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1994 Lexus SC300 3.0L Fuel Pump VIN: JT8JZ31C9R
This car came to us after being repaired multiple times at other various shops. Randomly, it will die while driving, or cranks, but won't start. The customer had already replaced the fuel pump and the fuel pump computer about a year ago. When we duplicated the...
2007 Lexus ES350 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTHBJ46G47
at this point code p0015 will not clear. idle races at 1700 rpm. fuel system 1 status is open loop-flt (fault). all vvt data readings are zero at all times whether driving or idling. I can activate vvt systems thru actuator test but its dead while driving. car... Trouble codes: P0015, P0300, P0117
2004 Mazda 6 i 2.3L No Start VIN: 1YVFP80C24
Car came in crank no fire. Checked codes none found in history, current, or pending, further testing showes no spark or injector pulse. We decided to replace crank sensor and re test, still crank no fire and generated a a code u0100. removed new sensor and cod...
2005 Mazda Tribute i 2.3L tcc staying engaed VIN: 4F2YZ02Z45
The engine runs but dies as soon as you put it into gear reverse or drive. Did not find any codes. I do not have the right manual of this vec. Looking for some help. I did check all of the fuses and the fluid and found them to be ok. Also did not find any rela...
1998 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Clutch (FWD) not (AWD) VIN: 4A3AJ56G7W
I have no history with this vehicle other than what is listed in the repair history, and this is all just what the owner has shared with us. We have made sure the Clutch System was bled and that the original (not replaced) Slave is opperational. The owner cl...
2003 Nissan 350Z Track 3.5L Power Windows VIN: JN1AZ34D53
This vehicle has me completely baffled. When you turn the vehicle off and take out the key, both windows go all the way down automatically. There is no way to keep both windows all the way up. It started all the sudden.
1990 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Tach stops working VIN: JF1BC6323L
This car came into the shop after sitting for sometime. Now when you drive the car the tach will stop working and the transmission feels likes it goes into 2nd gear from high gear. You have to start to bang on the dash to get the tach to work again. When the t...
1994 Toyota 4Runner SR5 2.4L Noisy valve train VIN: JT3RN37W4R
Hello all. I'm posting in order to eliminate things I haven't thought of and for some fresh ideas. This 22R arrived at the shop with a very rough idle; it had a reman. motor installed some months ago at another shop. I pulled the valve cover and found zero las...
2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Misfire VIN: 4T1BG22K3Y
I wonder if i created this problem by replacing the timing belt or maybe i have a bad crank sensor? Has anyone seen this before? is it a software issue? I haven't yet hooked up labscope, as it will be a real pain as the symptom only occurs above 60 mph Trouble codes: P0300, P0302, P0303
2002 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L engine VIN: 5TDZT38A02
Truck came in on a hook. Customer states that it will not excelerate and makes loud noise during exceleration only. I noticed that the oil pressure gauge was down on the bottom line. Checked pressure with manual gauge pressure was 80 when cold and 22 when at n...
2005 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0L Misfire VIN: R580116421
intermittent miss cylinder 6. tech moved plug, boot, and coil to another cylinder hoped to move problem. cleared codes it came back with only code p0306. tech replaced injector on cylinder #6. ran fine for 3 days missed a few seconds, ran fine 2 days missed ju... Trouble codes: P0306
2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TFBV54157
Truck came in with P0158, Oxygen Sensor Circuit Voltage High (Bank 2 Sensor2) Turned off light and test drove. Under load at hiway speed light came back on. Reading was higher B2 than B1 so we changed the sensor. Re drove and light came back on. Swapped rear s... Trouble codes: P0158

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1994 Lexus LS400 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8UF11E5R
What nightmare! First, the PCM had a bad capacitor. After replacing it, then the ABS and Traction Control modules wouldn't communicate. Replaced both modules with used, and the PCM flagged a Traction Control system fault, and was just that vague. Took a shot,... Trouble codes: 47 (Sub TPS Sensor circuit).
2005 Mazda MPV ES 3.0L No Start VIN: JM3LW28A85
After getting the ok to pull the intake to check compression on the rear 3 cylinders(Front 3 had 210psi)...2 had 210 and the middle one had 160 so aparently there is some valve damage. And as many replies about the timming chain jumping I believe this is the p... Trouble codes: P0340.
2003 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L horn light trunk VIN: 4A3AA46GX3
Thanks for all the input. It was the ETACS, I had one overnighted and installed it and now I can start the car and the horn does not go off, the trunk does not pop open and the lights do not stay on.
2004 Nissan Sentra 1.8L Cuts out VIN: 3N1CB51D44
Want thk everyone who help out .found that number coil 4 was spiking computer causing car to turn off ,weird thing when it ran it ran good and no miss fire codes.
2003 Subaru Legacy L 2.5L ignition key VIN: 4S3BH63563
We called the customer and told her to bring her spare keys up and the spare keys turned with no effort and the car fired right up. Holding the keys up to each other you could see the original one is very worn, with with no crisp cuts in it anymore. Seems obvi...
1999 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 4T1BF18B8X
Well, I feel really, really stupid. Having not been able to find a good firing order diagram, I assumed based on some markings from a prior shop what it was. Special thanks to James [...] for writing out the firing order diagram so I could understand how it... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire), P0301 (1 misfire), P0303 ([...]), P0305 (5 misfire).
2000 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF28B3Y
Thanks to all that replied.All eight of you pointed to the same, so after talking with the vehicle owner and explaining that I wasn't one hundred percent sure but the adds were pretty good, He made the final desition and I went ahead and replace both knock sen... Trouble codes: P0330 (Knock sensor 2 circuit fault bank 2).
2004 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Battery VIN: 4T1BF28B84
Sorry to get back on this late: The customer wanted to give it a couple of weeks to make sure the draw was gone. It is/was the Radio Amp under the passenger seat, left it unplugged and draw did not return; thanks to the tip from Brian from New York. It was in...
2005 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L Mechanical VIN: 5TBDT44135
thanks for all the help this one is fixed. the air pump was bad yes if you power the pump up it should blow just like a blower motor. the ASV air switch vavle is just like a evap purge vavle when you power it up it should let air through it. WOW the air pump a...
2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5L no spark, inj pulse VIN: 4T1BK36B07
This vehicle was an unusual one. The only thing that really threw us for a loop is that the exspress kit and astro start only have three main wires that could cause a problem. the imi, imo, and the black with the green tracer that must be hooked into the cam s...
2008 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.4L No Start VIN: JTMBD31V58
Thanks to everyone who responded. I thought probable issue with pick-up tube in tank, so I talked to Toyota, they ordered me another tank. Installed it, double cked all of my connections, all good. Placed car back in decline position, next morning, no start, s...
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