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2010 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.4L Misfire, bangs VIN: 5NMSGDAB1A
Very good customer comes to the shop complaining of a clunking and jerk on hard acceleration. No codes 85k on the odo. When accelerating hard from a light like a jack rabbit start the truck will jerk and bang hard every few seconds until you let off the gas. I...
2001 Kia Rio 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: KNADC12391
This old Rio will run ok cold, but quick starts to have an erratic rise and fall idle, will intermittently stall when stopping in gear, it can stall at idle in the shop. No codes ever set, the CEL will flash on when the idle drops to the stall point and go out...
2004 Lexus RX330 3.3L No Start VIN: JTJHA31U74
I need some help from Lexus techs. We receive this vehicle with multiple engine and transmission leaks. We removed engine and transmission we sealed both and make timing work. We replaced rack pinion and power steering pump and engine and transmission mounts....
2003 Mazda Protege Mazdaspeed 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BJ22783
Vehicle sets a P0335 Crankshaft position sensor fault. according to customer vehicle stated having this problem and it became worse and worse slowly. When it 1st starts after it has been sitting for a while it runs fine, After it warms up for a bit, usually ab... Trouble codes: P0335 (Crankshaft position sensor fault)
2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L No Start VIN: 4A3AC54H02
This vehicle was brought in from another shop after putting valve cover gaskets on it. It ran going in but was towed to our shop. As stated above the vehicle has spark, has injector pulse, has fuel rail pressure, timing belt marks are right on, has 95-105 psi ...
1995 Nissan Pickup XE 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1N6HD16SXS
customer states pickup was running fine,cut off,went to run it 3 days later it started surging.when you crank it idles good,when at 2000 rpms starts acting like in failsafe mode like rev limiter comes in.checked computer in mode 3 ,code 55 no fault,replaced di...
2004 Nissan Titan XE 5.6L pedal feel and braking VIN: 1N6AA07A54
The customer lives up a hill and has an intermittant problem, where they feel the pedal strokes to far, feels mushy and braking is very poor. The problem is I have not been able to duplicate the symptoms as they are very intermittant. This only happens when go...
1999 Subaru Forester L 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SF6352X
Custeomr brought car in with MIL on and complaint of hesitation and stall in the mornings when cold. Code p0170. csutoemr states that light came on and vehciel ran rough when on a dirt road, then went off a while later the light came on and stayed on. freeze f... Trouble codes: P0170
2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L Ignition lock cylinder VIN: 4T3ZF13C9Y
I installed a new lock cylinder & key.Now the vehicle will not start.Do any of you guys know how I can reset the ecm other than taking it to the dealer? Thanks,Bill

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2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L pulls right VIN: JHLRE48528
hi everyone, this was one that was purchased from a dealer, and the dealer said nothing was wrong with it. this was the 2nd one in with this pull, the customer wanted me to fix this and bill the dealer. I would not do this, but I did call the dealer who took i...
2006 Lexus GX470 4.7L Unknown VIN: JTJBT20X46
o.k...removed the transfer case again and sent to trans. shop for inspection.Tech found a detent ball missing behind and allen head bolt that rides along the shift fork. we suspect tampering from another shop at some point as this truck also had oxygen senso...
2002 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L panic alarm VIN: 5N1MD28Y12
I will close this as a maybe fixed unplugged drivers switch as Al suggested and no false alarms for 3 days went off once.customer has car and is not pursuing further repairs..no ataftermarket alarms in car. once again thanks to all that helped
2010 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5L engine idle VIN: JN8AS5MT0A
Sorry for the long delay in updating you guys. The customer had to pick up the vehicle instead of leaving with me. She hasn't made it back yet. Brent had a great post about the alternator pulley possibly being the problem. Ac pressures is also a look see. I ju...
2004 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BE32K24
Okay I don't know what happen but my guess is that when we unplugged the terminals at the ecm they either not making a good contact or were corroded after we probed the sensor connector to the ecm connector the sensor started to read at 0.1-0.9 I Really don't ... Trouble codes: P0136.
2007 Toyota Tacoma 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TEUU42NX7
Yes, the wiring was crossed on the rear two ox sensors. It does help if the customer is truthful from the start. With rust and dirt underneath, it didn't seem reasonable that they were crossed. Plus the timeframe the light supposedly came on. Thanks again ... Trouble codes: P0158 (B2s2 high voltage), P0137 (B1s2 low voltage), P0157, P0138.
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