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2005 Acura TL 3.2L bluetooth VIN: 19UUA65555
the blue tooth says booting all the time...when you try to use the switch nothing happens... the navi switch works radio volume droppes.. tested fuses good and the switch.. they are both good..i tried disconnecting the battery to rest no luck.. shop key has a ...
1991 Honda Accord EX-R 2.2L shifter VIN: JHMCB7665M
Vehicle won't shift out of park, engine idles too high. Tested all circuits for the shift release system. Found no power coming from tcm to interlock control module. The computer see's brake switch and .7v tps. Checked all powers and grounds(good). Don't know ...
1996 Honda Accord EX 2.2L No Start VIN: 1HGCD5639T
First complaint was stalling at idle and no start cold.Replacing stopped up fuel filter fixed stalling.Next was interment no start.Took several days to get a no start.Would start instantly every time.Then one time we had no start.Checked and had no fuel pump p...
2002 Honda Passport LX 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S6CK58W32
I am getting these four codes and sometimes a check engine light and a performance light. I have found the problem to be in the wiring harness just between the computer and the left valve cover when I wiggle the wiring in a certain way. Before I cut into the h... Trouble codes: P1515, P1295, P1125, P1221
2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Misfire VIN: 2HKRL18002
This has me stumped... Van came back in 3 weeks after we replaced 2 coils and all plugs for a dead miss, p301 and p302 codes. Left running great. Came back with intermittent miss fire at idle after running for a minute or so; as soon as it drops off high idle,... Trouble codes: P1399 (random missfire), P0302, P0305
2004 Honda Civic LX 1.7L battery draw VIN: 2HGE5165X4
disconnected aftermarket alarm, removed all fuses/relays in both fuse boxes. draw goes away if 80amp battery fuse is removed. disconnected alternator-no change to draw
1998 Hyundai Elantra 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHJF24M9W
Had this code last week, tested and replaced purge control solenoid. It had no flow in either direction with or without 12V applied to it, so I figred I had it nailed. 2 Days later the MIL is back on with this same DTC. Should I smoke this system? I see no tes... Trouble codes: P0455
1996 Kia Sportage EX 2.0L Excessive Emissions
Kia techs please help. Car came in for no power and failure to complete monitors. Timing belt was off so i corrected that. Now powers ok but scan data indicated 0 volts on upstream 02, with fuel trims at +20 ,i checked actual 02 voltage and it was .900mv. CO i...
2003 Mazda Protege5 2.0L engine VIN: JM1BJ24543
smokes especially when cold some deposits on # 1 spark plug customer states has not added any coolant or oil a smear of oil or something is covering the whole back of car customer thinks it's a head gasket but i'm not so sure thanks for all help mark
1998 Nissan Frontier 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6DD26S5W
good morning all...need some help this frontier is popping up code p0500 speedometer does not work, fuel gauge does not work and temp. gauge does not work. all tell tale lights are working properly. probed back of instrument cluster and i am receiving signal f... Trouble codes: P0500 (vehicle spped sensor fault)
1999 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L drive axle VIN: 1N4DL01D1X
This vehicle came in with a vibration complaint. test drove with customer and verified that it shook under lighp accel, worse with the steering wheel turned slightly either way. Shake stopped immediatly when you let off the throttle. Seemed to be a simple diag...
2005 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4.0L 1-2 shift VIN: 5N1AR18W15
Customer complained of hard 1-2 shift pulling away from traffic lights. No codes were found, however the fluid was discolored (may have had water in fluid). We removed transmission for inspection. Found burnt third clutches and band. Installed rebuild kit, tor...
2005 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4.0L long crank time VIN: 5N1AR18W45
This truck is kinda kicking my butt. Customer brought it in stating it cranks for way longer than it should, and the cel is always on. Moved it in the shop and pulled codes. Came up with p0340 twice in stored and twice under pending. Cleared code and it immedi... Trouble codes: P0340
2005 Subaru Legacy GT Limited 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BL67635
customer came in first with a cyl # 3 missfire, codes were just erased by someone else - so monitors had not ran completely. i requested that the customer return when all monitors had ran. customer put new plugs, switched coils around. no difference car runs w... Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304
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)
2001 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8L parking lights VIN: 1NXBR12E01
I am working on a 2001 Toyota Corolla LE. Last week car came in for headlights staying on all the time. After doing some research I found the fix to be replacing the headlamp switch and main daytime running light relay above the glove box. I replaced these par...
