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2003 Honda Element EX 2.4L Engine idle-trans VIN: 5J6YH28593
Hi, Got a strange one here. This car has an idle issue and wont shift out of park unless you push the by pass button. The cold idle is up words of 2,000 rpm and then drops to 1200 when it warms up. My understanding is the idle needs to be in the 1000 rpm range...
2002 Hyundai Elantra GT 2.0L MIL Lamp on, Bump downshift VIN: KMHDN55DX2
The check engine light keeps coming on with code P0121 triggered. TPS has been replaced twice, check engine light came back on in a few days both times. Occasionally when driving the vehicle it will downshift with a bump around 40-45mph. Anyone seen this? Trouble codes: P0121 (TPS range/performance)
2006 Hyundai Sonata GLS 3.3L MIL Lamp on
Got this hyundai in the shop throwing a p0016 Crankshaft Position-Camshaft Position Correlation Bank 1. code sets after 2 or 3 key cycles. my first attempt to fix this was replacing the bank 1 oil control valve. and light still poped back on. this engine(3.3L)... Trouble codes: P0016
1993 Mazda MX-3 GS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JM1EC434XP
Car came in for fluctuating idle when hot.[when in gear] Car works fine when cold. Car works perfect in Neutral [again its a manual trans] As soon as you put it in 1st gear, the idle starts to surge up and down. Move the shifter back to neutral and it stops. C...
2004 Mazda 6 i 2.3L wont shut off VIN: 1YVHP80C14
Good afternoon Customer just stopped by and said his daughter's car would not shut off when she pulled into the garage. she went to bring it to the shop and decided to see if it would shut off if she tried it again. now it is working ok. So has any one seen t...
2005 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4.0L Lighting VIN: 5N1AR18U75
Hi, everyone. This suv came from another shop. The interior light and remote not working. Threr are some unlisted codes in the memory. I can operate door lucks, head lights,alarm, but i can`t turn on and off the interier lights. I appreciate any help you can g...
2004 Subaru Impreza WRX STI 2.5L Fuel Smell VIN: JF1GD70664
The customer has just purchased the vehicle so we dont have any real history on it. 2 problems- 1st is when the engine is idling and not moving the car fills with gas fumes. I have smoked it and cant find any leaks. Looked at all of the fuel lines and dont see...
2008 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5L Block? VIN: 4S4BP61C28
Good customer, always on time and up-to-date with services. Customer called and said it was bubbling brown fuild on the ground. I asked her if it over-heated, " I don't think so", asked her to turn the key back on - Temp gauge went to hot. Towed it in, radiato...
1996 Suzuki Sidekick JX Sport 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JS3TD21V6T
Truck was brought in for hesitation on acceleration. Went out to start in the morning. Would start, idle rough, then die. Was able to get it to run by holding down throttle a bit. Test drove around the block and sure enough lacked power when acceleration. Chec...
1997 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L guage fuse 10 amp VIN: 4T1BG22KXV
car came in with an intermitant blowing of the guage fuse. after replacing twice, the fuse blowing has now become very frequent. i have disabled most of the components on the description in mitchell, i have read the post of fixes for the same on this model/mak...

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1989 Honda Accord LX 2.0L Park/Drive VIN: JHMCA563XK
Cleanig up the switch by the shifter fixed it. There was no contamination like soda but cleaned off the OE grease and the problem went away. It did seem to be triggered by cold weather.
1992 Honda Accord LX 2.2L poor performance
Thanks to all for yourr input. The car was sold as is.
1986 Mitsubishi Montero 2.6L Hvac VIN: 2BG608104G
wow, with all the times i joked about the blower spinning backwards i couldve saved myself quite a bit of frustration. The new aftermarket blower i installed turned out to be faulty, the resistance at the terminals on the motor measured 0.3 ohms. A resistance ...
2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Catalyst monitor VIN: JN1CA31D41
Thanks to all those techs who supplied those important possible issue which could have contributed to the problems faced when dealing with this subject vehicle. Here's the conclusion and there are some lessons learned. First of all let me state the vehicle o...
2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L not sure VIN: 1N4AL11D53
Thanks to all of you who replied. Kim from Illinois and jason from florida was correct. there is a water control valve, witch is nothing but another thermastat located in the water flow housing. we replaced that valve and now we have heat and all is well again...
2009 Nissan Maxima S 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AA51E89
Hi techs, Thanks everyone,I did the oil change and drive the car until the monitor down to 1 not ready,it passed the state inspection.The codes cameback the next day.The owner want to drive the way it is since it is running good.Most suggest to change the oil ... Trouble codes: P0024, P0014.
2004 UD 1400 4.6L Heater Core VIN: JNAUZU1J74
No replies, I knew it was a long shot. Thanks for looking. S.A
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