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2001 Daewoo Nubira SE 2.0L Timing Belt VIN: KLAJC52Z31
Replaced belt for normal maintenace, installed new tensioner. Started car and heard rattling, removed timing cover, and found that the little arrow on the back of the tensioner was the cause. Problem is this. When I tension the belt, crank the engine by hand, ...
1999 Honda Accord LX 2.3L Rich VIN: JHMCG5543X
Thank you for your help. We had a code for cat efficiency, and determined we had a faulty cat by monitoring the o2 sensors. That problem is fixed, however, we are concerned about the ltft and stft reading we are getting. We usually do not see fuel trim numbers... Trouble codes: P0420
2001 Honda Passport EX 3.2L p0463 VIN: 4S6CK58W81
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this. I have this 2001 Passport in for a code P0463, which is a fuel level sensor failure. Voltage high. The customer is commenting that the low fuel light is coming on at a half tank and the guage may not be all that...
2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLPD68484
vehicle came in with a check engine light on. p0300, p0301, p0302,,,ect... replaced spark plugs due to mileage and used iridium style as required by manufacture. could not get rid of the mis no matter what we did. swapped coils, checked for vacuum leaks, chang... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfires), P0301 (cyl 1 misfire), P0302 (p0303-), P0303 (p0304-), P0304 (testing and results)
2001 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L No Start, Cuts out VIN: KMHWF25S21
There was several codes stored in vehicle 8 to be exact . po401 egr. po340 cam sensor, po300 random misfire, po102 mass air flow, po725 engine input circuit, two transmission shift solenoid problems . Reset codes and 2 returned 1 po340 cam sensor, and po102 ma... Trouble codes: P0340
2002 Isuzu Trooper Limited 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on, no power VIN: JACDJ58X22
this car came to me after customer changed his own timing belt with the missfire codes for 2 4 6 and multi cyl. missfire I changed the ion it took care of missfire codes and counts car funs better but I still has the egr code. what I was told the check eng. li... Trouble codes: 0405 (egr low signal)
1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L Mechanical VIN: JT6HF10U4X
We have this Lexus RX300 AWD. that has locked up motor.Will a 3.0l out of toyota camry fit?The cost of a used lexus engine is about 4000.00$AND THE DEALER QUOTED 14,000$.any info will be apreciated.
1989 Mazda 323 1.6L Moonroof VIN: JM1BF222XK
Trying to get this moonroof to work, doesn't seal on the rear passenger side. It is a manual moonroof and it is no fun to find a wet seat in the morning. Have taken the headliner down, the crank moves but makes a grinding noise, and the roof doesn't open or ev...
2002 Mazda 626 LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1YVGF22C62
after replacing the egr valve about 7 days later customer came back with idle issue and stalling removed egr valve and fould metal stuck in valve holding it open causing idle issue. cleaned metal out and reinstalled valve no engine noises and idles perfect the...
2004 Mazda RX-8 1.3L engine oil VIN: JM1FF17334
This car smokes a lot and the oil motor disappear in 5 minutes drive. I checked the breather hoses and they are not plugged. Any common problem with this engines? I saw some RX3 leaking antifreeze into the cylinders but this is new for me. Any help would be ap...
1995 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L everything VIN: JN1CA21DOS
Hello all , first time post on any repair problems.First of all car had a blown engine-customer drove through a 3 ft. puddle of water and punched a hole in block.I replaced engine from a salvage yard with low miles and now have a no start issue.I have no noid-...
2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Stall, Starts and dies VIN: JN1CA31D21
Car came in with a very high surging idle that would not slow down. Diagnosed as a sticking idle air control valve. We replaced the valve and ran the relearn procedure. Car ran and idled fine until shutting off and letting sit for as little as 15 minutes. Then...
2000 Subaru Impreza RS 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1GC4559Y
This subaru got this code p 1133 always when we put the key on. The all data charts make me turning around nothing all this charts say is to check two wires but hy don't understand this test or there is a mistake in this charts.The owner tell me that the car r... Trouble codes: P1133
2001 Suzuki Grand Vitara XL-7 2.7L Transfer Case VIN: JS3TX92VX1
Hello everyone, When driven in 4wd this Suzuki XL-7 pops out at about 30 MPH into 2WD. You can put it back in while driving but shortly it will pop back out. On the hoist the vehilce stays in 4WD with no problems. I found a TSB that talks about binding and cau...
1998 Toyota Camry CE 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: JT2BF22K4W
Good afternoon all.I need so help from the Toyota pros.Spend most of my time working on Benz/BMW as a result I'm perplexed. New customer brought us his 98 Camry with complaint car is hard to start cold.Starts and dies once then will restart and idle.I have not... Trouble codes: P0135 (02 Heater circuit malfunction Bank1 Snsr1)
2001 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JTEHH20V91
Engine was replaced because OEM eng had been overheated & destroyed the heads and some valves. Found it to be cheaper to replace eng. with used eng. Used eng. was an exact duplicate of the OEM. Has about 50k miles on it. Used eng. has good comp., replaced w/p,...
2002 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L Electronic VIN: JT3HN87R02
Have 2 problems with this 4 Runner, please read both- 1. with the 4x4 light, when problem occurs the owner is not sure if 4x4 is working. Owner says when (stopped) you normally push the button on shifter and the light on dash lights all 4 wheels indicating lo...
2003 Toyota Prado 3.0L Safety VIN: JTEBY25J80
This car has no igntion keys and it uses toyota Inmobilizer system. transmiter key assy 89070-6A041 computer theft 89780-60070 computer assy 89780-60320 Now I need to know how to program the new key. saludos Carlos
2008 Toyota Sequoia Limited 5.7L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TDBY68A88

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2003 Honda Civic LX 1.7L Mechanical VIN: 2HGES16533
Well, the best i can do is an update... We were instructed to take it to Aamco transmission, to have them take a look at it, and they could not get it to act up at all. I'm not sure how many miles they put on it, but the tank was near empty. When I took i...
2004 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L head lights VIN: KM8SC13D64
thanks to all that replied, after reinstalling the headlamp relay, the headlamps started working fine, the customer did not want to replace the passenger compartment junction block, so i feel this one will be back.
2000 Infiniti G20 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCP11A8Y
New MAFS fixed it. After replace data as follows: TPS 4.40 V RPM 4400 total FT 105% MAFS g/sec 80 CLV 100% inj PW 14.6 ms so, basically the CLV, MAFS g/sec and inj PW about doubled in value from the failed MAFS at identical test conditions. T... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean).
2000 Isuzu Rodeo S 2.2L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CK58D1Y
jkb6005 sent me down the right path. The fuel sender was open, and the exhaust was plugged, messing up my map signal. I appreciate the help fella's Trouble codes: P1627.
2000 Kia Sephia 1.8L Seat Belt Warning Light VIN: KNAFB12164
Thanks for the ideas, sorry for the time to get back. Found connector for timer diag. module pulled out slightly when engaged to module. Replaced connector and problem was corrected. Thanks again for all the help.
2004 Mazda 6 i 2.3L No Start VIN: 1YVFP80C94
timing had jumped by two teeth and # 2 cylinder valves damaged. customer opted for a new motor.
1993 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Engine VIN: JT3VN39W8P
Thanks for all of the great, quick replies. This was an easy one. Brooks and Roderic nailed it. We went back to the Toyota and examined the head closely and did find the drainback passage directly under the camshaft on the rear-most cam journal filled with R...
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