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2000 Honda Civic Si 1.6L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1HGEM1151Y
during high engine rpm 5k to 8k, without cat or (burned out)this engine spools up to 8k without hesitation. no surge no resistance to accelerate. when new cat is installed (factory honda) the engine lacks power and surges when trying to accelerate past 5k rpm.... Trouble codes: P0420
1991 Toyota Camry DLX 2.0L Starting VIN: JT2SV21W3M
this is an intermittent crank, but no start. when cranking, i have spark, fuel pressure, fuel injector pulse. vacuum at cranking is about 4"hg. checked timing at cranking and found it at about 5 deg. without shorting the actual timing check pins. after dist. w...

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1997 Lexus SC300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8CD32Z3V
Thanks to everybody for the excellent responses!!! I waited until this customer drove the car for a while (and the MIL stayed off) before closing my post. Many techs (Rod [...] among them) pointed toward the vacuum transducer or... Trouble codes: P0401 (EGR Flow Insufficient).
1981 Nissan 280ZX 2.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JN1CZ04S2B
I purshased a smoke machine and found vacuum leaks otherwise I would never have seen. Runs great now, but still cold natured the first minute or two. Thanks to all for your help.
1992 Nissan Sentra E 1.6L front seal VIN: JN1EB31P3N
Hi all: The customer has not returned with the vehicle, as he is attending college on another community. He will bring the car back at his next convenient time. I have, however, gleaned a lot of valuable info on this little car and shall affect repairs when i...
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