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2003 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3L start clutch or belt VIN: JHMES9665S
This car sits for 6 or more months out of the year. Every year it seems that the battery is dead when the owner arrives in FL. I know that is normal. This year after charging the battery, I road tested the car, and felt the judder, which occurs shortly after t...
2004 Honda Civic DX 1.7L heater VIN: 1HGES16384
car came in for no heat, checked heater hoses and one was 160 the other was around 80 degrees, figured heater core was plugged, so i flushed it back and forth several times and check for heat again, still very poor heat, pulled heater hose of and started car t...
2002 Hyundai Accent GS 1.6L Charging VIN: KMHCG35C02
This vehicle was towed infor a no start no crank the alternator was not charging we installed a new battery and a reman. alternator.the charging system is now working fine however there are now sparks jumping across the rubber insulator of the crankshaft pulle...
2003 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHDN45D23
Hello to all, I have a pretty tricky one on my hands now. It is a very good customer of mine who is religious with repairs and service. On his way to work he said the car felt like it stumbled, cleared up, stumbled again, and died. He rolled to the side of the...
1989 Toyota Pickup 2.4L Engine
I am at a loss with this job. When I got the truck, the owners told me that it would stall on them. The engine was rebuilt by another mechanic about 20 thousand miles ago. That mechanic is now long gone. I found loose bolts everywhere, missing bolts, low oil p...

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1994 Honda Civic EX 1.6L No Start VIN: 2HGEJ1120R
Most everyone kept bringing up the stuff we all know about; ignition switch worn, FI main relay, distributor pickups, cap/rotor, etc. As it turns out, spraying water all over the distributor caused it to stall and not restart; apparently there was a leakage in...
1996 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Timing Belt VIN: CD5637TA11
thanks everyone for the help.removed the front motor mount.with some wiggleing and a little force it came off.had to replace it with a new one.had a hole in it from harmonic balancer.had to glue rubber gasgets.try to wiggle back in rubber gasgets came off.than...
2004 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KM8SC73E34
Ok, here's the deal. I was a little confused when I tested the system the first time, when I disconnected the hose AFTER the charcoal canister the voltage rose on the pressure sensor to 2.4 volts, as it should because the pressure sensor is on the tank side! I... Trouble codes: P0446.
1995 Lexus SC300 3.0L Cuts out VIN: JT8JZ31C9S
Thanks to all that helped out with this car problem.The fuel pump module and the ECU needed to be replaced,atfer running for 4-8 minutes voltage from ECU dropped out.The fuel pump control module never would stay at a 12 volts @ 1500-1800 rpm.Customer trading i...
2003 Mitsubishi Lancer OZ Rally 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JA3AJ86E23
Well, I had to ship it to the dealer. Yes there was a recall, But the customers didnt speak english and wanted me to just fix it. Well I guess the 03 Lancer is not J2534 complient. And I see in the Snap-On catalog that the Pass Thru Pro II is for 2004 and newe... Trouble codes: P0421 (Warm up efficency).
2004 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L First Shift VIN: 1N4BA41E94
After going thru this transmission again we found that a bushing an the main shaft had moved inreturn plugging the torque converter feed port
1995 Subaru Impreza LX 2.2L rear diff? VIN: JF1GC6357S
We flushed the transission transfer case. It did help and the customer is going to drive it and will think about fixing it or trading it. Thanks for all the great help all of you were right on the money.
2000 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L oil pump VIN: 4S3BH6863Y
Thank You to all that took the time to reply. No sealer on oil pump backing plate. Thread lock on the plate bolts. Of course sealer used between pump and block, replace and use care around pump to block seal.
2005 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5L awd ckutch VIN: 4S4BP61C65
so here is the [...] and the short of this, after exhausting all of my testing abilities i finally conceded to the fact that this vehicle needed to go to the dealer so that they could use the factory scan tool to do some additional testing. we took the car ther...
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