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1993 Acura Integra GS 1.8L hood release cable VIN: JH4DA9465P
Car came into shop for Emission test and State inspection.The hood release cable appears to be broken or disconnected.After a an attempt to access the latch it appears to be impossible without destroying something aka the hood to get this thing open.We are nor...
2001 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L No Start VIN: KMHWF25S51
i have strong injection pulse on cyls.1&2. on cyls.3&4 it will pulse weakly one time and then nothing. ecm is brand new. replaced plugs and plugwires. i was advised by friend at hyundai dealer that if ecm see ign. miss it will disable that cyl. all injectors a...
1987 Mazda 626 GT 2.0L No Start VIN: JM1GC2430H
Greetings to all I have this mazda which at times will not start.I have no spark at times when it does not start.I checked for power going to distributor and i have it but yet when i scope the sensors in it i have no signals.Upon looking at the archives i see ...
1995 Mazda MX-3 1.6L Stall, Misfire VIN: JM1EC43B3V
Hello After starting cold, ENGINE will RUN FINE at IDLE. Just try to accelerate and it will start to misfire severely and probably will stall. It will be hard to start again. If starts will be misfiring. After warming up, when it is possible, engine will wor...
2002 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BL11D22
As mentioned in related repair history, the po507 Idle control cirtuit code did not appear until after I replaced both cam sensors for the po345 code and cleaned the throttle body. Car starts every time now and runs perfect except for the MIL light. Is it poss... Trouble codes: P0507
2002 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JN1DA31A52
Car is now setting code po507, too high idle. It idles around 875 to 900 rpm. Check engine is on. Does not respond to acc. pedal position, and idle air volume learning without a consult 2 scan tool. Do I have to send it back to the dealer? Hope you can help. T... Trouble codes: P0507
1995 Subaru Impreza L 1.8L hi beam headlights VIN: JF1GF2359S
customer came in with no hi beam headlights,checked bulbs and saw that the wire connectors had been replaced.checked the combo switch,even tried a new one,did not work.we have spent many hours on this problem,am i missing something? there is supposed to be a l...
1992 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L engine
This engine just came to me with no power or lack of power.ok from take off but at 80 km it was dead. and the valves were extremely noise. I check timing, fuel injection feed back from ecu and checked basic engine condition, no faults found, I sugest the first...
2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L Electronic VIN: JTDBEE30KX
hello friends, have a intermittent trouble with a.c. some days the ac light starts to flash and then no cold air. i have had troubles with older models with faulty speed sensors, bad compressors, amplifiers and bad wiring. but after taking a look i have not be...

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1999 Acura TL 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4UA364XW
after learing about the bullentin from all that replied i sent the car to the local dealer for a warranty repair.i have two other acura's out there with the same problem that are not under warranty and your replies have helped me find a fix for their problem.i... Trouble codes: P0401.
1997 Honda Accord EX 2.2L MIL Lamp on
I would like to recognize and thank Michael [...]. for their valuable time in helping me,You guys are great.The consensus is to take the car to Honda dealer for emission warranty that covers up to 150,000 mile.The dealer took care of the proble... Trouble codes: P0401 (Egr flow restricted), P0402 (egr flow excessive), P0118 (engine coolant circuit high input), P0524 (No definition available).
1998 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L reverse VIN: JHLRD1863W
Many thanks to all that replied. Jerry [...] was right on with his reply.These newer Honda units seem to be beefier than the older units that sometimes had to be completely replaced because of the extensive damage when shifted like this one. This unit is eas...
1999 Infiniti I30 3.0L injector VIN: JNKCA21A8X
found that the security system had locked the ignition to the injectors due to customer cranking vehicle so long. this caused the computer to decode his key. vehicle had to be taken to dealer to have computer reset and keys re coded
1998 Lexus ES300 3.0L Surge VIN: JT8BF28GOW
I could tell that egr was affecting the car because it only acted up when egr opened. I checked egr position sensor with a lab scope. I opened the egr by hand. Voltage started at .7 volts. As valve opened, voltage dropped to 0 volts and stayed there until it w...
1998 Mazda Millenia 2.5L No Start VIN: W141052814
thanks to all that replied appears that vehicle interior has been detailed several times several connectors including one at pcm were very corroded checked and cleaned pinouts at pcm vehicle starts and runs fine now customer is all happy thanks again to all th... Trouble codes: P1345.
2000 Mazda Millenia Millennium Edition 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA2225Y
the abv valve was located on top of the rear valve cover, connected to a bracket. there are three sol. on this bracket one is for the egr and the other two are for the abv sol. the abv is for the supercharger acts as a controller for the blowoff valve to keep ... Trouble codes: 1525 (abv solenoid valve vacuum ckt mailf.), 1526 (abv soleniod valve vent ckt. mailf.), 1540 (abv control system mailf.).
1984 Nissan Maxima GL 2.4L No Start VIN: JN1HV05S8E
The path to repairing this car was interestng to say the least. I had seven replies to my post and all of them gave me a place to look. Adam [...] and Curtis Going suggested that since I had corroded connections at the main fusable links I should check for c...
1993 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1N4BU31F4P
WOW! An overwhelming amount of replies, and almost all hit it out of the park! Oil in the distributer is our problem. We cleaned it out and it runs perfect. Customer does not want to replace distributer at this time however, (finacial strain). We don't get too...
2000 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1N4DL01D9Y
hi guy`s well i want to thank everyone who toke the time to answer my call . 1 reply talked about oil in dist (this one bone dry). another reply talked about intake gasket , which my local nissan dealer had already proposed to me. we did remove intake and i ...
1991 Toyota Previa LE 2.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: JT3AC12R4M
first of all the previa van is a 1991 model...not 01...sorry but thanxs for catching that incorrect data...i performed a block test and there is fuel contamination in the it is either electroylis eating away at the head gasket or a cracked cylinde... Trouble codes: N0NE.
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