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2002 Acura TL Type-S 3.2L ball joint VIN: 19UUA56812
customer states that a few thousand miles after he purchased the car, that while driving along (on good condition roads) the right lower ball joint snapped and the car hit the ground anbd the wheel wadded up under the fender, dislodging the axle from the trans...
1986 Honda Prelude 1.8L Excessive Emissions
car came to shop with a smog failure,high levels of CO.i went to test the o2 sensor,it was reafing negative voltage to .54 mv. i replace the o2 sensor than retest the 02 sensor, it was better this time, reading was between .1 to.9 mv. with manual test. at this...
1997 Lexus LX450 4.5L belts VIN: JT6HJ88JSV
Belts were bad on this high milage classic, and we installed a set of Delco V-belts. After install, Alt belt (the duel setup) was screaming and upon inspection with a stethoscope, it appeared to be either the alternator or the idler just below it. We replaced ...
2001 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L Misfire VIN: JM3LW28G41
car came in for 60000 mile service, also had check engine lamp on, code p0174-system to lean, repair vacuum hose, car left running well, came back 1500 mile later with misfire under accell, no codes, replace ignition wires on a whim, problem gone, car came bac...
1995 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L over heats VIN: 1N4BU31D3S
replaced surp belt and spark plugs let car sit at idle for abought 10 min noticed poping from radiator checked temps at hoses upper hose was at 240 lower was at 120. replace thermostat and bled system. same problem after 5 to 10 min it would start boiling at u...
2001 Subaru Forester L 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SF63531
code po172 system rich bank one. map reads normal fuel pressure normal/ runs ok idles ok. could not get a o2 sensor rading on snAp on or mentor. only shows reaadings for bank one sensor 2. short term fuel trim climbs from 0 at start up to -35 in a few seconds.... Trouble codes: P0172 (system rich bank one.)

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1997 Honda Civic LX 1.6L No Start VIN: 1HGEJ6572V
After completely exhausting myself with this one I finally caught the problem. Scan data showed good coolant temp when actually it was way low voltage measured with a lab scope at the sensor, causing my no start. Just rich enough for this civic to not start. I...
1995 Lexus SC400 4.0L power steering pump resevior VIN: JT8UZ30C0S
Thanks to all replies. The problem was two fold,screen on rack pressure switch was cloged. I cleaned it and that took care of the overflow problem. I had to replace reservoir tank to get system to purge. Thanks,Mark
1998 Lexus LS400 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BH28F5W
Replaced both cat's.Ran car for two drive cycles.No codes set. I wish to thank everyone for there time and effort on this.Thank You. Trouble codes: P0420, P0430.
1999 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AA46G8X
At long last this car is fixed. Nicholas was correct in saying that I had concentated too much on the ign. system with out checking other possible causes for a misfire code. So I hooked up a fuel pressure gage and test drove, when car started to misfire and cu... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire).
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