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2000 Acura Integra GS-R 1.8L No Start VIN: JH4DC2394Y
Allright Acura guys, what we have here is a 00 acura integra with no spark. Cust said driving into work the car just died and would not start again. So it comes in on the hook and for two weeks now we have been upside down with this thing. Here is what we've ...
2000 Acura TL 3.2L 2-3 shift VIN: 19UUA5679Y
Hi this car has 80k miles on it and it slips from 2-3 shifts and leaves a trans code( P0700 Auto trans) I'm assuming that this code is saying that there is a problem with trans, but it's not being specific. Are these cars known for tranny problems at this mila...
2002 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L Left front axle seal VIN: 2HNYD186X2
Vehicle came in with trans. fluid leaking from both front axle seals. We found the right front axle intermediate shaft broken where it mounts to the engine block. We replaced the shaft and axle seal. Also removed left front axle and replaced seal. After test d...
2002 Audi A6 3.0L interior monitoring VIN: WAULT64BX2
car has been to our shop twice before for customer complaint that alarm randomly goes off. tech who had it previoulsy replaced the central locking module. car came back with same complaint and he could not communicate with interior monitoring module-replaced m...
1996 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KF295TU
Hello and thanks in advance, I have a 1996 Caddy scheduled to hopefully come back next week that had stopped in with ses light on and p0122 and p1122 stored both having to do with the throttle position sensor which I could see had recently been changed, I had ... Trouble codes: P0122, P1122
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on, backfires VIN: 2GCEK19V7X
checked fuel reg, working fine & not leaking, unpluged downstream o2s, ran better but still set same codes, plus set codes for low activity on sensors, ofcorse, i have also sprayed intake for leaks, fuel trims had no change. i also checked fuel volume, plenty ... Trouble codes: P0137, P0157
2002 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L rear wiper syst VIN: 1GNDT13W52
when you open the rear tailgate on this blazer, the windshield washer fluid drains out of the squirter? any ideas fellow sweathogs?
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMRU18W9W
checked all vac. lines. cleaned aii passage ways on scan tool shows egr operating 38 to 42% under load.code returns next day also how do i get the reddiness monitors to complete.thank you in advance for your help
1999 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FDXE40F3X
driving down the road this truck will just lose power you know when its going to happen the steering wheel will have a slight shake and soon after it drops power from 65mph to just running 30 mph it will never cut out. It takes about 30mins to an hour for it t...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L nopower when cold VIN: 1FTSX31F21
overhualed a/t and returned to customer, he returned next day with complaint of no power when accelerating out of his driveway forward or reverse when cold. we confirmed and found code# po476 ( ebp control valve). visually inspected butterfly tang ( appears op... Trouble codes: P0476
2001 Honda Accord EX 2.3L valve lash VIN: 1HGCG55631
Good evening honda techs, My Mitchell on Demand5 is not working and I am looking for the valve lash specs for the 2001 Honda Accord 2.3L vtec, anybody have that info at hand? Thanks in advance.
2001 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.5L a\c clutch VIN: KMHWF25VX1
Hello to all,thanks for reading.We have a 01 sonata,this is a new customer.Her complaint was the a\c doesn't blow apparently worked once this year and then it stopped working.We hooked up the gauges and found the system was not empty.We proceeded to te...
2002 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L Turn signals VIN: SALNY22222
Vehicle came in with customer complaint of inoperative turn signals. (When turn signal on all dash lights came on and made a buzzing noise) Tried signals and worked ok. We replaced the turn signal flasher as a percaution. Day later vehicle was towed in. This t...
2002 Mazda 626 ES 2.5L Surge VIN: 1YVGF22D32
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E5Y
Hi fellow mercedes techs. This ML320 came in with mil lamp on. Engine running fine, but idle a little rough! Check fault with Genisys scan tool. Two fault codes were stored in computer(p0170 & p0173). I wrote down the freeze frame(Load value 19%, coolant temp.... Trouble codes: P0173, P0170
2002 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L air bag
The vehicle have a hard code, i attempted to clear it with a Boss Scan Tool,and it came right back after clearing, the scanner is working fine, Similiar to a star service tool for mercedes benz, but i don't have too much hands on with the tool or air bag syste...
2003 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L memory function VIN: WDBRF64J53
Hi to all the Mercedes tech out there! I hope you can help me.. This car belongs to my NAPA Sales Rep. He had it washed at a local car wash and since then the memory function of the driver's seat has stopped working. I pulled codes with an X-431 and got a B106...
