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2001 Daewoo Lanos S 1.6L Valve Train Noise VIN: KLATA52681
This car came in with owner complaining of engine ticking noise. Tracked noise to valve cover area...removed cover...I'm unable to find any valve clearance specs on this car..and I'm unable to get ANY feeler gauge under cam lobes. Help/Thoughts Chris
2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG165XY
we have cleaned the ports and eventually we replaced the egr valve, after 2 or more days, the same code reappears. thanks for any help. Trouble codes: P0401 (egr insufficient flow)
2003 Honda Element EX 2.4L Compressor VIN: 5J6YH18573
Initially, when cold, the a/c is actuating properly and cold air comes out. After driving and after the vehicle reaches operating temperature, upon shutting down, the a/c will not actuate. In other words, drive for approx 15 minutes, shut down the car, wait ap...
1990 Lexus LS400 4.0L power steering VIN: JT8UF11E7L
we replaced the rack and pump because of leaks,after each replacement the steering would be fine for about 5 to 10 minutes and then would get hard.if we raise the idle up over 1500 rpm,assist comes back but at an idle we have no power steering.alldata says we ...
1999 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L antitheft VIN: 1YVGF22C2X
Hi gang, I have a new imobilizer unit in this car and have cycled the key as per info from Mitchel but it wont go into the mode to accept the code for the imobilizer. There was a note about having to change the PCM also, do I need to do this? Just to try somet...
1987 Nissan Pulsar NX XE 1.6L Surge VIN: JN1PN34S0H
Hey- I hope someone can help me on this one. This car was given to a friend with this problem and I'm trying to help out. It idles great but won't rev over 2500 rpms. On a test drive it bucks and jumps very badly. While trying to rev under hood it does great i...
1998 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Misfire VIN: JN1CA2106W
Number 2 injector drops out under a load. Neither cam or crank sensors drop out or spike during the misfire. all injectors ohm out good. Injector ground to PCM voltage drops good. Any suggestions out there?... Trouble codes: P0300
2001 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1N4DG01D11
hi fellow tech's. need some advise tip's etc on this 01 altima with a vac leak at intake.haven't done one of these and it looks like a bear.any shortcuts or tips and about how long it takes to r&r this intake gasket.any help would be appreciated.want to give t...
2001 Subaru Impreza RS 2.5L throttle VIN: JF1GM67561
customer brought in car complaining that cruise control will not disenguage and can not slow car down or get engine rpm to return to idle. test drove car and found all cruise controls operating properly and system disenguageing with power switch,brake,clutch p...
2003 Suzuki Vitara 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2S3TE52V73
This is a 2003 Vitara with a 2.0l 4 cylinder, after it gets hot it will some time cut out and die, it will restart after a few minutes and run fine. It always starts back up before we can run many test such as fuel pressure, spark etc. THe only code it has is ... Trouble codes: P0420
1988 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.0L oil gauge VIN: JT3FJ62G0J
We have a 1988 Land Cruiser the the oil gauge reads zero. Check the sender and replace- same results. tried 5 senders from 3 suppliers (including 2 OE). When we check oil pressure with a mechanical gauge to verify engine pressure is OK (it is). We used Toyota ...
1994 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Wheel sensor not working VIN: JT3VN39W3R
Toyota tech help. I'm working on my truck and can't seem to get the wheel sensors to work. The axle ABS ring was removed to replace the seals in Jan. 06. I have had problems ever since then. It seems to me that the ABS ring is not in the middle of the whole. W...
1995 Toyota Celica GT 2.2L Surge, Cuts out VIN: JT2STO7F1S
This one is for Toyota Gods, this celica came in with an intermident cutting out, test drove car, did not occur until i jumped into it hard, stutters from 3000 rpm and up check engine light illuminates everytime it stutters, on during stutter off when not occu...
1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L block/head VIN: 4T1BG22K9X
Hello fellas. Ran into a little glitch on what I thought was gonna be a gravy job. Car towed in, water pump failed and broke the timing belt. Cleaned everything up, installed a new water pump and began installing timing belt. Found that crankshaft would rotate...
2000 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L lack of power VIN: 4T1BF28B14
Hello Guys, This is an information type listing for what should be a scheduled service next week. My customer informs me that while driving under load, accelerating up an incline-not towing a boat up a mountain, he experiences his traction control dash warnin...

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2000 Acura RL Premium 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4KA9664Y
Joe and David had it on this one, I put the EGR with Sensor valve on and did a SCS test drive and it stayed gone, I guess I should go back to my theory that Jap cars are real good at pinpointing problems and listen to the code. Therer are no TSB's but Joe and ... Trouble codes: P1491 (EGR lift sensor too low).
1998 Infiniti QX4 3.3L Fan Blower Motor VIN: JNRAR05Y9W
Thanks as always to the knowledgeable techs on this site. The fix for this problem was a Resistor or as Infiniti calls it - the Fan Control Amplifier (module). DEFECTIVE RESISTOR VOLTAGE ON BLUE/YELLOW WIRE - 9.0V CONSTANT RESISTANCE - OPEN (taken on pin...
1999 Mazda Miata 10th Anniversary 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy, no power VIN: JM1NB353XX
as suggested, pulled timing gear off crank, key had sheared and gear had slipped about one and a half teeth,changing the timing & creating sluggish condition, thanks for all the help
2001 Mazda Protege ES 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BJ22631
Hello And thanks, Put A cat on This car And looked Again At The o2s,This car is Fixed.Thanks to Bill from wisconsin,John from new jersey and Kenneth from Ohio.The cars o2 sensors pretty much mirror each other with A bad Cat.With A good cat front switches nor... Trouble codes: P0421.
2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L radio VIN: JA4MT31H1Y
thanks to al [...] who both sent me the right code. customer very happy. no thanks to steve fiorito who called me unprofessional and said i would get nowhere trying to find code. way to go steve and al.
2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1N4BA41EX4
thanks to all who replied my gut feeling and marion from mississippi confirmed my suspision.the mass air sensor did the trick. happy wrenching to all thom Trouble codes: 1271 (a/f sensor), 1281 (a/f sensor).
1999 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, low power VIN: JT3HN87R0X
Thanks to all that offerd help,most said it was maf. We called owner this am and he was at dealer having a new maf installed. This is a great way to learn about car that you don't work on alot.Thanks alot Ricky Trouble codes: P0172.
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