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1989 Honda Accord LXi 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JHMCA5542K
vehicle failed CA ASM smog test. Has no codes or drivability complaints. Vehicle runs clean (good emissions) unloaded, O2's switching within specs and EGR has vacuum. Under load runs clean in closed loop for 15-30 seconds, then o2's go to .9V and vehicle goes ...
1998 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEJ8640W
i need help with this one! this honda arrived at my garage with complaint of s.e.s. light illuminated. initial testing indicated a very low engine idle speed, never changing staying about 500 rpm. d.t.c 1509 was retrieved & erased and 1509 returns immediately ... Trouble codes: 1509 (idle air control valve)
2000 Honda S2000 2.0L steering box VIN: JHMAP1140Y
hi, i have this s2000 it has a knock when turning steering left to right with car off or when car starts to move and you move steering left to right it does not make noise when car is running standing still i checked frontend removed stabalizer links, removed ...
2002 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHWF25S72
After running for about 10min. this Sonata will begin to missfire severly and spark knock, then quit completly. the car will always re-fire, but run with the severe missfire condition.After a cool down of about 20 min the car will run fine for about 10min. and... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam position sensor)
1997 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L Cooling Systems VIN: 1YVGE22D3T
Thanks in advance for any help everyone. I replaced a water pump in this car and thought it would fix all the cooling system problems this car has but only fixed one. When the car is started first thing in the morning the temp gauge stays below cold for aprox ...
1997 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21D5V
this vehicle keeps tripping these com link codes indicating no com link between ecm & tcm. After checking the wire fron Pin6 of the ecm to pin 45 of the tcm for a clean ckt I replaced the tcm. the codes still come back I later cut the wire and looked at the si... Trouble codes: P0600, P1605
1993 Toyota Tercel DLX 1.5L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT2EL43S1P
runs lean good fuel presure new filter good voltage at injectors good injectors vehicle will only start with hand over throttle body giving full choke then will idle. as soon as throttle hit will stall. can work throttle gently and get some rpms out of engine ...

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2001 Acura TL 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 19UUA56822
The general summary was to replace the throttle body and inspect for voltage spikes. The customer has declined any further repairs at this time but I will update if he does return in the future. Thanks, Trouble codes: P0122 (Throttle position sensor low voltage).
1999 Honda Prelude 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: THMBB615XX
Thanks for your responses but none of them sent me in the right direction. After removing the cylinder head and sending it off to a machine shop the problem became more apparent. The valve seats in cylinders 1 and 2 were recessed in the head.I guess this is a ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire), P0301, P0302 (Misfire 2).
2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0L srs VIN: 1HGCG16592
thank you for your replies. first, the car was hit in the front, but not very hard as he air bags did not deploy. i checked all the wiring visually and with an ohmmeter with a load tool hooked up to other end of wires to test them dynamically; and lastly i rec...
2003 Infiniti g35 3.5L fluid amt on drain and fill VIN: JNKCV51EX3
well the answer to how much fluid the trans takes is just under 5 qts. this vehicle dose not have a dipstick as one of you stated it has a fill port that is located on the passenger side of the vehicle that is bolted down. local dealer was kind enough to check...
1999 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGF22C3X
Sorry I did not get back to you right away, but I wanted to make sure the car was fixed...after tripple checking cam timing and such, we gave the car back to our customer while we gathered info and pondered awhile, and the damn car fixed itself!! Our customer ... Trouble codes: P0340.
1987 Nissan Sentra SE 1.6L No Start VIN: JN1PB2411H
.Re-examined the wiring harness using a voltage-drop techinique.Found wires at distibutor to first in-line connector to have a small-voltage drop(.35vdc).R&R the (one foot)electrical harness that comes directly from the distributor.Well it would start but not ...
1990 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JN1HJ01PXL
Thanks to dennis and mark for pointing me in the right direction by suggesting that I check the maf sensor.I dont know why I didnt think of it,but I guess we all need a little memory jog at times.after replacing the maf sensor the problem went away hopefully n...
1997 Nissan Pickup SE 2.4L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1N6SD16Y0V
First of all, I want to thank everyone who took the time to reply to my original post. I received a lot of good information that was very helpful in repairing the vehicle! Several replies leaned towards (poor quality) Re-man distributors (hmmm,like Chrysler 2.... Trouble codes: P1320 (Ignition Signal Loss).
1999 Nissan PRIMERA 1.8L Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: QU14-01146
there fellow techs the owner changed the transmission and all is well. Trouble codes: P1232 (pressure regulator), P1715 (in puly speed), P1720 (vehicle speed sensor).
1998 Suzuki Swift 1.3L Stall VIN: 2S2AB21H9W
i have not yet fixed this car customer picked it up because i didn't find anything, but i received lots of good ideas, these cars had problem with engine harness i believe thats going to be the problem it reminds me of a 1997 maxima with stalling when putting ...
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