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2000 Daewoo Nubira SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KLAJC52Z8Y
this awesome car came to us with p1133 in memory. graphing on a road test showed the waveform gravitating close to bias voltage at a steady cruise. the sensor was replaced (bosch), and the same characteristics remain. on heavy accel or decell, the voltages wil... Trouble codes: P1133 (o2 not switching frequently enough)
1998 Honda Passport EX 3.2L valve train VIN: 4S6CM58W3W
has knocking noise from passenger side valve cover. engine not missing and is dohc version. pulled valve cover and found no problems. suspect cam follower but have no info to help.
1999 Honda Passport EX 3.2L all upshifts VIN: 4S6CMS8W68
Vehicle towed to my shop on Sept. 28-Front seal puked fluid out on the Freeway. Referring Shop couldn't find leak, refilled trans and felt it slipping on take off. Only code we found was P0440-Emissions related. No Trans Codes stored in Eng or Trans System. We...
2003 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: SHSRD78813
My customer came to us for a second opinion after the dealership told her that a new timing chain was required to elliminate the check engine light. They replaced the cam sensor to no avail. They said the timing chain had excessive play and was causing the pro... Trouble codes: P0341
1997 Hyundai Elantra 1.8L thrust bearing VIN: KMHJF21M5V
Vehicle came in to change oil pan - oil pan rusted through and leaking -we removed oil pan and found 2 half round thrust bearings sitting in bottom of pan -checked crankshaft end play and it moves about 1/4 inch -we have determined by all data's exploded view ...
1996 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CK58V2T
We had the heads off of this thing and replaced the left head. Ran great when it left. About a week later it was back with a misfire on #[...]. We checked compression and compared to the other cylinders on that bank. They were all 150 and built compression... Trouble codes: P0302 (Misfire 2)
1998 Isuzu Trooper S 3.5L Timing VIN: JHCDJ58X9W
Help, this Car towed in from another shop.Runs like crap heads were off And camshfts were out.I know the timing Belt procedure is differant I checked the archives and rechecked marks All seem Ok.ButI took valve cover off right bank and noticed single dots on c...
2001 Isuzu Trooper Limited 3.5L timing belt VIN: JACDJ58X11
We installed a Jasper engine and now are trying to get it to run. It started but ran like the timing is off, backfiring and running rough. We are trying to check the cam timing and we are finding conflicting or difficult to understand directions with Mitchell ...
1997 Lexus ES300 3.0L Mechanical VIN: JT8BF22GXV
Hi guys, need some help on this one, it's driving me crazy. We originally saw this lexus for a leak. Brown in color on the right side under the vehicle. Upon inspection initially found oil everywhere on the right side under the car and the Power steering pump...
1992 Mazda Miata 1.6L transmission VIN: JM1NA3519N
Hello fello techs,I installed a new clutch disc, pressure plate,t.o. bearing,refaced flywheel,pilot bearing and flushed trans.Test drove the car when I was done and a noise developed from the trans area.It is a very loud rattle type noise.So I tryed to realign...
1996 Mazda B2300 2.3L state inspection VIN: 4F4CR12A6T
Hello.This truck came in for not passing inspection,found no check eng light in dash replaced bulb and all ok.Now ran koeo and koer with no problem no codes found but my problem is O2 sensor.Cat.EGR not ready now i drove the truck for 60 miles still sensors ar... Trouble codes: 603 (kam keep alive memory)
1997 Mazda Miata 1.8L chassis VIN: JM1NA3532V
Car vibrates between 65 and 75 mph. Balanced wheels, checked all suspension componets, checked u-joints on drive shaft, rear axel appers to be in good condition, motor and tranny mounts in good shape. Feels as if vibration comes from center of car. Please help...
2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L Stall VIN: 4A3AC54LBY
okay guys here we go again. this is my best buds car, he's owned it since it was a year old, and it is pampered. this eclipse will, occasionally, on a cold morning stall during deceleration when downshifting towards a light. this is a very intermittent problem...
