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2005 Honda Element EX 2.4L Mechanical VIN: 5J6YH28655
Ok everyone having problems with this element. Customer brought car in to have the valves adjusted. I noticed ticking noise when pulling vehicle in after adjusting valves noise is still there. checked timing all marks are right. checked for play in exhaust act...
2002 Isuzu Axiom 3.5L Unknown VIN: 4S2DF58X92
current dtc's are 13 14 24 and will not clear. TOD along with 4LO are both innoperative. All the basics have checked out ok. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks to all in advance and GOD BLESS.
2004 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJD73394
Ok fellas, I'm starting this help thread while the tech working on this car is out to lunch, so I don't have all the specific test results. This car came in with a rough running engine. It felt like it was missing on a couple of cylinders. Pulled the codes and... Trouble codes: P0305 (Missfire detected cyl 5)
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L Steering VIN: JT6HF10U1Y
We replaced the power steering pump in this car about a year ago due to leakage, about a month latter we started to have a problem with the steering at low temps IE 25 or less not working for about 10 minutes and if you tried to turn the wheel it would push fl...
2004 Lexus RX330 3.3L Unknown VIN: JTJHA31U44
Vehicle has a vibration/rumble that can be felt in the seat and floor board when you reach speeds of 70mph+. It was there before the new tires and after the new tires were put on. Rear differential fluid is full but has leaking axle seals.the rear halfshafts l...
1999 Mazda 626 ES 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGF22D1X
Hey fellas looking for a little help. Customer bought a craigslist lemon this mazda is always running poorly, has low engine vacuum, bank 1 is lean ltft 20% stft 28% bank 2 is rich ltft -20% stft -4%. The vacuum gauge fluctuates but all cylinders have 210 psi ... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 too lean), P0175 (Bank two too rich)
2006 Mazda 6 Mazdaspeed 2.3L clutch VIN: JM1GG12L16
Good afternoon. Customer brought the vehicle with the poor clutch performance. Also when you apply the clutch pedal there was a noise/vibration from around the clutch area. This vehicle has a dual mass flywheel. We replaced the pressure plate,disk,release bear...
2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport Limited 3.5L A/T Temp light, Bang when shifting VIN: JA4MT41R01
I have this Montero that came into me with a complaint of the A/T temp light coming on, usually on the highway, also when it comes on the customer can smell the trans getting hot and also the trans shifts hard (Bangs) when this happens, I drove the car on the ...
1997 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on
This 4 Runner has been a real stumper. The engine light comes on at idle during the transition from cold to warm. Just before it gets to normal temp the idle will get a little rough and the light will come on. It was giving me codes 300, 301, 302, 303 and 304.... Trouble codes: 300 (random misfire), 301 (misfire 1), 302 (misfire 2), 304 (misfire 4)
2000 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF28B5Y
This car runs fine, but the mil light is blinking and has CYLINDER #6 MISSFIRE CODE. I swapped the #2 and #6 coils with no change. Then I swopped the 2 and 6 injectors with no change. Next I swopped the 2 and 6 spark plugs with no change.(The #6 spark plug por... Trouble codes: P0306 (6 missfire)
2002 Toyota RAV4 2.0L 5th Gear VIN: JTEHH20V02
2 years ago this vehicle was in for the same problem.At that time we had replaced the complete 5th gear,synkro assembly,shift fork,etc,with toyota parts. It worked fine for two years/40,000 km,now it's back popping out of 5th.We disassembled 5th gear and found...
2005 Toyota Tacoma 4.0L mode door VIN: 5TEMU52N65
i have this 05 tacoma customer complains when you turn to blow on floor only some air comes out of the defroster also it seems to blow ok still have air on the floor but a little comes out of the defroster vent i have pulled the mode door actuator off and manu...

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2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6L No Start VIN: 1HGEJ8642Y
Please forgive me for this late closed. the car is fixed the problem was the coil and i recommend to the customer that he should replace the whole dist. so we did and car has been gone for 4 days, and again Thanks to all for your help.
2006 Honda Civic LX 1.8L engine VIN: 1HGFA16576
Well this should come as no surprise, it was the after market thermostat. Called dealer and found out there are 2 designs, Guess which one the aftermarket has? You got it, not the one I needed for this car. They look same too. Thanks for all the replies, h...
2008 Hyundai Santa Fe GL 2.7L MIL Lamp on
Although I haven't seen or heard from customer since my original post. The information that I've received from other members was a great help . apparently there's a filter inside the canister that has been known to clog, with would require replacement. which w... Trouble codes: 2422 (vent port clogged).
2004 Nissan Murano SL 3.5L Speedometer VIN: JN8AZ08T14
I'm happy to report that this vehicle is finally fixed and down the road! Thanks so much to those of you who took the time to answer my help request. Geoff, you were correct on pin 14 being the VSS input line to the cluster. When the customer finally returne...
2007 Nissan Quest SL 3.5L Mechanical VIN: 5N1BV28UX7
Thanks to all who responded. We did end up removing the heads with the engine inside the vehicle. This is how the tech elected to do it. He should have followed Jonathan and Brian's advice. If he had it to do over again, I know he wouldn't do it that way. In ...
2008 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L Intelligent Key VIN: 1N4BA41E98
This vehicle is fixed. It had a broken wire at the connector to the remote keyless entry receiver on the right side of the dash. As best as I can tell this receiver is only used for the part of the intelligent key system that allows you lock, unlock and start ...
2008 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1GH61698
Thank you all for the help. EGR Valve was stuck open. After replacement, the vehicle is running great again. Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, B.
1996 Toyota Supra 3.0L powertrain VIN: JT2DD82A9T
the problem still there ,we fix a leaking egr,but main problem is gas starvation, fuel pressure is ok .i was able to check the injector amps around 0.15 miliamps. still blaming the pcm or the injectors. it runs ok for an hour. then star to run bad if use carb....
2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L Steering wheel VIN: 4T1BE32K22
After reading all the posts and speaking to our reliable auto locksmith... I came to a conclusion that the problem is likely in the steering column. However, the instant that the customer was told that "disassembly" is required for further investigation and ...
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