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1995 Acura Legend LS 3.2L Unknown VIN: JH4KA7674S
Hello techs. i've got this legend that in drive or overdrive during lockup usually up a hill with a moderate load shudders very badly. the vehicle usually needs to be fully warmed up and it is fairly intermitent. i felt pretty confident that it was a problem w...
1992 Honda Civic VX 1.5L Hesitation VIN: 2HGEH2363N
Any thoughts???
2000 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD1865X
Car has a rough idle when warm, and tries to die. When it came in symptoms were warm and cold. Replaced distributor and rechecked valve tightness-yes cold too.Code came back once. Car is fine cold after distributor replaced but still won't idle or run well whe... Trouble codes: P0131
1994 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, no com with computer VIN: KMHJF32MXR
Car has poor idle. Can not get the scanner to communicate with the ECM. Once the scanner tries to talk to the ECM, we only get garbled text/symbols (Snapon MT2500 with Asian - year 2000). Scanner works fine on all other vehicles. Any ideas?
1996 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L blower,rear defog,power windows
customer called to tell me that he thought he had blown a fuse.said he was driving down the highway to a meeting,and all of a sudden his blower motor went off.then as the windows fogged up,he went to open the windows,he then discovered that the power windows h...
1986 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L parts availability VIN: JN1HZ14S0G
This car is in the shop to replace leaking valve cover gaskets among other repairs. While removing the upper intake manifold I discovered that the flexible rubber air duct was cracked in two places. This is the ribbed rubber connector between two plastic pipes...
1998 Nissan Sentra 1.6L No Start VIN: 1N4AB41D4W
Car was towed in for no start-pulled plugs and found all plugs super gas fouled and flooding in cylinders-fuel pressure tests @ cranking =45lbs. No codes found, good spark,ctsensor=50 deg(correct room tem),tps=3.9% without cranking. Car sat for 3 weeks while c...
1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L cooling system VIN: 4S3BG6852W
iatn research shows indication of headgasket failure. customer considering using additive product called thermagasket to engine for short term. product claims to repair headgaskets and cracked blocks. we advised against. wondering if anyone has heard of produc...
1993 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3DJ81W8P
Intermittent MIL, deleted codes 83, 84 & 85, but they all returned after approx. 10 miles of driving. Implies no communication between engine ECU and transmission ECU for at least 1/2 second. Looks like heat-damaged engine wiring at the EGR valve. Trouble codes: 83 (ESA1 - no communication), 84 (ESA2 - no communication), 85 (ESA3 - no communication)
2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT3GN87R1Y
NEED HELP! SUV came in with stumble on accelleration and lack of power. No codes present. No codes pending. Fuel pressure and volume good. Timing marks are all in place. Acts as if it not getting sufficient fuel. Snap throttle open and engine bogs.(Will rev ev...
2002 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L pinging VIN: 1NXBR12E32
this car pings under light accel. can make it do it by easing into the throttle. hammer down and it doesnt do it. a scan data looks good. thanks in advance to all replys

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1992 Lexus SC400 4.0L Stall VIN: JT8UZ30C9N
well the lexus is leaving today.the ecm was the problem,along with a new park/nuetral switch.isnt it funny that when you have a problem vehicle you see 6 of the same brand in your shop in a few days?thanks to those who responded. Trouble codes: 15 (ignitor 2 to ecm).
1992 Lexus LS400 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Extended Cranking VIN: JT8UFF11E7
Thaks to all who replied your info was very useful but as the customer has not returned with the car .I haven't been able to repair it .They always seemto be to busy till it breaks.Them it's an emergency I'm supposed to be concerned about.thanks again Chris Wi...
1998 Lexus ES300 3.0L CPU, Immobilizer? transponder key? VIN: JT8BF28G1W
Thanks Gary, Bruno, and the rest of you that responded to my plea for help. It's fixed. It was a fuse. I missed one, there is more than one fuse for ECU, and the audible tester I used tested the blown one as good. The EGR circuit still needs fixing of course. ...
1988 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.0L Surge VIN: JN8HD16Y9J
While this vehicle sat out in our parking lot we looked for a used throttle body assy for it. We got laughed at by most wrecking yards. Seems these are in high demand. A new MAF is over $500. I decided to pull it in and use a sensor simulator to simulate the v...
1994 Nissan D21 SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6HD16YXR
I pulled the cluster and sent it off to have the speedo. repaired. I just put it back in today and drove the truck. All is well. I would like to thank all who replied. The general consensus was that the problem was in the speedometer head and you were correct....
1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: JN1CA21D4S
the starting hard cold prob I believe to be fixed or masked at least.When I first exp prob I thought to my self clean tbi & retest but when I SCANNED DATA found 173 code. o2 not functioning & MY PULSE WIDTH not matching bank1 you automatically try to diag know... Trouble codes: P0173, P0325.
1993 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L tach, temp guage, auto seat belts, hvac blower mot VIN: 4S3BC6332P
Thanks for the help thus far, the owner took the car back, but just told us the other day it start to blow the fuse agian, he did tell us that it happens when the HVAC blower and or wipers are on, so we will look into those thing when he brings car back in. We...
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