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1991 Honda Civic LX 1.5L brakes rotors & calipers VIN: 1HGED365XM
i replaced front brake checked the suspension balanced tires still shakes
1995 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Stall VIN: 2HGEJ1222S
thanks ahead of time...problem is sitting at idle in drive for about 5 minutes car stalls...while running test, i noticed if i put it in low it stalls immediatly,.ignition system seems to be ok, as well as fuel pressure,.i found no codes and i havnt got the ri...
1997 Hyundai Accent GL 1.5L 3-4 shift VIN: KMHVF24N8V
have this vehicle came in limp-mode 3rd gear. dtc p0733 as per repair fixed posts replaced both pusle generators as they come that way. vehicle still has same affect. dtc p0733 comes back. not a transmission repair facility but a regular customer. need some in...
2003 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L timing belt VIN: KNDUP13193
Good day techs . I have a kia from hell . I replaced timing belt and water pump due to miles . 150 miles later came back running on front cylinders only , timing was off a couple teeth on both banks , no bent valves . Retimed and replaced hydralic belt tention...
2002 Lexus SC430 4.3L Hesitation, LOOSES POWER VIN: JTHFN48Y12
customer has a concern with the vehicle intermittantly slowing up at steady speeds. each time the vehicle has come in we thought we had it repaired. the first visit we replaced the maf sensor and on the second visit we got a current code for the trans lock up ...
1990 Mazda Miata 1.6L smell VIN: FMBU14T8KU
The customers (Both the brother and sister) complain of a very stong gas odor in and around the car. Sometimes they will not park in the garage when they get home as it will smell up the house. However they say it is only about one or two times a week. Every t...
2003 Mazda Tribute LX 3.0L Charging VIN: 4F2YZ94143
I have to replace the alternator on this vehicle never done one of these before and it looks like quite a task. Does anyone have any pointers on how to go about this and about how long it normally takes?
2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L Stall VIN: 4A3AC54LBY
okay guys here we go again. this is my best buds car, he's owned it since it was a year old, and it is pampered. this eclipse will, occasionally, on a cold morning stall during deceleration when downshifting towards a light. this is a very intermittent problem...
1993 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN8HD17Y2P
hi:i need help on this came in with a miss on cylinder #2 diaqgnoised it to a bad fuel injector.i wanted to replaced the 1 injector with a new one.the customer found a set of remanufactered? injectors on e-bay for the price of 1 injector and wanted them...
1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L emissions VIN: JN1CA21D6T
This car came in having failed emissions test with check engine light on with code 1441-vacuum cut valve bypass valve. tested valve per alldata and mitchell, had power and continuity. wire to ecm good and when grounded valve closes fully. replaced cut valve an...
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31D8Y
customer complaint was stalling at stops. pulled codes found po505, isc solenoid valve. replaced the iacc-aac valve and cleaned the throttle plate. did notice the egr port was stopped up big time. did not clean at this time. i no longer have a stalling problem... Trouble codes: P0505
1999 Subaru Forester L 2.5L steering VIN: JF1SF635XX
This 1999 forester has a shutter or vibration at low speed turning. I feel no binding in the suspenion parts. I can't tell whether the problem is in the pump or rack & pinion. Reving up the engine does not help. Anyone seen this problem before? Thank you. Lee

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1996 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CK58V2T
We worked on this yhing and lost sleep on this thing We spent way too much time and decided that we were just second and third guessing ourselves. We had to exercise tough love and turn it loose to haunt someone else. Thanks for the help. Trouble codes: P0302 (Misfire 2).
1998 Isuzu Amigo S 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CM57DXW
My thanks to everyone who sent me ideas on how to fix this vehicle. It turned out to be such an oddball problem that I am not sure that anyone will run into this again. All the suggestions I got were valid, but I had already tried them. What I found was that t... Trouble codes: 1627 (PCM A/D Conversion Malfunction).
2002 Mazda Tribute ES 3.0L Front Brakes VIN: 4F2CU08122
Thanks for the help, we ended up finding a slightly sticking left front caliper, it felt normal, but it had just a tiny bit more drag than the passenger side, we replaced it with an unloaded caliper and changed nothing else and all the noises were gone.
2004 Mazda 6 i 2.3L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVFP80C14
I would'nt have guessed it, but this engine was out of time just as several of you suggested. I R&R the vavle cover and set crank to TDC with a borrowed special tool that is installed in place of a bolt behind the right side axle support bearing and then you j... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam position sensor A circuit).
2002 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L MIL Lamp on, High Idle Speed VIN: JN1DA31D62
I was not able to get the Re-Learn to stick. After I posted this and trying at least 35 times previously to get it to Re-Learn it did go into the Re-Learn mode. However, after trying an additional 15 to 20 times, I couldn't get the Re-Learn to stick. I sent ... Trouble codes: P0507 (Idle Speed too High).
1992 Toyota Paseo 1.5L low/high beams VIN: JT2EL45F8N
as always I appreciate the help here hopefully my fix will help someone in the future. the light switch was the problem there is no relay on this car the 'dimmer' as Toyota calls it is a high amperage switch that controls the ground to the headlights it also c...
1994 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L bearing damage
Most guys recomended replacing it thn repairing, also I learn this transmittion has thediff separate and DON'T share the same fluid...thanks
1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L A/T oil temp. light VIN: JT3VN39WXS
Well, you know how it goes sometimes with these cars, trying to get them back to the shop to work on them. I wish to god I could post a fix or an attempt at a fix but I haven't had a chance to play with the four runner again. I got some extremely useful replie...
2000 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L pinging VIN: 4T1BF28B6Y
thanks forr all the help we replace the air flow meter it did help some but thereis still some pinging and the caris on some bg44k thanks again
2000 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L Fuel tank VIN: JTDDR32T6Y
Thanks everyone for all the help,a canister seems to have fixed the problem. I appreciate all the information I recieved which helped me to resolve this customers concern. Thanks, Tim [...] auto
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