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1991 Acura Integra RS 1.8L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: JH4DA9346M
What happens with this car is while driving at a steady speed such as 45-55 mph, you can ease into the throttle such as when wanting to speed up a few mph, and the engine will misfire/hesitate for several seconds and will eventually shoot/accelerate the car fo...
1996 Honda Passport EX 3.2L dash,brake,running lights VIN: 4S6CM58V7T
honda techs, or other electrical gurus.got an odd one here,step on brake,dash lights and running lights(and brake lights)illuminate.turn on headlights brake lights come on as well as everything that is supposed to.if you keep brake pedal down for maybe a minut...
1999 Honda Accord LX 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG3142X
Customer complaint of vibration when starting out and shifting gears. I test drove vehicle with customer thinking it was a clutch issue, could not duplicate problem with me or customer driving. Which leads me to beleive I have a different problem. Like a missf... Trouble codes: P1491 (EGR lift sensor low lift detected)
2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGEJ6618Y
Hi, guys - thanks in advance for your help. I have this Civic acustomer brought in because intermittently the car will stall while going down the freeway. But also every 2500-3000 miles the code P0420 pop's up, and each time they've had the catalyctic converto... Trouble codes: P0420
2001 Lexus IS300 3.0L Hesitation, Surge VIN: JTHBD18201
Hi everyone, I'm a long time reader and first time requester. To all of you Lexus gurus, this car came in with a complain of no acceleration, the engine bogs after 3000rpm and will not pull, it does it at idle or under load, cold or hot makes no difference.The...
2005 Lexus RX330 3.3L Warning lights VIN: 2T2GA31U45
Warning lights for abs,brake, vsc and Trac off comes on some time have fallow TSB for above problem #-003-06. That lead to replace junction box underhood and we have done that. Later after replaced the box we had to initialize it, but could not find TSIB 010-0...
1993 Mazda MX-6 LS 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1YVGE31B1P
hello group thank you in advance for this request,this car came in with idle goes up to 2000 rpm and hesitates badly.this problem is very intermittant.when its not acting up engine runs very smooth and no hesitation.customer states problem happens more when th...
1995 Mazda Millenia 2.5L starter VIN: JM1TA2211S
Vehicle came in on the hook was told it stalled while driving and it would not restart. Starter has no signal on the blk/red wire. Fuses are good, signal from ignition switch to starter relay blk/yel is good. When I remove the main relay or the 40 Amp fuse tha...
2001 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, cold VIN: JM3LW28Y61
this van will misfire on a cold or short soak re-start and last for approx 1 to 2 min and clear up like someone flicked a switch and run purrrfect...havnt been able to isolate cylinder or cylinders misfireing ...im going after the plugs in the a.m...any help i... Trouble codes: P0300
2004 Mazda 6 i 2.3L very hard start VIN: 1YVFP80C34
car came in hard start extended cranking will eventually get it started engine had only 1 qt of oil no oil leaks any ideas would be appreciated also cked fuel press its ok mark Trouble codes: P0340
1992 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0L abs VIN: 4T1VK13E8N
hello toyota tech's i have this camry here with a abs light on and she said the brakes were sticking// i pulled codes 31= frt/rt wheel senser malfunction and code 36=open circut in frt/rt or rear left wheel senser== so i pulled all 4 wheels and did a a/c measu...
1993 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, hunts at idle VIN: JT3VN39W3P
This vehicle came in with a complaint of a poor idle. We found it to have a large hunt for idle. Once it warms up it will level out but not always. The vacuum is at 15 and that is because we are at 7000 feet in elevation. We have not found any vacuum leaks and...
1994 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Stall VIN: 4T1GK12E8R
car runs fine now test drove only problem now is if throttle is gaged open on hard acceleration engine immediatly shuts down will start right back up runs fine until smacked open again any idea i will try this things been a nitemare
2001 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, no codes VIN: 1NXBR12E91
this corrola came in for check tune plugs wires good. we reccomended decarb and belt was cracking so we replaced. customer came back complaining of a ticking noise at idle. we found tensioner to be noisey so replaced. now customer came back complaining of a ve...
2001 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L No Start VIN: 4T1BF28K91
this car seems to be out of time. When cranking it will puff in the exhaust. When it does crank it smokes badly.(fuel smoke) It will not run but for a few seconds. The injector pulse with a noid light is bright for about three flashes and then goes to dim. At ... Trouble codes: P0301 (Misfire 1 cylinder)

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
Fix/Summary Answers
2003 Honda HR-V 1600CC RPM Limit Low
Thank you for all the replies, Unfortunately, we could not re-program / repair the ecu (even at the dealers with their tool and their software) so it had to be a new one. In our part of the world new one means 15 days waiting time and nearly $1600. Regar...
