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2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5FNRL3864B
Customer came in for check engine light on- found multiple cylinder misfire codes- the car only will act up usually on the first start up of the day and can last for up to 10 minutes- we know that the car will misfire on every cylinder bank 2- cylinders 4-5-6 ...
2002 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L brakes VIN: KM8SB73D62
Vehicle is back with right rear brake rotor hot and seizing on, suspect problem other than previously thought hand brake shoes coming on or staying on. Any problem known with master cylinders or brake hose problems on these models affecting one wheel in partic...
2003 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.7L Long crank VIN: KMHWF35H43
this car has extended crank times most of the time, there are no codes or engine light & once it starts all is ok. has anyone had this problem?
2004 Hyundai XG350 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHFU45E94
hey all, Got this hyundai that's giving me trouble. Fuel trims are at -20, o2 senors are switching and seam to be reading accurately maf voltage is 1.5v at idle. According to my modus and Mitchell @ idle maf should read .5v its exactly 1v off. sensor had alrea... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175
2001 Lexus RX300 3.0L abs VIN: JTJHF10U91
I have a 01 lexus rx300 that intermittently applies the brakes. Most of the time we can duplicate it by stopping and then accelerating. Sometimes the front brakes apply some time the rear apply. No codes stored in abs system. All tires have the same tread. We ...
2002 Mazda Miata LS 1.8L No Start VIN: JM1NB35362
HI FOLKS , This one has a cam sensor code and won't start, installed and still has problem. Checked the timing belt and all is good, marks in line. Can any thing else cause this code other than a cam sensor? Like igniter or even the crank sensor, although it a... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam sensor)
2004 Mazda 6 S 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVHPB1D34
Hello all, looking for help on this 2004 Mazda6 V6 5speed sedan. Was lucky to have another good running car to reference - still not much luck. Had car for a while now. Should have posted something sooner. After warm up (10-15min) Car has bad hesitation which ... Trouble codes: P0172 (System too rich Bank 1), P0443 (Evap purge fault), P0011 (Intake cam too advanced did not return), P0022 (Intake cam too retarded did not return), U0073 (Can Bus Communication off intermittent)
2005 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4.0L trailer plug VIN: 5N1AR18W45
vehicle came in with factory trailer harness (4pin) with the right side signal/stoplamp inop at trailer pin did some quick checks looks like the wiring comes straight from BCM for the turn stop lights.. looks like the bcm burns/blows a circuit when there is a ...
2006 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 2.5L cylinder head gasket
in past two years i did five of this jobs , but all my jobs are done on older ej25 engines so no big problem there . but this is vvl sistem on camshafts and i never done cylinder head job on vvl cams. some people say that i need to buy for this job ...
1998 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L start in second shift to third no o/d VIN: JT2BG22K4Q
is this a failsafe mode for this trans or is there further problems? possibly a mechanical failure.

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2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8L Unknown VIN: 3WR54GT287
The customer could not be with out his car so wouldn't leave it. But after make some calls and doing some reaserch I think maybe the A/C clutch relay is sticking not allowing the compressor to turn off witch I beleave is causeing Evap to freeze up. Hopeing cus...
2001 Kia Rio 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNADC12331
Compression was 185-190psi on all 4 cylinders, Vacuum at idle was 20"hg, exhaust back pressure was .05psi at idle and 2.5psi at 2500rpm, engine appears to move air just fine. The only verifiable problem I can find is the MAF output voltages, but to have 3 in a... Trouble codes: P1166 (Lambda Bank Control Limit).
2003 Lexus ES300 3.0L Valve seal or rings VIN: JTHBF30G23
Thanks every one for spending time to give me advise, I replace the rear valve cover & PCV that fixed the problem, thank you, thank you all very much.
2006 Mazda 3 i 2.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: JM1BK14366
Thanks for the help BUt the customer did not wish to further test. They were happy the car ran and took it as it was. IF it malfunctions again I will post any further findings.
2003 Toyota Prius 1.5L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2BK18UX3
Thank you to everyone who replied. The HV battery was indeed too low to crank the engine, and we had no means to charge it. Called the local dealer and asked about the possibility of having it recharged (which involves a Toyota-specific charger of which there... Trouble codes: P3000, P3190, P3191.
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