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2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L climate control VIN: 0HKRL08922
called by another shop to help with ac not working probem. when arrived found they been working on the car for 3 days and threw everthing but the kitchen sink at the car. new climate control unit and new high pressure switch. when i looked at the car found the...
2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: J4T1798654
70,000 mile Honda that sets P0404. EGR valve has been replaced. Wiring and connectors are good. Do these clog EGR passages like the V-6? Engine will run rough when EGR is commanded open, does not stall. Runs with a rolling idle with EGR valve removed. Trouble codes: P0404 (EGR circuit/performance)
1997 Isuzu Trooper LS 3.2L No Start VIN: JACDJ58VOV
Vehicle towed in,crank,no start.Have NO spark AND NO fuel injector pulse.Have power to coils and power to injectors.Scoped cam and crank signals both signals very different in appearance than what i'm used to seeing such as a top hat appearance as these sensor...
2001 Kia Sephia LS 1.8L hydraulics VIN: KNAFB12111
Car originally displayed seeping rear wheel cylinders on a used car inspection. Brakes worked fine. After rear brake reline with cylinders, the pedal is very spongey. We've bled the system numerous times, replaced the cylinders and linings again, inspected and...
1993 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L engine VIN: JN1EJO1F2P
hey guys, i have a engine misfire on # 1 cyl. i replace injestors, there r no vacuum leaks, new coil, new plugs. compression at 120. no noises other than old age from head or underneath. no oil leaks. no coolant leaks. i seem to missing something. thanks for t...
1997 Nissan 240SX 2.4L jurking VIN: JN1AS78DXV
Hi techs! here is the story, this 240SX came in with a complain of lack of power. I went test drive it and really scare me. It can barely climb up to 40 Km/h if lightly throttle, WOT, almost no response at all. Car just keep on jurking until i let off the peda... Trouble codes: 325 (knock sensor), 505 (Iacv aac valve), 731 (A/T 1st signal), 136 (HO2S1 heater)
1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Mechanical VIN: JT3VN39W9S
have this toyo 4runner with loud rattling noise sounds like it's coming from bell housing bring up rpm and noise slightly goes away customer had engine rebuilt sounds like somthing inside bell housing pulled starter went fishing with magnet and found nothing a...
2000 Toyota Echo 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDBT1239Y
This vehicle has been an ongoing problem. 2 new cats and all new oxygen sensors within a year. Car runs great. Cat code always comes back. Cleaned MAF. Works fine. Should be a simple fix. Any help would be great. Thanks in advance Donny Trouble codes: 440 (Cat Effiency)
2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L Transfer Case VIN: JT3HN87R8Y
Hi Everbody Had this 4 Runner with pushbutton/lever 4wd shifter in the shop for an L.O.F. While backing out, pushed the button 4wd in, pushed again for 4wd out. Since then 4wd picture in the dash is flashing. 4wd is stuck in 4wd high. Checked all fuses, relay...

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2002 Acura TL 3.2L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 19UVA568X2
I wish to thank everyone for the responses. We did seal off the system and used the smoke machine again. It did take a while, why I do not know, for the smoke to show up. replaced the cannister vent solinoid, cleared codes and test drove to run monitors. All o... Trouble codes: 1457 (Evap leak cannister system).
1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L abs actuator VIN: 1HCF9650XA
Hey guys thanks to all who replied and special thanks to James [...] who lead me to check the the abs rotors turns out the cv joints was the wrong application and the rotors were to much inside very little contact with abs sensor thanks again guys.
1990 Lexus LS400 4.0L Ignition Lock Cylinder VIN: JT84F11E1L
The solenoid is bad !We unplugged the harness at the solenoid,the customer decline to replace the solenoid due to cost ,had us leave the solnoid disconnected.Sorry I couldn't provide more information. Thanks Marty
2002 Lexus ES300 3.0L SRS system VIN: JTHBF30G32
This vehicle is fixed. Thank you to all who responded. I replaced the front impact sensors and the center air bag sensor/module assembly. I am somewhat sceptical that this car actually needed the center sensor but that is where the Toyota diagnostic procedure...
2004 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Drive belt VIN: 1N4AL11D44
Well for the guys that replied check the alternator pulley they were right. The pulley has a clutch in it. The pulley will freewheel when you spin the pulley. The internals of the alternator don't turn when spun by hand. My pulley was locked up. replaced alter...
2000 Subaru Legacy GT Limited 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BE6569Y
We ended up swapping the two injecotors and drove the car for a few days, could not duplicate the problem. It only happens to the customer alomost every 2 months to the day. I am thinking a coumputer reprogram according to the freeze data. Customer has ha... Trouble codes: P0301 (Misfire Cylinder 1 Detected).
1995 Toyota Tacoma SR5 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4TAVN73K3S
Three replies, Two of you told ne how to test the knock sensor. Raymond from michigan made the statement that if the engine were knocking I would notice right away.The funny thing is this engine sounded great. But the day I got it to replace sensors I decided ... Trouble codes: P0330 (no knock sensor 2 signal to ECM with engine speed 2000 rpm).
1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Hesitation VIN: 4T1BG22K9X
OK this baby is fixed!!It was the rear o2 sensor as I suspected. I didn't think it had that much affect on fuel control,But as Randy from Cal. said it must go into "cat protection mode" and turn off the fuel when it reads rich. It was intermittently staying a...
2002 Toyota Sienna CE 3.0L Misfire VIN: 4TCZF19C92
Hi, thanks for David he nail it dead on, after I replaced the VVT solenoid ( oil circulated control valve ) road test both bank VVT sol show ON most of the time and not misfire. Glenn have a good advice to check the timing belt which is right on the mark, but ...
2004 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3L left side power sliding door
After removing door panel and looking at all the inputs from the sliding door module I determined that the only possibility left was to replace the module itself. Door works perfectly now. Im not sure what went first the module or the motor but the customer sa...
2006 Toyota Prius 1.5L head lamp VIN: JTDKB20U26
Thanks to all for the help- a O.E. bulb fixed this one! Greg and crew
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