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1999 Acura TL 3.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 19UUA5648X
Hello, Car came in with ck engine light on as well as TCS light, car runs poorly with obvious misfire occuring at all times. Besides above mentioned codes, the remaining cylinder misfire codes are set, and reset in a short test drive (less than 5 miles) as w... Trouble codes: P0420, P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304
2000 Acura RL Premium 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4KA9664Y
I have this Acura setting only the 1491 lift sensor code. I have noted the posting for EGR on the sight but they all relate to a P0401. The cleaning at the EGR valve port went well with lots of flow and vac. durring the test. The lift sensor works normal but i... Trouble codes: P1491 (EGR lift sensor too low)
1999 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Compressor VIN: 1HGEJ8244X
Hi Everybody,Trying to help a poor college student and making alot of work for myself. So I opted for a used on this job compressor to get her buy. Before people start giving it to me, I know it isnt the proper procedure, but it all she could afford. Car came ...
1999 Hyundai Elantra GL 2.0L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: KMHJW25F3X
the next day the vehicle came back the trip to work is about 45 kilometers and just before the end of the trip the vehicle would start to pulsate from overdrive to drive eventually it would start to loose power and running real rough however it would not stop ...
1993 Isuzu Trooper S 3.2L CV Joint + Hub VIN: JACDH58VOP
So I've read the archive posts regarding replacing CV boots on early 90's Troopers. Not encouraging. Any advice for smacking the outer cv joint off of the axle shaft? I'm worried I'm going to pop the inner joint apart. How could I secure/anchor the axle while ...
1998 Mazda Millenia 2.5L No Start VIN: JM1TA2214W
Greetings guys! We have one that is somewhat puzzling. It was towed in and we discovered a stripped timing belt. Checked our book to see if it is a interference or freewheeling engine and as luck would have it, it's listed as freewheeling. We proceeded to rep...
1999 Mazda Miata 10th Anniversary 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy, no power VIN: JM1NB353XX
car has no power,feels like a timing belt 1 tooth off but it is not,idles & starts fine,long term fuel trim shows running rich (smells rich also),we have scoped all parts (tps,crank,cam,maf,ign. coil, ecm,etc) & even replaced with known good parts but still no...
1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3A1C34Y8
Well this one has really kicked my tail ! Came in from a used car lot. Plug wires bit me right off so installed plugs /wires/ valve cover gasket for oil in the plug tubes. Car still has a 1390 so I pulled it down to check the T-belt.Off one tooth at the crank.... Trouble codes: 1390 (cam /crank error)
1999 Mitsubishi Diamante 3.5L right front wheel VIN: 6MMAP37P8X
When you drive at any speed and come to an abrupt stop, but not hard enough to kick in abs. The noise almost sounds like an oversize tire rubbing on fender. I can not find anything loose in the suspension, or anything wrong with the brakes either. Any thing wo...
1993 Nissan Sentra E 1.6L headgasket VIN: 1N4EB31F4P
hello all tech, this is my wife car 93 nissan sentra 1.6 dohc.i'm in the process of removing the headgasket due to coolant leaks.mitchell does not mention removing timing cover or crank pulley,can this be done per mitchell way?i already removed the 2 cam sproc...
1996 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L Brake Pads/Rotors VIN: JN8AR05S1T
Customer came in, told that numerous shops have looked at the aggrevating high-pitched noise coming from the front end, on the passenger side. Drove vehicle and could not hear anything, pads and rotors looked good...cleaned brake dust off, made sure the guard ...
2001 Nissan Sentra XE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 3NKB51011L
hello everybody and thanks before hand. we have a 2001 nissan sentra that came ino on a hook. the car would start and as soon as it got warm enought out to get off fast idle it would die. we checked iac step it was around 60 to 65 when it was hot and cold. we ...
2003 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D73
This Nissan Sentra has check engine light re-occuring. It was reset but came back on, with PO462(fuel level sensor signal low). No obvious problems found. Customer states fuel gauge always seems correct. I appreciate any help! David Trouble codes: P0462
2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1N4BA41EX4
hi techs have 2 codes for a/f sensors,voltage to the sensors are good,ground good. salesman took this car home and just barley made it back to hesitates and stumbles and stalls. the a/f sensors or o2 sensors would they cause this feels like... Trouble codes: 1271 (a/f sensor), 1281 (a/f sensor)
1992 Subaru Legacy LS 2.2L Shifting VIN: JF2BJ65C3N
This transaxle operates properly in reverse and neutral. In drive it is always in high gear. It will not down shift manually with the gear selector or manual switch. We checked for fault codes none were present. If the trans is place in the lowest forward gear...
1996 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BG6851T
hey subaru techs, need some help on this one. car came to me from another shop that could not fix. scanned codes and found p0420 catalyst eff. below threshold bank 1. now at the previous shop they installed new o2 sensors and the front converter. i really dont... Trouble codes: P0420
1994 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT2AE09B1R
hi guys. i'm working on a 94 toyota corolla with a 1.8 engine. we did a tune up because the plug wires were arcing through to ground and it really ran bad. we also put a distributor in it because the original was leaking oil into it through the seal. now the c...

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2001 Honda Civic LX 1.7L codes VIN: 2HGES16641
Thank you guys Found out location of the service connector
2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4L rear VIN: JA3AH86J01
well Thanks for the replies and next time the customer comes in I will try removing the strut. and checking for areas of contact I will also try to dimple the metal if that doesnt work. Thanks Jason
1991 Lexus LS400 4.0L Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT8UF11EXM
well this ones fixed... you see this system is diff than most it has 2 fuel pump relays and a resistor in line and the fuel pump runs on 2 speeds high for starting and low for just about the rest of the time the problem was the fuel would run with 12 v...
2001 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4DL01C11
thanks to aaron and also to william hollimer who identified the code as an alarm system and anti theft code. aaron stated that it was proably due to the incorrect key being used at some time. he also mentioned that it could cause an intermittent ses light. sin... Trouble codes: 1614 (nats system problem).
2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 3N1CB51A02
Thanks for the help. I replaced the i.a.c. under warrenty because it was not working as expected or tested. This did not help of course. I sent it back to the dealer for warrenty on the computer. After there diagnoses they wanted to replace the i.a.c. again. w... Trouble codes: 506 (idle lower then expected), 507 (idle higher then expected).
1996 Subaru Impreza Outback 2.2L compressor VIN: JF1GF4858T
thanks to those helpful folks who responded. i replaced the expansion valve ( subaru evaporator assy is easy to remove) and compressor still exhibited problem. because i had installed a used compressor i replaced it with a rebuildt one, flushed the condensor a...
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