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2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4L wheel bearing VIN: 1HGCM55655
hello all i have this accord that is driving me nuts. this vehicle has a wheel bearing type noise that starts @ 65km per hour and continues to get slightly louder with speed and very noticable @ 110 km per hour. i have done all checks for wheel bearings and c...
2002 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L cooling fans VIN: KMHDN45D42
Hello all, This Hyundai came in on a flatbed after an overheating event on the road. I pressure tested cooling system and find no leaks so I drove the car and now it does not leak or over heat so will replace the thermostat and test drive again. My real questi...
2001 Infiniti I30 3.0L No Start VIN: JNKCA31AX1
car has a no start condition smell of burnt elect. removed computer and found it had smoked pin tested computer pin all seemed ok plug in new computer and smoked that 800.00 computer also any one seen this problem help
1997 Kia Sportage 2.0L driveshaft VIN: KNDJA7236V
I drove this Sportage with the customer and when the vibration started at about 40mph I grabbed the steering wheel with two hands. I checked and found the front u joint was very worn. Installed napa joints and they seemed loose. Vibration was 40% better. So th...
2007 Mazda 3 i 2.0L Mechanical VIN: JM1BK32F67
Please help! I'm going on vacation in three days and won't be able to relax if I don't get this fixed. Vehicle came in for an overheating concern. A block test revealed combustion gases in cooling system so we proceded with head gasket replacement. After getti...
2001 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.5L transfer case VIN: JA4MW51R21
Hello Mitsu Fans I have a strange one hear... This vehicle has the c/d (center differantail)lock come & flash after a 16-17 mi test drive. This is not an approximate, you can set your trip meter by it . Once the light comes on it has to be reset by a key cycle...
2004 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 4A3AE45G94
Vehicle acts like a misfire, Idle speeds @ 650 to 700, Has a pending code p0507. When the vehicle is put into drive the vehicle runs rough and feels and acts like a cylinder misfire, Ran a cylinder balance test, and leak down with no problems with the mecanica... Trouble codes: P0507
1987 Nissan Pathfinder E 2.4L No Start VIN: JN6ND14Y6H
No spark from the intake ignition coil. Exhaust spark is fine.(8-plug head) Fuel pressure is good but will not start on its own. Can get it to start and idle on carb cleaner. Have replaced the computer, coil, ignition module, which fires the coil, with no succ...
1995 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BU31D8S
Hello I need some help with this nissan please! Car came in on the hook, cranks wont start. Pushed it inside opened hood and noticed coil was unpluged, pluged it in and car started but would misfire and die. Also noticed customer had installed a new distributo... Trouble codes: P0335 (Crankshaft position sensor circuit malf), P1336 (Crankshaft position sensor unable to read flywheel), P1320 (testing and results)
1998 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.6L battery VIN: 1N4AB41DXW
this sentra de-charges a battery in a matter of hours there is a huge draw with key off all doors and accessories turned off. when i pull out the 7.5 amp fuse for the ecu the draw goes away. what else should i be looking for on this circuit the ecu is the only...
1999 Nissan Pathfinder XE 3.3L brake pedal VIN: JN8AR07YXX
car came in with soft pedal @ first pump but then after the second pump while the car is running or in drive the pedal becomes harder and more normal ... checked for codes and just get 1 quick flash of abs light. originally changed master cylinder checked and ...
2000 Nissan Quest GXE 3.3L lf & rr VIN: 4N2XN11T3X
vehicle came in with rf hanging up. we recommended new calipers and hoses. did them and now the lf and rr hangs up. loosening the line at the master let them turn. we replaced the master with no luck. Is there any problems with the abs unit on these?
2004 Nissan Altima S 2.5L No Start, Misfire VIN: 1N4AL11D44
problem ; car came in on towing, 3 coils were melted (1,2,3) and three way catalytic converted blocked, replaced cat , ecm, and coils. let car run , everything ok , let customer go with car. one week later came in on towing , ecm burnt , rpl ecm , coils melted...
1997 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BD4351V
Misfire On #4. Inline Spark Tester Always Firing. Check At Injector With Noid Light, Always Flashing. Swapped Injectors & Wires, New Plugs, Different Coil, No Change. Dropped Exhaust & All The Guides Look The Same And Can See Only Alittle Of The Guide Sticking... Trouble codes: P0304 (4 Misfire)
2001 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8L engine VIN: 1NXBR12E41
This has happened to us about three times now without resolution. Replaced all broken and worn (4) engine/trans mounts with aftermarket mounts in a brand that has not been a problem. Got a terrible vibration at idle and just off idle, worse with A/C. Tried mov...

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2002 Acura EL 1.7L Cooling System VIN: 2HHES35872
Thank you to everyone for your replies. Many of you asked whether I changed the rad cap, I did replace it but since this was an aftermarket rad a new honda cap would not fit, so I replaced it with a aftermarket cap and the problem was still there. I also veri...
2003 Acura MDX 3.5L Unknown VIN: 2HNYD188X3
thank you to all that replied to this post, as most of you said, the problem was in the transmission. found the fluid to be as black as the engine oil, advised the customer of the probiblity that a new trans may be needed. customer wanted to try a fluid exchan...
1994 Infiniti J30 3.0L engine VIN: INKAY2ID8R
Hello all, thanks for the input but the cust may have abandoned this veh. He will not return phone calls or stop in. keith and john wondered about a poss bent rod. I did check the piston height before posting but did not think to mention it, sorry. Rick and Ma...
1994 Mazda Protege DX 1.8L left front cv axle VIN: JM1BG224XR
Thanks to everyone whom replied, tried several different methods, and finally decided to just replace cv boots with the inner cup in car. Thanks again, Michael
2001 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4DL01D01
2004 Nissan Titan XE 5.6L manifold VIN: IN6AA07B84
Completed this job with successful results. Both manifolds were cracked also. Cant say I will jumping with joy next time I have a customer come in with this issue. Thanks for all you guys do.
2002 Subaru Outback VDC 3.0L compressor VIN: 4S3BN89612
After checking all inputs to control module to be sure that nothing else was out of whack, I applied power to the ecm switch input and found that the compresor did come on but shut off after about 10 minutes and the ecm locked the a/c form working for that ign...
2001 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L pings VIN: 5TDBT48A31
I will close for now. Thanks to those who responded. We do not have an egr valve on the car as some thought we should check - all basics were examined and all were found in order, exhaust was replace by the customer will free flow items, knock sensors tested g...
2002 Toyota Tundra 3.4L drums, rotors VIN: 5TBBN44152
A big thank you to all who replied. As suggested I turned the rear rotors and the problem was fixed. I did find that the right axle was bent just a little but turning the rotors was enough. Thanks again. Claude
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