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1998 Honda Passport EX 3.2L abs VIN: 4S6CM58W4W
this passport/rodeo has abs codes 41-46 and 35. most all codes are iso and dump circuits. the flow charts are a joke. it says replace hydralic unit and retest or for the code 35 replace coil intergrated module and retest. i think i need the elec/hyd unit on th...
2004 Kia Optima LX 2.4L Timming Belt Markings VIN: KNAGD12634
Looking for timming procedure on T/Belt and balancer belt
1999 Mazda Miata 10th Anniversary 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JM1NB3535X
Customer states the engine lacks power during acceleration. Hooked up Modis. No codes found. Feels like a restricted exhaust or retarded ignition timing. Checked the exhaust back pressure. Back pressure approx 2-3 psi. This vehicle is distributor-less. Check t...
2000 Mazda Protege ES 1.8L No affect VIN: JM1BJ2717Y
Hello there. This is the first time I haven't been able to find my problem in the archives. I have a mazda here with a whistling noise in the engine bay. It seems to happen only at idle went the engine is cold and then around 2000RPM when the car warms up. The...
2002 Mazda B4000 4.0L ignition switch VIN: 4F4ZR47E72
My latest issue is with this 2002 Mazda B-4000 (smae as a ford ranger) and I thank everyone ahead of time for your input When removing the igniton key in this vehicle, the lock cylinder becomes hard to turn and you can see the shift lever move a bit. I took th...
1991 Mitsubishi 3000GT SL 3.0L engine VIN: JA3XD64B1M
Hi, I am wondering if anyone in the Mass area knows where I can locate an engine for this 91 Mitsubishi 3000 GT, non turbo. Also has automatic transmisssion. I would like a used engine. Thank you, Dave [...]
1978 Nissan 280Z 2.8L No Start VIN: H1830-4592
This car came in on the hook with no start...We narrowed it down to the Mass Air Flow sensor. We replaced it with a remanufactured MAF and did a major tune up...The car left and was then towed in the following day with a no start condition again. We found a br...
1995 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1JNCA21D2S
Okay folks, I've goot a good one here. This older Maxima has been exhibiting an occasional stall-out when coming to a stop (doesn't always do it) and will re-start without a problem. Sometimes on re-start the engine will sputter briefly, then run fine until th...
1999 Nissan Quest GLE 3.3L brake caliper VIN: 4N2XN11TXX
vehicle came in with the left front brake caliper locked up, cracked bleeder screw and brake caliper released. replace drivers front brake caliper and hose, the brake caliper still locks up, crack bleeder screw and caliper will release. When the bleeder screw ...
1996 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L engine VIN: 4T1BF12B8T
Vehicle came in overheating with numerous leaks. Customer had recently purchased vehicle. Obviously had no maintence performed by previous owner. all leaks have been repaired and will hold pressure without droping for hours. Will only overheat occasionally now...
1997 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L rear main seal VIN: JT3HN86R8V
Hello Toyota Tech's got a stupid one for ya guy's. This is on my personal vehicle in which i replaced the clutch on around four month's ago due to a hot spotted flywheel typicle clutch chatter and while apart i replaced the rear main seal, now i know everyone ...

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1990 Honda Civic DX 1.5L Surge VIN: 1HGED3646L
Thanks for all the info. I suspect that I fixed this vehicle by replacing the EACV in the first place. I was told by an old Honda tech that these engines will surge if held off of idle. So i actually drove the vehicle and could not get it to surge. We returned...
2003 Mazda 6 i 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVFP80C83
Thanks for the help. Alan you were very kind to repond to our questions and take our phone calls. It was only with you help that we were able to repair this vehicle corectley. We found that the timming was off on the vehicle by ordering the mazda special ali...
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GT 3.0L vents VIN: 4A3AE85H31
Finally this thing is outa here!! thanks to the 3 of you that replied. found that there was too much oil in the system. there is still a 3-4 degree difference between driver and pass sides(just the way the airflow in the plenum chamber is designed). I can li...
2000 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L Keyless entry VIN: KZJ95-0140
Thanks a million for the help guys. I found the procedure to program the remote on the following website. This is a very useful site and might be of help to anyone in my situation again. Once again many thanks. Paul
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