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1995 Hyundai Scoupe Turbo 1.5L Shifts VIN: KMHVE32NXS
This transmission shifts too early.Before 35 it's in fourth.And when it downshifts to first,it's real hard. Any ideas? With my Tranx it shifts ok.
1990 Lexus LS400 4.0L No Start VIN: JT8UF11E5L
Hi group, This one is killing me!! Todays "project" is this LS 400 from hell. What I have is a code 14 with a no spark no pulse condition. Actually I get 2 injector pulses then none, and no spark. I looked over all the help requests that are currently availab... Trouble codes: 14 (no ign 1)
1998 Lexus ES300 3.0L Stall VIN: JT8BF22GV5
A P1705 code is stored, customer says car stalled and hardly got to the shop. Road tested vehicle ok. I cannot find this code anywhere. We do not normally work on asian vehicles, trying to help a good customer. P1705 is only code stored. Thanks in advance. Trouble codes: P1705
1984 Mazda RX-7 GSL-SE 1.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JM1FB3321E
Greetings - hope to get a little direction from the rotary folks out there. This RX-7 hunts at idle hot or cold. Found TSB 400884 re: hunting hot and, while this car hunts hot and cold, I went through the TSB routine anyway, but to no avail. With the clutch in...
1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse 2.0L No communication VIN: 4A3AK24Y9T
Customer took car in for state emissions test and PCM would not communicate with states test equipment. He has had no MILs since resetting PCM 2 years ago at another shop.(See Related Repair History) Brought to my shop and my snap-on scanner gives me the same ...
1990 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JN1HJ01PXL
This vehicle will stall out when idling or driving.It is just as if you turned the key off. After it stalls it will start back up immediately.the fuel pressure stays at normal spec (30-35psi) at all times so the fuel pump is not shutting down.I also never lose...
1998 Subaru Forester S 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SF655XW
Car has a 5-speed transmission. Code P1507 (Idle control system malfunction). After driving over 50 miles it will loose power like it is only running on 2 cylinders. Check engine light comes on. If you let off of gas it will stall. Turn the key off and restart... Trouble codes: P1507 (Idle control system malfunction)
1999 Suzuki Grand Vitara JS 2.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: J53TE162V4
Car came in with intermitant stall and start. Found PO340 code for cam sensor. Check system every thing seemed to be fine. Replaced cam sensor and ignition switch. Still has same symptoms, problem, and code. Checked sensor on scope. There is a wave form. Ignit... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam Sensor Code)
1981 Toyota Celica GT 2.4L timing chain tensioner VIN: JT2RA44L6B
Hello fellow techs. After replacing head gasket on this 22R engine,it developed a noise which led to the timing chain tensioner. The tensioner will move freely in and out but when the engine is running,it won't keep proper tension.I initially inspectd guides a...
2000 Toyota Avensis 2000CC pump VIN: SB153ZBN10
I have been given this fault to sort out but i am struggling here. This UK car is a Toyota Avensis, which is maybe called a Corona in the US. I have checked for codes manualy and with the scan tool, no codes present. On roadtest the car brakes normaly and the ...

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1997 Honda Accord LX 2.2L r.f. high beam VIN: 1HGCD5610V
this one is fixed-the daytime running lamps module replacement fixed this one.many thanks-it took about 3 weeks to get this part as it was canadian built car and parts had to come from there.when dealer ordered part his system automatically kicked it back and ...
1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG6678W
I receive seven replys to my request. Some were for things already done, wires, coil, connections, etc. either by me or the previuos repair shop and checked again. Two that were useful, Jefery [...] recomended the use of a Scope for ignition noise. No nois... Trouble codes: 1381 (cyp NOISE).
1990 Mazda B2200 2.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JM2UF1132L
Replacing crank key was the main culprit. Thanks to all that replied: Tory, Mathew, Hiroyuki, William, [...], Maz4me. Most said timing gear with a couple said sticking valves. Special thanks to Maz4me (Terry) for his expert advice on Mazda's. Sometimes anothe...
1996 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L Cuts out, Stall, erratic speedometer VIN: 1YVEG22CXT
thanks again for the help guys the fix for this one was to remove air filter housing and clean the two connectors on top of the trans. it appeared to have trans fluid inside of them no corrosion was present but there was moisture from the trans fluid. a little...
1990 Nissan D21 SE 3.0L Unknown VIN: 1NGHD16Y2L
Either system pressure or assembly error according to those who responnded. My customer approached the trans shop with this info, they did something to the system pressure which did not cure the problem. The only results from their attempt was a very aggressiv...
1996 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BD4355T
good morning, thanks to everone for the help.I droped the exhaust and sure enough the guide was the problem.i am in the procces of replacing the heads.Thanks again to all who helped. Trouble codes: P0302 (misfire 2).
1998 Subaru Forester L 2.5L Differential VIN: JF1SF6359W
Thanks for all who replied. We put a fuse in the FWD circuit and the noise went away. According to most of you this indicates that the transmission tail shaft housing/transfer case needs to be replaced along w/ the clutch pacs. The used car department declined...
1994 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L No Start VIN: JT3VN29V6R
Hey Guys; I recieved a alot of helpfull tips concerning the no start on this four runner.After ohms testing the distributer pick up,and checking it for an ac voltage signal to the cumputer I had ruled out replacing the distributer.2 of the the techs who replie...
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