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2001 Acura MDX 3.5L Trans? VIN: 2HNYD18231
This car came in with an intermitent vibration, we were able to duplicate this problem only a couple of times, driving at about 35 mph at a light load or no load. The noise comes fom transmission area. it is a vibration type noise not very loud that lasts for ...
2003 Acura RSX Type-S 2.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4DC53083
This vehicle is run hard, I believe. I am looking at it for another shop. I did see a bill in it from an Acura dealer giving an estimate for transmission replacement due to hole in bottom of trans. Currently it will run for maybe 20 seconds before dying. It i... Trouble codes: P0341
1997 Honda Civic EX 1.6L a/c system VIN: 1HGEJ8143V
thanks for any help. a/c not cold, high side pressure too high. can't get full charge into system approx. 12oz spec 22oz. high side pressure goes to 350psi & higher. compressor loads up. condenser inlet hot, oulet luke cold.condenser fan working, good air flow...
1998 Honda Accord LX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG5649W
Hello Honda Techs, I have a question about an Accord LX that is in for a MIL and code P1457. I have found a bad Vent shut valve and have one ordered, but while smoking the system I found a small leak under the plastic cover that houses the Two-Way Valve. I rem... Trouble codes: 1457 (Evap system leak)
2001 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHWF25S01
this hyundai sonata came in with a check engine light on and had a p0172-fuel system too rich bank 1 code. alldata provides no information or flow chart for this dtc. the stft is -9.0% and the ltft is -17.0%. any suggestions from anybody would be much apprecia... Trouble codes: P0172 (fuel system too rich bank 1)
1996 Kia Sportage 2.0L No Start, NO OD SHIFT VIN: KNDJA7231T
scan tool showed b1s1 o2 fault, replaced o2 and cleared codes. started and run fine. then symptom came back without o2 code anymore. had pending code on our mac mentor scan tool p0=00, but no description.all readings are showing within specs. idles high hot or... Trouble codes: P0=00 (no description given on scan tool)
2001 Kia Rio 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNADC123X1
Two codes came up on the computer, po501 vss and po717 turbine speed sensor. I believe there is an input and output sensor on this vehicle but having these two codes and both components bad at once would be weird. Any help on these codes would be greatly appre... Trouble codes: P0501, P0717
2002 Lexus RX300 3.0L battery VIN: JT6GF10U2Y
customer states if car sets more than two/three days battery is dead enough to have to jump start.if driven every day-no problem.also stated car has had to have new battery every two years since it was new.we checked for drain when car first arrived and there ...
1995 Mitsubishi 3000GT SL 3.0L No Start VIN: JA3AM54J0S
Good day people. I have this 95 Mitsubishi that won't start. I have fuel pressure and injector pulse on all cylinders and spark out of only one coil pack (cylinder 2-5). I have tested the crank sensor. Good pattern using osiliscope. The cam sensor is not givin...
2003 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L gas guage VIN: 4A3AA46G93
I have a full tank of gas and gas guage is on empty, dont know if this is common on the galant for I am a toyota guy and dont see this to often, dont know if i should start digging out the sender would greatly appreciate some help...
1987 Nissan D21 2.4L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: JN6ND1151H
vech. has 8 plugs its a 4 cyl. need cap routing for exhaust and ignition and firing order and which is primary...vech runs bad and pops through intake
1996 Nissan 200SX 1.6L compressor VIN: 1N4AB42D4T
hey guys needs some help understanding system ac compressor is properly charge but will not engage ac clutch have power at relay but will not cross over to start compressor do anyone have any detail info on this system and how it is supposed to work alldata is...
2003 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1ED28Y13
when I road test the vehicule the problem is never there but when I clear the code in one week they come back. customer say that sometimes at a stop sign he fell a abnormal vibration and he know that shortly the check engine will come on Trouble codes: P1163, P0132, P0152, P0328
2000 Subaru Legacy Brighton 2.5L unknown VIN: 4S3BH6258Y
need help, customer complains of a noise in left upper part of dash at 65-70 mph i drove car it sounds like the old speed alarms. over 65-70 the noise is there (sounds like a buzzing relay) over 70 to 85 its constant. i checked for tsbs in alldata but nothing ...
1991 Toyota Previa LE 2.4L No Start VIN: JT3AC12R9M
I think I have found the problem but I need a little reassurance here. Arrived on hook. Died on highway. No advance warning. Cranks well . CHECK ENGINE Lamp is OFF. All other dash lamps lit as normal. Checked for signal to coil...have 12VDC on one wire and...
1995 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Hesitation VIN: 4T1SK12E8S
hesitates on accel, has new cap rotor wires, coil, ignition timing 10 deg, cam timing ok, coolant sensor reads good, map sensor reads good. fuel pressure 40 to 50 psi. spray fuel at it it seems to go away. removed o2 sensor and checked for clogged exhaust. sti...
2002 Toyota 4Runner 3.4L vcs light, traction control VIN: JT3GN86R62
Vehicle has a VCS light and traction control light that stays on. Stores code C1207 Malfunction in the nuetral safety switch circuit. Tested the circuit and test said to replace Skid control module, replaced the module - no help! Replaced the nuetral safety sw...

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2001 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Diagnostic monitors VIN: 1HGCG668X1
Well this headache is over. Removed throttle body and found TPS is adjustable. Removed tamper proof screws and replaced with regular bolts. Plugged in TPS and IAC set tps to .51 volts and reassembled vehicle. Roadtested less than two miles and both EGR and O2 ...
2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8L no communication VIN: JHMFA15896
well I sent customer to dealer. my boss didn't want to spend anymore time on the car. Most of you said it could have something to do with my scan tool software, which is what I leaning toward. will add more if I hear from the customer
1997 Hyundai Tiburon 1.8L radio VIN: KMHJG24M9V
Hi all, and thanks for the wiring diagrams. But the car was totaled the day before his appt. He was not injured. But that was probibly the best thing for that car.Way to many problems, Thanks again. Ted
1999 Lexus LS400 4.0L solinoid VIN: JT8BH28F8X
We pulled the pan down checked all 5 solenoids actuated them they all clicked ok we ohmed them ok we think it was a connection issue at the solenoids so we replace the filter because it was a little distortedfilled fluid road tested gave it back to the custom...
2002 Mazda MPV LS 3.0L Misfire VIN: JM3LW28A92
Thanks for help but customer has decided to take back to dealer. No cel or pending codes. We were unable to access any misfire data with two different type of scan tools(master tech, modis). Found TSB from dealer Ref # 01-023/05 need mazda tools to access misf...
1993 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 1.8L Balance belt VIN: 4A3CF44B8P
Thank you for all the useful replies. The base issue was a water pump failure. I replaced the pump, timing belt and tensioner. The balancer belt looked good so I reinstalled it for now. I'll have the car back in a couple of weeks. I'll use your replies to remo...
2000 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L condensor fan VIN: 5N1ED28T8Y
The xtera is down the road. the lidght green with red stripe and the blue with silver both had loose terminals replaced connector all is well with the world thanks guys for the info. Tony
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 3N1CB51D41
2006 Nissan Titan XE 5.6L fuel gauge VIN: 1N6BA06B36
I work for a Nissan dealership so this vehicle is under warrenty. Nissan is also giving the owner a full bumper to bumper warrenty till 60,000 miles for all his trouble with this issue. Well I call Nissan Tech line and they wanted me to put a fuel tank in it...
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