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1996 Acura TL 3.2L Excessive Emissions, Tailpipe smoke @idle VIN: JH4UA3640T
Hi there folks. I hope somebody knows what is ailing this car. The customer originally brought it in for smoke from the tailpipe at idle. I checked it out and found the smoke to smell like sulfer, so I checked the emissions and found the CO to be higher than n... Trouble codes: P0401
1992 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1HGCB7657N
This car has failed the Texas dyno emissions test for excessive CO at both 15 and 25 MPH. The test results shown under "cruise" are for the 15mph while the 25mph results are almost the same. This car did not need to be tested unloaded and at idle. The excessiv...
1994 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Misfire VIN: JHMCD5565R
EGR control solenoid works too often. It gives a "buzzing" sound. The EGR valve works during this time, and gives EGR to the cylinders under conditions when there should be no EGR (ie, in the stall at just above idle, just taking off, especially when engine is...
1999 Infiniti G20 2.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCP11A6X
this car has a miss caused by egr opening right off of idle. code p0402 was set egrc backpressure transducer valve.this was replaced and still same problem. there is 3.5 inches of vacuum off of idle to bpt valve. less than 1/2 psi exhaust backpressure. egr ope... Trouble codes: P0402 (egrc bpt valve)
1998 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Poor Fuel Economy, spark knock VIN: 4S2CM58W1W
This vehicle spark knocks on light accel- OK at cruise and under harder accel- EGR is working fine- when testing the knock sensor- the sensor is producing 15 millivolts but the timing doesn't show any retard when tapping near sensor- customer states problem ha...
1987 Mazda RX-7 Turbo 1.3L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JM1FC3322H
Hey first i would like to thank everyone who responds. I have a 1987 mazda rx7 turbo and i just put a new 13b engine in it and if you know anything about rotaries you know that there are a pile of vacume hoses and i think that is where my problem is. and here ...
1991 Mitsubishi Galant 2.0L balance shaft VIN: JA3CX56U3N
Hiya Tech's,,, I Have this Glant with a sliped balance shaft Bearing, oil pump side. I have heard of a balance shaft eliminator kit. I was wondering if anyone has had any luck with the eliminator kit or would another block be the only option? Thanks, HH
1988 Nissan Pulsar NX XE 1.6L Mechanical VIN: JN1PN34S9J
Hi techs I have this car is my wife car she overheating the engine and I replace for a use one , A month later the Trans dont work and y get one from the Junk yard. Now Is the problem went the car is driving the trans get to hot and overheat the oil i did repl...
1993 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1N4BU31F7P
Hi guys, I am pulling hairs out on this one. 1993 Altima runs good most of the time all pids approx normal except inj pw varies from 1.5 to 6 ms at idle and 2-9 ms at cruise but after driving for approx 2 miles vehicle stumbles while cruising with tp at approx... Trouble codes: 45 (injector leak)
2000 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L all gauges VIN: 1N4DLOID9Y
Hello everyone, I got a altima that at times all dash gauges quit working and go back to 0, and you can hit a bump in road and all comes back on, it doesnt effect engine or anything else, i have pulled on wires trying to duplicate and has no effect, i have che...
1992 Subaru Loyale 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF2AN52BOP
Hello everybody, We have a problem vehicle here at our shop. A few weeks ago this little subaru came in with the check engine lite flashing a code 31 (TPS) code. We checked voltage at the green wire (good at 5 volts), the black ground wire (good), continuity ... Trouble codes: 31 (tps)

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1993 Acura Legend L 3.2L clutch VIN: JH4KA8166P
Thanks to all for the help. It turns out that I got a defective pressure plate from the dealer. One of the tabs that goes from the cover to the plate was bent and hitting on the cover and not allowing the plate to move and release.I guess just because it's new...
1988 Honda Prelude 2.0 Si 2.0L resivoir VIN: JHMBA413XJ
thanks for the replies. i recieved a surprising number of responses ranging from the p.s. pump to the hoses to the rack. the problem was occuring before we had replaced the rack and we flushed the system and replaced with o/e fluid. the customer was also addin...
1997 Honda Accord SE 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1HGCD5602V
We had an interesting range of suggestions on this car and learned quite a bit about pattern failures in the field. Most of the early suggestions dealt with intake valve deposits. Others suggested CTS failure and the third group suggested insufficient valve cl... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean fuel system).
1995 Mazda Millenia 2.5L No Start, Stall VIN: JM1TA2214S
Thanks to all that replied,the problem was the boost sensor as some of you have stated.after the sensor was r/r the code was cleared and the car has been fine since.
1996 Mazda MPV DX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SM31V5231T
Thanks to all who responded, and to one who telephoned me with help! The fix was to replace the distributor because of weak spark. Cranking spark was very good, but as the vehicle ran, the spark weakened considerably. I think the oxygen sensor was showing lean... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple cylinder misfire).
1997 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L Cuts out VIN: 1YVGL22D6V
first i would like to thank everyone for their replies. i was told to check everything from my distributor and timing belt to a coil and the boost sensor. well we actually had two problems. one was the egr vent solenoid was bad. you have to buy the vent and va... Trouble codes: 1195 (EGR boost sensor).
1992 Subaru SVX LS 3.3L Surge VIN: JF1CX3536N
Sorry about the delay in posting this fix. I wanted to wait a couple of days to make sure that there were no further problems with this vehicle. I would like to thank everyone that took the time to offer me some ideas on this vehicle. I ended up checking fuel ...
1986 Toyota 4Runner DLX 2.4L brakes VIN: JT4RN62D6G
Thanks for all the replies, we replaced the load sensing valve in the rear with a used one due to the cost of new. After adjusting the rod to give the rear brakes more pressure it was driveable. We had tried all of the suggestions we recived before replacing t...
2000 Toyota Corolla VE 1.8L filling VIN: 2T1BR12E5Y
We found debris floating inside the carbon canister behind the Vent Controal Valve. It was causeing enough restriction to prevent fuel vapors to escape the tank causing the back wash of fuel out the filler. Once the debris was removed all is working well, incl...
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