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1999 Acura Integra LS 1.8L power steering VIN: JH4DC445XX
The car came in after being in another shop for a timing belt and water pump. New fan belts were replaced and also a new radiator. When the customer was driving it home it was noticed that there was no power steering. The customer then brought it to my shop. I...
2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT 2.7L door locks VIN: KMHHN65F83
thanks in advance for any help on this one.upon unlocking either door on this car,it immediately re-locks the enter w/key,you must hold the key in the unlock position as the door tries to lock against you.same from the inside.any insight greatly appre...
2002 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Misfire, LH bank dead VIN: 4S2DM58W02
This vehicle came in with a missfire - found LH bank dead. Checked Spark, injector pulse - good but found low compression on that bank (160psi). Removed valve cover and found worn cams so replaced head and timing belt. After we had everything back together, st... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple cylinder missfire)
1995 Kia Sportage EX 2.0L No Start VIN: KNDJA7212S
ok im stumped put used motor in, got great compression 130 psi,got spark to all 4 cyl.,fuel pressure is 40 psi,when i try to start it it back fires through the intake like its out of time,timming belt is new and ive checked it 7 times, replaced coil and crank ...
1989 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L power steering pump VIN: JNIHJ01P6K
customer brings in the vehicle for power steering noise after the previous high pressure line repair. the pump is howling. i noticed that the fluid looked like it had been refilled with power steering fluid instead of atf. flushed the system twice with no chan...
1993 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L Differential VIN: JN1RZ27H4P
This vehicle upon heavy acceleration from a dead stop, sounds like the drive line is hitting the bottom of the vehicle at or around the rear diff. Upon visual inspection all mounts and bushings appear to be in good shape, u-joints are good, short axles and u-j...
2000 Nissan Quest GLE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2XN11T8Y
Van came in with a rough idle/missfire with a P0300. I did a two hour fuel injector flush,checked for vacuum leaks and found smoke coming from the Egr so went ahead and replaced it,and replaced the ignition rotor and cap because of obvious burnt spots . Afther... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random missfire)
2003 Nissan Frontier XE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6ED29Y83
ok Nissan techs! asked for help last week with truck when i couldn't get readiness test to set.. and had code p0328 for pending knock sensor. we got it set readiness codes and it went thru emmision. i cleared the codes and we drove it for awhile. now the mil i... Trouble codes: P0328, P0171
2002 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L lock up VIN: 5TDBT44A62
This car came in on a tow truck with a blown up overdrive planetary. we pulled it out and rebuilt the unit with new overdrive planetary, converter, and lock up solenoid. car shifts fine, fluid is fine, truck gets lock-up. on second trip as soon as lock up come...
2003 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BE32K63
I have a technical question for you guys. I have a 2003 Toyota Camry LE with a 2.4L. Car is setting a p0420 catalyst code. Monitor b1s1 a/f sensor and b1s2 oxygen sensor. Rear oxygen sensor is reading around .74v, too high according to Modis, indicating a cat ... Trouble codes: P0420 (catalyst efficiency below threshold)
2006 Toyota Camry 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BE32X36
Hi all, thanks in advance for your help. Car came in with a P0442 small leak. Actuated VSV at air cleaner from Modis and it clicked at a fast frequency (normal?), then I manually shut the vent shut valve attached to the canister and tested with both pressure a... Trouble codes: P0442

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1992 Honda Prelude Si 2.3L No Start
hey guys, finally after a long aggrivating repair the honda is running, the right pcm fixed the no start condition. thank you all for all of the suggestions and recommendations.
2007 Honda Civic EX 1.8L srs VIN: 2HGFA16216
I did not fix this car yet.It is my own vehicle and we have not had time yet.I will add a comment when it is fixed.Thank you to those that replied.I did inspect my impact sensors(which I hadn't replaced).The left front had slight damage do I replaced both fron...
2006 Infiniti M35 Sport 3.5L radio/ac system VIN: JNKAY01E66
replaced whole inside harness added a factory dvd which dealer claimed was never there but fit prefectly in open hole in center counsol everything came on line the cut harness was for dvd only some how the was effected
1998 Mazda MPV ES 3.0L Thermostat VIN: JM3LV5235W
The general opinion is that it is time to remove the water pump and take a look at the vanes, either because the impeller may be spinning (I doubt because I hear no noise with a stethoscope) or because the vanes may be corroded (never seen it, but seems plausi...
1997 Mitsubishi Mirage LS 1.8L speedometer,odometer,tachometer VIN: JA3AY31C6V
The instrument cluster has a bad circuit board which is replaceable.I got one from mitsubishi under 50 dollars.Thanks to all..
1999 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Misfire VIN: JN1CA21D8X
we recieved tips on coils and amp checking.which was very good information.but this was not acoil problem. we even replaced the coils anyway no change.for unknown reasons the computer would not fire #2+#3 coils.we read that out of time the computer would shut ... Trouble codes: 1320 (manufacture misfire code).
2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L battery dies VIN: JTDBR32E93
Thanks to all who did reply. Custmer did agree to change the light switch because of the TBS. I will post a new help request if the problem will occur again. thank you Tony
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