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2003 Acura MDX 3.5L air bag VIN: 2HND18853H
got this mdx with code 53-31 srs unit failure. light not on when vehicle came in. saw new battery so i cleared the code sent the custmer on her way. srs light comes on and gose off randomly while driving.(about 4 times a day) i can not get it to act up, perfor...
1995 Honda Civic LX 1.5L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEG8658S
Hi gentelmen I haved a wire one car drives normally but every other time the mil will come on car will feel slugish runnig rich but no codes I check all my grounds connectors for all sensors & ecm open ecm & nosings of foul play change the fuel pump relay beca...
2003 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L starter VIN: SHSRD78873
Hi fellow techs. I am working a 03 honda CR-V. It came in on a hook for a no start condition. We pushed it into the shop tried starting it and the starter ran but did not engage into the flywheel. I thought , that is easy, it needs a starter. I installed a Bos...
2004 Honda Accord LX 3.0L steering VIN: 1HGCM66434
I have a customer here with noisy steering. She came in last week and you could definitly hear it. Not too loud but it was there. She said you only really hear it in the morning when it's cold and it gets better as the day goes on, if you do some driving. We s...
2004 Honda Pilot LX 3.5L Headlamps VIN: 2HKYF18794
Hello techs, We've got a 04 pilot that has no high beams and it appears you have to jump through a bunch a hoops to follow this tree and may need Honda tools or special tools. Perhaps you Honda techs have seen this before. We replaced the bulbs first. The low ...
2008 Infiniti EX35 3.5L Cuts out VIN: JNKAJ09E78
hello everyone! this one has intermittent stalling. [original customers complaint before we touched anything] when you are on intersection making left waiting for traffic it sometimes stalls. when you put it on reverse and gently touch gas pedal it sometimes ...
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L mounts VIN: JT6HF10UXY
lexus/ toyo techs I need some help on this one. The story starts with one of our techs replaced the timing belt and now the customer says it idles rough. The complaint actually is not a rough idle but a resonance throughout vehicle at idle in gear.I have been ...
1992 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L Starting
hi all i am a transmission tech and we all get involved on mysterys this veh will crank over with noid lite on inj hrns constant lite scanner will not communicate has no spark has a crank/sensor/dist looking style/looks new (cust bought veh like this)connector...
1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L Stall VIN: 4A3AK44Y4S
Hi all, Car came in stalling, When car does stall there is always a long crank to re-start. Hooked up scan tool no codes stored. Car has new Cam/Crank sensors installed. We scopped Cam and Crank sensors and when car stalls out we see 9volt reference down. We s...
1991 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1HJO1P2M
Car came in running rough with MIL light flashing 1,2,3,4,5. I pulled codes 00068 undocumented,55 system ok,11 crank angle sensor,22fuel pump circuit,and33 oxygen sensor with scan tool and after looking at the wiring diagram decided the only even remotely comm... Trouble codes: 55 (system ok), 11 (crankangle sensor or circuit), 22 (fuel pump circuit), 33 (oxygen sensor)
1999 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JN1CA21AOX
Good afternoon techs, mechanics, and geniuses, i honestly almost forgot i have this tool available to me... this maxima stalls cold. only cold. when the outside temp. is below freezing, and it will only do it for a few minuter(possibly 4 tries), then it runs...
2000 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L timing belt / valves VIN: 5N1ED28Y2Y
Looking for a bit of advice on this Nissan. Truck came in after the timing belt snapped. Customer attempted to replace belt himself. Re-installed customes belt in proper timing and ran compression check. Cyl 4 & 5 have low compression so I am assuming valves h...
2001 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L security VIN: SN1ED28Y01
after sit for 4 days or more battery is dead, paracitic draw is 720 ma. drops to 180ma when interior light/smart entrance modual fuse is pulled, this is 7.5 amp fuse that in not switched. the right door switch does not turn on the dome light. If I unplug the t...
