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1988 Honda Civic LX 1.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1HGED3550J
Thanks for reading my post. It car stalled doing down the road and was towed in. It starts and runs very rich and rough. Cam timming is good, compression is 130psi, fuel press is 41psi, tried new map,cts voltage matches outside temp.There are no codes/mil. I'm...
1995 Honda Accord EX 2.2L rear beam VIN: 1HGCD5551S
I'm replacing a rust damaged fuel tank. I have successfully removed the tank by dropping the forward strap bolts, but now need to restore the rear strap brackets and bolts. The bracket mounting bolt is trapped by the rear beam. What is the advice on loosening ...
1996 Honda Civic DX 1.6L water pump VIN: 2HGEJ6342T
Do the Honda technicians know whether Honda Type 2 coolant prolongs the life of water pump seals in Honda Vehicles better than other coolants? I have been told that a) Honda coolant is specially formulated so that wp seals last much longer and b) that Honda co...
2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEM22971
I am looking for a little help and clarification. This car came in to for other work. Noted P1457 code in system. Found canister filled with fuel and 2-way valve faulty. Replaced canister, 2-way valve and vent valve. Car is back with same code. System is... Trouble codes: P1457 (EVAP leak canister)
2002 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L all shifts VIN: KM8SC73D52
P0750, p0755, p0760, p0765 Santa Fe came to us a couple months ago with no history. First time driving went into limp mode. Found bad input speed sensor and harness connector. Installed dealer sensor and got a used connector from junk yard. After repairs vehi...
2008 Hyundai Veracruz SE 3.8L power locks VIN: KM8NU73C78
Vehicle came in with the drivers door lock inop. All the other locks work fine. The customer siad the dealer had diaged the actuator. I installed the actuator and still inop. So we did our own diag and found that the blue wire and white wire to the actuator mo...
2005 Kia Spectra EX 2.0L stuck in first VIN: KNAFE12195
hey kia guys, i have this 2005 kia spectra that has thrown me for a loop. the car came in with a check engine light for a bad cat. i test drove the car myself to make sure that there was no rattling under car and the performance was ok. car ran great. cleared ...
1998 Lexus SC300 3.0L ecm/pcm VIN: JT8CD32Z7W
Hi every body, i need a little help, if some one has the time. I have this 98 lexus 300 cs, customer states that check engine light. Lights up for him while driving, also at the same time, he has problem with the gas pedal, engine can raise up the rpm, next da...
2004 Mazda 3 i 2.0L module VIN: JM1BK12F74
we replaced the power steering pump and module assembly but cannot get it to reconfigure using ford ids. don,t know if it,s an issue with the ford tool or not. just wondering if anyone has run across this problem. thanks
1987 Nissan Sentra 1.6L Excessive Emissions, Hi CO, Rich VIN: 1N4PB22S0H
HI there and help with this oldie. I have this 87 California sentra in for 6% C0 at both speed ranges. I know little about these little carbs. I can ground one side of the mixture control solenoid and it pulls the engine down and the oxygen sensor voltages see...
1998 Nissan 200SX 1.6L filling tank VIN: 1N4AB42D3W
any help would be great, thanx
1999 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on
Hi all, I need some help with a Nissan maxima that's acting up. This car was bought at auction by the customer with the description: OPEN INJECTORS. Well the car was flooding, there were a few injectors stuck open, so all were replaced. Now the car misfires & ... Trouble codes: P1320
2005 Nissan Titan LE 5.6L None VIN: 1N6AA07B25
Code p0441 gross leak tank vent valve stuck open,tapped valve.applied 12 volts,valve inop,replaced valve with new,valve operates specs.vehicle came back with evap.control press sensor malfunction.could this just be a bad press.sensor?it is located in...
1998 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L mount VIN: 2T1BR18E0W
Have a Corrola with a vibration in the seat and steering wheel at idle and also noticable when slowing to a stop as RPM begines to come down. We have replaced the motor mounts with Napa brand mounts and removed the serpetine belt. Ran vehicle without any chang...
2001 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: 5TEHN72N31
My problem is this truck keeps failing the Ontario Drive Clean test on CO. It has 2 catalytic converters and I don't know if they both clean HC's and CO's or is one a NOx and the other is HC&CO. Here are my Pre and post #'s on both Cats Front cat Pre/Post =...

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2004 Acura MDX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HNYD18264
Took the suggestion to swap B1 and b2 sensors and noted problem stayed with bank 2. replaced ecm and all was ok. Thanks for all of the great tips. Glenn Trouble codes: P0056.
2006 Honda Accord EX 3.0L anti-theft VIN: 1HGCM66586
My local locksmith couldn't handle this type of repair and we decided to stay away from the dealer since they had quoted about 1500.00 for their fix. We decided to remove the ignition lock cylinder and the l door lock cylinder and found a locksmith two towns o...
2004 Hyundai XG350 3.5L dash lights VIN: KMHFU45EX4
I removed inside fuse #20 and let the cust have the car back.He will bring the car back when he can leave it again.
2007 Kia Rondo LX 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAFG52647
Thanks to Jim from Colorado this one is fixed, sure enough the fuel pressure was in spec's on the low end, but the volume was low, so I pulled the fuel pump and found the seal between the fuel pump and fuel filter was pushed down so it was losing volume. The v... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
1997 Mazda B2300 SE 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4F4CR16A3V
Well, believe it or not, an OIL CHANGE fixed this one! After coils and fuel didn't help, we started suspecting a mechanical fault. We pulled the valve cover to inspect the valve train, especially #4 (misfire code) and found nothing. We had a free trial to I... Trouble codes: P0304 (Cyl 4 Misfire).
2002 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.5L Trans. oil pump VIN: JA4MW51R02
ran the bigger bolts in the holes & pushed it right out Thanks!!
2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution GSR 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JA3AW86V98
We got the car to idle. Problem was there are a couple vacum lines in left rear engine compartment, for turbo and evap.One of the vacum lines was hooked to evap line to the tank, drawing fuel vapor and causing the engine to run rich.Sending vehicle to dealer f...
1996 Nissan 240SX 2.4L clutch VIN: JN1AS44D2T
Thanks for the replies - twenty some indicated driver error - customer is selling car with the understanding that his kid can't drive a stick.
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