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2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Left sliding door VIN: 5FNRL38445
On closing the left rear sliding door, the rear latch releases about 1/8 inch about four seconds after fully latching. The problem has been intermittent over the past few months, increasing in frequency. It appears not to be related to weather or temperature....
2002 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L Clutch
This one is probably simple-with vehicle engine NOT running, I am able to shift through all the gears no problem, with engine RUNNING, I am not able to put vehicle into gear-clutch is not fully engaged because as soon as I move the shifter toward 1st gear, the...
1997 Kia Sportage 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJA7232V
Hi group, this Kia starts up good but starts to run rough sometimes the computer goes in and out of closed loop the coolant temp stays the same about 190 the other sensors look fine but when you drive this it starts loosing power the o2 goes toward 0 as it slo... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0304
2003 Kia Spectra GS 1.8L Smell VIN: KNAFB16143
Looking for some help here. Customer is complaing of a fuel smell intermitantly. The first time they brought it in I could smell it inside the car. It was very strong. I found a very slight amount of fuel pooling in the coupler on the inlet side of the fuel ra...
1995 Lexus GS300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8JS47E1S
Customer stated check engine light comes on and off. Car came in with check engine light off read codes 28 replace front 02 sensor. Check engine light came back on and will no clear. Removed 20 amp fuse for efi and also removed relay light will not go out come... Trouble codes: 28 (main oxygen sensor)
2007 Lexus ES350 3.5L Lighting VIN: JTHBJ46GG6
Left front headlight replaced, AFS light keep blinking. There is any way to reset it?
2001 Mazda Millenia 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA22161
hello to all mazda tech and anyone that wants to help. i have a 2001 mazda millenia with a 2.5l dohc motor. we rebuilt the engine. we have 160 psi compression on cylinder 1/3/5 and 175 psi on 2/4/6. the car is setting a p0303 for misfire in cylinder 3 and it i... Trouble codes: P0303 (misfire cylinder 3)
1993 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L Mechanical VIN: JA3BN74KIP
New motor one year ago at different shop, took car out of storage and stalled at stop sign No start Customer had ECM rebuilt for other reasons have good crank and cam signals NEW crank sensor tried feeding fuel, Acts like timming. Removed cover and all marks a...
1988 Nissan D21 E 2.4L Hesitation VIN: 1N6ND16S4J
Good day to everyone, I put a timing chain kit on my work truck this weekend at home and I am having a problem with the timing. It seems to be in the timing of the distributor, it cranks like the timing is high but runs like it is slow, the timing at idle is 1...
1999 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L Engine VIN: JN8AR05Y4X
I am experiencing an overtemp condition on this pathfinder but not over heating. The gauge almost peggs but has not yet. 258 degrees F on scan tool at max reading but cools quickly. The Heater core is getting good flow and the cooling system has some flow but ...
2001 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L crankshaft pulley VIN: 5N1ED28Y41
Thanks in advance for your help on this problem. This is the first time we have tried to pull the front crankshaft pulley from the crankshaft on this model, and didn't have any info in Mitchell on the proper technique. There doesn't seem to be any provision fo...
1994 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: JT2AE09BXR
vehicle came in for failed emmissions testing - co and hc too high. monitored o2 sensor, will switch normaly at after running at 2000 rpm, but after returning to idle for a minute it will stick lean most of the time, if it doesn't stick lean it will stick rich... Trouble codes: 42 (vehicle speed sensor circuit)
1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4TIBG22KXX
Hi,thanks to all in advance.This is for a buddy ,customer came in with a knock in the engine(rod)swapped a low milage Japanese ,after pulling the old engine my buddy washed the engine compartment,and didn't get VSS sensor dry before installing new engine.After... Trouble codes: P0500 (Vehicle Speed Sensor Circuit Malfunction - With Automatic Transmission)
2002 Toyota Prius 1.5L Stall VIN: JT2BK18412
We have this '02 toyota prius 1.5 engine- last year new coils and plugs and new HV battery. Now car is back with same running problem but differnet codes. First the car will start and run fine than will go into a violent shake and than die- codes engine P0302/... Trouble codes: P1305

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2001 Lexus RX300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTJHF10021
Problem appears to be use or incorrect after market sensor.Plan to replace with OEM sensor.The VSC and the check engine were determined to be related.Thanks for the help.Will let you know if this sensor is going to last longer than the after market. Trouble codes: P1155 (Air Meter Valve).
2004 Mazda RX-8 1.3L rack and pinion VIN: JM1FE17374
I received 7 responses, the best answer I got was that both the rack and the module were bad, expensive but the only repair. Pulled the airbox and checked all wiring and connections, everything perfect. Our final diagnosis is bad ecm for codes, bad motor in th...
1999 Mitsubishi Diamante 3.5L Unknown VIN: 6MMAP47P1X
Finally determined that the draw was on fuse 13 of the underhood fuse panel. This fuse feeds the under-dash fuse panel. Determined that the fuses with battery voltage were not the problem, leaving the ignition-switched circuits and possibly the automatic car s...
1996 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1N4BU31D6T
This vehicle is fixed.The fix was a bad connection in the fuse box on the main wire to the ecm. Thanks to all for the help. Mike
1997 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.3L No Start VIN: JN8ARDY5VW
We threw everything we could think of at this thing, diagnostic wise. The tune up was whooped so we replaced all of that. We repaired grounds, tested sensors, tried replacing distributor and pcm. we could not change it. Gave up and shipped it. Jason Cur...
2000 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1N4DL01D2Y
Thank you for the help. This car turned out to be a security system issue. I simply asked the customer to provide a new key from Nissan, ( his wife's extra key ). That worked everytime now. No problem starting while it's cold or warm. Thanks again.
2004 Nissan Quest SL 3.5L engine VIN: 5N1BV28U34
thanks for the seven responses guy's. thanks vicente from california, only response directly related to this particlar engine. at the dealership he works at they only replace secondary chains & tensioners. this is what our local dealership also replaces. he s...
1994 Toyota Tercel DLX 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JT2EL43TYR
Thank You guys for your help the problem of idle rough while in gear the the idle control up was controled by vsv on the right side of the engine, some one said to check thee compression so i found it to be 60 psi to 75 psi engine engine was just worn out but...
1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L Oil Pressure VIN: 4T1BG12K9T
Well this car is fixed!! The problem was twofold: Even though I had cleaned the pan and oil screen last month, they were full of junk again. And as per the replies we got, I removed the oil pressure relief valve from the oil pump assembly and cleaned it out as...
1997 Toyota 4Runner 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HM84R9V
Hi and sorry it took so long to reply. After exhausting all other possibillities finnally obtained approval from customer for exploratory surgery.Upon removal of the cylinder head we found one slightly burned exhaust valve on the #1 cylinder.In the future I th... Trouble codes: P0300 (random cylinder misfire), P0301 (CYL 1 misfire).
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