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2007 Acura RDX 2.3L Navigation VIN: 5J8TB18527
I have this RDX here with technology package. I am trying to enter the Navi code and it says incorrect code. The customer is the original owner and has all the books. I am entering the code off of the card. The maintenance log also has the same code. Has anyo...
1997 Honda Accord SE 2.2L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1HGCD5609V
We swapped motors in this Accord because of severe over heat. It got so hot the plug wire boots melted. After installation the car ran good for a few miles then started cutting out & stalling. Since then the car will run good cold for a few minutes and then it... Trouble codes: P1279
2001 Honda Civic LX 1.7L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGES15541
Came in for stall, no power, check engine light. Has run fine since timing belt and tune several months ago. It will run ok for a block then bog down and maybe stall, maybe hard restart. Noticed converter red hot on occurance, pulled O2 sensors and dropped exh... Trouble codes: P1361 (Mfr Ctrlled Ign Sys or Misfire), P1362 (Mfr Ctrlled Ign Sys or Misfire)
2001 Mazda MPV LX 2.5L Misfire, no spark cyl.3&4 VIN: JM3LW28Y11
After three weeks of trying, this problem has been handed over to me. This engine never fires #3 & 4 plugs. They share same side of the coil. According to alldata diagram pin 52 at ecm, a red wire is the trigger, wire color changes to white somewhere between e...
2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata 2.0L airbag VIN: JM1NC25F36
Have code B1871, cannot clear. The test results say to replace restraint control module. This a new module from Mazda and we got another new module from Mazda, both new modules have the same code and problem. Thought maybe the reprograming had to be done befor...
2007 Mazda 3 S 2.3L Automatic transmission VIN: JM1BK34357
Mostly when hot, when leaving a stop sign, the engine revs as a/t creeps, then catches and goes. also when merging from an off ramp ( slight corner), the trans. flares as its making the slight transition corner,then catches. I understand Asians sometimes build...
2002 Mitsubishi Montero Sport Limited 3.5L pedal height VIN: JA4MW51R12
This truck has sat for about 6 months. The problem is a low brake pedal. One pump and it is right up top. The brakes act like old drum brakes that are out of adjustment. Pedal is not spongy like air, but it just requires a pump to get the pedal up. Seems stran...
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L No Start VIN: 3N1CB51D21
Client had this at another repair place first - it was running very badly. They sold him all the gravy stuff including new spark plugs. It was still running badly when it left and shortly after became a full no-start. (It does crank well and has good voltage)....
2005 Nissan Titan SE 5.6L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6BA07A35
hey fellow techs i have a head scatcher here.customers wife called stated this truck did not want to accelerate,but was idling fine,the service engine soon lamp was flashing.i told her to shut it off and have it towed in,if it would not restart and accelerate....
2005 Nissan X-Trail SE 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8BT08V1S
Hi I been trying to find the location for the crank sensor on this X-Trail it has the 2.5 four cylinder 4x4 if any one can help it would be greatly appreciated thanking everyone in advanced for taking the time to help.
2008 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L Code p0116 VIN: 1N4BA41E38
Please help with this code as I don't really see any abnormal problem. Any TSB's or recalls?
2000 Subaru Forester L 2.5L all gears VIN: JF1SF6555Y
originally vehicle came in because clutch was bad, installed new.roughly 1000 miles later clutch was slipping badly again.installed new clutch and had flywheel resurfaced. soon thereafter car returned with obvious slipping in all we replaced slave cyl...
1998 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L condesor fan VIN: 4TBG22K8W4
i have this camry condesor fan runs all time with key on or engine runing . colant fan work normal the condensor fan is on whether ac is on or off .i repled relay #2 fan switch at radiator power and grounds seem to be ok please help thank you
1999 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Rear Suspension VIN: JT2BF22K7X
We got this vehicle in last week, with what the customer described as a groaning noise from the rear of the vehicle. After road testing we could definatly hear the noise. We checked all rear bushings etc, and found them in good condition. We removed the rear s...

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1999 Infiniti Q45 T 4.1L No Start VIN: JNKBY31A0X
Thank you everyone who replied, especially Steve [...] who gave some very helpful info. This will be a closed with out fix due to customer budget. Plus, this is also impossible for indepedence shop to repair due to the availability of Nissan CONSULT 2 as St...
2005 Kia Rio 1.6L Head Gasket VIN: KNADC12575
Thanks to all that replied. Ultimately found some very minor imperfections on block allowing coolant to leak @ seam. Mitchell 1 does recommend a sealant during installation but do not specify the type of sealant. I called them to specify and they pointed me ...
2001 Mazda Protege ES 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on
So finally got some time to work on this one. Found one bad coil causing severe missfire very intermittant. Thanks to all who replied, especially Reynold whose idea about tapping on the coils is what finally caused a noticible missfire. Swapped two known good ... Trouble codes: P0420 (p0300-), P0300.
2005 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BA41F55
Sorry for the delay, wanted to make sure. Thanks for the help, we replaced the air/fuel ratio sensor, but the light didn't go out then. The customer wanted to take it as is. She has since come back in, said it was doing great and paid the bill. Thanks again fo... Trouble codes: P1148 (closed loop bank 1), P1168 (closed loop bank 2), P1031 (air/fuel ratio sensor meter).
1994 Toyota T100 2.7L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT4VD10A0R
well even though i was sure i had tried it before apparently Jim was right and you have to have the knock sensor installed in the block to input a base signal once i disassembled the intake and installed the knock sensor the code disappeared and all is well. t...
1996 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on
Thank you for the help everyone. I wasn't able to get my hands on the car for a couple of weeks, but it was carbon buildup in the throttle assembly preventing vacuum from reaching the switches. Light has been off for about a week, woohoo! Trouble codes: P0401 (EGR flow insufficient.).
1998 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L transmission VIN: 4T1BG22KXW
Thanks to all replies, Time and money dictated a used transmission which solved the problem but didnt pinpoint the noise.
2002 Toyota RAV4 2.0L computer VIN: JTEHH20VX2
I would like to thank everybody who responded to my question. My tech installed the computer this morning and took it for a test drive. It was a plug and play computer which most responses said it would be. I also would like to say that before I asked that que...
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