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1988 Acura Legend LS 2.7L Mechanical VIN: JH4KA3268J
Got this pig from another garage.Brakes on this acura are hard as rock when car not running.When running pedal drops nearly to the floor.STOPS NORMALLY OTHERWISE.Since other components had been replaced ,had to verify proper operation of those first.Bled entir...
1991 Honda Prelude Si 2.1L Noise VIN: JHMBA4232M
We installed a fuel pump for a no start condition. The vehicle came back with a noise. After some inspection we determined the noise was from the fuel pump - we replaced the fuel pump again. The noise still came back. The noise seems to come from the fuel pump...
1998 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Unknown VIN: JHMEJ6634W
To all the great tech,s from this web site, thanks for reading this help request, I have a 1998 Honda civic which shift really hard into drive, it goes smooth into reverse, it also has a hard 1-2 and 2-3 upshift, I have checked the motor and transmission mount...
1998 Honda Civic LX 1.6L Surge VIN: 2HGEJ6571W
Vehicle came in with idle surging rapidly. Disconected the IAC valve and idle smooths out but stays high. We rushed to replace the valve without the proper diagnosis and it byted us on the but. Now we grab all the info and we tested again. We even used the new... Trouble codes: 1509 (iac valve circuit failure)
2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L No Start VIN: 1HGLEM2257
car starts for [...] and quits.no codes.no tsb's.good spark wnen cranking and inj pulse. If we disconnect crank sensor car fires up and runs. Replaced crank sensor but didn't help.Old crank sensor actually checked out ok, but we thought maybe.Thanks for any...
1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS 2.4L head bolts VIN: 4A3AX35G1W
i am tring to put a cylinder head on this vehicle. tightend bolts to specs. broke one off. did not specify getting new bolts. i got a new set of bolts broke a new bolt off. different holes. called 2 machine shops. and a dealer ship all say the same thing. 58 l...
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.4L speedo VIN: 4A3AC44G41
This vehicle has short on gauge circuit.I believe the problem is with speed sensor circuit. Every time I start vehicle fuse blows for gauge circuit.Has anyone seen problem with gauges causing this problem?
1986 Nissan 200SX XE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, SENSOR Lamp On VIN: JN1PS26S6G
coil under air filter housing within specs, receiving 12.5 volts but wont fire. (tested without any coil wire to insure that bad ignition coil wire is not the case. Can't determine if the ECU is bad or just LED Green Light is out, (red flashing in sequence of ...
1997 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L Mechanical VIN: JNPAR05Y1V
Hello to you all, I have this 1997 pathfinder which is giving me a headache, every month this truck comes in with the brake pedal low, the brakes have all been done, on every occassion I bleed the brakes, and the braske pedal comes right back up where it shoul...
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Hesitation VIN: 3N1CB51D91
Well guys I went too look @ this one for a friend and was convinced it was a fuel pump(even though mileage is low). The car would not get out of its one way just bog and act like it wasn't getting enough fuel. Since I'm lookin @ this after work and had no fuel... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bnk 1 sys too lean), P0174 (Bnk 2 sys too lean), P0303 (3 misfire), P0300 (random misfire)
2003 Subaru Outback 2.5L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BH67573
This is my 2nd post so if more info is needed please let me know. Vehicle came in with mil light on. Running fine & data seemed ok every time here. checked codes & found p0507. Went to Alldata and found test tree. checkeed for vcuum leaks & cleaned ports. Cust... Trouble codes: P0507
1986 Toyota Pickup SR5 2.4L No Start VIN: JT4RN67S3G
customer towed truck in, it died while going down road, customer changer fuel filter just prior to this truck has fire to plugs inj pulse is weak have replaced the ign relay and throttle position sensor still no start, cranks now but no start
1990 Toyota Corolla DLX 1.6L hot start hard and r VIN: JT2AE94K1L
Toyota came in with hard start hot checked fuel pressure was at spec and residual was good put on scope checked secondary and looked normal car starts perfectly and runs great only after a hot restart it runs poorly untill it's "cleared out" What I have notice...
