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2001 Acura TL 3.2L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 19UUA56661
car cut out for about 1 to 2 seconds after you warm it up then go into a store or something for about 10 min come out and give it gas(very random) dosent want to go.. we put a trans in it a year ago and he said that when he started noticing it.. it dosent feel...
2003 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L Blowing fuses and starter engages in reverse VIN: 5FNRL18093
I have a doozy here guys. We replaced a timing belt last week on this vehicle (2003 Hoda Odyssey 3.5 V-6) as a maintenance job. Vehicle came in yesterday on the hook with a no start. Checked it out and found no spark. Found fuse 7 (ignition coils) blown. Repla...
1999 Mazda Protege ES 1.8L Hesitation VIN: JM1BJ2219X
Well, here we are again. looking for help with a car from another shop?? This car had a bad engine in it and it was replaced with a rebuilt engine. When the owner picked up the car he was told that it needed a fuel pump. When we connect a fuel pressure gauge ...
2008 Mazda CX-7 Sport 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM3ER29398
Vehicle has a fault code P2187. We have seen this fault before and the fix was always an updated oxygen sensor. Along with a new calibration for the PCM. However we can not seem to be able to pin point the problem on this vehicle. We smoke tested for vacuum le... Trouble codes: P2187 (Lean fuel idle)
2005 Nissan Quest 3.5L timing chain VIN: 5N1BV28U95
this vehicle was brought to us after spending a mounth at the nissan dealer they replaced the pcm and then told her it needed a timing chain upon arival i found oil extreamly dirty/overfull by 2 quarts. and the maf disconnected, did lof and reconnected maf the...
1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Accessories VIN: 4S38G6856W
hey guys have this subaru no speedo 1st question where is the speed sensor and does anybody know what is common with these trans? or dash any help would help thanks
2000 Subaru Outback 2.5L Fluid VIN: 4S3BH6658Y
Hello friends. We have this nice import with repeat trans fluid leak appearing to be coming from bellhousing. We pulled the transmission to replace the convertor seal. Reassembled, road tested 10 miles, all looked good. Gave back to the customer, started leaki...
1988 Toyota Pickup 2.4L engine VIN: JT4RN63A7J
Came to me with overheating problem and white smoke out of exhaust, compression test with cold and hot engine, all cylinders have between 175 to 180 psi with all plugs out and throttle wide open, also pressure tested and found slow bleed off but no exterior si...

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2003 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHDN45D23
After some more testing, I did deem the ECU to be faulty. I did some homework and found that a used ECU could be swapped in and not need programming, up until a 2005 year model. I put in a used ECU and drove the car for 2 plus hours without any hicups or stall...
2006 Mazda 6 i 2.3L Unknown VIN: 1YVFP80C16
I took the car to a local transmission shop where we do a lot of business with. They told me the transmission had internal failure and needs to be taken apart to see whats going on. i just got a used transmission and installed it for free just cause i am a nic...
2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 2.0L No Start VIN: JA3AH86C16
Using the tuning software Ecuflash. I disabled the immobilizer by going into the "ECU [...] (FAA)" and change "bit 3" to "0" from "1". I also went into misc and into immobilizer and entered into the cell FFFF, to disable it.
2008 Nissan Xterra S 4.0L srs VIN: 5N1AN08U78
thanks to Bob and and Marty for the pointers on the connector locks. That was the problem. I had to plug and unplug the drivers module twice to get the code to clear but the right side pretensioner only took one try to clear. I found that when the old controll...
2002 Subaru Forester S 2.5L manual shift VIN: JF1SF656X2
they say you never see it all. we did all things suggested, changed the gear oil, unloaded the detent springs for the shifter rails & finally removed the tailshaft and foud the mainshaft to be bent. by rotating the input shaft you could watch the rear mainshaf...
2005 Toyota Tacoma 4.0L Little heat at idle VIN: 5TEUU42N65
Hi everybody, I do not think that I fixed the problem I just made it less noticeable and my customer is okay with the result. We flushed the heater core again and the heater hoses from the water pump to the core. We started the motor and check flow to the heat...
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