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1993 Acura Integra GS 1.8L valve clearance VIN: JH4DA9377P
Good evening! I bought this car with a burnt exhaust valve on #3, intending on repairing and selling it. I pulled the head, checked for straightness and replaced the valve. I also installed the new guide seals that came with the head set. Then I lapped in the ...
1999 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L Misfire VIN: JHLRD2842X
The owner of this CR-V had taken it to another shop to get the Timing Belt replaced. When they fininshed it was running poor. The owner brought it to our shop. It had a dead cylinder on #1. We swaped spark plugs, plug wires, New cap. We had low running compres... Trouble codes: P1399, P0301
2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8L Compressor engagement VIN: 1HGFA16806
I'm having problems with the a/c blowing warm air intermittently at times. It happens with light acceleration, steady cruising speeds, and at idle. This is my wife's car, I have driven the car to work numerous times. I have been able to duplicate concern about...
2006 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L engine VIN: 5FNYF18486
my customer has a 2006 Pilot w/18,000 miles and complained of a squeaking noise from timing belt area when engine in at normal op temp. the dealer performed TSB # 08-045. Idler pulley mounting surface is tilted causing edge of timing belt to rub against the si...
2000 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHJF35F0Y
This vehicle came in with check engine light on and an exhaust leak. Pulled codes p0141 and p0135. First thing I noticed is that the rear oxygen sensor had been replaced already with a universal type sensor in which someone cut and spliced the old connector to... Trouble codes: P0135, P0141
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L steering wheel VIN: 4A3AC54H51
I need some help guys! This Mits came in with a complaint of shake in steering wheel between 20 and 30mph.. Verified complaint and it is shaking badly between 20 and 30 in every gear if manualy shifting or in drive then fades away as speed increases.. When at ...
2003 Mitsubishi Montero Sport Limited 3.5L rear door VIN: JA4NW51S73
the rear door/hatch will not open,feels like is locked. key revolves normal one way,bind's the other.power lock feature no help.doesnt have a manual lock inside door. i cant seem to find any way to access inside of door to check lock mech. without first gettin...
1989 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: JN1HJ01P3K
Customer/student brought vehicle to me after trying to replace the alternator. It kept blowing the link at the battery. He had grounded the power wire at the alternator. I got the alt. wiring correct and replaced the link. charging ok now. This vehicle now wil...
2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Instrument VIN: JN1CA31DOY
This vehicle came in our shop with complicated problems. When the ignition key off, engine is off but lights comes on instrument like ignition key on position and uneven idle, Idle is high goes from 1500 to 1800 rpm up and down steady and 2 cooling fan working...
2001 Nissan Quest SE 3.3L cruise control VIN: 4N2ZN16TO1
Thanks in advance for any help This is my van and we are out of state on a trip to my wifes inlaws in georga .After driving a while the speedometer needle starts to wave up and down from approx 30mph to actual road speed, then settles down,then starts again. T...
1999 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L 2-3 shift VIN: 4S3GB685XX
Original complaint was long delay in drive, cust. had to rev motor to engage drive. Once engaged it was fine for most of the day, everything shifted fine. Seals in low clutch were worn out as were the sealing rings on the hub and the rear shaft, the tech resea...
2001 Subaru Forester 2.5L Hesitation VIN: JF1SF63541
originally came in for oil leak, replace cam and crank seals, water pump and timing belt. marked the belt before removal and transferred the marks to the new new belt. now it has a severe bog and hesitation the temp gauge climbs on long hills. block test is ne...
2000 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Clutch VIN: 4T1BF22K2Y
This car presented with a complait of "difficult to get into gear". The clutch master cyl. was very low. We filled and bled the system with no improvement. Applying pressure to the release fork with a pry bar allowed easier engagement however the release fork ...
2001 Toyota Corolla S 1.8L Hesitation, Cuts out
when i accelerate slowly it speeds up ok but if i push eccelerator fast it falls on its face

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2001 Acura RL Premium 3.5L vsa VIN: 1H4KA966XY
The handling problems were cured with rack bushings. This had a leaking rack and the bushings were oil soaked and one was much worse than it looked. When following up with the customer, I found he may not drive again due to advanced age and poor health so I co...
1992 Honda Civic DX 1.5L rear wiper
Looks like I am smarter than I look! I simply took a normal wiper blade, removed the rubber, cut it to fit and refilled the metal wiper frame on the Honda-I would have liked to have seen a replaceable wiper blade on this vehicle! thanks guys!
1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L security VIN: 1HGCG5650W
Thanks for all the replies, replaced ignition switch as suggested by several of you (last tuesday), contacted customer this morning, so far, no problems. Thanks again for all the suggestions. NOTE: This was a factory security system, no aftermarket systems h...
2002 Mazda MPV EX 3.0L Misfire VIN: JM3LW28J12
Well, we did it again. I went into work this am armed with the suggestions from the 9 replies and the combination of 2 fixed it in about 1.5 hours. Mark mentioned the coils in front and Richard suggested using a timing lite to check the coils. After warming...
2005 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BA41E65
suspect timing chain removecover fond tining off fixed Trouble codes: P0011.
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