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2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L No Start VIN: JHLRD18611
This vehicle has tons of miles. In pretty good shape though and maintenance has been done regularly. Belongs to a good friend of mine. I have tons of Dodge & Cummins XP but way out of the loop on this one. Initial checks found no spark to the spark plugs. Did ...
2005 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHDN46DX5
after driving the MIL keeps coming back on, shows P2251, open ground referance circuit to #1 O2. This vehicle has already had both O2's and the front catalytic convertor. Trouble codes: P2251
2004 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L extended cranking VIN: KNDJD73384
Symptoms began 3 days ago. When cold, you have to crank it over for over 30 seconds before it will start. While cranking it will start to hit on 1 or 2 cylds and finally start like it's flooded. Dealer put plugs in it 8 months ago. Once it's running, it runs g...
2005 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L transfer case VIN: KNDJC73364
Customer concern was binding while turning vehicle to the point that it would stop the vehicle. I found the TSB number referenced in short test description and completed the TSB. The problem persists, it is much much better, but is still binding in turns. I ha...
1995 Lexus LS400 4.0L Steering VIN: JT8UF22EXS
Thanks in advance. this one has been a pain , it came in for steering binding and hard . I replaced pump , rack and steering module . Took for test drive and steering was hard at idle . I replaced with another worldpack pump and seemed ok. customer came back a...
2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Timing chain VIN: 1N4AL11D75
Hello fellow technicians. I have one eating my lunch today. This car arrived as a no start blown head gasket coolant in #2 and #3 cylinders. R&R head for repair sent to machine shop for valve job and milling. I put it back together with new timing chains, guid...
2004 Subaru Forester XS 2.5L engine VIN: 1JF1SG6567
We have two Subaru 2.5 engines that we have performed head gasket repairs on for coolant leaks (other is a 2000) and now both are consuming 1.5-2 quarts of oil every 800-1200 miles. We have found no leaks, no performance issues, good compression on both engine...

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2000 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Hard start, no cooli VIN: KMHFKF35F6
iATN Members thank you once again for your help. The answer to my problem turned out to be one of spending to much time and not going back to basics. The cure was to be sure the right lead was plugged into the right connector. When checking connectors and appl... Trouble codes: P0343 (Cam shaft sensor high voltage input), P0118 (Engine temp. sensor high input/open in ground circuit between ECT and PCM), P0505 (IAC malfunction).
2005 Hyundai Tucson GL 2.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: KM8JM72D25
I can say this vehicle hasn't been back and hasn't acted up since but refrain from calling it a fix as I don't know what we did to correct the problem, adopting a wait and see attitude. Posts from techs were as follows, "check for cam jumped or cam gear spun o... Trouble codes: P0300, P0302, P0304, P0306.
2005 Infiniti G35 3.5L Hesitation VIN: JNKCV54E25
Thank you all for your time and correct answers, the flywheel was not set correctly in the dowel pin, there was one smaller hole for it to correctly fit, there were seven other hole that it would fit and bolt up :( . anyway it is gone. BTW as for a duel mas... Trouble codes: P0011, P0014, P0021, P0024.
2003 Lexus GX470 4.7L Transfer case VIN: JTJBT20X63
We did find one of the dowel pins missing, but to no avail. Internal inspection did not reveal anything. We did replace the operating sleeve and fork along with the detent ball and spring. The engine mounts appear to have quite a bit of movement, but the cl...
1990 Nissan 300ZX 3.0L crank shaft VIN: JN1RZ24A4L
Thank you to everyone that replied. The tech stated that he turned this vehicle by hand but he must have ment with the key. Must have left that part out, number one cyl had 2 valve heads broke completly off the heads are at the head shop and all should go b...
2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L No 2-3-4 Upshifts VIN: 1N4AL11E55
Well after coming to terms with the fact that I was going to have to get into this trans it was easy. This was every tech's nightmare have something that was obviously on the verge of breaking finishing the job in your bay. After towing the vehicle to my fav...
2007 Subaru Outback XT Limited 2.5L Intermittant mill. VIN: YS4BP63C47
We used our friends OE Subaru tool, we reprogramed vehicle, ECU for engine & transmission. We also removed connector for ECU's of eng/trans and sprayed contact cleaner on them which also doubles as a electron "enhancer". The vehicles check engine lamp and warn... Trouble codes: 000 (No communication with Engine or Transmission ECUs), 000 (No communication with Engine or Transmission ECUs).
1995 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Cuts out, on down shift VIN: 4T1GB10E7S
costumer states that the problem is fixed and has not noticed it anymore. i changed the oil yesterday and went on a test drive and could not get it to act up. if problem ever returns i will let everyone know the outcome. i pulled the crank position sensor when...
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