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1996 Acura RL 3.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: JH4KA653TC
I have a 3.5rl that intermittently will idle erratic usually when hot. I think it is caused by a rich mixture. The plugs are not old but are black. After a ride on the highway the CAT converter gives out a rotten egg smell. The engine does come up to temperatu...
1990 Honda Accord DX 2.2L Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCB7643L
Car has two symptoms that I believe are related.On hard accel around 3500 it will break up and surge like a rev limiter is kicking in.If you accelerate lightly you can get past this spot into 2nd gear and it will do it again at 3500 rpm.It will also do this in... Trouble codes: 14 (Electronic air control valve EACV)
2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0L p0747 VIN: 1HGCM66553
Customer states would not go into foward or reverse had to be towed in. When car got here it went into foward and reverse gears. Scanned codes and got a P0747 pressure control solenoid A stuck on.
2004 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HKYF18454
thanks to all who take the time to reply, normally this would not even get posted, however my alldata import disk1 will not read for me, ok i have a regular costomers pilot that has this o2 code, on the test drive voltage will stay at 1.0 to .9v for an extende... Trouble codes: P0138
2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Compressor VIN: 5FNRL38675
Hey guys, need some help with this one. Family vehicle. Enough said. AC was working perfectly and out of the blue it quit working. Has automatic climate control. Have checked all fuses, OK. With Genisys I can check AC clutch and command on. Relay clicks but co...
2003 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L speedo/odometer VIN: KM8SC73D23
Came in with inop speedo/odometer. Everything else in cluster works fine. Tach,lights,etc. VSS has power and ground, wire from back of cluster to VSS has continuity and no resistance. We have tried 2 different used clusters. Scanner shows a VSS reading while d...
2001 Infiniti QX4 3.5L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: JNRDR07X11
o2 sensors switch good at cruise. At idle o2 voltage on both banks at .95. Fuel trim is at 100%. Maf tests good but I still suspect its faulty. I used to like being single, thanks in advance for looking. Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
1975 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.2L Mechanical VIN: 0112547896
Hi was hoping some of you older toyota techs would know all the engine torque specs and the piston to wall specs and bearing specs exc I am rebuilding an older 1975 land cruser motor and can not find the spec thanks
1982 Toyota Corolla 1.8L Stall VIN: JT2TE72E70
The owners picked this car up for $300 and brought it to me to figure out why it stalls when it is put into gear. Has anyone dealt with this issue? I have been playing with the throttle screw and timing all day to try to get it to the 7 degrees before TDC it ...
1992 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JT2VK12F4N
car came with the readings i gave.i found the air snorkel loose and brocken,so i fixed it and after retarding the timing i send it to the aircare hoping loose snorkel was the problem.again failed the aircare.checked all the tune up parts,smoke checked for vacu...
2000 Toyota Celica GTS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDDY32T3Y
Car has code 441, cleared, smoke checked, tested the three solenoids, ok tested canister as per alldata ok, Pres sens voltage ref 4.9, static voltage 3.2, does rise to 4.79 under pressure, down to 1.7 under vac. when purge is requested sensor does change. I no... Trouble codes: P0441 (purge flow)
2002 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L Evaporator VIN: 4T3ZF13C92
Thank you in advance. I have this Toyota Sienna that is beating me up. Vehicle came to us a month ago from body shop down the road to evac system. Body shop replaced rr 1/4 panel,and installed used evap and case. Charged system and both the front and rear was ...

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2000 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: MHJW35F9YU
Well once again Iatn is priceless!!! The vehicle is fixed. The gear in the tranny was stipped as many had suggested. before it ceased to funtion, it gave the cable a run for its money so we replaced that as well. Thanks for all the help!!!
2002 Mazda MPV LS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: JM3LW28A82
I want to thank all who replied, we ended up replacing all three coils on the back and then ended up swapping the wiring harness on cylinder 4 and 6 as was stated on another post for a mazda mpv. Well I am happy to say that it is fixed. The wiring harness loo...
2002 Mazda B2300 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4F4YR12DX2
Thanks to all that replied, this is the same system that ford use on the ford ranger. You never no if they are controling it differently. It turn out to be the vacuum hose that supply vacuum to the intake manifold control runner. Replaced vacuum hose and alls ... Trouble codes: P1537.
2005 Mazda 3 S 2.3L Cylinder head VIN: JM1BK32345
Greetings all, again I must thank everyone who assisted me in this matter. Especially Dean from Texas, which was right on when he told me about the front of timing chain oil hole being welded on. We didn't get this short block from dealer so apparently, on t...
1996 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L Surge VIN: JA3AW75K0T
I would like to thank the people who took the time out of their busy day to help me solve this problem. I explained to the customer what we did and told him that I would like to remove the aftermarket electronio fuel pressure adjuster. we did and all worked l...
2006 Scion xB 1.5L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTLKT32446
The combination meter ended up being the problem for this vehicle. I hooked up a scope to the signal wires between the meter and ECU. When it would fail, the signal drops out but the speedometer was still functioning ok. Thanks for all the help. Trouble codes: P0500 (Vehicle speed sensor circuit), P0335 (Crankshaft position sensor A circuit).
2001 Subaru Impreza Outback 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1GF48511
well this one is finaly fixed.car has been gone now for a couple of weeks and no problem.As everyone stated the problem was with the aftermarket convertor.Customer agreed to put O.E. convertor on.I test drove vehicle for two drive cycles myself,rear o2 stayed ... Trouble codes: P0420.
1996 Toyota T100 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT4UN2405V
I want to thank you all who replied, I was able to find the correct sensor location (on the top of the transmission on the passenger side) the owner did not leave it long enough for us to find the problem. The truck has not return for repairs. Trouble codes: 1700 (Speed Sensor No 2 Circuit Malfunction).
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