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1992 Lexus ES300 3.0L Engine VIN: JT8VK13T6N
Hello, This Lexus came to us with blown headgaskets. We have never worked on this vehicle before so we have no work history. The customer said that the engine started to overheat for no apparent reason, and he continued to drive it trying to get home. We repla...
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1990 Nissan Pathfinder XE 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: JN8H17YDW2
Custmer came in May 17 th with a problem of cutting out and dies at speeds. Will restart after 30 seconds of cranking but runs rough and the tack will read 4000 RPM's if the gas pedal is just moved off idle. This happened to me once until the key was cycle. Ch...
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1991 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L txv & poa valves VIN: JN1RZ24H7M
Hello Group This Nissan came in 4 weeks ago with a full system of R12, normal gauge readings of 28lbs. low side and 160lbs. high side. on about an 80 deg. day. No cold air...the suction side was cold, the liquid side was warm, inside the evap case the evap wa...
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1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA21D6T
Hey Guys I just got in this Maxima with a no start and no crank of the starter. The keyless entry also is inop. The security light is flashing. I think it is a security issue. Has any one out there had any experience on these problems? if so can you offer any ...
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2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D61
Customer complains MIL comes on. Scan date shows very slow O2 on bank 1. Sometimes will drop to 000 and stay for some time. Replace bank one O2. Light reoccured. Test for vacuum leaks. Replaced leaking EGR valve. MIL still occurs with same code. All other pa... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean bank one)
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1992 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Overheats VIN: JF2BJ65C54
Vehicle overheats when driving, had all repairs listed and bled system. It seems top hose is hot and gurgles and lower is cool. Do you think water pump or could obscure head crack cause this??
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1998 Suzuki Sidekick JX Sport 1.8L No Start VIN: 2S3TD21VXW
The customer brought this vehicle in complaining of a “Strange" noise under light acceleration. When the tech listened to the engine there was nothing strange about it, it was rod bearing noise. Come to find out the customer had driven vehicle 12,000 miles bet...
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1996 Toyota Paseo 1.5L AC compressor clutch VIN: JT2CC52H8T
No AC compressor clutch engagemant, Can ground re-lay under dash & activate clutch. Thanks a many Joe
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1985 Honda Accord LX 1.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: JHMAD7439F
thanks for all the replies to this fix. it turns out that the mixture control solenoid A & B were not receiving the propper voltage to activate, thereby air control valve A would not pull in fresh air from air cleaner. there was 12 volts to solenoid A & B but ...
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1997 Honda Accord LX 2.2L engine VIN: 1HGCD5635V
Thanks everybody for your help. We elected to replace the engine entirely even though 6 of 7 responses thought it had to be a cracked cylinder head. Getting the car back on the road quickly proved to be more important to the customer than further time consumin...
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2003 Mazda 6 S 3.0L no communication VIN: 1YVFP80D33
hello! I call it 'fix' because all three replies have the same answer- MAZDA now has CAN standart for communication, which my scan tool does not support.A bit surprising; I thought that ability to scan any car sold in USA after 1995 as 'OBD-II' is a mandatory....
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1995 Toyota Corolla 1.6L Exhaust Valve VIN: 1NXAEC489S
Some replies concentrated on valve clearance as a probability, but clearances were in spec. Excessive exhaust back pressure causing overheating of valves as another possibility, back pressure was check per this suggestion and ok at .75 psi,Sticking lash bucket...
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1997 Toyota Corolla 1.6L No Start VIN: 1NXBA02E5V
hi and thanks, I recieved 14 good replies to this fix. I omhed out the cam and crank sensor, cam was in spec.'s and crank was 20,ooo. I changed the crank sensor being it was off of spec.'s. new sensor did not help. I located a good used distrib. just to try it... Trouble codes: P0335, P0340.
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