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2003 Honda Civic LX 1.7L brake pedal VIN: 2HGES16553
hello I have a 2003 Honda civic with high miles there is a pop when the brake pedal is depressed it feels like it is in the pedal assembly I removed the brake light switch and there is no change if anyone has seen this or has any advice on what to look for ple...
2003 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L no start VIN: KNDUP13103
Good morning to all. This vehicle came in on the tow. It had a seized water pump. It did start long enough to drive into the shop and have a block test done on it. Block test showed green. Got the ok to do head gasket, water pump and timing belt. Went to driv...
2012 Lexus IS250 2.5L no ignition VIN: JTHBF5C22C
Guys need your guidance with this push to start ignition system that I'm not very familiar with this car came running for body work (rear bumper) the body man disconnected the battery did therepair and now that his done it won't start- the lights on the cluste...
2004 Mitsubishi Galant LS 3.8L Cooling Systems VIN: 4A3AB36S14
Is this engine an interference Engine gates says yes some forms say no can't find on ALLDATA has loose timing belt and melted radiator cap port GOT HOT Thanks Scott
2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Surge VIN: JN1CA31D91
Vehicle came in with just a P0505 and idle would not move, ran ok, struggled a little in drive with A/C on. Found IAC shorted, visual inspection showed burnt spot in PCM. Replaced IAC and had PCM repaired. Now all I get is a idle surge, 1500 - 2200 rpm. Do idl... Trouble codes: P0505
2002 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: JF1GD29672
Unplugging MAF sensor makes it run normally, tried a known good OEM MAF with no change. It would seem that it still has a bad MAF but a total of three new have been installed with zero change. Trouble codes: P0171 (System lean), P0301 (Cyl 1 misfire), P0302 (Cyl 2 misfire), P0303 (Cyl 3 misfire), P0304 (Cyl 4 misfire)
2003 Subaru Baja 2.5L Oil Consumption VIN: 4S4BT61C03
Has anyone seen oil consumption problems on these cars
2002 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 4T3ZF13C32
When fully warmed up this van will start bucking/surging on a slight decell around 45mph high gear, converter locked, 1600rpm's. On a test drive I noticed that if ran up to 55-60mph and lightly lifted off the throttle, but not completely off (same slight decel...

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2000 Acura TL 3.2L No Start, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 19UUA5663Y
seems like it is fixed! we replaced the fuel pressure regulator. Note: there are 2 different regulators listed for this car, one has a BLACK DOT - increases pressure 10 psi. Problem seems to be fuel percolation in the rails during hot soak - we pinched off the... Trouble codes: P1399, P0301, P0304, P0170, P0171.
2005 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L subframe bolts VIN: 5FNYF18535
Thank you to Dave, William, Edward, and Alex. (and someone else who confirmed the bushings are available separately). I do not have access to the electric inductor. I have used one in the past and it they do work surprisingly well! So as I got further ...
2008 Kia Rondo LX 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAFG52688
I need to close this post due to time requirements but I want to update as much as possible. A cyl leakdown test confirmed a front bank problem. I had air leakage past the exhaust valves. I pulled the cams and it sealed up, so the valves are not bent. I pu... Trouble codes: P0300, P0302, P0304, P0306, P0018.
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L water pump
Not a lot to add, the customer decided to take the vehicle as is and it's still going. I'm going to assume one of the plastic guides on the chain is moving at times and causing the noise. Wish I knew for sure.
1997 Toyota Previa DX 2.4L cooling system VIN: JT3GK12M4V
Removed water pump to inspect impeller. Found impeller missing one fin. Replaced water pump. Problem solved.
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