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2003 Acura MDX 3.5L Blower Motor
Intially, I diagnosed this vehicle without much thought. I replaced the power transistor which usually is the culprit. I did check the the temperature on the scan tool at normal operating temperature. Also the rear unit works fine, good heat. I can control the...
2005 Isuzu Ascender LS 4.2L Cuts out VIN: 4NVES16515
We replaced the cylinder head on this vehicle and now whenever it reaches operating temperature it dies and throws a P0017 code. Since we have replaced the crank sensor & camshaft actuator. I lined up the timing marks on the black chain links according to the ... Trouble codes: P0017
2008 Mazda Tribute Hybrid 2.3L MIL Lamp on, No drive LOS VIN: 4F2CZ59HX8
OK, we have a fun one here! This Tribute Hybrid was smashed on the LF and RF. It is here from the body shop. The vehicle will start and run, but when dropped into gear; various DTCs begin to set and the vehicle goes into LOS (limited operating strategy). The H... Trouble codes: P0A0A (High Voltage system interlock circuit), U2023 (Invalid network data recieved from another module with faulted input set in ABS), P1A0D (Hybrid generator disabled), P1A0E (Hybrid motor disabled), P1A13 (Regen Disabled), P2104 (TAC forced idle mode)
1998 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L 1-2 shift VIN: 4SEBD6751W
When the vehicle arrived there was a flashing A/T temp light and a MIL.. There also was a complaint of a late 1-2 shift. The green connectors under the dash were connected putting the vehicle into a test mode. The customer had installed a starter themselves an...
1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Timing Belt VIN: 4S3BG6854W
After completing a repair for the blown head gaskets and installing all new timing components and water pump, we brought the vehicle back in for a 500 mile inspection and found the timing belt is still walking out and getting chewing up (please see "Related Re...
1995 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXAE09BXS
I have 0.009 ac volts at ecm and at sensor plug it has 0.315 ac volts on both new wire and old wire. Code 52 still comes up with the mil light comes on. I was asking for some suggestions on ant problems found Trouble codes: 52 (knock sensor circuit)

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1993 Honda Civic CX 1.5L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 4T1BG22K5Y
thanks for the replies. after further looking into this vehicle I found that I missed one key point. taking the o2 sensor out. the cat was clogged solid. customer had cat replaced and the vehicle runs great now. more power than it has ever had, back to mi...
1995 Honda Odyssey LX 2.2L abs light VIN: JHMRA1861S
I found that the left rear speed sensor did not have a reading when spinning the wheel and reading with a multi-meter. All other wheels have shown a reading performing the same procedure. I ordered a ABS speed sensor from honda and it will be here in a few da...
2001 Hyundai Accent GL 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: G01U117468
2004 Kia Spectra LX 2.0L blend door actuator VIN: KNAFB16154
Apparently KIA had a bad batch of control heads. They warrentied 2 heads before installing a good head. Thanks for the help.
2004 Suzuki Verona S 2.5L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: KL5VM52L34
well techs this one is still not compleatly fixed. we installed a new vent shut off valve and that cured the p1449. vehicle still has trouble taking fuel i belive that the evap canister is pluged causing pressure on the fuel system. we are going to try filling... Trouble codes: P1449, P1620.
1986 Toyota Pickup Base Turbo 2.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JT4RN63B6G
We created this problem for ourselves. When the truck came in, the EGR valve hose was disconnected and plugged. We hooked that back up and the truck seemed to run no different so we left it. Turns out the valve had an intermittant sticking problem that caus...
2006 Toyota Corolla S 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXBR32E36
Many thanks to Henry (verify cleanliness of internal filter screen), Phillip (verify correct ECU per TSB-0378-08), John (verify correct ECU), Jesse (computer problems) and today Thomas (verify ECU part number) but the filter was replaced (not mentioned in my o... Trouble codes: P0741 (Torque Converter Control or circuit problem).
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