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1995 Honda Civic DX 1.5L Mechanical VIN: 2HGEJ2137S
When i got the car in the shop it ran poor and it was using oil.Had a burnt valve,got head redone and it runs 100%.I still have a oil usage problem.The middle two cylinders are using oil and i can find no logical problem.Checked all breather and pcv systems.An...
2004 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L Mechanical VIN: 5FNRL18504
Customers complaint was low brake pedal. Test drive did confirm that vehicle pedal is very low. When brake is applied pedal has little resistance, then just sinks to floor. We have bleed all brakes. Problem goes away if we clamp off front brake hoses. Did not ...
1997 Hyundai Tiburon FX 2.0L Stall VIN: KMHJG34F8V
The complaint on this vehicle is that it stalls very infrequently, and then restarts in a short amount of time. We have yet too expierence this problem though. This car was in about 3 weeks ago and we could not duplicate the symptoms, so we sent him on his way... Trouble codes: P0133, P0136
1997 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L lifters VIN: 4777558666
hey guys one of my coworker is working on this vehicle.customer brought thetruck in with noisy lifters so told the customer the lifters are bad.The engine has good oil pressure,so installed some new lifters.And the right side cylinder head is still noisy.I am ...
2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L Hesitation, Lack of power VIN: KNDJA72381
Car came in for lack of power and hesitation. Found excessive slack in timing belt, replaced. Car runs only slightly better. Found contaminated fuel, drained, replaced with fresh fuel-no change. Checked vaccum, only 12 IN HG at idle. dropped exhaust, no change... Trouble codes: P0343 (Camshaft Position Sensor High Input)
1990 Lexus ES250 2.5L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT8VY22T9L
This car after it is warm will restart and rpms will go to 3000. It will start to surge and if you try to accel it will bog until it stalls. If you shut it down and restart it it will be ok and may run ok for a bit. We replace the TPS for a code 51 and that co...
1992 Mazda MPV Cargo 3.0L No Start VIN: JM3LV5220N
Hello and thatnks in advance for your help. This Mazda was towed in over the weekend. Customer says it just quit. Started with the basics. Found a huge mass of corrsion that is supposed to be a battery. Cleaned, charged and tested the battery. It is marginal b...
1988 Nissan Pulsar NX SE 1.8L Misfire VIN: JN1CN34S7J
This engine has a missfire all the time on cylinder #3AND #4 .The problem is in the coil system, We have tried different coils and they still wont fire, we looked at the wiring to the coils and to the computer that is ok , so we were thinking that maybe the pr...
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR07Y11
Vehicle came into shop after being diagnosed by dealer. Customer only wanted to replace part that dealer diagnosed as bad. Replace right intake valve timing control sensor. Cleared codes. Road tested ok. No MIL. Customer drove vehicle vehicle about 80 miles. M... Trouble codes: 1140 (Intake timing sensor), 1110 (Intake valve timing control. IVTC system is disabled)
1997 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L abs light VIN: 4S3BK4357V
We have as listed an ABS code 42. Alldata lists three different ABS systems but doesnt tell how to differentiate between them other than traction control. This car doesn't appear to have TCS. The Alldata lists the ABS module under the right floor/seat area whi...
1992 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L lack of power VIN: JT3VN29V3N
This truck came to us last week after a back yard mechanic had replaced 2 fuel injectors due to leakage. It would not idle at all under 2000. We found full manifold vac to the EGR. Fixed that and then found restricted exhaust system. Customer took truck and ha...
2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HN87R9Y
Hi, this vehicle brought in first time for us. Customer complains that it takes more than five seconds of cranking on occasion to start and then runs rough at initial start-up for the first minute or so. Left vehicle overnight for us to try.The truck cranked 4... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 lean)

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1996 Honda Civic LX 1.6L Fuse 15 VIN: 1HGEJ6673T
The problem was that the wire behind the intake manifold brace was shorting. Thank you to all that replied.
1991 Isuzu Trooper SE 2.6L alternator VIN: 5LESCH58EI
We changed the alternator from a bosch to a napa brand. The truck has been on the road for almost a week without a problem. It seems the bosch unit has a defect or weakness. We have had good luck with this brand in years past, BUT would not use on this truck 9...
2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L airbag light VIN: KNDJB72391
Kia dealer told customer that there was a loose wire under dash. Light is now out. Thanks guys. Lee
1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L Hesitation, Surge VIN: JT6HF10UXX
Well its the next day and the next cold drive it sets a p0305, and found it to be an injector w/ a cruddy spray pattern. SPrays ok enough to work warm but when cold it sputtered under load. Tks for the help... 1 Reply lol
1992 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L Pump - Rack VIN: JN1RZ24H6N
Thanks for all of the great replies. We bled the system for a very long time but our problem never got much better. We are going to replace the rack, flush the system and see what that does for us.
1996 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L knock sensor VIN: JN8AR05Y3T
Hi all, this one is a more fix for the books. In order to make this repair, you have to remove the upper intake, piping and wiring from the front upper timing belt cover and the single bolt that holds the belt cover to the lower intake. You do not need to remo...
1997 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BU31D2V
Hello and thanks for all the help. What we ended up doing was putting all the original parts back in and found the problem is MUCH more frequent. Then I put only the Napa distributor back in and it ran fine. Now we are getting somewere. I put the original dist... Trouble codes: P0100, P1320 (manf. control ign system or misfire).
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L No Start VIN: JN80R07X21
Thanks and appeciate to everyone spend your time to hepl me out. Like all the mentions about immobilizer. it is right! customer bring another key to try and it is run righ at the first start. I learn one lesson. one again, thank you and have a great thankgivin...
1979 Toyota Pickup SR5 2.2L VSV clicking VIN: RN32018197
Thanks guys. Im waiting to get it from my son and then check the computer on it. Ill type an update in here when I get it and do some testing. Thank sagain
1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L reverse VIN: JT3VN39W15
Hello fellow techs Sorry for taking so long to respond back.This is my sons truck and he lives in columbus ohio and I live in Ashtabula Ohio about 3 hours apart.Everyone that responded said forward clutch is bad or seized so we have to decide if we should tr...
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