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2004 Infiniti G35 3.5L Heater VIN: JNKCV51F84
Hi, Customer came in with overheating problem and anti-freeze leaks - upon initial inspection we saw radiator top was busted open indicating over-pressurization - replaced the radiator and thermostat, bled the system and it seemed fine until I test drove it - ...
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2004 Kia Rio 1.6L blower switch connector VIN: KNADC12534
From KIA the blower switch and resistor are available but not the connectors that are both melted. KIA says that they are only available with a harness assembly for $736.15 Has anyone run into this and found the connectors seperately.
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2008 Kia Rondo LX 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAFG52668
This vehicle runs like a champ but these codes continue to pop up. Unfortunatly I cant seem to get much honesty from the customer.We checked double checked and then re-checked for any vacuum leaks of which we found none.We replaced B2 sensor 1 and2 ,the M.A.F.... Trouble codes: P2187, P2189
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2004 Mazda 6 i 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge
I have not gotten to far into this as I started at the end of day. The car stalled on the customer and was towed in. The mil is on with a P0340 code. I checked the oil level (as I would first with a VVT engine), and it was 3 quarts low. added oil and it starte... Trouble codes: P0340
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2008 Mazda 3 i 2.0L engine VIN: JM1BK32G48
Replace crank pulley then tried to start engine.No start found bent valve. We checked all timing marks,is there something we missed?? There is no key on crankshaft pulley.Put bar in for camshaft Then bolt for crankshaft rotated crank until web hit bolt,then li...
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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...
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2000 Nissan Quest GLE 3.3L timing VIN: 4N2XN11T3Y
hey guys i have a 2000 nissan quest 3.3L. trying to set ignition timing correctly. alldata and mitchell show five marks on the crank pulley with the last one on the left being zero. this vehicle has seven marks. anyone no which one is zero for sure? thanks for...
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2005 Subaru Forester XT 2.5L Misfire VIN: JF1SG69665
This Subaru has a slightly rough idle and a light intermittent misfire @30mph in 3rd gear at 2500 rpm.. replaced plugs,cleared codes and rechecked,original Code was set cold at idle,and has not returned. my question is how to find a misfiring cylinder on a veh... Trouble codes: P0302 (Misfire Cyl2)
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2009 Subaru Forester X Premium 2.5L Clutch VIN: JF2SH63639
Hi i have a 2009 subaru forrester that i recently had done a clutch on now is will pop out of 4th gear. All other gears are working normal. When i shift into 4th and keep pressure on the gear shift it stays but when left off it grinds out of 4th.
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2000 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Emissions VIN: 4T1BF28B0Y
The costomer returned last week with the check engine light on again. The codes were read and the P0171 and P0125 were present again. With this problem persiting i decided to call the dealer (toyota) and get the OEM Air/Fuel ratio sensor. We test drove it and ...
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2002 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L 4wd VIN: 5TBBT44132
One for you Toyo guys. Got this "02 Tundra 4.7 that the 4wd light flashes. The shaft to the front differential is turning but the front wheels are not locked in. Somebody has obviously had the front actuator off with all the blue rtv they used to seal it up. M...
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2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Hard start VIN: 2HKRL18952
This Honda is now fixed. I adjusted the valves on both banks and I can say it now runs like new. I recieved other suggestions for possible failing ignition switch but it never seemed to act the way they do when they fail. This one is fixed and on to the nex...
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2008 Infiniti EX35 Journey 3.5L Crankshaft Bolt VIN: JNKAJ09F18
Thank you for all the replies. this bolt was right hand threads and very tight. I had tried my 3/4 inch impact with no success due to the fact that we had to use a swivel due to interference from the fan shroud which appears to also bolt to the body behind the...
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2004 Nissan Quest SL 3.5L hose VIN: 5N1BV28U34
thank you for all your advice. the hose is on and vehicle down the road. i used a combination of taking out the cowl assembly,slightly lowering the rear cradle and using alot of profanity. hardest part like what was mentioned is the banjo bolt because the hose...
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2006 Subaru Outback R VDC Limited 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S4BL84C26
I could not get the missfire codes to reoccur, even after 2 weeks of driving this car, I believe the timing chain on the driers side would be the most likely source of the codes, since the cylinder missfires are all on that side. The actually cause could not ... Trouble codes: P0302, P0304, P0306.
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2001 Toyota Echo 1.5L Evap not ready VIN: JTDBT12321
I kept using the supplied drive cycles between iatn and alldata, but was unable to set the readiness. Asked customer to keep driving vehicle and haven't heard back yet. Trouble codes: P0440 (Evap Malfunction).
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