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1996 Acura RL 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: JH4KA9653T
At times when car has been driven for awhile and when it is at normal operating temp. the idle surges up & down from 1000 to 1400 RPMs or at times it will just idle at 1400 RPMs.
1993 Honda Accord EX 2.2L No Start VIN: 1HGCB7273P
hello, we have this accord here that wont start when the ambient temp is below approx 25 degrees. fuel pressure is in spec, it has spark on all cylinders, compression is good and within 10 psi on all cylinders and has injector pulse. it will spit and sputter l...
1994 Honda Accord EX 2.2L No Start VIN: 1HGC0565XR
Car was towed in,died on road.Vehicle has good compression,strong spark,injector pulse.The only code was for valve timing(21).Plug were wet.Fuel pump does run and it lights a noid so main relay shouldbe o.k.The only thing I notice is that the tach is inop? Als... Trouble codes: 21 (variable valve timing)
1998 Honda Passport EX 3.2L No Start VIN: 4S6CM58W5X
Hi guys, I have this 1998 passport in shop. Came in with loss of coolant, found crack in head right rear. Replaced that head had other machined. Putting everything together and car will not start. Actually started for about 30 seconds and then died. It had sev...
2002 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Alternator VIN: 2HGES25712
Battery light always on. Recieved DTC P1298. Tested and replaced faulty ELD. Battery light still on. Performed complete charging system diagnosis per Mitchell On-Demand system, said bad alternator (not charging at all). Replaced alternator (with aftermarket re...
2001 Kia Rio 1.5L Stall VIN: KNADC12341
This Kia will intermittently blow the fuel pump fuse. Once it blew the fuse and when the customer replaced it it blew again while he inserted the fuse, this ocured 3 times in a row . He then towed car home and replaced the fuse and all was well for 3 months. I...
1997 Lexus LX450 4.5L No Start VIN: MASS313280
First let it be noted that this vehicle is a recovered theft and does not have a VIN number. All numbers have been removed. It has been registered in the state of Mass. where the state has issued a VIN. Vehicle towed in in a no-start condition. Customer state...
1997 Lexus LX450 4.5L Steering VIN: JT6HJ88J6V
Vehicle came in for oil leaks. Changed valve cover gaskets,lower oil pan and front crank seal. All was fine. Customer came to pick up car(he is a good neighbor) and there was no power steering. I have checked everything and it points to the pump being bad. Pum...
1997 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Engine VIN: 4A3AJ56G6V
This thing billows smoke on COLD starts only. Clears up within a few minutes. No miss or terrible rough running just smoke No smoke when idling, even after an hour of running. Park the car inside the shop about 60 degrees over night and little to no smoke. Cus...
1997 Suzuki Sidekick JX 1.6L Misfire VIN: JS3TD03V7V
Hello Iam having trouble with cylinder number one on this sidekick and the problem is in the injector drive. The noid light that Iam using will flash on the other cylinders but it will stay on steady on cylinder one. We ohmed the injector to see if this was th...
1994 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L abs VIN: 4T1GK12E7R
We have this 94 Camry with the abs light staying on.After erasing the codes it imediately comes back on.The code 35 is for RF speed sensor.All four wheel speed sensor resistances checked out good.We also disconnected the plug at module and checked continuity o...
1995 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Injectors VIN: 4T1GK12W2S
Runs fine at idle and with less than 5% throttle. After 5% throttle(doesn't matter what RPM), the computer is shutting off the injectors! You can rev it to about 4-5K with the 5% throttle, and it will always re-catch and keep running as long as you return it t...
1996 Toyota Corolla 1.6L No Start VIN: 1NXBAO2E4T
This car came in for vibration of the interior at idle.It was also due for a timing belt so a full t-belt change was done.When I attempted to loosen the tensioner bolt for the t-belt it was found to be seized;it rounded the flats @ 200ft.lbs,furter efforts cau...
1997 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HN87R4V
The vehicle seems flawless, except cranking time is longer before starting than it should be. Any help would be appreciated. Trouble codes: DTCP0

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1999 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L cycling idle VIN: JHLRD1843X
Replaced the idle control motor and all is fine.Thankfor allthe replys as this was a great help.
1994 Infiniti Q45 A 4.5L low beams, running lamps,and dash lamps VIN: JNKNG01D1R
well ended up that the new multifunction switch was faulty. replaced it AGAIN, now everything works. thanks for the replies.
2003 Infiniti G35 3.5L srs light VIN: JNKCV54EDX
many thanks to dave, eugene & derek. to access codes without oem scan tool turn ignition switch on until srs light goes off ( 7 seconds ), turn ignition switch off, wait 3 seconds, turn ignition switch on until srs light goes out, turn ignition switch off, wai...
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L battery VIN: JT6HF10U8Y
first of all , thanks to all who replied to identify the unlabeled shunt in the fuse block esp dave and george. turns out with only a 20ma draw, i didnt really have any parasytic drain to speak of. merely a case of 'deficit driving' as dave called it.recharged...
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L defrost VIN: 1N4AL11D42
we tried bleeding the system with a vacuum pump and refilling, still no defrost, tried nissans bleeding info, still no defrost. had 3 people inform me, they have the same problem, been to dealerships and no solutions have been found at this time.
1988 Subaru Justy GL 1.2L carb solenoi VIN: JF2KA83A0J
The replies I got said to simply disconnect the solenoid and plug the vacuum lines and make an adjustment to the idle-I did, and now that the bugger runs better than ever. Thanks.
1994 Subaru Impreza L 1.8L valve body VIN: JF1GC2352R
thanks to Don and Lloyd spring and washer locations located.just waiting for new valve body gasket from dealer and this one will be fixed.thanks again to all
1998 Subaru Forester S 2.5L No upshift when cold. VIN: JF1SF6554W
Changed fluid and added LubeGard (who knows why they spell it 'gard'). It didn't make the problem go away, but it seems to be a little better, and possibly improving - I only drove it twice since I serviced the trans. The A/T Temp light was on with a code for ...
1997 Toyota RAV4 2.0L transmission removal VIN: JT3HP104V4
Thanks to all that replied, to those who said it could be done thanks, we were able to doe so by dropping the front cradle and twisting it out with out removing the differential. The idea of unbolting the pressure plate one bolt at a time through the starter h...
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