2002 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR09X62
I have a reoccurring p1130 for the swirl control valve. I have tested both solenoids on the vacuum tank, checked for proper vacuum routing and checked for vacuum leaks. I have tested both swirl and power valves to see if they hold vacuum. i have tested the vac... Trouble codes: 1130 (swirl control valve solinoid valve)
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L high idle VIN: 1N4AL11D32
we did a fuel injection & throttle body service on this car...runs great, but now the idle remains very high. how can i reset the idle without sending it to the dealer? thanks, bill
2003 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Stall
This vehicle has a no start cold very intermediate. Happened this morning and last time it happened was Dec. last year. Check in Dec. no code had crank signal. Got it started by hold acc to floor which told me it was flooded but I have no reason that I can see...
2001 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 5TENL42N81
Ok heres the story on this truck customer has been throwing parts at this truck and hasnt fixed his issue. The truck has a noticeable rough idle at 680-700 rpm. In open loop 1000 rpm the truck idles good LTFT 3.4% to -3.5% short term 0%. Soon as the truck hits...

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2001 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L No Start VIN: 2HKRL18531
hi, thanks to all of you for your respond to my request for help specially thanks to william edmond and Joemar [...] which nail it on the head. immobilizer system was the problem, new key and reprograming solve the problem . thanks again MATT
2006 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3L ABS Module VIN: JHMFA36286
Thanks to all who offered advice on this problem. The brake position switch had been installed on 1/26 (shop 1). I called the current shop (shop 2) and told them to check the installation/adjustment of the new switch. Shop 2 insisted the switch was installe...
2001 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHWF25S61
Thank you for your help everyone. I performed a cylinder leak test and found a burnt exhaust valve. Removed head and sent out to machine shop etc.. Thanks again Trouble codes: P0301 (Misfire on 1).
2005 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.7L No Start VIN: KMHWF25H95
Appreciate all your help ,but tried mostly everyhing.Still could not get a signal from the crank sensor.
1992 Isuzu Trooper S 3.2L Stall VIN: JACDH58V8N
Thanks for the info! The intermittent EST code was narrowed to just 2 wires, the ignition module and the ECM. The wires were fine, I tried a second module (factory - used) with no change, so I threw a used ECM at it which fixed the intermittent check engine l... Trouble codes: 42 (EST electronic spark timing).
1998 Mazda MPV ES 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: JH3LV5239W
thanks for your replies.we found that with the mass air flow meter unplugged you could start vehicle and let key go back to on position very slowly vehicle would stay running.plug air flow meter in and would die we replaced mass air flow meter and vehicle has ...
2001 Mazda Millenia 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA22141
hi, and thanks to all for putting my suspicions to rest. overwhelming response was the converters were shot. one gentleman even gave me a price for them almost right on the dot, also some suggested to check other systems to see if they caused the problem. i di... Trouble codes: P0421, P0431.
2003 Mazda Protege DX 2.0L vibration VIN: JM1BJ22503
First of all thankyou all very much for your input, this one is fixed. We all teamed up on this one today (slow), scrutinizing exhaust pipe, EGR systems, etc, and come up with nothing. Then we thouroughly scrutinized the mounts. We noted that the top trans mou...
2001 Nissan Sentra XE 1.8L No Start VIN: 3N1CB51D61
thanks to all that took the time to help the customer ended up pulling the car from me I hate to release a car with out a fix but we have to know when to let go i lost my shirt on this one I coulnt bring my self to chage for my time when I couldnt give him a a...
1996 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Transfer clutch VIN: 4S3BG6850T
Well, after throwing out some bunk test information and starting back at the begining, we found the very common dead transfer clutch solenoid, replaced and all is well.
2003 Subaru Outback 2.5L alarm VIN: 4S3BH89623
OK 1ST Thanks to Don from nj who brought to my attention that the 2 times per second flash meant the car was in valet mode...a quick look in the owners manual explained just unlocking the drivers door with the remote and holding the unlock button for 2 seconds...
1984 Toyota Land Cruiser BJ60 4.2L Starts and cuts out. VIN: JT3BJ60G2E
Hello there. This vehicle is fixed. The problem was the relay box. It took a while to get a used part. I couldn't see anything the matter with the old relay box. All of the solder joints looked good. Two of the three relays are sealed. I suspect one of t...
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