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1994 Isuzu Trooper LS 3.2L Hesitation VIN: JACDH58W2R
this vehicle came to us with a hesitation hot,cold anytime we changed the plugs & wires , air temp sensor & new fuel & sea foam fuel conditioner, as the vehicle had been sitting for over one year. we drove the vehicle for two days . at this piont the hesitati...
2001 Isuzu Trooper Limited 3.5L band VIN: JACDJ58X11
this vehicle has been to two transmission shops and has had 4 units put in. every unit has had significant band and drum failure some in as little as a few miles. vehicle was sent to us for a diagnossis of the computer control system which both trans shops are...
1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L center cluster display VIN: JT6HF10V1X
Hi everyone. I've got an early production (02/98) 1999 Lexus RX300 with a non op center cluster display. The back light still illuminates. I've searched the fix database, and found one that matched my symptoms exactly. They replaced the AC ECU located on the b...
1995 Mitsubishi Montero LS 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JA4MR41H8J
Hi all I have looked at this one for the glass shop next door. It is eating cats and hesitating.All three cats just replaced. When it warms up it goes lean when you drive it and hesitates real bad some times worse than others. when you come to idle it runs rou...
1989 Toyota Pickup 3.0L Stall VIN: JT5VN94T6K
Vehicle died outside the carwash earlier today. Tow truck driver said he tried to jump start and no one was home. After truck was towed in it started and runs fine. Cant dupliate concern. Truck has sat all winter but battery tests OK. Ive seen some posts talki...
1993 Toyota Celica GT 2.2L air bag VIN: JT2ST87EXP
this gem comes to me from my chain store in next city. since i'm the diag guy in my territory, i end up with the crap. this car was brought in for a temp gauge full hot all the time, i told them to fix the gauge ground wire, and that fixed it. the srs light wa...
2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L ballance shaft VIN: 4TGB22K7YU
Hi All Thanks in advance. I mainly have a question about the ballance shaft. Mine is noisy, even though I have adjusted the back lash properly. What I have found out is that engines built in japan don't use the ballance shaft but the engines built in the stat...
2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L cooling fans , ac clutch VIN: JT28G22K41
this car came in yesterday with cooling fans not working. no codes started checking power and grounds.. pulled fan #1 relay and checked... re installed relay now fans run all the time. can not get the ac clutch to kick in now scanner does not see ac command wh...

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1996 Acura RL 3.5L P.S. pump VIN: JH4KA9657T
First off thanks all who took the time to help, I have more info on the car, come to find out the whine is not that bad and its been 26k since last repair, I heard the moan one time and it was the abs pump making a moan for a couple of seconds on start up, cus...
2002 Honda Passport EX 3.2L anti theft system VIN: 456DM58W02
i was able to diagnose the problem. the used motor that installed wasnt equipped with an anti theft system. it was was missing two wires from pcm to starter relay, and and pcm to anti theft module, couldnt remember the colors. i wired it as per MOD wiring diag...
2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4L CD Changer VIN: 1HGCM72693
According to the recommands, I contacted the audio specialist (Alpha audio in Vancouver). However, he is not honest because he offered a new one 3 thousand dollars and at least 800 dollars for fixing. A Honda dealer offer me 550 hundreds for a new tuner includ...
1993 Infiniti J30 3.0L no start VIN: JNKAY21D8P
Thanks to Steve, Phill, & Mark for your help! I replaced the cam sensor after finding the shaft was seized preventing good signal. Vehicle now starts.
1986 Mazda B2000 2.0L No Start VIN: JM2UF1111G
thank you all who took the time to help with this vehicle. after replacing the distributor and having the vehicle run for a few seconds and then die i thought the car had some weird trouble. after following all the suggestions from the many replies we decided ...
1999 Mazda B2500 SE 2.5L No Start VIN: 4F4YR12C3X
We found that the ECM was burned up just inside the cover at the place where the harness connects. The board is literally bubbled up black melted plastic. And talk about smell. The worst, even after being wrapped in a plastic bag. We replaced the thing with a ...
2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport Limited 3.5L 4WD indicator light VIN: JA4MT41R0Y
thanks for the input and assistance. Many of the switches to the reat of the transfer case were not working corretly,and the one on the diff also. I also found one of the solinoid valves open and had to replace the pair. All is well in Allentown,PA Thanks to a...
1995 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, HARD START VIN: 1N4BU31DXS
replaced distributor cap and rotor,fixed this car and three others.thanks guys
1996 Nissan Quest GXE 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4N2DN11W7T
Thanks for all the ideas . I went with my original gut feeling and replaced the distributor (along with the integral cam sensor) and the vehicle has run fine ever since. I would have preferred testing as compared to gut feeling but could not find the proper da... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire).
1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: JN1CA21D4T
hi everyone and thanks for helping, all replies were useful, decided to check grounds on all the circuits at least the easier to get to all were about 400mv, found the two grounds on the front of the intake to be the culprit although clean and tight removed an...
2003 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Cooling Systems VIN: 3N1CB51D93
i did check for hydro carbons in the coolant and i did pick up quite a bit.i did use the prduct called steek seal and followed manufactures directions and it seems to have worked.the head job was done about 3000 miles ago idid not want to tear it apart again j...
1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L engine VIN: 4S3BG6853W
First of all thank you to everyone who took time to respond and offer your assitance. We did replace the head gaskets & that did correct the problems with overheating. We were hesitant to do the head gasket due to the lack of combustion gasses in the cooling s...
1990 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L speed sensor VIN: JT3VN39WXL
Thanks to all who replied. The best answer to my question was if the vehicle has a speedo cable, the sensor is inside the speedo. If it doesn't have a speedo cable the sensor is on the trans. We decided to cover our bases and replace both sensors. We replaced ...
1991 Toyota Pickup DLX 3.0L Steering Box VIN: JT4VN13DXM
Warranted box one last time with no change. Compared with several other Toyota trucks. Some had same exact issue, some did not. Recommended replace with Toyota box but customer has not been back.
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