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1992 Honda Accord LX 2.2L transmission VIN: 1HGCB7659N
This vehicle was brought in with a lack of power condition. By the was it is owned by a nice little 70 year old lady. Found the trans was starting out in high gear. D4 light on. Attemted to flash codes the procedure asks to clear the PCM to make sure it is not...
2006 Mazda 6 i 2.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1GG12L56
runs very rough especially when cold. has been to two dealers & multiple independent shops.The "story" goes that it ran fine until the engine blew & was replaced with a used engine. Has not run right since. Checked compression:150 psi all cylinders; checked ... Trouble codes: P0302 (Cylinder 2 misfire)
2003 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.8L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JA4NW51S93
I'm hoping someone has seen this or has an idea of where to go. Customer had this truck towed in saying that it died out on the highway as well as hearing a grinding noise. Tried to restart it and it wouldn't so they had it towed to us. Once we got it, it star...
1990 Nissan Pathfinder XE 3.0L starting system VIN: JN8HD17T0L
We have a 1990 nissan pathfinder, manual trans, 3.0L that is having a hard time cranking. 2 years ago we replaced the starter with a OEM starter and that seemed to take care of the no-crank problem then. A month ago the customer brought the car back to us agai...
2003 Nissan 350Z 3.5L noise in all gears except 5th & 6th VIN: JN1AZ34E43
this trans has noise at stand still clutch out,quiet with clutch depressed,noise in all gears except 5th & 6th.pulled trans,disassembly shows cluster & mainshaft pilot bearings are smooth but look like aluminum may have passed through them.the input gear and m...
2003 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L Misfire VIN: 1N4BL11E03
I use a Snap On Modis with software version 11.2 - does anyone know how to view misfire data - Snap On Diagnostics tell me it is not possible... anybody know the test ID & component ID to check misfires on this Nisaan? Trouble codes: P0301 (Misfire cylinder 1)
2004 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L No Start VIN: 1N4BA41E74
Hello, I have a 2004 maxima towed in. It has been to 6 shops and no one can fix it. first i started by checking codes and could not communicate with ecm, but I could with other modules. At this time i checked basics at fuses and found fuel pump fuse blown. I d...
1995 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 4TAUN53B1S
this truck come in and guy said his fuel pump is going out. ask us to replace it. because it won't accelarate. so we replaced it and the filter.still falls on its face when u give it air.stubles and will backfire at times. theres no dtc's all looks normal on s...
1998 Toyota Tacoma SR5 3.4L No Start VIN: 4TAWN72N0W
I have this 98 taco 3.4 it was brought in to my shop for a t/belt h2o then sent for an alignment. When I picked it up from the align shop I got only 20 yards and it chugged and died. I was able to crank it and it would run for only 10-15 sec. then die. I have ...
2004 Toyota RAV4 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEHD20V24
Toyota techs have any of you seen a problem like this as we have twice, both times on 2.4L4, This one is a 04 Rav4 the first one was a 02 Camry. Customer brought it in for the Check Engine and VSC lights being "ON" and no drivability issues, problem is on our ...

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2002 Hyundai Accent GS 1.6L shifts & overdrive VIN: KMHCG35C52
No other codes. Boss man shipped it to the car lot down the street before I got back to it.
1997 Mazda CX7 2.3L Mechanical VIN: JM3ER29377
Thanks for all of the help. I have not fixed this car yet (it is my own - it has to wait until not so busy). But it sounds like the common denominator here is the timing chain and the VVt hub. I will make a new post when i have fixed it.
2002 Subaru Forester L 2.5L differential VIN: JF1SF63592
We ended up replacing both front axles to eliminate that as a possible source of the noise. From the replies we recieved regarding this problem, we suspect that the all wheel drive system is the source, but the customer declined further diagnostic work.
2000 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L Lighting VIN: JT3HT05J6Y
2004 Toyota Tacoma 2.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 5TEPM62N44
Thanks for all the help I rechecked everything and was ok so I replaced iac valve and it is ok now I am not sure why it went bad.
2007 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 4.0L gauges VIN: 5TETU62N07
Andrew was correct about this vehicle. Having never had any experience with a lightning strike I had a hard time believing that there wasn't one common problem causing all the symptoms. I spent about 4 hours disconnecting various components,removing the afterm...
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