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1992 Acura Vigor LS 2.5L Cuts out VIN: JH4CC2641N
Given the fact that the original sensor pack is visibly in damaged condition, with nearly all its sealing resin gone, I expected an improvement in the running and certainly not a repetition of DTC # 4, the same code as before I replaced the sensor pack. Anyone... Trouble codes: 4 (Crank position sensor)
2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L anti-theft VIN: 2HKRL18062
can anybody help me out on this odyssey? the alarm on this oxyssey will go off on it's own while sitting in the driveway. the really puzzling thing is that it will do it even with the doors unlocked and the alarm therefore unarmed. we have verified this. if i ...
2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L compressor VIN: JHLRD778X4
vehicle came in a/c not blowing cold. compressor comes on and pressures do not change. high 90psi low 90 psi. noticed oil and dye on lower shield below compressor possibly coming from relief valve, at this point not sure of exact source. installed new compress...
1999 Isuzu Trooper S 3.5L flex plate VIN: JACDDJ58X7
I have a cracked flexplate.I know why it broke because I found loose bell housing bolts. I can get one from from an earlier Trooper with a 3.2L The one I am working on is a 3.5L. Does any one know if the flexplates are the same. I called an isuzu dealer in Hou...
2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: KNDJB72361
hey guys! this kia is kicking my ass!!! lol. it started out running fine. thought it had a miss on take off under load, but no code for a miss. so i checked plugs and found wells filled with iol. changed out v cover gasket, plugs and both coils, and the 2 wire... Trouble codes: 440 (evap)
2002 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L Door Locks VIN: KNDUP13152
Owner attempted to jump start the van and reversed polarity on the cables. Initially it had no power windows, no radio, AC was inoperative, and no power locks from either key or door switch. Windows and Radio were fuse issues, and AC was a fin sensor (thermist...
2002 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L Coolant Temp VIN: KNDUP13112
Hello and thank you in advance for the help. 2002 Kia Sedona came into shop for overheating problem. The customer put in thermostat before bringing it here. If you run the van at an idle after about 15 min it will start getting hot. you can rev the engine at 2...
2004 Kia Optima LX 2.4L Stall VIN: KNAGD126X4
Need a little kia help. 04 Optima, cuts out and stalls at idle only. Have a 102 code. Can unplug maf and car starts and idles great. Have cleaned throttle body and reset fuel trims. No help. Wondering if the maf's are common on these. Can they be cleaned, litt... Trouble codes: 102 (mass airflow)
2002 Lexus LX470 4.7L Hyd Suspension VIN: JTJHT00W52
Truck came in with complaint of suspension raising everytime started. Verified suspension was dropping when shut down. Upon restart will raise front about an 1.5". Checked for leaks none visible checked codes manually and found none. I believe the shocks are b...
2004 Mazda 3 i 2.0L No crank VIN: JM1BK12F14
Hello We have this Mazda that will not start intermittently with the fault codes U0100 EPS - lost communication with PCM. U0100 IC lost communication from PCM. I did look in the archives and noticed that 1 that was damaged in a accident. But my question is ha...
1995 Nissan Pickup SE 3.0L front bearings VIN: 1N6HD16Y2S
Vehicle has been making this growling noise ever since he purchased it, but now it is getting worse. The outer CV boot on the driver side was torn, and the customer couldn't remember the last time the bearings were repacked. I recommended we replace the CV axl...
2001 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4DL01D01
greetings to all this nissan came to me from another shop whom were chasing a couple of evap codes.as noted they have changed several solenoids with no success.i did check for codes and got two evap codes small leak and large leak for evap.i put my smoke machi... Trouble codes: P1441, P0455
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D91
never had code p1488 before today I can not find any info for this code. If you have any info it would be helpfull. I believe P1491 has to do with the canister cut valve found ou improper instalation was the fault please help with info on p1488 Thank you D... Trouble codes: P1488, P1491
2003 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L Stall VIN: JN8DR09Y03
After trans replacement the car will stall immediately after start up. It always starts and runs fine when cold but when hot it will start but the rpm's drop down to 200-300 and sometimes it will recover to a normal idle and sometimes it will stall. If you giv...
