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1991 Acura Integra LS 1.8L charging VIN: JH4DA9350M
This car came in, saying the car slowly died. We check the battery, it was very low. Charged the battery for few hours on 10amps. Checked the alternator, it went down to 11.00 volts with car running. We replaced tthe Alternator with a AES reman. Few days later...
2002 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: KMHDN45D12
This vehicle is giving a reading on o2 sensors when the engine is off (not running) we have trried a good known computer and the problem is still the same. Both o2 sensors are reading the same 420 and 424 . I did read another post who had the similar problems ... Trouble codes: P0420
2002 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L 1ST and Reverse only VIN: 4S2DM58W72
After doing the services and went on test drive it only has reverse and first gear won't up shift at all.Even tried to manually engage 2nd and engine just free spins.
2008 Mazda 3 S 2.3L Electronic VIN: JM1BK34358
I have a combination of problems on this vehicle, scan data is intermittent for one, but customer complaint is engine overheats at times, ac not cold and rad fan noisy. I let it sit all morning with no problems, after road test, temp goes to 235deg farenheit, ...
2003 Nissan Murano SE 3.5L a/c cooling fans VIN: JN8AZ08T03
auto came in about a/c notr colkd at stop sign. cooling fans are not working. owner told me it wasn't overheating. it overheated in 30 minutes in the shop. checked for codes . none found. checked all fuses. ok i have mitchell had to read wiring sch.
2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L steering column VIN: 1N4BA41E64
this maxi is giving us brain damage,at 80-110 klm/hr steering wheel has a very noticeable side to side movement.we have tried balance,rotate,another set of rims and tires,replaced c/v axles with rebuilt units.we adjusted steering rack preload as per nissan bul...
1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L air bag VIN: 4S3BG6853W
Pulling an airbag code 21 only, no diagnosis listed for this code, just says to replace the control module. Has anyone had any history with this and found anything but the control module for this code only?
2003 Subaru Forester X 2.5L Hill Hold VIN: JF1SG63643
Intermittently the driver stops on a hill and when they release the brake pedal to drive away the brakes will not release or they will drag for a few miles. I have experienced this symptom once and the brake were completely locked. Car sat for a while then was...
1998 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L Valve Train VIN: JT3HN87R8W
I was brought this truck from another shop/customer drove it in. P0303 - Misfire its very slight Idling warm the engine makes a ton of noise clattering, its not a bottom end noise for sure. If you rev up the engine noise goes away completely are around 1500-...
2007 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4L Speedometer, Tachometer, A/C Clutch, And Abs Lamp VIN: 4T1BE46K67
Customer concern with this car is intermittently while driving the abs lamp and brake lamp come on,shortly following an inoperative speedometer and tachometer jump around all over the place and also a/c clutch will disengage during this episode! has a u0073 d...
2009 Toyota Tundra 5.7L drone VIN: 5TFKV52119
Hi everyone.My buddy has just purchased this truck and has noted a droning/humming noise on the highway in overdrive around 100k under load.This truck has TRD exhaust-cat to rear.Does enyone familiar with this and is there a fix?Thank you for your time guys an...

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2004 Acura RSX 2.0L evaporator VIN: JH4DC53884
I recieved 17 replies most of which suggested a blockage which ended to be right. The reciever drier had failed which had restricted the high side line. Had to replace the drier flush lines, put in another expansion valve then found the thermal switch shuttin...
2004 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L No Start, No crank VIN: KM8SC13D74
Cleaned grounds to the engine and body. Cleaned connections. Unable to duplicate customers complaint. We will repost if Customers problem persist.
2005 Hyundai Accent GLS 1.6L Mechanical VIN: KMHCG45C85
Added a spplement to oil and asked owner to return with results,no show so far so I am closeing this for now.
2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L compressor relay VIN: 4S2CK58W01
It was the electronic thermostat. That stat is a solid state part which switches off the compressor if the evaporator freezes up. After allowing this thing to beat me today I started at the B- side of all circuits instead of B+. It did not take long to find...
2008 Kia Sportage LX 2.0L sill plates
As usual dealer gave the client run around until he went away.Spent 6 hours yesterday scrapping and scotch brighting (with wax and grease remover). What a mess got as much as I could off made sure the lower 6" was spotless hopefully anything I could not get to...
2002 Lexus SC430 4.3L power window VIN: JTHFN48Y52
Was able to access with tech stream however no codes present-switches appear to be functioning-suspect door module problem but it seems odd window will work with top??-owner has not returned yet for further diag-will post update if and when repaired-Deke
1999 Mitsubishi Fuso FE-SP FE649 3.9L RPM shutoff VIN: JW6BBE1H7X
Most of the people that I talked to agreed that we should send this one away unless we had some "known good parts" to throw at it. We gave it back to the customer and asked him to fill us in once it was repaired. No word yet, but if he ever does get back to ... Trouble codes: 12 (Pre-stroke servo).
2003 Subaru Forester XS 2.5L No Start, Misfire VIN: JF1SG65633
Finally fixed! Tested with clamp on added grounds to engine and body. Not good enough! Fixed with bolted on large ground cables to engine and body. The added 10 gauge grounds were not enough! Thank to all.
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