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1999 Honda Civic CX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGEJ6326X
Well this one is driving me nuts. This car came in a couple weeks back with a check engine light on, for a evap leak and when it was smoke tested I noticed a small leak from the canister area either the vent or the canister itself but because the screw were so... Trouble codes: P1457
2000 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L Trans Indicator VIN: JHLRD1866Y
Vehicle came in for a harsh shift and the D light flashing on the trans indicator. Scanned vehicle P1705 followed the pinpoint test and it stated unplug that trans range switch and see if the indicator shows any trans range position. It didn't and it stated to...
1998 Infiniti QX4 3.3L fuse 18 VIN: JNRAR05YAW
replaced fuse 18 keeps blowing vehilce will not crank
2004 Lexus LS430 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTHBN36F04
This code is set when the park neutral PID always indicates on, meaning the gear selector is in the park or neutral position, when the vehicle is in motion. The PCM provides a 12 volt signal that is taken to ground when the trans is shifted into park or neutra... Trouble codes: P0850
2001 Mazda Protege ES 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BJ22501
hi all,i have this protege in our shop that the customer bought at the local auction. above i have listed all the new parts that someone else had replaced before coming to our shop. vehicle has a P0172 system rich code and my fuel trims are reading -1.17 to-3.... Trouble codes: P0172
2003 Mazda Protege5 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JM1BJ24633
vehicle towed in with dead alternator and power wires burnt back 4 inchs from alt, replace alt and repaired wires, now vehicle will not idle have tried diffrent throttle body and iac, timing marks all still good. veicle will stay running with foot on gas and c...
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR09Y11
I have a pathfinder that wont pass for a state inspection because of a P0171 code.Truck ran fine when it came in,did a relearn and it ran like crap till the code reset.I cleaned the MAF with no luck.So I then replaced MAF seeing that they are a problem child w... Trouble codes: P0171
2001 Nissan Quest GXE 3.3L brake pedal VIN: 4N2ZN1ST21
I have a vehicle that brakes well but has a spongy brake pedal. The pedal will feel spongy for the first 2 inches when your apply the brakes. The vehicle stops fine and the pedal will sink about 2 inches then it stops and the pedal is firm. The pedal doesn't s...
2004 Nissan Quest S 3.5L Door Locks VIN: 5N1BV28U34
Okay, here's what I've got. We recently performed an oil & filter service as well as replacing a Control Solenoid Valve (VIAS). Within a few days the owner called back to complain that the doors were locking themselves without any one in the vehicle. He though...
2004 Nissan Titan SE 5.6L Abs/Slip VIN: 1N6AA07B14
Hello: Pretty straightforward repair at the outset: Had two ABS codes (this rig has traction control as well) C1105 and C1101 pointing to the right rear sensor. Renewed sensor with OEM, cleared codes and after 1/4 mile test drive began to see RPM signals on th...
2002 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: JF1GD29642
Thanks in advance for any help. Please bare with the length. This 02 WRX came to us with a complaint of MIL (p0303) and intermittent rough run. Guy bought the car when it was 2 years old and the MIL has been on & off ever since. Our Subaru tech did a t-belt a... Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304
2000 Toyota Corolla VE 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation VIN: 2T1BR12E3Y
The car has failed emissions and has bad hesitation. Its like it has a dead spot in the throttle response between 10 and 50 percent throttle. I have run all component tests on this car, checked o2 sensor 1, MAF sensor, TPS sensor, MAP sensor. no vacuum leaks, ... Trouble codes: P0171 (system too lean bank 1)
2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.4L Door Unlock VIN: 4T1BE32K82
It only locks when put on gear, but when it goes back to parking it suppossed to unlock but it does not question is this system uses a neutral sfety switch ti unlock the doors or i'm going to the wrong direccion; thank's for your help
2006 Toyota Tacoma 4.0L Blower Motor VIN: 5TEMV52N66
Vehicle came in with blower motor stuck on high, did the normal testing, bad resistor, replaced. Vehicle came back about a month later with same problem, did more test, talked with toyota, suggested blower motor cause off problem they have been having, went in...

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2007 Kia Sorento LX 3.8L interior dome light VIN: KNDJD73647
I found out that it was the diode that was taped to the wiring harness thank you to all that have helped me find the problem i had to wait 3 days for the part from kia but its ok
2005 Nissan X-Trail SE 2.5L removal of CKS VIN: JN8BT08V95
I wanted to thank the three techs that responded, the customer ended up taking the car to the dealer because we ran out of time on Friday. She said it took them 45 minutes to change the crank sensor, and the mechanic has his head burried in the back of the mo...
2008 Subaru Outback 2.5L vibration VIN: 4S4BP62CX8
Well sometimes you shoot yourself in the foot. When the valve covers gaskets were replaced the engine was raised in the air to remove them. When it was dropped back into position the drivers side alignment dowel hung up on the frame causing the vibration. T... Trouble codes: P0420 (Converter efficency code).
1998 Suzuki Swift 1.3L No Start VIN: 2S2AB21H0W
Hello there I wasn't able to fix this one. Mostly due to cust finances. I replaced the cam sensor with no luck, I replaced the crank sensor with no luck. I ended up putting a computer in it with no luck. Suggested coil packs but the cost was more than the car ...
1994 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT2AEO9B4R
We scoped,scanned, and tested everything down to even pinning out the ecm. Everything checked good. Not even a glitch anywhere. Frustration led to replacing the ecm as a last resort. FIXED. We went back to the old ecm and rescoped references, powers, and groun... Trouble codes: 14 (ignitor code).
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