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1994 Lexus SC400 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8UZ30C6R
Sets knock sensor code and then retards timing and as a result it is low on power. Originally came in with intermittent complaint and all we could find was code 52 knock sensor. Replaced sensor with new oe part. Car came back a month later with same complaint.... Trouble codes: 52 (Knock sensor bank 1 left), 55 (Knock sensor bank 2 right)
2002 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3N1CB51P52
We have 2002 Nissan Sentra 1.8L which idles poorly while in gear and after sitting for approximatley 10-15 seconds. The customers origianl complaint was the vehicle lacked power on acceleration and idled very poorly. The customer thought it was fuel related, ...
2006 Nissan Quest S 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1BV28U66
hello everyone i have 2006 nissan quest 3.5L came in with no aceleration and check engine light on i changed pedal sensor check all grounds and power to ecm all check good codes will not erase i check 5v ref. at acel pedal it has to sesor in one i should have ... Trouble codes: P0550, P2122, P2138, P0643
2006 Subaru Outback R L.L. Bean Edition 3.0L Engine VIN: 4S4BP86C06
Customer originally brought vehicle in for high oil consumption and blue/white smoke from exhaust. Talked to dealer and was recommended that car needed a short block because gummed up piston rings was an issue with these motors. Proceeded to replace short bloc...
2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca 3.0L hvac operation VIN: 4S4WX83C86
Attention subaru guru! I have an 06 tribeca in the shop with auto climate controls stuck at 65 degrees and fan stuck on high. It doesnt go into self diag mode but ac side will with a code 25 flashing and auto light flashing. I tested sunload sensor and step 5 ...
2008 Subaru Legacy 2.5i 2.5L turbo boost VIN: 4S3BL67648
have this legacy that has been in a few times with the complaint that occasionally while driving normal the turbo will wind up with out any acceleration, and or get stuck even after letting off gas, today customer came in complaining it has occured again this ...
1988 Toyota 4Runner SR5 2.4L battery VIN: JT4RN62D5J
This one came in with a dead battery. I charged the battery, checked charging-good, then tested for a draw. I found a cycling draw of .10 amp to 17.4 amps. This draw cycles like clockwork continuously. I pulled all fuses and relays one at a time and found that...
1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L timing belt VIN: 4T1BG22K1X
Ok guys, this car came in with a very bad oil leak, found oil pump leaking and replaced oil pump and timing belt. my questions is, on the camshaft sproket, you like the mark on the bearing cap up with the hole in the pulley. mine has a round mark and a grove i...
2003 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.7L No Start VIN: JTEBT14R13
VEHICLE CAME IN WITH A NO START & NO CRANK. CHECKED ALL FUSES. Starter relay and starter is fine. Checked for codes and found no communication with scanner. MIL lamp doesn't turn on with the ignition on. checked all power and grounds to the computer, they are ...

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2002 Acura RSX Type-S 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4DC53002
Moved the cam on the back side with the pins locked and reset the chain. some how this chain jumped a tooth and they are so small it looked and acted in time. Trouble codes: P0340.
1991 Honda Civic 1.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JHMEE2850S
Thanks again to everyone that responded. You guys saved the day once again. Seems like someone had adjusted the idle screws when this problem started happening initially. Turned the screws back down, reset base timing and problem solved. Thanks again.
2002 Kia Sportage 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJB23325
I installed a OE Kia thermostat and that fixed it. Trouble codes: P, 0128.
2001 Subaru Forester L 2.5L Drive train VIN: JFISF63541
Thanks for all of your replies. This vehicle is now fixed. Three times a charm. I decided to try a different axle manufacturer on the third axle that I installed on the driver side and Bingo! Thanks again for every one who took the time to reply.
1989 Toyota Van Wagon LE 2.2L No overdrive cold VIN: JT4YR29V2K
I want to thank all of the folks who were kind enough to give their input on this issue. The majority feel that this is a Thermostat issue that may be a normal condition for the vehicle. my friend insists that the Stat is recent, OE Toyota and he feels that ...
2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1BR32E76
I want to thank every one who answered for the input -this is my bookeepers car abd I did not want her to spent $750.00 on a dealer part that was not returnable , so I send her to the dealer . This car had a bad computer and they install a new one at no cost ,... Trouble codes: P2103.
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