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2002 Acura RSX Type-S 2.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4DC530X2
we have this car with po341 vtc variable timing control valve car is getting to much fuel in the sistem we do not have power to activate the vtc valve is there any relay to activate the vtc variable control valve Trouble codes: P0341
1997 Honda Civic LX 1.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: JHMEJ6673V
this is actualy a repetitive case that I see on 93 to 97 honda civics . NOx is high . Full fuel control achieved . O2 sensor active with good risetime .fuel pressure OK Do I really need to take that cylinder head out to clean carbon build up or there are other...
2002 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L No Start, blows fuse #7- coils VIN: 2HKRL189X2
Vehicle was towed into shop for died while driving, will not restart. Found vehicle did not have spark. Checked and found no power to ign. coils. Traced back to a blown fuse in drivers side underdash fuse box, postion 7 15 amp. Replaced fuse and vehicle starte...
2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Stall VIN: 5FNRL18983
this van came to me with ck engine light on cods p0131 p0132 p0133 front o2 sensor checked with scanner 0 volts back o2 stuck at 4.49 volts clear cods out come right back same codes. have 12volts and ground at connector thanks for the help
2002 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Transmission VIN: 1HGEM22912
I need help from a Honda Transmission Tech. I have a low milage well maintained civic that slips/slight over revs when up shifting COLD ONLY. when the tranny warms up after 3-4 miles it shifts good maybe slightly slow but hardly noticeable. Fluid looks clean ,...
2005 Honda Civic DX 1.7L SRS Light VIN: 1HGEM211X5
This '05 Civic gives an intermittent airbag warning light while driving - on and off, at least once, sometimes more, in the course of a short road test. There are never any fault codes stored, even when scanned while the light is on. The light will go off by i...
1995 Kia Sportage 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJA7239S
Customer complains: first thing in AM vehicle cranks, won't start. After 3 - 4 attempts starts, barely runs, dies. Finally starts, revs to 3K rpm, won't accelerate and backfires. If customer waits until revving stops, won't backfire. When driving away vehicle ...
2004 Mazda RX-8 1.3L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: JM1FE17N04
Hey everyone ..we have a RX8 that customer brought in the shop he states vehicle has no power ,stalls out and its hard to start he also told us that Mazda replaced the engine about a year and a half ago,,So we took a look at the vehicle pulled codes out of it ...
2003 Nissan Altima 3.5L Electronic VIN: 1N4BL11E73
Hello everyone, Mitchell is totally useless for this Altima. The AC compressor will not engage at all. The AC relay is not getting a ground signal from the pcm. The system is full, and I can engage the AC by grounding out the relay. I have heard that the therm...
2004 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Belt noise VIN: 1N4ACL11D0
Hi guys, I was writing to see if any techs have run into this. When the a/c compressor is on, the serpentine belt tensioner make a huge amount of noise. I saw on IATN this may be alternator clutch/pulley failure. Also when trying to turn off the compressor fro...
2000 Subaru Legacy GT Limited 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3SEBS456RW
HI guys -please ignore the vin I am home now and my mind is racing here. Last year this car came in with a 420 code and the cust wouldnt spring for a subaru conv. We replaced the ft sensor with a subaru unit and the rear w aft market. The converter was a Walk... Trouble codes: P0133, P0131
1995 Toyota Tacoma SR5 3.4L Misfire VIN: 4TAUN61C7S
This truck has a random style miss/buck ignition breakdown type of problem that starts around 2200-2500 rpm. At idle it seems just fine-all of the parts above have been replaced with no help.We have NOT replaced the igniter. I seem to have a good scope pattern...
2002 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1NXBR12E92
Toyota techs i need your help.this corolla came to us after another shop could not fix her problem.originally it had a misfire and hesitation off idle while accelerating,po300 and fuel trims were +25. Replaced fuel injectors because the inlet screens were torn... Trouble codes: P0300

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2002 Lexus RX300 3.0L Battery Draw VIN: JTJGF10U02
The right front door lock actuator would intermittently not fully lock or unlock and get caught in the middle. The customer asked me to disconnect and they have not been back since. looks like that took care of her battery draw.
2002 Lexus GS300 3.0L timing belt installation VIN: JT8BD69S32
First, I 'd like to thank all that responded to this problem. The fix for this proble was a broken tooth on the crankshaft sprocket (reluctor) that what was making the vehicle not idle properly start setting a random misfire code. Just a word of advice on this...
1996 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA2229T
Thanks to everyone that tried to help. This car was a real nightmare. The amount of money that was charge to the customer does not justified the insane amount of time we spent on it. As you can see took us some time to figure this car out, had to make sure thi... Trouble codes: P1540 (ABV Open or Short).
2000 Mazda 626 LX 2.0L radio VIN: NO VIN
i replaced the radio with a oem used and radio only worked on am/fm, no cd but the old radio started working on its own and also no cd.the cd would pull min and all functions appeared like ready to play,but no sound. the car belonged to person that never playe...
1999 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L convertor VIN: JA4LS31HXX
Since my last post the rear output speed sensor went out and put the trans back into fail safe mode. Mitsubishi in San Jose keeps both sensors in stock, if that tells you anything! We replaced the output sensor and cleared the code but apparently there is no...
2002 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L Compressor / Other / Noise VIN: 1N4BL11E02
I wish I could shed more light on what actually repaired the vehicle. We found the suction hose had a slight leak and the system down very slightly of freon. Not considering that could have caused the noise we did replace the AC low pressure hose with a factor...
2003 Nissan Sentra XE 1.8L heat VIN: 3N1CB51D93
HI and thanks for the help -we were thinking water pump impellar or head gasket -we did a block test and tailpipe test [over 300 pmp-hydracarbs--and it needs a head gasket -owner not able to repair at this time, Iatn put good mechanics on the right track and ...
2003 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L immu VIN: JN1DA31D73
Thanks for the help, this one is fixed! We replaced the IMMU, and had a local locksmith reprogram the keys. Car was picked up three weeks ago and no problems reported since.
2004 Nissan Altima S 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11D04
Thanks to all who replied. Yes Chris,I did overlook a loose terminal,pin #11, at the ECU connector. It appears someone else had damaged the terminal by probing. As my Nissan dealer could not supply me with a new terminal, I had to get a used ECU connector and ... Trouble codes: P1111 (Intake Valve Timing Control Solenoid Low Voltage).
1992 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 4T1K12W2NU
Well, I am still confused about this one. We worked with assistance from iATN and Indentafix which led us to the cooling fan switch and module. The switch was already relaced but did not test good. After a run of 3 new bad switches we got a good OE one. We tri...
1998 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: JT3HN86R8W
Hello techs I really should have given alittle more info but i thought everyone would have known i had checked the obvious.Turns out it was the crank sensor i had this happen on corollas but never on a 4runner but i was alittle scared on guessing on the crank ...
2006 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.3L tpms VIN: JTEEP21AX6
thanks to Dave from Conn.; your the man! we were'nt able to reset the tpms light because of the second reset proceedure. After the light went out the second reset w/ the flashing did the trick! Thanks to everyone for your help; Larry
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