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2002 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L Mechanical VIN: JHLRD78432
It has jumped 1 tooth on the timing chain. Can you remove the timing chain tensioner(not hard) and re align the camshafts with out removing the covers? Thanks for your help
2002 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L misfire VIN: KMHDN45D32
I am working on a 2002 hyundai elantra. Came in with an overheating problem, and a misfire. Pulled car into shop, could not get car to overheat at all. Heater works great, coolant level is full, and fans work. I scanned computer. Came back with a p0303 (cylind...
2007 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L MIL Lamp on, fuel gauge only half VIN: 5NMSG73D37
Hey All, I got a wierd one, first time here, so maybe one of you has seen this before. Gas gauge only goes to half full, had to remove rear seats to get at access panels. this vehicle use 2 fuel level sensors, one for empty to half, and one from half to full. ... Trouble codes: P0463, P2068
1997 Kia Sportage 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJA7232V
Have a car in with a multiple misfire. p0300, p0301, and a p0302. Spark is okay. Have pulse as well. Injectors are clicking. Vacuum is steady. Compression is good. Problem happens at random start-ups / test drives. I sprayed some carb cleaner into one of the v... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random/Multiple Misfire), P0301, P0302, P0303 (Cylinder 2 Misfire)
2007 Mazda 6 i 2.3L body control module VIN: 1YYHP80C07
mazda guy's looking for tech info. left turn lights fr. & rear on all the time, ignition on or off. diagnoised as bad bcm. bcm has sign's of water on circuit board. dealership said bcm has to be programmed to vehicle. found there is a tech service bulletin for...
2001 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L thermostat VIN: 4A3AA46G41
I have a 2001 Galant with a 2.4 engine and auto trans. Came in with overheating issue. I found radiator leaking and in need of replacement. I replaced radiator for leak and thermostat for regular service. Refilled cooling system and drove vehicle. I found that...
2003 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AA46G53
Hi, I need help please, This galant has an CEL, code p0300. Problem occurred at about 2000 tg 3000 engine rpm loaded or no load. Engbine surges at that speed, maf frequency jumps from 100 to 160 hz and back, fuel trim at -25%. back probe at maf signal out pin ... Trouble codes: 0300 (ramdom misfire)
1999 Nissan Frontier XE 3.3L Lower control arm VIN: 1N6ED26Y9X
thanks in advance to everyone in iatn. i have had no luck getting the rear bolt out of the control bushing holding the control to the frame. have removed the torison bar and cap with no problem and the front bolt came right out. Can not get the rear bolt to mo...
2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L slave cylinder VIN: JN1CA31D6Y
2000 Nissan Maxima; When vehicle gets warm, and the weather is warm, obviously the clutch fluid (dot 3) expands. When sitting at idle it either requires one to pull out on clutch further to engage or it slips totally. You can pull off the road, bleed the upper...
1999 Subaru Impreza Outback 2.2L No Start, Stall VIN: JF1GF485XX
i will start bysaying thanks to all that can offer help. vehicle was towed in after it lost power on highway and would not restart. first thing as always we scanner checked and found no codes. we have tested spark, fuel pressure, and compression. we have good ...
2007 Suzuki XL-7 3.6L power steering VIN: 2S3DB317X7
Costumers complain no power steering and the pump was squalling. I installed rebuilt P/S pump. Noise disappeared but still no power. Put another pump, new rack, angel sensor, High pressure line. Bypassed p/s cooler still the same. No idea where to go next. Th...
1992 Toyota Previa LE 2.4L Stall VIN: JT3AC12R3N
Need help! Inlaws vehicle, never had any drivability problem ever!!! It has developed a rough idle then stall after vehicle is warmed up.Thought i found problem when disconnecting egr valve it stop stalling but when i went to double check myself by connecting ...
1997 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L engine VIN: 4T1BE46K97
i am trying to find marks for balance shafts and procedure. vehicle was in accident. lower section of motor was replaced/balance shaft housing. i think shafts are not properli aligned
1998 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT3GP10V8W
i recieved vehicle after anther another shop attemped repair. no codes no vac leakes comp with in 20 % of all 4 cyls. temp guage seems accurate with withscanner and infared 198 - 210 f checked all power and grounds volts ohms seem good wiggle tested connectors...
