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2000 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HKRL1858Y
the dealer is supposed to have a repair for this code 401 - has anyone ever done this modification ?? this was the only code in the system after we cleared it 2 times then on the 3rd we got a 325 and a 400 - van runs perfect Trouble codes: P0325 (nock sensor bank), P0420, P0401
2004 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.5L No Start VIN: KM8SC73E54
car was towed in for no start the1 3 and 5 plugs were gas soaked ,these were checked because they are the only ones accesable .replaced purge valve and pressure regulater.test drove and started several times over a two day period .three weeks later customer ca... Trouble codes: 441 (purge valve stuck open), 302 (305 -), 305 (306 -), 306
2004 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L ignition VIN: KMHCG35C64
ok folks, i have an odd one here. when vehicle is running, i am getting a clicking/snapping sound, like a spark jumping a gap but it doesnt match the firing of the spark plugs at idle. i was finally able to see the spark...its jumping the gap between the harmo...
2004 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, STUMBLE VIN: KMHCG35C14
One of those ones with more than one issue. Hoping for some input, thank you. First off her main issue is after a fill at the gas station [never any other time] the car will in her words stumble and miss for approx. 20-25 kms, then it will run great till the n... Trouble codes: P0442 (evape small leak), P0441 (evap system no purge flow), P0121 (tps out of range)
2000 Infiniti I30 3.0L MIL Lamp on, Performance=ok VIN: JNKCA31A8Y
P0171 code on and will re-illuminate after clearing. I shot carb cleaner all around the air intake. Checking fuel trims reveals the following: STFT Bank1 & Bank2 stay on or around +- 9%. ( varies ) STFT B2 Sensor 2 stays at 99.2 all the time. Is this truly an... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 2 lean condition)
2001 Infiniti I30 3.0L water leak VIN: JNKCA31A91
customer complains that after a night of heavy rain when backing vehicle out of driveway water is noticed leaking from the right rear interior roof handle at the headliner. i have poured two gallons of water on the roof of the car and no signs of any interior ...
2001 Infiniti I30 3.0L rf window motor VIN: JNKCA31A01
when using the auto up fuction for rf. window, it will come back down 4". found 1 hit in archieves, but this procedure does not work for my model.i suspect i just need window motor limit reset procedure, can`t find anything , even called the dealer and got the...
2001 Lexus RX300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTJGF10U21
Check Engine light came on for owner while highway driving. P0171 and P0174. All checks ok now including + 5-10% fuel trims at 70 MPH. Both occasions, IAT was cold: 0 degrees F and 16 degrees F. There are no drivability concerns. Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean Bank 1), P0174 (Lean Bank 2)
1997 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L engine VIN: JM1BC1418V
Hello there I have this mazda here and it came in with a hard start and running rough about a year ago. I got it started and it ran rough, But it would start up right after it warmed up everytime without a problem until it cooled all the way down. I did a comp...
2003 Mazda 6 S 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVFP80DX3
The woman called in and told me her oil pressure light was on, tach not working, and a bunch of lights were on in the dash. I told her to first check her oil, 4 QUARTS LOW! When i got the car 4 days later, the oil light was not on but all the other problems st... Trouble codes: P0340, P0345, P0012 (intake A cam position timing over retarded B1), P0022 (intake cam position timing over retarded B2), P0442, P0456
2004 Mazda 3 S 2.3L starter VIN: JM1BK34374
Greetings, A good customer called a couple weeks ago and explained that his car intermittently would not start, not cranking at all no matter how many times he tries. Leave it for ten minutes and it starts right up. I explained how difficult intermittent pro...
2000 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L Oil in Radiator VIN: 1NGED27Y3Y
This truck has oil in the radiator. The oil level on the stick is full with no signs of coolant oil mix. The car runs good with no signs overheating or noise. We tryed to perform a coolant pressure test but when we got the gauge to 8psi a coolant hose split(ho...
2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D82
I originally had 3 codes relating to the evap system and replaced the charcoal canister and two vacuum switching valves by the tank. This code came back one month later. Does this have a purge control valve under the hood. thanks tom Trouble codes: P1444 (evap canister purge valve solenoid)
2004 Nissan Sentra 1.8L No Start, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 3N1CB51D94
Hello all - This Sentra issue is really being a pain. It will start and die repeatedly when cold. It is not an low idle problem, it will idle briefly before dying, or will die when put into gear. Does not seem to set code P0340 when stalling. When warm(or when... Trouble codes: P0340 (Camshaft Position Sensor or Circuit)
2005 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L brake fuse VIN: 1N4BA41EX5
this car came in with a dead battery and i replaced the brake light is on along with the abs light.i checkcked all the fuses and found the brake fuse was blown so i replaced it.and when i hit the break pedal the fuse would blow again.and also none of th...
