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1992 Acura Integra GS-R 1.7L Misfire VIN: JH4D82380N
Good morning group, I have a 92 Integra that is my personal car. It has never given me a minutes trouble but I decided to sell it and found a buyer and now its decided to not fire on #2 at an idle. The cylinder is dead but it feels like it picks it up when you...
2002 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HNYD18602
Sorry for the long post in advance, but maybe all tis information might help. Orginally came in for poor starting and poor performance. Had code p0131 for oxygen sensor. Was flooding badly on start up and running poorly. Replaced O2 with NGK on 01/14/2007 an... Trouble codes: P0336 (Crankshaft postion sensor)
1995 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on, egr valve sticks ope VIN: 1HGCD5652S
this car is killing us, it came in with ses light on pulled a code 12 for egr lift. Ports were totally clogged so we cleaned those and now car dyes it applies vacuum to valve but then sticks open maintains vacuum to valve. we installed a new solinoid from hond... Trouble codes: 12 (insufficient egr lift detected)
1997 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L 2-3 upshift VIN: 52VC805802
This trans. work fine in all other gear but slip ( flare up) when shifting in 3rd, no matter the speed or throttle position. No code, test all the solenoid =ok, oil is red and smell good. I fallowed AllData diagnostic and don,t find anything. I open it up, 3rd...
1998 Honda Passport EX 3.2L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S6CM58W7W
replaced fuel pump&pump relay if you bang on tank it seems to start up. very intermittant no start&ck engine light came on for customer but no codes were present light came on only temporarily
1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Brakes
This Honda has a strange problem when braking. If you brake moderately from about 40MPH the REAR of the car will "sway" or pull to the left every time right before you come to a stop. The rear calipers and rotors have been replaced. The system has been flushed...
2003 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L pinging VIN: KMHWF25583
Fellow mechanics, This vehicle was towed, cranks but no spark, no injector pulse. Had a code for the crank sensor, forgot the number. Removed the timing covers and the t-belt revealed intermittently missing teeth. 3 gone, then five intact, so on and so forth...
2003 Isuzu Rodeo S V6 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2DM58W83
This car is a puzzle. Came in with a dead misfire. plug, Coil have been replaced. Injector # 4 has proper resistence and is clicking while the vehicle is running. Code alternates between a P0300 and P0304. No other codes are present. When the vehicle is run at... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire), P0304 (Cyl 4 Misfire)
2006 Mazda 3 S 2.3L Hesitation VIN: JM1BK344X6
hi all have this customer that had brought his new mazda 3, in for a oil change, and is complaining about a bad hesitation on aceleration only when cold. he took it back to the dealership where he purchesed it, and they said it is a normal function of the vehi...
1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, Backfires VIN: 4A3AK24YXV
the Engine was running fine from August to December. Then Vehicle not use for 2 Months i knew battery is Dead so I Jump it and start right up. I leave the car running, about half hour it dies I crank it again amd start but it dies immidiately. I spray brake cl... Trouble codes: P0301 (Mis-fire 1 detected)
2001 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF8DP07X51
hello car came in w/cooling sensor problem and code p0171 p0172 we replaced the cooling sensor car drove 490 mil. and the chk engine light came back on w/code p0171 p0174 p0140 LTF at 0% and SFT at -10% and -14% the cust. complained that the truck has a hesita... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174, P0140
2002 Subaru Forester L 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SF63542
code p0442, did evap and smoke test, no leaks found, gascap is tight and didn't leak during smoke test. did solenoid test solenoids are clicking but pressure control solenoid is not loud at all, you can hardly hear it. used smoke machine to see if solenoids ar... Trouble codes: P0442 (evap small leak)
1995 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4TAVN53F9S
This truck came from a car lot who traded it in so I know nothing about when the symptoms started or any repair history. The complaint is a misfire. It has a Check Engine light on with numerous codes. Having worked on these engines some in the past, I am aware... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple Cylinder Misfire), P0301 (Cylinder 1 Misfire), P0302 (Cylinder 2 Misfire), P0303 (Cylinder 3 Misfire), P0401 (Insufficient EGR Flow Detected), P1300 (Ignitor Circuit Malfunction)
1999 Toyota townace 2200CC No Start VIN: CR42-00044
hi fello techs , this vehicle came to the shop with a no start problem . this vehicle turns over to start but will not start but if this vehicle does start then it would run for the hold day perfect ,but if you switch off the it will not start back , this ve...

