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2004 Acura MDX 3.5L Serp belt VIN: 2HNY018824
2 and a half years ago, the vehicle came in and needed an alt replaced. We put an alt and belt on. A few weeks after, the belt started to squeal. We changed the belt. A couple weeks later, same thing. We replaced the tensioner and idler assembly. Then another ...
2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, P1399 VIN: 1HGCG16592
started misfiring all of a sudden, check for codes po301-po306 also PO1399 all cylinders. tested egr system ok replaced sparkplugs replaced wornout & Miles, adjusted valves, cleaned injectors checked fuel for excessive alcohol ok Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0305, P0306
2004 Honda Civic EX 1.7L o2 sensor code VIN: 1HGEM21904
Car came in with a P0134 ho2s s1 circuit no activity code I informed customer a o.e. sensor needs to be put in and what it would cost he decided he would do it him self and ended up back for the same code I tested wire integrity with a small load from the pcm ...
2005 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3L Immobilizer system VIN: JHMES96655
This vehicle was towed here from another shop, they replaced the fuel pump, fuel pump is working now but it will not start. The immobilizer system indicator light keeps flashing. I know how to do a relearn for the key on GM vehicles, but I am at loss with this...
2004 Infiniti G35 3.5L engine VIN: JNKCV54E54
Does anyone know if you can pull engine out the top or does it have to be dropped out the bottom with alldata states. looks like it could but want to be sure. thanks!
2002 Kia Optima SE 2.7L Moniters VIN: KNAGD12812
This car failed California smog test due to moniters not run, O2, Cat, and Evap Moniters. Customers had all four O2 sensors replaced. Customer decided to drive car to reset moniters. 400 miles and moniters not run. Car was brought to us, we ran drive cycle...
2008 Lexus IS250 2.5L Misfire VIN: JTHBK26288
After driving for serveral minutes vehicle mil starts flashing and goes into fail safe mode. This occurs when accellerating under light throttle. It stays in this mode till shut off and restarted. Then it runs good for a few miles till it does it again. We hav... Trouble codes: P0304 (cylinder 4 misfire)
2006 Mazda 6 S 3.0L cold air inside the car VIN: 1YVHP84D06
Hi group , last week i ve replace the engine in this car and i never have hot or warm air inside the car. the engine have the correct temp but the hose to heather core are always cold. try to bleed air with the front of the car up, replace water pump and therm...
1997 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L engine VIN: 1N4BU31DXV
car will not start after sitting for a few hours, it sounds as if it has no compression. if you keep trying to start it sounds like it's getting comp. back then starts. after it starts you can shut it off and restart it as many times as you want. and once it d...
2003 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L No Start VIN: 3N1CB51D93
I have this nissan. did a head gasket to it because of leakage. replaced timing chain and all components. vehicle will not start. i get injector pulse and ignition coil pulse while cranking one time at the start of crank then pulse goes away. car ran before th...
2005 Nissan Titan LE 5.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6BA07A45
Hello fellow techs, I hope someone can help me out. I am working on this Titan that came in for a missfire. I performed the tune-up on it and notticed that every plug on bank 2 were soaked with fuel. When I started the vehicle the problem still exhisted. When ... Trouble codes: P0300
2000 Subaru Forester L 2.5L fuel guage VIN: JF1SF6356Y
Scanned ecm for code(S); P1442 again. removed both senders, checked resistaces,Main assy=1.4-51.2... sub assy =1.8-43.3 looks good to me. (i also have a set of new senders from the dealer, and #'s were almost exact) Smooth sweep on both guages.I then pulled th...
2005 Subaru Outback i 2.5L Shift interlock VIN: 4S4BP61C45
Car came in stuck in park. Found shift interlock arm broken and jammed in shifter assy. Replaced interlock solenoid, now no actuation of solenoid when pressing brake pedal. There is no power from BCM to shift interlock solenoid. Brake switch is good. Brake swi...
2003 Suzuki Aerio S 2.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JS2RA41S93
ltft 14.8 and stft15 idle stft9 at 1000rpm stft 4 2000rpm maf 230g/s idle 279 1000, 529 g/s 2000 front o2 crosses .5 rear o2 stays at .84 Trouble codes: P171B

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1996 Honda Accord LX 2.2L cyl. head VIN: 1HGCD5635T
I digested all your opinions and advise, decided to scrap the head and at customer request, got a used head and not a used engine. Had the head checked and resurfaced by the same machinist for no charge. reassembled and reinstalled. All is well now. Still not ...
2004 Honda Civic DX 1.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEM21174
ok thanks for all the replies this car is a 2004 honda and has no badges as to if it is a hx ex lx dx so when i entered the vin through i-atn knowledge base it says it is a dx .and i have a pcm from a ex or hx with vtec. Alan from Pennsylvania says that a... Trouble codes: P2647.
2001 Hyundai XG300 3.0L Timing Belt VIN: KMHFU45D61
The problem was that the tensioner was not adjusted properly. It was taken apart and put back together with correct tension and now it's running fine.
1999 Infiniti Q45 4.1L MIL Lamp on
thanks for the info,i found,a vacuum line disconnected from the intake manifold, retest the car and check engine light is gone, now I learned how manifold air pressure works in a infinity Trouble codes: 1105 (Map sensor solenoid).
2002 Isuzu Axiom 3.5L Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, Backfire VIN: 4S2CE58X62
Thanks for all suggestions, I did not want to believe it but my cats were clogged bad, left had even melted sections. Prior owner had a bad ION sensing unit and wrong spark plugs, reason why I think cats went bad. Thanks again Dan [...] Gordon & Richard you w...
2001 Mazda Tribute DX 3.0L Misfire VIN: 4F2YU06191
Thanks for all the replies, The one I chose was small ties on each injector connector. This held each one tight. I drove the vehicle and it ran great each injector is now making connection. Trouble codes: P0302.
1995 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L No Start VIN: JT2SK12E1S
I fixed the problem by going back to the basics and finding that I had a bad noid light which taught me to slow down and when it doesn't make sense check my tools and the lesson we all should know that just because you take a part out of the box does not mean ...
2003 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L Evap VIN: 5TENL42N93
As everyone mention, We replace the VSV + purge solenoid valve the truck just come back today after 200 miles and the evap still not complete at the readiness I will post it back when he come back next week. One again, thanks everyone spend time to help us ,s...
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