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1999 Acura CL Premium 3.0L Hesitation VIN: 19UYA2253X
Good afternoon,I have a 99 acura cl with a drop out hesitation between 32 and 38 miles an hour at cruise only.It is more prevalent after car heats up.At mid cruise between 32 and 38 miles an hour rpms will drop from 1800 to 450 and act like the car is visicaly...
2005 Acura RL 3.5L Unknown VIN: JH4KB16595
The car has a torque converter shudder and it only happens now and then. Mainly between 3rd, 4th & 5th. Has anyone else experienced this problem with this car? It is so intermittent I don't really don't know how to get good test values. This is not an engine m...
2009 Acura TSX 2.4L Rpm, Mph, Temp, Radio VIN: JH4CU25619
I have a 2009 Acura TSX which was recentley repaired after a front end impact. Thier is no comunication with the HDS scanner. Checked the 16pin and 4pin and thier is power. Also the RPM, MPH, Temprature Gauges, and Radio, do not work. Any help is greatley appr...
2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4L VTEC/VTC oil pressure. VIN: 4HGCM56415
Vehicle has a persistent code 22-03, rocker arm oil pressure switch circuit low voltage. Unplugging the VTEC switch will induce code 22-02 vtec oil pressure switch high voltage. We've already replaced the VTEC oil pressure switch and learned it was normally cl...
2002 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L Expansion valve VIN: KM8SC73D42
The operating pressures (60 psi low side & 126 psi high side) becamme normal and system cooled for a very short time after the 4th expansion valve. Now the pressures are back to the values when the vehicle came in. The system was completely flushed at some poi...
1999 Infiniti QX4 3.3L rear hatch VIN: JNRAR07Y9X
I got this QX4 in today and the rear hatch relese and the rear wiper do not work. The rear washer is. I looked at the wirring diagrams in Alldata and i can see that power runs through the wiper switch. I am havving a hard time with this because the wire colour...
2002 Isuzu Axiom 3.5L fuel guage on empty VIN: 4S2CE58X42
vehicle fuel gauge is on empty(has full tank) tried new sending unit no change in gauge po 463 is present any help is greatly appreciated thank you Trouble codes: 463 (fuel level sensor circuit high)
1997 Kia Sportage 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJA7236V
This Kia Sportage has no pulses on two injectors (#1 and #3) We are able to pulse injectors by grounding terminals at ECM connector. We checked CAM and Crank signals. Both signals are looking fine on scope. Crank signal is a clear sine wave while cam is a squa... Trouble codes: P0301, P0303
2005 Kia Spectra EX 2.0L Unknown VIN: KNAFE12125
HELLO AND THANKS IN ADVANCED got this spectra the spedo works sometimes and sometimes not i checked for codes both in vin specific and global obd2 nothing on a failed speed sensor what is what i suspect the question is which on is failing there ae 3 vechicle s...
1993 Mazda B2200 2.2L Hesitation VIN: JM2UF128XP
This truck came to us on the tow truck after several others tried to fix it.When we put it back together so it will run it will start and idle fast but will die as soon as you try to rev engine.idles at about 1800.We had to install a fuel pump and intake manif...
1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 4A3AK44Y8W
This car came in on a complaint of running rough on deceleration and idle. The car would die on decel and I found it misfiring on cyl #1. the car has good spark so i checked for fuel injectors working and they are working good. checked comp and did a cyl leakd...
2002 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.5L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JA4MW51RX2
Vehicle originally came in with a cylinder # 6 (p0306) misfire, had original wires and intake had to come off to check spark plugs. So we recommended wires and spark plugs once we removed wires and plugs we noticed oil soaked plugs and wires.replaced valve cov... Trouble codes: P0305 (Cyl. 5 misfire)
1998 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JN8AR05YOW
this car came in with a check eng light on, knock sensor code and an intermitent stalling. i replaced the knock sensor i also found the spark plugs completly worn out and the fuel filter plugged. i replaced those 2 items .road tested it.never got it to stall.c...
2005 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L suspension VIN: 1N4BA41E85
Hey guys, I got one here that has been all over town for a noise in the front when going over bumps at slow speed. Sounds like someone knocking on the lower right corner of the windshield. We checked all the obvious things that would make such a noise, found n...
1999 Subaru Legacy Limited 30th Anniversary 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, Backfire on startup VIN: 4S3BG6853X
My dillema. Sometimes when I try to start car it sounds as if a plug wire was on wrong cylinder. Engine spins but will pop back against starter bendix? Turn key off and try to start again and starts perfect. Also engine vibrates just slightly abnormaly , does... Trouble codes: P0400 (Egr system not conected at this time .. Not realy woried about it yet though)
2005 Subaru Outback i 2.5L Starting VIN: 4S4BP61C75
Checked the starter relay is not getting ground found security relay being activated by itegrated module and keeping vehicle from starting. My question is what tells the itegrated mod. to activate the security relay to keep it from starting. The only other cod...
1982 Toyota Tercel STD 1.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT2AL21E80
Hello All This Customer come in complaint of a oil leak which was the fuel pump gasket, was a easy fix, also complaint of having to put gas in Carb air horn to start the car in the morning, when i check the Carb, i find a real bad AAP Diaphram, which i replac...
1989 Toyota Supra 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: JT2MA70L7K
Hello everyone and thanks in advance vehicle will not idle on its own,had maf code initially (no input)replaced and code went away, during its stay here it also set a tps signal code, changed and code went away, has no vacume leaks or cracks in the snorkle, ti...
1998 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L no start VIN: 4T1BG22K6W
I had this 98 camry towed in with a no start problem. The customer claimed that it stopped running while driving down the road, then would not start back up. I checked the timing and put a new belt on it and rechecked the timing marks to make sure it was in ti...
2006 Toyota Prius 1.5L r134a loss VIN: JTDKB20U46
We have a real stumper of a Prius. Vehicle comes in the shop in the early spring, first hot weather and customer discovers ac does not work (worked last time checked in the fall, not used all winter). We inspect system, no leaks found, evacuate, holds vacuum, ...

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2000 Infiniti I30 3.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: JNKCA31AXY
Thanks to all who helped - we installed a new MAF & check the grams per second with the scan tool and it was now 12 g/s up from 6.5 g/s. We just spoke with the customer and she told us that the car is running great. Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean Bank 1), P0300 (Random misfire).
2004 Kia Sedona LX 3.5L Stall VIN: KNDUP13134
Thank you for all the replies. we found a coolant leak at the rear heater tubes. The scanner was giving us false readings. We fixed the coolant leak and then sent to dealer for a computer reprogram. Van runs great at this time.
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L dash
at the current time the customer has not returned to have the lights repaired but the bulbs seem to have been tubes of some kind. I have not reserched the problem any further at this point in time since the customer has not come back; thanks for the input from...
1998 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L Surge VIN: 1YGF22DXW5
Identifix has a bulletin about this condition, High idle with Air Conditioning compressor engagement.The problem is that the refrigerent level gets low and the pcm learns a bad idle strategy. Disconnecting the battery cables for 10mins will usually cause it to...
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