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1997 Acura CL 2.2L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 19UYA1152V
intermittent engine miss, hesitates around 3500 rpm. fuel pressure and compression is good, sets code for # 4 cylinder misfire. engine also has slight knocking noise when accelerating. my guess is that the noise and miss are related.Alldata has very little inf... Trouble codes: P0304
2000 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: JHMCG6602Y
Hello Honda Gurus, Dealing with a accord SULEV. Symtom is runs rough when cold for about 1min at start up. Seems to be related to map sensor value. At start up map is at 60kpa then begins to drop until it reaches 30kpa at which time the engine smooths out. No...
2001 Honda Accord Value Package 2.3L pads VIN: 1HGCF86631
vehicle has come in twice with this problem, the right inside pad wears down faster than the rest. have replaced caliper,brake hose,flushed bk system. everything else looks good. when we get the car piston slides back very easy,there is no rust build up,everyt...
1998 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2DM58WXY
connected diagnostic scanner to engine control computer recieved code p1220 throttle position sensor problem. found vehicle is drive by wire has dual throttle position sensor as well as accelerator position sensor originally replaced accelerator position senso... Trouble codes: P1220 (throttle position sensor), P1221
1998 Isuzu Trooper S 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JACDJ58X3W
Hello and greetings to all, Well I've done it this time I in over my head again hopfully some of you Isuzu techs can help me. Vehicle came originally came in with check engine light on and customer complaint of surging, was not able to duplcate surging problem... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire)
2000 Mazda Protege ES 1.8L clutch VIN: JM1BJ2215Y
The viabration can felt throu engine block and thransmission housing. Defently throu clutch fork. Engine mounts repositioning did not help.Vibration most noticed at 2500 rpm. Harmonic balancer appears OK. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
2004 Nissan Sentra 1.8L fuel gauge VIN: 3N1CB51D64
Our customer recently bought this new Sentra and has returned to two dealers a total of 8 times to resolve this problem. The fuel gauge reads full most of the time regardless of the fuel level. Failure code P0462(Fuel level sensor A circuit low input) is store...
1996 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L TCC code PO740A VIN: 4S3BD4358T
Hi Subaru Guru's! This one came in with bad sealing rings for the transfer clutch causing chattering when driving at slow speeds. I replaced the tranfer clutch pack, solenoid/valvebody for the transfer clutch, and the sealing rings for the transfer clutch(no g...
2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L unknown VIN: 4T1BG22K31
Hello all and thanks in advance for your help. This vehicle came in with a noise at lower speeds when the wheels are rotating. Noise is a typical wump wump wump vibration that you would associate with a wheel bearing problem. Its most pronouncd from 5 to 20 MP...
2002 Toyota RAV4 2.0L 2-3 shift initially VIN: JTEHH20V42
See the whole story up till here in the related history section. This is where it doesn't get fun... We got a Toyota reman trans from our dealer and installed it. We flushed the cooler with an aerosol cooler cleaner and air but found nothing but fluid. We test...

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2001 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L Unknown VIN: 2HNYD18621
thanks for the info on warranty but the car is from holesale account. we belive light was on before work was preformd the way the trans condition was I was hopeing the repair wood remove the light. thankyou for the help Jim
1992 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Starting VIN: 1HGCB7678N
Hey!!! To all who responded, you have my gratitude and my respect. Makes me proud to be a Technician. Now, the actual fix for this vehicle was the el-cheapo alarm system that had been installed by a rookie and was interffering with the ingnition feed to the co...
2002 Lexus GS430 4.3L cranks, won't start VIN: JT8BL69S52
Thanks to the 5 great suggestions that I got, it turns out the key was hit with a concentrated magnetic field at a chiropractors office and had to take the vehicle for reprogramming at the dealers. I'll let you know what the outcome is. Many thanks again IATN,...
1992 Mitsubishi 3000GT SL 3.0L No Start VIN: JA3XD64B8N
We pulled out the ecu and we did not see any burn marks on the curciut board. So we did some more tests and came up with bad computor sent old one to florida and the sent one back plugged it in and bingo thanx again for all the help Tom and crew
1998 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L #5 piston VIN: JN8AR05Y3W
Thanks for all your great replies. Alex was right on the money. O Rings were all stuck in the lands. On the problem piston the created enough head to cause the piston to score on the cylinder wall. We pulled all the pistons, replaced one and re ringed the truc...
1996 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.2L electric window auto function VIN: 4S3BG4858T
Dan from Oregon nailed it dead on: The alternator diodes were allowing a small amount of AC voltage into the system, which caused the problem with the locks. It was strange that it did it with the battery charger as well.. it may emit small amounts of AC volta...
1995 Toyota Previa LE 2.4L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT3AC24S9S
Thanks for the help. The problem turned out to be the ign coil even though the resistance readings were within spec.It was causing the igniter to get very hot causing it to shut down.after replacing the coil and the igniter again the problem was solved. Trouble codes: P1300 (ignitor circuit malfunction).
1999 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L fuel gauge VIN: JT3HN86R2X
Well let me start by saying thanks to all who replied. It was with the help of Kent [...]'s questions and information that I fixed this thing. After realizing that I did not check for power on 1 of the wires like a DUMB ARS. I found that I did have power. I ...
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