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1990 Acura Integra GS 1.8L oil consumption VIN: JH4DA9467L
Hello Everyone, I am hoping for some advice on this integra. It smokes like a signal fire. Original customer complaints were misfire and blue smoke from exhaust. Brought it into my shop for testing. At idle exhaust color was normal, but snap throttle litera...
1991 Honda Accord EX 2.2L idle surge to3000rpm VIN: 1HGCB765ML
Help, I have this honda that wants to idle up and down to 3000 rpm, This is always hot or cold, When in gear it doesn't surge but the idle is alittle high. I tested the MAP & EGr w/ vantage and all of the readings are within range. Egr valve isn't open and I c...
1999 Isuzu Rodeo S 2.2L engine VIN: 4S2CK58D9X
Whining noise from behind timing cover led us to assume noise was being generated by timing component. Replaced both stationary idler pulleys as well as complete tensioner and timing belt. Noise remains . All drive belts removed while running for short period....
2001 Isuzu Rodeo Sport S V6 3.2L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CK57W21
Sorry to just throw this one at you, but here it is. I don't really have alot of diagnostic info on this vehicle. Anyway, there was initially an intermittent drivability problem. Now the car stalls sometimes. Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
1998 Kia Sephia 1.8L Cuts out VIN: KNAFB1211W
#3 has spark, no vac leaks, injector pattern drops out intermittently. It will have a pattern on start up, then it flatlines. It will then occasionally flash a pattern. Brn/blk wire from injector to PCM plug has continuity as does red/yel from injector plug to... Trouble codes: P0303
2000 Kia Sportage 2.0L hub/seal VIN: KNDJA7230Y
Hi. Thanks taking time to check this one out. We have an unusual one here. Inop. 4 wheel drive. We initially found rotted vacuum lines at wheels. We found an update for seals behind drive axle and we replaced seal on 1 side to test. We have found that the stee...
1995 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L timing belt VIN: JA3AM84JOS
replaced engine,noticed in a.m. had a noise comming from front of engine.not every time,i had my tech remove timing covers & inspect. we noticed after sitting for aprox 5 minutes timing belt would have slack in it inbetween the 4 cams at the water pump & the w...
1996 Mitsubishi Galant S 2.4L axles VIN: 4A3AJ46G4T
Original complaint was vibration on accel at approx 55-60 mph. Test drove and confirmed. Ran car on hoist alternately holding each wheel, vibration at 60 only present with rh axle spinning. Replaced rh axle, test drove, made no improvement, same as before. Ran...
1996 Mitsubishi Galant S 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AJ46G8T
i hope someone has run across this problem and can give me some advice and direction. the car is 1996 mitsubishi galant 2.4 liter obd2 california emissions. keep setting codes po170 fuel trim malfunction (bank 1). i have replace mass air flow sensor, oxygen se... Trouble codes: P0170
1997 Nissan Pickup 2.4L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N65D16Y6V
customer complaint about stalling and hard restart might have to wait ten minutes to restart. code 1320 set. replaced ignition components as well as the distributor. after warming up and driving at highway speed and hitting bumps the code will come back on aft... Trouble codes: 1320 (ignition signal in the primary circuit is not sent during engine cranking or running)
1999 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L alternator VIN: JN1CA21D3X
Looking for a source to supply alternator plug and pigtail.The original connector will no longer stay attached to the alternator as the tang is broken. Contacted Nissan but not available. Made a trip to local salvage yard but none were located. This plug has 4...
2000 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Boggs Down, No Power VIN: 3N1CB51D7Y
Guy's this one is a good one. We have this vehicle that came in for a bad Cat. Converter which was diag from another shop. Customer asked us to install a new one. The unit was from the dealer {direct bolt on}. Before and after installation when you would first... Trouble codes: P0171
2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Surge VIN: JN1CA31D61
After installing an IAC motor at the customers request. And with the recent install of the MAF. the car still surges. I have went through the Idle Air Volume Learning procedure 3 times and have started down a road of many pages of checks. I have checked the t...
1994 Toyota Pickup SR5 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: JT4VN13G5R
Hey Toyota guys, we have a 1994 toyota truck v-6 running rough, missfiring all cylinders,have checked fuel pressure good,O2 reading lean and plugs showing lean, cylinder leakdown test shows nothing, and no head gasket leaks can be found, seems to improve sligh... Trouble codes: 25 (lean)

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1988 Honda Accord LX 2.0L braking performance VIN: JHMCA5638J
Fellow wrenches and brake technicians, Thank you for your collective help in getting this car repaired and back to the owner (this evening). Many responses pointed me to wheel bearings that would allow the rotor to move and thereby cause brake caliper piston t...
2002 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHWF25S32
Thank you so much to all that replied. I had numerous replies and also received the Hyundai direct Website ( which helped tremendously. The website pointed me to a TSB and also a schematic that Mitchell Repair didn't offer. When I followed t... Trouble codes: P0446 (Canister close valve malfunction).
1993 Infiniti J30 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: JNKAY21D3P
Thanks again for all who offersd help. we checked throttle bodies for coking. They wern't to bad but we cleaned them anyway.WE double checked coolant and MAF readings including at ECM. We verified computer power and grounds. One of our techs did some serious r...
1995 Mazda Millenia 2.5L Mechanical
great input from all, we ended up sending customer to dealer, had engine installed there yr. ago, still had warranty, the problem was a piston pin. noise was more pronounced on acc. again i thank ALL of you so much for the input. if i can ever assist you, most...
2002 Subaru Forester S 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SF65622
Thanks to all who responded to my help request, 12 in all. Overwhelming replies pointed to bad cats and some easy checks to determine that. Apparently its a common problem with these at high mileage. Told customer of my findings and as of yet have not had car ... Trouble codes: P0420 (cat effic. below treshhold).
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