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1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on
i am not a honda mechanic. we are primarily german & british shop. start car and cel flashes. misfire is present through entire rpm range. i have researched heavily on iatn already. i have confirmed good valve clearances, tried new distributor, checked resista... Trouble codes: P1399
2005 Kia Spectra LX 2.0L 2-3 shift VIN: KNAFE121X5
Hello all. Only when hot this kia slams into third, and occasionally has a shutter on take off also when hot. No codes, local dealer says no known problems or re-flashes available... So, 2 used trans later same thing (first one was wrong, I guess there is 2 op...
2003 Mazda B2300 2.3L Hesitation, Misfire, no power VIN: 1FAF5764FE
Hi all. Got this mazda p/u here with no power. Under acceleration it misfires and backfires through the throttle body. Idles ok. Snapping throttle 50% of the time engine revs up fine under load. No codes present at all. Data reads fuel trim lean. Disconnect MA...
2002 Mitsubishi Galant LS 2.4L pinging noise VIN: 4A3AA46G22
this vehicle came in overheated with a damaged cylinder head. (machine shop presure tested head found to be cracked) machine shop supplied me with a different head with valve job and new lifters (16). once we installed new head job. the vehicle runs perfect, b...
2000 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L Charging VIN: 1N4DL01D8Y
this nissan came in with altnator lamp and redbrake warning lamp on i did battery charging system test determened no charge from alternator had voltage on both supply wires also checked brake fluid level low did complete brake inspection found front pads worn ...
2000 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Stall VIN: 3N1CB51D51
Hello, we have a 2000 Nissan Sentra at our shop that is intermittently stalling but will always restart. It came in for this symptom several weeks ago and could only duplicate the concern one time, fuel pressure remained in spec. The vehicle did have 2 Cat eff... Trouble codes: P0600 (A/T Communication Line problem), P0420 (Cattalyst efficiency bank 1), P0430 (Cattalyst efficiency bank 2)
2000 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L idle fluctuation VIN: 3N1CB51D7Y
I am a chrysler, jeep, dodge tech & know next to nothing about nissans. this vehicle belongs to a friend of mine. the idle speed fluctuates up & down in park & neutral but seems to be ok in drive or any other gear. any help would be apreciated.
2005 Nissan Xterra SE 4.0L Tcm VIN: 5N1AN08W45
Has anyone replaced the tcm/valve body in one of these 5speed nissan transmissions? i believe we have diagnosed it correctly and i'm replacing it. My question is can i finish the job using a snap on verus or will i have to have a nissan tool to program the new...
2005 Nissan X-Trail SE 2.5L removal of CKS VIN: JN8BT08V95
I have a simple question for someone who works on Nissans. How do you remove the Crank Sensor on this X-Trail with a 2.5L engine. Mitchell has nothing on it, and it looks as though something has to be removed, either the intake, or the front diff. It is a four...
2002 Subaru Outback 2.5L power steering VIN: 4S3BH67532
We replaced the rack in this car due to leaking. After it was aligned, it developed a problem where it had no power assist at idle, if you raised the rpm to 1500, it would work fine. We've bleed the system, replaced the rack again, (they were both Maval), put ...
2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara 2.7L Blower Motor VIN: JS3TE94746
Good day to all. I am working on this 06 Grand Vitara and I dont know if Im not checking something correctly or if I might have a bad part out of the box. The vehicle was brought to me with blower motor inoperative. I checked for source voltage going to the bl...
1993 Toyota Camry 2.2L Headlights and Turn Signals VIN: 4T1SK11E2P
We have this Camry that came in with many problems. No lights would work at all. We found a bad wiring job from a trailer connector all corroded in the trunk. After repairing this and replacing fuse the parking lights worked except for rear center. Found light...
1996 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L No Start VIN: 4T1BG12K4T
OK here's the deal and a very embarrassing one at that. this car came in for oil leaks, found and fixed cam seal, crank seal, oil pump oring and valve cover gasket with the miles on it, it was all way over due. along with timming belt and water pump while in t...
