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1991 Honda Accord DX 2.2L No Start VIN: JHMCB754XM
Customer took his own car apart, brought it to me with the head off. Had head checked at machine shop and all was good. I tore front of engine down to do timing belt while re-assembling engine. Engine is back together with many new parts and hardware. Fuel pre...
2004 Hyundai Tiburon GT 2.7L High idle VIN: KMHHN65F24
Car came in for a stalling problem came in on tow truck, i got in and started car no problem had crank sensor code and found wires melted from exhaust. Replaced sensor and an b2s2 o2 due to it not working. Car left and came back with the idle sticking very hig...
2004 Suzuki Verona EX 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KL5VN52L44
the car came in with 6 codes, so I check the readings on the o2 sensors, found the rear bk2 oxygen sensor not moving much. Vaccum test all the evap related solenoids and check all hoses, seems fine. reset ECM, the car came back with front o2s slow responds and... Trouble codes: P0153 (O2 sensor slow responds BK2 S1), P0121 (TPS rationality check), P0442 (evap small leak)
2004 Suzuki Verona EX 2.5L coils VIN: KL5VN52L14
I just got this car very nice but is does not start.It cranks but won't start,that and the windows don't work at all.So here's my problem.SnapOn has no diagnostics for this at all.It's not even listed on the solis pro.I can't get any information that will help...
2000 Toyota Solara SLE 3.0L p0440 p0441 p0446 VIN: 2T1CF28P0Y
getting a beating by this evap problem and unsure where to go,could use any insight anyone has,have dealer gas cap coming in morning but am courious about possible reflash,passes smoke test,checked all vsv's and they test good,lines attached at all points and ... Trouble codes: P0440, P0441, P0446
2008 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.0L no crank VIN: JTEBU14RX8
Hi everyone, We towed in a 2008 Toyo 4runner with a no crank situation. Customer had already replaced the battery the day before and when we showed up for the service call, it too was dead already and tech noticed a burning smell near fuse box under hood. Also...
2010 Toyota Tundra 5.7L Daytime Running Lamps VIN: 5TFUY5F16A
2010 Tundra brought up from States to Ontario, Canada. Requires Daytime Running Lamps. Can the body computer be re-flashed at the dealer or do I need to install and aftermarket DRL module?

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1994 Acura Integra LS 1.8L No Start VIN: JH4DC4457R
Thanks all for the help. Installed a new coolant temp sensor (old one out of range). Customer decided to take the vehicle before we could verify the repair. Will hear back from them if this didn't fix the problem.
1995 Honda Civic LX 1.5L Speedometer VIN: 1HGEG8550S
Got it fixed! Thank you to all who replied. We sent out the instrument cluster and had the speedometer head rebuilt. Three of the responses indicated the likelihood of a bad speedo head. Timothy said this vintage of cars is known to have problems with bad spee...
2005 Honda Civic EX 1.7L MIL Lamp on, p0401 VIN: 1HGEM22965
Thanks for all of the replies...came to work early this am with a clear mind and found the wrong intake gasket installed blocking the egr port. After the fact the customer stated they had $2400 of work done on Long Island almost a year ago and have had a chec... Trouble codes: P0401.
2000 Hyundai Accent GL 1.5L overdrive VIN: KMHCG45G3Y
Thank you for the replies all were helpfull. Especially the ect sensor not letting engine shift into overdrive until warm. Customer decided he didnt want to put anymore time or money into vehicle. Stated vehicle wasnt worth the money to invest in fixing .Vehic...
2004 Kia Spectra EX 2.0L Headlamps VIN: KNAFE12274
I would like to apologize that I don't have any info yet. The customer lives out of town and has decided to wait until their next oil change to further diagnose. When the vehicle comes back I will put to the test the info you all have shared and post my findin...
2001 Mazda Tribute ES 3.0L Misfire
Thank you all for help. Customer do not have the time and money to fix the vehicle at this time, however he promised to bring back in a few months when he have expenses available. It was great help it has timing off on bank 1. Thank you all. Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303.
1994 Toyota Tercel LE 1.5L No Start VIN: JT2EL46S1R
I appreciate the help as always.I found that my wiring diagram was wrong and I was checking for power on the wrong circuit.I changed the pump and it runs great.
1994 Toyota Tercel LE 1.5L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT2EL43T3R
WOW, I guess I didn't think a temp sensor could actually cause a car to die when put into gear but it does. Replaced the ECT sensor and it started up and actually ran and idled even better than before. I let it warm up, put it in gear and it kept running. I...
2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8L headlights VIN: WX32184789
I rechecked everything possible and found no issues,I did however clean all 3 grounds and applied dielectric grease.The car appears to be fixed!Thanks for all the replies.
2007 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXBR32E47
Turns out this was a mistake on our end. The tech didn't plug the coil in securly on the 07 model. It seems to be fixed now. The 00 model is on the road again also. Will wit to hear from the customers.Thanks for the quick responses. Trouble codes: P0301.
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