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1991 Honda Civic DX 1.5L front end noise VIN: 2HGED6350M
I want to identify the source of noise from the front end that is directly proportional to road speed and to decide whether the car is worth repairing. Noise starts as a rumble about 20 MPH and becomes a very pronounced whine above 50 MPH. I suspect the noise ...
2002 Isuzu Rodeo S 2.2L Engine Overheating VIN: 4S2CK58D92
I replace the head gasket on this vehicle and the engine was burning oil. Removed the head and sent it back to the head shop where they replaced the valve guide seals. Reinstalled the head and no oil leaks or oil burning. Now the engine overheats at highway sp...
2004 Isuzu Rodeo S 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4S2CK58W44
Usually on a cold warm up, usually 3-5 minutes into the warm up the problem happens. Sometimes but rarely, it will act up within seconds of starting the engine and it will show lean on the oxygen sensors and the fuel trims will increase to +25 range. After abo... Trouble codes: P0116 (Ect out of range), P0101 (Maf/vaf range performance)
2000 Lexus ES300 3.0L Front camshaft seal VIN: JT8BF28G1Y
Customer delivered (on a wrecker) vehicle with a large oil leak from engine. Put dye in engine and started it to find it leaking from timing cover area. Disassembled enough to find front cam seal leaking from cam/seal surface. Replace oil seals on both cams & ...
2002 Lexus ES300 3.0L door locks VIN: JTHBF30G72
Driver door lock actuator stuck in lock position. Other 3 doors work when commanded. Driver door cannot be opened from inside or outside release. Looks like seats & interior door panel have to be removed. There is little room to work in. Anyone know of a trick...
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GT 3.0L Emission System VIN: 4A3AE55H71
We checked source vacuum, Source vacuum 15in.Hg. Checked for Vacuum leaks in system. none present. We did a vacuum Control Valve Check, there was 6.5 in.hg of vacuum. We replaced the vacuum switching valve. I would expect the valve to hold vacuum when you plug...
2003 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JA4LS21H93
Hey guys, I hope some mitsubishi techs have seen this & could give me some advice. This truck came in with a complaint of mil lamp on & running bad. Scanned for codes came up with p0300. Started it up & ran fine. Took it on a couple of miles & still runs perfe... Trouble codes: P0300

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2002 Honda Accord LX 2.3L Misfire VIN: 1HGCG56472
Turned out enough dirt and crud made it into the fuel rail and settled at number four injector, removed the rail and cleaned it out now it runs great. Trouble codes: P0300, P0303, P0304.
2008 Infiniti G37 Sport 3.7L pedal stick VIN: JNKCV64E48
Thank you all for your valuable help like most guys said I think there was air comming in the system we replaced the throw out bearing assembly for the second time both times from dealer that seems to fix it now the clutch pedal catch all the way up with about...
1999 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 453BG6854X
many of you said neutral safety switch. well bingo!!! that seemed to be the cure. I drove it for three days and no problem. cust. has driven for two weeks and no problems. thanks for the info on the fix. as for the iac valve it had been replace months before ... Trouble codes: P1507.
1999 Subaru Forester S 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: JF1SF6554X
I Somehow didnt have the airbox fully seated near the thottle body and was not sealed.On the bottom of the airbox it has to seat properly or it sucks air causing Airflow meter read incorrectly.
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