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1994 Acura Integra LS 1.8L No Start VIN: JH4DC4457R
This car was handed over to me with a new distributor, ign switch, and main relay. After a 10-20 minute drive, and following shutting the car down, vehicle will sit for 10 minutes then fail to start, much like a failed main relay. This problem is very intermit...
1995 Honda Civic LX 1.5L Speedometer VIN: 1HGEG8550S
Hi folks, I have been trying to figure out why the speedo on this car keeps intermittently reading too slow, or bouncing. Sometimes it will be reading slow and then bounce up to the correct reading. We have tried two other used instrument clusters with basica...
2007 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L tire psi- TPMS VIN: JHLRE48327
We have a 2007 honda crv. This vehicle came for inspection and the customer stated that his (TPMS) lamp was on in fact it was . We got the codes 32-35-36 ordered a tpms sensor and replaced the left rear sensor. We used a snapon verus to re code the sensors. du...
1995 Isuzu 4700 466CID repair procdure VIN: 1HTSCAAP0S
i am trying to replace rear govonor cover gasket on a bosh injector pump 6 bolts hold cover on and linkage is atached to cover and pump how do they come apart to replace this gasket we have no info told us this was a simple hour and a half job i no...
2007 Mazda B3000 3.0L Steering VIN: 4F4YR46U07
Customer complained of steering wheel shudder. Took it out for a drive and whenever I hit a pothole, steering shudders wildly until vehicle is slowed down. Found power steering pressure like leaking and replaced. Took it out for a drive again and the same thin...
2005 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4S4BP62C35
the car came to me for cv axles, belts and fluids. after returning the car to the customer, she said there was a bad vibration that wasnt there before. the vibration is pretty bad. it occurs while at a stop, in gear with the brake pedal applied. i tried runnin...
2004 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L brake light VIN: 5TDBT48A44
got this customer that has a intermittent brake light on the dash that comes on. it is random some times when starting the vehicle it will be on and stay on till the key is cycled off and on agian.other times it will come on while driving. dont know if any oth...
2007 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXBR32E47
Looking for help on this Corolla and also on a 2000 model. Both cars have returned multiple times with repeated coil failures on #1 cylinder. We have no spark, but power and signal to coil. The 2000 model's owner has a son that is a tech at a Mississippi Toyot... Trouble codes: P0301

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2004 Lexus RX330 3.3L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2T2HA31U34
I did disconnected the battery for an hour to let him try and he call me back after a week and the gas mileage getting better but he still want to go to dealer to get the computer update.Thanks for all the help. Trouble codes: P2197.
1986 Nissan 720 2.4L No Start, bat was hooked up ba VIN: JN6ND16S6G
help was redundent of what we wrote we had a second bad used computer, "BUT OF COURSE" it came off a running truck, SURE IT DID. Trouble codes: 23 (normal with a no start), 24 (normal with a no start).
2006 Nissan Titan LE 5.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1N6AA07AX6
Had to do: 1. Acc Pedal Release Relearn 2. Throttle Valve Closed Postition Relearn and 3. Idle Air Volume Relearn(had to do all 3 steps manually as I don't have a Consult II). Must do these 3 relearns in this order IF the TB, MAF or Accel Pedal assembly are ... Trouble codes: P0102 (Mass or Volume air flow circuit LOW), P0113 (IAT sensor circuit 1 HIGH).
1998 Subaru Forester L 2.5L Misfire VIN: JF1SF635XW
fist i want to say thanks 4 the help douglas you are the man i watched that circuit shut off then replaced iac valve and all is good thank you so much jimmy
1994 Toyota Camry 3.0L Cooling Passages VIN: J2ESV228H3
sorry it took so long but this vehicle was on the back burner while i took care of the daily workload in my one man shop. as a reminder this is a 1987 camry with a 3sfe 2.0 not a 94 v6. the cooling system is just fine after the treatment of clr i spoke of in t...
2006 Toyota RAV4 2.4L compressor VIN: JTMZD33V76
concluded that the compressor has failed. customer declined the repair. no fix. thanks for the info
2008 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5L Electric Magnetic Coupler VIN: JTMBK31V68
Thanks to those who replied The bearing noise I had was coming directly from the ft of the rear diff. out of the electro magnetic coupler. The ft bearing was bad in it..I could not find a replacement bearing anywhere. I installed a used diff w/coupler w/25k o...
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