2005 Mercedes-Benz C240 4Matic 2.6L sideview mirror VIN: WDBRF81J25
The R/S sideview mirror has a turnsignal built into it. I can not seem to get to the bulb or LED to replace it. Does anyone know anything about this set up and how to disassemble it to get to the bulb or LED ? Thanks, Steve
1999 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L power windows VIN: 3VWSF29M1X
Hello everyone.I have a this jetta and the power windows,interior lights, and the electronic trunk release don't work and I think they may all be related,not 100% sure. But the electric fuel door works.All fuses and relays are good.I am stumped because there i...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVW2TDI0CO
Thanks in advance for youre replys .Sorry for not having correct vin or code # I am at home and its the weekend and wanted to get a head start on the work week.This diesel is a manual trans and sets a code for shift solenoid E. Now how can that happen if it is...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
Fix/Summary Answers
2005 Acura MDX 3.5L VCT light is on
had to go to the dealer and connect HDS to do calibration of vsa light. then perform angle memorization procedure.
1987 BMW 325is 2.5L Tach and mpg meter VIN: WBMW1987IN
Sent the panel to programma to be rebuilt.All is well now.Sems this one had multiple problems.Everything I replaced was needed but just not enough.
1995 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L A/C compressor VIN: 1G6KY5291S
After all the great suggestions,the problem was what one member suggested. The orfice tube was not installed the wrong way but the the wrong one from the part store. It was slightly smaller in diameter than the factory one was. The tube slid through the line a...
2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Automatic transfer case VIN: 1GNDT13W91
Thanks to all who replied. Most were in the right area. When I went to the 4wd module to diagnose, I found green connections on a few of the connectors. One did not pass the paper clip drag test, so it was replaced and the rest cleaned. I test drove it with no...
2001 Dodge Ram 3500 Van 5.9L all shifts VIN: 2B7KB31Z61
i guess this is a fix. the transducer and pressure solenoid took care of the check engine light. the shifts are now ok. the only strange part is we found a plunger and 2 pieces of metal in the pan that we have not been able to determine where they came from. t...
1994 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR10A9R
thank you for all 3 who replied, it turned out to be a chafed wire for ign module.the worst part was 3 of the 4 bolts holding module on intake broke when we loosened them.repaired wire,extracted broken bolts and test drove.the truck has been gone for several d... Trouble codes: 224 (pcm/primary circuit failure), 998 (fmem mode).
1999 Honda Accord LX 2.3L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG6658X
hey eveyone thanks for all your help it ended up beeing the injectors. i replaced them and it was fine i had checked the volume and it was good so the last thing i thought it was going to be were the injectors. Trouble codes: P0300 (random miss on all cylinders), P0301 (missfire cylinder 1), P0302 (missfire cylinder 2), P0303 (missfire cylinder 3), P0304 (missfire cylinder 4).
2004 Honda Civic DX 1.7L brake pedal VIN: 2HGES163X4
Found a tip from Honda dealer about turning the brake pedal push rod 180 degrees. For what ever reason, this worked. Easy fix for me! Thanks for everyones help.
1993 Lexus ES300 3.0L Interior VIN: JT8VK13T6P
im sorry for the delay in closing this post.i simply forgot abuot it.ihe problem was very intermitant,it happen 2 times for us,but after many test drives,the problem did not return.we returned the vehicle to the customer and ask for them to report back if prob...
1998 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: JMIBC1413W
the cause of my poor idle turned out to be a partially open egr valve.(probably carbon that got washed out of the intake and stuck to the egr pintle when we did an intake cleaning.thanks for the reply dan in kentucky in regards to the diag.connector. i'm going...
2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31D81
Thanks to all it was the 02 sensor. Bank one sensor failed, bank 2 was operating fine and did not show any abnormalties. Trouble codes: P0171.
2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D42
i received no info on how to test for this problem but i did receive several replies saying it is probably the engine computer because they have a high failure rate. the replies said that there is hardly any failure of the tcm. the customer was close to the 80... Trouble codes: P0600 (p1605-), P1605.
1997 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L power antenna VIN: 4S3BG6859V
Hi to all, I had to replace the antenna motor as I suspected I would. It's a relatively simple system. You have power, ground and a signal wire from the radio that sends battery voltage when the radio is on and 0 volts when the radio is off. All three function...
2001 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Hesitation VIN: 1NXBR12E41
we replaced the tps, maf, plugs, and did a bg flush on the injecton system and car is 80% + improved and to the satisfaction of the customer. Thanks for your support. Tom
2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L Compressor clutch VIN: 02TOYCAMRY
Customer has not returned for repair.I am sure a relay will fix it ,after thinking my test results over.Many of you talked about an updated relay I asked my toy dealer and they said no new relay same part but it is 70.00 so have it in my hands and will wait fo...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L shift don't change (3) VIN: 3VWSA29M3X
Well, good news , tank's . the main problem , harnes in the transmission, tank's again Vern, Keith and stanley than. where is my nex proyect
2000 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Unknown VIN: YV1TS94D5Y
Well this car ended up needing a new tranny like some of the replies i got! customer oped to get rid of car do to lundry list of issues! thanks for the help guys!
2000 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Cooling Systems VIN: YV1TS94D5Y
this car had a blown head gasket at cylinder #6! customer did not want to fix do to long list of issues!thanks for the help!!!
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