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2002 Acura RL Premium 3.5L secuirity VIN: JH4KA96512
had this rl come back in today one of the other techs just finished putting in a window motor the day before. customers complaint was that the alarm kept going off and wipers acting erratic. noted alarm will go off setting off all 3 horns and headlights no fla...
2003 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3L Broken cam cap VIN: JHMES95653
Hi there everyone and thanks for the help and advice on this one. I have this 2003 Civic hybrid engine in. It came in for making noise and running bad, check engine light on. There are misfire codes stored for all cylinders including a P0300. The noise it was ...
2000 Infiniti I30 T 3.0L Cuts out
Vehicle stalls when you first start it up in the morning and put it in drive. It only does this in cold weather, approximately below 50 degrees. Customer has to warm up vehicle for a few minutes before driving. Idle air control valve was replaced at customer r...
2006 Infiniti FX35 3.5L battery, starting VIN: JNRAS08U46
This Infiniti comes in as a crank no start. Customer say they went to start the car one morning and it wouldn't start (no crank, no start) So they put in a new battery. Car cranking but not starting. They say next day try to start the Infiniti, and no crank, n...
2005 Kia Spectra EX 2.0L steering VIN: KNAFE12265
The alignment looks good. Tires are newer Goodyear tires, with good tread. We think it is the right side CV joint. The CV joints look good, and are not leaking. What do you think would cause a pull only under acceleration? Even a light 0 to 20 mph caused the c...
1990 Mazda RX-7 Convertible 1.3L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1FC3524L
this vehicle was towed to our shop not running. the previuos shop replaced two plugs (trailing) and told customer the injectors were not firing due to faulty computer. computer was sent of to be tested and tester said all drivers were good. i took over vehicle...
2002 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L Nats VIN: 1N4BL11D22
Nissan Techs: Looking for Advise on this one. Car came in on a hook, no start. Customer said he parked it and went back out to leave and would not start. Will crank but no fire, when scanning has 1610 and 1612 for Nats problem. My only issue is no Key Light on...
2007 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Blower Motor VIN: 1N4AL21E27
Need help. Altima came in with complaint of delayed blower motor operation from new car dealer (hyundai). We found blower motor inop - no blow on any speed. Pulled blower motor out tested had 12 volts at power wire have ground on ground wire, have signal at sm...
2009 Scion tC 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, No Acceleration VIN: JTKDE16769
Vehicle came in with NO codes and a complaint of intermittent high idle surge and poor accelerator pedal response. Checked vehicle in shop and while idling hit a code P0121 with NO other codes at all. Cleared and reset throttle body to get out of limp mode, c... Trouble codes: P0121 (TP Sensor Rationality)
2006 Subaru Legacy 2.5i 2.5L Stereo VIN: 4S3BL62636
Hey guys, I have this 06 Legacy that our customers little child stuck a quarter in the opening for the cd player. The customer disassembled trim and panels to get the radio out and was able to get the coin out. Since then the radio/stereo will only play one ra...
2002 Toyota Prius 1.5L inverter VIN: JT2BK18UX2
Just received this car from a trans shop that just installed a transmission. They said they had to remove the Inverter assembly to access some of the bolts and upon re installation and test drive this fault code P3125-264 has been set and is current. I have pe...
2007 Toyota Matrix XR 1.8L Intermiten long cran VIN: 2T1KR32E97
Found fuel pump bleeding off. Replaced pump only owner said it woorked good for two days now same thing long crank still no codes all pid's look good any suggestions or has any one had similar problem. Thanks tom

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2004 Mazda RX-8 1.3L Engine Revs VIN: JM1FE17314
Hi Thanks for all the answers. We checked the fuel pressure and it was always 60 PSI, checked the back pressure looking for catalitic converter failure but it was OK,the cure was in the Mettering oil pump (MOP). Checked all positives and grounds and everythin...
2003 Subaru Baja 2.5L Trans VIN: 4S4BT61C63
Hey Y'all, I installed a reman trans...and for some reason it was not able to shift into reverse until I applied a couple pry bars to the selector shaft after removing the shifter attachments. That procedure was advise by the re builder who claims the 5th gear...
1993 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L transmission VIN: JT2AE09W2P
Well thanks for all the replies and sorry for the delay i have been out sick. well as i suspected the bearing kit for this trans was incorrect. The bearings for the carrier were to big and it cost me alot of time because the company that supplied them insisted...
2003 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEBU14RX3
First of all thanks for all your input. I decided to take Randy from california advise and replace bank 2 A/F sensor.I normally would not hesitate replacing but I thought it odd that the sensor the dealer replaced would go bad so quickly. It's been about 2 wee... Trouble codes: P0174, P2238, P2241.
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