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2006 Mazda Tribute i 2.3L cylinder head??? VIN: 4F2YZ92Z76
Hello Techs, This vehicle came in with a very loud knocking noise, noise gets louder and faster with higher rpm change..does not seem to have a misfire at this time but engine is very loud.The noise sounds like a knock, but from the valve train. (not a tap)Th...
2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Readiness Monitor VIN: 4T1BG22K11
Emissions testing in Illinois requires the OBDII monitors to have been run prior to a retest. If they are not run the center performing repairs is given a failing grade. (as of 02/01/09.) (thank you Illinois) This vehicle does not want to run it's readiness m...

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1990 Honda Civic 1.5L alternator
the only reason alt had not been replaced to this point was because it had been installed by cust. 3 days prior. however like said i removed and bench tested. alternator tested ok voltage wise. We tried to get oem part but nothing available, also looked into b...
1991 Honda Accord LX 2.2L lt signal VIN: 1HGCB7651M
The grounds are good Becous the lights light for the Hazerd and i checked them prier to posting a new switch didnt help and it dos not have a box in the trunk Costimer needs carf to get to work i will try an dup date if he returns Thanks for tring to help.
2002 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHDN45D32
Thanks to all replies, after removing the exhaust manifold and rear shield I found a crack where the Hyundai service bulletin shows for warranty issues, told the customer it was covered by Hyundai but the vehicle does not fall under the date of production for ... Trouble codes: P0133.
2005 Isuzu NPR 5.2L No Start VIN: JALB4B16A5
This vehicle turned into a real tail chaser. I borrowed another truck to compare to this vehicle and then realized I had bad test data. Scan readings on the "good" truck were the same as the "bad" truck. I then went to compare everything the old fashion way...
1996 Lexus LS400 4.0L ride control VIN: JT8BH22F4T
Greetings all, thanks for all your input. this one is fixed, replaced all mentioned in my update, realigned and no more steering wheel shaking. i'm not 100% on actual culprit, but I believe the strut/control rods (suggested by Chris from Mass.) were the crux o...
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JN1CA31DXY
ya don't always get what ya pay for--after pulling my hair out for 2 days-we went on another ride to the dealer for another flash job and all is finally well-being unfamiliar with nissan's scan tool , i don't know what went wrong , but the next time i will dri...
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