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1998 Acura TL 3.2L Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4UA3647W
Hello everyone. I have a 1998 Acura 3.2TL that customer was complaining of low power, dieing at stops, check engine light has been on for a few days. Knowing the related problems with spark modules and EGR systems being plugged, have checked both and can fin... Trouble codes: P0132 (02 sensor signal high bank 1 sensor 1), P0172 (system too rich bank 1), P1204 (cylinder 4 misfire), P1205 (cylinder 5 misfire), P1206 (cylinder 6 misfire), P0300 (random misfire detected)
1992 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1HGCB7658N
Hello Everyone, This Honda is keeping me guessing. When you accelerate it acts like it is hitting a rev limiter when you hit 3000-3500 rpms. I'm not sure how else to describe it. It isn't a straight up normal misfire, and it doesn't seem to loose spark. With... Trouble codes: 14 (Electronic Air control Valve)
1990 Infiniti Q45 4.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKNG01CXL
need help for the infiniti crowd. my computor suggest that there is a computor hook up but i can't find it. and when i tried mitchell on-demand at work it says that i have to pull the cars computor out and turn a switch on it but it doesn't is the switch in th...
1997 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L blower VIN: 4S2CK58V2V
Hey Guys We have this Rodeo in the shop with an inoperable blower motor. I've changed the resistor block out and it worked for a few minutes and then I believe blew the new resistor out. When the vehicle first came in, I went straight to the blower motor to s...
1998 Isuzu Trooper S 3.5L Suspension VIN: JACDJ58X1W
This vehicle will make a groaning noise primarily on right hand turns that seems to be consistent with wheel speed. Owner says he has heard it going straight but at a volumne much less that heard during r/h turns. I did hear it on one l/h turns but probably wo...
1995 Mazda Miata 1.8L SRS system VIN: JM1NA3539S
The SRS light is flashing a code 2 which is not on the list of problems. I am curious if any of you Mazda gurus have seen a similar problem with the controller for the sir bag system. I am suspicious that the controller has gone bad with a voltage spike but ca...
1991 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L Speedometer VIN: JN1HJ01P2M
The speedometer in inop. Took out the speed sensor and did manual ac voltage test. When spinning gear by hand I get .4-.5 ac volts. The mitchell test says that is ok. I am getting increase ac voltage as increase speed at the back of the cluster were speedomete...
1995 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.0L shifting VIN: JN8HD17Y7S
this vehicle will do this intermitently, driving down the highway it will shift back into 3rd gear from OD but when the vehicle comes to a stop it starts out in 3rd gear and will only shift into first manually and then second gear and will not go into 3rd or 4...
1997 Nissan Quest GXE 3.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4N2DN1111V
Hello folks, this van has a strange condition that's leading me around in circles. It came in for a MIL on indicating a faulty TPS (codes po120 & p1705). After scanning the vehicle I reset the ECM and the code came back immediately-I mean within two seconds. I... Trouble codes: P0120, P1705
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L No Start VIN: 3N1CB51D91
hello group, hope you nissan techs can help, have one brought in on hook won't fire-no spark, no fuel, won't communicate with scan tool. checked fuses all ok? thought it was ecm relay behind glove box if mod isn't lying about location but subtituiting known go...
1997 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22K8V
This federal camry runs ok, has a P0171 with MIL on. lt fuel trim is 25% at idle some times its over 40%. When you drive the lt goes to zero and runs around.The front O2 (not af sensor)is running very well with a good range full sweep .100 to .900 . rear o2 ha... Trouble codes: P0171
1999 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L compressor VIN: T32F93C0XY
This suppose to have gas accoording to other tech comp. won't kick on. have power to ac amp but not at term 13. relays are good,so are fuses

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1985 Honda Accord LX 1.8L Rod Bearings VIN: 1HGAD7433F
Well guy's I got the info I was looking for. Out of the 14 replies 12 said to go with aftermarket bearings and plastiguage them, witch is what I am going to do. I was given some very good info such as the differances in the OEM bearings is very minute. Keep in...
1991 Honda Accord EX 2.2L wont shift out of 2nd VIN: IHGCB765XM
well all but one of the 20 responses i recieved hit the nail right on the head. It seems that the trans ecu is a common failure among this model honda. So much for my small town dealer. The other respnse informed me that he had seen wiring problems where the s...
1991 Isuzu Pickup S 2.3L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 4S1CL11L8M
checked vac. switching valve ,found ok.checked ecu for damage ,ok.Replaced complete carb. w/reman.fault still remains same.
1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L convertor/front pump seal VIN: JTGHF10U7X
Every response was helpfull. Thank you for your help. Most of you correctly suggested dowel pins were missing. I asked the installing technician if the dowel pins were in place and he said they were. When we pulled the trans out we did find two alignment dowel...
1991 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L AWD System VIN: JF2BJ63C1M
This Subaru has not been fixed as of this post, however it is diagnosed thanks largely to Wayd in Montana, and Alldata. I eliminated the computer, sensors and wiring as being the problem, and isolated the problem to a mechanical issue within the trans itself. ...
1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Transmission Control Unit VIN: 4S3BG685XW
Hi, Thanks to all that replied. Special thanks to Wayd and John for the code extraction sequence, wiring diagrams and flow charts. Code 16 is a Torque control cut signal. Both John and Wayd recommended clearing the code, due to this code setting falsly. Appa...
1991 Toyota MR2 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, high idle VIN: JT2SW21M9M
o2 sensor was giving wrong signal. reading was rich so iac open let more air in. replace o2 idle went down to 780 rpm.
2000 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7L inner cv boots VIN: 5TBBT4815Y
Of the 3 replies one was missread & thought I had installed new boots... one stated the angle is too severe and I should get in touch with Bellingham or Downey off road & seek new joints & spiral boots and the 3rd reply was from another 1999 Tundra owner who d...
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