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1998 Lexus LX470 4.7L torsion bars VIN: JT6HT00W7W
customer brought vehicle in with a kit made by a company called Arnott.To get rid of automatic level control.Nice looking kit.Lexus told customer like 5 grand to fix. The kit had 4 bilstien shocks and 2 rear coil springs.InSTALLED KIT AND WHEN LET DOWN THE FRO...
1998 Lexus ES300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BF28G1W
customer came in several months ago with p0171 and p0420-at that time we replaced fuel filter and cleaned mass air sensor and replaced pcv. did a cat efficiency test with escan which revealed bad customer took it to exhaust shop and had cat and bank one... Trouble codes: P0171
2005 Lexus RX330 3.3L 2-3 shift bad slip
This is a Toyota Alphard fitted with U151F automatic trans-axle similar to that of Lexus RX330. The trans-axle multiple disc clutch (direct clutch) were burnt due to bad oil leak. The trans-axle was subsequently overhauled, the hydraulic system flushed and the...
2001 Mazda Tribute ES 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4F2CU08141
At a loss. Checked fuel system,vacuum leaks,ignition system,egr. All systems passed test. The missfire seems to come and go. Feels like a surge in gear at a stop. When cruising at 50-55 mph no misfire detected. Any help would be appreciated...thinking possibly... Trouble codes: P0303 (Misfire on 3 cylinder)
2007 Mazda CX-7 Touring 2.3L Mechanical VIN: JM3ER29337
HI techs.have a mazda engine noise problem.vehicle came from a chrysler dealer,thet put timing components in for a rattle it's worse.i don't think it's too loud but there.pulled valve cover and inspected vvt gear.per tsb.all looks ok.engine has moder...
2009 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5L starting VIN: 4S4BP61C89
Hello, I think i know which way this will go but i am not sure. This car was towed to us with a no crank condition, tested starter, it's ok, checked only getting 9 volts on small wire at starter, Find starter relay, in the process i realize there is a ER-HC ab...
1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L Stall, Misfire VIN: 4T1BG12K4T
I have a camry 2.2l that has a misfire, sputter like symptom with an occasion stall. First it was very interm. Now it seems to be doing it all the time. The misfire and occ. stalling. No codes in system. Items replaced to correct this is as follows. Plugs, wir...

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1999 Honda Accord EX 3.0L emissions VIN: 1HGCG1659X
After canister and solenoids assembly were removed,all solenoids were activated out of the car manually, all hoses were checked for cracks, we re install the assembly and reset ecu, customer hasn't come back jet with a problem so far so good, thank all of you...
2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L No reverse VIN: 1HGES26741
The BMXA nightmare is gone. Thanks to Ken from Ontario for hitting the nail on the head. The regulator valve body was excessively worn where the mainshaft passes through causing the pressure bypass. We used the original cases and returned the new good used one...
2010 Kia Soul Sport 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJT2A26A
Ok customer took back to a different dealer and they replaced her Cat Convertor under warranty. The previous dealer would not do it because the downpipe was hit. Check engine light is now out and vehicle passed inspection. Trouble codes: P0133 (P0133 O2 Sensor Circuit Slow Response Bank 1 / Sensor 1), P0420 (Catalyst System Efficiency below Threshold Bank 1).
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