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2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1HGCM6675A
This one has me stumped. I only have missfires on 1 and 5 and only at 6000 rpm or above that set the light. I do get some very light missfires on these holes under moderate acceloration but less the 30 when they occur. I have changed two plugs, swapped coils, ... Trouble codes: P0301 (Missfire Cylinder 1), P0305 (Missfire Cylinder 5)
2002 Kia Sportage 2.0L won't take fuel VIN: KNDJA72302
Customers orginal problem was truck will not take fuel. I tried to fill it and only takes it very slowly like vent is pinched or plugged. Now it also has code p0442. Removed and cleaned out charcoal canister as a few on Idenifix had stated were plugged. Doe... Trouble codes: P0442 (evap leak small)
1998 Mazda MPV ES 3.0L Thermostat VIN: JM3LV5235W
This one came in with a complaint of no heat and a low temp guage reading. The lower radiator hose was ice. Thawed it out, replaced the thermostat with a Stant Superstat, flushed the cooling system and sent it back out even though the heat still seemed mediocr...
1994 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L No Start VIN: 4T1SK12E0R
After replacing distributor assy with rebuilt unit from worldpac, am2 fuse no longer blows, fuel pump/ system energizes. still no start, ck wires, open resistance, replace wire set. have no spark while cranking. I have checked timing, apparently on. i have 2 h...

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2000 Acura RL Premium 3.5L VSA/Abs VIN: JH4A9654YC
Sorry it took so long to update this request.The customer finally made back and thanks to all who helped. The steering angle sensor needed to be initalized as mentioned. Adam
2004 Honda Element EX 2.4L Differential VIN: 5J6YH28544
Thanks for the many replies, much appreciated folks! I had to change the Diff fluid twice to fix this thing using Honda Dual Pump Fluid 2 #08200-9007. Again thanks all and have a happy holliday
2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT 2.7L Clutch VIN: KMHHNG5F83
A new flywheel fixed all the problems. Of course a warrenty clutch kit was also installed at the same time. The moral to the story is ALWAYS replace the flywheel when doing a clutch on one of these (as directed by our brothers from the dealerships). A sudd...
2003 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDUP13143
Thanks to all who replied, we were using a Snap On Modis scanner. The only info I could get on this code was "catalyst temperature sensor", from The customer opted to take it to the dealer. I will post more info when the customer returns. Al... Trouble codes: P0425 (Cannot find any info on this code).
1991 Mazda B2200 2.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JM2UF3133M
Byron [...] is the man!!! We found the choke plugged into the heater and the choke voltage plugged into the alternator. Thanks for the foggy memory. This customer is fixing this truck for his sons Christmas present. You have made him very happy.
2004 Mazda RX-8 1.3L heater VIN: JM1FE17334
These car must have real problems with the control heads and modules. The people in the know all pointed that direction. But, on this one we found the heater core plugged internally halfway across. The core sits in sideways with inlet and outlet on the pass...
2001 Toyota Highlander 3.0L Temperature Control VIN: JTEGF21A71
We replaced the interior temperature sensor. So far so good.
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