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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...
2001 Acura MDX 3.5L front end VIN: 2HNYD18212
Vehicle came in w/ rattle in front end. Checked front end,found worn sway bar links and replaced both front sway bar links. Rattle was still there. Noticed leaking front strut, suggested to customer to replace. Replaced both front strut assemblies (entire asse...
1995 Honda Odyssey EX 2.2L abs module VIN: JHMRA1876S
Need some help. Suv came in from used car dealer for service and brakes checked. We replaced ft pad set, resurfaced ft rotors and oil change only. Now we have abs light, pump is noisy, has code 1-8, pump pressure problem. We can open bleeder on abs unit, bleed...
1998 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1HGEJ8248W
This is a CAP (customer assistance program, State of CA) vehicle). The state is paying for the first $500. of repair, they will pay for part of the Honda new Catalytic Converter. But they fell the Nox coming into the converter is to high. Does any one out ther... Trouble codes: P0420
2001 Honda Prelude 2.2L shifting problems VIN: JHMBB62491
I am not a trans Tech by all means but this one is a friend of mine. Figures it's all way the friends or family that you can't fix. This one is stuck in second gear. Will not shift out of it. I can not find any tests for these codes except replace a bunch of p...
2003 Honda S2000 2.0L engine VIN: JHMAP114X3
hi guys/gals. got this fun s2000 in the shop with a noise and low compression in #4 cylinder. the vehicle was towed in about 400 miles ago with some broken valves that were sucked in to the cylinders at a high rate of speed. damage was verry bad. ordered a new...
1996 Lexus SC300 3.0L mil VIN: JT8CD32Z0T
I have this Lexus here with a P0402 excessive EGR. It occurs with engine cold (when EGR is not activated) and at highway speeds. From reading posts I believe that the ECM monitors for this code under 100F and at highway speeds. Well I am unable to duplicate th... Trouble codes: P0402 (Excessive EGR Detected)
1993 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 1.8L Caliper(s) VIN: 4A3CF44B7P
The customer says that after extended driving while warm, the brakes locked up at a stop light and the car wouldnt move. I do remember noticing that the right caliper piston wanted to extend by itself after compressing it. We opened the bleeder valve to get it...
1999 Nissan Quest GLE 3.3L Misfire
This Quest is actually a Mercury Villager, but diagnostics are very limited on Ford scan tool for these. Hoping some Nissan tech has seen this and knows what to look for. The van has a miss/rough idle. It seems to be present all the time, worse intermittently....
2000 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L remote VIN: JN8ARO7S2Y
if anyone has information on reprograming a remote transmitter for 2000 pathfinder, you would make my day. thanks
2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31A71
Customer came in with idle at about 1500 RPM. Code 505 present. Ran code and replaced valve. Problem is still present. Reran code twice and everything shows fine. performed idle relearn. Anyone have some help? Trouble codes: 505 (aacv system fault)
2001 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L steering VIN: 5N1ED28Y31
I have a truck that has the following systems-pulling right,higher effort when steering to the left,feels like intermittant assist in power steering,have checked alignment/rotated tires/checked for tsb's,preliminary ck of power steering,Thank you in advance fo...
1996 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L differential VIN: 4S3BG6857T
When backing up in the car and turning, like coming out of a parking spot, the rear differential seems to pop. You can visibly see the tire popping if standing outside the car. Acts like limited slip is locking up. Have tried to find out about any additive (li...
1983 Toyota Corolla DLX 1.6L driveshaft VIN: JT2AE72W0D
This car belongs to one of my employees. He said that he had a howl that just showed up. We put car on lift and find carrier noisey and noise like a bearing going bad in the differential. So we took the drive shaft out and the u-joints were binding also. We to...
1984 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1432R134R1
This car runs rich at cruise and won't pass California smog. I have resealed the intake manifold and made sure the EGR and air injection are working. The timing is 7 BTDC. This car is clean at idle but under load runs rich. I can eliminate the rich condition i...
1985 Toyota Tercel SR5 1.5L No Start, Stall VIN: JT2AL35W2F
vehicle will start most of the time and stall when it wants to. does it hot or cold. when stall occurs, it is like someone shut the key off. when trying to re-start, it has no spark. there is power to coil when it occurs. followed flow chart exactly and coil, ...
2001 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Surge VIN: JTEHH20V11
above 45 mph esp 55-65 vehicle will act like cruise control is on. disengaging the clutch and coasting the vehicle rpms stay about 2500 to 3500. closed idle switch on geniysys scan tool shows closed throttle and throttle open % drops to idle spec during this v...

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1990 Mazda MPV Cargo 2.6L front crank seal VIN: JM3LV5211L
Thanks to all who responded.First I was way off on the end play, it was in spec. I made the mistake of using 2 large pry bars to move the crank.I put a new seal in the engine, and then installed my pressure transducer onto the dipstick. using min/max values I ...
1994 Mitsubishi Diamante ES 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 6MMAC4958R
We sent the orriginal ecu in to ECU togo and they opened it up and said the capaciters were leaking and if the ecu has not been updated that this is a common problem. They needed more time for thier tec to test the ecu and we ran out of time to post results fo...
1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse 2.0L cylinder head torque VIN: 4A3AK44Y6V
The torque specs are as described in tech information. It's an unusual series of specifications; but it's worked out well. Thanks everyone for the input.
1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4A3AK44Y6V
There are two situations with this vehicle that we had to deal with; first, the crank timing marks, on the gear and front cover are not entirely accurate. If you strictly go by these marks, the thing may be out of time. We made a jig in the shop to indicate TD...
1991 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L overdrive VIN: 4SLBJ63C7M
thanks everyone! we did several sweep tests on the TPS scratched our heads, it passed the test sometimes and not others. So we went ahead and changed it because of the age and miles. We also serviced the transmission and added some Justice Bros. transmission a...
1989 Toyota Camry LE 2.0L TCC locked? VIN: 4T1SV22E4K
thanks to all who replied - Car will be fixed soon - need to keep up my rating - here's whats going on - replace TPS switch (failed pinout test) didn't change anything - All power & grounds to TCM are good (voltage dropped) Solenoids Ohm & voltage check - TCM ...
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