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1991 Acura NSX 3.0L valve train VIN: JH4NA1152M
this engine has been rebuilt by an unknown source, our customer purchased the car after the repair without any resourses. anyway he drove up the other day with his car and asked is i could have a listen to the engine, i went out and stood there listening to a ...
1996 Acura RL 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4KA9647T
MIL light comes on after starting engine (on all the time). Vehicle was at another shop (Acura/Honda specialists) were they performed intake manifold cleaning (was not that plugged) and replaced EGR valve. Vehicle came to our shop with same code and we perform... Trouble codes: P0401 (Insuffcient EGR flow detected)
2003 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L abs motor VIN: 2HKRL18063
This Odyssey has come in for the ABS & TRAC lights on. Tried using OEM software in MasterTech scanner & can't communicate; but can flash codes using shorting connector. Codes 52 (ABS motor stop) & 61 (charging system) are stored. The charging system tests OK, ...
2003 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHCF35C83
Hello fellow techs. This vehicle has been to the dealer numerous times and now it's my turn. Vehicle intermittently sets code PO128 ( coolant temperature below thermostat regulating temperature ). I have checked the thermostat, cooling fans, engine running tem... Trouble codes: P0128
2002 Kia Spectra 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAFB12172
we are at high altitude 7600 feet, now for the problem this car ran fine but seemed to have a lack of throttle response but was only slight, code test p0121 and a history code of p0171 which did not return , we replaced the tps with a factory part then verifie... Trouble codes: P0121
1995 Mazda Millenia 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA2217S
HELP, RECENLY MY SHOP REPLACED AN ENGINE ON 95 millinia. RUN ,BUT ON THE OUT SIDE BAND; center plug #4 work good, first #2,last#6 have no power atall.Disconnected plugs wires ,no RPM changed. Sparts,injection pull,fuel GOOD. Compresstion 175 Thanks DUC HU...
1995 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BA1410S
Greeting Mazda Masters. We have a 95 Protege LX that has the MIL illuminated steady but we are unable to retrieve any service codes. Our Mitchell program shows a connector under the dash and says you must use a NGS scan tool to access codes but the connector d...
2003 Mazda Protege5 2.0L heater blower VIN: JM1BJ24583
Car came to us originally with a melted down blower motor. I do not mean melted as a figure of speech, I mean literally! We looked for causes (debris in fan housing, ect.) and could see no reason for the failure. We put in a used motor because of cost and no r...
1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse 2.4L monitors
Hi everybody I have this 1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse customer try to smog it but none of the monitors will run he took it to the dealer and there not to sure about it and told him to drive it and I checked it today none of the monitors where ready try to do the dr...
2002 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1ED28T52
USED CAR FROM AUCTION,CLEAN CARFAX.Came to me with a random,intermitant miss.Changed plugs,fuel filter.Tried dissableing cylinders with plug wires,no single cylider seemed to have deffinet affect.Dissabled injectors 1 and then 2 at a time.No single cylinder ha... Trouble codes: 300 (random miss), 174 (bank 2 lean), 159 (o2 b 2 si)
2002 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR09X12
Trouble shooting has three steps i performed all three steps and can not find any problems. I've tested swirl control valve control solenoid, valve is working properly, tested for any vaccum leaks, tested mass air flow sensor, throttle position sensor, removed... Trouble codes: P1130
1998 Suzuki Sidekick JX 1.6L readiness monitors VIN: JS3TD03V4W
HI ALL SUSZUKI TECHS, Have a customer wutgh a 98 sidekick came in 7.24/06 with a dead battery. Replaced battery and did State inspection OBDII compliant. Have 3 monitors that will not reset... EGR / EVAP / CATALYST Customer has put over 300 miles since batter...
1994 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0L engine VIN: 4T1GK13E0R
came in overheating. pressure tested sytem and held pressure but the cap was bad. replaced cap and thermostat, and flushed and filled colling sytem. everything was ok on test drive. came back after a couple of days, overheating again. this time it had a bad se...
1994 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: JT3VN39WXR
Hello everyone. 4 Runner came in for no power complaint. Check Ignition and found that the sprk is random and may drop out as many as three cylinders at one time. Checked cam and crank sensor and looked OK but that didn't stop me from replacing the Distributor...

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1999 Acura RL Premium 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4KA9656X
I found a way to force the egr drive cycle monitor by jumpering the sts conector then do a decell from 55 mph. this car passed every time. I sent this one back to the dealer for a possible defective ecm. That was where we left of with his tcs too so let them t... Trouble codes: P0401.
1988 Honda Accord DX 2.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JHMCA553JC
sorry it took so long to get it closed. will, david hit it right on the head, bad groung actually missing ground completely. thanks again to everyone that responded.
1990 Lexus ES250 2.5L Hesitation VIN: JT8VV22TYL
On this car I did a complete tune up and cleaned the mass air flow sensor. That seemed to correct the problem.
1991 Lexus LS400 4.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JT8UF11E9M
Thanks for the replies. It was the modulator. One of the test that I did was blow into the bottom port that comes off the exhaust back pressure, The diaphram was ruptured cause it didnt hold anything. the new one did. Installed the new unit, hooked up a vacuum...
1993 Lexus ES300 3.0L compressor VIN: JT8VK13TXP
well guy all replyies were good thoughts but finally custemer pulled in when it was doing for him and the ac light was on just blowing warm replaced exspanion valve and it is fixed thank you for the input . Rick
1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L No Start VIN: 4A3AK44Y3V
I removed the alarm system and have not heard back from the customer,so i would call this one a fix.I would like to thank everyone who responed for their help.Thanks IATN! Trouble codes: P0340, P1391.
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