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1998 Infiniti Q45 4.1L Valve covers VIN: JNKBY31A1W
Hello ...Infiniti Q45 experts! I need your help!! This is my personal car that is leaking engine oil throught the valve covers. Purchased a very expensive valve cover gasket set for $130.00 plus tax. Also, purchased 8 new sparks plugs at $12.00 each since th...
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1991 Lexus LS400 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8UF11E6M
Vehicle came in with a dead battery, it was jumped to get vehicle into the shop, so no test drives were performed prior to service. Vehicle was in for a water pump replacement due to leaking, water pump, and all timing components were replaced along with the b... Trouble codes: 25 (fuel/air ratio)
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1998 Mazda Millenia 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA2210W
keeps setting the po400 code. car runs fine. can watch vultage from egr position sensor on scanner and seems to be fine but still kicks the light... any help would be appreciated Trouble codes: 00400
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2001 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Heater Core VIN: 4A3AA46G11
Thanks in advance for the help guys. I have a 2001 Galant which I know needs a heater core. Just wanted to know if anyone had any helpful hints or shortcuts. Thanks again guys, Mike
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2005 Nissan Patrol 3.0L Oil Pressure VIN: JNIGY61SGI
Don't see many of these Nissan Patrols but an answer may be lurking simply out there. Customer reported intermittent oil pressure warning lamp on at city speeds. OK on highway runs. Changed oil & filter in case of oil contamination or incorrect oil type. I hav...
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2001 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L Speedo VIN: 4S3BE686X1
Hello, This outback has a speedo that reads 3.5 MPH fast. That means when the speedo reads 55MPH, the actual vehicle speed is 52MPH. Also the odometer puts on an extra 3 miles per every 100 miles traveled. I have compared the the data from the scan tool to the...
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2002 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L turbo VIN: JF1GD29642
after installation turbo only kicks in when driving in first gear and turbo makes a little noise. turbo doesnt kick in other gears anyone run into this.
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2003 Subaru Forester XS 2.5L trans shifting VIN: JF1SG65653
with four codes stored and a flashing a-t temp light, i'm hoping that there is a common problem you subaru techs can share with us. the vehicle seems to be starting out in second gear. although the customer didn't notice. she stated the light came on upon leav...
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1996 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Timing
Just did a timing belt & tensioner (both OEM parts)... car keeps setting the check engine light with a cam/crank out-of-sync fault code. We undress the cam covers, and sure-enough... off a tooth... we reset belt and start engine: fine... all marks aligned perf...
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2001 Toyota MR2 Spyder 1.8L oil leak VIN: JTDFR32021
Hello technicians I have my own 2001 Toyota MR2 SPYDER 1.8 VVT-I with just over 30,000 miles. When inspecting the vehicle, found that the vehicle was leaking oil around the timing cover gasket area. In further inspection, we removed the timing cover to find ...
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2001 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JTEGH20V81
Hey guys, need some toyota technical help. We have this rav4 that we haven't done much testing on yet, but maybe some of you have ran into this. Will start and die. Acts like bad iac. The puzzler is when you rev it up to about 4,000, its fine; you let it down ...
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2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L air bag VIN: 4T3ZF13CO1
Well guys I can't seem to get this airbag module to clear the code. It has a code 61 set for the right side tensioner squib shorted, which is not shorted. Grounding the ab and tc terminals doesn't seem to help,we also have the abs light flashing a code 42 and ...
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2002 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L Mechanical VIN: JTDDR32T82
help toyota techs. this vehicle comes from a used car lot- trade in. the engine has a viabration/rattle at 1500-1800rpm under load that seams to be coming directly out of the intake manifold- no codes, no drivability- only the noise.the noise is so loud you ca...
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2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEJ8147Y
Thank you for all your suggestions. There were no codes stored in the memory. Everything "normal" checked out as fine. The vehicle owner decided to do his own diagnostic checking. Will let you know what comes about as to the "final solution" with this one.
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1991 Nissan 240SX 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JN1MS34P6M
Thanks to all that replied. Even though the testing indicated the mass air flow sensor was ok replacement fixed the car.IATN is great! Greg and crew
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2005 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1N4BA41E75
THANKS EVERY BODY FOR ASSISTANCE AFTER MASS AIR FLOW TOOK CARE OF DYING THE IDLE SURGE WAS DUE TO IDLE AIR VOLUME RELEARN BUT I HAD TO ENDUSE A SATISFACTORY CONDITIONS FOR IT TO DO SO LIKE I SAID IF I PULL INTAKE BOOT OFF HALF WAY IT WOLD QUIT SURGING WELL I H... Trouble codes: P0300.
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1988 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.0L battery goes dead VIN: JT3FJ62G5J
The stinker is fixed. Although it only had a 4.5 milliamp draw every time I tested the cables, and my midtronics tester showed the charging system was operating normally, it was the alternator. I let it sit overnight, and although it started up, the battery h...
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2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on
Hey guys thanks to all that replied. Customer picked up car and brought back yesterday. I started checking again and either I'm retarted or tired. The rear o2 was the culpert. Replaced the rear o2 and vehicle passed monitors. Thanks for your help Trouble codes: P0420.
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2001 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TBBT48111
Ive tryed looking for leaks in this truck i dont have a smoker i tested the valves they arnt leaking the filler neck looks ok i changed the fuel cap didnt help... there isnt enough info out there on this evap stuff im lost as im sure most of you guys are too i... Trouble codes: 441 (evap), 446 (evap).
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