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1994 Acura Integra LS 1.8L No Start VIN: JH4DC4458R
Hello all, let me get to the point. :) Customer comes in states she took car to midas for oil change, they suggest 100,000 mile check up. Say she could use a tune up but car is running ok. She tells them to go ahead and tune it up. They change only plugs, wire...
2001 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1HGCG66851
2001 Honda presented with leaking balance shaft seal found that the seal scored the pump housing replaced oil pump timing belt and seals; vehicle towed back in with broken cam clean break at pulley to cam mating, obtained a used cam and installed found that #2... Trouble codes: P0300, P0303, P0304
2002 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L new clutch noisy VIN: KMHDN45DX2
I wish I never saw this car. We pulled the old clutch out and it was actually quiet but worn out, we did notice that the back of the diagram towards the trany looked like it had been rubbing on something . Figured something got in there and caused that. We ins...
2001 Isuzu N NPR-HD 4.8L Cylinder Head VIN: JALB4B1461
I need head bolt sequence and torque
2005 Isuzu N NPR 6.0L gauge fuse
First off sorry for no VIN as I'm doing this from home. I'm hoping someone has seen this before. This NPR will blow the gauge fuse and cause it to be a no start. the gauge fuse is in the middle of the dash behind the radio in one of the 3 hidden fuse boxes. wh...
2002 Kia Sportage 2.0L diiferential VIN: KNDJA72392
this kia came in vey noisy in 4 wheel drive and pulling very hard to the left. it does not pull at all in 2 wheel. an inspection should the front drive shaft was rusty and not able to move in and out.. we repalced it. when i pulled the air hoses off the front ...
2001 Lexus IS300 3.0L Battery VIN: JTHBD18261
Customer drove car all day with no concerns, came home and parked car in garage. Customer went out to garage a couple hours later and states his car was making a rapid clicking noise from relay box near battery, he inserted key in ignition and turned to run an...
1993 Mazda Miata 1.6L driveline VIN: JM1NA3511P
This vehicle came in with bad pilot bearing. We installed new clutch assembly and flywheel,and had the trans rebuilt. No problems with trans customer just wanted it since it was out. We also put a new drive shaft in. Vehicle now has a noise under accell and de...
2003 Nissan Altima S 2.5L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11D23
We got this Altima in for a no start condition pulled codes have a p0340, p0335, and p1614. Customer said he had replaced the cam sensor already code does not go away. I scoped cam sensor no square wave replaced it with nissan kit with cam and crank sensors. N... Trouble codes: P0340
2004 Nissan Altima 2.5L No Start VIN: 1N4AL11D24
hi guys i have this nissan altima came from a next shop the problem is that sometimes the car do s not start no codes and sometimes it starts up no problem . fuel psi 52. crank and cam new from the dealer . check data looks good ect ok . scpoe cam and crank lo...
2000 Toyota RAV4 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HP10V8Y
Came in with PO401--replaced EGR--came back on next day--replaced every VSV valve and have cleaned ALL passageways multiple times. I finally test drove vehicle myself and I felt it lacked power. Checked cat converter and levels were off the charts. Replaced pa... Trouble codes: P0401

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2004 Acura TL 3.2L Wheel Speed Sensor VIN: 19UUA66234
2003 Honda Element EX 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5J6YH27523
thank you to all that responded. the valves were tight very tight esp.exhaust. the valve cover was not that bad. once done a short road test and the fuel trims returned to normal. camshaft still looks good this cutomer is very good about oil changes.again than... Trouble codes: P0172 (System too rich).
1994 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L No Start VIN: 4S2CY58VZR
The problem turned out to be the crankshaft gear for the cranksensor n('94-'97 different), so thankyou for all that helped. Sorry it took so long to post a fix/summary I did not open the request on my account so it took awhile to figure out how to close it. th...
1995 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Hydraulics VIN: 4S2CY58V8S
Well, the vehicle is finally fixed, system was bled using various methods, finally the damper assy was bypassed with a custom brake line, clutch pedal has never been better, kickback is minimal. Apparantly you can remove the damper without adverse affects, ho...
2001 Isuzu Trooper LS 3.5L heated seats VIN: JACDJ58X81
Well, this is going to be pretty humbling! The switch that I thought was for the seat heater was actually for the mirror heater. When I put my reading glasses on I realized the symbol on the switch was actually a mirror and not a seat. My vehicle does not have...
2006 Isuzu i-280 2.8L engine VIN: 1GGCS19856
We are giving up on this one. Checked and found no fuel injector pulse. Appears to be the ECM which must be reprogrammed by the dealer when replaced. Unfortunately they have closed the dealer here in Austin Texas and the nearest one is in San Antonio (about...
2002 Mazda Protege5 2.0L All Gears VIN: JM1BJ24532
thanks for the info received. the problem was the wrong flywheel/flexplate. the vehicle did not have a spacer behind flywheel, the correct flywheel has a different off set. i think the engine from japan is a 1.8 not a 2.0 and that could have been the problem w...
2003 Toyota Tundra 3.4L 4x4 VIN: 5TBBT441X3
Finally fixed toyota today. Found problem in the rear actuator motor of transfer case, interior had worn out so when activated the rod slides but made no contact to switches replaced actuator at transfer case and vehicles 4X4 worked perfectly. thanks for all t...
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