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1999 Acura TL 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 19UUA5653X
Car sat for a wile
1992 Lexus LS400 4.0L Cuts out, Stall
anybody heard of a similar situation?this one has me stumped as you might have guessed lexus is not my car line of choice.thank you for your help...wolf
1994 Lexus LS400 4.0L Dash lights, fuel guage VIN: 1GFT543H76
We had the common problem originally of flickering/ dead instrument cluster back lighting. All guages worked. We took unit to Tacoma Speedometer for circuit board(s) repair. They bench test lighting for at least an hour after the circuit repair. Customer opte...
2000 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L No Start VIN: 1YVGF22C7Y
No codes,does not start cold,plugs are fuel fouled(dripping wet) ect reads ok ,maf check oks pulse width at 54.2 ms timing belt is ok engine timing has been checked and set properly.exciter ring checks ok.We are at a lost to understand why this is flooding on ...
1992 Mitsubishi Galant 2.0L engine VIN: JA3CR46V4N
customer brought in saying car has vibration, took front cover off, balance shaft belt was broke and covered in oil also water pump was dripping, changed the parts listed and still has vibration, although i dont think quite as bad. had checked timing marks sev...
1991 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTX15HGRT
runs fine till gets warm about 160f then starts poping missing if you try to rev it will pop thrught the intake like its out of time scan tool say it is retarding the timeing have replaced maf, coil, igniter, cam ,crank,sensor,and pcm help guys this is my car
2000 Subaru Impreza Outback 2.2L Throwout bearing sleeve VIN: JF1GF4853Y
The chatter has also developed a noise with it. We removed the trans. and looked at throw out bearing and the sleeve or collar that it moves on and found extreme wear.The throwout bearing had also partly broken at the holddown clips. A post stated that if the ...
1989 Toyota Pickup 3.0L RF axle, brake assy. VIN: JT4VN13GIK
Hello group this customer has had this noise with his pickup for six years now and he now wants to see if we can fix it, we have not tried to fix this noise in the past. The problem occurs only a few times a week and it sounds exactly like a noisy pilot bushin...

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2001 Honda Prelude 2.2L shifting problems VIN: JHMBB62491
Fisrt I want thank all the repley's I got on this one. I ended up finding a used trans with 20000 miles on it. Put it in and all in good now. I talked to a few people they all said that with the codes I have the trans was burnt up.
2003 Honda Civic DX 1.7L maint. req.ligth VIN: 2HGES15103
Thanks a lot guys. i`ve fixed this honda but i had to do severals things due the car was brougth from the U:S:A and the dealership it`s not able in El Salvador cause they didn`t buy the car here.I had to do the maint. ruotine an done. Thanks a lotĦĦĦ
1988 Mazda RX-7 GTU 1.3L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: JM1FC331XJ
Thanks to all who offered help. The majority sounded concerned that I was doing this blind (no scanner capabilities), So I bit the bullet and ordered the connectors and software, That's why it has taken so long to close... Now I was able to check codes, 06 Thr...
1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L engine VIN: JN1CA21D8T
I talked to a Nissan tech who said to just run the engine for 5-10 minutes. Of course this was after we had pulled the covers an second time. Since the engine was very clean and there was no chain noise before we pulled the covers we put it back together and t...
2001 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L steering VIN: 5N1ED28Y31
Believe it or not, 3/10ths of a degree off on cross-camber was enough to cause all of the symptoms described. Dialed in cross camber precisely, and all is good. Also, there seemed to be a question of what sort of steering assembly this truck had. It did have...
2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Surge VIN: JN1CA31D61
Scott was correct. I replaced the ECM and wahlah. It now purrs like a kitten. I tested all of the componets that have anything to do with idle. All of the items worked as spedified. The only thing left was the ECM Thanks Scott
1994 Toyota Previa LE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: JT3AC24S5R
I got more aggressive on wire wiggle test. Had been wiggling gently before. Wire shorting on top of engine for #2 & #4 injector. Impossible to get to short. Cut-out and hard wired around engine harness for those two injectors from connector on left side of eng...
2001 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L Transfer Case VIN: 5TDBT48A71
Thanks to all who responded with help on this issue. The customer had picked up the vehicle, and we haven't been able to get it back in to the shop. It likely ended up at the dealer so we may never know, but judging from all of your responses and the info we w...
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