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1995 Acura Legend L 3.2L Mechanical VIN: JH4KA8263S
We did headgaskets on the car 2 weeks and when we got done we noticed blue smoke, before doing the work, i noticed it smoking but felt it was due to the headgasket, The car never started up with a miss after sitting so it wasnt that big of a leak and the proir...
1996 Acura TL 3.2L Mechanical VIN: JH4UA3654T
Hey team im working on this tl r/r a engine,i remove the trans and the engine as one unit not much room.my problem is wile disassembling the trans a little spacer fell out from between the trans and eng,it came from above the diff but not sure where it goes.it...
2007 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3L Hesitation VIN: JHMFA362X7
I have a 2007 civic hybrid brought to me because dealer finds nothing wrong.This is the first hybrid I have worked on so Im not sure where to start.Once in a hundred miles of driving it acted up. When it does it feels like the brakes are on,the harder you acce...
2006 Mazda 5 Sport 2.3L spark knock pinging VIN: JM1CR29L36
I have here this 06 Mazda 5 with a 2.3. THe engine runs great, no codes, however, its constantly pings or has constant spark knock. The mass air flow was replaced to try to fix this and it did not improve. The engine was rebuilt about 15k miles ago. compressio...
2003 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L A/T Oil Light on but very dim VIN: JN8DR09Y93
Car Came in with A/T Oil Temp light on very dim, Fluid perfect color not burnt, truck drives and shifts perfect, checked Alt putting out 14.4 volts all day load test charging system all ok, Checked grounds and cleaned, You can almost not even see the light on,...
2000 Toyota Tacoma SR5 3.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 41AWN72N0Y
customer concern was lack of power and hesitates,i could not road test it would barely run,it would back fire through the throttle body, checked cam and crank timing all marks are in time.checked for external vacuum leaks with propane no leaks found.truck ran ... Trouble codes: P0120, P0136, P0141, P0172, P1130, P0171
2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2T1BR32E75
this car has a severe buck/hesitation after it cools down. ie.sits for a couple hours, almost not drivable then suddenly clears out and runs fine until next cool down.Customer states problem started after ecm was replaced,no codes,no vacuum leaks,fuel pressure...

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1992 Acura Vigor GS 2.5L No Start VIN: JH4CC2650N
After further inspection we found a loose connection in the underhood fuse box. Thanks for all who helped Mark
2003 Acura RSX Type-S 2.0L No door locks,brake light on in dash, VIN: JH4DC53082
Hi Everyone. I just want to let you all know the problem was in the multiplex relay.Which is in the fuse box under the right side of steering column. A new on is 450 so the customer did not have that much money to spend so I put a used on in the car with no gu...
2002 Infiniti QX4 3.5L No Start VIN: JNRORO9YX2
thanks every body but while testing the vehicle it started and it ran for two days with no porblem at all and then it did it again so the customer send it to deale... the dealer said it was streched timing chain but i still have my douts thank any ways Trouble codes: P0021 (Bank 2 intake valve timing control range performance), P0011 (Bank 1 intake valve timing control range perormance).
2004 Nissan 350Z 3.5L radiator/thermostat VIN: JN1AZ34D74
I removed the thermostat assembly from the car to attempt to determine if there might be blockage in the radiator. There was no blockage when pumping water from the top radiator hose through to the bottom radiator hose. I installed yet another new thermostat a...
2001 Toyota Prius 1.5L HV main traction battery VIN: JT2BK12U71
yes we fix it...you dont have to replace all the hybrid battery, you can test each cell and it has 38 of them and carfully replace the bad once we do that here now good luck
2008 Toyota Sequoia Limited 5.7L Power retractable VIN: 5TDBY68A68
There doesn't seem to be any reset/relearn on these mirrors...Most pointed out it would need new mirror. Being this is the wifes vehicle, I am not ready to set out $700+ for a new mirror---will post update if I am able to repair vs. replace. thanks to those ...
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