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1998 Acura CL 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 19UYA2253W
post for archives only-no response necessary. vehicle runs exceptionally well cold. develops stall/severe hesitation/cuts out above 120 degrees with light to moderate throttle from a stop. aggressive throttle you can barely notice it. feels identical to tps dr...
2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4L Surge VIN: 1HGCM55876
Customer states engine surges during acceleration when cold. Scan for trouble codes. No codes found. Wasn't able to duplicate concern because by the time it gets here, it drives fine. Just happens when its cold during acceleration.
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L Speedometer VIN: JN8DR07X81
Test drove vehicle with scanner to verify speeds, as well as drove with another vehicle following. Speedometer needle did not move until vehicle reached approximately 15mph on scanner, and after 50 mph (on scanner) the speedometer needle quickly moved to about...
2010 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5L unknown VIN: 4S4BRBCC9A
temps in the 80's here.lady drives 100 miles to work,3/4 to work a/c gets warm.goes in work comes home a/c cold 3/4 home a/c gets warm.told her to shut off a/c 5 minutes or so and turn back on she tried and will not get cold again. i ran vehicle here for 1 1/2...

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2004 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L Compressor VIN: 2HKYF18694
I would like to thank everyone who responded and confirmed what I was thinking. As stated, the vehicle left that day. The customer was told that day that he most likely needed the compressor and drier, which he does not have the funds at this time to replace...
2006 Honda Civic LX 1.8L Abs Rt Wss VIN: 2HGFG12666
thanks for all the help, someone told me the bearings could go in backwards but didn't say why. magnetic strip in seal. brown on one side black on other without strip.if anyone runs into vibration that sounds like wheel bearings and has roof rack on top for bi...
2007 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5L cluster dropping out
thanks for all the replies we replaced the instrument cluster and all is well i took the cluster apart and no signs of burnt components,thanks again for all the help
2003 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHDN45D13
ok i got her fixed. i thought a little more about possibly different camshafts/reluctor wheel on camshaft between the engines. so i grabbed the old camshafts and it is basically just a dowell pin for the reluctor... picture of cam: ... Trouble codes: P0340.
2005 Kia Spectra EX 2.0L engine VIN: KNAFE12165
I have replaced both oxygen sensors with OE parts and have replaced terminals as per TSB. This still fails emission test with excessive CO. NoX is low with 18 out of 505, HC is 35 out of 66. CO is 1.23% out of 0.37%.
2004 Mazda 3 i 2.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on, no acceleration VIN: JM1BK12F34
We were not able to fix this one. We tried a used throttle body = no change. We were able to power the original throttle and get it to move off the car. Our wrecking yard supplier was able to locate and supply a used PCM one year newer .. when this was install... Trouble codes: P2108 (Throttle actuator control module performance error), P2107 (Throttle actuator control module performance error).
2008 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring 2.0L Engine Cover VIN: JM1NC26F78
thanks every one for the answers you gave me, made me feel more comfortable telling the customer that it was proablly the cleaner used on the engine. ordered new cover and will be installing shortly.
2006 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1GG79646
found the problem tight valves on #4 cyl ck clearences all valves tight. need to talk to cust. for repairs Trouble codes: P0304, P0138.
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