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2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Srs VIN: 1HGCM66553
Replaced seat belt pretensioner with OE Honda part for a code 21-80 short to B+ in drivers seat belt tensioner. A couple hundred miles later and SRS light back on with same code. Let vehicle run at idle without touching anything and 54-50 internal failure of S...
2014 Honda Accord Plug-In 2.0L maintenance Minder VIN: 1HGCR2F76E
One of my long time customers recently purchase a new 2014 Honda EX 2.4L with CVT. (The VIN incorrectly identified this car as a 2.L plug in hybrid.) This car has a sophisticated computer driven algorithm called "maintenance minder" which calculates maintenanc...
1994 Lexus LS400 4.0L crankshaft seal VIN: JT8UF11EXR
This is my wifes vehicle and it has developed a leak at the front crankshaft seal. It has progressivly gotten worse. We have tried factory and aftermarket seals, doesn't seem to make any difference. I don't see any damage to the seal housing or crankshaft snou...
2005 Subaru Impreza WRX STI 2.5L Misfire VIN: JF1GD70625
Has anyone had a Subaru Wrx with mutiple failed coils. The car came from a car lot with a misfire and we found a failed coil and replaced it with a new unit. The repair lasted a couple of days and the new coil was dead again. Checked the spark plug and it was ... Trouble codes: P0301 (Misfire Number 1 cylinder)
2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Basic 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S4BP61C27
Hello thanks in advance for your support. This is a family members car so we have been taking our time with it. I have 2 codes that occur exactly at the same time intemitantly and thats what is throwing me off. p0420 catalyst system efficiency below threshold... Trouble codes: P0420, P0457
2008 Suzuki Forenza 2.0L speedometer VIN: KL5JD56Z48
Replaced shifter cable, old one was broken, couldn't shift into park. Customer returned next day said speedometer not working. Have a signal on scan tool. Pro Demand shows little repair info. Does anyone know how to verify bad speedo head? Thanks, Rick

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2004 Nissan Murano SL 3.5L engine VIN: JN8AZ08T94
after reading replies we did recheck all mounts. they are all solid and not broken. we tried loosening mounts and brake-torque engine to shift motor position slightly and it made a slight difference. the front mount is the electronic one and i asked custome...
2013 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Limited 2.5L auto window VIN: 4S3BMBK67D
replaced window regulator and then the window would initialize by rolling down slightly when you roll it up. With the old regulator the window WOULD NOT bump down as it is supposed to.
1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L 3-2 downshift VIN: JT3VN39W6S
Thanks all for the help. After removing the pan and changing the fluid I could not duplicate the concern again and everything checks out at this time.
1997 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L theft system VIN: JT3HN87RXV
Uncertain if vehicle is repaired or not. Cleaned switch contacts in rear door & have not heard of any issue with vehicle for over 2 weeks.
2002 Toyota MR2 Spyder 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDFR32082
we found the fix but customer didn't want to repair.While cold we smoked intake manifold and found leak across intake.according to Mitchell the engine has to come out.He is taking to dealer.Thanks to all who helped. Trouble codes: P0174 (Fuel system lean bank 2).
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