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1997 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Vehicle VIN: 2HGEJ6552V
Hi everybody : We have a big rain storm today,one of my customer call me her car got flood water went inside the car up to 2 to 3 inches above the carpets.She still can drive the car back home. She call me said the car stall 2 times and the Check engine light...
2000 Lexus ES300 3.0L Stall VIN: JT8BE28G4Y
This car was running fine, problem occured all at once. Car runs and drives fine as long as you hold gas petal enough to maintane 700 rpm.The seconed you release the gas petal the engine dies. I take care of this customers M.B. and know little about a Lexus, h...
1993 Mazda MX-3 1.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: JM1EC433XP
Hey guys: This car came to me with an e-fail. Excessive Nox at 40km on the dyno. I checked the timing-ok, checked and replaced catalytic converter and oxygen sensor, both were original. The NOx cleaned up to around 970ppm, down from 1200ppm, but far from the ...
2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L No Start VIN: 4ABAC54LXY
hi guys car came in running very rough with code po300(random misfire).engine then went to a died and no ignition. scanned for codes none found.scanner has rpm signal.fuel injector pulse looks okay ,but will disappear after cranking for 2 seconds. fuel pressur...
1996 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 4S3BD4359T
I cleaned the throttle body & that was good enough for it to get out of the parking lot. The next week it came back for stalling on decel & hesitating during accel. I found the MAF bad, a new one from Subaur was installed. That was good enough to keep it out o...
2001 Subaru Legacy L 2.5L engine VIN: 4S3BH63571
Car runs fine, power normal. Has vibration in drive at idle. Much smoother in reverse. Idle speed approx 700 in gear. Checked harmonic balancer bolt and torque converter to flex plate bolts-ok Paint line on harmonic still lines up. Lifted engine with jack moto...
1994 Toyota Corolla 1.6L No Start VIN: 2T1AE04B4R
We have a no start corolla in the shop which by the customers description started fine after work, drove to stop sign 300 yards, came to stop and would not restart. The vehicle was towed to us AAA. Turns over like a bad timing belt, no pops or anything. Inspec...

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1991 Honda Accord LX 2.2L compressor VIN: 1HGCB7654M
The fix was the expansion valve. Thanks for all the help.
1999 Honda Accord EX 3.0L MIL Lamp on
Sorry it took so long to close this post .Ist I would like to thank all who replied except for Russ from Florida who obiously is a retard and stated the obvious of course it has a canister or I wouldnt be asking about it Duhhh.The fix was a fuel cap that leake... Trouble codes: 1457 (Evap Leak).
1995 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JMITA2227S
Thanks to the guys who took time to read and replayed to post. On this one we found broken T- connector right at the firewall and also updated the ABV vacuum hose. Car runs good and no TCS and check engine light now. Vacuum hoses are very notorious on these Mi... Trouble codes: P1345 (SGC Signal), P1540 (ABV Circuit Malfunction), 82 (TCS - ECU Communication Line).
2001 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JA4MW51R71
Thanks to the two guys who replied to my request. As it turned out, one of the 4 o2 sensors that I installed from the dealer was defective. While on a test drive I noticed that the fuel trim on bank 1 was high! Then I looked at the o2 sensor for bank 1 sensor ... Trouble codes: P0125 (Insufficent Temp. for Closed Loop).
1994 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Misfire VIN: 1N4BU31D8R
As I stated in the update, Tony from Mn hti the nail on the head. Evidently we got a few tanks of BADLY contaminated fuel. I did change the fuel filter and distributor (under warranty) as a precaution, but the main culprit was poor quality fuel. After runnin...
1993 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L RWD Clutch VIN: 4S3BC6338P
I did some [...] testing and learned that the transfer clutch, new solenoid, and circuitry are all ok. I applied +12 volts to the transfer clutch solenoid circuit at the TCM, and while driving in a circle you can feel the transfer clutch release and symptoms go...
1993 Toyota Camry 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 4T7SK12WXP
Thanks for the many replies. The problem turned out to be the distributor, particularly the RPM pickup. Even though the waveforms from all the sensors in the distributor apeared good the RPM output must have been poor enough to cause the problem. Special thank...
2001 Toyota Echo 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDBT12381
Thanks for the guys who took time to read my post and replay to it. You guys were right at the point on it. Customer came in and first thing we checked is the Purge hose right at the air filter housing, and sure enough the hose was left loose. Installed hose w... 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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