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2001 Acura TL 3.2L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1Z324TY5KD
Vehicle will start every time however when throttle is depressed engine will nearly or will die. Once above 2500 by feathering throttle, engine runs perfect. Engine performance increases if fuel return is pinched, however fuel regulator and pump have been chan... Trouble codes: P0505, P0300
2003 Acura MDX 3.5L Prolong cranking VIN: 2HNYD18833
Vehicle came to shop with complaint of a prolong crank during start-up (hot or cold) and was getting progressivly worse. Checked fuel pressure. With key on only (engine not running), pressure goes to approx. 50 psi and then drops back down to 0 psi just as fas...
1995 Honda Accord EX 2.2L engine VIN: 1HGCE1896S
i just wanted to know if anyone has found a transmission locked up that will not let the engine turn over. i have removed the oil pan and checked rods aqnd mains and they look ok. i removed timing belt to see if anything in that area was ok and it was.i cannot...
1996 Honda Prelude S 2.2L oil leak VIN: JHMBB2159T
Approx 4 mos. ago this vehicle had the seals replaced under the timing cover( cam, crank, balance shafts) along with the timing belts. At that time a groove was found in the crank shaft from the seal. A repair sleeve was installed and thought oil leak was fixe...
2001 Hyundai Santa Fe LX 2.7L Hesitation VIN: KM85B82B61
Hey guys, Have a wierdo here. came in low power , limited rpm. noise under t cover. rechecked prior t. belt install, in time , keyways good, balance shaft belt off 2 cogs and loose. reset/adj balance shaft, triple check cam/crank timing.also found primary ca...
2001 Lexus LS430 4.3L vsc VIN: JTHBN30F31
Hi all. I have this problem that pull my hair out, car came in for 90k service, after replace timing belt and major tune up it came up with vsc light when the wheel start rolling, recheck everything that i did, hook up to modis and all i found is code 21302 un...
2006 Lexus GX470 4.7L air bag VIN: JTJBT20XX6
Hello, I have this GX 470 that has a hole in the right rear airbag for the height control, I have the new air bag ready to install but cant get the air line to come out of the old one. I pulled the plastic clip on the outside of the plastic air line but the ai...
2001 Mazda Miata 1.8L no start/no spark
thank you in advance for any imput, this miata was towed in, tried alternate keys(2) to rule out immobilizer, checked both cam/crankshaft sensors-okay, checked all fuses, have power to coils but no pulse to coils, apparently ign module is in ECM, are there any...
2005 Mazda Tribute S 3.0L Ok VIN: 4F2CZ96105
Asking for help please just purchase this car for our used car lot and was driving back to the shop and after about 50 miles i could feel a miss not reel bad and then went about another 10 miles and the car just cut off tried to restart and it cranked and almo...
2005 Mazda RX-8 1.3L No comms VIN: JM1FE17305
Howdy boysngirls! Got a Wankel (mazda rotary) this thing shows all data and code info through the snap on scanner but wont show any obd2 data or readiness tests, I am using the can adapter and personality key k2a and even without the can adapter the scanner sa...
1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST 2.0L overheating VIN: 4A3AK54F2X
Hey all. We got this Eclipse in from another shop that we deal with. Complaint was the car would idle all day with no problems, as soon as you drive it on the road it overheats. Shop prior to us said they flushed it well, replaced the thermostat and checked th...
1991 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: JT3VN39W4M
Thank you all in advance for assistance on this one. Hope you all share my love of the Toyota 3.0 V6 This 3.0 V6 4Runner came in with a rough idle/stumbling complaint. Test drove vehicle and verified complaint. While cruising just off idle at about 2000RPM in...

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2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HKRL1878Y
sorry for the [...] hot busy summer. on to the fix, it was as i thought the pcm. thanks to all that replied. i just needed a little reassurance in order to pull the trigger. i replaced the pcm, sent to dealer for programming and the light... Trouble codes: P1457.
2002 Lexus IS300 3.0L Blower Motor VIN: JTHBD192X2
To all, I did not get many takers on this one. Turns out I should have smelled a rat. I hate to point fingers at anyone, but in this case it was warranted. I ended up removing the dash control unit to find out where the signal for the blower control unit went....
1997 Mazda 626 LX 2.0L 3-4 Shift VIN: 1YVGE22C4V
thanks for all of the replies. we tapped into the prndl switch and while driving monitored the signal cirucits, found during the occurence the signals were definately erratic. replaced the range sensor and found the problem was corrected.
2000 Mazda Miata 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1NB3535Y
car is fixed, graphed upsteam and downstream and found switching ratios to be identical(rear was identical to front). replaced catalytic , everything is perfect Trouble codes: P0420.
2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport ES 3.0L Limp Mode No Reverse VIN: JA4MT21H51
We put another used trans in and didn't have any problems, because this last trans had metal in the oil we put an aftermarket trans cooler on to replace the one in the radiator. thanks for the help.
1999 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA21D2X
First,I thank everyone for their help. Secondly, those who suggested that the "theft system" was the culprit was correct. The NATS light was on and I didn't see it. The NATS sometimes forgets its programming and needs re-programming. Thank you Nissan. The own...
2001 Nissan Xterra XE 3.3L compressor VIN: 5N1ED28YX1
Thanks for your help. After reading the post I have come up with that it needs the thermal ampliphier in the dash because it seems to be temp related. When it gets really hot inside the problem happens. Now that it is starting to cool down here the problem has...
2004 Nissan Sentra S 1.8L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51DX4
Had few replies on this problem, good suggestions though. Vehicle never showed back up for me to go futher with the diagnostics. Assuming the second throttle body fixed his problem. Trouble codes: P2135.
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