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1993 Lexus SC400 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8UZ30C2P
Hi everybody : Customer complaint everytime first start up,the engine runs rough,the rpm is surging,and the check engine light came on.After few minutes driving,the problem will go away,and the check engine light went off.This problem will stay out until the ... Trouble codes: 31 (air flow meter circuit), 41 (TPS circuit)
2002 Mazda Tribute ES 3.0L Hard Start Cold VIN: 4F2YUO8162
Hi everyone I have a customer with a hard start problem only when the car has been sitting for a long time, but once you get the car started after it gives you a hard time it runs and start fine and will only give you a problem after sitting for a long period ...
2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, HIGH IDLE WHEN COLD VIN: 4A3AE45G32
Thanks in advance for any help. We have a part time customer with this car.We changed timing belt 5/27/05, next time we seen car was 7/25/06 on the hook for a dead battery. Replaced battery and both terminal ends. next visit was 9/29/06 with complaint of high ...
1993 Subaru Impreza 1.8L No Start
hello, i have this subaru here. it has spark but no injector pulse. i scoped the crank and cam sensor both seem to be working, customer wanted the temp sensor repalced becuase she said it had a hard start and someone told her its the temp sensor. so we replace...
2003 Suzuki Grand Vitara 2.5L Cuts out VIN: JSAHTX92V0
Hi every one, i need some help from any one knowledgeable in the Suzuki world. I have this grand vitara and i am trying to find the crankshaft sensor with no luck, i went on the Suzuki factory site and checked the online manual it said it was behind the flywhe...
1980 Toyota Cressida 2.6L No Start VIN: MX32037208
Vehicle was running great, shut it off in the shop to but a couple brackets on and pulled the coil wire off to put the rubber boot on the distributor and vehicle has not started since. The spark will jump an inch at the plug wire end, the fuel pressure is 30-3...
1984 Toyota Corolla 1.6L Stall VIN: E5F3144993
This car runs great;;. No misses ,no codes, no problem starting. In fact this car will run forever as long as you keep your foot on the accelerator.So sitting at the light you apply light pressure on the pedal. Take off and go to55 mph and let off or some call...

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1997 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1HGCD7136V
Thank you for all the input. After verifying all grounds, replacing wires and plugs and cap, rotor with known good (test pieces) we discovered that when the alternator belt was revoved the arcing between the cranskaft pulley inner and outer ring dissapeared. W...
1997 Honda Civic LX 1.6L Crankshaft Pulley VIN: JHMEJ6571V
Wow, what a mixed bag of replies. I am unclear as to the Official Honda specification for this specific year and model, but a large majority of the techs said they just tightened the bolt with their impact guns and shipped it, apparently with no ill effects. I...
1990 Mazda Miata 1.6L rear suspension assy VIN: JM1NA3512L
We do know that the engine mounts are good. We suspect that the PPF is in some way bent or mismounted . We have not been able to determine the real cause as the customer has not had the time to leave his car long enough for us to compare measurements with anot...
1993 Mazda Miata 1.6L air bag light VIN: JM1NA351XP
Thanks for relpies and most of them said about the bad air bag module. The blue module is avaiable at the dealer for $220 and the customer declined to spend at this time, so when he returns I will post the fix. In the mean time, I want to thank each and everyo...
2000 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Misfire VIN: 1N4DL01DXY
removed ecm from vehicle and found water damage inside computer case. electrical arch on inside of case.replaced with remaned computer and fixed the problem thanks for your input Trouble codes: P0301 (cylinder 1 misfire).
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L timing chain VIN: 1N4AL11DX2
Replaced tensioner, Niissan tech recommended nissan oil filter. inspected inside cam timing cover, still makes some noise on cold start, customer took car for now.
2001 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L pre-igintion VIN: 2T1BR12E41
Well this one is in the books. I had a lot of great replies. But the problem was the crankshaft angle sensor plate was installed backwards. I do not know why base timing was showing correct, but it was. This was a simple fix, remove front cover and install pla...
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