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2003 Acura RSX 2.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: JH4DC54803
having a hard time with this one,car hesitates bad just off idle on hard accel but once it does accel it will pop back through intake a couple of time then be will pop back any time on hard accel no matter if at idle or not.have checked cam timming,va... Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0304
1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L hard fuel fill VIN: JHMCG5541X
Customer complained that either the fuel guage was bad or the tank would not take any fuel. I checked the guage and it read right through a whole sweep although it took a while for the guage to actually move. The guage read 1/2 tank and upon removal of the sen...
1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L clutch master cylinder VIN: JHMCG5541X
This 99 accord needs a new Clutch slave cylinder. The one I took off is plastic. The replacement is aluminum.The line attaches with a square cut o-ring then held in place with a clevis pin. The line does not fit the replacement aluminum master, which is all I ...
2000 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L 1-2, 2-3 shifts VIN: 2HKRL1857Y
Hi, Thanks for any help. I do lots of domestic and some european transmission rebuilding but I have no prior honda experience. I understand these transmissions have lots of issues. This one has a severe 1-2 shift flare, goes completely neutral for about 1/...
2000 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHJF35F0Y
This vehicle came in with check engine light on and an exhaust leak. Pulled codes p0141 and p0135. First thing I noticed is that the rear oxygen sensor had been replaced already with a universal type sensor in which someone cut and spliced the old connector to... Trouble codes: P0135, P0141
2003 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L No Start VIN: KMHDN45D23
Just a little help here please. We put another used engine in this car last month. The car runs great but after a hot soak it won't start. If you bump the starter 5-10 times it will go ahead and start. Did a top end- cleaning with sea foam at a vac port. Timin...
1996 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CK58VOT
vehicle came to our shop. we diag o2 circuit, have 12 volts to heater, ground. we replaced heated o2 sensor. monitor would not run, so we released the vehicle for the customer to drive. vehicle came back with same code. o2 (bank1/sensor2), does not switch unti... Trouble codes: P0147
2005 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDUP13215
van came in for a tune-up changed plugs and wires customer complained afterward of vehicle hesitation mil lamp was on checked codes came up random misfire cleaned maf and throddle seem to run fine next day customer said vehicle doing it again noticed rpm gage ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0305

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1995 Acura NSX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4NA1286S
Hello all thank you for your help alot of you hit it right on the head I adjusted the valve clearance and cleaned egr port and drove about a hundred miles and no light. So thank you all again with your help it is greatly appriciated. Trouble codes: P1201, P1204, P1300.
2006 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L parking lamps VIN: 2HKYF18596
Duane from Colorado was right on target. While I was looking at it today I accidently pressed the panic button on the key fob which caused the horn to start beeping. I pressed the button to shut it off and the parking and tail lights also shut off and now se...
1994 Isuzu Trooper LS 3.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JACDH58W3R
Hi to all Thanks again this site is great! I got a lot of really good information, but none fixed the problem! I could kick my bu... because, I thaugth I covered my basics but I did not. Like I said I run a one man really bussy shop, while changing the plu... Trouble codes: 21 (found none).
2004 Lexus IS300 3.0L Misfire VIN: JTHBD19254
Okay guys, this one was a puzzler, but we got down to the issue. After checking the timing belt timing numerous times, we had out ruled any issue with it, and never saw a need to disassemble again. Now since the only thing I can think of is an erratic signal... Trouble codes: P0300.
2005 Lexus GX470 4.7L Rear air ride VIN: JTJBT20X65
Replaced both rear susp airbags and followed the advice here. Thanks for the help.
2002 Mazda MPV EX 3.0L Mulitple Warning Lights VIN: JM3LW28J42
Well... DANG... not one problem, but THREE!! In order of fix: 1) Won't idle stalls: IAC valve: removed & cleaned; didn't look too bad inside, but after clean/re-install: not one issue (YET!). Told customer it may need new valve at some point. 2) ABS/TCS warnin...
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D81
Sorry I do not have anything to add to this request. Found Acouple of samll recalls related to the crank sensor and computer so I advise customer to have those done and get back with me. I have not heard back from customer. So again sorry for the lack of closi... Trouble codes: P0403 (egr volume control valve), P0400 (catalyst efficiency low bank 1), P0430 (catalyst efficiency low ban 2).
2006 Scion xB 1.5L ecm VIN: JTLKT32416
Thank you for your replies. Good information to keep in mind for VSS diag. It wasn't the cluster. That was new, anyway. Get this, when we unplugged the radio, the problem went away. It has speed sensitive volume in this OEM headunit. With lighning strike, well...
2001 Subaru Forester S 2.5L Noise VIN: JF1SF65681
Well, it turned out that the noise was actually coming from a motor mount that is attached from the top rear of the engine to the firewall. The mount was bent and would contact the bracket when going over bumps. The best I can figure out is that the oil pan ...
2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara Luxury 2.7L esp VIN: JS3TE94426
Thanks for all responses. After trying to recalibrate without suzuki scan tool(4 times batt disconnect, straight wheels, 9.5 mph)took to dealer. $95 later both lights off. Suzuki scan tool needed to recalibrate angle sensor. Launch worked well for codes and da...
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