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2000 Daewoo Leganza SE 2.2L cylinder head ? VIN: KLAVA6926Y
This came in with a broken timing belt. It of course bent the valves. Took head to machine shop. They did a complete job on - valves - seats - the works. Got it together and now when it sits over night it puff smoke when you first start it. Any suggestions ? T...
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1999 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L fuel injectors. VIN: 2HKRL1864X
Vehicle was towed in for no start. Found no power to injectors while cranking. If you turn the ignition switch to the on position you get power to the injectors but as soon as you crank you loose power. If you manually power the injectors from relay, on the ye...
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2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L abs system VIN: KMHDN45D81
car came in to shop had been sitting for a while customer states brakes are very bad no brake light on at dash,fluid level full road test car,spongy pedal and abs comming on under normal stops.upon brake inspection all rotors were very rusted and replaced alon...
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2001 Lexus RX300 3.0L hard starting VIN: JTJHF10V01
hard starting like it is flooded,can use foot feet to get started. only happens once every couple weeks very intermitant
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2003 Lexus ES300 3.0L MIL Lamp on
evap codes, p0441,p0442, and p0446. all vsv work fine when actuated and don't leak vacuume, no leak when pressure tested with smoke machine(our smoke machine has a flow ball, witch drops to zero when hooked up, indicating no leak), replaced pressure sensor, ha... Trouble codes: P0441, P0442, P0446
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2002 Mazda Protege ES 2.0L 1-2 shift VIN: JM1BJ22532
Vehicle runs and drives fine just won't shift on it's own. Instrument panel will only display M (for manualmatic mode ie. sport shift) and the number of the gear selected when the gear selector is in the drive position just like it does when in the manualmatic...
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2002 Mazda Tribute ES 3.0L drive VIN: 4F2YU08142
this is a hard one to figure out, if you put it in drive there is no foward movement but if go manuel 2 or 1 it will go ford start at 1 it will shift to second, it also has reverse gear. just doesn't work when selector is in d position. some help please
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1986 Nissan Sentra 1.6L Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JN1GB22S7K
nissan guys i need your help. i have this 86 sentra that once warm will not idle. it also surges badly while cruising. It will accelerate what i would say is normal. but as soon as you hold light pedal pressure, it starts to surge and as soon as you let off th...
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2002 Nissan Altima SL 2.5L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11D82
used a four channel modis scope on cam and crank sensors,cam signal[phase]has good data peaks,crank signal,just about dead.with no movement.I have even tried to shim sensor to possible adjust,as recommended by a iatn tech,with no improvement.is the trigger whe... Trouble codes: P0335, P0725
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2004 Nissan Titan SE 5.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6AA06A24
Code P0335 sets on start up on second ignition cycle. Installed another Crank Sensor still same problem. Checked power and ground to crank sensor and load test all three wires to sensor. Engine has ticking noise and customer stated Check Engine light and noise... Trouble codes: P0335 (Crank Shaft Position Sensor A Circit Error)
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2004 Subaru Forester X 2.5L Left Front Wheel area VIN: JF1SG69634
This is for one of the other guys in the shop. This car makes a rubbing/scraping noise only when making HARD right turns. (Nomal turning produces no noise and it never makes noise turning left.) The noise comes from the left front wheel area. Sounds similar to...
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1995 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Reverse VIN: 4T1SK12E5S
car towed in on 8-18-09. had a bad fuel pump. we got car running and started to check out why car would not go in any gear.we found that some one had installed new axles and called customer to find out who had installed them and if any other work was done and ...
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1995 Toyota Pickup 2.4L Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: 4TARN01P7R
Please Help Toyota Techs. This On Is Kicking My A$$. Truck came in with a long cranking time before it would start and when it started it would run and backfire and missfire under load. Performed full tune up. No change. Pulled valve cover and found the chain ...
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2000 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0L Power Seat Memory VIN: 4T1BF28B1Y
Customer states drivers seat memory lost. Seat works fine adjusting with position switches. When pushing #1 or #2 nothing happens, Tried to reset for new seat position but no response. Mitchell has Wiring diagram but no specific testing for the seat memory. Fu...
