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2003 Acura MDX 3.5L PCM communication VIN: 2HNYD18673
The two main issues with this crank no start vehicle is immobilizer light flashing and no pcm communication. As you already know the immobilizer cannot be reset without communication with the pcm. One Honda tech told me if the immobilizer is bad it can shutdow...
2003 Kia Optima LX 2.4L No Start VIN: KNAGD12603
Customer brought the car in, running fine, wanted spark plugs installed and a power steering leak checked out. I replaced the plugs and then the car wouldn't start. I found that there was no spark out of the plug wires. There were no codes but the scan tool wa...
2004 Kia Sedona LX 3.5L evap codes VIN: KNDUP13104
I have an evap code p0446. I have performed all the electrical and diagnostic procedures that KIA has set forth on their tech website. The pscv and ccv valves have been checked and replaced with new parts from kia and problem persists. All of the harness conne... Trouble codes: P0446
2001 Mazda Tribute DX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4F2UU07B71
e Hello All, This Mazda came in for an emission failure - scan pcm and find one code stored - PO453 - Fuel Tank Pressure Sensor High. Replaced in line pressure sensor, cleared codes and code PO453 comes back with in a few minutes of driving. Scan to pid read ... Trouble codes: P0453
2002 Mazda MPV LS 3.0L Egi Inj Fuse VIN: JM3LW28A42
This is my brothers van. Just stalled one day and wouldn't restart. I checked the vehicle and found the EGI INJ slow burn 40amp fuse burnt. When I test the circuit it has a dead short to ground. If I pull the engine fuse it is no longer shorted, however I beli...
2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR 2.0L Steering gear? VIN: JA3AH86C46
Hello Group, We replaced the clutch in this car in october 09. The owner lives in LA, and we're in Oregon. He called today complaining that there was about 3" of play in the steering wheel and it makes a clunk when he hits a bump while turning. He thought we ...
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Speedometer VIN: JN1CA31D9Y
The speedometer doesn't work on this car. I have checked power and ground to cluster and all are ok. I did the diagnostic check and all gauges sweep. This car does not have a speed sensor in the transaxle. Alldata shows pin 15 on the cluster going to the speed...
1997 Subaru Impreza Outback 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1GF4857V
light is on with code p1507 idle control system malfunction, checked for any air leaks did not find any , replaced idle air control valve like computer said to , the car will run great as long as the engine light is off, as soon as it comes on it starts runnin... Trouble codes: P1507
2008 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 2.5L Heater VIN: JF1GDG6755
Thanks for reading this post... This Impreza has very poor heating at best. Blower works fine. Heater core seem quite hot(Painfully hot) to the touch, (you can feel the pipes and part of the end tank). However actual heat coming out of the vents is poor at bes...
1997 Suzuki Sidekick JLX Sport 1.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JS3TD21V1V
Hello looking for suzuki help. This sidekick with 1.8l engine was running badly, no power on accel intermittant stall and rough run also miss fire,Installed new plugs and corrected miss fire, engine code 103 mass air sets and engine quit when wiggle testing ma... Trouble codes: 103 (mass air high)
1996 Toyota Corolla 1.6L No communication VIN: 2T1BB02E7T
Our customer brought this car in because it failed the OBD2 I/M emissions test for a "communication failure" fault. We scanned the car with a Snap-On Modis and Launch Infinite and had no communication difficulties whatsoever. We were able to read codes (none),...
1996 Toyota 4Runner 2.7L valve train VIN: JT3HN86RXT
is there any tsb's or known issues for valve noise on this motor, anybody know of problems.i am pulling my hair out,vehicle was noisey when it came in for head gaskets.also found right intake cam advanced one tooth.reset timing during head gasket repair adjust...
2001 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L No Start VIN: JT3HN86RX1
thanks in advance for your help. does this vehicle have an inertia switch like the fords? component locator in mitchell doesn't list one for this car. if so, where is it. crash wasn't bad enough to set off airbags. damage was limited to the right front turn si...
2002 Toyota Highlander 2.4L Stall VIN: JTEGD21A02
Here is the deal. This truck will start and run/idle fine 90% of the time. Intermittently when you go to start the truck it will start but immediately die/stall.This will happen after it has been driven and reached running temperature sometimes and sometimes i...

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2003 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L leaks oil VIN: 5FNRL18973
I first want to thank John from CA, who was first of three to suggest that we had stripped head bolts. Turned out we had four that were bad at the rear of the head. I asked him what he did and he put helicoils in the holes. This is a rather tricky job to do...
2004 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L Timing belt VIN: KMHWF25S24
Found that replacement NAPPA belt was shorter that the oe in the NAPPA timing belt kit. After engine ran tensioner measured .260" OEM manual spec is .220" to .350". Timing belt was a lot harder to put on than the first one. Now doing battle with Gates rep. C...
2008 Infiniti EX35 3.5L Cuts out VIN: JNKAJ09E78
Thanks all of you for any help especially to James [...] who addressed the problem! It was sticky exhaust VVT unit who is not hydraulic like all other variable camshaft systems. This one has magnetic clutch and it only retards camshaft when powered. Advance i...
2004 Kia Sorento LX 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJD73324
The customer has decided to drive the car and see if the problem gets worse or better. The hard start after warm soak issue has corrected itself. Will post any information if the problem gets worse or the customer returns the car for further testing. Thanks to... Trouble codes: P0305 (Misfire 5).
2004 Lexus LX470 4.7L horn VIN: JTJHT00W74
So some guys asked if I had checked the clock spring YES We did But what I ACTUALLY asked is this "we think it is soldered to a circuit board IS THAT RIGHT ??? ANYONE ??? ANYONE ??? " NO ONE actually answered the question... a simple YES !! THE RELAY IS IN...
2002 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L engine VIN: JM1TA22292
ok found noise to be is supercharger had to borow a set of electric ears from a buddy, road tested and at 3krpm noise we were hearing is from supercharger. cust is going to get rid of car they have invested to much into it this year. thanks so much for all o...
1999 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Misfire VIN: JN1CA2107X
Thanks to all who responded. Replacing the ignition coils solved the problem.
2001 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4DL01D51
sent car to dealer for flash has not reset p0134 and does not run rough after cold start like it was...still has the bias voltage , though...if it resetes code ,computer will be replaced Trouble codes: P0134.
2006 Nissan 350Z 3.5L flywheel VIN: JN1AZ34D56
everyone was right about the small dowel and we must have not noticed this because we were trying to hurry. second time around we could tell we were wrong and i made the assumption that the flywheel would only bolt up 1 way. thanks for all the help. sorry abou...
1997 Suzuki Sidekick JX 1.6L Engine timing VIN: 25STD03V6V
Well this was a strange one, I did have the timing ok as per the book. The fuel pump died in the middle of the job. The first time I checked I had perfect pressure and volume. Finally after getting frustrated I went back and started again from square one, this...
1998 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L alarm VIN: 1T12345849
believe security module to be problem was getting ground signal at module when cycling drivers door lock cylinder to unlock. so what I did to fix was bridge unlock input for right and left door at module this would disarm alarm and unlock all doors at with onl...
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