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1996 Acura Integra RS 1.8L Cyl Head VIN: JH4DB7642T
To any Honda/Accura techs, i have this car that jumped time because of water pump failure, (pulley came off shaft) eng did not run hot but bent all ex. valves, 2 intake, replaced with new, re-surfaced head, started eng. right up but has a noise that is unreal ...
1998 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Starting VIN: 2HEGEJ667X
No start, dead battery, battery, alternator, and starter pass tests. Draw test 4.9 Amps, removed all the fuses and both alternater wires, draw goes to zero, a smaller draw, such as 3.9 to 4.3 Amps while come back if you install any of these three fuses, inter...
2001 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Surge VIN: JHMCG556X1
Howdy Everyone, This one belongs to our biggest fleet accounts owner. Need to hit a home run on this one! His complaint is a very slight surging stumble around 2000 rpm when accelerating, most noticible on a hill. He says it has done it since it was new, sever...
2001 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L noise VIN: 2HKRL18511
When you take of briskly there is a pop noise in the front end and when you hit the brakes it makes the pop noise again sometimes it will do it turning. I have checked the sway bar end links and the mounting bushing.The motor mounts appear ok.Lower control arm...
1992 Isuzu NPR 3.9L Turn Signals VIN: JAL04B145N
Hi All, Have this box truck with inoperative turn signals and hazards. I have gone over the basics as much as I can, the problem is I have no wiring diagrams, well none that are helpfull. I was wondering if anyone either has a schemetic or can tell me which co...
2002 Kia Rio 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: KNADCT63X2
Hi Group, This car came in on the hook with a very rough idle and very severe hesitation on accelaration. I checked the tune up, it is ok, just been done, no trouble codes. Hissing sound from the intake, so replace the necessary gaskets, Now the engine idles v...
1998 Lexus ES300 3.0L align. specs VIN: JT8BF28G8W
replaced four tires & align to factory specs. at 3000 miles tires were rotated, noticed inner edge wear on all four tires. rechecked alignment. still at factory specs. 3000 miles later all four tires completely worn out at inner edge only. still at factory spe...
1999 Lexus GS300 3.0L No Start VIN: JT8BD68S1X
need some help from some lexus techs please. the car will not start and it cranks fine. has had the igniter replaced and also the computer. i get no spark or injector pulse. have check wirirng and the new igniter and computer. everything seems to be good but s... Trouble codes: P1300 (igniter system)
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L Unknown VIN: JT6HF109U6
Well this is my personal vehicle i bought car about 3 years ago and it has had a low spongy pedal and also uses rear brake pads I dont use car everyday so i have put about 35000 miles on it in three years but have used 4 sets of oem lexus pads in the rear. fro...
2001 Mazda Tribute ES 3.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 4F2CU09141
does any one have the specs for throttle angle percentage the dealer ship says it varies,i've scanned data at idle and everything looks good except the tps is at 18% i've never seen it that high at closed throttle on any car.i suspect a bad tps and alldata doe...
1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 4A3AK34Y8V
Howdy folks, At idle this engine suddenly drops rpm, then recovers about every three seconds, when it does the scanner (snap-on) value for ignition timing which otherwise is switching from 10 to 26, jumps to 125 degrees advance. When it's anywhere above idle t...
2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 3N1CB51D92
Car came in as crank no start.It did start with 45 psi fuel pressure but the pressure started to drop and stalled.fuel pump relay was clicking.Found ground to relay from pcm was not steady.removed relay and cranked over ,ground was still not steady.Checked pow...
1998 Subaru Legacy 2.5L Hesitation VIN: 4S3806753W
Hello again. I've got this Subaru and it hesitates while taking off from a stop. Sometimes it is really bad other times it does not do it at all. This has been doing it for at least a month. The ck engine light came on today and they finally brought it in. The...
2000 Suzuki Grand Vitara JLX 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JS3TD62VXY
Hello all and thanks in advance for any assistance, I have a Suzuki here that came in with a p0440 and a p0400 (resolved the p0400 with egr valve) at the same time found the purge valve resistance out of spec. so replaced that as well as gas cap, lasted about ... Trouble codes: P0440
1991 Toyota MR2 Turbo 2.0L Surge, Cuts out VIN: JT2SW22N6M
Hey Toyota Turbo guys. Got a head scratcher. This MR-2 came to use with a complaint of low/no boost. Vehicle is stock with the exception of a Greddy boost controller which seems to do nothing. Also has non-oem pop-off valve installed. Verified on test drive, l...
