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2002 Mazda MPV EX 3.0L oil light on dash VIN: JM3LW28J72
First off I'd like to say thanks for any help received, this one is annoying in that I have a feeling it would be easy to diagnos if the problem would ever actually happen for us. The customer states that the oil light on the dash is flickering on and off ever...
2000 Mitsubishi Mirage DE 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JA3AY11A4Y
this is a good one! vehicle cam in with mil on and a p0170 stored in memory. ect , iat , map all look normal.took vehicle out and drove down the highway about five miles. at highway runs excellent fuel trims normal hovering around zero. at idle and on decel is... Trouble codes: P0170 (fuel trim malfunction bank 1)
2001 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AA46G01
Car came in about 5 weeks ago. Had random missfire code. We replaced the spark plugs and the plug wires and coil boots. Car seemed to work fine. It came in once after that with p0300 and the freeze frame data showed 85% load and about 5000rpm. A kid was drivin... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random missfire)
1997 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Mechanical VIN: 4S3BG6850V
This is really bothering us... We are paying careful attention to the install of the cam and crank seals and we have also replaced the oil pump seals as a preventive measure. The PCV Valve has been replaced with no signs of blockage. This is one of several of ...
1995 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L Steering VIN: JT3DJ81W1S
Hi guys this land cruiser has a steering wheel that chatters or binds when turning at stops if you raise the idle it gets alot better, almost goes away if you raise the truck problem completely goes away. On the road its fine. So we put A new P.S. pump in it a...
1998 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF18BXW
Customer complaint mil on, surge while driving. I watched the egr postion sensor output and was suprised to see it reflect the valve fully open and slam shut about once per second while driving. Yea it surges alright. Looked at the vsv for egr and found the ec... Trouble codes: P1411 (EGR position sensor)
2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L cooling system VIN: 4T3ZF13C71
Van came in with complaint temp guage runs hot,inspected system,no leaks,fans operational,although i'm not sure how many speeds it has.We replaced t-stat again,headgaskets,inspected water pump,still overheats.Any ideas would really be appreciated,this is a tou...

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1997 Honda Accord LX 2.2L code p1705 VIN: 1HGCD5639V
Several people wrote to me and warned that any alarms, etc. that were installed in the car by aftermarket companies can seriously affect this system. There were none in the car. This code is set when the trans sees the gear selector indicating two gears at onc...
2000 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L 1-2 shift VIN: JHLRD1867Y
Thanks for the help. I think the vehicle was poorly maintained which led to this problem. The trans fluid was drained out and refilled with correct honda fluid. No change. As suggested by Jeff we removed , checked function and cleaned the solnoids to no avail....
2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L speedo VIN: KM8SC83D51
After waiting for about 2 weeks, I finally received new drive gear. It is approx 1.5mm larger OD. The new drive gear fitts on carrier very tight, no slop at all. With new drive and driven gear (new one approx 1mm larger OD) installed the speedo works perfectly...
1999 Lexus GS300 3.0L Pump VIN: JT8BD68S6X
Based on cost we are in the process of replacing the entire ABS unit with a used piece. Since there are not too many posts regarding this, I don't consider it a pattern failure and feel confident the used unit will fix it. We got the whole thing, master cyl, p...
1996 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21DOT
This one was not ment to be for me. Thanks for the 3 replies . The customer picked up the car unfixed. I guess I cant fix them all. This has no tbelt and has no distbutor. I felt it was a coil issue or possible ecm. Since I have no way of scopeing all the coil... Trouble codes: P0340, P0325.
1990 Toyota Camry 2.0L No Start VIN: 4T1SV24E3L
well yes its fixed thanks to the guys that said check grounds but it was not a grounding problem but a short to ground i found an injector wire pinched to ground i repaired the wire and now the car runs fine Trouble codes: 41 (throttle position).
1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L rear differential VIN: JT3VN39WXR
The drivers side axle was bent. The pinion shaft had a slight groove in it. Sent axle off to be straightened and used a pinion saver on the pinion. Test drove a long way put back on rack and no leaks when truck left shop. Thanks a bunch for all your ideas of w...
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