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Prev Professional Automotive Repair Technical Discussions for December 15, 2009
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2001 Acura MDX 3.5L Drive-axles VIN: JHM782654J
i need help any one can please !!! where is the fill and drain plug for tranfer case on this suv thankyou very much
2000 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L 1-2 shift only VIN: KMHJF356YU
We started from scratch. There are only two fault codes present (one for the MIL request from TCM [P1624] and one for the lack of pulse generator B [P0722, output shaft speed sensor]. The transmission will start out in high gear and stay there (fail safe mode)...
2003 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L front diff actuator VIN: KNDJC733X3
Hi 4x4 won't engage. problem is with the front differential not engaging. THere is an actuator in the diff that is activated by an air pump. The pump has been changed as the original would only work if taped on. Also I changed the air hose from the pump to the...
2004 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: KNDJC73314
i have this kia,that misses intermittently.we replaced the heads.and customer said it didnt miss before.the codes popping up is cylinder 2,4,6,missfire.weve rechecked the timing 3 times,which i wouldnt think the problem would be intermitted if it was timing bu...
1990 Lexus LS400 4.0L master cyl VIN: JT8UF11E7L
This car has been sitting for a while,customer wants to get it running.there's no brake in the rear wheels.I checked the pistons in calipers they move freely.tried bleeding ,no fluid coming from them.remove nipples hit brake still no fluid.when i open the feed...
2003 Lexus RX300 3.0L VSC light VIN: JTJHF10U63
I did a timing belt on this and now the VSC light comes on and sets a code C1210 Zero point calibration sensor not learned.Disconnected battery and touched terminals together reconnected,no luck.I don't understand the diag but if anybody has successfully fixed...
2001 Mazda Tribute ES 3.0L High backpressure VIN: 4F2YU09111
I'm hoping someone has run into this before and can shed some light on a difficult problem. When the vehicle originally came in, the egr valve had a hole in the side of it. We found that this was due to excessive backpressure. The convertor on bank 1 had come ... Trouble codes: P0303 (Cylinder 3 misfire), P0304 (Cylinder 4 misfire), P0305 (Cylinder 5 misfire)
2004 Mazda RX-8 1.3L Surge, Stall VIN: JM1FE17NX4
Rotary buffs HELP!!, This 2004 Rx8 came in owner tried everything he knew. Symptoms were Stalling on decel, intermittent surging idle. We found the under hood condition poor (lot of oil in air cleaner, oil splattered everywhere). There is a K&N filter and all ...
1985 Nissan 720 2.4L No Start VIN: 1N6ND01S0F
I have no spark except when you cycle the ign. key on and off.Every time you cycle the key spark occurs once.I added grounds from engine to body and body to battery.Coils test good as does the wiring.I can tap reluctor wheel to pick-up coil and spark occurs.Cr...
1991 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L starts in 3rd gear VIN: JN1HJ01P7M
Ok nissan techs Have a wierd one here, customer states that on a road trip transmission had trouble kicking down to third when going up hill would just stay in Overdrive. Now when he got home vehicle starts out in third gear unless you select manual low and sh...
2005 Nissan Xterra S 4.0L oil VIN: 5N1AN08W85
this truck is my neighbors grand daughter, clean truck, come to me for oil burning, low oil pressure only hot and stalls, i changed the oil, nissan filter and 5w30 oil - good for a week and i get a call, oil down 1 qt oil pressure dropping down and engine stal...
1998 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Hesitation VIN: 4T1BF118B2
toyota guru's I write this request swallowing a lot of pride, but I have to get this thing repaired because the next step is to ship it to the local dealership. This car regrettably has turned me into a parts replacer which I{m really upset about. I've talke... Trouble codes: P0325
2003 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0L No Start VIN: JTDBF32K13
Vehicle arrived at shop as a no-start. Transponder key ECU data showed no valid keys stored in memory. ECU wouldn't register a new master key with TIS passcode. Replaced Immobilizer ECU & now have 3 keys registred (2 masters). Vehicle still starts & immediatel... Trouble codes: B2799 (Engine immobilizer system malfunction)

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
Fix/Summary Answers
2000 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD1879Y
I had to give this vehicle back to the customer for them to use and the light went out after about a week. It recently had come on for a couple of days and went out again. I plan on getting in back in after the holidays to see what is going on and if there is ... Trouble codes: P0172 (bank 1 system too rich), P0170 (fuel trim bank 1).
2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L abs & traction light VIN: KM8SC83D71
first i want to thank all those who reply. thanks very much the fix was the abs pump relay was bad all is ok now thanks all again
2005 Isuzu Ascender LS 4.2L Cuts out VIN: 4NVES16515
We finally removed the cylinder head again and had the machine shop swap it out for another one. After installing it and running the vehicle there seems to be no issues. and yes we lined up the timing exactly how we had before. Trouble codes: P0017.
2002 Kia Spectra 1.8L Mechanical VIN: KNAFB121X2
thanks for all the help. The trans. is bad but we have not fixed the car yet. Kia refused to stand by the trans so we are tring to get something worked out with the customer. Bad deal Thanks Kurt
1997 Lexus LS400 4.0L Heater Cable VIN: JT8BH28F0V
Thanks all for the replies. looks like the only way to get the cable is with a complete box. 3k bananas and the customer decided to work the heater valve by himself. 1 post stated that it may be available with the electric motor that controls valve but my Lexu...
1997 Lexus LS400 4.0L horn VIN: JT8BH28F1V
I received 6 replies for assistance. If I forgot to thank each tech personally I apologize. Most of you said what I was thinking about a broken ground wire where the steering wheel tilts, I never got that far with the repair. My customer has not brought the ca...
1999 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L No Start VIN: 15X0136545
I took chris advice ,pulled the valve cover and beware it was off like he said, lined up timming belt and start right up.Thanks evreyone PS.By pulling just sparkplug to check timming i guess not good enough,again thanks
2002 Mazda Protege5 2.0L Mechanical VIN: JM1BJ24552
OK the vehicle is not fixed . I think it is a piston slap noise. I guess we will live with the noise. If something comes apart I will update. Thanks for the replies.
2004 Nissan Murano SL 3.5L ride control VIN: JN8AR124S4
thanks Steven and the IATN techs, it was the fluid filled rear lower control arm bushing...replaced the entire arm, problem solved ... thanks to all for taking time to reply...have a wonderful holiday.
2003 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L Mechanical VIN: JF1GG29683
thanks to john and alex for knowing what there talking about and knowlage on this subaru. they were correct and just had to let the car run(it did take awhile) and car runs and sounds fine.
2001 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8L wheel bearing VIN: 1NXBR12E71
Thanks for the input ... Because the issue was so unusual ... we decided to replace the knuckle hub and bearing assy with a used parts. After the repair the alignment (steering wheel was off significantly , suggesting that something was bent in a large way. w...
2001 Toyota Prius 1.5L no crank VIN: 2TFR2F44GD
thank you all for taking the time and knowlede to reply to my post...modis does not get into the battery volt readings...that and my lack of training on hv systems vehicle was sent to dealer...they did however tell me the hv battery was dead...may be helpful t...
2002 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L engine starting VIN: 5TEWN72N22
Thanks again to all who responded, vehicle still is not repaired. The customer took a break from us, so no new updates. The only other anomaly I have not explored is the speed at which the engine cranks. Seems to me that it is slower that most Tacomas that ...
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