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1997 Acura CL 3.0L Electronic VIN: 19UYA225XV
got this acura that i replaced transmission coz of hard shifting. from stop will drive of ok on gear 1 but to change to the next gear which is 2 it will slip - revs go up followed by a really big jerk and will continue slipping and not shift further. this happ...
1998 Acura TL 2.5L No Start, Cuts out VIN: JH4UA2657W
Hey Folks - I have a 98 TL that only has a problem after running for one hour or longer. When vehicle is shut off it will intermit not start or at best will run rough. After cooling off problem goes away until vehicle is shut off again. I have not had an oppo...
2001 Acura CL Type-S 3.2L vsa VIN: 19UYA42601
Yellow triange light on ( believe to be VSA activation light)at all times. After half mile of road test. VSA light came on with code 84 (neutral position) Tried neutral position memoriaztion as per achive and the servcie manual. Was not sure that I shorted the... Trouble codes: 84 (neutral position)
2001 Acura MDX 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HYND18811
This car came in with multiple misfires and bad compression on # 5 cylider due to a spark plug tip coming loose and jamming under a valve , we removed the cylinder heads and had them refurbished , reassembled the engine and still had multiple misfires #4 and #... Trouble codes: P, 302 (misfire 4 cylinder), P, 304 (misfire 6 cylinder), P, 300 (multiple misfires)
2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L shift interlock VIN: 2HKRL18982
after transmission was rebuilt and installed, won't start and shifter is locked. When shift interlock is depressed, shifter moves but no start. Solenoid has power. Mlp is new. All grounds confirmed. Starter relay good.
2002 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L rear hub bearings VIN: JHLRD78872
I am replacing rear hub bearings for the second time. Had to go to Honda to get the correct ones. Seems after market parts catalogs are not accurate. When installing the bearings I know that the white mark must point towards front of vehicle. My question is sh...
2007 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L window VIN: JHMRE48777
Car was brought to me and the problem is that when you roll the drivers window up in the automatic position it will hit the top then roll half way down. When you roll the window up manually it will stop. I suspect that the drivers window module is damaged from...
2004 Hyundai Tiburon 2.0L Compressor VIN: KMHHM65DX4
Customer came in saying the A/C was not working. I did an evac and recovered about 200-300g and according to Mitchell it takes 600g. So i then recharged the system and the A/C compressor will turn on when commanded but the high and low sides remain the same as...
2002 Kia Spectra GS 1.8L timing belt VIN: KNAFB16102
We have this 1.8 lt. engine with a broken timing belt. It does come up in michell as a interference engine. Does it always bend the valves for this model? Any possibility of it not having bent valves? What has been the experience for techs working on these eng...
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)
2001 Mitsubishi Mirage ES 1.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JA3AY26CX1
ok i hope some one can help me. im working on a 2001 mitsubishi mirage. it has the 1.8l engine with an automatic transmission. this whole thing started when the customer did his own timming belt and water pump and forgot to put coolant in it and proceded to dr...
2002 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L Mechanical VIN: JN8DR09Y92
this one somewhat stomped my tech. vehicle has a upper end knocking noise on the passenger side eng bank and increases with acceleration. checked oil level .5 qt low no dtc's set compression @ 120 +-10psi on all cyl. plugs look ok normal. did an oil change sin...
2005 Scion xA 1.5L Speedometer VIN: JTKKT62415
My wife drives this car. She came to me saying speedometer showing 0Mph all the time. She drove to work, speedometer worked as well as after work. She had to stop at a store that's where speedometer quit working. I brought my OTC Genesis home form work and sca...
2005 Subaru Forester XS 2.5L speedo, tach, odo VIN: JF1SG65685
Vehicle was jump started at customers home by a wrecker service. Battery was completely dead, customer had tried jumping themselves but could not get started. Since then, the speedo, tach and digital odometer are now inop. All other gauges work fine as does th...
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
2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L Hesitation, pops thru intake VIN: JT3GN86R50
truck was towed in not running.had no fuel pressure.check fuel level and found vehicle "out of gas".now vehicle idles great,but when you try to accelerate is hesitates and pops back thru air filter.this is a new customer so i dont have any past repair history,...

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2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0L navigation VIN: 1HGCM6684A
The fixed for this was the Navagation Module.thanks to all who replayed.
2003 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L engine VIN: KMHCG45CS3
Thanks for all the good info.Found vehicle to have bad crank sensor.replace crank sensor,test drove vehicle all fine @ present time.Thanks iatn.
2003 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L Stall VIN: KMHWF25S53
Since I posted the update, all seems fine with the vehicle. For those who may not have had the chance to read the update it is my belief that the crank sensor (replaced with T-belt & water pump) solved the problem. The car has been gone for more than a week ...
2003 Mazda MPV EX 3.0L Misfire VIN: JM3LW28J23
I forget to mention that i was using a snap on everyone said i wasnt going to get miss fire data on this scanner with this vechical.after driving the car for 45 minutes the miss fire was pretty constant,we were able to power brake car and get it to mi...
2002 Nissan Sentra XE 1.8L Cuts out VIN: 3N1CB5142L
the fix was the ecu Thanks for all the replys iatn is great can't do this job without it thanks again
1995 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on
Customer is very happy. I found out today that this problem has been gradually getting worse for months. I performed Greg's test first and barely got 40% of load. Everyone was pretty spot on about the MAF. I cleaned the hot wires with CRC Electrical cleaner an... Trouble codes: P0170.
2001 Toyota 4Runner 3.4L tail lamps, and gauge cluster lamps,tail lamp fuse VIN: JT3GN86R81
ok, so i started from scatch. the last thing that was done by a radio shop was a new attenia. so i unpluged it and saw if the fuse would blow once i messed with the new dimmer switch. it blew. so then the second to last thing was my buddie installed his own st...
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