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2002 Acura MDX 3.5L Navigation system VIN: 2HNYD18462
This MDX is my wife's. We bought it from a used car lot and they didn't have the code for the navigation system. The full VIN is [...]. I called the dealer with this info and they gave me a code 3713. When...
1999 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L Struts VIN: 2HKRL1863X
Vehicle had struts(Sens-Trac), springs (Honda OEM) and upper mounts/bearings (KYB)replaced at our shop. Also had front brake rotors and pads replaced. Outer tie rods also replaced. Sent van out for sublet alignment and was informed that there is a major case o...
2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: SASRB78824
clear codes and vehicle free revs fine til code 2646 sets then it wont rev over 3 grand...wont get above 40 mph...alldata calls for special tools to check oil pressure? anywhere else i can look? this is the second one of these i have had that has kicked my tai... Trouble codes: P2646
2002 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L MIL Lamp on
P0442 Small Leak. Replaced gas cap and smoke tests. found no smoke and still falls and resets [...]. Anyone with any help. Thanks! Trouble codes: P0442 (Evap Slow Leak)
2003 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Surge, Misfire VIN: KNHDN45D23
Group I have a strange one that is driving me nuts. I have a really good customer(at the moment!!) that has an intermittent misfire he believes. He drives about 350-500 miles a day and it is misfiring on start up and while driving only occasionally. We tuned t...
2004 Hyundai Elantra GT 2.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: KMHDN4624V
Customer brought me car because has spent several thousand dollar with anouther shop trying to repair intermitten Stalling and cutting out. I have disconnected the o2 Sensors both of them with little to know chg on my scanner. I am contemplating installing an ... Trouble codes: P2626 (Linear O2 pumping current Trim), P0032 (O2 Heater Control Ckt High B1S1), P0038 (O2 Heater control ckt High B1S2)
1992 Isuzu Trooper S 3.2L Misfire VIN: JACDH58V4N
Hi Gang, This one has us very puzzled, vehicle came in on the hook, there is a major misfire in cylinders #3 + #4, tested ignition system and and found a weak coil on #4 (replaced)spark plugs were gas fouled (replaced), performed compression test with average...
2004 Kia Rio 1.6L Cooling Systems VIN: KNADC12504
Help Guys...this one is killing me. This Kia came in with the head off from another shop. She was upset at them for??? Installed head (reman - looked very good)with new gaskets and headbolts started up ran great - test drove never ran hot.She picked it up and ...
1993 Lexus SC400 4.0L Cuts out VIN: JT8UZ30C3P
hello, i am trying to help a customer with a problem. very occasionally and randomly her lexus cuts out, like somebody turned the ignition switch off. when this happens, the dash display winks out. it always restarts when tried and dash comes back immediately....
1991 Mazda 626 2.2L Stall VIN: 1YV6D22B5M
This car was brought to me from another shop, did not run right after tune up from them. Finished the tune uo with new wires and fuel filter, rechecked plug gap OK. ran better but had a miss at idle. replaced distributor with 2 used ones. Runs better now, but ...
2001 Mitsubishi Galant ES 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AA46H01
Car came in from a local dealer with a PO304, we verified the dealers maintenance recommendations and replaced the plugs, cap,rotor and wires along with the valve cover gaskets due to excessive oil in spark plug tubes. After repairs the car continues to interm... Trouble codes: P0304 (Misfire Cylinder 4)
1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Mechanical VIN: JN1CA21D9T
Have customers vehicle with a hard starting concern at all times. Does not matter if vehicle is warmed up or cold. If vehicle is running and you shut it off it will have delayed start if tried to start back up. Cranks for about 10 seconds than fires up. Vehicl...
2001 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1N6ED27Y91
Hello everyone I need your help on this nissan frontier that intermittantly blow the 10 amp fuse for engine control.I'm puzzled by this problem because it started 2 days after we replaced the timing belt I dont know if its just a coincidence.I have already dou...
1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L All Shifts VIN: 4T1BG22K3X
Car has late upshift on all shifts. The transmission has not been serviced recently but the pan has been off and was very clean. The only thing that I question is the calculated engine load, it is at 34% hot idle which seems a little high. I have not checked e...
2004 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4L door locks VIN: 4T1BE32K54
All the doors lock with remote and mannually but don't unlock either way. changed the master switch now the difference is that only driver side door unlocks but the rest of doors still don't unlock. Thank you for your help.

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2001 Acura TL 3.2L Headlights VIN: 19UUA5601A
Sorry guys, the car never made it back, I did get some helpfull replies that stated to carefully check to make sure it has not been in a wreck, and too look for bare wires,I will let you know what happens if the car comes back by reposting the car, again thank...
1999 Honda Accord EX 3.0L int no start VIN: 1HGCG2250X
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. As most suggested, the ignition switch is highly suspect on these vehicles. We took a stab at it and replaced the switch and have had no problems. The 3rd gear switch code was returned to a transmission sh...
2000 Infiniti I30 3.0L power door locks VIN: JNKCA31A0Y
2002 Infiniti Q45 4.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKBF01AX2
Wow! We had this car for a month! Thank God the customer was super understanding and appreciative of all the time we spent on it, considering the dealer gave up on it. (It helps we gave him a loaner car as well). The problem was the crank sensor. I did a input... Trouble codes: P0605.
1986 Mazda B2000 SE-5 2.0L gauge VIN: JM2UF31166
Well, I guess I was the only guy on the planet who did not know the location of this thing. The amazing thing was, even after I knew the location, it was hard to see because it was covered in oil and was broken off at the nut. The wire had been tucked back b...
2002 Nissan Sentra SE-R 2.5L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3N1AB51D72
Thank you to all that have responded. The initial call to a dealer stated that there was no warranty left on this vehicle but the customer called another dealer and they stated that there is a recall on this computer and that it would be covered for another 8 ...
1999 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L Surge VIN: 4TAVL52N5X
Check map was out of Range Replace.Still Doing the Same. Check TP Switch it Check Good With Scaner And Volt Meter. But That Was All To Be Replace Fix Truck ??? Trouble codes: 505 (iac).
2001 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Valve Adjust VIN: 1NXBR12E51
I failed to mention this in the original post, but this vehicle does have a slightly rough idle, which led me to the valve question. Many replies, and they were all split, yes and no. I will look at the car 1 more time and will end up inspecting. Thanks to eve...
2001 Toyota RAV4 2.0L 1-2 shift VIN: JTEHH20V91
Hello again fellow members. The vehicle was taken home without me knowing. Last I heard my service writer was talking the customer into buying a new car. I think this one would have been fixed with a new ECM my opinion. The replies received said the same as my...
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