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1992 Acura Integra LS 1.8L 2-3 shift VIN: JH4DA9452N
Problem occurs only after sitting overnight. 1-2 shift is late, 2-3 shift is very late (around 6,000 rpm) After driving 4-5 miles, everything is back to normal. This car has a vacuum modulator, manifold vacuum is good at modulator. Modulator will hold vacuum a...
1985 Honda Accord LX 1.8L starter VIN: JHMAD7433F
starter will not engage replacement torque convertor. am not sure of what year the torque conv is. but the ring gear is set further away from the starter. would like to just be able to find out what year starter i need to put in instead of replacing the torque...
1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L sun roof VIN: 1HGCG5652W
Hi Techs,this 98 Accord's sun roof or moon roof which ever you want to call it does not want to close to the lock position where the back part of the window is supposed to raise up. I could not get it to go to the lock position manually either with the place i...
1995 Isuzu Trooper S 3.2L Code 44 VIN: JACDJ58V6S
Hello everyone and thanks in advance for the help. I have this 95 Trooper in and the customer states that at elevations over 3000 ft, the check engine light will come on intermittently. The code is a 44. This is lean exhaust as near as i can figure and would ... Trouble codes: 44 (lean exhaust)
1999 Mazda Millenia 2.5L Hesitation, Surge VIN: JM1TA2213X
Greetings Mazda Techs. Hope you can help with this one. Vehicle at times will surge heavily on acceleration and lose power almost to the point of quitting but not quite. Fuel pressure remains at 35PSI while this occuring. The only code is a low cat eff. I have...
1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.0L engine VIN: 4A3AK34Y6X
Cust is complaining of heavy oil consumption. 300-350 miles per quart. Engine runs clean, and smooth, plugs are not fouled with oil, and borescope doesn't show any scuffing on the cyl walls. We've checked pcv system, and replaced the valve, and did a valve sea...
2004 Mitsubishi galant 3.0L srs lt/radio
Hopefully someone can help, or suggest how to find out for sure the code/description. I am a ford eec IV tech by training,and am unsure how to proceed,without spending an exhorbitant amount of money.. I put an aftermarket radio in this vehicle,and in the proce...
1988 Nissan Sentra E 1.6L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JN1PB25S1J
have a recurring problem upon acceleration vehicle stalls or will stumble idle is smooth will occur in park or in drive whenever you accelerate if you slightly push the throttle rpm will rise only to about 1500rpm and then it will stall or stumble,-fuel pressu...
1989 Nissan D21 2.4L Poor Fuel Economy,
costomer complains that the fuel eccon has dropped to about half what it had he noticed the problem about a month ago and it has been a steady decline since when i checked it out the truck i found the #4 spark plug had carbon built up on it but the others look...
1995 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.0L speedometer & tachometer VIN: JN8HD17Y2S
Hey guys, Hopefully someone may be able to help us with this one. The vehicle came in for speedometer inop and tachometer inop. The check engine light was on also. The code is 14 for no VSS signal. On test drive the tach sometimes would fluctuate erratically, ...
2000 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Ride quality VIN: 1N4DL01A6Y
This Altima will vibrate in the front end at 60 mph. Sometimes it will vibrate at a little higher speed. We have checked suspension for worn bushings, linkages for play, engine and trans mounts for excessive movement with no good results. The customer has rep...
1989 Subaru Justy GL 1.2L valve lash VIN: JF2KA83A5K
Hello Techs' I need to know if we are supposed to gauge the valve lash on the valve or the cam side of the rocker arms? I have always adjusted on the valve side on all cars. It just occurred to me that I may be doing it wrong... For a long time... On lots of c...
1991 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L motor VIN: 4S4BJ63C3M
I'm back I'll be your tour guide through hell!! Here's a different one from the Gooseman. Got a noisy engine on a Subaru. Came in making a ruckus. Sounded like lifters. Oil was flat nasty. So I changed it and added a JB Tune-Up for the lifters. They about all ...
1992 Subaru Legacy LS 2.2L Unknown VIN: 4S4BJ65C8N
The customer complaint that the transmission slips. I check for store DTC,but, I found none. I test drove the vehicl and found no envidence of slippage. I check ATF level and condition both are good. However, I did noticed that the power indicator and ATF temp...
1998 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L Engine VIN: 4S3BD675XW
Any thoughts? Does anyone have any idea where I can get a pair of cylinder heads for this vehicle besides the dealer. $350.00 bare head, $575.00 remn head.
1997 Suzuki Sidekick JX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2S3TDO3V7V
we recieved this vehicle from another shop, they had scanned and found po300, replaced plugs,cap,rotor and wire set, still had po300, this code will only set when throttle is snapped, engine accelerated under load and when cruising, the mil will flash indicati... Trouble codes: P0300
1992 Toyota Corolla 1.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: 2T1AE94E4N
we do emmission testing for another shop.they brought me this corrolla which fail many times.they told me to check it fail only on hc under has a new cap, rotor,plugs.coil and the head was replaced a month ago,so there can't be any carbon.the fi...
1994 Toyota T100 SR5 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT4UD20A6R
Performed basic eval. Including fuel pressure, ignition timing, vacuum, dtc's,tsb's,performed engine decarbonization, major tune due by miliage. found fuel control would not happen for 8-9 minuets. replaced O2 sensor now have fuel control 1-3 min. checked ECT ... Trouble codes: 26 (rich exhaust)
1998 Toyota RAV4 2.0L tail pipe VIN: JT3HP10V2W
6000 MILES AGO we did timing belt and tune for maintenance. Now "even since you worked on my car it smokes when I start it". It has to sit to smoke. Looks like valve seals to me. I would like to know if this is a common problem on these vehicles and get some f...

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1990 Honda Accord EX 2.2L clutch VIN: JHMCB7560L
To everyone that responded-thank you. We had 11 replies and we checked them all, but Carlos [...] hit it on the nose. There was a bolt still in the bell housing on the drive side of the engine. In order to see it there was about a 4' area to look for it and it...
2001 Honda Passport LX 3.2L head
Thanks To friends at IATN! Had A few replys, A couple replys recommended replace complete engine assbly as it is unknown how hot this car may have been. One reply from a machine shop said that he has many cores from the dealership! i called our local dealershi...
1998 Hyundai Sonata 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: KMHCF34T7V
double checked the timing, both the cams were each a tooth out, woops... Thanks for everyone who replied
1990 Mazda B2200 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM2UF1239L
Thanks! I rechecked for codes and found O2 code and checked output. Replaced sensor and reset ecu.Light never returned. Note calf.models according to wiring diagram donot use lite for maintance required.
1993 Mazda 626 LX 2.0L lifter noise VIN: 1YVGE22A8P
Well on this one after replacing cam followers (hydraulic lifters) fixed the car. Thanks for reading my post.
1991 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX 2.0L engine VIN: 4A3CT64U7M
Well it is fixed, super special thanks to Ty [...], The problem was in the rear silent shaft, the exact procedure described by Ty is 100% correct. When aligning the arrow with the mark on the case it is critical that you feel the weight of the shaft fall so...
1986 Toyota Tercel STD 1.5L Cooling Systems VIN: JT2AL31G8G
hi guys sorry for the delay the fix was the radiator. i installed a new thermostat( thinking the other one was defective) and no change. the bottom rad hose stayed cool and i couldnt open the rad cap to see if there was flow because it would blow up in my face...
1992 Toyota MR2 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: JT2SW21N3N
Hello all As several of your knew this the cooling system had air pockets in it and affected the idle quality. Even looking in the coolant cap on engine it looked like it was full but we had to run the car for over an hour before we were able to get enough coo...
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