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1987 Acura Legend 2.5L compressor VIN: JH4KA2639H
condition has been present for a couple of years, - ecu looses ground only above 2500 rpm and after 2 minutes - no problems with engine performance, only loss of ground, has anyone seen this? system operates normally at idle and up to 2500 rpm. Thanks Dave
1993 Honda Prelude Si 2.3L Electronic VIN: JHMBB2255P
Hello all, I have this prelude in here with an a/c problem. The problem at first was that the a/c will just cut out intermittently for no reason at all. The light on the dash will come on, but the a/c would just stop intermittently. If you turn the a/c off and...
1992 Isuzu Amigo S 2.6L No Start VIN: JACBG07E7N
Although I know cylinder #3 is very weak I don't believe this is causing my no start problem. I have tested the signals on pos. and neg. side of the optical distributer to the ecm. The ecm out to the power switch and from thier to the coil. I do have spark but...
2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2DM58W51
Vehicle sets code p1133 Checked sensor operation with scan tool responds slowly with low voltage then after driving 10 to 15 minuts or sometimes after driving and stopping and restarting the engine the o2 sensor will operate normally. Ihave followed flow chart... Trouble codes: P1133 (Lack of switching bank1 sensor 1)
1991 Lexus LS400 4.0L Stall VIN: JT8UF11E3M
Greetings to all I have this lexus that will start and stall.I monitoerd my voltage going to fuel pump and at times it is only five volts.I followed aschematic and found what they call a fuel pump ballast( resistor).When the car is first started they supply di...
1992 Lexus LS400 4.0L 1-2 Shift VIN: JT8UF11E8N
Hey fellow tech, this one is eating my lunch! I've looked at every posibility I think...But can't seem to get this one done. Car drives great, intermittently will down shifts itself, seems like it is in "limp mode". After doing various things: driving in rever...
1999 Lexus GS300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BD68S4X
Car came in 1 month and 1700 miles ago for the same codes. Alldata and Master tech both name p0125 as "insufficient coolant temp". The coolant was low, so we flushed it and renewed the stat. FF: 176 degrees F. , very normal fuel trims, 33% CLV and 50 MPH @ 200... Trouble codes: P0125 (insufficient coolant temp)
1992 Mazda Miata 1.6L Hesitation, Surge VIN: JM1NA3514N
Engine when cold will hesitate and surge while under load. The engine idles normally. Pulled the plugs are they were fouled and blackened. Replaced spark plugs and wires. Symptoms persisted. Pulled fuel injectors and serviced them. Replaced all o-rings and sea...
2001 Mazda Tribute DX 3.0L converter lock-up VIN: 4F2YU06181
Hi guys, There is a strange problem with this transmission. When you are driving at about 40-45 mph at light throttle you can feel the torque converter lock up with a bump. Also, if you stay at a steady cruise and tap the brake pedel to command the tcm to un...
2001 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L electrical system VIN: JM3LW28G71
After battery repacement and system check, customer complained of strange electrical problems. Radio cuts out, background lights flicker on dashboard, air bag light flashes. Very intermittent, all problems go away at the same time, cannot duplicate in the shop...
1992 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Cuts out VIN: 4T1SK12E7N
this vehicle will run all day in nuetral ... if you drive the vehicle it will cut off ... and if you wait a few minutes it'll start back up ... if you let the car idle in park or in gear - it'll cut off and restart after it sits a bit ... if you put the vehicl...
1995 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 4T1SK12E0S
this vehicle stalls intermitantly when hot ran diagnostics found no codes,checked data. when problem occures the data from computer jumps all over the data has no ryhme or reason to it. we have checked all powers and grounds to the computer all okay, when you ...
2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT3HN86R9Y
This truck/SUV is terrible. there is so much hestitation that this vehicle will not spin the tires. I punch the accelerator to the floor and there is nothing there. Once the vehicle gets moving it runs like a beast but there is alot of hesitation on accel. doe...

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2001 Honda Civic LX 1.7L battery light VIN: 2HGES16591
Thanks for the great help everyone, after trying another rebuilt alternator per customer request same problem still existed replaced with rebuilt Honda problem solved..three alternators later and to much lost labor would of been more lose with out you guys tha...
1984 Mazda RX-7 GSL-SE 1.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JM1FB8825E
Grover hit the nail on the head of the 4 replies I received. We never performed a compression test as stated by the other 3 replies due to the fact we thought our normal compression tester would not work. Pat explained a way to check rough compression with a n...
1999 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BJ2226X
Thanks to all who responded. Ted and Terry mentioned a plugged intake manifold. One mentioned replacing and the other said cleaning. We pulled intake manifold and found the vacuum side of the floor jet plugged. We cleaned the passage and have sent the car down... Trouble codes: P0402 (Excessive EGR).
1994 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L 2-3 shift VIN: JN1HJ01FXR
After taking transmission out again and air checking everything again and checking every seal and made sure there were no scratches or blemishes on the sealing surfaces, we put another unit in and it works perfect. I hate to give up but due to tying up a tech ...
1990 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: JF2BC63C6L
As you might remember I was concerned with the excessive fuel pressure and the way the car ran poorly mainly at idle after it warmed up. We found through the process of pulling our hair out that the timing was off. We found the dr side cam was off one tooth. T...
1998 Subaru Forester L 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SF635XH
Thank you for the replies. Several tech's suggested the timing belt replacement would cause the problem. I verified timing marks, and engine vacccum. The MAF readings were very low, so I replaced with reman unit, and this fixed the problem. Trouble codes: P103, P0170 (Bank 1 Fuel Trim Malf), P301, P0303 (Clyinder 3 Misfire), P304.
2002 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L fork VIN: JF1GD29692
thanks for all the replies, once we removed the pivot shaft the trans fell right out..the install went just as well.
2003 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.7L yaw sensor VIN: JTEBT17R93
the problem with the 4 runner trac light was that the pa emissions test software reset the flash memory of the vehicle which had to be reset using toyotas scanner thanks for all your help Jack
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