2006 Scion xA 1.5L all 4 brakes VIN: JTKKT62496
Hello fellow technicians, We are having a very strange brake problem with this Scion. The brakes are intermittently staying applied on all 4 wheels. The front brakes got so hot the wheel covers melted and both wheel bearings are making noise. The rubber dust ...
2001 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L transmission VIN: 4S3BH68651
Hi Subaru techs. I have this 2001 outback I just pulled the motor and replaced head gaskets on. when pulling the motor I managed to dent the trans oil pan. I removed the trans oil pan and found that one of the solenoids had a connector that got broken. replace...
2002 Subaru Impreza TS 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: JF1GG65582
Car came in barely running at idle, vehicle hot. car sat for weekend, checked fuel pressure first thing in the morning. KOEO, no prime on gauge, had to turn key off and on 4 times to get 35 psi, start vehicle and you can hear fuel pump moaning in back. with re...
2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22K9Y
Code po340 cam sensor circuit keeps popping on I have replaced the cam sensor and checked the timing and it is perfect. I have tested all I know but cant seem to find the problem. I checked the teeth on the crank sensor and they all look fine. I have scoped th... Trouble codes: P0340
2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22KX1
Hey everybody. Thanks in advance for any time you can take to respond to this question. Car came in with a code po420. Easy enough to veryify bad cat with rear oxygen sensor wild fluctuation. The problem comes with locating which converter to replace. The upst... Trouble codes: P0420
2003 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.7L axle seal VIN: JTEBU14R73
We have replaced the left rear axle seal twice and coming in again for the third seal,have checked the vent,axle run out. This seal setup is different from the 2002 and older i.e. only one seal, don't see any post on this newer diff, anybody had a problem with...
2007 Toyota Yaris S 1.5L oil pressure VIN: JTDBT92377
Hi, Have a toy {1.5}in w/ oil lite and rattling. No restriction on suction side of pump. Anybody seen any patterns on this motor? Could all pressure be dumping out cam solenoid??? Thanks, Spencer

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2001 Honda Accord LX 3.0L instrument cluster VIN: 1HGCG16401
This is the second situation with blinking instrument cluster lights in the past year, both using the Delphi type alternator. In both cases there was no detrimental effect to the battery or the charging system. We replaced the alternator with an OE Honda unit ...
2002 Honda Insight 1.0L Fuel Gauge VIN: JHMZE14712
The fix was right in front of my eyes. We checked the resistance value at the at the sending unit (full) and it was 12 ohms. We plugged the connector back on and back probed the connector and we still had 12 ohms. We checked the resistance at the back of th...
2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4L Dual controls VIN: 1HGCM56653
Thank you all for replying. With the pressure reading way off, I check for temp on the lines. The high side was hot from the compressor to the condenser/dryer but not from the condenser out. Pulled dryer and found black pellets in the output end going into the...
2003 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.5L drivetrain VIN: KM8SC73E83
Hey folks, thanks for all the helpful replys, I have been trying to get this customer back in to check some of the things, but they have been rather elusive. I got a hold of them today and they have decided that the vehicle is still under Hyundia's warrenty th...
1999 Infiniti I30 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JMKCA21A2X
Thanks to all who replied. The manufacture agreed that the cat we installed was bad. Installed new cat and vehicle passed smog. Thanks again.
1992 Lexus SC400 4.0L Stall VIN: JT8UZ30C9N
Thanks to all for the replies- the fuel pump ecu has failed. Be carefull on this one- one of the posts on a prior post says if you jump the b+ and fp terminals in the diag box and it runs it needs a engine ecu- this is not the case!! Thanks, Greg and crew
2001 Lexus RX300 3.0L front cover VIN: JTJHF10UX1
I would like to thank the 4 professionals who responded. I called the customer and told her what was the next step in fixing the leak. We came to the mutual agreement that she should take it to a trans. specialist or a dealer. We typically don't do that typ...
1995 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L Hesitation, Surge, TCS OFF LIGHT ON VIN: JM1TA2225S
Alright guys. This car is not fixed, and is out of the shop. Most of the replies said to check the vacuum lines and Ts, but those checked out good. I've checked basically everything that I can at this point, and have not come out with the fix. I even drove it ...
1997 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BD6757V
Thanks for the help. It was the cam timing. The dealership apparently needs to do little more training. Cams were on but the crank was off one cog. The tensioner had oil on the tip (though did not seem spongy) so we replaced as a precaution. I also adressed a ... Trouble codes: P0341.
1998 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JT3HP10V1W
thanks to all that replied..a few replies told me to check out the down stream o2 sensor i jacked it up and the answer was staring at me in the face the gaskit was gone and one of the bolts were broke replaced the gaskit and fixed the broken bolt the coustomer... Trouble codes: P0171 (exhaust lean bank 1), P0420.
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