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2013 Kia Optima EX 2.0L Door Lock VIN: KNAGN419BD
Thanks for any input on this one. I have this 2013 Kia Optima giving a strange trouble here. It was noticed that the doors will unlock itself when the car is on motion and it won't lock even after pressing the lock button on the door switch until you put of th...
2003 Mazda Protege5 2.0L Rear Calipers VIN: JM1BJ24533
This is a silly one, however is driving me and the customer crazy. Replaced rear brakes complete. Calipers, Pads and rotors. Standard brake job, nothing out of the ordinary. Set-up rear calipers (e-brake) as I have done many times before. Customer comes back t...
1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L engine VIN: JT2BG28K7W
This one is starting to drive me bonkers. 2 weeks ago, car comes in on hook for a no start. Fires up with a little help working throttle. Fires up every time after being started. Let sit for many hours, then doesnt want to fire. Will slightly spit and sputter,...
2003 Toyota RAV4 2.0L power door locks
Hi guys, looking for some schematics or info for this Rav4. Vehicle came in with both front door locks inop. No lock or unlock from both switches or key fob. Both front door lock actuators were replaced and now only the unlock function works from both switches...
2006 Toyota RAV4 Sport 2.4L VVT Solinoid VIN: JTMBD32V76
I have removed many VVT solenoids on various vehicles. Remove the retaining bolt and after very little resistance from the o ring the the VVT solenoid comes right out. Not this time. This one will not budge. After trying to rotate and pull, the solenoid port...
2006 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L 4 wheel drive VIN: 5TDBT44A16
Searched archives and saw common problem with ADD. I had on lift and operated 4x4 switch. Front shaft turns and after tapping ADD the front diff engaged. Did it many times and continued to work. Took it for a road test and it seems to go into 4 wheel. The ligh...

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2007 Hyundai Sonata Limited 3.3L Exhaust/Cat VIN: 5NPEU46F27
Problem solved, customer has been informed of the CAT failure and will be back to get it fixed. This is another case of over-thinking the issue, thanks to everyone that has replied. -jeremy
2005 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BA41E75
We believe its the actual vent valve being intermittant. All the help we received was good. The customer has decided to hold off fixing this vehicle do to the expense of repair. When we fix it we will update the post. Trouble codes: P1446.
2007 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6AD07W47
Thanks to all of you that took the time to respond. The overwhelming opinion was the PCM. Installed a new PCM and the truck fires right up on even the coldest morning. Plug and play except for putting in the VIN. Thanks again for all the help. Trouble codes: P0605.
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