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2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1HGMC71315
customer complains the car cuts out at cruise, 2000rpm to 3000rpm warm or cold. only cuts out for a split second and then everything is fine. Happens only once a 15 min test drive.
1995 Mitsubishi Montero SR 3.5L oil leak VIN: JAAMR51M0S
Vehicle is back with the same oil leak behind timing cover. Customer informs me seal we replaced was only replaced 25K miles ago and started leaking a short time later. No apparent blow by or pcv problems. Seals were from the dealer. Is there any chance oil pu...
2003 Mitsubishi Outlander XLS 2.4L front end,rear suspension. VIN: JA4LZ41G13
ok heres one for you Mitsubishi guys. just got this Outlander in. nice car with only 50k on it. however there are noticable rattles and clunks from the front and rear suspension. i have had luck with swaybar bushing in the past on outher car with the same type...
2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: JN1CA31D61
Good morning Nissan techs. When this car 1st came into my shop it would not idle unless you kept your foot on the accelerator. Before I did some research on Iatn I manually adjusted the stop screw on the throttle body. The one that has the 8mm lock nut & I cou...
2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D12
Customer came in with a complaint of car stalling,won;t go over 25 mph, and cough and wants to stall. Pulled code P0102 "Mass Air Flow Circuit A low." Clear codes and MIL light come right back on. Check readings of MAF on scanner shows no readings. Diag. That ... Trouble codes: P0102

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2001 Honda Prelude 2.2L immobilizer VIN: JHMBB61751
Sorry guys forgot all about the close side. All replies were right on target and much appreciated. I did have to purchase the complete immoblizer unit with the red key. Having factory scan equipment made the program easy the date code was supplied to me as wel...
2006 Lexus IS250 2.5L electronic steering VIN: JTHBK26286
O.K. this nightmare is over. We ended replacing the steering ECU & rack again, but couldn't get the calibration procedure to complete. I came in over my Christmas vacation, just so I could concentrate on this car. What I found was that some YOYO, had wired ...
2001 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JA4MW51R81
THanks everyone for the responses. I actually did not replace the catalytic convertor. THe light was going on intermittantly. However, we did put spark plug anti foulers on the rear o2 sensors. We cleared the light and the it has been 2 weeks and the custo... Trouble codes: P0431, P0421, P0155, P0125, P0304.
1989 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L power steering pump VIN: JNIHJ01P6K
well the customer hasn't brought the vehicle back in to be fixed. from what i grabbed off of most of the responses, i seems like its going to be the rack sucking in air. i hate to close it like this, but its been a while. hopefully the car comes in soon so i c...
1997 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Speedo VIN: 1N4BU31D3V
Done all the electrical checks fuses and links found that the instrument panel was changed and the conector was damaged when it was reinstalled.
2001 Nissan Quest SE 3.3L Lock cylinder VIN: 4N2ZN16T91
Most replies were to dissemble the steering column and somehow get the tumblers out. I got lucky on this one. Removed all of the dash and cowling pieces. This allowed me to get to the lock assembly. The assembly is attached with two theft prevention bolts....
2001 Nissan Quest SE 3.3L Lock cylinder VIN: 4N2ZN16T91
Most replies were to dissemble the steering column and somehow get the tumblers out. I got lucky on this one. Removed all of the dash and cowling pieces. This allowed me to get to the lock assembly. The assembly is attached with two theft prevention bolts....
2003 Nissan Frontier XE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6ED29Y83
many of you said to look for an air leak. so we began the teadious task of looking and all the hoses. we'll we DID find a leak in one of the hoses that comes off the air filter! we fixed taht leak and cleared the codes. so far so good! uts been a week ! thank... Trouble codes: P0328, P0171.
2008 Nissan Pathfinder SE Off-Road 4.0L dash lights and gauges VIN: 5N1AR18B88
sorry this took so [...] but the customer went out of town,we still have not found the problem so she took it to the dealer they have not solved the problem either
1995 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXAE09B8S
contrairy to popular belief toyota computers do fail sometimes. i didnt wanna believe it but after replacing the ignitor, quadruple checking the cam and crank signals, and unplugging every other sensor/actuator, it was the last thing to do. replaced the ecm an... Trouble codes: 14 (igf signal malfunction), 22 (thw circuit malfunction), 24 (tha circuit malfunction), 25/26 (fuel system lean and fuel system rich both codes), 42 (vss), 52/71 (knock sensor and egr malfunction sorry ran out of room for more codes).
1995 Toyota Previa DX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3AC23S2S
have not gotten customer back in. did buy a snap on smoke machine/evac system ckr, and will smoke it when customer returns. we are leaning towards either a leak in intake system, or injectors that do not flow test ok. maf has been swapped out with known go... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean code).
2006 Toyota Camry 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BE32X36
Thanks to all those who replied. I replaced the gas cap and the VSV next to the airbox. Test drove it for 2 days, readinees codes went 'complete' without any active or pending codes. Customer has been driving vehicle for two weeks and still no light. Will ... Trouble codes: P0442.
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