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1993 Acura Legend L 3.2L Temp Guage VIN: JH4KA7655P
Temp guage on this Legend will float back and forth from midway on guage almost to hot and back in short order. Coolant in radiator is not excessively hot. I cannot find the coolant temp sending unit for the guage in order to test it. Mitchell says it is on wa...
1994 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1HGCD5652R
I need some help with this Honda. Customer stated she started the car and it idled high and then started idleing up and down in park and was hard to stop at lights due to idle too high. It has a problem with its idle! It goes up and down about 300-450 rpmsin p...
2000 Honda S2000 2.0L engine VIN: JHMAP1147Y
Hello Friends & Neighbors! I need some help from somebody familiar with Hondas. My dad has a 2000 S2000, which he bought new. This car has a weird oil consumption issue. He takes the car to the local Honda Dealer for oil changes when his dash indicator says i...
1996 Infiniti I30 3.0L monitors VIN: JNKCA21D3T
I am having problem running the catalytic converter monitor. A battery was changed,so all monitors have to run so this car can pass emmisions.All have run and passed after 50 miles,except cat,tested cat and it is working.Changed it and rear o2 any way,55 more ...
1992 Lexus SC400 4.0L Radio Fuse #2 VIN: JT8UZ30C7N
This car went through cleanup with everything functioning. Came back with Radio Fuse #2 blowing. Do not have a diagram with distribution for this fuse. Have already checked power antenna, radio and amp in the trunk. Is there anything else on this circuit or an...
1993 Mazda Miata 1.6L Parking Brake VIN: JM1NA23519
We have replaced the OE calipers with reman calipers and adjusted piston depth, set parking brake adjustment and when allworking asdesigned relaeased the vehicle to customer. Within a few days the vehicle returns with the parking brake not holding and the hand...
1995 Mazda Millenia 2.5L Stall VIN: JM1TA2214S
Hi there, We don't work on very many Mazdas, so this is new to us. The complaint is intermittent stalling as you are running down the road, and the problem is very intermittent. We experienced the problem ourselves once after driving about 20 miles, shutting ...
1977 Nissan 280Z 2.8L rpm quality VIN: HLS30-3868
1 owner, appears after engine warm-up,when you shift around 2500 rpm, clutch-in, there is a 1 to 3 second rpm "hang-up" at that 2500 rpm level before we get back to base idle, and the next shift. throttle body cleaned and then, even replaced. does not appear t...
1995 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.0L alarm VIN: JN8HD17Y0S
I have this 95 pathfinder that has a flashing light for the security system flashing all the time. I just tried to program a remote and whent through the procedure of pushing the button inside the security box under the drivers seat all doors unlocked and when...
1997 Nissan Sentra GLE 1.6L No Start VIN: 1N4AB41D5V
car came in no start. found that we had no injector pulse did all tests back to ecm found we had no signal out of ecm to injectors. checked all powers and grounds to ecm. found high resistance on ground pin #106. has 61 ohms. replaced pcm. did not fix problem....
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L Poor Fuel Economy, Low power, spark kno VIN: JN8DR07X81
The owner complains of spark knock and reduced engine performance after driving vehicle 15-20 miles. I did duplicate the condition once while driving, all data normal, short term fuel trim fluctuates -2% to +3%. No codes were stored, owner has not seen MIL on ...
1989 Subaru DL 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1AK43B7K
Hello everyone and thanks in advance for the help on this one. I am having a problem with this one putting the light on intermittently. Seems to come on almost everytime you put the brake on and sometimes when you turn on the lights. I have tried to get codes...
2000 Subaru Outback 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BH6653Y
Hi Group: This car came in 6 months ago with this problem and at that time we replaced the IAC valve,cleaned the throttle valve, and made sure the throttle cable was properly adjusted. This is the fourth time the car has came back with MIL on and code 1507 se... Trouble codes: 1507 (idle control system malfunction)
1991 Toyota Pickup DLX 3.0L Rotors/Suspension? VIN: JT4VN13D5M
Hello All, This simple brake job has turned into a nightmare!! Customer brought truck in for recommended brake service. We replaced front pads and machined rotors. Serviced wheel bearings and replaced seals. We replaced rear brake shoes, machined rear drums an...
1992 Toyota Camry DLX 2.2L No Power to ECM VIN: 4T1SK11EXN
No Power TO ECM
1993 Toyota Pickup SR5 3.0L Oil pan VIN: JT4VN13G7P
Hi all, I have a two part question. I have a customer that called and said that his son took his truck in to a shop for a tune and service as a Christmas present. A few days ago he checked the oil and found a NEW dipstick in the engine. They checked with the ...
1999 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HN86R0X
This 4Runner runs great while in shop and most times while running down the road the fuel trim stays very close to a +/_10%. When doing 65 mph around 2500 rpm and under load and normal operating temp the LT fuel trim goes to 37%, not always though. Even in che... Trouble codes: P0171

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1992 Honda Accord LX 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCB7656N
I got 8 replies and would like to thank all eight. Some of the replies covered items such as checking wiring circuits that I had gone over. Two replies suggested replacing the EGR solenoid which I was going to retest due to the fact that the EGR would momentar... Trouble codes: 12 (EGR system malfunction).
2000 Honda Accord EX 2.3L srs VIN: 1HGCG3256Y
We reinitialized the Occupant Position Detection System 'OPDS' and let the customer drive the vehicle for 3 weeks. The light has not come back on. If the light comes on again we will diagnose the problem again and update this post.
1996 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGE22C7T
Thanks to Dan [...] and John from NJ. Many good suggestions from vacuum leaks to the IAC motor (which seems to be a common fault) We finally caught the problem in the act. The canister purge sol... Trouble codes: P1506 (IAC over speed error).
1997 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Engine knock VIN: 1YVGE22C7V
Hello everyone and thanks for the help. This one ended up as a few suggested, being the tensioner spring torn through the arm on the tensioner. It had just worn its way through and the tensioner was just flopping there. We installed a new timing roller set a...
1997 Mazda B4000 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4F4CR16XOV
Many thanks for the e mails that were sent in response to our help request. I have personally been on vacation during the time this request was sent. The technician that sent it was not able to come to any satisfactory conclusions and did not understand the ne... Trouble codes: P0172 (always lean right bank), P0174 (always lean left bank).
1989 Mitsubishi Mirage 1.5L No Start VIN: JA3CU26X7K
Thank You for all the information. Took the advise of sending the computer out to be tested/rebuilt. We just got it back, installed it, turned the key and he car started! Yeah! This was a great learning experience.
1995 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.0L Back Up Lights VIN: JN8HD17Y4S
Turns out using the dealer switch was the right idea, it's just when you think it is tight you can still get another turn or two out of it (gotta compress the o-ring), just enough to make contact inside the trans. The dealer switch is just slightly longer than...
1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L rear tailgate power window VIN: JT4VN36H7S
Thanks for all the replies I received.Problem was resolved by replacing the micro-switches in the tailgate latches.Apparently if one switch fails, the other will still allow normal operation.In this case,when the second switch failed is when the window stopped...
1998 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Surge VIN: 4T1BF18B1W
The e.g.r. valve, position sensor and both inline plastic valves check to specifications. We replaced them from Toyota anyway. Replacement of those items stopped the position sensor fault code from returning, but it still had the surge unless the e.g.r. valve ... Trouble codes: P1411 (egr valve position sensor circuit range / performance).
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