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2000 Daewoo Leganza CDX 2.2L dis VIN: KLAVA6924Y
Hi, I'm having a problem with locating the wire thats shorting out the DIS fuse. I remove the fuse block to find a short in the system, trace the pink wire to the DIS and found it to be ok. 5 circuts are used off this fuse [20a] evap, alt, post 02, ei and esds...
1993 Honda Civic DX 1.5L timing belt VIN: 2HGEJ2243P
Hey guys, I have timing belt problem on this car. The car came in for what he thought was a transmission problem. Very sluggish when taking off. But what I found was the valve timing was off by 2-3 teeth. The reason I found this is that I noticed that the timi...
2002 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L instrument cluster VIN: JHLRD788X2
I am trying to trace the voltage feedback thru the cluster turn signal indicators. I suspect a open ground circut in the cluster illumination circut because the t/sig indicators work correctly until the park lamps are turned on. I have not been able to access ...
1990 Isuzu Amigo S 2.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JAACR01E9L
Hello all, I have this 1990 Trooper in the shop for a high idle when cold, then when it warms up, it won't idle at all. The customer has already replaced the IAC, ign. coil, and I believe he said a tune up was performed. In any case, I cannot establish commun...
1994 Isuzu Trooper S 3.2L cv axles VIN: JACDH58V8R
first of all, thank you in advance. i do not work on 4 wheel drives until now that times are slow and this is a friends vehicle. my problem is that i do not know how to remove the front cv axels fom this vehicle. i have the hubs off and the axle is just stuck ...
1994 Lexus LS400 4.0L valves VIN: JT8UF11EOR
Hello Lexus People: We have a first time customer with 130k miles on his car's odo and needs his 120k service. The schedule calls for a valve adjustment, but he doesn't know when this was last done. How often should the valves be adjusted, and how likely are t...
1991 Mazda MPV Passenger 3.0L No Start VIN: JM3LV5237L
Problem occurs 1 out of 100 start cycles. The engine sometimes lacks fuel during hot or cold cranking. We have spark, good fuel pressure (before pulse dampner and fuel pressure regulator) and noid lite to injectors always, but there is no fuel sprayed from inj...
1982 Nissan 280ZX Turbo 2.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: JN1CZ04S4C
This vehicle will idle with clean numbers but as soon as you place it in gear the CO climbs to around 10.00 and stays there while it is under load. This did the same thing with the old MAF. I may have a bad new MAF as I can not adjust A/F on the new MAF. I fou...
1991 Toyota Camry DLX 2.0L No Start VIN: 4T1SV21E2M
I have a 91 Toyota Camry in my shop. The cust told me it would kill in turns and on acceleration. I got it as a no start.I checked for spark it's ok. Then fuel that's ok but I didn't check pressure. Then injectors three have 15+ ohms one has 2.3 ohms. so I dis...
1995 Toyota RAV 4 2.0L Unknown VIN: E-SXA11G-A
Hey to all you great tech out there... Customer complains of a grabing sound early mornings on the front wkeels when he makes a sharp turn left or right ..once the car getts warm every thing goes back to normal and or when the car sits for a long period ...hel...
2000 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 2.7L Engine VIN: 4TASM92N0Y
This is our Parts Guy's truck. Always happens to your friends ;) I cannot locate the source of a knocking, tapping sound. Seems to be in the front of the engine at the head to block area. When cold, no noise. As the engine warms up the noise starts and get lo...

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2000 Honda Accord EX 2.3L rh axle seal VIN: JHMCG657YC
Thank you to all the great techs who replied to my request. You all were right on the money. The diff bearings are shot and Honda is covering these transmissions to 100K. I sent my customer to the dealer for the repair. Thank you again. Joe
2002 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L Surge, Misfire VIN: 5FNRC18072
well I must say, this one is out the door and gone!...i had the customer this AM and unplugged the EGR valve and could not duplicate the problem. I pulled the egr, and applied voltage to the control side of the valve. The valve worked but was 'choppy' when the...
1998 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L overheats VIN: 1YVGF22D8W
Thanks for all the replies. I believe I responded to each one separately. The concensus was a plugged radiator, but to do a leakage and compression test before replacing it. The leakage test and compression test passed fine. We replace the radiator and tested ...
1983 Nissan 280ZX 2.8L blend door VIN: JN1HZ06S3D
I want to thank the guys that tried to help me. The first piece of advice I can give on these ATC systems is to run the other way. I found out that there is a Nissan specific tester for this system, but I could not locate one in my area (I even tried e-bay). T...
1991 Nissan 300ZX Turbo 3.0L Hesitation, Lack of power VIN: JN1CZ24H1M
fuel injectors that was installed by us was the non turbo one, right injectors did the fix.
1995 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L matercylinde VIN: 4S3BD6352S
Well, sending the m/c to get rebuilt did not work out(they did not have the correct parts to fix it). But thanks to Charlie and John from Dan Perkins Subaru, they are expediting a new master cylinder directly for Japan. Thanks again for everyone's input. Rich ...
1991 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L 4wd system VIN: JT3VN39W4M
Customer needed truck so ran out of time. I got seven replies alot about tire size, axle ratios, bearings and bushings. Here is what I tried: measured all tires and all were within 1/2 inch in circumference. I varified front and rear axle ratios are the same. ...
1992 Toyota Pickup SR5 3.0L lacks power VIN: JT4VN13G3N
All but one of the replies suggested the timing belt, intake vacuum is very low, I have not visually inspected the marks yet, but am confident that this will fix the problem. Thank you all for your suggestions. This is my 1st request for help and hopefully I w...
1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L brake pedal VIN: JT3VN39WXS
Thanks to all for the help received. Most of the replies had to do with the load sensing proportioning valve in the rear of the vehicle. We were hesitant to go there again because 1) we took the linkage and unhooked it from the axle which takes the vehicle lev...
1996 Toyota Corolla DX 1.6L caliper VIN: 1NXBB02E0T
The fix was a new master cyl.After many attempts to isolate the cause I incorrectly pinpointed the proportioning valve, the hose and the caliper. Finally drove it to the point that it wouldn't move just as the customer did and found that both front wheels were...
2000 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7L Stall VIN: 5TBRT3815Y
thanks for the useful replies too bad the customer didnt have $1100 for the repair
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