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2004 Isuzu Rodeo S 3.2L Unknown VIN: 4S2DM58W94
hey thx to everyone, we replaced transfer case, now we need help on how to clear 4wd light, thx for helping
2002 Kia Spectra 1.8L Mechanical VIN: KNAFB121X2
Hello I have a kia spectra that appears to have a bad transmission. It will not go forward at all and will go into reverse and move but not for long. Code po741 was present but I can not find any info on this code. The trans. fluid blew out. I topped the fluid...
2000 Mazda Protege ES 1.8L MIL Lamp on, harsh shift VIN: JM1BJ2235Y
this car came in with the transmission in limp home mode, third gear only. found codes p0745 and p1631. codes cleared and test driven, codes come back almost at the same time and a harsh shift occurs then the transmission goes into limp home mode. we left a vo... Trouble codes: P0745, P1631
1999 Mitsubishi Montero 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JA4MR51RXX
Wow, my week for Montereos. Two here at the ame time. Customer complained of running rough,bogging out and wouldnt shift. Truck starts right up and sounds normal at idle, it will not accept any throttle, just bogs out like no fuel. Scanned and retrieved the ab... Trouble codes: P0300, P0335, P00, 340 (CMP position sensor fault), P0431
2002 Mitsubishi Montero XLS 3.5L Drier VIN: JA4MW31R12
Gonna change an AC compressor on this Montero. For warranty purposes I have to change the expansion valve and drier. Parts listing shows no drier but something called a "Dessicant Bag Kit" (Four Seasons part #83124). It's not your typical can type drier or acc...
2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AC44GX3
We replaced the engine with a scrape yard engine, not our choice! Now the car sets these codes everytime you start/restart the engine. Have tested with lab scope and have perfect patterns and correct voltage. Double checked cam timing, all looks good! Accordin... Trouble codes: P0335 (Crankshaft Position Sensor Circuit), P0340 (Camshaft Position Sensor Circuit)
2000 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L Alarm System VIN: JN1CA31D5Y
customer brought in car complaining of alarm system. he says when he leaves the car, the headlights will blink randomly every 2-3 minutes. he also says that when he is driving sometimes the lights blink on the dash as if the alarm was activated. he also says t...
2008 Scion xD 1.8L head cylinder VIN: JTKKU10479
sorry for this, but this is my 09 scion same as 08 standar, mi son was driven on the street 50 miles he tryn to pass another vehicle try to shift gear to 3 end BAM PUT ON 1.believe it or not lost compression i going to put used head ;because bent valves; DO I ...
1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L no power/ poor accel VIN: JT3VN39W1S
Vehicle came to us with a head gasket leak. Customer decided to replace engine with a re-built. Engine installation completed and road tested. Vehicle had no power on acceleration, same symptoms as a plugged cat. Exhaust oxygen sensor reading, "RICH". Rep... Trouble codes: 24 (Intake Air Temp sensor circuit open or short)
1997 Toyota RAV4 2.0L timing belt VIN: JT3HP10V0V
Customer bought this vehicle and it sets p0336. The timing belt was replaced and I'm thinking it wasn't installed properly. It has some hesitation and doesn't get the best fuel milage. I am checking the cam/crank timing, but what is the cam timed too? There ar...

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1999 Honda Accord LX 3.0L Surge VIN: 1HGCG2252X
Thanks to all for your help.Idle problem was a faughty new coolant sensor. The shift problem was a bad shift solanoid B. Insurance company will pay claim. YEA!!! Thanks again happy holidays to all Len.
2002 Kia Rio 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNADC12392
I finally found the problem. the lifters were over pumping, not allowing the valves to close completly. Put new lifters in and the vehicle runs great. Trouble codes: 1166 (O2 Adadaptive/ Correlation), 171 (Lean Condition).
2007 Mazda 3 S 2.3L Automatic transmission VIN: JM1BK34357
Fluid flush with full synthetic seems to have cured the complaint for now. We haven't seen/smelled the M5 fluid yet but it is a different color. Just thought 37,000km was a little premature for fluid issues but sounds like they are a bit of a problem. Thanks t...
2001 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4NX3232479
hi guy's i have been told about these allen screws in intake runners i cant find them on this vehicle,i have tested egr sol. off vehicle tests good,have 12v at sol. have short voltage drop when i raise rpm's 2000,bp valve tests good have blown out metal line a... Trouble codes: P0400.
1992 Toyota Pickup 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: JT4VN13D7N
Thank you everyone that offered help, I do appreciate it. I did replace the fuel pressure regulator and fuel pressure damper. Although I haven't fixed it yet I did learn from this experience. The customer doesn't want to spend any more money at this point but...
1999 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Rear Suspension VIN: JT2BF22K7X
Special thanks to David and Dan right on the money. The lower bushing in the spindle assembly was the problem. I got it back on the rack the next am, with a pry bar could make the bushing make the noise. Couldn't get if you bouce the car. You have to buy the...
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