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1989 Acura Legend L 2.7L Ignition key VIN: JH4KA4652K
Hi all, Thank you in advance for any ideas you might have. Driver states that when shutting off key after running the car, places in Park, column will not give up the key. He's "fairly sure" that P is illuminated. If not, I'll adjust the electrical switch in...
1992 Acura Vigor GS 2.5L No Start, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4CC2657N
Have a high mileage acura here with a stall hot and have to let cool down before it restarts. serv lamp on with code 9 for open or short on cylinder id of tdc sensor. we have ohm tested and all within specs and no shorts to power or ground. also have lab scope... Trouble codes: 9 (cylinder id signal)
1990 Honda Accord LX 2.2L ign switch and shifter VIN: 1HGCB7658L
hey follow techs, we have a good one here this vech came in and the coustomer stated he could not turn the key to start and once started and shut down he could not remove the key this mainly would happen around 25 deg. and bellow we replaced the ign switch 3 t...
1996 Honda Passport EX 3.2L 4x4 VIN: 4S6CM58V3T
96 Honda Passport has a 4x4 issue,,customer complains 4x4 is slow to engage,,takes approx. 20 miles to engage or if you let it sit for a time with the vehicle shut down, 30 or minutes it will engage also, engage 4x4 at night it is on in the morning when you go...
2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG1652Y
Thanks in advance. This vehicle is my own personal vehicle. This vehicle has been acting up very intermittently for the past year. It won't start back up after a HOT soak. Last night I noticed while driving the vehicle it started to misfire and run really roug... Trouble codes: P0301 (Cylinder 1 misfire detected), P0303 (Cylinder 3 misfire detected), P0304 (Cylinder 4 misfire detected), P0305 (Cylinder 5 misfire detected), P0306 (Cylinder 6 misfire detected), P1399 (testing and results)
2001 Honda Civic LX 1.7L low compression VIN: 1HGES15581
This vehicle was a tow in, would not start in customers garage. After performing compression test and leak down suspected timing belt jump and bent valves. Inspected timing belt, timing marks were pretty close to being right on, but there is a slack in the bel...
2003 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.7L starter VIN: KMHWF35H33
this car came in for grinding while starting another tech replaced the starter it didnt fix it and know im blessed with it. inspected currant draw 100 amp cranking, 160 amp peak. inspected starter bottom ear broken off per other tech that is what the problem w...
1988 Mazda B2600 2.6L Surge, Misfire VIN: JM2UF6125J
customer came in for a tune up lack of power pulling hills. did tuneup cap rotor wires plugs air fuel on roadtest notice customers concern power on flat good once you hit a hill vechile bucks and chugs now the only thing related was the fuel pump was replaced ...
2002 Mazda Millenia 2.5L cooling system VIN: JM1TA22132
car came in making noise from timing belt area, replaced timing belt, tensioner, and water pump (because we were there.) car came back for over heating, tested and found that at idle engine would heat up and fans come on low speed, air from fans is warm, it wi...
1995 Nissan Skyline GTR 2.6L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: BCNR330046
Hello, We have been blessed(?) with this 1995 Nissan Skyline GTR (R33) with a driveability problem. The vehicle has a 2.6L Twin Turbo engine with port fuel injection and coil on plug ignition. It misfires at about 5300 RPM and about .5 BAR of boost. Once it s...
1991 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L tranfer case VIN: 4S4BJ63C9M
Hey everybody thanks for reading this. The rear diff/drive does not have power. With the car idling in drive on the rack the front wheels turn but not the rear. If you apply throttle the rear wheels starting turning at 15 mph. THE FUSE IS NOT IN THE CONNECTOR ...
2005 Subaru Outback i 2.5L Heated Seat VIN: 4S4BP61CX5
I can't seem to find any trouble shooting for this area of the car. The left seat heater works fine but the left on doesn't work at all. AllData has a wire diagram but the wire colors verses the pin #'s don't match up which only adds to my difficulty in trying...
1969 Toyota Land Cruiser 3.9L fuel gauge
We replaced sender w/ OE unit from Toyota for fuel gauge inop. Now gauge reads 1/2 full when tank is full. When ground fuel sender wire at tank, the gauge pegs out past full, & when disconnect wire at tank the gauge goes to empty. We assumed it was a faulty ga...
1998 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L No Start, stalls after start VIN: 4T1BF18BZW
this car has been to three different shops and one dealership. the problem is the car will start and die after 2 seconds of run time. the car is loosing the ground for the injectors from the computer. it has a code for p1300 no igf signal from the igniter chec... Trouble codes: P1300
2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3GN86R9Y
vehicle came in with a cat efficiency code and replaced both cat. converters. Vehicle came back with p0141 which is a heater circuit code for the rear o2. We replaced the o2 sensor and the vehicle came back in 3 days with the same code. I have good continuity ... Trouble codes: P0141
2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TBBT4410Y
found all coils on drivers side bank loose. all the bolts were just started in and not tightened up. replaced spark plugs and fastened up everything. truck ran excellent and no code came back. after the long weekend the truck shows up wiyh the same codes. ??? ... Trouble codes: P0135, P0155, P0161

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2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L blower VIN: 2HKRL1864Y
I think Fred pretty well summed up the operation of this Honda system. It's probably working normally. The customer has a newer 07 Honda and this is his snowbird car now. I think perhaps there is some confusion as to how the system worked before v.s. now. Agai...
2002 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L Starter inhibited, tail light relay on, power wind VIN: KM8SC13D12
Thanks to all Techs that responded. After talking to customer, found out I had been 4th person touching this car for this problem. It was a relative of the customer who was trying to do a favor, by somehow switching or removing fuses in interior fuse box with ...
1994 Lexus ES300 3.0L dying
First off, thank you everyone for the help. I let the customer take the car after several long, long test drives. I called the customer about a week later to check on him, he said it is doing fine, no dying no lights going out or anything. He said he would cal...
1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT6HF10V0X
This one is fixed. The problem was so intermittent that I wanted to wait as long as possible to be sure it didn't come back. I called the customer and she said that it runs better than it has since they owned it (they bought it used). The rear oxygen sensor fi... Trouble codes: P0171 (system too lean bank 1).
1991 Mazda B2200 2.2L check engine li VIN: JM2UF1130M
Thank you for yalls help!!! I looked under the left dash and there were two connectors white and black. the white conn. was plugged in, I unplugged it and plugged in the black wire connector and it reset my computer thank you so much for your help!!
1995 Nissan 200SX 1.6L engine VIN: 1N4AB42D9S
Thank you for all your inputs. Was very helpful. I do beliveve the engine jumped time, customer did not want to spend much money on the repair so the car went off to his house, a new lawn ornament.. Happy New Year to all
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31D6Y
well thank you all for your help lesson learned here is all to often relearned we looked in fixed history found what seemed to be the most common failure and needless to say we jumped the gun and did not investigate as well as we should have long story short w... Trouble codes: P1320 (ingnition signal circuit).
2003 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L Engine VIN: JN1DA31A43
Thank you for all the help and suggestions. I replaced all three tensioners and all was well. Happy New Year
2001 Subaru Forester L 2.5L rear axle? VIN: JF1SF63581
I will call this one not fixed, as the customer has elected to just live with it. i don't like when they do that, i hate to have one beat me. One suggestion was that i could switch tires and wheels with another forester, which i will do, if i get lucky enough ...
2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L Warning Chimes VIN: 4T1BE32K02
Thanks for all the help!! there is no chime the lights shut off by itself.
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