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1986 Honda Accord DX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: JHMBA534OG
Hello everyone,this honda has a cold idle surge.We checked fuel pressure and flow,found that it had 40psi but flow was bad so we replaced fuel filter and pump.cold surge was still there.Noticed valves were a little noisey so we adjusted,no change.Inspected the...
1996 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Hydraulic System VIN: CD5635TA26
Hello all. I have a "problem" with my daughters '96 Honda Accord that has me totally baffled, and hope someone can offer anything that will help make sense. Last week the balance shaft seal worked out of its bore, causing the usual major oil loss from the en...
2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HKRL18614
hello group hope you honda techs can help. have this honda van that belongs to bosses wife , set this code intermittently when driveing p1259, have checked fuel pressure as shopkey 5 test states for code dignoistics, spec' are 42-48 in shopkey.and i have 58psi... Trouble codes: P1259
1997 Isuzu F FRR 7.1L Cooling system VIN: 4GTJ7C127V
Engine oil in the coolant, no coolant in the engine oil. We have removed the oil cooler from the side of the block and had it pressured tested; no leaks found. We removed the cylinder head and had it magnafluxed; no cracks found. Head gasket looks ok, o-rings ...
1992 Lexus ES300 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: JT8VK13TXN
Car came from 2 other shops. Idle speed around 2k rpms. Found Air flow meter tampered with, scanned-was faulty and replaced w/reman. Replaced battery at same time. Now idle surges constantly w/started. Customer states this was original problem until air flow t...
2000 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L trans lockup
in an attempt not to pull the upper intake i replaced the vacuum chamber exturnally !! and re-routed the hoses after repair vehicle hesitates to fully enguage into gear under heavy accell like trans slipping . there is another chamber under the manifold next ...
2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4A3AC54LXY
Hello, after all this maintenance, most notably the throttle body service, the vehicle wouldn't idle cold. So after removing the IAC and testing it (less than ten ohms on two of the four circuits, spec is 28-38 per Snap On scanner, 28-33 per Alldata) we replac...
2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D22
long post-read carefully fellow members !!!good customer just baught car. we check car over before purchase & noted check engine light not working, checked codes p0051, p0335 & p0300. customer decide to purchase vehicle, car lot was supposed to fix check engin... Trouble codes: P0051 (bank 2 sensor 1 heater circuit), P0300 (multiple cylinder misfire)
2002 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1N4BL11E72
Hello Nissan techs, We have the engine cutting out under heavy acceleration and it starts cutting out at 4500 to 4800 RPM, its not to suppost to redline until 6500 is it possible that it is the ECM shuting cylinders down , because it does't feel like ignition ...
1996 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L No Start VIN: 4S3BK4351T
Car came in with oil leak. Front crank seal was leaking. removed belt and sprocket and replaced front seal,reinstalled belt and timed cams and crank sprockets. tried to start engine before installing covers and fans, engine would not start. Has no spark or fue...
1996 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4SEBG6851T
Legacy with a P0400 EGR code. Also has a P0304 misfire code. PO400 came first (we checked it when the light first came on and it was only code. We cleared and when they came back it had both stored. Found several posts indicating problems with the backpressure... Trouble codes: P0400 (egr), P0304 (Misfire)
2001 Subaru Forester L 2.5L Head gaskets VIN: JF1SF63501
We have replaced the headgaskets on this engine 3 times and it continues to leak compression into the cooling system. We have had the heads plained and crack checked. We have used after market as well as OE head gaskets and new bolts. We checked the block for ...
2001 Suzuki Esteem GL 1.8L temp VIN: JS2GB41W01
First time I've had to post for help so bear with me. We replaced the engine in this vehicle last feb. We had this issue then. The temp comes up to specs while idling and around town, good heat, very little fluctuation. When you get it at highway speeds the te...
1972 Toyota LAND CRUISER 2366CC Clutch VIN: FJ40135687
Don't have the proper information on this old of a vehicle. This vehicle is in here for a clutch replacement (customer request) and it appears to have a plate directly in line with the input shaft. I am needing Land Cruiser techs to give me some info on this s...
1999 Toyota RAV4 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3T3HPIOV5X

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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1993 Honda Accord DX 2.2L Stall VIN: 1HGCB7646P
well finally got the car to die while i had the modis with me had no injector pulse from dist installed a dorman dist car is working fine now sorry it took so long to respond just wanted to make sure it was fixed thanks for all your help Trouble codes: 15 (problem in ignition output circuit).
2000 Honda Passport EX 3.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4B6DW58W74
Well, Thanks to Jeffrey [...] and his post. Even with the 175psi we removed the valve cover and inspected the exhaust cam. We found the cam had broken the alignment pin as described. We opted to replace the cam as the hole had been enlarged. Vehicle runs GREAT...
1996 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L Check Engine Lite VIN: JM1TA2224T
After checking all connectors and testing shift solenoid.I pulled TCM and sent off to be tested,really no problem found.I rolled the dice and changed TCM with a rebuilt unit.Drove the car for three days,no light.Deliverd car and its been gone for two days,no l...
1992 Mitsubishi Diamante ES 3.0L Misfire VIN: JA3XC5787N
Hi Gruop! I'm sorry about the late post but I thought that I had already responded!!! This did turn out to be the Crank sensor. It would run poorly for longer and longer periods until we were able to catch it in the act. Thanks for the 3 replies. Mark
2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AC54L4Y
The Idle Air Control valve was found to be at fault, whatever the induction service did, caused the IAC to not function properly. A dealer IAC motor replaced to old unit and the car no longer had any other issues (namely the Mil light) So the problem was fixed... Trouble codes: P1400 (Manifold pressure differently sensor).
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.4L Unknown VIN: 4A3AC44G91
Thanks to all that replied, the posts gave me 3 areas to confirm(transmission, Engine & Mounts) The relieving of pressure off the mtr mounts was well received and tried. The vibration was still there so after eliminating the mounts and engine balance shaft tha...
2001 Subaru Forester L 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1F1SFG3521
Doesn't seem to be much information on this system at all. From the few archived posts I found, collapsed hoses is the usual problem, but not on this one. Here is what I found searching the web: ďAn air assist injector solenoid valve was added to 2000 Legacy a...
1993 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: JT2VK12E3P
lots of the e-mails came back to check cam timing, i did and it was dead on, i then current ramped the #5 injector and no signal, i removed the plenum and removed #5 injector and ohm it out 256 k ohm's this is bad, install new injector and vehicle runs good. I...
1995 Toyota Corolla DX 1.6L Surge VIN: 1NXAEO9B1S
Thanks to all who responded. Especially to Rick from So. Cal. who hit the nail on the head. We never could condemn the cam sensor (inside dist.) but we replaced the distributor and the customer states after multiple drives that all is well... Trouble codes: 31 (open or short map sensor).
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