1994 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0L Stall VIN: JT2GK13E2R
This is one of those that makes me wonder what the hell I'm doing in this business. It will stall intermittently, either in town driving or at cruise.Let it sit 30 seconds to 3 minutes and it will restart. When it stalls, it sets code P1300- igniter circuit. A... Trouble codes: P1300 (igniter circuit)
1999 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L Suspension/steering VIN: JT3HN87R3X
Beautiful 4Runner 4X4 SR5 but makes an occasional "popping" noise, especially it seems when making a right turn but sometimes upon acceleration, often quite loud. Sounds like something "shifting" and seems to be coming from the center area under the vehicle.

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1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L abs activity VIN: 1HGCG565XW
Hi everyone, thanks for all of your help (well, most of you.) in checking the tone ring on the axle did have very slight cracks. i replaced the unit with a new axle (instead of the reman i had originally used.) problem is corrected, you guys are great - well, ...
1998 Infiniti QX4 3.3L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JNRAR05Y4W
My Brother-in-law got rid of the vechile. He was tired of dealing with the problem. The replies that I got pointed to scoping the w/b wire from the icm to pinpoint what was at fault. Also checking fuel pump relay and grounds. Thank you for all your replies. Wi... Trouble codes: P1320 (The ignition signal in the primary circuit is not sent to ECM during cranking or running).
2003 Infiniti G35 3.5L suspension VIN: JNKCV51E13
i would like to thank john and michael the compression rod did the trick thanks to everyone for the help and i want to thank steve for his help i guess steve can fix everything and he does not need iatn
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L no parts really effected VIN: JT6HF10U6Y
the open relay was clicking all the time i was told that any open circuit on the vehicle could be a cause of this.hads local dealer to fax a copy of repair history and started checking for any possible cause.found a ground wire loose on the intake plenum on th...
1991 Mazda Navajo LX 4.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 4F2CU44X6M
Thanks for the responses. My primary goal of this post was to find some info as to the MAF and LTFT PIDS as shown to me on the Snap-On scanner. Seems these two pieces of the datastream on this particular truck are 'dummy' PIDS and are useless. Doesn't seem rig...
1999 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L ABS module, master cylinder VIN: JM1TA2229X
This vehicle took almost two days to reduplicate. Finally got pedal to go to the floor while sitting still. Made customer aware of our findings and recommended a master cylinder. Customer declined repair. Thanks to most of you that replied.
1985 Nissan 300ZX 3.0L warning lights VIN: JN1H216S2F
This one is fixed. It ended up being the alternator. I had 5 replies but Michael [...] nailed it, the diodes where bad in the alternator. The crazy thing charged perfect and was difficult to condem. thanks to all who replied.
1997 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BU31D7V
Thanks to all who replied. Special thanks to Vincent [...] who recomended removing the starter for access. With the starter out I was able to swing an open end wrench for removal. Getting the bolt started back in the hole was loads of fun. Thanks a... Trouble codes: P0325 (Knock sensor).
1981 Suzuki SP500 .5L valvetrain VIN: 1234567876
well, I got my valves set. I want to thank everyone who answered this request, because I wasnt sure anyone would. Micheal and Frederick both informed me that .004 to .006 was the spec. I set them to a snug .005 and the engine is quiet. Then I ran the piston to...
2001 Suzuki Vitara JLS 2.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 2S3TE52V41
Well we never did get this vehicle to act up with us. We put about 300 miles on it to no avail. We did try grounding the crank sensor signal and the vehicle will continue to run. We suspect that it might have a cam sensor issue, but could never confirm. We adv...
2001 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TEGN92N71
Well after careful monitoring of the downstream O2 sensor I decided it was bad. While at cruise speeds the sensor voltage was a steady .67 volts (which it should be) and without changing load or throttle it would suddenly drop to .11 volts and stay there for 2... Trouble codes: P0420.
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