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2006 Hyundai Sonata LX 3.3L engine VIN: KMD4A1D3Y6
Hi all, first off the VIN is incorrect,I'm posting from home and forgot to grab the VIN before I left work, sorry. What I have is a 2006 Sonata, 3.3 liter which has a light knocking noise from the front engine area on cold startup. What I would like an informe...
2000 Infiniti G20 T 2.0L Battery light VIN: JNKCPLLAXY
Hi guys last time it was in we did a winter inspection which involves testing the charging/starting sytem. Alternator and starter both passed. Battery was at the end of it ropes being 8 yrs old. Replaced battery and did another sytem test everything good. So ...
1998 Kia Sportage EX 2.0L Misfire VIN: KNDJA7231W
This is a new customer, she has been to 5 mechanics so far trying to chase down a misfire on cold start up and disappears after engine reached normal operating temp. I extracted trouble codes P0300 P0301 P0302 P0303 P0304, test drove it and it seems to run fi... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire), P0301 (1 cylinder misfire), P0302 (2 cylinder misfire), P0303 (3 cylinder misfire), P0304 (4 cylinder misfire)
2004 Kia Sorento LX 3.5L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: KND9C73364
This vehicle came to us for a misfire. Misfire was intermittant. At first the truck would misfire under load and at idle, intermittantly. We pulled and replaced the plugs and the misfire went away under load. Intermittant misfire still at idle, but only when h...
2002 Lexus RX300 3.0L power Steering VIN: JTJHF10U62
Customer came in with a complaint of a loud noise in the steering when turning the steering wheel at slow speeds like trying to park. She claims she only hears it when the car is cold and in cool to cold weather. She claims the sound is like the power steering...
2001 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L engine VIN: 4A3AA46G61
vehicle came in with a horrible engine vibration.First thing we noticed, was all the mounts were broken.customer took vehicle to another shop to replace the mounts.Vehicle still vibrates.Actually the engine vibrates at about 2-2500 rpm's.I now have the vehicle...
2004 Nissan 350Z 3.5L A/c Controls VIN: JN1AZ34E54
Car is like new very low miles. Sometimes and only for a few seconds or a minute or so. The a/c controler lets air blow through the defrost and sometimes hot air out of different vents On it's own. No logical reason at all. Then it goes back to working properl...
2000 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L oil pump VIN: 4S3BH6863Y
rebuilding this engine, simple question hard to find answer. The oil pump plate which is screwed on to the rear of the pump, should it have a sealer on it before assessmbly. I have done several screw tighten jobs in the past and have always found the red silic...
2004 Subaru Outback H6 VDC 3.0L Unknown VIN: 4S3BH89674
Vehicle exhibits what feels like a torque converter clutch shudder or a rapid 3/4 hunting shift at steady highway speeds; it is intermittent, but present often enough to be an issue. I also think the torque converter lockup is harsh, but customer hasn't notice...
2005 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5L awd ckutch VIN: 4S4BP61C65
this one is a stumper. it seems as soon as i get one figured out another shows up at my door. here is a short history of this vehicle. originally came in with a binding when turning, we verified the complanit and yes as soon as you started to turn the wheels o...
1991 Toyota Camry 2.0L transmission VIN: 4T1VV21E1M
I have a 1991 Toyota Camry DX 2.5L V6, A/T that has a "clunking" noise when shifted from park to reverse and reverse to drive. This only happens when the vehicle is warm and not at all when cold. Had the transmission rebuilt but still has the same condition. M...
2006 Toyota Camry 2.4L Air Conditioning VIN: 4T1BE32K46
*** Do NOT REPLY This car is fixed, This is to add to fixed database*** Symptoms: Customer complained of no A/C. Upon inspection noticed the air conditioning light blinking. Hook gauges and static pressure are equalized at 75 psi. Turn the A/C button off then...
2009 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8L Fuse Links VIN: JTDBL40E99
Please help toyota techs,the battery was jumped backwards and now the fuse bar (clear platic top) has failed but i think more is wrong i tried to bypass the bar by hooking power to stud and still have no power to the efi 1&2 fuses and the etcs fuse was blown.i...

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1986 Honda Civic DX 1.5L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JHMAH5327G
Interesting that I don't have any usefull information to close this post, but my rating would be severely affected if I did not leave any information?? Is it useful to let everyone know thanks for the posts and the tips. I do believe I tried every one at lea...
2006 Kia Sedona LX 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDMB23386
Thank you very much for the replies... Took the advice of many and flushed the motor with BG engine flush. I changed the oil 2 times after as well. Drove the car for awhile, and eventually the misfire/poor idle condition cleared up! I couldn't believe it. ... Trouble codes: P0018, P0300, P0302, P0304.
2003 Lexus RX300 3.0L Electronic VIN: JTJGF10U13
Replies confirmed that the ATF temp sensor is part of a short harness, part number 82125-06010, that passes through the transmission case and attaches to several solenoids etc. inside the transmission. The wire is serviced through the trans pan. Other than bei...
1995 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L Throttle Cable VIN: 1N4BU31D2S
Cable assembly on order, quick swap out, non dealer stock item. Need to wait 3 to 5 days for part. Cable under hood was in very good condition considering it is exposed to the road dirt. Don't know why the end in the cab failed, unless it is a stress point. No...
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