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2000 Daewoo Nubira SE 2.0L clutch VIN: KLAJC52Z2Y
This vehicle came to us with a clutch that was not fullly disengaging. the hydraulics were working and the fork arm was moving. You could put the vehicle in gear and then start it with the clutch depressed and it would partial disengage enough to hold the brak...
1995 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy
Guys Ive got one here killing me. I have limited resources on this obd 1. The car came in as a no start. Found timing belt broken so we replaced it. It has a very rough idle now (of course we dont know how it ran before). It has blackened all plugs exept #4. I...
1998 Honda Civic GX 1.6L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1HGEN1643W
Greetings to all the brilliant folks in automotive repair land. I am in need of the fuel rail pressure specifications for a CNG powered Civic. Also if you have any other advice of common problems these cars have that would make them seem like they are running ...
2001 Honda Passport LX 3.2L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S6DM58W01
car came in 1 mo. ago overheating bad,replaced timing belt and water pump.released truck comesback a week later check engine light on,p1340 on start up backfires through intake for about 5 minutes then starts up and runs good for maybe a week or two then gets ... Trouble codes: P1340
2005 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMES956X5
Vehicle had a code P0521 so it failed state inspection. Replaced V-Tec solonoid per Honda Dealership recomendation. Still has code P0521. EOP is 161 Kpa @ 933 rpm and goes to 500 Kpa at high rpm. I don't have much troubleshooting information or bulletins to... Trouble codes: P0521 (Oil pressure out of range)
2004 Hyundai XG350 3.5L gauge VIN: KMHFU45E44
Hello all,we have a 2004 Hyundia xg350 with a what I'm thinking a ip cluster problem.with scanner on board temp 198-216 gauge is normal.Then when stopping at idle gauge reads hot red but scanner still reads normal.Has anyone ran into this and $1240.00 for a cl...
2006 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHDN56DX6
customer needs state is on for p0501 vss circuit problem. 1 data base says rf speed sensor . car does not have abs or sensor used for ecm reference.on a road test speedo and cruise both work but no vss signal on scan tool.after a few days mil wi... Trouble codes: P0501
2001 Kia Rio 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNADC12351
Following the info on the DTC, I replaced the speed sensor and cleared the code. The same code reappeared in the same interval. Are there Kia techs out there who have seen the same code but have found other causes than the sensor to be operating to set this co... Trouble codes: P0501
2004 Kia Sedona LX 3.5L hard accel. bucking VIN: KNDUP13194
Customer returned several days later after installing used engine stating she felt a jerk or bucking while accellelrating? Drove with customer and sure enough - trans. bucks once hard about 40mph around the 2-3 shift. Symptom can be repeated during every accel...
1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT6HF10UXX
according to alldata and there wirring schamatics, it tells me theres a short or open wire in the ignition system, from the coil to the ecm, or the ignition switch to the coil, ive ran all the tests, and checked for any broken wires in the system and i cant fi... Trouble codes: P1300, P1305, P1310, P1315, P1320, P1325
2004 Mazda 6 i 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVFP80C84
Hi need some assistanc from all the mazda techs. This car came in with no oil in it. drained and found less than 1 quart. Filled and flushed all seemed well car drove well but tach would drop out and the cheak engine light was on. pulled code p0340 tryed new c... Trouble codes: P0340
2005 Mazda MPV ES 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM3LW28J15
The customer came to our shop concerned with a misfire his MPV has aquired earlier that day. The first thing i did was scanned for codes and retrieved P0306 (Misfire Cyl 6). Checked freeze frame and saw LTFT was rich on bank affected. Nothing else seemed to ju... Trouble codes: P0306, P0301
1994 Mitsubishi 3000GT SL 3.0L Stuck In 3rd Gear VIN: JXRY006187
After two months car start to take off from stop sign with third gear,replace transmission with low mile used .transfer speed sensor and gear shift position switch , car still start in third gear, my modis shows on live data that current gear=3rd when at idle.
2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor LS 3.8L Heater box VIN: 4A4MN21S54
Hello Iatn members. We have a 2004 mitsu.endeavor with the hvac box full of water,I have read the tsb regarding cleaning the drains,What I need to know is does the hvac box need to come out or can the drain be accessed with out removal?
1999 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L Unknown VIN: JN1CA21A5X
Hello fellow techs. vehicle is experiencing a strage problem. This vehicle, when ice cold and only ice cold, will stall out when placed into gear. Very similar to a manual trans vehicle and not stepping on the clutch to release it. When ice cold, shifting into...
2002 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3N1CB51P52
We have 2002 Nissan Sentra 1.8L which idles poorly while in gear and after sitting for approximatley 10-15 seconds. The customers origianl complaint was the vehicle lacked power on acceleration and idled very poorly. The customer thought it was fuel related, ...
