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2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: KM8SC83D61
Thanks for your consideration, I'll try to be brief and concise. I have a poor fuel milage complaint. Soon into it I found the shop-key wiring diagrams inapropriate, 0-1v o2s not 0-5v, colors wrong, pinouts not matching. The area rep is working on getting the... Trouble codes: P0430
1997 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Vehicle heating VIN: 1N4BU31D6V
Hello I have Nissan here that has no heat. Sounds simple enough right? The customer has a seized heater control valve cable and has been switching the heat control valve manually in the past. When I recieved the car it was 2 to 3 quarts low on coolant. At fi...
2005 Toyota Camry 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BE32K35
Hello fellow technicians: This is my personal car which has only 8,000 miles on it. About three weeks ago, a critter (groundhog) climbed into the engine compartment from underneath and chewed into two wiring harnesses resulting in a check engine lamp and damag... Trouble codes: P00, 136 (Bank 1 senor 2 circuit malfunction)

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1997 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Clutch? VIN: 1HGCF8541W
Thanks to all who replied. I was finally able to check the crankshaft end play. It is over .010. I pulled the oil pan and the thrust bearing. It is wiped out. I have given the customer his options and am waiting on him right now. I had dismissed this as a prob...
1998 Honda Civic EX 1.6L oil pump housing VIN: 1HGEJ824XW
Well guys, we checked and rechecked the oil leak to verify what we thought we saw. For sure it was leaking between the oil pump and block just above the hex plug. We tore it down and found an o-ring that sealed the output from the oil pump to the engine block....
1992 Nissan Sentra SE 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: 2JHEG254TS
During the diagnosis process we had replaced the MAF sensor which is in the throttle body with a used sensor one tech had which made no difference. The only problem was we were not sure whether this used sensor was any good. After monitoring the voltage on the...
1997 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L System operation VIN: JN1CA21D8V
Well, the customer is really having a hard time with the $2,400.00 price tag of both a new BCM AND Auto A/C amplifier. Many thanks to the parts crew at Baker-Jackson Nissan (north) Here in Houston for all their kindness and patience and their interaction with ...
1998 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21A6W
Evening techs Well I replaced the evap pressure sensor on a feeling and the lite is off. I really don't understand why it fixed it, before I replaced it I checked the voltage and it was 3.6 volts, the new sensor was the same? I also watched the parameters du... Trouble codes: 443 (purge control valve circut).
2002 Nissan Frontier SVE 3.3L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1N6MD29Y12
Thanks to all that offered help; unfortunately I have been unable to resolve the fault to date. I still suspect the MAF or TPS sensors even though I have some fuel trim and 02 sensor discrepancies, because the 'fish-bite' happens under WOT, a theoritically ope...
1998 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L abs moduel VIN: JT4VW24DXW
thanks for the help guys the replies were split between the sensor position dirt or corrosion etc or the wheel bearings being 'loose' the customer had to take the vehicle so no more could be done at this time when we get it back we will check the above
2002 Toyota Prius 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2BK18V92
My thanks to all who took the time to reply. The short answer is the shaft for the front pipe HCAC(Hydro Carbon Accuator Control)was frozen with rust, now will move, but sticky. Customer declined replacement. This is used to reroute the exaust around the rear ... Trouble codes: P1436 (Toyota-HVAC Variable Valve Open Malfunction), C1259 (HV System Regernerative Malfunction), P3108 (Communication Malfunction A/C-HV).
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