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1995 Honda Civic del Sol Si 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: JHMEH6266S
This one has been a pain all day. It first came in with a no power and stall complaint. Started up with no power and diagnosed as weak spark. Pulled cap and found bad corrosion on cap and rotor. Replaced distributer with aftermarket reman and cap and rotor. I ...
1992 Lexus LS400 4.0L a/c control ? VIN: JT8UF11E1N
Hi Techs, This car's A/C system is operative i.e. it will blow cold air if I keep cycling the a/c switch, but the problem is that within a few seconds of turning a/c on, it will begin flashing the a/c button light and the compressor clutch will disengage. Che...
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L Brake Lights VIN: JT6HF10U4Y
Car came in with brake warning lamp on. Light comes on as soon as the key is on and the brake pedal is depressed. Checked circuits and all circuits checked out. Got a list of the terminals to the sensor. Checked according to instruction, had continuity where I...
1991 Mazda Miata 1.6L Ignition VIN: JM1NA351AM
Replaced cylinder head and now will not start. Vehicle sat 3 months waiting for head. Ran fine, replaced head for oil leak, now won't start. Has fuel, spark, and INJ pulse.
1991 Mazda Miata 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: JM1NA3522L
On startup, cold or hot, once the IAC brings the idle down, the engine will stall. If the gas pedal is depressed enough to allow the engine to run, the engine will surge rhythmically. The gas pedal must be constantly feathered in order for the engine to run (b...
1992 Mazda 626 DX 2.2L No Start VIN: 1YVGD22B1N
we picked this car up on the highway because of a blown head gasket. When we got to the car the customer had already started to disassemble the motor. we brought the car back to the shop and started from where the customer left off. We replaced the head gasket...
2000 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L oil overflow VIN: 1YVGF22C3Y
Vehicle returned for an oil leak, transmission oil is coming out of dipstick tube when driven. we can start with oil level low (at bottom of dipstick) at idle it will start to rise to half way up stick, on road test it will purge oil out top of tube past the d...
1988 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JN8HD16Y9J
Vehicle failed IM emissions. First test was twice the CO and just missed HC. Passed NOX. No codes in the computer. Looked clean on our machine. Replaced air filter and sent it for retest. HC passed, CO just missed. NOX just failed. See results above. CO was ke...
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D91
We replaced #3 cylinder coil and ECM with remaned unit. We did not replace the spark plugs which looked fairly new. We have since found out they are the wrong application (for 2.0 engine) and the threads are about 1/4 of an inch shorter than the correct ones. ...
1994 Subaru Impreza 1.8L Misfire VIN: JF1GC8KD3T
This Subaru runs on two cylinders.It fires all four injectors but only two of its four coils. It uses a coil per cylinder and an external ignitor/amplifier. When I first tested this car I decided after thorough testing that the ECU was to blame as I was missin...
1997 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Coolant Overflow VIN: 4S3BC6856V
Belt timing OK on right bank possibly one half to one tooth retaded on left exhaust cam. No codes stored. Removed exhaust after pressurizing system over weekend. No signs of coolant in exhaust or spark plugs. Can idle in shop for hours no problem. Overflow of ...
1989 Toyota Cressida Luxury 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JT2MX83E6K
The car idles rough at times. If you turn the ignition off and restart it will idle fine for an undetermined amount of time. Scanned pcm with Genesis using import 1996 software. Found only code 11 (ignition). The only sensor readings that looked out of range w... Trouble codes: 11 (Ignition)
1990 Toyota Pickup 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JT4VNI3GXL
Hi, Toyota techs, We have toyota truck that the idle speed will be ok until you hit the brakes . At that time the idle will surge from 1200 rpm to 800 rpm. This only happens when the truck is at operating temp.So far what i have done is removed the brake boost...
2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L heater VIN: 4T1BE32K32
poor heat production, cooling system is circulating, however poor heat production. this all suposedly started after the cooling system was flushed at our facility. since the initial flush, engine and heat core have been back flush two more times, with new pres...

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1989 Honda Civic LX 1.5L Stall VIN: 1HGED3550K
Thanks for all the replies guys, you all hit on things that were bad with this car(which we replaced). We found that a few wires in the engine harness under the intake manifold were melted together, not sure what caused them to do it. Again thanks for all your...
1991 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Sunroof VIN: JHMCB7662M
Most replies said to check the drain tubes. Thanks to all who replied. I have not been able to get vehicle back. The next step is to drop the headliner to check the tube to drain pan connection. When I get it back I will post my findings. Thanks again. Ken & B...
1991 Honda Accord EX 2.2L intermittant power l VIN: 1HGCB72065
replaced o2 with factory replacement.all is well.thank you to all who responded.
1998 Honda Accord LX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG5640W
Thanks to all who replied. I have not been able to get vehicle back. The next step is to check the knock sensor with my lab scope. Most replies were to check knock sensor with a lab scope. One reply was to check the timing and use premium fuel. One reply said ... Trouble codes: P0325 (Knock Sensor).
1997 Infiniti J30 3.0L door latch VIN: JNKAY21D2V
thanks to all who replied. we found that gary's reply was the best. we figured out the car before the replies came in though. if you break away the plastic around the door latch using a long screwdriver and a hammer, it exposes the latch release. just push it ...
1992 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L No Start VIN: 4T1SK12E0N
Thanks to all the replies: Michel from Texas suggested the engine wiring could be shorted at the EGR pipe at left rear of engine. Brady from Washington typed fouled plugs which they were but not the cause of the no start. stephen from New Mexico hit it t... Trouble codes: 21 (Oxgen Sensor signal), 24 (Intake Manifold Air Tempurature Sensor Signal), 42 (Vehicle Speed Sensor Signal).
1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Power Door Lock VIN: JT2BG22K3W
I put this car back together and the problem has not reaccured. Obviously the problem is in the drivers door harness, I was not able to pin point it though.
1999 Toyota Supra 3.0L No Start
I have contacted Toyota customer service. They gave me a phone number to a Toyota dealer in Japan. I was able to purchase a service manual from them. 50.00 plus shipping. Thanks to all that helped
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