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1999 Honda Accord LX 2.3L Steering VIN: 1HGCG5647X
i know i have come across this but can't remember the cure we got this Honda that pulls to the left ,but not hard only when on the throttle,when you let off the gas it will go to the rite again not bad but it's there, the harder you hit the gas the worse it is...
2003 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L countershaft speed sensor VIN: 2HKYF18623
We just put a rebuilt transmission in this Pilot. when finished during test drive check engine light came on which scanner indicated code 09-01 (P0720) Output shaft (countershaft) speed sensor failure. We found a wire to the connecter for the sensor broke off,...
2003 Honda Element DX 2.4L unknown VIN: JTD1348953
Thanks to all in advance. Customer complained of a knocking noise in the right front while turning. Test drove and duplicated noise especially when doing parking lot manuvers. I did front and rear stabilizer links and bar bushings 6 months ago or so but this c...
2004 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L Alternator Belt VIN: KMHWF25S64
Hi guys, this car has a belt squeal when starting up mostly cold but will occur almost anytime. Today it actually came in with a broken alternator belt which I'm not sure if that is the belt that was making noise to begin with. I have cleand the pulleys, shimm...
2005 Kia Rio 1.6L Electronic VIN: KNADC12535
Just got this car in. Vehicle is in fail safe (3rd gear). Speedometer inop as well as trans range indicator in cluster. I found the key on 12v to the tcm was low (1.6v). I dug through the harness for a while and couldnt find out where the bad spot was. I jumpe...
1996 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L Alt Belt VIN: JM1BB1416T
The alt belt will come off. The belt will get cut it is the 2end belt in .the car will come in with the alt belt missing.the ps will be on & ok .replaced alt belt clean & tighten crank bolt run car .
2000 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L engine VIN: 1YVGF22CXY
This car has a rough Idle ONLY when the A/C is in the on position. When the compressor is first turned on, the engine will nearly stall, idle speed goes down to 425rpm. When compressor cycles off, customer feels fine inside car. When the compressor cycles back...
2007 Mazda 3 S 2.3L No Start, Stall VIN: JM1BK32367
This vehicle will continue cranking and not start. If you bump the starter a couple of times, it will start and run for about 2 sec. then quit like you shut the key off. the cam timing seems good and has 180 psi on all cyl. Has good spark and fuel pressure cra...
2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR 2.0L New TC-SST Problem VIN: CZ4A000648
Hi guy,i have a 2008 mitsubishi EVO X JDM model TC-SST problem.Chassis no CZ4A-0006484.The car came in with no communication to TC-SST control module,currently i'm using MUT 3 version [...]-00. After replaced TC-SST control module,the car can communicate w...
2007 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 3N1CB61EX7
i have been over this one again and again and some insight on this would be greatly appreciated. vehicle came in with an erratic idle like it is hunting for the proper idle (similar to what a honda does) it had one code in it a p0335 crankshaft position sensor...
1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Timing Belt VIN: JT3BN29V5S
A previous shop did a tbelt replacement and when the truck wound up at our doorstep the belt had walked forward and been chewed until it jumped time. We redid the job using a gates master tbelt kit. The truck is now back a couple of months later with the belt ...
1996 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L Hard Steering Wheel VIN: 4TAWN72N3T
Customer brought his truck with hard steering, he already replaced the power steering pump and rack and pinion assembly, after replacing this parts still hard to move the steering, no changes with this replacement.

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2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5FNRL38735
Good Morning and thanks to all that replied. We found the oil pressure switch unplugged, and found the van runs fine untill sitting at an idle for about 4 mins. Then the computer commands the engine to go into the cylinder management system and starts shutting... Trouble codes: P2647.
2000 Isuzu Rodeo S 2.2L cyl # 3 0 compression VIN: 4S2CK58D4Y
thanks for all the help. we moved the lifters from cyl 3 to cyl 1 and the compression went to 180psi on cyl 3 and 0 on cyl 1. so turned the lobes on the cam down to compress the lifter on cyl 1 now and let it sit for 2 hours that way. then rechecked and all ...
2004 Lexus GX470 4.7L ABS pump VIN: JTJBT20X44
All who replied are inclined to do the full job rather than replace just the leaking pump. Their informed experience leads them to conclude that doing the job half way is likely to turn around and bite us. My overall wrenching (and management!) experience le...
1994 Toyota Pickup SR5 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT4VN13G6R
Thanks everyone for your input . With all the inspections and testing I did passing , even replacing shielded wire . Finally decided to "Replace Known Good Components" and replace the PCM . When replacing even did a pinout test of both PCM's and compared read... Trouble codes: 52 (Knock sensor).
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