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1994 Acura Legend LS 3.2L Surge VIN: JH4KA7676R
hi guys, i have one that came from a different shop because of a tranny problem. the customer had tranny replace because they had no 4th gear. after replacement the vehicle now on decel will surge from 60mph down to 30 mph then surge goes away. i graphed the t...
2001 Acura CL Premium 3.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 19UYA42441
2000 acura tl3.2 codes p0303 p0305 p0306 coils test good injectors good , fuel pressure ok, 5 gas are hc 6ppm no 0ppm co o.oo% co2 14.3 % o2 o.o car runs good then starts to stumbl but no missfire Trouble codes: P0303 (misfire cyl 3), P0305 (misfire cyl 5), P0306 (misfire cyl 6), P0300 (random cyl misfire)
2003 Acura MDX 3.5L No Start VIN: JHNYD186X3
customer complaint is "intermittent crank / no start after hot soak " . vehicle can go 1 - 2 weeks without problem . then happens 1 -2 times a day . customer states that when vehicle will not start after cranking . he waits a couple minutes and cranks with foo...
1998 Honda Civic HX 1.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEJ7122W
customers complaint was mil on and runs rough sometimes. found p0171 present. the fist step in diag is to check fuel pressure. disconected vacume line from reg. and pinched return line should be 38-46 is 85 then checked all conected and should be 28-36 is 45. ... Trouble codes: P0171 (fuel metering too lean)
2000 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Variable Cam Timing VIN: 1HCG5644XA
Posting for another shop. Vehicle was "repaired" for surging and jerking condition at local Honda Dealer service center. Customer was assured that replacing the variable cam rocker assembly and sensor would correct the problem. When the repair was complete an...
2001 Lexus RX300 3.0L Steering VIN: JTJHF10U61
Hi: We have a lexus RX300 that has intermittent power steering assist. We checked the steering shaft for binding, ok, flushed the power steering system and blead it. It was good for two weeks and then customer came back. It was working again when we checked i...
1991 Mazda Miata 1.6L shifting VIN: JM1NA3517L
car will creep forward at stop signs,have to shift to neutral to stay still,then can not shift back into first or reverse.when starting it will intermitantly it will lurch foward or back depending on gear it is in,other times seams to work fine.not a trans. ma...
1993 Mazda Protege DX 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JM1B6226XP
We have this Mazda Protege in the shop and it will sometimes die out or stumble badly on accel. If we baby it and accelerate easily it will run. When it arrived it had a broken air inlet tube and would die out on accel at all times. We replaced the tube and it... Trouble codes: 34 (IAC solenoid valve)
1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AK44Y5W
Came in with this code and we ordered an EGR kit from Mitsubishi (it is a Chrysler part) and installed. Still had code. Mitchell says to remove ECM plug and turn on ignition and if you have 12 volts at the #40 (red/blue) wire, the ECM is bad. So we got an ECM ... Trouble codes: P0403 (EGR Solenoid shorted or open)
1971 Nissan 240z 2.4L parking brake cable. VIN: HLS3028272
First time in 40 years I have seen this. The parking brake cable caught on fire and melted most of the insulation off. This is a one piece cable that runs from both rear wheels to the hand brake asm. I see no way for the cables to catch fire it does not come c...
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31D2Y
Hey Guys, Car came in with check engine light on codes for o2 and absolute pressure sensor - diagnosed faulty o2 and replaced - pressure sensor vac. hose kinked so straightened and cleared light. Started car and no light. Shut car off and restarted later to ba... Trouble codes: 105 (absolute pressure sensor), 1464 (fuel level sensor or circuit)
2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA31A11
This vehicle showed up from the local transmission shop with a"stalled onthe lift while we were refilling the transmission and will not restart". Cranking compression was 145 psi in front three cylinders and cranking rythmn sounds ok. No cranking vacum was rec...
2007 Nissan Altima 2.5L window VIN: 1N4AL21E77
hello,nissan tech i currentlly have nissan altima from body shop. they replace right rear door.after that front driver/passanger window have no auto function.i do not have service infomation. do we to perform reinitialize(relean) ? thanks for early reply.
1987 Toyota 4Runner SR5 2.4L Injector wire connectors VIN: JT4RN62S9H
Hello everyone. Vehicle came to shop minus the engine...customer had it removed by a "friend" and then had engine rebuilt and brought all parts to me for final assembly and installation. Problem is that the wire connector ends are damaged/broken in several ar...
