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1999 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L cycling idle VIN: JHLRD1843X
this problem is puzzling only happens on initial warm up. Idle surges up and down,cycling until temp reaches 185-200 degrees the rpm ranges between 700-1500 rpm.It does not do this when the vehicle is put into reverse or drive.on cold start up sensor values on...
2001 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHWF25S11
this is new customer to our shop, the car runs ok but she noticed the fuel mileage took a dive after the mil came on. scan test shows po401 egr flow insuficient. we have removed the valve and cleaned out the carbon in the opening (there was very little) our qu... Trouble codes: P0401
1995 Infiniti J30 3.0L no power assist at idle VIN: JNKAY21DXR
at idle car has no power steering until you give it gas. driving car it works o.k. pressure switch is known to be good. fluid backs up into reserior sometimes as well. car has had 2 racks, and 3 pumps. only thing not new is pressure swith, and swith/ valve on ...
1998 Infiniti QX4 3.3L transmission VIN: JNRAAR05YW
no engine code. transmission code 01 revolution sensor and p0720 vehicle speed sensor. revolution sensor, vehicle speed sensor, transmission control module and ohmed out wires from both sensor to tcm. cleared codes. drove car for four days. customer said he ba...
2001 Isuzu Trooper Limited 3.5L Unknown VIN: JACDJ58X81
Truck came in with no forward movement. Noisy pump and plugged filter. Removed and inspected pan and filter. Found metal in pan. Fluid burned bad!!!. removed and rebuilt complete. Found that 1-2 band and drum were worst worn/burnt. Suspected converter failure ...
1992 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L Hesitation, Stall VIN: JA3X374C4N
Merry Christmas to ALL. This Mitsu has a perplexing problem. At low to mid range this car has a hesitation/shut down that is terrible. It is not a miss, it shuts off then catches & goes. No codes & data is good EXCEPT T.P.S. readings are not steady!!! That is ...
1997 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.3L Suspension VIN: JN8AR0521V
Vehicle came from customer that has already shelled out $2K at other shops having just about every suspension part replaced. Shes ready to get rid of the car if I cannot fix. Basically the vehicle will start rolling/swaying back and forth while driving at any ...
1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Rear end of car VIN: 4S3BG6857W
This car gives one thump from the rear when taking off with the all wheel drive actuated. Inserting the fuse to disable all wheel drive, the noise goes away. Additionally, when turning car in figure 8 in parking lot, there is thumping and shuddering like a old...
1989 Toyota Camry LE 2.0L No Start VIN: 4T1SV22E9K
Hello all,Thjis car came in as a no start.we had spark,and soon discoverd that we had a bad fuel pump,only 5 months old.we repaired with no trouble and now have fuel,but we have no spark.We have tested everything for the distributor,and even put on anew igniti...
1990 Toyota Camry DLX 2.0L No Start VIN: 4T1SV21E3L
Customer chose not to purchase a battery from us for aprox. $65.00 installed. Instead, he purchased the incorrect group size and installed it himself. He orginally hooked it up backwards and exploded the 80AMP main fuse. At this point, it came to us behind a w...
1997 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L No Start, temp below 20 degr VIN: 1NXBB02EXV
Hi all this is not the correct vin for this car, I do not have access to vehicle yet. This is my sister-in-laws car and I have not been able to get the car to the shop yet. The problem is that when the temp is below 20 degrees F the car cranks but will not sta...
1999 Toyota Solara SE 3.0L No Start VIN: 2T1CF22P9X
this car will intermittantly not start or will be hard to start when cold. scanned computer for codes- no codes. checked spark plugs - look good, but rich fuel mixture. it acts like it is flooding. monitored data - ect and iat look good, long fuel trim indicat...
1999 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3GN86R3X
This truck came to me with the MIL light on . Checked codes p0240 inefficent cat converter.The snap shot is as follows, this is with a MasterTech P0420 Calc load 31% engine speed 2268 coolant temp 201.2 f intake air 62.6 f ctp sw off vehical speed 68 mph short... Trouble codes: P0420

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1996 Acura Integra LS 1.8L All manual Gears VIN: JH4DC435XT
Hey guys, thanks for the jillion-and-one responses. I carefully read each response, and as per discussion with customer, STARTED with a flush and fill w/ factory MTF. I've waited as long as I can to post this, and it's working very well so far. Customer report...
1990 Honda Accord EX 2.2L s light flashing VIN: 1HGCB766LA
Thanks to all who gave me help turns out For this problem I Started from basics and checked the wiring again,and with luck on my side I found a spread open pin on the shift solenoid #7 I fixed the connector and all is well so far Thanks guys for input.
1995 Honda Accord LX 2.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 1HGCD5638S
Thanks to all of you that reponded. I did not want to throw any parts at this as most of you suggested. All dist. sensors checked out with the lab scope as well as the igniter and powers when this died. Because I had an Igniter pulse and no Injecter pulse th... Trouble codes: 15 (Ignition output signal).
1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG6679W
The Honda is fixed. Ten out of 12 replies said to only use Honda o2 sensor.Before installing the Honda A/F sensor (upstream o2 sensor part # [...]) I removed the Bosch ( Napa part # 13075) and let both reach room temp of 68 deg F. I measured 1.0 ohm heat... Trouble codes: P1667, P1467.
1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L Over Drive Shifting VIN: JT6HF10U5X
Thank to all who replied, 9 out of 10 of you said it normal for this vehicle to hold o/d till the temp comes up. Only Phillip from Arizona said it is not, i suspect the warm Arizona climate may be the reason.My customer has nearly 100k on the vehicle without e...
1992 Mazda MPV Cargo 2.6L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM3LV5216N
Hi there thanks to those who replied. I finnally fixed this bogger. Got this thing to act up and got it back to the shop. Fuel pressure stayed at 40 psi, Injectors opening and closing, O2 sensor reading .40v, Tailpipe readings of 57 HC,1.0 Co%. Threw it on the... Trouble codes: 17 (FEEDBACK SYSTEM. Sensor output not changed 20 secands after engine exceeds 1500 rpm).
1992 Mazda 929 3.0L whine noise VIN: JM1HD4614N
ok here goes you guys were right on the money it was coming fromm the front pump of the trans wow just dont know what to say it sounded like the noise was coming from behind the timing cover well all we can do is try and get it right the next time i am glad i ...
1994 Nissan Sentra SE 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1N4EB31POR
Thank you all who replied, David, Glen, Gary, Donald, Randy, [...], Peter, George, Victor & Bobby. I hope I didnt leave anyone out. All were great suggestions, We did check the coolant temp, it was found to be working properly, we did check for jumped timing ...
1998 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Turbo VIN: BH5-016490
Hi Team We fitted 4 new tyres of the correct size and all faults have gone. The vehicle came in with a wine in the trans or diff and low power on take off. We found that the primary turbo was loosing boost and checked all the well known faults that these car...
1990 Toyota Celica GTS 2.2L slips into neutral ? VIN: JT2ST85N2L
I am sorry for late close. Most all replies said to take to a known good tranny shop for repairs. I gave customer copies of replies that I recieved and recommend two tranny shops. I called him back last week and this week to see if he had taken them in. He had...
2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L Compression VIN: 4T3ZF13C91
Well, I'm a complete idiot. Even though the intake camshafts are marked bank 1 and bank 2, I still managed to mix them up. So I've learned that the exhaust camshafts are not interchangable but the intake camshafts ARE interchangable. The only problenm is that ...
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