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2000 Acura TL 3.2L Torque converter
Any one seen this in an acura. Got a 2000 3.2tl with what feels like a torque converter shudder. There is a honda tsb which addresses faulty torque converters in the accord v6's, 99 and 2000. on partial lock up between 20 and 40 mph. I definetely feel it with ...
1991 Honda Civic DX 1.5L No Start VIN: 2HGED6451M
This has had 2 distributors from autozone,and my question is can you get all the parts from Honda,the igniter and coil,what goes bad, or can napa's cardone part be used, I've got a 2000 civic si in for front end damage and same thing, advance dist and no fire,...
1999 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Surge VIN: 1HGEJ864XX
This vehicle here is giving us problems. Customer just brought vehicle as is, with aftermarket intake, exhaust, and a v tec controller. Vehicle came in with a burnt valve in cylinder 1. We performed valve job on vehicle. Vehicle now running well only problem i...
2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L p0700 VIN: 5FNRL18904
Gentlemen, Thanks in advance for your help. We have an 04 Honda Odyssey with an intermittent trans issue. Fault codes present are P0700 Transmission control system, 40-01 TC clutch system malfunction, 41-01 Incorrect gear ratio. While driving around town the ...
2005 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L No Start VIN: KMHDN46D95
asking for assistance for all the Hyundai masters as what did I do wrong? Owners relatives car that overheated and popped the head gasket.Called our closest Hyundai dealer and were told that the 10 year 100,000 mile warranty was only good for original owner of...
2005 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.5L 2-3 shift VIN: KM8SC73E65
hi fellow members and hyunday technicians i am working on this santa fe that came in because it was having a big bump during the 2-3 shift so we changed the transmission with a good used one that was working fine in another car this transmission is doing exact...
1998 Infiniti QX4 3.3L No Start VIN: JNRAR05Y6W
truck came in running very poor,customer had truck tuned up and wanted me to replace timing belt.replaced tbelt, after job was completed truck would not start. checked fire and fuel.plenty of fuel no fire. replaced distributor,now plenty of fire and fuel but n...
1994 Isuzu Trooper LS 3.2L 2nd gear VIN: JACDH58W9R
I have this 4L30E transmission with low line pressure in 2nd gear only. It does not appear to slip in second gear at this time, but I think the 2nd clutch will fail again since line pressure drops down to 50 psi about 2 to 3 seconds after the 1-2 shift and sta...
1997 Lexus ES300 3.0L cv axle
anyone ever see this??? I am replacing a cv axle on this lexus and upon removing the oe axle it has 2 ports in the shaft that is installed on the transmission side. (meaning the part that actually goes in to tranny) It looks like trans fluid goes through these...
2002 Lexus IS300 3.0L Crankshaft Bolt VIN: JTHBD19262
This belongs to a service writer. His friend and him (his friend is a state auto technician) were attempting to replace his timing belt. They were unable to remove th crankshaft bolt. Of the ways they tried are the following: 1: 1/2 Impact gun 2: Remove radia...
2004 Mazda 3 S 2.3L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JM1BK14324
ok this is my vehicle. has a hesitation/ cuts out. usually at cruise 1/4 throttle 60-75 mph usually only happens for 4-8 seconds, very noticeable. the very odd things for me here are 1) rpm doesnt seen to drop at all, a 100 rpm at best and 2) no cel or temp co...
1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L Power Steering A/C Belt VIN: 4A3AK44Y5X
Hey guys, thanks in advace for your help. I have a 1999 eclipse with a 2.0l NON TURBO. It has been throwing the p.s. and a/c belt for about 2 years but is gradually getting worse. It will throw a belt in less than a month now. I have checked all the alignments...
2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AC44G02
This vehicle was brought in to us by a used car dealer because it keeps throwing cmp and ckp sensor codes. The used car dealer replaced both sensors and checked the timing belt for alignment, which was ok. So now I have it. I am considering that possibly the e... Trouble codes: P0335 (Crankshaft position sensor circuit), P0340
1999 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L compressor VIN: JN8AR05S1X
Hey guy/gals I need help with this nissan. came in with no a/c checked pressure they were balanced so I replaced Comp,Expansion valve/ Dryer / Fan Clutch and flushed system added 3oz of oil to comp 1oz in dryer,started vehicle but compressor making a grinding ...
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D81
First found oil change over due. Change oi as this is a vvt engine. No help. Next pulled codes and found the codes listed. Cleared codes and the only one to come back is P0403 EGR volumn control valve. Did test according to [...] and everythimg pointeds to... Trouble codes: P0403 (egr volume control valve), P0400 (catalyst efficiency low bank 1), P0430 (catalyst efficiency low ban 2)
1988 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L valve cover VIN: JT3VN66W9J
Hi Toyota guys Got this 4runner the right (pass side) valve cover was updated 3 times the part # I have is a 11201-65030 it has a hump on it were as the original does not the pvc hole goes towards the back so I know its not backwards but when we put the plenum...
