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2001 Isuzu Trooper Limited 3.5L engine oil usage VIN: JACDJ58X81
hi guys, this trooper uses 4 qts of oil between 4000 mile oil changes. its been using oil for the last 30,000 miles.any one seen this before? this guy loves his truck but cant stand the oil usage. thanks bill
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1997 Nissan Quest GXE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4N2DN1119V
This van keeps setting a misfire #6 code- it never runs bad but just sets the P0306 code and turns on the light- Any ideas? TIA Trouble codes: P0306 (Misfire 6 cylinder)
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2001 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: 5N1ED28Y91
this vehicle came in for a head gaskets another tech installed head gaskets and after he got done customer had car one day and came back with a rough idle at stop signs. no other problems that he noticed. we started by checking vaccum lines and smoking the eng...
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2001 Nissan Frontier XE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6DD21S91
FIRST AND FORMOST LET ME SAY THIS WEBSITE HAS BEEN A GREAT HELP TO ME PERSONALLY AND TO MY WHOLE SHOP. AND i WOULD LIKE TO THANK ANY AND EVERYONE FOR THE INPUT AND THE SHARING OF YOUR KNOWLEDGE. NOW TO THE PROBLEM AT HAND THIS TRUCK HAS BEEN A PAIN IN THE CUST... Trouble codes: P0402 (excessive egr flow detected)
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2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L MIL Lamp on, Loss of power VIN: 1N4AL11D22
This vehicle was purchased one month ago by a personal friend. It has been to two different dealers and still has the same intermittent problem. Customer says that the "Ck. Eng" light will illuminate and vehicle looses power(obviously limp mode). If he stops t... Trouble codes: P2138 (Accelerator Pedal Position sensor circuit range/performance problem)
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1992 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L parking light VIN: JT2VK12FXN
hi : parking lights stay on with the swtich in off position and the key is out.Disconnect and reconnect battery won't help.Disconnect and reconnect combination switch (head light switch),the parking lights stay off,and the problem never reoccur again.Removed...
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1996 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT3YP10V2T
Hi and thanks for checking this out. RAV4 came in with a intermittant stall at idle with cel on. Owner said alarm system was disabled 2 days prior because it was going on-off crazy. She does'nt recall if stall happened before this occured or not. Scanned and g... Trouble codes: P0000
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1998 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L electric windows VIN: 4T1BF18B2W
Hello everyone These windows all stopped working at the same time. To me this seems to be a hi-tech system! I have no power at termnials 10&11 on the master switch and no current at the junction box before it goes thru the door post. It has some type of an el...
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1987 Honda Prelude 2.0L running VIN: BA5-100466
Thanks to those who replied to my request, yes it was the EGR valve on further inspection the vacum hose had been blocked off. So removed the valve it was jamed closed from carboned deposits. Also the ports were full off carbon, cleaned both the valve and port...
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1991 Honda Civic LX 1.5L turn signals VIN: 1HGED3651M
Good response on this problem. Every suggestion from the turn signal switch to the flasher to the hazard switch. The fix actually came from the gofer in the shop. He asked why we changed all the bulbs on the car and we explained that the flasher is sensitive t...
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1995 Lexus SC300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8JZ31C2S
After looking into tis vehicle again, I found that te plenum was plugged up again. Recommended to the customer that the plenum should be replaced. Customer decided that he would live with the check engine light on.
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1990 Mazda Miata 1.6L No Start VIN: JM1NA3514L
Replaced ignition switch, with no labscope it was difficult to diagnose problem with crank angle sensor, customer did not want to spend any more time on vehicle, decided to trade.
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1992 Mitsubishi Diamante LS 3.0L Fluid VIN: JA3XC57B5N
First of all, I would like to thank everyone who took the time to relpy to my help requests. No matter what I tried, I could not get the fluid to stop foaming. I used a vacume pump to try to get the air out when I found the pump had an o-ring/seal that was lea...
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1997 Nissan Quest XE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 123EHDJRIW
Thanks for all 9 replies. Most wanted to know if it was heater circuit which it was. Cust. had it check at Autozone and they told him it was O2 sensor and he did not want me to diag. Just replace it. When car came back I checked wiring at O2 sensor and it was ...
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1998 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, High idle speed VIN: 1N4DL01DXW
I did check all the p/s and other load acc. and none of them was the problem. Not sure about the converter response. Torque converter or Catalytic? Standard tranny and car ran like a champ so no plugged exhaust. Customer took car and I have not heard anything ... Trouble codes: P0440.
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1998 Nissan Sentra 1.6L No Start VIN: 1N4AB41D4W
Thanks to all who responded- this car was fixed like this- squirted 2 squirts of oil in each cyl, cranked over a few revolutions to equalize oil around piston rings(compression came back)- then installed new spark plugs, pinched off rubber fuel line and while ...
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1996 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L engine, cooling system VIN: 4S3BD6755T
It was the head gaskets. We had the heads pressure tested and surfaced for good measure. Thanks to all
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