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2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L warning chime VIN: 5FNRL38655
Honda Techs please reply. This oddity has a chime that sounds once every two minutes regularly. no indicators are on. i am not a honda tech and I havent a clue what it is. Please reply!!! Thanks in advance! Ralph [...]
2003 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L No Start
Hello, I have this SUV that was towed in for a no start.Found battery was bad,had to replace.Checked plugs and they were badly worn so I replaced the front 3 first.Tried to start and vehicle ran very rough so I figured to replace the back 3 and it would run b...
2000 Infiniti I30 3.0L Misfire VIN: JNKCA31AXY
i have had the car off and on for about a month and a half, the first time the car came in it was intermintly missing. it had the p1320 code in it at the time. so i recommended replacing all the coils and also replaced both crank shaft sensors. the car left an... Trouble codes: P1320
2002 Infiniti QX4 3.5L a/c blower controls VIN: JNRDR09Y62
Good Morning, This vehicle is in our shop for the first time. The customer complaint is that the blower runs on high speed constantly and the a/c controls do not work. After looking at the system, I believe that something has failed in the radio or Navigation ...
1994 Lexus GS300 3.0L Trac motor VIN: JT8JS47EXR
All information that I've used to test this ABS/Trac system has come from Mitchell and ALLData. Other postings have indicated that a bad accumulator is the cause of code 54. What I'm seeing is that the Trac pump doesn't run at all when I start the engine. Is t...
1998 Lexus GS400 4.0L camshaft gears VIN: JT8BH68X1W
Hi fellow techs ,we are trying to repace leaking cam seal and having a hard time removing the gears,we no not to disassmble the gears and we have removed the the #10 hex bolt in the center of the gear and the valve covers to gain access to the four #5 mm hex i...
2004 Mazda 6 S 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YUP82D6Y5
"ever since" we installed a front crank seal, there has been misfire codes. Stared with po300 and po303. We replaced spark plugs and 3 coils (rear bank under plenum). Now we get only a po300, and it sets when vehicle is over 3000 rpm, only when driven under lo... Trouble codes: P0300
2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.4L transmission goes into limp mode VIN: 4A3AC44G9Y
vehicle won't shift and is always in limp mode. Customer wanted us to program used transmission control unit to vehicle, because transmission shop said that was cause of problem. Erased all transmission codes and road tested vehicle. Transmission would go int...
2000 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 5N1ED28YXY
The vehicle came in with a mil light and a no start(according to the customer)vehicle started for us. Car had a bad noise while running(like a timing chain aganist case)and a code P0325 (knock sensor). Found the timming belt worn out and slapping the tin housi...
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L instument panel VIN: JN1CA31A2Y
hi guys im lost here i have a 2ooo maxima which im on the 3rd alternator installed after charge and brake light came on together no charge problem everytime alt was replaced worked fine for a wek or so then same problem now its not charging and the complete in...
2001 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L Valve Cover Gaskets VIN: JN8DR07XX1
Are you Nissan Techs doing these for Book Time? Real Time was 2.5 for both and Mitchel was 3.4. I removed upper & lower intakes, hoses, hoses, more hoses and coil packs and wires and more wires and brackets and then the fuel rail for the rh side plus the rear ...
1998 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L rear differential VIN: 4S3BG6854W
Rear differential will not allow tires to spin in either direction when in park. Customer came in with a shudder through the vehicle when they make hard right or left turns such as a circle in a lot. I drove it and it felt as if the drive line was binding. So ...
2002 Subaru Outback 2.5L Battery VIN: 4S3BH67582
We have this Subaru in which has an 8-9amp draw on the battery. The draw is cyclical (on 20 seconds, off 20 seconds) and kills the battery overnight. Customer had a new battery installed couple of days ago, but still occuring. She stated she has seen headlight...
2005 Subaru Impreza RS 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1GG67565
The front air/fuel sensor was replaced by us with a Subaru part Oct. 2008 about 32k miles ago. At that time, fault code P2097 was set: "POST CATALYST FUEL TRIM SYSTEM TOO RICH BANK 1". At that time, engine data showed the rear o2 sensor reading rich most of th... Trouble codes: P0131 (o2 sensor circuit low voltage bank 1 sensor 1)
1994 Toyota Supra Twin Turbo 3.0L door locks VIN: JT2JA82J4R
Vehicle came to the shop for regular oil service and battery service. Battery was tested and recommended to be replaced. After replaceing the battery we noticed the power door locks did not work. apon further inspection the keyless remote and security system a...
1996 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1NXBB02E4T
problem occurs on freeway at 67mph. rpm is3340 tps at 18.4% engine will buck/act like a miss. no misfires counted on modis when problem occurs no codes stored or pending installed test dist. no difference installed test crank sensor no difference replaced fuel...

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2002 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L Mechanical VIN: JHLRD78432
Thank you all for your help I should of stated my problem better. We know the chain has stretched, but the customer could not afford the complete repair at this time. We were able to re set the time chain by removing the tensioenr to get enough slack in ...
2000 Hyundai Tiburon 2.0L Unknown VIN: KMHJG254YU
2005 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L No Start VIN: KMHDN46D25
Thank you all who replied.I replaced the fuel pump relay & so far no problem.I will advise if there is any further problem.
1991 Isuzu Trooper S 2.6L engine VIN: JACCH58E4M
thanks for the input. engine came out the top without having to touch trans or diff. very happy we didn't follow mitchell and pulled the trans. thanks rob.
2006 Lexus RX330 3.3L Warning Lights VIN: JTJGA31U16
Brake fluid level correct though fault seemed to occur within a week after minor maintenance (LOF, Cabin Filter, battery, rear brake pads) We replaced the brake light switch and fault has not re-occured in 1 week. The only aspect of the new brake lamp switc...
1997 Mazda B2300 2.3L Cuts out VIN: 4F4CR12A1V
the help was right on.found a factory connection in harness at back of intake broken.this was not in a bind or anything, probably just not ever right. thanks for the great help! Trouble codes: P0113, P0118, P0123, P0340.
1997 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGE22D9V
hi all,as a few suggested the egr port/pipe was plugged,not enough to NOT stall the car with vacuum applied but enough to set the ins. egr code. i cleaned port and pipe and drive cycled-egr has set to ready-nice job guys and thank you. a special thanks to eric... Trouble codes: P0400.
1996 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L monitors VIN: JN1CA21D6T
thanks to everyone who suggested to look at the TSB. My mistake not to look for one. Followed drive cycle in TSB and 20 min later they reported READY. Passed emission test and gone. thanks again everyone.
1999 Nissan Frontier XE 3.3L Lower control arm VIN: 1N6ED26Y9X
Thanks to all that replied, we purchased the new bolt and got the old one out. Just like everyone stated when we got it out there was no way to reuse it. We coated the new one with anti-sieze hopefully if it has to come out again it won't be so rough. That is ...
1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Mechanical VIN: 4S3BG6853V
Dear fellow techs Thank you for your help. I did swap the 1997 trans into the 1998 with no problems as those who responded said. My gear ratio was the same so i did not need to change rear differential.I am unclear why Hollander listed this as 1998 and some ...
2002 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L antitheft VIN: JTEHT05J02
well sorry for the late response, Truck is fixed, problem was a bypass they made in the radio to make it able to play dvd's. removed the after market harness and truck started right away.
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