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1996 Acura RL 3.5L Mechanical VIN: JH4KA9651T
this vehicle comes from a other shop vehicle wont start the replaced engine computer customer drove car and found transmission wont shift first shop told him he need to replaced the trans we replaced the trans and the correct pcm vehicle still wont shift check...
2002 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Suspension VIN: KMHDN45D82
HELP!!! Please. We have this Elantra that we racked on a side post lift and lifted from the factory lift points to do a oil change and brake check. After we let down and test drove it rode like a tank. Struts locked up? Have read online of other people posting...
2003 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L Timing belt VIN: KMHWF25S33
This is my loaner car that I am simply hoping someone can shed some light on what happened and save me from chasing my tail. I started it to drive to my day job when it was -10 degrees Fahrenheit, and although it fired right up, I heard a bit of engine noise t...
1999 Infiniti I30 3.0L Misfire VIN: JNKCA21A1X
intermittent missfire but ok today, is there a tid in mode 6 data on this vehicle to determine which cylinder is the problem? I know the tsb says to replace all coils but would prefer knowlage over parts hanging can anybody help Trouble codes: P1320
2010 Infiniti G37 X 3.7L Noise VIN: JN1CV6ARXA
When starting this vehicle hot there a spark knocking noise not sure if it is that but sure sound like it could something be going on with the varible valve timing. Has anybody seen this problem.
1990 Isuzu Pickup LS 2.6L No Start VIN: JAACL16E3L
Hello all! Thank you in advance for your time. We have a 1990 Isuzu pickup in our shop with a no start. Tested and found it has no spark. At the 2 wire coil connector we have key on +12 volts like we should, but the ground side is not pulsing. Testing at the b...
2007 Mazda CX-7 Touring 2.3L cyl head VIN: JM3ER29377
hey guys, this vehicle was severely overheated. i pulled the head and found the gasket leaking in the center. i checked for warpage found to be .013 does anyone see a problem with machining the head this much? i cant find a spec anywhere. wil this afect timing...
2003 Suzuki XL-7 Touring 2.7L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JS3TX92V23
Hi there i have a suzuki eating my breakfast,lunch,and dinner. It has an intermitent stalling no power issue. At first i coundn't get it to act up and then after driving for a while it would stall out and barely move just pop back as if the air intake was off ... Trouble codes: P0103 (Maf high voltage input), P2229 (Baro high input), P0328 (Knock sensor circuit high)
2002 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDDR32T62
this car run great,except for the idler when cold its revs to 2000 rpm then after it warms up come down.but my problem its the ck engine light keeps coming on.i replaced both oxegen sensors to no avail.i still get the same code for lean and cat threshold not b... Trouble codes: P0171
2004 Toyota Tacoma 3.4L transfer ase VIN: 5TEWN72N44
Hi Group I can't find the labor for R&R the rear half of the transfer case housing. And the dealer is no help!!The T/C is manual shift,Is there anything i need to know or watch for.Before is start that job. Thanks
2006 Toyota Corolla S 1.8L Air bag VIN: 2T1BR32E46
We got this Corolla after body shop repaired left front corner, replaced driver's air bag, pretensioner & module. They thought it just needed code cleared. B1900 comes right back. They had accidentally ordered 2 used seat belts so I tried the other one. Still ...

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1993 Honda Civic del Sol S 1.5L emissions VIN: JHMEG1142P
This veh. had several issues. Jumped time one tooth,one injector not pulseing properly all the time and of course these problems caused a premature cat. failure. Replaced timing belt and ECM. Brought numbers close to perfect then replaced converter. Thanks fo...
2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4L axles VIN: 1HGCM71653
Looked at the motor mounts, and they seem ok and told the customer that I couldn't spend any more time on her car unless she paid the difference in price of the used and new axles to be sure it is a cv joint problem. We've not charged any additional labor sinc...
2006 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3L Cooling Systems VIN: JHMES96966
Replaced radiator cap, drilled hole in t-stat. Allen nailed it got a hold of the air lift pump (u View) roughly 130.00 hooked it up and it was pumping nice. Test drove for 50 miles not a problem. Ritcher [...] wont take your comment as an insult but that is a good...
2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: KMHDM45D01
not able to fix this problem, customer decided to trade in vehicle. We have tried a used ecu, also installed an assist relay to ground the main relay when ignition is on, new crank sensor, replace regulator inside alternator, checked grounds and power to ecu, ...
2007 Mazda 3 i 2.0L battery draw VIN: JM1BK32G27
so i removed the key as suggested and left the meter in line overnight. came in next morning and it had dropped out to 17 milliamps.i believe you are correct with the not enough drive time and the probability that i didnt wait long enough for computer time out...
1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L pedal soft and low VIN: JN1CA21DXT
Sorry Guys, I have only been doing this for 37 years and it just goes to show you how you can miss the obvious while looking for the obscure. As I mentioned,I was attempting to fix a problem from another shop and began by replacing the rear calipers which they...
2002 Nissan Xterra SE 2.4L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 5N1DD28T42
Hello and thanks to everyone, it turned out to be a timing chain that was really worn.If you revved this engine slowly it ran fine, but stab it and it would bog and drop the timing to negative advance, about 10 degrees! Thanks again George
2008 Nissan Sentra SL 2.0L Misfire VIN: 3N1AB61E58
Sorry for the Delay in closing. I found the problem while currant ramping the #4 coil and injector at the same time. Turns out the coil driver was starting to fail. I got lucky that the problem was starting to get worse and could get it to act up while stall t... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random missfire), P0301 (p0304-), P0304 (testing and results).
2010 Nissan Rogue (Truck) S 2.5L Misfire VIN: JN8AS5MV4A
I don't know how spark plugs could cause the intermittent "starts then dies",but customer seems to be happy now. Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire).
2008 Suzuki Forenza 2.0L Air Bag VIN: KL5JD56Z98
Thanks to the 3 Richards and William and Jim. I took y'alls advice and feel confident this will fix this Asian critter. Allen
2006 Toyota Prius 1.5L Steering VIN: JTDKB20UX6
I was waiting to here back from the customer but haven't yet, thanks for all the help !!! Will post the fix if I receive it.
2007 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4L All Gauges VIN: 4T1BE46K77
2007 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5L No Start
Thanks Saieed,his answer worked. Connect #4 to #13 terminals together of data link connector, turn ignition on engine off for 35 minutes after rewriting vin and that all. Alldata says just do vin rewrite and that's all and nothing about what Saieed. I sent thi...
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