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1995 Honda Civic DX 1.5L No Start VIN: 1HGEG8540S
Hello out there, This older civic is about to get my goat.It came in with a hard starting complaint when cold.I checked the timing belt and it was original and had jumped a tooth so replaced belt water pump,plugs,wires,cap and rotor.Still had hard starting so ...
2006 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L No spark VIN: 1N4BA41E26
This car came in, needing a water pump. We pulled the old pump, & replaced it with a new one. When we started the car, it run good, but had some timing chain noise, which was not there before we replaced the water pump. We figured we must have damaged the te...
2007 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L Surge VIN: 1N4BA41E87
Good Day!!! We need a little guidance on this Maxima!! On a cold (under 40f) start, it will hesitate and surge for the first 4-5 minutes, then work normally. Customer thought it was a trans problem, because you would be stepping down on accelerator pedal furth... Trouble codes: P1701 (TCM power supply- has not returned)
2001 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BH68611
thanks for the help in advance. we have a problem with the evap system setting a code p0456 after 2 drive cycles as it should. we have a leak somewhere i just cant seem to find it. I have smoked this vehicle several times and cant find a leak, replaced caniste... Trouble codes: P0456
2006 Subaru Forester X 2.5L no comm. w/scan tool VIN: JF1SG63666
Hello all, This vehicle came under my care after failing NCSI (North Carolina State inspection) for failing to communicate with the inspection machine through the OBDII connector. This vehicle has been modified to serve as a postal delivery vehicle. It has be...
1999 Suzuki Vitara JS 2.0L No Start VIN: 2S3TE52V2X
customer towed car in. no start no injector pulse or spark.he was told by another shop that its needs a crankshaft sensor. it might but one thing that bothers me is the cam sensor code. has good fuel pressure. there is a new cam sensor in it. will this set a c... Trouble codes: P0340
2003 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L abs VIN: JTDBT48A93
AFTER DRIVING FOR 20 MINUTES red brake lamp goes on and CODES C1223 AND C1247 set for, ABS CONTROL AND STROKE SENSOR. cant see how replacing calipers is related. custumer blames us. any insight would be helpful if this is our fault. sent car to dealer.

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2005 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJD73315
Thank you all for the replies. I am embarrased to say I didn't look at tsb's instead went right to IATN archives... Sorry. There is a tsb in Mitchell. we found low voltage to underhood connector per tsb, traced to resistance (poor connection) at pcm. we applie... Trouble codes: P1330 (Timing control).
2002 Mazda Millenia 2.5L belts VIN: JM1TA22102
lol, everyone was right..this did have an oil leak in the timing area. So i guess the plastic covers are cheap and they commonly deform wereas to rub on the belts. So replacing the covers is the fix. Also the oil leak was the front cylinder head oil cam plugs ...
2009 Mazda 3 S 2.3L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BK34389
I have been waiting for this customer to return so I can take another shot at it but he hasn't had any time. My guess would probably be on that purge solenoid but I don't have the car here. Sorry I couldn't post a fix but if I do see this car again in my sho... Trouble codes: P2177 (System to Lean B1), P2096 (Post CAT FT system to Lean), P0137 (HO2S12 Low Voltage).
1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS 2.4L balancer shaft VIN: 4A3AX35G5X
The solution is simple, call a dealership that actually has people that can do their job!The OEM bearings are readily available in standard and oversize , and aftermarket also.There is also a kit to convert the engine over to eliminate both shafts completely.S...
1993 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: JN1EJ01F8P
A grateful THANKS to all who replied. As most have you said, it was the reman. injectors that were at fault. Replaced the #4 cylinder injector and all my problems disappeared. Fortunately it was the accessible bank so it was no problem to replace it, again. Ne...
1998 Subaru Forester L 2.5L Oil Pressure VIN: JF1SF635XW
Don't Really Have Any Info To Offer. Customer Took Awhile To Think About What To Do And Have Decided Not To Go Any Further. Thanks For Your Time.
2002 Subaru Outback VDC 3.0L traction control VIN: 4S3BH89642
thanks to all that took the time to read and reply. Called in a favor from a buddy at the dealer. With a factory scan tool found the steering angle sensor was 7 deg. off. lined it up and did a relearn, all is good. Thanks Shaun @ [...]
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