2005 Honda CR-V SE 2.4L Drive-axles VIN: JHLRD78965
i cant believe the problem was the drive shaft center support, after installing it the problem solved. i could not believe it we never touch it, go figure,,,thanks to every one who replied
2000 Infiniti QX4 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNRDR07X01
Thanks to all who replied on this QX4. You were right, it is a 2001, not a 2000. The P1135 code was the cam timing sensor on top of the left cyl. head. Lab scope hooked up to the orange wire showed no pattern. Installed new sensor and pattern is clear. Thank y... Trouble codes: P1135.
2001 Infiniti I30 3.0L Charging VIN: JNKCA31A41
thanks to everyone who helped on this one,we never found any definate problem,however we installed a new alternator from nissan and since this problem takes a month to appear we will have to keep our fingers crossed,thanks again.
2000 Kia Sportage 2.0L No Start VIN: KNDJB7230Y
only had three responses.can't supply any more info about car.we checked everything over several times and didn't find anything different.very suprised that only 3 people know about kia's.but thanks anyway Trouble codes: P1624 (mil request), P1121 (tp sensor malfunction), P1115 (tcm to ecm request for mil), P0343 (cam position).
1992 Lexus SC300 3.0L Stall VIN: JT8JZ31CON
Thanks to all who replied. John and Stuart were right on the money. Returned vehicle to other shop, they replaced the fuel module and no further failure. Again, really appreciate the responses. Leo
1992 Lexus SC300 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: JT8JZ31CON
the car is down the road and we gained some more valuable info on this system. the fix was the fuel pump ecu. now this is how it works. the engine ecu send a 4-6v signal to the fuel pump ecu on the red/grn (fpc)wire when the engine ecu wants a 6000 rpm fuel pu...
2003 Mazda 6 i 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVFP80C73
thanx for all the great replies, the prob lem was the pcv hose,its on order so im sure that will do the trick, as usual iatn rocks!!! Trouble codes: P0171.
1994 Mitsubishi Galant GS 2.4L clutch pedal VIN: 4A3AJ56LXR
Thanks for all the replies: We got suggestions on following up a pressure bleeder with manual bleeding, possible broken broken line bracket allowing the line to crack, checking for pressure leaks and agreement that we should maybe try another master cyl. FIXED...
1995 Nissan Pickup XE 2.4L Misfire VIN: 1N6SD16SXS
Customer has not returned the vehicle and cannot afford repairs right now. Thanks for all the good suggestions .
1996 Nissan 240SX 2.4L overdrive VIN: JN1AS44D6T
well guys thanks for your help the white wire was broken under shifter i guess when i checked continutiy i moved it and got a connection for a second but after i double checked this morning i had lost the connection i learned to check the harness good under sh...
1997 Nissan Sentra GLE 1.6L No Start VIN: 1N4AB41D1V
Customer brought in salvage computer and had us install it. Everything seems to be ok. Thanks to all who sent advice. TSB was the clue to finding programming flaw in the ECM. ken
1998 Nissan Frontier 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6DD21S3W
sorry to say this one has defeated us. we tried many known good parts which included injectors, maf and O2 sensor. we replaced the fuel pump and filter which got our pressures and volumn where they needed to be and it had no effect what so ever. we did not try... Trouble codes: P0335, P0171.
1998 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA21D3W
Thank you!Thank you!Thank you!Who would have thunk it!Wierd how the ground was ok on original engine but not ok after R&R of old unit.I owe you all big. Moved the ground from the tin bracket that was bolted on the front of the engine to the rear of the engine ... Trouble codes: 3, 1, 0, 47 (please see relivant technical manual), 0066 (Cyl 3 Misfire), 00FF.
2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31D81
Thank you all. The car is fixed. It was the mass air flow. I replaced with a nissan part and it is going to be flashed in the morning. I appreciate all the input and am proud to be part of a website like this one. Craig
1994 Toyota Previa LE 2.4L Drive-axles VIN: JT3AC12R9R
thanks for all reply,problem was transmission internally,install reman.transmission problems fixed thanks again.
1998 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L Stall VIN: 4TAWM72N8W
Sorry for the late reply. The customer finally authorized the repair. We have fixed this vehicle with a valve job. This vehicle had a valve job done 10 thousand miles ago... a very poor one at that. All 8 exhaust valves were leaking. Thanks to all.
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