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2002 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L Starting VIN: KM85B32U21
After installing a junkyard engine the engine will not crank i believe it has something to do with the antitheft system, but am unable to find any information or leads. Have checked all the fuses and there good. I have found with ignition off, the st sig fuse ...
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2003 Lexus IS300 3.0L heater core??? VIN: JTHBD192X3
hello again, fellow members!!! once again i turn to you for some help. this is my wife's car (03 lexus is300) and we have owned it since new. Problem??? Gussing (coolant flow) noise at passenger compartment area. it seems to happen more frequently now than bef...
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1995 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: JN1CA21D5S
This car came to us complaining of a hard starting when warm, It starts like it is flooded or very rich. Otherwise it runs well once you get it started. This all only happens if you get the car HOT and then shut it off and wait approx 10 min. If you try to st... Trouble codes: P0150, P1335, P0130
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2002 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L Front Windows VIN: JN8DR09Y72
After replacing door w/used window needed to be reprogramed. Which was not known until customer had vehicle back. Had customer return to reprogram window regulator for auto up feature. while reprograming both front windows and door lock stopped working. We got...
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2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L Surge, high idle VIN: 1N4AL11D43
I was called to a shop for a customers car. The car was brought to them with a MIL and a P0507 ( high idle).MULTIPLE PROBLEM CAR! They stated it had a hard start so a mobile mechanic cleaned the throttle bore...One night the AFTERMARKET alarm went off flashing... Trouble codes: P0507
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2007 Nissan Sentra 2.0L Shifting, Speedometer VIN: 3N1AB61E27
Hello, Having a problem with a former rental car. It has a CVT which I am not very familiar with. It has the following problems: 1)When cold, engine revs but has a hard time moving car, sort of like a slipping conventional trans. This problem gets somewhat bet...
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1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BC6853W
I replaced the heater core and had to deal with an after market alarm wiring and aftermarket radio. everything works now but the engine light is flashing and when the engine is not actually running I lose communications with the engine controller. also with ke... Trouble codes: P0130, P0500, P1101, P1121, P1540
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1997 Suzuki Sidekick JX 1.6L Engine timing VIN: 25STD03V6V
I am trying to figure out exactly what is the proper way to time this engine. Five different shop manuals say set the crank mark at 12 o'clock and line the notch on the cam marked "E" with the notch on the valve cover (this by the way is actually #4 TDC on the...
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1994 Toyota Pickup 2.4L No Start VIN: JT4RN01PXR
this truck has a intermitant no start cold. cranks fine all the time. when a noid light is installed has no light at the cold start injector most of the time. my Mitchell OD does not have the cold start injector wiring diagram please give some ideas and send a...
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1994 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L fuel leak VIN: JT3DJ81W0R
This vehicle has had three fuel tanks in it,with all ending up with the same problem.We replaced the first one with a used tank due to a crack in it.In 5k miles it returned with a crack in the same place.Installed a new tank that went 15k miles before cracking...
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1994 Toyota Pickup 2.4L No Start, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: JT4RN01PX7
thanks for your input! this came in with a no start. had very low fuel pressure so replaced the pump-it started and ran fine. customer brought back with a hesitation, miss & dies at times. It also will not start at times, if you richen with carb clean then wil... Trouble codes: 14 (testing and results)
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1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Speedometer drive gear VIN: JT3VN29V7S
This problem is a wierd one. Has anyone come across this same problem? Speedometer stopped working at 104,135mi. Replaced speedometer drive gear because plastic gear teeth were worn. Drive gear wore out again at 105,180mi. Plastic gear teeth worn the same way....
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1999 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L oil leak VIN: JT3HN86R4X
180 miles 1week came back oil leak same area leaks on frt differential and both sheilds left side only used 1qt oil cleaned and ran no leak ran 10 miles up hill60 mph no leak smoke tested crankcase . any ideas am i over looking something can see pan rail with ...
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2003 Toyota RAV4 2.0L No Start VIN: JTEHH20V33
vehicle drove into bay for check engine light and found code 420 cat efficiency. attempted to start truck to road test to verify cat problem and crank no start. it has spark but no injector pulse. code b2796 for theft system. pulled cover off column and truck ... Trouble codes: B2796 (anti theft communication problem)
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2004 Toyota Highlander 3.3L cams installation VIN: JTEDP21AX4
hello toyota gurus this highlander came in on hook with oil lite on...,checked with mech gauge no oil pressure and had po346 ,po302 code..thought it was simple oil pump replacement so with mileage suggested t. belt,water pump..got it together still had miss o...
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2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8L heating VIN: 1NXBR32E65
cust poor heat
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Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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2002 Lexus LX470 4.7L ahc VIN: JTJHTOOW52
The Actuators were defective. Customer says they are new, I say JUNK! They did act differently than being collapsed but they where not original Lexus. The rebuilder sent a new set gratis, problem solved
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2000 Mitsubishi Galant DE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 4A3AA46G3Y
well this one is fixed, thanks again to everyone who replied , i took the throttle body off and cleaned got a yard iac sensor put back together held battery terminals together for thirty seconds and cleared codes road tested and ran ok . customer picked up car...
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2000 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L MIL Lamp on, VIN: 4A34AA6G4Y
Thank for your replies; but oem's o2 sensor b1s1 did not fix code p135 problem. At this point, i advised coustome to take to delaer ship for replacing computer? I do not see anything else is going to be bad... Again, thank you all for your help. Tae Trouble codes: P0135.
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1995 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 453BK6353S
First Thank You to all who replied. Daniel from Oregon got it right though. The key had rolled and wallowed out the timing gear and dampner key slots. As suggested used a MIG welder and welded woodruff key in shaft slot, cleaned area of excess and as an additi...
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1996 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L starts then dies VIN: 4T1BF12K7T
thanks for all the replies but after relooking and retesting everything i gave up and had it towed to a friend of mines asian specialty shop. he called me today with his results. after faxing him a list of things we tested and replaced he went to work. the fir... Trouble codes: P00, 1300 (ignitor circuit).
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2001 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L lube VIN: 1NXBR12E31
Believe it or not but at last I found the problem,it was a defective oil filter.I changed the oil filter and the problem gone.This is the firt time in the years that I have worked on engines,but there's always a fisrt time.Thanks to all of you for your help.
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2003 Toyota Camry LE 2.4L eng VIN: JTDBE32K43
. 2003 toy cam 2.4l had taping noise from intake man area. sounded like lifter noise, but it was coming from the intake area. Intake manifold was in fact the fault. Thanks all.
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2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXBR32E15
Well after reading the many helpful replies and doing some further fuel control testing we found the system to be running lean due to the maf sensor as some replies indicated-however the owner declined doing anything else at this point since the car is still r... Trouble codes: P0138 (bank 1 sensor 2 high voltage).
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