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1995 Acura Legend L 3.2L Mechanical VIN: JH4KA8263S
We did headgaskets on the car 2 weeks and when we got done we noticed blue smoke, before doing the work, i noticed it smoking but felt it was due to the headgasket, The car never started up with a miss after sitting so it wasnt that big of a leak and the proir...
2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4L Battery VIN: 1HGCM56643
My Accord has some type of electrical problem going on I canít seam to find. First the battery was bad so replaced it and about a week after it sat for two days it would not start so I then tested the charging system and all was working properly. Now every 3 -...
2005 Honda Civic EX 1.7L MIL Lamp on, p0401 VIN: 1HGEM22965
Hello again, This car came in with a P0401 EGR flow problem and a MIL for a New York State Inspection. The customer states he has "poked around under the hood and tried to find the problem" but gave up after seeing the complexity of the engine bay. We perform... Trouble codes: P0401
2005 Honda Civic DX 1.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGES16305
Just curious for feedback on following car & reprogramming options. I ended up referring to dealer for ECM: 2005 Honda Civic DX 1.7 SOHC Non-Vtec Automatic 4door. VIN# 1HGES 16305 L015130 MIL on: Code 134 )) SES Light is on. --) Father replaced upstream Oxyg... Trouble codes: P0134 (Air Fuel Sensor B1S1 No Activity Detected), P0135 (B1S1 Heater Circuit Malfunction)
2002 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L Surge, Stall VIN: JM1TA22292
this vehicle came in cel on and stalls. it had code p0105 p0134 p0305 p0404 p0740 p1250 p1601. we replaced intake boot, o2 sensors, plugs, coil boots, prc solenoid, map/baro solenoid, trans rebuild, replaced broken tees and vacuum hoses and all other solenoid ... Trouble codes: P0725
2002 Mazda Protege5 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JM1BJ24602
Good afternoon: Need some hints from mazda geniuses, this car will only display these erratic run symptoms on a full tank of fuel. it does not make a difference cold or hot engine, I have not been able to duplicate the problem on a consistent basis. It will h...
2002 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JA4MW51R02
Any help on this will be greatly appreciated. Not sure if I am missing something or not. Truck came in with a P0401 and a P0431 code. Tested EGR system. Ran vehicle and hand operated valve. Engine stumbled and died. Checked vacuum lines for restrictions. Clean... Trouble codes: P0401 (Insufficient EGR Flow)
1999 Subaru Forester 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Backfire thru intake VIN: JF1SF6551X
Car would bareley start when we got it. Found the plugs were blackened and plug wires were misfiring as well. Changed all and car will start right up and idle all day, roughly, but will stay running. As soon as you touch the accel. pedal it lays down flat and ...
1997 Suzuki Sidekick JX Sport 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: JS3TD21VXV
this 97 sidekick came in with a MAF sensor failure. Idled and ran O.K. but had MAF sensor code and no g/s reading upon scan. Replaced MAF with new unit. Now vehicle has Maf data but surges on idle. Idles the same with old MAF and MAF unplugged it will not stay...
1994 Toyota Tercel LE 1.5L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT2EL43T3R
This Tercel starts fine in the AM, idles and revs nicely but after it's warmed up it is really hard to start again unless it sits for a half an hour or so. Another problem is after it starts I put it in Reverse or Drive and it goes into gear, then idles down u...

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1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Mechanical VIN: 1HGCE324YW
thankx to veryone for helping out, this car was a pain, but we finally figure this one, the reverse cpc valve was getting stuck,with a 400 sand paper and lots of patience got it fixed. again thanx for helping out. i can finally have a good nite.
2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L transmission VIN: 5FNRL189X2
Transmission was removed and sent to transmission shop for 2nd look---they disassembled and found that they had not adequately cleaned the internal passages on the first repair. The torque converter and cleaning of the transmission parts was the fix---just no...
1994 Nissan Altima XE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire
Replace the Distributor with a brand new one not a rebuild. I used two rebuilds and the were defected. Thank You for all ur help
2004 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L left rear abs sensor VIN: 1N4BA41E74
Hello to all, you may not believe the answer to this repair. Behind the wheel bearing is a plastic cover to keep water out of the bearing and the abs sensor goes through this cover. apparently, the aluminum hub corroded and deformed the plastic cover and ther...
2001 Toyota Highlander 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEHF21AX1
finally i fix this problem ,thank all of you.I replace the timong belt with an Toyota belt,it s easy to install with the mark on the belt. I don t know what type of belt the other shop use, but the belt was so soft, like if its make with only cahoutchouc, the ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0301, P0303, P0305.
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