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1997 Honda Civic DX 1.6L compression VIN: 2HGEJ662XV
Hi Everyone, Customer has 97 Civic, Claim to be loosing 1-2qt oil between changes. Exhaust shows black and sooty but not real oily, Only 20# Compression on #1 and runs like it as well, all others are good. Performed leak down test and shows good with less than...
2003 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L continous monitor VIN: KMHDN45DX3
I have a question about the continous monitor on this car, mifire show ready,fuel show not ready,ccm show ready. I never seen a continous monitor show not ready, whats causing that? Any ideas... First time seen this symton and I dont even know where to begin. ... Trouble codes: P0010, P0077
1999 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L Accessories VIN: JM1BJ222XX
Hello all of you car audio\ alarm experts, looking for a little info here: this Mazda is the vehicle I have in the shop, but the question is actually generic... I was wondering if the wiring harnesses & terminal pin locations on remote car starters are standar...
2003 Mazda MPV ES 3.0L low engine vacuum VIN: JM3LW28A13
hey guys got a mazda van in here with a rough idle/check engine light. seems to run fine under load. has bank 1 and 2 lean codes and cat efficiency bank 2. the bank 2 cat is glowing red after just a few minutes of idling. 10" of vacuum at idle... first thing ...
1998 Nissan 200SX 1.6L No Start VIN: 1N4AB42D0W
Hopefuly theres a nissan tech to help.customer was driving along and the car quit.not a hesitation,noise nothing car died.i have checked the normal stuff.no codes.good spark,fuel and inj.pulse ok.i even tryed starter fluid and not a pop or a fart.so im thinkin...
2006 Subaru Forester X 2.5L slight misfire intermittent VIN: JF1SG63606
Vehicle brought in for timing belt. 2 weeks later, customer came back and said vehiclescheck engine sometime flashes (p0304). Have taken apart 3 times and checked timing marks.Dead on. I have even counted teeth in relationship to crank mark. Still does it inte...
2000 Toyota Celica GTS 1.8L unknown VIN: JTDDY32T5Y
Hey guys I have a strange one here. The car came in with a whining type of noise mostly cold, it gets better when the car is warm. The sound I am hearing is almost identical to a dry power steering pump or power steering system with air in it. I removed all dr...
2009 Toyota Prius Touring 1.5L Starting VIN: JTDKB20U39
Can someone tell me at what CCA rating to test the small 12V battery at. I'm pretty sure I'm going to need a battery cause there is water in only 2 of the batt. cells and I'm only getting 5 volts before charge.

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2005 Honda Civic EX 1.7L lock cylinder VIN: 2HGES26785
My fellow technicians. First I would like to thank the 10 technicians who took their time to reply to my post. Your help was greatly appreciated...the fixed for this one was a new key and lock cylinder. the key that the customer was using it was a after market...
2004 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: KMHWF25S44
You guys are right. I had checked the belt and felt fine. I put the marks to top dead center and the belt has noticable slop. Pep boy just put a belt on it so its going back. Thank you IATN. Trouble codes: P0340.
2007 Hyundai Tucson GLS 2.0L overheating VIN: KM8JM12B67
First thanks to everyone taking the time to respond to help request. As I stated in notes ect was replaced and all circuits tested for continuity, tested ok. we replaced ecm with new unit and problem is now corrected. thanks for the help Trouble codes: P0125.
1996 Infiniti Q45 A 4.5L Abs VIN: JNKNG01DXT
2006 Lexus RX400h 3.3L Heater/Air Cond. VIN: JTJHW31U26
First of all I want to thank everybody who replied to this request. In my effort to train an up and coming electrical person I assigned this job to my technician. He did a great job with the cylinder however while reconnecting everything he bent a pin in one...
2004 Nissan Quest SL 3.5L no start VIN: 5N1BV28U44
thanks to all that helped. ended up being the dealer told me it needed timing components and it wound up being both cam sensors. van runs good now. customer very upset with dealer.
2008 Nissan Altima 2.5L warning systems VIN: 1N4AL21E58
Sorry for the late reply. After much driving i finally decided that the codes seemed to all connect in some way to the instrument cluster. I was able to take the cluster out of the dash & put against my knee. One time while driving the lights & gauges went nu...
2005 Subaru Outback XT 2.5L Surge VIN: 4S4BP67C05
Thanks for your input guys! I was aware of the flash for surge in hill country that most of you suggested, but my problem occurred all the time, on the flat as well as hills, so I didn't think the flash was on target. I found the previous shop had installed af...
2007 Subaru Outback XT Limited 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 4S4BP63C07
Hello folks, Sorry for delayed posting but this POS is now all torn apart at the dealer and they claim it needs exhaust valves and "most likely" new piston rings for a high oil consumption concern. Only $6300 according to Suburu and claims he missed the 60...
2007 Toyota Corolla S 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1BR32E77
Thanks to all that responded. In answering some questions,(1) Yes i did replace the complete assembly with pump. (2) Yes i did blow out all vent hoses including filter. (3)The toytoa dealer said that there was an ecm update that was done two years ago.Currentl... Trouble codes: P043E, P043F, P2401 (Evap), P2402 (Evap), P2419 (Evap).
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