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1999 Honda Passport EX 3.2L 1-2 shift VIN: 4S6CK58W4X
the transmission was serviced (oil and filter), shifter solenoids were replaced ( 3 of them ) no DTC were found or TSB related to this problem transmission still acts the same when is cold for the first 10 minutes and intermittent when is hot with the differen...
1997 Hyundai Elantra 1.8L transmission VIN: KMHJFD24M1
i was driving the car one day and all of a sudden it down shifted to first gear. it does it randomly and it does not matter whether it is dry or wet out, any help would be great thank you.
2002 Infiniti Q45 4.5L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKBF0112M
Hey all you Nissan/ Infiniti techs, this one is killing me. Vehicle was towed in because it died while driving down the freeway. There is a tsb out the for cam and crank sensor problems which can lead to this conditon. After verifing customers conern we found ... Trouble codes: 340
1993 Isuzu Rodeo S 3.2L Hesitation VIN: 452CG58VXP
Hey Everyone I Have This Isuzu Rodeo Here Idles Fine As Soon As Its Put In Drive Has Horible Hesitation & Can't Drive At All.Checked Feul Pressure Seems A Little Low 35 PSI At Idle Has Good Volume.Scanned Computer PIDS All Seem Normal & No Codes.Coils & Module...
2004 Lexus LS430 4.3L No Start VIN: JTHBN36F34
This car was towed to us twice for a no start hot. Well as you know it starts when we get to the car, It has no codes and we cannot get it to act up for us. I would like to know if anyone else see or had this problem. I did run the vin for the recall on the fu...
2003 Mazda Protege Mazdaspeed 2.0L heater VIN: JM1BJ22793
This car came in this morning with a complain that the heater is not giving enough heat. Custommer said that it was fine last winter. Let the car idle until the fan came ON, record a temp of 235 F on my monitor and the car cluster gauge was about at 3/4. When ...
1990 Mitsubishi Galant GS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JA3CR56R6L
it idles around 2500 rpms until warm we put a new iac on do to an winding beong open still idle high then we went to a throttle body because thats the direction everthing else pointed to and still has the problem . can somebody please help.
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GT 3.0L Radio VIN: 4A3AE55H21
Hi All, Can anyone help us out on this radio code? Local Mitsubishi dealer quoted us $100 to unlock the code on the radio. Radio serial numbers [...] 34W0125 Any help would be much appreciated.
2002 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JA3AJ86E36
thanks in advance. i got this lancer in today with a P0421 warm up efficiency below threshold. previous shop replacd both 02s and the cat(all new aftermarket). while watching the pid data, the rear 02 seems to be real slow at idle. freeze frame shows the code ... Trouble codes: P0421 (warm up efficiency below threshold)
2000 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L brakes VIN: 5N1ED28YXY
Good day,I have a low and soft brake pedal after what was to be a standard front brake service.I have blead the hyd. system three ways,vacuum,pressure and manually.All have the same results,low/soft pedal.Volume tests at each front caliper produce the same amo...
2003 Toyota RAV4 2.0L right hand steering VIN: JTEHH20V43
HEY GUYS, hope we can figure this one out together. so this rav4 came in wiht the customer complaining that when he makes a right hand turn the steering will not come back to center. when he makes a left it works as it should its only the right turns that are...

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1998 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, po300 VIN: 4S6CM58W4W
Thanks for all the replies. We check the cam timing gears with valve cover off.Found no problem.E.G.R system was good. Exhaust was the only thing we questioned with 1.5-2 lbs backpressure on both sides. The water pump started to leak and the harmonic balancer ... Trouble codes: P0300.
2005 Hyundai Accent GLS 1.6L Electronic VIN: KMHC55A65U
thank you for your replies after removed box found blend door rod off center realigned and lubed with white grease rechecked ok
1999 Isuzu Amigo S 3.2L CV Axle VIN: 4S2CM57W1X
Well all the suggestions were unanimous I went ahead pulled the clamps off the inner cv carrier and pulled the cv joint from the carrier and replaced axle that way. Saved a bunch of time. Thanks for all the suggestions and now I know to steer clear of Isuzu's.
2002 Kia Sportage 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJB723X2
Well it ended up to be the downstream 02 sensor causing the problem. The upstream had been replace months before. What still baffles me is why is did not send an catalyst inefficency code or O2 code then. The downstream o2 was not working at all. Trouble codes: P0171.
2002 Nissan Sentra XE 1.8L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SJNFBAN16A
Apologies for the lateness of this closure, I was sure i had already done it. Anyway, thanks for the replies Brent from New Zealand mentioned stretched timing chains, all looked good in that department, Mike and Robert both looked towards wiring problems. That... Trouble codes: P0340 (Camshaft position sensor malfunction).
2005 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L MIL Lamp on, no com with pcm VIN: 5TDBT44A95
hello, thank you all for taking time to offer help, it is much appreicated. two heads are always better than one! i put the old pcm in and eng would not run, the new pcm ran fine, but no comm half the time, and the only code was p0630/vin not programed. i coul...
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