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1997 Honda Accord SE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCD5606V
Hope you guys have seen a similiar problem. I have flow tested the egr system and it tests clear, I have checked the egr vacum control solenoid for flow and electrically and it tests good - I can acuate the egr valve and stall the engine by hot wiring the sole... Trouble codes: 1491 (insufficient egr lift)
2003 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2HKYF18523
Customer complaint of poor fuel economy. Was getting 18 mpg now at 13 mph under same driving conditions. No codes, runs smooth, no hesitation, EGR appears to be working OK. Fuel trim is 2.5, air filter is clean, tires are correct size. What should normal fuel ...
1995 Isuzu N NPR 3.9L Charging VIN: 1G6DW69Y7G
truck came in 4 weeks ago with battery,fuel,oil,brake.and vacuum lights were on and had no ac or blower.we changed the charge relay and it fixed it. he returned now and has the same problem so we replaced the alternator and the charge relay again. it did not s...
2000 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L valve train noise VIN: JM3LW28G4Y
this van was towed in for alot of top end noise that i would describe as a bad ticking but not as bad as a knock,that appeared to be comming from the rear valve cover at the timming chain end.Alot of the HLA,s seemed noisy but all seemed to be up and by that t...
2004 Mazda 3 i 2.0L long cranking time VIN: JM1BK12F74
This newer Mazda is experiencing long cranking time [ 8-15 seconds] after setting a few hours. Fuel pressure is ok, and residual seems not to bleed down right away. Is there a likely culprit on these Mazda 3's besides injector bleed-down? The car has no drivea...
2006 Other Asian Safari 2.0L ABS Module, master cyl, wiring harness VIN: 403091HUZN
Vehicle is fitted with Bosch 5.3 Var 1 ABS system. Relatively new vehicle. Local dealer not equipped to service ABS, hence sent to us. We are equipped with diagnostic tool (Bosch KTS with ESI Tronic). Problem: Pedal pulsates sometimes esp on low speed braking....
2001 Subaru Impreza RS 2.5L cooling system VIN: JF1GG68532
Car overheats interm. Cooling fans operate properly. The pressure in cooling system is not normal. At idle pressure is 8psi. If you increase rpms to about 2000 pressure will climb to about 20psi. I supect a head gasket issue but get a negative result when usin...
2004 Subaru Impreza WRX STI 2.5L lube spec VIN: JF1GD70634
Customer had us change all fluids with synthetic lube last summer- car is working wonderfully!! On another item, we were looking in the TSB's and found a new spec other than the 75-90 in the owner's manual. "STi oil type 7/01/2005- The Subaru Impreza STi uses ...
2003 Toyota Camry LE 2.4L Engine Operating Temperature VIN: K73U716283
Hi ALL... Engine is not reaching at normal operating temeprature after a oil change. As it runs cool, it is alway rich in fuel supply causing engine and exhaust pipe vibration when stopped at red lights. Tried changing oil with different make and grade, but d...

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1998 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L No Start VIN: 1YVGF22C3W
Found broken timing belt tensioner spring, replaced vehicle runs fine. Thanks for all the help from everyone... it made all the difference.
2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.4L radio VIN: 4A3AE35G21
Removed center cover, got radio serial number. Steve [...] crossed serial number and sent code #0046. Punched in number and hit CD and radio came on. Thanks Steve. He didn't even pick on me for getting the vehicle year wrong. I found in the archives that I coul...
1993 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JN1HJ01F6P
Altho the customer decided the veh had too many miles and wasnt worth fixing, I am speculating that the keyway must have slop in it. Thanks to all that had input.
1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L ride control VIN: JN1CA21D7T
vehicle was fixed by replacing both front cv axles. slop in inner joint was causing vibration.
1997 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L condenser VIN: JNICA21DIV
i want to thank everyone who responded. i removed the radiator and found the fins plugged up with debris. i replaced the radiator and retested a/c system. found my high pressure dropped to about 150psi and low pressure to 29psi with condenser cool. the engine ...
1990 Subaru Liberty 2.0L Cruise control VIN: JFIBF6AROE
Yes, it's fixed thanks to your prompt replies. Dan got me on the right track by suggesting I check the brake and clutch switches. I had checked the brake switch and vacuum hoses, cables etc but it had not occurred to me that there would be a switch on the clut...
1999 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Engine Block VIN: 4S3BD4357X
Thanks for the many informative replies.The majority said 'Three Bond'and the subaru dealer did have it on stock.I used this stuff and I will admit it seems a lot like regular silicone sealer but it is better and it smells different also.A few other recomendat...
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