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2004 Kia Spectra 1.8L Stall, Misfire VIN: KNAFB12104
this lil car runs fine at idle and down road until u go pass a car then slow down it starts missfiring.or if u put it in gear under hard load it and then let off it missfires not while underload but at idle after the load is put on it like when u stop and go a... Trouble codes: P0300 (mulitiple cylinder missfire), P0301 (cyl 1 missfire), P0302 (cyl 2 missfire)
1997 Lexus ES300 3.0L Rear Suspension VIN: JT8BF22G6V
This lexus had complaint of 2 noises in rear end. We found both noises coming from struts(or so we thought). One noise was while going over very small bumps(gravel parking lots). The other was a loud bang when hitting big bumps. The struts and mounts fixed the...
1995 Nissan Sentra 1.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1N4AB41D1S
i need your help guys this nissan when reaches normal temp co goes high and it makes a noise like timing retarded timing is good injectors ohmed and scope no change the probles is present only when simulating 15 mph on dyno up to 13 mph proble not there vss so...
2003 Subaru Forester X 2.5L Hesitation, Surge VIN: JF1SG636S3
This Forester came in with a complaint of a hesitation/surge at cruise after 30 miles of driving. Had a P0420 for catalyst efficiency. Customer also complained that he was towing his boat and the further he towed it, the loss of power was greater and greater. ... Trouble codes: P0420 (Po341-), P0341
2008 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 2.5L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: JF1GE61678
1 week ago we replaced Head Gaskets on this vehicle. Customer came back complaining of a hesitation from a stop. Its feels like a misfire, only happens under heavy accel...Well, we replaced coil, plugs and wires and the problem is still the same. I have checke...

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2003 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3L IMA light on VIN: JHMES956X3
Honda bulletin 02-58, mentioned by James and Eric, addresses communication problems and false setting of P1440 when using a generic scan tool. Service records showed that this software upgrade had already been performed. The stator phases are wound in a "st... Trouble codes: P1440 (IMA system failure).
2006 Hyundai Sonata GLS 3.3L abs VIN: 5NPEU46F56
This has been an adventure. First of all you should never throw parts at a car,the customer insisted that I try a junkyard abs module. It still did not comunicate .So at the customers request I reinstalled the original HECU Back to square one Testing the wires...
2001 Infiniti I30 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on, long cranking interm VIN: JNKCA31A31
Hey guys thanks for all the replies i sent the ECM back again and again it returned doing the same thing... I then made a movie of me going through all the pinpoint testing step by step for the company that did the ecem repairs I also showed a video of me comm... Trouble codes: P0505 (Idle air Control Valve).
2006 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L Maint reminder Message VIN: 1N4BA41E46
Thank you to the five people that replied to the help request. The customer just returned with the car today for me to take another look at the issue. Jason from Missouri led me in the right direction with his info about resetting the maintenance "PIT" ...
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