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2001 Acura TL 3.2L Headlights VIN: 19UUA5601A
Hello, I have this TL with the Hid headlights and the car came in with the right side headlight flickering, I changed the bulb and it still flickered, I switched igniters and the inverter from the other headlight and it still flickered, I finally traced the pr...
1991 Honda Civic DX 1.5L timing belt VIN: 2HGED6350M
Engine runs well and quietly. When I attempted to set the timing on this rebuilt engine, @ 18 degrees BTDC or the middle groove among three on the crankshaft pulley, I was unable to twist the distributor far enough in the head to advance the timing sufficient ...
1991 Honda Civic DX 1.5L plastic radiator VIN: 2HGED6350M
Mechanic discovered 3" longitudinal crack in the plastic (?ABS) top of the radiator after reinstalling radiator. Mechanic suggested the crack can be repaired reliably by coating the area completely covering the crack with multiple coats of ABS cement until bui...
1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L no shift indecator light VIN: 1HGCG6675W
Top of the day fellow techs.this honda is the worse i've ever came in for trans not shifting.customer replaced trany at home.found wires cut and plugs broken.replaced and repared all car will not start,no shift indecater light on dash lights ...
2002 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEM219X2
ok everyone. this civic is beating me up! need advise.. i got this 02 civic ex 5sp. only got 59k on it. intermittent misfire. only happens when engine is cold. found spark plugs worn, replaced w/ genuine honda parts. thought o2s1 was slow. replaced w/ denso re... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304
2003 Honda Civic LX 1.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGES16553
We had this civic that was driven in surging and trans in default. Can not pull any info out of pcm, trans,or abs. Check engine light is allways on and at first start, mil light flashes as engine surges and tach readings jump, then engine settles down, tach go...
2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Compressor VIN: 5FNRL38675
Hey guys, need some help with this one. Family vehicle. Enough said. AC was working perfectly and out of the blue it quit working. Has automatic climate control. Have checked all fuses, OK. With Genisys I can check AC clutch and command on. Relay clicks but co...
2004 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHDN45D24
the car first came in with front o2 sensor code. we change the front o2 sensor(hyundia o2 sensor) and the car was fine for a month and then it came back with a rear o2 sensor heater problem. put a new hyundia rear o2 sensor. it was good for a two weeks. now it...
2005 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L air bag code VIN: KMHDN46D35
HELP PLEASE!! I have an 05 Hyundai Elantra with an airbag code I cannot ID. I've searched online and in Hyundai's technical site and do not see any airbag codes that start with "C" but I keep getting a C1094 airbag code with my scanner (a Genisys OTC with up t...
1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L trans D VIN: JT6HF1OU4X
Trans locks up in D whether overdrive or not. Shudders violent 6-8 times, problem goes away for 2-3 minutes and re-occurs. Happened at various speeds 30-60 mph. Doesn't happen when in 2; has to be in D. When symptom occurs, slipping into neutral stops the shud...
2001 Lexus IS300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTHBD18204
I got this one with a p0440 evap system malfunction.Evap VSV(one connected to intake )had been replaced to fix code.I inspected for hoses off,crack in hoses and other componants-found no faults.I connected smoke machine at service port and looked for smoke.Fou... Trouble codes: P0440
2002 Mazda B2300 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4F4YR12DX2
This vehicle came in with trouble code p1537 stored for IMCR control fault. No help in trouble shooter or all data for this code. Any help with flow chart on this one would be helpful. Trouble codes: P1537
1996 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L Surge VIN: JA3AW75K0T
Ok checked and found codes for mass meter baro/ intake air temp circits cleared codes. Also said that he caused codes unpluging mass meter. Hear is what I know CMP & CKP tested good, both wave patterns are great!! also tested map sensor after looking at wiring...
2003 Mitsubishi Montero XLS 3.8L noise VIN: JA4NW31S63
back up and stop hard. pull foreward and hit brakes first time and loud pop from right front. ball joints, links,everything seems tight.
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA31A2Y
engine cranks but won't start has good spark and fuel pressure has 12 volts at injectors but no ground control has engine rpm and pos crank signal resistance of cam sensor ok no trouble codes security light on dash is off i'm not finding much diagnosis info on...
