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1998 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L Starter VIN: JHLRD1864W
Quick post here. This Honda came to us with complaint of a whining noise on start up. Verified it was coming from the starter, sounds like it is staying engaged to the flywheel after you release the key. I can feel the noise in the starter motor itself. Tested...
2000 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L engine VIN: JHLRD2848Y
car runs fine but comes up with code P1399 which is not in Mitchell on demand but has codes for misfires on all four cylinders my question is what is code p1399 have to do with misfires on four cylinders it has fresh tune up with fuel filter any help would be ...
2004 Honda Element EX 2.4L rockers VIN: 5J6YH18584
One of my guys putting head back on 2.4 VTEC motor and slipped, and couple rockers came off rocker assembly, while trying to catch them couple springs and pins came out others. There are hollow pins, solid pins, and springs to lock rockers together. And I can ...
2006 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L Etacs
Hi Group The customer came with this Kia to the shop with a list!! Low Beam bulbs don't last! Interior light not working.Door open warning light comes on intermittent also the rear hatch open light comes on intermittent, but all doors are closed.! And the key...
2000 Lexus ES300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BF28G3Y
Good afternoon guys this one has me stumped... car initially came in for MIL light on and had P0171, P01130, P01133 after checking system out B1 S1 not working... dead, replaced with new air/fuel sensor test drove and P0171 popped up again, smoke tested it and... Trouble codes: P0171
2004 Mitsubishi Galant LS 3.8L charcoal canister
this car came in with the carcoal canister full of liquid fuel.the only way i see how it got in was through the vent hose from the breather hose in the filler neck.which means the customer was topping off,which he swears he didnt do!has anyone seen another way...
2008 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L Intelligent Key VIN: 1N4BA41E98
After replacing the blower motor in this car the intelligent key system is not operating fully. I can lock and unlock the doors using the remote if I push the buttons on the remote. What I cannot do is use the small black button on the outside door handle to l...
2002 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L No Start VIN: JF1GD29632
Intermittent crank no start. Sets P0340 when no start. Verus shows yes on camshaft position signal pid when cranking and no start. Tested harness from pcm to sensor found all wiring good. Customer replaced sensor prior to bringing it in. Installed a second new... Trouble codes: P0340
2006 Subaru Forester X 2.5L Valves VIN: JF1SG65636
After replacing oil soaked plug wires, plugs, coil and replacing valve cover gaskets, vehicle still idles rough. Perform cylinder leak down test and was most impressed by 40% leakage on cyl.4. With DS valve cover off, during leak down, both rockers have plenty...
2006 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 4S3BL67646
Engine is rough at idle and set a cylinder #2 misfire. Engine runs smooth on the highway but always idle rough and turn on the check engine light. Trouble codes: P0302 (cylinder 2 misfire)
1997 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L Front axle seals VIN: JT3HJ85J2V
We are having a tough time finding a book time for replaceing the front axle seals for this 97 LC with a one piece housing. There is diff fluid leaking from the big outer turning balls at the inner of each front wheel. I think the seals are [...] but I am...

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1999 Infiniti Q45 4.1L Misfire VIN: JNKBY31A7X
After replacing the #6 ignition coil, problem was still there. I used low amp probe at ignition coil fuse to scope all 8 coils at once, as suggested by replies. This was a very quick and easy way to check for bad coils, and it turned out the #1 coil pattern wa... Trouble codes: P0306, P0325, P0330.
1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L MIL Lamp on
Well, it turns out that the Oil Control Valve was the problem. Replaced it with a new one from Lexus and she's been rolling for a couple of days now with no issues at all. Sometimes, jobs that seem complex are actually simple. Thank all of you again for your a... Trouble codes: P1351 (Deviation in crankshaft position sensor signal and VVT sensor bank 2 signal 2-trip detection logic).
2000 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L All Shifts VIN: 4S3BE6863Y
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! Wayd hit it right on the head. I was informed by the person I got the car from that he had installed a new transmission in it. When I looked at the transmission, it was not new so I figured it was replaced with a used unit. Onc...
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