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2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L CEL light coming on. VIN: KMHDN45D21
This Elantra has had an intermittent CEL with a code P1529 which when I look it up on mitchell it says there is no manufacturer test information. Has anybody seen this let me know.
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1998 Isuzu Trooper S 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JACDJ58X0W
Vehicle came in with a check engine light.CS was told previously at another shop he needed a gas cap. Had a new cap installed. Light went out for a few days then came back on. When vehicle came to the shop I was instructed to smoke test the evap. No leaks were... Trouble codes: P0440 (Evap system malfunction)
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2005 Kia Spectra EX 2.0L passenger front power window VIN: KNAFE12275
This vehicle was dropped off at our shop this morning with the complaint that the passenger front window does not roll up or down. The customer had a neighbor replace the motor on the right front window regulator because the window does not roll up or down. We...
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1999 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.3L battery VIN: JB8AR074XX
vehicle came in with a no start condition. battery was stone cold dead. replaced with a new deka battery . alt charged good but vehicle had a massive draw. after sitting for about an hour the amp draw was over 350mA. after pulling fuses found that there was an...
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2001 Subaru Forester L 2.5L No Start VIN: JF1SF63521
This subaru was towed to my shop by a customer that stated that the car ran fine and had no check engine light on when he parked it. He came out a few hours later to find the car wouldnt start and the security light flashed and the horn honked. When I got the ...
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1988 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Wiring danaged VIN: JT3VN66WXJ
I am fixing this for my neighbor's 15 year old son. They bought it with a dead miss which turned out to be a tight exhaust valve. In getting down to the cams, I uncovered a bunch of other stuff. The problem I have is the EFI temperature sensor connector. The p...
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1995 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0L calipers VIN: 4T1GK13E5S
WOW! Car originally had factory alloy rims. Original owner had replaced alloy rims with steel rims and then gave the car to are customer. After we did brakes front and rear, calipers were recentered due to new pads, we went to bolt up wheels and now the front ...
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1997 Toyota Previa LE 2.4L Cooling Systems VIN: JT3GK12M9V
This van was brought in on a hook because it would not start. The starter would not turn the engine. We removed the spark plugs to try cranking and got a face-full of coolant from number one cylinder. With the spark plugs out, we put pressure to the cooling sy...
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2004 Toyota RAV4 2.4L cv joint
Hi This is my wifes vehicle there is a noise coming from the rear of the vehicle sounded to me like cv joint I have replaced both rear cv joints,I have removed and inspected the tailshaft all ok I have removed both rear wheel bearings and inspected them all ok...
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1997 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JHLRD1853V
Thanks everyone for great insight. Did inspect the valve lash but only found two exhaust valves out of spec. Very slightly, not enough to cause the stall. Ran the vehicle more and eventually got it to act up. As expected by some techs, it turned out to be ...
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1998 Honda Passport LX 3.2L Alternator VIN: 4S6CM58W4W
Grounded the red/white wire at the fuse block and the alternator charged at 14.2v. Further checking showed the aftermarket alarm was tied into the fuse block. Disconnected alarm and problem still occurred unless ground was left in place.
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2006 Hyundai Sonata GLS 3.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 5NPEU46F96
well i need to thank everyone for your help i turns out that the whole problem with the car was not what the cust said it had a broken crank pully the whole time once you added water it would slip (the rubber was out of the center) and the cust would turn off ...
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2004 Mazda Miata 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1NB35344
Tried replacing the coils, wires, and plugs, as suggested even though a miss is never felt, along with cleaning injectors, new crank and cam sensors, with no success in solving the problem. Customer is happy with the way the car runs so has decided to drive it... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire).
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2008 Mazda Tribute S 3.0L compressor
Found no ground signal to ac relay, traced back to climate control module. Swapped module with known good all ok. New module on order.
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1997 Toyota Corolla DX 1.6L Cuts out VIN: 1NXBA02E7V
Like I said in the initial right up, the fix was the crank timing belt sprocket. The sprocket had been welded and the welded material was different than the original sprocket material causing a wrong wave form. The purpose of this request was just to put it on...
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