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2004 Acura TSX 2.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JH4CL96804
Vehicle cuts out, loses all dash lights & accessories, CEL comes on, all other lights, ABS, SRS, VSA, side air bag, brake light come on after the car cuts out and comes back on. At first there where no codes stored in the history. This has been happening for ... Trouble codes: P0685 (ECM/PCM Power Relay Open Circuit)
2007 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L Engine VIN: 5FNRL38487
Car came in running rough found front bank (2) cat melted down and a Small bit of something stuck in egr valve. Replaced both and every thing was good. 6 month later car is back with a missfire code and dead miss on number 4 cyl. (Front bank next to t-belt) Ch...
1999 Isuzu N NPR 4.8L Front Brakes VIN: JALC4B146X
This vehicle sat for a number of years before we rebuilt the engine and placed it in service over 1 year ago. The truck was brought to my facility for an electrical issue and regular service. As we do with most trucks from other domiciles, we use it in service...
2002 Kia Optima LX 2.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAGD12652
This Kia was bought at auction by a local used dealer and it seemed to be a clean vehicle. We did a safty/maint inspection and found no problems. Dealer came in to pick vehicle up and it would not start. I found no spark and traced it to the ignition coil driv... Trouble codes: P0350 (ign prim ckt failure)
2001 Lexus GS300 3.0L heater VIN: JT8BD69S10
car got couple months ago new compressor ,dryer expansion and cabin filter, the heater works great on the drivers side but not on the passager , lexus cant tell me if there is one or two motors to change the temp,and where they are located have the glove box o...
1993 Mazda RX-7 R1 1.3L tach and coolant level VIN: JM1FD331XP
Hello fellow techs. I have a Mazda RX7 turbo that has an inst. problem. The tach wanders up and down at random, even with the engine not running and the key on. The oil press. guage is low most of the time. At random, the low coolant light will light and the w...
2004 Mazda RX-8 1.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1FE173X4
car came in with lack of power complaint from customer. we found plugs fouled and 2 ignition coils not firing. we replace all the plugs wires and ignition coils. now the car is running fine but when you accelerate hard the mil flashes and a p0302 is stored. af... Trouble codes: P0302
1986 Nissan 300ZX 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: JN1HZ14S9G
Hi there. I have this old 300zx and it will start and not stay running. Tested fuel preasure and have plenty but the pump will only run for 5 secs before it shuts off. when it is running the pump stops running and the car runs on what presure it has until it r...
2002 Subaru Outback 2.5L noise VIN: 4S3BH66572
1996 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L none VIN: JT2BG12K6T
test drive vehicle on smooth road above 30 mph,has rotational whirring noise in front of vehicle,possible left front,when noise is happening can put automatic in to neutral and coast,noise stays consistent,rev up motor while coasting in neutral,no change in no...
2003 Toyota Matrix 1.8L No Start VIN: 2T1KR32E63
The car won't start. It was towed to our shop after it died. I was getting spark. I started it by spraying throttle cleaner in the throttle and it kept on running. I took off the supply fuel line and cranked the engine. fuel flow looked weak. I replaced the fu... Trouble codes: P1315
2006 Toyota Highlander Hybrid 3.3L abs brakes VIN: JTEEW21A26
is there a way to bleed without a scan tool. and is there an inexpensive tool avalible
2006 Toyota Tacoma 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TEUX42N06
Thanks for the help. I have a truck with a complaint of no/ poor accel interm. when cruising and rough/ low idle cold in morning. I had a p0012. Cam sensor looked good. Actuator worked. Oil was clean and screen was clean. Replaced camshaft gear. Now it's back ... Trouble codes: 0012 (cam retard), 0300 (multiple misfire), 0301 (0302 -), 0302

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2002 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L Cuts out VIN: JHLRD68483
i would like thank everybodys help first, i found that when the cr-v started pulling at 2800-3000 rpm the vacuum would go to zero , so i pulled the vtc soleniod the one in middle of the timming belt found it stuck replaced it .problem solved
2004 Lexus RX330 3.3L Shift Quality, Check Engine Light VIN: LDKMSALKS4
Charlie from New York. Thank-you. The sensor we got was no good. It was an aftermarket sensor. Ordered one new from the dealer and now its working good. See what I get for trying to save a few bucks. Thanks guys for all the help.
1999 Mitsubishi Montero Sport XLS 3.0L No Start VIN: JA4LS31H5P
thanks to larry the truck had no crank signal to ecm. the truck had aftermarket alarm the bypass the starter wire to get the truck running thank to yous again
2004 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L No Start VIN: 1N4BA41E94
thanks to all for the replies i recieved, they were a lot of help. the flywheel was indexed incorrectly. there was 5 holes the dowel pin would fit in, but one of the had an orfice in it, and the one with the orfice was the correct one. re-install everything, a...
2005 Nissan Quest SE 3.5L radio and dvd VIN: 5N1BU28U86
The vehicle is fixed, despite my best efforts. There was a fuse blown in the underhood fuse box that i missed. Thanks for all the replies and help.
2004 Scion xB 1.5L Valves VIN: JTLKT334X4
Thanks Everyone, we have a unanimous decision, the machine shop sucks. I have been using them for years with no quality issues, just time issues. This took the cake however, it took 2 1/2 weeks to get the head back and it still wasnt right. Sent it back and t...
1995 Toyota Tercel STD 1.5L Mechanical VIN: JT2EL56E1S
It appears the expansion valve fixed the problem. Never seen an intermittent problem like this with an expansion valve. The customer went on a 3000 mile trip through Mexico and the Southwest with the A/C on all the time without a problem. Thanks for the hel...
2005 Toyota Prius 1.5L skid control ecu VIN: JTDKB20U45
Sorry to have taken this long to close this post,but we have ordered a master tech from bosch,to properly diagnose this car and have not recieved it yet.I will update when we recieve it and fix the car.
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