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2004 Acura TSX 2.4L throttle body shifter heater core VIN: JH4CL96894
Vehicle came in with stalling and throttle body cycling with key off. smells after coolant flush. found fairly quick leaking heater core. drips collected at botom of core box. dripped onto C201 connector. It's located where your left foot is in pass-side seate...
2001 Honda Accord Value Package 2.3L p1457 VIN: 1HGCF86661
Engine light keeps coming back on with P1457. We smoke tested the car and found smoke coming from the canister (6 months ago) We replaced the fuel cap because the seal was cracking and the charcoal canister. the engine light came back on 3 weeks later with the...
2006 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L engine VIN: 5FNYF28596
Came in a couple weeks ago with a loud rocker arm tap coming from rear valve cover. Timing tensioner was bad so we did a complete timing component job on it. After complete ran fine noise gone. Car came back three days ago with the same rocker noise as before....
2004 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KM8SC73E54
This vehicle has been here too long and I'm ashamed to even tell you all how long it has been. Another employee tore this vehicle down and then I fired him. So I had to figure what he had done and why, along with what it really needed. Anyway I have rechecked ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire), P0302 (Cylinder 2 Misfire), P0304 (Cylinder 4 Misfire), P0306 (Cylinder 6 Misfire)
2007 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4L No Start VIN: 5NPET46C77
This Sonata was towed to me. Cranks but will not start. I cleaned all the grounds. On my scan tool while cranking I get no rpms, start signal shows off, fuel pump shows off, main relay shows on, no spark and has pressure at fuel rail. Tried a new crank positio...
2005 Kia Amanti 3.5L No power VIN: KNALD12415
Vehicle came in to shop to replace TPS sensor, as diagnosed by Dealer, we installed new oe part, and customer brought car back, and said sel was on and had no tach. We scanned it, and had a p0320 code, replaced Ignition fail sensor, and cured that issue. Custo...
2007 Mazda CX-7 Touring 2.3L turbocharger VIN: JM3ER29317
After complaint of smoke from exhaust at idle, I began researching bulletins on alldata and searching internet for info... I have seen where Mazda sells a "vent kit" for up-dating breather system, including replacing newly configured valve cover and several br...
2004 Nissan 350Z Touring 3.5L Misfire VIN: JN1AZ36AX4
I have a Z that has a misfire on cylinder #1 only. I found the injector was not receiving a pulse signal from the computer so I did my necessary checks and determined it needed the computer. I got a brand new computer from Nissan and had the dealer program it.... Trouble codes: P0300
2006 Nissan Xterra X 4.0L Master Cylinder VIN: 5N1AN08W36
Vehicle stopping distance is longer, will not stop under emergency braking conditions. Brake pedal itself is soft. Brake pad life, fluid condition, and fluid level are all good. No brake lights or check engine lights on. Flush brake fluid and bled out any air ...
2011 Nissan Altima 2.5L Cruise VIN: 1N4AL2APXB
Car has code p1564, checked fuses under hood and inside, checked good not sure witch one is cruise. The cruise light never shows up on dash and should come on when switch is on. Pluged in new switch same problem. Don't see any fuses missing but could have look...
1999 Subaru Legacy Limited 30th Anniversary 2.5L Cuts out, decreasing power VIN: 4S3BG6856X
Hello all, This one is a bit of a head scratcher. The shop had done head gaskets on this vehicle with the related repair history and all was well for about 2 weeks. Then it started running rough under load, but idled fine. The short term fuel trim drops to -1... Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0463
1998 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L compressor VIN: JT3HN86R1W
now this truck has melted 2 compressor clutches.has B+ voltage at compressor when switch is turned on. ground is supplied when its bolted to engine. all ground wires are clean and connected. at a loss

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2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L engine mount control module VIN: 5FNRL38755
What I ultimately determined the problem to be was an open circuit between the fuse box and the engine mount control module. The original 10 amp fuse showed signs of heat based on the fact that the electrical contact tabs on the fuse were both bluish in areas....
2005 Mazda Tribute S 3.0L door ajar VIN: 4F2CZ06135
The problem lays in the latch. michael from nigeria, thank you for the advise as where to look for the diagram, found it in just minutes. havent been doing a lot of wiring, we had a tech who loved wiring and i had not had the chance to gain expierence. mike, p...
2009 Nissan Altima S 2.5L a/c comp. VIN: 1N4AL21E49
Had power going to pressure switch, voltage was on wrong wires. Car had hit a deer someone had replaced the pressure switch plug whitch had all the wires same color, checked wiring had to change outside wires around center wire was ok. Pluged up wire ac works ...
2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5L Servo Motor VIN: 4T1BK36B07
Vehicle is fixed.Called local Toyota Dealer and talked to a Master Tech. He nailed it. Problem was mode and mix doors were not in time. So relearn would never take. Removed and re install both servo motors. Found mix door gear out of time. Perform relearn and ...
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