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2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L Gauges, Fuel Pump, and Radio VIN: KNDJB723X1
This vehicle came in and customer wanted transmission replaced. Vehicle could not be shifted out of park until key was inserted in console to unlock shifter, same way after new transmission, I have been told this is some kind of factory security system thing. ...
1993 Lexus LS400 4.0L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8UF11E6P
Lets make this short being Memorial Day weekend and all. I'm stuck here trying to figure this out, suppose to be close. This all started last week. Vehicle was towed in complain of lack of power & excessive smoke coming from tailpipe. First shop tried to sell ...
2001 Lexus IS300 3.0L evaporator VIN: JTHBD18291
Is Alldata correct at the evaporator time of 4.6 hrs. Alldata does not show a procedure for evaporator replacement only for evaporator case replacement. We tried taking the blower housing off first to gain acess to the evap. but the solid metal heater pipes ke...
2006 Nissan Altima SL 3.5L ride VIN: 1N4BL11D66
This vehicle has always had a slight vibration at highway speeds. Customer had figured that he would put aftermarket wheels and tires, (suspecting vibration would be taken care of). Vehicle still has vibration. Tire balance has all been re checked several time...
1997 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L differential VIN: 4S3BG6856V
cust complaint of something slipping when making a tight turn. after test driving vehicle rear diff. acts as if its a full time positive traction diff. when in a tight turn the wheel in the shortest turn radius seems to spin much like a full positive traction ...
1999 Subaru Forester L 2.5L spark knock VIN: JF1SF6357X
accelerating under load has a spark knock.found that knock sensor was cracked.replaced knock sensor,still has a spark knock,checked cam and crank timming marks,dead on,coil checks out ok. car only sat for 2 weeks so i do not think it is bad gas.what could it b...
1989 Toyota Corolla SR5 1.6L excessive blowby VIN: JT2AE95C7K
vehicle has exssive blowby compression good no valvetrain noise
2000 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 3.4L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TESN92N8Y
Hello everybody,Vehicle was towed in, customer said he was driving on the freeway and vehicle stalled and would not restart. Vehicle cranks, and will start and run very sluggish for about 2-3 seconds and then dies. Checked the basics: fuel, spark, noid fire an... Trouble codes: P0420 (catalyst effieciency below threshold)
2001 Toyota Solara SLE 3.0L ignition VIN: 2T1CF22P11
Customer had vehicle towed here over the holiday. She states that she was driving and it felt like the car shut off. Someone told her the car needed a fuel pump. I got here today and cracked the fuel like and put a gauge in line and got 47lbs of fuel pressure ...

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2000 Acura Integra LS 1.8L No Start, Surge, MIL Lamp on
ON the day I asked for help, within minutes I had a reply from David [...] in Minnesota. He told me to look at fuel pump harness, for corrosion. I had a couple other suggestions that were pointing more towards the things I had already condemned, so naturally... Trouble codes: P1607 (ECM internal short), P1381 (Cylinder Position Sensor - Intermittent interuption).
2001 Acura TL 3.2L 2-3 shift VIN: 19UUA56751
Thanks guys, I drove the vehicle after a $2500 unit from acura installed, no more problem. The vehicle shifts smooth in all gears. Most of you got it right for mechanical problem. Again thank you.
1990 Honda Accord EX 2.2L No Start VIN: 1HGCB7650A
thanks to all gays,i apreciate your help,wonderful.well i change main relay,computer,distributor,but not any chance to star this car.customer pick up the car.thanks again.raymond
1993 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Stall VIN: 1HGCB7650P
First of all i would like to thank everybody who responded to my request or mabey my begging for help. All suggesens were right on point.I tried all suggestions offered and the 02 sensor was the bug in the rug.I unplugged the 02 senser drove the vech and it ra...
1997 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Clutch Pedal VIN: 1HGCD5555V
It has been about 2 weeks since I gave the car back. I explained to my customer that I installed a tamper proofing device (wax dripped on threads) and I wanted him to come back, regaurdless of fault, in about a week. He is still not back. All I did this time w...
2006 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L headlights VIN: JHLRD7885C
Well, after checking grounds and connection like a few replies said to do, we ordered some wagner long life bulbs for this ride. We install quite a few bulbs and are aware not to touch the glass when installing. Our customer does drive a little bit of rough ...
2003 Hyundai Tiburon 2.0L Clutch VIN: KMHHN65D03
Well everyone pretty much had this one, I had to rotate the clutch rod to remove transmission. Leran something new everyday, thanks to all that replied
1992 Mazda Protege DX 1.8L Stall VIN: JM1BG2236N
I apologize for my tardiness. As many of you suggested, I checked the intake snorkel - it was in good shape. Next on the list, disconnecting the torque convertor lock-up solenoid - no change. Steve from Nova Scotia had a good idea regarding a weak pick-up c... Trouble codes: 06 (Speed sensor problem).
1997 Mazda e2000 2.0L Misfire VIN: JMOSRXOE30
Thanks everyone for your input.This engine is fixed.The vacuum gauge readings pointed to valve or guide problems but I couldnt get my head around the symptoms being intermittent.Initially on stripping the head nothing was found,but later I found no.2 exhaust v...
2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L cooling fans VIN: JN1CA3106Y
ok thanks for the help this is what fixed the car removed beck/arnley thermostat and replaced with Altrom thermostat I would recamend factory parts only for this car
2006 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L a/c compressor VIN: 1N4BA41E96
I did not fix this car. To answer my question "Where is the a/c relay?" It is in the ipdm which is on the passenger front of engine compartment. The relay tested bad. Customer declined repair.
2001 Subaru Forester 2.5L spark knock VIN: JF1SF65561
We havn't seen the Subaru again since my last post. We had also recomended a timing belt and water pump, and a de-carb. The owner is a retired fireman who has several freinds who can do that work. If he returns, I think our plan is to check compression and hav... Trouble codes: P0420 (cat efficiency pending).
1999 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L compressor VIN: 1NX1BR18E6
Thanks for all the help guys! What i found was a serious ground problem. Under the drivers kick panel I found some fancy "house wiring done on the ground pack. repaired that cause it was getting way to hot with 10 16g wires running into a 18g wire. started to ...
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