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1992 Acura Vigor LS 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: JH4C255NC0
Recently installed a used motor in this car, after start-up engine has rolling idle and slight surge at cruise under 4000 rpm. if allowed to run the ais will eventually "pop" and idle low, code 14 stored and no other codes. pinpoint tests lead to ecm, installe... Trouble codes: 14 (Idle control)
1992 Acura Integra GS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JH4DA9369N
hi every one, i have this car with idle dropping every time that you hit the brake pedal or turning the head lights on for a few seconds and it gets back up to normal again, please let me know if any one had this problem, i connected the vacuum gage to intake ...
1996 Honda Accord LX 2.2L speedometer VIN: 1HGCD7238T
My question, customer stated that the speedo quit operating a month or so ago, and he figured it was the speedo head, but then everything else quit so he brought it to me. Honda has 5 VSS's in stock so it must be a problem, but has anyone seen this and is it u...
1999 Honda Accord DX 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1HGCF8542X
engine rpm will drop on decel to 250-300 then die at times. we can duplicate this in the shop but only with the clutch pedal pushed in. raise the rpm to 4k then let off and the idle will sometimes go to 300 and come bask to 700 or die. with clutch out and in n...
2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEJ667XY
Hey guys and gals. I wanked to say thanks in advance for your help. The car first came in for ses light and it had a code P1456. We smoked the system and did not find any leaks so we called our dealer and he said that none of the evap parts go bad just the gas... Trouble codes: P1456 (evap leak fuel tank area), P1457 (evap leak canister area)
2002 Honda Accord LX 2.3L Air Bag SRS VIN: 1HGCG66512
Thanks to you Honda techs for looking at this request. Hope you can help me! This car has front and side air bags. This car came in with a SRS light on. I checked for codes with my OTC scanner and found a DTC 13-1. My Mitchel program does not define it. I beli...
2002 Kia Sportage 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJA62352
hello all Im having trouble with this kia sportage on the first start up of the day the car will run fine until you step on the gas it emediately goes into a skipping of all cylinders and stalls when you try to restart it acks like it is flooded badly the only... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304
1996 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA2107T
Hey guys, this one is busting my chops.I passed pretty quickly through the factory tests& tests contained in modis trouble shooter.I've checked Numerous TSB's,which lead me to check for carbon particles contaminating the system...nothing.Checked the integrity ... Trouble codes: P1445 (Purge flow volume control cicuit fault)
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31A5Y
Hello all. This is the second visit for this car. both times the customer says the traction lite & MIL come on. Also says vehicle idles a bit rough. I can't duplicate the symptom. Freeze data is as follows. RPM 800. ECT [...] Car speed 19MPH Load 38% Clo... Trouble codes: P1320 (ignition signal)
1993 Toyota Celica GT 2.2L Oil pump VIN: JT5ST87K2P
Replaced the leaking water pump and the timing belt and tensioner spring. Had the oil pump mounted idler roller off for access to the water pump. Put it back together, added coolant, and ran it. BIG pressurized oil leak inside the timing cover. Removed the low...
1995 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L L/R wheel VIN: JT3DJ81W7S
Car came in with brake pulsation complaint. Rear pads were almost gone and rear discs were badly warped. We replaced pads and discs. Caliper pistons pushed back easily--no signs of sticking. Caliper guide pins were lubed and were free. Car returned the next da...
2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L No Headlights VIN: 4T3ZF13C5Y
In the process of testing for no low beam headlights, we lost high beams also. High beams work in the flash mode only. I have performed the switch test and relay test. They tested ok. I would be very thankful for any input.

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1996 Honda Passport EX 3.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 4S6CM58V2T
found the ecm main relay failing, did not find what the correlation would be to turn on the check trans light but the vehicle is fixed. thanks
2002 Kia Spectra GS 1.8L engine VIN: KNAFB16182
Thanks for the many suggestions,changing oil viscosity/grade, and the possible failure of the valve seals. The oil was changed to valvolines max life brand 5W30 as suggested by jay from illinois, and has been driven 1200km's and used nearly 2L of oil. Unfortun...
2004 Kia Rio 1.6L No Start VIN: KNADC12584
Well as always you guys came through again. I beleive 3 people hit the nail on the head. It was the Cam position sensor triger wheel on the end of the cam shaft. The screw that holds it in place had backed off just enough to allow the trigger wheel to back ... Trouble codes: P0340 (cam position sensor circuit).
2001 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L No Start VIN: 1YVGF22D3Y
Thanks every one for the help. The WOT starting procedure not working led me to think eighter comp failed or mech failed. The inj pulse width was at 44ms because the rt cam close to the fire wall jumped time. The tentioner pulley turns only with a great amount... Trouble codes: 400 (egr).
2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L Security VIN: 1N4BA41E74
The customer just so happened to pick up the keys shes never try before. She brought me the orignal key and it start right up. Talking about easy money.
1995 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1GK12E9S
I thank all that responded to my question. The car is not available to me at this time. However, when it is I will check the wiring harness along with the ECT ECU and the SL solenoid along with any debris that maybe causing the solenoid to malfunction. Mike
2003 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 4T1BF28B33
Thanks for all the suggestions. We have found that the customer has not been the best owner to this vehicle. The inside of the engine is in very poor condition. The only thing we can think that might have caused this smoking condition is just the fact we made ...
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