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1997 Honda Civic DX 1.6L Fuel Injection VIN: 1HGEJ6126V
So - "Engine Cranks But Won't Start" problems are usually resolved fairly quickly, right? Not this time. This Honda Civic was sent to me by another shop, on whose premises it suddenly developed an intractable no-start condition. When cranking, spark is OK but ...
1993 Mazda MPV Passenger 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JM3LV5222P
Hi Mazda Techs We have a 93 mpv here that has an intermittent erratic idle/stall when cold. The idle will surge to 1800 rpm and then down to 350 rpm and stall intermittently. I removed IAC and checked and cleaned with no improvement IAC moves smoothly when ac...
2003 Mazda 6 i 2.3L compressor VIN: 1YVFP80C83
greetings to all have this mazda which has a ac compressor staying on all time.we tested the ac relay and that tests good we even swapped out relays and still stays on.i scanned the ECM and i can see it has a request for ac but the switch is in the off positio...
2006 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 2.0L Power Door Locks VIN: JA3AJZ6E76
Hello guys have a misb lancer here that came from a body shop they replaced the drivers door. Door locks are inop with door swtich. The locks will all so not work with key in door cylinder. We check the switch as per alldata swtich checks out good i removed do...
1977 Nissan 280Z 2.8L timing chain VIN: HLS3038677
I cant find timing marks for the chain anywhere. my mitchell doesnt go back to 77 and i believe the chain is off a tooth. if anyone has a pic off the timing marks i would appreciate an email of the diagram.
2000 Suzuki Vitara JLX 2.0L Firt start off and stop VIN: 2S3TA52C8Y
This may be a case of a unclear story from the owner. I have not duplicated the problem. The brakes will drag quite a bit, one time after starting from an extended sit (over night to 1/2hr). Then they will suddenly let go and the brake pedal drops quite low (t...
2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JTDBE32K52
I need help on this one.This Camry has no IAC,just an electric throttle.When you start it with engine cold,the idle is perfect.The problem is if You drive it 10 milles or so and stop the engine for 5 minutes,sometime,not always,if you start the engine the rpm ...
2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3L cylinder compression VIN: 5TDZA22C85
Van came in on the hook . Customer was driving about 40mph and started loosing power, popping(backfiring through intake) and died. While cranking, the engine seems to freewheel for 1 second, then builds compression for 1 second, then freewheels again. This hap...

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2000 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD186XY
sorry for the long time,customer decided to take to the dealer,i agree because he wants to fix the car but don't have enough time to stay without the car so i can't make miracles!!!thanks everybody,i will let you know if he tells me something. Trouble codes: P0420.
2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Rf Speed Sensor VIN: 5FNRL38425
pulled hub assy found bearing installed backwards even after cust claimed nothing has been done on the car for a few years did find a [...] way to test for this before pulling the hub just pulled sonsor waved a magnet back and foruth while watching the scanner...
2001 Isuzu Trooper Limited 3.5L Electronic VIN: JACDJ58X81
Thanks George, for 1. Helping me fix this vehicle and 2. Not making me look like a fool for not finding that info on Alldata myself. I did find some more info after some more digging on smalldata. Turns out I had codes 14,21 and 28 in the TOD control unit. ...
1991 Lexus LS400 4.0L Surge, Stall VIN: JT8UF11E5M
thank you everyone for all your support and replies.this lexus is finally fixed.with fuel pressure gauge on I've found fuel pressure fluctuates during cold start up.further testing found fuel pump relay clicking on and off.checked all connections and wiring an...
1992 Lexus ES300 3.0L Mechanical VIN: JTDYS3472N
Good morning guys... hey, this car was fixed..thanks to all who replied,, a intake bearing was point to rear of engine and exhaust was point to the other way.. and I was re-shim all valve. Put it back together car ran fine and really quite.We have same vehicle...
2004 Mazda RX-8 1.3L No Start VIN: JM1FE17314
The next morning, began to retest for primary trigger at coils, still could not verify any type of switching at primary wire, (with or without the coil harness plugged in) but the forward most coil was now sparking, tested other three harnesses with now functi...
1994 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L Lifters VIN: JA3AM54J4R
Thanks for AL [...] the replies. I changed the oil, 5 quarts of Amsoil 20w-50 Synthetic and a Purolator Gold filter. The car is a non-smoker yet again. So, for those who said the oil was entering around the oil rings, ya hit the nail on the head. Chalk that one up ...
1999 Mitsubishi Mirage LS 1.8L trans VIN: JA3AY31C7X
Thanks to all for your help.The TCM was the fault. The TCM the student purchased from the salvage yard was not the correct one. The TCM for this vehicle is for the 1999 year only. The replies led us to re check all circuits involved and also to check fluid pr...
1996 Nissan Pickup SE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1N6SD16S3T
thank you for all the ideas but this was a strange one.ended up finding internal vac leak caused by leakage from cyl#4 into crankcase,comp was 170, but problem was too lean at idle for ecm to adapt.the only thing i could do was pinch off the pcv line,then eve...
2002 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1ED28Y42
Thank you to everyone that responded to my request. I have to admit I dropped the ball on this one, I turned the job over to a friend who found a intermintent bad ground on the O2 circuit that I had missed. This caused the O2's to intermitently read rich. Trouble codes: P0132 (bank 1 sensor 1 high voltage), P0152 (bank 2 sensor 1 high voltage), P0505 (IAC control).
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