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1994 Acura Integra LS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4DC4359S
now when you rev the engine with the light off it bogs then the light comes on at about 3000 rpm then it revs up better but not normal but much improved after the light comes on. Driving the car behaves much the same. It acts like the computer is bringing up t... Trouble codes: 9 (a problem in the cyl position sensor circuit)
1988 Honda Accord LXi 2.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JHMCA5646J
This LXi is failing a loaded mode emission test. Note that the above readings are for 15mph and 25mph not idle and cruise. It passes the 15mph test then goes rich on the 25mph test. I lab scoped both 02 sensors while running a loaded mode test (can someone tel...
1998 Honda Accord LX 2.3L RPM high when shift VIN: 1HGCG554XW
Greeting Y'all. Once again, I'm stumped. The cust is complaining of the RPM not dropping when shifting gears. IE: foot off gas clutch in, RPM hangs, then drops. It is more noticable at around 3250 RPM. Above that it drops immeadiatly. Below 2500 RPM it's not n...
1999 Honda Accord LX 2.3L gears binding VIN: JHMCG5644X
after trans was reinstalled and tested found that the reverse shift fork was staying applied and causing main shaft to bind.trans would feel as if it was in park.all gears engage but will not move vehicle due to main shaft binding. side cover was removed and r...
2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 2HGES267X1
Hello,Any of you honda techs.I have this civic that is giving me fits.Vehicle come in with idle problem when cold and first started.It will idle up slightly then die or idle very low for 10-15 secondsand die.Acts like iac valve not working.Ichecked the tps,fue...
1992 Lexus LS400 4.0L Phone / Radio VIN: JT8UF11E1N
The on-board phone on this car will not stop sending a signal to the radio. The phone is not being used so at first I just pulled the fuse for the phone (supposedly phone is only item on this circuit). Solved the problem unfortunately also killed the stereo. R...
1988 Mitsubishi Montero 2.6L Mechanical VIN: JA4FJ53EYJ
the brake calipers and brake pads stick over the edge of the rotor 1/2 inch. got new calipers and thay are the same. the rotors dont look like there to small juging by the tin shield and there is only one rotor listed in all our catalogs. HELP
1997 Mitsubishi Mirage LS 1.8L emission monitors VIN: JA3AY36C7V
Thanks for taking the time to read this up front. This Mitsu runs fine and has no codes but the emission monitors will not set. I have checked all the easy stuff like fuses, fuseable links. I have even tried to go through the parameters to set the monitors. I ...
1992 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L Pump - Rack VIN: JN1RZ24H6N
Hey Gang, This car came to us with a failed power steering pump and the fluid level was empty. We replaced the pump, topped the system off and road tested. After the repair, we have a loud noise from the pump and intermittent power assist. At idle there is no...
1995 Toyota Corolla DX 1.6L Surge VIN: 1NXAEO9B1S
one of the thechs mothers car wouldnt start had bad coil ever since it will run bad intermitently naturely when we are not driving it we are thinking it backfired and damaged the map but the thing is pricey the map code was only in memory 1 time . has anyone s... Trouble codes: 31 (open or short map sensor)
1997 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L engine VIN: 4T1BF12BXV
I have this Avalon here playing a little kick butt. It came in with complaint of stalling at lights. P1300 (ignitor circuit malfunction) code stored. Freeze frame shows warm temp at high speeds. On test run, it runs 100%. In shop I can get it to act up when go...
1998 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L oil leak VIN: 4T1BF18BXW
Car leaves puddles of oil when parked. Replaced plug gaskets & valve cover gaskets. Car is getting a lot of oil in the intake & air cleaner box. Blow by ??? So much that it leaks out of anyplace it can find and falls into puddles. Customer takes good care of t...
1998 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L Rear side vent windows VIN: 4T3ZF13C3W
Rear side vent window (one side only) worked intermittently and now remains open all the time. Sorry but I have no schematic or wiring diagram to provide any test results.

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1998 Acura RL 3.5L cowl VIN: JH4KA9645W
The only reliable fix I could come up with was to build a water deflector to stop water from dripping into the HVAC fresh air intake, I then sealed the cowl with flexible weather strip caulk to help limit water intrusion to the cowl area.
1995 Honda Odyssey LX 2.2L abs module
most replies were about sealing the plugs on the outside of the unit.that seems to have solved it.first we cleaned it and after 2 weeks there was signs of leakage(more like sweating). so we resealed the plugs and now 2 more weeks later, no leaks. thanks to all...
1995 Mitsubishi Chariot GT 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: N43W020000
Well, well, To start thank you for your replies, this was an engine problem after all, the head was stripped and tested/repaired but the problem was still present. We could find nothing wrong with the management system nor its senors/actuators so we advice...
1990 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.0L engine starter VIN: JN8HD17Y2L
Thanks to all who tried to help me with this no crank vehicle. After much advice, I replaced the shift interlock relay (which appeared to be was clicking and I had voltage at the starter ignition wire),the engine cranked over normally one time and ...
2001 Nissan Sentra XE 1.8L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 3NC1CB51DX
hello gents, sorry for the delay in responding. the customer decided to drive the vehicle with the hestitation until she has the time to leave the car. thanks for the replies. Trouble codes: P0325 (knock sensor 1 malfunction).
1991 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Rear Window Defogger VIN: JT3VN39W2M
Thanks to all who responded. I did find a bad fuse for the defogger. I asked the tech if he had checked the fuses and he siad he did. He only checked the one for the relay. The grid system does have two fuses and one was blown. I hope this does not happen agai...
1997 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Cuts out VIN: 4T1BF12BXV
hi guys sorry it took so long.the cust.said he was going to take the car to the dealer. we tryed almost all.even had a camry the same year & eng. took scan reading from it and they were the same.tryed swaping some parts coils,cam sensor,o2s,crand,knock sensor,...
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