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1996 Honda Civic EX 1.6L 4 gear VIN: 1HGEJ8244T
Trans was replace with a new used one but the old threw the same codes..replace with new counter shaft sensor, check engine light comes on at about 60 mph it seem when it goes into overdrive tho.. the alternator light flicks at a idle dont no if related tho..c...
2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCM56303
We first identified that the fault code was present. Yes. ***. We went looking for any issue that might have come from having the front bumper and radiator replaced. None that could be seen or faulted. Wiring for Oxy sensor is closer to the brake master cyl r... Trouble codes: P0135 (Bank 1 Sensor 1 Oxy sensor heater circuit)
2000 Kia Sephia LS 1.8L harge light VIN: KNAFB121XY
Vehicle came in with complaint of battery and brake warning lights on. Tested alternator, had a bad diode. Replaced alternator with a Reman, now it charges fine, but the lights are still on. Pulled cluster to check printed circuits, appear ok. After spending t...
2001 Kia Optima LX 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAGD12451
this vehicle came in for a running rough condition. found codes for all 6 cyls misfires plus random misfires. completely tune up vehicle with plugs, wires, air filter, fuel filter and oil change. reset computer and test drove vehicle and everything was fine. c... Trouble codes: P0268, P0303
1999 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1N4DL01D5X
This Altima is driving me crazy. It was towed in as a no-start. Found spark plugs flooded very badly and engine cranked and kicked back like it was out of time. Installed a new set of spark plugs and changed the oil. Vehicle cranked for about 8-10 seconds and ...
2000 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Temp Guage VIN: 1N4DL01D2Y
I hope somebody has come across something like this. I replaced the radiator (due to leakage and erosion), temp switch and coolant sensor. Everything was okay until recently. The temp guage needle flucuates all the time. The needle stays down (below cold) unti...
1997 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L Torque Convertor VIN: 4S3BD6756V
Recurring code P0740, T/C Circuit Malfunction. The convertor will ALWAYS unlock after about one minute of driving. It almost seems to "time out"; speed and load do not seem to be a factor. Vehicle has ben driven with a voltmeter attached to verify that the sig...
1997 Subaru Impreza Outback 2.2L starter VIN: JF1GF4854V
Hi, hope we can get some input on this one. We replaced clutch & flywheel on this vehicle. Customer returned a few weeks later with a noisy starter so we replaced starter with a new one. Still noisy when engaging. Any thoughts on this one?
2004 Subaru Forester XT 2.5L power steering pump VIN: JF1SG69614
hi all, the vehicle came in with a power steering noise only when brought to full lock, left or right does not matter, if you put your hand on the top of the power steering pump you can feel the noise, it is almost like a shudder or a groan, we replaced it wit...
2006 Subaru Outback XT 2.5L Starting VIN: 484BP62C75
CUSTOMER STATES: Dash lights come on but makes no sound when key turned to "Start." Tried to jump-start but made no difference. TECHNICIAN STATES: Inspected fusable links (passed). Load tested battery (FAILED). Performed remainder of testing with jumper batte...
1994 Toyota Pickup DLX 3.0L No Start VIN: 4TAVN01D6R
'94 Toyota Pickup: Will not start. Check engine light on dash will not light up until the ECM is grounded; replaced ECM but still no start. There is no spark coming from coil.
2005 Toyota Camry 2.4L hvac mode VIN: 4T1BE30K15
alright everybody here we go. we have a 2005 toyota camry that our customer has owned since new and she says that when you put the climate control on bilevel it doesnt put out as much air on the floor as it use to. we have checked this and found that most of t...

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2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, Lack of power VIN: KNDJA72341
This one is fixed, and we learned something new on this one. We decided to start with what we knew on this vehicle before searching for a needle in a haystack - the P0650 MIL control code. Thomas removed the instrument cluster to test the wiring between the c... Trouble codes: P0650 (MIL control circuit fault).
1998 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA2224W
The catalytic converter was the problem. We only had a code for Bank 1, even though both cats showed bad with rear oxygen sensors as active as the fronts. Recommendations were to do both cats. The customer chose to only do the one at this time, knowing it r... Trouble codes: P0420.
2003 Mazda 6 S 3.0L 2-3 shift VIN: 1YVFP80D73
thank you guys for the info, I replaced transmission with used unit. solved problem cost me about 700.00 bucks. the problem was probalbly in valve body. It coud be that the vlave body would warp at time of torquing bolts down.
1992 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4 3.0L abs VIN: JA3XE74C9N
Well this one is fixed, I dont know exactly what did it. I borrowed a launch scan tool and was unable to comunicate with the abs at all. I was able to get in to everything else. So I suspected a abs ecu. Cleaned grounds and reconnected everything and now it wo...
2001 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AA46G21
Vehicle stall once after timing belt but never again with me. We delivered the vehicle to the owner and it has been 2 weeks with no problems so far. I think we might have fixed this one. Thanks again to all the replies. Trouble codes: P0340.
2005 Subaru Forester X 2.5L hold valve VIN: JF1SG636X5
1989 Toyota Pickup 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT4RN81R3K
well its finally fixed.yes carb. in california and no it doesnt have a mixture control solenoid.on this vehicle oxygen sensor control pulse air system.had checked aap,ebcv eacv.eacv was suspect but in my mind if problem was in air ijection system it would eith... Trouble codes: 25 (lean exhaust), 26 (rich exhaust).
1991 Toyota MR2 2.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JT2SW21M1M
thanks to all that responded. the problem came out to be the throttle body assembly which includes the iac valve, tps. got it from the salvage yard. everything is well now.
1991 Toyota Previa DX 2.4L Broken Spark Plug VIN: JT3AC31SXM
Greetings! I tried to take the tube out of the head, but it is not removable in this motor as it is a press fit in the head. This was also a feed back from the local Toyota Dealer that tubes are not removable, which made this job harder. Somehow, I tried to h...
1998 Toyota Camry CE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2BF22KXW
had friend at other shop with smoke machine seems that the brake booster is the culprit and if i listen hard enough can notice hissing from it also if i pinched vacuum hose to it the engine rpm went smooth. thanks for all the replies Trouble codes: P0171.
2003 Toyota Matrix 1.8L MIL Lamp on, P1349 VIN: 2T1KR32E53
Mark & Joe were most helpful when they recommended plugged oil passages to head, valve train and intake cam VVT sprocket. Thanks guys, there was only a dribble of oil making it to the top. We installed a used motor, no more problems. Trouble codes: P1349 (VVT variable valve timing system fault).
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