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1988 Honda Accord DX 2.0L clicking under hood VIN: JHMCA5628J
The emmision black box on the right firewall buzzes constantly and some of the engine control solenoids on the engine are clicking intermittently as well. One in particular is the valve that lets air into the exhaust. It should be working most of the time at i...
1996 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Surge VIN: 2HGEJ643XT
car came in with mil light on, checked all the obviuos, air leaks ect customer says the car will randomly surge up and down while engine is hot and has been dricen for over 1/2 hour anybody seen anything like this? car starts and runs good from cold. I have ch... Trouble codes: P0505
1996 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Surge VIN: 1HGCD5532T
After cold start with in 2 minutes warm up at 1500 rpm the idle will surge 200 to 300 rpm. More so when its warm. Found that unpluging the map sensor idle stabilizers. Pinched off all vacumn sources with no change. All parameters seem to be in range with no co...
1998 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD1855W
Hi to all.This CR-V came in last month as a no start.Due to extreme cold & lack of maintenance, it flooded& wouldn,t start.Original battery was tested & replaced(not before scan to extract codes).Original cap, rotor & wires were replaced as well as plugs.All w... Trouble codes: P0116 (ECT Range/Performance)
1998 Honda Accord EX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG1653W
Hello Group- Things are slow in the Lexus world, so I am helping the used car dept. This Accord has the engine MIL on, generic scan tool says P1491 is stored. This code seems to be a Honda proprietary code with no definition on the scanner. Can anyone give som... Trouble codes: P1491 (Unknown)
2001 Honda Accord EX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG16521
Car came in with mil on,code 171 lean.Car runs good long term trim was at 20,short term at 30 and above at idle.at cruise both trim values drop close to zero.smoke test intake for leaks and none were found.blocked off egr valve just to make sure there was no l... Trouble codes: P0171
2002 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.7L No Start, Stall VIN: KMHWF35HX2
Hello all, I have a 2002 hyundai sonata with a intermittent no start problem. This car came in on a tow truck 4days ago started as soon as I got in it, No check engine light on car runs great. I put the scanner on it and got two codes 560 system voltage proble... Trouble codes: 560 (System voltage problem)
1998 Lexus ES300 3.0L CPU, Immobilizer? transponder key? VIN: JT8BF28G1W
HELP!!! Original complaint: CHECK ENGINE light On. 1. scanned for codes: 1410: EGR system. 2. Ran through snap on scanner diagnostics. EGR passed tests, but no vac to EGR. 3. No info or wiring diagram available for the electric vac switch that controls v...
1990 Mazda B2200 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM2UF3236C
truck runs too lean, runs rough at idle and sets o2 sensor code. verified that there were no vacuum leaks. There is so much o2 in exhaust o2 sensor never gives any voltage. verified o2 was ok by replacing with new. maf sensor ok verified with known good unit. ...
2003 Mazda 6 i 2.3L engine assembly VIN: 1YVFP80C53
mitchell not updated enough for this application.. i am simply looking for labor times to replace the engine assy, and any out of the ordinary procedures needed to accomplish this task. thank you csz
1995 Mitsubishi Montero SR 3.5L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JA4MR51M1S
when you try to accelerate under load the truck back fires and has no power also after running (reving engine) approx 3-5 min. catalitic converter starts to glow red hot. At idle the converter works fine,(doesnt glow) any help would be great.thanks in advance.
1985 Nissan 300ZX 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: JN1HZ1452F
Vehicle came in as a new start. We replaced the plugs and got the vehicle to start. The problem now is it is running very rich at both idle and cruise. I know the idle switch is faulty (this wouldn't make it go this rich would it?) Injector pulse width is abou...
1993 Nissan Sentra E 1.6L 1-shift only VIN: 1N4EB31F4P
hello again all tech, this is my wife car with only 41,000 miles. the problem is it stuck on first gear. reverse is ok. i tried shifting from first second drive but never get out of first. the engine rev too high at 35 mph(high it can go).i have very little kn...
