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1995 Acura Integra LS 1.8L No Start VIN: JH4DC4351R
This Acura will not start. It has no spark. It had a miss and was tuned up but still had a miss. Someone did a compression test and found number three cyl. to have very little compression. They put it back together to bring it to me and it would not start. I f...
1999 Acura TL 3.2L intake VIN: 19UUA5643X
Return?? (It never left) of the 3.2TL-S Acura, I performed the EGR passage update on this car last week and that resolved the EGR code but the check engine light came right back on with code P0505..IAC fault. Hit the IAC valve with carb cleaner and the car nea...
1991 Mazda B2200 2.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: JM2UF3138M
Failed emissions inspection (high nox). Has code 16 for egr, sensor varies from approx 1v to over 2v on accel on scope sitting in shop (no dyno). SomeData has no listing for code 16. EGR solenoid working; applies and releases vacuum. What next? Trouble codes: 16 (egr position sensor not listed in alldata)
1995 Mitsubishi Galant S 2.4L all VIN: 4A3AJ46G7S
First let me thank you for taking your time to repsond to my request for help. This car was brought in stuck in 3rd gear. I cannot get my scanner(MT2500) to communicate with the ecm or the tcm. So I borrowed another scanner(Solus), now it would communicate wit...
1997 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L oilleaking
this mits has been leaking oil around the rear main seal area. already covered all the basics. my question is is there a problem with warpage? or is there a special procedure for the oil pan? any advice would be greatly appreciated. also do you really need the...
1997 Nissan Sentra GLE 1.6L TCC solenoid VIN: 1N4AB41D3V
This customer complaint is shakes/ dies in stops Hot - I finally confirmed problem - PO1550 TCC showed up - i can't Test TCC bad (cools down to test OK - has anyone seen this problem, is it the solenoid or mechanical. Thanks to any one who can help
1998 Nissan Sentra 1.6L No Start VIN: 3N1AB41DWL
This car came in from a used car lot. Cold start it floods and will not start. No codes in Gen obdII. Fuel will puddle on the pistons in no time. Unplug the injecters,dry the cyl. Start the engine on lpg and plug the ing. In with engine running. It runs good f...
1979 Toyota Pickup 2.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: RN28118498
runs rich at cruise wont pass smog test 4% co.found vacume valve on right inner fender,it has 3 vacume ports.top one manifold vacume,middle one manifold vacume coming though a switch.bottom one has poerted vacume through same switch.when i disconnect bottom va...
1992 Toyota Previa DX 2.4L oil auto feeder VIN: JT3AC11RON
Im working on a 1992 toyota previa. Customers complaint is engine oil level becomes overfull. The previa is equipped with a engine oil auto feeder system. Reading description of operation seems like the only possibility is the auto oil feeder pump [electric] i...
1993 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0L Flex plate VIN: 4T1VK13E1P
Hi all. Replacing engine in this Camry with a used unit. Ran into problems with front pump bushing on trans. While waiting for parts I think I may have misplaced a spacer from between flex plate and the crankshaft. I thought one came out of the old engine when...
1994 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0L Speed Sensor VIN: 4T1GK13E4R
Hello Toyota Tech's, I have this '94 Camry that looses the speed signal inside the ECM. The speedo works well and the signal from the speedo head never goes away. The square wave measures from .1vdc on the bottom from ground to 4.76 at the top of the wave. T...
2001 Toyota RAV4 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEHH2OV31
Toyota guys i need your help I got this rad 4 dumped in my lap it sets po 1346 and 1349 sometimes will set only one of these codes or some times both it is a 2 trip code usually sets code witin a half a mile! Saturday nite I drove truck home I live about 20 mi... Trouble codes: 1346 (vvt circut), 1349 (cam crank sync)

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1991 Honda Civic LX 1.5L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JHMED3652M
The customer never came back with the vehicle to re-evaluate the condition. I have now learned that the vehicle was traded in for a new car. So, I will not learn the rest of the story on this one. Thanks for all the help.
1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG6675W
thanks guys,after spending my whole week-end at the shop i think i got it.everybody had good answers and they all made sence.but it was the decarb/injection clean that fixed it.i had to do it three times but every time it got a little better.after the test dri... Trouble codes: P0301.
1998 Hyundai Sonata GL 2.0L only reverse unless unplug solenoids VIN: KMHCF24F2W
thanks for the many replies to this post. sorry for the delay in the fix, but we were waiting for the car to return from the trans. shop. it turned out that the sol. assy. that was installed was the wrong part #, and the result was that the transmission burned...
1996 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CM58B7T
Sorry about the late summary I did clear the code and test drove the Rodeo for a few days it drove fine and the light did not reset. The customer has drove the vehicle with no problems so far. I did do an alt. test and the diods tested bad, but was charging ok... Trouble codes: P1618.
1991 Mazda Miata 1.6L intake system VIN: JMINA351XM
After further testing and checking, I tend to agree with the majority that it is a ring problem and will advise my customer to rebuild the lower end to solve the problem. Thanks so much for the input. It made me see things that I had not seen.
1997 Mazda Miata 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1NA3531V
Thanks for all the replies to this problem. I did find moisture in vacuum hose to egr boost sensor. Replaced this hose and re-located boost sensor per TSB. I had checked this numerous times before and found no moisture. I still don't know why the moisture was ... Trouble codes: P0400 (egr flow fault).
1999 Mazda 323F 1.5L Intake air sensor VIN: JMZBJ14L20
Although no test data available, I changed the MAF / IAT sensor and emmisions immediately fell to acceptable levels. UK distributors say no common problem with this sensor, but they stock it!. Thanks to everyone for their help. Sean
1997 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF12B7V
Sorry it took so long to resolve this problem but this was another customer with too busy a life and it took forever to get the car back in here. Thanks profusely too all who replied. For those of you who asked this system does not use a back-pressure transduc...
2002 Toyota Highlander 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEGD21A22
I found out the 2 lower sensors are S-2. The question was which one. I tried the new sensor on the driver's side, farthest away from the belts, but the code returned. So I put that sensor back in and moved the new sensor to the front of the engine(passenger si... Trouble codes: P0161.
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