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1987 Acura Legend L 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4KA3253H
i need some help from veteran acura tech!!! the check engine lite on for a few seconds koeo. then the moment the engine starts the cel on all the time. no codes will come at led on computer. the led goes out as soon as engine starts , and only goes on while wh...
1992 Acura Vigor GS 2.5L drive axle? VIN: JH4CC2656N
Good Morning! This Vigor will not move in any gear. Makes a deafening grinding noise whenever running, which gets worse whenever any gear is selected. Noise is similar to when a transmission is shifted into park whenever the car is still moving, only much wor...
1992 Acura Vigor GS 2.5L starter VIN: JH4CC2654N
Need some info on how to R & R the starter on this.Mitchell says 1hr labor and no detailed instructions in the repair section on how to R & R.Called a friend who uses All-data-The same labor time and no info.It looks to me like the intake manifold needs to com...
1995 Honda Passport LX 3.2L long crank cold
car has to crank long time when cold fuel pressure is ok and holds
1998 Honda Accord LX 2.3L No Start VIN: 1HGCG3142W
this vehicle has been left with me, with intermintant no start, it has done it for the owner and his wife,a number of occasions the last 30 days but it has not done it in the shop yet (murphys driveability law) we have spark tester and fuel pressure guage hoo...
2002 Honda S2000 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMP1142T0
Hello All, We put clutch in this car. While test driving the MIL light came on. It set a PO141 Secondary O2 heater malfunction. Checked circuit and found heater circuit in O2 bad. Replaced O2 and cleared codes. After test driving the MIL came back on. It set ... Trouble codes: P0135 (Primary O2 Heater system malfunction), P0141 (Secondary O2 Heater Malfuction)
1997 Mazda B2300 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4F4CR12A3U
Scanned vechicle for codes has code p1443 reset code and test drove came back i dont have any info on this vechicle and was hoping for some input thanks in advance Trouble codes: P1443 (Manufacter Control Axiliary Emissions Control)
1992 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JA3XE74C9N
when the turbo failed the induction systym filled whith oil.we had to replace plugs and air filter to get it started.idle was fine when first started.when we drove it it lacked power,had black smoke from tail pipes and seemed to burn a lot of gas.we have check...
1994 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JA3AM54J1R
hi guys.this car wont idle after engine hot.idles ok cold.we cleaned throttle body first time it came in for this complaint.worked fine for about one day,then started diing again.second time in cleaned iac motor and port.idle was fine for about one day again.n...
1993 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Hesitation, Misfire, INTERMITENTLY VIN: JN1EJ01F5P
this car is beating us up . customer complaint; miss when cold miss intermitentlt when accelerating hot or cold. i was able to identify the miss fire when cold and replaced 1 fuel injector with a factory one .this almost eliminated the cold idle miss but not c... Trouble codes: 34 (knock sensor circuit)
1997 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L abs VIN: JN8AR05Y6V
Hello Nissan Techs, I have pulled a Code 17 (Deceleration sensor or G sensor). I cleared the code. I suspect an intermittent problem. Has anyone replaced these sensors and where is it located? Thanks!
1996 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L torqe control VIN: 4S3B6855T7
vehicle came to us from trans shop after thier repair did not resolve problem.vehicle has a trans temp light flashing code 16(torqe signal interupted to ecm)and a driveability problem of vehicle feels like its binding on sharp turns.problem is only there when ...
1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S38G6857W
To start with this customer came in with a complaint of a poor idle condition, like it was running on 3 cylinders, and the check engine lignt on. We never got to duplicate the problem. We also had a code related to engine crank sensor. With the help of aldata ... Trouble codes: P1507
1986 Toyota MR2 GT 1.6L cooling fans VIN: 1J2AW15C5G
cooling fan system, relays ,fuses all function properly.from what i can determine from the limited info our data base has the fans are controled by the ac amplifier. replaced the amplifier but fans still run on high with key on.what am i missing?
1989 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.0L No Start VIN: JT3FJ62G9K
Hi guys, Before I spend a bunch more time and money, I thought this might be a good time to ask for help. Not real familliar with these old toyotas. Power on both sides of injector harness. I have traced wiring for shorts, high resistance. Have not found any...
1996 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L transfer case VIN: JT3HT05J3W
anyone have any ideas..customer stated transfer case shitfing into neatural and truck would not move..just before this would happen he would hear a grinding sound like gears meashing. he might have to drive for a day or 2 before it would repeat..
1998 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L brake rotor VIN: 4TAVL52N7W
hello: everybody I need help,I have a problem with toyota tacoma.custumer came in asking for front brake job becouse he feel vibration at the brake pedal.custumer brought brake pads.I replaced brake pads and machining the brake rotors. two week later customer ...
2002 Toyota Prius 1.5L engine/electric
Sorry for lack of info, my wife's car. We've had it a month now. She took a long drive and then I started it up a few minutes later to go for a drive, while sitting in the driveway I got "mechanics face". There was a knocking sound from the engine, loud. It wa...

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2001 Honda Accord EX 2.3L evap VIN: JHMCB66861
thanks to you who took the time to read and repied to this post. i got (3) repies that said that this is a normal function of the evap system. (1) that said that some years have purge valve problems and the dealer is performing a goodwill repair. my local deal...
1992 Lexus SC400 4.0L temp controls
thanks to those of you who offered your help. as all of you suggested it was the expansion valve, though personally I just couldn't believe a 'new' lexus expansion valve could be bad. As suggested I pulled down the lower housing and saw the suction line from t...
1990 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L No Start VIN: 4S3BJ6325L
I got several very helpful replies to this post. Four mentioned that the cam and crank sensors are notorious failure items on these vehicles. Kansas helped me get back to basics without my scope by having me test the sensors with a dvom for a 'generaged' volta...
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