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1993 Acura Legend 3.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JK4KA8274P
engine idles is 625 and rough with ac on and idle increased it smooths out. What could make the idle be under 700 in drive, no codes all good grounds
1999 Acura SLX Premium 3.5L Ramdom high idle VIN: JAEDJ58X3X
Hello group and thanks for your time This customer complains of a random high idle. Have not been able to duplicate problem. According to customer, problem happens after vehicle warms up, when starting or coming to a stop, idle will be up to 2200 rpm at times...
1992 Honda Prelude Si 2.3L Surge VIN: JHMBB2259N
this si has great power. but at an idle it will surge from 800 rpm to 2200rpm. it acts like a huge vaccuum leak but i can not pin point one. how can i test the iac motor? the problem occures at all engine temps. ther are no codes set. thanks in advance
1993 Honda Accord LX 2.2L brake lamp light VIN: 1HGCB7654P
brake lamp light in dash will illuminate and stay on when the car is started. it will not go out until it is shut off. then if started again the light will stay out. it will illuminate again if the car sits for a few hours. i replaced all bulbs(including third...
1993 Honda Prelude VTEC 2.2L Small light VIN: JHMBB1178P
I Need help on this please . This prelude came in for NO small lights problem.( NO dash lights ,NO tail lights ,NO marker lights ) Head lights, brake lights are OK Light switch is OK. has good 12V at under dash fuse box ( Red/blk wire. I replaced a integrat...
1997 Honda Prelude Type SH 2.2L No Start VIN: JHMBB6154V
Got this car from another shop. I was told it's been to several. Original problem was a no start when cold. I have a no start at all. Has no spark! Traced circuit to ICM, customer said it was new, customer brought us a "new aftermarket ICM." We replaced it, ca...
1998 Honda Accord EX 3.0L valve train? VIN: 1HGCG1659W
hello all, have this accord with a tappet noise heard with a warm engine. noise is repatisous with engine rpm.and sounds like it is coming from the #1 cylinder aera. performed valve adjustment (cold) as recomended every 105k on this modle. all the valves were ...
2000 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 4S6DM58W9Y
hello honda techs. need some insight or tips on this one.customer towed this one earlier this week with an intermittent problem. the passport will actually fall on its face.she stated she left her door open the night before so got a jump for dead battery and a...
1996 Hyundai Accent 1.5L alternator VIN: KMHVFI4N67
This car has a new battery and alternator. When the car is started the charging system works perfect. As soon as you open the throttle it will stop charging. When you return to idle it will start charging again. Voltage drop testing is negative at battery and ...
2002 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDUP13102
We have persistant lean codes we cleaned the MAF & smoke tested, could not find any vacuum leaks, we suspect a bad MAF, but can't confirm, and don't want to guess. Any of you Kia guys seen this? Thanks a million! Trouble codes: P0174 (lean bank 1), P0171
1996 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Harsh shift VIN: IYVGE22C27
Hi Guys, hope you can help. Customer asked us to replace her transmission as diagnosed by another shop. We got a rebuilt unit from a rebuilding company and while it was out we replaced the TR sensor, pulse generator and the speed sensor just to be sure since w...
1994 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L Misfire, runs rough VIN: JB3AM54JOR
got this dodge stelth, aka 3000 gt that runs rough most of the time. came in barely running, found random misfiring. so far have replaced plugs, wires, all 3 coils, ign module, and 2 injectors. alldata test of module states any ohm reading, module is bad. ours...
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D91
This car came in with the MIL light on . This is a used car so I have no repair history on it . It has a code p0335 crank sensor circuit. Tested sensor seemed ok then found a TSB for this code and said to replace the crank sensor. So I replaced it and the code... Trouble codes: P0335 (crank sensor circuit fault)
1995 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L ingtion syst VIN: 4TAVN41B1S
As outlined in the previos repair section
1999 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5766548987
Vehicle was service recently at a different shop (ignition wires,spark plugs, fuel filter you know, the basics) customer has always complaint of the check engine light "on" that is the reason he got the tune-up done (per own request!)any ways light is still "o... Trouble codes: P0171

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1HGCM81603
To all of you guys who took invaluable time and sent your replys THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!! This Honda still proudly resides at Honda dealer. Even Honda USA sent their reps to do Guess what, measure bellhousing(we did clutch a few months back). They keep saying we...
2000 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: KMHWF2552Y
Hello hyundai techs This car is fixed I would like to thank Michael [...] for all their input.Andrew and Boris hit it right on the button it was the mass air flow sensor.Iwould also lik...
2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L no power VIN: KNDJA72391
Hi Techs, Thank you guys who took time to help me. I was stuck with this one but Gary and Mark woke me up with possible air restrictions. Even though I had previously checked the air filter which was new, checked the filter housing and hoses linked to the fi... Trouble codes: P0101.
1991 Mazda 626 LX 2.2L seal VIN: 1YVGD22B8M
the transmission is currently at the transmission shop for rebuild. upon trans removal the torque converter bushing was found to be worn as well as the mating surface on the pump. we decided on a rebuild rather then trying to patch this unit up. thank you fo...
2000 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 3N1CB51D5Y
thanks to all sorry i didnt give more details.problem ended up being icm and mass air flow sensor.replaced these car ran fine.thanks to everyone. Trouble codes: P0300.
2002 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1ED28T52
see fix notification from 2nd request.William Somers from Nova Scotia nailed it. Trouble codes: 300 (random miss), 174 (bank 2 lean), 159 (o2 b 2 si).
2002 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 5N1ED28T52
Yes boys and girls,we have a winner!William [...] from Nova Scotia nailed it.The 02 wire connectors were swapped for sensors 1 and 2.That explains why the fuel trim numbers were acting crazy and switchig sides from rich to lean.I could tell this car had major... Trouble codes: 174 (bank 2 lean), 300 (random miss).
1987 Toyota Pickup 2.4L No Start VIN: JT4RN63R4H
Thankyou for all the advice. We rechecked air gap on pickup coil and it was excessive. Found a previously road tested distributor and truck now starts and runs. Thankyou
1993 Toyota Camry XLE 2.2L air bag VIN: 4T1VK13E4P
thanks for all the replies. after reading them and discussing the posibilities with the customer (air bag, air bag module etc). they declined any further diagnosis.
1994 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L pedal VIN: JT3VN39WXR
I hate to say this, but we sent the man down the road for the time being. His problem was very intermittant, and we are slammed so bad that an extended diagnosis was impossible now. The responses could be divided into two basic groups. Some said that there is ...
2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HN86R84
hello and thanks for all of your replies to my request. this was my mother in law vehicle so no money was made on this one at all to say the least of the cost. however rick, philip, brent, tony, huy, brad, andrew, and dan were all in agrement with the cause of... Trouble codes: P0171 (system lean bank one).
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