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2003 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L engine VIN: KNDJD73393
I need help from Kia Techs. I have this Sorento 2003. This vehicle came for engine head gasket. We removed the engine make the head work replaced water pump, timing belt tensioners including hydraulic tensioner and timing belt. Iím not the technician that disa...
2004 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 4A3AB36F04
Vehicle has no power and check engine light is on. I road tested and before i was even out of the driveway i could was low on power. Connected scan tool and got a code for B1S1 O2 sensor. Found that O2 sensor was left unplugged when customer replaced crank sen...
2005 Mitsubishi Galant GTS 3.8L lifters VIN: 4A3AB76S85
Engine has very noisy lifters intermittently, usually after cold start. Oil pressure checks good. Pulled oil pan and checked for sludge, it was clean. Have changed the oil and filter twice. Used OE filter. I can race the engine up for a while to get the lifter...
1992 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.0L drivability VIN: JN8HD17Y7N
vehicle was towed into shop with a no start condition. after finding it had fuel and spark i removed spark plugs and found them to be fuel fouled, cleaned plugs and disabled fuel pump cranked engine to run excess fuel out of system. reinstalled plugs slowly in...
1998 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1N4DL01D4W
Car came in for no-start. Checked all power and grounds to ecm and wiring to distributor. No spark, but everything else seemed ok. Flow chart stated to replace distributor. Replaced distributor and immediately started and ran. Test drove vehicle for a couple o...
2002 Nissan P12 PRIMERA 2000CC 1-2 shift
I carried out a diagnostic scan on the vehicle's entire system, cleared all codes and test drove the vehicle, and this is the problem found, no shift from 1-2. The car doesn't shift out of 1st gear, reverse is good. When i scanned it again I found the above me...
2004 Nissan 350Z 3.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JN1AZ34014
Customer brought car to shop for po507 code and idle speed is 1100 rpm. They replaced the throttle body assembly and performed idle air volume relearn through consult 3 and to no avail. Disconnected 3 injectors and still will not relearn. I have a nissan consu... Trouble codes: P0507
1998 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF18B7W
Ok I have code P0664 EVAP Vent Control Fault. Can anyone tell me exactly how this system is suppost to work? Mitchells information Leaves me with more questions than answers. Commanded VSV on and no change in flow through VSV. Flow through VSV all the time.did... Trouble codes: P0446 (EVAP Vent Control Fault)

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1996 Honda Civic DX 1.6L speedo VIN: 2HGEJ6657T
There is a bus bar style connector under intake manifold with 14 wire connections 7 blk yel 7 grn blk cut this off and joined the two sets of 7 together,could not see any corrsion but this fixed it.
2002 Hyundai Accent L 1.5L Poor Fuel Economy, hard start VIN: KMHCF35G02
Thanks to everyone who took the time to reply.We have repaired the hard start after fueling. It was the purge valve. I knew it was defective because I could make it stick open when I would turn it on and off. I was concerned about the carbon canister but after... Trouble codes: P0441 (EVAP System incorrect/no purge), P0442 (EVAP Small leak), P0130 (O2 Sensor fault bank 1 Sensor 1).
2002 Suzuki Aerio S 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JS2RA41S02
Good news (at least for me and my customer). We found the problem and fixed it. It turns out, as I suspected, the MAF that we got from an internet source was scaled wrong. I knew that 5 g/s was way too high for idle but since the original maf gave me a simula...
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