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2002 Kia Rio 1.5L has none VIN: KNADC12362
car will not complete drive cycle. after many miles can onlt get evap,misfire,o2 heater.No codes or pending codes.Car drives fine,no CEL.Any help would be helpful to get car to go through inspection
2004 Kia Optima LX 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAGD12624
only info i could find on system was that it had obout 6in of bypass vacumn at all times found egr valve to be opening at idle ck vacumn at valve it has 6 in. I thought that spring weak got new valve from dealer just hooked vacumn up did not install still open... Trouble codes: P0401
2002 Lexus RX300 3.0L Safety VIN: JTJHF10U32
thanks for taking time to check this one out. car originally came in with air bag light on with codes b0133 (short in squib rh circuit b+) and b1100 (air bag sensor assembly fault). we cleared codes and coe b0133 was the only code to return immediatly. we foll...
2002 Lexus GS300 3.0L monitors VIN: JT8BD69S32
the problem is that we fixed the code problem and cleared the computer and have driven to reset the monitors and i had all but the cat and evap and the next morning i went to check it and all the monitors have reset. i must be overlooking something but do not ...
1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L Surge VIN: 4T1BF28B03
We got a 19999 Mitsubishi Eclipse we need a little help and/or ideas on how to proceed. We just did a valve job about 2 weeks ago, 200 miles after the repairs, also replaced water pump, timing belt, bearings, and hydraulic tensioner. Vehicle runs fine with A/C...
2005 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.8L Transfer cas VIN: JA4MR51RXW
Customer complains that at times when driving in 2wd high 4wd light starts blinking.When it starts blinking you can hear a grinding under truck.We are presuming it is trying to engage into 4wd by itself.We looked at vacuum hoses and solenoids and they appear t...
2002 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D92
Hi gang! Have this vehicle that has failed the emission test for MIL being on and no communication. She has had 2 years of extensions and has not had any luck and she has had all 4 O2's replaced ( she tried doing her own diagnostics) and had AZ do a code read ...
2002 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L Misfire, smokes VIN: JN1DA31DX2
hello,i have a 2002 nissan maxima and i need help.customer complaint is long crank,whitish gray smoke out exhaust that smells strongly of fuel and runs rough.when i first started the car it was missing and had the smoke that smells super strong of fuel.after a... Trouble codes: P0300
2008 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L master cylinder VIN: 1N4BL24E88
Helllo all, Thanks for taking the time to read this. The Altima came to us from another shop. They installed 2 master cylinders for a low/spongy brake pedal. After install the brakes were fine for a week or so and the problem came back. We looked it over and ...
1991 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Stall VIN: 4S4BC63C5M
brought in to us after anouther shop had done head job, barley ran, found #4 injector bad 55ohms, spec 12. no big deal. replaced, car ran great now. also did check timing belt for correct install. now vehicle want to die very intermittenly as it comes to a sto...
2001 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 4T1BF28B41
I have a toyota avalon towed in. It cranks but will not stay running. If I hold the throttle partly open it will run, let go of the throttle and it stalls... also when it is running if I try to bring the RPMs above 2500 the engine just shuts off there is no fe...

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2007 Kia Sportage LX 2.7L Starting VIN: KNDJE72387
We took the advice of most who replied and shipped this off to the dealer. Thanks to everyone who helped.
1994 Lexus ES300 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8GK13T2R
Thank you for all of your replies. I have rechecked all wiring and gone through the diagnostics again and by process of elimination I believe it is the ECM. Customer does not have the money to repair at this time. I wish I could be more definitive but the d... Trouble codes: P1300 (igniter circuit malfunction), P0303.
2002 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L No Start VIN: 1N4AL11D52
Many thanks to all who responded and helped. I checked all the grounds again, all OK. I was going to swap the cam and crank sensors to see what would happen, but when I pulled the crank sensor out, I was surprised to see it was a relatively new OEM sensor. At ... Trouble codes: U1000, U1010.
2001 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L brake booster VIN: JT3HN86R51
Thanks for the help. The problem actually fixed itself i stopped bleeding the master and just let it sit and after a couple days the problem went away. ???
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