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2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6L blend door VIN: 1HGEJ8143Y
Customer complained of a clicking noise at floor passenger side and lack of heat.Found motor that controls blend door and heater control valve stuck at midway of travel and not able to move further due to stripped gear. I replaced motor and travel is normal fo...
2000 Hyundai Accent GS 1.5L No Start VIN: KMHCG35G3Y
OK, This one is way cool. Customer called me and asked if I could come to here house to see why her car wouldn't start, well it was busy and she could not wait so she had it towed, the driver said it just cranks and cranks and will not act like it even wants t... Trouble codes: P0135 (heated o2 circuit malfunction bank 1), P0141 (heated o2 circuit malfunction bank 2), P0201, P0202, P0203, P0204
2002 Mazda MPV EX 3.0L heater VIN: JM3LW28J62
vehicle came in with poor heat , turns out that the poor heat is only on the driver side. this system does not have the automatic climate control with any spit system features. all switches and heat modes appear to work on the pass side and cannot see any duct...
1992 Mitsubishi 3000GT SL 3.0L No Start, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: JA3XD64B3N
This vehicle has set for over a year. Started out with codes 44 & 53, and would not act up. Every 6th-8th starts it would try to kick back while tring to start in the crank position and would start as soon as you let off the key to the run postion. Some times ... Trouble codes: 44 (Ignition coil power transistor unit 1-4), 53 (Ignition coil power transistor unit 3-6)
1992 Nissan D21 2.4L Driveshaft VIN: 1N6SD16S6N
Good morning! This is one of our company vehicles and it's got us baffled. The rear driveshaft [2wd] OEM center carrier bearing rubber was quite degraded so we decided to be nice to the old girl replace it about a month ago. It ran as smooth as glass but we th...
2002 Nissan Frontier 2.4L fuel tank venting VIN: 1N6DD26S52
the customer complaint was fuel venting back out fuel inlet while refueling with extreme pressure. regurgitating!! we found a defective refueling vent control valve but the dealer does not list the part and insists that the part is only available with the pur...
2003 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L Oil useage VIN: JN8DR09Y43
Has anyone encountered a 3.5 Nissan engine using excessive oil without signs. eg. no smoke, no visable leaks, spark plugs clean?
1993 Subaru Impreza L 1.8L Speedometer Gear VIN: JF1GC2446P
The speedometer does not work on this vehicle and it has an engine code for speed sensor (the one in the speedo head). The "power" light also flashes when the engine is first started. The speedo cable is in good shape and the speedometer works when I turn the...
1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4S3BG6856W
The customer come whit this car after an engine swamp the engine come from japan. The car starts and run fine during 10 sec after that the two front injectors loose ther signal and when you restarts it it will do the same thing always the owner replaced the cr...
1999 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L oil leak VIN: 453BK4352X
Customer says after hard driving,car billows smoke under hood.I cant duplicate it. From what I can see,the Y exhaust is getting oil on it at the intersection of the 2 pipes. First I thought it was the rear case breather plate or rear main.But it looks clean ab...
1996 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L Cuts out VIN: 4TAVL52NXT
Veh came in as a no start. Went out and veh started. Took out on test drive. After veh warmed up a little it started cutting out and would not hardly run. Barely made it back to shop. Removed dist cap and inspected inside of cap and rotor. Noticed rotor was wo...
2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2BG22K91
hello fellow techs , i have this toyota camry that keeps setting a po171 fuel system lean bank 1 intermittently . used mastertech with toyota software to scan data . long term fuel trim at 39% . followed po171 flow chart . only thing is fuel pressure a little ... Trouble codes: P0171
2003 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEZU14R53
I Have run into this once before and wanted to make a post to see if others have seen this. I have had several Toyota vehicles with a Evap problem to turn the VSC and ABS light on. Once I repair the Evap problem the VSC and ABS lights stay off. This will be th... Trouble codes: P0442 (Evap system leak detected), C1223 (Abs controll system fault), C1241 (Low bat voltage abnormally high)

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2000 Daewoo Nubira SE 2.0L pulls VIN: KLAJB2Z8YK
Fixed. Thanks to all that told me to look at control arm bushings. Couldn't get bushings, but replaced complete arm, drives like new. Thanks again ! Dan
1999 Mazda Millenia 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA221XX
I got 4 replies to my help request, Christopher in Mississippi, Ronald in NC, Dan in Wisconsin, and Steeve in Illinois. The help was greatly appreciated and useful. As usual the problem was my own fault. In all the excitement of installing the intake manifold ... Trouble codes: P0325 (Knock sensor problem).
1990 Toyota Tercel EZ 1.5L hard start VIN: JT2EL36MXL
Thanks for all the replies. He is just going to live with it. If we come up with any kind of fix for it I will post the repair. Thanks again
2002 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L Mechanical VIN: JTDDR32T82
Thanks to all who have offered help- the intake manifold has a de laminated baffle/runner internally making the noise. We are still in a holding pattern from the customer to get an ok for repairs. Thanks, Greg and crew
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