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2009 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5NPEU46C49
Well this one has me a bit stumped, cust came in about 4 months ago with mil p0449 evap vent solenoid circuit. Solenoid replaced no issue till a week ago, p0440 returned, bench tested vent solenoid was sticking shut after 5 or 6 tests, replaced as defective. l... Trouble codes: P0449
1997 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Ect wiring VIN: 1YVGE22C6V
Hello, i got this vehicle w/ disconected ect sensor, other shop replaced this sensor. When i conected the vehicle dont start, so i checked and found that, when disconected insted or reading -40*f it reads around 60 to 70 and when conected around 200*f. The fun...
1998 Nissan CaraVan 3.0L Abs No communication
Hi friends this is a nissan caravan MiniBus 1998 KG-CWMGE24 has only 3 ecu's Tcm,Abs,AirBag ecus. i am asking this behalf of my friend. He said Abs light is on he can`t talk to Abs ecu but can talk to other ecu`s.And there are 2 relay's one powers the abs pum...
1998 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1N4DL01DXW
we got loss on this one, car came in fail on smog due [...] egr valve during accelerate and manually lift up egr valve, wil cut off at idle. perform smoke pressure test and only minor leak at egr gasket. r...
2007 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L Tcm VIN: 1N4BA41E87
Has anyone ran into this before and is there a way to undo the initialization? We have had very little experience with the Nissan CVT transmission and on the scanner I cannot see tcc lockup info. Any one with some experience in this transmission would appretia...
2001 Subaru Outback VDC 3.0L Misfire VIN: 4S3BH89661
hi there i am on working on this 01 subaru 3.0 liter that sets misfire codes for cylinder 4 and 6.checked vacuum 18-20 inhg did noticed left side bank goes rich was it goes to close loop a/f sensor reads .84 lambda and fuel trims area at -22 total fuel trims t... Trouble codes: P0304 (Cylinder 4 misfire), P0306 (Misfire on cylinder 6)
2000 Suzuki Grand Vitara JLX 2.5L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: JS3TD62V3Y
Hi, I am looking for some help from the Suzuki techs out there . Have a 2000 suzuki with a 2.5 v6 come into the shop for a complaint of hesitation. Test drove it and it ran good for roughly 20 minutes then started to hesitate and barely run, soon after it kill...
2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara Luxury 2.7L No Start VIN: JS3TD94796
vehicle was towed in for no start,(first start of the morning) it ran fine until the no start customer pointed out...fuel gauge not reading (customer put fuel in it thinking it was out) we noted there is no "check engine" light even when key is switched on and... Trouble codes: U1100, C1091

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1999 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1HGCG1650X
replace fuel pressure regulator and clear codes. misfired is gone. recheck fuel pressure 36 psi with new regulator. the fuel trim is good. Trouble codes: P0300, P0302, P0303, P0305, P0306, P1399.
2007 Kia Spectra SX 2.0L head lights VIN: KNAFE12117
Checked the charging voltage as some replied. Volts never get over 14.31 Volts. Grounds are good. Inspected wire harnesses as much as I could in the time allotted, factory securing still in place and OBVIOUS rub areas. Suspect headlight connectors, seem ti...
1992 Lexus LS400 4.0L Hesitation VIN: JT753UF100
Thanks everyone for posts and ideas. The ECU was the problem, ECU has been repaired and fitted road test all good. Bruce
1995 Lexus LS400 4.0L Lock up convertor, warning lights VIN: JT8UF22E3S
Ok this one is fixed and I waited untill the deadline to make sure it stayed fixed.Sometimes you can't see the forest for the trees and logic simply does not apply. In this case I took this job over from a frustrated tech and should have taken a different, mor...
2010 Lexus RX350 3.5L door locks VIN: JTJBK1BA7A
After a lot of hair pulling. I have come to the conclusion that this problem in no way a result from the accident. I suspect that one of the three wireless imobilizers is getting a radio frequency of feedback that is unlock/locking vehicle. Customer is returni...
1997 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1AB41D2V
Found evap. pressure sensor was bad. Recorded a movie and found when evap purge solenoid was turned on there was now movement on pressure sensor. Trouble codes: P1447.
1999 Subaru Legacy L 2.5L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 4S3BG6853X
First a big thank you the Mark who took the time to call this Yankee. Many of the posts here on Suby misfire is MAF or Knock Sensor, and Mark had a great sugestion, which is to unbolt the knock sensor tie wrap it up off the motor, and see if the power comes up...
1986 Toyota Pickup SR5 2.4L Alt. Gauge VIN: JT4RN67S3G
Sorry for the long delay. the customer has yet to bring the vehicle back to me for further testing. thank you for all your replies !!
1990 Toyota Camry DLX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2SV21E5L
Thanks all for responding. Several of you forgot that this is an obd1 vehicle - understandable since it's been around for 17 years and it gives us so much more of what we need. The fp reg had been replaced previously and vac line doesn't even smell like gas... Trouble codes: 26 (a/f rich malfunction).
2006 Toyota Corolla S 1.8L Air bag VIN: 2T1BR32E46
Sorry guys, not a lot of useful info from this one. We put the car together friday a week ago so owner could use it. He didn't seem to have a lot of faith in our ability & wanted the body shop to have dealer fix it. When he took it in they phoned & said it nee...
2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTMZK31V17
Sorry for delay, waited on right rear speed sensor pigtail for 2 weeks, i replaced both bank 2 sensors. for o2 sensor codes, and pigtail for right rear sensor not reading speeds at times. thank you for all the replies. Trouble codes: P0158, P1578.
2008 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on
Customer failed to inform that computer was just replaced under warranty. New computer was bad. Dealer replaced again for no charge. All is well
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