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1999 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.5L Misfire, long crank cold VIN: KMHWF25V6X
This vehicle is first time here. The vehicle has a long crank prior to starting. At idle, cylinder #6 will misfire and bank two will run extremely rich. We swapped out all ignition and fuel with cylinders that fire with same result. Checked compression on bank...
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2011 Kia Sorento LX 2.4L Noise VIN: 5XYKT4A13B
This fine Kia came in with the customer complaining of loud noise when turning sharply. I checked the car and could not find anything visually. When I drive it in a circle with the wheel turnd all the way to the left about 1/3 of the way around the circle thro...
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2006 Lexus RX330 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T2HA31U16
This car came in with customer stating the check engine light came on after driven over a curb with left rear wheel. See no damage, codes po 174 lean bank 2 and po 302 # 2 cyl misfire. PLugs and #2 coil were new, still have same issue , no change. Found long t... Trouble codes: P0174, P00, 302 (miss fire 2)
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1986 Toyota MR2 GT 1.6L Compressor VIN: JT2AW15C4G
Does anyone know how to remove the compressor from a supercharged MR2. We cannot find any specific reference to R&R the compressor.
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2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Evap VIN: 2T1BR32E35
orignal problem Had code P2420,p043e,p043f,p0441,p2401,p2402,& p2419 I performed a smoke test, I checked the fuses, I checked the connectors, I replaced the vapor canister with dealer item. the customer brought my nightmare back today. After 40 miles it the li...
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2003 Acura TL 3.2L Vibration VIN: 19UUA56673
Thanks for all the help, I replaced both axles and the low speed vibration is gone but it still has a vibration at higher speeds the rims are bent and they will be sent out to be fixed at a later date when he can leave the car for a few days.
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2005 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3L Immobilizer system VIN: JHMES96655
This vehicle is fixed thanks to all of the help replies that I received. The problem with the immobilizer system indicator light flashing was because the ECM was not getting any power. I found the relay that powers up the ECM was not working. I replaced the r...
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1996 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JN8AR05Y0T
Unfortunately,the company I work for is 10 years and $50,000 behind in technology.I have no scope,so I took a chance.Popped a distributor in and ran it for 4 hours with no issue.Thanks for all the help.And 'see' you all again. Trouble codes: P0100 (Maf sensor problem), P0304 (Cyl 4 misfire), P0300 (Multiple cyl misfire), P????.
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2003 Suzuki Aerio S 2.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JS2RA41S93
THANK FOR THE ADVISE. FOUND PLASTIC PCV VALVE LEAKING. IT CAME UNGLUED AT THE VACCUM SIDE, IT LOOKED OK BUT IT WAS LEAKING AT THE SEAM. Trouble codes: P171B.
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