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2005 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.7L low pedal VIN: KM8SC13E55
this one has given me a headache i replaced front pads now the pedal is low. i tryed to bleed brakes and could not. any direction would be great local dealer was no help.
1995 Mazda Miata 1.8L Ecu VIN: JMZNA18C20
I have a 1995 U.K. spec mazda miata. It's a 1.6 liter, 5 speed manual transmission. 90 HP version. My question is about the ECU. The ECU on my miata is busted. It has part number [...]. It's quite a difficult ECU to find. I have tried contacting various b...
1988 Mitsubishi Starion ESi 2.6L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Stall VIN: JA3CC54N1J
Hi Mitsubishi techs, We have an 88 Starion that had been sitting for 2 years and the new owner has replaced the fuel pump and the 2 throttle body injectors with used units and then found the car still would not run properly. Now it is here and what i have se... Trouble codes: 1 (oxygen sensor), 3 (airflow sensor), 5 (tps), 6 (isc), 7 (coolant sensor)
2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport XLS 3.0L 5 gear VIN: JMFLYV75W3
vibation from vehicle when in 5 gear - under light load when doing 70kph - when more throttle is used vibration goes away - or more speed you can drive hrogh engin emounts ok feel like driveshaft area but you would think that would be speed related ie still wo...
1975 Nissan 280Z 2.8L Mechanical VIN: HLS30-2156
Good Afternoon fellow problem solvers, and help from the old school Nissan Guru's! I inherited a job. (Isn't that the way you always get the fun ones!) From what I understand this beautiful old Z was severely overheated and had a blown head gasket. Cylinder #1...
2001 Toyota Highlander 2.4L Compressor VIN: JTEGD21A81
Since replacing the compressor 6 months ago along w/ a compressor clutch relay everything has operated fine for 6 months. Now when the customer drives off in the mornings, the compressor comes on and stays on w/o turning or pushing any buttons and cannot be tu...
2002 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDDR32T92
When I did start engine Oil pressure light is off and VVT system work ok. I did check it wiht my scanner turn vvt solenide on-off engine stall. Engine got warm out and oil pressure ligth goes on and engine start noisy at front i did test vvt system and it did ... Trouble codes: P1340
2003 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L bolts back out VIN: JTDBE32K43
i was going to do a head job. i was wondering if any one can forward me instruction from all data or michell on demand. i don't work tomorrow and i want to get started. i don't do heavy line often so i figure the instruction would be about 4 pages including sp...

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1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG667XX
After double and triple checking everything, I sent it to the local dealer. they agreed with my second hunch, which was the pcm. they make an updated one, and you cannot get it anywhere else. ( to the tune of $800.00 ) and, of course, they also have to flash i... Trouble codes: P1165.
2000 Honda Accord EX 2.3L oil VIN: 1HGCG5660Y
Thanks for all the input everybody. We found a used engine and installed it after installing new timing belts. The customer is happy and I was able to recoup some losses on the engine profit. I wish I would have done the pressure check with the oil drained out...
1997 Kia Sportage 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJA7236V
Thanks to each of the 6 fine technicians who helped with their most valuable input. Mike from Arkansas suggested a bad ground. All grounds were good. Roma from Oklahoma said to test for open or distorted ECM andd connector pins. All checked out OK. Robert from... Trouble codes: P0301, P0303.
2005 Kia Spectra EX 2.0L Unknown VIN: KNAFE12125
thanks for the help to the ten technicians that helped me i gathered all the info you provided the cars spedo wasn't a complete failure it was intermittent so i had to wait for it to do it there were no codes in the memory . when the spedo stopped workin i hoo...
2001 Lexus RX300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTJGF10U31
thanks everyone, The engine replaced was a 05 the car is a 01 the knock sensors are two different parts,replaced the sensors & sensor harness all is well.
1995 Mitsubishi Mirage S 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JA3AA26A6S
Well guys the owner decided to just drive it as is. Told him about the aftermarket rebuilt units not holding up. He wasn't willing to bring another dist to try so I guess I'm off the hook. thanks for all your input. Trouble codes: P0340.
2004 Nissan Quest S 3.5L No Start VIN: 5N1BV28U54
Thanks gang, ECM rotten, shipped to dealer (something about warranty). Not my problem anymore!! Thanks again
2004 Subaru Outback 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BH67554
Thank you all for your help. I'm rather ashamed to admit how simple the fix was: Disconnecting & bridgeing the battery terminals for a capacitive discharge. Thank you David [...]. It had occured to me, since the customer had stated it ran OK before the dead bat... Trouble codes: P0301 (misfire cyl. 1), P0302, P0303 (cyl 3), P0304.
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