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2003 Acura MDX 3.5L Rear Differential VIN: 2HNYD18213
The rear diff. fluid was changed for the second time about 10 days ago. As of this writing, I have not heard back from the customer with any complaints of the noise still present. She had called the Acura dealer inquiring of the problem only to be told that th...
2000 Honda Civic HX 1.6L start clutch VIN: 1HGEJ7221Y
Thanks for the info guys, after learning all that I could about how this cvt and its controller worked...We pulled the pan. clean. flushed the trans. redrove a few times. no change, pulled the valve body, found that one of the valve retainers seemed to have be...
2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L No Start, VIN: 1HGEM229X1
tryed the cam sensor it took care of the problem...
2001 Kia Optima SE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAGD12641
Thank you to every one who replied especially Jamie [...] from washington who made me open up my eyes!!!The fix ended up being the mass air flow sensor.I got too caught up in calculated values and ignored the obvious, when I checked the maf by unplugging ... Trouble codes: P0171.
1999 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L No Start VIN: 1YVGF22C7X
The problem was a faulty set of near new spark plug wires that were jumping fire down inside the head.
2002 Mazda Millenia 2.5L Misfire VIN: JM1TA22132
After replaceing the Distributor 3 times with new after market, I installed A new Dealer distributor and fixed the problem. My next one will only get dealer part. Thanks guys for your input. Trouble codes: P0306 (Misfire Cylinder 6).
2003 Mazda 6 i 2.3L broken valves VIN: 1YVFP80C23
Thanks for all the help and amunition, local servise advisors said they have never seen a problem with these engines,(Last week most of them were selling mortgages, or asking their customers if they wanted fries with that order.)My customer got a lawyer and is...
1990 Mitsubishi Delica 2.5L No Start
Thanks Luisito, David and Carlos for your replies. This is what I know. We located the processor in the right pillar behind drivers seat. Pillar moulding and seat belt retractor need to be removed to gain access. From a circuit diagram, power and grounds were ...
1997 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Misfire VIN: 4A3AJ56G6V
This one really had me bent for a few. AS stated Earlier I kept getting a misfire from #4 and it appeared to have a weak spark only on that cylinder coming out of the distributor cap. After replacing the cap and still having a misfire problem I checked custome... Trouble codes: P0304.
2001 Mitsubishi Mont. Junior 1100CC Camshaft pulley VIN: HC57A00088
Hello to all, For this euro spec unit the exhaust cam pulley for the Montero or Nativa as we called it is interchangeable. Just machine a little bit the center hole and car is gone ! Thanks to all Jean Marcel
1997 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21D6V
Hello everyone: This is a fix. All of eight replies were on target. P0500 relates to speedometer signal to ECM. The speed sensor sends an analog signal to the cluster (speedometer head) which processes this signal into a digital signal that the ECM can interpr... Trouble codes: P0500 (Vehicle speed sensor malfunction).
1998 Nissan Sentra 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: IN4AB1D4WC
well , this one is fixed although i cant really give any explaination why. installed another new dist from the same manufacturer.talked to cust today no problems since ...thanks for all the input Trouble codes: P1336.
2002 Subaru Outback 2.5L engine VIN: 4S3BH67532
well the owner has been driving the car and he bought it back one day for me to work on but needed car back at the end of the day. i removed the timing covers and the marks on the cam were at 12 o'clock on each and the hatch mark on the back of the crankshaft ...
1991 Toyota Pickup 2.4L Charging light and brake waring light always on
Thank you to all those who repsonded.I did not fix this vehicle.Most replys thought that there was a internal alt. problem.The alt. had passed all tests,diodes were good but I replaced with a known good one just in case,no change.All the fuses were good,and no...
1995 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L No Start VIN: 4T1SK12E5S
WOW, the response ( 31 ), on this fix has been incredible. Many of you helped, not only in nailing it on the head, but also in reassuring me that the test, I already did, were also the test that you techs recommended. The car is running again with all the old ...
1998 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L Head Lamps VIN: 4TAVL52N8W
Thank you to all that offered thier help, finally found the problem quite by accident though, discovered the turn signals not working either,so while checking for power at the turn signal flasher behind Junction block #1 found one of the (brown) connectors had...
2001 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, no codes VIN: 1NXBR12E91
found worn mtr mt replaced and it is 85% better but is not perfect customer took vehicle and is happy at this time. I am sure he will be back.
2002 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L auto locks VIN: JT3HN86R22
thanks for the help, but it looks like there's nothing i can do without cutting wires, which i really don't want to do. thanks anyway.
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