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1988 Honda Accord LXi 2.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JHMCA5644J
hello friends, having trouble with exceesive rich condition, this vehicle is fuel injected. no trouble codes, fuel pressure 35-30 psi, regulator working properly. checked both front oxygen sensors, both are reading 955 millivolts, if you lean mixture, both sen...
1990 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Trans stays on Low gear VIN: JHMCB7654L
This is to the Honda techs out there. Since we seldom work on Asian cars, and our tech resaurces are very limited on them, I will be needing your help on this one. This is the wife's car. Yesterday, when she started, the "S" light came on. Took it for a drive,...
1999 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HKRL1851X
Hi everyone, My customer had me replace the timing belt and water pump on this mini-van over a month ago. All went well for about three weeks. She brought the vehicle back with the complaint of a check engine light on. The code was po172, system too rich.She ... Trouble codes: P0172
1993 Lexus LS400 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation VIN: JT8UF1LE2P
hey guys, this lexus has been making another tech in the shop crazy! the vehicle came in 2 weeks ago running very rough,very rich and the mil lamp was on. atfer getting the code 41 out he replaced the t.p.s the mil is out and the code has not returned. the c... Trouble codes: 41 (tps)
1991 Mazda MPV Cargo 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: JM3LV523XM
engine has int. high idle, mostly when hot. idle speed increases to 1500-2000 rpm.
2002 Mazda Tribute ES 3.0L Alternator Charge Lamp VIN: 4F2YU08142
Customer complains of charge lamp on for 5-25 seconds @ start up in temperatures below 35 degrees. There are 3 wires. One supplies battery voltage yellow/white( from 120 amp fuse at battery junction block). The two wires at the regulator are black/yellow ( fus...
1993 Mitsubishi Montero 3.0L No Start VIN: JA4MR31H7P
Hello We have this car and it has no spark. We tried to scan car and scan tool says no communication. Also noted that there is no check engine light working on dash. All fuses in both boxes check good. We have already tried new distributor and coil. There seem...
1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS 2.4L 4 th shift VIN: 4A3AX35G5W
We are not a Trans shop, although the car is at a Trans shop now. Code 54 4th gear out of sync. Code 86 set after 3 code 54s then limp in mode. Driving the car after clearing codes, it performs fine for about 5 or 6 miles. Most of the time I will feel a sl...
2001 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L speedometer VIN: 4A3AA46G91
Speedometer dont operate.Check engine light on.CODE:P0500.Clear code and drive test,speedometer dont operate.Test speed sensor-ok,wiring-ok.Even try replace sensor and cluster.Same problem.Car came from body shop.Is it any resets needs to be done???
2002 Mitsubishi Montero XLS 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JA4MW31R82
customer will take truck forabout 2-3 days then the( CEL) LIGHT WILL APPEAR with no driveability concerns. will scan and still get same code p0300 random missfire. Trouble codes: P0300
1992 Nissan Stanza GXE 2.4L No Start VIN: JN1FU21P4N
Help Nissan techs! Customer was driving vehicle when he noticed smoke coming from under hood. He pulled over to inspect and disconected battery and had towed. The short melted the resistor/condensor and connector.n We dont see any other damage. We was wanting ...
2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L No Start VIN: 1N4AL11DX5
It's Murphey's Law again. The goodwill jobs always go from bad to worse. We first saw this car a couple months ago for a coolant leak. It was road hazard damage to the radiator. We replaced the radiator & struggled to get the cooling system bled. But it bled o...
1997 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L power door locks VIN: 4T1BG22KXV
power door locks will not work unless key is in the on position - we have replace integrated relay to no avail, from what i can tell the switch ground relay and relay powers up lock motor - when you test switch ground are working - not familiar with these syst...
2000 Toyota Echo 1.5L trans slips emediatly after start up VIN: JTDBT1235Y
Scanned computer, no codes, Started vehicle cold and placed in Drive took 20 seconds for trans to shift into gear, Shifted hard. After the trans shifted into gear road tested vehicle. Shifted through all gears including overdrive without a problem for 15 miles...

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1991 Acura Integra GS 1.8L Hesitation VIN: JH4DB1665M
thanks to all who replied. It was the cam timing even though the engine tech had just install the motor it may have jumped because of the bad distributor. The timing was set to specs after the repair and test drive was good. The check engine light did not resp...
1999 Honda Passport EX 3.2L spark plug holes VIN: 4S6CM58WXW
well i always hate to turn down work, i was only into this project for about an hour, i put coils back on and shipped it out, thanks for everybody talking me out of doing this job, the guy is going to trade it in, if anybody looking at buying honda passport ch...
1999 Isuzu Trooper S 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JACDJ58X6X
The info on this SUV is really weak. Customer took it to the dealer. He said he would inform me on the results. One archive said he replaced a sensor on the fuel gauge sending unit??? and had it reprogrammed at the dealer and it solved the problem. Go figure, ... Trouble codes: P1441.
2000 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2DM58W4Y
Thanks to everyone who replied, The problem was the CAT on the left side of exhaust was clogged. I don't know if it wasn't test driven long enough or luck of the draw but it's funny how easy it is to get your ass handed to you if you skip the basics. Thanks to... Trouble codes: 1275 (APS 1 Curcuit fault), 1280 (APS 2 Curcuit Fault).
1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3YAK44Y5
This one is gone...all four replies were different, from idle adjustment to cleaning intake and throttle body (already done with replacement of IAC) to burned out ecm IAC circuit to the correct one, Vacuum leak at intake manifold. New gasket and idle settled d... Trouble codes: P1294.
1997 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Engine VIN: 4A3AJ56G6V
Going to call this a fix. Most responses were valve seals that I already stated had been done, stuck rings, and PCV valve. The response from Bill [...] gets the gold star. Bill suggested pouring motorvac solution in the spark plug holes and waiting a couple ...
1981 Nissan 280ZX 2.8L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JN1CZ04S2B
Thanks for all the replies. After disconnecting and checking air flow sensor, coil and TPS, everything checked out. I cleaned connections on sensors and connectors, seemed there was a little corrosion. Car runs fine, customer happy. Thanks to all those who rep...
1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Stall VIN: JN1CA21DXS
Almost everyone suggested cleaning the throttle body and\or cleaning or replacing the idle air valve. A good cleaning seems to have corrected the problem. If it recurrs I will replace the Idle air valve. Thanks for the help! Troy Trouble codes: P0136, P0325.
2000 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L Misfire VIN: 1JNGH42AC2
Thanks to everyone who replied, but a special thanks to Kelly [...] who walked me through the rough spots (and he knew exactly where they were!) step by step. I think the job has gone from being truly miserable down to just plain awful. Thanks Again ! Trouble codes: P0304.
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L rear sidemarker lens VIN: JN1CA31D0Y
You'll never guess what just happened. A kid just pulled up to the shop with a Maxima with the same body style and same rear side marker lights, only he replaced the stock lenses with clear ones. I asked him how he did it and it was just like Andy from Washing...
1992 Subaru Loyale 1.8L Transmission VIN: JF2AN52B0N
This one is fixed. I installed a used tranny and that was the fix. most of the replies I recieved suggested the oil pump or shaft that drives the oil pump was most likely the problem. I inspected the shaft and turned it by hand after removing the converter but...
2000 Toyota RAV4 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HP10V0Y
Most replies recommended replacing the VSV, which I already knew was bad. I still think the Ecm wasn't grounding the circuit. I had another Toyota in here and when I used my scanner to operate the VSV, it had voltage and ground. This RAV4 did not have ground. ... Trouble codes: P0401 (Insufficient EGR Flow).
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