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1989 Honda Prelude 2.0 S 2.0L No Start VIN: JHMBA4141K
This one has me stumped. The problem is a no start hot. Even if it sits in the sun with the hood open results in a no start. The fuel side has no problems, it just has NO Spark. When it runs, everthing is fine and it could run for days as long as you don't tur...
1990 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Surge VIN: JHMCB7658L
vehicle surges at idle and sensor voltages are within specs, but have found when i pinch off the vacuum line to map sensor it will stop surging but then throws mil code. while surging map sensor is sending correct voltages for vacuum readings while surging. al...
1998 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGC1654WA
Any help or suggestions would be appreciated. Customers says after being hit and spun around the engine was making a different noise and running rough. The noise i would describe as valve lash with a deeper noise like a diesel. After pulling codes and verifyin... Trouble codes: P0304 (p0305-), P0305 (p0306-), P0306 (p0300-), P0300 (testing and results)
2001 Honda Civic LX 1.7L Alternator VIN: 1HGES16571
Hello again, this time I need help from some of you Honda gurus. I have this civic that will intermittantly not charge. The no charging condition will last long enough to cause the vehicle to stall. Once the vehicle cools down, though, the system charges like ...
1991 Infiniti Q45 A 4.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JNKNG01C1M
Hello everyone, having an intermitten problem with this vehicle. When the car has been sitting for sometime it will intermittenly have a extended long crank and when it starts it runs rough and you will see the vehicle smoke. It looks more like excessive fuel....
1999 Infiniti I30 3.0L A/C not cold first start first 5-15min VIN: JNKCA21AOX
Customer complains that the A/C will not be cold sometimes after starting the engine with A/C auto on . After 5-15 minutes A/C blowing cold normal. It only happened to me one time and I can not dublicate the problem .Therefore I can not give you more informati...
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)
2001 Kia Rio 1.5L fuel gage- speedo-temp gauge VIN: KNADC12381
I have this Rio that came in today and the trans won't shift right , the fuel gauge reading is one half when it's full, and the speedo is inop and the temp gauge is inop. I found two fuses blown at the inside fuse center and they were next to each other. They ...
2003 Lexus LS430 4.3L Radio playing the wrong station VIN: JTHBN30F03
This vehicle came in for inop radio and navigation. Half on the car was under water. We tested and replaced navigation ecu and radio receiver located in the trunk. Radio and Nav system are now working but Radio station is now off. It doesn't register the right...
1991 Mazda Protege DX 1.8L Steering VIN: JM1BG2241M
Hello, This protege has a severe torque steer or similar effect. Customer states condition was present when he bought it. He replaced front stuts and ball joints in an attempt to repair with no change. When driving down the road, the vehicle will suddenly ch...
1995 Mazda Miata 1.8L Electrical VIN: JM1NA3530S
First of all Thanks for all of the people who help others on this site! I use it all the time but this is the first time I didn't find what I needed. The engine will crank but I have no spark or injector pulse. I checked 5 volt ref and I am only geting 2v afte...
1997 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L Electronic VIN: JA3AM44H9V
This is a 1997 mitsubisi 3000gt sohc,manual ac,the car came in with the ac not blowing cold,replaced dryer and expansion valve,recharged ac.Ac blew cooler but ac clutch would not engage long enough to get cold,The compressor would cycle on and off,Low side pre...
1993 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1N4BU31F8P
Thank you in advance for any help. This car failed the emissions test. When it came to me it had failed on NOX and HC. Nox was 3.66 g/mi to pass the test is 3.00 g/mi and the hc is 2.21 g/mi and to pass emmissions test is 1.20 g/mi This car has been well maint... Trouble codes: 55 (system ok)
2001 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DRO741W
replaced both sensors still have code dont have information to test computer control Trouble codes: P1145
2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D22
also tested current on new sensorseemed to be fine 2a cold to 1a warm Trouble codes: P0031
1996 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BG6854T
This vehicle idles on 2 cylinders,the front 2 injectors do not fire but ignition does.When engine speed is increased the injectors fire & the car does not misfire when driving under load.There is a reoccuring engine code for the idle control system but could n...
1992 Toyota Pickup DLX 3.0L No Start VIN: JT4VN13D8N
Hello all, I am posting this on my bosses account because I`m going on vacation tomorrow. Here`s what we have. This toyota was towed in with a no start condition. Tested for spark-good. Tested fuel pressure, it was reading 75 psi. Bypassed the filter, no chang...

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1989 Honda Civic LX 1.5L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1HGED3556K
Well, I had to make sure this wasn't coming back. Adjusted the idle speed up a bit and re-cleared tps code, and it runs like a top. I'd bet that if I dropped the idle speed by 150 rpms the tps code would come back though. Go figure. The customer is happy as lo...
1990 Honda Civic DX 1.5L cooling fan VIN: 2HGED6340L
Thanks for all the replies I received. The sensor under the intake manifold next to the oil filter was shorted closed. A new one is on the way and I`m confident alls well in Hondaland again. Thanks again
1991 Lexus LS400 4.0L Hesitation, VIBRATION AT 1100RPM VIN: JT8UF11E5M
thanks for the help, we replace the engine mounts and vibration is gone. did not find any tears in the mount i think they had gotten very hard over time.
1995 Mitsubishi Galant S 2.4L No Start, VIN: 4A3AJ46G7S
Hi again y'all !!! WE replaced the cap & rotor with MITSU parts and the no start was taken careof. There is not a doubt in my mind we also have a bad ignition switch. The customer is aware he needs a switch and when he gets tired of fooling with it we will r...
2003 Subaru Outback 2.5L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BH67573
I received good info on the trans. switch but unable to get vehicle back yet. Will let responders know as soon as I can get it in. Thanks to all Trouble codes: P0507.
1994 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3DJ81W7R
Hello!! I got 8 replies, thanks!! The problem was a New Modulator (Back Pressure Transducer). The modulator was getting vacuums and back pressure, but did not pull EGR valve. The temp sensor was also working. I have never seen TOYOTA NEW parts came diffective,... Trouble codes: 71 (EGR malfunction).
1999 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF18B0X
Thats for everyones help. This is a great service for all of us. I found a loose ground strap at the back of the intake. Let the customer drive and she called back to say all is better again. Thanks to all again, Have a great day, Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0303, P0305.
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