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1998 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Ignition VIN: 4S6CM58W4W
This vehicle was bought by a customer at an auction in "Not running condition". Engine cranked but did not start. The spark plugs appeared to be fouled and the compression was even but seemed low,about 80 lbs. in all cylinders. We did a cylinder leakage test a...
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2003 Mazda 6 S 3.0L eng performance VIN: 1M00200013
I had codes for variable cam timing.The car runs like its timing is retarded,no power.All timimg marks seemed to be lined up.The car was 3 qts low on oil. The dealer told me to check the variable cam timing.Everything seems to be lined up.I'm putting it back t...
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1989 Toyota Pickup 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Surge
Truck came in for Calif. Smog check last Thurs. Checked tailpipe emissions at idle and everything looked reasonable. Ran engine up to 2500RPM and everything went bad. Surging, high HC and CO. Removed air cleaner to inspect carb and found float level to be extr...
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1998 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L engine VIN: 4TAWN72N6W
Customer arrived on the island two days ago, truck wouldn't start, battery had a dead cell, wouldn't turn over, put a new battery in, fired right up, made a few trips to the dump, had no problems. He went to start it this morning, his words, sounds like starer...
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2002 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L above second gear VIN: KMHWF25S12
I got the vehicle back in and test drove again and was pretty convinced it was the cv axles, I was able to check the diff bearings for noise and play as Rob suggested and found no noticeable problems. I put in two new axles from a different manufacturer and it...
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1991 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4 3.0L No Start, run on 4 not 6 cyl VIN: JA3XE74C9M
I had sent the ECU out twice... to no avail. I went over the system over and over, and realized one variable that has not changed is the fact the Tach signal wire circuit was incomplete. I did not see in my mitchell 1 Service manual and mitibushi's documenta... Trouble codes: 53 (short/open in ignition cyl 3/6).
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