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1999 Acura TL 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 19UUA5654X
I have one that's pulling my hair out. Car comes in with P1457, Test all solenoids for operation via manually grounding them with pins backprobed. All worked. Closed off vent and smoke tested and woollaahhh! obvious leak at vent Oring to canister connection an... Trouble codes: P1457
1995 Honda Accord EX 2.2L abs VIN: JHMCD5657S
please help
2003 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L pinging VIN: KMHWF25S73
customer didnt complain about the horrible pinging untilwe pointed it out,engine leaning out noticed mass air voltage 2.7 volts KOEO, all are specs show .5 volts, switched with reman and have 2.4 volts and ping is less, I know OE is king but 400 cost vs 150, m...
2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT 2.7L steering wheel/car VIN: KMHHN65F23
After 50 m.p.h., and until 60 m.p.h., under acceleration the car will shake in a side-to-side wobble. It does not matter which gear it is in, and the more throttle you feed it the harder it shakes. The lower ball joint is the only piece that was loose and has ...
2004 Hyundai XG350 3.5L Service Lite VIN: KMHFU45E54
I have this hyundai kicking my butt. Have a low voltage code p0560. Was loosing a volt from the alt. to the battery, replaced the wire and had way better voltage at the battery. Still have the p0560 code. checked voltage at the orange sence wire at pcm, had go...
2002 Isuzu N NQR 4.8L Dash VIN: JALE5B14X2
Good evening, I am looking for some insight into this Isuzu NQR that keeps blowing the 10 amp fuse located behind the dash next to the radio. The truck came in with a dash that went out while the truck was being driven on the highway. Upon arrival at the shop ...
1995 Mazda 626 LX 2.0L Stall VIN: 1YVGE22C5S
This vehicle came in overheating. We replaced the headgasket. That fixed the overheating. But now we have a stall condition only after the vehicle is warmed up. It will stall immediatley when put in reverse or drive every time. You can keep running with some t...
2000 Mazda MPV LX 2.5L Alternator VIN: JM3LW28G8Y
Anybody seen this before?? Cust came in 6 weeks ago for trans leak and coolant leak and complained of intermittent strong burning odor. I found trans pan leaking and water pump leaking but could not repro the odor although I noted that alternator felt hot and ...
1995 Nissan 300ZX 3.0L Hose VIN: JN1RZ24D0S
I need to replace the two hoses that go from the water outlet to the cylinder heads. How much disassembly needs to be done? Does the intake manifold need to come off or can the hose be replaced without its removal? The job does not look like fun. Thanks in adv...
2000 Nissan Sentra XE 1.8L Spark knock VIN: 3N1CB51D8Y
Vehicle came in with a loud spark knock we checked out the car and found a p0430 code cat efficiency below threshold. Spark plugs were OE. We replaced with NGK and did a motor vac with MV3 ad MV4 also used BG induction cleaner. The car ran better but spark kno...
1997 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L No Start, Stall, Misfire VIN: 4S3BG6859V
Hello and thanks in advance for the help. This vehicle sat all winter without being started (5 months) and now won't start. When cranked the engine will sputter and run roughly with a slight amount of throttle but then will die. No codes found. Checked fue...
1998 Subaru Forester L 2.5L horn airbag VIN: JF13F6358W
this forrester has no horn.things is ok up to wiper switch.the wiper switch have a spade like connector sticking on the side pointing toward the plastic base where the combi switch and wiper switch is mounted,it's looks like something is missing bcause it all ...
1999 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4S3BG6850X
Greetings; and thank you in advance for the help. The original complaint on this Subaru was rough idle in gear. Myself and another shop have addressed this problem by replacing the timing belt, spark plugs and wires, cleaning the fuel injectors and throttle bo...
2005 Suzuki Verona LX 2.5L compressor VIN: KL5VJ56L75
This vehicle has a problem with the a/c compressor not kicking in intermittently. Most of the time the a/c comes on and it is cold. But then the vehicle sits for a little while and turn on the car and compressor doesn't come on. There are three or four possibi...
2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3L Right door & rear door VIN: 5TDZA23C85
This van came in with rear power hatch/door not working, and the right power sliding door not working. There are no BCM codes, but for the scan data, the "rear door" say "Prohibit" I have checked my dash switch and has continuity, and the master switches are o...
2006 Toyota Prius 1.5L hybrid battery VIN: JTDKB20U96
12 volt system is fully charged.high voltage battery is too discharged to start there any way to get this car started short of charging the high voltage battery?any way to force the normal engine to start so it can charge up the high voltage battery?
2007 Toyota Yaris 1.5L Battery light VIN: JTDBT92307
This Yaris came in with the battery light on. Alternator was charging. I then checked the voltages at the alternator connector. KOER pin 1 black, pin 1 white and pin 2 green at alternator had 13.8 volts. Pin 3 pink is at 8.6 volts. Pin 4 blue I had 0 volts. I ...
2007 Toyota Tacoma 2.7L Starter VIN: 5TENX22N07
ok toyota guys i got a good one here,this tacoma wont crank with the key,you can jump at engine compartment fuse box and cranks right up,scaned an had code for tr switch,checked data on MODIS,shows PNP & NSW both off,no others on,changed TR sw.,same,jumped at ...

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1994 Honda Civic DX 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 2HGEJ2122R
ok finally i licked this 1 today. havent had much time to devote to it due to busy season. however, somehow i overlooked an obvious fix. since i had replaced the plugs, wires, cap, rotor myself only a few weeks ago...i overlooked them. Upon doing a semi power ...
1996 Honda Civic EX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEJ6226V
thanks to all who replied.lack of information is always the biggest problem.all replies were good informaton,but sometime you need very specific information to pin point a problem.One replay said ecm uses map sensor to detect purge problem,but how much is righ... Trouble codes: P0441.
2002 Mazda Protege5 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JM1BJ24602
Good afternoon I have removed the power to the purge valve and so far no problems. I have sent thank yous to the 3 gentlemen that offered some help. Hopefully the customer will return in the near future to properly repair the evap system. As always IATN is ...
1993 Suzuki Sidekick 1.6L No Start VIN: 2S3TA01C7P
Thanks for all the replies people. With the information recieved, I have comdemned the PCM. I did finally manage to get a readable pattern on my Vantage Pro, and it did have a good 5V signal. The PCM, even though there were no obviously burned places, would no...
2001 Suzuki Esteem GL 1.8L airbag system VIN: JS2GB41WX1
thanks for all the great replies. i guess suzuki falls into the black hole for propriatary diagnostics. it turned out to be a low voltage code, and the car had a bad alternator. thanks again for the great help.
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