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1990 Honda Accord LX 2.2L RH door VIN: 1HGCB7152L
I am posting this as information. I have already fixed it. Will close in a few days waiting for any comments. This is my son's car. The RH door won't open from inside or out, the latch is broken internally. Common Honda problem, but this is the first time that...
2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0L SRS, Airbag light VIN: 1HGCM82673
Hey Honda Guys, This is a used car that came to us from Auction with an SRS light on with no airbag deployment that I am aware of. The SRS module had hard codes for the driver Seat belt tensioner and front sensor. Replaced both items and sent SRS module to Mya...
2002 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L No Start VIN: KMHWF25S62
Was towed in . No spark , test ckp ( failed and was replace along with belts , seals , and water pump . After repairs was driven and road tested , when customer came would not start . next morning started . Replace miss fire sensor , Road tested and ran out we...
2007 Hyundai Sonata SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5NPEU46F27
Customer called and said he was "way" over on his oil change (1000 miles) and went to jiffy lube. Next day his check engine and oil pressure light came on. He checked his oil and it was over filled. He said that it was about 1'4 inch over the full range on the... Trouble codes: P0011 (Camshaft over advanced/performance B1), P0021 (Camshaft over advanced/performance B2)
2004 Infiniti G35 3.5L engine VIN: JNKCV51E44
it seems that this engine is burning the coolant, there are no external leaks but in 3 days the owner had to add 1/2 gallon of coolant, I did a chemical test but there is no signs of head gasket issues,I noticed that when you let the car sit for about 1/2 an h...
2003 Lexus LS430 4.3L engine VIN: JTHBN30F03
Has rattle noise, rh front and sounds like piston slap. Worse on cold start. Was told at lexus that it could be carbon/buildup on piston skirts causing rattle.
1999 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L phantom u code VIN: JM1BJ2224X
Customer came in with failed smog. Has been to several stations. Failure is for a "U" code. Using Mazda factory IDS and VCM, there are no codes. Using dyno to check OBD11 and there is one code. Have call into BAR field office as I feel this is a software issue...
2005 Nissan Frontier XE 2.5L no start at times VIN: 1N6BD06T75
Will not start at times turn over good battery and starter good. It only startes when you turn key on and see the tac move up off of zero when it starts ck engine lite comes on with po335 crank position sensor replaced it same problem Trouble codes: P0335 (Crankshaft position sensor)
2006 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0L Cranking circuit VIN: 1N6AD06W36
While waiting for parts during window repair, truck would not crank. Started once after fooling with lock/unlock on key fob. Would not crank on its own since. Circuits from ign switch to starter relay and relay to starter are good. Circuit from ign switch to I...
2003 Subaru Forester X 2.5L unable to fill fuel tank VIN: JF1SG63653
Thanks to everyone in advance for taking the time to read this.Customer is complaining of extremely slow fill at the gas pump like less than 1/2 gallon at a time.We removed the fuel filler neck and everything seems to work just fine... no restrictions that we ...
1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Mechanical VIN: 4T1BG22K5X
Had a 99 Camry with a 2.2 DOHC come in with a single sounding knock at 2k to 3k rpm. The noise is coming from the cyl head, sounds more around cyl 3, intake side. At idle there is a barely audible tick until you hit 2000rpm then it turns into a knock, as you r...

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1998 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4S6CM58W6W
Always remember to go back to basics BEFORE digging too far. The original shop that replaced the tps & iac didn't re set the computer and clear the system. Disconnected battery & unloaded caps, vehicle runs and idles great now. Thanks for the replies.
2002 Honda S2000 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMAP11482
My former employee was such a bad mechanic, that he never checked the position of the crankshaft. It was off one tooth. He no longer works here. I spent a lot of time checking this car... always go back and check the basics! Thanks for the completly unhelpfull... Trouble codes: P1361 (TDC 1 sensor intermittent).
2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4L Vibration VIN: 1HGCP36868
The day I posted this, the customer needed his vehicle for the weekend. He was suppose to drop it off after the weekend, but has not been back. thanks for all the replies
2002 Toyota Highlander 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEHD21A42
thanks to all that replied replaced the cam gear and everything seems to be good the engine stalls whe i aplied 12v to solanoid thank agian for the help jeff Trouble codes: P1349.
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