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1992 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Electronic VIN: 1HGCB7655N
Car was brought in with a steady D4 light on. Replaced TCM and now the D4 light comes on and off. When the light is on, you and can shift from park to drive without hitting the brake. The shift silenoid is energized. We have replaced the shift silenoid module ...
2001 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L A/C System VIN: JHLRD18541
This one is really confusing me... In the shop idling the A/C never goes warm on us, then you go for a drive with it, while checking the temp in the ducts with a laser termometer it will first go all the way down to about -4deg celcius and stays for quite a wh...
2008 Honda euro 2.4L radio VIN: JHMCU26809
Hi Gents, I have this new Honda from a dealer. The incar stereo doesn't work. The display works o.k all the functions work o.k but no sound throught the speakers. i have fitted another brand new stereo and amplifier I still have the same problem. The car has...
2002 Infiniti Q45 4.5L abs VIN: JNKBF01A22
hello- i need some help on this one--while driving the car- the car will shut down-the abs lite- and traction control lite come on while the car shuts down-when the lites go off the car runs again---i go into abs info and it gives me code 12--right rear abs so...
2001 Kia Sephia LS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAFB12121
vehicle came in with p0101 maf sig. code.tested maf and tps, both are in spec. chacked for air leaks, none found. checked air filter, pcv, checked for loose oil cap/dipstick, found all ok. check harness from tps sensor to ECM and MAf to ECM, all ok. did voltag... Trouble codes: P0101
2001 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L Cluster Frozen VIN: JN8DR07Y81
When we first ck'ed this thing the cluster worked fine for about 30 seconds then it froze. The mileage was all scrambled (LCD) and the tack speedo and gauges all froze were they where at and would not move. I have not been able to find any other nissan with th...
2008 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0L cabin air fliter VIN: 1N6AD07UX8
Attempted to change cabin air filter. The access door on blower housing was supposed to be held closed by screw and captive nut plate, but none was installed at the factory. Instead the access door was found to be held closed by a weak plastic clip. When the c...
1995 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4S3BK6354S
When engine is started. Revs up to 2800 rpm for a few seconds and then starts to hunt. Customer says it started happening all of a sudden and check engine light came on. code p0505. Car runs fine otherwise. Everything pointed to the IAC valve so we replaced it... Trouble codes: P0505
1988 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.4L No Start VIN: JT4RN67P5J
Hello techs, this yoda's got me pullin my hair.. came in no start verifyed concern cranks strong no start pulled codes 26 rich condition. first checked the easy non intusive stuff, the coil wire sparks stong checked spark throught cap ok check plugs fuel foule... Trouble codes: 26 (Rich)
1993 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0L Pwr Steering Pump VIN: 4T1VK13E6P
This car has a Hydraulic Radiator Cooling Fan that runs off the Power Steering Pump. The Pump has two return hoses and two High Presure Hoses. I replaced the Pump last August and the fluid is now being thrown out the Reservoir. I have never had this problem be...
1993 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4T1SK12E8P
when running this car will int die and/or surge. sometimes it will die and restart, sometimes it won't restart. when it won't restart, adding fuel to the intake won't help and it still has a healthy spark. My DDC showed all grounds at (.1v sweep tests showed g...

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2000 Mitsubishi Galant DE 2.4L Forward gears VIN: 4A3AA36G0Y
I apologize for the delay in updating this vehicle. The car left the shop last Saturday (7-26-08). (Unfortunately I have been ill all week, missed the first three days, and have been struggling to get by the last two.) We tried three different scan tools in or...
1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L No Start, Hesitation VIN: 4S38G6855W
I found the main relay way up there. I now have power in and out of the relay but I'm giving up on the car. It has lost spark, has multiple straight parasitic draws and the customer does not want to go any further. In all the years I've been working on cars... Trouble codes: P0122 (TPS Circuit), P0403 (EGR Circuit), P0480 (Cooling Fan Circuit), P1772 (Trans Code).
2002 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L Timing Belt VIN: JF1GD29642
Hi, thanks to all of you who responded to my help request. I feel kind of dumb because there really wasn't a problem. Logic told me that it had to be ok, but it did feel really tight in spots. Nearly everyone agreed that if I hadn't moved anything it had to be...
2003 Subaru Forester XS 2.5L Misfire VIN: JF1SG65693
Apparently something somehow spiked the ECM and caused this to happen. I replaced the ECM and the car started and ran perfect. Thank you to everyone who helped. It gave me the confidence to take a chance and buy the ECM. Chuck
1989 Toyota Camry LE 2.5L Cooling Systems VIN: JT2VV22W0K
Well it saddens me to have to close this post with just a summary. When she pulled up I could hear a loud rod knock! I could not believe my ears as I approached the vehicle. After all that work and $$$. As of now the future of this vehicle is unsure (other the...
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