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1986 Honda Accord DX 2.0L No Start VIN: JN1RS04S6C
We looked at this vehicle last week and replaced both the ignition module and the coil, on determining the ignition module was bad. It returned a few days later with a complaint of an intermittent no start condition. Testing revealed the ignition module was b...
1994 Infiniti Q45 A 4.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JNKNG01D2R
Hey guy's got a good one here. This Q45 was dying or stalling while driving on the Interstate. Problem first occured after about 150 miles on the Interstate. Car was driven back 150 miles to shop. Stalled about 15 times on way back. Found the Mass Air Flow con...
1997 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Unknown VIN: 1YVGE22C5V
this vehicle makes a loud squealing noise above 55mph.cannot duplicate noise on lift.replaced rh cvj shaft and bearing as the bearing was noisy on lift,with no change in noise.when driving at above 55mph-can shut engine off and place in nuetral with the noise ...
1993 Mitsubishi Mirage ES 1.5L 1st and 2nd gear VIN: JA3EA11A8R
I have a 5sp jumps out of 1st and 2nd gear drain trans lots of metal not from nomal wear remove trans remove rear cover found metal like pcs.to remove cluth housing I remove all bolts and the case opens a little bit only.I don't want to break anything thats st...
1998 Mitsubishi Mirage DE 1.5L emissions flags VIN: JA3AY26A2W
im unable to run the emissions flags on this unit,,,ive tried and tried and tried...350 miles now ,,o2 wont run,evap nope,cat not!...any help here would be very helpful...thanks in advance doug.
1992 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.0L when cold long and high rev before gear change
only when cold, mornings or a long soak (more than 6 hrs ).tranny take a long time to change up gear, and needs hi revs, then little decel of rpm, then will change.after 1 mile all runs like new, oil is clean and has a good color.Be fore i send it to the trann...
2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L Starting VIN: 3N1CB51D62
Hi everybody, i have this Nissan Sentra that have the problem as follow: The customer first complained that when driving the car and coming to stop the engine off but can restart immediately, this problem was permanent, after bringing it to my shop i checked e...
2001 Suzuki Grand Vitara JLX 2.5L Front Diff actuator VIN: JS3TD62V41
4 wheel drive does NOT work due to front diff not engaging. Transfer case DOES work and spins driveshaft. NOTE: It has a factory air pump actuated front diff. Coworker first replaced pump after finding inop... didn't work.Lack of info on how or when computer t...
1997 Toyota Tercel CE 1.5L Surge, HIGH IDLE VIN: JTZAC52LZV
Hi everyone, definitely need some ideas on this one. I will start by saying that the customer who owns this vehicle has not been forthcoming from the start and I have had to pry for details on the problem, when it started, etc. Initially, he dropped the vehicl...
2000 Toyota Celica GTS 1.8L Hesitation VIN: JTDDY32TXY
This car has a horrible hesitation cold that slowly gets better as it warms up. I dont think it runs exactly right when it is warm but the customer is only complaining about the cold problem. The first and maybe the second time you take off it does not hesitat...

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1987 Isuzu I-Mark 1.5L vacuum diaphram VIN: JABRT5178H
First let me thank all of you that replied, especially David from Illinois, after rechecking vehicle after customer had it for 10 days, found no gas in line, being the fact that the gas was stagnant I agree that it was something that took time to collect there...
1998 Isuzu Hombre S 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GGCS1445W
I only recieved three replies on this one. One said to replace the vsv and the other said there might be a pcm reprogram for this condition. But Josh supplied me with enough information to get this one fixed. He said that the fuel tank pressure sensor should r... Trouble codes: 440 (Evap system error).
1995 Mazda Millenia 2.5L No Start VIN: JM1TA2215S
Well, it's fixed boys! Yippy! Wahoo! I'm so grateful to all, and am proud to be among you. I learned a few things too. I learned that Automakers are on a mission to make us crazy (too late), that aftermarket ditsributors are junk in this application, that the ...
1998 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L No Start, Misfire VIN: 4T1BF18BXW
I did some checking and came to the expensive conclusion that I had no other choice but to replace the pcm. I called my local Toyota dealer and ordered the $1200 computer. The computer comes in program mode so you do not need a scanner to program the keys. Aft... Trouble codes: P0301 (missfire cyl 1), P0303 (missfire cyl 3), P0305 (missfire cyl 5).
2000 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L door locks VIN: JT3HT05J6Y
got several replies about the master switch which it turned out to be. the switch tested ok with a resistance test but when power applied would lose connection. also had a loose pin connection in the driver side juction box. thanks
2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BE32K52
Thank you for all the replies. We still could not confirm the exact problem. We replaced the valve near the airbox and installed a new gas cap. We then cleared the codes and drove it. We returned the vehicle to the customer and told her to drive it. After a we... Trouble codes: P0440 (evap malfunction), P0441 (incorrect purge flow), P0446 (evap vent malfunction).
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