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L Mechanical VIN: 1N4AL11D72
execive oil consumption, 1 quart every 500 milles. Call dealer to check recall history, no pending recalls. Valve cover have no craks and no update part , pcv have been replace. No diference in oil consumption. please help
1997 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 4S3BG6850V
Hi Everyone, I have a Subaru Legacy w/ the 2.5 DOHC engine that I need some help with. The car came in originally for burnt valves and poor running. It was running on 2 cylinders. I told the customer that both heads needed to be removed and have the valves do... Trouble codes: P1507
2001 Subaru Outback 2.5L Mechanical VIN: 4S3BH66561
car has a vibration and rumble noise siting at idle in drive or reverse, will not do it on the lift, gets worse when the steering wheel is turning, increase idle a little bit and it goes away. vibration is felt through entire vehicle. thinking maybe bad torque...
1990 Toyota Camry LE 2.5L Stall, PINGS VIN: JT2VV22W0L
hey guys got a camry here with a bad attitude . intermitten stall when shifting from p to r or d to r or any combination of idle gear changes . replaced iac cleaned ports , no vac leaks , changed maf , reset throttle stop , still tere !! car also pings hevily ...
1993 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0L Hesitation VIN: 4T1VK13E4P
vehicle will hesitate as if it had poor fuel, or bad air flow meter, only when cold, and only whenn going up an incline slight or otherwise. the best part is it does not do this everytime. we installed a air flow meter (used) the last time it was in and this f...
2000 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on
I checked the Canister Closed Valve and it was bad and replaced it per the TSB EG013-03. PO440 code came back two days later. I vacuum and pressure checked the system and found no leaks. Inspected all hoses and lines. I checked the vapor pressure sensor and t... Trouble codes: P0440

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2000 Isuzu N NPR 4.8L No Start VIN: JALC4B142Y
I was concerned about the Stop Motor I recalled not seeing it move when I checked for fuel delivery but was hesitant to look further. Anyway, Marty nailed it precisely. I 1st took the Stop Motor cable off and hence opened the fuel inlet. Engine fired right up....
1993 Lexus SC400 4.0L power steering VIN: JT8UZ30C5P
Thanks all for your input. The repair was easy as getting a good rebuilt pump! Pump number three (!) fixed the problem. No problems bleeding or filling the system.
2003 Lexus LS430 4.3L Cooling Fans VIN: JTHBN36F44
Not many replies, not surprising given the nature of the problem. Many thanks to those who did reply. One suggested going to the Toyota web site to buy a three day pass to OEM information, the other three offered wiring diagram help from Mitchell- one giving a...
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR07X91
Found from feedback that the intake valve position sensors are a common failure on these. The left and right intake valve position sensors are the same part number. Since this would immediately set a pending code, It was easiest to switch the sensors and confi... Trouble codes: P1145 (Manufacturer code fuel/air metering).
1992 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L No Start VIN: 4T1SK12E1N
thanks for all the replies. did check several things mentioned and didn't find anything obvious. waited a little while to close to see if car would come back. so far it is still running. will let you know if that changes.
1999 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0L Lighting VIN: 4T3ZF1306X
Thanks for the help. replaced lest and right side socket pigtails and installed long life bulbs in gate and all is well. Mike P
2000 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 2.7L Propeller shaft VIN: 4TASM92N8Y
Well we finally got the truck back to work on it. Several replies were right on the money. The slip joint splines were slightly worn. Although barely noticable they were worn. Apparently truck has worked hard in the past pulling heavy trailers and such which m...
2005 Toyota corolla XLi 1300CC Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Misfire cylinder 1,2 VIN: PK51498109
thanks again to guys. definately head gaskit was burn and causes first two cylinders. i would replace the gaskit and solve the problemthrough which you guide me. other way everything is ok and proper working that is, fuel injectors, fuel pump, fuel rail, plugs...
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