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2002 Honda Civic Si 2.0L clutch VIN: SHHEP33502
Customer replaced leaking slave cylinder a couple of months ago. After that he had trouble shifting. The car sat for awhile so he could save up money for a clutch. He towed it in to us about a month ago and we charged the battery and tightened up everything th...
2004 Infiniti I35 3.5L pump
attempting to change power steering belt, have loosened adjuster top and bottom bolt, and the one bolt on the back thats reachable with a 14" extension and swivel, belt tension persists, have about a 1/4 gap by tensioner bolt (due to tension) where in gods nam...
2002 Lexus GS300 3.0L timing belt installation VIN: JT8BD69S32
Vehicle came into shop for replacement of the timing belt, intake sprocket, camshaft seals,crankshaft seal, water pump, belt tensioner, spark plugs, fuel filter, and ignition wires. I can get the vehicle started but it runs like the timing belt is off a tooth,...
2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JA4MT31H6Y
Got a strange one here. I'm not really familiar with Mitsubishi. What is happening is only when vehicle is hot, it wants to stall either at idle, or on a decel making a turn or coming to a stop. It is intermittent, but happens frequently. Acts as if it is a fu...
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L Mechanical VIN: 1N4AL11D62
car runs great but is using 1 quart of oil aprox every 350 miles. no leaks. no smoke. i have seen this before on other customer cars but never got an answer. any help apreciated.
2004 Nissan Altima S 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11D04
Hello to all. I have a P1111 that will set key on engine off and key on engine running. Code will reset right after clearing. Solenoid shows 7.9 ohms. When checking the control wire at the ECU (green,pin#11)I have 13.98v at idle. Raising the idle above 2000 RP... Trouble codes: P1111 (Intake Valve Timing Control Solenoid Low Voltage)
1997 Subaru Impreza L 2.2L Diff VIN: JF1GC8KP5V
Vehicle was bought in because of a notable clunking noise while cornering. This noise was not there before The transmission was replaced. It is not a CV noise it sounds to becoming from the front diff as if one of the side gears were binding up. It is an open ...
2000 Toyota Tundra 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TBJN3217Y
Trk came back this am with misfires in all cyl.@ idle or on decel in park and sitting in shop.drivaibility is fine on streets or freeway. Trouble codes: P0300, P0302, P0304
2005 Toyota Tacoma 4.0L Hesitation, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 5TEMU52N95
This Tacoma suffers from what I would describe as severe lack of power and very high fuel consumption, when compared to similar model and year of Tacoma. The front cat converters were replaced because there was signs of disintegration, though no DTC's were tri...

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2002 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L Springs VIN: HJT05H5554
Ed from Wisconsin was correct about the front "boing" noise. The spring was rubbing against the curled up edge of the strut causing the noise. I took the R/F strut apart and put the plastic wrapping on the spring at the bottom where it made contact. Someone...
1999 Isuzu Amigo S 3.2L shift indicator and shift points VIN: 4S2CM57W5X
well... I didnt get a lot of help on this one but thanks alot to the three who gave me some input. I went back to a 98 amigo wiring diagrahm and found that the automatic transmission shift indicator position module is also called the alarm and relay module and...
1998 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 4S3BD4359X
i cleaned the mass air flow sensor and cleaned the crank sensor and took the vehicle for a drive it worked perfectly. we have been driving this vehicle for the past week and a half and have not had any problems. the problem was very intermittent so i am hoping...
1989 Toyota Cressida 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: JT2MX83E8K
Thanks to all who replied. I had allready tried most if not all the recommendations, and finally decided to go back to what started this whole mess. I removed the rebuilt water pump and replaced it with a new one and the problem is solved. Apparently what wa...
2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8L SLT solenoid VIN: 1NXBR32E76
Thank you very much for your very early help guys, I will import a new ECM for this corolla using the ECM update part number (thank you very much Mr. [...] for give me the new updated ECM part number)Now I can be be sure! Thank you very much again!
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