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1997 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Pulsating voltage VIN: IHGEJ824XV
hello any honda techs out there. I have a 97 honda here with a pulsating charge voltage between 13.7- 12.8 about a one second pulse lights and blower flicker or pulse with voltage... alt tests fine on test bench customer had swapped out (used good unit). i am ...
2000 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Unknown
after total warm up extendd drive come to stop if accel hard triggers 1381 put all new plugs/wires/cap rotor etc new distribubiter hsg ckd at puter all readings ok
2001 Hyundai Accent GL 1.5L No Start VIN: KMHCG45C91
About 8 days ago this car was towed in after hours with a no start condition. When we retrieved the keys in the AM it started right up and drove just fine. We rechecked everthing we had done and sugested she return to the previuos shop and have a proper altern...
2001 Kia Rio 1.5L driveability VIN: KNADC12331
we towed in this car a few weeks ago for a no start condition.we found that the car had jumped time and that all of the intake valves were bent.we installed a remanufacutred complete cylinder head from a company we have used several times in the past without a...
1993 Lexus ES300 3.0L battery VIN: JT8VK13T9P
Car came in for battery dead . customer said he has gone threw 4 brand new batterys in 3 months he says it only last a few weeks and then it goes dead . i have checked for a draw it seems to have a some kind of draw . i have pull every fuse and relay out that ...
2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 4A3AC34G5Y
Vehicle misfires at idle and with throttle open Cylinders 1&3 are the culprits unplugging the injectors for 1&3 does not change rpm. There are no codes stored. I have checked spark on all cylinders will jump 30KV gap removed fuel rail and all injectors are spr...
2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Misfire VIN: JN1CA3106Y
Thanks in advance for your help. I need to fix this ASAP because it is my wifes car! Problem started months ago with a misfire on #1. Replaced plugs at that time. They looked good. Several times since then the car will develope a skip (one dead cylinder) whic... Trouble codes: 1320 (ignition signal primary)
2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L noise VIN: JN1CA3109Y
I have a buzzing/moaning noise that last 2-3 seconds on start up, narrowed down noise to egr valve with stethascope, r+r egr valve same thing, umplugged egr electrical connector same. I don't know what else could cause this noise. Any help would be greatly app...
2001 Nissan Frontier XE 2.4L stumble VIN: 1N6DD26S31
Need some help from some nissan techs. I have a nissan frontier with a 2.4l that the egr is opening all the time causing the vehicle to stumble at about 1500rpm to 1700rpm during a load. Also it will stumble at about 50mph. The egr has been replaced so has the...
1993 Toyota Pickup 2.4L valve train noise VIN: JT4RN81P0N
this truck has a valve train rattle - we thought it was misadjusted valves, but i rechecked and adjusted them myself while warm to .008 intake and .012 exhaust - they were not off much - when you rev it up and even at idle, there is a fair amount of rattling c...
1995 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4T1SK12E7S
Hello, this car came into the shop for a timing belt replace, and axle replace, and a stall/hest. We got the car to the shop replaced timing belt and axles. When on test drive for drivability the car will drive fine for about 1 mile or so then act up. With my ...
2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2BG22K3Y
Car came in with P0441 - low purge flow. I did the tests on the vacuum valves in the front and under the car by the canister, but when I pulled the hose off the flow sensor, gasoline ran out in a continuous stream. I am aware of the need for a new flow sensor ...
2002 Toyota Prius 1.5L Battery VIN: JT2BK18UX3
Hey Everyone. If any Toyota Techs or anyone else that's seen this problem, please help. I'm posting this for another tech in one of our other City Fleet shops so I'll do the best I can. The tech was telling me that the vehicle intermittently will not start bec...
2003 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TEN92N032
This vehicle came in and used car dealer request reset check engine light, after four days driving light is on with these three codes, I smoke test and only getting smoke out of the vent line only. I replaced canister in the pass for p0441 only, but not the p0... Trouble codes: P0441, P0442, P0446

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1992 Acura Integra GS-R 1.7L Misfire VIN: JH4D82380N
First off thanks for all of the replies and concerns. After checking all that I could think of I sent the ecu back to the company the installed the mother board and reprogrammed it. The guy called my yesterday and said that he thinks he found a bad injector dr...
2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L No Start VIN: 2HKRL1863Y
Hello Thank all of you for your help. As it turned out the guy uses his parking brake all the time and this time when he pulled his foot of from it his shoe caught the coil fuse in the bottom of the fuse box and pulled out. The fuse was laying under the seat...
2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KM8SC83D11
I will never figure out how a plug wire can look good,check good,test good and still be BAD!!! After swapping everything I could I looked in my big box of used plug wires and found one with similar ends and substituted it to find the miss was no longer there.F... Trouble codes: P0306.
1988 Isuzu Trooper LS 2.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JACCH58E2J
I found the problem that the fuel leak to the intake manifold which come from the fuel regulator ( on top ) where the intake vacuum hose connected.
2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L Fuel odor VIN: KNDJA723X1
Thanks to all of you who responded. Roger from Ohio was right on in pointing out the small hose at the fuel pressure regulator. I could see a little fuel sweating from that hose. When I gave the customer the estimate he wanted to try his own fix. I have not he...
2001 Mitsubishi Montero XLS 3.5L No Start VIN: JA4MW31R91
Okay, for the most part i was told to double check timing marks, check sensor for glue, and a few other things,so Vehicle had new crank position sensor and sensor plate and timing belt was set perfectly, still no waveform, frustrated I did something I would no... Trouble codes: 335 (crank position sensor).
1994 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.4L ignition switch VIN: JT4RN93P5R
Well guys, I have the parts from the dealer but have not seen the customer back yet. I showed him how the colume locking pin comes out and locks the sterring wheel and if the sterring wheel is in a bind, it will make it hard to turn the key. That might be it o...
1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2BG12K9T
hello all, sorry it took so long to update this, but this lady is retired and does'nt drive much and she has been traveling. anyways after reading all of your replies that said to put a canister on to for this code, thats what I did. she's had the car about 2 ... Trouble codes: P0446.
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