2000 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L Stall, Misfire VIN: JTDDR32TOY
This has been a head scratcher for us. This car came in with igniter circuit codes and cam sensor code. We wrote down the codes and cleard them and they havent come back since.The problem is that it is missing under load at about 65mph. It does this intermitta... Trouble codes: P0340, P1300, P1305, P1310, P1315
2007 Toyota RAV4 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTMBK31V77
Lean codes P0171 and P0174 set usually around 170 to 180 degrees during warm up. No vacuum leaks found with smoke machine 2 times. Fuel pressure in spec (44-47 psi). Did diagnositics for codes per All Data. Unable to find problem. Air Flow sensors operate in r... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean Bank 1), P0174 (Lean Bank2)

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1993 Acura Integra GS 1.8L 4th Gear Out VIN: JH4DA9456P
1999 Acura RL Premium 3.5L factory alarm VIN: JH4KA9657X
Hi Guys, Thanks for the all the responses. The client has not returned to have any further checks done so i am going to close this post. I think that Chris from Utah may be right about having to try to program 12-16 remotes to drop out an earlier one. I ran...
2002 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L Accessories VIN: KMHWF35H72
Thanks for all the replies. After digging a bit deeper - this vehicle was in an accident ( the owner did not know this - her purchased used - shoulda got a CarFax) - anyway - there was a ground issue - when i opened the moulding between the right side doors - ...
2002 Kia Sportage 2.0L diiferential VIN: KNDJA72392
we realigned this sportage again and tweeked it alittle although it still pulls alittle in 4wd. it is better. it is good in 2wd drive .. lets hope for no more snow!
2005 Kia Sorento LX 3.5L 4x4 VIN: KNDJC73365
we changed the 2 back tires to the same brand and this seems to have helped. we will see long term
2001 Lexus RX300 3.0L intake cam bank 2 VIN: JTJHF10U61
Well I think we made a 75% improvement in how this engine sounded. This is one of those guys that changes his oil every 3000mi. very clean motor. Replaced the cam adjuster and noise was much better but, not gone. replaced the control valve and no real change. ...
1991 Mazda Miata 1.6L Misfire VIN: JM1NA3510M
First of all we want to thank thank those of you who helped us out. We blew it by over thinking our process, it turned out we had a plug wire arcing. Replaced the wires and this took care of our problem. Thannk again for the help.
1997 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L MIL Lamp on, Code -p0705 VIN: 1N4BU31D0V
Thank you all for helping. Inhibitor switch was misadjusted, Properly adjusting did not fix p0705 code.The wiring from inhibitor switch to ecm was testing good. Scanner plugged in Nissan 2 connector, all gear indicators correct. The solution was installin... Trouble codes: P0705 (Trans range sensor malfunction).
1998 Nissan Homy 3153CC Pads & Shoes VIN: VWMGE24-40
The information and suggestions I received from Ted, Kenny and Elios steered me in the right direction to find the parts I need. Best thing is I can buy from a US supplier and have them sent here with no problems. Thanks guys.
1996 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L A/T Light VIN: 4S3BG6854T
All methods of retrieving trouble codes failed. Thanks to all for the info. Scan tools would show no codes and manual codes would not flash. Shipped out.
1996 Subaru Legacy LS 2.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4B3BK4556T
First of all I want to thank all of those who took the time to offer help and suggestions. This is kinda of embarassing, w did a lot work trying to diagnose this car. It running on all four now. THE FIX: Idle control valve, the adjustment was all the way to ... Trouble codes: P0303 (Misfire Detected on cylinder number three).
1995 Toyota Tacoma SR5 3.4L No Start VIN: 4TAVN73F8S
Alrighty this one is fixed. went back to basics, and fount the timing to be off on the right cam shaft ( about 4 teeth off). checked the timing belt and tensioner all good, all pullys spin freely. reset the timing and this beast fired right up. thanks for ev...
1999 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L Transfer Case VIN: JT3HN87R3X
Thank you for all your replies. I got fustrated and just started pulling out every position switch i could find to make sure they were working. There are five on the transfer case and one on the front actuator. Well i found that the position switch on the f...
2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L susp VIN: 4T3ZF13C61
Thanks To all. I had done everything suggested by everyone. (Short of the power steering pump belt.) SHE IS FIXED!!! THIS BLOWS MY MIND! I finally drove my car behind this van on I-95 75MPH to see if I could see wheel jump. YES! - Left rear was bouncing up,...
2006 Toyota Tacoma 4.0L clutch VIN: 5TEVV42N96
thank you to all who have helped me again. once again you hit it on the head.there is a steel clutch line leading through the firewall to the master inside. i had a guy put pressure through the system using pedal inside and bled there.i saw some bubbles come o...
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