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2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8L Engine Knock/Rattle VIN: 1HGFA16588
I'm hoping someone has seen/heard this before. I have this 08 Civic with what sounds like a death rattle. When you first start it it rattles for about 3-5 seconds then goes away completely that is until you bring it off idle to about 2200-2700 rpm. Then it jus...
2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCP26878
vehicle was towed to the shop, spins ok but no start, checked fuel, spark, both ok, checked codes and found p1009, vtc timing advance problem, checked oil condition and level, both ok, changed oil to make sure right visc. 5w/30, remove oil passage screen and c... Trouble codes: P1009, P0340
2007 Mitsubishi Raider SE 4.7L MIL Lamp on
Does anyone know how to the (re)write the vin to a CAN Dodge PCM that is in a vehicle without immobilizer. I've been succesful with the DRB3 on non-CAN vehicles (by using the page fwd or page back keystroke after getting the "VIN validated" screen. But this ve... Trouble codes: C2206
2008 Nissan Frontier Nismo Off-Road 4.0L Starter VIN: 1N6AD06U18
Calling all Nissan Mechanics. Thanks to all for reading this and your help. Truck belongs to our in shop welder. He's a Nissan fanatic. He bought the truck a year ago and has had no problems until this morning. He was driving in this morning and heard a "pop" ...
1997 Suzuki Sidekick JS 1.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2S3TE02V0V
Hello fellow Techs, i need your help, this suv came in our shop with a check engine light on and rough idle all the time. found a p0172 rich bank 1 code. and started diag. 02 sensor b1s1 stuck at 900mv, st -24 lt -24. checked fuel pressure regulator, checked f... Trouble codes: P0172
1992 Toyota Pickup DLX 3.0L No Start VIN: JT4VN13D4N
This trk will melt the rotor button in 10 Miles. It will run fine until it melts and slings it around inside of cap. The contact strip looks fine. The plastic just melts ,it started this in the winter and has got to the point you cannot drive it know. I have b...
1995 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L monitors
I have a early OBD truck in which i replaced cat converter due to a p420 failure. Truck came back 10 daya later with p420 again. However this truck hasn't seen speeds above 35mph all its life. So i find nothing wrong and cleared code. Then i drove vehicle on h...

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2002 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L Unknown VIN: JHLRD78942
As most replied drive axle was the issue. Customer would not pay for O.E.axle. We replaced left axle with 3 different brands and finally the vibration was gone. It is troubling that aftermarket parts seem to be getting worse as time passes, thanks to those wh...
2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Ride VIN: 5FNRL387X5
We replaced the left CV shaft and problem fixed. Customer may replace the right side yet just because. Thanks to all who replied to this request. Randy.
2005 Mazda 3 S 2.3L air compressor VIN: JM1BK143X5
Replaced the pressure switch on the high side ac line by the firewall, also found the system in suction, replaced Condenser (which comes with Receiver Drier), and H valve, cooling like a trooper now.
2008 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 3.7L m i l VIN: JM3TB38V68
Hey gang, car is not fixed - yet. customer took it to Mazda and was told the SRS module was faulty. thanks for replies: no calibration possible on front seat sensor ( that I am aware of ), Harness clips are intact, and crank / start up voltage is within spe...
2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L no overdrive
After doing a little more checking with the scanner a little more I noticed that the voltage on the temp sensor was high as if it was disconnected.UNplugged the connector and noticed a pin bent in the pass through connector. Repaired the connector and it work...
2000 Toyota Echo 1.5L p0171 VIN: JTDAT1236Y
The car will be back in at the end of the week for the new o2 sensors. Fuel pressure checked out perfectly so some fresh Denso sensors is in order. I would have liked to have waited until the car was actually fixed in order to close this, pretty lame, but I do...
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