1997 Subaru Impreza Outback 2.2L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, Miss= hvy-off idle. VIN: JF1GF4856V
Aftr initl mouse chew repairs made in Oregon, left shop w/cel on bu no runablty probl. Fueled up in centrl Wash, drove approx 75+/- miles (1/4 tank), then cel started flashing & had very notable misfire. She continued driving another [...] to get home & bro... Trouble codes: P0301 (Cyl1 miss. random depending on test drive), P0302 (Cyl2 miss), P0303 (Cyl 3 miss), P0304 (Cyl4 miss), P1100 (Ign low volts once aftr 5th road test only.)
1990 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Starting VIN: JT3VN39W1L
intermitten no start after its driven for a while running errands, hot, it will not start, no click or nothing, it did it on me one time, and i couldnt even start it with power probe directly at start wire on starter, so i replaced the starter again, 15 days l...
1996 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L Surge VIN: JT711UJ800
Hi all, I have a toyota landcruiser duel fuel (lpg gas & ulp) which has intermittant lacking power. Owner says can;t acdelerate above 25kph up a medium hill.(We verified it is slow to accelerate). I can't find a pattern to the problem as happens hot/cold, lpg ...
2007 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5L battery VIN: 5TDZK22C77
Vehicle came in my shop for what appears to be battery drain. Customer has changed battery twice after vehicle sits over night the vehicle will sometime not start the next morning. Customer also states that sometime if you touch the radio it will come on even ...

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1995 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Speedomter VIN: 1HGCD563XS
Thamks for every ones help we put a new speedo head in and this vehicle was fixed thanks alot for the help
1998 Honda Accord EX 3.0L vibration VIN: 1HGCG2258W
Well after the advice of many here we waranteed out the pass side cv axle, seemed to be a little loose at the wheel end. put the new axle in and all was well. Thanks for all the assistance!
2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5FNRL38785
Well most of my replies said to recheck the timing marks so thats what I did and sure enough I found both cams off by one tooth, re-aligned marks and cleared codes, problem is fixed. Thanks again to everyone, and thanks for the rapid response. Trouble codes: P0339, P0344.
2007 Honda Accord LX 2.4L No Start VIN: 1HGCM56817
Thanks to all who responded.The customer had neglected to inform us that they had put diesel fuel in the vehicle!After draining and flushing the system car runs fine.Thanks again.
2002 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L lack of power VIN: KM8SC73D22
Thanks to all who replied. I am extremely embarassed as to what the fix was. When I saw the o2 sensors at 4.8 volts at wot I assumed that was rich- obviously I was wrong. The fuel pump was the culprit - losing pressure under load. Cant believe i missed that bu...
2003 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L Hesitation, no acceleration VIN: KNDJD73333
I checked timing marks and found that thear is a mark on the gear and the wheel for the crank sensor. Thay where not lined up so the timing was of.the rivets that hold the two together rusted off. I replaced the crank gear and it ran good.thanks for your help.
2000 Mazda MPV LX 2.5L Safety VIN: JM3LW28G5Y
im really sorry for not closing this post early,i was away for a month...i was calling the customer to bring the van back to us,but so far he has not replied yet when he is going to leave the vehicle to me so i can do farther test on the gear shift ...i will ...
1994 Nissan Pathfinder XE 3.0L Hesitation, Surge VIN: JN8HDMSXRW
Thanks for all your replies; they were all very helpful. We rechecked fuel pressure - it was in spec. Customer brought us a used TPS to install and although I'm not crazy about used parts, this is easily enough accessed - two screws, two plugs. After installa...
2003 Nissan Murano SL 3.5L Stall VIN: JN8AZ08T93
3 replies included needed tranny and cam and crank sensors common and do tsb. checked number on computer and tsb did not fit this computer and when car came back only had speed sensor code which is locatrd inside trans, replaced cam and crank sensors and sent ... Trouble codes: 725 (rpm sensor), 1722 (vss).
1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L pass air bag VIN: 4T1BG22KXW
thank to all that read the post, i was able to clear the code ,all i did was check all the electrical connection to the pass. air bag. clear codes, the customer has the car ,i have not heard from her , so a assume that all is ok, thanks for the help andy,
2001 Toyota Tacoma S-Runner 3.4L power steering pump VIN: 5TEWM72N01
customer brought me a used pump, installed it and flushed the system, works for now. I had never heard a pump make a noise like that. sounded like a hammer. fixed for now, thanks
2002 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 3.4L transmission VIN: 5TEGN92N12
Stephen mention TSB for this case. sent customer for updated valve body and recalibrated pcm at dealership. As far for temp sensor check out ok ,was scanner induce. should of look for tsb data first next time.
2003 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L Clutch VIN: 5TEWN72N23
After pulling the trans again and inspecting everything again,clutch adjustment,slave cyl,flex hose,sticky pressure plate,I found the problem.I drove the vehicle with my customer and found him shifting from first to second to FIFTH.He said I do it all the time...
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