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2002 Acura RSX 2.0L vtec actuator VIN: JH4DC54852
p1259. intermittantly mil will illuminate and engine won't go over 4000rpm. suspecting actuator failure. any honda guys out there have any insight? have already performed multiple engine oil flushes and cleaned solenoid as well. Thanks in advance!! G
2006 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L Horn, Cruise, radio buttons on steering wheel VIN: 2HNYD18806
Customer brought in for no horn operation,cruise control and radio buttons not operating. R&R steering wheel and check power and grounds - okay. Tested continuity in clock spring for air bag - out of specs. Replaced clock spring and everything operated normall...
2002 Infiniti Q45 4.5L ignition switch VIN: JNKBF01A02
Hi all I have this Q45 with seems to have a Immobilizer System problem. This has the electronic key with chip inside. Once i insert the key the security light comes on, the ignition will not turn and the steering wheel is locked. I have a launch scan tool to w...
2000 Isuzu Trooper Limited 3.5L not shifting VIN: JACDJ58X8Y
Hello and thank you.The truck originaly went to another shop with this problem. I have this trooper that wont shift when you put it in drive (Fail safe). The transmission will shift if you manualy shift through the gears.No codes checked all the speed sensors ...
2001 Mazda Tribute ES 3.0L bank2 VIN: 4F2CU08151
dead miss on cylinders 4 and 6. compression at 175, 4 percent leakage, coils firing, injectors firing. Have checked timing marks 5 times and it is correct. Crank relucter gear on correct tab (blue mark). If flipped truck wont start at all. Have smoked tested i...
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1N4AL11DX2
Thanks for any & all help. This a regular customer that we do all the work on this car. We put an engine & converter in it about 8 months ago for the usual oil burning problems these cars had. They have since put over 10,000 miles on the car. This problem is p... Trouble codes: P0420, P0442
2003 Nissan Murano SE 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on, Idle too high VIN: JN8AZ08W23
Hey guys, I've gone through the Fixes for this code but can't seem to get this one figured out yet. The car came in initially for stalling on start-up (no codes). After driving SUV to different stops, when restarting idle would drop low (almost stall) then kic... Trouble codes: P0507 (Idle Air Control System. RPM Higher than expected)
2003 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L Suspension
the car came in with a complaint about the right front tire making noise when going over bumps, in the glovebox there was a reciept of both fron struts, and strut mounts being replace 2 years ago and 10,000 miles ago i drove the car and told the customer that ...

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2008 Honda Accord LX 2.4L cylinder head VIN: 1HGCP26338
All back together and so far so good .The lost motion assembley was confusing because mitchell said to install after the rocker ass. and they were just springs I was looking for some type of assembly .Thanks to all for the support
2003 Lexus GS300 3.0L Intake VVT VIN: JT8BD69S53
Much thanks and gratitude to Gregg from Stellar Auto Service, just up the road from me in the Tulsa area. He was kind enough to speak with me on the phone on this. Here's the deal: The timing marks on the pulleys are self explanitory. but setting the phase...
2003 Mitsubishi Galant LS 3.0L Low Pressure in all Gears VIN: 4A3AA46H73
Thanks to all who replied. Ron from Georgia hit it square on. The cooler was plugged up. I cleaned the cooler out with shop air and went for a test drive. Perfect shifts all the time. So we dug in a little deeper and found that something made out of steel...
2007 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Stall VIN: 1N4AL21E97
thanks all for the replies as gene said it did have bad gas, drained tank added premium fuel now runs great, if the cust had just mentioned that it started running bad after getting fuel would saved a lot of headache! unfortunely it had already ruined one inje...
1992 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire
Turned out to be champion plugs were put in so I through them out and put NGKs in and it runs like a kitten. Why do people use champs in anything except Chryslers? Thanks for the input.
2002 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L rear diff VIN: 5TEWN72N92
after i replace the rear diff lock motor and switch the rear diff lock lite was flashing when tried to lock rear diff lock system.yes i know 4low etc... When close the switch on diff with a jumper wire rear diff lock lite stays stady like is locked the diff .s...
2004 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L Suspension
Hi every one, thanks to all six techs who took some time to respond. Changing the rear shockabsorbers is a simple affair. Took some time to get to the top fasteners but otherwise straight forward. I dont know what kinda experience the owner had elsewhere but w...
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