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2008 Honda Element LX 2.4L heater VIN: 5J6YH28718
vehicle came in with poor heat, road tested with thermometer in dash, vent temp would go to 90 degrees, the customer was told by a Honda dealer that it needed a heater core we installed a heater core, retested still poor heat out of vents, installed new t-stat...
2005 Hyundai Sonata GL 2.4L Engine / Transmission VIN: KMHWF25S95
I have a 2005 Hyundai Sonata, 2.4L Manual Transmission. I am trying to separate the transmission from the engine to replace the clutch. I read a few tips, but most were poorly written and hard to follow. So, I have the sleeve / bushing below the release lever ...
2006 Nissan Altima S 2.5L no start VIN: 1N4AL11D46
can not reset security .Installed used computer part #mec85 same as old computer access code was the same for both computers 1729 .Reset vin in used computer to match old one.Will not set access code. Tried different scanners .I feel that i am probably missing...
1997 Subaru Impreza Outback 2.2L Hesitation VIN: JF1GF4857V
This car has a stack of receipts from other shops from Reno to here, but this is what I have done, I snap tested the mass air and it went to 2 volts max, installed a new one and car idles now but does not run smooth, I here spark snap under the coil so I repla...
1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L Mechanical VIN: JT2BG12K5T
At idle I am getting a vibration it is definitely not a misfire only happens in drive at idle the second you come off idle vibration is gone car runs beautiful.
2006 Toyota Tacoma 4.0L Steering VIN: 5TELU42N76
Looking to see if anybody has changed out the rack and pinion in an 06 Tacoma 4X yet. Mitchel calls for over 5 hours and yet it looks much easier and calls for an A technician. Is there something odd about doing these? I don't want to get into something that t...
2008 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4L Mechanical VIN: 4T1BB46K38
Owner describes to me an intermittent clattering noise on cold gas engine start up. It is intermittent so I have not heard it. I think it is a VVTi system noise similar to what I have heard in some others as described in this tsb: ...
2008 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4L Mechanical VIN: 4T1BB46K38
I killed an earlier post since the link I added did not work. The owner describes to me an intermittent valve train noise when the gas engine starts and lasts about 10 seconds. I have not heard it since it is intermittent.I found a u-tube video of the later mo...

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2002 Honda Accord EX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMCG66882
Thanks to all who helped. Got a sensor from dealer with Vin number and everything is working wonderfully. Trouble codes: P1167.
2003 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L heater VIN: 3N1CB51D33
replaced head gasket and header core some improvement.Removed new water pump,compared to other brands .300 difference in the size of impeller from one brand to another. Oem was not adv with out special order. Found heater core hoses were directional . May neve...
2003 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L no heat VIN: 3N1CB51D33
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