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1997 Acura RL 3.5L Misfire VIN: JH4KA9646V
This vehicle has an intermittent misfire , and has had it for about 1 + year - been to many shops & many dealers ? - problem persists - various cylinders misfire at times - many coils & spark plugs have been replaced - sometimes no codes appear - even though m... Trouble codes: 1202 (misfire 2 cylinder)
1994 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1HGCD7254R
This problem only occurs when engine is cold and idling faster then normal idle. It will only start surging or hunting if you kick the accelerater like you were trying to kick fast idle off on a carburated engine. It will keep surging until it starts to warm u...
1994 Honda Accord EX 2.2L valve train VIN: JHMCD5656R
hi honda Tech's, I am posting this for another shop this hi miles honda v-tec, seems to have intermintant lifter noise, comes and goes, also has the piston slap noise, worse when cold, can be heard when engine is throttled. could our "lifter noise" be a syncr...
1998 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L reverse VIN: JHLRD1863W
Vehicle came in with grinding noise in reverse.No codes in memeory. Customer stated that noise started after gear selector was inadvertantly placed in reverse while still moving forward. Replaced reverse gears, slide,fork. All parts inside trans looked good. S...
2000 Honda CR-V SE 2.0L abs light VIN: JHLRD1859Y
Customer complained abs light on with start up intermittently. Checked codes, flashed 61 Ign votlg problem and 54 Fail safe relay stuck off. there isnt too many Hondas in this city and info is limited. Im assuming the fail safe relay is the problem, but where ...
1998 Lexus ES300 3.0L Surge VIN: JT8BF28GOW
surges at cruise. if you power brake it and give it some gas, you can make rpms fluctuate. watching scanner, you can see egr temp. rise when the egr system data says "yes". when this happens you can feel the engine change. do you feel that this is a restricted...
1984 Mazda B2000 Sundowner Base 2.0L Differential VIN: JM2UC1214E
Hi everyone, This problem is on my own work vehicle, a 84 Mazda B2000 5-spd. A few weeks ago I noticed a clunk on sharp turns. It sounded like something was shifting under the truck. I put it on the lift checked to see if anything was loose. The trans mount w...
2002 Mazda MPV EX 3.0L No Start VIN: JM3LW28J32
help mazda gurus. this is an eversence vehicle. eversence you changed my oil the vehicle will not start. the vehicle does crank but no start. pulled codes and scan data first. scan data is really strange. i have no reading from the o2 sensors and the ect actua... Trouble codes: P0116, P0117, P0133, P0153, P0160, P0304
1993 Mitsubishi Diamante ES 3.0L Reverse VIN: JA3BP57PY0
This is something that I should have but cannot locate it in my library. What I need is the transmission solenoid activation chart. I need to know which solenoids are activated in the various shift positions. 1st Through 4th as well as reverse, which is what I...
2002 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 4A3AA46G52
Runs rough in morning,jerks while driving cold did not duplicate, performed tune and ran rough set misfire #3 but no response from #1 and #3 on cylinder balance test, spark strong, re-installed original plugs, no change, checked for intake leak no change, chec...
1993 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1N4BU31F4P
Hello, we need help on this Altima. We do not have any access to scann info on these older imports. The original complaint was stalling, but before it could come in to be checked, the owner called and said it would not fire. We found a nice crack down the dist...
1993 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L VVT sprockets VIN: JN1EJ01F3P
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. I am not sure what to do with it. This customer had this SE towed to us with the timing chain punched through timing cover. It has rattled away for along time and she refused to do anything with it. We figur...
1991 Toyota Previa LE 2.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: JT3AC12R4M
this is my friends car...i do not have expertise on this name plate so here is the problem: when cold number 3 cylinder starts to miss-fire...its like the fuel mixture is too high...smoke out the exhaust...its raw gas...unburned fuel...after the warm-up period... Trouble codes: N0NE

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2000 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Windshield wipers VIN: 4S2DM58W3Y
Thanks for the replys from Rick from florida, Scott from Indiand and Anthony fron Illinios. Purchased the module fron the dealer and wipers work on all settings. I thought it was the module since the worked on all settings except intermittent. Just wanter some...
1977 Nissan 280Z 2.8L rpm quality VIN: HLS30-3868
You Guys Are 'GREAT'. Was able to order an original 77 Z manual From our local Nissan dealer. The old B.C.D.D. valve failed the tests. Same dealer was able to get a new valve assy. less gaskets. Adjustments made, car runs fine. Just about all the replies hit i...
1995 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.0L alarm VIN: JN8HD17Y0S
thanks for the help Larry King, the bigest problem in this post was where to get information from about the alarm system. larry suggested using all data but going back to 1993 they still dont have a diagram of the remote opening alarm there but there was a gre...
1995 Nissan 200SX 1.6L No Start VIN: 1N4AB42D7S
The car was towed away before I could spend more time with it. if the customer comes up with a fix I will let you all know. At least I did get a bright Idea to use a lght bulb to save on the cost of fuses. Thanks again all. jeff
1996 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L cylinder head VIN: 4TAWM72N9T
Thanks for the help guys. I contacted LC Engineering who specialize in High performance Toyota engines. They told me even though Toyota does not reccomend any machinig of the cylinder head, they do them often without any problems. They felt it would be safe ...
1998 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L Power steering VIN: 4T3ZF13C0X
Well guys this one is fixed. But it is not what you would expect.I am going to put this one under the x files for strange but true,Lets start from the beginning This p.o.s. came in for a ps noise allthe time.We checked ps fluid and found resivoir full of an al...
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