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1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMCG5658X
Vehicle came in with check engine light on & code P1166(Heater circuit malfunction sensor one, bank one). I checked the old sensor and found 36K ohms resistance. I replaced the sensor and saw a small amount of smoke coming from the steering column area. I Chec... Trouble codes: P1166 (Heater circuit sensor bank one sensor one)
2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L battery VIN: SHSRD78825
hi everyone, we have this crv that the battery goes dead in about two weeks, customer drive it every day but toward the last two days it gets slower to start and then the next morning battery will be dead so we replace orignal battery with new one, customer pi...
2005 Kia Optima LX 2.4L MIL Lamp on, P0172 VIN: KNAGD12695
This car came in for a miss rough running. I found a dead mas sensor previous shop warrenteed the sensor. I replaced the spark plugs owner said they've never been changed. Then changed the oil for gas dillution. I test drove the car over 2 days then P0172 cam... Trouble codes: P0172 (system rich bank 1)
2000 Lexus ES300 3.0L fuel smell VIN: JT8BF28G3Y
cust complains of fuel smell and dripping on the ground. car definitely smells of fuel, but not all the time. can see no evidence of fuel leaking all the way to ground anywhere. tank is dry,lines are dry, filter is dry. have lifted front end on car up to maybe...
2004 Lexus RX330 3.3L Headlamp leveling VIN: 2T2HA31U74
Hi this RX won't work it's head headlAmp leveling. This is not an AFS system just the lower line headlamp level control ecu. The suspension position sensor is fine and 5 volts and ground are ok as well as power for the ecu. I disconnected the position sensor t...
2000 Mazda Miata SE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1NB3530Y
Thank for any help on this one car came in EGR CODE dont remember the code.. but we cleaned ports for egr cleared code gave back to customer back again now with too much egr flow so we replaced the EGR valve cleared codes gave back to customer check engine lit...
2003 Mazda 6 S 3.0L Surge, Misfire VIN: 1YVHP80D63
any help starting me in the right direction would help dont work on to many mazdas car has a miss when driving at higher rpms..check engine light starts smoking(white smoke) it starts backfiring through the intake..i waswill check compression and f... Trouble codes: P0300
2003 Mazda 6 S 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1YVHP80D53
Car has a slight miss at idle, and a noticeble miss under load and accel, when heavy load/accell the misfire code sets, most always cyl 5 but once was cyl 6. All pids are within spec. only thing i noticed was knock retard at cruise or light load is 20 deg but ... Trouble codes: P0305, P0306
2001 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L no power VIN: 1N4DL01DO1
hi, everybody: this car came in with over heating, leaky water pump and no power on ecceleration. m.a.floww sensor looks ok, ignition system is ok. no blown head gasket !! i apreciated all the help you can give me. thanks matt
1987 Subaru XT GL-10 Turbo 1.8L No Start VIN: JF1AX4586H
thank you very much to spend time in reading my message, car came in with a blown head gasket, we replaced head gaskets and machine shop did the valve job, after repairs were done vehicle started but was running very rich, we found leaking fuel pressure regula...
1998 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 4S3BD4359X
have an intermittent hesitation with this subaru that is pissing me off. it sets no codes and happens intermittently. when it does happen you step on the gas and it doesnt want to go like the engine is lugging down, then it will take right off with plenty of p...
2004 Subaru Outback 2.5L TCM communication circuit high VIN: 4S3BH67524
Car came in with check engine lite on and no speedo.Used scan tool to pull codes and check systems. P0866,TCM communication circuit high,and P0502 vehicle speed sensor low speed,are the codes that showed up.I replaced the speed sensors but did not help. Checke...
