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1991 Honda Civic DX 1.5L Iacv VIN: 2HGED6350M
personal car which now idles irregularly and surges. I suspect the idle air control valve is sticking and needs to be cleaned. But where can I obtain a new gasket if the existing gasket breaks when I disassemble the IACV? Honda does not list that part.
1996 Honda Civic EX 1.6L headlights VIN: 1HGEJ8148T
OK guys So customer came in had a complaint about his Car constantly dying , later to determine his battery was bad and had it replaced, he then went off and about a month now, he came back saying that his lights dim when in gear and later put to neutral , I w...
2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Starting VIN: 1HGCG1659Y
Towed in with no start, no spark or injector pulse. MIL comes on when key turned on, goes out for a second and then green key security light starts flashing and MIL comes back on. Checked power and grounds at immobilizer receiver and all good. They have no spa...
2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4L air mix control motor VIN: 1HGCM56604
Customers complaint is "vents blow hot cant adjust a/c and heat". Upon inspection I found it is adjustable to a point. When setting to max heat cool air (not cold) blows from air registers simply back off max setting one possition and you have good heat. Same ...
2002 Hyundai Accent L 1.5L Poor Fuel Economy, hard start VIN: KMHCF35G02
We have a 2002 Hyundai Accent L with a complaint the check engine light on,a drop in fuel mileage and after fueling it is very hard to start. The 02 sensor was replaced by another shop and the gas cap too. Heres what we found so far . We can blow through the p... Trouble codes: P0441 (EVAP System incorrect/no purge), P0442 (EVAP Small leak), P0130 (O2 Sensor fault bank 1 Sensor 1)
2003 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L Timing Belt VIN: KM8SC13D93
Hello Everyone, We have this vehicle come in on the wrecker. The vehicle died going 55 mph down the road. We brought it into the shop and sounded like the timing belt broke. Removed top cover on head to see timing belt and it was loose. Our only question is i...
2007 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4L MIL Lamp on, Lean VIN: 5NPET46C47
Need some other's insight on this one. Car original came in with a check engine light on. Found 2 lean codes and a cylinder 1 misfire code. We found a bad intake gasket. Informed the customer but they didnt want to do the repair at the time. They brought the c... Trouble codes: P2096 (Post Catalyst Fuel Trim System Too Lean)
1995 Lexus LS400 4.0L Lock up convertor, warning lights VIN: JT8UF22E3S
Hello fellow techs, We have this 1995 Lexus that came in with the customer complaint of a check engine light and a flashing green ect/power light. We have codes P0773, shift solenoid E electrical, lock up convertor solenoid,AKA SLU sol. and P1765 linear sole...
2006 Mazda 3 S 2.3L in limp VIN: JM1BK32456
Thanks for any and all help. This car came from another shop stuck in 4th and a hard reverse. The shift light when put into gear will flash 1 then 4. when running only The indicator works normal key on engine off. Tested the power and grounds and found to be o...
2006 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4.0L oil press gauge and warning light VIN: 5N1AR18U36
Customer noted lower than normal oil pressure on cluster after oil change (customer replaced himself). Inspection of complaint noted reading ok at initial start up , but would drop off and read low with warning light coming on as vehicle warmed . Also noted pr...
2005 Subaru Baja Sport 2.5L o2 sensor VIN: 4S4BT62C25
This Subaru Baja came in with the wiring pulled apart at the front o2 sensor wiring connector. The male pin connectors are pulled out of the connector. The wire colors on the wiring harness side of the connector are different than the colors on the o2 sensor p...
2005 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L Excessive Emissions, No power VIN: 4S3BL68625
Hello Subaru techs. This legacy had the above codes and blowing smoke. We replaced the belt, pulleys, tensioner, and water pump. Vehicle still blowing smoke. Turbo ticking at idle and oil on heat sheild of turbo. We also had pending code for p0011. Engine oil ... Trouble codes: P0011 (A cam position over advance or system performance b1)
1996 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L Flex Plate VIN: JT3HN87R1T
I have a strange one for all of the toyota techs out there. This 4 runner has now broken it's 4th flex plate (flywheel). We first encountered this vehicle after it had broken it's 3rd. After removing the transmission we found a few flex plate to crankshaft bol...
2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22K9Y
Going to make this short and sweet. This 00' camry 2.2 keeps setting a p0340 code within a few seconds after it starts. Cam signal is good and strong right at the computer as is the crank signal. Car runs fine. When I scope the cam/crank, the distinctive notch... Trouble codes: P0340 (camshft sensor signal)
2002 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Gas Pedal VIN: 4T1BF28BX2
This car has a problem with the gas pedal sticking upon acceleration.once you punch it and brake it loose the pedal is fine, then when you stop and hit the pedal again it will stick again. But here's something interesting, this will only occur when the engine ...
2004 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L Noise VIN: JTEHT05J54
This 4.7 has a high pitched whistle when running at idle. We pulled the drive belt and the noise is still there. Also checked for vacuum leaks because the noise is similar to a vacuum leak. We believe the noise is coming from under the timing belt cover. It is...

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2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5FNRL18012
This one is great, pulled fuel sending unit and found salt in gas tank. Removed and replaced tank, fuel sending unit, flushed fuel lines, sold a locking fuel cap. Runs better, but hoping the injectors will clear themselves from the gunk/sludge/salt. Thanks to ... Trouble codes: 1399 (Manufacturer misfire temporary code), 300 (multiple misfire), 301 (cyl 1 misfire), 302 (305 -), 305 (306 -), 306.
2005 Honda Civic DX 1.7L 5th gear, Reverse VIN: 2HGES15165
Thank you for all your help guys. Paul from Tennessee nailed it - low fluid. I feel like an Idiot but someone had put the wrong axle in. It looked like it fit but it was popping in and out over bumps. The Honda manual transmission fluid was so new and clear...
2000 Lexus GS300 3.0L cam/crank VIN: JT8BD68S6Y
Thanks for all the suggestions,you guys have saved me a bigger headache!!THE FIX--REPLACED BROKEN CRANK/RELUCTOR(Had one tooth broken).Car runs great,customer is happy and so am I.Thanks again.
1997 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L clutch travel VIN: 1YVGE22C3V
Well we fixed it, after trying shimms and another master cylinder, and even a slave cylinder we started looking closer at the pedal and rod more closely. We found that the found that the piston in the master cylinder was actually returning all the way. So when...
2008 Nissan Altima SL 2.5L Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy
this car is fixed. it was the AF sensor. once i replaced it the rear o2 voltage came down to a pretty steady voltage of around 500mv. thanks for the help everyone. Trouble codes: P2A00.
2005 Subaru Legacy GT Limited 2.5L Program VIN: 4S3BL67645
Thanks to all that replied. 3 people also emailed me. The result is that the new PCM's do indeed come with the program already in them so hence the message from flashwrite that there was no new update available. Here is the problem. You cannot replace the PCM ...
1997 Toyota Mark II 3.0L ABS Master Cylinder/Pump Unit
Thanks to everyone who replied. Took the original unit apart and didn't really notice anything visibly wrong with it. However, because the signal from the pressure sensor was showing that it definitely was losing pressure, I decided not to proceed with "fixing...
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