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2000 Daewoo Nubira CDX 2.0L steering column VIN: KLAJB82Z3Y
This customer is concerned about a scraping noise while turning the steering wheel. It appears to be in the column, possibly the clockspring. There is no warning light on the dash. I can't find any TSB's or recalls, and this car has very low mileage. There is ...
1999 Honda Civic EX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEJ6572W
Vehicle originally was towed in because it stalled out while driving after lights went dim. Upon testing the charging system, previous tech said there was no output from the alternator. Installed a reman. alternator. System is now charging off idle, but the mi... Trouble codes: P0420 (Catalyst efficiency insufficient bank1)
1999 Isuzu Trooper S 3.5L 4 wheel drive indicator VIN: JACDJ58X8X
Customer coplaint of rear wheel indicator lights flashing and check light on. When I first checked vehicle the check light is not on, only the rear wheel indicator lights flashing. This light is on the dash left of steering wheel. If pushing the 4WD/Auto switc...
1999 Isuzu Rodeo S 3.2L Front Axle VIN: 452CM58WXX
This truck's front axle comes disengaged and makes a terrible grinding noise from up front after driving about 5 miles. The customer complaint was "Engine runs but truck will not move" I got in it and it drove into the bay with no problem. First thing I did wa...
2000 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 4S2CK58WXY
Hello Group, This Rodeo will stall when sitting at an idle, never cruising or if I hold the idle speed above 1200 RPM. It always restarts. When it stalls the Cruise light and Check Trans light come on. It is not loosing spark, fuel pressure, injector contol, o...
1996 Kia Sportage 2.0L Electronic VIN: KNDJA723XV
I need help with this sportage. It can in from a car lot with no upshift. The car came from a auto auction and had several thing removed. the transmission control unit was one of them. The trouble I am having is I can't find the connector that fits it. We got ...
1996 Mazda Millenia 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA2216T
We installed the used ECM and the same code returned 1 day later. In performing the diagnostics, it leads us to ECM replacement. I find it hard to believe 2 ECM's could have the exact same problem. Independently powering the purge solenoid showed it works and ... Trouble codes: P0443 (evaporative purge solenoid problem)
1997 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGE22D9V
The problem I am having is the engine is runnig lean on and off idle speed, the engine hesitates under aload, plus surging and stalling at idle. When it acts up o2 signal is .OO1v STFT 25+. DTC PO171 lean Bank 1 ,po172 lean Bank 2, p1195 EGR Boost sensor circu...
1997 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L Alt Belt VIN: JM1BC1418V
Original Problem was a belt noise. Customer stated that the alt belt was replaced 9 months prior. upon inspection we found the alt belt damaged (chewed up) and the power steering belt was old so we replaced them both. One week later customer returned complain...
2000 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L Cyl head VIN: JM3LW28G9Y
Am going to pull the left cylinder head to fix low compression and need to know if head bolts are a must on this job! Also does anyone know the valve stem diameter for this thing ? Thanks in advance for the info. Merry Christmas, Kenny
1985 Nissan Maxima GL 3.0L a/c control switch VIN: JN1HU11S2F
Hello Nissan people...I hate to bother you with something that seems so meaningless,but I have an 85 Nissan Maxima a/c inop and no power to a/c switch. If anyone could tell me what supplies power to the switch and what color wire it is I'd appreciate it...than...
1988 Toyota 4Runner DLX 2.4L Ignition timing VIN: JT4RN62D5J
We installed this engine because of oil consumption and cylinder head gasket was leaking coolant EXTERNALLY, after installing engine we went to set timing by jumping T & E1 connectors the Service Engine light will come on but timing will not change hot or cold...
2000 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TBRT3813Y
VSS code returns after clearing codes as soon as you drive away. Scantool vehicle speed reading looks as though everything is just fine. Lab scoped signal at the pcm and it appears as a digital signal, but when the signal switches it does not pull down (or eve... Trouble codes: P0500 (vehicle speed sensor)

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1989 Honda Prelude 2.0 S 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMBA41400
Thanks for the many reponses. I'm ashamed to admit I led you astray by saying there was no LED on the ECU. On more careful inspection we found a lens in the edge of the ECU through which the LED could be viewed. There is a viewing cutout in the floor cover pan...
1996 Honda Accord Value Package 2.2L rt. frt. strut area VIN: 1HGCD5693T
SORRY for the LONG DELAY. Finally got the car into the shop, on the alignment rack where I could raise the car and still have the suspension loaded. My initial inspection showed me that nothing was 'loose' or in danger of causing an accident but rather an anno...
1995 Mazda Millenia 2.5L No Start, Stall VIN: JM1TA22135
Well, i waited until i was pretty sure this was fixed before posting a fix.Terry from Missouri hit it on the head the closest.Although most indicated the problem to be distributor related.I installed a factory new dist.from Mazda as per Terry's suggestion.I ca...
2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L No Start
First i would like to thank everyone that offered up suggestions, they were very helpful. Well i fianlly broke down and had the dealer install a computer and immoblizer and sure enough that fixed it. we still have no idea how the computer got fried but i can t...
2001 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.5L Stall VIN: JA4MW51R31
Special thanks to [...] who both informed me that cleaning those throttle plates with the IAC installed will wash the insulation off the coil windings & short out the IAC. Michael also mentioned the possibility of this damaging the ...
2002 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 2.0L cooling fan VIN: JA3AJ86E12
i apreciate all the info you guys send. i couldn`t find the little control box mounted on the`s a black box with 3 connectors; it was missing. i bought it from the dealer and followed the dyagram you sent. thanks alot กกก
1987 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, LACK POWER VIN: JN8HD16Y4H
got some helpfull hints - but still could not get to run correct - will now run and drive but still very rich - thank to all who took the time to try and help
1999 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L hard start VIN: JN1CA21D9X
Hi gang thanks for all of the responses. Some of the responses indicated that there could be a problem with the idle circuit. When it's not acting up I can get it started with the TPS disconnected and the minimum idle speed is spec. the throttle bore is nice a... Trouble codes: P0325.
1990 Subaru Loyale 1.8L Misfire
Recomendations: Use top end cleaner, Check for vac leaks, Check cam timing. And one person said Cat converter. This vehicle has not come back yet, and if it does im going to charge him extra to check cam timing
2001 Toyota Echo 1.5L valve clatter, ping VIN: JTDBT12311
Thanks techs for your help. However the car has not returned yet to resolve the problem so I have to close the post. Suggestions were to look for valve cover oil baffle broken, timing tensioner shot, Mass air flow sensor, valve adjustment, exhaust leak, or bro...
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