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1992 Honda Civic EX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMEH969XN
hey smog guys,just hoping for some ideas on this came to me from another shop with a new converter,cam timing off and failed smog.#'s were close, only failed by a couple of i reset cam timing,retimed it and it seemed to run ok.not perfect but...
2010 Honda Civic LX 1.8L electric VIN: 2HGFA1F56A
OK, First off, thanks for taking the time to read this. This car came to us with an airbag light on and the radio was "locked" couldn't turn it on even after the code from Honda and (we confirmed the same code) The radio would not accept...
2001 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L Stall VIN: KMHWF25S21
Been working on this one for about two weeks now. Vehicle was brought in with start/stall problem. Vehicle will start, run for about 3 or 4 seconds then stall. It loses the trigger signal from pcm to fire the injectors. The pcm has been replaced, cam sensor, c...
1990 Mazda 626 DX 2.2L comp. VIN: 1YVGD22B7L
Another one of those "what have I screwed up now" moments! Last week I did a timing belt-front seals job. Went well, but today he said the AC hasen't worked since. I checked and the compressor comes on and off rapidly, like an old GM used to do. The low side j...
2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.8L Air mix damper motor VIN: 4A3AK34T76
Car came in with loud compressor noise. Confirmed center bearing in compressor was worn causing noise. Replaced compressor with a new unit. All was well for a month now its back. Complaint this time is blowing hot air from vents and making a humming sound from...
2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BA41E74
I've got this Maxima here for poor driveability, intermittent stall, poor idle quality. When I replaced spark plugs found P1800, P0300, P1135 (intake timing control B2 function)and P0021 stored. Cleared codes, all re-set on road test. Did a little research, ad... Trouble codes: P1800 (Vias control solenoid), P0335, P1284 (Afs1 b2), P0021 (a cam position timing system performance)

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2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BA41E84
After sending the PCM out for a repair, [internet sourced], we finally had to get a USED unit and have the security re-programmed..With 2 new coils AGAIN, it has been drived about 350 miles with no issues. Just too bad a used unit was not available the first t... Trouble codes: P0301, P0303.
2006 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited 2.5L engine overheated VIN: 4S4BP62CX6
Thanks guys for all the replies. After searching around for available used engines,I explained to customer options--est for used engine was $3500 total repair. She sd car was not worth it, so I bought it for $600, installed used engine. And now I got a sweet ...
2004 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L a/c VIN: 5TDZT38A34
Sorry for late reply.Found the problem.Rat must have got into vehicle and chewed up air box under dash and was pulling in outside air and causing high temp out of vents and for the high pressure situation the condenser fan was running but was wired reversed an...
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