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1989 Honda Accord LX 2.0L No Start VIN: JHMCA5636K
Hope someone has seen this before. this honda has an intermittant no start . cranks good ,has spark while cranking has fuel in carb.even tried adding more , no help checked the timing marks on the crank and cam they are good. here is the funny part it will sta...
1997 Honda Accord LX 2.7L Surge VIN: 1HGCE6648V
This hot rod belongs to a friend of mine and this is the first time Ive seen the car. She says every once in a while the car will surge and the tach will jump but the car does not die. It will do it at stop signs and doesnt matter hot or cold. If it does it on...
2002 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L Charging VIN: KNDUP13112
hi fellas techs customer states that car dont stay idle sometimes (she needs to hold brake and gas pedals)we also noticed sometimes sluggish acceleration.(like bad plug)she claims that the car was behaving the same before the alternator died.We checked the alt...
1994 Mazda Protege 1.8L 2-3 shift VIN: JM1BG2240R
flashing hold light. we had first road tested this car for a surge condition as you accelerate. we confined the condition to the 2-3 shift and 25 mph. we had disconnected the transmission connectors to start the resistence testing per the service manual on the...
2002 Mazda MPV EX 3.0L Pump VIN: JM3LW28J92
Hello group, I have a this van with realtivly low mileage that has a pump noise (whine) after even idling for only about 30 seconds. If you shut of the van and restart it will not make the noise for another few seconds. The fluid level is full and appears pret...
1999 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L No Start, Misfire VIN: 4A3AA46G7X
Vehicle arrived at shop on wrecker, not running. No obvious damage to exterior. Attempted to start, no start. Scanned for codes, found code p0300, multiple misfire. Tested for ignition fire, found ignition fire on all cylinders. Tested cam and crank sensors, f... Trouble codes: P0300
2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L No Start VIN: JA4MT31H5Y
this montero was towed in with a no start. when we first ck,ed it it had no fuel pressure so we put a fuel pump in it. now it has fuel pressure but still it won't start it has fire and if you spray carb cleaner in the intake it will start. but it has no inject... Trouble codes: P1610 (immobilizer system failure)
1987 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JN1HZ14S2H
Vehicle failed smog test for excess NOX at 15 and 25mph. HC and CO are good and car runs good. Timing is at 18 degrees (specs 20). Did intrusive catalytic converter test and found that converter was not reducing NOX at all. Replaced converter and now NOX at 25...
2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JN1CA31DOY
help nissan techs! every time this car is started after setting for a few hours or over night it will not take any throtle at all and doesn't want to idle. the warmer it gets the better it gets untill it reaches operating temp. then all is fine. i checked all ...
2000 Subaru Forester 2.5L Mechanical VIN: JF1SF6555Y
Has any one out there ran into a Forester AWD that pops out of 5th gear? Checked all motor mounts and linkages. It feels like something is just pushing back on the shifter. Seems to be just in 5th gear and the rest of the transmission feels good and makes no n...

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1996 Honda Accord LX 2.2L overdrive VIN: 1HGCD5639T
Hey everyone sorry for the late report. I had surgery so I have been out. I want to thank everyone who replied. Out of 8-10 responses almost all were right one. I adjusted the throttle cable that leads to the transmission by 2 turns tighter. this adjusts when ...
2000 Kia Sportage 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: KNDJA7237Y
Thanks to all who replied. The problem turned out to be a bad coil out of the box. After checking and double checking and triple checking, we checked the new coil, it was bad! Who would have thought. We thought that maybe we fried the new coil somehow but can'...
1995 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L No Start Cold VIN: JN1CA2103S
The customer decided to send the car thru auction, we were headed to pull the timing chain and check the static timng. There had been a previous repair by another shop and the work looked sloppy. i/e silicone everywhere and miising front cover bolts. Thanks fo...
1996 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21DXY
Thanks to the three members who took their time to help. Robert informed me that I had to perform a drive cycle before the code would clear. Well I did, drove car about [...] and rescanned and PO105 was no longera problem Thanks again. Trouble codes: P0105.
2003 Suzuki XL-7 Touring 2.7L Rear A/C line VIN: JS3TX92V43
Well I didn't find any easy way of doing this. I removed the fuel tank, exhaust system, charcoal canister, two of the parking brake retainig clips, canister vent (filter?) and lines, unbolted driveshaft from rear diff, unbolted the rear six body to frame mount...
2004 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4L Surge VIN: 4T1BE30K44
Thanks to all that offered their expert opinions. Unfortunately I have been unable to get the customer to return the vehicle so we can correct the problem. I think he is caught between the expense of a proper repair vs coping with the annoying surge.
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