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1998 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Key VIN: 4S6CM58WXW
Customer dropped this vehicle for other service and I moved the car to another bay and turned it off. Well the key stopped in the off position but won't turn to lock. I've wiggled the steering wheel to no avail. I talked with the cusstomer and she says wigling...
2003 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L 4X4 light VIN: 2HKYF18523
Thanks in advance for the help! The truck came in with an SES light on and the 4X4 light on. The SES light was misfire issue, of which I resloved. The 4X4 light I found a code 77 "Powertrain system failure". I had cleared the code and test drove with out issue...
1999 Kia Sephia LS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAFB1216X
I need to know if we are missing something on this one, or are others out there having problems with these KIA solenoids failing intermittently, shortly after install. We have been working this very intermittent failure since 11/2005 69000 miles. Car as of 4... Trouble codes: P0442 (small EVAP leak)
1989 Mazda 929 3.0L No Start VIN: JMIHC2213K
Hello Mazda Techs... I have a 89/929 that wont start up. It has spark to the plugs and fuel pressure before and after the fuel regulator. Regulator is holding vaccum. Fuel gauge is putting out 40psi. Seems like the fuel injectors are not opening. I was wonderi...
1990 Mazda RX-7 GTU 1.3L No start VIN: JM1FC3314L
I have a 1990 Mazda RX7 that will not start. The following have been replaced spark plugs, spark plug wires, fuel filter..sent PCM out to be checked and it came back good. Computer Analysis show no codes. The car is firing and will sometimes start. Once it doe...
2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.4L radio VIN: 4A3AE35G21
Need radio code for the following; Serial #[...]. Dealer not being helpful. TIA
1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JN1CA21DXS
HELP!!! I'm loosing my mind on this car. This is the third maxima we've had in as many months, with the same problem. None of which we have been able to fix. So here's the problem. The customer just recently bought the car from a used car lot, so I have no his...
1997 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L condenser VIN: JNICA21DIV
hello everyone. this vehicle overheats at idle and driving only when a/c is on. cooling fans are both coming on. if a/c is off, ect reaches approx 203f and fan comes on bringing temp to 199f. as soon as a/c is turned on, both fans are on but temp keeps climbin...
2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JN1CA31DX1
good morning-we have a maxima in the shop-originally came in for a idle fault-hi idle-p0505 code-we replaced the idle valve - cleared the trouble code-went to start car-would not start-traced fault to no power power going back to fuel pump-we bypassed fuel pu... Trouble codes: P0505 (idle valve circuit fault)
2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Cuts out VIN: JN1CA31D31
Hey everybody I could really use some help with this car. The vehicle keeps dying at stops or just in idle in the shop. Had a code for the idle motor which was P0505 and the iac failed the resistance test and was replaced. The vehicle doesn't do it at every st... Trouble codes: P0505
2001 Toyota Prius 1.5L MIL Lamp on, ENGINE NOISE VIN: JT2BK12U81
Hello group, This vehicle came to us with very loud engine noises and the MIL on. After reading some of the archives I got the impression that the gas engine not running properly (MIL IS ON) would cause it not to synch with the electrical motors and that may ... Trouble codes: P0304 (cyl 4 misfire in pending codes)
2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L A/C Compressor VIN: 4T1BE32KX2
This Toyota is having a A/C problems, The freon level and the fuses for the circuit check normal,static pressure on both gauges is 120 psi The A/C pushbutton is blinking LED light, the compressor is not engaging. I am not able to retrieve any codes for this To...
2005 Toyota Matrix 1.8L Tranny fluid VIN: 2T1LR32E15
Question for Toyota guys: Checked this used Matrix for a customer (he wants to buy this used car), all looks good but the tranny fluid is dirty, sort of blakish - red, at just 30,000km. Shifts fine though and no other problems. Before I looked at 2003 Matrix w...

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2000 Kia Sportage 2.0L crankshaft VIN: KNDJA72354
hello again i want to say thank you to kevin, rajesh, paul,terry,devin,chris,roger,and shawn for your info and a big thanks for joseph who provided my with all the specs that i needed thank you very much for that !!! if you click on the replies you will see wh...
1990 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L overdrive VIN: JN1HJ01P1L
this one is going back to the tranny shop. I posted eveything that was done to this vehicle in my update and the bottom line is that the converter solenoid was not fully closing th engage the convertor. pin tested 2 cars side by side and replaced every possibl...
1997 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L ps pump? VIN: JNICA21D4V
thanks for the help guys. i really didn't think this was a power steering noise, for several reasons. one reason was that the noise did not change with steering input. i called the local dealer, and the service manager said that they have seen power steering n...
2000 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L No Start VIN: JN8AR07SOY
thank you for all of your information. we reprogramed nats key and it fixed the problem.
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L dash lights VIN: 1N4AL11D62
found aftermarket cell phone charger, and xm radio causing to much draw.
1993 Toyota Camry 2.2L Stall VIN: 4T1SK12E2R
Hey you guys, Toyota fixed. Sorry it took so long. This was the most replies that I have recieved for any car. It must be that a lot of you wanted to help out new technicians in training. Ok, here are the ideas that were sent to us for help. Look for sticking ...
1999 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3GN86R1X
Hi i want to say thank you for each and every person who took the time to help me. First i checked the fuel trims and found they were on the positive side. I cleared all the codes and installed a new toyota MAF sensor and left the battery cable off for more th...
2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L cooling system VIN: 4T3ZF13C71
Finally,I have fixed this van!Sorry for the extended time frame,it's taken awhile to get parts.We sent the heads out for testing,came back ok.As some of the responses stated,the radiator fixed the problem,but the funny thing was that inspecting it showed no pr...
2003 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 3.4L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 5TEGN92N53
sorry for the slow reply, had to run through two tanks of fuel to check mileage. cleaned the maf and a toyota air filter seemed to make a pretty good improvement in mileage. my lt fuel trim #s were not that far off(under 10) but i am seeing better fuel economy...
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