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2005 Acura TL 3.2L Stall VIN: 19UUA65595
Car came back 30 mins later with blown fuse again. This time #2 coil was melted and smelled burnt just like before. What can cause the coils to short and this time on a different cylinder. The spark plug tubes look fine. Something is causing the coils to short... Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0306
2000 Daewoo Lanos S 1.6L Cuts out, Stall VIN: KLATA5268Y
hey folks problrm started out as simple no start towed vehicle in and almost didnt locate pressure spec. vehicle requires 41-47 psi pressure replaced original pump as it produced 0 pressure first replacement installed and produced 44 psi let vehicle go and had... Trouble codes: P0171
1995 Honda Civic LX 1.5L nox VIN: JHMEG8552S
car has come in for high nox. i have a copy of the vir if someone can explain how to post pictures on here. but if i cant . here are the readings. hc's are good with 10 at 25 and 5 at 15, co was good with 0 on both. nox was max at 25 is 731 and measured 1872, ...
2003 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L dont know VIN: SHSRD684X3
when i drive it higher pich rotational noise from under the middle of engine compartment right turns only. i can hear the noise going strait then quick turn the wheel to the right slightly. checked all the parts with electric ears but cant put a finger on what...
2005 Hyundai Santa Fe LX 3.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: KM85C73E45
we have 2 of these cars with the same problem does not always act up hard starting hot or sometimes cold dealer told both that they needed inj. cleaned has any one seen this problem or know if cleaning will fix it thank you
1997 Lexus LS400 4.0L horn VIN: JT8BH28F1V
The horn works when it wants to. I guess I am looking for a common falure pattern. You can get the horn to blow when by tilting the wheel in the up position. As the driver sets his presets the horn stops. I have removed the airbag and checked the ground wire t...
2007 Mazda RX-8 1.3L ignition switch lock cylinder VIN: JM1FE17367
Help!!! the little black cover got removed during routine servicing, and now the ignition key won't turn even when we tried the key that is stored in the card. Please help - THANK YOU IN ADVANCE
2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport ES 3.0L Mechanical VIN: JA4MT31HZX
Hi Guys, I realize going into this that this question is rather broad-based, but I must replace the transmission in my boss's vehicle tomorrow. Warranty Company gives seven hours... Having never done one, does anyone have any tricks, words of wisdom or caution...
1999 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA21D0X
car towed in for no start, upon checking it out immobolizer system problem when starting the car the security light stayed on, called locksmith, had new key and programmed made, car worked fine for 2 days, same problem, now it will not program key, when cranck...
2000 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Compressor VIN: 1N4DL01A9Y
Now that I have this cream puff in my stall, I verified correct a/c charge. When a/c button is on, it lights up, fans turn on, idle changes, but compressor does not turn on. The gap is wider then normal, but when jumped at the a/c relay, it will kick on and pr...
2003 Nissan 350Z Touring 3.5L lack of power VIN: JN1AZ34E23
Ok Here is the problem at about 3500 to 4000 rpm at full throttle only with park or head lamps on the computer will shut the throttle plate down to 13%. As soon as the lites are turned off the throttle opens and the car runs like it should. It is instantaneous... Trouble codes: P0507 (Idle speed control), P1212 (Manufacturer controlled fuelair), P1612 (Manufacturer controlled output circuit)
2004 Nissan Sentra 1.8L No Start
No Start. Both injectors and spark will fire once or twice when you attempt to start the car. Then injector pulse and spark stop while engine is still cranking. Every so often, the spark and pulse will continue long enough that the engine will try to start. I ...
2004 Nissan Titan LE 5.6L CAN Systen VIN: 1N6AA06B54
this truck came in with two codes a P1212 and U1001.P1212 is abs module CAN line shorted and U1001 is the CAN line shorted or broke wire my [...] says to ignore P1212 if U1001 is present.this truck also was in a wreck it is fresh out of the body shop and ca...
