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2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L 3-4 shift VIN: 2HKRL1869Y
this van came for a routine transmission flush & fill, we used a transmission flush machine and exchanged about 8 litres of oil. we used dexron 3 plus the friction modifier additive for honda, the customer drives off with the vehicle, and the transmission star...
2001 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD28471
Hello Honda techs. This car came in today with mil on and customer says that once in a while it will shake and run rough. Had a P0420 converter deterioration code. First test for code is to clear codes and hold rpm @ 3000 until fans come on. After about 30 sec... Trouble codes: P0420 (Catalist deterioration), P0403
1999 Lexus ES300 3.0L Traction Control VIN: JT8BF28G5X
Had a regualr customer stop by today with their MIL and Traction light on. He said they both went on at the same time today while driving through some standing water. He only had time for a quick scan, couldn't hang out for diagnostics. Mil code is a p0441 -In...
2000 Lexus LS400 4.0L Hesitation VIN: JT8BH28F7X
hello lexus tech's this ls400 has a hesitation on tip in on accel and idling in park.i found that the throttle control motor was out of spec on a resistance test.i replaced the throttle body which came as a complete assembly with the control motor,accelerator...
1990 Mazda B2600 LE-5 2.6L Engine VIN: JM2UF6149L
The Truck smokes(blue) really, really bad on cold start up. Let it warm up for about 5-10 minutes and it is fine until you leave it for 4-5 hours. It seems as oil is being sucked in through the intake. I thought for sure it was the valve stem seals but they ar...
2002 Mazda Tribute ES 3.0L valves VIN: 4F2YU08142
Howdy all, We are next (and last) to chase a misfire on this vehicle. Apparently we were the first to consider a compression test, and of course we found a low cylinder. Leakdown test confirmed a valve, so off came the heads. Misfires were for cylinder number...
1990 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L speedometer VIN: JN1HJ01P6L
the speedometer mirrors the tachometer, if we disconnect the speed sensor the speedo doesn't react. with sensor connect you rev engine in park and both the tach and speedo rev. check vss and it checks out o.k.. think that there is some induction in the wiring ...
1999 Subaru Legacy Limited 30th Anniversary 2.5L Power Window VIN: 4S3BG6858X
Hello all, Vehicle originally came in for a non-functional P.S. window from the D.S. switch, would work from the P.S. switch fine. I replaced the D.S. master switch and all was fine. The next day the customer comes back saying that the D.S. window would not w...
1990 Toyota Tercel 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: JT2EL43B1M
car has bad surge when vac sensor is hooked up when unhookedcar has vac leak but no surge .looks like all this sensor does is tell computor how much vac is present am i wrong and if thats all it does why do i have a idle surgealso did a envirotek before proble...
2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L No Start VIN: 1NXBR32EX5
The veh starts and after 3 sec dies, already checked security system is OK (security indicator stays off when ign on), I have checked fuel pressure is ok, but I have spark and injector pulse for a short time while cranking. I also tried resetting the Inmobilze... Trouble codes: P2118

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1994 Mazda MX-3 1.6L No Start, Stall VIN: JM1EC4354R
3 replies. two said replace maf even if it checks good. one said to check for air leaks in snorkle. no leaks. replaced but nothing changed. wont run long unless unplug maf. customer is going to pick up. thanks for trying.
1995 Mazda MX-6 2.0L high idle VIN: 1YVGE31C2S
Thanks for all the good help. I found that the throttle stop screw had been tampered with at sometime. Adjusted it and all is well. Thanks again some of you hit the nail on the head. I should have gone over the basics.
1997 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGE22C4V
First I would like to thank all of the people that responded to my help request. I thought the same thing that all of you did. All symptoms pointed to a vacuum leak. It had skewed fuel trim, lean O2 activity, low manifold vacuum at idle, and a rolling/rough id...
1988 Mitsubishi Van 2.4L low power VIN: JA4FN44L2J
First, I apologize for the late response, I had waited, in part, to make sure the vehicle did not return as I was not overly happy about the whole repair. I recieved three replies: 1. Directed to a dirty MAF, 2. suggested a lean condition due to clogged inje... Trouble codes: 01 (o2 sensor), 04 (baro sensor).
2000 Subaru Outback 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BH6657Y
Finally sent this one on it's way. Thanks to all who responded to this post with their suggestions. I checked the valve lash, it was fine. I checked the guides inside the exhaust ports they were OK. The coil/igniter pack looked perfect but I tried a new one ... Trouble codes: 301 (Misfire Cyl. 1), 302 (Misfire Cyl. 2), 303 (Misfire Cyl. 3), 304 (Misfire Cyl. 4).
1987 Suzuki carry 1.3L clutch VIN: 354GHTRE78
was able to find a rebuilder to reline clutch and all is well
1996 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4TAWM72N8T
There is no belt on this motor Matt its a chain I was able to verify that cam and crank signals were in fact in psync by dual scanning both sensors at the same time at the PCM on vantage and they aligned perfectly.Todd has said this year had problems with TPS ... Trouble codes: P0336 (Crank position sensor A curcuit Range / Performance Problem).
1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Air Bag Light VIN: JT2BG22K6W
I thought I closed this one already but I guess not. I had the pleasure of having a local aftermarket remote car start installer cutting and scotch connecting into the ECU ground. I didn;t see the splice as it was taped up under the left front kick panel. We...
2000 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TBBT4815Y
Thanks to all who replied...I went to the dealer and they had to get the wrty administrator he was the only one who knew about the 7 year or 90,000 mile extension on the front O2 SENSORS ONE had failed but they replace both under the wrty at the same time they... Trouble codes: P0135, P0155.
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