1993 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L Cuts out VIN: JN1HJ01FXP
Hello fellow techs, I've got a maxima here that after a hot soak wanted to idle either at 1500 to 1800 rpms or want to stall out. Cust. complains that after 15 to 20 mins of driving (to run her errons), she gets into the car and it's hard to start and/or won't...
1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: JN1CA21D4S
2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Shifter interlock VIN: JN1CA31DX1
Intermintent shifter will not release. check brake lights,but was unable to duplicate. Customer states when occurs does have brake lights but does not hear solenoid click.Any information on the operation of this system and or wireing diagram would help diagnos...
1996 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3G8685XT
we have a subaru that starts to missfire during warm up(after driving for aprox. 5-15 min.). only missfires for 1-2 min. until check engine light comes on(we get a code P0304 cyl #4 missfire)vehicle will not missfire again until it cools completelywe have repl... Trouble codes: P0304 (cyl. 4 missfire detected)
1972 Toyota Land Cruiser 226CID Rear Main Bearing
Sorry about the lack of a VIN, I am posting this for my machinist. He rebuilt this Toyota engine and the customer had a shop install it. It started and ran fine in the shop for an extended time, but within minutes after they began driving it, the rear main bea...

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1999 Acura TL 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 199UUA5647
thanks to all, almost all said to remove plenum,to see dealer for extended free warranty(80000-[...]),to use speedo cable on drill and one of you suggest to send the intake to machine shop to soak on hot tank.the owner of the car will go to the dealer fo...
1998 Daewoo Nubira 2.0L Air cond compressor VIN: KLAJF35ZEX
It was indeed the pressure control valve as many of the replies suggested. George [...] advises that the compressor runs continually while the a/c is on and the control valve varies the internal swept volume thus working harder or softer as required by the ...
1994 Honda Accord LX 2.2L coolant fans VIN: JHMCD563XR
Thanks for everyone that replied.Most said that the fans can cycle for up to 20 minutes after the car is shut off.When we finally turned the car loose,the fans were just cycling for right at 4 minutes.If it does come back later for the same thing(which I think...
2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L mil light on VIN: 1HGCG1654Y
thanks for all the information guys, we tried to get honda to warranty this, but it was out of the 100k limit and she was the second owner, she took vehicle to a trans shop and they are rebuilding it now, leson learned for her she should have had us do a prepu...
1997 Hyundai Sonata 2.0L no power
all replies were appreciated. however all areas mentioned had been visited in triplecate. it is extremely difficult for me to call it quits on this one. it isn't fixed. will be returned to owner. thanks guys and gals
1992 Mazda MPV Cargo 3.0L timing belt VIN: JM3LV5236N
Most of the replies hit the nail on the head, being a standard Trany and parking on a incling the engine turns over backwards and loosens off the tensioner. I have run this for a couple of days now and everything seems ok. Thanks again to everyone that respond...
1999 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L No Start VIN: 1YVGF22C2X
Because the symptom was so intermittant we took the lazy way out and kept running it until it failed - it failed with no fuel pressure. Pump had power and ground, replaced the pump. In retrospect we should have checked the pump wave form at the relay in the en...
1997 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA21D6V
thank you for your help but customer has not returned to the shop so i must close this poste with no new info, however i have experienced some problems with these cars ex: po325 and po505 a knock sensor had to be replaced on one and the other needed a harness ... Trouble codes: N0NE.
2001 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JTEHH20V31
Thanks for all the replies. Rick from Maryland hit the nail on the head with this. Same day we received this info cyl 2 misfired for approx 5 min. then smoothened out. Replaced #2 coil finally Fixed the problem.
2004 Toyota Hilux 3.0KZT 3000CC Misfire VIN: AHT33GNK00
Not many replies, but thank you to the four who did. Had a blown ECU, which we had repaired. Although vehicle was slightly better (revved to 2000rpm after repair) it still wasn't a 'fix'! Removed diesel pump and sent away for testing. Turns out the pump had be...
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