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1989 Mazda RX-7 GTU 1.3L Engine VIN: JM1FC3312K
Customer brought vehicle in to adjust crank sensor settings. Engine ran fairly good but had a slight mis to it and had code 3 cpk sensor G signal failure, and code 33 Port Air solenoid valve fault. When adjusting crank sensor and trying to restart engine it lo...
1991 Mazda Protege DX 1.8L Inner Hub VIN: JM1BG2241M
I'm not pulling the transmission to fix this, am I? Drive axles are toast. Passenger side came out easily. Driver's side inner hub/spline will not come out of transmission. Transmission case makes access to driver's side hub diificult at best. With trans/eng...
1997 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1WHG392H3Y
hi all a friend has this vehicle and it keeps throwing this cat code and a idle it's been to a couple other shops with no result like they are scared to work on it so they asked me code car is slightly sluggish on cruise and lacks any crisp accelleration my in... Trouble codes: P1506, P1042
2000 Mazda Miata 1.8L No Start VIN: JM1NB3537Y
This one was towed in for a no start. Found no ground from PCM to fuel pump relay. Grounded wire at relay and still no start. Bumped fuel tank while doing this and vehicle cranked up, but if ground taken away from relay vehicle stalls again. Fuel pump is defec...
1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L battery drain VIN: 4A3AK44Y9W
battery will drain after a two day period.traced draw to transmission relay circuit(mfi relay circuit)electronic transmission control there a common solenoid faiure or tcm failure that creates a draw in this vehicle ???can anyone advise ???thank you...
1993 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BU31F9P
Hey Nissan techs, I've got an Altima with a code 45 that will not go away, I have replaced injectors, distributor, coolant sensor, maf sensor, o2 sensor and code just randomly reappears. Im open to any new ideas Ecu? Trouble codes: 45 (fuel injector leak)
1997 Nissan Pathfinder XE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8R05Y4VW
Heres one for the Nissan techs,we have a pathfinder that sets p1447.After replacing the cut valve that was melted above the rear differential and checking for charcoal in the system (there was none),we sent it out only to have it return with the same code.We a... Trouble codes: P1447
2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11D43
The check engine lamp comes on intermittently and only stayed on for a about a week or two. After the third time that the check engine came on then off, the idle speed is very high about 2000 RPM in Park or Neutral. It now idles high at all times, this used to... Trouble codes: P0507 (Idle Control System RPM High)
1996 Toyota Previa DX 2.4L Mechanical VIN: JT3GK12M1T
This vehicle came in with the customer saying it does not stop fast enough. I took it on a test drive and could not get the brakes to lock up no mater how hard I stood on the pedal. The pads, rotors, brake shoes, drums, master cylinder, wheel cylinders, propor...
1999 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF18B5X
Customer reports light came back on ,but still no driveability issues. Trouble codes: P0135 (Oxygen sensor heater circuit fault bank 1 sensor1)

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1989 Honda Prelude 2.0 S 2.0L No Start VIN: JHMBA4225K
We replaced coolant temp sensor as suggested by many but no improvement noted. Most responses pointed to carburators which was our original suspicion. After reviewing all feedback, customer declined to open Pandora's box of carbs. Since car was a 1989, economi...
1994 Infiniti Q45 A 4.5L Engine VIN: JNKNG01DXR
I have not fixed vehicle yet but the flywheel comments are very helpful. I did not suspect a flywheel failure as our previous repair did not disturb that part but it definetly feels like the problem. I did some further research on the 'dual mass' flywheel and ...
2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2DM58W61
Thanks for the help. I found a vacuum leak in on the inside of number four intake runner by spraying brake clean through a small vacuum line I attached to the can. RPM's jumped 400 when the location was found. Several replies helped dirrect me in to this diagn... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
2001 Kia Rio 1.5L driveability VIN: KNADC12331
thanks to all who replied we appreciate all of your input.what we finally found was that the car had a bad flywheel.the crank sensor gets its signal from a gear attached to the flywheel.we are assuming that when the belt broke and the valved got bent that the ...
1995 Mazda MX-6 LS 2.5L Front axles VIN: 1YVGE31D5S
Well, the customer declined further repairs. I am certain that the motor mounts were sagged and causing the driveline misalignment and resulting vibration. Other suggestions were ways to check for any rotational movement in the inner joint and blocking the ind...
2002 Mazda Tribute ES 3.0L RF wheel bearing VIN: 4F2CU09122
We replaced the failed bearing. While it was apart, we made sure there wern't any missing seals from the prior bearing replacements, we found all parts were intact. We also checked for any missing ground wires or connections. All were found to be Ok. Before ...
1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS 2.4L balnce shaft VIN: 4A3AX35G7X
well thanks for all of the replies. what i decided to do was leave the front balance shaft disconnected. since the front one was making all the noise i just left the belt off. this got rid of the noise. i advised the customer that the car may have serious engi...
2004 Nissan Sentra 1.8L No Start VIN: 3N1CB5S1D0
I got 1 replay that said to reprogram the ignition key, when I loked at the key I noticed that it was a hardware store special.The whole problem was the security system would shut down the car because of the wrong key. We need to haul the car to the dealer to ... Trouble codes: P0340 (camshaft sensor).
2001 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 4S3BH68661
thanks to all who replied. i did call subaru and in fact they are having all kinds of problems because of air/fuel sensor. i installed new one and its runs like new. thank you again for a job well done.
1991 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3VN39WOM
hello all reman computer came in last wed. installed it, no check engine lite, drove it home for five days( 40 mile round trip) still no lite, it runs pretty good for 270,000 miles on the clock. sorry I dont have more, but after new knock sensor-small harness-... Trouble codes: 52 (knock sensor signal).
1996 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1BB02E4T
thank you very much for the information. but customer haven't bring the vehicle back, soon i have the new information . i will post after i done this one. thank you very much. but it's will helpful if anyone run across this problem. thank you again. Trouble codes: P1780.
1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22K4X
I'm greatfull to everybody who responded. Air fuel sensor had been ordered from Toyota dealership which solved that problem. Trouble codes: P1133 (O2 B1S1 circuit slow response).
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