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2010 Kia Rio SX 1.6L Tire pressure sensor VIN: KNADH4A33A
Just got the car and the TPMS light was always off. While changing the left front tire I damaged the TPMS sensor so I put in a new NAPA sensor. Now the TPMS light is on because the system needs to be reset. Bought a used Ateq VT55 TPMS tool so I won't have to ...
2002 Mazda B4000 4.0L no first gear VIN: 4F4ZR47E52
just got the truck and there is no first gear start out in second then shift to drive and runs fine even on jacks will not move tires in drive have not done much yet defrosting it first just looking for a direction
2004 Mazda RX-8 1.3L engine VIN: JM1FE17NX4
The vehicle will start only when oil is injected leading intake port on lower passenger side of intake. After that it will idle and can rev up normally. After 15-20 min of running at operating temp the engine will stall and die, acts like it runs out of fuel. ...
2006 Mazda RX-8 1.3L compression
I work for a dealer in recon they buy this terd from the sale so I get this car first it has a code for intake runner control .Clear and drive no problems all is good has alittle bit of a long crank though. Fix other issues non engine related drive to reset mo...
2005 Nissan 350Z Track 3.5L Electric Fans VIN: JN1AZ34E45
Need some help from you nissan techs. Customer initially came in with a shredded a/c belt , replaced both a/c and alt and also checked mil was on for TPS code , cleared. Before all this i noticed his electric fans where always on high, even when vehicle is col...
2007 Toyota Yaris S 1.5L MIL Lamp on, Low power VIN: JTDBT92347
This thing is being a pain in the but! this is the third time it has been here for this problem. It is very intermittant and when it acts up it loses power & runs rough. Bad enough the customer has to stop and have it towed. When the vehicle is dropped off at ... Trouble codes: P0304 (Cyl 4 misfire)
2007 Toyota RAV4 Sport 3.5L Computer VIN: JTMZK32V57
This RAV4 sets a PO606, (ECM/PCM). I understand this to be a sort of self check for the PCM? Not sure how to procede. Not finding much on Mitchell. Customers only complaint is that numerous light come on in the instrument display. He couldn't specify which one...
2008 Toyota KDH 201 3.0L MIL Lamp on
Hi friends. I got 3 problems here please be kind to advice me! Please tell me how to fool dpf monitoring system without removing the dpf filter.dpf pressure sensor has 2 hose's can i connect two hose's together?will it disable dpf monitoring. if it works this ... Trouble codes: P2002 (DPF below efficiency thresholdPlugged dpf filter)
2009 Toyota RAV4 2.5L Warning lites VIN: JTMZF33V69
Towed in dead battery. Jump with key off Dash lite up. Starts ok. Turn key off dash lites stay on. Remove fuse for IGN on the Inside fuse box lites go out. Have a back feed on the wires on that circuit. There is an internal relay that can not be tested. I beli...

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2003 Honda Element EX 2.4L Engine idle-trans VIN: 5J6YH28593
Replaced and reflashed the computer to correct the problem. Thanks much to everyone. Mark
2005 Hyundai Accent GLS 1.6L Hesitation VIN: KMHCG45CX5
The fix for this car was another intake gasket and an oil change. The aftermarket intake gasket that I installed while doing the head gasket had holes to large to seal the runners. The smoke was caused by the oil being overfull.
2007 Hyundai Tucson GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KM8JM12BX7
Even though the vent filter allowed smoke to pass through it, apparently it was slightly restricted...just enough to fail code. Trouble codes: P0441.
2006 Mazda 3 i 2.0L Car Vibration VIN: JM1BK12F96
Hi all First would like to thank all of you for your responses Many of you were right we found 2 problems first with moving wheels around we were able to find one rim had a slight bend it balance vary good but was bent . So we had to wait on cust to find rim t...
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR07Y81
Sorry took so long to get back with fix. Just wanted to make sure vehicle did not come back. Was finally able to isolate missfire which had indeed moved to #3 cylinder. Coustomer did not have funds to replace all coils but this miss is fixed for now so we will... Trouble codes: P0300, P1320, P0133, P0140, P0160, P0153.
2013 Other Asian ODYSSEY 3.5L dOORS VIN: 5FNRL5H45D
Turned out to be the rear latch that was causing the problem. A latch controls are built into this latch. This is the first one that has shut down all functions of the door. Thanks for the help
2002 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L driveline
Hi-Big thanks to all who replied with very good information.We replaced left front wheel bearing and all seems to be ok now.Funny how it took about 15 minutes of driving before it started making noise and then sounded more like a slow grinding noise than anyth...
2004 Subaru Impreza WRX STI 2.5L Fuel Smell VIN: JF1GD70664
Well we finnaly got this one out the door. We replaced the vent valve because after we unhooked the hose from the canister it would not fill. The canister was also FULL of gas and water so we replaced it. After those parts replaced it still would not fill. Unh...
2008 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5L Block? VIN: 4S4BP61C28
To be honest I made a big mistake with this car. I did not do enough testing before we tore it down. There is no doubt in my mind that the block or heads have a crack we just did not do enough to find it. The car got a used engine and has been back on the road...
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