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2005 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 2HKYF18745
Car towed in with customer complaint of chugging. Had stored codes P0300-306. Tach and RPM in data will fluctuate by 400-500 rpm making EGR test and Vtec Self test not possible. Checked wave forms of Cam and Crank sensors Checked plugs and coils. Fuel trims in... Trouble codes: P0300 (testing and results)
2002 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 2.0L engine VIN: JA3AJ26E22
the car came into our shop not running . we we told it was over heated . we checked for a bad head gasket which it had . the head was beyond repair and a rebuilt head was ordered and installed . the engine pops back like it is out of time . it has a code for t...
1991 Nissan 300ZX 2 2 3.0L Upper Intake VIN: JN1RZ26H0M
Hey Gang, I have this old 91 Nissan 300zx 2+2 non turbo and I have to do all 6 injectors. I'm having a heck of a time getting the upper intake manifold off. I've never done one of these. Can you put me in the right direction of the best way to get this off. Ob...
2000 Nissan Sentra SE 2.0L Stall VIN: 3N1BB51A3Y
vehicle came is running fine cold, after an hr of driving vehicle will stall at lights and if cruising with foot off gas, replaced idle control valve for seized unit, also have removed and cleaned mass air , i dont usually mess with niss. any help would be gre... Trouble codes: P0505
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L Timing chain VIN: 1N4AL11D92
Hi everyone...need some help... doing this head gasket on the Altima 2.5... just about to pull head off. Kinda stuck on chains right now. I know they are famous for stretching and maybe jumping a tooth. My question is how do I tell? The ALL DATA shows the mark...
2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Timing chain tensioner cover VIN: 1NXBR38E43
This Corolla has an oil leak at the timing chain tensioner cover. I noticed the spring tension from the tensioner pressing pretty hard on the cover as I was loosening the nuts. Knowing that this could end up disastrous if the chain were to slip, I wanted to as...
2004 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JTEHT05J24
I get a misfire on every cylinder but only in park or neutral once you put it in drive or put the AC on misfire goes away run smooth when its in park the misfire counts of every cylinder are very high put it in drive the counts go to 0 Trouble codes: 300 (301 -), 301 (302 -), 302 (303 -), 303 (304 -), 304 (305 -), 305
2012 Toyota Yaris L 1.5L ABS light on VIN: JTDBT4K30C
Toyota Pros, I need some help. This car is a rental car & came from a body shop. Rental company says ABS & Trac. lights were not on before. Body shop tells me no body damage just suspension work to left front. They replaced the left front steering knuckle, whe...

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2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L door locks VIN: SHSRD78834
Well the fix was to remove the lock /latch assy. and install the actuator with the latch in the lock position and get it on the slot and then put in the open position and reinstall and test . all is well. Note on teh front one I got luck and the front one is a...
2005 Honda Accord Hybrid 3.0L radio VIN: JHMCN36545
Thank you for all your help.I had to send the radio in for repair.
2003 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: KM8SC13E63
I really don't like reading these either but the cust. has not returned for further diagnostics. I checked the vacuum line routing over and over when it was here and it was routed as the picture form Mitchell showed it should be. I do feel that is where the ...
2006 Mazda Tribute S 3.0L odometer VIN: 4F2YZ92116
thanks to every one that posted the final fix was a faulty ground wire in the main harness on the firewall near the pcm thank you all so very much
2008 Mazda 3 i 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BK32F78
Most replies pointed to either the cam timing being off or a problem with the cam actuator / phaser. Before disassembly I double checked the cam timing, it was dead on. I installed a new actuator and drove car for 2 days - problem solved. only one other thing... Trouble codes: P0012.
2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR 2.0L Differential VIN: JA32W8FV9A
Spoke to dealer level people regarding issue - shop forman of local dealer did not hesitate to say issue is the pump for the AWD (There was one in the shop at the time for the same repair). I was given information that the 'main plate' inside the pump is alum...
2006 Nissan Murano SL 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8AZ08W26
It wound up that the cat was clogged. I found that just removing the oxygen sensor alone did not relieve enough backpressure. I had to use a backpressure gauge to confirm the clogged cat. After replacing the cat the vehicle now runs great. Trouble codes: P0303, P0300.
2011 Nissan Frontier PRO-4X 4.0L abs VIN: 1N6AD0EVXB
we havent gotten the vehicle back yet but the local nissan dealer says that the abs computer is fried, don't understand what happened, they said they have never seen anything like this, gonna take this up w/snap-on
2007 Toyota Camry XLE 3.5L amplifier VIN: JTNBK46KX7
Thanks for your replies. I really wanted to try Andy's idea and bypass the amplifier, but the vehicle has never been returned. So I am closing this without a fix. Thanks again.
2010 Toyota Tundra 5.7L steering gear VIN: 5TFEY5F15A
After review it was covered under warranty. We advised customer to take it to the Toyota dealer and good thing the truck was lifted and I did not think we could get the engine out with it sitting that high.
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