2006 Suzuki Forenza 2.0L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KL5JD56Z36
Hello all got a suzuki forenza here that driveing me insane. CAr came to me about week ago running rough. Water pump broken timeing jumped. Removed valve cover did leak down test passed all cyl sealed up good and tight. Replaced water pump timing belt and ten ... Trouble codes: P0303
1988 Toyota MR2 Super Charged 1.6L No Start VIN: JT2AW16J5J
I received this car with a no start concern. I have spark with no injector pulse. It will start with the cold start injector and run for a few seconds. I have checked all grounds into the ECU and all B+ into ECU. Also checked for proper voltage. I have back pr...
1994 Toyota Pickup 2.4L Cuts out
Hey guys,thanks ahead of time for taking the time to read this post.The problem child this time is a 1994 Toyota p/u with a 22re engine automatic transmission.The problem is that it stalls when you put it on gear only when it has reached operating temperature ...
1995 Toyota Corolla 1.6L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 2TIAE04B8S
thank you in advance for your time and help, this 95 toyota runs fine at idle and will acc ok if no more than 1/2 throttle but if you get on it it falls on it face like a clogged exhaust system, fuel pressure and flow are perfect acording to alldata, installed...

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1995 Honda Accord LX 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCE6625A
have not fixed yet was told by a honda shop that looked at this car, that it's a bad frequency solenoid valve. i have not had the car back in yet to install part Trouble codes: 92.
2000 Hyundai Tiburon 2.0L Electronic VIN: KMHJG35F8Y
we finally got this vehicle repaired by installing a factory reman transmission from hyundai. this unit was cheaper than an overhaul. we suspect problem to have been in the adjustment of end clutch but the shop we had overhaul the trans, refunded our money for...
2002 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHDN45D42
The customer just pulled the car out of here on the hook for the dealer to solve. Just makes me sick that we can't finish it. Next we were going to pull the exhaust manifold (because the cat is part of the manifold),but might be just as well because the way it... Trouble codes: P1166 (Lamda Bank 1---Intermitent), P0300 (Random misfire---Intermitent).
2007 Isuzu N NPR 6.0L trany VIN: 4KLB4B1U37
ok guys. 4th time seems to have got it. rebuild and replaced internal harness and 2 new sol. test drove yesterday about 100 or so miles and kept scanner on it. took it home and then to customer. keeping fingers crossed. usure of what fixed it. builder says har...
2003 Lexus IS300 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JTHBD19213
i did not fix this one the dealer did . apperantly i isntalled or adj the tps incorrectly. if any one knows the correct procdure please e-mail me directly at mtl057@verizon .net thanks for the help.
2001 Mazda Tribute LX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4F2CU08151
We drove the truck for awhile and waited for the cust. to drive it for awhile and everything sounds good. We removed both intakes and found the lower gaskets flat. Replaced all intake manifold gaskets and seems to have fixed the problem, although the weather h...
2004 Mazda 6 S 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVFP82D1P
I would like to thank all thoose who replied after running all the test suggested most of which were already run and doing every thing short of replacing the converters ( sugested by someone)this vehicle was sent to the dealer and asked for reply with fix than... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
2001 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L Valve Cover Gaskets VIN: JN8DR07XX1
I charged the customer 4.5 hr to do this, I don't see how anyone could do all this work in 2.5 to 3.5 hr like the labor guides say.
2005 Nissan Titan LE 5.6L Unknown VIN: J1FUTHYDGE
This Titan is fixed. Nissan sells a replacement valvebody and TCM as one piece. No big deal, just remove the pan- replace the valvebody as an assembly and voila- the transmission is fine!
1994 Toyota Supra Twin Turbo 3.0L door locks VIN: JT2JA82J4R
Well we fixed this one. We pulled the lock module from very high up at the right kick panel and tested all the harness wires. Found it had lost a power feed to the module. Without pulling the dash to trace it down we added a power source to the module and all...
2000 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0L day time running lights flicker VIN: 4T1BF28B7Y
when the car was detailed they must have gotten liquid cleaner in the optic sensor and or under the hood relay box this intern shorted some wires in the relay box so it got a new optic senor and the wire harnes at the fuse box was fileted open and wires cleane...
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