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1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L radiator VIN: 1HGCG5658X
The car was towed in with oil in radiator and complete cooling system the coolant hoses were spongy and swelled up I replaced the radiator and all hoses flushed the system repeatedly about 3 times added bg coolant additive and pressure tested cooling system te...
1993 Mazda 929 3.0L Belts VIN: JMIHD4617P
Hello, The belt(s) on this 929 squeak from one second to three seconds on start-up. The vehicle has two V belts and one multi- V (surpentine) belt. The belts are new and the V belts are not riding close to the bottom of the V on the pulleys. I know squeaking b...
1994 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1RZ26D2R
Vehicle came in with code 32 EGR valve malfunction. After testing I traced the problem down to a restricted egr system. I have removed the upper plenum assembly and verified that the tubes are completely clogged. My question is that as far as I can tell, it lo... Trouble codes: 32 (egr valve malfunction)
1996 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L no spark VIN: 1N4BV21DOT
car came in with no spark.we found oil in the distributor cap.we replaced dist with a rebuilt one.car was fine.after a month the car can in again no spark.this time no oil in distributor.we warranted it car ran fine.now its been a week and today car came back ...
2003 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L No Start VIN: 3N1CB51D73
Good Morning everyone, I'm getting on back from a few weeks ago that I thought was a slam dunk.Vehicle had a slightly slow cranking speed with a no start,(no spark or Fuel injector control). After replacing weak battery car started and ran great until yesterda...
1997 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4TAVL52NCV
vehicle starts and dies after a few seconds. dtc P0336 crank sensor has been replaced at other shop same problem. inspect timing chain ok. crank and cam signal ok.tried diffrent computer same result.replaced tps sensor due to similar problem i found in the IAT... Trouble codes: P0336
2001 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDDR32T21
This car came in with the check engine light on and needed emissions. It had an aftermarket cold air intake on it and we put the stock air box back on it. Cleared the light and ran the monitors and the emissions test passed. Car came back about a week later wi... Trouble codes: P0441 (EVAP System incorrect purge flow)
2003 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Mechanical VIN: JTEHH20V63
hello, we have this RAV 4 that came in with with the head gasket leaking coolant externally in the rear. when we pulled the head, 3 of the bolts in the rear were loose, we sent the head out for psi test and resurface, and when we went to reinstall it, 2 of the...

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1992 Acura Vigor LS 2.5L 2 hoses VIN: JH4CC2668P
i went ahead and plug the line. i ran with the cooler lines and no problem. thanks Hubert [...]
2003 Acura TL Type-S 3.2L abs system, vsa system VIN: 19UUA56823
Thank you Eric, Jacob, and Lawrence! The car is fixed in 10 minutes. If anyone else need this procedure, her it is: short the SCS connector with a scan tool. NOTE: To ensure accuracy, the vehicle must be level. Clear the DTC. Short the Service Check Sig...
1995 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Stall VIN: 4S6CM58V7S
A new ignition module fixed it. A new crank angle sensor made a difference but how much I'm not sure. The following is an in-depth labor description as printed on the Repair Order (basically all actions are in chronological order). Thanks to all who replied... Trouble codes: 42 (Electronic Spark Timing EST).
2001 Kia Sephia LS 1.8L MIL light VIN: KNAFB12151
Just 2 replies to this help request that were of use. The input/turbine sensor was changed with no difference made. I ended up finding a TSB on KIA's website that stated that certain transmission controllers were susceptible to setting codes...all the ones i l...
2005 Nissan Patrol 3.0L Oil Pressure VIN: JNIGY61SGI
Well this one is fixed with no real drama's. Peter from Australia hit the nail on the head. There are two oil pressure switches & the troublesome one is behind the starter motor. Yes...just a joy to reach !! Nissan parts orginally supplied me with a high press...
1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4S3BG6856W
Thanks to all of you for youre answers Dan from Oregon and Andy from Washington wereright on ,the timing belt was of by one teeth on the new engine thanks again.
1996 Suzuki Sidekick JX 1.6L engine VIN: ST3GU546ST
thanks to everyone that helped me it was like 90 percent of you said the crank gear was moving and the keyway was broken but some idiot was in there before and stripped the crank bolt so now i have to try and repair if not have to give customer bad news and re...
1999 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L No Start VIN: 4TAVL52N4X
This car is done and shipped to customers. What we found was vehicle was EFI relay was not powering up. Found bad ground at battery to body behind the battery repair it and thought it was fixed. Vehicle started up everytime over 25 times but hwne customer caem...
2000 Toyota Echo 1.5L Wheel Bearing VIN: JTDAT1233Y
This one is fixed. The right front tire was the issue. We installed a new tire and problem is gone. Even after the fact we still haven't been able to isolate the cause of the noise. The tire (inside and out) as well as the wheel are both visibly in good co...
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