2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara Luxury 2.7L esp VIN: JS3TE94426
Car came in with ESP light on. Pulled codes using Launch. C1037 C1075 present. Using Mitchell wiring and diag flow charts Had power and grounds to steering angle sensor. Live data was good except for angle sensor. Put new sensor in and cleared codes. Now ESP l...
1994 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.4L No Start VIN: 4TARN93P8R
Thanks in advance for your replys. This truck came to us from another shop with a no start condition when hot. They replaced the fuel pump, and cold start injector. The customer stated that at times the vehicle will crank but not start unless he injects about ... Trouble codes: 22 (System normal at this time)
2001 Toyota Prius 1.5L Stall VIN: JT2BK12U91
car will run for 1 to 7 min. , stall then restart , runs fine when it starts . i called a master tech from toy. he said that it could be the main battery . that it must have 200.volts , my modius said that it has a total of 281.15 volts. he also said that the ...

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1993 Honda Prelude Si 2.3L low brake VIN: JHMBB2253P
after finding the test plug was able to run test and found l rear abs sensor was open and replace it and had a good petal. Thanks for all the help on this one...
1993 Honda Prelude VTEC 2.2L no crank VIN: JHMBB1178P
Well after alot of hair pulling I finally figured out the problem. I took the fuse box loose and was looking at it the starter cut relay. I pulled the relay out and was probing the connector and found I didn't have ground signal from the clutch switch. Well I ...
1998 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L AT Fluid VIN: JHLRD1861W
Techs convinced me that Honda ATF today is different from DEXRON so I have decided to keep using that product despite the higher price. However, I suspect that in 1998 Honda was using DEXRON. Thanks to everyone who commented especially those who had detailed k...
1998 Honda Accord EX 3.0L pressure solenoid a VIN: 52WAOO7294
hi. guys this one is finally fixed most techs recommended to check for main relay staying in the on position , which i had done before my post I did power & ground check at the PCM connectors with voltage drop, and as I said they were ok. after having the car ...
2000 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L Fues under dash VIN: JHLRD2842Y
THANKYOU ALL FOR THE HELP, it did turn out to be in the rear harness leading to the license plate light. Thankyou all again
2003 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L Engine Compression VIN: KNDJD73353
If you define fixed as leaving your shop and never returning then it's fixed. I recieved several replies that stated that in fact that when the motor is run that hot, to the point of shutting off, the rings will cease to seat. Some members suggested that I do ...
2004 Lexus RX330 3.3L compressor VIN: JTJHA31U54
Thank you evereone for help. It ended up being compressor.
2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L goes into neutral while drivingcould be intermitte VIN: JN1CA31D31
I replaced the VSS (revolution) sensor as many suggested. So far no problems have occured since replacement. Thanks to all who responded.
2002 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L fire! fire! VIN: JT3HN86R12
thanks for the help. i ended up replacing the canister and exhaust and left it go at that. i got 13 replies, most of them saying the same thing: basicly, fuel vapors + oxygen + sparks = fire. my only hang-up is: how did the sparks (from the pipe rubbing agains...
2004 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.0L Fuel Filler VIN: JTEZU14R14
Thanks for all your help, however i tried everything on this car, from removing the tank to see if are valves are in proper place, to disassembling the filler neck to make sure every hose is breathing, but could not find the problem. cust took it to dealer and...
2005 Toyota Camry 2.4L Crank pulley VIN: 4T1BE32K65
I have fixed this vehicle as I have replace the bad pulley with an OE Toyota pulley. All the responses either referenced an A/C compressor locking or dragging or a belt slipping causing excess heat damaging pulley. I will admit I used a Dorman pulley for repla...
2008 Toyota Yaris S 1.5L Steering VIN: JTDBT92388
HI guys thank you for all your help and taking the time to respond . I put a used Rack and pinion and did a zero point calibration aligned it and it works great. Special Thanks to Kenneth [...] Thank you
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