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2000 Honda Accord LX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 9XYC007516
Thanks in advance for your help. This car came in with a P1457 code, Evap system. We replaced the cut solenoid located on the canister, cleared the code and it came back. I removed the hose from the purge valve located at the intake manifold and put my smoke m... Trouble codes: P1457 (Evap system)
2002 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Misfire VIN: 1HGCG56752
vehicle continues to have #3 and #1 injectors fail. replaced with new borg and warner will last about 1 mounth then fail , have had this happen at least three times. each time replaced with new then vehicle returns with missfires only on theese two cylinders a... Trouble codes: P1399
2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L lack of power VIN: KNDJA72301
Vehicle has no power.Removed cat at manifold no joy. Back pressure test flucuates from 0-5 psi upon aceleration than settles down at .5 psi. Timing belt has been checked twice. I am thinking posiible weak/broken exhaust valve spring. Compression is 125-130 acr...
1990 Mazda Protege SE 1.8L Cuts out VIN: JM1BG2239L
fuel pressure,sprk,injectors ok,chaned dist with used one still the same.seem to hear a vacuum whistle but cant find any.vehicle cuts out bad while taking off from stop,stalls comingto a stop and hard to start after.only when scannerf does not give live...
1997 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA21D4V
greetings to all this car has no spark,another shop has changed both crank sensors and also the starter because it was turning over slowly.i checked and found no spark checked for codes and only have code po340 cam sensor.i scoped both of the crank sensors at ...
2005 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4.0L entire system, overflow tank VIN: 5N1AR18WX5
I have an 05 Pathfinder throwing me for a loop, It initially came in with coolant pipe leaking that contain aux water pump, replaced with o.e. part and topped coolant, went for a few weeks was towded in overheated and coolant low, found coolant contaminate wit...
2006 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0L No Start VIN: 1N6AD06U27
This vehicle is the oddest one I have ran accross. This vehicle witll not start with the key (it turns over with no RPM signal at the scantool.) You can push start and it will start every time. When this vheicle heats up or has been running for a while it will...
1999 Subaru Impreza Outback 2.2L fuel tank VIN: JF1GF4859X
When filling tank will not take fuel 1/2 gallon or so at a time no matter how slowly put in. Have replace filler neck (rotted large hole), vent valve on side of filler neck, canister vent valve and fuel tank pressure valve. Canister does not have fuel in it an...
1992 Suzuki Sidekick JS 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JS3TE01V6N
Hey guys, already have a diagnosis on this sled but need some input from u all. Would like some recomendations on where to send this pcm for rebuild. no longer available from OE according to parts dept in dealership. other options or inputs welcome! thanks in ...
1994 Suzuki Sidekick JLX 1.6L Cuts out VIN: JS3TD03V1R
Vehicle came in with all new secondary ignition parts. Driving it you would believe you had bad plug wires causing it to buck when you are cruising with the rpms around 2500. No codes, checked fuel pressure: steady 35-45. Checked tps and replaced with no chang...
2002 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L Vsc, Traction Light VIN: JT3GN86R52
Hello everyone. I have 2002 4runner SR5. TRAC OFF and VSC TRAC light on. Check engine light on with DTC: P0420 Cat and C1201. C1201 is for skip control ECU. Data on my VERUS show YAW rate sensor left turn at more 90 degree is 27-36 and right turn at (-27)-(-36...

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2004 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L extended cranking VIN: KNDJD73384
Seems there are lots of problems with cmp and ckp sensors. Mine were good and clean. I did confirm it has head gasket leakage with a block test and it actually bubbles up in the expansion tank. So I told customer we have to start with a head gasket and hope th...
2008 Lexus GS350 3.5L ignition VIN: JTH0E96S88
Thanks for the attempts at help here. The vehicle is still a no start. I have not been spending time on it but today I got into it again and I have determined that there is no reference voltage being supplied to the U36, which is the receiver for the remote ...
1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L 2/3 Shift VIN: 4A3AX35G8X
I first want to thank everyone who replied to this post. Sorry it took so long to post the fix but I wanted to make sure it was fixed. I did not have all the test equipment to check this vehicle so I had to send it back to the transmission shop. It had two iss...
1997 Nissan Pickup XE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1N6SD16S7V
We ended up doing a good old fashioned tuned up! LOL. Cap rotor plugs and wires and it was all set! Thanx for the help!
2004 Subaru Outback 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BH68664
Trouble code P0037 is the heater circuit on the bank 1 sensor 2. This is a five sensor system and bank 1 sensor 2 is the second sensor on the right hand side.I mistook it to mean the rear sensor which is called the bank 1 sensor 3. The correct sensor had a sh... Trouble codes: P0037 (rear O2 heater circuit fault).
1998 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L oil VIN: 4T3ZF13C2X
IATN to the rescue! Thanks to all who replied. One of the first responses said to check PCV system. I kicked myself a few times, then checked the valve. It was gummed up. While I was replacing that, I got several responses about junk in the valve covers. I rem...
2004 Toyota RAV4 2.4L Starting VIN: JTEHD20VX4
It turns out that the last shop that worked on the vehicle never told anyone that they fixed 2 of the 3 wires at the alternator plug and put them all back in the wrong slots. The alt-s wire is hot with the car off. The other 2 wires are dead with the car off. ...
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