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2010 Honda Accord LX 2.4L Mechanical VIN: 1HGCP2F37A
This car came to me from the dealer with a low brake pedal. Brake fluid was down just a tiny bit. I bleed all four calipers (4 wheel disc). Only had air in right front. No sign of fluid anywhere very clean nice car. It left just thinking the dealer didnt bleed...
1998 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L Fuel temp sensor VIN: 4S3BD6751W
Car came into shop with a p0183 fuel temp sensor A fault. Cleared faults and dtc comes right back very next key cycle. Visually inspected fuel system and found a broken valve back near the front passenger corner of tank. I am not sure that this is the fuel tem...
2012 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited 3.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S4BRDKC3C
Hi, got some questions on my wifes Subaru... We were coming back from a trip out to Oregon, coming into Billings, MT and the car decided it wanted to go back to the dealership. It felt like it stalled out but it was just the cruise shutting off. Check engine l...
2010 Toyota Tacoma 2.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TENX4CN0A
I have a gem here. The customer brought this truck in a few weeks ago, and stated that the VSC light would come on and the truck would run rough. Another tech looked at it and drove it for nearly 100 miles over the course of a few days, and there were no sympt... Trouble codes: U0100 (ABS lost communication with ECM)
2011 Toyota RAV4 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T3BF4DV6B
About to give up. Customer "heard a loud noise" upon start up. Came in with p0300, p0301,p302,p303 and p304. Cleared codes. 1st drive MIL flashes and engine misses, (excessive fuel/cataylst damaging condition)p0301 and p0171. watched fuel trims in the bay, the... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0171

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2000 Acura EL 1.6L low power
Finally had an opportunity to do further testing on this car. Performed a road test with fuel pressure gauge and scan tool attached. After several seconds of pulling a hill at moderate throttle, found the pressure would drop off slowly. Started at about 38 ...
2005 Mazda 6 i 2.3L charging system VIN: 1YVHP80C25
ok guys I want to thank everybody who provided help,1st the used alternator previously installed was also defective. we decided to get an alternator from the mazda dealership, and the story repeats itself just like some of the other technicans who had alternat...
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L power window VIN: JN8DR09X11
After trying all suggestions to no avail.decided to send the customer to t5he dealer.Thanks for all help and to IATN.
2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L No Start VIN: 1N4BA41E74
thanks for all the replies unfortunately the customer refuse to put any money into checking if the timing is out. He is considering putting a used engine in the vehicle.
1994 Toyota Pickup 2.4L Stall VIN: 4TARN81A7R
The truck is finally fixes. Thanks to all members who offer help my post. After I post for help, I recheck the fuel pressure again, because the new fuel pump is making thumping noise, and also the fuel filter as well, so I install two pressure gauges, one on t... Trouble codes: 25 (Air fuel ratio lean), 31 (Air flow meter circuit).
2003 Toyota Prius 1.5L inverter cooling pump VIN: JT2BK18U13
Thanks to all for the confirmation on the water pump problem. The new pump fixed it . Even though this c a r is older , it's the only hybrid I get in for service so I'm pretty careful about diagnosis on It.
2009 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5L power trunk release VIN: 4T1BK36B49
A heartfelt thank you to those who replied, it was the disconnected valet switch in the glove box that caused this entire mess! Just goes to show, you are never too old to learn something new! Thanks again!!! Paul [...] County Auto
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