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2000 Acura RL Premium 3.5L slight shudder VIN: JH4KA9651Y
Hello fellow techs, I have an Acura here with a slight idle poblem, we all know how smooth these things idle, this one doesnt seem to want to. Customer complains since timing belt, engine idles and runs rough, am able to duplicate slight idle surge up to appro...
1998 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S6CM58W1W
car came in with no power and check engine light on . pulled codes found misfire po300 po157 02 sig low b2s2 p1171 sys lean on accel. cust has replaced maf,3 COILS ON B2,6 PLUGS ALLO FOUR O2 . FUEL PSI 38 AT IDLE UNDER ACCEL 42 PSI COMP 130 TO 140 ON ALL 6 CYL... Trouble codes: P0300, P1171, P0157
1998 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Cuts out VIN: 1HGCG2254W
This car is a weird one. Startup and drive off---beautiful. After maybe 5 minutes, just stalls out. Have to wait about 5 minutes to start up again. New fuel pump. New distributor. No codes, drives great when not acting up. Any help will be greatly appreciated....
1999 Honda Accord LX 2.3L Engine oil entering cooling system VIN: 1HGCG3247X
This vehicle originally came to us with engine oil in the cooling system, there is no oil cooler in the radiator, just a tranny cooler. We immediatly THOUGHT it was most likely the head gasket as we have seen several Neon's have this same problem. After explai...
1995 Mazda MX-6 LS 2.5L Front axles VIN: 1YVGE31D5S
Thanks in advance for your time and willingness to help. Other shop replaced axles due to split boots. After repair has vibration 1st and 2nd gear, moderate to hard acceleration, increases with road speed, not engine speed. Other shop tried two other sets of N...
1994 Mitsubishi Mirage 1.5L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire
It has spark, it has fuel pressure and it has injector pulse. Very intermittent. sat here most of the day then this evening it just quit and wouldn't start. acted like it was starving for fuel. But its not. it does have spark and does have injector pulse when ...
1994 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1HJ01FXR
this car has an intermitent driveability problem, it bogs down and stalls when under load or when in park. feels like a poor fuel supply or a bad mass air flow sesnor which was replaced but had no affect. the main problem i have with diagnosing this car is tha...
1995 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BV31D1S
Hello all out there we have a car in here with a reacuring P0400 egr flow problem. I have played with these nissan egr system and understand how they work. The vsv is working cause my egr temp voltage drops to under a volt so the valve is working. the back pre... Trouble codes: P0400
1996 Nissan Quest GXE 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4N2DN11W7T
Vehicle came to our facility with an illuminated MIL (P0300-random misfire) running ok on cold start-up. After the vehicle runs for about twenty minutes it starts misfiring and running terrible. After the vehicle cools dwon and is re-started it will run great ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire)
1997 Nissan Pathfinder XE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8R05Y4VW
Heres one for the Nissan techs,we have a pathfinder that sets p1447.After replacing the cut valve that was melted above the rear differential and checking for charcoal in the system (there was none),we sent it out only to have it return with the same code.We a... Trouble codes: P1447
1995 Toyota Tacoma SR5 3.4L Flexplate VIN: 4TAVN73K1S
We replaced the flex plate in this truck 9 mos. and 10,000 miles ago for a crack that was making a clicking noise at idle. We have exactly the same problem again. We have looked at the mounts and checked for crankshaft endplay, all are good. There are no missi...
2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L Stall VIN: 4T1BE32K52
dear toyota guys got one in here that the customer drove that it got so hot that it melted the plastic intake manifold and coolant temp sensor, needless to say engine it toast. installed used engine from yard and the vehicle will run for 2 to five minutes and ... Trouble codes: P0753, P0758, P1656 (vvt solenold)

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1992 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: JHMEH6267P
thanx for all the replies, the car had two problems, the previous shop adjusted the valves too tight, that fixed the low vacuum, and the cat converter was defective after a loose valve adj and a new converter it passed with no problems, thanx again for all the...
1998 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L valve timing VIN: 4S2CM58W9W
Thanks guys for all your imput. We did have the cams on the right side out of sinc. Which luckely didnt cause any further damage. Those dots on the cam gear are pretty tough to make out. Although when we got this thing back together the engine was alittle no...
2004 Nissan Sentra 1.8L Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, extended crank VIN: 3N1CB51D54
The nissan is fixed all though we did not do the repair. My tech did switch injectors and the misfire code returned on number one cylinder. As per Gary and Stephen's suggestions, we left the pressure checker on overnight, and rechecked number one cylinder, it ... Trouble codes: P0301.
1995 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Rear Brakes VIN: 4S3BK635XS
Thanks for the responses. Most of you are from the 'salt belt'. The rear calipers were replaced with OE units as suggested. Comparing the OE calipers to what you get aftermarket is like comparing apples to oranges. The crazy coating which Subaru applies to the...
1992 Toyota Paseo 1.5L starter VIN: JT2EL45F6N
Well I had one reply confirming the need for a spacer on the flywheel. I pulled the trans and installed the spacer. Starter no longer drags on the flywheel. I also found 2 thinner spacers in the box-o-parts. I suspect they went with the flexplate on the automa...
1994 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Stall, long crank VIN: 4T1SK12E0R
Hi everyone. Thanks to evceryone that replied. We had several responses asking us to look at either a bad coil or coolant sensor. We did get it to act up breifly once and found out that we were not loosing spark. We elected to replaced the coolant sensor. I ta...
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