2004 Nissan Titan LE 5.6L Unknown VIN: 1N6AA06B24
3 weeks ago the srs light come on ,after that the truck begin to stall at 7o kmh the owner tell me that the every time it stall he just start it and it will run again .This week-end the truck stall on highway and the teft system light come on and it wont run,t...
1997 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1BB02E9V
replaced egr, vsv, cleaned intake passsages 2X's still having problem, checked all vacuums ok, apply vac to egr car runs rough, blew thru hose going to map sensor still same prblem - please help and thanks in advanced Trouble codes: P0401 (egr insufficient flow)
1999 Toyota Tacoma SR5 3.4L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4TAWN72N7X
Hello to all. Need a little help to step in the right direction. I have this tacoma that im working on for a friend on the side. He originally called me with a running rough complaint and a check engine light on for an intake air temp sensor. When he went to s...
2005 Toyota Tacoma 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TELU42N05
This truck came into the shop with a check engine light on and code P0451 (Pressure sensor noising/stuck). After electrical component testing and smoke testing the evap system, without the factory tool, we found no problems. After doing some research, we decid... Trouble codes: P0451 (Pressure sensor stuck)

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2002 Acura TL 3.2L lights VIN: 19UUA56666
Sorry for the post quality, it was done by my manager who just "jumped" in. From what I know, the customer had replaced his own light bulbs himself and never returned. We did not do any repairs or any real diagnosing other then just seeing the lights flicker o...
2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L tcc VIN: 5FNRL38625
Thanks for all the help. we had pulled the solenoids and checked the screens which were clear. Then we pulled the tranny and had it rebuilt. The rebuilder told us the torque convertor was ok but the tranny had a bad clutch pack. It all works well now. rebuilde...
2002 Kia Optima LX 2.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAGD12652
First of all sorry for the delayed fix post, but it took forever to convince the dealership to spend the money on a new factory programed pcm. This was the problem, all the used modules were bad. Vehicle is running and running well now. Thanks to everyone w... Trouble codes: P0350 (ign prim ckt failure).
1990 Mitsubishi SHOGUN 4/4 2500CC glo-plug circuit VIN: L149G-4005
thanks for all replies decided to fit a push switch due to costs.the ecu was faulty,10 secs on switch starts 1st time. all good now. clive
1990 Nissan 300ZX 3.0L alternator VIN: JN1RZ24A0L
Well here's the deal, after replacing the alt. with an a/m one i rechecked the amp. output again now on the new one, results 0 amp output. So before I shuv this alt. I go through and check all my wiring due to the bulb check light issue I had, and I find nothi...
2003 Nissan Frontier XE 3.3L distributor VIN: 1N6ED29Y93
We want to thank every one for the information. This was right on. The timing belt had too much freeplay & the belt was hitting the timing belt cover. We replaced the timing belt & tensioner with Nissan parts & no more noise. This was a strange noise & had led...
1990 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L cruise control VIN: JT3VN39WXL
found the ECU shorted internally, released truck to customer, unable to find ECU.thanks so much for your comments and sugguestions. the pin numbers everybody talked about did not corrospond to the pin# on mitchell. but i was able to work off the color of the w...
2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L abs/mil VIN: 4T3ZF19CX1
michael and ted on the right track, turned out to be a bad abs unit, signal from all 4 speed sensors coming into unit was good as i stated in original post, when i used the scope at the abs unit plug signal from abs unit to speedo wasnt coming out until 7 mph ...
2002 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L tensioner VIN: 2T1BR12E62
Thanx to all that replied I had to take the timing cover off to get to the broken bolt ( I got tired of drilling the hardend steel) Gave the customer back her car at no charge to her and she is thrilled even her elderly mom called me and thanked me lets hope t...
2006 Toyota Tacoma 4.0L brakes VIN: 5TEMU52N4E
thanks for the tips, seems dirty backing plates, poor lubrication and poor quality brake parts have had troubles. this last truck did not show any signs of fluid leaks into brake area. brake parts and backing plates were dry, dusty. seems the trucks we have ha...
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