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1992 Infiniti Q45 A 4.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: JNKNG01C5N
The spark plugs were removed again, and this is what I found: All the plugs on the right bank were clean. That is, no carbon stain and slightly wet. The plugs on the left bank were quite wet and showed much carbon staining. It appears that the left bank is ove...
1994 Isuzu Pickup S 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: JAACL11L8R
This Izuzu pickup truck came to us with and intermittent stall at stops and rough idle/running. It would start back up pressing the gas pedal. After a careful inspection, we found the carburator to suddenly dump fuel at idle and cause the stall. On this truck,...
1999 Kia Sportage 2.0L No Start VIN: KNDJA6231X
Hello everybody,I hope someone can please help me. I had a 99 KIA come in on the hook. The customer said it died then restarted a little while later, then died again and never did restart. I found the crankshaft sensor wires had got against the exhaust manifol...
2002 Lexus GS430 4.3L starter VIN: JT8BL69S72
this car starts by itself after the car gets wet for any reason(rain,car wash)after about 20 minutes tht is with out the key in the ignition with the doors locked and it runs until we turn the key on an then off or till lt runs out of gas.
1993 Nissan D21 2.4L fuseable link VIN: 1N6SD11S7P
Had to do a road call on this truck yesterday, truck would not start after hitting a small bump. I knew what the problem was, the fusible link that I changed out no more then 6 months before popped again. I changed it out with a 15 amp blade fuse to get him ba...
1999 Nissan Pathfinder XE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8AR07Y6X
customer has owned veh for aprox 50k ,and drives slow never hard acell, i explained about how carbon build up ,cust drove veh and under hard acell ses light came on ,check code found p0300, 1136 ,this veh does not have varible intake timing solenoid? check tim... Trouble codes: P0300 (random multi miss fire)

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1996 Honda Civic EX 1.6L alternator
After rechecking all we could , we took some advise and changed alt to a Honda . Voltage went to 14.1 . Checked again 3 days in a row - all OK . Voltage does vary still , but is between 14.1 and 12.7 . Honda says this is normal due to ELD . Thanks for all repl...
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Surge VIN: 3N1CB51D41
it was the mass air flow sensor i toke one off another vehicle and tried it but customer refused the repair aftermarket part still 400.00 she said she was going to trade it in thanks for the help
1994 Subaru Loyale 1.8L head gasket VIN: JF2AN52B3R
I'm calling this one fixed. These head gaskets do have a problem sealing around the oil galleries. The answer is to make sure the surface is in good shape, nice and true. Use the regular graphite gasket but put sealant (Aviation Permatex, The Right Stuff, some...
1997 Toyota RAV4 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HP10V1V
Well in spite of customer scheduling, a back ordered part, and poor weather the vehicle has finially returned. I repeated my testing and did apply some of your suggestions. I did not have any port restrictions and the engine vacuum has sufficiently applied thr... Trouble codes: P0401 (egr flow insufficient).
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