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1994 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Cooling fans VIN: 1HGCD7253R
Both fans stay on. Both switches have tested good.( have switches and timer/module in stock) We even cut the green wire at the timer.Both fan relays are working,not sticking.What have we missed besides the bullet-proof ECU? Thanks
2006 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHDN56D06
I only have generic mode on my Genisys. Based on the code and Hyundai service website, I changed the wheel speed sensor on right front hub, even though the circuit tested OK. I also them changed the vehicle speed sensor, as a guess. Any ideas will be appreciat... Trouble codes: P0501 (Wheel Speed Sensor)
1998 Infiniti I30 3.0L SRS light VIN: JNKCA21A3W
This I30 came in for a State inspection, failed because the Air Bag light was on. We flashed out a code 2 manually. The solus is no help, Code 2 is for the drivers air bag circuit. We removed the air bag and ohmed the wires from the control unit to the clock s...
1986 Isuzu Trooper LS 2.3L all lights & gauges VIN: JACCH58E1J
seems to lose computer and ignition signal all lights and gauges light up on dash and runs full rich changed ignition swtch assy [electrical] not key and tumbler assy almost like a master relay or a computer/short
1999 Kia Sportage 2.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJA7234X
TRUCK CAME IN FOR MARYLAND STATE SAFETY INSPECTION which is neccasary for tags in MD. the road test with this truck was terrible it couldn't get out of its own way . the cust knew nothing about the truck he just brought it from the auction so the first i think... Trouble codes: P1121 (tps fault)
2001 Kia Rio 1.5L Electronic VIN: KNADC123X1
2001 Kia Rio. SES light on. DTC P0705...trans range switch circuit. P1586... A/T codification. Customer complaint is that the SES light is on. No shifting problems etc...just SES light. Found continuity test on Modis scan tool for the range switch. Tested bad....
1996 Lexus LS400 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BH22F8T
vehicle also has had injectors rebuilt,radiator replaced,speed cam and crank sensors ok,cam timing on the money reluctor good, installed properly, no scratches and sometimes engine runs perfect...??? fuel pressures ok so please help, keeps setting all 8 miss... Trouble codes: P0100, P0110, P0120, P0300, P3013
2007 Lexus ES350 3.5L horn VIN: JTHBJ46G87
our company install a remote start system in this vehicle, after the instlation the system that lets you know when the car is unlocked and locked use to beep the horn when you used the remove, can we turn this function back on, we have the toyota scanner and a...
1999 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1N4DC01D1K
I hope there is a Nissan Super Star out there who can help us. I have read lots of posts that seem very similar to this problem but so far our efforts have been frustrating. This car was towed in with a cranks no start condition. The customer stated that it h... Trouble codes: P0100 (maf sensor), P1320 (ignition signal circuit)
2000 Nissan Quest GLE 3.3L Cuts out VIN: 4N2XN11T5Y
any and all help is appreciated.
2003 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L No Start, shorted ecm VIN: 1N4BL11D03
replaced ecm,,,popped as soon as tried to start vehicle. not just popped, but smoke rolled.
1997 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L Torque Convertor VIN: 4S3BD6756V
Recurring code P0740, T/C Circuit Malfunction. The convertor will ALWAYS unlock after about one minute of driving. It almost seems to "time out"; speed and load do not seem to be a factor. Vehicle has ben driven with a voltmeter attached to verify that the sig...
1990 Toyota Camry LE 2.5L heat VIN: 4T1VV22E9L
no heat at idle or low rpms. driving vehicle in second gear with engine at 3500 rpms good heat. any help would be greatly appreciated. thanks mark
1993 Toyota Paseo 1.5L No Start, Stall VIN: JT2EL45FXN
Hello everyone. Thanks in advance for your help. I cannot figure this one out. The vehicle will intermittently die when at idle and sometimes won't restart for awhile. While the vehicle is in it's no start mode, the fuel pressure is around 40 PSI while crankin...
1994 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JT3VN39W4R
truck brought in for hesitate on accel.started diagnosis but of course couldn't duplicate at the time,then started to act out.revs up ok most of the time but when it doesn't rev up won't go past 1800 rpm.doesn't matter if in park or in gear. looked for obvious...
1995 Toyota Celica GT 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: JT2ST07N7S
Vehicle came in four months ago for us to install after market device that plugs in between fuel injector connectors and injectors. He is adamant about running it on ethanol and is supposedly educated on its possibilities. He's certainly not reading the same i...
1996 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L Headlights VIN: RXT0048329
Thanks to all you Toyota techs for your time. This vehicle will present the headlights while parked, with the key out of ignition. It happens intermittently and the customer states it seems to happen more in damp weather. I replaced the headlight relay but was...
