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1999 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 4S6CM58W6X
Hey all, need some help on this one, pulling my hair out. Passport came in check engine light on, and hesistating bad on acceleration (like nop fuel pressure or cat conv. plugged). Right away I found the intake gasket leaking signifigantly, so I replaced it. S... Trouble codes: 1133 (HO2 b2 s1 lean), 1171 (fuel trim lean on acceleration)
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1993 Mazda RX-7 1.3L Engine VIN: JM1FD3312P
Vehicle towed in as a no start, has spark and fuel pressure and injector pulse. Did a compression test, readings are 90 psi on the rear rotor, and only 55 psi on the front rotor. Also there is lots of oil dripping and running out of the turbos. Is this too lo...
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1995 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L weak/no brakes VIN: JM1BA1413S
This car came in after customer replaced front pads. He pushed the caliper pistons back in without opening bleed valves. Brake pedal was going to the floor and just barely stopping the vehicle. Master cylinder had lots of trash in the reservoir. I went ahead ...
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1997 Mazda Millenia 2.5L Valvetrain VIN: JM1TA2210V
Hello, We have a 97 Mazda Millenia with a 2.5 V6 DOHC with an engine noise. Sounded like a timing belt pulley, so we changed the timing belt and all the pulleys. Th timing belt tensioner pulley was noisey. Put everything back together and still noisey. Sound...
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1998 Mitsubishi Mirage DE 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: JA3AY26A9W
Here we go. This car will NOT idle. It can be cranked and if held to at least 1200-1300 RPM It will run, Not as we feel it should but this is where the 18 on cruise vac. comes from. When the engine surges and sometimes misses there is a fluctuation in the vac....
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2001 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JA4MW51R71
Hope someone can give me some insight on this vehicle. This Mitsubshi came in a couple of months ago with a check eng. light on and code P0125 stored in it. Did find a TSB concerning code and vehicle would need to be reprogrammed and all 4 o2 sensors to be rep... Trouble codes: P0125 (Insufficent Temp. for Closed Loop)
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1992 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1HJ01F1N
cranks ok but won't start. has fuel, fire,spark and injector pulse. Removed plugs after repeated cranking but they were dry. even tried spraying carb cleaner in intake, but still nothing, Trouble codes: 55 (no problems)
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1993 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BJ633XP
subaru techs, help! i have this 1993 subaru legacy wagon/ 2.2l sohc. this vehicle belongs to my brothers girlfriend. well anyway this vehicle at idle runs rough. wires, plugs, & 02(oem) installed. i put my lab scope on the oxygen sensor to see how is my o2 is... Trouble codes: 22 (knock sensor), 32 (oxygen sensor), 35 (purge control solenoid valve)
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1992 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.0L No Start VIN: JT3FJ80W2N
ATTENTION LAND CRUISER TECHS!!! This Land Cruiser returns to our shop every twelve months with the same issue. No-Start No-Spark, with no signal from the distributor. When I take the cap off, the inside of the distributor, the rotor and the pick-ups inside of ...
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1994 Toyota Camry 2.2L No Start, Misfire VIN: JT2SK12E0K
The vehicle came into the shop with a no start problem and overheating. Head gasket was blown. Head gasket, valve grind and piston rings and rod bearings were installed. A new timning belt was installed. Timing marks were checked with a dial indicator and foun...
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1996 Toyota Camry SE 3.0L Unknown VIN: JT123EDRF6
greetings to all toyota techs, i have a camry trying to defeat me. this car has steering that is binding and getting stiff. the pump was leaking, so we started by replacing it. now the leak is fixed but the problem remains, secondly we replaced the rack and st...
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1999 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HN87R2X
Hello: This 4 runner will run fine with under 10 g/s mass air flow but as soon as the air flow goes above the magic ten mark it will misfire on #4, now and then on #5 and #3. Mostly on #4. I replaced the coil and plug on #4 and added some JB fuel injector cl... Trouble codes: P0304 (Misfire cylinder 4)
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1995 Acura Integra LS 1.8L Vehicle speed sensor VIN: JH4DB755XS
First things First: Thankyou to those members that took the time to help me. The new OE sensor fixed the problem. The About 5 volts on the signal line is in reality 9.21 at KOEO and 10.47 at KOER. The alldata is a bit lacking when it says to check voltages and...
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1991 Honda Civic LX 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGED3655M
after substituting known good parts that we thought might be affecting the ecu and the ecu itself we did load test all power and grounds to the ecu. we found that the wiring diagram under engine performance omitted a wire that we did find under the transmissio...
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1991 Honda Accord EX 2.2L No Start, hard restart VIN: JN256AH796
first let me thank all of the 33 of you who responded,,your suggestions were very informative ,,95% of which were about a faulty main relay of which I promptly replaced and as of now the problem appears to have been solved..once again I would like to thank all...
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2001 Infiniti QX4 3.5L Suspension VIN: JNRDR07X01
Thanx so much for confirming my suspicions of slack in the rear suspension bushings. Customer has not brought vehicle back in yet for repair. I'll post more info if anything changes.
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1994 Isuzu Pickup S 2.6L No Start VIN: JAACL11E4R
well i have to close this. customer declined any repairs. I think the output from the crank sensor is bad
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1994 Mazda Protege 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JM1BG2241R
Thanks for all of the replies, some suggested the air boot being cracked, we checked that and it was in good shape. The fix ended up being a leaking plenum gasket. We replaced it and the car ran great. Thanks for all the help.
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1993 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX 2.0L timing belt VIN: 4A3CG64F9P
thanks to you folks the thing is done and done right. i'll start by paraphrasing the incorrect info from Mitchell On Demand: step 1, under 'timing belt tension adjustment (1993-1999)', includes the following; 'the two pin holes in the center of the tensioner...
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1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L No Start, hydra lock from fuel VIN: 4A3AK44Y3T
Thanks for the help guys. the problem was two fold yes the PCM went bad but that was complicated by my wrong choice of the 8 possible timing marks (AEM cam sprockets) I re timed the car and got the modified cams running even though the grinders said they were ...
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1990 Nissan D21 2.4L hydraulics VIN: 1N6SD11S9L
Thanks to all the people who helped out. After pressure bleeding this vehicle several times and pumping almost 2 gallons of brake fluid through the system we finally got the last bit of air out of the system. By jacking the passenger side of the truck up as fa...
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1998 Toyota RAV4 2.0L engine
The valve seals fixed it! I would like to thank all 16 members who took the time to help. Many replies said you can pull the head without removing the engine and Most replies said to do the valve seals in the vehicle without removing the head. I chose to do th...
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