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1991 Honda Accord LX 2.2L spark VIN: 1HGCB7557M
hi guys sure hope you can help me. I got talked into putting a used engine in this old beast. When I checked a few months ago on the bad engine it started and ran. The engine I put in isnt the exact yr but all fit. What I noticed after I tried to start it was ...
2003 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V 2.5L Switch
Does anyone know why this car keeps setting a p1706 pnp switch code it's a standard trans switch works when applied ?? Also strange is no dash lights but everything else works fine , note dimmer switch has power on both red / yellow and yellow / wires at the s...
2005 Nissan Frontier LE 4.0L serpentine belt tensioner VIN: 1N6AD06W35
Hi Nissan techs;I have this loyal customer that has had his Frontier to me three times for a belt squeal.The first time I replaced the belt and tensioner with Worldpac parts and sent him quietly on his way.One month later He's back with the same problem.This t...
2001 Toyota Tundra 3.4L failed smog check
I am trying to set the monitors on this vehicle and it is not setting the 02 monitor and the evap monitor. It does not have any pending codes. vehicle failed smog check due to incomplete obd 2 monitors. by the way this vehicle has the v8 4.7 not the v6.
2003 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L balance shaft VIN: JTDBE32K43
customer brought this 2003 camry 2.4l into the shop with a complaint of a whirring sound at front of engine . upon further examination the timing chain and guides were quite worn. timing chain , oil pump chain and all guides and sprockets replaced . same sound...
2004 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 3.4L drive-line vibration VIN: 5TEGN92N84
Hello, Guys This Tacoma is driving us crazy -- The technician swore the truck had bad front wheel bearings, and the truck sure sounds like it does, but new bearings changed nothing. Tires were cupped, so we changed them out with a nice used set, but the noise...

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1998 Infiniti I30 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCA21A4W
thank you all for your help, first off i am a premium subscriber and i have looked at the other articles i just needed my boss to see the replies before spending close to 600 bucks on the coils. and to give me a confidence boost. any who just to give you guys ... Trouble codes: P1320.
2006 Kia Spectra EX 2.0L engine VIN: KNAFE12286
Car is not finished/fixed. I struck a deal with the owner and they signed the title over to me while I, in turn, gave them a good running, reliable transportation car as they were in dire need of wheels. This being a "pro bono" job, I was doing it in my spare ...
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS 2.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AE45G71
Found it! Ignition coil for #1 and #4 is bad. Side of coil is bulged out and melted.That is why the injector driver is shutting down even before the "Check Engine" light flashes or set a code for those two cylinders(no misfire counters either). I was chasing t... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire).
2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor LS 3.8L rev limiter VIN: 4A4MN21S24
well after checking wires and pin connection, i still never found the problem, this was an auction car and the car lot didn't want to chance a computer which is what i think it is, but thanks everyone for the replies
2000 Nissan Quest GLE 3.3L Stall VIN: 4N2XN11T3Y
thank you david and clifford, i was looking at the datastream with short and long term fuel trims the iat temp, and the maf g/s, i found it really wierd the iat didnt go above 88 degrees f. and when it warmed up the maf g/s would shoot to 12 and would die when...
2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca Limited 3.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 4S4WX82C66
Flushed out radiator manually with garden hose , now both sides of radiator feel warm, test drove vehicle and let idle for [...] time with no temp gauge climb. Gave vehicle back to customer to try for a while he reported back saying all is good now...
1997 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L radio VIN: 4T1BF12BXV
Thank you ken from Maine for the help the unlock code worked just had to figure out how to enter the master code from a previous post.
2004 Toyota MR2 Spyder 1.8L Transmission ECU Communication VIN: JTDFR32024
Most responders said that this is a problem vehicle and as I found out the transmission ecm is not giving correct data. The customer will be returning in the fall for a new tcm to be installed and I will update this info at that time.
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