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2008 Acura tsx 2.4L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: JH4CL96938
Hi have an odd one here This costomer tryed putting some gas form a can in his garage in the car. The car died shortly after and was towed in. We found that the gas was full of water bad. we drained the tank, filled it with new gas 93 octane added dry gas and ...
1999 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L electric window VIN: JHLRD1764X
I have power going to the drivers front window but it will not work tested it with straight battery source, it will work up and down, replaced master switch and relay. Still won't work any idia's
2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6L No Start VIN: 1HGEJ8645Y
Car came in on the hook with a no start. Customer stated it shut off on them going down the road. They towed it home prior to bringing it to us , replaced timing belt, plugs wires, cap ,and rotor. Still no run. Upon arrival at the shop I doubled checked all th... Trouble codes: P0118
2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, VIN: 2HKRL18611
hello i would like to thank you all a head of time this vehicle has been wearing me out first the vehicle came in with a long crank after a hot soak very intermitant i could never get it to act up but the bank one 02 sensor was reading off the charts i replace...
2001 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD28421
At idle after a short warm up the check engine light comes on. A short while later the light will start to flash. Most of the codes are for a misfire. We have never under any condition felt the slightest misfire. We'll sometimes get a code P0172 for rich condi... Trouble codes: P0172 (System to rich bank one), P1399 (Misfire detected), P0304 (Cylinder 4 Misfire), P0301 (Cylinder 1 Misfire)
2002 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD78832
Okay boys and girls, I am waiting on Honda Tech Line to open up and just wanted to pick your brains a little as a collaboration and perhaps we can all gain something. At any rate, the vehicle has an intermittent stall concern. Sometimes it stalls completely, s...
2003 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Steering VIN: 5FNRL18603
2003 Honda Odyssey. Van was running and driving fine. I replaced the timing belt now power steering is making real loud whining sound and getting bubbly. The powersteering still provides assist but maybe not as much.It makes a noise like a vehicle that is very...
2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0L compressor VIN: 1HGCM66595
Howdy boys n girls, this accord was dropped on me by another shop, it wont engage the compressor, the snap on scanner says on when the a/c switch is depressed and indicates that the compressor clutch is on but it doesnt engage, the fuses are all okay none blew...
2007 Honda Accord EX 2.4L "stopability VIN: 1HGCG56757
HONDA GUYS UNITE! I am posting this to get feedback to see if I missed something and to pick your brains. This car, 07 Accord 2 door, came in for a brake check and we recommended brakes on both axles. Customer approved job and we performed the work. Car came b...
1995 Lexus ES300 3.0L No Start, no mil light VIN: JT8GK13T4S
check engine light does not come on with key on. Wont start,has no spark or inj pulse. i checked inj fuse it was OK swapped out relay, still no check engine does have 12v at the b+ term in diag. connector.check for 5v at tps did not find any except fo...
1993 Mazda RX-7 1.3L Low power VIN: JM1FD3316P
Thanks in advance! I am an ASE Master/L1 with 15 + years experience on all makes. I love a challenge, but this car is getting stressfull. It had a rolling idle/stalling in gear condition that I cured with a new "Clutch pedal position switch" . I have already r...
2002 Mazda MPV LS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM3LW28A92
Hello fellow technicians! I'm having problems with this Mazda MVP. Its making me look like the Most Valuable Chump! Vehicle came in with a check engine light on. Has a P0327 knock sensor low input code. And it also has a O/D light flashing on the dash indicati... Trouble codes: P0327 (knock sensor low input bank 1 or single bank), P0706 (transmission range sensor malfunction)
1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.0L No Start VIN: 4A3AK34Y4V
verifyed crank no start. no codes no inj pulse no spark. pid monitor found no crk or cam signal. verifey tone rings and timing. one things got me stumped is there both no signal i could see one or the other but why both. does it take a ckp sig before pcm looks...
1998 Mitsubishi Montero Sport XLS 3.0L monitors incomplete VIN: JA4LS41P5W
Hello fellow technicians, I know someone out there has ran into this problem before, because I have ran into the same problem on Mitsubishi Montero sport. My problem is I cannot get the monitors to get complete I have no pending codes, No codes. Vehicle temp r... Trouble codes: N0NE
2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.4L controls VIN: 4A3AK24F06
vehicle came in low on freon, charged to proper amount of freon. compressor only kicks on with the fan in low setting but the fan doesnt work. if you switch to other fan speeds the a/c light goes off on compressor shuts off but the fan works properly. all fuse...
2002 Nissan Sentra SE-R 2.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 3N1AB51D02
The two weeks prior to receiving this vehicle were some of the busiest I've had all year, so I was hoping this Sentra would be an easy in and out repair. I knew I was in trouble when it was a no start w/ no spark, and I was not familiar w/ this ignition system... Trouble codes: P0340
1992 Subaru Loyale 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF2AN52B1N
This vehicle is here for a Smog Inspection. The check engine light is on but no codes are present. The check engine light gets dim and bright randomly at idle. Have attempted code clearing procedure, even though there are no codes, but the light acts the same....
1999 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L speedometer, check engine light VIN: 2T1BR12EXX
Customer is here for speedometer inop and check engine light code P0500 no speed signal. First of all I have seen the connectors on these instrument clusters cause alot of problems. We cleaned and checked all instrument cluster connections. We actually have a ...
