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1998 Acura RL 3.5L Maintenance Required Light VIN: JH4KA9644W
Hi gang--We have been a domestic shop for twenty five years and last year we started taking on foreign cars. Maybe I'm doing something wrong but I can not get the "Maint.Req." light to reset on this Acura. I tried the owners manual procedure and the procedure ...
1991 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Surge VIN: 1HGCB7567M
surge at times cold and hot .when i start it up and move and stop it surges ,when im stopping after driving a little bit it surges .changed parts with aftermarket ones and tps and idle fron honda no check engine light on dont have a 5 gas or a vacume gauge min...
1996 Honda Odyssey EX 2.2L SRS Light VIN: JHMRA187XT
This one came to us on the hook with a blown engine so we had no test drive or previous condition information. After replacing the engine the Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) light at the dash is on. The customer says the light was on sometime ago but it's ...
1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L engine VIN: 1HGCG6675W
This is very strange. As breifly as possible car came in as a no start. Seems like a fuel problem. The strange thing is after we dis-connected the fuel line to test pressure the car started and ran for a couple minutes. How is this possible with no pressure in...
2001 Kia Sephia LS 1.8L No Start, Misfire VIN: KNAFB12111
vehicle comes in on hook. found #3 spark plug blown out of cylinder. end of plug melted-not just electrode but entire end of plug. ignition wires torn apart. coils appear to be ok.found b1 s2 o2 sensor unplugged-replugged. pulled head-had checked for cracks, f... Trouble codes: P300, P301, P0303 (cylinder 3 misfire), P140, P141
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L unknown VIN: JT6GF10USY
hELLO lEXUS TECHS--two questions: This vehicle seems to have mild overheating issues. We have tried on two occasions to duplicate the symptoms, with no success. Temp always is normal here. The symptoms started about a month after replacing the water pump, timi...
1992 Mazda B2600 LE-5 2.6L camshaft VIN: JM2UF3149N
hello there.this one might be an easy one,but when your alldata is down nothing is easy. anyway my question is when the timing is at tdc there is a mark on the camshaft gear,is the mark on the gear straight up and down or is it 90 degrees to the left.they pull...
1993 Mazda MPV Passenger 3.0L 4wd unit VIN: JM3LV5233P
Vehicle does not change into 4wd. Can activate relays by backprobing 12 volts to: blue wire on relay one, will switch t/case to 4wd, and blue/yellow on relay two will switch t/case out of 4wd. When manualy switched to 4wd with backprobing method, can push swit...
1997 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L Hesitation VIN: JM1TA2227V
Hi all, This car is a tough one. Car came in with complaint of No Power when engine warm. Took car for a 15 minute test drive car runs good. Pulled car into shop and hooked up scanner had multiple codes in system. Cleared system & took car on a longer test dri... Trouble codes: P1526, P1540, P1628, P0161
1991 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.0L 1st to2nd upshift VIN: JN8HD17Y0M
vehicle came in with delayed up shift 1st to 2nd only shifts perfect other wise found switch of tps was bad replaced but no change tried to test for trans codes but it does not respond the power light comes on for its 2 seconds like it should but does not flas...
1994 Nissan Sentra SE 1.6L alternator VIN: 1N4EB31SXR
We have installed 5 alternators and everyone has blown the regulator. Checked wiring, checked, check bulb relay, checked loom for shorts and opens. I am a first time user and would really appretiate your help, thank you.
1999 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2BF22K9X
The vehicle in the shop arrivewd with MIL light and TRAC light on. Code PO446 and TRAC code 6-1. PO446 evac code, tested vacuum control assembly, and visually inspected the vacuum lines and ports for pluggage. Vacuum tested VSV valve as described in TSB-EG 013... Trouble codes: P0446, 61
2000 Toyota RAV4 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3GP10V5Y
Hi group, thank you in advance for your help but this vehicle is driving me crazy this vehicle came in for diagnosis on the check engine light that is on all the time. I scanned the car and it showed a code PO340 "Camshaft Position Sensor Circuit Malfunction" ... Trouble codes: P0340

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1994 Lexus ES300 3.0L MIL Lamp on, o/d off light flashs VIN: JT8GK13TXR
due to the expense of a possible mistake, I sent the owner to Lexus. she called and said the dealer told her that the trans. was bad. I am very sceptical of this diagnosis. 1) speedo worked. 2) trans shifted fine once it found that the vss signal was n/a.(when... Trouble codes: P0500 (vss sensor malfunction), P0720.
1997 Lexus LS400 4.0L Trunk Release VIN: JT8BH28FIV
Jeffrey from maryland told me how to access body codes by jumping terminals on the diagnostic plug. I did not feel comfortable doing this. The customer on my request will see the Lexus Dealer next time he is in Atlanta. There is no access button in the glove b...
2001 Mazda Tribute ES 3.0L draw VIN: 4F2YU81X1K
The car is fixed, well, actually it was never broken. It turns out it did not have a draw once I tested it correctly. To test for a draw you must: 1) Run car for a normal drive cycle with out disconnecting the battery. 2) Remove key and close door. 3) Connect ...
2003 Mazda Protege Mazdaspeed 2.0L Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JM1BJ227X3
the ecm on this mazda was giving me troubles. acording to the information that i had they recall for an up date on this model.they send an upgrade ecm from l.a. . callaway designed the turbo system on this model and they needed to up grade the ecu.
1997 Mitsubishi Mirage LS 1.8L Cuts out VIN: JA3AY31COV
thanks for all the help, all the help checked out o.k. i decided to bring the car to the dealer for the customer and as of right now the dealer is stumpped too. they're sending the computer out to be checked. thanks again for all the input. Ken
1999 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1AB41D3X
Suggestions received were not helpful in the fact that it does not relate to this vehicle. We are told we have to close this in order to keep good standing here in the forum. The customer is still driving the car with the light (check engine light) coming on a... Trouble codes: P0335, P1336 (CRANKSHAFT POSITION SENSOR manufacturer specific).
1985 Toyota Pickup SR5 Turbo 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT4RN65S9F
I checked all wiring connectors suggested, the air flow sensor, and grounds. I had the ecm laying in the floorboard and when the vehicle acted up, a peck with a screwdriver handle straightens it up. Customer is deciding about a high dollar ecm, so I will close...
2000 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TBRT3813Y
I believe the problem is in the instrument cluster. The vehicle speed sensor is sending the correct signal to the cluster but the signal coming out is approximately twelve volts instead of the four to six volts as specified. I was not positive that a new milea... Trouble codes: P0500 (vehicle speed sensor).
2001 Toyota Highlander 3.0L climate control VIN: JTEGF21A01
Thank you for responding, the problem found was in the controll head assembley. The only fix was to replace the entire assembley.
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