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1989 Honda Civic 1.5L Cuts out VIN: JHMEE2853K
Engine Stumbles when accelerating hard, intermittently. narrowing down to tps or map sensor, I have heard of replacement TPS sensors but where available, besides whole throttle body replacement.
2001 Honda Accord EX 3.0L engine VIN: 1HGCG22521
Leak rolling down front of oil pump housing - appears to originate somewhere behind it. We replaced oil pump seal between pump & block + oil filter housing to pump seal, dipstick o-ring with timing belt, water pump, crank & cam seals. per Honda TSB on seepa...
1999 Lexus GS300 3.0L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BD68S4X
The Engine goes into 'limp home mode' during 1-2 and 2-3 transmission shifts. The transmission works fine in the 'manual select' mode, but once it is put in 'D' the transmission will neutral and the engine goes to Idle Speed RPM. Then there is no response from... Trouble codes: P1120 (VPA and VPA2)
2003 Mazda 6 S 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVFP80D43
Please help this thing is killing me!! Has a p0301 for cylinder 1 missfire. I have replaced the coil and plug with dealer parts and the injector as well. I cant get it to come back on with me. The cust usually has to drive it for a week before the light will c... Trouble codes: P0301
2004 Mazda 6 S 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVFP80D84
This vehicle runs great, never acts like it ever misfires, but when driven and reaching approx 3750-4000rpm, the check eng light then flashes. If you speed up or down, then the light just stays on steady, but this is always able to duplicate on every road test... Trouble codes: P0301
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA31D8Y
Thanks in advance to all. This car drove in with a starting problem. Costumer states car is hard starting sometimes. Now while at our shop it`s a no start problem. Car has spark for about two seconds and then drops out. Can crank over fine, no problem there. C... Trouble codes: P0325
2001 Nissan Quest GLE 3.3L Misfire VIN: 4N2ZN17T51
Came in customer had the timing belt water pump replaced and had a code P0301. Found #1 wire bad. Replaced wires. P0300. Checked vacuum and it is 21 with no fluctuation. MAF is 4 g/s at idle, fuel trims are within +_3 no other codes. Pulled plugs and all are c... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Multiple Misfire)
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L No Shift VIN: 1N4AL11D12
Car won't move either forward or backward... in D, or in R...Replaced Transmission and Converter... It does the same..No Move...Customer says, car was fine.. She went to work.. Parked the car, then no Movement either in Drive or in Reverse... In the shop, you ...
1994 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L No Start
Good evening ladies and gentlemen and thank you for taking the time to read my help request.The car came from another shop not running,it has fuel pressure,spark and pulse to the injectors.The check engine light comes on as it should.The problem is that the sp... Trouble codes: 14
2004 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L abs VIN: 5TDBT44AX4
We have a 2004 toyota sequoia in our shop with the vsc off light on and the vsc trac light on. we pulled the codes with our scan tool and found code c1203. following the pinpoint test on alldata led us nowhere. we checked brake fluid resovoir level. all brakes...
2005 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.7L Cylinder Head VIN: JTEBT14R95
So we chased a cylinder 1 misfire down to poor compression due to a burnt exhaust valve (4.7 v-8). Because of our shop location and local resources (35 mile wide island) we shipped in a used complete left side head. Upon completion the vehicle runs great, but ...

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1994 Honda Civic LX 1.5L No Start VIN: 1HGEG8667R
Got the used ECU plugged it in and she fired right up no hesitation at all. Even the mil goes out fast just about before I even turn the key to start. As many responses that affirmed my diagnosis it is odd I didn't find anything in the data base when I searche...
2001 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Misfire, Poor acceleration VIN: 1HGCG32581
Well, the answer was hiding away in the archives. We looked again at pule width and found over 4 ms at idle after warmed up. Pulled all of the injectors and removed the screens from them. Now it has a little over 2 ms at warm idle and runs wonderfully.
2003 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2HKYF18583
After reviewing all replies and further diagnosis etc we have a strong hunch that the torque converter is starting to fail and intermittently it locks up at an dle in gear causing the engine to die. if we rev the engine up we were getting noise from the torque...
2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8L engine VIN: 2HGFG12826
thanks for all the help guys. it's nice to have someone else scratch their head with you. it has a tiny crack in the oil seperator area. off to the dealer under warranty.
2004 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L No Start, long crank VIN: KM8SC73D24
replaced purge valve and have not seen it back thank to all Trouble codes: 441 (purge flow).
2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2DM58WX1
First of all I would like to thank all who offered their input. Most mentioned intake gaskets, egr problems, intermittant coil issues, improper plugs, etc. Stephen and Tim also had good info on the system theory and diag as well. All replies were much apprecia... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0303.
2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Prndl VIN: 4S2DM58W01
We didnít have a lot of support from the wiring diagrams in All data or Mitchell there were a lot more wires going to the switch than they showed. I went into iatn under a Honda Passport which is the twin vehicle to this one and somebody had the exact same pro...
1994 Lexus SC300 3.0L Fuel Pump VIN: JT8JZ31C9R
The car still has the same problem, however, he hasn't brought it back as of yet. We suspect that the used fuel pump is killing it too. At this point, for the sake of convenience, we plan on simply jumping the fuel pump. Thanks to everyone who replied.
1995 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN8HD17Y2S
It turns out this was no exception to distributor failure. It was intermittently acting up, and never came up with an official testing procedure for the distributor, I went on a hunch, and the suggestions of many to "just replace the distributor" I guess the...
2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L No start VIN: 1N4AL11D83
Many thanks for the quick responses. Apparently the fuse box is plug and play, and now we can get on with finding why the car won't start. Thank you again for your help Paul
2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Parking Lights VIN: 1N4AL11D75
Found engine coolant in the power distribution computer. Replaced all is good now. Thanks
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