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1991 Honda Prelude Si 2.1L Speed sensor VIN: JHMBA4146M
Have two replacement sensors, both sensors are the same part(taller than original part) but have different length pigtails(78410-SF1-[...] trans, longer pigtail)(78410-SF1-506 auto trans, shorter pigtail). Orginal part is short enough to clear heater hose ...
1992 Honda Accord DX 2.2L Stall VIN: 1HGCB7544N
Client states ever since convertor was replaced(not by us) vehicle will intermittently shut down. Happens both at highway speeds and at stop lamps. We checked all powers and grounds(ok). Serviced the battery connections. I drove the car@150 miles with no troub...
2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1HGCG2250Y
this honda misses bad on start up after heat soak. Missing on cylinders 1,2,3, and 4. Found TSB about the fuel pressure regulator and ECM replacement due to different gas in colder weather, but I checked pressure when vehicle is acting up and there was pressur... Trouble codes: P0301 (misfire cyl 1), P0302 (cyl 2), P0303 (cyl 3), P0304 (cyl 4)
2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on
This car sets a misfire code on cold start only. As it warms up miss stops but still has a slightly rough idle. Pulling off coil wires is not showing the cyl that is missing. The code is for random missfire. I do not want to just replace parts. Any help out th...
2001 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L cruise control switch light VIN: KMHWF25SX1
This one has me stumped... The car came in because the starter was engaging when putting the car in reverse or drive while the engine was running. While trouble shooting I noticed that the cruise control switch light was always on. I removed the switch and unp...
2002 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L bleeding brakes VIN: KM8SC13012
we replaced rear calipers and flex hoses. we can't get the system to bleed. if we pump the pedal and then open the bleeder there is one squirt of fluid and thats it. we try vacuum bleeding and gravity bleeding. neither worked. there is a bulletin for air bleed...
2005 Infiniti G35 3.5L Cluster VIN: KNKCV51E65
Hello All, This vehicle was in the shop for a rear end collision. We cleared all codes in Engine, Transmision and Air Bag, but we seem to have an unusual indication in the cluster "REV" is displayed, and the customer has no Idea what this is, and frankly neith...
1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 4S2CK58W0X
This vehicle has stalled out before and I was able to restart it by banging on gas tank while cranking the engine over, with positive results. Each and every time a restart is tried it seems to want to start, seems to be starving for gas. The fuel pressure is ...
2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Cuts out VIN: 4S2CK58W61
Replaced engine with a newer engine 2004 transfered all sensor etc. now have a random missfire. Will drop spark on all three cyl. on one side. was a random problem now it is all the times. It appears that the computer is picking up false reading in cyl. then t...
1999 Kia Sephia 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on
Help Kia Techs...First of all I would like to thank everyone for their time and input..This 1999 Kia Sephia came in with a no power complaint, idle hunting when cold as well as Mil on and Over drive light flashing.. Customer mentioned that Mil will go off and ...
1995 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA2221S
Vehicle has no service history of engine repair or maintenance. Runs OK. Frreeze data shows code set at idle, warm and in closed loop. this engine is burried under intercoolers and piping to the point that visual inspection and ignition patterns can't be perfo... Trouble codes: P0170 (Lean mixture B1), P0173 (Lean mixture B2)
1999 Mazda B2500 SE 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4F4YR12C4X
truck came back with problem - misfire #1 cylinder recognized - performed recommended diagnostic flow chart(mitchel) - WHAT WE FOUND IS THAT WHEN YOU SNAP THE THROTTLE THE IDLE RETURNS TOO LOW WITH A "MISFIRE" DETECTED! THEN IN 2-4 SECONDS, THE CAR STABLIZES -... Trouble codes: P0301 (cylinder misfire 1 cylinder)
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GT 3.0L transmission VIN: 4A3AE85H41
Client was driving 35mph at cruise when Ck engine light came on & lost power - like trans went into neutral. Fluid is full & clean, no problems with axles. When you move shifter from park to drive or reverse, the engine rpm will climb slightly, no engagement n...
2001 Mitsubishi Montero XLS 3.5L abs VIN: JA4MT31A01
This truck has the above lights coming on, with the ABS code and the flashing 4WD light. The 4WD is engaging and disengaging as it is supposed to (so far). The customer's main concern are the warning lights. I have vacumn on the solenoid at the differential, o...
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L Starting VIN: 4A3AC54H91
Must admit it has been a while since I have had to turn to my secret weapon which is IATN. So I hope and thank anyone who can help. Vehicle came in with a no start(no crank), customer said vehicle was idling fine while he was removing books from pass. seat whe...
