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|1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST 2.0L white smoke VIN: 4A3AX5514W
this vehicle has been a total nightmare!!! it has been at my shop for over a month. anyways, i really need some help here... initial COMPLAINT: failed visible smoke test for smog, not sure if it passed emissions. vehicle runs good. all tests listed above has b...
|2002 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L engine starting VIN: 5TEWN72N22
Here's a good one for Toyota technicians. 4 weeks ago the vehicle began cranking for extended periods of time, (usually 10 seconds or more), but would not fire. After a couple times cranking over it would eventually start and the engine check light came on wit...
|2004 Toyota Prius 1.5L park
O.K. I'm doing what I generally criticize others for doing-posting a problem I have not experienced-but this owner is quite specific,a skilled communicator and the complaint is safety related.The car has stopped engaging park when the park button is pushed.The...
Fixes & Summaries for Asian
|2002 Honda Accord EX 2.3L engine VIN: 1HGCG55632
I received 22(wow) replies. Some suggested BG type stuff. Others said stay away from BG additives, use ATF, Sea foam or Rislone. A few suggested checking pcv system, look for smoke on start up for possible valve guides or seals. Some asked about oil quality an...
|2004 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L No Start, No Communication VIN: JF1GD29694
Thank you to all that responded. I waited to respond so that I could make sure that the customer was happy. This one did turn out to be a bad ECU. Thanks again.
|2004 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0L T-belt / valve VIN: 4T1BF28B34
Well I just finished the Toyota Avalon. As I put it back together I tested and checked everything I could. It went together very well. I would like to thank everyone that gave me good, thought out advice. There was never any problem with that cylinder that I p...