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1990 Acura Integra GS 1.8L Brake Pedal VIN: JH4DA9368L
Hello, all- Typical Acura/Honda poor pedal feel that we've all dealt with at one time or another. Started with poor brake pedal and bleeding off at stops. Replaced the master cylinder- got rid of the bleeding off problem, but the poor pedal persists. Went to t...
1990 Honda Prelude Si 2.1L fans VIN: 1HMBA4231L
The radiator cooling fans won't come on until the temp gauge is in the red. The switch is located at bottom of the radiator. The bottom of the radiator doesn't get hot enough to close the switch. I thought there wasn't enough coolent flow, so I changed the the...
1992 Honda Accord DX 2.2L cooling fans? VIN: 1HGCB7648N
Hey Guys We have specialized in Hondas and other Japanesse imports for 15 years, but this one has us stumped. Vehicle will overheat at idle - no other problems. Fans seem to come on too late to prevent overheating. Sometimes they will cycle normally - but it ...
2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGEJ6615Y
vehicle came with mil on. code p1457 went down tree found 2 weeks later vehicle came back with the same code 1457 ran down all-datas tree every test was good. cleared pcm sent the vehicle down the road. 2 weeks later got it back. all tests are good again. had ... Trouble codes: 1457 (evap control system leak detected)
1989 Toyota Pickup DLX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: JT4VN01D5K
please go easy on me, this is my first post, and thanx in advance. Here we go, after diagnosing the tps I attempted to install the new one, only to find that all of the setting were based off of the throttle stop. How do you set this!!! Alldata has no mention ...
1996 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: JT3HN86R5T
truck original complaint, MIL light, low on power. Had multiple cyl misfire code, also trans solenoid codes. Located damaged crankshaft drive gear keyway, key and front pulley. Replace above items along with new T-belt. Cleared codes, vehicle ran ok and left. ...
1998 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L turn signal VIN: 4TAWM72N3W
i have this toy tacoma that when you step on brake pedal that the left turn signal lights up has been in before but would never act up checked grounds all tight any help would be nice...
2000 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire
this car has me stumped. When it is cold-regardless of ambient temp, this car is almost undriveable. I make it similar to an old carby car when the accellerator pump is not working. When you try to accelerate it hesitates unless you accelerate really slowly. h...

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1994 Honda Accord EX 2.2L No Start VIN: JHMCD5566R
the customer opted to take the car over the weekend before i could get a chance to check further. thank you for all of the responses. most dealt with the possibility of a jumped timing belt. which does make a lot of sense, due to the low, even compression...i ...
1995 Honda Passport EX 3.2L engine VIN: 4S6CY58V2S
Well, I've found the problem, with lots of work. Most replies said to check the timing belt tensioner. I wish it was that simple. It turned out this Passport is missing a rod bearing. Not sure why it didn't make any bottom end noise, but half the #1 rod bearin...
1996 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCD5633T
Thanks everybody for all your replies, the response was great and almost everybody had the answer, egr passages and o2 sensor cleaned the passages and with the ac running in gear you could'nt tell the engine was even running. I guess you learn something everyd... Trouble codes: P0141 (o2 sensor shorted or open), P0401 (egr no or low flow), P1491 (egr out of range).
1996 Honda Civic EX 1.6L No Start VIN: JHMEK13400
Thanks for your help. The vehicle had an immobilizer problem. Honda reset the unit and problem is fixed.
1992 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX 2.0L timing belt VIN: 4A3CT64U4N
Thanks for all the help, just got around to repairing this vehicle. To those that told me to adjust the tensioner pulley first and then pull the tensioner pin thats what I missed. The engine runs great and after 28 years working on vehicles you can never stop ...
1997 Mitsubishi Diamante LS 3.5L under intake manilfold VIN: 6MMAP47P4V
Sorry but I have waiting for the owner to bring vehicle back in to have repairs made. He stated that he needs to save up some cash and will call back to make an appointment.
1997 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L No Start VIN: JA4MT31P5V
Hello fellow techs! after checking all electrical operations on vechicle.we went back to basics removed upper intake plenum to gain access to left bank spark plugs for the second time and checked compression all three cylinders had only 5psi my tech said on hi...
1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA21D8S
First of all, thanks to all who replied. The fix was the starter. We replaced the starter with a rebuilt and the car started fine. I cranked ok with the old starter but it created 'static' in the cam & crank signals, causing the computer not to recognize those... Trouble codes: P0340.
1997 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L engine VIN: 4S3BG6852V
Thanks to all who took the time to reply. In talking with the customer about the condition, he informed me that he had recently had the timing belt replaced at the dealer. A couple of you had asked about the timing belt tensioner and the customer was confident...
1998 Subaru Impreza L 2.2L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: JF1GF4358W
Very special thanks to Terry who i called and got loads of information from. He advised that I replace the aftermarket timing belt we had installed, with a Subaru part. Apparently, the timing marks on the engine are just to get you in the ballpark. The marks o... Trouble codes: P0301 (Cyl 1 Misfire), P0302 (Cyl 2 Misfire), P0304 (Pending Cyl 4 Misfire).
1990 Toyota Camry DLX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: JT2SV21E6L
Well after trying several of all your helpful ideas I could not stop this vehicle from surging. I ended up buying a complete throttle body from a scrap yard with all components attached. Then I one by by one strarted switching them over to the problem child on...
1990 Toyota Camry 2.5L misfire at idle VIN: JT2VV22F9L
Thanks to Gary [...]. Also thanks to Brad @ Identifix hotline for helping me - they were dead on. Evidently, the tech working on this motor had made his own markings on the timing components and the gears at mid-section of the camshafts (2 gears o...
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