1997 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Mechanical VIN: JT2BG22K6V
Hello Toyota techs. This Camry has a mystery whine noise from engine that I think is coming from the balance shafts under the crankshaft. We just replaced the timing belt, oil pump, and water pump. The noise is very similar to the sound of an overtightened tim...
2002 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L ABS / TRAC sys VIN: 5TDZT38A02
Hello, the ABS an or TRAC control systems activates or ingauges without cause randomly. Usually at low speeds or takng off from a stop. This may happen 2 or 4 times a day or once every two weeks. The TRAC OFF lite comes on when this happens and the front end s...

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1995 Acura Legend LS 3.2L Alarm VIN: JH4KA7678S
Thank you to all who responded. We received several responses that said the drivers door switch was the most likely culprit. The customer did not want to replace the switch so we took the other suggestion that was given to turn the hood switch upside down so...
2004 Acura RSX 2.0L headlights VIN: JH4DC54864
thanks for all the replies,i guess we'll call this a fix,i put in oem bulbs & let customer take car,he said he will let me know if or when they blow again,i also checked for loose headlght assemblies causing vibration & everything was tight,customer states tha...
1999 Honda Passport EX 3.2L No Start VIN: 4S6CM58WXX
Replaced crank sensor and all is well. Thanks guys. Trouble codes: P0337 (Crankshaft Pos.Sensor A Circ Low Input).
2001 Honda Passport EX 3.2L p0463 VIN: 4S6CK58W81
Hello everyone and thanks for the help. As most stated, the fuel level sender was junk in this vehicle. I bought the module assembly from Honda and installed. No reprogramming needed on this year. Everything works well. Thanks Ron
2004 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L master cyl VIN: 5FNYF18474
the vehicle is fixed. it was a bad seal in the master cylinder. we replaced the booster because of the air leak and the master cylinder. there we a couple of good replies one suggesting abs modulator leak in bypass valve which i was afraid it might be. it wasn...
2000 Hyundai Tiburon 2.0L hydraulic VIN: KMHJG25F9Y
Thanks for the replies, ck'd rod adjustment ok, ck's rubber line seemed ok. Replaced master cylinder and line to be sure, parts are cheap, headaches are costly as we all know. Cust was happy...all is well.
2000 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L front differential VIN: 4S2DM58W3Y
Thanks to Marty W from Detroit who works for Isuzu as a factory technical rep to the dealers. He took the time to call me and suggested I check the air pressure and tire circumference ( it sould be no more than 3/8 of a inch difference) He also gave me some t...
1985 Mazda RX-7 GSL-SE 1.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: JMIFB3328F
after all the testing I went back and checked the basics and found a crack in the vacume tee to the map sensor. installed a neew vacume tee and we passed the smog test. thanks for all the help. Dan
2002 Mitsubishi Montero XLS 3.5L No Start VIN: JA4MW31R42
I do not like being a jack-ass especially if someone is really trying to help, but I plan on being honest with this feedback. One "industry standard" that bugs me is the 50/50 parts to labor sales accounting ratio, that is, for every dollar in labor, you shou...
1993 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L electrical VIN: JN1HJ01F1P
thank you very much for your responses.the overwhelming majority of you said that it probably was the alternator causing the draw on the battery,and it was the alternator causing that draw.thank you people again!
1998 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21D3W
Wow! This is a first. I got no responses on this request. I guess it was a stumper. I will call it fixed, though time will tell. I discovered the end of the negative battery cable had been cut and a universal end installed, leaving the cable short, so the bo... Trouble codes: P0325, P0110.
2000 Subaru Outback 2.5L MIL Lamp on, comunication VIN: 4S3BH6650Y
The Outback is down the road with no extra dash lights. All the replies were correct and lead me right to the problem. I got the car back in this morning and pulled the front oxy sensor. There was an open heater circuit inside the sensor. I replaced the sensor... Trouble codes: P1133.
2004 Suzuki Forenza S 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KL5JD52Z34
Thanks Mark for your tip, when we watching 02 on obd [...] (loaner scan tool ours is sent off for repair) values were very slow, along with all the other values, we just attributed it to the scanner, we did back probe front o2 and after engine temp built he... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Miss fire), P0134 (O2 Sensor Circuit No activity detected bank 1 sensor1).
1997 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L rear axel VIN: JT3HN87R5V
thanks to all who replied it was easy to do, by pulling the 4 bolts that hold the backing plate and the brake line and e brake cable the axel came right out . thanks again
1997 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 4T1BG22KXV
The first reply was spot on, the CTS would flip out when hot but not far enough to throw a trouble code.
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