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2000 Acura TL 3.2L No Start VIN: 19UUA5662Y
thasi vehicle originaly came in on a hook no start. has been doing intermittant for several months. found no rpm signal checked cam and crank sensors everything checked ok customer dicided to change the crank sensor. vehicle started rite up. It came back today...
2001 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L door sticks VIN: 2HKRL18571
Hello, what I have is this Odyssey that I have replaced the outside door handle for the right sliding door 2 times going on 3, the customer states that intermittently the door will not open, when it does crack, he has to push from the inside rear to get it to ...
1995 Isuzu N NPR 5.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4KLB4B1AX5
This is a good one. The truck has a stumble on acceleration and it hunts idle. Ive checked all the usual, fuel, cracked distributor magnets, vacume leaks, egr valve, iac(has a new one in it from previous shop), scanner shows 30ihg on map with koeo and around 1...
1997 Isuzu Rodeo S 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2LM58V43
First did smoke test. No signs of any leaks.We have replaced the vent solenoid and purge solenoid on previous repairs. We found vent sol. stuck on with key in run position. Traced back to computer. replaced computer. still reset light. dont have scan tool that... Trouble codes: P0440 (evap system fault)
2002 Lexus LS430 4.3L No Start VIN: JTHBN30F62
vehicle was towed in, had broken key and we found a new battery with both cables loose. we got a new key from a lock smith,he also tested the transponder and said it was sending a signal out. wiyh key in, there is no security light and with key turned on there...
2007 Mazda 3 i 2.0L Mechanical VIN: JM1BK32F67
Please help! I'm going on vacation in three days and won't be able to relax if I don't get this fixed. Vehicle came in for an overheating concern. A block test revealed combustion gases in cooling system so we proceded with head gasket replacement. After getti...
2001 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.5L transfer case VIN: JA4MW51R21
Hello Mitsu Fans I have a strange one hear... This vehicle has the c/d (center differantail)lock come & flash after a 16-17 mi test drive. This is not an approximate, you can set your trip meter by it . Once the light comes on it has to be reset by a key cycle...
2003 Mitsubishi Montero Sport XLS 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JA4MT31R33
the code of p0401 will set as a pending code in one drive cycle and ecm will turn the ses light on during the second drive cycle.all published test that i have found alldata,identifix,mitchell the system has passed. a question i have and have not been able to ... Trouble codes: P0401
2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.4L compessor relay VIN: 4A3AK24F38
Can anybody shed some light on an A/C leak test PID? 2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse. Ambient temp: 88F. A/C blows cold, but after running a short while starts blowing warm air -- AND the indicator light (on the A/C button) starts flashing. Cycling the button returns ...
1999 Nissan Pathfinder XE 3.3L brake pedal VIN: JN8AR07YXX
car came in with soft pedal @ first pump but then after the second pump while the car is running or in drive the pedal becomes harder and more normal ... checked for codes and just get 1 quick flash of abs light. originally changed master cylinder checked and ...
2001 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Compressor VIN: JN1CA31A41
Hello, this Maxima has intermittant no a/c cooling. When not cooling the compressor is not engauged. Clutch air gap does not seem excessive. I replaced the evap temp sensor, HVAC controls and swapped relays. Also when the a/c is inop so are the fans. This is v...
2004 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L brake lights VIN: 1N4BA41E14
hello i have this maxima that the customer brought to me blowing the 10 amp brake lamp fuse. this started all of a sudden and will blow the fuse everytime you press the brake pedal i tried the basics with no luck. i appriciate all the replies.
2001 Suzuki Grand Vitara XL-7 Touring 2.7L Losing Coolant-out overflow bottle VIN: JS3TX92V11
This vehicle will lose coolant from somewhere in the front by the radiator/overflow bottle and then overheat. Pressure testing the cap and the radiator shows nothing wrong. Customer reports that the temp guage never goes above 5/8 of the way toward hot unless ...
1994 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L No Start, Stall VIN: JT2SK12E5R
Hello Techs, Got a 94 Camry with a intermittent no start and/or stall mostly when cold. Another shop replaced the dist.(new), ignitor (toyota), and IAC. I've got good fuel pressure, hot spark and no injector pulse. I get one flash when turning the key to crank... Trouble codes: 14 (ignition signal circuit)
2001 Toyota RAV4 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEGH20VG1
no noticable runing problems. mil on and po300 present. test drove with scanner and found both long term trims at 19 percent short terms about 8 percent idle and cruise. some inter miss fires on counters (unfelt by driver) mostly from cyl 3 and 4. i cleaned ma... Trouble codes: P0300
2001 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Wiring harness VIN: 4T1BF22K51
Replacing the engine in this car from a 2000 Camry. All of the wiring harness connectors are correct, excepting the O2 sensor connectors, which are different for the 2000 motor. This is explained by Toyota switching to Air Fuel sensors in '01, as the '00 had O...
2001 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L Transfer case VIN: 5TDBT48A91
Ok, bare with me, this is my first post so it may seem a little scattered. Have this sequoia with the 4X4 lights on, the transfer case acuator will engage the transfer case into 4 wheel drive but will not disengage it. If we remove the cover from the transfer ...
2004 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3L Compressor VIN: 5TDZA23C34
Hey Guys and Gals, I have this Toyota Sienna with intermittently inoperative compressor and condensor fans. I have Checked all fuses and connections and have gotten confused with the Mitchell schematics on this car. Is this a common problem with a quick fix or...

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1999 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L right hand rear door VIN: 2HKRL1866X
thanks to all who replied. i pulled the fuse to reset and it is now functioning.
2000 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S6CK58W7Y
sorry for the delay but it was the alternator causin all the problems thanks Trouble codes: P0562, P0705, P1125, P1221, P1295, P1515.
2007 Honda Accord LX 3.0L No Start VIN: 1HGCM66587
Hi Folks, I got 18 replies, most of which said to drain tank, blow out lines, change filter and plugs, and add new gas. That's exactly what I did and it started right up although a little rough. I drove for about ten minutes and the engine smoothed out, ran ...
2000 Nissan Quest GXE 3.3L lf & rr VIN: 4N2XN11T3X
It was the dump valve on the master. We had installed a new master with valve, and it was defective. Corrected by installing a secone master. Thanks, dave
1997 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Rear cam VIN: 4T1BF22KXV
Thank you for all the replies, after talking with the customer we have found a suitable used engine with 70k and it is very clean inside to install. We have agreed to sell the engine at cost and discount the labor to satisfy us both. Another lesson well learne...
2005 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L vsc & trac VIN: 5TDZT34A85
With help from Ken (California), Terry (Texas) and Demetrio (Texas) I was able to resolve the VSC/ABS malfunctions by first bleeding any possible air from the brake system and zero point calibration of the steering wheel angle sensor and yaw rate sensor. ABS E...
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