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1998 Acura RL 3.5L No Start VIN: JHK4A964XW
Just a quick question, testing the fuel pump, have a 6 amp draw with 8 humps on screen with 10 millisconds scale. The fuel pump relay was bad just wondering why, is 6 amps two much? or these relays known to fail at this age 163k miles.Thanks in advance, Paul
2005 Kia Spectra LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAFE121X5
Car came here after being at another shop:could not fix. We have tested checks.res checks.short to ground/short to power tests.signal tests. Data stream says open loop,0 fuel trims(long and short term)system voltage 19-23v,battery and alt never... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam sensor), P0132 (O2 no activity), P0563 (System voltage high)
1995 Mazda B2300 2.3L No Start
hi All, Well, I really need a bail out here. Old customer brought this pickup into another shop for a no start. They spent a week on it, put in a new computer, and let it go. Now I have it. Crank. no start. Spark but no injector pulse with a noid light Crank...
1992 Nissan Sentra E 1.6L No Start, Stall VIN: 1N4EB32A5N
Car cranks no start. Checked fuel pressure; good at 38 psi on initial key on. Checked for spark; good. Checked compression; across all 4 cylinders 45-65 psi. Spark plugs fouled and had strong fuel odor. Poured some oil in each cylinder, replaced spark plugs, d...
1997 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: JN1CA21DOV
This Maxima came to me originally for squealing belts and it eventually threw the p.s belt completely off. After inspecting the belts I realized the harmonic balancer had spun, therefore the belt alignment was incorrect.. So I got a new balancer (Napa) and ins...
2006 Nissan Armada LE 5.6L Radio, CD, DVD VIN: 5N1AA08B46
This is my wifes truck. We used the vehicle just a few days ago and everything was perfectly fine. I got in the truck tonight and realized the radio didn't work. The truck has factory navigation, automatic temperature control, factory 6 disc cd player, and a f...
2006 Subaru Forester X L.L. Bean Edition 2.5L Fuel smell VIN: JF1SG67696
well first off the customer concern is that after he drives around etc.. he gets home and parks his vehicle inside his (sealed) garage. so then the next day or later on in the day he walks up to his vehicle and smells fuel right away near the rear - without ev...
2004 Suzuki Verona LX 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: KL5VJ52LX4
The Long Term Fuel Trim Alaways High At Idle Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
2005 Suzuki Verona LX 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KL5VJ56L55
This vehicle stops by every few weeks with the P0510 DTC present. Sometimes the customer says it feels "like it's dropping out of gear." I am still not totally sure what she is describing, but she seems to think it is neutralling out or going to a lower gear. ... Trouble codes: P0510 (Closed throttle position switch)
2000 Toyota Tundra 3.4L starter/flywheel VIN: 5TBJN3212Y
Our customer showed up with a complaint of difficulty starting. It will not happen every time, the starter will grind and not turn the engine over. Found nothing loose or out of place. Removed starter, some damage to flywheel teeth, 2 bad spots, and 2 with muc...
2004 Toyota Matrix XR 1.8L Transfer Case VIN: 2T1LR32EX4
We need to replace the transfer case assembly. AllData says the engine and transmission need to be removed. Has anyone sucessfully changed one of these without engine/transmission removal? What tips can you offer before we get in over our heads on this project...

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2002 Acura RSX 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HAWE45RFD
this nightmare is finly fixed it was [and i did not believed myself] bent/twisted cam.replaced camshaft from junk engine and is all good. thank you all for help
2002 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L temp control VIN: 5FNRL18612
Howdy again Y'all! Your tips were right on point. The temp cable was out of adjustment at the valve under hood. I was able to confirm movement of valve and it just looked like it wasn't enough. Sure enough, when I set the control to cold and readjusted the cab...
2002 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L Engine VIN: KMHWF25S72
Thanks for all the reply's on this car. I put dye in and the customer has driven the car, but is experiencing some charging system electrical issues. So the oil leak will have to wait until the charging system is sorted out. I will update once i have another l...
2004 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.5L axlle/transfer case VIN: KM8SC73E14
thanx for all the replies i replaced both frt axles and the problem remained the same, at this point the customer made a decision to trade the car in for a new one??? i believe at this point there was a problem with the transfer case although it still is v er...
1995 Isuzu Rodeo S 3.2L Excessive Emissions, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 4S2CG58VXS
ok after checking ect sensor, o2 sensors, egr valve, intake gasket leaks, map sensor, iat sensor, and all connections we narrowed it down to the ecm, told customer price and he refused. i would like to thank everyone who responded to this help request.
1994 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1N4BU31D8R
thanks for the help. distributor was the problem. replies from mike,john and patrick were very heplful
2003 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: JN8DR09Y63
Thanks for all the help, this one is fixed and down the road, I double checked for vacuum leaks on that side along with exhaust leaks and all checked good, I removed the left side cat and did see some deteriation on top of the cat, I put a new one in and reche...
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