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1996 Acura TL 3.2L 1-2 shift VIN: JHC6544667
we have a 96 acura 3.2tl that customer took to tranmsission shop for no shifting out of first. shop told him he needeed new transmission, so we replaced it with a used unit, after replacing it the vehicle still did the same thing, so we installed another then ...
2000 Acura RL Premium 3.5L key/pcm VIN: JH4KA9661Y
hi all,this rl came in for a no start.right off i replace the pgmfi main relay.same.checked for fuel pressure,none,spark,none,injector pulse ,none.i checked all fuses in both fuse boxes,all were good.then i noticed the green key light on dash for security syst...
1996 Honda Passport EX 3.2L 3rd or 4th gear start
I just got this 96 Passport one of my close friends just bought.I drove it and verified at times when stopping at a redlight it will take off in 3rd or 4th gear.I noticed that if I cycle the ignition while the concern is present it will go back to 1st gear sta...
2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG16592
car came in with CEL flashing / misfire codes. Happened to cust. suddenly after refueling. This is a 1st time customer. Misfire codes for 1,2 & 4. Fuel pres. good. No intake leaks. Checked front bank plugs / swapped around plugs and coils to see if misfire wou... Trouble codes: P0301 (misfire cyl 1), P0302 (misfire cyl 2), P0304 (Misfire cyl 4)
2004 Isuzu Axiom S 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2DF58Y24
Vehicle comes in misfire w/ flashing engin light only when engine is cold. Sympotom dissapears when engine warms up just a few degrees (120 or lower). Cyl 6 shows up on misfire counter. I swapped out plugs, pass, no change. I traded the #6 ign coil for adjacen... Trouble codes: P0306
2004 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L all dash lights VIN: KNDJC73344
have a live one here, this sorento apparently looses dash lights intermittantly, customer smacks dash above steering wheel and they start working again, of course we cannot duplicate this problem, we are going to instruct customer to operate dimmer, switch etc...
2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.4L cooling system VIN: 4A3AC44G83
The car came in over heating and was low on coolant and the radiator cap was missing all the seals. Filled cooling system and pressure test it and it passed. We let the car run for 1 hour with new cap and it did fine, fan run and never got hot. She took the ca...
2001 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L No Start VIN: D61C241271
Dear fellow tech: I have this very strange 2001 Nissan Altima 4 cyl. The car doesn't have injector pulse from the computer. The ignition system have great spark but no ground from the PCM. I check for broken wire but it seems the wire is good. Customer brough...
2002 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L speedometer VIN: JN1DA31D92
I am having trouble with the speedometer and odometer on this car. It reads about 1/2 speed and milage of what actual speed is. It has been to another shop where thay replace wheel speed sensors and installed 3 different instrument clusters with no change. I h...
2001 Subaru Outback L.L. Bean 3.0L brakes VIN: BHE0003840
Need a Subaru specialist on this one, the VDC is acting up, whatís strange is the VDC thinks your loosing control and slows you down and applies the brakes, sometimes at 30mph and turning very gentle corners, sometimes itís as slow as 20mph and turning right a...
2005 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF4GG22645
replace cat with factory for po420,code returned in less than 1000 miles-i suspect the front air fuel ratio sensor may be the problem-but cant find a spec for its output voltage, thanks for your help. Trouble codes: P0420
2005 Subaru Forester X 2.5L idle speed VIN: JF1SG63645
Hello subaru guys,I performed 60 k on this car,told customer battery is not good,customer did not want to buy,went to sears,install battery for more$$.now the car keeps stalling,very low idle,the car has been driven,with lights and a/c on,cked fuses look good(...
2000 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L TPS not switching VIN: K7Y0239504
Had code P0120 TPS malfunction, light on always. Replaced with new switch from WP, the switch will not go to ON at idle unless I remove screws from TPS and rotate it past where screws holes hold it in place but then it sets code P0120. When it is properly secu...
