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1990 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCB7664L
Midrange is kicking our behinds,idles great,hard excell great,25 mph slight accel or in drive 1200 rpm my vacuum goes buck wild and surging,then check engine light for code 43.we tried new ecm,dist,egr,fuel filter,oxygen sensors,new vaccuum distributor,disonne... Trouble codes: 43 (fuel supply)
2000 Hyundai Tiburon 2.0L Mechanical VIN: KMHJG25FOY
we have a 2000 hyundai triburon with a bad vibration with the transmission in drive or reverse, it shakes horibly! also if you turn the AC on it will vibrate just as bad in park, and even worse if it is in gear. driving down the road it runs great! we have ins...
2001 Isuzu Trooper Limited 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JACDJ58X31
i am at my wits end. the car runs fine, no drivability problems at all. watching the o2 [all 4] on the modis, pre cat. o2 switch normal on bolth sides. poast cat o2, drivers side o2 switches normal but slightly low. the pass. side starts at 450mv koeo, koer it... Trouble codes: P0137 (o2B1S2)
2002 Kia Spectra 1.8L Failed Inspection VIN: KNAFB12122
Customer has taken vehicle to three State Inspection Stations all three fail due to ASM machine not communicating with vehicle. Connected Modis up and it communicates, can also read data and moniters are all ready. No codes. Have checked all fuses and all are ...
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT6GF10UXY
car came in mis-fire on 4 only and lean cond. replace ign coil four and all plugs plus mass-air flow w\new one from dealer. clear codes and drove about 10 miles let set running engine light will come on w\codes for ignitor circuit try to clear will not until c... Trouble codes: P1300 (ignitor circuit malfunction cyl 1), P1305 (cyl 2), P1310 (cyl 3), P1315 (cyl 4), P1325 (cyl 6)
2003 Lexus LS430 4.3L wiper mutli function switch VIN: JTHBN30F43
Customer had accidently broke the wiper control stalk and pulled the wires out of the pin connection. The typical repair is to replace the entire multi-function switch for the unit that houses the turn signal stalk and the steering wheel adjustment switch. I a...
1995 Mazda Protege ES 1.8L Heater VIN: JM1BA1426S
Customer complaint of not putting out enough heat, coolant level ok, water pump (coolant flow) ok, inside workshop with ambient air at 10 degrees celcius has 62 degrees celcius at center vent with fan on high on recirc', raise revs to 2000rpm temp goes to 72 d...
1990 Nissan 240SX XE 2.4L digital display VIN: JN1HS34PXL
speedometer no digital display, heads up unit no display on windshield, illumination lights for night driving no power on circuit board for those,no apparent/visable damage to circuit board. i have checked all power and ground supplies to cluster, all good, ti...
1996 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L 3rd gear VIN: JT1CA21D5T
dies when put in gear, hook up scanner has code p0725 and shows to be in third gear, on lift it will go in forward and reverse, but on ground it dies asap
2002 Subaru Impreza TS 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: JF1GG65582
Car came in barely running at idle, vehicle hot. car sat for weekend, checked fuel pressure first thing in the morning. KOEO, no prime on gauge, had to turn key off and on 4 times to get 35 psi, start vehicle and you can hear fuel pump moaning in back. with re...
2002 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L comp. reading, timing belt VIN: JF1GG296X2
hello to all, i have this 2002 wrx that came into my shop with the check engine light on for misfires on all cylinders and i am also hearing an engine knock or valve knock and vehicle will not run. Inspected the timing belt and found a bad idler pulley, the be...
1999 Suzuki Grand Vitara JLX 2.5L No Start, Surge, Stall VIN: JSAFTL52VY
This Suzuki stall and some times backfires on intake if you try to rev up at at very close driven time of 35 minutes. Not able to reproduce in shop even after 2.30 minutes under no load conditions and 2500 rpm scan shows no problem at all, scope cam and crank ...
1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Shift solenoid B VIN: 4T1BG22K1W
Thanks in advance for your help, The car has a code P0755-Shift Solenoid "B" Testing revealed a stuck solenoid. What I need is any repair info for the shift solenoids. It looks like the pan will need to come down. There is no repair info from Mitchell or allda...
1998 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L Misfire VIN: JT3HN86R1W
Vehicle was brought in with check engine light on and intermittently runs rough. p 303. cleared code, had customer come back since it was friday afternoon. check eng light stayed off. still int ran rough. normal diagnostics found nothing abnormal. plugs & wire... Trouble codes: P0303
1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2BG22K3W
EGR holds vacuum, vacuum source at egr valve is excellent, even under cruising conditions while mil triggers, back pressure transducer work excellent (even tried with a new one since I had one here), Both vacuum lines are clear coming from the intake and do ho... Trouble codes: P0401
2007 Toyota Yaris S 1.5L oil pressure VIN: JTDBT92377
Hi, Have a toy {1.5}in w/ oil lite and rattling. No restriction on suction side of pump. Anybody seen any patterns on this motor? Could all pressure be dumping out cam solenoid??? Thanks, Spencer

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2003 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L charcoal canister VIN: SHSRD78893
2004 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L heater VIN: 2HKYF18594
well this one is not fixed yet.we have bleed the crap out of it and it has not helped.we are begining to think its in the climate control.i will update if we come up with any kind of fix.
2004 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L ignition VIN: KMHCG35C64
thanks to all who responded. brian and john, you both were dead on. what we found was the A/C belt was the cause of the static discharge. after replacing the belt the arcing stopped. after visually inspecting the belt there was not visible evidence indicating ...
2004 Mazda MPV LX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM3LW28A14
I think averyone said to check the PCV hose. Collapsed and broken. Replaced part and all is well. Customer is coming back later for fan module. Thank you all very much. I don't think I would have found the as the hose is hard to get to, unless you guys told m... Trouble codes: P0131, P0151, P0171.
2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse GTS 3.0L timing belt VIN: 4A3AC74H23
Well this one is gone. I struggled with the information supplied by everyone as it was all different depending on the brand and age of the information base used. In the end to break the tie I called our dealer who I had gotten the parts from and they faxed the...
2001 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1N4BDL01D1
well folks id like to thank you all for trying to help me with this vehicle...unfortunatly we still havnt found the fix b/c the customer does not want to spend the money for us to properly diagnose and fix the vehicle. we did narrow it down to the iac actin... Trouble codes: P1612 (nats), P0325 (knock sensor).
1999 Subaru Forester L 2.5L Stall, Misfire VIN: JF1SF6350W
Thanks to Donald,Wade and Spencer and the others who took time to reply. The green connectors were in fact plugged together and hidden behind the big harness bundle. I unplugged these and all the flashing ck. eng light and weird code output stopped. A set of p... Trouble codes: P0500, P1101, P1121, P1540.
1996 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L monitor readiness VIN: 4TAPM62N7T
Thanks for all the responses. I had another computer from a known good truck. Did not fix the problem. Looked at the o2 sensor values and coolant temp and air intake temp. All readings were within spec. Took the two o2 sensors out and replaced them with new ...
2002 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L electronic 4wheel drive actuation VIN: 5TEHN72N32
Thanks to Stephen, chris and wayne, i appriciate your time. on these push button 4x4 systems the front diff. needs to engage before the transfercase will engage. This truck had a broken tooth in the front liner gear for the shift fork sometimes the broken toot...
2003 Toyota Matrix 1.8L Surge VIN: 2T1KR32E73
many thanks to all who replied.I sincerely apologize for the long delay in closing this posting.As many of you suggested I did find the intake gasket to be leaking when cold and after replacing it the surge was diminished but still present.What did fix both th...
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