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1997 Lexus LS400 4.0L Surge VIN: JT8BH28F8V
hey guys, we did starter contacts on this car (under intake manifold) put together ok, starts fine but now we got this idle problem in which the car slams into gear when you shift into drive or reverese. Eng rpms go up while shifting from one to another. we su...
1998 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L trans VIN: 1YVGF22C7W
The orginial problem was second gear starts and a slip in high gear under a load when hot. After tear down I found a burned clutch pack. Every thing else was clean and no metal. The unit was rebuilt with all clutches, seals and pistions replaced. After rebuild...
2005 Mazda MPV ES 3.0L water pump VIN: JM3LW28A45
I'm trying to replace a leaking water pump. The belt is driven directly off of the cam pulley with no adjustments. Mitchell says to pull water pump pulley using a special puller which I do not have. It also appears to me if you were to use the puller you would...
1996 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Drive axles VIN: 4S3BD4355T
This is for the subaru techs, Where can I get good front axle for this car that do not vibrate when driving. Vibrate is all the time-Sitting still in drive and driving at any speed-65 MPH is the worst. Engine mounts,rear drive shaft,trans mount,rear mounts for...
1999 Subaru Legacy Limited 30th Anniversary 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BG6851X
followed the instructions to test it and the conclusion is repair short and replace ecm. I am wondering before I get too deep into this if anyone has ran into this code before and has a cure? Trouble codes: 1520 (cooling fan relay 1 circuit high input)
2003 Subaru Forester XS 2.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Black Smoke VIN: JF1SG65653
Hello and thank you for any information or help in advance. Starting on 7-25-08 customer complained of a running problem, Had no power when driving, customer had to stomp accelerator to get vehicle to run smoothly. The vehicle had backfired, surging, and che... Trouble codes: P0068 (map pressure circuit range/performance), P0065 (air assisted injector control performance)
1991 Toyota Pickup 3.0L No Start VIN: JH2P123543
Okay so I have checked all grounds, fuses, wires. I see that the injectors wiring goes straight into the computer. I have power to the injectors but no signal to them, there are no codes, the eng light does come on when key is turned on. Is there something tha...
1996 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L haed lights VIN: 4TAWM72N2T
This is a friends truck. Haven't looked at it yet. The other morning when he went out to the truck he noticed the head lights on. No tail lights or marker lights. Head light switch was off. Once he turn the ignition on, the lights went out. He tried a known go...
1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L ABS light VIN: 4T1BG22K7W
Hi Gang! Have this Toyota which was brought to me by one of my fleet accounts. the complaint was the brake and ABS light are on. A quick of the indicator proved to be correct A road test revealed no braking issues. I performed a visual inspection, removed all ...
2004 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L possible late 1rst. VIN: 5TDBT44A24
hello toyota gurus, my wife purchased this sequoia back in 2004, since then, when we come to a hard stop, or just simple getting off the of ramp of the freeway or some times after repeated stops in the city, there is a clunk felt at lf side of the truck,after ...
2007 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L radio VIN: 5TDBT44A27
Hi group, this is my first posting in a few years. I hope a Toyota tech has the information I am looking for. I have replaced the stock radio with a Kenwood DNX7120. The unit drops its preset stations overnight occasionally. Kenwood suggests the radio keep ali...

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2004 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L speedo VIN: KM8SB73D64
Thanks to all who responded, some good info i found the transmission speed sensor, and we had one in stock so i replaced it, put stabilant on the connector and test drove for 45km and everything is ok. thanks again to everyone
1997 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L engine VIN: JA3AM44H7V
thanks for all the help,i was able to confirm exhaust gases in cooling system with block took about 45 minutes of running the engine with the test on the filler neck.i had several replies to check for hydro carbons with gas in california...
1999 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6ED26Y1X
My thanks to all who responded. We replaced the crank sensor and knock sensor with a factory parts and then cleared codes. We ran the vehicle through a complete warm-up cycle and checked for any pending codes, none found at this time soooo-turned the vehicle o... Trouble codes: P0335 (crankshaft position sensor), P0325 (Knock sensor - pending code).
1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L fuel VIN: 4T1BG22K3V
ok first i want to thank everyone who took time out of there day to respond and try there best to help me out. come to find out 97 up toyotas that dont have distributors dont have ignitors. They do but theyre built in the coils i found 2 used coild and put the...
2000 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L Mechanical VIN: JTDDR32T87
i installed the new plastic intake manifold from toyota, and while i was at it the VVTI oil actuator and this car is fixed! an easy way to tell if your "rod knock" is the intake manifold or not, just remove the throttle body and shine your flash light inside t...
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