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1999 Acura CL Premium 3.0L No Start VIN: 19UYA225XX
Vehicle came in with intermittant no start, when it won't start the immobilizer light will not light up period, check engine light is on solid and has no communication with PCM. When vehicle starts the immobilizer light flashes twice and goes out, check engine...
2001 Honda Civic GX 1.7L No Start VIN: 1HGEN26491
test drove vehicle & about 3 miles from shop fuel guage began dropping & fuel light started flashing.made it back to shop shut off & fails to start.
2002 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L Misfire VIN: KMHWF25S82
Locate no spark problem. Replace Ecu with used. Can not reprogram with PASS THUR PRO. Made wire connections for hyundai to Pass thur with jumpers. Reprogram starts then connection error and then end of the programing. Hyundai manual says you can just plug in a... Trouble codes: P0301
2004 Kia Amanti 3.5L Motor Stalls VIN: KNALD12484
Customer was driving down the road and vehicle just died and would not refire. Code P2125 was thrown We replace the TPS and the car ran great fdor two days then the vehicle did the same thing the P2125 is back on. Once it dies if you let it sit for half an...
2006 Kia Sportage LX 2.0L Starting VIN: KNDJF72246
Vehicle came in with intermittent no crank no start. customer stated that most of the time during the no crank condition, cycling the key multiple times will correct concern and vehicle will start. other times the vehicle will start when boosted. Customer also...
2004 Mazda 6 S 3.0L Variable valve timing VIN: 1YVFP80D74
This is my first post ever so forgive me if my formatting is not correct. This vehicle was bought at an auction by a used car lot that I do work for. The cutomer that bought the car was told by the mazda dealer that it needed an ignition coil and a B2 catalyti...
1986 Mitsubishi Montero 2.6L Hvac VIN: 2BG608104G
insufficient. air leakage or blockage HVAC system. in summary ive replaced: the blower motor resistor, the blower motor itself (montero version) cleaned the evaporator core and sealed both sides of the a/c box with duct tape and new foam tape on the metal "str...
2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L not sure VIN: 1N4AL11D53
Vehicle came in with a no heat issue, and the customer said that the heater core was replaced, so we checked the car out and found out that we have 154 degrees going to the heater core inlet and outlet but when we turn on the blower the car has heat for about ...
2004 Nissan Sentra 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D54
This Nissan came to me after it was at another shop for a month. The car came in with code p1138 and p1137 stored in memory. Freeze frame for 1137 indicated it happened on cold start 33f. The customer reported that the check engine light only came on right aft... Trouble codes: P1137, P1138
2004 Nissan Sentra 1.8L No Start VIN: 3N1CB51D84
Hello Group,I have this Sentra that came in with a bad starter,I now know that the owner just cranked it to death. It cranks strong now but won't start. It keeps attempting to start but won't run for more than a second. When cranking,the coils spark a few time...
2006 Nissan Xterra X 4.0L Timing Chain VIN: 5N1AN08U46
Vehicle was brought in with a noisy timing chain and upon inspection found the secondary shoes worn down almost to the tenioner. We replaced the timing chains, secondary shoes, guides and the primary tensioner. Vehicle left and came back with a different type ...
2000 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Dash VIN: 4T1BF28BBY
customer brought the car back in after the repairs of the drive belts and window motor , he is getting a sound from the dash like a speedometer cable making noise, It starts off on the right like sand noise the about 40 you hear the noise from the instrament p...
2002 Toyota RAV4 2.0L ABS light VIN: JTEHH20V82
We're having trouble testing the 2004 Toyota RAV4's with our emission equipment. Any time we run an emission test it fails due to a false ABS light coming on. No codes stored. Just wondering if anyone knows of a common problem with this condition in the USA or...
2006 Toyota RAV4 2.4L door locks VIN: JTMBD33V56
The car will lock the doors with no one in it. We haven't been able to get it to happen. We were wondering if any of you Toyota guys had seen this kind of problem. It has Toyota key fobs not aftermarket.
2010 Toyota Sienna CE 3.5L Charge VIN: 5TDKK4CC9A
after two alts from toyota this vehicle is a cab w 200000 on it. Wiring clean and intact. Battery light was on when it came in and both alternators since have not relinquished a battery light yet. Not sure if it is just a bad unit but when u do race it up it d...

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1993 Honda Civic EX 1.6L idle VIN: 1HGECJAD1P
Fast idle valve was sticking Thanks to all who helpeed out.
2004 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L Heat VIN: 2HKYF186X4
After performing all the test that were suggested we were unable to conclude for sure what was wrong. Thanks to the tips about the heater valve only closing when on full cold, that made more sense and is how it was operating. We suggested a blend door actuator...
2004 Hyundai XG350 3.5L valves VIN: KMHFU45E24
Thankyou to all that replied. After reviewing the replies,some stated that valve to piston damage can not occure if the belt was installed properly, at tdc. One reply said to move the crank aprox. 30 degrees. This would put the pistons down in there bores. We ...
2004 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.7L srs light VIN: KMHWF35H24
ok after checking everything again, i ordered a seat pad sensor/ weight sensor. before I installed it,I checked the resistance and it was the same that was in the car which worried me. i plugged it in before i installed it and light out. checked resistance wit...
1991 Isuzu Trooper LS 2.6L fuel VIN: JACCH58E9M
Special thanks to Richard. The timing was sure enough out at the distributor. I don't know why the fuel problem but in short the dist has to be put in on #4 and the #2 & #3 cylinders I crossed bass ackwards and she runs as designed. The book shows counterclock...
2004 Mazda 6 S 3.0L Motor
Okay, starter was the trick. Got everything done last night including R/R rear rotors, pads, sandblast caliper brackets, new hardware, and lof. Put her outside at 5 pm last night, came in this morning at 630 am... 8 degrees here in the motor, fired up like a b...
2008 Mazda 5 Grand Touring 2.3L heat VIN: JM1CR29L98
i raised front end of car as high as possible after warming up engine. ran motor with cap off. air bubbles came to the top and cooling level dropped it was a slow process but air stopped and coolant stayed full test drive showed problem resolved. thanks for th...
1999 Suzuki Grand Vitara JLX 2.5L No Start VIN: JS3TD62V1X
Replaced the sensor behind the left head and started right up, comes as a crank/cam combination. Thanks for all the help.
2008 Toyota Yaris LE 1.5L Srs VIN: JTDBW90390
Thank you guys Ralph and Kofi who suggested to use the correct part as not to compromise the safty feature of the vehicle and that of the customer. The correct one connector was used.
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