2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L Suspension VIN: 4T3ZF13C9Y
To all; I Have this sienna that came in for a vibration at highway speeds above 55 mph. At first test drive feels just like a bad tire vibration. Several other shops have tried to fix this car already. A tire shop replaced 2 tires and the gas station around th...
2000 Toyota Celica GTS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDDY32T5Y
Ok first an apology as the car is actually a Lotus elise (2005) and there is no selection for lotus. If you arent familiar with the 111 lotus chassis, it uses a 1.8 2zz and 6 speed sent complete assy from toyota to lotus for the drivetrain and lotus doesnt eve... Trouble codes: P0133
2001 Toyota Sienna CE 3.0L Starting VIN: 4T3ZF19C61
the car came with no start problem we check for the fuel thire is no fuel comeing we check the spark thire is no spark in comeing to plugs then trun switch on thir is no engine light comeing in the dash so I chand E C M .After changeing the ecm I have the engi...
2004 Toyota Celica GTS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDDY38T14
I need help.I can not find any posts on this code.I have ran the flow chart over and over, tested wiring,vacuum hoses and tested the pressure sensor for voltage change at the ecm.I ended up installing a $900 ecm with the same results and no used ones around.I ... Trouble codes: P2441

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2001 Honda CR-V SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JHLRD18781
Thank you all, we adjusted the valves on the loose side of specs, took care of problem. Thanks again!!! Elden
2003 Honda Element DX 2.4L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5J64H28503
Well we can close the book on this one-as most suggested a proper oil change w/5W20 and a premium filter did the trick!I should point out that the oil change on this thing was only done 3000K ago[backyard]with 10W30 and Fram filter.This info came to me well af... Trouble codes: P2646 (Low signal oil pressure switchVTEC).
2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4L Shift Lock
Thanks for all the replies. After going back and checking everything again I sent the customer to the Dealer as the ECU was still under warranty. Sure enough that's what it was, and he got it done under warranty. Thanks again for the help.
2001 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHCG45C21
The customer pulled the plug before we could solve this mystery-it's headed to the scrap yard. What I can tell you is this: The scan tool displayed an ECU voltage of 17.9 volts when the vehicle would run normally with plenty of spark advance. The displayed ... Trouble codes: P0141, P0132 (O2 Signal high bank 1 Sensor 1), P0562 (System voltage low).
2003 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L transfer box VIN: KMHSC81DDR
thanks for replying to my previous post but unfortunately i did not locate any transfer box for this vehicle it is still here at the shop. thanks again for your reply has to close this one
2003 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L Cuts out VIN: KNDJC73323
Kia fixed - Customer very happy. Yes it was indeed the crankshaft position sensor. In our experience, cutting out with the accompanying loss of tachometer signal, usually relates in some way to the sensor. Special thanks to Shawn, David and Rick for taking tim...
2003 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L noise VIN: 1N4BL11D93
thanks to the 6 techs who responded. all said the same thing... replace the fuel rail dampner. this was the fix. strange thing was that if you placed your hand on this dampner the vibration was not felt as strongly as it was where the fuel lines attach near ...
2004 Nissan Sentra 1.8L No Start VIN: 3N1CB51D94
Thanks to all the replies and this car is fixed . The shop that did the timing chain had it off a tooth.We jumped into it after i compared an 03 cam and crank waveform known good car to mine. It was off on the Intake cam one tooth. Alot of things got cleared u...
1997 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF1285V
Thanks to all those who responded. I neglected to mention that I had already tested resistance on the EGR valve position sensor and it was right at 4300 ohms. I took the advice of many of the people that responded and replaced the valve because of the diffe... Trouble codes: P1410 (EGR Valve position sensor circuit malfunction).
1999 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L Cruise control VIN: 4TAWN72N9X
Hi all, After a couple of visits, customer is satisfied. Most posts said to adjust slack in cable. We adjusted to 1/4 " free play. Small change. Steve said to pull cover and reset dip switches. We pulled cover but found no dip switches on this model. Customer ...
2003 Toyota Highlander 3.0L calipers VIN: JTEHF21A93
Thanks for all the replies. The customer didn't have the same concerns about the pedal as we did... As mentioned it the post the rear rotors were rusted. As it turns out the right rear caliper was frozen solid. We put on new loaded calipers w/mounts and new ...
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