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2006 Acura MDX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HNYD18906
Vehicle came in with the two codes present, P0175, P0172 (rich running bank 1 & 2). Scan data confirmed readings on fuel trims. Checked for vacuum leaks to find none. Performed fuel injection service and pcm relearn from related bulletin. All other known readi... Trouble codes: P0175 (rich condition bank 2), P0172 (rich condition bank 1)
2006 Infiniti M35 3.5L Temp control VIN: JNKAY01F56
Car came in complaint poor a/c poor heat in winter replace missing a/c belt still poor a/c temp door moves 61deg. to full hot replace drivers mix door preformed self test now have code 26 -26 drivers door pbr air will not change temp 45deg from all vents is th...
2005 Mazda 3 i 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: JM1BK12F85
Car came in for rough idle when hot - we replaced leaking purge valve ( car had a lean code and po303). Customer picked up car and came back a week later with po303 - installed new plugs , #3 coil and did decarbon and throttle body clean . during long test dri... Trouble codes: P0303
1996 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA2101T
I found I have spark on cylinders 5,2 & 4 . I have NO spark on cylinders 1,3 & 6.The injectors are all functional.I have swapped coils with NO improvement.All coils have good ground and power supply.The affected coils have no ground pulse from the ECM.All thre...
2006 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Air bag Module VIN: 1N4AL11D26
Hello Nissan Techs ! This Altima is a puzzle for me , partially because i cant get any info on the code that i retreived with my Verus. The code is B1073 " Assist A/B Mosule ( short ). I check AllData & Identifix for info on this code and have no luck with it ...
1994 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L 4wd engaged VIN: JT3DJ81W5R
This Landcruiser bucks and jerks when turning on pavement like the center differential in transfer case is locked. This year with ABS doesn't have a switch to engage center diff. Center diff. locks when in low range and light comes on. When shifted to high ran...

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1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Stall VIN: 4S2CK5XWXX
Well a huge thanks to all who replied. As it currently stands the little hunk of junk is working well/ no stalling. All I did was cut that pesky lock-up solenoid wire and presto. The customer has yet to bring it back in (claims he will bring it in the first of...
2005 Kia Optima LX 2.4L MIL Lamp on, P0172 VIN: KNAGD12695
Well this one is not realy fixed. 2 responses suggested checking for air leaks (which was done) But air leaks SHOULD make the fuel trim go positive not negative. 2 responses suggested KIA parts only. This is what we suggested to the owner. (They supplied the N... Trouble codes: P0172 (system rich bank 1).
1998 Lexus GS400 4.0L camshaft gears VIN: JT8BH68X1W
Thanks to all the Quik response ,the intake cams had to come out it was a very under estiamted job but got done thanks again for all the help.
1996 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA2101T
There seems to be some miscommunication on my part.This engine cranks just fine.This engine has NO spark on cylinders #1,3 & 6. It has good spark on the remaining cylinders.It also HAS injector pulse on ALL Cylinders .I have moved the known good coils to the i...
2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L No Start VIN: 1N4BA41EX4
I want to thank everyone that responded. All your information was very useful. especially the explanation of why the car will start with the crank sensor unplugged. I have been waiting for the car to act up again so that i could test that theory. How ever it h...
2006 Scion xA 1.5L compressor VIN: JTKKT60426
Well the Scion is fixed. Got 6 replies to my question with suggestions of bad compressor, over charged, bad clutch, and electrical problem. I sent the lady back to the dealer, they had 2 techs work on it for 6 hours and ordered an amplifier, on a replace with ...
2003 Subaru Baja 2.5L head bolt question VIN: 4S4BT61C03
going ahead with the install. Called the dealer and they said something about the bolts hitting the valve cover, but that is not the case. The directions per all data do not mention different bolts. Should be done tommorow.
2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3L brake pedal VIN: 5TDZA22C55
Thanks for the help on this one, the problem was intermittant, you guys said to check the pedal bracket assembly for cracks and also there is a TSB on the booster check valve causing some noise, I looked real close for cracks, I greased every pivot point, and ...
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