1993 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L abs module VIN: JT2AE09WXP
After we replaced the two wheel speed sensors the car when braking to a slow stop will apply the ABS control to the left front wheel. This happens at less than 5 mph, all the time. We initially bled the brakes, no change in ABS application. The fluid coming ou...
1995 Toyota Previa LE 2.4L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT3AC24S9S
This veh will shut down and not restart when it gets hot.It sets a P1300 code. the trouble tree points to the ignitor or the ecm after checking the wiring for shorts or breaks.I checked the wiring and found it to be ok.There is no signal on pin 23 of the ecm(i... Trouble codes: P1300 (ignitor circuit malfunction)

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1997 Honda Accord EX 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCE6673V
Thanks to all that replied. I replaced the coil with a new factory coil and one week later not tach jumping. thanks a million. Trouble codes: P0725 (Engine Speed).
1999 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HG3J8144X
Bought a new distributor housing from Honda. came with all three pick ups, tdc pickup, cam and crank. only thing it didn't have was the coil and igniter, i used my old one. No problems, car has been gone more than a week now. Customer didn't want to do it, sai... Trouble codes: P0336.
1998 Hyundai Accent L 1.5L No Start VIN: KMHVD14NXW
This turned out to be a miss diagnose. Originally the problem was thought to be fuel pump/electrical.The actual problem was broken timing belt/ bent valves. After replacing the timing belt which was the original on a 170,000 mile plus vehicle and 3 bent valves...
1999 Mazda Miata 10th Anniversary 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JM1NB3535X
Thanks to all who responded and I apologize for taking so long to close this. (I wanted to make sure that the problem was solved.) First, let me emphasize that the problem was not a misfire condition, just a lower than tolerable idle when cold. After checking ...
1993 Mitsubishi Mirage S 1.5L No Start VIN: JA3CA26AOP
We recieved many great diagnostic fixes and ideas and ultimately tried a reman distributor, even though the old distributor met all the listed criteria for proper function. Apparently there is a function in the distributor that cannot be tested that is neccesa...
1987 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L Hesitation VIN: JN1HZ14S7H
,The first time I took this car home it lost power and limped 10 miles back to the shop,I shut the motor of for a few minutes and it started back up with no problem.Next time it happened I pulled over quick,shut it off for few seconds,restarted and it was ok.W...
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31DXY
Sorry for the delay. We took car back to dealer for reflash but they said we had to replace cat. Replaced cat, sent car back to dealer for reflash car is now fixed. Thanks to all those who replied. Trouble codes: P0430.
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on, Lack of Power VIN: JN1CA31A7Y
Well, as I've previously stated, the customer took the car to the dealer to verify it needed a computer as we told him and yes, that solved his problems. I think the computer was messing up random circuits. It's ok now. Trouble codes: P1320 (Ignition Signal-Primary), P0155 (O2 Heater Circuit B2S1), P1220 (Fuel Pump Control Module Circuit).
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L No Start VIN: 3N1CB51D41
After talking to 2 dealers that would not offer much help I found 1 that would. It did turn out to be a ECM with 3 blown coil drivers. I was able to get the to fix it under 8/80.
2001 Subaru Impreza L 2.2L Timing Belt VIN: JF1GF43561
I would like to thank every one for their help.After changing all the idlers,water pump and crank gear. Still had the same problem.I also checked the crank end play It was OK.What i did was shim the crank gear out 1/16 of a inch.This took the belt off the fron...
1996 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: JT3HN87R8T
we figured it out with the help of your replies. we never had any reason to check the o2 because hc and co were pristine, but when we scoped the o2 we found a lazy one. orderd a dealer, highly recommend for non-comeback purposes and no doubt. installed new o2 ...
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