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1990 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1HGCB7667L
This car is kicking my butt!! The car will not rev at all. It barely idles at 450 rpm and when you open the throttle there is no change at all, like the cable is disconnected. Fuel pressure, volume and quality seem good. Exhaust is not restricted. EGR not stic...
1998 Honda Odyssey LX 2.3L Horn VIN: JHMRA386XW
We have this Odyssey that the horn will work without the key in the ignition. As soon as the engine is started the horn does not work. Have checked all grounds and power circiuts and all are okay. As soon as the key is removed from the ignition switch the horn...
2001 Lexus IS300 3.0L Hesitation, Surge VIN: JTHBD18261
Hello Fellow Technicians We have this Lexus is300 that came in for a hesitation and surging problem. I test drove the car with the customer and it had a lack of power on initial acceleration and a bucking and surging at around 4000 rpm. The check engine light... Trouble codes: P1346 (Deviation in crankshaft and camshaft position sensor signals.)
2003 Lexus ES300 3.0L battery VIN: JTHBF30G23
The customer complains his vehicle won't start at times and he needs to jump it to get it going. Charging system passed, charging at 13.76, good diodes, and output over 50 amps. Battery tested good after charging it. I'm kinda new at this parasitic draw stuf...
1995 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1YVGE22D6S
any help will be greatly app. i have a madza that stalls and periodically will have idle surge. it only does it in gear at idle when warmed up. if i take it a little off idle it will not stall out. i have smoke tested the vehicle and no vac leaks found so i re...
1995 Mitsubishi Mirage LS 1.8L Hesitation, no communication VIN: JA3AA31C9S
customer complaint of lack of power(acceleration), test drove car found to be hesitating when accelerating. runs fine at idle and very light accel, otherwise will bog down and almost stall during accel. problem is vehicle won't communicate with scanner, have t...
2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L No Start, SPARK PLUGS FOULING VIN: 4A3AC54L6Y
vehicle towed in. vehicle running in driveway approx. 10 minutes then stalled and would not restart. check battery-fully charged, fuel pressure 60 psi, within specs. intermittant spark, injector pulse good. cranking rpm 200. losing cam signal. customer pulled ...
2002 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L engine noise VIN: 4S3BH68622
hi people, It has a 2.5 engine and when it's cold it sounds like the valves are out of adjustment but they are not. I have chevked them twice. It's definately not a rap more like a tick. When cold it is very lousd but as it gets warmed up the noise gets less ...
2007 Suzuki XL-7 3.6L power steering VIN: 2S3DB317X7
Costumers complain no power steering and the pump was squalling. I installed rebuilt P/S pump. Noise disappeared but still no power. Put another pump, new rack, angel sensor, High pressure line. Bypassed p/s cooler still the same. No idea where to go next. Th...
1994 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4T1SK11E4S
Hello everyone, I have got this 94 camry here that just doesn't like me. The customer states that after he had the coil and Dis. cap replaced at another shop he has felt rough idle (minor). I replaced the ignition wires and spark plugs due to the fact that th...
1997 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0L Engine VIN: 4T1BF12B2V
FIRST OF ALL: While reading the description below plese remember that - Sometimes the engine will actually run for 5 to 15 seconds. If I try to raise RPM's during this time the engine stalls immediately. The ECM initially fires the injectors a few times while...
1998 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L Electronic VIN: 4T3ZF13C2W
I so tired with this van, the van won't ship to second gear MIL on code PO775, replace valve body come with all solenoid from toyota, flush trans the had the same,i thing ECM got ecm from other same van put it in the problem had same not changes.check tps,mass...
2007 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited 3.3L steering VIN: JTEDW21A57
help 2007 toyota hybrid has no powersteering assist at all codes 1568 dc converter rack has been replaced clear codes and they come back code 1568 and codes for zero point 1515 and 1525 cant find fuse for eps ddc please help

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1997 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L No Start, Stall VIN: JHLRD1851V
Well my mistake was assuming that no pulse/signal from PCM to igniter meant bad PCM...wrong, the igniter was failing and taking the signal out with it. Fortunately I was able to try a used PCM ($100 returnable) to verify failure, figured odds of 2 failing the...
2000 Honda Accord EX 2.3L hydraulic system VIN: JHMCG5554Y
I will close this request with thanks to those Honda techs who responded. I have decided to replace both the master and slave cylinders with Honda parts. Though expensive they have reliably high quality. I was unable to verify the quality of Tokico parts, alth...
2000 Honda Accord SE 2.3L No Start VIN: JHMCG6693Y
2001 Honda Accord LX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG22511
Thanks for all the replies, I bought the kit from the dealer for $62 and just threw the EGR valve on as the customer only had 10 minutes between meetings. No more codes set and she passed the emission test no problem. I told the customer to come back for the s... Trouble codes: P1491 (EGR control malfunction/insuffient EGR lift).
2002 Honda Accord DX 2.3L Starting VIN: 1HGCF85462
Thank you for the input from the field. I brought the car to our local honda dealer to let them have a crack at this. I am going to call this fixed. There were some great suggestions posted and also in talking with the tech at honda who performed the testin...
1997 Hyundai Sonata 2.0L clutch VIN: KMHCF24F5V
Turns out I did have a master cylinder issue. Apparently after driving the car for a while, the master cylinder would develop an internal leak, and the car would lose clutch pressure and control of the clutch. I think maybe that a pressure boost of hydraulic...
2005 Kia Optima LX 2.4L No Start VIN: KNAGD12685
Well we got this one fixed. Most responses said recheck the signals at the computer, we did and they all looked good. Chris [...] said if the computer says the cam signal is bad then it is bad. So not believing we had gotten a bad computer we replaced the cam... Trouble codes: P0343 (CMP sensor voltage high).
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L Shifting VIN: JT6HF10U9Y
Thanks for all the help. Fixing is a relative term being that I got the car to run, even put a few miles on it but I've been in this business too long to believe it's "fixed". I did change the fluid and filter, put in some Lucas and it drives ok. When I draine...
2000 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D9Y
Thank you for the help, I got the broken dip stick out of the tube, found that the oil was over full by a half quart, but clean. I went through the tests for the Variable Valve Time solenoid, pulled it out and bench tested it. It worked OK, some tarnish, nothi... Trouble codes: P1110 (Intake valve timing control solenoid), P1111 (Intake valve timing control solenoid).
2005 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4.0L Stall VIN: 5N1AR18W85
Thanks for the good replies, especially Narong from Maryland. I was having some trouble locating how to check CAN circuit(s) in Alldata, probably because I don't see many Nissans. His reply helped me get on the right track. Diagnostic process for P0463 w... Trouble codes: P0463 (Fuel level sensor circuit), U1000 (CAN comm), U1001 (Cqn comm), P1446 (vent control valve), P1212 (TCS circuit), P1612 (NATS malf).
1996 Subaru Impreza L 2.2L engine VIN: JF1GF4850T
When we installed the rebuilt head vehicle still ran rough. with leak down we could hear air leaking around the 2 valves, comfirmed with stethascope. Installed used head from salvage yard, Solved the problem. :)
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