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1990 Acura Integra LS 1.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: JH4DA9357L
Car came in with failing emissions cruise only. (State readings .98 CO 138 PPM HC Idle 5.8% CO 190 PPM HC cruise) we ran test here on our dyno to verify states test results and we showed failing cruise and idle. Plugs were fouled, oil level low and dirty, air ...
1992 Acura Vigor LS 2.5L torque steer VIN: 1H4CC254XN
Hello all. We have this 92 Accura Vigor in here with a very noticeable torque steer to the right when accelerating. We replaced worn motor mounts & only slightly improved the problem. All other suspension bushings appear to be o.k. When power braking on the ho...
1990 Honda Civic LX 1.5L battery VIN: 1HGED3552L
This car is weird. the car came in because of a dead battery. battery has been charged and the electrical startering and charging was tested. I use a device called Midtronics Head Duty electrical system analyzer the micro 700. battery tests good, starter tests...
2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6L No Start VIN: 1HGEJ6672Y
flooded honda, car came on tow truck died on road, plugs worn to the nubs cyl's washed out with gas. we checked spark (ok) so we dried out the cyl's put a small amount of atf in and installed new ngk plugs but nothing. removed the plugs and they where wet with...
2003 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L Hesitation VIN: SHSRD78833
Hi, first off any possible response from anyone is already appreciated, this is my first time using techmail, just signed up with iatn last week (and love it already) - I've looked at this 2003 CRV several times, a friend of our service manager, and cannot for... Trouble codes: P1259 (VTEC System Malfunction)
2000 Infiniti I30 3.0L hard start VIN: JNKCA31A3Y
This car came in with a hard start cold. Took the fuel pressure and it seemed normal,35-45 engine running. but it bleeds of immediatly after you shut it off.When cold it takes forever for the pressure to build up, even with the new fuel pump. My question is, i...
1996 Isuzu N NQR 3.9L no up shifts VIN: JALC4B1K6T
truck has 1st gear only . ihave no tech data on this vehicle . trans light on dash will come at times cannot retrieve codes due to no tech data for a connecter or jump method. a isuzu truck dealer tech says 9 out of 10 times its usually a spool valve in valve ...
1989 Mazda 929 3.0L fuel/ ignition VIN: JM1HC2213K
Hello you Japanese Techs out there. I have this Mazda 929 here that just starts up intermittenly. Fuel and spark seems to be ok and its hard to find the problem when it keeps starting up. The car seems to not start up more if you let it sit over night, but no...
1993 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, hard start VIN: A7P5125568
thanks for your help in advance.i have a mazda 626 4 cyl that came in with a blown head gasket.i replaced the head gasket, timing belt and water pump. sent head to be tested.was told ok. after installation, car would surge at idle and misfire and wil not idle....
2000 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Heater core VIN: 4A3AA46G8Y
This car is from a used car dealer in town. It was obvious that when they received the car, the dash had been apart. It came to us with a leaky heater core. The dealer supplied us with a OE heater core which we installed. It came back within about 6 months wit...
2002 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L body VIN: 1N4BL11E02
We have listened with a stethoscope on the engine. The noise is really pronounced with the engine running at idle. The noise goes away when engine speed is increased. The fuel pump module has been replaced. The noise is most pronounced on the fuel rail. There ...
1994 Toyota Celica GT 2.2L radio VIN: J12ST07N1R
Change battery,radio does not work,customer lost code.How do i get master code out of radio.or get this radio to work again, .sec is on radio when turned on. Thanks George
1995 Toyota Tercel DX 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2EL5SD3S
Customer came in with MIL on. Retrieved code P0401 EGR insuffiecient flow. Performed flow chart test and everything passed. Customer came back with MIL on again month later same code and transducer tested bad and we replaced the transducer. Customer has been b... Trouble codes: P0401 (EGR insufficient flow)

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1999 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHWF25S0X
first tanks to all replies ,ok first yook up the cars with gas gage 40psi ,vacum gage 19in ,load and cam sensor pin 1 and 3 (seal beam ) nice bright light )scope chanel a on cam sensor signal and ,osciloscope chanel b crank sensor strat the engine and let the ... Trouble codes: P00, 340 (camshatf signal mal always code appear before cut out), P00, 102 (air flow singnal low input code apperar some time with cam sensor above po 340), P00, 300 (miss fire).
1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CK58W5X
Hello As pretty much every one of you told me the intake gaskets were leaking causing this. We replaced gaskets and vehicle ran great. Thanks for all of the help once again Trouble codes: P0171 (System Too Lean Bank 1), P0174 (System Too Lean Bank 2), P0303 (Misfire 3 cyl), P1640 (Quad Driver a fault).
1991 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4 3.0L Cuts out VIN: JA3XE74C1M
Well, as many of you replied the problem seems to still be the computer. I tried a computer out of another 3000gt and the problem went away. I also noticed that the computer that the last shop put in is for a Fed. emissions vehicle and this one is a California...
1996 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L Computer Memory VIN: JA3AM84JOT
Thanks to everyone that replyed. As it turns out, there was a service bulletin involving just this problem and a RECALL by Mitsubishi involving this problem. Recall EMR-02-001, Replacing the PCM due to the PCM telling the scanner the MIL is commanded ON when i...
1995 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JM8HD17Y4S
Good morning everyone and thank you to those who replied to this post. I should have learned this along time ago, Never assume! This truck did just have a fuel pump installed at another shop. When they replaced the pump they pinched the black and white wire at...
1996 Nissan Sentra 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1W4AB41DXT
Thank you to all who replied. The low ported vacuum was caused by the throttle plate srew being unsrewed allowing the throttle plate to close completly. After correcting this the vacuum would jump to 10 to 15 on snap test. Also the transducer was frozen but it... Trouble codes: P0400.
1996 Nissan Pickup SE 2.4L readiness test VIN: 1N6SD16SXT
Thanks to those who have replied, I neede to close this post.the customer has his truck at the dealer. Its confusing them also and I believe they are trying to get a computer. I do know all oxygen sensors tested good for me and the dealer. So for now we ar...
1999 Subaru Forester S 2.5L Mechanical VIN: JF1SF6558X
Well I went and removed the drivers side head and examined the cam and rocker arm shafts on that head.I did not see any thing out of ordinary,I made sure the gasket was in place and installed the head again with several bolts ,put my t belt on and rotated the ...
2000 Suzuki Esteem GL 1.8L No Start VIN: JS2GB41S3Y
First I would like to thank all the members that took the time and offered help. Dale suggested that I check the fuel quality, and if the coil wires were switched by the other shop. Steve thought that the lifters might be pumped up from too thick of an oil...
1992 Toyota Previa DX 2.4L oil auto feeder VIN: JT3AC11RON
Replaced oil level sensor in oil pan, sensor float was stuck on arm. Thanks for all the help.
2005 Toyota Tundra 4.7L Oil pump VIN: 5TBBJ44418
I think the pan would come out after removing the front differental but after disconnecting everything to remove timing belt we decided that it wouldn't be much more to remove engine and would be much easier to seal oil pan and get it back on so that's what we...
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