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2003 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Transmission VIN: 5FNRL186X3
The customer brought the car in due to the D5 light flashing intermittently on the freeway. The light is not blinking now. I scanned the A/T for codes and came up with code 27-1 4th gear pressure switch. The car runs fine and it seems that there are no issues ...
2003 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L valves VIN: KM8SB12B63
replaced lifters no effect and measured valve height and is fine ...changed to thinner oil does the same im at my witts end please help im tired of taking the cams out..
2002 Isuzu Rodeo S V6 3.2L throttle body VIN: 4S2DM5SW32
when i drive this vehicle, acellerate hard, or hit a large bump the gas pedal goes dead and the check trans light, cruise lights come on, vehicle has a dead gas pedal, loss of power for a few seconds and then comes back to life, never stalls out. no codes are ...
1993 Lexus LS400 4.0L Surge VIN: JT8UF11E7P
If you baby it, it won't surge, but any kind of mid to harder acceleration and acts like rev limiter. checked maf signal at maf and it is within specs even when the accelerator is "babied" to get it to rev up. No tach signal in dash and when scanning ECU the c...
1993 Lexus SC400 4.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, High Idle VIN: JT8UZ30C7P
Customer came in complaining of a high idle that also affects the A/C system...says problem is intermittent and does not seem to relate to cold/hot/mornings/nighttime, etc...completely intermittent. I got my MT2500 on it today but could not get it to communica...
1998 Lexus GS400 4.0L valves VIN: JT8BH68X3W
install new timing belt on this vehicle. Rotated engine twice after installation to check alignments on cams, every thing seamed ok. Started engine and ran for a short period and engine felt weak. Checked timing belt alignment again and found engine would lock...
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L LF and RR Brakes VIN: JT6HF10U9Y
I had a Lexus RX300 come in last week. This thing was royally screwed. Both the left front and left rear brakes had worn so much the pads fell out and were completly gone, not even the backings were there, and the pistons pushed completly out of the bore causi...
2000 Mazda 626 ES 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGF22D8Y
Repeat P0400 EGR flow failure. Originally replaced valve and gasket. As always checks passages for blockage. Good vacuum and great exhaust flow while running with valve off. Have tested and confirmed egr operation while driving. Any help would be good. thank... Trouble codes: P0400 (Egr system flow error)
2002 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L speedometer VIN: 4A3AA46G92
vehicle came in with speedometer and odometer not working, radio has been replaced, radio plug was cut off and wires tape spliced together, there were three blown fuses which were radio, light, and constant power fuses, there were shorted and melted wires at r...
2004 Mitsubishi Outlander XLS 2.4L Surge VIN: JA4LX41FX4
Customer brought this outlander into our shop today. Complained of what sounded to be a misfire or torque converter shutter. Test drove 30 miles with no luck of duplicating the concern. Let the vehicle set idling for an hour and test drove another 5 miles and ...
2002 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L No Start VIN: JN1DA31D12
Vehicle towed in for a no start. Had 3 above mentioned codes, plus a code P0226 for the APP sensor. Replaced APP sensor assembly. Voltages back to ECM from sensor were out of spec. After replacing APP sensor, car still won't start, and codes P1229, P1223, and ... Trouble codes: P1229 (sensor circuit short), P1223 (TP sensor circuit 2), P0221 (TP sensor)
2003 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L guages VIN: 3N1CB51D73
tach , speedometer , fuel & temp gauges inoperative . no odometer readout . u1001 code can communication circuit fault . check engine light also does not work . dis assembled to check for loose connections . dealer says cluster is burnt out . thank you in adva...
2009 Nissan Titan LE 5.6L tpms VIN: 1N6AA07CX9
need some insight from anyone who can help. we do mechanical work for a local customization shop. this custom shop installed new 22"wheels and tires for our areas nissan dealer for delivery friday but tire monitor light is on and wont go out after extensive dr...
1998 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L shifting VIN: 4S3BK4350W
Hi everyone, Car towed in. Shift interlock inoperative, used bypass to get in gear and drove very "sluggishly". When we got it, just driving thru the parking lot we believe the trans is stuck in second gear (limp mode?) and possibly also stuck in 4X4. Mil is o...
