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2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 4S2CK58W11
Having issues with a cold start on this Rodeo. Customer states it that started after fill up. Issue only happens when engine is cold . Ect less than 85 degrees. When its warmed up it runs good. It starts & idles high 1500-2000 rpms and then idle slowly comes d...
2002 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDUP131X2
We started this job with different code. Had evap vent solenoid code and replaced vent solenoid with factory part. Then came back 2 weeks latter with small leak code. Went trough everything to find leak. Smoke tested and nothing present. Does anyone have any h... Trouble codes: P0456 (Evap very small leak)
1993 Toyota Celica GT 2.2L hard start coold VIN: JT2AT86F6P
this car came to us with complant hard to start cold it has to sit over night and has to be 0 or below then will not start hard to start bring into shop let sit 10 minuts starts wright up runs like new have changed coil plugs has good spark now has code 31 bot... Trouble codes: 31
1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L Engine VIN: 4T1BG12K8T
Owner said she was driving car when a whine developed in the engine. It sounds as though it is coming from the timing belt area. I pulled both serpentine belts and whine is still present. Pulled timing belt covers and ran engine but could not determine what wa...
2001 Toyota RAV4 2.0L No Start VIN: JTEGH20V61
died while driving , no restart. has b2769 stored and returns after inserting key.both keys customer has are copyies and no chips in them, but has been driving that way for 1 year,can immoblizer be bypassed ? Trouble codes: B2796
2006 Toyota Tundra 4.7L No start / timing belt VIN: 5TBET34106
This vehicle ran perfect when i began the job. I used Alldata online and an Allied Timing belt book for procedure. This is my first 4.7 timing belt job. Labelled old belt before diasaasembly. painted marks on gears and sprockets. These marks matched the book a...

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1994 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Starting VIN: 1HGCD5666R
Sincere thanks for all the replies. A few said Make sure there's an injector pulse. I guess the main relay controls spark and inj pulse? I was getting fuel pressure but neglected to pay attention to inj pulse. Replaced spark plugs for good measure. replaced m...
2003 Infiniti G35 3.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JNKCV54E73
We tried a second throttle body, but the exact thing happened. We tried the snapon modis, it would go through the cycle and error out at the end. We called snapon and they told us the machine isn't working on the 2003 g35 and they have recieved many complain...
2005 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L wipers VIN: KNDJC73315
Chris was right. I could not get the wipers to properly park by moving the wiper ARMS. After removing the wiper motor and bracket, which is pretty easy, something just didnt look right. The wiper motor arm MUST be positioned roughly in line with the motor asse...
2002 Mazda Protege5 2.0L Suspension VIN: JM1BJ24542
Sorry for closing this post so late, customer had not come back since last visit. I don't have any useful info. at this point but it definitly sound like strut bearing like most said. I will update this if I can get the car back in, Thanks
1998 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1N4DL01D9W
well got this one fixed. i check the fuel trims and this vehical has "st alpha" and it will default at 100% if there is a problem.normal is 90%-110% and sure enough mine was defaulted at 100% so i removed the fuel filter and i couldnt blow thru it so i replace...
2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L Timing chain VIN: 1N4BA41E04
Thank you for all the great advice! I replaced all 3 chains & tensioners & all is good. I did not meet Mitchell time on it but I learned a lot!!
1996 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L No Start
first of all thanks to all who responded, its been along time since i couldnt figure out a car but yes it happens, i sleep on this one and took t belt of and found just like most of you guys said it has a inner timing mark on crankshaft sprocket. I had set it ...
1997 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Mechanical VIN: 4S3BG6854V
the subaru had nothing wrong on the head we pulled it off and looked and saw nothing so we think the bearings in the engine must be bad cuz there is some shavings in the oil
2005 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L rear suspension VIN: 4S4BP62C05
Hello IATN members. Well I have this car driving as well as it can and is performing as designed. I know I had allot of trouble figuring this one out and to be honest Iím not impressed at all with the handling and stability of this car. Compared to the 2000...
2006 Subaru Legacy 2.5i 2.5L Power Steering VIN: 4S3BL62676
vehicle was fixed by replacing the p/s pump and bleeding system
1999 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8L brakes lock up VIN: 1NXBR12E1X
Thanks for all the great input! I have fix the toyota. I went and checked the break push rod and it was a bit tight so I adjusted it and replaced the master cylinder. reblead the system and the brake have been working fine! Thanks again guys,
2003 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEBT14R83
Sorry guys, completely forgot about this post since customer never come back. But before the customer take the car, we finally able to get what codes was stored in it because the MIL stay on solid, it was P0301 and P0303 misfire. We swap both of those coils ...
2005 Toyota Prius 1.5L Starting VIN: JTDKB20U35
First, I would like to thank all of the responses we recieved. The customer picked up the car, we could not see any reason for the blown fuse. A few days later, his triangle light came on with an exclaimation point. He was afraid to drive so he towed it to ...
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