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2000 Honda Accord EX 2.3L door locks VIN: JHMCG6688Y
Sorry but Honda is not my cup of tea. a friend of the boss has this thing. we did a 95k service and was asked to fix his door lock situation. at first the door locks did not work with the switches or remote. we replaced drivers door lock actuator. now the driv...
2010 Kia Soul Sport 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJT2A26A
[...] 1 replaced. Checked for exhaust and intake leaks...none found. Checked wiring with ohm meter..all good. checked fuel pressure...within spec. Was told by customer they hit a pot hole and 2 hours after the light came on. They had it at the dealer who r... Trouble codes: P0133 (P0133 O2 Sensor Circuit Slow Response Bank 1 / Sensor 1), P0420 (Catalyst System Efficiency below Threshold Bank 1)
1998 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGF22C5W
This car is one of my personal cars. Driving at the rate of 30mph last Sunday evening shifting from second gear into 3Rd gear the engine fell on its face like it lost two cylinders. And it was all I could do to keep it running to limp home as my five years old... Trouble codes: P0340 (cam shaft sensor bank one generic)
2006 Mazda 6 i 2.3L Unknown VIN: 1YVHP80C26
Car towed in with dead battery & no crank signal , the weird thing about it is all the lights stays on the dash after you take the key out , scan the entire car and found a lots U & B codes, clear memory & try to start it wont start, I disconnect the battery &...
2008 Mazda CX-7 Grand Touring 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: JM3TB29L28
thanks ahead of time for any input on this car! Originally came in as a wait and found 2 codes, p0401 and p0303. I noticed no skip on a road test Replaced egr valve and solved p0401. The code p0303 came back in 25 miles. At the time,I couldn't duplicate a skip... Trouble codes: P0303
2007 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Limited 2.5L Cooling System/Heater Core VIN: 4S3BL62677
We recently purchased this Legacy for resale and it needed head gaskets due to external leakage, no overheating symptoms. On initial test drive there was a slight rushing water sound through the heater core, the coolant was low due to leakage so we suspected t...
1994 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.4L engine VIN: 4TARN01P2R
i have this rattling noise at light throttle or when i press clutch to switch gears. not as noticeable when under load also mention that guides were plastic

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1991 Honda Civic DX 1.5L front end noise VIN: 2HGED6350M
The problem is wear in the fifth gear. Given the age of the vehicle and the fact that I only drive it in town I have decided to simply drive it in 4th until it fails completely can not be driven further. Thanks to everyone who responded.
2001 Kia Sephia LS 1.8L brake padle VIN: KNAFB12121
thanks everyone for your time. I appreciated vey much. I replaced rear wheel cylinders bleed system still was same no difference. replace used booster with master and resavoir came with bleed system brake paddle was fine. I think resavoir was issue. thanks aga...
2008 Kia Sedona EX 3.8L Vehicle
Well, I had to let this one go. The customer didn't seem very impressed with the remaining vibration though I was dissatisfied. My gut is telling me a factory axle may have fixed this but the price was too high to risk. I will likely never get the chance to se...
1994 Mazda RX-7 1.3L fuel system VIN: JM1FD333XR
both injectors where leaking at tips and one was leaking past o-rings. also leaking fuel through fuel pressure regulator. thanks for all the helpful information.
2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport ES 3.0L Hesitation VIN: JA4LS21HXY
I appreciate the help that I received but have not found the fix as of this closing. The pcm will not leave from 5 degrees base timing. I have several Mitsubishi techs who have been in the business for many years who have never run into this. I am closing this...
1989 Toyota Pickup SR5 3.0L Surge VIN: JT4VN93G8K
Thanks everyone for the help. Cannot get this vehicle back to my shop for another 2 weeks. General consensus seem to point to the air intake duct, so that's where I'll be looking. Thanks all again.
1997 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L oil pump drive gear
Thank You Grant, your info was very helpful. We called the company you suggested, they had the brg we needed (as well as a tool to instal). They recognized a need and are having them made, and selling them worldwide, so ours is not the only problem. We'll b...
2002 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L electric door motor VIN: 4T3ZF13C32
put a different used unit in and a computer and now works great
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