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1998 Acura CL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 19UYA2258W
hello we have changed the e.g.r. valve cleaned passages to the e.g.r. valve replaced rear o2 sensor code keeps coming back p0401 it is saying exhaust gas recirculation cooling swithching valve inadequate flow i am now stuck any help thanks
1996 Honda Prelude S 2.2L No Start VIN: JHMBA8146T
Hi. can any one help one this one. car come in with missfire,check and find out the igntion spark plug wire defective. after tune up the car no strting any more. it has no spark but there is injector pulse, remove and repalce the new coil and new distributor s...
2003 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Timing Belt tensioner VIN: 5FNRL18043
First time doing a timing belt, water pump, tensioner & oil seal replacement on one of these engines. Just want to be sure I don't screw something up due to lack of knowledge. Both AllData and Mitchell have a gap in the disassembly instructions for the hydraul...
2006 Hyundai Tucson Limited 2.7L heat VIN: THU23FGB66
was hoping someone has run accross this in this car. . have hot air out of drivers vents and duct work. as you get closer to the passanger side the air gets colder. about 45 degrees differance in temp. this is a single zone system.. coolant full, a/c is off. o...
2007 Hyundai Tiburon SE 2.7L clutch disc VIN: KMHHN66F07
Hello fellow wrenches, This car pulverized the last throw out bearing. Everything in the inside looked good, so thought easy R&R. When trying to put in gear the car tries to go forward when pushing the shifter into first gear. Same deal when trying to put in r...
2009 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L MIL Lamp on, subtractin fuel trim
Hi gang,This was off our used car lot,we got it@ auction 3 wks. ago,had ck. eng lite for fuel system too rich@ Idle=p2118,+ po172 Bank1 sys. too rich. Watched short + Long term fuel trims= Both long+short look good when cruising or accellerating,But when sitti... Trouble codes: P2118, P0172
1997 Lexus ES300 3.0L No Start, no MIL VIN: JT8BF22G9V
Hello fellow techs, i am the 3rd shop to get this vehicle. it was delivered on a hook for a no start. The other shops changed the ckp,fuel pump, and performed a tune-up. not sure the purpose of the tune-up since it has no fire but back to my problem. after che...
2007 Mazda CX-7 Touring 2.3L fuel gauge VIN: JM3ER29337
vehicle was in rear end collision, body shop sent to us because vehicle ran out of fuel when gauge showed 1/4 tank, when brought to use with fuel added showed 1/2 tank on gauge, vehicle has two sending units one on fuel pump one stand alone, pulled both and fo...
1999 Mitsubishi Montero Sport XLS 3.0L cooling system VIN: JA4MT31H1X
Mitsubishi Techs /other & fello members I need HELP! This is a regular customer his 1st complaint was running hot at hwy speeds. So we started with a new thermostat & coolant. He said it helped a little so then we replaced the radiator & fan clutch. now he co...
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D31
This car came in with a P0400 (EGR Insufficient Flow)I first looked for blockage and found none. I have ested the temperature sensor (this is what the ECM uses to determine the EGR flow) and it was working properly, the voltage drops well below 4.5V as it warm... Trouble codes: P0400 (EGR Insufficient Flow)
2003 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L Sway bar VIN: JN8DR09Y13
Hi there. Kind of a wierd one. This Pathfinder was in for regular service and a noise in the rear (which turned out to be a broken rear sway bar) but while checking over the vehicle I notice the front sway bar has been making contact with the inner tie rods. S...
2009 Nissan Murano SL 3.5L cabin filter VIN: JN8AZ18W79
Just purchased and brought in for service. The oe cabin air filter is substantially bigger than the access slot under dash. The removed filter was a nissan filter and checked to verify if correct. It was mildly wadded up as it clearly is oversize to fit. Nissa...
2005 Subaru Legacy GT Limited 2.5L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BL676X5
Had a good customers son drop his legacy gt off after another repair center had replaced clutch.son has taken back to that shop twice only to be told its not their fault. Anyway the check engine light is on with the p0500 speed sensor a code. Also the abs ligh... Trouble codes: P0500 (Vehicle speed sensor A. fault)

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2004 Acura TSX 2.4L Timing chain VIN: JH4CL96974
Thank you all. Every one said stretched chain. One said possible actuator problem. Customer does not want to spend the money at this time since it uses oil and the transmission fluid is black. Thanks again!!!
1999 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.5L timing belt idler bolt VIN: KMHWF35V7X
We replaced all hardware and put factory belts and idlers in place. The oem parts did have a differnt fit and finish, oem belt was made by gates in Korea? There is a definite difference in OEM parts and aftermarket. Had bolt inspected by metalurgist, single te...
2003 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Compressor VIN: KMHDN45D33
Well I suspected a low charge and brought the pressures up tp 230/32. The low side fluctuated between 27-32. The customer needed the vehicle back and came and got it. I managed to get the system not to cycle. I really dont believe its fixed and was under a tim...
2005 Hyundai Tiburon GT 2.7L Clutch VIN: KMHHN65F05
The clutch disc has its name on both sides, but it will only sit flush one way. Thanks for all the help
2005 Infiniti G35 X 3.5L Mechanical VIN: JNKCV51F75
Changed oil and added Lucas oil treatment significantly reduced startup noise. I am going to disassemble front of engine and check tensioners. Thanks for taking time to reply
1999 Isuzu Trooper S 3.5L Transfer case/TOD system VIN: JACDJ58X3X
I found that the Blue VSV on the front axle was not working.The resistance value was the same on the blue vsv as the grey vsv (they are mounted together)but when I energized the blue vsv with the powerprobe,no click.The VSV's share the ground circuit and that ...
2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: KNDJA62391
Thanks for all the replies. Matt from Mass. and Nick from Florida nailed it.!!! Like Matt said, to confirm this problem, we need to remove crankshaft spracket. by just removing timing cover, all the marks line up and looked ok. That is where we missed it. Foun...
2003 Mazda Tribute LX 3.0L Stall VIN: 4F2YZ92B13
Thanks to all who replied.Fixed vehicle and went on vocation. After replacing crank sensor,the crank signal improved to normal,but engine misfired,no codes.Vehicle had new wires,but 2 were shorting out.I had worked on a difficult vehicle the day before and wa...
1998 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L air bag VIN: JN1CA21A5W
Unfortuneately, every time the SRS light would illuminate, the customer would bring it in but I was never able to retrieve a code. He will be visiting the dealer for further diagnosis. Thanks to all who took the time to reply to my help request.
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