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2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4L control unit VIN: JHMCM56703
This Honda came in the other day with a complaint that the AC would cut out intermittently while driving. When I got the car to work on, the AC would not work at all. This car has factory navigation with the touch screen for controlling the climate control, an...
2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT 2.7L transmission VIN: KMHHN65F33
shifter will move up and down... not side to side... trans has two shifter cables... took off cable that goes side to side from trans and found trans link not moving... its stuck ... has anybody been able to fix this problem with out pulling trans and cracking...
2012 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5NPEB4AC7C
Used car lot vehicle with a restricted warranty. At some time a used engine has been installed. Just came from the dealer where they replaced the exhaust cam CVVT sprocket for this P0014 code. The code resets and the light comes on after several test drives. W... Trouble codes: P0014 (Exhaust cam over advanced)
2004 Mazda RX-8 1.3L engine VIN: JM1FE17N44
We got this car from the auction with wiring problems. We repaired the wiring and replaced the broken radiator. Now when the car is cold it runs fine and has power. But when it warms up it starts loosing power and wont idle, also is very hard to start when hot...
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3N1CB51D41
Hello Everyone, This Sentra is giving us real fits. Intermittently when idling it will stall. Stalls without any rpm fluctuations almost like the ignition switch is turned off. All dash lights stay on and the scan tool continues to communicate when it stalls. ...
1994 Toyota Supra Twin Turbo 3.0L No Start, No Comm W ECU VIN: JT2JA82J0R
Tried to communicate with scan tool, no comm through either port, checked all underhood fuses and inj relays, all ok, checked for power at fuel pump control unit-ok, manually powered fuel pump with power probe-works fine, tried to check for power and ground to...
1996 Toyota Corolla 1.6L Hesitation, no power in gear VIN: 2T1BA01E2T
car has no power if you put it in gear to go up the road.just bogs if you stop put in park it seems to rev up fine. some times it will run real bad and will set missfire codes for all cylinders.other times no codes will set at all. ohm test ign coil,and crank ... Trouble codes: P0300
2004 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BE32K04
This car has been a pain, hopefully someone can offer some help. p0446 is the only code that sets. canister with valve is new from dealer, fuel cap new from dealer, valve at air cleaner box new from dealer. I have smoked tested this thing more times than I car... Trouble codes: P0446
2004 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BE32K14
The car exhibits a loss of throttle response erratically and without consistency. The fuses, alternator and all supply voltage readings are within spec. The circuits were individually loaded and tested for voltage drops with no concerning findings. The last... Trouble codes: P2118

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2001 Kia Optima SE 2.4L belt, charging VIN: KNAGD12671
OEM Alternator fixed the issue. Comparing the OEM pulley to the bosch and delco alt proved a major difference between aftermarket and oem pulley's.
2011 Kia Sedona LX 3.5L shift interlock VIN: KNDMG4C73B
This one tried to kick my butt..turns out the connector that connects the shift solenoid had a bad connection on the ground side[yellow wire]. I noted that both the orange and yellow wires had voltage when plugged in. Unplugged, only the orange wire had voltag...
2004 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L No Start VIN: 1N4BL11D24
Well, sorry for the delay in closing this one but we actually sent this car to a local shop that is very good at these types of jobs. Unfortunately, he was not able to pinpoint what it took to correct the fault. For some reason it just stopped doing what it ha...
1996 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BG6851T
OK... Here goes. The mechanic (not me) thought the 1999 heads were like the 1996 heads. The earlier heads have no puocks or shims. The later heads do. When we got the heads back from the machine shop SOMEONE shold have doble checked valve clearences... But the...
1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Air Bag VIN: 4T1BG28K9X
We did not repair this vehicle. We removed drivers seat, found no evidence off chafed_pinched wires. Inspected side air bag sensor in door pillar_looked OK. No evidence of spillage in center console area. New parts were extremely expensive_used ones not availa...
1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4T1BG22K7X
Thanks for all the great help. TPS voltage is correct at 10% idle. The iac on this is coolant controlled to a point. Temp affects a bimetal spring in the iac that puts a resistance on the electronic action. This car was fine cold and reved higher as it warmed ...
1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Mechanical VIN: 4T1BG22K5X
Crankshaft timing gear fixed it! Thank you all for your helpful advice. We did disconnect the alarm to no avail. The scope patterd DID look a little different at the refernce point, so I removed the crank timing gear and found one tooth missing, right next to ...
2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2BG22K71
Frank from georgia was right. Thanks Frank. We replaced the injectors with a updated version that looked completely different and the fuel trims went back down to normal. It was crazy that the car ran perfect and had no power loss. But you are always learning ... Trouble codes: P0171.
2008 Toyota Sequoia SR5 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TDZY64A28
Two of my customers verified that Toyota repaired their vehicle at no charge, looks like they did the pumps, solonoids and modifications. I built a document for future reference so when the trucks go past the 150,000 miles I will know what we need to do.Use th... Trouble codes: P2443 (Secondary air injection valve stuck closed).
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