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1993 Honda Prelude Si 2.3L No Start VIN: JHMBB2255P
got a real basket case here! 93 prelude towed in for no start. after checking the obvious (spark, fuel, injector pulse, ect)found timing belt off. in the process of puting a new belt on found that dist. had seized thus causing the belt to jump. installed the b...
1997 Honda Accord EX 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCE6673V
Please help honda techs. This accourd runs well be every month or so it will set code P0725 engine speed code. It is a V6 accord and runs fine all the time. The tachometer will start to jump at times and not work at times. Thanks in advance. Trouble codes: P0725 (Engine Speed)
1998 Honda Passport EX 3.2L 1-2 2-3 hard shifts VIN: 4S6CM58W4W
when vehicle is driven it intermitantly has a harsh up shift from 1-2 and 2-3rd gears
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...
1998 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L abnormally harsh up shifts 1-2 2-3 VIN: 4S6CM58W4W
when driving vehicle has an intermittant hard shift from 1-2 and a strong shift kit.
1991 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8FJ80WXM
Not sure why these codes keep coming back on every few weeks.Customer has no complaints on driveability. We cleaned injectors, throttle body, air mass meter,air fuel ratio valve. Have checked for vacuum leaks and checked TPS.Reset lights and after a week or so... Trouble codes: 25 (Air fuel ratio lean), 26 (Air fuel ratio rich), 51 (Switch condition signal)
1993 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: JTEVN39W6P
The truck backfires and runs terrible at 3500-4000 rpm+, below that rpm the truck runs great, no driveability or other concerns at low rpm, will blow EGR transducer hose off at high RPM. Have tried fuel pump dampner, taking exhaust loose at crossover pipe, maf...
1996 Toyota RAV4 2.0L start then stall VIN: JT3HP10V4T
Ok I have a 96 toyota Rav 4 that is just killing me. I just replaced a engine with a jasper reman because the old engine lost a rod bearing but was still able to start and drive in the shop when we got it. I put the engine in it and now the thing will just sta...
2000 Toyota Corolla VE 1.8L Hard Start VIN: 2T1BR12E3Y
Customer says that after filling up the car, It cranks for a long time and he has to hold the gas pedal down to get it to start. And at times there is a rotten egg smell from exhaust.And the the"check engine"light comes on. Checked for vacuum at sensors and ca... Trouble codes: P0440 (Evap System), P0441 (Evap System), P0446 (Evap System)

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1997 Honda Civic HX 1.6L seems to neutral at stop VIN: 1HGEJ7224V
thanks to all replies. After tearing down the trans again with no problems we replaced the battery after having to jump start and the transmission worked just fine.
1993 Mazda B2200 2.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JM2UF1237P
Hi Everybody !! I talked with Bruce on Sunday & again last night. His truck is FIXED !! The process was to remove the ECM and inspect the circuit board. After reviewing the web site offered by Peter he found obvious problems with the printed circuit. He shippe...
2000 Mazda Millenia 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA2212W
custermer has not returned yet for repairs some of replies said to replace baro sensor and solenoid. Trouble codes: 401 (egr).
1992 Mitsubishi Diamante ES 3.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: JA3XC47S7N
Well, I may not get this one fixed before he trades it off, he was planning to unload it anyway...The replies suggested some useful basics (coil issue) to often overlooked items like clogged pcv system and carbon buildup. Aside from an injector with a slight e...
1993 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L loose VIN: 1N4BU31F6P
There didn't appear to be any wear on the metal balls that the plastic snaps went onto. I even ordered a new rod just to make sure there wasn't a problem there. My fix was to make a metal bracket that rode next to the round metal rod that the 2 plastic balls w...
2001 Subaru Legacy L 2.5L engine VIN: 4S3BH63571
Thanks everybody who replied. The first thing I did was rack the car and do a visual inspection. I guess I need glasses. After checking the motor mounts,harmonic balancer etc... I went back and found the ROCK stuck between the cross member & front diff. Thanks...
1994 Toyota Corolla 1.6L No Start VIN: 2T1AE04B4R
After testing all the areas mentioned and then some. We revisited some basics and went back to testing spark. Found we had less than 20K volts available from the coil. Replaced ignition coil and then engine started and ran fine.
1995 Toyota Corolla 1.6L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT1AE04B3S
Different suggestions I received were, check o2 sensor, but as I noted in post, it's been replaced (original one faulty), check for rotor shorting on shaft, check glitch in coolant temp sensor, use tool called 'what quits first' composed of led lights hooked u...
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