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2003 Honda Pilot LX 3.5L engine VIN: 2HKYF18433
Last week we did some maintenance on this vehicle. No leaks or seaps were present of any kind. Customer returned this morning with a significant oil leak. The leak appears to be coming from the engine/transmission mounting area. Cleaned off the oil and put in ...
1999 Kia Sportage 2.0L alternator VIN: KNDJA6237X
this ones a pain in the but i have put 4 alternators on this tihing in the last month all seem to leave charging between 14.3 - 13.9 volts all napa parts then a week later car comes back no charge no aftermarket systems hooked up
2004 Mazda 6 i 2.3L Starting VIN: 1YVFP80C94
we put analternator on. disconnected the battery during service. the car acts like alarm is set. dash lights come on but no fire at starter during cranking. tried to disarm by opening door with key but no luck. i only disconnected the negative cable. security ...
2005 Mazda 3 i 2.0L timing VIN: JM1BK12F15
Just wondering if anyone knows if the engine timing tool kit for a mazda 2.0 is the same as the ford 2.0 mainly the TDC locating pin that goes in the side of the block. Cant seem to find any info on it and mazda is no help. They want me to buy the tool and I a...
1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA21DXS
Hi all, i have this maxima that keeps throwing code p1335 crank pos code and a knock sensor code. car dies sometimes and is a hard start at times. we replaced the crank sensor after testing wiring to computer which was good. still getting codes. however, durin... Trouble codes: P1335
2001 Nissan Sentra SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 3N1BB51DX1
car came in with misfire, poor acceleration, occasional [...] rough idle. I am posting this to show my repair. Smoked the intake, noticed smoke from the EGR vent. removed egr valve motor assembly, and lifted up on the valve spring retainer for the EGR valve. Idl...
2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L no shift VIN: JN1CA31D81
Hello all, This car was towed in Friday, customer complained of no power, said he could not go over 20 mph, car ran fine but had two codes, p0500 and p0720, after sitting over the weekend I drove it again. The car would not shift, also the speedometer and th...
2004 Nissan Frontier XE 3.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GDJ7H1P7R
Hello everyone and thank you for taking the time to help me with my request. I have a customer whose truck needed inspection and emissions. I ran the emission test and it showed DTCs that are listed, p0455, p1402, p1448, and p0441. First we asked us to just re... Trouble codes: P0455, P1402, P1448, P0441
2007 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0L No Start VIN: 1N6AD07U07
Scan tool won't talk to the engine ecu.You can get into the bcm,and do BI-DIR controls.In powertrain trans ecu only shows up,it shows a comm code-u1000.The nats system appears to be in lock out mode,security light on ,but won't initialize.We tried the other ke...
2002 Subaru Outback L.L. Bean 3.0L Compressor VIN: 4S3BH80682
Hello subaru techs, Just replaced the compressor and dryer on this sub because the pressures were extemely eratic. Customer says ac worked great for a week, now the new compressor we got from the dealer has a very loud humming noise under a 1000 rpm when the...
2006 Suzuki Forenza 2.0L high beams VIN: KL5JD56ZX6
hello all and thanks for your help. Vehicle came in for a failed NC state inspection due to high beam indicator inoperative.After testing i found that the indicator does work but only in flash to pass mode,and high beams also only work in flash to pass mode.I ...
1999 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L NO Overdrive VIN: 4TAVL52N2X
HI there and thanks for the help. I have this 2wd Tacoma in with the A43D auto transmission. This unit is a non electronic unit that only has an Overdrive solenoid bolted to the left side of the transmission. This customer states that he started intermittent...
2000 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXBR12E5Y
im having trouble with this corolla 1.8 has a p0171 lean and its running always on +22 fuel trims i replace maf sensor and clean fuel injectors, checking fuel pump performance i have 3-4 amps average with a good wave pattern, but im not sure if that is ri... Trouble codes: P0171
2007 Toyota Corolla S 1.8L vibration
Hey guys I have a 2007 Toyota corolla with automatic transmission, vehicle shakes at high speed when driving for about 10 mins. Steering wheel shakes and vibrate very bad and rumbles with or without stepping on the brakes.I have replaced new brake pads, new ro...

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1996 Honda Civic LX 1.6L No 1st, No 4th. VIN: 2HGEJ6320T
This trouble maker is fixed, with a lab scope at the pcm we confirmed that the main shaft speed sensor was dropping out when first put in gear. Having already installed a re-man pcm we knew that we could rule the pcm out. The odd thing was that the main shaft ...
2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4L Battery VIN: 1HGCM56643
Well after many test and retest the battery was replaced and problem has not returned. Thanks to all that replied.
2003 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L Brakes VIN: SHSRD78823
Thanks for all the suggestions. I found the brake fluid was contaminated. The shop that replaced the Master cyl must have bench bled it and not flushed the rest of the system. I was unable to duplicate the complaint either before or after the repair so I'm no...
2003 Honda Civic DX 1.7L compressor VIN: 1HGEM21543
Thanks to all your replies especially Richard from the Big Apple.The problem was the compressor,Changed compressor and it works fine. thanks again.
2002 Isuzu N NQR 4.8L Dash VIN: JALE5B14X2
Thanks to Jay who e mailed me the wiring diagrams, I was able to trace the problem to the ABS Module. I disconnected the module and that eliminated my short. I ordered the module, took a week and a half to get, installed the module and all is good.
2001 Mazda Miata 1.8L Hesitation VIN: JM1NB35321
Jerry from WA and Michael from BC both suggested the IAC valve as the source of the noise. Nelson from PA recommended that I smoke the intake or look at the injectors for the cold hesitation. I disconnected the IAC valve and the noise goes away-of course the C...
2002 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JA4MW51R02
First of all thanks to all who posted replies and I apologize for taking so long but customer took car and just brought it back to me. I ended up removeing the restriction in the vacuum line to the delay valve. Small ball that was plugged up pretty bad. I remo... Trouble codes: P0401 (Insufficient EGR Flow).
1995 Subaru Legacy 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Acceleration VIN: 4S3BD6355S
OK thanks to all who helped, it ended up being a timing issue, the keyway had stripped and sent the crank sprocket spinning. I have no idea why the marks were set when i checked them at first but I went to rotate the crank with a wrench and noticed the belt wa... Trouble codes: P0303 (Misfire cyl 3), P0304 (Misfire cyl 4).
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