2002 Toyota Highlander 3.0L long time to refuel VIN: JTEHF21A52
Hello again, This vehicle has a problem refueling where it accepts fuel very slowly. Suspect a restricted vent line somwhere but all accessible ones are clear. This tank is a pain in the arse to remove so I was hoping for a more desicive answer before removin...
2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BE32K84
i have this car in the shop presently. came in with no throttle response. no check engine light on or codes in pcm. is in fail safe mode for throttle problem. followed chart for checking the pedal position sensor & tested good at the pcm inputs for vpa1 & vpa2... Trouble codes: P0121 (throttle position circuit)
2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3L Master Cylinder VIN: C75S346606
I have found out this vhl does not have a brake booster system? Hydra boost looking system installed. Customer states brake pedal goes down to floor when depressed. I have driven this vhl days before it happened to me. Found out just standing in park vhl idlin...
2006 Toyota Corolla S 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXBR32E36
Customer first arrived with (intermittent) MIL on and TDC P0741. The torque converter was damaged and automatic transmission clutches worn. Upon replacement of converter, replacement of all solenoids and a transmission overhaul, the MIL re-illuminated, same co... Trouble codes: P0741 (Torque Converter Control or circuit problem)

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2003 Honda Civic LX 1.7L mounts VIN: 2HGES16523
Thanks everyone. I believe the mount next to the timing cover was the problem. I ordered all new mounts from honda, The honda mount came with the bracket Already installed. Also, the honda mount is about 1/2 inch taller than what was in there. It idles like ne...
2004 Honda Civic EX 1.7L all gauges VIN: 2HGES26854
most of the replies i recived pointed to the insterment/guage cluster going bad. customer would rather turn the vehicle off and back on aigain than spend the money. they also stated that the problem has not returned.
2000 Infiniti I30 T 3.0L no reverse VIN: JNKCA31A1Y
I disconnected all the electrical connections to no avail. I will pull the tranny within the next 30 days as the customer has another vehicle. Hopefully I can post something back then.
2003 Infiniti G35 3.5L power window VIN: JNKCV54EX3
Thanks to Jesse, David, Jon, Jeremy & Jason for their valuable assistance. Ultimately a new window motor was necessary because the sensor ring (held by rubber plug button during resetting window position) was damaged.
1998 Isuzu Trooper S 3.5L shift interlock VIN: JACDJ58X5W
Thanks for the very good help. The problem was a sticky brake lamp switch. The plunger would not come out and close the switch, no power to the solenoid. The switch would be less sticky when warmed up. If the brake lamps came on the interlock would work. I che...
1994 Lexus LS400 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8UF11E4P
i would like to thank all who replied ,and with the problem this vehicle was haveing the cust would be better served to go to the dealer. sorry for the long reply. Trouble codes: 25 (exhaust lean).
2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport ES 3.0L Mechanical VIN: JA4MT31HZX
Gentlemen, Thanks to all of you who took the time to reply. Michael from Texas, I would assume you have never worked on a vehicle from upstate NY where every 3rd fastener needs to be torched...salt is wonderful stuff... I am 6 hours into it and have anoth...
2000 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D4Y
After checking what ever we could & nothing gave any evidence of a problem I decided to switch injectors from #4 to #1 the vehicle seem to be fine for 70 or so miles then it went into a skip mode but never setting the check engine light. I first suspected that... Trouble codes: P0304 (missfire 4 cyl).
2003 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L transfer case VIN: JN8DR09Y73
Tires are new, all the same size/brand/PSI. This customer decided not to pursue repairs on vehicle and took it away. I would prefer to offer some helpful hints, but have none to offer. Thanks for the input.
2008 Nissan Xterra SE 4.0L combo meter VIN: 5N1AN08W78
sent vech. to dealer had bad UCM was replaced by dealer
1997 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L timing belt tensioner VIN: 4S3BC6851V
Thanks for the input guys, I rolled the dice & put the belt back on. Turned the key & she sprang to life, no noise, no misfire, seem to run good so I shut it off & finished assembly. Took car for a test drive & all was well, had power, no check engine light, i...
2002 Subaru Legacy L 2.5L shift cold-fluid aeration VIN: 4S3BH63562
Thanks for all the input. Everyone had something worth considering. The bottom line, no smoking gun on this one but I learned a few things about the fluid levels being very important at operating tempurature when checking etc. Some cars are more picky than o...
2002 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L steering VIN: 4T1BF32K72
2004 Toyota Prius 1.5L unknown VIN: JTDKB20UX4
Thanks for the info, most of you said to check the in dash air filter and to check for signs of rodents and possibly exhaust leaking through rear seal and also to check the 12 volt battery, checked the seal and it was good, also checked the battery and it was ...
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