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2001 Toyota Sienna CE 3.0L No Start VIN: 4T3ZF19C81
ok need some help from the toyota guys. van came in with no start,excessive crank when cold. noticed check engine light not coming on right away but as soon as it did it started. new computer was over $900 so trying to put in used one. no when turing key on ch... Trouble codes: B2796 (no communication in imobilizer)
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2009 Toyota Tacoma 4.0L Mechanical VIN: 3TMMU52N69
Customer came in for bump/rattle noise coming from the front left wheel well. Test drove and confirmed noise. Noise does go away while lightly stepping on brake pedal. Lifted truck up and inspected all suspension parts, brakes and even the front bumper exten...
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1994 Honda Accord DX 2.2L No Start VIN: JHMCD5533R
This one is out of here again, hopefully for good! The customer supplied used PCM was faulty. Aaaaaarrgh! The times you vary from your normal operating procedures to help someone out are when you get burned. Customer supplied another PCM and it runs fine. Than...
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2004 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Regulator VIN: 2HGE826724
Once again, thanks to all. All agreed the regulator was integral with the alternator.Also received some advice regarding high voltage causing prblems with instument panel, trans. control and other modules in these vehicles(Thanks again,Brad and Vlad) and was r...
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2003 Hyundai Santa Fe LX 3.5L timing belt VIN: KM8SB12BX3
OK, I have this baby fixed. I'm sorry about the engine size mix-up. I put the correct VIN in, but it indicates a 3.5 whereas I have a 2.4 in this vehicle. I was wondering why i was getting the replies about making sure which engine I had! I will be more ca...
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1997 Isuzu Rodeo S 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2LM58V43
Thanks for all the Help. We replaced the fuel tank sensor and reset all the readiness monitors. Test drove until evap passed fixed. Trouble codes: P0440 (evap system fault).
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2004 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L Front & rear window defroster VIN: KNDUP13164
Thank you for the help guys. I actually did not fix this one it fixed it self. I sent this customer to the dealer because I don't have time for all the jobs that come my way these days. Anyways she didn't want to go to the dealer so she just was taking the bat...
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2002 Lexus LS430 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTHBN30F32
WE SET THE TIMING MARKS ON THE T MARKS ON THE HEAD NOT THE STRIGHT LINE MARKS WITCH MADE IT 15 DEGREES ADVANCED THANKS FOR THE HELP GREG IN OAKLAHOMA Trouble codes: P1349 (vvt code), P1354 (vvt code).
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2002 Mazda 626 LX 2.0L Suspension VIN: 1YVGF22C92
OK.It was the lower joint on the right sway bar link.In the past we've taken the links loose and tie wrapped them to the bar and test driven to confirm a sway bar problem,which is what we did. The noise went away and I assumed it was the bar to frame bushings,...
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2003 Nissan Frontier 2.4L No Start VIN: 1N6DD26T63
Thanks all Rod pretty much banged it. But being down under and off to the side (Austrailia) means they get different wiring colors and pin asignments in the ECM connector. Anyway I wasn't complete in my orignal post test data. I had -no- codes, I did have po...
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2008 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L ac system VIN: 1N4BL24E38
I would like to thank all that responded, I'm still not sure what the problem is but have decided to give the customer the option of taking it some where else. I need to learn more about the way the system works. It just does not make sense to me. Thanks,...
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1996 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.2L splines in hub/wl brg VIN: 4S3BG6858T
thanks for all the reply's. everyone said about the same thing. subaru is prone to rust in splines. no real tricks just a lot of pressure and force applied. after 2 days of soaking and a very large puller we were able to beat them out with a very large hammer....
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1999 Subaru Forester L 2.5L Can't Add Fuel VIN: JF1SF6354X
Good Afternoon: We took all of the hoses of that we had removed previously. We held them off for a while and reinstalled them. Smoke tested. Put it all together. Took it over to the gas station. Fuel went right in. So, what we think happened was that perhaps t... Trouble codes: P0440.
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2000 Subaru Impreza L 2.2L compressor VIN: JF1GF4852Y
haha, customer was upset that after i fixed the leak and recharged the system, it still didnt work. I did electrical diag for another hour for free. she never came back so i never got to fix the problem. oh well:) for those who helped out...thanks!
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1993 Toyota Pickup 2.4L compressor VIN: JT4RN93P6P
THANKS TO ALL THAT REPLIED. A/C AMPLIFIER WAS THE BAD PART.
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2000 Toyota Tundra 3.4L axle seal VIN: 5TBBT441YS
Checked it out. The help was great. The vent was plugged tight. Axle was presurising. No problem now. Cleaned vent and replaced seal.
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