2002 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6ED27XX2
Problem is code PO 456 ( Evap small leak code) Comes back on after about 2 days. I replaced the EVAP Canister vent control valve and the fuel cap. Vehicle runs fine I did a visual and also made sure the canister was not plugged. Also when I park the vehicle in...
2006 Nissan Xterra X 4.0L No Start VIN: 5N1AN08W96
Vehicle cam in for timing chain noise. Replaced all 3 chain and tensioners. Vehicle will not start now. Has no spark or injector pulse. Has rpm reading on scanner. If the timing was off I think we would still have spark right? Any help would be great. Thanks
2005 Subaru Legacy GT Limited 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4S3BL67625
Vehicle shutters and sometimes stalls intermitantly at stops. i have recorded data of when it occurs and there is a lean condition at the time of stall/shudder. O2s flucutate normally. Someone spoke of deceleration valve? Assuming this is like an IAC that woul...
1993 Toyota Pickup 2.4L electrical VIN: 4TARN81A6P
car came in because after vehicle has been sitting for 2 days or so it would not start. car had .34A with car off and key out of ign. pulled fuses and found fuse AM1 would take away the amp draw. i looked up a wiring diagram and traced it to the alt. and pulle...
1999 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0L differential VIN: 4T3ZF13C2X
we have a 99 sienna that came to us with gear noise in side cover. we overhauled trans. and replaced bearing and race, back in 100 miles later with same noise. same bearing failed, tried bearing from another supplier, back 2 weeks later with same failure, any ...
2009 Toyota COROLLA 1.8L alternator VIN: 2T1BU40E59
our customer called with his vehicle stalled in roadway on side of mountain in a thunderstorm...visibility in feet for him(less than 20). a couple of guys on a tree clearing crew came by and pushed him out of roadway...customer has driven car for several miles...

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2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HKRL1860Y
Many replies suggested that the gas cap filler neck leaks, The smoke test did not indicate this from the purge side of the vehicle. So , I used my evaporative fuel adapter from our delphi machine and install a hose on the adapter and smoke test it at the gas ...
2007 Mazda 6 i 2.3L right turn signal light VIN: 1YVHP80C27
Rick from Manitoba hit the problem squarely on the head and I want to thank him for the answer to this problem. I found out that this car has had 4 BCM's put in it by the dealer and they never actually fixed the cause of the problem which is water running down...
2000 Mitsubishi Mirage DE 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JA3AY11A3Y
Sorry, I did not type in this original information, car seems to have a cracked egr passage internally in the intake manifold, we are removing it to check the integrity of the passage, exhaust gas is coming from throttle body on opening of the throttle, there ...
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 3N1CB51D21
thanks for all the replies, most were related to replacing the ecm after performing some wiring checks that i already did. the customer, not real happy after buying the car 3 months ago, has elected to "park the car". I did not get a chance to check the timing... Trouble codes: P0335.
2002 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1DA31D62
IGNITION RELAY WAS AT FAULT IT IS A 2 POLE RELAY ONE CIRCUIT INTERMITTENLY GOES OPEN MOSTLY AT START UP O2 HEATERS AND CAN SIGNAL WOULD NOT POWER UP RELAY LOCATED BEHIND FUSE PANEL Trouble codes: U1000 (can communication line), U1001 (can communication line), P0031 (oxygen sensor heater circuit b1s1), P0051 (oxygen sensor heater circuit b2s1).
1997 Subaru Impreza Brighton 2.2L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: JF1GM4255V
Owner replaced air filter & did not have the lid on correctly,when I took it off and reattached corectly all the symtoms stop and car is running well Trouble codes: P3025 (knock sensor).
2000 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 4T1BF22K82
sorry for the delay in this response, turns out it was the rear o2 sensor. the first one we replaced was defective. but i still can't understand why i wasn't getting a o2 sensor code. anyway the car is gone. thanks again for the help. Trouble codes: P0301, P0303, P0305.
2002 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: A22S066804
Well due to the time in vehicle and other cars we could fix we sent this one to The local Toyota Dealer. We did however find out from the customer what the problem was, and they said it took a new set of injectors at about 1200.00. Have had many people tell me... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0303, P0305, P0307.
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