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1994 Acura Integra LS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JH4DC4453R
Thanks in advance for any assistance. This engine runs at 2000 to 2100 RPMs on cold start but idles at 750 RPM at normal operating temp. I have replaced the cold start thermo valve because this is a common failure with this unit. I also replaced the ECM becaus...
1994 Acura Legend LS 3.2L transmission control system VIN: JH4KA8272R
Since I replaced the head gaskets, the gear shift interlock wont function as well as the transmission wont up shift. It seems logical that a connecter is unplugged or a ground wire not installed. A co worker and myself have rechecked every thing but have found...
1993 Honda Prelude Si 4WS 2.3L 4ws controller VIN: JHMBB2163P
I have been looking for some literature on the service of the 4 Wheel Steering system but, I have come up with none. Both Mitchell and All Data realize that the system exists, but have no test plots, or even a theory on how the system operates. I am having a p...
1995 Honda Civic DX 1.5L Surge VIN: 1HGEG8544S
done a head job due to burned exh. valve on 2 cyl. afterwards i have a dead miss on 2 cyl. it pops out of the intake on accel. i have 150 to 160 psi compression on all 4 cylinders. i have rechecked cam timing twice and it is correct. i have rechecked valve adj...
2000 Honda Prelude 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMBB6141Y
post cat o2 monitor voltage stays low, quick testing it will go rich then return lean and stay below 10 millivolts. does not mimmic pre o2 at all. this car only sets a p0420 not a lean or low voltage code. could the new cat be too efficient? lol haven't had... Trouble codes: P0420 (cat/conv efficiency)
1999 Hyundai Accent GL 1.5L no communication VIN: KMHVF24N1X
hey all, have this problem child that has no communication with smog machine.have good communication with scan tool.vehicle has been to several different shops with different smog machines and had same issue.have checked archives and responces.have check all c...
2002 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L heater core VIN: KMHCG45C52
flushed cooling system twice-tested head gasket-replace rad cap-added additional grounds to fire wall
1998 Infiniti I30 3.0L No Start, Hesitation VIN: JNKCA21D2V
vehicle came in via tow with a no start condition. after jumping the vehicle, it ran fine. Customer has a strain on finances and we have now had posession of the car for 1 month approx. when given the go ahead to diagnose CEL with p1447 and repairing a pressur... Trouble codes: P1447
1999 Lexus SC300 3.0L Engine VIN: JT8CD32Z4X
Lexus techs please help!! I am literally desperate! This car came in on a hook with 3 complaints: MIL light on, complaint that he could not drive faster than 35mph, and leaking fluid. Found code P1120 for accelerator postion sensor malfunction. Vehicle started...
2004 Lexus LS430 4.3L brake pedal VIN: JTHBN36F04
Hi Lexus Techs, We recently had a LS430 in with a spongy feeling brake pedal that had excessive travel cold and would also briefly turn on intermittently trac light once when driving off slowly and then applying brake from a cold start. Our ambient here early...
2003 Mazda Protege DX 2.0L vibration VIN: JM1BJ22503
This engine runs perfectly at all times, the only complaint is vibration at idle. We have gone round and round with this car scrutinizing engine mounts (all new), exhaust, correct idle speed,timing marks, etc, and have come up with nothing. No one can say for ...
2000 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L Mechanical VIN: 1N4DL01D2Y
Hello all, thanks for your time. We have a 2000 Nissan Altima here with the 2.4 with an oil consumption concern. This is a new client and we have never serviced this car before. According to the customer, the car has been religiously cared for since new and in...
2001 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L abs VIN: 5N1ED28Y31
hello, i have a 01 nissan xterra that came with abs light on. we started the diagnostic by pulling codes with scanner found to codes c1112 and c1113, one code for lf abs sensor and code for g sensor. after text drive verified lf abs sensor not working and repl...
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L timing cover VIN: 3N1CB51D81
has anyone out there ever removed one of these timing covers without removing the oil pan? the manifold bolts are not in good shape and neither are the pipes. my parts availbilty for this car is limited and clocest dealer is an hour away. any tips are welcome
2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L shift lock VIN: 1N4AL11DX5
have installed new shift lock module works a few times then stops cant find any bad wires ,brake light switch working find, install new module again works few times then burns that up also, any suggestions?
1987 Toyota Pickup 2.4L O/D reley VIN: JT4RN50R7H
Need help locating O/D reley. Mitchell says it's on pedel bracket.Only see 2 boxes 1 blue 3 wire and buzzer box.
1999 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3GP10V2X
Vehicle belongs to my Father. MIL would come on intermittently at first with loss of power and rough idle. Searched TSB’s. Found bulletin# EG012-01 for code P1133. Installed updated Toyota Air/Fuel ratio sensor,(new plugs, fuel filter,& air filter couple of we... Trouble codes: P0171, P1133 (Air Flow sensor ckt response fault B1-S1)
2005 Toyota Tacoma 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TEJU62N45
need some info on this tacoma. came in with bank 1 and 2 lean codes, smoke test no leaks. question on the fuel pressure readings i got. using modis, pegs at 37 psi, spec is 40-41. running pressure is 14psi. is this too low? no data has no specs. long term fuel...

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2003 Hyundai XG350 3.5L valve timing VIN: KMHFU45E73
This car is FIXED it runs beautiful, the timing belt was off by about one tooth, Ty [...] responded to my help request, Chris had mentioned the proper produre for installing the timing belt with taking up all the slack with ...
1998 Lexus LX470 4.7L ABS module VIN: JT6HT00W3W
The consensus to what is going on with this brake system is in accordance with the reply I gratefully received from a fellow member (Seiko) - saying he had a similar encounter in which he noticed on his scan tool that the “pressure high” PID was not responding...
2003 Mazda 6 S 3.0L Hesitation, lacks power VIN: 1YVFP80D63
the probelm ae suspected was a plugged bank 1 cat. I may have had my data crossed a little on the help request about where bank one was. the fuel trim was actualy off for the bank with the restriction. thanks for all the help. it seems that the bad coils let t... Trouble codes: P0300.
2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1N4AL11D95
Thanks for the quick responses. I didnt relize it but the Auto Enginuity scan tool I have does have that feature. One of the responses told me that he used this to relearn his. Hooked it up and worked like a champ. Thanks again.
2001 Subaru Forester L 2.5L Hesitation, Stall VIN: JF1SF63501
The rough running problem seemed to really accent itself when the parking lites were turned on so i focused my energy in that area. upon examination of several scematics i noticed a black wire with a white trace that ran in three directions to the parking lite...
1994 Toyota Pickup 2.4L No Start, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: JT4RN01PX7
When I pulled the fuel gauge off the fuel looked very red! smelled like gas but I drained the tank put in fresh gas and runs fine. turns out it had some off road diesel in the tank, just enough to not want to start when cold. the truck smoked, but had good com... Trouble codes: 14 (testing and results).
1994 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L fuel leak VIN: JT3DJ81W0R
Sorry it took so long to get back to ya'll,took a while to find a tank.First thanks for all the replies,most everybody was right.It turned out the valves in the canister were sticking.Trying to find a canister now.Customers low on funds. Thanks again, Butch
2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L engine
So far it seems like the torque converter is the problem. It hasnt failed again on the customer so when it does, we will be installing another trans or just a new converter. Updates will follow when problem resurfaces
2007 Toyota Prius 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDKB20U67
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