1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22K9W
pulled egr off to check for carbon,none,ports are open and its eather an egr vacume modulater or the vsv,with scanner hooked up and driving can see egr commanded off and on,but didn't look at vsv, had not looked at info yet.Will be back in Saturday.Which one u... Trouble codes: P0401 (innsuff egr flow)
1999 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0L Lighting VIN: 4T3ZF1306X
Thanks in advance. This van has had problems with rear brake lights (all but left rear in the body not rear hatch)now i have both in door out and right side in body out. i wiggled the harness and that one works so i am thinking harness . the ones in the door a...
2000 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L Fuel tank VIN: JTDDR32T6Y
Hi everyone, I have a 2000 Toyota celica GT that will not take fuel into the tank when filling at the station, will go about half a gallon then shut off. I thought I had a check valve problem in the fuel tank so I installed a different tank and still have the ...
2000 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L pinging VIN: 4T1BF28B6Y
hi all this toyota avalon got to us with moderat pinging on light accelaration at about 40 mph the ping goes away when you floor the gas pedal no codes fuel pressure in spec when ping try a few diffrent gas station (bad gas?) no mechanical problems engine runs...

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1989 Honda Prelude 2.0 S 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JHMBA4126K
Special thanks to Aaron [...] for tipping me towards power valve problems. In fact both carbs had ruptured power valve diaphrams. I replace both, as well as a fresh kit in both, and vehicle passed with plenty to spa...
2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Transmission or TCU VIN: MRHCM66062
Thanks to all who have helped with the trouble I have had with the car. The problem was traced down to a bad connector on one of the solenoids on the front of the transmission. We cut a new connector off an old harness and sodered the new connector on, erased ...
1998 Infiniti QX4 3.3L Steering wheel shake VIN: JNRAR05Y6W
Today we pulled the struts off and they were bad. When you would pull up on the strut everything was ok, but on compression the strut rod would just drop. Installing the new struts took care of the issue. So thank you to those who all took the time to reply to...
2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 4S2DM58W71
thanx to those how answered. the problem was indeed a broken wire inside a separate shielded set of wires between the left fender well and the engine. rather than replace the harness, we repaired the wire (yellow w black stripe, which i think goes to the camsh... Trouble codes: P0463 (fuel level sensor voltage high).
2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Cuts out VIN: 4S2CK58W41
Thanks for the reality check, guys! Since I hadn't personally experienced these symptoms and had heard of the 'flash', I really didn't dig as deep as I should have. I brought the car into the shop and let it sit overnite, then hooked up the smoke machine to ch...
2000 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: JN8AR07S7Y
Finally got this one fixed!! When all else fails ...go back to basics. Ran a compression test on it and found that all the cylinders on the passenger side had about 140 lbs of compression. However the drivers side back 2 cylinders had only 90 - 100 lbs of comp... Trouble codes: P0300.
1999 Subaru Legacy Limited 30th Anniversary 2.5L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BG685XX
Thanks for your advise everyone. Customer decided not to have work done and see if it gets worse. Here are some responces to my post in short form; Oil leaking past seal onto plug causing missfire, A/F Sensor, T-belt off tooth, Ck basics - compression, vacuum,... Trouble codes: P0303.
1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Misfire VIN: JT3VN39W7S
The customer has not come back for this repair. I checked on the recall from Toyota. It looks like if it was made from Jan 1990 to Sept 1994 it would be covered. This one was made in Nov of 1994 so they would not fix it. I called Toyota's 1-800# and ran the VI...
1998 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L differential VIN: 4T1BF18BZW
Well, the general consensus was, Don't try to cheat it, it'll only waste time. I think that is good advice. Apparently the carrier can be weaseled out of there, but the pinion bearings will still be inaccessable. My customer hasn't decided how much they love...
1998 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L Timing belt VIN: 4T3ZF13C6W
Thank You!! Jon from New York, James from SC, and Brain from NC hit the nail on the head. The bracket that holds the center idler pulley is missing the dowel pin. This causes the idler to be at a slight angle and allows the timing belt to walk off. Thanks agai...
2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2T1BR32E53
We disassembled the idle motor and cleaned it and verified that it wasnt sticking. We could not get enough information to be absolutly sure that a new idle motor would fix the problem. Customer decided to not replace idle motor due to cost. Trouble codes: P0505.
2004 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L Excessive Emissions VIN: KDJ95-0012
Received only one reply from Bryan of Texas concerning the black smoke at sudden accerelation. A short puff of black smoke at sudden accerelation was supposed to be normal for diesel engine. However we found the throttle body and inlet manifold, EGR valve chok...
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