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1990 Acura Legend LS 2.7L No Start VIN: JH4KA4676L
Customer brought it in stating car would refuse to start for several days, and he could not hear the fuel pump running. Then one day it would start like nothing was ever wrong with it. I suspected but could not find fuel pump relay or a "main relay". He left i...
2003 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Drivetrain VIN: 5FNRL18663
Hey guys, I have a customer with a noise in his Odyssey that mainly happens as he is backing out of his garage within within 5-15 feet of initiating reverse. After that you probably won't hear it again the rest of the day. We checked out the front end (and rep...
2006 Hyundai Sonata GLS 3.3L third brake light VIN: 5NPEU46F56
Thank you for taking the time to read this post. My request should be a simple one. How is the third brake light removed for bulb service. I removed the single phillips screw from the under side of the package tray (in trunk). this loosens one side of lamp ass...
1995 Isuzu Trooper S 3.2L Alternator VIN: JACDJ58Y3S
Hey Folks, this came from some where else with a reciently exchanged Alternator. I tested the Alt. and found it to be inop. Customer exchanged it ( he bought it at AZ ) and returned with a new one. Replaced it and everything worked fine for a week. Came back w...
1999 Isuzu N NPR 4.8L Unknown VIN: JALC4B149Y
Hi everyone . We work on this Japanese mule without infos ,Trans in limp home mode ,no ignition power to TCM , instrument cluster in-op , red lights are not even on , check and find no ignition power to cluster and no ignition power to activate HVAC , power in...
1997 Kia Sportage 2.0L No Start VIN: KNDJA7236V
I have a 97 kia sportage 2.0 DOHC injectors get no signal from the ECM, they do have power. I checked crank sensor signal all the way up to ecm, cam sensor and injectors as well. all circuits going from ECM to injectors, cam and crank sensors are good. checked...
1997 Kia Sportage 2.0L radio/anti theft
Replaced battery in this 1997 Kia Sportage. Vehicle has antitheft radio. Now after starting vehicle radio will come on for about 15 seconds and then shut off and display hold. Shut engine off and restart, the same thing happens, play for about 15 seconds and d...
2004 Kia Magentis 2.4L No Start VIN: KNAGD12624
Hi techs: we have this kia that won't start. checked for fuel and spark. we have good fuel pressure but only spark on two cylinders, 2 & 3. Numbers 1 and 4 have no spark. checked power, ground and signal wire on bad coil and they checked ok. switched coils and...
1996 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA2229T
Hopefully someone would help me shed some light on this supercharger system and what is the criteria for the vehicle to go into limp mode/overboost protection mode. Let me start from the beginning.Vehicle first came in with oil leaking, TCS lamp & TCS off lamp... Trouble codes: P1540 (ABV Open or Short)
1999 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L No Start VIN: 1YVGF22C6X
Hi all i have this 99 mazda 626 that came in because customer lost keys. I got two keys. The immobilizer and PCm had to be replaced because all keys are new. The problem i'm having is I cannot pull data from old pcm. I have the IDS and NGS. While manually sett... Trouble codes: P1602 (immobilizer/PCm communication eror), P1603 (EEPROM malfunction), P1604 (Code word unregistered)
2003 Mazda 6 S 3.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3MA3941434
first i want to thank all for your responses and apologize if the info is not complete. This is my personal car and it does has a oil comsumption problem. i add a quart of oil once a month. i belive it is from #1 cylinder because i had a p0301 last week and wh... Trouble codes: P0340, P0345
2004 Mazda 6 S 3.0L No Start VIN: 1YVFP80D44
Help... This little Mazda is a tough one. No start problem has only happened after at least a 15 mile drive and a 5 minute sit. Cranks fine but no fuel. After about 20 or 30 minutes the car starts and runs fine. We got it to happen for us really good and found...
