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1991 Lexus LS400 4.0L Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT8UF11EXM
the fuel pressure goes from 40 to 10 then back to 40 you can feel the underhood fuel pump relay clicking when the pressure reaches 40 the relay clicks then pressure drops to 10 car almost dies and the relay clicks and back up to 40lbs ive read stuff in the arc...
1987 Mazda B2600 2.6L oil pump VIN: JM2UF4121H
Pickup came in with timing chain rattle. Torn down, and found oil pump chain tensioner frozen in pump. I never have seen this happen before. Customer had just boughten 6 days earlier. Replaced pump and installed a balance elim. kit and timing kit. Filled oil f...
1995 Mazda Millenia 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA2217S
HELP, RECENLY MY SHOP REPLACED AN ENGINE ON 95 millinia. RUN ,BUT ON THE OUT SIDE BAND; center plug #4 work good, first #2,last#6 have no power atall.Disconnected plugs wires ,no RPM changed. Sparts,injection pull,fuel GOOD. Compresstion 175 Thanks DUC HU...
1999 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1YVGF22C5X
THIS VEHICLE CAME IN MULTIPLE TIMES FOR THIS PROBLEM, BUT I CAN'T ALWAYS DUPLICATE THE PROBLEM. Intermittently the problem happens. upon acceleration the vehicle misfires bad and won't move. check engine light will flash but no codes will be in the PCM. The ve...
2003 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.8L unknown VIN: JA4NW51S23
has anyone seen this one ?? the customer states the transfer case light comes on when driving by itself. he states that once he shuts it off and restarts it goes out. I drove it for 9 miles and never had the light come on for me. I can not justify driving it f...
1986 Nissan 300ZX 3.0L air conditioning VIN: JN1HZ165XG
hi nissan techs this vehicle will cool at vents 40 degrees under havy accelaration will lose cooling and vents will blow hot then go back to cooling noticed we are loosin vacuum to heater control valve check solenoid at resevoir we are not losing electrical si...
2001 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4DL01C11
code 1614 hey nissan techs, customer states ses comes on intermittently and then goes off. no drivability problems. found code 1614 pending, light is not on at this time. mtod has no info regarding this code, i called mtod and they were unable to offer any add... Trouble codes: 1614 (nats system problem)
1996 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BG6851T
hey subaru techs, need some help on this one. car came to me from another shop that could not fix. scanned codes and found p0420 catalyst eff. below threshold bank 1. now at the previous shop they installed new o2 sensors and the front converter. i really dont... Trouble codes: P0420
1999 Subaru Forester L 2.5L no foward in any position VIN: 1F1SF6357X
hi, need to know from the trany experts, this vehicle wouldnt engage any foward gears only reverse. fliud full and cherry red. after running it for a while it engaged and all gears are on target then the delay is mininal about 1.5 seconds. if you shut it off a...
1991 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L brakes VIN: JT3VN29VXM
Good Morning, THIS one is a good one.This car stops great after 2 or 3 stops. The initial first stop cold in the morning the brakes will not lock up. Pedal goes TO A HARD STOP,@pedal stop's the car ,but not like it does after 2or 3 stops.
1993 Toyota Camry XLE 2.2L air bag VIN: 4T1VK13E4P
customer brought me a used clock spring and requested that i put in. i recommended a new one but they didin't want to spend the money.i checked the continuity of the old one and it tested bad. the used one did show continuity. it also repaired the horn problem...
1994 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L pedal VIN: JT3VN39WXR
This fine rig came from another shop with no front brakes working. We replaced the master cylinder and bled everything and the car went away. About two weeks later, the owner returned saying that, at times, the pedal would be very low and then there would be a...
2002 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L suspension problem VIN: 5TBRT34152
at high speed,vehicle wander left and right over speed bump or steering to the off ramp at 65 mph.what effect on a vehicle would a weak lower and upper control bushings loose it tension?
2002 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5BRT38112S
Came in with MIL light on. Recorded codes and snap shot data. Both long term trim #s are 34.3% both short term vary at idle 6.9%-10% sometimes dropping to 3.9% . This is at idle still in the stall. Has the dreaded K/N filter and intake tube. Checked MAS for c... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 fuel system lean), P0174 (Bank 2 fuel system lean)

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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2002 Acura TL Type-S 3.2L srs lite VIN: 19UUA56872
I am going to call this vehicle a fix because all I needed was the correct procedure for manually pulling srs codes. Seven out of eight said it was OK to jumper terminals 4 and 9 to attain the codes. I did get a code 53 which sent me in the right direction. No...
1994 Honda Passport LX 3.2L seal leak VIN: 4S6CY58VXS
this ones down the road. the fix was a sonnex oversized pump bushing, honed to proper size,a thm 350 seal and most improtantly another new converter with alot less than .022' hub runout. thanks again for all the help.
1995 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1HGCD56335
Thanks to all the replies, ended up being head gasket failure. Vech would lose coolant into the number 4 cylinder overnight...wasn't alot, but just enough to cause a slight miss on cold start for about 3 to 5 seconds. Overheat condition would reappear after ab... Trouble codes: 12 (Insufficient lift/EGR system).
1993 Mazda MX-6 LS 2.5L No Start, Stall VIN: 1YVGE31B7P
vehicle would run periodically. started to check the distributor again. when vehicle wouldn't run the voltage reference would never change. when it did run the 5v would fluctuate like it was suppose to. changed distributor with new part, hasn't quit yet. thank...
1995 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BA1410S
Found it! Glen, Ed, Dan, Tim, and Phillip all agreed that it should have an OBDII or Ford connector somewhere and there it was...and OBD II connector under the dash on the drivers side, about 4 inches up from the bottom of the dash panel, just to the left of t...
1990 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: JN1HJ01P5L
i received alot of good responses,which i checked, but this must be a odd case. i pin pointed it as being out of time. as i took out the crank shaft bolt, the front of the crank shaft came off with the balancer and belt not sure what caused the crank...
1993 Nissan Sentra E 1.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: JN1EB31P2P
sorry it took so long to get back to you guys, customer couldnt afford cat right away. finally got cat installed and car passed with flying colors. thanks to all that responded. D.W.
1998 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L camshaft/crankshaft front seals VIN: 4S3BD6751W
Thanks for all your help, guys. Sure enough, it was the oil pump o-ring and screws that seem to have been causing the leaking in this Subaru's camshaft and crankshaft seals. I fixed those and I feel confident that the leaking problem will not reoccur. Special ...
1997 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L engine VIN: 4T1BG22K2V
I would like to thank everyone who helped me with my question. I took the wire harness out of 99 and put in the original from the 97 there were just a few things that are differnt so I thought it would be faster to just change them while it was out all, worked...
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