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1981 Honda Accord LX 1.8L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JHMSM339BC
This vehicle came to the shop on the hook. The customer said it died on him on the freeway. The customer said it overheated on him. We pushed it in to our shop and had our tech Oscar r&r the head. After installing a machine head with new head gasket the vehicl...
1994 Honda Prelude S 2.2L No Start VIN: JHMBA814XR
This is for all you tuner guys. More of a "let me share this with you" post. I have a 94 Honda Prelude coupe, base model with a 2.2L ZTECH engine stamped H22A 1041022 (doesn't match vin). Whoever did it, didn't do a bad job, still a mess of wires though. It's ... Trouble codes: 123, 231
1999 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Stall VIN: 2HKRL1864X
Hello and thank you all in advance. This car has been here a few times in the shop for an intermittent stalling condition. This car has never stalled for me yet. First time around it had EGR codes and the EGR bulletin has been done with new EGR and fuel induct...
1999 Honda Civic EX 1.6L engine VIN: 1HGEJ8242X
Hey guy's alittle help please, Civic ex with Vtec has codes P1129 and P0172 and engine vaccum reads 8-9 inches at idle, that explains codes, Idles rough and low and stalls at times vaccum still low even if you crack the throttle a bit but does jump up a little...
2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Mechanical VIN: 2HKRL1853Y
Hey Honda and Transmission techs out There.We will be putting a transmission in this odyssey tomorrow.I would like to know how you guys do it, do you just pull the subframe assembly leave engine hanging,or do you drop the whole engine and trans assembly down f...
2002 Honda Civic DX 1.7L 2nd gear
owner complained of rattling noise, 2nd gear only, turning right only, can be starting from stop or cruising through corner, never in any other gear or turning left, originally road tested to confirm noise,(without hubcaps) run on hoist, no noise evident,I rem...
2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHH165F03
AWHILE ago Car came in ABS light on (couldn't communicate w/ OTC or snap on) customer put it off, NOW MIL light is on TOO & still no communictaion. I tested power & ground at datalink good -found TSb to add extra ground pin5 did that still nothing. It won't ev...
1999 Lexus ES300 3.0L No Start VIN: JT8BF28G7X
Friends of the Lexus/Toyota, Another shop installed a used PCM in a good customers car. The car is in good shape at 190k but a $2000 dollar PCM from the dealer was declined and a $104.00 unit was installed (E-Bay). The shop called me to register keys to the PC...
2000 Mazda MPV LX 2.5L Battery VIN: JM3LW28G7Y
This Mazda MPV has an intermittent battery drain problem, usually after it has sat for a week or two. When I've gotten access to it to test the charging system out several times with an amp meter, the meter shows only about a .029 to .035 of an amp draw when t...
2001 Mazda Millenia 2.3L Misfire VIN: JM1TA22011
We have a millenia "s" that has come back after fixing a misfire. We have replaced spark plugs, coil on #3 cylinder, checked compression. It seems to only want to miss after its been shut off for a while and goes away after running for a few minutes. Beginning... Trouble codes: P0303
2002 Mazda Protege ES 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BJ22572
2.0L mazda protege misfire P0300 random, while driving the vehicles does not jerk backfire or do any normal misfire tactics, nor at idle with brake on and in gear accel pedal to floor no misfire from engine. the code reappears while driving, but no noticeable ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0421
2004 Mazda 6 i 2.3L Charging VIN: 1YVFP80C34
Customer bruoght me this car for not charging, it has a new battery. We load tested the battery witch check out so we checked the charging system ( the battery light and check engine light is on for code "p2503 charging system voltage low". All fuses are in pl...
1998 Mitsubishi Montero 3.5L harmonic balancer VIN: JA4MR51R7W
I have removed the crank pulley bolt and can't get the balancer off. There are 2 holes on the front of the pulley , but they do not seem to be threaded. No bolts in my puller set thread in. I think it should just pull right off after the center bolt is removed...
2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport XLS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JA4MT31H91
Hello everyone, I have replaced the valve cover gaskets on this car due to oil leaks,and also the o-rings on the back of the heads. While doing that i noticed the spark plug wires were a little oily so I replaced them as well. I reused the intake manifold gask...
2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L Unknown VIN: JA4MT21H31
I have 4x4 light flashing and I found no vac going through solenoids replaced and now solenoids work . then it came back not working and now I find that the 4x4 ecu is always grounding vac solenoid and 4x4 wont engage . so further test I found that both yellow...
2002 Nissan Frontier SC 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6MD27YX2
I have a 02 n0ssan frontier 3.3 super charged.belong to anoter shop.truck engine was replaced with one that is not super charged.truck now running very lean on boths banks,at idle and wot.all goodies that could cause lean condition has been checked.fuel pressu... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean bank 1), P0172 (Lean bank2)
2005 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1AR18WX5
Hello Fellow IATNrs.I have this first timer complaining of emission failure with a code P0420 bank one cat convertor efficiency, i look at O2 sensor values and right side O2 before cat value never goes above .30 volts, right side read normal, i switch O2 senso... Trouble codes: P0420
1992 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Starter VIN: JT2SK12E6N
We tested the starter and it worked when vtge. was brought directly to the solenoid operating terminal. Next, vtge. was checked at the wire that came to the operating terminal. It was present some of the time and absent others. I noted that, when no vtge. was ...
1994 Toyota Celica GT 2.2L No Start VIN: JT2ST07F9R
Well I just installed a used engine and now it will not start. I have spark but no injector pulse. With the key on I have power on both injector wires. With the scanner hooked up it will not give me any codes, On data display it doesnt show any rpm while crank...
1996 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JHMED6353K
This vehicle runs great, has no fault codes and in overall condition is pretty good. When starting cold, it idles close to 2000 rpm and stays there a very long time. While warming up, coolant temp responds appropiately, but engine doesn't slow down for at leas...

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1990 Nissan 300ZX Turbo 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: JN1CZ24A6L
Thanks to all!!! After reviewing all replies Shawn in Massachusetts hit it with the wrong injectors. To add to this at one time someone had taken the fuel pump ground (from the fuel pump comtroller) directly to ground. This in turn turned the puel pump on f...
2004 Nissan Quest SE 3.5L Battery VIN: 5N1BV28U04
2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1N4AL11D45
Most of the replies said that this is a problem with the throttle bodys on this car also 1reply stated to check for volt drops on startup as when the problem showed up (good idea anytime)or poss week battery,all tested good We scoped both throttle body and acc... Trouble codes: P2135.
1997 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JT3HJ85J0V
Yes We fixxed this one Thanx to Dennis and some one else they both said look at the wire harness rubbing on the EGR pipe Sure enough when the head was removed years ago the harness was pulled off with the cylinder head and not reattached to its proper spot ...
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