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1994 Honda Passport EX 3.2L no shift VIN: 4S6CY58V5R
I sure hope someone can help. Vehicle came in my shop with customer complaint of transmission not shifting. Shop that replaced the transmission said the transmission is not defective and the owner brought it to us. Wiring harness to ECM was burned, replaced ha...
1996 Isuzu Trooper S 3.2L transfer case VIN: JACDJ58VXT
I wanted to confirm that I did have fluid transfering, so I installed trace dye into transmission. Customer came back, I pulled the transfer case drain plug, low and behold, I had dye. I not being a transmission guy, first went to Mithchel to look for info b...
2000 Kia Sportage 2.0L No Start VIN: KNDJA7236Y
hi fellow techs. I am stumped, got this kia in on a hook for a no start. customer stated that going down the highway vehicle felt like it ran out of gas then caught itself then finally died. I have checked fuel, spark and injector pulse and all are good. am i... Trouble codes: P1693, P0134, P0440, P0422
1990 Mazda B2200 2.2L No Start VIN: JM2UF1137M
vehicle has fuel no spark tried to ground the test port to get codes nothing happens to flash no nothing have power to coil and dist at ing wire. does the ecm ground the other side of the coil we get no singal to the blue yellow blue side of the dist the truck...
1994 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Drops out 4th VIN: 1N4BU31D6R
You will be crusing down road and trans dropes out of 4th and freelwheels step on gas and catch up to speed or kick over drive and it pulls down speed when you let off gas it dose come back to forth if you keep pushinh OD button, very irreguler.
2002 Subaru Outback 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 4S3BH66552
I need some help on this one. Subaru came in with a complaint of barely running. Noticed a knocking noise in front of engine right away. Found timing belt tensioner shot. Thought maybe it had jumped time and or maybe knock sensor was picking up noise and retar...
2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3H87R3Y0
hi group- I got this 4runner that just falls on its face as soon as you want to move. This a close friend's, that was supposed to come in last month when the MIL first came on, and it was still running fine. I had it towed this morning, with a complaint that h... Trouble codes: P0171
2002 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L valve lifters VIN: NZE121-314
hi techs : vehicle came to shop with noise like valve lifters needs adjusting, i checked the clearance and realised that they were within the range , i changed them them and brought them to the mininum clearance and now that i start the vehicle i have the sam...

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1998 Acura CL 3.0L ignition coil VIN: 19UYA2252W
Thanks for all the info guys! The next day I told the manager to ask the customer for another key if they have one. Got the key from the customer, car fired right up. The key they have given us was an unprogrammed one. This helps me in diagnosting honda cars. ...
1990 Isuzu Trooper S 2.8L no spark VIN: JAC3H58E4L
Well it looks like I had a defective distributor. Following the advice of hans from Oregon, I checked the purple white wire for a 5 volt on off signal coming from the distributor while cranking. I had no voltage at all so I replaced the distributor and it star...
1990 Lexus LS400 4.0L unknown VIN: JT8UF11E1L
This car had a sticking right rear caliper. We noticed the wheel dragging. The piston retracted easily and the slide pins were free. But on the next test drive, it was dragging again. At times we could feel it around 15 mph, as the car slowed with each rotatio...
1988 Mazda RX-7 Turbo 1.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JM1FC3322J
thanks to everyone who gave me very good information on this vehicle,we have done everything to this vehicle suggested and to no avail it still is not fixed.we are going to send this one to the dealer to have a propper compression check done to the engine.we c...
2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AC54L3Y
really appreciated all the help. timing belt had slipped one tooth and drove us crazy. replaced tinimg belt set and problem solved Trouble codes: P0306 (cyl 6 missfire), P0300.
1988 Nissan D21 2.4L No Start, Floods VIN: JN6ND11SXJ
As the customer had limited funds he declined further diagnostics... we did however wire in a toggle switch to disconnect the fuel relay on 'cold starts'. Customer is happy for now, and suppose that is the goal! Thank You for your kind help! Jerry [...] Trouble codes: 12 (air flow meter malfunction).
1989 Toyota Pickup DLX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: JT4VN01D5K
Sorry i did not close it sooner but it has been very hectic here. Well thanks to all who replied. Stupid me, not knowing were the throttle plate was supossed to sit, i did not relize that the throttle cable casing had slid down past the flang (under the dash o...
1995 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JT2SK12E2S
Thanks for all the responses they were all very informitive. I wound up putting in a vacuum transducer. It then still ran poorly at times. So I reset timing which I had off about five degrees. No change. I removed the valve and shook it out on the bench and sa...
1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on, po401 VIN: 4T1BG22K4W
i apoligize for the time to close this request,i have not fixed this car yet.i beleave i have a wire harness problem with the vss circuit,i am able to work on this vehicle in my spare time which i dont have much of,if and when i repair this car i will add to t... Trouble codes: P0401.
2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0L drivetrain VIN: JTEBU14424
11 replies, Thanks to all of you, the customer is ok knowing that this hill holder feature is most likely ok. This system although ok in theory, seems to have some undesirable traits. Most of these problems seem to come back to the drivers habits and misunders...
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