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1998 Acura Integra LS 1.8L SRS system VIN: JH4DC4351W
The SRS light is on in this vehicle. I am looking for some help with diagnosing this system, or other places to look for informaiton, as I am unfamiliar with it. I used a snap on “brick" scanner with the correct cartridges and key, the scanner informed me that...
1994 Honda Civic EX 1.6L No Start VIN: 2HGEJ1231R
Car will not start on rainy/damp mornings. Will start if kept in garage. We have been unable to conduct any testing because we have been unable to duplicate problem. Can't fix it if it isn't broken. Every time customer brings car to shop, we get a stretch of d...
1993 Infiniti J30 3.0L No Start VIN: JNKAY21D2R
vechile came in on the hook, checked spark and fuel pressure spark good,fuel prssure 45 psi. sprayed starter fluid vechile started and died. checked injector pulse no injector pulse . scoped cam/crank sensor on left front of engine at the sensor and at ecm str...
2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2DM58W61
at 1,500 or 2,500 ltft = + 22 all o2's less than 100 mv fuel pressure = 47 passes noid light test passes injector pressure drop test maf looks good on the lab scope i need some ideas on what to test next Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
1990 Mitsubishi Mirage RS 1.5L No Start VIN: JA3CU36X9L
Thanks in advance!, This vehicle came in with a no start. performed spark and fuel injector pulse tests, spark o.k., no fuel injector pulse although ther is voltage to all 4 injectors. checked injector wires back to comp. all o.k., powers and grounds are o.k.,...
1997 Mitsubishi Mirage DE 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, TIMING RETARDED VIN: JA3AY21A4V
car came in with broken power steering belt and bad oil leak. crank and cam seals leaking soaked the belts with oil. replace seals and timing belt. started car and was very hard to start and no power sounded retarted. rechecked cam timing marks found to be rig...
1994 Nissan Quest GXE 3.0L overdrive VIN: 4N2DN11W3R
When driving at 60 mph,trans shifts down when tps data moves from 1.34 volts to 1.16 volts.When you go back to 1.34 volts it shifts into overdrive.This very little movement,so trans is shifting in and out of overdrive all the time at cruise.No codes.Tested tps...
2004 Nissan Sentra 1.8L No Start VIN: 3N1CB5S1D0
This vehicle was bought at auction, no history, lease car turn in, no start, everything apears normal, spark and fuel, even tried running on different gas with injector cleaning set up, still no start, engine fires but acts like timing is off, backfires, and o... Trouble codes: P0340 (camshaft sensor)
1996 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L catalyst monitor VIN: JT3HN86RT0
Toyota cat was installed over 3,500 miles ago and monitor will still not run. Drive cycle has been duplicated at shop precisely (on rack). Oxygen sensors appear to be switching as needed. Do not know if O2's should be installed as well. PLEASE HELP!!!
1998 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L No Start VIN: JT3GN86R3W
Customer dropped this 4-Runner off at my front door w/a note stating that it ran rough for a moment and that the Chk Engine light illuminated briefly. I quickly scanned for codes in the ECM. (PO306 MISFIRE DETECTED CYL# 6). Since the engine had the original sp... Trouble codes: P0306
1998 Toyota Sienna CE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: OT3ZF13C6W
Hi,this is my first time with you guys , I really like your site, you are doing a great job : Here is my problem ,The check engine is on , P0420 catalytic efficiency low bank # 1.I changed all the oxygen sensors and the catalytic converter the first time,2 wee... Trouble codes: P0420
2000 Toyota 4Runner 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: JT3GM84R9Y
This thing is puzzeling us. It came in with a check engine light on. Scanner had a Cyl. 3 misfire code in it. Swaped the coil with another cyl and the miss stayed with #3. Swaped plugs, no change. Put a new injector in #3, no change. Swept the TPS, looks real ...
2002 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 2.7L vavle train VIN: 5TENM92N02
Need help from Toyota techs or anyone with experice on Toyotas. This Tacoma has a slight ticking noise coming from the engine only when the engine is at operation tempature. The ticking noise is more noticalbe when you put it in gear and give it a little throt...

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1996 Acura Integra RS 1.8L Stall, snap accel bog VIN: JH4DB7545T
Time to update & close this help request. First of all, I want to thank all of those who took the time to respond. I appreciate all of the help. For future references, I want to explain in more detail the symptoms I was experiencing. The vehicle would run fine...
2000 Acura Integra LS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4DC4459Y
Thanks to all that replied. I had some great suggestions but the fix was a valve adjustment. After getting these responses I quickly remembered a CR-V with the similar engine that had a service bulletin for this condition. This Acura was not that severe but ne... Trouble codes: P0304.
2003 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L No Start, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: SHSRD78443
thanks to all thoughs that responded. thanks to wayne who hit the nail on the head. the fix for this problem was replacing the timing chain. upon removing the valve cover, i found that the chain could be pulled above the teeth on cam gear. then set the eng. up... Trouble codes: P0341 (cmp sensor a ckt rang/perf. bank 1).
2002 Isuzu N NPR 4.8L unknown VIN: JALB4B1442
This is a very intermittant problem. I wish I could have nailed down a pattern that I could have duplicated the problem. Thanks to the four guys that responded. They tought me that this truck will not shut down if the alternator fails. The only problem is the ...
2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L oil pump VIN: KNDJA72321
Thanks to all who responded- took recommedations under consideration- final outcome was as follows- Removed oil pump again, checked the pick up tube for any cracks (OK) Checked passage going into block to the oil filter for restriction none found, reprimed pum...
2003 Kia Sorento LX 3.5L crankshaft balancer bolt
Was able to successfully remove bolt with info. provided from other members. Also talked to KIA and ordered new crankshaft bolt, they do have a revised bolt & washer. The original bolts are known to break upon removal/installation or just driving vehicle! Than...
2004 Mazda 6 i 2.3L engine VIN: 1YVFP80C74
Thanks to all who responded especially Shannon [...]. We checked the vehicle like Shannon said to by killing each coil and found that #1 cylinder was burning oil. So with the mileage being so low on the engine we put penetrating oil in that cylinder and let s...
1994 Nissan D21 2.4L Brake lights VIN: 1N6SD11Y2R
Checked with customer today, no further problem with the 10 amp fuse blowing. As most members said they had previous problems also with the trailer wiring converter boxes intermittently shorting. The unit on this truck was mounted under the bed and was well pr...
2001 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6ED27T41
Hey Guys, Thanks for the replies, unfortunately none of them were correct on this vehicle. After beating my head against the fenders I went back to the basics(now theres a concept). With only having 69000 miles I didnt think to check compression first thing. W... Trouble codes: P0300.
2000 Subaru Forester L 2.5L Rear Wheel Bearing VIN: JF1SF6359Y
Car is fixed. The actual changing of the bearing wasn't that bad; the rust situation made this a rather drawn out repair however. The splines of the half shaft had basically rusted themselves to the hub. Took me almost an hour to get the axle out of the hub. U...
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