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2001 Acura Integra LS 1.8L no spark VIN: JH4DC23997
Got this car in as a hot no start- replaced main relay as we couldn't hear fuel pump run during no start and there were cracks in the solder joints- started 4 times hot for us but wouldn't start for customer- rechecked and it had no spark-no codes in memory ev...
1996 Honda Accord EX 2.2L valve timing VIN: 1HGCD5660T
I replaced the timing and balance shaft belts on this Honda vtec motor. The rear balance shaft sprocket has a dot on the face and a groove cut on the rear flange. I don't see a mark on the engine to align either of these to. My book says to insert a 6mm X 100m...
1999 Honda Accord LX 2.3L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMCG5641X
Brought vehicle back and same code for bank 1 system lean. Long term fuel trim were about 12. O2 sensor was toggling like it should and downstream steady reading. Map reading about 8.5in of vacuum at idle and about 11 or so driving in town. Compared it to a sm... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 systen lean)
2000 Honda Accord LX 3.0L compressor VIN: 1HGCG1649Y
This honda came from a body shop it was in aminor car accident.They tried to recharge ac but the compressor will not engage.They changed a few parts but nothing worked.I drew avaccum on it and it drew in afull charge of 134.I have 5 volts going into my pressur...
1999 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: KMHWF25S7X
when car is cold runs rough and has no power,originally had codes po171 and 300,we installed used computer had the codes have not returned yet,but car runs the same. fuel pressure is good,no codes have reset. sacn data is very limited. any help appreciated.
1990 Infiniti Q45 4.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKNG01C1L
This one has taken me to school and eaten my lunch and it's my personal car. I've changed 5 of the 8 injectors(AZ oxygenated fuel)I'm told is a big culprit. When they quit it's real easy to ohm and find the bad one. This time I get a re-occuring code 45 with a... Trouble codes: 45 (Fuel Injector Circuit)
1994 Infiniti Q45 A 4.5L fuel rail hoses VIN: JNKNG01D4R
fuel leak at line from pressure regulator to rail, has two smooth clamps at each connection for all fuel hoses (bulk injection hose). fuel will leak sometimes at cold start, cannot force leak using fuel injection machine up to 80 psi. hose end ok, clamps are t...
1998 Mazda Millenia 2.5L Hesitation, Misfire, boging VIN: JM1TA2214W
on wide open throttle (fast trottle tip 1/4 & up)eng bogs down & miss fire & back fires through intake //seames to loose fire 1"3" 5" cyc/ with timming light hooked up & timming drops to TDC.on slow throttle opening runs ok .base timming 12deg.note cat not clo... Trouble codes: P0300
1993 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX 2.0L timing belt VIN: 4A3CG64F9P
greetings...this 2.0 is driving me mad. pulled the head to replace gasket, now i am installing a new timing belt. i have had problems with the tensioners on these in the past, so a new one has been installed, along with the tensioner pulley. i have installed t...
1997 Suzuki Sidekick JX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2S3TD03V06
this one has me stumped, if you apply vacume to the egr the encine dies so i know the egr valve is working and the ports are clear. if you apply vacume to the egr soelnoid,closed when grounded, and unplug it the engine dies. if you ground the system check soel... Trouble codes: P0400 (egr flow)
1990 Toyota Camry DLX 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JT2SV21W8L
need a little help on this one guys. i have this toyota in for a failed emission test readings are as follow hc.50 co 22.73 nox 2.82. when testing with 5 gas system was very rich 9.0% @ cruise. hooked lab scope to o2 sensor had zero fuel control. 120mv @ idle ...

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1992 Honda Accord LX 2.2L motor mounts VIN: JHMCB7658N
Hi Guys, the rear motor mount was the problem. Have replaced and vibration is gone . Thanks To All Who Replied.
1998 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 4S2CK58W5W
Thanks to the three who threw out some suggestions and special thanks to Marty who called me and gave me some good insight and tips to troubleshoot these engines in the future. As in the archives everyone suggested intake gaskets/vacuum leaks, fuel pressure re... Trouble codes: P0705, P0705, P1404 (erg stuck closed since cleared).
1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L high idle VIN: 4S2CM58W0X
Intake gasekts fixed this one. But what threw me off was that the IAC would not move, and definitely was not compensating for the air leak. Oh yeah, if I get a hold of the freakin' engineer that designed this engine and intake, he's getting soap bar beating li...
1999 Mazda B3000 SE 3.0L antitheft VIN: 4F4YR16V4X
well this vehicle is fixed now. thanks to all who replied to my help request. found wiring under vehicle chafed to the body and grounding out when wet . repaired wiring and vehicle has not been back since . thanks again to all who replied.
1993 Mitsubishi Mighty Max 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: JA7LS21G9P
Thanks to everyone that replied I went over evrything numerous times. It all kept leading back to the distributor each time. After pulling my hair out I finally got a good distributor.(it took three remans) I finally got one with a mitsubishi module in it. Jus...
1997 Mitsubishi Diamante ES 3.5L Mechanical VIN: 15486UI990
thank you all tech. same puller w/neon snap on does has it.
1996 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Misfire VIN: JN1CA21DOT
thanks for all advice...removed front cover and found that the cams were in time with one another but the crank was off two teeth. reset timing properly and vehicle ran fine. thanks again for all the replies and help
1998 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4DL01D4W
Thanks for the replies. Contacted Nissan dealer we received parts from and asked if they have been having trouble with new bpt valves out of the box -- answer was 'more than a few'. Ordered another one and installed -- presto!! no c.e.l. Goes to show, like the... Trouble codes: P0402.
1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L No Start VIN: 4S3BG6858W
We did get additional information from customer: The car had front accident. She just took the car from body shop last week and drove about 300 miles. We decided to remove , this time completely, timing cover for good inspection. The left upper t.belt gear was...
1984 Toyota Pickup SR5 2.4L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JT4RN65S3E
Thanks for all the replies spot on with the alternator tip I'll just quote Jeff from Tennesse Thanks jeff ... 'The choke does not use a relay. The power source for the choke is the yellow L terminal wire from the voltage regulator. They use this set up to prev...
1994 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L SRS Light VIN: JT2GK12E8R
Thank you all for guiding me to the correct solution. Though I had followed the manual in alternately grounding the AB and TC terminals of the underhood DLC, I didn't seem to have the right rhythum. Rigged a toggle switch that allowed each terminal to be groun...
1997 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JT3HP10V6V
Thanks for suggestions, could not find evidence of cause of problem. Sent customer to Toyota, had coil replaced as I suspected. No further report of problem
2001 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L srs VIN: JTDOR32T21
Considering I could not make the SRS control unit produce a code ( it would flash over and over with key on) I replaced the contol unit. After installing the new assembly it would wait about 6 seconds and produce code 13 without a code request. All along the c...
2001 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L driveline VIN: JTDZT34A01
Thanks to all who replied. Customer has vehicle now, but when it returns we will inspect rear wheel bearings, and consider purchasing Chassis ears or some tool to detect noise/vibrations per your responses. Thanks again to all that responded. Your help is appr...
2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L Navigation GPS VIN: 4T1BE32K02
Roger from Maryland hit it on the head ... 'There is a connector behind the glove box that has the speed sensor wire in it. Remove the glove box and look for a 22 pin connector. Now look for a solid blue wire 5 pins in from the end(there should be only one l...
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