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1997 Acura CL 3.0L transmission VIN: 19UYA2259V
Customers tranny goes in and out of gear, and check engine light is on. When diagnosed on engine pc the code po720 came up indicatin that the countershaft speed sensor was faulty. I checked said sensor and nothing was wrong, it checked ok. Just confused wantin...
2002 Acura TL Type-S 3.2L Mechanical VIN: 19UUA56882
As simple as this may seem I have a customer that after about 30,000 miles the front brake rotors warp out. The last set I cut on the lathe before installing. I know that many of you will say heavy braker or who is rotating the wheels and hand torque them but ...
2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2HKRL18742
This van is rough at idle. Checked compression all good. Fuel trim is lean at idle. I am assuming a vacuum leak. Smoked intake and cannot see any leaks. I removed EGR and blocked off with no improvement. Does anybody know of any common vac. leak areas on this ...
2002 Honda Accord SE 2.3L Misfire VIN: JHMCG567X2
This vehicle came in overheating. We replaced the head gasket and resurfaced the cylinder head. Technician B failed to line up the rocker arms and bent intake valves and broke guides on cylinders 1 and 3 as well as the #1 mid rocker arm. I replaced #1, #3 in... Trouble codes: P1399, P0302
2003 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L Shift Solenoid A VIN: JHLRD78883
Hi Honda tech, I got this CRV from trans shop, solenoid A been replaced, I check the solenoid resistance, power and ground test, it work good. I try to test the ckt, according to mitchell and alldata, from PCM, C6 (blu/blk) go right to sol A, color don't match...
2005 Honda Civic LX 1.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGES16595
My wife's car. CEL on, Code for sensor #1 heater circuit. No wiring diagram (that I trust) so I first checked for continuity of the heater circuit of the sensor. I found none. Does this confirm my suspicion that she needs a new sensor? Trouble codes: P0135 (O2 S1B1 Heater Circuit Malfunction)
2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GL 2.7L power steering VIN: KM8SC83D11
the customer replaced the pump himself. the vehicle was brought to my shop for no assist at all. the rack was suspect so we replace the rack assembly. still no power steering. we then changed out the pump with a new one from our supplier, went through the blee...
2004 Isuzu FRR 7.8L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JALF5C1384
I was called in to look at this truck from another shop. The problem is an intermittent engine stop condition. It will run fine for awhile then just shut off like you turned the key off. After it shuts off it might start right up, or not start at all for a lon...
1991 Mazda RX-7 1.3L Brake pedal feel VIN: JM1FC3313M
Customer came to us with L/R caliper sticking when brakes warmed up and wanted new pads at all four corners. So we replaced both rear calipers and pads. Went to replace front pads and one caliper wouldn't retract all the way so we replaced the front calipers t...
2006 Mazda 6 i 2.3L Power Window VIN: 1YVFP80C26
I need help on the power windows on this car. I replaced the drivers power window switch & the wiring harness in the door due to the switch & connector were all burnt up & the windows were inop. All windows work from the drivers switch except the right front. ...
1991 Nissan NX XE 2.0L Hesitation VIN: JN1GB36C2M
Thanks ahead of time. Vehicle came in for low power.This Nissan NX runs well until about mid throttle. I can watch the advance on the scan tool and it goes from 30 to -6 at mid throttle. Plugs, wires, cap and rotor,oxygen sensor are new. Ignition timing is cor...
1997 Subaru Impreza L 2.2L Starter VIN: JF1GM4354V
Vehicle came to us as a customer new purchase, so no history is available. The problem is a very loud starter when starting. We first installed a NEW starter with no change. Then inspected the flywheel and found some ground and broken teeth, removed the transm...
1997 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L 1-2 shift VIN: 4TAVL52NOV
Hello, This Toyota won't downshift into first gear when the truck is moving at all. It goes right in to 1st as soon as the output shaft stops turning. Problem is much worse cold. Disassembled and inspected during bearing and syncro kit installation, and didn't...

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2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L park lamps brake lamps VIN: KNDJB72392
hellow..thanks for all the replies..the customer had a appointment to bring the car back monday, but the fuse blew again and his buddy found the short and fixed it, the cutomer did not speak english well and did not explain to me what the fix was...
2003 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L engine VIN: KNDJ073383
thank you to all who replied. after confering with customer. she is looking at trading it off. for now it just sits here. i agree engine replacement is best option. again thanks to all
2005 Mazda 6 S 3.0L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1YVHP80D45
Swapping coil #6 with coil #5 eventually caused a pending cyl. 5 misfire code. Coil is on back order from all surrounding dealers, and should be restocked according to Mazda in a few days. I'm not used to coil failure at such low mileage but this coil is the i... Trouble codes: P0306 (Cylinder No.6 misfire detected).
1999 Mitsubishi Montero Sport Limited 3.5L Alternator VIN: JA4LS41RXX
Huge Thanks to all of you that took time to help. After so many of you said that the cam seal is known to leak, I spent a few hours and pulled the timing covers off. I sold a timing belt with new everything but the old seals were NOT leaking. I sent all 3 alte...
2000 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L line pressure solenoid VIN: 3N1CB51D6Y
Vehicle is not fixed we did try new dropping resister and ran a new wire from resister to computer which one reply said had worked for them. I had a chance to talk to a tech at Nissan and was told in this situation they always replaced the valve body. Customer...
2002 Nissan Frontier SC 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6MD27YX2
i did not win this time.receive lots of good suggestion thanks to all who replied.i told the shop that vehicle was starving for fuel and adding propane made it run smooth,all vital signals were checked.maf,ect iat,o2,fuel pressure and value,valve timing ect,ec... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean bank 1), P0172 (Lean bank2).
2003 Subaru Outback 2.5L engine VIN: 4S3BH67583
Thanks for all your responses. Pretty much everyone hit the nail on the head. Doug from Kansas was right on. After installing another motor, the check engine light was on and the a/t temp light was flashing. Scanned and found p0778. Test drove and found trans ...
2010 Toyota LAND CRUISER 5.7L Key Fob VIN: JTMHY7AJ1A
sent to dealer for key code registration, my tech stream lite did not that particular option since it is for the aftermarket.
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