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2001 Acura CL Premium 3.2L Steering VIN: 19UYA42411
have this accura that keeps aerating p/s fluid. it start out ok than after about 1 minute of running starts to foam up, it will continue to foam until it overflows res. I see that the high pressure line has been replaced by another shop recently the car now be...
2001 Acura MDX 3.5L Oil Smoke VIN: 2HNYD182X1
We inherited this one from another shop. They were smart enough to give up and pass it on to a fool like me that won't tap out. The concern is after a minute or so of idling or a slow cruise through a long school zone, on acceleration a big cloud of oil smoke ...
1994 Honda Passport EX 3.2L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S6CY58VXR
engine floods while cranking, will not start, cleaning the plugs will get it started, next cold start its flooded again. Trouble codes: 44 (lean o2 signal indicated)
1999 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HKRL1868X
the flow chart tells us to check valve clearance 4.6 hrs, if ok replace injectors. this doesn't make sense to us! and customer doesn't want to pay for 4.6 hrs with out a guarantee much less 6 injectors! has anybody run ito this before? Trouble codes: P0171
2002 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD788X2
Hello to all, This CRV came in back in December with a p0420 stored and the light on. We cleared codes and drove the vehicle twice before the light came back on with same code. Upon monitoring the O2 sensors we noticed that the rear O2 (HO2S S2) was switching ... Trouble codes: P0420
2001 Infiniti I30 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCA31A81
Well Infiniti tech's... This keeps throwing a po 171. Tried to clean the MAF wire & replaced the right front o2 sensor & the code returns in a day or so. The vehicle runs fine, just the code. Bad MAF. ECM reprogram ?? Trouble codes: P00, 171
2000 Isuzu Trooper LS 3.5L Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JACDS58XOY
Hi, all. Customer normally uses vehicle for close local driving, within 25 miles, and has not been a problem. Recently her husband has to go to Houston weekly for cancer treatment, and it is on these 150 mile one way trips that it acts up, running at least a c... Trouble codes: P0420, P0430, P0137, P0157
1998 Lexus ES300 3.0L door ajar light VIN: JT8BF28G4W
battery keeps going dead-replace it-still does,found 1.045 amp draw, found dome light still on, door ajar light on,checked all 4 door switches operation-ok, replaced integration relay as per much technician advice.door ajar light still on.unplugged wireless do...
1998 Nissan 200SX 2.0L Evap monitor incompl VIN: 1N4AB42D0W
Hello Nissan Techs: I have this 98 200SX that I can not set the readiness status. All monitors have run except the EVAP monitor. I have driven this vehicle for a week, following the ASE generic instructions. I sart the vehicle cold from overnight, idle intil t...
2001 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: JN1GA31001
Check engine light is on, shows a miss-fire, PO300. Very poor driveability, will hardly move. Trouble codes: P0300
2001 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1N4DL01D41
Help this is a stumper !!! came in rough idle ,cust. says cars sounds like its going to stall ... at warm idle the engine rolls from 400 rpm to 800 rpm for a few seconds then smoothes out , then back to this rolling idle ...NO CODES PRESENT ...sounds like egr ...
2000 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4TAWN72N4Y
good morning all, im posting this more as an info thing than a help request, this tacoma would start and die within 2 seconds with a po1300 code present, what we determined was that we had no igf (ignition confirmation signal to ecm) due to a broken wire at th... Trouble codes: P1300
2003 Toyota Highlander 3.0L calipers VIN: JTEHF21A93
this highlander came into our shop friday midmorning.. the left front caliper was frozen solid and very hot. we replaced both front calipers. rotors, and brake pads.. Now we have a very soft /sponge brake pedal. we have bleed almost a half gal of dot 4 brake f...

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1999 Acura TL 3.2L left low beam VIN: 19UUA5646X
thank you everyone who responded. unfortunately this boiled down to human error. once we removed the headlamp cover (insulator) we found the ignitor was no longer attatched. we had alot of problems getting the outer cap back on. think we may have knocked of...
2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L brake warning light VIN: 1HGEM22911
The fix was to replace the multiplex control unit which meant I had to buy a new under-dash fuse box from the dealer, 1.0 R&R labor should be enough. Scott from California, fixed two cars with the same problem and reassured me I was on the right track, thanks...
1998 Hyundai Tiburon FX 2.0L Stall VIN: KMHJG34F9W
Thank you to the three people who replied to this one. All three suggested a crank sensor problem. After about three weeks I was never able to verify the problem, so I suggested to the customer that we change the CKP, which we did. I guess I won't be certai...
2002 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L Stall VIN: KNDUP13102
Actually I did not anything for this vehicle. Although the customer wanted me to do something, there are lots of cases to do: possibly time consuming jobs. When the customer came back, I realized that problem happened when the fuel level was low. I recommanded...
2003 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L Output Shaft Seal VIN: KNDJD733X3
Huge thanks to everyone that replied! I just wish my KIA parts supplier was as professional! I ordered another output shaft seal about a week before the vehicle was to come back in, of course the seal never arrived. Great thanks to Jerry from Hawaii who told m...
1996 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA2224T
I work alone here so extra time to chase down problems like this is hard to find. I've worked on this car a few times since my update but have not got much further. I quess i'm only allowed one update here but I do have more info and could still use some sugg...
2000 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Engine VIN: 4A3AA46G1Y
We ended up removing the 16 new lifters as the dealer said he'd refund our money and allow us to return them. The customer wasn't up to spending more money chasing down the problem. We had about 8 hours invested and charged him 4 hours and no lifters. Said ...
2004 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3L Alarm VIN: 5TD2A22C74
Thanks for all the replies. I did not figure this one out, it was just to random. I advised the customer on all the suggestions givin and told them to keep a log of all conditions each time it happpens. Maybe we can come up with a pattern. They seemed happy to...
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