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2000 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Engine VIN: IHGCG6584Y
Sold this vehicle and it is back with oil consumption issue. We did a oil change with regular mobil 520 before selling.Customer is using 1 qt every 3 days. Ive read where the oil rings can stick but havent seen any of these articles state as much oil usuage as...
2007 Honda Civic Si 2.0L Gear VIN: 2HGFG21547
The steering loses power assist during a right turn and will bind coming out of a turn. A bad torque sensor??? There are no codes present. Thanks in advance for the help!
1999 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.5L Hesitation VIN: KMHWF35V4X
We checked timing belt alignment and this is okay. The customer says the car lurches, which it does. No power, pops back at times through intake manifold. We found the OBDII scan tool MAF reads .001 gms/sec and on genysis MAF reads, 24 gms/hour. Not sure if th...
1999 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.5L timing belt idler bolt VIN: KMHWF35V7X
This appears to be an isolated event but I am looking for some comfirmation from other techs. The idler mounting/pivot bolt broke off clean with the block on this car after running 100 miles from the timing belt/water pump, and idler change/service. All parts ...
2006 Lexus GS300 3.0L Locks,Mirrors VIN: JTHBH96S36
Hello that car came to us from a body shop it had left front headlight replaced and minor repair on left front and set there for around 2 weeks, when it was competed the door mirrors are inop they will fold just the glass adjusters do not work and the vehicle ...
1996 Mitsubishi Montero LS 3.0L Ride VIN: JA4MR41H8T
HI there ive got a 1996 Montero LS(3.0l) At 85km/hr ive got a mad vibration that shakes the whole vehicle. On a hoist(suspension loaded and unloaded) vibration cannot be duplicated. This is driving me crazy so any help would be appreciated! Thanks, Mike
2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Woofer speaker VIN: JN1CA31A11
Hi guys I have a question about speakers on the speaker + how much voltage should I have? Whats going on is the woofer speaker is not working it has five wires going to it the red is fused power and I have that, blk is ground and it is good, grn/wht is the on ...
2002 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1DA31A62
Hello all, This Maxima came in on a trailer and the plugs had been neglected since new so were replaced. I did find codes for ECM and ETC but it ran very well with new plugs until it warmed up and died and would not restart. I replaced the ETC and again it ran...
2005 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L Transmission, cluster, signals VIN: 1N4BL11D05
Vehicle came with several electrical problems- turn signals flash externally but no indicators in instrument cluster but while on, the trip meter flashes thru all its different messages or modes such as compass, Trip a & b, 3 lines or blank. It does this goofy...
2006 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L engine VIN: 1N4BL11D16
eng. knocks possible main bearing noise very slight. has anyone ran into this issue before with the 3.5 litre at only 31k miles. Cust. has allways used the proper weight oil in this veh. veh has never been abused. or overheated. {help apreciated}
2005 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0L Four Wheel Drive VIN: JTEBU14RX4
Toyo techs i need some help on this one.this 4runner has got me ripping my hair out.the vehicle came to me from auction so i have no other history. It arrived with both amber and green 4x4 lights flashing.i checked the transfer and add actuators and found issu...

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2003 Acura TL 3.2L module?? VIN: 19UUA5643X
to all the tech that help me with this problem thanks. i have solve the problem. i had to go through all the code that i have found in the car. problems are egr stuck close rough idling replace egr, iacv hole was clog clean throttle body and the iac passage ad...
1992 Honda Accord DX 2.2L Excessive Emissions
as many of you techs mentioned egr ports.i applied vac to egr very fast and engine stalled.i than slowly applied vac to egr and engine ran rough but did not stalled.found 4 ports plugged.cleaned up and pasted emission test,thanks for your the way,egr i...
2005 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJC73395
Thank you to everyone who sent a reply. Most said it was more thank likely a cat and some offered some ways to try to check it. The bad part is, nothing came through as a definate "yes its bad, no its not bad" way to diagnose it. I HATE guessing at repairs and... Trouble codes: P0430 (Catalyst Efficiency Bank 2).
2004 Mazda RX-8 1.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1FE17324
Installed 4 new coils, ignition wires and spark plugs. Runs like a champ. Thanks for the help. Trouble codes: P0301.
1999 Nissan Frontier SE 2.4L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6DD26S6X
This battle is over and on to the next one, had several factors that muddied the waters, first was not always in failure condition, second was the only change we saw was the injectors going over 20ms, third was wanting to try a air flow sensor, none readily av... Trouble codes: P0440 (EGR Flow).
2004 Nissan Sentra 1.8L Engine VIN: 3N1CB51D64
Thanks for the help everyone. The consensus was that they are the same block and head. I did find out that the intake and the exhaust manifolds are different so I am swapping them to keep this CA legal.
2004 Suzuki Verona S 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: KL5VM52L34
had an itching feeling maf was lying so i unplugged her and car started and ran beautifully drove great normal fuel trims. so first tried cleaning ran like garbage plugged in unplugged great. so i just decided to pull the trigger and installed it this mornin... Trouble codes: P0121, P0171, P0174, P0300, P0102, P0562.
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