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1998 Honda Accord EX 3.0L steering pump/fluid VIN: 1HGCG165XW
hope everyone is doing fine! this accord is having a power steering fluid foaming problem and pump noise. the alternator failed and we replaced it. after starting the engine to check the charging system, we heard the power steering pump making the typical "low...
1991 Hyundai Excel 1.5L No Start VIN: K23N321N4M
This Hyundai has no injector pulse. Has spark and fuel pressure. The computer is not grounding the injectors. Harness is ok. The one thing that is throwing me off, is that the voltage for the sensor refrences is 12 volts instead of 5 like Mitchel is indicating...
1997 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L reading hot always VIN: 4S2CM58VXV
Hello, Isuzu tech's. I'm at my end with this one. Customer came to me with what he beleived to be a overheating problem. He thought the water pump was making noise, and bought one for me to replace. So I replaced it along with timing belt. Also replaced temp...
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...
1993 Nissan 300ZX Turbo 3.0L Surge, Misfire VIN: JN1CZ24H2P
This 300zx came into the shop with a misfire complaint. I drove the car to verify the problem and found that it would missfire or surge at part throttle around 3000 or so rpm.Before this point and after this car runs beautifully. I did find that on a dead col...
1992 Subaru Loyale 1.8L head VIN: JF1AN4220N
Had this Subaru in a few days ago for some work and came upon a coolant leak. Found the leak coming from what I have been told is a oil seap hole in both heads. I suspect that a cracked water jacket is the cause. Just wondering if anyone has come across a simi...
1999 Subaru Impreza L 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, LACK OF POWER VIN: 1F1GF4856X
Subaru guys help!!! This impreza was brought in with the complaint of would not go over 70mph. Test drive confirmed this right away, the idle quality was very poor. Computer diagnostics showed missfires on all cylinders, oxygen sensor biased lean and would com... Trouble codes: P0301, P0171
2001 Subaru Outback L.L. Bean 3.0L compressor VIN: 4S3BH80691
A/C compressor comes on and starts to cool but cuts off in app. 6 seconds. I found I could rev the eng up to about 1700 rpm and compressor would not cut off until decel or would run a lot longer. I think the problem is in the compressor or rpm switch causing t...
1985 Toyota Corolla DLX 1.8L leaks VIN: JT2CE82E7F
Hi: I have a customer that drives a 1985 Toyota Corolla and is in love with it. It has a diesel engine in it and the injection pump is leaking. He had it to a Toyota dealer and was sticker shocked by the price of a new injection pump. Sad to say, that where I ...
1988 Toyota Pickup SR5 2.4L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FABP1589B
Vehicle runs well cold but as it warms up it will back fire while accelerating. Timing is set fuel pressure is 45 psi w/ vac off and 38 w/ vac on. at times it will just pick up and run fine but most of the time it will backfire and bog out. Coil wire and distr...
1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L No Start VIN: JT2BG12K7Y
HELP! This car came in running, difficult to start but running and knocking.had been cutting off every few miles. We replaced the engine and now no start. we have been through all of our work and varified proper connections, clean grounds, etc. wiring harness ...

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1991 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JHMCB7559M
You were right, bad aftermarket distributor. Sorry about the late post, wanted to make sure the vehicle was gone!
1991 Lexus LS400 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8U11FE6M
Thanks for replies from RENE from Florida, VICTOR from Trinidad and Tobago, MARK from Jamacia, GRANT from Texas and STUART from Florida. We will get to work on this car again towards the end of this month. The replies indicated that the timing belt is probably... Trouble codes: 13 (RPM Signal Circuit).
1995 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: AS01SE0415
this car did not get fixed because customer did not have the money for a crank sensor
1996 Mitsubishi Galant S 2.4L low side hose connection at evap. core VIN: 4A3AJ46G9T
Good day to all. I received five replies to my help request and after discussing the options with my customer she decided she would like a new car. This vehicle was not repaired when it left my shop. According to the replies, the repair would have ranged fro...
1988 Nissan Sentra E 1.6L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JN1PB25S1J
thanks to all who replied. customer told us that someone had replaced the fuel pump. well, they didnt and it was the problem. thanks again
1993 Nissan Pathfinder XE 3.0L ignition switch
Thank you All for you help specially those who reply to my problem. Sorry for not answer promptly but I was waiting for the custumer response He's driving the vehicle but He told me that the Problem still intermittent, now I mention that wiggling the shifter w...
1993 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1N4BU31F7P
Thanks for all the responses on this one Mike from New Zealand got it.. MAF sensor had intermittent 2-5 volt surges at idle / low RPM cruise(missed these the first 20 times I viewed the pids)which caused excessive fuel injector pw. able to duplicate problem by... Trouble codes: 45 (injector leak).
1989 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, high idle VIN: JT3FJ62G6K
hi guys this toyota was tuff to recreat. after checking the mass air and tps and idle air control valve but vehicle wont act up for me. customer stated did it very frecuantly and for long periods of time. well it finally acted up went straight to the cts sure ...
1993 Toyota Camry 2.2L Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: 4T15K12E8P
Thanks to all you guys for your help I fixed the car by replacing the inigtor. I had thought that this was the fix and replaced it with an aftermarket part from NAPA and did not fix it. I had a friend in a shop in Atlanta tell me to try a toyota part and that ...
1997 Toyota Corolla 1.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1NXBA02E9V
we found a baid rear o2 senser. now you might not beleve me that a rear o2 senser was the problem ,but after testing the o2 senser and it would only read biestlean, we replaced the rear o2 senser and our readings came back within specs and the vehical pased sm...
2000 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Driver's power seat VIN: 4T1BF28B0Y
Helpful replies included check for a water leak into kick panel (which one?), a bad switch (which one?) and a loose connector under the driver's seat. Customer hadn't returned for further diagnostics, sorry!
2003 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 3.4L MIL Lamp on, Power Loss VIN: 5TESN92N33
Thank you, I recieved 4 replies. All were informative. However the symptom has not returned to date so I am closing this post. Thank you once again for your insight into Toyota OBD II misfire strategy.
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