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2003 Acura MDX 3.5L Unknown VIN: 2HNYD188X3
hello to all. have this mdx in the shop with a intermittent noise when driving between 40-50 mph. it sounds like you drove over a cattle crossing grate or over the drunk bumps on the side of the road, noise comes and gose randomly for about a second or two. c...
1994 Honda Civic LX 1.5L No Start VIN: 1HGEG8662R
the fuel pump takes up to 10 min to turn on once the key is turned on. It is strange, you turn on the key and wait for the fuel pump to turn on then the car will start. It seems to me there is some type of timer but i cant find it, any help you can give woudl ...
2005 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHDN46D95
have this vehicle light came on about 3 months ago for same codes someone cleared them and shipped car now im working on it now i have substituded known good o2 sensors and mass air flow sensors and im at a loss no vac. leaks or intake leaks exhaust system is ... Trouble codes: P2237 (o2 sensor pump circuit open), P0030 (o2 sensor code), P0171 (lean), P2271 (o2 sensor stuck rich), P2196 (fuel system stuck rich), P0170 (system too rich)
2000 Isuzu Rodeo LSE 3.2L front/rear wipers VIN: 4S2DM58W0Y
hi there,this vehicle wipers front and rear are not parking normally i have to park them manually.any help will be apreciated thank you again.
2001 Isuzu Rodeo S V6 3.2L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on, Trans shifts VIN: 4S2CK58WX1
This vehicle came in complaining of hard trans shifts and 'not going in the right gear'. The only code for engine and/or trans was the p1290. The first thing that I noticed was the MIL and a hesitation when applying a hard throttle. The trans shifted normally ... Trouble codes: P0129
1996 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGE22C7T
Hello: Another surging idle mystery vehicle. Thought for sure it was another vacuum/intake leak type of repair. No leaks found with smoke test, mirror exam or spraying with brake cleaner around intake. Removed ISC from bore and plugged with large plastic plug.... Trouble codes: P0120 (Throttle position sensor cicuit A)
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L steering wheel VIN: 4A3AC54H51
I need some help guys! This Mits came in with a complaint of shake in steering wheel between 20 and 30mph.. Verified complaint and it is shaking badly between 20 and 30 in every gear if manualy shifting or in drive then fades away as speed increases.. When at ...
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...
1998 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L Converter VIN: JN8R05S3WW
Hi Nissan Guru's, This problem is intermittent, but we can make it happen. It does have a code for TCC solenoid, it's not in trans ECU but in the engine ECU and when driving on the HWY it will start by noticeable RPM change and then start kicking like a miss-f...
2002 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D12
vechicle came in with a no start as well as a ckp p0335 code so i hooked up the crank to lap scope and the waveform did not seem right after giving the sensor a good wack the car started and came to life but with a number 1 miss found coil melted replaced and ... Trouble codes: P0335
2004 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L no fog lights VIN: 1N4BA41EX4
Well this car was in for other miscellaneous work (oil leak at oil cooler, low side ac hose, trans service and rear brakes) Which we did with out any problems. Customer then asked us to look at his fog lights. So I verify they do not work but all other lights ...
2004 Nissan Sentra S 1.8L Extended Crank Time VIN: 3N1CB51D84
Should this vehicle hold residual fuel pressure? This one will not and will infact completely drains my fuel system analyzer sight glass back into the tank. Is this the purpose of the repair in tsb # NTB05-052a?
2002 Subaru Forester S 2.5L engine VIN: SF65692H75
hello subarun techs, bought this car from customer replaced motor due to overheating now when cranking i only have spark from 1 and 2 on coil pac
1996 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L abs VIN: 4T1BF12B3T
Hello everybody, i have a question for all the toyota techs out there. Ive had this Toyota Avalon for about 2 weeks now, came in with ABS activation when coming to a stop. Checked for light on, and codes but there were none. I hooked up the modis, launch and g...
1997 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L abs trac VIN: 4T1BF22K9V
i check every wire and power and ground, nothing affect, very embarrasing whith that trouble please help me!!!
1999 Toyota Sienna CE 3.0L steering VIN: 4T3ZF13T9W
Vehicle is hard to turn, is some easier when reved up, is full of fluid. Started instantly.
1999 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8L engine knocking VIN: 2T1BR12EOX
Customer ran car low on oil,now has rods banging like crazy & needs engine replaced,car has the 1.8 engine.I have a 2001 corolla that was totaled in rear,has a good low mileage 1.8 engine in it.the vin # on the 2001 car is [...].can anyone tell me i...
1999 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L high idle
This car came in originally with high idle when cold all the time and died out intermittently when started cold. We inspected and replaced the IAC as per usual procedure. Now customer says that it hasn't stalled on cold startup however idle is still high when ...

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1992 Acura Vigor LS 2.5L Cuts out VIN: JH4CC2641N
This car was fixed by replacing the alternator. After replacing the reference sensor array, the car initially ran well, then, after an overnight period, when started for the first time the next day, ran very poorly. I was misled by a test, outlined in Alldata,... Trouble codes: 4 (Crank position sensor).
2004 Acura MDX 3.5L belt chirp VIN: 2HNYD18224
Hello everyone and thanks to everyone that put their experience forward to help me. Alot advised to try an OEM belt and to check the tensioner. I was certain it was typical belt chirp i had heard many times. Joseph in Florida had the miracle answer i needed...
1998 Honda Civic DX 1.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2HGEJ6672W
thanks again to every one who offered there help, as most said i removed iac valve and cleaned and freed up shaft, re-install and everthing is good. thanks again what a great tool to have in your shop.!!!
1999 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L Misfire VIN: JHLRD2842X
Thanks to all who helped. The Cr-v is running great. The technician on the other shop forgot to take his rag from the intake. The intake port on #1 was restricted. I should have looked all the way up though each port. Trouble codes: P1399, P0301.
2000 Lexus GS300 3.0L Battery goes dead VIN: JT8BD68S9Y
Well, we have (kind of) fixed this car. As Adrian pointed out, the yellow/silver wire goes to the 'key in' switch in the ignition switch. It has been 6 weeks since we cut the wire, and the customer says that EVERYTHING still works properly, and the battery d...
2001 Mazda Millenia 2.5L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA22181
While testing car started up and never died again could not duplicate any problem after that point customer is still driving arround. thanks everyone. Trouble codes: P1345 (CMP Sensor Cuicuit Malfuction).
1999 Subaru Legacy L 30th Anniversary 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BK435XX
Well I guess Subaru doesn't care if you can fix wiring problems on their cars...and I was thinking about buying one... I took Andy from Washingtons advice and soldered the wires to the solenoid. I didn't have any acid core solder so I used rosin core, once you... Trouble codes: P0446.
1996 Toyota Tacoma SR5 3.4L Pedal feel VIN: 4TAWN72N9T
I believe this truck was fixed (or at least the symptom went away) by adjusting the arm of the load compensating valve. The adjustment is on the rear axle, and it was set low, near the bottom of the threaded rod, raised the setting about an inch, and truck st...
2000 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7L Charging VIN: 19YS004195
thanks to everybody i put 5 alternators on this truck oem did it,i kelp checking wires over and over ,iam hard headed,so iwent to toyota ,got a alternator.it works thinks again.
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