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1986 Acura Integra RS 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JH4DA1846G
hello all accura tech out there ...please hefp , i have 1986 accura integra, 1.6 ,no idle, run very rough, i check it no codes ( flash codes), check timming belt , perfect mark ,all line up, fuel pressure good, 35 psi,no check eng. lite on..smell bad at tail p...
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1999 Isuzu Trooper S 3.5L ehcu VIN: JACDJ58X6X
Customer brought vehicle in complaining of the abs light being on. Checked for dtc's and found a code 51 related to the left front wheel speed sensor. After visual inspection, used diagnostic chart to test wiring from ehcu to sensor and sensor wiring also. Bot...
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1992 Mazda 929 3.0L No Start VIN: JM1HD4612N
This car was towed in after being in several other shops with no luck. Customer had friend R&R motor but could not get it started. Not real clear on what other shops have done. This is what I've done. Checked timing belt, replaced fuel rail and injectors, repl...
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1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L cylinder head VIN: 4A3AK44YXX
This vehicle came in for brakes, and then we were asked to check why it ran rough and lacked power. After noting oil soaked plugs, (some of which was from leaking cover gasket) we performed a compression test, *(note test, and results). We suggested pull head ...
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1986 Nissan 300ZX 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Misfire VIN: JNIHZ14SXG
car runs very rich, would not idle when received. fuel pressure within specs. tested and replaced throttle switch, which was bad, and replaced plugs. now idles smooth until plugs get fouled. idles at 8.00 % co. pulse width from the ecm to the injectors is 4.5m...
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1989 Nissan Sentra E 1.6L Valve Clearance VIN: JN1GB21S3K
Can anyone help me with the valve clearance adjustments for this GA16i 12v engine ? Have tried ALLDATA - multiple repair manuals - and 3 different Dealers. And no one seems to have the specs. It is adjustable - not hydraulic - all 12 valves have adjusters.
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2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DRO9X81
Customer complaint is the vehicle will not accelerate and cel on. I have not had this problem act up but the code for the swirl control solenoid has returned three times. The solenoid and servo are functioning properly. I have found nothing in the archives on ... Trouble codes: P0420 (Cat effeiciency low B1), P0160 (No O2 Activity B2 S2), P1130 (Swirl control solinoid)
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2003 Nissan Sentra Limited Edition 2.5L Timing Chain? VIN: 3N1AB51D62
This Sentra runs strong, but has a rattling noise in the engine near the timing chain area. This is a chattering/clattering noise that sounds like the timing chain could be contacting the timing cover. Efforts have been made using a stethoscope to isolate the ...
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1993 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L RWD Clutch VIN: 4S3BC6338P
Hi all, hope you can help me with this as lack of information makes diagnosis hard. This vehicle is an AWD and I've learned that it has some sort of clutch that splits power to the rear diff. It seems like this clutch won't release. After the trans it at norma...
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2001 Toyota Echo 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDBT12381
Hi guys, this Echo has like 3 DTC’s on the same system. Wanted to know if there is really common component that usually goes out on this. Any help, tips, advice would be appreciated. Trouble codes: P0440 (Evaporative Emission Control System Malfunction), P0441 (Evaporative Emission Control System Incorrect Purge Flow), P0446 (Evaporative Emission Control System Vent Control Circuit Malfunction)
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1987 Acura Legend 2.5L radiator fans VIN: JH4KA264OH
hey all the fan control module fixed it! thanks for all the replys! I had already opened the box and checked for cracks and burnt components it didnt smell good but couldnt see anything with a glass but that is good advice always it is the rule rather than the...
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2001 Acura Integra LS 1.8L no spark VIN: JH4DC23997
Thanks for the help, the Integra is again well. Both Victor and Kevin said it needed a new distributor. We had already installed an oem coil and module, and this had always fixed these before. After looking around the car, it had an APEXi air fuel controller u...
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1996 Honda Accord EX 2.2L valve timing VIN: 1HGCD5660T
Well, it appears this one is down the road. Thanks to all who replied. It turns out I did have the timing right, the vibration I felt was typical for this car. Clyde from Ontario says, you can put the bolt in many ways, but the instructions say to scribe a lin...
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1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG3274X
Thanks for the help guys.I recieved three suggesetions, one on a new gas cap, which was the first thing I check on evap codes, and two suggesting an updated PCM.I went all the way through the diagnosis again without being able to produce the conditions to have... Trouble codes: P1475.
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2002 Honda Accord LX 2.3L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMCG66582
I received sonme excellent replies from Honda techs, pointing to interference from the ignition coil in distributor disrupting the pickup coils. The coil shield on this car was in place with no obvious coil problems. resistance was o/k. I was reluctant to just... Trouble codes: 999.
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1999 Isuzu Amigo S 2.2L Flywheel VIN: 452CK57D6X
We {the customer} bit the bullet and installed a new Isuzu flywheel {$585.00 list}. He was impressed by our efforts to save him money. I am grateful for all the replies. Most said replace flywheel. One reply said that a Daewoo Nubira or Leganza flywheel would ...
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1999 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L engine VIN: JM1TA2223X
As per information recieved from iatn techs, supercharger seals are leaking oil. Give customer info and he is ordering a supercharger from someone from the internet. (I don't want to get involved in getting a used supercharger).I will install supercharger firs...
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2001 Mazda Tribute ES 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4F2CU08151
thanks to robert,john,victor and bill for your replys.my customer has yet to comit to bring back the tribute. i like to a apply all the sugestions;lab scoping maf and tps,close inspection of throttle cable and valve.(didn,t know about the updated cable)back pr...
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2001 Mitsubishi Galant DE 2.4L compressor
Hi all, Thanks to all the great repliers! Most focused on charge status and txv valve troubles. 3 weeks ago we serviced the a/c system to get an accurate charge level. I called the customer today and the condition has still not re-occured, And the trouble befo...
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1993 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L electric windows
didnt get any replies that really helped on this one, although I sincerely appreciate the guys who did take the time to answer. In the end I had checked all powers & earths & was able to motor the window up & down on the driversw side, but did not know how to ...
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1999 Subaru Legacy Limited 30th Anniversary 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BG6854X
Thanks for all the responses . i replaced the knock sensor as most of the replies said and checked for a loose gas cap and that did the trick. Thanks Mike [...] Trouble codes: P0325, P1443.
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1989 Toyota Camry LE 2.5L radiator VIN: JT2VV22W4K
hi techs thanks for info. we feel it was a bad head gasket. however, the customer took car so we were unable to prove out. note rad cap was replaced twice sorry did not put in original report.Again eveyone thanks for your input.
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1997 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HN87R5V
As everyone said, I had a bad crank gear. Don't know how it happened as I did'nt remove the gear to do the belt. Car is running great, thanks to all. Trouble codes: P0340.
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2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L unknown VIN: 5TBRT3411Y
Thanks to everyone that replied. Everyone had a great reply. Roger [...] hit the nail on the head; it was the the water pump. Today, I ran it again with the drive belt on and off. The squeal acted up long enough to determine that the pulleys driven by the dri...
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