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1994 Lexus SC400 4.0L Starts/Dies VIN: JT8UZ30COR
I'm looking for some info from you Lexus folks. It will start and die about three seconds later. It runs just fine when battery voltage is manually applied to pump.I know about the dual voltage pump. I only have battery voltage at pump for three seconds. The c...
1995 Lexus SC300 3.0L Dash Illumination Lights VIN: JT8JZ31C6S
Hey fellow techs, got a wierd one here. This Lexus has the dash illumination lights on all the time (key out of ignition). Also, the wipers and turn signals operate as well. I've got power backfeeding through the (15amp) ECU-IG fuse. When pulled, all power dis...
1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT6GF10UXX
The check engine light and the code does not seem to affect performance or driveabillity in any way. It is just simply annoying. The coolant temp readings via scanner are right, the coolant is clean and full. I am running out of ideas on where to go with this.... Trouble codes: P0125
1995 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L Cooling Systems VIN: 1YVGE22D4S
Freaky OVERHEAT. This vehicle came into the shop with an overheat at IDLE. If you raise the RPM's to 1500-2000 the water circulates & all is well. If you don't the lower hose goes cold, cooling fans turn on & blow COLD air(fan switch is located on top of motor...
1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L limp mode VIN: 4A3AK44YXS
Vehical was driven off the road was towed in with trans not going into gear, discovered trans pan was ripped open put a new pan on filled it with new fluid drove it only to find out it was in limp mode only has 2nd and reverse. Put scanner on and found codes #...
2001 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AA46G91
Code P0441 evap purge flow fault. System passed evap test. You could command purge & vent valve with scanner & watch vacuum on the fuel tank pressure sensor. Cleared code, drove car & light reset. Is there anything common to cause this code on these cars. Not ... Trouble codes: P0441 (EVAP Purge flow fault)
1988 Nissan Sentra E 1.6L No Start VIN: JN1PB21STJ
Customer had vehicle towed in. Complaint was he drove car to work and when he went to leave, car wouldn't start. I have no injector pulse, no spark, no fuel pump coming on. Before it came to my shop, customer installed ignition coil, used distributor, and igni...
1998 Subaru Forester L 2.5L manual trans VIN: JF1SF6355W
greetings to all, the customer described the chain of events as such. 1. as he was going down a long driveway he shifted into second gear. 2. he "thinks" he went about 50 feet in second gear before the vehicle acted as if the brake pedal was fully applied wit...
2000 Suzuki Vitara JS 2.0L Stall VIN: 21S3TC52C6
I have this Suzuki Vitara and it has a bad cam sensor. My Alldata states that I need the factory scan tool to put the computer system into "timing adjustment" mode. I was curious if anyone had done one of these cam syncronizers without the tool. If there is a ...
2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: 2T1BR32E25
Hello all having a problem with this corolla,service bulletin applies to this car,replaced canister and eventually all the same codes return.Not sure what to do next.The local Toyota dealer can't look at it until next week. Trouble codes: P043E, P043F, P2401, P2402, P2419

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2004 Mazda 3 S 2.3L Steering VIN: JM1BK323X4
Thanks for the words of encouragement. As I was feeling it may be the rack as those that responded did too, I replaced it and steering is perfect. I do not see anything wrong with it, but something internal must've been bad. Thanks again to those that respon...
1996 Mitsubishi Mirage S 1.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JA3AA11A0T
Well all. Merry Christmas and Happy New year! The only thing we can figure at this point is that we have an internal engine issue like a burnt valve or head gasket issue. the customer has decided to get a new vehicle for Christmas! We did manage somehow to get... Trouble codes: P0300 (random missfire).
2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D92
it was the computer ,thanks for the help. The computer is what cycles the heater on the O2 sensors on and off. It was faulty. Trouble codes: P0031, P0057.
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