2001 Subaru Forester L 2.5L engagement/2/3 shift VIN: JF1SF63571
Cust complained of delayed engagement into drive,sometimes 7-10 seconds,no shift concerns initially.Scan sys for codes pass,fluid good,shift points were there but not great. Ran solonoid test as per mitchell sys and passed.Advise cust on internal malfunction a...
1989 Toyota Camry 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JT2VV22F2K
Customer brought this car for tuneup requested to change the plugs and wire and he had the complain about little rough idle when its cold. WE keep car over night and start it in the morning and check it had little rough idle and the rpm gauge fluctuates very l...
2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HN86R8Y
When I got the car the 02 sensors and plugs had already been changed and it had a fuel trim lean code. At idle it was +20 and driving it was -20 so I replaced the MAF. Car ran good and the fuel trim went back to normal. Then the car came back a couple of days ...

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1990 Acura Legend 2.7L compressor VIN: JH4KA3248L
1999 Acura TL 3.2L Left Head Light VIN: 19UUA5659X
Thanks for your tip and help support. I have swap the ignitor from left to right and send customer for testing to see if the problem moved. I will know for sure if the igniter is faulty. Ronny.
1981 Honda Accord LX 1.8L alt/reg VIN: JHMSM3330B
thanks to all who replied,the fix was never really found, but i was able to adjust the regulator to get it into specs.it may charge a little low at idle with loads on, 13.2v, but 14.5v at 2000 rpm loads off, which is better than 15.5v time will tell but i thi...
1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L No Start VIN: 1HGCG565OW
Thanks for all of the replies. Its good to have people willing to help, automobiles can be a pain sometimes. I had replaced the main relay on the honda but as I said it did not help. I replaced spark plugs car started. I let it sit overnight, and sure enoug...
1997 Hyundai Elantra 1.8L overdrive VIN: KMHJF24M3W
Thanks to all that replied,End clutch replaced all is well with the world,Thanks again
2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L No Start VIN: 4S2DM58W11
Thanks to all that replied, Still a no start- Not a lot of time to work on this after work Battery is at 12.3V Cranking, There is no security with the key, Although a light will flash until I turn the key indicating it is the correct key I have signal from cra...
1999 Lexus GS300 3.0L abs/vsc VIN: JT8BD68S6X
Sorry, but customer got impatient and traded car in on new one. It seems that he did not want to spend the money to diagnose what was wrong with the system. Tom
1996 Nissan Pickup SE 2.4L No Start, Stall VIN: 1N6SD16S2T
I was unable to fix this vehicle, but I will post when I have fixed it. I refuse to be beaten by any vehicle and I am determined to fix this Nissan properly. This vehicle belongs to a poor college friend (all of them) of mine who lives 45 minutes away, so I on... Trouble codes: P0115 (Engine coolant temp circuit malfunction).
1997 Nissan Pickup SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6SD16Y2V
First of all,thanks for all replies,you guys were great took one week to order solonoid from nissian and 4 hours with parts guy trying to convince him it was a actual part,installed valve yesterday and retested sys and all working well for now cust will drive ... Trouble codes: P1130 (Swirl control circuit).
2003 Nissan 2 WD Truck 2.4L Cylinder Head VIN: JN6ND01S9W
Well I didn't arouse a lot of interest in the New After Market Cylinder Head vs OEM. I am still curious. One reply thought the aluminum was a bit softer. I could not get a firm answer as to where the OE's were coming from, even from Nissan my parts guy could n...
1993 Subaru Impreza 1.8L No Start
found the fuel pump connector under the back seat melted.. andy from washington hit this right on the money. was also told about checking the wiring near the ecm and grounds at the engine and the 2 near the right strut tower. thank for everyones help
2004 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3L Steering wheel VIN: 5TDZA29C34
Thanks for lots of replies. I found one of front tire and wheel damaged. I think that side lower arm mounting bush damaged. If the customer come back, I will carefully inspect the suspension and recommend to replace the lower arm assembly. Thanks everybody for...
2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TZA22C55S
well as it goes, during testing the speed signal started working. so i cleared the code and it has not returned. recived two posts that explaind how the ecu recives the signal. the wheel speed sensors send the signal to the skid ecu, then its converted to a s... Trouble codes: P5001.
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