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1997 Honda Accord LX 2.2L steering rack VIN: CF21713226
Good morning I have a gray market 1997 honda accord station wagon that needs a steering rack. This is a right hand drive car.Anyone know where i can get parts? The honda dealers cant help The Vin is a PA state issued number. I can get it rebuildt but the custo...
1995 Infiniti Q45 A 4.5L Surge, Cuts out VIN: JNKNG01D4S
I would like to start by saying thanks ahead of of the original complaints after completing repiars listed under repir history still remains. Vehicle cuts out above 2000 rpm as if it were a rev limiter. This doesnt happen immediatly upon cold start. W...
2004 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L oil pressure VIN: KNDJD73354
Thanks for taking the time to read and provide insight. Vehicle came in with complaint of engine noise and oil light flickering at idle when hot. Installed oil pressure gauge and confirmed oil pressure dropping to 0 when hot. Oil condition looked OK. Pulled pa...
2004 Mazda RX-8 1.3L Excessive Emissions, No Start VIN: JM1FE17324
Hello all. Hope there are some rotary folks out there that can give us a hand with this one. After driving the car til it's hot/warmed up when you stop the car and come back to it withing minutes the car has a cranking no start issue. After waiting about 15-...
2004 Mazda 6 i 2.3L timing VIN: 1YVFP80CX4
Hello fellow techs. I would appriciate some help. We are working on a 2004 Mazda 6 with a 2.3 DOHC VVT that came in with a P0340 code. The customer changed the cam sensor wtih no fix. We lab scoped the sensor at the pcm, pattern was good. Knowing that these ju...
2000 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Mechanical VIN: 1N4DL01D1Y
When you step on the gas pedal hard the car hesitates and dies, but when you step on the gas slowly it will pick up and no hesitation. It only happens when the gas is press hard like there's no power and when you press hard and keep it down the rpm jumps up an...
2005 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L Timing chains VIN: 1N4BA41E95
i have replaced this timing chain due to broken primary chain tensioner guide. causing a noise. 1 week after that it came back with noise again. i took it apart to see what was wrong. replaced all the o rings for the oil passages. noise was still there. warran...
2006 Nissan Altima SL 3.5L secondary timing chain tensioners VIN: 1N4BL11EX6
I have a question about the secondary timing chain tensioners. There is a updated parts list as I am sure you all know about. This parts list also includes secondary tensioner plastic shoes. They are not changing the complete tensioner just the shoes. The pis...
2007 Nissan Xterra X 4.0L Rear differential VIN: 5N1AN08W37
Okay got one for you Nissan guys out there. Customer's original complaint was that he had a vibration at 40 mph when going through turns and that it got worse after driving longer distances. The first time it was in our shop, we could not duplicate the symptom...

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2004 Hyundai XG350 3.5L steering VIN: KMHFU45E74
Thanks for all the ideas- The fact is that we wanted to replace the R&P and customer had declined. Thought that it was coming back to bite me. Anyway, we removed the small bypass tubes and let the fluid gush out- Did not see anything but it appeared that de...
2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor XLS 3.8L timing
Replaced the heads. Valves bent. Water pump pulley froze, throwing vehicle out of time. I didnt help matters by not checking things thoroughly before trying to retime it. Not a very forgiving engine for sure.
1997 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L No Start, back fire VIN: 1N4BU31DXV
Most likely the distributor is bad, but the customer was a student and did not have the money to pay us, so we did not replace the distributor to find out if we were correct. Many guys suggested the distributor, so that is a good place to start.
2008 Toyota Sienna CE 3.5L Both Doors VIN: 5TDZK23C28
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