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2005 Infiniti G35 X 3.5L Mechanical VIN: JNKCV51F75
Picked up this G35 from customer pretty abused. Trying to put it back together. Have a noise on startup sounds like timing chain. I am thinking it has a bad tensioner. It is quiet after startup. Just wondering if anybody has done one and if the primary chain t...
1997 Isuzu N NPR 5.7L Wipers & T.Signals VIN: 4KLB4B1R8V
Engine will not start unless signal and wiper levers are moved around. Lights in dash on but dim. If I attempt to crank engine, then disconnect LCS connectors, the bed lights will stay on until the L. headlamp fuse is removed. At that point the engine will fir...
2004 Kia Rio 1.6L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU72K15
Hello kia techs i have 1 that is stumping me .this kia will drive normal if you clear the pcm and start over after driving for 10 minutes the rear 02 sensor starts climbing to .8 and stays there the front looks normal but my fuel trims start heading for the ne... Trouble codes: P0172 (Rich)
2003 Lexus ES300 3.0L poor/no shift quality VIN: JTHBF30G63
car came in with p0746 shift solenoid a, ohm checked solenoid and found bad replaced solenoid and found same issue, replaced transmission and found same issue doesn't seem as though car has 1,3, or 5th gear. can't be certain if it is in limp mode with just 2nd...
2006 Lexus LX470 4.7L trans temp light VIN: JTJHTOOWO6
car came in with a trans temp light on in dash . i test and could not get light to come on. i let it cool down and test drove again syill no light. spoke with customer and was told that the transtemp light will come on for a while and then go off. i scanned fo...
2008 Nissan Altima SL 2.5L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL21E18
Hey guys need help on this one, This nissian come in from a body shop checked codes throwing a p0302 swaped coils and plug still same code. threw a injector in it still nothing checked for spark and all cyinders but #2 have a spark, found 14 volts going to the... Trouble codes: P0302
1991 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.0L No Start VIN: JT3FJ80W9M
Thanx for any help on this one in advance, If this Landcruiser is cold it will crank over and start and run,,,if it is warmed up to full operating temp it stays running as well. but if we turn it off when it is hot it will crank but it has no spark and will n...
1999 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Cooling Systems VIN: 4T1BG22KXX
Customer called this morning stating while driving to work blinking MIL white smoke from tail pipe, Temperature guage not yet fully hot (had started vehicle 5 min prior). Got vehicle towed. Found cooling system pressurizing with combustion gasses.My concern is...
2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8L Electronic VIN: 1NXBR32E45
hi everyone I need some help with this corrolla.I gor 4 transmiision codes, these codes are for automatic transmiision,however this car has a manual trans.P0974 shift solenoid A contrl circuit high; P0977 shift solenoid B control circuithigh; P2716 Pressure co...
2010 Toyota Hilux 3.0L Intake Sludge VIN: MRODZ22G30
You have to see this to believe that a vehicle with such low mileage could have an intake with so much tar like substance in the system. (I am happy to email pictures of the intake opening, EGR and intake body, which were taken after a BG diesel cleaning induc...

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2002 Lexus ES300 3.0L cruise inop VIN: JTHBF30G92
Thanks for the replies, guess this was just one of those problems needing a "reboot" (though I can't remember ever doing that to a Jap car). Been fine for days now and I'm calling this fixed. Thanks again, Steve
2000 Nissan Xterra XE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1ED28Y8Y
This one is fixed. It turned out to be the MAF sensor. The thing I hate is that the data fell within the perameters for the vehicle. Old MAF 4.3- 4.5 g/s New MAF 3.8- 4.2 g/s Hot idle. Not much difference but enough to cause the fuel trims to peg out on the ... Trouble codes: P0131 (O2 circuit low voltage b1s1), P0325 (Knock sensor).
2001 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L Cuts out VIN: 3N1CB51D61
Thankyou all so much for all the help on understanding how this Maf system works. Im sure this will help me for future repairs. It had corosion in the green wire near MAF conector, but outside of wire insulation looked fine.I was getting 1.4v at idle on green ... Trouble codes: P0100.
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