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2001 Honda Civic GX 1.7L No Start VIN: 1HGEN26491
test drove vehicle & about 3 miles from shop fuel guage began dropping & fuel light started flashing.made it back to shop shut off & fails to start.
2004 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: KM8SC13EX4
I can find little information on these codes. The vehicle is in limp in mode. Throttle does not respond until the pedal is apx halfway down. I can't find any information on our mitchel and could not find anything in the archives. When I backprobe the blue wire... Trouble codes: P2122 (Throttle Pedal Position Sensor D Circuit), P2128 (Throttle Pedal Position Sensor E Circuit)
2001 Lexus GS300 3.0L Unknown
I'm posting this for a fellow shop owner who is having trouble with this Lexus. His mechanic did a complete timing belt/water pump/cam & crank seals job on this straight 6 Lexus. After putting it all back together, it won't start. It will sort of start and run...
2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport XLS 3.0L Mechanical VIN: JA4MT31H61
Came in with no reverse and hi miles we sold a used unit and installed.Let me start off when customer came in said was driving on hi way and felt like he ran over something then when he stopped he had no reverse.So we installed a used unit with transfer case d...
1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L temp light
After reinstalling engine after doing head gaskets, P0743 code transmission converter clutch electrical circuit, coming up and trans temp light flashing code 16. To my knowledge no codes present before performing head gaskets. Need a diagnostic procedure for t...
1999 Suzuki Grand Vitara JLX 2.5L No Start VIN: JS3TD62V1X
Hey to all, Suzuki came in on the hook with no start, removed plugs and were flooded. Checked spark and intermittanly had spark. Injector pulse was ok all the time. Checked signal of crank and was erratic when signal was good engine seemed like it would want t...

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1993 Honda Civic LX 1.5L No Start VIN: 1HGEG8557P
Hello all, first I want to thank each one of you for taking the time out to help me. I followed almost everyones advice on this one. Load tested all the yellow/wires from main relay and all grounds with a headlight. All could carry a load with no problem. Ever...
2006 Hyundai Sonata LX 3.3L blower motor
Thanks to all who replied to my post. I load tested my power and ground supply wires with a sealed beam headlamp and found poor ground, checked and found ground G19 loose, this ground is below the glove box area bolted to the center support for the dash with ...
1998 Lexus GS400 4.0L Front of engine VIN: JT8BH68X7W
This turns out to be identical to the one Mike from New Hampshire had. I did pressurize through the oil sending unit hole and it showed nothing. I then reassembled just enough to get it running after thoroughly cleaning the front of the engine. Even then it...
1986 Subaru GL Turbo 1.8L blower motor relay VIN: JF2AF53B7G
Thank you for all the replies. As it turned out this vehicle had the bullet style of relay, not the rectangle style that all of the parts houses and ALLDATA gave me. There were too many problems with this car to fix it back to stock. No power to the relay and ...
2003 Subaru Outback H6 3.0L strange noise VIN: 4S3BE89603
As I said, I posted this for another shop. I relayed all the ideas from everybody, hanen't heard if he did anything or not. Most ideas were in line with what I thought was the problem. I told him to join iatn, and he did, so if nothing else I got us a new m...
1996 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L Cuts out, looses power VIN: 4TAVL52N7T
First, I want to thank Larry in TX, James in CA, Bismark in CA, Bill in GA, Timothy in Wisconsin, and Timothy in CA. I am unemployed right now because the shop where I worked unexpectedly closed... access to scan tools, lifts and tools other than what I own...
2005 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.7L engine VIN: JTEBT17R95
I want to thank all of you who posted. At my shop, we see some few of the 4.7's with problems. Like all of you I seconded guessed myself. For this 4runner it will ALWAYS be an OE filter. A very big thank you to all who posted. Chip [...]
2007 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0L No Start VIN: JTEBU14RX7
load tested battery. battery passed. I was leaning towards a starter issue also. Unfortunately customer did not authorize anymore diag time. Wished I could have some more time with it. Win some you lose some I guess. Thanks for all of the help.
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