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2008 Acura TL 3.2L Alignment VIN: 19UUA66248
Due to an accident - Curious as to the "wheelbase" measurment (wheel center to wheel center) which has a difference of 3/8" fron right and left sides. while we can pry the front subframe (without a lot of force) and correct this -- my question is should this m...
2008 Acura TL 3.2L abs / vsa VIN: 19UUA66248
Car was in an accident -- corrected damage and in the process of sending it to the body shop for air bag work and body work. after repairs ran in bay without problems (NO lamps on) --after driving found car pulled to right / steering wheel off center On roa...
1995 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Stall VIN: JHMCD5666S
i have a good running car except when you get to 30 plus and get in the throttle hard and fast. the car will bog and not accelerate. if you apply the gas normal and slow, the car will speed up normally. also, at idle-in park- push the gas slowly(ok)-punch gas ...
2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Movement VIN: 2HGES26741
Good evening all tired tecs. Friday night and laying out next weeks work. This well kept, Civic EX, starts in morning and goes into reverse, smoothly. Stop put in drive and may or may not move. As in totally slipping. Honda fluid clean, no transmission codes, ...
2005 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3L IMA System VIN: JHMES96665
This is our first time working on one of these . We are in the process of replacing the transmission and need information on how to dissable the high voltage system. Our Mitchell system has no information and neither does the owners manual. Any info would be g...
2003 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.7L no drive VIN: KMHWF35H13
having problems with o3 sonata with shiftronic trans. customer purchased car 2 weeks ago with no problems until yesterday when vehicle would not engage in drive, reverse is ok. before selling vehicle we drove for a couple days as we do with all our cars with n...
2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT 2.7L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: KMHHN65FX3
The customers complaint is that lately when he fills up his fuel tank the vehicle would start and stall than the only way to start it is to hold throttle open . it would than run rough for a minute or two than be ok. this starting issue happens the first few t...
2004 Infiniti G35 3.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JNKCV51E44
Slightly rough at idle. No Codes. All component parameters pass and found nothing out of the ordinary when looking at tids. I have a Genisys updated thru 07. I have also smoked the engine for any vacuum leaks. None found. And I have cleaned the MAF sensor. No ...
1988 Isuzu Trooper LS 2.6L spark VIN: JAACH18E3J
I have been messing with this trooper for a while, like around 2 months. Its a 4 cylinder. originally it wouldnt start. and would get spark sometimes. I replaced the distributor with a used one. still wouldnt start. Swapped the relay for the ECM and gets spark...
2003 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L Blend doors VIN: KNDUP13163
Any KIA techs out there that have had issues with a lack of volume of air coming out of the defroster ducts only?? Also with control set on defrost about 50% of the air also comes from the vents. Without getting into any huge expenses here for the customer, ar...
2004 Mazda B2300 2.3L Beeping noise VIN: 4F4YR12D44
Good morning. When this truck is first started it beeps at you. The beeps happen 5 at a time with a pause in between. The beeps cylce 5 times also. The only code that I could find in all systems is an o2 heater code. The catalytic convertor was cut out and sto...
2001 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JA4MW51R71
Thanks in advance. 2001 Montero Limited. 3.5L. Replaced plugs and wires on previous visit for code p0301. CEL came on after a while and codes were p0170,p0173. Could not find in Modis what codes were for. Shop Key was able to say fuel trim problem. LTFT was be... Trouble codes: P0170 (fuel trim problem bank 1), P0173 (fuel trim problem bank 2), P0125 (insufficient coolant temp for closed loop)
2008 Nissan Pathfinder SE Off-Road 4.0L dash lights and gauges VIN: 5N1AR18B88
While driving dash lights and gauges will cut off and bounce for a few seconds and come back on.Ran computer diag.found no codes.removed instument cluster and searched for shorted wire checked cluster plug and pins.We could not duplicate problem but customer s...
1998 Subaru Forester S 2.5L domelite & door ajar lite VIN: JF1SF6559W
The door ajar lite and the dome lite would stay on for twenty seconds after the ket removed and door closed. The glitch here is it would only do thid ONCE the key cycled to run. All other doors and hatch would preform dome lite deal properly,ie, dome lite stay...
1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22K1W
This car is driving me nuts! It came in 2 weeks ago with code P0401, the first thing I did was check to see if the engine would stall if vacuum was applied to EGR valve, it did, then I ran the car on the lift with a vacuum guage "t'd" into the vacuum line at 2... Trouble codes: P0401 (EGR insufficiant flow)
2003 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L unknown VIN: 5TDBT44A33
thanks for checking this one out! this is my personal vehicle and that is making it a little harder to diagnose. for about a year, i have heard a growling noise which can also be felt in the floorboards on both drivers and passengers side. as soon as it is put...

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2003 Acura TL 3.2L all electrical goes dead VIN: 19UUA56683
jacob and jim seam to have hit the nail on the head. after repeated times of charging the battery and letting it sit it would intermittantly go dead. replaced the relay and no problems in two weeks. thanks for the great information.i never accualy saw the big ...
1995 Honda Civic del Sol Si 1.6L all shifting VIN: JHMEH6265S
Thanks for all the great replies. All pointed to the same thing which was a plugged internal filter. Seems trash sucks up to it and blocks it causing the no shifting and when I killed the car it fell away from the filter. All the debris would be shavings or cl...
1999 Honda Accord LX 2.3L Hesitation VIN: 1HGCG5646X
sorry guys this one has the best of me. This problem is so intermittant in might not happen for a couple of days and when it does it only lasts for about 50 yards then is fine till it sits awhile. I had checked everything I could think of first before asking ...
2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4L heater VIN: 1HGCM71643
Everyone had pretty much re-hashed what we had done, I tend to think it may be a partially weak thermostat. Customer has not been back so I don't know what the outcome will be. Thanks all for taking time to read the post.
1996 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L monitors won't reset VIN: JM1BB1418T
Thanks to all who responded, especially Alex [...], who sent me the Mazda drive cycle flow chart. After extrapolating the correct procedure for this year, model and engine, the fix was as follows: 1- make sure baro. sensor is ]21.3 in. Hg, IAT is 41-95 deg F...
1992 Mitsubishi Expo SP 2.4L Starting VIN: JA3CZ59W2N
sent the computer to auto and truck ecu in tenn. they tested it, it was bad they fixed it and now the car runs and stays running. Thanks for all of the replys deep down we knew it was the computer just wanted to be sure, as the car did not come in for this pr...
2002 Toyota Highlander 2.4L key regstrationi VIN: JTEBY99J00
Thanks to all who took time to reply me. AD couldn't link to this vehicle but the dealer scantool did it easily. The local dealer registered the key at a cost of $50.00 each. Many thanks to all techs.
2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L heater box VIN: 4T1BE32KX2
Hello, thank you for your quick responce. Stephen you were correct that is a normal function on a toyota. I checked the owners manual as Paul and Rueben suggested, and the chart showed that to be normal. I never took notice to that before on toyotas.thanks aga...
2005 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L rear brakes VIN: 5TBDT44135
Adjusting the proportioning valve to increase pressure to the the rear wheels seems to have solved the problem.
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