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1996 Acura Integra Special Edition 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Idle is high VIN: JH4DB7565T
Hello Honda/Acura techs. When this car is cold the idle is very high, around 1800 rpm. You can drive it 20 miles and it will stay high around 1400-1500 rpm, but when it is warm all you have to do is cycle the key and it will idle normally around 800 rpm. This ...
1986 Honda Accord DX 2.0L Excessive Emissions
i am having a problem getting this engine to stay in closed loop it will go in if i rev the engine a bit or hold it up in rpms i have cheked grounds at map sensor and tps all readings are falls out of closed loop and run rich. any help will be apreciat...
1997 Hyundai Elantra 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHJF24M5V
This car came in with multiple codes [trans, ac, fan relay ect.]. Right now we are only focusing in one area, the evap and missfire codes. Besides the codes the car will idle poorly intermittently which is when the missfire code is being set I suspect. The oth... Trouble codes: P0442, P1624
1999 Infiniti QX4 3.3L engine VIN: JNRAR07Y5X
This QX4 / Pathfinder was towed in with a no start. It was driving fine, customer woke up to a no start. We have exausted ourselves for the past few weeks. It will run as long as it is sprayed with brake parts cleaner. It recieves good cam/crank sensor signals...
1991 Isuzu Trooper LS 2.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: LESCH58E8M
vehicle came in for failed WA emission test on hc / checked out and found O2 not responding / installed new O2 / had no effect on emmission readings / truck also stalls on cold start and will flood 8 out 10 times / cat is real close to same temp front to back ...
1997 Kia Sportage 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJA7235V
vehicle came in with egr code po400, checked valve and solenoid operation all checked good. the vehicle has a dpfe sensor that works like a map sensor. mitchell list no way to check it. just key on engine off [4.6v] and key on engine running [1.6v]. test drove... Trouble codes: 400 (egr malfunction)
1993 Lexus GS300 3.0L brakes VIN: JT85547E8P
the right rear brake wore the new brake pads down in less than 12k miles. the left rear is still over 80% left. the rotors are within specs. the car drives fine the caliper is not hung & the slides work great. the temp after driving is unreal. the wheel will g...
1992 Mazda Protege LX 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JM1BG2265N
We have a Mazda protege' with intermittent loss of power, check engine light and runs rich. The car has beeen here twice and has not acted up on our test drives. 2 Mo. ago we replaced the 02 sensor. We have checked fuel pressure, eleectrical grounds and the ai... Trouble codes: 17 (No change in oxygen sensor)
1996 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L No Start, No Spark VIN: 1YVGE22C5T
Thanks in advance: This Mazda came in as a no start. After testing the Distributor for all the signals I found that the distributor was a fault because the Ignitor Signal was good on the labscope. After replacing the distributor and still no spark I performed...
1990 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1BJ6322L
help... got this subaru that has been every where and now its here. lets start from the begining, customer o-heated vehicle and then fixed it him self,problem started a few weeks later. a family member owns a junk yard so they took it to them and said that th... Trouble codes: 49 (air flow sensor)
1984 Toyota Cressida Luxury 2.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: JT2MX63E8E
hi guys need some help from some of you toyota and smog techs. first the emissions above are on the dyno the idle are at 15 mph at 50 percent load ,the cruise readings are at 25 mph and 50 percent load. the original o2 was going lean at cruise and would strugl...
1994 Toyota Estima Van 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 6T91MPAAAR
Hey Gang - A friend in Brisbane, Australia is looking for a cylinder head and gasket set for his 1994 Toyota Estima Mini Van with a Turbo Diesel 3C-TE engine. Does anyone know where a rebuilt is available? Thanks in advance.
1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L Accessories VIN: 4T1BG12K8T
When the ignition key is turned off, whenever the brake pedal is pushed, most of the accessories come on. Push on brake, turn on wipers and they will work with key in the OFF position or with keys in your pocket. Also turn signals, rear defog, heater fan, shi...

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2000 Acura TL 3.2L Air Bags VIN: 19UUA5666Y
Thanks to all who replied. Eugene had great directions on how to get and clear the codes. The code was for the OPDS sensor in the passenger seat. Cleared code and light came right back on. Replaced sensor and all is well. Below is the reply I received from Eug...
1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CK58WOX
More research has brought to my attention that the camshafts were not timed right from the engine remanufacturer. These 3.2 DOHC are difficult to get in time using Mitchell, AllData or Autodata. It can take up to nine revolutions of of each set of camshafts to... Trouble codes: P0337.
1987 Nissan D21 SE 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JN6HD16S3H
good suggestions from all. i checked every wire going into the computer and did not look inside. what i found was a burned spot on the board. come to find out the owner had said that he had spilled a 44 oz coke on that side. apparently it got into the computer...
2000 Subaru Outback 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4S3BH6756Y
We finally got it thanks to everyone. When we finally got the car to act up again we pulled off of the freeway and disconnected the front 02 sensor, of course the car did not have normal power, but it completly quit acting up. We then replaced the 02 sensor an...
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