreciate your time & input. Here's what I found... I was able to get the old seal out using a 6" screw & carefully poking a hole in the seal. BUT...
1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse 2.0L Starting
lots of good ideas but like i said i noticed the camlobes looked kinda strange in ther position so for grins i stuck a magnet on the intake cam gear dowel pin it was indeed sheared thanks for the hel guys and gals blake
1999 Nissan Sentra SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1BB41D5X
I would like to thank everyone for their time and help. The overall consensus seems to be the EGR sensor. I would like to monitor the temp sensor voltage more closely. The customer went to Ohio until may 1st. If I can get the car back I will add to this post. ... Trouble codes: P0402 (EGR Flow Excessive).
2008 Nissan Sentra 2.0L window VIN: 3N1AB61E38
Thanks to all for the thoughts- Marco was right- the switch was faulty. Thanks again, Greg and crew
1995 Toyota Pickup 2.4L Excessive Emissions
Replaced the cat and emissions cleaned up. The o2 sensor when tested as per alldata checked out fine. The testing was done at the diagnostic connecter with a volt meter and jumper. When I checked the o2 output at the sensor with a lab scope, the readings w...
1997 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4T1BG22KOV
I would like to thank all you guys for all your help and advice. The car came backs a few days ago and the first thing I checked was to make sure my vacuum lines were correct on the vsv. It was the vacuum modulator wich feeds the vacuum to the vsv which feeds ... Trouble codes: P0401 (insufficient EGR flow).
2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L abs VIN: 4T3ZF19CX1
i want to thank everyone who took the time to respond.after some more research i went to the local toyota dealership.i found out that if you get continuious flashes after 1 flash and the abs light still comes on the whole abs assembly must be replaced the con...
2002 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L steering wheel VIN: 4T3ZF13C02
thanks for all the replies. thank you craig from mass. the rear drums were the problem. i did not use toyota drums but i did use premium drums from an aftermarket parts store.their construction was much better than the cheapies i put on the first time. thanks ...
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