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1991 Infiniti Q45 A 4.5L Low brake pedal VIN: JNKNG01C8M
Brake pedal goes almost to floor on first application. Flushed brake system with pressure bleeder.No change in pedal. Replaced master cylinder and reflushed at wheels,still no change.If you pump pedal it comes up real nice.The only thing that seems strange is ...
1999 Lexus LS400 4.0L CAV light VIN: JT8BH28FXX
Almost hate to post this, but we need to replace the bulbs on the CAV or 3rd brake light and not seeing how the unit comes up to replace them. This car still looks like it just came off the show room floor and any scratches or scuffs would not be good. No acce...
1994 Mazda 929 3.0L valves VIN: JM1HD4G12D
i have a 94 mazda that i replaced the headgaskets on and the timing is correct but i have no compression. i take the cams out and i have compression. put the cams back in and set the timing and the same thing happens... no compression. do i need to bleed the l...
1990 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L low power VIN: JN1HJO1P9L
vic came in 7 days ago rear seal and oil pan leaking pulled moter/trani replaced parts reinstalled engine and now there is poor idal poor power when you are starting out after you get to highway speed it is better but it just isnt what it should be cyl 2,4,6 h...
1998 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Stall VIN: JN1C27WDT3
hi, we have a 98 maxima that stalls only when you put it in gear. we replaced the shift solenoids because of codes. this vehicle will not run if placed in gear if we disconnect battery it will stay running in gear but at low rpms. after a few times it returns ... Trouble codes: P0731, P0732
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JN1CA31D3Y
Hello, this is my first post so please be patient. I've got a 2000 Maxima GLE in my shop, starts fine, idles fine, until you rev it up to about 1500-2000 it starts to surge, you can rev it higher and it is fine but if you hold it around 1500 it surges. when dr...
2001 Nissan Frontier XE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NGDD26S91
2001 2.4 nissan frontier xe dtc p1464 fuel level sensor,checked for poor grounds ok,shorted wires to and from pcm ok & replaced fuel level sensor . dtc still there,...any help out there... Trouble codes: P1464
2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L No Start VIN: 1N4AL11D33
We got this car back today on the hook with a no start. We checked again for codes and none were found. I replaced the ckp that we had previously changed with the old one that we took out and no go. Iput it in the cmp and no go. I connected the old MODIS and b...
2007 Nissan Altima 2.5L Starting VIN: 1N4AL21E27
I am in the process of hooking an ignition interlock for this customer. I disconnected the start fuse to make sure the car would not start if the circuit were opened. It started upon reconnecting the circuit. The problem I have is that the security system ligh...
2001 Suzuki Esteem GL 1.8L Mechanical VIN: JS2GB41S01
we have this esteem in, and the timing chain was making a racket or what sounded like a timing chain. now the noise is gone. it makes noise for a second when engine is started after it sits for awhile. is there any problems with the chains or tensioners on the...
1996 Toyota T100 2.7L seat belts VIN: JT4UM11D20
the yellow warning tags are exposed. it says to replace. the plastic cover on the belt fell off. what effect does this have on locking function. should this fail pa state inspection? if you pull hard on the belt it will lock.
1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L high load%&lateshift VIN: 4T1BG22K1X
Greetings, We have a Camry that has suddenly started shifting late (light pedal with shift waiting until 4,000 engine rpm). There are no codes. The only reading on the scanner that looks off is the load %. At normal cruse at 60 MPH it reads 80+ %. It can be c...
2001 Toyota Echo 1.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on, Excessive cranking VIN: JTDBJ12301
The vehicle is basically fixed except for when fill-up the vehicle or add more than 2 gallons of fuel it will start and then stall and go into an excessive cranking condition not loseing fuel pressure or spark or computer function Trouble codes: P00, 171 (system too lean bank 1)

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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1999 Isuzu Amigo S 2.2L camshaft VIN: 4S2CK57D7X
It looks like Shop Key had it wrong. I put the caps on the way everyone said and it is running fine. Thanks for all the help. I notified Shop Key of their mistake and hope that no one has put these caps on the way they said to. Keep your tools cool and have a ...
1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L coolant loss VIN: 4S2CK58W6X
I wish to thank all the dedicated members that responded, a lot of very good places to look for this point of coolant loss. The vehicle has not returned for further testing at this time. Today is my last day to close this request, I will post again when the ne...
1994 Lexus LS400 4.0L left front door VIN: JT8UF11E7B
Hi guys, first of all, I want to thank everyone who responded, this site and the people in it are one of the best tools that I have come across. The situation is this : Sunday me and the wife went out in the car, when we came back to it, the left front door wo...
2002 Lexus ES300 3.0L Electronic VIN: JTHBF30G33
I did find the relay and thanks to all who helped me. The problem was the compressor itself, had to replace it and now works fine.
2001 Mitsubishi Montero XLS 3.5L Cooling Systems VIN: JA4MW31R11
thank you for all replies. owner did not want to pay for diagnostic. I think the temp gauge is no good but owner did not want to work on it. thoa
2000 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6ED27Y2Y
thanks everyone who replyed,after checking plugs i replaced .90.00 dallors my cost 4 , 6 plugs.and blew out purge vavle ,just to be sure.cleared codes and have put on 33 miles.and everythings great and runs smoother,agian thanks evryone. Trouble codes: P0325, P0440.
2000 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 3N1CB51D9Y
HI Guys! I tried cleaning the iac and throttlebody, but the car still had a rough idle. Some folks mentioned smoke testing for a leaky intake gasket, which is common on this motor, BUT this car had no such leaks! I was lucky enough to have the exactg same car...
2003 Nissan Sentra SE-R 2.5L Misfire VIN: 3N1AB51D23
As many of the your replies had stated, it was the secondary intake runners. #4 Had completely come out, and was lodged in #1 intake port. The 2 screws that had come out are what caused the plug gap to close. Thanks to everyone who replied. Cam Trouble codes: P0303 (Cylinder misfire 3), P0300 (Multiple cyl misfire).
2006 Nissan Titan XE 5.6L No Start VIN: 1N6BA07A46
Well, this one is running. Found that the antenna amp which is the ring around the lock cylinder and sends a signal to the bcm was bad. Replaced and it started. Did notice on this that the used ecm looses pulse after it has been running for a while. all wi...
1991 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L MIL Lamp on
Well after testing and cleaning connections the mil has not come back on. The resistance reading on the Snap on scanner trouble shooter cartidge says about 80 ohms. Thanks for all replies Andy. Trouble codes: 35 (purge solenoid).
1997 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L timing belt VIN: 4S3BG6858V
Thanks everyone for the thoughtful replys. The timing belt whine was eliminated by installing an O.E. Subaru belt. Apparently there is a construction/ materials issue with the aftermarket belt. The pitch, tooth profile, width, thickness, and length appear iden...
1998 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L Unknown VIN: JT3HT05J4W
6 replies suggested the drive shaft slip yoke splines needed to be more closely examined, one reply suggested the ball joints, one reply indicated the possiblity of a bad transmission mount. Even though the rear drive shaft slip yoke seemed to be without wear,...
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