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2003 Honda Element EX 2.4L noise VIN: 5J6YH28583
Ok, Honda people. I have a 2003 Honda Element with a grinding noise coming from the rear disc brakes on a slow stop. Sounds like metal to metal coming to a full stop. Have replaced the rotors and pads with different makes and compounds (brembo this time). It s...
2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T 2.0L No Start VIN: KMHHT6KD3A
vehicle came in for a no start, tried to start and sounded like it had no compression. pulled valve cover off to inspect timing chain and found that it was intact and the cams turned with the sprockets. did a compression test on it and found low compression in... Trouble codes: P0336, P0016, P0340, P0365, 02261 (turbo charger bypass valve - mechanical)
1999 Mazda Miata 10th Anniversary 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1NB3539X
We had a 1999 Miata 1.8L brought to us that would idle low and stall. There were codes for both O2 sensor heaters (p1136, p1142) as well as a code for the IAC (p1504). We decided to replace the O2 sensors first and then tackle the idle problem so the O2 sensor... Trouble codes: P1504
2007 Mazda CX-7 Touring 2.3L turbo VIN: JM3ER29397
We replaced noisy variable valve timing actuator (tsb 01-002/08)including oil change, and replaced a throttle body unit. I would have liked to have replaced the chain & guides also, but it was an extended warranty company paying, & we couldn't show any failure...
2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse SE 2.4L Inj Pulse Coil Pulse Fuel Pump Pwr VIN: 4A3AK64F28
Car died on customer, ecm is not activating fuel pump relay #2, no ground pulse to inj. Or coils, all relays and fuses are good , no codes, power good to all sensors help...
2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8L No Start VIN: 3N1CB51D95
This cars fuel injector pulse cold is 16.5 and goes up to 22.5 cold at times while cranking ,the coolant temp reads 62 degrees the air intake reads 93 degrees they should read the same, ambient air temp, right. Which is about 62 this morning ,all other sensors...
1999 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1NXBR18E8X
Car came in 2 weeks ago cylinder 2 misfire. Wires & coils & look original Customer loves car said replace all, So we put all new in with correct style spark plugs & Quality parts. Ran fine now is back no codes has hesitation under under load after sitting at s...

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2005 Honda Element LX 2.4L No Start VIN: 5J6YH18365
winton was right bad iac, no know why but it idles great now. hAD TRIED EVERYTHING ELSE. THANKS
2004 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L Steering gear VIN: KNDJD73394
Thanks for all the good info it ended up being that the pressure regulator in both power steering pumps were stuck. We checked the regulator in the new pump, saw it was stuck and freed it when we test drove it the problem occurred again so we took the regulato...
1997 Nissan Pickup SE 2.4L camshaft VIN: 1N6SD16Y6V
I got 4 quick responces .We set the cam timing first with the dowel pin at 12 oclock position and the dot on the cam sprocket at 3 oclock position.We then performed a leak down test and 3 out of the 4 cyls had signifficant leakage from various places. The cust...
2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L no throttle VIN: 1N4AL11D65
Ok . I had a vehicle with no fly by wire throttle response and my good scan tool was down.i knew it was either the throttle body, witch includes the throttle position sensor. Or the throttle pedal position switch. I had no scanner and no wiring diagrams. I got... Trouble codes: P2135.
2009 Nissan Maxima S 3.5L intellikey - starting VIN: 1N4AA51E89
A less than satisfying fix, but fixed nevertheless. The U0164 CAN bus code turned out to be unrelated - a fuse to the HVAC module. I had tried the key three times after replacing the module and got crank/no start: NATS failure. According to the info, 5 times a...
1999 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L No Start VIN: 4S3BK4359X
Well this Subaru is fixed. unplugging TPM and MAP sensors did not change the reference voltage. Found in the bottom of a schematic that the fuel tank pressure sensor is tied into this reference circuit. Found the connector in the passenger kick panel and unplu...
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