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1998 Acura NSX 3.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4NA216XW
Hello Every one! This car has me stumped although I can find limited information on the ignition control module and the spark detection module? I am suspecting the computer drivers since the firing order is in that sequence (4-2)The Crankshaft/camshaft positio... Trouble codes: P0300, P0302, P0304, P1399 (oe code-acura)
2001 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, Barely runs, not dri VIN: 2HNYD18861
Hello Honda and Acura Gurus! boy do I need your help on this one. This truck has been rode hard and put up wet! What have I gotten myself into this time! What it boils down to is that this truck is running extremely rich, loading up with fuel. So rich it alrea... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0305
2003 Acura RSX 2.0L alternator VIN: JH4DC53813
this vehicle was brought in with a charging problem. battery light would come on and vehicle would die then restart. sometimes it would need to be jumped. test battery and alternator. found battery to be good. customer had just replaced the battery. isntalled ...
2003 Acura TL Type-S 3.2L Stall VIN: 19UUA56933
I'll start by saying i have'nt actually looked at car since complaint arose as customer has a hard time getting the car to us. He says that the car stalls when he puts it in gear on cold startup. Car always restarts and otherwise runs fine. No codes, no MIL. L...
2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Engine mounting VIN: 5FNRL38616
Hi all, we have this 2006 honda odyssey here that while driving if you accellerate to 60km/hr, let off the accellerator and just float it back in to a cruise position. Intermittantly it will sound and feel as if there is a truck next to you with its engine bra...
1999 Isuzu F FSR 7.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4GTG6C139X
Power seemed to improve when plugged flow limiter with solid bolt, but still when hot and loaded starts to loose power has MIL P0226 then shuts down, after cooling a few minutes restarts with normal power, is shutting down quicker and quicker. see crank and pu... Trouble codes: 226 (pump not transfer of p/l operator always), 262 (rare and INTERMITTENT - FLOW LIMIT OPERATION CLY 2), 266 (rare and INTERMITTENT - FLOW LIMIT OPERATION CLY 6), 227 (rare and INTERMITTENT - PUMP NO TRANSFER PRESSURE)
2004 Kia Rio 1.6L No Start, Stall VIN: KNADC12524
Car towed because it died while driving down the road.checked to see if it had spark. had spark, butkind of week. initially all plugs were sparking while cranking, just not a good bright blue spark. checked for codes and found a po 340 cam sensor code. did wir... Trouble codes: P00, 340 (cam pos sensor circuit malfunction)
2000 Lexus GS300 3.0L Evap Case VIN: JT8BD68S2Y
I need some help on this 2000 Lexus GS300. The Driver side carpet/floor mat is wet due to condensation when a/c is on. The water seems to be coming from the Evap case. Before pulling out and finding anything I wanted to post this to see if anybody else has run...
2002 Lexus RX300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTJHF10U02
In the non continuous monitoring tests on my MT2500 scanner, Test ID $02 Compnent $01 showed Min 98...Value 16 RESULT...FAILED After erasing trouble codes, I conducted the same test. TEST PASSED...Value...255 When this vehicle gets back to me, with the MIL on,... Trouble codes: P0441 (Incorrect Purge Flow), P0446 (Evaporative Emission Leak Detected)
2003 Lexus LX470 4.7L automatic height control VIN: JTJHT00W03
Came in with shocks bottomed out and bouncy ride. Automatic height control "off" light flashing. Check for codes and code c1762 "abnormal oil pressure for pump" came up. Checked resevior and its over filled. Check data stream and no pressure at accumulator,fro...
2001 Mazda Miata 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1NB35301
the last time the car came in we did a compression check, (150 psi all) cylinder leak test (slight leak by rings) smoke check (replace leaking egr valve, recheck coil and spark plug wires, exhaust cam timing off one tooth,(reset cam timing, after resetting cam... Trouble codes: P0300, P0304
2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L No Start, Hesitation, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 4A3AC54L2Y
this is my own personal vehicle. we replaced the flex plate on the car after it had snapped. the car had been making a rapping noise and while driving it home the car felt like it wad shifted to neutral and stalled out. since the repair the car is having many ...
1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21D1T
dear nissan techs this veh originally came in with code po446/vent solenoid problem.found piston on vent sol stuck.replaced and 2 days later came back with po1447 evap purge flow monitoring problem.mitchell is pretty vague.i smoked the system and didnt find an... Trouble codes: P1447 (evap control system purge flow monitoring)
2001 Nissan Frontier XE 2.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6DD21S81
Came in missing,Cyl#4 misfire only code. Installed plugs,wires,cap,rotor,fuel filter,no fix.Test compression,new injector,another plug & wire on#4 no fix.Runs perfect on light and heavy acceleration,But has real bad miss,Like it"s crosswired,at cruise speed,in...