2007 Toyota Camry LE 2.4L engine VIN: 4T1BE46K97
i am trying to find marks for balance shafts and procedure. vehicle was in accident. lower section of motor was replaced/balance shaft housing. i think shafts are not properli aligned
2008 Toyota Sequoia Limited 5.7L Safety VIN: 5TDBY67A18
the sequia have break one tire pressure sensor.we buy a new tire pressure sensor and install it,the id is CE3920B,I write down the old id is C6E01CD.C6E0B8E.C6E0BDB,C6E3044(bad).registed tire pressure sensor use toyoto tester IT-II,but is doesnot work,the DTC ...
2008 Toyota Prius 1.5L Starting VIN: JTDKB22U07
Ihave a toyota prius that has been for three months.How do i go about charging the system so that it will start again.No other problems.the car is in Alaska and the snow has been to deep to drive it.would appreciate any help.

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1998 Acura CL 2.3L Starting VIN: 19UYA3152W
Thanks to all who replied. Customer had limited money. The ground signal wire from theft modile to starter cut relay was now made permanent so car will always start without key fob. Thanks to all.
1996 Honda Civic LX 1.6L Excessive Emissions, Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGEJ6670W
Sorry for the delay on closing this one. The customer is slacking. I found the compression is only 75 on 1,2,&3 when engine is hot. I added oil and it jumps to 140. It had 150 when it was cold. The map sensor was seeing low vacum at idle and richening it up... Trouble codes: P0301 (misfire 1), P0302 (misfire 2), P0303 ([...]), P0304 (misfire 4), P0300 (misfire), P1399 (misfire).
2001 Honda Accord LX 3.0L all shift points VIN: 1HGCG16441
Thanks to all who replied. We sold the customer a factory rebuilt transaxle. Looks like this string of codes is the beginning of the end. It is not covered under the extended factory provisions. It is limited to 7yrs or 100k miles.
2003 Hyundai Tiburon 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: KMHHN65F03
Sorry guys, client never came back to the shop so I couldn't check on it again. Someone sugested that the trim piece next to the gas pedal might be the problem, I think it might be too. Other's sugested the Cruise Control cable, I didn't see nothing wrong wi... Trouble codes: P0121 (TPS circuit range/ Performance problem), P0154 (Heated oxygen sensor circuit - no activity detected b2s1), P0507 (Idle control system - Idle higher than expected), P1505 (idle charge actuator signal low coil 1), P1507 (idle charge actuator signal low coil 2).
2000 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L line pressure VIN: 4S2DM58W9Y
Thanks to those who could help, i appreciate the time .We pulled the trans agian, changed all the hard parts in trans that we could, including the pump. The trans works fine now. Im not for sure what the fix was, but it was internal.We did not find anything th...
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 123DONT665
the problem was with the solenoids for 4th gear engagement intermittent fault..we found that the trans was not serviced for a long time...fluid looked ok but there was alot of fine debris in the pan...when we tool out the solenoids for 4th gear we found them f... Trouble codes: P0768.
1998 Mazda 626 ES 2.5L No Start VIN: 1YVGF22C2X
Thankyou for your response. Once we finally got a code, we discovered that the light(antitheft) would not operate properly(not stay on). We could not enter code. We verified that immobilizer was getting powers and grounds. The other shop decided to do more dia...
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA31DXY
thanks for all the help ran ground from bell housing to battery car fired right off. in process of fixing ground now thanks for all your help Trouble codes: 1320 (primary circut coils).
2003 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L acceleration VIN: 1N4BL11D23
Test drove again next day, problem occurred. Cycled ignition and drove perfectly. Still no codes. We replaced the speed sensor on the vehicle and the car has been gone for 3 weeks, customer was in for oil change yesterday and said car has not acted up again. T...
2007 Nissan Versa SL 1.8L starter VIN: 3N1BC13E17
2003 Subaru Baja 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 4S4BT61C73
Thanks to all that replied, most said cam timing and they were right on. Wayd from Montana also mentioned the mark on DS cam has been off on some aftermarket belts. Upon further inestigation I found the crank mark on the N--A belt is off half tooth to the righ...
1997 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L Front differential VIN: JT3HN87R1V
Hello to all and thanks so much for everyone spending their time to help. The customer decided to take this wehicle as is. I still am not sure exactly how the actuator comes out of the differential. If I learn any more about it, I will post more information...
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