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2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4L engine VIN: 1HGCM55384
came in for overheating - found blown cylinder head gasket and warped cylinder head - replaced with rebuilt cylinder head, assembled motor to specs - fired up, ran smooth for about 20 seconds, then quit. Rechecked valve timing, specs and valve lash - valves ac...
2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: KM8SC83D21
Found the radiator to have different temp. Replaced radiator and thermostat cooling system is running normal and fans are working properly. Test drove car and seems to be ok. But everytime i turn the light off it will come back on when i restart it a couple of... Trouble codes: P0118, P0002, P0711
1999 Subaru Legacy Outback Limited 2.5L oil temp light VIN: 4S3BD6857X
Please help anyone and all subaru techs I put a used engine in this car and when i went to drive away the oil temp light was flashing then check engine light code 748 which is duty selonoid A. with the key on that selonoid just buzzes.I dropped pan inspected t...
1995 Toyota Previa LE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3AC24S29
The customer brought the vehicle in with the MIL on, no running problems. We tried to get flash codes, none, tried to use the brick, nothing. With the modis we finaly got a code 12 crank sensor, replaced it and cleared the light. Three days later it returned, ... Trouble codes: 12 (crank sensor)
2005 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.0L 4x4 light on VIN: JTEBU14R35
4x4 light on (green) 4wd light on doesnt go into 4wd, I cant find any diagnosis information, customer bought vehilce with light on, no info on when or how it came on. Modis nor Launch show any data for 4x4 system, harnesses attached ok, nothing obious on visua...

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1991 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Converter lock up VIN: 1HGCB7652M
Exactly one week later we have a fix , and it is a reman tcu.We were way out there when we put the torque converter in that pos.As some suspected my subsitute control unit was a little shakey , sending me into the woods of confusion . In the end it was so simp...
2002 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L Expansion valve VIN: KM8SC73D42
Thanks so very much to all you who replied with help. Brainstorming with the Technician over lunch, he informed me that while changing the compressor he had checked & verified a screen inside the suction line was clean before bolting up the line. Then it st...
2003 Infiniti G35 3.5L Vents VIN: JNKCV51E73
according to replies received, we flushed evap case with bg evap cleaner kit and have not had any more problems or complaints since. thanks to all who replied.
2003 Mazda Protege ES 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHCF93U12
took signal direct at the input of the pcm for o2 sensor fluctuate at 100 to 800 mv pcm as reading in data 1.1volt swap pcm didint reproduce symtom change oil twice too rich much gas in the oil car dont smoke no more thanks every body for your help Trouble codes: P00, 172 (systeme too rich).
1981 Nissan 210 1.4L Excessive Emissions, EGR system VIN: JN1PB05S6B
This is a fixed with the help of Geoffrey and Gene, the only 2 responses so far. Thank you so much! I did trace the egr vacuum hose back to the thermo valve with the air cleaner off and all vacuum hoses plugged, now I have good vacuum with a few loose vacuum ...
2002 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L No Start, No Spark VIN: JN8DR09Y82
It turns out my boss overlooked a fuse. I replaced that burned fuse(ESSC2) and it fired right up. After I got it running it would not idle unless i had my foot on the gas. I replaced the IAC valve and now the rpm surges. I tried to do the Idle relearn procedur...
2003 Nissan Murano SL 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8AZ08T93
Thanks to everyone found a broken wire in harness, repaired no help took to dealer .Found bad computer now is all better Trouble codes: P0031, P0037.
2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Stall VIN: 1N4AL11DO5
issue with engine harness under hood could not isolate location replaced engine main harness , issue resolved Trouble codes: U1000 (Can comm error in tranny).
2008 Nissan Quest 3.5L unknown VIN: 5N1BV28U78
Ive gone over this car again after waiting for it to come back. We found nothing abnormal. customer sent it to dealer, they had the car for 3 full days, confirmed the problem, but have yet to find the problem. ill write another request with the dealer fix when...
1999 Subaru Legacy Limited 30th Anniversary 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, Backfire on startup VIN: 4S3BG6853X
Well I'm going to close for now. I should elaborate that it never actualy had a misfire code. But it does have a egr code because i never instaled it. 1996 subaru 2.2s dont have egr heads or egr intake but my 2.5 did. Not a problem for me. Ok so the start p... Trouble codes: P0400 (Egr system not conected at this time .. Not realy woried about it yet though).
1995 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L ac VIN: 4T1G57J356
sorry for the delay customer finally brought this car back and tryed flushing the system again. and could not get any flow out of the evap removed evap and found the expansion valve full of metal shavings we replaced expansion valve and evap and it is cooling ...
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