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1994 Honda Accord LX 2.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 1HGCD5535R
Hello all thanks in advance for the help. This car has been to the shop a few different times for various things(see repair history). First actual drivability problem was July 1 when I installed a distributor. At that time I did not have spark or injector puls... Trouble codes: 15 (problem in ignition output signal)
2007 Honda Civic EX 1.8L Frt Abs Wheel Sensor VIN: 1HGFA16877
Is there any easy way to get these wheel sensors out of spindle without removing wheel bearing??? I'm to the point of drilling...
2007 Honda Accord EX 2.4L the vehicle VIN: 1HGCM56747
please help ! this car is going to make me crazy. roughly every couple of months this car comes to me with a shaking when accelerating onto highway. it clearly goes away when you let off the gas. totally feels like the all to familiar inner plunge joint failur...
2003 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHWF35H93
This car had same symptoms a year ago. All cylinders indicate misfire. Car was returned this year but while codes were present, motor ran well, reset MIL status and after a few days the problem reoccurred, vehicle was returned but still runs fine. Are EVAP val... Trouble codes: P0166 (lambda B1 control limit), P1167 (lanbda B2 control limit), P0301 (Cyl 1 misfire), P0302 (Cyl 2 misfire), P0303 (Cyl 3 misfire), P0304 (Cyl 4 misfire)
2003 Kia Sorento LX 3.5L Electrical
Weird electrical gremlins with this Kia. Customer says after replacing battery all this started. First the car would stay running after turning off the ignition. Then, after three or four restarts it started working normally. But now, there are two issues: 1)T...
2006 Lexus SC430 4.3L Battery VIN: JTHFN48Y76
This car runs the battery down in 2 days. I did a load test on the battery & also did the currant draw test by pulling one fuse at a time. I did not see anything wrong. I hope some of you have run into this problem before on one of these cars. Thanks,Bill
2004 Mazda 3 i 2.0L Ac Switch VIN: JM1BK12F84
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. I have this 2004 Mazda 3 in that intermittently is losing its compressor operation. You will drive down the street with the AC on and the green light on the AC switch will go out and the AC stops cooling. T...
2008 Nissan Altima 2.5L evaporator VIN: 1N4AL21E88
Thanks in advance for your help. On long trips the air coming from the vents drops significantly. The blower motor can still be heard working and the speeds on the blower motor also work. If the ac is turned off for 5-10 minutes and then turned back on, the ac...
2009 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Starting VIN: 1N4AL21E99
vehicle was towed to shop has no start condition, has push button start, dash does not power up , red security light on right side of dash blinks,checked battery ok checked all fuses ok checked battery in key fob ok has no crank condition , has body cont modul...
2000 Subaru Forester 2.5L abs VIN: JF1SF6557Y
brakes are locking up intermmintenly, and as soon as we loosen up a line at a master cylinder it releases.
2005 Subaru Legacy GT Limited 2.5L misfire VIN: 4S3BL67605
At wits end.Car towed to shop, blown timing belt pulleys.Removed heads, sent to machine shop.Replaced all exh valves replace 2 intake valves.Plane heads.Reassemble engine new t/belt,pulleys,and w/p.Car would not start.Back fired,skipped.Found low compression v...
2002 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 3.4L Wheel studs VIN: 5TEGN92NX2
I provide repair service for a major tire store in my area, specifically, the occasional broken wheel stud. There is this one vehicle that every single rotation one, or more studs are broken. The mileage on this vehicle is high, but the truck is very well kept...
2008 Toyota RAV4 2.4L water pump VIN: JTMBD33V58
I'm trying to change the water pump not sure if I have to take the right side motor mount out to do the pump I have the pully bolts loose but the mount is in the way of loosening the tentioner I've done some of these from under the car just not sure on this on...

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2005 Lexus GX470 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTJBT20X55
i did replace aid module as well i replaced the pump to prevent future problem with filter and also replaced both valves in back of engine just because i did end up hearing pump running after repairs thank u for the help its never easy when u cant actually ve... Trouble codes: P0418, P2445.
1995 Mitsubishi Montero LS 3.0L ignition VIN: JA4MR41H2S
Following one of the posts re. the ECM, I removed it and looked inside, but found no evidence of damage such as leaking components or smell. The suggestions that referred to the plate that triggers the CPS were not, in this case, relevant as I had not removed ...
2009 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5L CV Joint VIN: JN8AS58T79
Car not fixed. We tried the other axle. Axles we used were brand new not remans. I've been doing this for 25 years and know a drive-line vibration when i feel one. Happens only on acell . All I can think is the differential in the trans is coming apart? One no...
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