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1988 Honda Accord LXi 2.0L High Idle VIN: JHMCA5389J
engine idles up to approx 2500 rpm when moving, only when moving. when vehicle stops engine goes back to idle. I.E. start car up, everything is ok, put into 1st gear and start moving forward engine will idle up to about 2500, push the clutch in and coast, no c...
1996 Kia Sephia GS 1.6L No Start VIN: KNAFA1258T
This KIA will not start, found no spark, no inj. pulse. Traced to burnt computer. Checked for shorted circuits. All appear to be ok. Replaced computer with rebuilt, started, died, started, died, computer fried again!!! Computer place tells me it's overcharging...
2000 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L engine VIN: JM3LW28G5Y
Customer (friend of family) is complaining of having to add oil to this van. We added dye and found leaks near rear valve cover and oil pan. Leaks do not look bad enough to cause the oil to be low. Also customer does not complain about a huge mess in the garag...
1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GST 2.0L Cuts out VIN: 4A3AX55FXW
hey mitsubishi gear heads I got one for ya !! When I start this car it revs to [...] then dies. S.E.S lite allways on code p0320 contunious. I replaced the cam sensor once! Mitchel is pointing me to replace the ecm part#[...]! Trouble codes: P0320
1985 Nissan 720 2.4L head gasket VIN: 1N6ND06S4F
good morning all! i hope your day startyed better than mine! customer brought in truck skipping badly. did compression test found 50 psi in cylinders 3 and 4. 1 and 2 were 175psi. also had knock in lower end. replaced engine with used engine from junk yard. th...
1999 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L hydraulic VIN: JN1CA3102Y
hello, This Maxima came from the dealer. They replaced the clutch and all hydraulics. When the car started to slip, they did it again under warranty. The 3rd time it came to me. We did it 2 times also. what's happening is after driving it for a bit, the pedal ...
1999 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L hard start VIN: JN1CA21D9X
vehicle came in last week during a cold snap flooded. indpection revealed bosch platinum plugs, and i replaced them with ngk platinums changed the oil. I parked the car out side for a few hours with the hood up and returned and the car fired up fine. Of course... Trouble codes: P0325
1986 Toyota Cressida Luxury 2.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JT2MX73E9G
this came in blowing black smoke and barley running. we retrieved 02 code tested and replace due to bad pattern. this did not solve it though it improved a little. we checked the tps and on our fluke meter it went from 0 volts with .020 feeler gauge to ol with... Trouble codes: 21 (o2s)
1987 Toyota Camry DLX 2.0L removal VIN: JT2SV22J7J
i have looked on alldata and can find no good info on removal of the transmission with the all wheel drive. i have stared to remove the transmission and i am now stuck at transfer case bracket it looks like i need to remove it orthe actuator?. please help i am...
1989 Toyota Camry DLX 2.0L Extended crank VIN: JT2SV21E2K
Hi Guys, Got a weird one here. This is our second attempt at fixing this one. What it does is this. If you turn the key and hold it it will take up to 8 to 10 seconds before it starts. However, if you turn the key and quickly release it,it will start immediate...

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2001 Honda CR-V SE 2.0L Stall VIN: JHLRD18701
Greetings all, An overwhelming number of you said adjust the valves on this vehicle. I never would have guessed that tight exaust valves would cause a cold drivability problem like this.after adjusting the valves the fast idle picked up 200rpm and when droppin...
2001 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JA4MW51RX1
I decided to switch the heater control pins on the pcm to see if the pcm could cycle the other heater. After doing this, both heaters started working properly. I switched them back and they were still working well. So either the pin at the pcm had a bad connec... Trouble codes: P0155.
1987 Nissan Stanza E 2.0L fuel injector and ignition VIN: JN1HT21S0H
well, i checked everyone's advise. every thing checked out ok. i appreciate all the input. you won't believe what it was. remember the old saying,'always check the basics first'. in a way i did. I said it had spark,it did. well i got curious, so i drug out the...
1995 Suzuki Sidekick JLX 1.6L Misfire VIN: JS3TD03V1S
You that picked shorts as a problem were right on the money. I had told my boss to cut the injector ground wire at the ECM and see if the injector still shorted to ground and it did. I came in on Monday and started removing the harness and looking for spots. I...
1993 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 4T1VK12W8P
We're still trying to figure out how the testing didn't find this problem, in fact I'm never going to completely trust a fuel gauge again. We did a careful examination of the fuel lines just trying to come up with ideas and noticed that there was a small dimpl...
2000 Toyota Sienna CE 3.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 4T3GF19CXY
Good info was supplied by everyone. Unfortuanetly I was not able to find the problem. Told customer to take it to the dealer. most of you said to swap coils which I had done but it still stayed on those same cylinders. one other reply said to clean airflow met... Trouble codes: 303 (306 -), 306 (300 -), 300.
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