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2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata Touring 2.0L heater VIN: JM1NC25FX6
Hi Mazda Techs, We have an 06 miata here that had an overheat issue. We found a dead packrat wedged into the radiator cooling fan blade this took out the fan motor and resivoir. These items were replaced and engine now runs at normal temp 195 f. and cooling f...
2002 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Cooling Systems VIN: 1N4AL11EX2
This has become a hair puller. no or poor heat from the heater ducts. we have tried to air bleed it several times raising front end in the air...using vacu-fill..and finally in desperation bought clear heater hose tubing to connect off the left side of cylinde...
2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L No Start VIN: 1N4AL11D85
They towed it to me cause it would not run. They swapped pcm from the other car, they swapped all coils and when they realized it wasn't a 1, 2 ,3 repair they towed it to me. I grabbed my consult and checked for codes and there was none. I checked for spark at...
1993 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Cylinder Piston VIN: JT3VN39W6P
Please I am not looking for guesses, I am wanting to hear from someone who has experienced this, so please ask around the shop if you are reading this or call your local machine shop for insight before posting. We had the engine rebuilt in January by a very r...
2000 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Center Multi Display Unit VIN: 4T1BF28B1Y
I've chased down the draw to multi combination unit which is the center cobinitation unit that has all the lights in and it has a bigger screen on to show u the compass has odometer and etc. So I figured if I unplugged that unit and draw went away I would need...
2001 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L All lights VIN: JT2BF22K41
This one has me stumped. Vehicle came in with complaint of pulsing headlights and interior lights. Upon examination dash lights and all marker lights are pulsing as well. Battery and alternator tested good. I went ahead and tried brand new interstate battery w...
2007 Toyota Tacoma 4.0L immobilizer VIN: 5TELU42N77
Vehicle came in for a no start issue. Vehicle will start and die, pulled codes came up with B2799 for engine immobilizer malfunction. I followed the diagnostic flow chart, checked continuity on data lines between immobilizer ecu and ecm all checked ok. Hooked ...
2009 Toyota Matrix 1.8L Gear Oil VIN: 2T1KU40E99
What gear oil to use??? Owner's manual says straight 75W GL4 gear oil. Never heard of no such animal. Called dealer and they have no part number and have never heard of it either but agree that straight 75W is what Toyota calls for. They call their Toyota tech...

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2005 Honda Civic Value Package 1.7L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1HGEM22165
This car is fixed. Thank you to all that replied the customer put diesel in the tank. Drained the tank refilled with unleaded and after a few mins of running smoothed out and ran great. Thanks again for all the help.
2007 Hyundai Azera SE 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHFC46F37
Whilst the owner hasn't called me back after a couple of calls Thanks for all the info! I'm pretty sure the car went to the dealer for repairs. I'm not sure if they were done under warranty. Which is okay with me. It's my understanding that this engine isn't u... Trouble codes: P0018 (Cam Crank corrolation).
1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Module VIN: 4T1BG22K5X
Customer has not returned yet but it would appear that I forgot to take out the little bridging link from the underhood diagnostic connector to properly clear the codes. When they return (which they eventually will..it's 20 below around here now) I will updat...
2003 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L transmission - Transfer case VIN: JTEHT05J93
Hey guys thank You so much for the info. With the wonderful help of Paul and Anthony [...] finally got my head wrapped around the idea of spider gears - differential lock in transfer case. The traction control would not lock the transfer case into full time 4x4 - ...
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