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1987 Acura Integra LS 1.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: JH4DA3455H
Hi group, I've got another japan car that I need help on. This little acura came in because it will not pass local emission testing. No codes present and it will set a code if I unplug the temp sensor. Ignition base timing is dead on 12 deg, vacuum lines are i...
1993 Acura Legend L 3.2L Engine VIN: JH4KA8262P
Have an Acura Legend that has excessive vibrations in drive or reverse. Replaced 2 transmission mounts, no difference. We support the engine front and rear with jacks, vibration doesn't seem to change. Noticed alot of vibration in the left front wheel when in ...
1997 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 2HGEJC341V
All plugs are burning good and no spark jumping at boots. Feels like a TPS but not droping out. If you slowly accell no hesitation but if you stomp on it the engne spits and sputters the picks up. Under a load the problume is more noticable.
1998 Honda Accord LX 2.3L temp. gauge VIN: 1HGCG5646W
vehicle arrived with temp. gauge pinned on h. checked ohm reading on sensor according to mitchell on demand when cold reading was about 130 ohms when it warmed up reading was about 45 ohms. and needle stayed on h.customer had a gauge and a new sensor and insis...
1994 Isuzu Trooper S 3.2L limp-in VIN: JACDH58V5R
this trooper about half of the time as soon as start engine and select gear will start the check trans light flashing, the only codes it sets are a 55, 53 which are gear indication and brake light switch, according to alldata neither code will light light or p...
1990 Mazda MPV Passenger 3.0L fuel gauge VIN: JN3LV523XL
Hi all this one has us stumped. The fuel gauge works fine from full to half way point,then the guage nose dives to empty even though there is almost a half tank of gas
1994 Mazda MX-6 2.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1YVGE31AOP
car hesitates and misfires when cold. after warmup hesitation and misfires go away. no codes, and cant get any data. checked ignition, plugs are gapped correctly, but have white tips. other ignition looks ok.
1988 Nissan D21 SE 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1N6HD16Y2J
ive got a high co &hc problem only when the truck goes for a dino emissions test under a load. vehicle came in with timing belt jumped one tooth on one cam sprocket--hcs were high at idle--fixed belt.also found oxygen sensor code--installed new sensor. we thou...
1994 Nissan Sentra E 1.6L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: JN1EB31P2R
Help!!! Vehicle came in to shop with a misfire on initial acceleration and on deceleration at all speeds. Also, the engine pinged badly. Performed major tune-up with new plug wires with all OE parts. Adjusted timing to 10 degrees because it was set too advan...
1994 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L sensors VIN: JT2GK12E4R
had chatter in pedal when stopping- pulled codes and only code 32 appeared. rf sensor. replaced sensor and wiped other 3 clean. chatter went away and abs seems good- now light comes on an sets codes 33 and 34 left and right rear sensor codes. could wiping off ...

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1991 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Lamp Out Indicator VIN: 1HGCB7658M
We received 8 replies. Thanks again for your help. The suggestions were Lamp Out Sensor, Faulty Grounds, and Wrong Bulbs. We still have no solution. Customer said as long as the brake lights are working she is not concerned about the lamp out light. When we ge...
1997 Infiniti Q45 4.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKBY31A4V
After trying to energise the cam solenoids with a solenoid buzzer and getting no response, I removed them and rapped them against the vise a few times, and they came back to life. The solenoid noises and idle stumble we heard (just one time and not since) must... Trouble codes: P1110 (Variable cam timing system fault), P1135 (Variable cam timing system fault).
1997 Kia Sportage 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJA7236V
Got pretty sick of this car. Pulled intake to check wire splice that was supposedly a recall issue- ok. Cleaned the throttle body and replaced all of the plenum gaskets while we were at it. Another tech looked at the scan values and suspected the map sensor. R... Trouble codes: P0101.
1991 Mazda B2600 2.6L front crank seal VIN: 2M2UF3149M
I came in this morning with a clear mind as to what might be wrong with this vehicle and after numerous checks found something that I completely overlooked, engine blow-by. This engine has a tremendous amount of blow-by which after running for 30 seconds or so...
1996 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L shift sol. VIN: JT1BF12B9T
Thank you to all techs who replied to this request . A special thanks to Mr. [...] of Houston for their extra help . We removed the valvebody from this vehicle after receiving many suggestions , although worded differently , suggested excessive con...
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