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1996 Acura Integra RS 1.8L Stall, snap accel bog VIN: JH4DB7545T
After idle has leveled out, on a snap acceleration the engine bogs. If you continue to hold the gas the engine will die. The problem will also occur on snap acceleration at stand still in neutral. Known good map and iacv instaled no help. Found no fualt codes...
1993 Honda Accord EX 2.2L shifting VIN: 1HGCB7674N
thanks for any help you can give me . this vehicle came in with the trans whining,and would only move in reverse slowly .when vehicle was ccold it would go forward for a minute then quit. no oil pressure. installed used trans , all was well. a week later he ca...
2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Hesitation VIN: KMHDN45D61
Very intermittently engine will not go- Poor power and performance. Modis will show misfire codes when problem occurs. Does not record in memory. Fuel pressure stays good and engine does not feel like skip. Complete loss of power and won't go. Acts like conver... Trouble codes: P0081 (Undocumented), U3118 (Unknown), C0300 (Unknown)
1995 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4S2CY58V2S
Vehicle stalls under light load or when throttle open quickly. Misfire at idle and under load. Fuel pressure checks good, Compression checks good, spark is good, Timing is on marks. What else?? We are not very familiar with these vehicles so any advise will he...
2005 Mazda 3 S 2.3L Surge, Poor Fuel Economy, REVING VIN: JM1BK34355
last week we preformed the 90k service on this vehicle. 10 min after leaving shop customer called and said "its doing something weird". we got the car back this week and found that on decel at 33mph with auto trans self selection in 4th gear rpm drops to 1000 ...
1989 Mitsubishi Montero Sport 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: JA7FJ43SOK
thanks for any help you all can give and old man here. this truck will not run but will always start right up. it has a rolling idle that is always poor. if you open the throttle it tryes to die but will aways just surges from 300 to 2000 rpm. i have switched ...
1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST 2.0L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AK54FZW
I have dealt with turbo cars for 20+ years and this one has me at a stand-still.It will buck on accel and set a code for overboost very rarely and while it is doing this boost pressure is only 7 p.s.i.I have by-passed the waste-gate solenoid so it can only boo...
1982 Nissan 280ZX Turbo 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JN1CZ04SXC
I recieved this vehicle today and went for a test drive. Customers complaint was of stalling at stops and shaking. Vehicle ran great! No rough idle, stalling, surging, etc. Pulled vehicl into bay and began to perform a visual inspection under the hood with the...
2000 Nissan Quest GLE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 4N2XN11TXY
Vehicle runs poorly at idle. Seems like it has a large vacuum leak. I don't have a smoke tester and I havent found any leaks. The van will stall at idle after running awhile. O2 sensors stay lean and fuel pressure is ok. Ive also cleaned maf and iac. This vehi... Trouble codes: 325 (knock sensor failure)
2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11DX3
Thanks in advance- This beauty came in with a mil lamp on and p0507. There are no symptoms at present and freeze frame data is rather limited. There is a tsb about idle air volume relearn and a possible reflash, but at 90k mile a reflash doesn't seem like it ... Trouble codes: P0507
2004 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L Shifter lock-out VIN: 004C891599
Hello Nissan techs. This one is for the boss's wife's car (the real boss haha). Her shifter is sticking and will not move out of park unless the mechanical over-ride is pressed in. Depressing the brake pedal does not release the mechanical parts to let it move...
2002 Subaru Outback H6 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BE89642
Customer had no driveability concern. Freeze data showed full operating temperature @ 58 mph. I don't work on Subarus a lot, but tested it like any other car. The sensor is in specs as far as I can tell. Is there a common failure item on these ? No TSBs in Mit... Trouble codes: P0122 (Throttle position sensor curcuit low input)
2002 Subaru Forester S 2.5L seat heaters/svm's/ft.12v power outlet VIN: JF1SF65602
We can't seem to duplicate the condition , much less the cause. Imagine that! I'm very suspect of the left seat heater. It seems to put out more heat than the right one. Bout a ten to fifteen deg. differance higher. Anyone in Subaru land got anything for me?
1991 Toyota Corolla 1.6L No Start VIN: 2T1AE94E5M
OK here is the story. My 18 year old son gets off the train and discovers he has left on the lights on his mother's car. I drive the 35km to boost him and upon arrival discover he has tried to boost the car himself. Based on the big arc marks on the negative p...
