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1999 Acura TL 3.2L head lights VIN: 19UUA5649X
hi guys i have a 99 acura 3.2 tl the head lights and dash lights go off after driving for a while to get them to go back on you have to turn headlight switch off than on again then sometimes they come back on and sometimes they dont.when they dont come back on...
1988 Honda Accord DX 2.0L Power steering fluid VIN: 1HGCA5626J
We replaced power steering rack and pinion unit due to leakage at seals behind bellows. We did a complete flush and replaced fluid with Honda fluid. We are having problems with the fluid being foamy. The fluid will foam up almost right after start up. If we ru...
1999 Honda Civic DX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGEJ6346X
Thanks for reading and possible reply.. Got this civic that throws a code p1706 intermittently no real driveability concerns but if the code is cleared it will return within a week or so. The book says to substitute a known good ecm but??? any ideas would be g... Trouble codes: P1607 (ecm Internal Circuit Problem.)
1996 Kia Sportage 2.0L obd monitor tests VIN: KNDJA7235T
hello, this 96 kia sportage is in for a smog test. a majority of the obd monitor tests fail to run or pass in order to be able to run the smog check. have reset computer several times, and have driven vehicle as prescribed by information found on alldata, bu...
2002 Kia Sedona LX 3.5L alternator(?) VIN: KNBUP13132
This van belongs to my front-counter guy. It had a 'went dead on highway' episode a few weeks ago, but after being towed in and having the battery charged, it worked flawlessly. He had a spare alternator, tested good by the local rebuilder, and asked it to be ...
1995 Lexus GS300 3.0L steering VIN: JTBJS47E8S
this car came in with no power steering we checked the fluid which was slightly low and was dirty ,we inspected the rack and saw it was leaking and when you turned the wheel there were no bubbles in the resivior,we dont have a pressure gauge for the power ster...
1988 Mazda B2200 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JM2UF3132J
This vehicle came with the complaint of poor fuel mileage and lack of power. When accelerating it will blow black smoke from the tailpipe and lay down on power. I have replaced the catalytic converter because it had melted down. I am on the second carburetor, ...
1994 Mazda RX-7 1.3L Safety VIN: JM1FD33ORO
Howdy Have a 94 RX7 with the air bag light on. Is there any way to read codes on this system with out the scanner. The light flashes three time, then stops and then flashes three time again. Is this displaying a code #? Alldate only has a sytem brake down ...
2001 Mazda Tribute DX 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 4F24407111
hello from texas i have this mazda tribute with a intermitant misfire when the trk is in lock up--overdrive. after we replaced cyl 1 coil we do not have a cyl misfire recorded but the vihcl still miss and the longer you run it the worse it gets. i read that th...
2002 Mazda MPV LS 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM3LW28A42
Have an 02 mpv with a misfire , under load w/brake torque will miss and backfire . Have good fuel pressure , compression, all coils scope good , replaced plugs , read all previus posts on subject , checked for bad harness out of pcm , idles like a kitten , eve... Trouble codes: P0300
1986 Mitsubishi Galant 2.4L Misfire VIN: JA3BB46LXG
been trying to fix for a week . car came in with miss. checked plugs found #2 fuel fouled replaced plugs and wires.checked injector for leakage found none.changed out #2 injector with # 3 injector still same problem car run real bad .any help will be helpful t...
1992 Mitsubishi Diamante LS 3.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JA3XC57B6N
engine is not the one car came with , used from junk yard ,but that was over 2 years ago, timing belt was also redone due to oil problem at crank seal or pump, not sure ,I have scoped this out signals are very clean all be it the crank is a bit strong ?!over s...
1998 Nissan Frontier XE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6DD26S7W
code po440 evap system small leak. smoke tested and found small valve behind spare tire leaking. has 1 hose going to it.not sure what it is or if it needs to be turned off.fuel cap tested ok. Trouble codes: P0440 (evap small leak)
1985 Toyota 4Runner SR5 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Misfire VIN: JT3RN65W9F
Greetings All I have an odd problem on this 4-Runner with a 22RE. Under a very light load it misfires, its very similar to a vehicle that has over advanced timing. In fact if I retard timing 7-10 degrees the problem completely disapears! I found a very similar...
1991 Toyota Corolla DLX 1.6L main power source VIN: 2T1AE94AXM
This vehicle will not crank when the motor is hot or has travelled for some distance. All accessaries are functional, when I try to crank the engine the starter motor is not activated. If I leave the vehicle sitting for 10 minutes it starts right up. Please he...
1994 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.4L Poor Fuel Economy, "anchor syndrome" VIN: 4TARN01P0R
Hello all! This little truck came to me with customer complaint of no power and a sudden drop in mpg from 22 to 14. It had been running well since last worked on. 4 months ago it got a new fuel tank and pump. It also got a new filter. It was also treated to a ...

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2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6L pings under load VIN: 2HGEJ6358Y
Thanks for all of the great replies,fellas.I came in early this morning and took it all apart. ALL of the marks lined up perfectly-what to do now? Ibacked up the cam one tooth,misaligning the timing marks.Ithen road tested the vehicle-no pinging.A new Honda be...
1999 Hyundai Elantra GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHJF25F2X
Thank You everyone for your help. I found excessive voltage drops on the ground side between the engine and the negative side of the battery--ran extra ground wires to over come this. At the DLC connector I cleaned that with contact cleaner and tightened the c...
2000 Kia Sephia LS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAFB1212Y
The problem turned out to be an incorrect computer. Somewhere along the life of this car it has had a 99 or older computer put in it. Replaced computer with used out of 2000 and no more codes and it runs slightly better (will be much better after timing belt i... Trouble codes: P0451 (evap pressure sensor voltage low).
1990 Mazda 323 1.6L Engine VIN: JM1BG2322L
Drove car with upper timing belt cover off,so I can see if cam seal was cause of oil leak. Not the case.Someone else said they saw headgasket leak like this with this engine.Customer declined to put anymore money into this vehicle so I could not continue.Thank...
2001 Mazda Millenia 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA22191
cleaning egr passages at the throttle body work like a charm,thanks to all who replied!! Jim Trouble codes: P0400.
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Starting VIN: 3N1CB51D61
We still have not licked this Nissan. The customer purchased a new car and is leaving this one with us until we can get it fixed. Some suggested the crank sensor but it had been replaced by the dealer. Someone else suggested the security system but everyth...
1988 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.0L oil gauge VIN: JT3FJ62G0J
WE had verified as many have said the waring from the gauge to sender is OK, we verified the oil pressure is correct. We do believe the senders we have received are defective, we will continue to search for a quality unit. Thank you for taking the time to repl...
1993 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L ignition cylinder VIN: 4T1SK12W1P
Thanks to everyone for your quick response. Donald [...] directed me to a Ford By pass tool that looks like a key blank with a hex head that I will definitely look into.Michael and Stephen suggested driving the spring loaded pin with a small punch, which I...
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