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1992 Daihatsu Charade SE 1.0L No Start VIN: JDIFG110XN
engine starts and runs good, turn the engine off, then when you restart, its out of time and will not start. If you attemp to restart 3 or 4 times, turning off the ign switch each time, it will find itself back in time and will start and runs good. Shut it off...
1989 Honda Prelude 2.0 S 2.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMBA423XK
Hello everyone, Thanks in advance for your time. This Prelude is causing us headaches. Car will idle, although slightly low in drive (400-500rpm),but upon acceleration @ about [...], severe surge starts. Once rpm is over 1200-1300, car seems to run ok. Cust... Trouble codes: 14 (electronic air control valve eacv)
1991 Honda Accord LX 2.2L door ajar warning lite VIN: 1HGCB7552M
I changed a starter on this vehicle and the Door ajar system lites, in the instrument cluster, came on and stay on for all four doors and the trunk. Owner insists this was operating normally when they brought it in. Is there something I might have knocked lo...
1996 Honda Accord EX 2.2L MIL Lamp on
Thanks for your time. Girl friends car. Mil light came on, "zone" tested and cleared code, told her it was O2 code and told her to return if it came back on. Of course it did. Again, O2 sensor fault, PO141 code. I don't have info for Hondas. A quick resitance ...
2001 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L rear brakes VIN: JHLPD18401
We have this CRV in here with a strange noise coming from the rear. When turning tight like a U turn, it groans from the rear. We tried turning the drums and the noise went away. Now the car is back today with the same noise. Any Honda techs run across this pr...
1990 Lexus ES250 2.5L Electronic VIN: JT8VV22T2L
hey guys i have this old lexus here i charge the a.c 3 days ago now both fans stay on all the time i pull codes from it and i got a code 22 water temp sensore i replace it same problem still there this cares have a lot of sensores for the cooling system im i c...
1993 Mazda MX-6 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1YUGE31A7P
I need some help on this one please.Once hot the masda will to loose idle at about 750 rpms then drop irratically down as far as 450 with rough idle and surge back up.The problem gets alot worse with ac on.I looked at crank/ igniter /maf/iac/injectors/grounds ...
1991 Mitsubishi Mighty Max 3.0L No Start VIN: JA7FM24S8M
Truck came in, no spark, no injector pulse. when you turn key on, you get one spark from coil, then nothing during cranking. checked power and ground at dist, okay, checked signal from cam sensor and tdc sensor in dist, okay. coil and power transister power an...
1992 Mitsubishi Expo LRV Sport 1.8L No Start, Stall VIN: JA3CV40D9N
greetings, i need some mitsu techs help here. this expo will run and die after 15-20 minutes. injector pulse drops out. i need to know what mitsu uses for an injector trigger (dist.,oil pressure,voodoo spell!???). thanks jli.
1997 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L Rear Wiper VIN: JN8AR05Y2V
Need a Nissan specialist...apparent `haunted' SUV, rear wipers run constantly with key on and control switch in any position. Removed switch and checked for `feel', seems OK. Checked `No Data' and found it has a very complex wiring system, apparently because t...
1996 Toyota Previa LE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3GK13M4T
this vehicle turns on CEL every 2 weeks or so w/ insufficient egr flow code. egr valve, vac solenoid operate corectly when tested. vac above idle w/ solenoid energized is 10 to 12 inches. when applying 10 inches vac to egr valve(with hand pump)engine will idle...

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1990 Acura Legend L 2.7L front struts VIN: JH4KA4661L
Hello techs, I was very reluctant on posting this help message,did not want to take time away from a tech that really needed help. I thought this was plain silly how I could mess up a customers struts by leaving it on a rack overnite. My co-worker Dave, who ow...
1995 Acura Integra LS 1.8L Shift/Clutch VIN: JH4DC435XS
Well it turned out to be the flywheel that had been cut wrong. They had taken too much off the step. All is now ok and customer is happy to get his car back Thanks to everybody
1994 Honda Civic EX 1.6L No Start VIN: EG4-100958
Thanks tothe techs for the ten replies I recieved. The vehicle is not fixed just yet, but I now have a better understanding of what has been happening. First, the distributor I have been using is for a single cam engine and not the DOHC V-tech. This distributo...
2002 Infiniti I35 3.5L No Start VIN: JNKDA31A12
Thanks for the replies,turns out timing had jumped on rear head so motor was sent for replacement,Thanks again the help was great Trouble codes: P0011 (intake valve timing control perf.b2), P0021 (intake valve timing control perf.b1), P0340 (cmp sensor malf.b2), P0345 (cmp sensor malf.b1).
1992 Mazda B2200 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JM2UF2239M
Hi, as luck would have it I got in a Mazda B2600 in the next day after i posted the help request with a problem that only two of the four injectors were firing. I switched computers from the B2200 to the B2600 and vesa versa and also switched problems. I recie...
1991 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L heater blower VIN: 453BJ6321M
thanks guys once again your experience has come through for me. the relay was located above the fuse box behind the left side kick panel. it was in a little white holder clipped to a support piece. as soon as i looked at it i could see one of the terminals was...
1998 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 4T3ZF13C6W
Hey All, Thanks for the response on this toyota. Turned out to be a problem in the drums. Replaced the drums with updated parts and the noise has been gone for a couple of weeks. If your rotors have fins on them they are the old style. The updated drums do n...
1999 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L speedo gears VIN: 4TAWN72N9X
we found that the fluid pump was worn out and would not send enough oil to keep the gears lubed thanks guys
2000 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, pings VIN: 4TASN92N8Y
Well after many long hours of testing and inspecting. I gave the truck back to the customer and he says so far so good. I ended up cleaning he MAF, it had a small clinker on it, and I did a decarbon with Chrysler top engine cleaner. My LT fuel trim went to 6% ...
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