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1992 Lexus LS400 4.0L Hesitation VIN: JT753UF100
Hi Group Looking for some help with an LS400. Loosing injector pulse when snap open throttle. But slowly revving throttle will rev to redline. This is what I have checked so far. TPS idle switch tested and adjusted. TPS Pin 1-3 idle .5v WOT 3.2v And swaped...
2010 Lexus RX350 3.5L door locks VIN: JTJBK1BA7A
This vehicle door locks all function fine with interior switches and FOBS. Regular driving functions fine, hit passing gear or rapid acceleration and locks (already locked when put in Drive)try to continually lock. Come to a stop is drive or neutral mostly wit...
1997 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L No Start, back fire VIN: 1N4BU31DXV
This vehicle sort of starts and runs, but immediately back fires and runs for only a few seconds. Fuel injectors are not leaking, the fuel pump one way valve does leak down in 45 seconds to 20 PSI, but this is not the no start problem. All the ignition parts a...
2009 Nissan Maxima S 3.5L fuel temp VIN: 1N4AA51E39
Need to know is 6.7volts enuff to wreak this sensor or was it a bad part
1998 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L Coolant Loss VIN: JT3HN86RXW
Vehicle came in with intermittent heat gauge fluctuation. The customer noticed white smoke from tailpipe, and that it would not always be present. Upon further inpection we found that the engine ran rough as well, but it did not have a consistent misfire. We o...

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2001 Honda Prelude 2.2L Hesitation, Surge VIN: JHMBB61401
Thank you all for trying to help me. I have advise customer to took it to dealer. I will post it when I know what's the fix. Trouble codes: P0505 (Idle Control System Malfunction).
2009 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5FNRL38639
Had to send vehicle to dealer for special tools to test rockers. During road test they took a snap shot picture when misfiring & sent to their tech. line. Told rocker arms were getting stuck open. Dealer replaced bank 1 rockers & spool valve. Returned to cust... Trouble codes: P0302.
2003 Infiniti G35 3.5L Discharged battery VIN: JNKCV51EX3
Thank you all for taking the time, customer declined further diagnosis. In the end, simply removing the 15A radio fuse was good enough for the customer, guess he does not care about the radio. You would think that by unplugging the amplifier, subwoofer and the...
2004 Infiniti G35 3.5L abs VIN: JNKCV51F44
Test Drive the car with the Scanner hooked up , right front sensor no reading , swap front sensors still no reading from the right front, Scope the the right front sensor , perfect wave signal,,, It was the ABS Module,Just came in Today, install it, test drive...
2010 Kia Rio SX 1.6L Tire pressure sensor VIN: KNADH4A33A
Installed a new Kia brand sensor and reset the system with the Ateq V55. Light came back on in 20 miles. Guess I'll have to take it to a Kia dealer.
2005 Mitsubishi Galant GTS 3.8L lifters VIN: 4A3AB76S85
Steve and Happy nailed it. It was the timing belt tensioner. It threw me because it would go away when the lifter bleed procedure was performed. The timing belt was replaced 10k ago by another shop. I don't think it was tightened correctly which may have c...
1997 Nissan Pickup 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6SD11S6V
first off . thanks very much for everyone to take their time to help a fellow tech. scott in florida nailed it. the customer failed to tell me that he already had the truck at another shop who could not diagnose the clogged egr passages. i went to the pcm...
2001 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4DL01D71
Well when the customer returns with the car I will replace the thermostat. Unless I finds signs of any coolant leaks, which given the age of the car i wouldn't be surprised if it did. Thanks to everyone. Trouble codes: P1156.
2009 Subaru Tribeca 3.6L Steering VIN: 4S4WX99D59
thanks for all the info. i replaced the steering rack and vehicle drives perfect.
1998 Toyota Camry CE 3.0L RPM varies VIN: JT2BF28K3W
I removed the after market remote start system which had a transponder bypass. The customer has put on about 750 miles so far and says everthing is fine. Thank you for your help. Bob
2004 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L Noise VIN: JTEHT05J54
Thank you for all of the replies. This really was a pretty easy repair. The fan bracket did come out without having to remove the compressor. We found lots of coolant stains around the pump so we replaced the water pump and timing belt using an AISIN kit. We a...
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