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1979 Honda Accord 1.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: SMK1111757
Hello Smog Techs! Note: This vehicle is manufactured with no EGR, AIR or CAT. This vehicle came in from a Test Only Station GP for high NOx on dyno. Did visual and found vacuum leak due to broken vac nipple on carb and repaired. Checked condition plugs and w...
1990 Honda Accord LX 2.2L lock cylinder VIN: JHMCB7656L
could faulty ign switch cause lock cyl problem? also rear seat will not come out comes up about an inch and stops do not want to ruin seat
1992 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Starting VIN: JHMCB7653N
Well this one is a brain buster at our shop. This Accord will go into an intermittent no-start after trying to start it 5-6 times. If you leave the vehicle sit for awhile it will restart. When it goes into the no start we loose injector pulse with a noide ligh...
1997 Honda Odyssey EX 2.2L speedo VIN: RA21212157
car was sold , 150 miles away and after approx 500 miles speedo acted erracticly and then failed brining on the mil light and the transmission light, car drives okay,should i return the car to specialist, 200 miles away , or is it common speedo sending unit fa...
2001 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L Suspension Noise VIN: 2HKRL18561
Van has a noise like a swaybar link over irregular road surfaces. It does not do it over speed bumps but will do it when doing 25-30 on poor quality roads. We replaced the sway bar links and the sway bar bushings to no affect. We also replaced the Left inner t...
1995 Isuzu Trooper LS 3.2L compressor VIN: JACDJ58V65
hello group trooper came in missing the a/c compressor belt...the compressor was locked up. we flushed the system replaced the compressor and dryer. as u put tue required amount of freon, it starts sounding like the compressor is gonna lock up...the reading ...
1988 Mazda 323 1.6L No Start
we have had this car for about three months and did the computer and dis. and then ran great customer towed the car back again no start. now there the was cranking and that went out but can remote switch to crank but still will not start we have no injector pa...
1997 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L No Start VIN: 1YVGE22C3V
no codes has no spark and no fuel pulse main relay checks good i have no way to scope the crank sensor any help is welcome
1999 Mazda B3000 SE 3.0L antitheft VIN: 4F4YR16V4X
customers vehicle was towed in as a no start condition and sometimes a start and stall condition . dtc u 1262 communications code in pats and p 1260 antitheft activated in pcm . followed diagnostic chart for u 1262 . went all the way to the end of diagnostic c...
1998 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Safety VIN: VN1CA21A8W
hi techs,i'm having a problem with this air bag lite.customer said it came on after going through car wash.i finally got it to flash code 21(2 long/1 fast flash),but i have no lititure on this code.any help will be appreciated.i can't seem to clear it so there...
1992 Toyota Pickup 2.4L No Start VIN: 4TARN81A2N
vehicle came in for bad fuel pump replaced with toyota part. we now have fuel press. at 35 lbs with key on always had spark but still no start changed cold start valve & plugs but still no start. efi relay check out ok control relay check out ok but still no s...
1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTN86S7Y8T
Hope someone can help me with this problem! This 95 Toyota 4Runner 3.0 throws code 25 (lean mixture) and code 26(rich mixture) intermittently. Both codes come on at the same time. So far I found a faulty O2 Sensor. I also replaced a distributor. After clearin... Trouble codes: 25 (Lean Mixture), 26 (Rich Mixture)
1999 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2BG22K5X
car came in for check engine light and smog, pulled code p0505 tested iac valve had open coil winding in circuit b, replaced iac valve test drove car, ran monitors everything ok pulled on dyno and check engine light back on. same code tried another valve same ... Trouble codes: P0505 (idle control malfuction)
1999 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Unknown VIN: JT2BF28K5X
Hi Guys, This Toyota has a slight buck intermittantly when driving at highway speeds. We have scoped the secondary ignition checked spark plugs, and egr with no problems found. It almost feels like the OD going out & in but I cannot confirm that. Has anyone ex...
1999 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L compressor clutch VIN: 1NXBR12E3X
ok toyota guys... help please! hot like hell down here in south texas right now...100+ got this 99 corrolla in this morning before it got so hot. temp. was about 85f when we first started checking this car. came in with a low charge and compressor was cycling ...

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1988 Honda CRX Si 1.6L won't light fire/cranks VIN: JHMED9367J
Found the relay finally after tearing out most of lower dashboard & fuse panel... the main relay is hidden from human sight, the harness kindof led that direction & I cheated out the 8 terminal plug from/into the relay. Then I figured how the harness was secur...
1989 Honda Prelude 2.0 S 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Bucks - part throtle VIN: JHMBA4127K
Thanks to all that replied the problem is in the carb we didn't get a chance to do the job yet the customer is not sure he wants to do it yet.
1993 Honda Accord 10th Anniversary 2.2L noise VIN: 1HGCB7697P
Thanks for all of your ideas,i replaced the front flex pipe with a Bosal pipe and all of the noise is gone. thanks again, chris
1998 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L late1/2 shift/no reverse VIN: 1YVGF22C5W
the new valve body fixed this veh. also, now i know how to post a fix .thanks for all the information and keep up the great work. p.s. you are the man Randy! god bless you
1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX 2.0L readiness monitors VIN: 4A3AL54F6T
Althought this vehicle is for all intents complete and it has passed CT. emissions testing, it as far as I'm concerned is definately not fixed, these vehicles have a problem that needs to be addresed not ignored. Why do some cars have to have monitors met and ...
2004 Nissan Sentra 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D94
Special thanks to Steven from New York for providing TSB# ntb04-037a. PCM has to be reprogramed for this vehicle. This was done at local dealership and now it is fixed. Thanks again who reply to my request. Trouble codes: P1148 (Close Loop Control Malfunction).
1989 Subaru XT GL 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: JF1AX7325K
The car is still not fixed. The customer just bought it and now wants to get rid of it, without being fixed. Most replies I got mentioned the TPS and MAF. I checked both multiple times and couldn't find a problem with either.
1994 Suzuki Sidekick JLX 1.6L starter VIN: JS3TDO3V7R
well people I blew it. i didnt see the neut. safty switch way up under the i/p... that was the problem as all of you said.. i want to thank all of you who replyed..
1992 Toyota MR2 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT2SW21M3N
Well, we finally found the problem with this car! I backprobed both the oxygen sensor and coolant temperature sensor and started to drive the car, after numerous test drives the car finally acted up! When it did the coolant temperature sensor jumped up to abou...
2001 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L manifolds VIN: JTEHT05J51
It seems that the 'experts' out there have once again saved the day. I've got the guy scheduled for next week. It sounds like a common problem with these and with all of your tips I sure it will be a good repair. Many thanks to all who responded.
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