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1989 Honda Civic 1.5L Head gasket VIN: 1HGED3604K
Initially replaced head gasket because it was leaking coolant internally, white smoke out the tail pipe. After replacing the head gasket, there was an oil leak from the back of the head. Installed oil dye to confirm gasket leak. Pulled off valve cover and reto...
1996 Honda Accord EX 2.7L air bag/srs VIN: 1HGCE6674T
scanned srs system: code 08-5 need trouble chart or help with this code
1992 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.1L heater VIN: 4S2CY58Z4N
This is a family vechile that intermetively loses all heater fan speeds and at the same time "daytime" headlamps blink on off especially when hitting bumps but does cut off even when I'm in the process of trying to fine a common ground circuit but s...
1992 Mitsubishi Diamante ES 3.0L eml VIN: JA3AXC57B9
Helping a friend with this Mitsubishi. Came in on a hook. Wouldn't start. Changed fuel filter, fuel pump (original!), ignition pack. Once it ran, it intermittently only fired on two of the six cylinders. Opened the computer and found two capacitors were burnt....
1986 Nissan D21 XE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1M6HD11YOG
This truck came in with a died on the road complaint. We found a bad coil ( the module on the coil was swollen up and the bracket rusted) and a burned fusable rsistor in the ECU. New oem Coil package installed. We had the ECU rebuilt and when we plugged it in ...
1991 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L no overdrive VIN: JT711VND00
This Toyota is driving us nuts! It wont get overdrive until the coolant temp is around 85c. This takes 10 miles in city traffic to achieve and on the highway the overdrive will drop out for periods of time. We have replaced the thermostat and temp sender and I...

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1997 Isuzu Trooper LS 3.2L Lifter VIN: JACDJ58V7V
I must thank every one for all your help. I showed the customer all your replies which included the most likely thing on these is that the oil passeges are too small in these applications and varnish builds up causing this condition and about the only hope shy...
1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L Safety VIN: JT6HF10U6X
THank you to David for the inforamtion on the programin as folowing. It stard and no problem. This procedure is for engine immobiliser programming, not remote entry. 1.put master key in ignition, check that security light is off. 2. hit gas pedal 5 times. 3. h...
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L shift solenoid valve D VIN: JT6HF10U1Y
Thanks to all who responded to my post.Lexus powertrain warranty is 6years 70k so this vehicleis covered. Im sure this code will return at wich point this one will go back to dealer for repair so I dont void warranty. One reply stated that they see this code o...
1991 Mazda B2600 2.6L Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire VIN: JM2UF3143M
Well it's fixed! It was a faulty ECM. Almost everyone that responded confirmed this belief. Special thanks to Peter from Georgia and John from New Jersey who were 100% correct. I lost the 5 volt reference to the TPS, which is supplied directly from the ECM. I ...
1994 Mazda Protege 1.8L Hesitation
Thanks to everyone with their valuable info. The book with the spec is confusing. Anyway, as I suspected the fuel pressure should be 64 to 90 psi dead headed. This car it was only 30 psi. I replaced the fuel pump and the car runs fine now. Thanks again Mik...
2002 Mazda Tribute DX 3.0L Misfire VIN: 4F2YU07121
Well guys. This one was pretty easy once I found out where to look. I got three replies on this one and all three hit it on the head. John [...]. Many thanks to you guys. The fix was to repair the broken green/white wire at pin ... Trouble codes: P0301.
1991 Nissan 240SX 2.4L Trans/Diff VIN: JN1MS36S0M
Thanks to all who replied. Great suggestions. The fix for this one was 1/ new u/j's and 2/ replace all 4 tires (all were out of round). My initial test was to run the car with the wheels off, I found the u/j problem. Did not think in terms of all 4 tires out o...
1992 Nissan 240SX 2.4L steering rack VIN: JN1MS36S2N
Thanks to all who responded. After compiling a checklist and using process of elimination, I was able to narrow it down to the inner tie rods.(thanks to F.Charlie f/N Ca.) Even though there was no discernable play in tie rods while car was on hoist, they did n...
1990 Toyota Camry DLX 2.0L Cruise Control VIN: 4T1VV21E3L
I thank all who read my request, I am posting it without fix as I have not gotten the customer to return for me to look at this again yet, he wasn't really sure he wanted to put much $$ into such an old car... The replies I have recieved indicate the modules a...
2001 Toyota Prius 1.5L Gas Engine Shuts Off VIN: JT2BK12U81
Thanks for all the replies, and kudos to Eigil [...] for sending me a TSB relating to the problem. Apparently these have problems with the ECU's and fuel pumps (replaced as an assembly with the tank per the TSB). A few of the replies also noted issues with ...
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