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1998 Honda Accord EX 3.0L left door VIN: 1HGCG2259W
Drivers door will not open from inside or outside of vehicle. Lock feels like it is working normally, but knowing history of Honda door locks I suspect that the lock assy. is bad. I Loosened the door panel back at the top, all rods are intact. Does anyone have...
1999 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Stall, VIN: 2HKRL1865Y
While driving all of a sudden the green Immobilizer key light flashes on dash and the car dies. Turn key off and it will restart and run ok untill the next time it decides to act up. Has code P1676 TCS FI data no signal. Has anyone run into this before? Unfort... Trouble codes: P1676
2002 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L Stall, stalls when warm, VIN: KMHWF25582
vehicle came in for stalling problem. had crankshaft & camshaft sensor codes stored in computer.removed timing belt cover to inspect crankshaft sensor,found timing belt with many teeth missing, replaced timing belt at that time, could not find any fault with c... Trouble codes: P0340
2002 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: KM8SC13D22
followed flow chart. everything checks out good. have 12 volts to solenoid, but ecm doesn't seem to be actuating solenoid. i can operate soleniod by back probing at the ecm. found a pierced wire at the solenoid control wire at the ecm so i replaced the termina... Trouble codes: P0449
1990 Mazda RX-7 GTU 1.3L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, won't run over 1500 VIN: JM1FC3318L
This is my own RX7 which I've owned for 6 years and is all stock and original, well maintained, been completely reliable, and runs like a champ when this glitch isn't occuring.And now this glitch is happening regularly. Started out feeling like a vapor lock af...
1999 Mazda Miata 10th Anniversary 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Surge VIN: JM1NB3532X
Hello all, I need some help from all the mazda techs, I have this Miata that failed smog due to slightly elevated co and the check engine light, it had code PO130 front o2 sensor, I tested the sensor and it passes its performance test, whats going on is the mi... Trouble codes: P0130
2001 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L Immobilizer VIN: JM3LW28Y11
Vehicle has transponder keys and immobilizer system. Customer purchased van approx 2 years ago and received two keys. One key had suddenly stopped working and vehicle would not start due to immobilizer lock out. Customer has only 1 valid key, would like additi...
2003 Mazda 6 i 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVFP80C43
Hello all, I have a Mazda 6 here I need some advice on. The complaint is the MIL light is on. Code P0012 B1 A-Cam position timing over retarded is stored. First I made sure the oil level was full. Then I tested the oil control valve. I manually applied power a... Trouble codes: P0012 (B1 A-CAM Position timing over retarded)
2005 Nissan Murano SE 3.5L fluid
i am hopeing someone else out there has a fix for this for i have a feeling this is gonna get expensive, one of my techs flushed a cvt transmission with synthetic transmission fluid and drove the car a mile or so, right now the car is still moving but i have t...
2000 Subaru Outback 2.5L fuel VIN: 4S3H675347
customer complained of the fuel shutting off every few gallons. i looked for obstructions but found none.
1993 Toyota MR2 2.2L overdrive VIN: JT2SW21M2P
This car does not shift into overdrive when cold. Once warmed up, it works fine. I disconnected the shift solenoids and it defaults to overdrive, so the trans is not the problem. The no.2 shift solenoid is turned on for 2nd and 3rd, but is not being turned of...
2000 Toyota Solara SE 2.2L Engine VIN: 2T1C322PXY
This vehicle was towed with a engine noise. (lower end knock) customer said that the noise started about a week ago and slowly got louder. they said that they change the oil every 3,000 miles, anyway, the noise sounds like a comb. of balance shaft rattle and r...

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2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Power doors VIN: 2HKRL1863Y
The exploration into uncharted territory is done. After removing the door panel (real easy after you get the clip off the door handle which comes off the bottom with a small hook tool) Get the screw in back of the now removed handle. Pop the rest of the panel ...
2002 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD78882
Thank you all for responding. I found the converter that the other shop put in had some leaking welds at the O2 sensor ports.I told the customer to take it back to them and get it replaced agian. The shop chose to reweld the leaks. Customer has been driving it... Trouble codes: 674, 671.
1999 Isuzu Trooper S 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: JACDJ58XXX
Well as I semi-expected the RH cam had seized and sheared whatever hold it to the gears. It took me three days to convince the guy to pull the V/C and inspect the cams. Thanks to the two that responded. It ain't easy helping someone when you can't see the ...
1994 Kia Sephia GS 1.6L Flex Plate VIN: KNAFA1213R
Thanks for the reply's. It seems that everyone had the same answers to the question. Old pins looked good, but we replaced the old dowel pins with new two new ones and a new flex plate. Center hub was present and tight. We'll see if it comes back. I'll post up...
1993 Mazda B2200 2.2L No Start
I suppose the thing to remember in this case is: first trust the Alldata tests, and then trust the on-board ECM. It had said the purge valve was bad, and I didn't trust it. I'm still not certain of how the purge valve could gunnysack the computer, unless the p...
1991 Nissan Sentra SE 1.6L 1-2 shift when ambient air temperature is hot out
Thanks for everyone's help on this, sorry it took so long to post the fix, I talked to an old Nissan Master Tech. Turns out they had a problem with these things burning up high gear then the trash would stick in the valve body... Needs new transmission in othe...
1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA21D4T
Well, Joe, Tony, Tom, Rick and Jerry all hit it on the head. It was the starter. Evidently these have a tendency for magnetic field interference to interfere with the ignition if the starter is bad. This one would not always engage but otherwise sounded ok. I ... Trouble codes: P0150 (B2S1 O2 sensor circuit).
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