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1991 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Misfire VIN: 1HGCB765XM
we have misfire #1 only have replaced plugs wires swapped injectors remove egr looks clean compression is good all cyls. about 185 still miss on #1
1998 Honda Civic EX 1.6L No Start VIN: 2HG0EJ8543
This 98 Civic EX 1.6 has an intermittent no start when the weather is warm outside. Say 80 degrees and up...cold engine only. When cooler out rarely ever problem. No other service history available.
2001 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L No Start VIN: KMHWF25S71
Car was brought in from another shop. They did a crank sensor and a week later it came in as a no start. They spent a long time with it and got nowhere. We verified the crank sensor waveform, cam sensor waveform, igniter(or as hyundai calls it "the ignition fa...
2003 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L timing chain(camshaft) VIN: KM8SC73D73
Hello there, just getting this hyundai back together and cannot find a good diagram for lining up the cam gears. this is a double overhead cam engine and has a chain that times the intake and exhaust cams together. the chain has two black links on it and if i ...
2001 Infiniti I30 3.0L Compressor VIN: JNKCA31A61
A/c work real good when first turned on and for most of they day. It took about 4 housr of running before compressor stopped working. There is signal to compressor or relay. High side pressure remains about 60-80 regardless of working or not. This is a variabl...
2005 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L locks in 4th 0r 5th gear VIN: KNDJD73355
I am working on a kia that locks in gear when the customer stops at a stop sign.I verified it once (it has happened 3 times in the last month), The shifter moves forward and back like you are shifting in first or second gear but the trans is locked in 4th or 5...
1991 Lexus LS400 4.0L Mil Lamp On & Off VIN: JT8UF11E6M
Customer stated that the mil lt comes on at various times but then goes off. I scanned computer and found the 2 codes listed. I did a continuity ck like mitchell states by disconnecting the computer connector and test between grd & each terminal. It tested goo... Trouble codes: 52 (1 Knock Sensor Circuit), 55 (2 Knock Sensor Circuit)
2001 Lexus IS300 3.0L headlight controller VIN: JTHBD18221
Left side worked intermittently, replaced bulb, then controller (used), now it works perfectly. Immediately afterwards, the right side started working for a minute or two, then there is a buzzing from inside the headlight assembly, and bulb goes out(visually i...
1993 Mazda 626 LX 2.0L engine vibrated VIN: JO11MO03LK
chek timinb marks are ok. check timing its ok. replaced three engine mounts thes were bad. but engine still vibrated at idle. please if you any idea let me know thank you
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...
2002 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.5L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JA4MW51RX2
Vehicle originally came in with a cylinder # 6 (p0306) misfire, had original wires and intake had to come off to check spark plugs. So we recommended wires and spark plugs once we removed wires and plugs we noticed oil soaked plugs and wires.replaced valve cov... Trouble codes: P0305 (Cyl. 5 misfire)
2005 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L Mechanical VIN: 4S3BC6332P
I am checking for a friend who wants to by a Subaru 2002 to 2005 and had heard the the had head gasket problems. I don't do many Subarus so if any of you are subaru fans could you help me out, is there a issue with head gaskets for these years. Thanks for the ...
1990 Toyota Corolla 1.6L No Start, Stall VIN: 1NXAE94A1L
I know this is no excuse, but we're not to familiar with toyotas over here. So let me start by thanking you for your time in advance and give you what i started with. This car has come to us for the first time, its a good customers mothers car. Vehicle came in...
1995 Toyota Corolla 1.6L engine VIN: 1NXBA02E3T
yes this car came in i pulled the codes all was there was multi cyl missfire someone else has already replaced the coolant sensor. what happens the car will start sometimes then other times it wont start unless u spray carb spray in throttle body when it doesn...
1999 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Hesitation VIN: 1324546475
Well this one has me puzzled. First of all this is a california emmisions vehicle. Had a p0171 code, lean bank 1. Brought in for a poor running condition and low power. removed the exhaust before the cat conv and power was regained. replaced cat converter an... Trouble codes: P0171, P1133
2002 Toyota RAV4 2.0L clutch toast VIN: JTEHH20V92
We're about to set in to replace the clutch on this AWD RAV4. Mitchell says remove engine and trans as a unit. I think we did one of these a couple years ago with engine staying in vehicle and supported from above- The chore is all the bolts/ brackets associat...

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1998 Honda Prelude 2.2L trans, converter VIN: JHMBB624XW
Customer didn't want to fix, but I disconnected the solenoids and put into gear and didn't stall. So problem was in their somewhere or the computer was commanding on tcc when it wasn't supposed to.
2006 Kia Rio 1.6L oil control valve VIN: KNADE12316
Thanks for all the replies, torn back down double checked everything, put back together this time with kia oil filter and no light on.
2002 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L No Start VIN: 3N1CB51D82
Well found a voluntary recall for the crank/cam sensor replacement, so i put those in first, they come from the dealer in a 3 pack- 2 cam, 1 crank sensor. That did not help. Thanks go out to Calvin, Frankie, and Steven the ecm was not powering up the fuel pum...
2003 Nissan Sentra Limited Edition 2.5L No Start VIN: 3N1AB51A63
Thanks to all that replied! Customer took car to Nissan. They replaced ECU AND Programmed,problem resolved. Trouble codes: 1610 (nats malfunction).
2006 Nissan Altima SE-R 3.5L 2-3 Shift Harsh VIN: 1N4BL11E86
Sory it toock lo long to post fix but we order a new Valve body for transmission and it felt like it tock for ever to get it. So we install it and that was all we needed to do. thak you guys.
2007 Nissan Frontier XE 2.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1N6BD06T27
Ok I pulled the PCV hose and found it full of oil. Replaced PCV and ran it found filled pcv hose with oil again. Compression tested with no concern. By passed PCV hose at intake manifold and ran engine for 50 miles smoke cleared and ran fine. Reconnected PCV h...
1999 Subaru Legacy Outback Limited 2.5L oil temp light VIN: 4S3BD6857X
thanks to all who responded the problem was that a terminal slipped back in the connector at the resistor located on the passenger strut tower. as soon as i looked at resistor i seen the purple insulation pushed back i knew i had the problem. thanks again to ...
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