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1998 Honda Civic LX 1.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2HGEJ6573W
Car runs rich at all speeds, fuel trim LT .84 or 17% to .90 or 21%, Tested all inputs, ect 189f, iat 75f, o2.99v, map 1.0v, fuel pressure 35psi, (all tested at idle.) disconnected evap, plugged off PCV system, Has no EGR. checked valve adj. and timing belt.... Trouble codes: P0172 (Rich)
2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1HGCG1650Y
Cold the vehical will missfire blue smoke out the tail pipe and after 10sec. Clear up and run fine only at a cold start. No codes cheaked fule pressure 45-55psi no drop after key off like a injector stuck open holds 45psi and cheaking engine timming
2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7L egr flow VIN: 1HGEM21993
I tried to run a speedo cable down exhaust port but it wont go far. Iam currently soaking it with induction cleaner. Has anyone ever seen this? Thank You
2007 Lexus ES350 3.5L 1-2 and 2-3 shift VIN: JTHBJ46G47
I want to thank everyone in advance. The car came to the shop with and metallic rubbing noise only audible while moving in reverse. Took it apart and found the c2 clutch hub was coming off of the planetary sun gear. The c2 hub was rubbing in the clutch piston....
1994 Mazda Miata 1.8L Battery VIN: JM1NA3535R
Hi, We have a client with a '94 Mazda Miata who battery is dying repeatedly every 6-7 months. We have replaced the battery 3 times during this period. W have installed the OE Mazda battery which we have recharged 2 times, it retested good after the recharge ea...
2001 Mazda Miata 1.8L No Start VIN: JMZNB18P20
Car towed in for no start. No history of any issues, well serviced and looked after by us. Checked fault codes, none. Check for spark, none. Check IGN relay and fuse, ok. Check for Voltage and earth to coils, ok. Check for voltage and earth at Crank and Cam se...
2004 Mazda MPV LX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM3LW28A84
scan test code p0051 o2 sensor bank 2 sensor 1 found some one replaced this sensor removed and replaced with a denso check for voltage ok check reading at scanner voltage at 0.001 and the other three sensor reads over half to a 1 volt at 1200 rpm swap both ban...
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS 2.4L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4A3AE35G11
Hello, This 2.4 L Mitsu Eclipse keeps intermittently bucking, hesitating and sometime stalling. I have only caught a very brief misfire feel but otherwise perfect. Has recently triggered MIL code P0340 for cam sensor. Thing is the car runs just fine with cam ... Trouble codes: P0340
2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 4A3AC84H43
I will try to keep this short, and thank you before hand for taking the time to read my post. I have this 03 Mits, 3.0 power, stick in the shop. It was brought from another shop at their request to repair the engine light and get thru inspection (overdue). Cus... Trouble codes: 172 (rich bank 1), 175 (rich bank 2)
2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor XLS 3.8L Lights,Horn, Windows VIN: 4A4MM31S64
Vehicle came in because the alarm. The lights are flashing and the horn would be flashing except that he disconnected the horns, 2) the windows stopped working, the door auto locks stopped working, the power mirrors stopped working, and when you manually lock ...
1979 Nissan 280ZX 2.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, runs very rich VIN: HGS1301079
Thanks in advance for any tips. 1979 Datsun 280zx. Car barely runs, misfiring badly and running extremely rich. I have done a significant amount of different tests, throttle switch, fuel pressure, spark quality, stuck injectors, electronically hung open inject...
2001 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L Spring Plate VIN: 1N6ED27Y21
If you're having a bad day read on, your problems might pale in comparison. We did a rear main seal on this 4X4 Nissan and now the torque converter threaded holes don't line up with the spring plate holes. It looks like the spring plate got smaller or the torq...
2003 Toyota Tundra SR5 3.4L High idle VIN: 5TBBN44153
Greetings! Vehicle idles at approx 1600 rpm - hot or cold. No apparent vacuum leaks. No codes. Coolant temp correct through scanner. TPS reads 15% when at idle. If you press on the lower side of throttle plate it will move and reading goes down to 12%. This do...
2004 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L 4wd VIN: 5TDBT44A14
the orange 4wd light is flashing. 4Wd does not engage. We checked all fuses and are good. The green light will come on when we push the button but the orange light flashes. The 4wd will engage when we jumper pins 2 & 6 on the actuator motor on the differential...

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2003 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHDN45D43
The Elantra is FINAAAAALY FIXED. It turns out that, after asking the owner of the car more details about the repair history, even calling the previous owner, the head was removed due to overheating, meaning machine shop repairs. The shop had removed the cams,... Trouble codes: P0340.
2006 Toyota Prius 1.5L hydraulic lifters VIN: JTDKB20U86
as everyone stated puck style valve lifters. i am tearing the engine down and will inform later on my findings
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