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1988 Honda Accord LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1HGCA553XJ
This "good ole" Accord has a idle issue.When it is 40 degrees outside or below ,the idle is off the scale,3500 to 4000.After about 30 minutes of driving it will settle down to a comfortable 800.This carb is way before my time.Ten miles of vaccum line.Which see...
2000 Honda Accord LX 3.0L alternator VIN: 1HGCG1649Y
battery light,door ajar light,brake light,abs lights all come on intermittently and when they do the system is not charging. tried wigglin key and ign. switch but no change. replaced alternator: no change. replaced main starter relay due to a stalling issue. a...
2003 Honda Accord LX 3.0L power door locks VIN: JHMCM56343
power door locks will only unlock, will not lock with any switch, or remote, bcm recieves switch signal. thank you for any help
2003 Hyundai Tiburon 2.0L No Start
car came in no start. no spark no injector pulse. tested cam,crank sensors. cam has waver pattern. crank didn't. timing marks line up perfect. changed crank sensor but still no start. has 12 volts at ign coils.all three red wires have 12 volts. the green wire ... Trouble codes: 1801 (unspecified code)
2006 Kia Amanti 3.5L No Start VIN: KNALD12476
Car was parked when hit in the left rear quarter. Now it will not start. At first she gave us a (spare) improperly learned key that caused a blinking theft light. It still will not start with the regularly used key. PCM has all hots and grounds, but does not g...
2001 Mazda Miata 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JM1NB35301
Good evening everyone, I have a mazda miata at shop that has p0507 idle over specs brought car in shop idle was fine,so road test car after driving for awile pulled in shop put in neutral when I put foot on brake it idled up to 1350 rpms and hasent came down y... Trouble codes: P0507
2004 Mazda Tribute LX 3.0L No Start VIN: 4E2YZ04104
now i get to checking and i find it is flooded again REALLY bad. clean off plugs and it will try to hit for a second but then it dies. and within thirty seconds of cranking the plugs are dripping with fuel. decided to pull fuel rail to check for injector leaka...
1997 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4 3.0L Surge VIN: JA3AN74K8V
This car, under hard acceleration, will overboost and then start cutting out. I have tested the wastegates, they function normally and are free moving. The problem is that the wastegate solenoid has a constant ground from the engine control module so that it n...
2000 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L 4-wd drive shift lever VIN: 1N6ED27Y6Y
My question is very simple--I am trying to install a new boot onto the 4-wheel drive shift lever. But to do so, the knob on top of the lever has to be removed, and I have no idea how it comes off. The knob is attached to the lever, and it's mounted in rubber, ...
1995 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L rear propeller shaft seal VIN: 4S3BK6350S
I have a steady drip comming from the rear propeller shaft seal that occurs only while the engine is running. Since this is an all wheel drive, and the center diff is controlled by a hydralic clutch pack of it's own, I'm concerned that a simple seal replacemen...
1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Temp gauge VIN: 4S3BG6851W
Not sure where to go here, can find no partial short to ground on the signal wire and don't have a resistance spec table to see what the sensor should be reading at what temperature. Hard to believe both clusters have the same issue. Any help would be apprecia...
1997 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 4T1BG22KXV
This Camry was towed in after stalling at a stop & not restarting. Of couse it started right up. I checked the fuel pressure & found it above specs by 10% which was odd. The plugs were worn & the throttle body was dirty. I cleaned the throttle body & replaced ...
2006 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BK36B86
Hello everyone. This one came in from a body shop, Light front end damage. The body shop changed the O2 with brand new sensor ( dealor item ) Scan tool reading showed no switching at all stays at 0.000v. cross reference with B1 S2 0.760v at idle . I do not hav... Trouble codes: P0156 (o2 sensor circuit b2 s2)

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1992 Honda Accord LX 2.2L turn signal operation VIN: 1HGCB755XN
Gentlemen We have this problem solved. As always your replies were good and pertinent to the problem at hand. Many had to do with grounds, etc and this was our first thought. To understand the fix you have to realize how this car is wired relating to the tu...
1999 Honda Accord LX 2.3L Rich VIN: JHMCG5543X
We decided the readings were OK for this car. From the responses it appears that it is not abnormal to replace a converter at this mileage. There is an update on the fuel pressure regulator and lines, but this had already been done on this car. Since the o2 ... Trouble codes: P0420.
2000 Honda Insight 1.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMZE1352Y
I put a 15 Nani farad capacitor across the crank sensor leads into the ecm. It has been a week and so far so good. Thanks for all the replies. David [...] Trouble codes: P0336 (crank sensor noise), P1361 (tdc sensor 1 noise), P1366 (tdc sensor 2 noise).
1995 Isuzu Trooper S 3.2L tcm VIN: JACDJ58V6S
Thanks for the help everyone...I found both grounds suggested(one near oil pan and one in intake) cleaned and retightened both--they didn't seem bad. I hooked a voltmeter and drove truck home and back to work all week(hour driving each day) the problem never ...
1998 Kia Sportage 2.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on, no power
Thanks to all that promptly responded to this Kia problem child. All that responded were correct in leading me to the problem with the timing belt crank pulley keyway. The keyway wears out but(in this case)does not fully break. Since the keyway is inside the p... Trouble codes: P0343.
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L steering VIN: JT6HF10U7Y
Thanks to all the technicians who responded,special thanks to Frank from oklahoma who suggested to recheck the ehaust system. We found after marted system installed,replaced exhaust with factor unit and installled damper.Vibration is gone and we have one more...
2002 Nissan Frontier SVE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6MD27Y02
As was advised from most everyone, we went after the cat code (replaced it), cleared codes and drove the truck for a couple days with no recurrence of the MIL. We didn't sweat the exhaust leak so much because it was on the right side and the cat code was for t... Trouble codes: P0328 (Knock Sensor), P0430 (Catalyst Efficiency Low Bank 2).
1991 Subaru Legacy Sport 2.2L MIL Lamp on, Rough Shifting VIN: JF2BC67C5M
Hi Techs, Thanks for all your input to help us get this vehicle fixed. We ended up replacing the purge solenoid valve, and we sent the ECU out for repairs. The car runs fine now and the codes do not reappear. Looks like it was a faulty ECU all along.
1990 Toyota Celica GT 2.2L No Start VIN: JT2ST87F8L
thanks for the inputs everyone! forgot to measure resistance in my leads on my fluke! decided to gap the plugs smaller to .035" so i can get a better spark to find out if i had abnormal carbon deposits soaking up the fuel on cold start up... and the engine sta...
2006 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.7L engine VIN: JTEBT17R36
As I expected no one has much history on these engines since they have very few problems.I let the thing sit for 3 days again and started it-no noise,no missing-I still think that the oil is draining out of the lash adjusters SOMETIMES-I'm going to try using f...
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