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2002 Infiniti QX4 3.5L Mechanical VIN: JNRDR09X52
this car came in with the check engine light on and on investigation found it to be P1145. after a little looking around this car had almost no oil in it. this customer has done this to us a few times now and usually it is okay after clean oil. the last time t...
2002 Isuzu N NPR 4.8L steering wheel VIN: JALC4B1433
hey iatn. let me first thank anyone that helps me out on this. i have a 2002 isuzu npr diesel in the shop and my customers complaint is that the steering wheel is hard to turn when sitting still. i verified this complaint while at idle in gear. the power steer...
2008 Lexus GS350 3.5L ignition VIN: JTH0E96S88
I have inherited this from another shop, key doesn't operate the ignition, remote doesn't function but battery is good in remote, led lights up when buttons are depressed. The fuses for the systems listed in "Anti-theft" are good, and power is supplied to all ...
2000 Mazda 626 LX 2.0L 2-3 shift VIN: 1YVGF22C6Y
first towed in for no movement. had trans rebuilt, and found broken low direct drum. evgerything else inside was beautiful. customer picked up car and drove for two weeks with no problems. then one morning it would drive for about 2 minutes and nuetral out. fo...
2004 Mazda 3 i 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BK12334
Thanks in advance. We installed a used engine in this vehicle. The used engine seemed to be in very good shape, clean on the inside. Replaced all seals, oil pan gasket, plugs, etc. After vehilce start up there was a noise only on accell. The noise was coming f... Trouble codes: P0012
2004 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: JA4LS21R04
Vehicle came into our shop with coolant leaking from the rear of the right cylinder head gasket. Removed both cylinder heads and replaced gaskets. Engine ran fine before the repair. After the repair, it has a slight rough idle and a slight back fire in the exh... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Cylinder Misfire)
2002 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L Abs VIN: JN8DR09Y72
Thanks to all in advance, anyway, this customer complains of abs light coming on at random, no codes in system, light will come on & go off, speed unrelated, most of the time when you start car in morning light is off, however later it will come on at random, ...
2003 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11D23
Another fun one. This car came to us from another shop... The car was running perfectly when it was brought in to the other shop (as I am told) They put a timing chain in it and now it wont start. They had codes for crank and cam pos sensor so they changed the... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam Position Sensor)
2004 Nissan Frontier SC 3.3L Timing Belt VIN: 1N6ED29X14
We just replaced Timing belt, water pump, timing belt kit and all the hoses. I test drove the vehicle on a long drive and it was running smooth. About 50 miles into the drive the motor lost power. Got it back to the shop and the Timing belt was shredded. I don...
2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L No 2-3-4 Upshifts VIN: 1N4AL11E55
This vehicle came in with a "There is something wrong with my transmission" complaint. After opening the hood it was obvious that the vehicle was in dire need motor mounts as the top right mount was in pieces and the engine wanted to jump out of the engine com...
2007 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 2.5L cruise control VIN: JF1GD61637
hellow,need help withs this subaru,cruise control light is flashing,dont know where to start cheking,not sufficient information on hands for this vehicle,any help will be welcome.
2007 Subaru Outback XT Limited 2.5L Intermittant mill. VIN: YS4BP63C47
Customer complaint of check engine, cruise control lamps Illuminating but going off and on. Intermittent symptom. We tried our Snap-On Solice but does not talk to Engine or transmission but see's the ABS/Air bag ecu's. Tried our California State Smog machine (... Trouble codes: 000 (No communication with Engine or Transmission ECUs), 000 (No communication with Engine or Transmission ECUs)
2007 Suzuki Grand Vitara 2.7L Ticking/tapping VIN: JS3TD94457
Hi there, thanks for the advice on this one. I have this 2007 Grand Vitara 2.7 in with a ticking/tapping from the RF area of engine at the valve cover up near the cam sprocket area. I see plenty of problems with chain tensioners on the older years but have no ...
1998 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Control module VIN: JT2BF28K4X
I feel somewhat snakebit on this one. Car came to me with flashing TRAC light and ABS and check engine light on. Customer said the TRAC light began flashing after he replaced left rear strut and stretched the wheel sensor wire. I pulled flashing ABS code and I...
1999 Toyota Tacoma SR5 3.4L Temp Guage VIN: 4TAWM72NAX
This vech is a 2.7 4cyl and I saw no option for engine size. This vech pegs the temp guage all the way hot 10 seconds after startup. The scantool shows a coolant temp of 99 degrees and the coolant guage is peged all the way. If I unplug the coolant temp sendin...

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2005 Acura MDX 3.5L gauges, windows, dash lights, VIN: 2HYND18955
Replaced VTM-4 module. Unable to clear all codes and activate module. Took vehicle to Acura for help. Two days later they had cleared codes and activated new module. They wre not willing to share the details of what they did but the vehicle is fixed.
2004 Kia Optima EX 2.4L ignition VIN: KNAGD12674
Thanks to all who replied. This car is finally running again. The wheel was bent. It had a little shiny spot where it had rubbed. I replaced the ring and sensor and belt. Thanks Again.
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L noise VIN: JT6HF10U2Y
we traced the noise down to one of the hanger bearings in the driveshaft. we opted for a used driveshaft. we put it in and the noise is gone at this point.
2006 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0L Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6AD06U76
Thanks for yours impute my initial idea was good clogged exhaust only not the first converters but the second, after downstream O2. Car have full power, no misfires. fanny is the first converters was good when we replace them, inside was not broken as I expec... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire).
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