2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1BR32E63
Customer came back a week after above repairs were performed . Engine is not noisy anymore and does not stall . Check engine light came back on though, following code returned . P1349-vvt-i mulfunction bank 1 . I rechecked everything . Vehicle drives great wit... Trouble codes: P1349 (vvt-i system mulfunction bank 1)

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2002 Acura TL Type-S 3.2L high idle VIN: 19UUA56822
thank you all for your time, the forward throttle body as we now know should be open , 572.00 mistake if we would have ordered one. , it closes to reduce power (which it would do, and idle would drop to normal) this had us debating at first if it should be ope...
1992 Honda Accord LX 2.2L No Start VIN: JHMCB7550N
Thank you all very much for the rapid responses to my help request. Those of you that advised me to remove the cruise control module hit it right on the money. After removing the relay and opening it I found the circuits crcked. A new relay and car is gone. To...
1998 Honda Civic LX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGEJ6670W
So I swapped out the DOrman manifold/converter assy. for the factory one, and still had a lean code(which means I was burned by circumstance). I adjusted valves(which only one was out of spec.) I re-checked everything and when it reset the mil the freeze frame... Trouble codes: P0171.
1998 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L No Start VIN: 4S2CK58W8W
after i slept on it i decided to return to the beginning and find either what or where i went wrong i found a bad spot in the replacement connector and evidently when i would twist it so i could gain access to test it i had connection but when i would plug ... Trouble codes: P0337.
2001 Lexus ES300 3.0L Windows, Moon Roof VIN: JT8BF28G01
Well, Pete [...] hit the nail on the head. It was the door lock cylinder switches that was the fault. The funny thing is when we tryied the key in the drivers side door, the function for windows ans moon roof would not work. On the passenger door the functio...
1989 Mitsubishi Montero LS 3.0L transfer case VIN: JA4GJ51S3K
Left front 4X4 automatic hub was stuck in the lock position and was causing the shift fork in the transfer case to try to engage, that was the noise we heard, the gears were trying to mesh, so we installed a new hub, the 4X4 wheel lock light went off and 4X4 ...
2007 Mitsubishi Fuso FE145 FE84D 4.9L brake lining sensors VIN: JL68DH1S47
thanks to all who have responded no it did not come with new sensors and there are 4 sensors one for each wheel and there are also 2 double piston separate brake calipers on each wheel but the sensor only goes to one brake pad per wheel I bought all 4 new sen...
2006 Nissan Altima 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11D16
I used 2 techs advice. (1) We were not pushing hard enough. The tip was to use a small stubby screwdriver to push the tab and pull with the other hand at the same time. (2) Once the connector was removed, the sensor was stuck in it's hole so the other tip... Trouble codes: 725 (335 -), 335.
1996 Toyota RAV4 2.0L No Start VIN: JT3GP10V6T
soory for the bad infoe,but this car cut off it would have fire and gas i put after market cool sensor on,so iwent to dealer and got one,it seems to be running ok now but i feel funny about it thanks guys Trouble codes: P0115.
1997 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4TB1G22K5V
Thanks for all replies. All the replies seemed to relate to a driveability concern but needed to be eliminated. This Toyota is fixed. I was able to borrow a Modis and scope my ckp signal. Right off I was able to see my problem. The pattern had a distinct wave ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0302, P0303.
2001 Toyota MR2 Spyder 1.8L Alarm System VIN: JTDFR32081
Thank you for your input, after getting further into the dash. We found that the V.I.P. system was being challenged with an after market unit, someone/someplace installed a after market alarm system. They tried to integrate the two units together with the same...
2005 Toyota Camry 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BE430K1
Dealer installed a new tbody and programmed. Under warranty. Also customore was reimbursed for trans work... learned alot on that one. Thanks all for your help! Trouble codes: P0138 (o2 ckt hi volt b1s2), P0606 (ecm processor fault ects).
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