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1991 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Sunroof VIN: JHMCB7662M
Thanks for helping with our problem. Vehicle was towed in for a no start. We checked and found water had soaked the engine control module, seat belt module and transmission control unit. We were able to dry them out and fixed the starting problem. The water ca...
1992 Lexus ES300 3.0L Stall VIN: JT8VK13T4N
HELLO TOYOTA/lEXUS TECHS: This is our first time with this vehicle. Complaint is it stalls on decel sometimes, usually when coming off a ramp. It won't act up here. We tested ISC valve for "clicking" (it is), and tested the resistance (within spec.) Did not di...
1996 Mazda Miata 1.8L Battery VIN: JM1NA353XT
Hello everybody. I'm working on a little MX5 convertible which is running the battery dead after a few days of sitting. Measured key-off drain of 40-50 milliamps. Spec from All-Data says 20 milliamp. New battery from the Mazda store recently installed. Does ha...
1998 Mitsubishi Montero Sport XLS 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: POWPO35870
Check fuel pressure found ok for the first three or four minutes. Check fuel pressure when problem occurs 10 psi.Removed Air flow meter conector & pressure goes back to normal (44psi). Trouble codes: N0NE
1993 Nissan 240SX 2.4L Cuts out
Hope someone can help me with this one. I'm trying to get this car finished for my high school sons graduation present. I have pretty much rebuilt the car front to back.Too much to list. The car runs great except when it hits 5200 rpm while accelerating. It ...
1994 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Mechanical VIN: JN1HJ01NF5
The trans makes a loud growling noise in either park or nuetral when the car is stationary but quiet in any gear. When driven there is a similar noise but not a loud and changes somewhat with engine speed and load. The magnet on the drain plug was covered with...
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
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Stall VIN: JN1CA31A6Y
engine runs for 15 to 20 seconds before stumbling & stalling. opening the throttle makes it die immediately. primary ignition failure code is a hard code. replaced faulty coil, code cleared but still keeps stalling. feathering the throttle helps keep it runnin... Trouble codes: 1320 (primary ignition circuit failure)

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1990 Hyundai Excel GL 1.5L Excessive Emissions, excessive nox VIN: KMHVF22JXL
hey guys , thank you for the helpful hints. i did have a 02 sensor code but when i checked o2 sensor twice and it checked ok i checked the basics and then i checked the basics again . i erased codes and 02 code came back. i pulled out o2 sensor and found that ... Trouble codes: 11 (o2 sensor circuit).
1992 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.1L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CY58Z3N
this vehicle was in clear flood mode as one reply mentioned,but changing the ecu with a reman unit didnt cure the problem because i transfered the prom into the new ecu.basically i transfered the problem...a new PROM brought the vehicle back to life. thanks to... Trouble codes: 43 (knock sensor...eeprom), 21 (tps high), 22 (tps low), 33 (map high), 34 (map low).
1997 Lexus ES300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BF22G9V
Took everybodies advice. Replaced converter with original equipment Lexus and problem was solved Trouble codes: 420 (catalyst system efficiency below threshold).
1992 Mazda Miata 1.6L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on, SURGING IDLE VIN: JM1NA351N0
THANK YOU JERRY & PETE FOR ALLOWING THE TIME TO POST ! As you said Jerry, the throttle switch was off, it read ZERO volts wile the throttle was closed & 1/3 way open. i adjusted it so the voltage came came to 12volts just off of Idle. took care of the idle sur...
1992 Toyota Corolla 1.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: 2T1AE94E4N
thanks to all who replied. a lot of you had the right idea when you suggested valve train. I put a vacuum gauge in the line and all looked well,also found a miss when cold at #3cyl everything seemed o.k. Anyway to make a long,long story short I installed a bac...
1998 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L engine VIN: 4T3ZF13C0W
Thanks for all the replies, out of 10 replies 6 were right on. We removed the valve covers and found major sludge.Looks like were gonna remove both valve covers and the oil pan and do some major cleaning and hope for the best.Im also gonna start running synthe...
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