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1995 Honda Civic LX 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JHMEG8680S
engine has been replaced for a 1993 1.5,everything ran fine exept high idle.1100-1200 rpm hot or cold. all the vacuums are plugged,the idle mixture is around 300-400 with green connector jumped.what else,everything works great.
2001 Honda Civic DX 1.7L Charging VIN: 1HGEM22201
1)charging system is 14.1 v at idle 2) battery light is on 3) no pcm codes 4) shift interlock not working 5) all fuses are good on the mastertech tool how can i communicate with the multiplex control unit?? when i do network testing what are the voltages tha...
2004 Isuzu Axiom S 3.5L No Start VIN: 4S2DE58YX4
we have this axiom in and someone dumped sugar in the fuel tank. they broke open the filler flap, added what looks like a bunch of sugar and now we have a no start. state farm will be coming out to to write an estimate. what all should i recommend replacing? f...
2002 Kia Spectra GS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAFB16142
I have been reading alot for repair history on this site There are alot of you guys that are excellent in your answers. I hope that one of you will have a related problem like this. I do appreciate any help at all. Thanks to all of you out there that are profe... Trouble codes: P1765
2002 Mazda Miata 1.8L cam shaft position VIN: JM1NB35322
girl ( need i say more) drove this car untill it stopped, was told it made a lot of noise and quit --yippie--any how thought it was a broken t belt gave a quote, got into it t belt was ok found it had no compression,pressure test pushed coolant into 3 cylinder...
2003 Mazda 6 i 2.3L Keyless Entry VIN: 1YVFP80C33
All functions of the remote do not work(lock/unlock/trunk release/alarm set) Locks work fine with the key and from the switch inside car. Trunk release works with switch inside car. Replaced batteries in remotes, still nothing. Alldata's description of the sel...
1994 Nissan D21 XE 2.4L timing chain VIN: 1N6SD16Y7K
after some 1800 miles the timing chain began to make a bad rattling sound. we found the non tensioner guide had broken into several pieces. we replaced the chain with a new kit. after about 200 miles the chain is making a noise again. the noise is pretty bad a...
2000 Nissan Quest GLE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2XN11T8Y
Van came in with a rough idle/missfire with a P0300. I did a two hour fuel injector flush,checked for vacuum leaks and found smoke coming from the Egr so went ahead and replaced it,and replaced the ignition rotor and cap because of obvious burnt spots . Afther... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random missfire)
2003 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L Excessive Emissions, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BL11E53
help nissan techs this vehicle originaly came in with a plugged exhaust, after removalof cats (we are in mexico) it went into fail safe mode and set code p0102 mass air flow sensor circuit low. Code sets immediatly. checked for vacumm leaks none found. checked... Trouble codes: P0102
1999 Subaru outback 2.5L Cooling Systems VIN: 483BH682Y7
this car came in a month ago, external head leak, cleaned and checked heads, resurfaced, installed new gaskets and bolts, replaced waterpump, timing belt and idler pulley. It came back 2 weeks later from a trip the temp guage went up, they pulled over, the gua...
2002 Subaru Impreza RS 2.5L pump pulsating VIN: JFLGD675X2
basic brakes good. when going very slow and applying brakes the pedal will pulse lightly and abs pump will activate. speed is below 10 mph. no abs light, sensors ohm good. having trouble accessing codes!!! any help woulb be appreciated. thanks, jim
2002 Suzuki Grand Vitara JLX 2.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: JS3TD62V22
Hello to all again, We have this Suzuki that came in for a MAF meter. The customer was told the MAF was bad, but it was not replaced due to the $1500 or so price tag - not available separate from the throttle assembly. With this info in the back of my mind, I ...
1998 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L brake pump VIN: 1FALP5637S
this post is for my bosses sons vehicle. it is a 98 toyota landcruiser diesel. he is in greece. he has been told the brake pump? is bad in his vehicle. we are trying to find out what this is? i am assuming a vacuum pump, or the booster pump if hydraulic asst. ...
1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 4T1GB22KIW
car came in running bad at idle,poor fuel mileage,converter replacement issue [see history] spark plugs are new ngk but black with soot car seems to run fine off of idle but has a VERY rough idle,tried unplugging egr,cleaning t-body not sure where to go not ve...
2002 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L cv joint VIN: 4T3ZF13C92
Van has a problem with a "side to side" vibration during moderate to heavy acceleration. No vibration apparent while coasting or cruising. Halfshafts have been replaced, wheels balanced, steering is tight, no problems or codes for the transaxle. Feels like a b...

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1990 Honda Accord LX 2.2L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1HGCB7659L
The problem did not have anything to do with the v/c gasket repair 40 days earlier. Dale, Stuart, Peter and David were on the right track...thank you all. The problem was the power from the main relay to the pcm. We replaced the wire from main to pcm and wh... Trouble codes: 5 (14 -), 14 (testing and results).
2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L all upshifts VIN: 1HGEM22921
Thanks for all the replies.I removed and checked the solenoids and screens.All checked ok.The customer was a used car lot and didn't want to go any further or put any more money in car.They picked the car up.
1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JN1CA21D4S
Many thanks to all that responded to my post. On Sat. morn I test drove the Nissan again until I could feel the cut-out and the idle control concern. I had the Consult hooked-up and monitored data. If the engine speed was above 1500 rpm, all seemed good. As I ... Trouble codes: P0325 (knock sensor).
1998 Nissan Sentra 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: IN4AB41D3W
well This one bit me in the a** I just ran out of time, and customer's patience. If I had to guess I would say that it is either the ECU or EMI interference getting into the signal wire to the ECU. Just not good enough to fix them all. Who is? Trouble codes: P0140.
1994 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L No Start VIN: 4T1SK12E0R
ok the fix is in!!! many little things...turned out the rebuilt distributor from W/P was defective, got used distributor and also found EFI Relay intermittent. Replaced EFI main relay started to get fire.. Replaced sprak plugs, also found some wires broken o...
1994 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L CV Boots Outer VIN: 4T1SK12E7R
Only 2 of the 38 replies were successful in getting the outer joint apart. Rebuilt axle assemblies are so cheap almost no one just does the boots. Due to the excessive force used trying to get the outer joint apart I replaced the left axle assembly. The right...
1998 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L engine VIN: 4TAWN72N6W
Thank you one and all for your insight, it is definately easier with vehicle at the shop. Customer did not want to spend too much on diagnosis as he had set himself up for the worst. I gave him several scenarios, from luck and running in 3 to 4 hours, to getti...
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