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1991 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1HGCB9856M
We have repeatedly monitored the gasses-all within spec. We have swapped out coolant temp sensors and oxygen sensors with dealer parts. We have checked cam timing. No problems found. We have checked for exhaust backpressure problems, also. None found.
1994 Honda Civic LX 1.5L No Start, no spark VIN: 1HGEG8657R
Hello all, I am really in a trick bag on this one. As a general rule of thumb I don't work on cars like this other than maybe some brake work. I have nothing that covers a Honda motor. This was a favor for a guy from church, just doing a tune up. I put new plu...
2002 Honda Civic EX 1.7L srs light on VIN: 1HGEM21992
hello iatn members, need your help again,this civic has a srs light on code 1-1 drivers inflator open or high resistance.all data reads hook a some kind of box to the clock spring and unplug all componets and check ohms at each there some other way o...
1999 Kia Sportage 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJA7235X
replaced rear 02 sensor code reoccured checked conectors for pin fit or broken leads all looks ok. vehicle had engine replaced and injectors were cloged after injector replacement is when code started poping up. any help would be great. Thanks Steve Trouble codes: P0137, P0141
2002 Lexus SC430 4.3L MIL Lamp on, Idles down slowly. VIN: JTHFN48Y42
The returned MIL was read and found to be a different code, P0440, with a long list of possible causes in Alldata. Of them, I have eliminated the cap by testing, and the customer states that the cap hadn't been removed since the car was last at the shop. I hav... Trouble codes: P0440
1993 Mazda RX-7 1.3L Excessive Emissions, Cuts out VIN: JM1FD3315P
I have this rx 7 that has a drivabilty problem that is related to the tach operation. the car will run fine when the tach is working.but when the tach does not work the engine will not run over about 4500 rpm and breaks up bad like it is an ignition problem. a...
1993 Mazda Protege LX 1.8L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BG2260P
check engine light comes on when acting up when cold,but snap on modis or jumping the diagnostic terminals wont give any codes. when starting cold 10 degrees f. to 65 degrees f. it has long crank time then starts to fire but wont actually fire unless you hold ...
1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L Blower Motor VIN: 4A3AK44Y0T
Can anyone tell me where the blower resistors are located on this P.O.S.? Mitchell says they are under the right side of the dash. I have been all under the thing and can not find anything that remotly resembles a resistor block. The blower motor has pos powe...
1995 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA21DOS
yesterday this car would not start for the customer for two hours. it just cranks but wont turn over. she brought it in for us and i started it up this mourning three times then it went to being a no start. i checked the basics and everything checks out good. ... Trouble codes: CDE34
1995 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L trans, cruise cont VIN: 1N4BU31D7S
Car came in with 3rd gear only, no cruise control function, no O/D indicator and Check Engine light on. DTC 1605 in ECM. We erased code came back immediately. We checked continuity on communication wire from TCM to ECM--good, but no signal on wire. Fuses check...
1998 Suzuki Esteem GL 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: JS2GB31S5W
vehicle came into shop with mil on. code p0400a came up, checked egr ports and pipes-all clear. changed egr with dealer part. customer drove car for one week without problem then light came back on, same code. mitchell on demand talks about a self test when ke... Trouble codes: P400

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1994 Acura Legend LS 3.2L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4KA8279R
Unfortunately we could not get this car to act up consistently at all to find the source of the problem. We checked all the circuits related to fuse that blew but did not find anything that was abnormal. At this point the customer has put over 500 miles on the...
1996 Acura RL 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: JH4KA9653T
Vicken and James had the correct answer for this car. The idle air control thermal valve was not closing when the car warmed up. Replaced the idle air control thermal valve and all is well. Thanks so much for you knowledge and expertise. Tommy [...]
2003 Acura TL 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 19UUA56643
This one is fixed. Thanks to all who took time to reply, Ajones and Bernard [...] advised to clean EGR ports. I suspected this (or a comupter problem)since miss seemed to move to different cyl. but did not know where ports were located. Ajones and Bernard b... Trouble codes: 304 (miss 4), 305 (miss5).
1990 Honda Accord EX 2.2L automatic shoulder belt VIN: IHGCB7659L
Got the wiring diagram and found white/yellow wire pin 7 on connnector 2 of seat belt module . had no battery power.That traces back to fuse 24 which the fuse was good ,there was an open between splice 436 and connector 509. Door harness was okay.Seat belts wo...
1992 Honda Civic DX 1.5L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 2HGEH2350N
I checked again the CAT, O2 sensor, Replaced Distibutor with Used,Installed remote fuel system, scoped injectors, bypassed main relay, nothing seems to help. One reply said that this is a normal Rev Limiting function, so we left it at that because customer had...
1994 Isuzu mpr 1.8L wipers VIN: JALB4B1KXR
thanks for the three replies we got. we finally found a diagram at identifix.
1995 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L No Start VIN: 1YGVE22D6S
This vehicle turned out to be a recently purchased used car. It had an on going problem that the customer failed to inform me of initially. The general concensus was that the distributor was the cause of the no-start on these engines 95% of the time. 9 out of ... Trouble codes: 02 (No NE 2 Signal CKP sensor 2), 03 (No Distributor G1 Pickup Signal).
1995 Mazda Millenia 2.5L No Start VIN: JM1TA22TOS
Have had vehicle for over a week. Car started everytime cold let run hot soak. started everytime cannot duplicate will return to customer. If comes back and I can diag I will repost thanks
1997 Mazda Millenia 2.5L engine swap VIN: JM1TA2214V
Wow,Did I get a lot of quick respones!The swap will not work,in no way,shape,or form.Completly different engines in all ways.I was intending to use the supercharged engine with the manifolds (intake and exhaust),of the normally aspirated 2.5.Could you believe ...
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L Trip data & Radio Controls VIN: 1N4AL11D42
Thanks to all who helped, I tested the wiring circuts with info from alldata, i found that someone used the wire for the radio and speedo info feed wire to hook up a automatic dimming rear view mirror. When he spliced the wire with scotch lock it broke the wir...
2000 Subaru Outback 2.5L a/t temp light VIN: 1J36E9Y27Y
It seems that the replies I got were on the money. After a more intense look, I found that the line pressure solenoid was damaged when the trans was jacked up. I noticed that this solenoid was located directly over the pan magnet which gave about 1/4' of clear...
1988 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT4NM62N4K
Thanks for everyones help on this car, unfortunately after checking all of the suggested areas the car still doesn't stay running. Due to my lack of time and motivation I have given the car to another shop that specializes in Toyota's. The customer will call m...
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