2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11D13
Hi Everyone ! I've got a tough one here. This car will set a P1458 about every 2-3 months. We replaced the gas cap and cannister over the past year. We're still seeing the code. I keep thinking I'll find a leak but so far I haven't. Please help me if you can. ... Trouble codes: 1456 (small leak between fuel tank and evap purge valve control solenoid valve)
2001 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L vibration VIN: 4S3BH68661
This vehicle has an intermitant yet very noticable vibration when the vehicle is warm and in drive or reverse when sitting still. The vibration dissapears if you open the throttle at all or if you jack the vehicle up off the ground on the right front . i have ...
2001 Subaru Forester L 2.5L Oil Consumption VIN: JFISG65663
Did a valve job and timing chain 5000 miles ago and the customer is complaining about oil consumption, a quart per 1000 miles. I changed the valve seals and realize that they are different, one for intake and another color for exhaust. I don't see any smoke or...
2002 Subaru Legacy L 2.5L valve VIN: JFICX8659T
guys,removed timing belt from subaru legacy quad cam have a feeling i might of bend the valves reason being cams spun round also the rh inlet and exhaust cams can turn freey approx 180 degree before i can feel any valve spring resistance all cams where correct...
1999 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXBR12E4X
We used the smoke machine to check for leaks and everything passed, check the vsv sensor and failed once (stick) proceeded to replace the sensor and light went off. After a couple thousand miles the light came on again on the freeway (customer told me) next da... Trouble codes: P0446 (Evaporative emission control system vent ctrl malfunction)
2001 Toyota Prius 1.5L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on, falls into neutral VIN: JT2BK12U01
vehicle was running fine then customer stated he let the vehicle sit for 2 weeks when he returned home started the vehicle drove approx 7 miles when the master warning lamp came on along with the check engine lamp vehicle started loosing power then acted as if... Trouble codes: 3006 (battery levels are unusually diffrent), 3015 (battery block 5 becomes weak)
2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L Hesitation VIN: 4T1BE32K12
toyota techs i need your help. i have this vehicle that when you give it gas it will take between 5 & 30 seconds before it will respond. i checked it for codes none were found. but the customer told me he had auto zone check the codes and he had a P01121 in it...

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1998 Acura CL 3.0L Charge Light VIN: 19UYA2257W
Thank all of you for responding to our request for help. The customer took the car and we will make an appointment to bring it back for additional diags and possily replace the alternator with an OE alternator for the second time. The alternator harness, conne...
1996 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Crankshaft Pulley VIN: 1HGCD5633T
Thanks for all the help I FINALLY got it with a 1 inch impact, The entire bolt apeared to have loctite on it.
2002 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD68442
Problem turned out to be defective idle air control valve and one of the vtec solenoids. It must have been the one on the rear of the cylinder head (I am assuming) since I pulled the front one off a couple of times and could see it was not stuck. The customer ... Trouble codes: 501 (Idle Air Problem), 1501 (PCV Valve Air Leak).
2003 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L Cooling Systems VIN: 5FNRL18533
Pulled the heads off the problem was 4 or the 8 headbolts had pulled the threads out of the block,the 4 bolts had no torque. Just waiting for her break down insurance comp. to tell me how they want me to fix it.I think they want to replace the short block. Tha...
2003 Honda Civic Si 2.0L Misfire VIN: SHHEP33583
1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21D4T
Hi everyone: Thanks for all the replies. From all 14 replies everyone mensioned the MAF. The test is to disconnect it and see if the car runs better. In this case replace MAF sensor. There are some issues with nissan maximas maf sensors, and sometimes there is... Trouble codes: P1400.
2005 Nissan Frontier LE 4.0L No Start VIN: 1N6AD06U35
1999 Subaru Legacy L 2.5L Engine VIN: BG6857X763
First thank you to all of you that replied this request. Most of you were correct in diagnosing this as a head gasket problem. I found the reason for the temp guage would rise while cornering was that the pressure forced into the cooling system pushed coolant ...
2002 Subaru Forester L 2.5L timing belt, valves VIN: 1JF1SG6367
thank you all for the immediate assistance. with the replies i recieved iwas able to figure aut the timing marks for the belt, even though most recommended a subaru belt we could not return the belt we purchased so i installed the old belt with its marks on th...
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