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2002 Kia Sportage 2.0L No Start VIN: KNDJA723X2
Hi I have 2002 Kia Sportage EX with a no start condtion from a dealer we do alot of work for. It was running in December 2012 and was sold but the deal fell through.It sat for a while and someone is interested in it they went to start it and the alarm went off...
2004 Mazda RX-8 1.3L engine
Hello Mazda gurus, have an rx8 here that began running rough, changed the plugs, no better. Progressively has gotten worse, now showing a nasty oil coolant mix. customer wants to look at repair option rather than replace, is this type of failure ( internal sea...
1997 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L p1605 VIN: 1N4BU31D0V
Trans stuck in limp mode, od light inop. Unable to communicate with tcm, and at times pcm. Replace tcm and pcm When we are able to communicate with pcm we get p1605 tcm diagnosis communication fault. Check all fuses and circuits from dlc to tcm. Also circuits ...
1997 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Cuts out VIN: 4S3BG6853V
Car tow in 3 times last 6 months, car cut off during driving or not able [...] pump, no respond. Put in new fuel pump and run good for 2 months and ...
2004 Toyota Matrix 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1KR32E24
Now that the head is back on the car runs fine but it will keep setting a code for p0016 cam and crank correltation. I have found some issue with the timing chain stretching. I also wonder if there could be an issue with taking off to much material on the head... Trouble codes: P0016 (Ckp/cmp correlation bank 1 sensor a)
2005 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEBT14R05
Vehicle came in for P1445, last week. Code states asv no.2, bank 2 stuck closed. I tested the easily accessible asv solenoids first, they operated flawlessly with a power probe. After reading up, I pulled the intake, found cracked/broken vacuum hoses going to ... Trouble codes: P1445 (Air switching valve no.2b2 stuck closed)
2008 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEZU14R48
Hey techs, I was looking for a few opinions on this 4 runner here. It has two codes po441 and po455. I have gone through evap testing and have done a smoke check on this vehicle and I originally thought this cap was leaking but after a new one installed I stil... Trouble codes: P0441, P0455

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1990 Honda Civic DX 1.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1HGED3542L
ok, what had happened was this vehicle had had an ecm changed after dist o-ring change. fortunatly the old one was still around so i plugged in this morn and sure as hell timing now set correctly. back to not reving over 2000rpm because of faulty tps circuit ...
2007 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5L MIL Lamp on, idles high VIN: 5FNRL38837
I had many great responses of which include smoke checking the intake system, checking the p/s switch and pcv valve, and possible throttle body issue. I did recheck all my steps as well as replacing the throttle body but to no avail. engine still idles high al... Trouble codes: P2279.
1996 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HN8696T
excessive worn rod bearing causing knock in the motor was giving us the knock sensor codes thank you for the help everyone prolem solved Trouble codes: P0325, P0330.
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