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1996 Acura TL 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: JH4UA2651T
Hi all got this acura that starts cold and has fast idle 1200 rpm for about 10 seconds then idle drops down, almost stalls then fluctuates up and down almost stalling. engine will not rev or accelerate it just bogs down like no fuel and sometimes pops out the ...
2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Unknown VIN: KMHDN45D41
This is what I got .no check engine light won't set monitors evap and o2 .i have 3 code when I run evap test though my scanner we changed the vent valve still sets the 3 codes. So we when into functionally test and command the evap vent valve it sounds like it...
1987 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L Speedomotor VIN: JN1HU1111H
Calling all experts on digital dashes .i can drive this vehicle and will show 3 mph and may show zero then may start working and may not. Does anyone have a good test on these digital dash. Thanks for your help
2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L 2-3 Shift VIN: JN1CA31A61
Have this maxima that came in with surge & shift complaint. On test drive first noticed veh. surged severly untill shifted to second then ran fine but when shift to third felt like went to neutral but watching shift solenoids actually commanded back to first e...
2002 Subaru Outback 2.5L Mechanical VIN: 4S3BH66552
This one was towed in for no-start, pulled the drivers side timing belt cover... the belt was turning the cam, but looks horrible. Pulled the plugs and checked compression - nothing. I'm wondering what's the best resource you have dealt with for reman heads? O...
2007 Suzuki XL-7 3.6L timing chain VIN: 2S3DA41747
hi everyone i have a problem with this car. so we went on shopkeypro to look for info related about timing chain aligmnet and the information there is not clear. it seems like there is two stages for removal on the first stage the crankshaft sproket in point...
2000 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L 4th Gear VIN: 4TAWN72N9Y
Hello Toyota Tech's, We have a missing 4th gear. No codes. We use scanner to actuate solenoids and can gear 4th gear, but only stays in for about 200 yards, then pops back into 3rd. In reading the data the VSS will not go above 22mph, while speed sensor for sp...
2006 Toyota Highlander Hybrid 3.3L No Start VIN: JTEEW21A76
Engine will not start ( no crank ) - towed in, 12 volt battery fully charged, the " ready " light does not come on with the key on. No codes in hybrid system or the pcm and theft modules. Has communication with all modules with mentor scan tool. Any ideas ?

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2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L oil in coolant VIN: 5FNRL38435
Although there is no solid proof, we believe that the block is cracked. This vehicle does not have an oil cooler. The customer has decided to trade the vehicle in. Thank you for the replies.
2006 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L Power Steering VIN: KM8SC13D66
Yes this vehicle is fixed , the power steering works great, After reading all the replies especially the ones about checking valves I had the tech to retrace his steps piece by piece and we found that the spring and plunger under the pressure switch was inadve...
1993 Lexus LS400 4.0L No Start VIN: JT8UF11E1P
Sorry took so long to get back to vehicle, weather been keeping me from getting to do any further diag. as sugested tried adding fuel when no start occured but still no start, talked with several diffent sources & led to beleive problem in security system or e...
2005 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L No Start VIN: 1N4BA41E25
This thing is gone pop open a beer !!! After testing everything possible it was determined the ECM was bad. Steve [...] I learned a lot by scoping & Ohming with components hooked up and not hooked up, thank you for the info. After determined ECM was bad I to... Trouble codes: P1212 (Tcs), U1001 (Can ecm), P0452 (Evap), U1000 (Meter), P1762 (Electric Throttle), U1000 (Meter).
2004 Subaru Outback L.L. Bean 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BH80614
After checking for a plugged catalytic converter on the bank effected, (Less than half pound of back pressure) we test drove the vehicle multiple times with coils for #2 cylinder and #1 cylinder swapped. Engine miss on cylinder #2, or any miss for that matter,... Trouble codes: P0302 (Engine Miss Cylinder 2), P0304 (Engine Miss Cylinder 4), P0306 (Engine Miss Cylinder 6).
2006 Toyota Prius 1.5L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JTDKB20U86
Thank you all for your informative replies. Most mentioned tires and main battery as big contributors to poor fuel economy. Also plugged cat from oil consumption, MAF sensor,open t'stat,slipping CVT trans,12V battery failing, and refrigerant charge low. One te...
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