2001 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L comprerssor VIN: 4T1BF28K01
Hi Techs, looking for some indepth info. I have this toyota and the compressor wont come on, i ground the relay and it works, the compressor has been changed before and its fully charged, Please read on before you recommend a relay, i dont think thats the prob...
2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L brakes VIN: 5TBBT44151
Ok fellow techs we have another head scratcher, We have this 01 Tundra Limited, customer complaint is brake pedal goes to the floor just before a complete stop, we verified complaint. We scanned for codes with none found and no Check engine lights or ABS light...

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1996 Acura SLX Premium 3.2L Charging VIN: JAEDJ58V5T
Thanks everyone for the info. I replaced the alternator and after many test drives I want to report that the car is fixed!
1987 Honda Accord DX 2.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JHMCA5625H
Maybe I was not clear on what info I was looking for. None of the replies answered the question about how the Vacuum switch 'B' worked and how to determine if it was good or bad. I talked to Identifix and was able to get the info that I needed. I installed ...
2002 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD78832
I am going to close this and call it a fix. The end result was the ECU like I had suspected. One small bit of advice to add in here is to disconnect the OSS Output shaft speed sensor and check to see if you lose your 5V ref. Evidently, that had been a problem ...
2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Compressor VIN: 2HGES15557
thanks to all who replied. car actually came back early today. after reading all the replies, gained access to the thermo sensor, it tested bad(no continuity), had parts grab one at the honda store, everything started working right away after replacement. i...
2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L variable valve timing VIN: 5FNRL38736
Well I pulled the variable valve timing solonoid and actuator and found a lot of metal is the screen of it. Cleaned it out and reinstalled, no change. Boss decided to replace the assy and change oil on it, Still no change. I cut oppen the oil filter and found ...
2003 Infiniti FX45 4.5L 4wd module VIN: JNRBS08W33
Thank you kevin for your assistance. This car is going to leave not fixed. The used car lot that owns it feels it is better to cut and run. It is going back to the auction with the awd light on. Out of my control now. Still thank you for the assistance. If the...
2004 Isuzu Axiom S 3.5L Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2DE58YX4
we are not going any further with this vehicle as we are told it is being repo'd. we did check for fuel pressure at the filter and had 45lbs at idle. the frp from the scanner flucuates between 45 and 75. one post suggested that the frp should be way higher ant... Trouble codes: 1239.
2003 Kia Optima SE 2.7L No Start VIN: KNAGD12853
well i finaly got this one going. the main relay was the problem. thanks to nodata (alldata) evey time i did a search for a wire diagram for the main relay it would only show me the fuel pump relay, so i just figured it was the same thing. after searching i f... Trouble codes: P0230, P0445.
1994 Nissan D21 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 3N6CD15S8X
thanks! guys i smoked the intake and found leking intake gasket other shop did valve job, before , they replaced gasket replaced distributor and is all good. thanks again! Trouble codes: 12 (maf ckt short or bad).
2003 Nissan Murano SE 3.5L front left low beam VIN: JN8AZ06W93
first off; thank you too all that took the time too reply & help me resolve my problem, we changed the headight housing assemble & now everything works fine.
2004 Nissan Sentra 1.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D05
hey i tries both crank and cam sensors - no change, checked timing chain wear - o.k. cam end play - o.k. no problems with carbon buildup or any other visible faults. with the cam sensor mounting bolt slightly loos i can change how the engine runs by wiggling ... Trouble codes: P0420.
2004 Nissan Titan LE 5.6L Stall VIN: 1N6AA07BX4
the customer was running around with no tail pipe and it melted all the wires on the right frame rail. we fixed them and its all good now. thank you for all the replys Trouble codes: P1615 (p0605-), P0605.
2007 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L insterment cluster VIN: 1N4BA41E57
After chasing this intermitant problem we removed cluster to check pin fit, cleaned and repositioned connector.So far so good.Thanks for your time. Mitch
2001 Subaru Outback 2.5L Head gasket VIN: 4S3BH6753Y
I did install the Fel Pro gaskets like many of you had suggested. I was fully prepared to see the usual Fel Pro permatork blue gaskets, but was greeted by gaskets made in Japan. Who knows, maybe these are simply repackaged OE. At any rate, thanks for all the r...
2001 Subaru Outback 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BH66521
Well after a whole Friday of headache and multiple tests performed this one is fixed. Again this one did NOT have a MAF. Talked to dealership and they confirmed that not all these engines came with MAF and mine was one. After checking fuel filter and taking fu... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 Lean).
1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L Stall VIN: L1T1BG12KX
This one is fixed. Thanks for the help. I would not have guessed the ign coil would do this and then start right up. It didn't die in wet weather. But new coil and its been good for two weeks.
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