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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 LX 1.5L No Start VIN: JHMEG8550N
Had this civic no start towed in, it's getting fuel, oil even smells a little like gas, but no spark. checked and i have power on both sides of the coil, seems to not have any ignition pulses. pulled up the test on snap-on shop key that says igniter unit. ste...
2004 Mazda RX-8 1.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1FE17N14
Reset KAM test drove after overnight cold soak. Monitor ECT SFT1 LFT1 IAT nothing abnormal. No pending code set. Monitor O2s11 and O2s12 switching between -609ua 1.72ma and .95-0v respectivly. Do not see any obvious reason Rich code is set. Trouble codes: P2097 (target a/f feedback syst. too rich)
1993 Nissan Altima 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1N4BU31C2P
first of this is my own car which i,ve had for about 8 months now. the motor runs great lots of power and no oil consumpstion. the main problem is extremely poor fuel mileage when used for city driving. we are talking about 15 miles per gallon or less compared...
1996 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L water pump VIN: JN1CA21DOT
Hello Folks, I am in the process of replacing this vehicles water pump. The problem I'm experiencing is that I cannot get enough slack in the timing chain (water pump on this model is driven by the timing chain) to get it off of the sprocket on the water pump....
1997 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L crankshaft VIN: 4S3BC6858V
another mechanic that works for a subaru dealer used a different case half on the right side. should it have been line bored? it drove 100 miles and the bearings are shot (were new) and now before i crank kit it i was wondering if it should be line bored or no...
1994 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0L Cuts out VIN: 4T1GK13E4R
Hello fellow Toyota Techs, I'm hoping some of you have encountered this problem and can lend me some assistance. The car runs perfectly fine most of the time, but every few minutes, when at operating temperature, it will suddenly missfire or cut out. With my ...
1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3VN39W65
Customer states check engine light has been coming on and off for the last few weeks. Snap-on scanner shows code 25 lean condition. This car runs and idles great. We replaced 02. 02 now switches from rich to lean. After 2 test-drives Code 25 returned. Please h... Trouble codes: 25 (Lean running)
1995 Toyota Camry 2.2L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 4T1SK1201S
Idles very good. on acceleration, sputters real bad, almost like bad plugs & wires. Wires & plugs are new, along with cap & rotor. Did not fix with these parts. Smells real lean while missing, like not enough fuel, yet pressure & flow test are good. I had one ...
1996 Toyota T100 DLX 3.4L Hesitation VIN: JT4UN222D9
Thanks in advance. This truck has a hesitation between 2500 and 3500 intermittantly. If you accelerate more when it is doing it it will go away. I scanned and there is no codes and in the data stream when it is acting up no misfire codes . I looked in the fix ...
1997 Toyota Camry CE 3.0L sensor VIN: 4T1BFSSK1V
help from toyota techs - please!! my customer brought in there 1997 toyota camry le because the abs light had come on. hooked up the scanner and found codes 38 & 39 had been set. accessed alldata flow charts for these codes and determined that the abs actuator...
1998 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Surge VIN: 4T1BF18B1W
When your lightly accelerating, engine will surge. If you unplug the vacuum hose to the egr valve, it will stop surging. We retrieved a fault code, for the egr position sensor. Position sensor checks to specs exactly. The egr valve diaphragm will hold vacuum. ... Trouble codes: P1411 (egr valve position sensor circuit range / performance)
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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1998 Acura RL 3.5L Maintenance Required Light VIN: JH4KA9644W
Hi gang--Thank-you for your replies, most were similar or close variations of the procedure in the owners manual and what I found in Alldata. I tried all of them but no luck. As I said in the update the 'Select' and 'Reset' buttons seem to be non-functional an...
2000 Daewoo Nubira CDX 2.0L steering column VIN: KLAJB82Z3Y
Aluminium knee bolster, clockspring, column bearings were suggested as possibilties. Good suggestions all, but the customer has not returned, so I can't check out any of them yet.
1996 Honda Odyssey EX 2.2L SRS Light VIN: JHMRA187XT
We've fixed this one. Thanks to all who replied and special thanks to Fred from Idaho, Matthew from Florida and Dan from Wisconsin. You guys are the best. It would appear that anytime the battery is disconnected for an extended period the SRS (air bag) warni...
1993 Mazda MX-6 LS 2.5L alarm VIN: 1YVGE31B8P
Hi, Thanks to all who replied, the help was beneficial but did not solve our problem. In our particular situation, the cpu which houses the alarm control module had a loose connection either at the solder joints or at the pin connections for the wire harness...
1997 Mazda Millenia 2.5L Engine Oil Leak VIN: JM1TA2218V
While I was doing the timing belt on this job,I changed the cam & front crank oil seals . I hooked up my BG injector cleaner (empty) to the dip stick tube & cut the pressure down to 3-5 psi & blocked off the pcv port & sprayed soapy water to verify that the se...
1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L No Start, Cuts out, INTERMITTANTELY VIN: JT3VN39WXS
thanks again iatn members, and especially all who responded. although i had tested it several times, the battery itself was the cause of all the problems. it was a les schwab battery, and apparentely would short out at times. put in a new interstate battery an...
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