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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 TL Type-S 3.2L Voltage VIN: 19UUA56853
We have a strange issue ,just thought I would send this out to see if anyone has come across this. Altenator is charging low. 12.49 ish New altenator 2 times still same voltage New battery . Pinout from ecm good , even had an ecm put in Grounds good Load det...
2000 Isuzu Trooper Limited 3.5L noise VIN: JACDS58X5Y
I have a noise that ONLY happens under a slight acceleration when cruising at about 30-35 mph. The noise a a groaning noise like a bearing noise that pulses when happening. We also noticed the RPM moves up and down about 300-400 rpm when the noise is happening...
2000 Isuzu N NPR-HD 4.8L cooling system VIN: JALB4B140Y
hello i hope someone has heard of this before. we installed a new head on this 9 months and 17500 miles ago. came back overheating from loss of coolant. air in being injected in cooling system not exz gas i've checked it 3 times with my block tester. i disconn...
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...
2003 Mazda Protege ES 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BJ22583
had po3oob code , replaced plugs and filters then it has come back with multiple missfire code and cat. efficency below thresshold .../. what does this mean . is it related to the front or rear o2 sensor , and the multiple missfire code ?? any help appreciated Trouble codes: P300, P0421
2002 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AA46G32
Where is the evap service port? I can't find it. Please don't laugh. Thanks in advance. Trouble codes: P0456
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)
2005 Nissan Armada SE 5.6L Rear Sonar System VIN: 5N1AA08AX4
The Rear Sonar "off" switch LED is always illuminated when the key is turned on. According to alldata, the light should turn on for 3 seconds and then go out. I should then be able to push the button 10 times to put it in diagnostic mode. However, when turning...
1995 Subaru Legacy 2.2L No Start VIN: 4S3B06350S
hi, guys: this car drove in ,customer complain about extended cranking in the morning or after 3 hours sitting, now is no start!! fuel pressure good, ignitor good, coil good and no code registered. any help apreciated. matt.
1998 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on
hi all, car came in with codes for random misfires and on 1,3,5, cyls. also lean bank 1. it has a/f sensors.the plugs on bank 1 were fouled,rich, bank 2 plugs ok. replaced maf with new oe sensor,and plugs on bank 1 . hard reset computer. test drove good. custo... Trouble codes: P0301, P0303, P0305, P0171
2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22K61
Rear convertor is not monitored so I had replaced it with an aftermarket part because the flex pipe had cracked.Car now has check engine light on with code P0420. So do I replace the exhaust manifold and the rear pipe with Toyota parts or replace the front pip... Trouble codes: P0420 (Convertor)
2003 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L door locks VIN: 4T1BF32K13
Toyota techs, I am at a loss as to what/how to test this system any further. The power door locks do not work with either front inside lock switch, remote fob, or with key in outside lock cylinder. Fuses ok, power into the body ecu good, all grounds check out ...

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2003 Acura RSX 2.0L alternator VIN: JH4DC53813
I talked with the maker of the alternator and perfromed ohm test on voltage reg. also tested amp out put of alternator and found that to be 16 amps at idle. the smoke that i got after install new alternator was most likely do to cold temp and the new alternato...
2002 Lexus RX300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTJHF10U02
Many thanks to my dedicated fellow technicians! The CCV hose was disconnected at the vent line between the firewall and the air breather assembly. This hose can easily be over-looked during air filter maintenance, if your not aware of it. Special thanks to Rod... Trouble codes: P0441 (Incorrect Purge Flow), P0446 (Evaporative Emission Leak Detected).
1986 Nissan 720 Sport Truck 2.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: JN6ND01Y6G
well you all had great responses, looks like problem is in the carb, customer opted to take back to previus rebuilder, i aasked him to let me know how it goes so i can let everyone here know,thank you.
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L Poor engine power VIN: JN8DR09Y01
customer has not returned up to this time, vehicle is not running that bad that it's an urgent issue for him. So far the general consensis from the replys has been to check fuel flow & pressure under load (we did initially roadtest with pressure gauge & pressu... Trouble codes: P1491 (VC cut / valve bypass valve fault).
2003 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on, CODE P0340 VIN: 3N1CB51D33
thanks to everybody that answered , i changed the timing chain, which was really stretched, and it runs mint. Trouble codes: P0340 (cam sensor circuit bank 1).
2003 Suzuki Aerio S 2.0L srs warning light VIN: JS2RA41S03
Thanks to all that replied. Good news is that the 2003 that we were working on light cleared after replacing the seat belts. I did go back and look at the 2005 that we haven't started yet and located the connector behind the driver's kick panel and did pull th...
2002 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L radiator VIN: JTEHT05J32
Unfortunately this economy being what it is, the customer declined to put any money into it since the weather is now cool enough to ignore the problem. I believe and it was suggested by a few, that the radiator is partially clogged. We have since had a tundr...
2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L Hesitation VIN: 4T1BE32K12
i replaced the accl. pedal assy. runs out good thahks mike
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