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1996 Acura TL 3.2L cooling system VIN: JH4UA3650T
This car came in with a blown motor, found coolant in all cylinders with borescope, I replaced the engine (3.2 V6) hooked everything up, engine ran very nicely, however it will slowly warm up to overhear temp, i replaced the thermostat twice, removed the therm...
2012 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5L moon roof VIN: 5FNYF4H59C
Hello all , This one is for the Honda techs , I have a 2012 pilot with an inop. moon roof . So I check powers and grounds ohm the switch , ohm the wiring between motor and switch .. all good . Now this system isn't complex at all , it's basiclly a window motor...
2003 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L o2 sensor VIN: KMHDN45D43
have car here with code p0133 bank 1 sensor 1 insufficient switching o2 sensor have checked o2 sensor working correctly using full band width no vacuum leak to be found vacuum gauge shows 20hg at idle map sensor value on scan tool changers from 4.8 to 80 psi a...
2006 Kia Sedona LX 3.8L Electronic VIN: KNDMB23356
Current customer of ours, she purchased the van from us in July of last year. We have done all the oil changes and maintenance on the van, including replacing the starter and dealing with an EVAP code. We have a check engine light coming on at times, I scanne...
1998 Lexus LS400 4.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, start then stall VIN: JT88H28F1W
vehicle came in from another shop with a start then stall condition. We were told that this started after they replaced timing belt. Vehicle was also brought to the dealership before us. The dealership diagnosed it as a faulty ecu. Initially thought we it was...
2000 Mazda B2500 SE 2.5L Mechanical VIN: 4F4YR12C4Y
Mr Clark was driving along and quote "POOF" engine died. Fuel pump prime activates. Power is going to plugs. all fuses check out for continuity. disconnected MAF. no start. Since I am unfamiliar with Mazda's am seeking help with this matter, perhaps one of you...
2007 Mazda CX-7 Touring 2.3L Stall VIN: JM3ER29317
We inherited this car as a not running problem. It has a new HP fuel pump, camshaft fuel pump lobe is good, cam timing is verified correct, exhaust not plugged, mass air known good. It will start if you key on and wait about 2 min, slowly the high pressure sid...
2006 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L Coolant VIN: 1N4BL11E06
This car has thick oily sludge accumulating in the coolant reservoir. The customer has noted some oil consumption approximately 1 quart between oil changes. The sludge is motor oil color, but much thicker like a grease emulsion. I removed the engine oil cooler...
1990 Toyota Camry DLX 2.0L radiator fans VIN: 4T1SV21E0L
This Camry overheats because the radiator fans won't come on even with the AC running and to my memory the one fan is commanded with AC on, the other turned on with a temp switch. As I recall from previous repairs it's a simple system that the temp switch turn...

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1995 Subaru Impreza L 2.2L Torque Conv VIN: JF1GF6354S
Thank you everybody, I had removed the valve body and replaced the lock solenoid and the temp sensor car seems alright now
2007 Subaru Forester X 2.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, bogs VIN: JF1SG63647
Thanks for the help, you guys were right on, plugged cat. The material in the post cat had broken up and plugged up the exhaust. Without the scanner I would have instinctually looked in that direction but sometimes we get blinded with technology. My lack of...
1999 Toyota RAV4 2.0L No Start VIN: JT3HP10V3X
well seems like everyone thought the same as i did. customer would not come clean about jumping vehicle backwards but after replacing the 100 amp fuse and efi fuse and the ignition fuse, with no shorts visible, i installed the 2 melted coils and the rav 4 star... Trouble codes: P1300, P1310.
2004 Toyota RAV4 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEGD20V14
it is come back with the same PO442. I will order a new canister and will update . thanks everyone and God bless Andy Trouble codes: P0442.
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