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1986 Honda Civic DX 1.5L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JHMAH5327G
We have here a civic that stalls if you accelerate. Fuel pressure 2.5 lbs and volume filled most of a sobe bottle pretty quick. Rebuilt carb. , though I wonder if I missed cleaning a port that would cause this problem. I made a video that is on youtube so you ...
2004 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L no power, bogs VIN: KM85B12B74
Vehicle came in with complaint of ping on accel when warm,engine loss of power. Scan, no codes at time. On test drive felt no power, wouldnt upshift unless you let off throttle. Felt like cat plugged. Pulled cat,OE allows inside to come out, honeycomb was brok...
2009 Infiniti FX50 5.0L tilt steering VIN: JNRBS18W79
Electric tilt steering is not working. While trying to use both up and down and telescopic adjusts column will not move and it is possible to hear gears "sliding" sound. I would like to know if is it a known problem. Is there separate parts available (motor, ...
2003 Lexus ES300 3.0L Stall VIN: JTHBF30G43
This is a drive by wire throttle. Before to coming to me. Customer had a blue tooth installed and while configuring it the battery went low, 7 year old battery. Says cranked slowly but did start. Ran normaly and did idle properly. A day later he went to have ...
1993 Mazda MX-6 2.0L Stall VIN: 1YVGE31A5P
Car will start fine,but will instantly stall unless you get the rpms over about 2500) like i said checked fuel pressure and it is around 40-45 psi. Cleaned throttle body (it was nasty). Car runs great once you get the rpms up. Any help would be wonderful.
2000 Mazda Miata LS 1.8L Hesitation VIN: JM1NB353XY
Well were stumped on this one-this one came in with a hesitation fault when taking off-it wont get out of its own way-unless u rev it up to about 4,000 rpm and dump the clutch-then it will move-its been to about 3 other shops and they all gave up-but i don't w...
2004 Mazda 6 i 2.3L Charging VIN: 1YVFP80C34
Customer bruoght me this car for not charging, it has a new battery. We load tested the battery witch check out so we checked the charging system ( the battery light and check engine light is on for code "p2503 charging system voltage low". All fuses are in pl...
2005 Mazda 6 i 2.3L oil VIN: 1YVHP84C35
need help on this mazda 6. has a high oil consumption between oil changes. the last oil change was 1000 miles over but oil was 3 1/2 qts low. came back now for oil change and its low again and was topped of per costumer. no signs of leaks externally and dont s...
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.
2000 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Mechanical VIN: 4A3AA46G02
The question is simple , Is the 4 cyl. engine an inteference engine? The belt is broke and the budget is small.Conflicting and confusing is all I have been able to find , please help.
2005 Subaru Outback XT Limited 2.5L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 4S4BP67C15
Hello Fellow Techs, I have this outback turbo here that isn't performing properly. The customer has just purchased this car. The complaint is that it does not accelerate smoothly. While driving at any speed above 45MPH while the torque converter is locked, if...
2008 Subaru Tribeca 3.6L Timing VIN: 4S4WX92D98
This Vehicle Came In the shop with a broken timing chain on bank 2 and had 2 bent valves replaced valves and timing chain seem to idle ok but did not not rev up well then check engine started flashing codes P0302 P0304 P0306 P0018 Took Timing Cover Back off Ve...
1992 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Starter VIN: JT2SK12E6N
We tested the starter and it worked when vtge. was brought directly to the solenoid operating terminal. Next, vtge. was checked at the wire that came to the operating terminal. It was present some of the time and absent others. I noted that, when no vtge. was ...
1998 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L Starter VIN: 4TAVL52N0W
The starter cranks all the time with the key on
2005 Toyota Highlander 3.3L Vsc VIN: JTEEP21A45
Vehicle came in with VSC, ABS, TPMS, and Brake lights on. All System Scan of the vehicle showed codes C1223 - malfunction in ABS module C1249 - open circuit in stop light switch I ran all codes through identifix. First test proformed was hotline archive #2297...

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2006 Acura RSX Type-S 2.0L Belt VIN: JH4DC53056
Thanks to all who replied. I am not sure what the customer screwed up. But some of you guys suggested I put on a smaller belt. The only belt I found that was an inch shorter than the factory belt was a Goodyear gator-back #4070670. It worked.
1999 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Stall VIN: 2HKRL1864X
Thank you everyone. Most of the replies were the ignition switch. I removed the lower cover and started the vehicle. Wiggled the harness to the switch and the vehicle died right away and would not start. Wiggled some more and the vehicle starts. Ordered a new ...
2003 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L Unknown VIN: 2HKFL18993
Due to the intermittent nature of this problem and the fact that the customer lives quite a distance from my shop, we have not yet had this vehicle back to attempt to fix it. I am leaning toward the C.V. joint as being the problem, but because it is so minor a...
2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Transmission? VIN: 5FNRL18084
Thanx for the help. Several of you told about the switch on the dash. A friend with a tranny shop told me on the last vehicle I referred to that you just can't run newer cars on the lift - I knew there had to be a way. I wanted to run it to see if the noise...
2001 Kia Magentis 2.4L Belt Squeel VIN: KNAGD126X1
Thanks to all who gave their help. I took the advice of Wayne from Washington and tightened the belt to a point where I would have thought it would be to tight. It has been 3 weeks and still quiet. Time will tell but it seems ok for now.
2002 Lexus IS300 3.0L c1223 c1225 VIN: JTHBD19202
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. This one was a weird one that required me to really interview the customer about the events surrounding the problem. The customer stated that they rarely drive this car and it sits for quite extended period...
2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor LS 3.8L Heater box VIN: 4A4MN21S54
I had to wait a while to close,the vehicle went on a long trip,The a/c drain can be accessed from the firewall side,but there is a tsb about pulling the hvac box out and cleaning out evaporator insulation,so thats what we's not that bad a job.
2004 Nissan Sentra S 1.8L No Start VIN: 3N1CB51D34
Thanks all, went with a complete fuel module ( like chip said, twenty dollars more than tsb fix)as suggested by most due to problems with starting, fuel gauge acting up and no residual pressure. Retested after install and fuel pressure held firm after engine s...
1998 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BG6850W
We found the problem! Reinstalled the timing belt and noticed that the exhaust cam sprocket on cylinder head 2 would wobble a little. Pulled everything off and found that the spot on the camshaft where the sprocket's dowel pin had to line up with was slightly ... Trouble codes: P0325.
1996 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L Surge VIN: JT711UJ800
Thanks to all who replied, after many more road tests with no fault found we decided to put a new distributor cap and rotor button as was showing minor wear. Maf sensor was also cleaned as sugested by Jimmy (Thanks).Road tested vehicle with owner on hill that ...
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