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1998 Honda Civic LX 1.6L oil consumption VIN: 2HGEJ6674W
we have replaced externaly leaking seals. we also replaced the number three exhaust valve. it was cracked. we also replaced the valve seals and the head gasket. the engine now burns 2 quarts of oil every 1,000 miles. there are no signs of this oil loss any whe...
2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHDN45D71
hi , a car came in with a p0451 code the day after a bg fuel service. there is little or no info on Mitchell 1 but i think it might be the fuel tank pressure sensor going bad i just dont know how the fuel service could have broken it. has anyone encountered th... Trouble codes: P0451
2003 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L etacm? VIN: KMHCG45CX3
Vehicle towed in for no start. Found new battery that was dead. Checked charging system and everything good until put under load. Under load, charging at 11 volts. Replaced alternator and charging good under load (14.05). Left car for customer pickup after hou...
1994 Isuzu Trooper LS 3.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JACDH58W3R
Hi group Customer brought this Trooper in with the complain no power runs rough! I did a complete tune-up, see above. I hooked up my scope, but I can not get a acurate signal, because it jumps all over the place, (misfire like he...). I know the vacuum is ver... Trouble codes: 21 (found none)
2003 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L Engine Compression VIN: KNDJD73353
Customer had the car towed in with a large rip in the top radiator hose, he drove it till it got toasty hot and it died. I replaced the hose and it started and ran fine. Two days later he brought it back with misfire codes on 2 & 4. Radiator wouldn't hold pres...
2005 Kia Optima LX 2.4L No Start, Stall VIN: KNAGD12615
The car was towed with a no start condition. If you worried with it a while it would start and run on two cylinders.(1 and 4) I scoped the control signal to the coils and tested the power and ground to the coils and all looked good. The waveform was identical ... Trouble codes: P0320 (ign failure sensor)
1996 Lexus LS400 4.0L Hesitation VIN: JT8BH22F9T
This vehicle was running perfect for the customer and then the check engine light came on. P0172 Rich bank #1 They drove it for about three days and they said it ran great. Then one day it was having a hard time accelerating and also they thought it would stal... Trouble codes: P0172 (Rich bank 1)
1995 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L dim headlites & blinkers VIN: 1YVGE22C6S
thanks in advance guys,I think this has a bad or open ground for lighting circuit; headlites barely come on,blinkers will operate OK without headlights.It gets better,headlite or A/C request will power up windshield wipers.Grounds between batt,engine & chassis...
2003 Mazda Protege5 2.0L Alternator VIN: JM1BJ24603
Man - do I feel like a rookie on this one. Alternator is bad. Disconnected wiring and unbolted the alternator. Now - what is the easiest way to get this out of the car. I've moved the cruise control servo and shifted the P/S hoses at the top and removed the al...
2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L goes into neutral while drivingcould be intermitte VIN: JN1CA31D31
Customer states transmission either goes into neutral or slips intermittly.We drive the car and nothing happens. No trans codes. Can a po720 vss signal circut problem cause this problem? The speedometer works fine. Is this a warning the trans is going out? I h...
2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L No data communication VIN: 1N4AL11D05
Vehicle was towed in for no start condition. No spark, no injector pulse or scanner communications. Appears vehicle was involved in a minor frontal accident at one point. Fuel pressure is good. Check all fuses and the vehicle has a newer battery. There is powe...
1999 Subaru Forester S 2.5L Clutch Pedal VIN: JF1SF6553X
Since we replaced the clutch ALL parts were Dakin OE Subaru parts. The clutch pedal is soft and would occasionally stay on the floor. The pedal pushes VERY easy. So I thought a defective Pressure plate, so we replaced that same thing. we used Dakin from WP whi...
1999 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L engine VIN: JT2BF28K6X
Thanks for your time. We have here is a loyal customer with 178K miles on her camry. about 50K miles ago, we replaced the timing belt, water pump, cam and crank seals. Valve cover gaskets. Also, t-up, pcv valve, and other services. All toyota parts. Ever sinc...
2001 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L speedo and shift VIN: JTDDR32T51
This car came in with no speedo, and a check engine light on. The code was a P0500, which is a speed sensor. Hooked up the scanner and went for a test drive. No speedo on the car and no movement on the scanner. Also noticed that the trans was shifting funny. R...
2004 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.0L Fuel Filler VIN: JTEZU14R14
To my fellow techs, I want to thank everyone with all their help in advance. This Vehicle came in with a check engine light, stating it had a large evap leak. We smoked it and found a hose connector leaking, along with a plastic fitting on the filler neck. Th...

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2001 Daewoo Lanos S 1.6L MIL Lamp on, NO Communication VIN: KLATA22611
O.k people, First off i'd like to thank all who took time out to shed some light on this hunk-a-junk. After the post I did go ahead and remove passenger seat to confirm all powers and grounds present @ ECM connectors. All were good. Looked for any traces of ...
2000 Honda CR-V SE 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD1874Y
Thanks for the many replies. More than 80% of them referenced problems with exhaust valve adjustment. Honda TSB03-038 details this - seems the exhaust valve can recede into the cylinder head. Checked clearances cold - one exhaust valve on each cylinder was tig... Trouble codes: P0300 (p0301-), P0301 (p0302-), P0302 (p0303-), P0303 (p0304-), P0304.
2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L blower motor VIN: KNDJA72381
2005 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L controls VIN: KNDUP13245
Afetr extensive testing, we came to the conclusion that the hvac panel is faulty. No lost powers and good grounds at the back of the unit. Customer decided to purchase a new vehicle as the kia has been giving him problems since he bought it. Kia... says all...
2001 Lexus ES300 3.0L No Start VIN: JT8BF28G61
thanks for everybody who responded you guys are great, the problem was rusty ground behind of intake manifold as most of you guys mentioned thamks again for respond Trouble codes: P0753, P0758, C1201.
2007 Suzuki Forenza 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KL5JD56Z57
Thanks to everyone that replied to relearn the ckp we were able to use our tech 2 and go under an 2007 chevy Aveo and do the relearn.Test drove problem fixed.
1995 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4TAUN61C6S
All of the replies follow. The fix was a new distributor as that is where the ckp sensor is, not on the front of the engine as some suggested. The sensor on the front of the engine is actually a crankshaft revolution sensor not a position sensor. Thanks to ... Trouble codes: P0336 (crankshaft position sensor).
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