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1993 Honda Accord SE 2.2L Srs Light On VIN: 1HGCB7675P
Customer needs to pass state inspection. Can't due to SRS light being on. Took to dealer and was told that vehicle needed a SRS control unit and main harness. SRS unit no longer available new. After leaving vehicle with dealer for a week or more, customer stil...
1995 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Stall VIN: 1HGCE1821S
This old Accord will stall after about 5 minutes of running. Give it about 15 to 30 seconds and it will start, and go about 15 to 30 seconds before stalling again. This continues for some time. The PCM was replaced in July for a no start, but the symptoms were... Trouble codes: 15 (ignition out line or circuit fault)
2007 Infiniti G35 X 3.5L Varible assist power steering rack VIN: JNKBV61F97
We had replaced the steering rack on this car because it was leaking. It is varible assist and the new rack has the same solenoids and everything looks identical. We are experiencing no assist at idle but if the RPM's are raised we have normal assist. We've re...
2008 Infiniti EX35 Journey 3.5L Crankshaft Bolt VIN: JNKAJ09F18
I hate to sound stupid, but this Infiniti crank bolt is extremely tight. According to alldata's torque instructions, the bolt appears to be left hand thread, but I am unable to remove it. If anyone knows for sure if this is a left or right hand thread bolt, I ...
2002 Isuzu Axiom 3.5L engine noise VIN: 4S2DF58X02
Thanks to all who reply. The noise is evident at idle only, and after at least 10 min. of warm up. sounds like lifter noise but they are in spec.(clearance)goes away after any throttle immediatley. I just don't see these motors with any problems. i have owned ...
2003 Isuzu Ascender Limited 5.3L Left Side Brake Light & Tail Light VIN: 4NUET16P03
Fellow Techs: This vehicle came in for an Inspection sticker and I was unable to pass the safety portion of the test due to the rear lighting. At first look it appears as though the left rear Tail Light is Brighter than the right side. Upon further inspection...
2002 Kia Optima SE 2.7L No Start, Misfire VIN: KNAGD12892
Towed into shop as a crank and no start. I crank for about 20 seconds on it and it started. I drove it and it ran fine. After it would set for about 30 minutes then it would take maybe 10 seconds to crank before it would start. Then it started and ran fine fo... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire), P0301 (p0302-), P0302 (p0303-), P0303 (p0304-), P0304
1997 Nissan 200SX 1.6L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1N4AB42D3V
Car was first brought in for a no start and found timing chain with alot of slack in it and 2 broken off teeth from the intermediate gear. Replaced both timing chains guides and tensioners and got it running. Customer has stated that even before it quit runnin...
2011 Subaru Forester X 2.5L No Start VIN: JF2SHBBC2B
2011 forester this vehicle starts hard below 40 degrees, and after just short trip 2 miles or so and shut off for a couple minutes hard start again. after engine warm ok. has anyone had this problen and or fix??
2006 Suzuki Verona Luxury 2.5L srs VIN: KL5VM56L36
this post is simply for informational purposes get he srs codes from a 2005-2006 Suzuki verona using a genisys scan tool it can be achieved by using the srs software for a 2004 kia will have full codes retrieval and the ability to clear ...
1997 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: JT3HN86R7V
Vehicle fails Ca emissions for NOX (sometimes) It drifts in and out of passing. It has a new converter on it (aftermarket) but it is a CARB approved Walker #81722 D-182-47. This is a federal vehicle with no EGR system. I have cleaned the MAF sensor but it does...
2001 Toyota Tundra 3.4L Unknown VIN: 5TBJN32191
Vehicle came in with a no start after warm up we decided to start with igniter and replaced with known good one and same results have tried crank sensor cam sensor and to no luck, vehicle will start then die will not run for more then 5 seconds have no rpm on ...

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2003 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L Heating VIN: 2HKHF185X3
Rverybody was great. A foctory thermostat repaired the vehicle. Thanks to everyone who responded. GOD bless you all. Keith
2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L ecu relay VIN: KM8SC83DX1
tested purge control solenoid, found stuck open replaced purged control solenoid. thanks for all the help..
1999 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L power steering VIN: JN1CA21D9X
Thanks guys for all your input. I checked for flow by disconnecting the high pressure hose located on the passenger fender and there was none so I removed the hose from the reservoir and no fluid came out. Cleaned out reservoir from the trash that settled in t...
2001 Nissan Frontier XE 3.3L abs module VIN: 1N6DD21S51
this was wierd it ended up being a little low on brake fluid! oh well its gone down the road. thanks everybody
2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L No Start VIN: 5TBBT4413Y
This truck came in with a no start p0335. It was at 3 other shops before it got to me. After testing the crank sensor, wires and all inputs and outputs of the ecm, repairing numerous ground problems the truck still sis not see the crank sensor, I tried a known... Trouble codes: P0335 (Crankshaft sensor signal).
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