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1989 Honda Accord DX 2.0L almost all systems VIN: JHMCA5545J
Hello, This is my personal car. When I turn key to off after I have been driving, it takes the dash lites,power accessoriesand engine 20-30 seconds to shut down.They do NOT shut off quickly. They fade out real slow. also my passenger headlamp is real dim at al...
1994 Lexus SC300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8JZ231C5
This vehcile continues to throw and egr code, the egr valve and solenoid have been replaced, customer feels that this may have started after the valve cover gasket was replaced by another shop. have checked vac lines no leaks found
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.4L No Start, Stall VIN: 4A3AE3SG81
no start, hot or cold. no pattern to it, very intermittant but getting worse, as decribed by customer. cranks ok. somtimes will take 6 times to start. unable to duplicate problem. possible fuel pump commutator dead spot ??? swaped fp relay for testing. any h...
1992 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 4S3BJ6329N
This car will run perfect cold, no problems at all. Even the emission readings are good, 1.8% co 245ppm HC. After 5 to 25 min. of either idling or a test drive the problem starts. At first just a stumble here or there, but within a couple of min. stumbling all...
1994 Suzuki Sidekick JX 1.6L Excessive Emissions
nox climbs to 1600ppm asm test ,replaced cat,o2,de-carbonized,fi service.could a maf sensor cause this because when i disconnect the maf sensor nox goes down to 21.i tried to clean it but still same.has anyone ran into this problem before.
1994 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on
We just replaced the head gaskets and had the heads reworked and the valves adjusted and replaced the timimg belt, water pump, knock sensor, a vacuum switch for the fuel evap canister. After getting the heads back on and the timing belt lined up and checked wi... Trouble codes: 52 (Knock sensor open or short)
1996 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L Cuts out, rev limiter? VIN: JT3HN86R5T
Hey gang. 2nd post for this problem. No offense, but we have verified the easy stuff. Crank gear, pulley, crank sensor, cam sensor, ECM, intake ground wire, TPS & MAF all ok or swapped. Vehicle runs/idles great. Anytime, load or noload when tach RPM reaches 42...
2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L hard plugs to r&r VIN: 4T3ZF13C9Y
Toyota Techs: This was one of the difficult models to access the rear spark plugs. I would like to make up a list of the "bad" years for this so I know in advance which ones to charge more for, rather than take a beating on the job like I just did for the 60k ...

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2001 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L pinion bearing VIN: 2HNYD18651
Thanks for the response, but the jury is still out on this one. The noise in not coming from the transmission. We are familiar with that recall. It is a front pinion bearing beginning to fail. The service manager at a local Acura dealer told me to drain and fi...
2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HKRL1868Y
i have replaced cat with an oem unit and sent the customer on his way' thanks to all who resopnded Trouble codes: P0420.
1990 Mazda B2200 2.2L No Start VIN: JM2UF1137M
thanks for the responces it was the ignitor bad installed new and it fired right off. thanks agian for the help best site i've ever found
1999 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JM1TA2227X
After a grueling 3 weeks of failures, I finally determined that the illustration supplied by Mazda to every source of timing belt info was flawed, leading to incorrect timing belt installation on the front camshaft, resulting in the performance problem. Only a... Trouble codes: 1075 (engine speed sensor circuit).
1999 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L powertrain VIN: 1N4DL01D2X
After sending this vehicle to a body shop to be inspected,it ended up having a slightly bent frame
2004 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L engine VIN: JF1GG29694
We are going to try using a none synth. motor oil, and see if it helps on the oil usage. we have found if we get the core temp. of the engine up, then let it idle for about 15 mins. it will smoke on accl. almost every time. it does not misfire. im thinking tha...
1991 Suzuki Sidekick JX 1.6L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: JS3TD01V7M
I installed a dvom on the fuel injector feed wire and when the engine cuts out it stayed at battery voltage. I then installed dvom on the injector signal wire from the computer. Under normal running conditions the voltage fluctuated, but when the engine cut ou...
1996 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: JT3HN86R5T
Well, vehicle not fixed, but plenty of suggestions of things to try. Crank gear swapped, no change. Crank sensor swapped, no change. Pulley and gear checked and rechecked, no change. Cam position sensor swapped, no change. ECM swapped, no change. These parts c...
2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3H87R3Y0
Well its fixed, and just about all were correct. Someone as it turns out had pull the MAF out before because the screws were rounded out. I got it out, and gave it a more thorough cleaning, and had an improvement. I decided though since the MAF was still dirty... Trouble codes: P0171.
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