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1999 Hyundai Accent GS 1.5L Parking lights VIN: KMHVD34N5X
Hi every one and thanks for taking time to help. I have this Accent that when you push the brake pedal all the parking lights come on. Could the brake switch be cross feeding? Any ideas?
1999 Hyundai Accent GL 1.5L Compressor engagement VIN: KMHVF24N5X
Hello fellow techs; This is a strange one, this customer has complained of no A/C for some time, the problem is intermittent. She has often claimed the A/C works fine and noticed that before it stops working, the temp gauge quickly climbs to hot. I see no rela...
1997 Infiniti Q45 4.1L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKBY31D8V
Hello, Working on a dealer-owned car. Has been sitting back-row since I last tried to diagnose the problem of intermittently running poorly when hot, setting the check-engine light. Begins to run rough with a noticable miss and the check engine light then bec...
2002 Mazda 626 LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1YVGF22C02
Hi, thanks in advance for any help. This 626 came in with a misfire complaint. Upon initial check it ran fine. Later, after cool down is when it acted up. It will only idle around 400 rpm and rough. As soon as the coolant temp reaches about 130 degrees it act...
1998 Mitsubishi Diamante LS 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, Lack of Power VIN: 6MMAP57P3W
Car came in with intermittent miss and lack of power. Scan tested and found code PO304. Replaced ign. wires and v/c gaskets. Small amount of oil in plug holes. Wires were original and KV tested high. Inspected plugs. Has Iridium NGk plugs and they are at .043 ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0302, P0304
1978 Nissan 280Z 2.8L No Start VIN: H1830-4592
This car came in on the hook with no start...We narrowed it down to the Mass Air Flow sensor. We replaced it with a remanufactured MAF and did a major tune up...The car left and was then towed in the following day with a no start condition again. We found a br...
1994 Nissan Quest GXE 3.0L Calipers VIN: 4N2DN11W9R
The van came in with the left front and the right rear locking up. checked the master cyl when locked up by removing the line from master and no change break inlet line loose to actuator and still no change. Break the outlet side of actuator lose the the locke...
1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L hard start VIN: JN1CA21D0S
Greetings Nissan Techs: We have here in the shop a 95 maxima that has a starting problem, at times when it is started the starter is fighting an early combustion before the piston is at the top of it's stroke. This happens once and a wile and there is no patt...
1997 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L condenser fan VIN: 4S3BK4358V
Hi guys i am chasing a code p1500 in this subaru, the sub fan or condenser fan is inop only when a/c is off only the main fan cycles. The sub fan will work normally if the a/c is on but will not cycle for normal cooling operation. the fan does not get 12 volts...
2002 Subaru Legacy L 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BH63512
Car came in with a code P0037 Heated O2 sensor heater control cicuit low. We replacwed entire cat system and both O2 sensors. Code came back. Any Subaru experts out there that can help m e with this one? Thinking about changing the pcm, maybe? Trouble codes: P0037 (Heated Oxygen Sensor Heater Control Circuit low Bank 1 Sensor 2)
1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L compressor VIN: 4T1BG12K3T
Hello to everyone. This is my sons camry and I don't do AC work. This car cools great when you first start and run the AC. After about 15 miles or so the cooling gets less and less until finally there is no cooling. I had the freon charge checked by AC mechani...
2001 Toyota Solara SLE 3.0L Cuts out VIN: 2T1CF22P71
Hello all i have a problem with this toyota camry solara customer came in and said car loses power on the highway so at first we recommended to do maintenece wires plugs fluids fuel injection cleaning throttle body cleaning a few days later customer returned w...
2003 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0L hatch door VIN: JTEBU14R53
opened hatch and freed up mechanism and now as soon as you close hatch in a few seconds automaticaly opens by itself. want to know if there is a way to programme it. thx

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1989 Honda Accord LXi 2.0L Engine VIN: 1HGCA6188K
Customer was in no hurry; 4th family car. Sat in the back of the shop. Had never seen a brand new cap and rotor faulty enough to inhibit strong spark. Visual inspection showed no defects. Pretty simple components after all. But tried another set on a whim and...
2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHDN45D61
Sorry for delay in closing, thanks again for help. Followed tsb for alternator ground cleaning as suggested by a couple members and dtc has not returned. Who would have thunk !!! Trouble codes: P0133.
1998 Isuzu Rodeo S 3.2L timing belt VIN: 4S2CM58WOW
I went back and turned the right cam back 360 and this time it started and ran on all 6 cylinders. I know i had the marks on before I turned the cam,I checked it a lot of times. I dont know why the plugs werent firing on that side. This has been a wierd expear...
2002 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JA4MW51R42
This car is fixed and gone thanks to Jason. The crank sensor trigger wheel broke off the crank sprocket while removing the crank pulley and caused the problem. i didn't had to replace it though, i just substituted 2 new pins that holds it in place to replace t... Trouble codes: P0335, P0340.
2003 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 2.0L 2-3 shift VIN: JA3AJ26E33
1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 4T1GB22K9X
THANKS TO ALL WHO ANSWERED MY REQUEST FOR HELP. I found a known good cat in my storage room and installed it and yes yes yes it fixed the vehicle. You cannot see in the top part of this cat, even a bore scope did not help. The car is fixed and paid for and ...
2002 Toyota Hilux PU 2.8L motor VIN: JTFDE69680
Thanks to all that helped me I will be putting this motor back together this weekend. Mark [...] Gave me the info I needed Thanks Guys It was sugusted I use the Toyota web site but it is for US made cars and trucks. I would like to find a goo...
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