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1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX 2.0L Misfire VIN: 4A3AL54F2S
hi group vehicle came to me the kid had the cylinder head partially removed himself when he realized the job was too much for him, i get the job finish removing head to find #1 cyl has a burned valve and piston has started to melt down, talked to customer he s... Trouble codes: P0301
1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX 2.0L Misfire VIN: 4A3AL54F9T
Hi guys ! this car has failed smog. one of the problems is the tach is inop. the customer has after market devices- turbo boost and air flow also timmer shut-off delay for turbo cool down.these are all disconected for our testing. we found the tach signal prob... Trouble codes: P0300 (random mutiple misfires)
1986 Nissan D21 SE 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: JN6HD15H8G
We got this truck from another shop that had tried sevral things listed above and still did not fix it. It cuts out and surges at about 1500RPM. It will happen in the bay as well as under load. If you are driving it, you can drive past the surge, but you have ...
1990 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L Stall VIN: JN1RZ24A6L
need a little help on a tough nissan 300zx non turbo - this thing will stall on a quick decel- going 55mph push in clutch let of throttle idle drops to 700 then 300 then dies, have tested fuel presure,aux air control valve voltage 13.5 ,e.g.r disconnected.Mass...
1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L OBD self tests fail VIN: JN1CA21D6T
Vehicle failed smog test for OBDII self tests failing to successfully complete. Monitors not ready are catalyst, EGR, and evap. Pulled trouble codes and found P0325, which is knock sensor. Since this code does not set the check engine light, I'm wondering if t... Trouble codes: P0325 (knock sensor circuit malfunction)
1998 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1N4DL01D2W
Hello Nissan techs,I'm a GM fuel & electrical guy with a car salesmans wifes phontom stall that could use some input. car ran great for me but can only find a intermittent maf sensor code P0100.MAF sensor wiring,terminals and sensing wires all look fine to me.... Trouble codes: P0100
1995 Subaru Legacy Postal 2.2L Electronic VIN: 4S3BK6954S
This vehicle has no rear out-put. The trans was a very low mile unit with no trash in the pan when installed. This is a mail carrier thus start/stops frequent. The C solenoid ohms at approx. 12.5 ohms. What values on the duty cycle am I looking for with and wi...
1995 Subaru Impreza LX 2.2L vALVE VIN: JF1GF6551S
sixty some k miles going to replace timing belt but it still has the ticking like one cyl tapet. any ideas?I am bad hearing but with the stethescope it still sounds like a tapet on rt. side.
1996 Toyota Previa DX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3GK12M3T
Van runs good cannot hear any vacumn leaks.Drove van with cover off of engine and could see egr valve working. Already changed vapor canister at custermer request. dealer said it was bad. I have a 25860-75070 vacumn valve for the vapor canister but I do not th... Trouble codes: P0401
2000 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L intake gasket VIN: 4TAWM72NXY
Hi The gasket kit I recieved had the wrong intake replacement gasket. I called Toyota to get more info and with the serial number they insist that all 16 valve 2.7l engines require the gasket with dual ports (2 holes per cylinder) The original gasket has only ...
2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HN86ROY
Problem . After several hundred miles of driving the Po420 code re-sets. The fuel trim at the time of the code setting is good. The vehicle is running at 45 mph with 25% load when the code was set. The cats that were put on were after market 3 way cats. They... Trouble codes: P0420
2004 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4L passanger seat VIN: 4T1BE32K14
Hey all you toyota guys, I have this camry that has a code 32(occupant classification system malfunction) in the system, (got this code using the flashing light method. The car had a minor rear end hit but did not depoly the bags, I have tested the system and ...

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1986 Honda Civic 1.5L EGR inop VIN: THMAF5313G
As it turns out this is a 'Japanese replacement ' engine, but after much research we found that all the equipment that came on the original engine has been transfered over to the replacement eng. We did find diconected components but these were evidently not u...
1998 Honda Passport LX 3.2L 2-3 shift VIN: 1HGC45T2TX
I am not sure if it is going to last, but clearing the memory on ecm by disconnecting battery did the trick so far.
1986 Mazda B2000 2.0L Hesitation, Surge VIN: JM2UF2117G
Owner is in the throes of another hurrican in Florida now and will seek help when things settle down for him there. Thanks to all the great techs who offered help: munder said: mazda tech would bet that cat. converter is plugged. remove o2 sensor then drive....
1990 Mazda B2600 2.6L Poor Idle Quality
We will be unable to repair this truck as the owner has opted to go somewhere else - for the 4th time! Seems like he needs to stick with someone and give them a chance to fix it. Anyway, the consensus on the rattling timing chain was that it is adjustable, som...
1993 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L balance shaft VIN: 4A3CF44E2P
The car runs fine now. We left off the balance shaft belt. Rmoved the oil pump removed the driven gear with the balance shaft cut off the balance shaft threaded a 1/8 pipe plug hole to plug off the oil hole and put all together. I can feel no vibration at all....
1996 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Poor Fuel Economy, Sluggish VIN: 1N4BU31DXT
The problem with the Altima is currently in the process of being repaired. The front catalytic converter (situated directly under the exhaust manifold) was plugged. This converter can be tested by doing a back pressure test from the EGR tube off the exhaust ma... Trouble codes: P0325, P0240, P1705 (Mft Control Tranny).
1996 Toyota Previa LE 2.4L electric door locks VIN: JT3GK13M7T
Customer did not come back, he decided to live with it for now.Some suggested to break the electric kick motor off. They say that is the only way to get it unlock. Thanks for the help.
1999 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L Door Locks VIN: JT3HN87R1X
My tech diagnosed & replaced l/f door dome light switch, that did not fix the problem. Customer never returned again. Reply's were: #1 They had one just like this one & he tested & replaced l/f door lock actuator and the body computer (Intergration relay, Toyo...
2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22K1Y
hi guys. waited for the customer to go through two tankfulls before posting fix.most replys were about ccv so thats where i started and quickly found the problem. one reply said to clamp off the line instead of forcing the valve. the vacuum gauge (mityvac)wasn... Trouble codes: P0442.
2002 Toyota Camry SE 3.0L Electric Door Locks VIN: 4T1BE32K02
Thanks so much to all that replied to my post. The key fob was purchased on Ebay and we weren't able to make it work. I could get the vehicle to go into programming mode but it never did accept the key. I asked him to call the dealership where he bought it a...
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