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1994 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Excessive Emissions
i am trying to figure out how to clean a egr passage without pulling intake,ihave tryed soaking the passage with gum cutter and small wire.i also tryed comp. air but am not having much luck-are there any other ways that might work..
2001 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L Compressor VIN: JHLRD28461
Hey everybody! I have a CR-v that is trying to make me retire early. The car came in with the bottom blown out of the compressor and locked up. I took everything apart and flushed it out with Dura 141, reassembled it with a new expansion valve, added the corre...
2000 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L compressor VIN: 1YVGF22C8Y
help plese. a 2000 mazda 626 came into the shop for no a/c. checked system and found no freon. high side shrader leaking. charged system and no a/c clutch. checked all fuses and relays and all had power. did pin point testing and test results lead to control u...
1993 Mitsubishi Diamante ES 3.0L runs good, wont idle VIN: JA3AP57JXR
hey guys, i've got to ask the Mitsubishi techs on this one. the complant is this car wont idle, customer replaced idle valve with used unit, and there are 3 other units in trunk. i reset adaptations as per alldata to no avail. bumped up the idle with the bypas... Trouble codes: 12 (preoblem with MAF sensor)
2004 Nissan Pathfinder Armada SE 5.6L tail lamps VIN: 5N1AA08B94
hello to all...i'll start out with saying that this is my own vehicle, or my wifes, for that matter. fuse number 37 for the tail lamp circuit is destroying fuses. i dug into the vehicle last thursday looking for an obvious dead short. i spent 6 hours to no ava...
1996 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF12BXT
Customer brought this Avalon in complaining of a check engine light on and possible oil leak. We found a code P0446 for the evaporative emissions control. We also found the vapor canister leaking some type of fluid, I do not believe it is gas. The canister and... Trouble codes: P0446 (Evap emissions system vent control)
2000 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L Smoking from exhaust VIN: 4TAVL52N9Y
Hi This vehicle runs good but blows out blueish white smoke for 1-2 minutes in the mornings. The smoke smells like burning oil and only re-occurs after several hours of non-opperation. The consensus in my shop is seapage past the valve guids. The machine sho...

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1988 Honda Civic DX 1.5L Excessive Emissions, No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGED3540J
Thanks to all that replied, all the info was good. I just want to say that the whole time the problem was occuring we did have good spark and the injectors were replaced, with a kit from honda, for an emissions problem but did not help with the no restart/ sta... Trouble codes: 01 (o2 stuck rich/lean), 06 (ect open/shorted), 14 (iac open/shorted).
1991 Honda Accord DX 2.2L ac leaks VIN: 1HGCB7542M
thanks to all that rplied .i did find evap leaking at botto front corner .i had to have evap in real dark area to find leak with light.
2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Air mix control VIN: 2HKRL18681
After I posted this help request, the customer decided not to pursue further diagnostics. I later learned that the customer called the dealer and was told that the control head was probably faulty--I don't know if they have had the vehicle repaired. I only r...
1992 Isuzu N NPR 3.9L Turn Signals VIN: JAL04B145N
Thanks for everyone's help. This is fixed. It ended up being a broken wire behind the fuse panel. I pulled the panel out to see where the fused power went behind there and saw it, I fixed it and all is good. I would like to thanbk Geoffery for his suggestion o...
1996 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGE22D5T
Well, we monitored the fuel pressure and it stayed steady between 39-41 psi while the surging was occurring. We disabled the egr system and it still surged. We also changed the MAF with no difference. I took it to JR at our other shop and he followed All Data'... Trouble codes: 1173 (1195 -), 1195 (1402 -), 1402.
2001 Mazda Protege LX 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JMIBJ22631
Hello, Sorry It took so Long We were waiting To hear From The customer, I got some Responses Some said egr valve sticking causing misfire. I checked with Alldata and did an ohm test on The coil And found one out of spec I replaced both coils and customer h... Trouble codes: P0300.
2001 Mazda Tribute ES 3.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 4F2CU09141
well thankyou for those very helpful replies,at this time the specs that everyone sent me have been the same or real close to what i had,so i will have to search deeper into this fuel consumption problem, but i will close this request with nonconclusive on my ...
2003 Mazda Protege DX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: JHTB589734
Thanks to all who replied. I rechecked all my diag and it was good.I removed the egr today to find it stuck partially open,you guys from Mazda know your cars well.Quite the job to get at but I got it. Waiting for new part but I am confident this will be the fi... Trouble codes: P0300.
1990 Nissan SKYLINE 2.0L poor performance VIN: 6U9000HCR3
Had this one return t complete the work this week. I connected up my pressure & flow guages & rechecked before I started. After the pump was replaced, flow was not excellent at aroun 2l per minute but max pressure was not high enough. I checked voltages at the...
1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21D8S
Thanks for the help. The fix was to install the gasket bone dry and I also lightly sanded with 600 grit to give the gasket something to grab because the surface is like glass. Any type of sealer or adhesive just made it slip out of position. I called Nissan an...
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