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1997 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 2HGEJ6550V
This is a 1997 Honda Civic with a D16Y7 engine (Canadian). I've tested and tried everything I can think of. These engines had a known problem with the IACV. So I tested it with the Vantage meter and the duty cycle was 1/2 of what it should have been at idle. T...
2000 Honda Passport EX 3.2L no power VIN: 4S6CK58WXY
This Honda Passport/Isuzu Rodeo won't get out of its own way! It bogs down on accel. It runs a little rough at idle also. The main problem is bad lack of power. Full throttle upshifts barely occur. It won't rev up in neutral. It is the same with the exhaust un... Trouble codes: P1311 (ICSS Sec line 1 circuit), P1312 (ICSS Sec line 2 circuit), P0101 (MAF perf)
2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0L radio display VIN: 1HGCM66573
The radio display backlight does not light up. It seems that this is built into the radio. Does anyone know of anyplace that repairs these? To get a radio from the dealer can take months. No they do not want to good will warranty it for the customer, that i...
1993 Lexus LS400 4.0L Engine VIN: JT8UF11E1P
We have a 1993 LS400 that smokes fairly heavily out of the exhaust on start up and will smoke after any period of idling. Goes away when driving. PCV system working good. Didnít find anything on this engine for smoking in the archives and havenít pulled anythi...
1999 Mazda Millenia 2.3L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA222OX
Hi Everyone, This car appears to have endured quite a bit of"repair" work before arriving at our shop.It came to our shop with low power and surging idle.I checked vacuum lines, found some crossed and corrected them,but no help. Tried disconnecting control li... Trouble codes: P0725
1989 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L ingition wont turn off VIN: JN1HTO1P1K
This car wont shut off when key turned back. wont let key out either. The white green wire at ign sw is staying hot. If i unplug the ign sw is stays running. was told that ecu is supposed to turn off power to wht/grn wire when ign is turned off. it is not happ...
1990 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L powertrain mounts VIN: JN1HJ01PXL
i have a 90 maxima with a severe engine/powertrain vibration that shakes the entire vehicle at freeways speeds only. at idle and slower speeds there is no vibration. only when on the throttle lightly will this vibration happen and only every so often. all eng ...
2001 Suzuki Esteem GL 1.8L valve train VIN: JS2GB41SX1
Hi gang; Vehicle came in with a flashing CEL and Miss; Diagnosed miss on #3 cylinder; Removed spark plug and found the plug was loose and the ground elecrode missing; Replace all spark plugs and discovered different gap on each plug. Hmmm - someone was here b...
1996 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L transmission VIN: JT3HN86R4T
Cust complains of clunk on decel. Verified worse than clunk, when under 5 mph just before stopping, vehicle has shudder/clunk that resonates through vehicle. Vehicle doesn't seem to roll freely (like binding) before we accelerate again. Can duplicate problem o...
1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Engine VIN: JT2BG22KXV
Our 98 Camry smokes after it sits, either over night or for sevral ours. I know toyota has problems with oil sludge and gelling but we pulled the valve cover off and saw nothing like that. Sounds like valves, but how common is that? We have never done one for ...
2000 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L No Start VIN: 4T1BF22K1Y
hello fellow techs.car towed in crank no start. check for spark none,check injector pulse none,tryed to scan at data connector will not communicate with scanner.performed ecm power source circuit test at ecm terminals +b and e1 checking for battery power there...
2001 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L horn, power locks,power windows VIN: 5TOBT44A21
Hi Toyota guys, Hoping for some direction in diagnosing an intermittent assortment of electrcal gremlins. 1st time customer bringing vehicle in next week states that condition started 2mos.ago and is increasing in frequency, to the point of every coouple days ...

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1992 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Starting VIN: 1HGCB7657N
As recommended by mosts replyers, I check out the main power relay and replaced it. vehicle has no further problems. LEE
1995 Honda Accord LX 2.2L valvetrain VIN: JHMCD5638S
Well i'm sorry to say that i don't have an answer for a fix yet. we removed cylider head and inspected rocker shafts. i found what i thought was excessive wear on the intake rocker shaft but according to the machine shop it was not excessive and so we sent the...
1987 Nissan Stanza E 2.0L Starter motor VIN: JN1HT2115H
Thanks for the replies, Jim was right on with this starter being the wrong one. We went back to the dealership and got the right starter. Thanks, Peter [...]
1987 Nissan Sentra 1.6L trunk seal VIN: 3N1AB41D3V
Several people said tail lights were known to leak & sure enough after a lot of water ran over back glass & trubk lid I could see it inside trunk drippig off light assembly on drivers side. I removed light assembly on both sides & resealed them with silacone s...
1991 Toyota MR2 2.2L rear susp. VIN: JT2SW21N4M
i want to first thank everyone who replied. the noise ended up coming from the struts not being lined up with the slot on the upper mount. and i want to thank you guys who lead me in the right direction with this one. thanks matt
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