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1996 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEJ8141T
Hi everybody. I am looking for some opinions on where to go next. This Honda Civic has a misfire at idle. It is more noticable when its hot. It still revs up high. When driving, it can be felt slightly under load, but its not like a completely dead cylinder. M... Trouble codes: P0302 (Cylinder 2 Misfire)
1995 Lexus LS400 4.0L ride control VIN: JT8UF22E1S
Customer brought the car in sagging after sitting for over one year, I have tested the p.c.m. and the air ride compressor, the front leveler valve, the front ride level sensors, tested the air lines to the struts, sprayed soapy water on the struts for air leak...
2005 Mazda RX-8 1.3L No Start VIN: JM1FE17N25
I really need some help on this one guys. My sisters car. She started it, moved it about 20 feet shut it off and now no start. Closest dealer 45 miles away. Called them and they told me it was flooded, take plugs out and clean, put back and start car. Did - st...
1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 4A3AK44Y4X
I have this Eclipse that will start and run rough for a few mins then it will clear up. During this time it has a 500 to 1000 RPM surge like a vacuum leak issue. It will not stall just run rough and surge. I put it in gear and accelerate it will hesitate/miss ...
2002 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L ride control VIN: JNDR09XX2W
This vehicle came in a couple of months ago with the complaint that the vehicle would start bouncing/rocking after hitting a bump. They had been to a tire shop that told them it was caused by the tires. So they bought new Michelin tires and still had the probl...
2006 Nissan Altima SL 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1N4AL11D06
Hey guys! I have been working with this car for about 2 weeks now. It cam into my shop from another shop down the road I replaced the head gasket because of antifreeze in the cylinders. The timming marks on the cams line up with the marks on the chain but on t... Trouble codes: P0420
2006 Nissan Sentra 1.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D06
Wondering if any Nissan techs out there may have an idea on where to continue here. 2006 Sentra comes in to shop, code P0340 pulled. Customer complains of car stalling and cutting out usually when the engine is colder. The old cam sensor had no contact marks o... Trouble codes: P0340 (Camshaft positon sensor)
2004 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L No Start, No Communication VIN: JF1GD29694
Hi Friends, We have one that is being very difficult. This Subaru was towed in. We ran diagnostics and found that it did not have fuel pressure but did have power and ground at the pump connector. We sold and replaced the fuel pump assembly. Downhill from ther...
2000 Toyota Echo 1.5L Hesitation, long crank time VIN: JTDB11234Y
Long crank time before engine starts and hesitates on accelleration. Fuel pressure is 45-50psi and no codes.
2001 Toyota RAV4 2.0L 1st gear slip VIN: JTEHH2OV51
help toyota trans guys this is my inlaws awd rav4 it will slip sometimes in 1st taking off from light fluid looks good no trouble codes found we are not a trans shop by any means is there anything i check or do before sending to a trans shop thanks in advance ...

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2001 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: KMHWF25S51
The FIX (which was mentioned by several replying members): We pulled of both timing covers and followed TSB# 01-20-002-1 directions to determine if the timing belt had jumped(available in Alldata and the Hyundai factory service web just sign up for free and ...
2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2DM58W71
While I smoke tested this thing for hours, I never did see a wisp. I do suspect that it may have an intake leak, but not enough that I was willing to sell it as a fix. The customer is going to live with it until it gets worse and we can prove what is causi... Trouble codes: P0507 (Idle RPM higher than expected).
1992 Lexus LS400 4.0L no reverse VIN: JT8UF11EXN
I went through this unit and checked that all the oneway clutches freewheled and locked in the right direction.Air checked all clutch packs,and they passed test. I disassembeled one of the valvebodies to find multiple valves stuck. Cleaned valve body and now a...
2000 Mazda MPV LX 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM3LW28G3Y
The customer did decline further repair on this one. I would like to take the time to thank all my responders especially John from PA. John [...] have since ordered the vacuum pressure transducer "1st look" for my Pico scope and will get this vehicle in particular... Trouble codes: P0305 (Cylinder 5 Misfire).
1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L plugs VIN: 4T1BG12K3T
thanks for all the help i fixed the problem mouse had chewed some wires into under the dash going into comp
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