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1997 Acura CL 3.0L radio VIN: 19UYA1257V
dealer has givin me 10 codes none will work; if anyone can help!! model #39100 sy8 a000 ref# cq jh0510z ser# [...] Thanks for the help.
1998 Acura RL 3.5L Horn VIN: JHKA9667WC
This RL's horn will intermittently sound, sometimes just when sitting bust mostly when the steering wheel is turned. I removed the air bag and steering wheel to check the horn wiring harness and all seems well. I read a TSB that says a bent steering wheel will...
1997 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S6CM58V7V
I have this vehicle in for a code P0300. When vehicle goes into closed loop the short term fuel trim shoots up to -68 and the longterm follows to -28.9. it continues until it reset to 0 which is when it surges and then idles up and then it starts to climb agai... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple cylinder misfire)
2004 Honda Accord LX 3.0L antitheft VIN: 1HGCM66324
Hi. I have a honda that came from a body shop. They repaired the front clip and left front fender. Now the antitheft does not work. The light on the cluster does not illuminate and the horn does not beep, although it works from the sreering wheel. The immobili...
2004 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Battery Light VIN: 1HGE516554
This car really has me stumped. Customer brought this in saying that, she heard the belt squeaking, then the battery light came on, and that the car wont start now. First tried starting the car, and found that the battery light was not coming on at all. The ...
1998 Hyundai Elantra 1.8L convertor VIN: KMHJF24M8W
hello everyone, this trans works great until it gets warm enough for lockup. it commands lockup on after 2nd gear, which jerks the vehicle and then commands off. the car will do this several times then will set a p1744 code.if you clear the code and drive it a...
2001 Infiniti G20 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCP11A71
Hi guys, hope there is someone out there who knows about this infinity g20.It keeps throwing a code po105 baro/map sensor code.I have researched the problem and made an attempt to repair it by replacing the ecm. I have learned that this is a problem with these...
2003 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 2.0L Clutch VIN: JA3AH86F93
Hello to all , this is the first mitsubishi evo 8 AWD i have ever worked on . Car came in with no clutch at all .I was looking for any tips or ideas on the best way to pull the trans on this car . Any help would be great . thanks
2002 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1DA31D12
Idle high - 1100 Check for false air - pinch off crankcase valve cover vents -idle drops. The code indicates to check for false air and if not found to replace ECM ... but we feel it is unlikey to be the ECM given the changes when pinching off lines. Is the... Trouble codes: 0507 (Snap-on graphing scanner -)
2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L no voltage to B sol VIN: 3N1CB51D92
I compared a known good used solenoid pack and all of the original solenoids tests the same with ohms and amps. With KOEO or running in PARK, if you touch the throttle, the TCC solenoid buzzes with the original solenoids or with the used solenoid pack. The t...
2001 Subaru Forester 2.5L pedal VIN: JF1SF65501
I have this Forester that has two clutches put in, a slave a master, the hose that goes to the master and the pedal still stickes to the floor. Checked the nose of the transmission where the release bearing sides, no grooves or noticable damage, the bearing sl...
2002 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L Timing Belt VIN: JF1GD29642
I have never replaced the timing belt on a Subaru double overhead cam engine before. This one is in for service replacement, it isn't damaged and the car runs good. I removed the covers and attempted to position the engine, by using a strap wrench on the front...
2001 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 2T1BR12E31
This car when first started runs poor and hesitates, It did set a misfire code for #3. When it warms up it goes away and only the miss/hesitation are left only on a quick snap throttle. Feels like a dirty MAF so I cleaned it and it is still there. Also LTFT an...
2002 Toyota Estima 2.4L Transmission
Hi, 2002 Toyota Estima/ Previa HYBRID (japanese import) Sorry for the lack of info. just brought in today with "slipping when hot" transmission. This looks like a very interesting job, but before we bury ourselves in this vehicle, does anybody have OR know wh...

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2004 Acura TSX 2.4L steering VIN: JH4CL95844
I removed the PS belt and the problem did not reoccur, which led me away from any mechanical problems, such as CV joints. I put in a used rack and it is fixed. It would have been nice to have a pressure gauge to test the pressure while the problem was there. ...
1997 Honda Accord EX 2.2L compressor VIN: 1HGCD05633
Thanks to everyone for taking time to respond. Chris from louisianna nailed it. the fuse for the fan also supplies the power ro clutch. all data led me to fuse under dash not under hood.
2002 Honda Civic EX 1.7L compressor VIN: 1HGEM21972
Thanks to all who replied. It was the master switch.It was not sending a signal to the pcm to turn n the compressor. I guess my head was up my ass that day. Any way the customer picked up vehicle and was happy. I appreciate everyone's help in this matter.
2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4L Unknown VIN: 1HGCM72683
Well the consensus is bad Differential bearings, a few said it was common. Considering that and the bad axle seal and lateral movement we told the customer we needed to have it torn down for inspection. That scared the customer for now. I will add to this post...
2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4L Wipers VIN: 1HGCM56874
the wiper motor was bad. Rechecked wires to wiper moter and all signals were there. Replaced wiper motor and is well.
2003 Isuzu Rodeo S V6 3.2L Misfire VIN: 4S2DM58W53
Oxygen sensors working normally. Rechecked all we had done in the past. Plugs are correct. No vacuum leaks. Inspected,cleaned and tightened all grounds and connectors. Since the vehicle was dropped off with us we did not experience the problem once. We drove v... Trouble codes: P0300 (random cylinder misfire), P1312 (ignition current sense system sec.line2), P1626 (unknown -- immobilizer system).
2002 Mazda Protege DX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM18J225X2
thanks everyone I install update egr valve and couple day now it did not come back yet so I call it a fix Trouble codes: P0401.
1993 Toyota Pickup SR5 3.0L Master Cylinder VIN: JT4VN93GXP
Thank you everyone for your input. I plugged master and pedal did not sink at all. Through process of elimination found ABS modulator valve to be defective. Because of high cost, and customer selling his truck soon, he decided not to repair it at this time....
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