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2000 Daewoo Nubira SE 2.0L Transmission VIN: KLAJB522YK
Vehicle tracks straight accelerating or decelerating aggressively or mildly. The only time it pulls is when it shifts. When it goes to shift in the middle of corners the problem is exaggerated. It feels like the problem is in the differential as if its transfe...
2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Lighting VIN: 2HKRL1868X
I have this van in here with the parking lights staying all the time. It originally came in a few weeks ago and I found the control unit was bad. I replaced the control unit and everything was fine. It now came back and the owner says the lights are staying on...
2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L power slding door latch VIN: 2HKRL1864Y
Hello Honda techs, we have this van here that has the same problem with both rear power sliding doors. The doors will both close but will pop back out 3/8" or so at the rear after the full latch was to have taken place. Can't really find any definite info on w...
2003 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L engine VIN: KNDJC73303
vehicle brought to me after engine repair, loud tapping present at all times plus after engine warms (about 20-30 minutes) it starts to smoke(bluish) and gets worse the longer it runs. unknown if vehicle was smoking or noisy previous to engine repair. unkown w...
1994 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L torque converter VIN: JN1HJ01FXR
I posted a help request on this vehicle 2 weeks ago. We have wittled our problems down to one. (previous symptoms included no upshift out of first, and a bad slip shift into second. Both were very intermittent. The car left the shop and all were very happy. Cu...
2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L door locks
Sorry no VIN. I'm at home. Today had a Maxima come in with door locks inop from both switches and remote. tested for battery voltage and ground at smart entrance unit-ok. tested the unlock and lock circuits from the left switch to the control unit-ok. that is ...
1974 Nissan 260Z 2.6L No Start, STARTS IDLE NO POWER VIN: RLS3000025
car towed in no spark put new dist assembly in has spark now car will crank but will not fire fired once when move dist 1/4 turn very low idle about 30 second tried push gas down to rev engine up no response then stalled & wouldnot restart also would not fire ...
2001 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L dead battery VIN: 5TDZT34A91
Help Toayota techs. I have this toyota that has a 1/4 amp draw and battery goes dead enough not to start in 2 days. I have unplugged about everything I can. The PCM, Body Control module, Alternator, removed the radio and unpluged all the plugs inside the vehic...

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2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Mechanical VIN: 2HKRL1861Y
Hi All, I got some very consistant replies. These vehicles can have either type tensioner on them. Bod [...] suggested I call the dealer with the vin to determine which one I have, and thats what I did. I have the the oil filled auto tensioner. Most replies ...
2004 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Clutch Hydraulic System VIN: 1HGEM21964
I would like to thank all the guys who try to respond quickly to my post. Special thanks to Larry from Pennsylvania, Wally from Ontario, Joe from Pennsylvania, and Mike from New Jersey as there responses are very helpful. Anyway, ALLDATA explains how to Bleed ...
1999 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.5L MIL Lamp on, No communication VIN: KMHWF35VXX
Hello, thanks for replies. One person suggested trying a modis instead of the older MT2500. Two other people replied with suggestions related to the car rather than the communication issue. We were not ever able to resolve the communication problems. The M... Trouble codes: P0340 (cmp sensor logic), P0335 (ckp sensor a circuit fault), P1134 (b1s1 o2 sensor transition time), P1372 (ckp sensor segment time aquisition problem), P1529 (snapshot request via can tcm).
2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GL 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: KM89C83DE9
I finally took this vehicle to the dealer. The input speed sensor was the problem. I tried all that was suggested like checking grounds and fuses but was never able to communicate with the vehicle. Thge dealer helped me out and we got the customer back on the ...
1992 Lexus LS400 4.0L head VIN: JT8UF11E6N
Thanks for all your thought guys, Bill from Maryland E-mailed me a complete Diag tree. Upon removing the push button assemblie I found that it had a burnt smell to. Took it apart and it was just burn black. So we replaced it, eveerything is a-ok now. Thanks fo...
1989 Toyota Camry DLX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JT2SV21E0K
thank you all who took time to respond. i got suggestions of a locked up converter, carboned up throttle body, tps needing adjustment, egr leaking, air intake boot cracked/split, and timing belt slip. checked all suggestions. the fix ended up being a heavily c...
1998 Toyota Camry CE 3.0L door locks/alarm VIN: JT2BF28K1W
thanks to those who replied, all said that the wiring in the door breaks and causes all kinds of problems including clicking noises from the door locks. one person said that some high powered c/b raidos will cause the alarm to falsly go off? well hope this hel...
2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L Engine VIN: 4T1BE32K12
FIXED:FIXED:FIXED TGIF The tining chain wear was extensive enough to change the valve timing at idle. It had not jumped teeth, nor effected the balance shaft system which is in no direct contact other than gear to gear mesh with the crankshft in side the oil...
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