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1991 Acura Integra LS 1.8L No Start, Stall VIN: JH4DA9353M
hello,car came in w/small miss and hessitation .after checking inside distributor find distributor shaft moving sideways {shaft bearing going bad}.easy... replace w/ rebuilt distributor ,new cap ,rotor ok...start runs real good go for test drive ,park it .no p...
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1990 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Throttle Cable
Throttle cable siezed as initial complaint. Replaced throttle cable with NEW cable (the old cable siezed internally). After I replaced the cable, the new cable siezed. The customer noticed smoke in the passenger compartment when the new cable siezed. I replace...
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1995 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: KMHJF33M2S
the car came into the shop for a timing belt replacement and the car idling too low to a point when it stalled intermittently.replaced the timing belt,balance shaft belt and water pump.cleaned the throttle body and adjusted the idle speed screw on the throttle...
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2003 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L valves VIN: KM8SB12B63
replaced lifters no effect and measured valve height and is fine ...changed to thinner oil does the same im at my witts end please help im tired of taking the cams out..
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2001 Kia Rio 1.5L Mechanical VIN: KNADC12301
i'm tired of pulling out my hair over this one, so i'm asking for your help. this kia has a vibration at idle. it gets slightly worse when put in gear and/or a/c is turned on. it feels as if the egr valve is slightly open at idle, but this motor does not have ...
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1988 Mazda RX-7 Convertible 1.3L Excessive Emissions, No Start, runs very poor VIN: JM1FC3517J
This car came in as a no start no spark or injector pulse car was sitting for along time. Found the mass airflow sensor was the cause of the no spark and no injector pulse. Got car to run by putting oil down intake. The car has very little power very little co...
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1995 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1YVGE22D5S
Car was towed in last week for stalled/ no start issue. Found battery dead. Recharged & car started and ran. Car stalled 3 times in lot. Got into shop & hooked up fuel pressure gauge and found fuel pressure to be ok. Let run and found pressure was still presen...
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2005 Mitsubishi Outlander XLS 2.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JA4LX41FX5
I thought I knew the reason for the "Drive By Wire" throttle system, but this one defies logic. First of all, there IS a throttle cable. It goes from the pedal to the passenger side fender skirt...All the way past the front of the intake and around the engine.... Trouble codes: P2138 (Throttle/Pedal Position Sensor/ Switch D/E Voltage Correlation)
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1999 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N2DL01D7X
evap code p1446 keeps coming on. we replaced the valve and repiared rotted line that was leaking slowly. signals from pcm all work solonoids all react and hold pressure. seem to have hit the wall. any suggestion welcome. thanks Trouble codes: P1446 (vent control valve closed diag)
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1987 Toyota Pickup 2.4L Oil Pressure VIN: JT4RN63B3G
This truck came to our shop smoking like a train. We pulled the turbo and found the bearings very worn and lots of oil in intake and exhaust. Customer supplied us with a new turbo and we installed it with no problems. Soon after it started smoking again. Lots ...
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2000 Acura Integra LS 1.8L Mechanical VIN: JH4DC435Y5
I found a honda factory bulletin in motorage(08-035) It says to check connections on ignitor to see if they are loose. They were loose. Tightened them, and adjusted the valves. Driven 100 miles and no pending codes. Missfire code gone and so is cat code
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2002 Acura RL Premium 3.5L spark & injector pulse VIN: JH4KA96582
THANKS TO ALL THAT RESPONDED TO MY REQUEST. I HATE TO SAY IT BUT THE CAR ENDED UP AT AN ACURA DEALERSHIP AND AS OF THIS TIME IT STILL DOES NOT START. I CHECKED EVERY THING I COULD THINK OF & LEFT A NOTE FOR THE ACURA TECH. AS TO WHAT WAS DONE & THEY FEEL IVE C...
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2003 Acura TL 3.2L Steering VIN: 19UUA56643
HI PEOPLE. THE CUSTOMER CAME IN YESTERDAY TO TAKE ME FOR A TEST DRIVE TO SHOW ME THE HARD PULL TO THE LEFT AT 80MPH. YES THE CAR DRIFTS SIDE TO SIDE AT THAT SPEED, IT ALSO GOES STRAIGHT AS AN ARROW SOMTIMES TO. I DROVE THE CAR AND IT DRIFTS OCCASIONALLY TO EIT...
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2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L noisy lifters VIN: KM8SC83D31
We took the bore scope into #6 cly and found a valve seat had come loose and was holding the valve open. That explains the miss and rapping noise. I assume the seat would sometimes go back into place sometimes and run normal. There is also piston damage-the e...
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2007 Hyundai Entourage SE 3.8L compressor VIN: KNDMC23347
Good Afternoon: It appears that the clutch is bad. I have power to it but no engagement. It comes in pieces from Hyundai. I just got a coil. I will add if this work out. Thanks for the help!!! Tom
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2003 Infiniti G35 3.5L Cooling Fans VIN: JNKCV51E43
Car is fixed for now. Found blown fuse in IPDM. Only got 3 replies on this one but they tend to agree that there are some issues with the IPDM. I waited a week or so to post this fix just to see if it comes back or not. So far so good, but if it comes back wit...
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2005 Kia Optima LX 2.7L electical VIN: KNAGD12675
kia would not warranty because of remote starter, it was not the problem, i couldnt get any assistance finding a schematic so i started removing the harness that was burnt. it left the fuse box went up the piller post and went to the mirror dome light and viso...
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1988 Mazda RX-7 SE 1.3L No Start VIN: JM1FC3717J
Thanks for the responses turns out the mass airflow sensor was causing the no spark and the no injecter pulse. Learned alot on this car. Thanks again
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1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AK34Y5X
I am closing this post because I am still trying to find the correct ECU to put in this car. I put an Eclipse ECU in and the vehicle would crank but not start. It looks like a junkyard ECU was put in this car from a Chrysler Breeze. Interesting thing is the... Trouble codes: P1492 (Battery temp. sensor voltage too high).
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2002 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L Mechanical VIN: JN8DR09Y92
Thankyou everyone for all your suggestions. Tom & Dave were of the most help. Ground was a problem as well as off a tooth. Re-aligned marks & wha-la running great. Again, thank you.
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1990 Subaru Legacy LS 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JF1BJ6429L
I want to thank everyone that responded. It was a long drawn out process that ended up being the ECU. As I stated in the post anything below 1000 rpm engine wound die. The front 2 cylinders were not firing due to the injector pulse width slowing down. I could ...
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2004 Suzuki Forenza S 2.0L Turn signals VIN: KL5JD52Z94
Great input. I went back an double checked at the flasher with my power probe. I had everything except I noticed a weak ground on the pink wire did not sound my probe when signaling yet it would directly after the t/s switch. I jumped a wire from the t/s sw...
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1986 Toyota Camry DLX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, No Idle VIN: JT2SV12E3G
Well I did find the problem, one of the times I was turning it over I noticed it had a funny sound. I did a compression test and found #3 had only 50psi. Ran the car out because its going to the bone yard. Thank you for the help.
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1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L Stall VIN: 4T1BG12KXT
Ok, so it has been a couple weeks since the original post for help and we have not been able to confirm any set problem. The information we received from other members indicated that the main problems were in the ignition system, egr system, the IAC motor, an...
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