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2005 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L drivers door lock VIN: 2HNYD18635
I have this MDX that the customer states that when they shut off the vehicle and go to unlock the drivers door with the electric lock button, the door unlocks and then locks itself again, really fast. At times the customer will try to unlock the door lock butt...
1998 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Transfer Case VIN: 4S6CM58W9W
1998 Passport 4WD, came in with a complaint of grinding when in 4wd. When you push the button for the electronically operated 4 WD, the shifter for high/low range pops out of high. If you leave it in low, it's OK. By the end, it wouldn't hardly stay in high in...
2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HKRL18631
This one has me stumped. This Honda occassionally starts hard in the morning. May have to crank it 2 or 3 times. Possibly unrelated to my current problem. The hard start I have not experienced at the shop yet. My real problem follows. Right now the idle is su... Trouble codes: P0505
1996 Infiniti I30 3.0L water pump VIN: JNKCA21067
A 1996 Infinity I-30 with a 3.0l chain driven water pump. If anyone has done this repair and could offer any help please do. There are a few items that my information system could be more clear on. First the car only leaks when running telling me that it's the...
2000 Kia Sephia 1.8L daytime runing light and parking lamps VIN: KNAFB121Y5
new client came in no drl lights and parking lamps it was obvious someone looked at this problem before what we found was corrosion in fuse box underhood and drl module not functioning drl system seems to use very innefective control unit such as module (cheap...
2001 Kia Rio 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNADC12331
when I use the modis I find the throttle angle stays at 10.9% I am going to put a tps on tomorrow but I dont know if the other codes will go away with this one repair ant help will be appreciated Trouble codes: P1586, P1186, P1121, P0732
2003 Mazda Protege5 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BJ24543
This Mazda came in with a random misfire that will not consistently reoccur for us in the shop. Since we could not get it to miss, spark plugs and PCV valve were replaced as maintenance with OE parts. Right after this was done, the vehicle missed for approx 10... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire)
1991 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L Hesitation, bad studder/hesi VIN: JA3XE7402M
The hesitation only happens at low cruise speeds around 2000 - 3000 rpm and only when you slightly start to step in to increase speed . If you stomp down its runs fine, or let up on gas its ok also. The car idles great. I believe there is a secondary ignition ...
2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L No Start VIN: 4A3AC54L5Y
car came into shop for routine timing belt replacement, car started fine after timing belt installation, ran for five minutes and died, check timing belt and marks all )ok( had a code po340 camshaft position sensor, replaced camshaft sensor as part of distribu... Trouble codes: P0340
1999 Subaru Forester L 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SF6352X
This car first came in with a rough running/MIL light on complaint. It was not symptomatic at the time, the above codes were stored (P0303, P0304). Freeze data showed a warm engine, ~1200 rpm, STFT 6%, LTFT 11%, closed loop, TPS 22%. We found original spark pl... Trouble codes: P0303 (Misfire 3 Cylinder), P0304 (Misfire 4 Cylinder)
2003 Suzuki Aerio SX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JS2RD41H13
Hello this car came in with code po340 cam position sensor fault. replaced the cam sensor & then code po617 starter relay circuit high came on immediately after. We have not been able to determine the cause of this fault. The starter works normal, voltage from... Trouble codes: P0617
1992 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0L Stall VIN: 4T1VK13E1N
This is a first time customer. He complained about flutter. I test drove it and you could feel a misfire. It needed a major tuneup so we installed cap, rotor, wires, fuel filter, air filter, platinum plugs and pcv valve. We also did a BG decarb. After all that...
1999 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L No Start VIN: 4T3ZF13COX
Hi All, I have this Sienna here that won't start. The customer claims that she parked it in her semi heated garage(about 40 F) one night without any problems and the next morning it wouldn't start. I verified this but when it was cranking it would act like it...

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1999 Hyundai Grandeur 3.0L Hesitation VIN: KMHFU41DRY
The responses suggested a blocked cat convertor as being common or any form of inlet or exhaust blockage as a possibility. Pleased to hear there are no other problems common to this model. As soon as we can get the owner to part with his car we will continue i... Trouble codes: P1159 (Variable induction system).
2003 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 2.0L performance VIN: JA3AH86F43
We install a used transfer case on this baby, and now all is well, aparenty the last shop to do the clutch took the transfer case apart i don't know wy but they must have left out a few bits & pieces of that unit. Thanks for the help.
1984 Nissan 300ZX 3.0L No Start VIN: HGZ3130016
most people that replied, were mentioing fuel pressure & flow problems, but as I said, during cranking fault these were perfect. using a gas analiser during cranking I found hc a bit low, which confirmed my belief we were lean during cranking. I double checked...
1995 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L fuel system VIN: 1J4GWG365D
Thanks to all who helped with this issue, I let the car sit for 2 days in the cold and when I went out to start it the srarter kept stopping right before the vehicle would start, I called and talked to customer and found out this was what was happening when it...
2001 Nissan Sentra XE 1.8L compressor VIN: 3N1CB51D12
two problems that had occurred ecm was bad and the ac-machine was over charging the compressor. thanks for everyones help. the ac-machine needs to be recalibrated.
1996 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4SEBG6851T
Our biggest concern was if plugged EGR passages in the intake manifold could cause misfire codes in this engine as can happen in some other vehicles. No one reported they had ever ran into that. We replaced the EGR modulator and boost sensor check valve due to... Trouble codes: P0400 (egr), P0304 (Misfire).
1989 Toyota Supra Turbo 3.0L on all the time VIN: JT2MA71J4K
hello everyone well it turned out to be the high side pressure switch, someone replaced with the wrong one when you added about a 1/2 lb of freon switch would close, the new switch does not come on until 187 psi, thank you all.
1996 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Pump VIN: 4T1E12B9T2
Had received 10 replies, most of which I am very displeased with so I include the reponses. Tim says possible valve cover leak? Max says banjo gasket? Glen says try an additive, check belt tension and if leaks than call star dealer who promises to help? ...
1997 Toyota Corolla 1.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1NXBA02EOV
This one's a fix, though I hardly believe myself what fixed it. Thanks to everyone who responded, most people pointed at the cat. I was (and am) convinced this was not the case due to acceptable, though not perfect O2 and CO2 readings, plus the temp change f...
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