1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L engine VIN: JT3VN39W3S
Installed used engine. Ran engine for an hour and everything appeared to be OK. After that engine developed an oil leak from back of engine. Dropped pan and replaced pan gasket, leak reappeared after 1/2 hour. Removed (auto 4WD) transmission and replaced rear ...
1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22K4X
Car came back 2 days later with [...](O2 B1S1 circuit slow response). Trouble codes: P1133 (O2 B1S1 circuit slow response)
2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 3.4L tcc solenoid valve E(5) VIN: 5TBRN34121
Hi Guys, so we've got an 01 Tundra w/AT that registers p0770 shift solenoid valve e(5) problem, and shifts erraticly at highway speed. trouble is, our mitchell data doesnt describe this device or wire colors, so my question for you dear friends is : 1: is this...

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2001 Acura TL 3.2L Code P0740: TCC Circuit malfunction VIN: 19UUAA5670
Under a lot of pressure from customer because he is out of patience, I end up send the vehicle to another transmission shop for rebuild the transmission again. This shop found that possibility the reman. torque converter is defective. Everything else look norm...
2001 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L front differential VIN: JHLDD18791
Thanks for the many replies. Apparently I'm the only one in the world that hasn't seen this problem before. The Honda dual pump fluid in the rear diff began clearing the problem right away. Thank-you gentlemen. You're certainly appreciated by this tech.
2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4L leak VIN: 1HGCM56333
Thanks for the replies, sounds like many of you have not seen this timing chain motor. Lots of replies for t-belt motor. We went ahead and pulled the balancer and changed the seal with the cover on the car. No different than any other seal job, except there is...
2004 Honda S2000 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMAP21464
Most replies suggested factory spark plugs, which we did replaced, but the check engine light comes and go on a cold start at times only, we are planning to swap coils next, and the injectors later as an attempt. Customer does not want to go further at this ti... Trouble codes: P0301, P0304, P0300 (random engine missfire), P1399 (ignition missfire).
1991 Lexus LS400 4.0L steering rack VIN: JT8UF11E4M
the final fix for this steering problem was the installation of a new factory power steering pump. not the reman pumps previously installed.
2000 Mazda Millenia 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA2214Y
thanks to those that replied, the egr passages behind the throttle body were partially blocked, maybe 50%, that was enough to set the egr failure code, removed thottle body and egr valve, cleaned passages with carb clean and brush blew out passages with air, c... Trouble codes: P0400.
1988 Mitsubishi Mighty Max Sport 2.6L valve traine and engine vacuum VIN: JA7TGFJ64Y
i was testing the engine vacuum and revving the engine above 3000 rpm and the piston push rod bearing blew out of the side of the engine. so the engine is a total lost right now. i guest the loud noise from the valve train wasn't coming from the valve train bu...
2001 Nissan Frontier XE 2.4L stumble VIN: 1N6DD26S31
Thank you everyone for your help. The car had a bad catalytic. Also the passages were clogged in the intake. Didn't know if that had caused the cat to go bad. But thank you for the help. The car drives alot better with no misefires.
2004 Nissan Titan XE 5.6L Shifting VIN: 1N6AA07A04
Well we didn't really fix it but thanks to the help received we did figure out what's going on. Two replies suggested the filter was probably plugged up, pulled the pan and oh what a mess, filter plugged and all kinds of debris in pan. Jameson reminded us that...
1996 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BG4850T
Thanks for the replies- A number of you suggested that there was a difficult to diagnose problem with the crank and/or cam sensor. One of you referred to it as a sub-clinical problem, I like that term. At any rate there is a kit to replace both of the sensor... Trouble codes: P0335.
1992 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Stall VIN: 4T1SK12E3N
Thanks to all who sent replies. The car seems to be fixed. After several days of driving it, we have not experienced the reoccurring problem. Many of you replied with the same fix...check the EGR or ECT sensor. We changed the ECT sensor and as stated above, th...
1995 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4T1SK12E7S
The problem was the coil, alot of people hit right on. It had a crack across the bottom, and when it got hot it spread more, and breaking down under load. Thanks to all the guys that replied.
2003 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TEN92N032
Replacing the Canister assembly and the vsv switch at this time seems to be cure that problem, reset light , customer is driving vehicle to run monitor, Most replies suggest only the vsv switch by the canister. Trouble codes: P0441, P0442, P0446.
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