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1991 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1HGCB9856M
We have repeatedly monitored the gasses-all within spec. We have swapped out coolant temp sensors and oxygen sensors with dealer parts. We have checked cam timing. No problems found. We have checked for exhaust backpressure problems, also. None found.
2001 Infiniti I30 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCA31A91
Hello fellow Nissan and Infiniti Techs, Thanks in advance for any help. This Infiniti has been back to our shop three times and is coming back right now for good ol #4. First visit mil on, code P0420 present, at that time we found TSB for Bank 1 sensor 1 and f... Trouble codes: P0420, P0430
1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L unknown VIN: JT6GF10U5X
Hello Lexus people: This Rx 300 has a rattle in the right front on small bumps and broken pavement. We've checked for loose and worn suspension, but we don't see anything. We're afraid it's in the strut. Has anyone run into this? Thanks much!
1995 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YCGE22C5S
Got code 214 on steady.Camshaft Position sensor. Erased came back on in 30 seconds. Either Mitchell manual is wrong or I got a short.Mitchell component testing of the distributor says pull out distributor(which is the CPS),leave electrical connected,turn ignit... Trouble codes: 214 (Camshaft Position sensor)
1997 Mazda Miata 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1NA3531V
Hello all, This one has caused many a gray hair. Vehicle was in 2 months ago with P0400 stored, customer stated C.E.L. had been illuminated for almost a year. EGR vacuum solenoid not functional. Replaced vacuum and vent solenoid. Engine will stall with vacuum ... Trouble codes: P0400 (egr flow fault)
2000 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L Rear rattle VIN: 1YVGF22CXY
Hello everyone, This Mazda has a rattle in the rear end coming from the drivers side strut area. I've hoisted and checked every item I can see for looseness or worn components. I removed the rear seat to view the tops of the struts and had a co-worker drive t...
1997 Mitsubishi Mirage DE 1.5L Misfire VIN: JA3AV11A3V
hello techs; novice mitsu. tech , we can hear this sparking arch , clicking noise at idle + on slow accelerate exactly like spark plug wire . noise is rite at distributor . tried darkness, spray water no sign of any arching , but the miss is with the clicking ...
2001 Mitsubishi Montero XLS 3.5L coolant temp VIN: JA4MW31R41
i have a 01 montero xls with a coolant guage problem. koeo guage will sit on cold,after a few min. it will climb half way to hot and back to will continue to slowly fluctuate back and forth.driving vehicle at operating temp it will show hot then drop t...
2000 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 3N1CB51D3Y
this vehicle came in with a po302 after someone else had replaced the plugs for the same code. the engine idled slightly rough at all times, but would stay running. replaced gasket and tried to align cams to crank. alignment marks are a little confusing, good ...
2000 Nissan Frontier XE 3.3L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1NGED27Y3Y
We replaced the clutch in this vehicle a few weeks back and noticed a hesitation on take off between 1500 to 2500 RPM. We tested the fuel pressure and it tested good. Next we tested for codes and found none. When we tested the the TPS the sweep was good but th...
1997 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L head gaskets VIN: 4S3BG6857V
got a couple of quick questions for any subaru experts out there.i've got this outback with bad headgaskets and im trying to get my ducks in a row b4 the job gets sold .it looks like a fairly straight forward job albeit at tight one but shopkey shows a couple ...
1997 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L clutch / hydralics VIN: JT3HN86R8V
customer states that in the morning / first thing the clutch pedal won't return to the top after depressing. he says you can pump the pedal 5 or 6 times and then it's ok until the next day. we have not been able to reproduce in shop, but i know the customer is...
1998 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L after run VIN: 4TAVN52N5W
after hot, driving, pull in and shut off vehicle, it after runs (deisel's)... no air induction or vacuum leaks found... throttle body clear and clean... timing at spec... all secondary ignition new...

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2000 Honda Accord EX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: IHGC65555Y
sorry for the delay, have been waiting for the cust to return. What we found to be the problem was a leak in the two way valve. Replaced the valve and solonoid and the car is fixed Trouble codes: P1456, P1457.
2001 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Misfire VIN: 4S6DM58W51
the problem was vacuum leak at intake i couldnt find it when the engine was hot but cold it showed up good i had to run the propane hose under the plenumn to find the leak it wasent leaking outboard side.thanks to everyone that wrote before i go i have to say ... Trouble codes: 300 (random misfire), 304 (misfire 4 cyl).
1992 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.1L hard start cold VIN: 4S2CY58Z2N
well 5 responses and I had tried all of them, finally we put a new ECM in it and we have not heard back, and it has been about 2 weeks so no news is good news. thank you for the help, Ron
1998 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: JM11A2226W
thankyou for your replies. it was as i suspected, but the other tech wouldn't believe it until he saw all your same answers. the timing belt was indeed a tooth off. he took care of it today and went home happier. he thanks you.
2001 Mitsubishi Galant DE 2.4L radiator fan VIN: 4A3AA46H62
special thanks to Craig, David, Phillip, Charles, and Claudio, all were on the target, temp sensor out of range. when a person needs help go no further than Iatn. thanks fellow techs for the help, Rusty.
1982 Nissan 280ZX Turbo 2.8L fuel system VIN: JN1CZ04S6C
The problem was the air flow meter.Put a good brand air flow meter & fixed it.Sorry for the delays & thanks for everybody for helping me fixing this car.Thank you.
1983 Nissan 280ZX Turbo 2.8L Turbo Failure VIN: JN1CZ04S8D
I appreciate all the help I received. We pressurized the oil system after installing the turbo and made sure we had good oil flow out of the turbo prior to starting the engine. We performed an oil flow test by removing the return tube to the oil pan. At idle w...
1991 Toyota Previa LE 2.4L No Start VIN: JT3AC12R7M
Thanks to all who replied. It indeed the Airflow meter. I did change the ect for it is off on its specs. I really appreciate all the info and help! Trouble codes: 24 (Intake Air Temp Sensor).
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