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1997 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JM1BC1413V
Hope some of you Mazda techs have seen this one before. The car runs great & idles great until you turn the AC on. The engine idles normal at about 800 rpm's. If you turn AC on, it drops to about 250-300 rpm's and acts like it wants to die. Cleaning fuel injec...
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2003 Mazda Tribute ES 3.0L Wheel Studs
I need information on what all is involved to replace rear wheel studs on this vehicle.It is equipped with rear drum brakes and when looking it up in AllData it says to remove wheel hub.Can someone please let me know what is involved,if any special tools are n...
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1990 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: JN1RZ24A2L
thanks in advance for all help. about a week ago this car came in of a missfire. tested and replaced all injectors. every thing was great customer was very happy, then a couple days later he brings the car back complaining that the car surges at idle then also...
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2004 Nissan Titan LE 5.6L Cuts out VIN: 1N6AA07B04
HELP!!! vehicle came in shop w/converter below threshhold bank 2. replaced w/factory unit. customer calls and says "by the way, it had a miss also." installed new spark plugs-still cuts out. customer calls back "oh, didn't do this until I drove across a creek ...
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1999 Subaru Impreza RS 2.5L engine VIN: JF1GM6752X
Hello everyone. I need some Subaru tec. help. I have a good customer who needs an engine for their Impreza RS. It seems to be an uncommon engine to find ( used ) around here. My customer has a friend with another Garage, and they have an engine out of a 1999 F...
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1999 Suzuki Grand Vitara JLX 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JS3TD62V5X
Hello, Thanks ahead for all the brain busters help. Customer does not seem to be getting satisfactory help from closest Suzuki dealer. We told them that Suzuki offered an updated computer to correct for this false misfire codes. So they took it to dealer 3 ti... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Cylinder Misfire Detected), P0301 (Cylinder 1 Misfire)
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1994 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: JT3DJ81W0R
Thank you to the techs who have pointed me in the right direction on this repair so far. I have a Landcruiser that for the past 2 years has had a weird problem with a hesitation and lack of power. When the problem first came up, it was very intermittant and ha...
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1994 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1GK13E2R
Customer states lost power while driving @ 55 mph. Coasted to side - vehicle was idling but completely unresponsive to accelerator pedal,in fact would kill engine. Immediate restart. Towed in. Confirmed same symptoms. Could hear fuel pump growling continuously...
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2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L ex leak noise VIN: 5TBBT4414Y
vehicle came in with exhaust noise left side under mid to full throttle check complete system for leaks and found none all looks very good toyota replaced rightside manifold couple of years ago we replace left side manifold and noise is still there does anybod...
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1993 Honda Accord 10th Anniversary 2.2L latch VIN: 1HGCB7694P
Thanks to all who replied. Those who recommended to drill the latch werre on the money. drilled two holes thru latch from inside the door.The effective hole drilled was placed dead center side to side and about 1 1/2 to 2 inches from the bottom. as I drilled a...
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2003 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L axles VIN: JHLRD78803
Gentlemen, thank you for all your input, customer has to decided to let his relatives in ontario inherit his problems and buy a new car rather than try any more diagnostics. Found out after the fact that it had been in 2 accidents on the l/f corner. 1 major. T...
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2003 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: KM8SB12B23
Many thanks to the 4 techs who offered help, Boris,Paul,Ty, and Tim. I had 3 votes for the crank sensor and one mention of TSB #04-36-006 for EGR issues w/no codes. Due to high miles & the evident popularity of crank sensor problems we got an O.E. sensor & ton...
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2002 Isuzu N NPR 4.8L brake pedal VIN: JA1B4B14X2
THANKS FOR THE ADVICE PEOPLE. WE DID AS INSTRUCTED WE PINCHED OFF THE REAR BRAKE LINES, AND STILL NO PEDAL IMPROVMENT. WE ADJUSTED THE REAR BRAKE SHOES, STILL NO IMPROVMENT. WE REPLACED FRONT BRAKE PADS STILL NO IMPROVMENT. WE INSTALLED A FACTORY NEW BRAKE MAS...
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1987 Mazda B2000 LX 2.0L engine VIN: JMZUF3115H
Thanks for the information. This is my own truck and I will be removing the engine soon. At this time I'm still driving it though. I did find out that it will work to install the 2.2 in place of th 2.0 with very minor mods. If any further info becomes availabl...
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1983 Nissan 720 2.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: JN6ND01S1D
Hi and thanks, the MC solenoid fixed the idle Co but I still have problem with the higher RPM. Have a new 02 coming , it does not read right, hope this helps and I may need to redo the carb again. I just did not want to leave this post open to long. Thanks aga...
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1985 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: JN1HZ14S7F
thanks for the tip on puswhing the pedal before code check---code 23 gone-but still had problem--went to pin point tests and found that the MAF sensor was dead---voltage exceeded 12 volts-replaced and all is good again-why it didn't set a code is a mystery Trouble codes: 23 (idle switch).
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1990 Nissan 300ZX 3.0L lower intake manifold VIN: 1N1R726A8L
Good day guys, Good info from all, except for one yahoo caveman,(Marvin [...], Technician, Tire Kingdom, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida), who's VERY helpful, professional reply was "yep". This job is no fun, as stated, due to age and design, most of the electrical ...
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1997 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L Misfire VIN: 1N4B431D0V
ok fellows thanks to each and every one of you for your help. i have found the problem with this vehicle. as test came and went i tried a running compression test on cyl 4. i left the shrader valve in my gage started vehicle let it run about every 2-4 sec i b... Trouble codes: P0304.
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2003 Nissan Sentra SE-R 2.5L MIL Lamp on, high idle VIN: 3N1AB51D63
this was a used car dealer car and the cust and the dealer are argueing whose going to pay for it. i tried to reprogram with alldata and it didn't work. so i took alot of your advice and shipped it to the dealer thank you all. Trouble codes: P0507.
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1992 Toyota MR2 2.2L No Start VIN: JT2SW21N4N
hello ,than you for all your help to david of georgia i found the problem was a bad circuit opening relay i spend ,jump power to the black and yellow wire and i have engine light on in the dashboard also injector pulse and spark thank you very much for all...
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2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L Compressor VIN: 4T3ZF13C0Y
After replacing the a/c relay and still having the blinking problem, Rolando from Guatemala led me to the answer. The a/c amplifer was bad. I disconnected the plug going to it and it looked like water had gone into it. So I open the amplifer box and sure en...
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