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1996 Honda Passport EX 3.2L 3rd or 4th gear start
I just got this 96 Passport one of my close friends just bought.I drove it and verified at times when stopping at a redlight it will take off in 3rd or 4th gear.I noticed that if I cycle the ignition while the concern is present it will go back to 1st gear sta...
2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGES26791
hello i have a o1 civic with p1259 {vtec system malfunction} when vehical reaches 4000 rpms acks like rev limiter is active. have tested oil pressure switch test passed. pined wires for proper voltage passed. tested vtec solenoid valve {17ohms spec 14-30} also... Trouble codes: 1259 (vtec system mal.)
2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4L starter VIN: JHMCM56663
vehicle came in on hook with no start/no crank condition. tested starter found worn brushes & bad solenoid contacts. 2 days after replacement car came back on hook with same problem except this time after a few turns of the key it started and has started every...
2003 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.7L Surge VIN: KMHWF35H83
Customer states that only after fueling does the car have any trouble. Immediately afterwards the car has trouble accelerating and or surges for a minute. Then it becomes normal with normal performance. The car has warmed up usually by the time they get gas. I...
2000 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2DM58W7Y
Vehicle came in with check engine light on solid or at times flashing. Also had a poor running condition.Originally condemned bank 1 sensor 1 O2 sensor.Replaced sensor and clear memory. Customer drove vehicle code came back in a few days. Smoke tested intake m... Trouble codes: P1133 (Slow response from O2 sensor bank 1 sensor 1)
1998 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGF22D1W
this car needs to get a sticker,but the service code keeps coming back.before asking for assistance from this great group,i made sure i didnt have any intake leaks or hoses cracked.no leaks found with smoke machine.so,i figured the upstream sensors must just b... Trouble codes: P1131 (o2 no switchlean)
2000 Mazda Millenia 2.5L MIL Lamp on, P1402
Car had MIL on. Pulled codes and found P0400 - EGR Malfunction. Cleared code. Pulled EGR valve and tested...opens and closes fine. The EGR position sensor was NOT registering the closed EGR position. Got another EGR position sensor and installed. This one test... Trouble codes: P1402 (EGR Valve Position Sensor Circuit)
1990 Nissan Stanza GXE 2.4L upshifts VIN: JN1FU21P6L
The car takes off in 3rd. shifts fine between 3rd and 4th gears. It did take off in 1st and shift normally 1 time. also has no manual low either stays in 3rd even in l1. Thanks to all Cannot retrieve codes because the power comfort lights are both burned out i...
1990 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JN1RZ24A1L
This is one for all the nissan super techs. We have a 300zx that came in for a failed smog on a hook.The vehicle wouldn't run. Found plugs saturated. Replaced plugs and got it to run but it was extreamly rich. Did some checking and found someone has been all o...
2000 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L Excessive Emissions, convertors glowing VIN: 5N1ED28Y4Y
hello and thank you for taking the time to read this post. i am working on a 2000 xterra it came in running rough i inspected the vehicle and found it was over due for a tune up and both pre-cats where glowing red. i did the tune-up and replaced bothe pre-cats...
2001 Nissan Sentra XE 1.8L fuse VIN: 3N1CB51D8I
Any help with this would be great. car came in w/ no start & ECCS mini fuse underhood blown. At first the fuse would blow upon cranking, car would start for half a second with a sckreeching noise, then moved to blowing when the key came on. When starter wires ...
1997 Suzuki Sidekick JX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: JS3TDO3V9V
not sure where to go from here. car fail DEQ due to p0400 check light.Pull the egr valve, transducer, and the pipe to intake and clear all the carbon buildup. It was 80% plugged. reinstall all the parts. I also check the egr vacuum valve; the egr check solenoi... Trouble codes: P0400
2000 Toyota Echo 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDBT1236Y
This car came in with a stall at idle when cold. I found the VVT valve broken so I replaced it. I checked Base Timing and it is o.k. These codes came back and it won't idle cold. Any help with this would be greatly appriciated. Mike Trouble codes: P0300, P0171, P1349, P1656

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1998 Acura Integra LS 1.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JH4DB7650W
Thanks Iatn members for replying. I got if fixed!!! After reading responds I double check the timing belt marks-good. Next I scope the power input and fuelpump output on the main relay when stalled, both had power-good. Used low amp probe on Iac valve when sta...
2002 Honda Accord Value Package 2.3L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1HGCF86652
YES, YES, this car is fixed, and I am so glad to be finished with this one. I truly appreciate the input and suggestions to help us with this thorn in our side. Luckily the thorn is now removed. As to the suggestions, Winston, the wiring is different as you sa... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304.
2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG16592
most people agreed that it was either an ecu or bad fuel. during my fuel pressure test I got a 'sniff' of the fuel and wasn't too concerned. Others suggested charging system issues - good thought - but that tested ok. Joe [...] from Canada nailed it thoug... Trouble codes: P0301 (misfire cyl 1), P0302 (misfire cyl 2), P0304 (Misfire cyl 4).
1992 Infiniti M30 3.0L Misfire VIN: JNXHF16C5N
Hi, Thanks for the replies. There are a black and a blue injector, the color is supposed to be stamped on the injector body. But the recall was perfromed on this back in 1997 and maybe the service injectors were not stamped. One thing I noted was the black one...
2002 Kia Sportage 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: KNDJA73925
thanks to all who helped. i am waiting for this vehicle to return so that i can use the information all of you have sent to conclude the repair. i failed to mention in my request that i had scanned for codes and found none.
1999 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L body control module VIN: JN1CA21D2X
this one is fixed. after finding that the drain goes away wheni disconected the 20 pin conector on the bcm i reveiwed the wiring diagram the next day and started to eliminate each wire one at a time and descovered that pin#26 had a ground signal to it keeping ...
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: JN1CA31D3Y
This li'l peach of a car is rolling under its own steam after a few days of being moments away from a roof top and an AK-47. All joking aside(not really)... after reading the responses almost every one hit the nail on the head. The motor mounts had failed (sho... Trouble codes: P0505 (Idle air control aux. air control valve).
1997 Subaru Impreza L 2.2L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1F1GF4859V
Thank you all very much for your time. I installed the OEM maf on monday and returned the car to the customer. He phoned me back today and reported that there was something wrong with his car as it would not stall out, needless to say he is very happy. I not... Trouble codes: P0102.
1997 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Hesitation, Stall VIN: JT3HP10VX7
one of the members suggested that I spray the idle air control with carb cleaner, That did free it uo a bit but not enough so I replaced the idle air control and there is an improvement thanks for all the help jack
2003 Toyota Prius 1.5L Hesitation, Turtle Light VIN: JT2BK18U33
The fix for this vehicle was to drive it to charge the HV battery up. The car was purchased at auction, then driven home on the highway, which did not allow it to charge much, turning the turtle light on. Carolyn also suggested that the colder temperature outs...
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