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1999 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L valve VIN: JHLRD176XX
Personal vehicle (now). Problem child Honda CRV has had 4 head replacements/rebuilds in six years at 3 different shops in Durango. Typically presents with P0300/P030X with recessed exhaust valve within 12 months of head replacement. Vehicle gets superb mileage...
2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4L Timing chain VIN: JHLRM4H78C
Car has a timing chain rattle for a few seconds at cold start up or when car sits for any longer than a half hour. Assumed the timing chain tensioner went bad and replaced it. No change. Removed timing cover and found everything intact with no guide or chain d...
2003 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L No Start, Cuts out, Stall
good morning, this car will cut out while driving. it will start after sitting about 15 min. it will continue to run approx. five min an then stall again. it has a no spark condition but has fuel pump activity. When it sits over night you can start it and it ...
2006 Lexus GS300 3.0L Srs VIN: JTHCH96S86
This Lexus keeps setting a B1801 and B1811 "driver's side squib circuit open". If the DTC's are cleared they return in just a few seconds. I have checked the circuit from the SRS sensor assembly connector through harness and squib, even while turning the steer...
2006 Mazda 6 i 2.3L cam advance VIN: 1YVHP84C36
installed new head and chain setup. aligned everything with AST tools , checked twice. can hear rattle from can actuator from no oil pressure (guessing) cel comes on with p0012, activated oil control valve at idle and no engine change. I seen posts that it sho...
2006 Mazda 6 i 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVHP84C36
everyone, hoping someone can shed some light. installed reman head and chain. set with cam and crank timing with AST tools and checked twice, after driving sets a p0012. can hear a rattle at 3000 rpm. leaving the car idling , i actuated the oil control valve ... Trouble codes: P0012
1997 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L low brake peddle VIN: JN8AR05Y3V
hey guys thanks in advance this vehicle has been in every shop in town I hate being last resort hotel but that's how it goes another shop replaced the rear brake lines and the peddle will go down about half way on the first hit and feel perfect the second hit ...
2008 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 4.0L battery VIN: 5TEJU62N18
Very well maintained Taco with no aftermarket stuff added. Original complaint was bearing noise from engine pulley area. Tested and replaced alternator with reman Denso unit. Vehicle returned after a little over a month with a very intermittent dead battery af...

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2008 Honda Civic Si 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGFG21538
I had suspected a wiring issue since so many systems were affected and the help provided was spot on saving me a lot of time. Wiring for sensor ground was indeed open at PCM, repaired open, problems solved. Many thanks! Trouble codes: P0123 (Tps), P0223 (Tps).
2009 Hyundai Genesis 3.8 3.8L brake lamps inop VIN: KMHGC46E99
Okay group, here's another one where we can learn from. The stop lamp switch has two functions. To turn on the stoplights; that happens through the gray wire. That gray wire then goes through a diode to a joint connector and then splits off to the three brake ...
2006 Mazda 6 i 2.3L No Start VIN: 1YVHP84C36
everyone - sorry for the late response. looks like the ecm turns off injectors and coils when out of time. ended up with a jumped chain and all exhaust valves bent. put on an new head and runs fine but still have a check engine light for cam advance. will sub... Trouble codes: P0335.
2009 Toyota Tacoma 4.0L abs VIN: 3TMMU52N09
RF wheel speed sensor replaced and all is well i had to use a lab scope to catch it thanks to all
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