1996 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L monitors VIN: JN1CA21D6T
replaced downstream o2 to correct code and check engine light for state emission test. cat, o2, and egr monitors wont run. evap, o2 heater, missfire, all passed and are ready. I've driven the heck out of this car at all speeds and the 3 listed wont set. coolan...
2002 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L steering box VIN: JN8DR09Y82
I concluded that the steering rack is the problem. But I notice there is a switch on the p/s press line. Looks like a press switch to me. There is no infro for this switch from Mitch on Demand. There is 2 wires going to the switch. The red one has 4.4v to it w...
2005 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0L shift 1-2 VIN: 1N6AD06W35
we have this nissan here and it has a harsh shift from 1st to 2nd found code p1731 A.T. 1st engine braking mitchell is not to specific on diagnosing this trans but I do see all these sol. atf presure switch and low coast brake assy are all 1 unit with the valv...
1999 Subaru Impreza Outback 2.2L Hesitation VIN: JF1GF4857X
Hesitation only is the problem here to varying degrees, sometimes it is not present at all, other times it exhibits a slight to moderate tip in hesitation that will remain right through the 2nd gear shift if you hold the throttle steady, the engine then winds ...
2001 Toyota Echo 1.5L MIL Lamp on
came in with vvt code. found no power to vvt. manually operated vvt and engine stalled. ckd wiring from ecm to sol.ohmed out fine the plugs on ecm were oily cleaned and dried both sides. opned up ecm to have a look,looked fine put back together was now able to... Trouble codes: P349
2002 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L steering wheel VIN: 4T3ZF13C02
this vehicle has a shake that starts at about 70mph.i have new goodyear tires on it. we have a road force balancer here at the shop.i got all the tires down under 13 pounds of road force. i have changed the passenger side cv axle.i also replaced the motor moun...
2002 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire
customer disconnected battery to turn off the check engine light, then car no start and run rough with misfire code.bog down under snap throttle.but slowly cracked the throttle is ok or over 1500 rpm. vehicle running fine with light on. thinking vvit system. b... Trouble codes: P0171

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1998 Honda Accord LX 3.0L No Start VIN: 7A3CG1640W
HIE TO ALL REPLACED ECU ,TOOK VEHICLE FOR REPROGRAMMING AT HONDA AND GOES GOOD. Trouble codes: 0002 (pcm initial circuit failure).
2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Radio VIN: 1HGCM66523
The vast majority of responses received said to send the man to the dealer for a warranty exchange so we did just that. The thing that bugged me was the fact that this man swears the problem only happened after the battery went dead and his former mechanic wa...
1999 Kia Sportage EX 2.0L 3-4 shift VIN: KNDJA723XX
The problem is fixed, I wish there was some light bulb moment but this isnít the case. I wasnít able to work on the vehicle until Sunday, so I apologize for the late fix post. My gut told me the problem wasnít the transmission and Brian pointed this out. ...
2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BA41E74
Received three replies; one said that the vacuum readings were too low at cruise (was an average because of hilly country), one asked if we had the proper signals and power at the coil (we did)and one asked if we had the wrong or aftermarket parts installed (w... Trouble codes: P0301 (Misfire Detected Cylinder 1).
2005 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L water pump VIN: 1N4BA41E45
To the best of my knowledge this car is fixed. I use a vacuum bleeder to get air out of the system. We flushed the radiator and it seems to be fine now. At least we haven't heard from the customer since they got the vehicle back. thanks for the help.
2008 Nissan Altima 2.5L Unknown VIN: 1N4AL21EX8
Thanks for the help , i check the intake for vaccum leaks none found clean the mass air flow sensor , nissan did reprogram pcm but it did not fix car and fuel mi dropped abot 3 mi a gallon to , i will try to keep everyone posted if i find out what's wrong wit...
2002 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L lights VIN: 4T1BF28B82
Most replies state some of these have some minor pulsation in the lighting is common. The customer is happy, vehicle starts and runs fine now. Thanks everyone for your input.
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