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1994 Honda Civic EX 1.6L No Start VIN: 2HGEJ1120R
Vehicle was towed in with a crank, no start complaint. Went into the car to start it in the morning and started fine w/o any problems. There are no codes in the ECU memory and data looks normal. The vehicle has a new OEM FI main relay (customer had it replaced...
2002 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Oil Pump VIN: 1HGCG56442
This car came in for a routine timing belt. The oil pump housing was leaking so I pulled it to replace the gasket, The oil pump also drives the balance shaft which has to be timed. My problem is that the oil pump gear and the balance shaft gears do not have al...
1999 Infiniti I30 T 3.0L Airbag Light VIN: JNKCA21A3X
Thanks for your help on this one. Have not run into this before with a Nissan product. I have replaced the bags, belts, and module and cannot get the module to go into diagnostic mode using the method of pushing the door light switch. Also, the airbag light st...
2004 Nissan Murano SE 3.5L wont move VIN: JN8AZ08W34
A weird one here. This murano has no movement in any gear. when you put it in drive or reverse it just sits, I can feel it go into gear but when you give it gas, it wants to go but doesn't, the rpms just sit at idle. when put in neutral or park and floor it, t...
2005 Nissan 350Z 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1AZ34055
I need help in a big way on this Nissan - customer brought this in with an obvious misfire and a relatively easy fix (I thought). SES light was on/flashing with a DTC P0300 but no specific cylinder. I road tested the car and rechecked codes and found a P0306 s... Trouble codes: P0300 (multiple cylinder misfires), P0306 (6 cylinder misfire)

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1995 Honda Prelude Si 2.3L MIL Lamp on
the egr passages are now clean. thanks for everyones help. there is some confusion due to the fact that there are different engine settups. this vehicle was an Si with a 2.3 as opposed to the SH model with a vtech 2.2 .i remove the fuel rail for access and uea...
2002 Hyundai XG350 3.5L power steering VIN: KMHFU45E12
thanks for all the advise i recieved,custumer have no money to install high pressure hose ,so we help disconnect belt for power steering pump,our final view is there is foriegn materials in fluid system,(WHEN I OPEN LINE TO REPLACE PUMP fluid comes out & FILLE...
2003 Mazda Tribute ES 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, High Idle VIN: 4F2CZ06183
Well after long sleepless nights I finally realized my mistake. The vehicle appeared to have a vacuum leak but the smoke test would not reveal it. The reason was, I hooked the smoke machine up at the vacuum port of the PCV Valve. The whole problem was the pcv ... Trouble codes: P0507.
2008 Mazda 6 i 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVHP80C48
Yes we did condem the abs module as the culprit after more hours of testing, however, the customer declined the replacement cost of the unit from dealer $3000, and declined to have the unit sent too "modulemasters" for rebuilding...he did however return the n... Trouble codes: U, 2023 (network fault Tpms), U0121 (lost comm with abs Pcm), C1119 (Transfer input signal ABS), U1900 (Can Bus Fault Abs), B1318 (Body Mod).
2003 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 2.0L Cuts out VIN: JA3AH86F33
O.K,This was a strange one but not really expensive.#1 the T.P.S had two dead spots and we change it.#2 after changing the T.P.S. it ran more consistent but still acted like a rev limiter was kicking in at full boost so being impatient I change he plugs to NGK...
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR07YX1
Alot of time went into this and second guessed my self which is never good but hopefully it will help someone out in the future. It was all coils, But I did them all three times. Aftermarket Standard, aftermarket world pac Hitchai and FINALLY NISSAN DEALER PAR... Trouble codes: P1320 (Manufacter controlled ignition or misfie detected).
2001 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8L Vibration VIN: 2T1BR12E31
Received some great replies. Really want to change the remaining transmission mount that supports a good deal of the weight. We are waiting for the customer to return probably after xmas sometime so we can finish up and hopefully get this solved. For now the v...
2003 Toyota Camry LE 2.4L Horn VIN: 1HT34YERDF
I disconnected the horn button from behind the air bag and let the customer drive it for a week or so. The horn never sounded. However I hooked the horn back up at her request and it has been 3 weeks and the horn has not sounded on its own. Possibly the air...
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