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2003 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L Misfire VIN: 5FNRL18963
Alright, car came in with 8 codes. p0300, p0301-p0306, and p1399. It would misfire alot, more so when accelerating from idle. So far replaced plugs, pcv valve, adjusted valves, and cleaned egr system. Also did idle relearn procedure. Van runs alot smoother now... Trouble codes: P1399
2006 Hyundai Sonata GLS 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5NPEU46F96
This car came in running poorly. The front bank is dead, all cylinders. They all have spark and inj pulse. Replaced CAM sensor with no change. Compression is 150+. Converter is right at the manifold, testing back pressure showed fluctuating (bouncing) between ... Trouble codes: P0018 (Cam Crank Correlation), P0300 (Multiple Cylinder Misfire)
2006 Kia Optima LX 2.7L Wheel Sensors VIN: KNAGE12406
Replaced 3 wheel sensors, need to know how to register sensors, will a snap-on solus do this ? or is there another way ? thanks joe
2001 Mazda Tribute LX 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 4F2YU09101
This Tribute came to our shop with a complaint of the rear wheels locking up and the feeling of 'fishtailing' during a sudden stop, on dry pavement. There is no ABS, but nevertheless, the lady has owned it since new, and this just began the last two months. We...
2003 Mazda Protege ES 2.0L Cruise Control VIN: 1JM1BJ2260
The protege is not cruising,customer complaint is that the cruise ccontrol does not activate, if we hit the cruise button the dash light does come on the dash for only a second then turns off, so we can not activate the cruise at all, i cannot find any trouble...
1993 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1HJ01F9P
Hello everyone, 93 Maxima V6. NO Start. Tested for spark -- YES, Injector Pulse -- YES, Fuel Pressure -- YES (40 KO and 60 with return line pinched). Engine cranks but won't fire. If I spray a little starting fluid it starts and runs for a couple seconds then ...
1995 Nissan Pickup XE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1N6SD16Y0S
Good afternoon, I am fighting this Nissan truck, It will not idle or accerlerate with the mass air flow sensor pluged in, if the sensor is unplugged it will idle and acclerate as if nothing is wrong. Replaced the MAF twice, no change. Pin tested the ecm per t...
2009 Nissan Altima 2.5L No Communication VIN: 1N4AL21E29
Vehicle came in for TPMS light on and we checked tire pressure and reset the system. After this the vehicle stays in 1st gear and will not shift, and the check engine light came on and the yellow key light came on. Checked all fuses and checked the voltage at ...
1995 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L A/C system VIN: 4T1SK12E6S
This is a strange one. Cust states no a/c. Turn on switch it lights up normally DOES NOT BLINK. No comp or fan engagement. Blower motor works great on all speeds, and airflow changes properly on def, floor, vent, ect. Jumped out pressure switch, nothing. Repla...

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2008 Mazda 3 i 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BK32F58
This car is fixed! We went back through the compression and leakage test. The compression wasn't too bad, with cylinder 3 a little lower than the others. The leakage test was done with 3 of us listening to the car. We could not really hear anything coming ... Trouble codes: P0303 (Misfire cylinder 3).
2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.4L Compressor Clutch VIN: 4A3AC34622
I finally found the PCM. It is located between the heater box and the firewall. Very difficult to see but if you remove the right side air bag and glove box, you will see one end of it. You have to remove the air duct in order to get to the PCM. However, the p...
2005 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L heater VIN: 1N4BA41E45
well, after 3 days of off/on work, flushed system 5 or 6 times, bought an air lift to purge system, removed hoses from core and filled with coolant to be sure, removed hoses again and put flush acid in core only and sat overnight,flushed again,installed new fa...
2005 Subaru Outback XT Limited 2.5L Cuts out VIN: 454BP67C05
Thanks for the replies, I used a boost gage and found the noise started at 7 lbs boost. I started looking for a pressure leak in the intake sysyem. Found a bad gasket at the hose between the intercooler and intake. Replaced hose and gaskets. Runs fine now. ... Trouble codes: P0021 (a cam over advanced).
1978 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.2L Clutch VIN: FJ40296006
Many thanks to Bob [...]! The fix was to substitute the original 13/16" slave with a 3/4" slave from an earlier application. The smaller bore gave us, as Bob suggested, 15% more travel at the slave.
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