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2008 Acura MDX 3.7L navigation/ radio VIN: 2HNYD28458
well I have this mdx here that the battery kept going dead. one day the lady and her mother jumped started it back words. Towed it here I spent a few hours replacing fuses including the main fuse. then I put a new battery in checked for a draw had a 300ma draw...
2004 Isuzu Rodeo S 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2DM58Y44
This is more of an informative post than a need for help. This vehicle has been to several shops with just about every sensor either replaced or swapped in the attempt to repair fault. All symptoms where intermittent. Miss fires at start up and or during drivi... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random missfire), P0304 (Missfire cylinder 4)
2002 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L Unknown VIN: KNDUP131X2
Hello to all. Need some advise on this Kia. We have a serious shake in engine/trans? Most noticeable on start up. When you start it you can feel serious shaking of engine. Had some seriously busted lateral mounts, replaced them, no help. replaced main right fr...
2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.4L Stall VIN: 4A3AC34G02
Vehicle in for stall when coming to a stop. Customer says it happens after driving, warm engine and coming to a stop it will stall. It happened to me after a cold soak. Cleaned throttle body and performed idle relearn. Drove vehicle and parked for 20 minutes i...
2003 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L Power Windows VIN: 1N4BL11E63
Greetings! I'd call the local exorcist except a look online shows that this is not unknown on these older Nissans - however no definitive solution to be found. I figure if anyone has the answer it'll be here. Front power windows would occasionally go down in t...
2006 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Misfire VIN: 1N4AL11DX6
Customer complaint of check engine light on and no reported drivability issues. Pulled DTC P0302 cleared and drove vehicle. Could feel slight hesitation/mis on decel from 50 MPH P0302 returned. Trouble codes: P0302
2006 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0L No Start VIN: 1N6AD07UX6
Hello all, I have a Nissan eating my lunch. I recently did cylinder head gaskets, with fully reconditioned heads, due to overheating. Vehicle fired up, after an extended crank. Ran smooth, so went ahead and made sure cooling system functioned properly. Check e... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam sensor bank 1 problem)
2006 Subaru Outback R L.L. Bean Edition 3.0L abs err 55 VIN: 4S4BP86C46
I have this Subaru with err 55 message in dash(speedo area). Cruise light flashes and abs light on. Scanned with solus and only current code was left front sensor. Replaced and rescanned and now had code for rt rr sensor. Other code was cleared and did not com...
2008 Subaru Outback 2.5i L.L. Bean Edition 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S4BP86C28
Hi, this vehicle was in 3 weeks ago for the same code,p0817. We replaced the valve body as the switch is part of it. It came back with the same code, customer reported the transmission light was flashing and was in limp-home mode. We could not reproduce the pr... Trouble codes: P0817 (Park neutral signal intermittent)
2009 Subaru Forester X Premium 2.5L Engine, Trans?? VIN: JF2SH63649
ok guys, this car came in with a siezed engine, because the customers didnt change his oil for 20k. the front rod bearing and crank seized. we had to brake the block open to be able to move the engine to remove fly wheel nuts. long story short we got a block f...
1996 Toyota Supra 3.0L powertrain VIN: JT2DD82A9T
firts this car has no power and dies .just like a a fuel pump ,check presuure and was ok replaced mass air flow runs ok until for a day . same thing replace 2 front o2 sensors same code fuel trim looks bad . finally the shop took this car to toyota dealer they...

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2005 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L Lighting VIN: KNDJC73305
i forgot to close this post sorry but the cust has not came back thanks for the help
2001 Lexus ES300 3.0L cyl head
well I had the engine back together the other day. Im not to proud to admit I did mess up on assembly I did bring the engine to tdc when I disassembled the head But I did not pay 100% attention to the position of the cams there is 2 dots and 1 dot on the cam g...
2008 Lexus RX350 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 2T2HK31U18
OEM Replacement coil was defective out of the box. Another OE coil and problem solved. Previous diagnostic steps followed, there was a very slight variation in the coil ramp on 6 as opposed to 2 and 4. Didn't actually catch it until i borrowed a neighbors amp ... Trouble codes: P0356, P0306.
2001 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L battery VIN: 1YVGF22C61
It's fixed! Thanks to everyone for the replies, they were all very helpful. Tried all suggestions and just could not get them to happen until yesterday morning. Karl from Massachusetts nailed it though. I had tried getting everything to fail than I pulled ...
2003 Nissan Murano SE 3.5L main fuse VIN: JN8AZ08T73
With the customer's complete understanding that it ws a shot in the dark, he chose to have us replace the starter. Well, it's been two weeks with several days below zero and it hasn't failed yet.
2001 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L pops out intake VIN: 4S3BH68621
Rick from Wisconsin nailed it on the first shot, even the fact that it was from a used car lot, moisture is what ate my lunch and caused me to dream my work last night. there was condensation in main engine harness square plugs, I blew them dry and sprayed pen... Trouble codes: P0336.
2002 Subaru Outback 2.5L readiness monitor VIN: 4S3BH67562
I found that the vehicle was indeed running cold on longer trips but was always at 190+ deg when the vehicle would stop in for a readiness check. I recommended a thermostat although my customer insisted that the heater worked just fine and the temp gauge alway...
2003 Subaru Outback 2.5L abs Light
Hello Friends, Thank you all for the great replies. I have found the two ground connectors and the connector pin eight and I got the code 26, right rear wheel sensor problem. I pulled out the wheel sensor and it seemed to be very rusty.I also checked the whe...
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