2000 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDDR32T4Y
vehicle has code 171 lean condition long term fuel trim -19 short term fuel trim fluctuates + and - mass air flow 2 grams which seems low tried a new one same readings and cant find a vacuum leak ran propane over every thing got any suggestions guys thanks Trouble codes: P0171 (lean exhaust)
2003 Toyota MR2 Spyder 1.8L No Start VIN: JTDFR32073
I am posting for another tech. This MR2 Spyder with the rare Sequential Manual Transmission(no clutch pedal)was towed in with a no crank condition. Found no ecm ground for the starter relay. While testing it cranked twice and started but usually will not crank... Trouble codes: P0863 (CAN communication malfunction), P0900 (Clutch solenoid circuit)
2005 Toyota Prius 1.5L Abs system VIN: JTDKB20U95
Hello Iatn Members, Well, I hope someone out there have this sympton which could enlightend me with this headache problem. 05 Prius with excessive current draw of about 860mA to ABS system. Kill battery overnigt. A few basic circuits tested all okay. REmoved ...

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1997 Honda Accord EX 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCK5688V
First let me say thanks for all the responses. it was determined after replacig both speed sensors on the transmission and still setting the light that the transmission was shot and was slipping causing the code Thanks for all the great responses. Trouble codes: P0715.
2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Unknown VIN: 5FNRL18064
indeed a bad LF brake hose along with a bad LR brake hose. i swapped the two brake hoses on the front and the vehicile now pulls opposite direction. thank you all
1997 Hyundai Sonata 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHCF24D4V
Hello, I am closing this help request without a resolution. We installed a used pcm in the vehicle and after 3 weeks of driving the evap monitor has not run. When we resolve this situation I will post the final solution. Of the 3 replies I received 2 suggested... Trouble codes: P0443 (purge valve circuit).
2005 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L fork/bearing VIN: KMHD46D95U
This car is fixed. The aftermarket clutch was the problem. After applying the clutch several times with the engine running the bearing would release from the pressure plate allowing it to bottom on the sleeve causing the hard pedal. I will also add that the se...
1998 Isuzu Trooper S 3.5L Drive-axles VIN: JACDJ58X5W
Thank you all that helped me out , i seen were the front speed sensor on the transfer case wiring harness was cought chaffing by drive shaft very poor wiring harness routing corrected routinr & repaired wire,,, Many Thanks joe
1999 Kia Sportage 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJA723XY
i switched injectors between cylinders 1 and 2 and replaced the hoses on the bottom of the injectors and the light has been off since then Trouble codes: P0301.
1994 Lexus LS400 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JT8UF11E2R
1998 Lexus ES300 3.0L Blower Motor VIN: JT8BF28G0W
Long from Texas hit the nail on the head with his response. "At the AC blower linear controller, watch the voltage at the Yellow/ White wire; it should increase and decrease by the commanded speed input from the AC control head. The higher the voltage the l...
1999 Lexus GS300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BD68S6X
I thank those of you that replied. What I did find was if started cold and allowed to warm up, within a couple of minutes it would turn the MIL on and the throttle wouldn't respond. At this time if I canciled the code and held the throttle slightly open, the t... Trouble codes: P1125 (Throttle Control Motor Circiut Malfunction).
1999 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGF22C2X
Most replies said to clean or replace MAF. I did clean it and vehicle hasn't come back. I think it was a borderline failure anyway. What I was most interested in was all the vehicles I see with Freeze Frame data not really supporting the need to set a code. ... Trouble codes: P1131.
2002 Mitsubishi Montero Sport ES 3.0L No Start VIN: JA4LS21H32
Warning to others searching for help on these vehicles. You are probably better off leaving this type of problem alone or ELSE prepare your customer for some very expensive repairs. Did not post a fix on this vehicle until tonight because it has been such a ni...
2003 Mitsubishi Montero XLS 3.8L noise VIN: JA4NW31S63
Thank you for the replies. I believe the issue to be the upper control arm bushings and hope to get this vehicle in to confirm this by replacing the bushings. It appears that there is excessive movement when stopping.
1975 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.2L Mechanical VIN: 0112547896
Thanks for the help Abuseok Andrew from New Zealand Jun 5, 2009 12:01:41 AMAh. Must be something in the name... The old Boyce service manuel gathering dust in the corner has some specs. It says the 75 cruiser is a 2F motor and goes from 1975 to 1980. Specs ...
1987 Toyota Pickup 2.4L No Start VIN: JT4RN50R3H
First, to address the starting issue, was an electrical problem. Installed a known good used distributor with same results. Next, checked part numbers of ignitor & ignition coil that they had installed previously and asked the customer more questions. Discover...
2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JT2BG22K5Y
thanks to all who replied. i found the exhaust cam was 4 teeth off from the intake cam. the car runs good now
2007 Toyota Prius 1.5L air bag light VIN: JTDKB20U47
Hello everyone I had ordered a module and went back to this shop to check installation of it. Before i installed I tried out my brand new toyota "Techstream" to see if any errors were present in Toyota's latest and greatest tool. Nope. For the one fella i a...
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