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2005 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L unintended acelerate VIN: KM8SB73D15
Vehicle will apparently take off by itself, customer trys to stop it by braking,, but cannot hold it back, woahhh Nelly! It happens once a week or so, had it back to the dealer who claims they have never heard of it before? When it happens, he either has to tu...
2000 Infiniti I30 3.0L Dash Lights VIN: JNKCA31AYT
I have a Infinity here with a dash illumination problem. replaced old fluorescent bulb with new from dealer and the bulb lights up half way very bright and the other half is dimer. Old bulb was very dim all a cross. Just wondering if there somthing missed.All ...
1992 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.1L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4S2CY58Z4N
well its back no spark replaced mod & pick up coil & coil know good parts off running donner & ecm i think it has a bad ground got book out ck wire scm it said it has ecm relay can not find it does any one know were it is can any one help me thank you Roger St...
1992 Lexus LS400 4.0L Limp home, code 63 VIN: JT8UF11EXN
Car came in with transmission shifting complaints and OD light flashing. Car goes into limp home and starts in higher gear. Had codes 63 for #2 solenoid valve or circuit and code 67 for direct clutch speed sensor. Fluid looks clean, no debris in pan. Replace t...
1993 Lexus ES300 3.0L Interior VIN: JT8VK13T6P
this vehicle is blowing the 10amp gauge fuse.we installed a new fuse and it will not blow right away.road tested vehicle and fuse blows again.we can not find a pattern to when the fuse blows.we are asking if anyone hase seen a common fault that may cuase this ...
1994 Nissan Quest GXE 3.0L no start VIN: 4N2DN11W6R
car was towed in as crank, no start. vehicle died while driving. test found no spark. further testing found the white/red wire going to coil does not have 12.5 volts. when you turn on ignition, voltage is 9.5 volts if you disconnect egr solenoid & iac valve vo...
2001 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1NDL01D21C
The car cranks over but does not start, I have spark but no injector pulse, good power and ground circuits to the ecm, good continuity to the injectors from the ecm connector harness, scanner shows rpm and injector pulse when cranking but the injectors are not...
2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L Misfire VIN: JT3GN87R4Y
Need some ideals please. This vehicle came back after we replace waterpump & timing belt. At the same time we replace plugs (NGK),the three wires,fuel filter & cleaned throttle body. Now we have po300 & po303. Freeze frame showed 300 & 303 to occur at 597 rpm,... Trouble codes: P0300, P0303
2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L No Start VIN: 4T1BG22K04
Customer states intermitent no start. Condition is after a 15 minute hot soak. We confirmed twice in 30 attempts. Cam timing was off 1 tooth. CKP and CMP sensor patterns OK while testing with engine running. No codes stored. Master tech and the old pac Pro cou...

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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2001 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 4S6CK58W41
I am closing this without a fix, the customer declined further repair at this time. Most of the replies advised that we inspect and replace the intake manifold gaskets. I am confident that replacing the intake gaskets would repair this vehicle. Since the vehic...
2003 Kia Rio 1.6L Unknown VIN: KNDJB7234X
Thanks to all who offered ideas on this one but the body shop pulled the plug on further testing. The mounts were all relaxed and this engine does not use a ballance shaft. The damage to the damper was very minor so we believe crank damage was unlikely but tha...
1986 Mazda RX-7 1.3L No Start VIN: JM1FC3318G
thank you for all the replies on this unique design of the rotary engine. i still can not get start. vehicle does not have anti-theft. i have checked primary injector pulse at ecm and it was good. I HAVE LEARNED THAT secondary injectors does only pulse at 3500...
1991 Mazda Protege DX 1.8L Inner Hub VIN: JM1BG2241M
Many thanks to all and especially Terry from MO for cutting to the chase on this. Most other members suggested procedures that I had already tried and documented in my initial help request. Terry (and at least one other) had been through this nightmare befor...
1999 Mazda 626 LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1YGF22C5YX
Thanks for all the help. Most replys directed me towards a leak at the intake maniforld towards the front of the engine, and that's exactly what it was. Replaced the intake gasket and fixed the problem. Again thanks to all. Gene
1988 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L No start VIN: JN1HU11P4J
Hi to all and a big thank you to all that helped out with information. Unfortunately the customer declined to have the car fixed as it was a spare car that was just sitting around there house. I would like to give a big thanks to Kelly in California who let me...
1996 Nissan Quest GXE 3.0L exhaust leak VIN: 4N2DN11W9T
Hello to all Techs , I got the rest of broken studs drill out with no problem . thank to all for this one , I got so many reply . What I did was using the 1/8 angle die grinder from snap on with the cutting bit and cut a hole through and use the left hand 3/16...
2000 Nissan Frontier XE 2.4L reverse VIN: 1N6DD26S2Y
the TSB for the cable didn't apply as the cable was fine and it shifted the manual valve. The trans is toast and the customer has no clue as to the value of a working transmission. the car drove away clunking and jerking.
1993 Toyota Celica GT 2.2L air bag VIN: JT2ST87EXP
thanks to wade, michael, and robert for responses. as i told wade, the other shop took it back, then to the dealer who started out saying they had no idea either, then that turned into 'we have a special tool' for that problem. appearently they got light out, ...
1996 Toyota Previa DX 2.4L Mechanical VIN: JT3GK12M1T
Thanks to all who replied! Replacing the vacuum brake booster did help the over all brakeing. I had failed to notice the front rotors were badly glazed as they were a dirty blue color. I assume the customer may have overheated the brakes at some point. I cut a...
1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L strut VIN: JT2BG28K6W
Thanks to every one who tried to help on this car. we looked at everything that was suggested and still could not eliminate the noise. The customer agreed to try one last attempt at the struts as it seemed to always come from that area. We installed 2 new comp...
2005 Toyota Tacoma 4.0L abs VIN: 3TMLU42N75
Thank you everone for your replies, the fix was a new wheel speed sensor. Replace the wire harness first, but a sensor fixed this one. Again thank you Mike
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