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1987 Honda Accord 2.0L engine VIN: 2HGCA5637H
This car vibrates very badly in drive at idle. Vibration can be felt through steering wheel and body. The problem is not as noticeable in reverse. You can feel the engine vibrate if you touch it. all the mounts seem good and the only way to improve the vibrati...
1990 Honda Accord EX 2.2L driver's door VIN: JHMCB7561L
Customer brought vehicle in with the complaint that the driver's door will not open. We checked and found that either the part that releases the latch or the part that locks and unlocks the latch is broken. The door panel cannot be removed with the door closed...
1991 Infiniti G20 2.0L 5th GEAR VIN: JKCP01PZMT
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. We installed a used engine into this infiniti and all was good. A few weeks later now, the vehicle has returned popping out of 5th gear constantly and grinds when you attempt to push into 5th like teeth are ...
2000 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Windshield wipers VIN: 4S2DM58W3Y
Appears that power and grounds are ok. Checked resistance at module coming from wiper switch and it changes from .9 ohms to 1.7k ohms. Disassembled module to check for broken solder joints and saw none. I am curious to see if anyone has had this prublem. Think...
1991 Lexus LS400 4.0L Hesitation, no power
hello again. this lexus is giving me a migraine. it has no power when power braking or driving. reving up at idle is sluggish. it does not miss under load or at idle. the convertors melted down so those are dropped but still no power. compression reads about 2...
1972 Toyota corolla? 2.0L No Start VIN: TE27404558
posting this for starter/alt shop next door, his customer installed japan import engine into 72 toy corolla. customer bought engine harness and computer from importer in california. importer only sells engines has no idea of anything else. the engine has 3S-GE...
1983 Toyota Corolla DLX 1.6L driveshaft VIN: JT2AE72W0D
This car belongs to one of my employees. He said that he had a howl that just showed up. We put car on lift and find carrier noisey and noise like a bearing going bad in the differential. So we took the drive shaft out and the u-joints were binding also. We to...
1990 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.0L Cam Gear
I'm trying to remove the cam gear from this Land Cruiser to facilitate the replacement of a leaking gasket between the timing gear backing plate and the front of the motor. According to the factory service manual the cam gear is pressed on and off the cam shaf...
2003 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L exaust ? VIN: 5TDZT38A51
this vehicle came in with very slight noise in drivers compartment around accelerator pedal, the noise sounds like exaust leak, it is not noticable unless vehicle is in 2nd gear or higher and under hard load. it sounds exactly like an exaust leak at left hand ...

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1991 Infiniti G20 2.0L no compression VIN: JKCP01PZMT
Hello everyone and thanks for the advice on this one. We recieved numerous replies stating that most engines that use a chain are in fact interference. Well...that appears to be the case because once we loosened the cams and put air pressure in, the intake his...
1996 Infiniti I30 3.0L monitors VIN: JNKCA21D3T
All have said these monitors are hard to run,even epa.I told customer to drive it for two weeks,and i will recheck it. Customer has not returned yet.I will post if they do and report findings.Many Thanks
2000 Kia Sephia LS 1.8L extended crank VIN: KNAFB1213Y
Thanks to those who responded. We order a fuel pressure regulator set an appointment to replace it Tne car did not show up for appointment. I called the customer she stated the problem had gone away and was working fine. We called few days ago states car is do...
1991 Lexus ES250 2.5L Sunroof VIN: JT8VV22TXM
Thanks for the replies, we will check avalibility of the parts and see if we can schedule the cutomer in. Thanks Again. Jon
1993 Mazda Miata 1.6L Parking Brake VIN: JM1NA23519
We replaced the master cylinder with an OE unit and the customer has not returned and if this problem had persisted he would have.
1999 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C4GT54L6X
after we have done all we could do we sent it to the dealer and they have had it for three days and just called and said it was fixed. we keep getting a alpha reeding on st -1 that went from 74 to 136 very rapid all others ok. only cold. just as soon as it war... Trouble codes: P0300.
2000 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1N6ED26Y9Y
checked distributor as per information sent from [...]. the distributor bearing was worn and cause the pusle wheel to rub. replaced the distributor. this took care of the problem. thanks for all the help from everybody.
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D11
The trouble code was never able to be cleared. I made sure the proper crank sensor was installed, (white dot). I was able to obtain wave form patterns from Nissan. Crank sensor wave form looked identical to info supplied from Nissan. This car came from a used ... Trouble codes: P0335.
2000 Subaru Legacy L 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 453BH6651Y
Hello Techs, We sent this vehicle to our friendly local Subaru dealer. They took their time and after several phone conversations and a lot of hair pulling finally arrived at the fix which was to adjust the valves! Thanks to W/ [...] and John of Clayville auto...
2000 Subaru Outback 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BH6653Y
Thanks for the input group; It seems that almost all of you said it was caused by the trans neutral switch but I got a message from David [...] II that mentioned a computer reflash available from the dealer to correct this problem. Our service adviser ment... Trouble codes: 1507 (idle control system malfunction).
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