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1988 Mazda RX-7 Turbo 1.3L No Start, Stall VIN: JM1FC3327J
Hi all. Got this vehicle from another repair facility. They installed an engine but could not get it running after it ran for 15 minutes then died. First off found trailing ignition not working. Replaced coil with used coil fronm other shop. Got vehicle to run...
1995 Nissan 200SX SE-R 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1N4BB42D9S
My sons 1995 Nissian will cut out, miss, and the engine will stop running when ever the engine is taken over 5500 RPM's. As soon as the key is cycled off, to on, the engine will restart and run fine, until he tries to exceed 5500 RPM's again. The optical senso...
2001 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L Surge VIN: 5N1ED28Y81
The vehicle was brought in with the complaint that sometimes the gauges will fail, the digital odometer goes blank and the engine will loose power/surge similar to having bad fuel. The problems usually occur together BUT not always. When the performance proble... Trouble codes: P0325 (Pending code- Knock Sensor Circuit)
1993 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L tach, temp guage, auto seat belts, hvac blower mot VIN: 4S3BC6332P
This Subby pops fuse #15- 10 amp. The only thing the manual show this powers is the Meter,Airbag indicator light. Checked All Data and it also goes to charge light, and maybe all instument cluster. We installed a breaker for about 30 minutes and no problem. Pu...
1996 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BG6853T
This car is driving me nuts. When it first came in it had only the Idle Speed code. Which we cleared and checked out the controllor and from something I found in the archives, we replaced the pcv valve, looked pretty bad. Customer tried car and it died on her ... Trouble codes: P0505 (Idle Speed Malfunction), P1501 (Vehicle Speed Sensor Intermittent)
1997 Subaru Legacy LSi 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BD6859V
Came in for PO136. Scan data showed Ov on sensor,replaced. MIL light came back on. Backprobed ECU found O2 Sensor voltage. Probable internal problem with ECU,replaced. Drove 20 miles ,scan data fine. Suddenly Sensor#2 dropped to Ov again. What I found was when... Trouble codes: P0136
1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L engine VIN: 4S3BG6854W
this car came in with a vibration at 1300 to 1500 rpm and returns at 2300 to 2800 rpm, we checked all mounts and exhaust system, dealer said timming belt replacement had cured all of the cars that they had seen with this problem. so we replace belt. it was one...
1999 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L shifter interlock VIN: 4S3BD4356X
intermitent problem. customer reports she is unable to move shifter from park without wiggling shifter and ignition key and pumping brake pedal. will not happen in shop. we checked all conections and linkages and customer returned with same problem. anyone see...

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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1996 Acura RL 3.5L Engine VIN: JH4KA9647T
Well, so much for my theory of balance shaft being off; all marks were dead on. As I was racking the vehicle to pull timing covers and inspect, I remembered a post from the archives regarding the transmission mount being a common problem, AND hard to see. I de...
2001 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Unknown VIN: 1HGC56691A
Hi All, I checked a TSB that Sean [...] recommended and it states that there are issues with the bearing races breaking down and sending material through out the trans. t.s.b. #02-062. The transmission is covered under an extended warranty for 5 years 100k m...
1994 Isuzu Trooper LS 3.2L code 37 VIN: JACDJ58W7R
thank all you guys who took the time to read my request and those who responded well you are lifesavers all three were right on the money with a bad ground it was the one near the starter it is attached to a splashsheild and had become corroded cleaned it and ...
1999 Isuzu Trooper S 3.5L 4 wheel drive indicator VIN: JACDJ58X8X
After testing several items, we found the upper vacuum solenoid valve that controls the front shift fork in the front axle to be defective. Replacing both solenoid valves, as that is how they are sold from the dealer, fixed the problem. Apparently this was a p...
1991 Lexus ES250 2.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT8VV22T6M
jumped fp and b+ connector in diagnostic plug and fuel pressure held- the open circuit relay under dash cured it- thanks a MILLION to you'all chuck
1999 Suzuki Grand Vitara JS 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KFQ543R656
I sent the lady to Suzuki for cat replacement under emission warranty- O2 readings indicated no cat activity on the left bank. The 2.5 uses two cats, one attached to each exhaust manifold and a secondary downstream cat. I was plexed as to how some responded th... Trouble codes: 0420 (Catalyst system efficiency below threshhold).
1987 Toyota Camry DLX 2.0L removal VIN: JT2SV22J7J
since i already started work on the car before i asked for help i was hoping for a quick response. so i just went ahead with the removal as planed and removed trans with engine in the car it was hard! but i used a come-along to pull the engine to the front of ...
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