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2001 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L abs VIN: 2HKRL18671
asb and brake light are on. over the past 2 years they come on and off , sometimes stays on for minites other times last for days and then may not have a problem for weeks at a time,, scanned and found 24-02 and 28-02 and 54-01. cleared and only 24-02 came bac...
2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L fuel gauge VIN: 4S2CK58W31
The gauge was on 1\4 tank when the truck came in. Put switch on and it dropped to empty,did cross the wires 1 time and it jumped to full then went back down to empty after unhooking wire, has not moved since, did try to put in new sending unit and did not fix ...
1998 Lexus GS300 3.0L Electronic VIN: JT8BD68S4W
Car came in with mil on with two codes . P0715 Turbine Sensor Circuit , P0763 Solenoid C electrical malfunction . After clearing codes and going for a test drive the car worked perfectly and no codes reset . Checked resistance of the solenoid and sensor which ...
2002 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L engine VIN: JM1TA22292
ok this millenia has a very strange noise and my experience is faily limited with supercharged engines. the vehicle is making a ticking noise at over 3k rpms under a load. only while driving vehicle. noise sounds like a baseball card in a bicycle wheel. also a...
2004 Mazda RX-8 1.3L steering VIN: JM1FE17N64
The car went for an oil change and they said that when they get it down the steering was hard. They send it to a shop where they diagnose the control box malfunction. After changing it the car ran fine for 10 minutes and went back with the same problem. A seco...
2007 Mazda CX-7 Touring 2.3L Surge VIN: JM3ER29337
Greetings all, I have a problem child here. I am getting what I call a surge after it shifts out of first gear between 2500 and 4000 rpm under normal acceleration. It does not act up under full throttle conditions. Idle quality is fine. It feels like the thro...
1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST 2.0L headlamps VIN: 4A3AK54F6S
Hi! We have checked the fuses and headlamp relay. All other exterior lamps are working. When we jump terminals 4 & 5 @ the relay the headlamps work both bright and dim positions w/corresponding dash high beam indicator. We have two terminals @ headlamp relay...
1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA2101S
Need your help our Mac Mentor and Snap On Modis will not communicate with this vehicle. We have power and ground to pcm. We are manually retrieving codes with screwdriver and MIL light but Alldata doesnt have any info on the codes we think we have retrieved. D...
1999 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CAZ1D7X
Hi Everyone, I had this car in a month ago. It would not rev up. It had codes P0100, P1320, P0301. I tested wiring to computer for the MAF code and found them within specs but MAF was not so I replaced MAF. Car ran better and would rev up but had a skip. I re... Trouble codes: P0100 (maf), P1320 (Primary Ignition Signal Fault), P0301 (Misfire Cyl. 1)
2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22K3Y
Toyota techs I need your help. 2000 Toyota Camry LE came in mill on code P0401. EGR insufficient flow. All EGR components check OK. Please assist Thanks Henry Trouble codes: P0401 (EGR insufficient flow)
2000 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L engine VIN: 2T1BR12E8Y
I am getting a pre ignition pinging noise from the engine when accelerating/while engine is under load. This problem only accurs when engine is hot. there is no engine light on and the car is running fine. (coil over ignition)

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1997 Acura CL 3.0L p0715 VIN: 19UYA2252V
Thanks to all for your help We rebuilt the A/T with all new clutches and seals, Replaced a wire harness connector (Pig Tail) to the VSS not the input output shafts, and of course used HONDA ATF. So far it is running Fine, no code shifts fine. We just have to...
2002 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L Lock up coverter or 5th gear VIN: 2HNYD18892
The torque converter fixed the problem. Thanks for the help.
1992 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge
Thank you all for the overwhelming responses. I replaced the IAC valve and reset the ecu and car is idling normally now. Thanks again !
1993 Honda Prelude Si 4WS 2.3L 4ws controller VIN: JHMBB2163P
Raymond suggested Barry suggested a short term subscription to Honda Service Express.David suggested that you can get a code out of it by jumping the 2 pin connector behind the center console , but there are 2 ...
1995 Honda Civic DX 1.5L Surge VIN: 1HGEG8544S
well i finaly nailed this one. turns out the number 2 exhaust runner was clogged with carbon. i couldn't even believe it when i saw it myself. apparently cust ran car a long time with burned valve to build up that much carbon. car runs great and is down the ro...
2001 Honda Accord DX 2.3L Unknown VIN: 1HGCG56461
Thank you for all the quick replies. I removed all solenoids to check for clogging and they are all clean. Oil pressure is strong. Before I reinstalled solenoids, I ohmed them out and compared them to other "used" solenoids from similar vehicle's and pretty...
2000 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L belt VIN: JM1BJ2229Y
Thanks for all the email. I think I had 2 or 3 emails telling me they had the same problem and the fix was over tightening the belt, well thats what I did and everything ids fine Thanks again Charlie.
2001 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L release bearing VIN: 1N6ED27TX1
Upon close ispection of the release bearing sleeve no wear could be seen. However when the new sleeve arived there was a definate difrence in the bore size. The fix was the sleve however we redid the clutch while we had it out one more time. He has put abou...
2001 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR09Y31
The engine purge corrected the problem. Initially camshaft moved slowly in response to solenoid activation, but got progressively better over the weekend to the point where it now moves correctly. Guess we had a minor sludge problem as 30 minutes engine purge ... Trouble codes: P1110.
2002 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR09X62
I would like to thank you all for the replies. I guess this is a difficult issue with these vehicles. I did reverify the vacuum circuits and all is ok. I did back probe the harness to to PCM and the harness was OK. With a logic probe I was manually able to op... Trouble codes: 1130 (swirl control valve solinoid valve).
2001 Subaru Outback 2.5L Differential VIN: 4S3BH67591
could not verify exactly where the niose was coming from, and found the best option was to install a used transmission, noise is gone now, thanks again to those whom replied
2002 Suzuki Grand Vitara JLS 2.5L road speed VIN: JS3TD62V62
when this vehicle was in the shop i cleared the memory codes. test drive went well. four wheel drive worked well. customer brought the vehicle in because of the check engine light and had no complaints about its performance. that day was very cold and slippery...
2002 Toyota Highlander 3.0L drops out VIN: JTEHF21A02
A new filter and clean fluid took care of the problem.
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