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2003 Acura TL 3.2L rotors VIN: 19UUAS6673
Please help i am at my wits end with this vehicle, this vehicle goes through rotors like mad we replaced front and rear rotors in march 2007 due to pads needing replaced, at that time we used raybestos pads and rotors vehicle left came back in 3000 miles with ...
1992 Honda Accord EX 2.2L d4 light VIN: 1HGCB7672N
after o/h and tcm replacement,(original was verified bad) vehicle intermittently goes to failsafe with codes 1,2,7,8. (these codes are all for tcc and shift sol. ckts.) using mitchell flow charts all circuits were checked for opens, shorts, no problems found. ...
2001 Honda Accord EX 3.0L door locks/windows VIN: 1HGCG16571
The door locks do not work electronically from either the key fob or the interior switch as a whole. each door lock can be manually lifted or pushed but the actuators all appear to be getting signal as they move, but do not fully cycle either up or down. I am ...
2004 Lexus LS430 4.3L compressor VIN: JTHBN36F74
Hello. I got this LS430 in due to no cooling of the AC system. I checked its pressures and found it has 120 on both the high and the low when vehicle is running. I am very unfamiliar with this system. It seems to have an unusual compressor and clutch. There ar...
2002 Mazda MPV LS 3.0L Slipping then engauging to 3rd or 4th VIN: JM3LW28A92
The customer complaint is accelerating on the hi-way the transmission slips (rpms rev up) then it ingauges into gear. possably 3rd or 4th they are not sure. They checked the fluid and it was full or little overfull. This is irratic and normaly when hot. Does n...
2004 Mazda 6 S 3.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1YVHP84D24
I got an easy one here for those experienced with Mazda. I'm doing a waterpump on this car and I cant figure out how to get the cam pulley that drives the water pump off. It looks pressed on and it is in the way of the upper two waterpump bolts. Do I need a sp...
1991 Nissan Stanza GXE 2.4L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: JN1FU21P1M
Hi Techs, First I am trying to find the DLC for this car,my Modis says it is to the left of the console near dash but we cannot find it anywhere I called Snapon and they couldn't help me. Looked under the hood also and removed a panel near gas pedal looking fo...
2003 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L Ping VIN: JN1DA31A53
Car pings loud and clear from 20 to 40 kmph or going up hill. Customer has tried different varieties of high test. Not surprisingly he claims that using USA high test works better, but does not solve the problem. Using Solus scan tool we see that the ignition ...
2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L srs VIN: 1N4AL11D25
The SRS light is on. Before we can test with our simulator, we need to know the resistance value in ohms for the SRS for this vehicle. Anyone with this knowledge or information would be greatly appreciated. We have checked the All-Data, Mitchell, but have foun...
1992 Toyota Tercel DLX 1.5L Surge VIN: JT2EL43D1N
Hi guys have a 92 toyota tercel 1.5l multiport. Customer did cylinder head on it. This vehicle has a surge between 2400 rpm and 3800 rpm. Once past 3800 rpm will go like a scared rabbit. TPS checks out excellent, fuel pressure good with in specs Car runs excel...
2006 Toyota Corolla S 1.8L oil fill cap VIN: 1NXBR32E16
Anyone out there ever seen a oil filler cap blown off? The customer is sure that it was replaced after last oil change but it was off when it arrived with a big oil mess. Any ideas out there?

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1990 Honda Accord EX 2.2L No Start VIN: JHMCB7663L
Most of the replies were related to the main relay problem that is common to these Hondas. Next time I will post what was done to the car at the beginning of the post not the end, as we had already replaced the main relay and it did not fix the car. Other idea...
1999 Honda Accord LX 2.3L shift control system VIN: 1HGCG6651X
Customer took vehicle and has not returned. Sorry for worthless post. Thanks everyone for your input. If they return I will update.
2001 Hyundai Tiburon 2.0L No Start VIN: KMHJG25F41
Thanks to all for your input. After going round and round with this vehical, we puuled crank sensor back out and found we installed a new one with the old o ring still in the holw which was causing to wide of an air gap. Reinstalled with one o ring and started...
2002 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L Extended crank VIN: KMHWF25SX2
I am going to call this one fixed. I removed the fuel pressure line and installed a fuel pressure gauge. When key was turned on the pressure would build then drop right off to 0 leading me to believe the fuel pump was not holding pressure. Replacing the pump c...
2007 Hyundai Tucson Limited 2.7L srs VIN: 6E456233FT
seems like some of the manufacturers are going to a panasonic laptop based diagnostic system Hyundai and kia are on the way with the new scanner and drpoping support for the old scanner, The old hi scan did read the codes as I do have the can module to go wit...
2002 Infiniti I35 3.5L a/c blower VIN: JNKDA31A72
Thanks again to everyone who replied to this post. Here is what I found. With the new blower motor and the amp by passed, the current draw was 18 amps about 6 amps less then the old one. I checked the current draw on the blower motor with it in high and the...
2001 Lexus RX300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTJGF10U11
Thanks to Robert,Stuart and Art.I recheck mech.timing rear cam was off again.I replaced belt with lexus belt.It had the wht marks on it for the cams and crank the same as the aftermarket one(NAPA)except there were only 58 teeth between the marks for the cams ... Trouble codes: P1346 (ign mis fire).
1993 Mazda MX-3 1.6L driveshaft VIN: JM1EC4311P
well we opted to replace everything but the inner tulip. cust. was informed before we tried this idea and said it would be fine. the driveshaft went togeather ok and the cust. is happy. thanks for all your input. most valuble help network we have. hope to...
1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L compressor on all time VIN: JN1CA21D8T
I wish to thank everyone for their input on this beast. As was suggested the repair was performed as below and delivered; I wanted to see if the fault returned or not to post this fix. The customer has picked up the vehicle about 2 weeks ago and is satisfied w...
2006 Scion tC 2.4L electric window VIN: JTKDE17785
thanks to all that replied.this was a guess,but it worked.the window motor has magnets on the output gear that trigger the hall effect magnet fell off and rpm couldnt be motor fixed problem.thanks again to all.rick
2003 Subaru Outback 2.5L ABS Module VIN: 4S3BH67543
Thanks to James, Andy, and Don for the responses. The consensus was that this problem originates with a faulty power or ground source, including the ground location right front and the harness under the radiator. Unfortunately, I could not locate any problem i...
1994 Toyota Celica ST 1.8L Mechanical VIN: JT2AT00N6R
Thanks for all the information I will take the advise that some of you gave me and let this one go. When I stopped to look at what coulld be involved, I concluded I would be better off doing other work insted. Thanks again.
1999 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HN87R9X
I want to thank all of you for your replies. I pretty much did what every one said. I check for vacum leaks, intake leaks, cleaned and checked for leaking injectors. Like most of you said it did end up being the maf. Also when i just replaced the maf the ltft ... Trouble codes: P0172.
2004 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3L ac compressor VIN: 5TDZA23C24
Thanks to all who answered my request.Customer declined repair.The AC amplifier was mounted in center of dash on top off heater box.It would require instrument panel removal to test or replace.Customer didn't think it worth the cost. Jim
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