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1996 Acura TL 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JH4UA265XT
2002 Acura RL Premium 3.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: JH4KA96542
Hi Guys This 3.5Rl came in with MIL and no drivability complaint. It has a P0401 and P0330. Pulled the intake and found egr passage completely clogged. I am ready to reinstall the intake but want to change the left knock sensor as the wiring all test good and... Trouble codes: P0401, P0330
2004 Acura TSX 2.4L a/c VIN: JH4CL958X4
Car came in for intermitten a/c cold, compressor would cycle , checked freon level and was low. pulled out freon to measure and then pulled vacuum about 30 minutes. went to recharge and it took the freon ok but whenn you start the car the high side goes to abo...
2002 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHCG45C72
Vehicle came to shop with an intermitten misfire worst under load. We change ignition wires, spark plugs, swap injector #4 to #2 and coils and still misfire in cyl. #4 So we Did a valve job on cylinder head and still the same. I notice that when it runs good i... Trouble codes: P0304 (cylinder 4 misfire detected)
2006 Hyundai Tiburon GT 2.7L im monitors VIN: KMHHN65F86
this car needs to be smog tested for sale. only problem is the im monitors will not go past three of eight. its been driven multiple times with the proper amount of fuel and the engine temp is ok. im thinking maybe weak o2 sensors although no codes come up. if...
2008 Infiniti G37 Sport 3.7L Cuts out VIN: JNKCV64E88
I have performed flow chart and I have not been able to find any thing wrong. Any help would be great thanks. Trouble codes: P0340, P0011
1999 Mazda Miata 10th Anniversary 1.8L Cruise Control VIN: JM1NB353XX
Hi there everyone and thanks for the help on this. I don't work on many mazda cruise controls but this one is acting freaky. The light illuminates on the switch and it will set, but continues to accelerate and then will drop out and then catch, just very errat...
2003 Mitsubishi Galant LS 3.0L Low Pressure in all Gears VIN: 4A3AA46H73
This car is one of ours that we are trying to fix for resale. It has an intermittent transmission problem that has me stumped. When starting off from a stop, It would rev up to about 2000 RPM and then slam into gear and nearly stall out the engine. It made no ...
2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart 2.4L No Start, Cuts out VIN: JA3AJ66F26
Camshaft sensor code??? And.. here we go. Previous repair was a broken timing belt and all valves bent. Repaired the vehicle approximately 300 miles ago, with the related repair history. Everything is great. Customer stops at the coffee shop drive thru (engine... Trouble codes: P0340 (Camshaft Position Sensor Circuit)
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D01
Weird one here. car came in with cel on. scanned car found p0174 last week.(THIS WAS A 5:00 SCAN CHECK). Advised customer car needs to be left. 2 days later car arrives, code still there. performed smoke test on engine-- no leaks. sprayed intake down for intak... Trouble codes: P0172 (Rich bank 2)
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11D92
well here we go again,i got this 2002 nisn. altima in the shop.this vehicle came to us not running.we had contaminated fuel and a cam sensor problem.this car is a drive time vehicle so with that we don't supplied the parts.we got the car running with new plugs... Trouble codes: P0011
2004 Nissan Quest SL 3.5L Chain guide VIN: 5N1BV28U34
This van has a failed chain guide and will not start. The plastic part slides around on the backing plate. The tensioner is fully extended and I suspect that the rear bank has jumped time. This is the first chain we have done on the V6 engine. Just a few quest...
2004 Toyota Tacoma 2.4L Mechanical VIN: STENL42N34
Other shop changed original transmission lubricant and installed 85w-90 GL-5 lube. Owner reported that immediately after truck was turned over to them that trans. shits very hard and "is crunchy." We need to know the OEM - Toyota lube to install in trans to ho...
2005 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L Electric window, & Wiper VIN: 5TDBT48A05
So this vehicle was brought to us by are local body shop after a minor collision occured to rear bumper, now rear electric window is inop and wiper as well, checked with launch scan tool and see that there is a code for butr can not go read out which code it a...

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2003 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3L Surge, Cuts out VIN: JHMES96623
Thanks for help. This was kind of interesting in the way #1 cylinder is all I would have for misfires. Disconnected egr and fixed. Ported out ports, replaced valve and all is good.. Thanks Nate
2002 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L fuel gauge VIN: KM8SC73D22
First thank you all for the assist. Never would think Hyundai would put two sending unit sensors in this vehicle. The only good part was no need to drop the fuel tank. After replacement of the second unit the problem was resolved and the fuel gauge worked prop...
2004 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L Surge, high idle 1500 rpms VIN: KMHWF25S54
Customer declined addtional diagnostics and picked up vehicle. They might try dealer, but customer cant afford it now, If we recieve any info from her we will repost any fix.
2005 Lexus ES330 3.3L Brake pedal VIN: JTHBA30G35
We installed another master cylinder, bled the system and put over 100 miles on this vehicle with no pedal fade. I think we can call it a fix. Thanks for all your help guys!
2004 Mazda 6 S 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVFP80D84
Thanks for all of the replies! Appreciate it. Well, after all of the testing and inspection that we posted, we scoped the cam & cranks sensors-fine. Did find some gunk on the tip of the crank sensor but cleaning it had no effect. At the end of the day 2 of... Trouble codes: P0301.
2008 Mazda B4000 SE 4.0L alt VIN: 4F4ZR47E98
Thank you all for the great replys.They got me headed in the right direction.The yellow wire to alt should have 12 volts when backprobed.This one had 8 volts.I was unpluging harness and testing it and all was ok.Traced to the fuseable link and only had 8 volts...
2001 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TESN92N11
fixed it was sabotage!the purge solenoid and the canister closed soleniod connecters were switched they are different only in color but can plug on either one that is why there was a constant on signal to the purge solenoid.thanks to everyone who responded iat... Trouble codes: P0171.
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