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2004 Acura MDX 3.5L Unknown VIN: 2HNYD18625
on sweping curves the steering wheel moves back and forth, like an old 4by4 with sticky axel joints. we removed rear drive shaft thinking it may be the trasfer or the clutches sticking but did not change a thing
2002 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L Noise VIN: 5FNRL18072
Odyessy 3.5 v-6 has a constant ticking noise. It follows with rpm increase. It is noticeable out side the vehicle. Are lifters a issue on 3.5 motors in these vehicles ?? Tick noise is constant and fairly loud. Does not seem to be in the timing belt area. It se...
1997 Hyundai Tiburon 1.8L transmission controls VIN: KMHJG24M2V
This car came in with reverse only, with fuse #9 for TCM removed it has reverse and third gear fail safe. Concern was fixed previously by rebuilding trans, but concern returned after 8,000 miles. Vehicle was previously at two different shops before it came her...
2002 Hyundai Accent GL 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHCF35G62
Car is making me crazy! Between 23 and 29 miles of driving the car will set a lean code sensor 1. The short term fuel trim is around 0 all the time but the long term is plus 25. The 02 toggle as they should and the car runs good it just won't pass smog. the fu... Trouble codes: P0171
2006 Hyundai Sonata GLS 3.3L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5NPEU46FX6
Hello, I have a friends car in my shop, and he had a misfire, that was very intermittent. He put in new spark plugs, and the car seemed fine, in fact he drove to Florida and back with no problems (3000 miles). Now that he is back the car started to miss again,... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0305
1996 Infiniti I30 3.0L No Start VIN: JNKCA21DOV
i got this infiniti at the shop, we replaced the engine with a used one and it ran very good. A week later it came back with an o2 sensor code and a delayed start which was resolved by my fellow technician. Before it could get out of the shop, it developed a h...
1995 Isuzu Trooper LS 3.2L clutch VIN: JACDJ58V3S
Hello there I have this trooper that when I first got it it would not move. It was like it was in neutral. I removed trans and replaced the clutch set. I then put it back together and it worked great. Then the other day or about 200 miles later the cust said i...
2004 Kia Sedona LX 3.5L Stall VIN: KNDUP13134
Hello, We have a 2004 kia sedona in the shop for overheating concern. Customer had called me and said when she was getting off the highway and coming to a stop the vehicle stalled. She started it back up, started driving and noticed the temp gauge was pegged ...
1998 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L Surge VIN: 1YGF22DXW5
The idle speed will jump from 700 to 1700 rpm anytime the blower fan is in the on position, then settle back down to a slightly high idle speed. Unplugging the AAC cycle switch at the receiver dryer eliminates the problem. Ac system does operate. All PID's are...
2004 Mazda RX-8 1.3L Stall VIN: JM1FE17364
Idle will hunt some times. Will stall on decel.We have tried idle relearn and cleaned throttle body no help
2008 Mazda 3 S 2.3L No Start VIN: JM1BK32448
)Ok this is a new one for me 2008 mazda 3 hit by lightning while was being drivin car is now dead no comunication with pcm,I hav not spent much time on this yet just checked some basics fuses,main relays and looked at some grounds.Car will not crank over, jump...
1997 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L Ignition Power VIN: JA4MT31P6V
Montero Blows 40 Ignition Fuse
2004 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AB36F14
Customer has been chasing this code for a while and replaced the egr valve. Supposedly after the valve was changed the light stayed off for a month or so. If I reset The computer and drive for 20 minutes The EGR monitor will pass no codes, by 30 minutes of dri... Trouble codes: P0401 (Low EGR Flow)
1987 Nissan 300ZX Turbo 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JNICZ14SOH
car stalls every 2 weeks approx. after half hour of driving. vechile has stalled once for me at idle. afterwards vechile will fire up right away and drive perfect. one code for the cylinder head temp sensor came up, but check engine light has been on for a whi... Trouble codes: 13 (cylinder head temp sensor)
2006 Nissan r51 2.5L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: PATHFINDER
this vehicle has a yd25 diesel engine it will ping and hesitate under load intermittently it is always worse after an oil change it only throws the p0093 code when it is really bad it also smokes heavly under load Trouble codes: P0093
2006 Scion xB 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTLKT33416
both canisters have been replaced Trouble codes: P043E, P043F, P2401, P2402, P2419
2001 Subaru Outback 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BH66501
Car was originally brought in with a over charging condition that was over 15 Volts (Bosch alternator). The alternator was getting very Hot. I changed the alternator with a aftermarket one and then the car was charging 13.2V. I then replaced the battery. It br... Trouble codes: P0136 (Bank 1 sensor 1), P0500 (Vehicle speed sensor a), P0512 (Starter request circuit a), P1518 (Manufacture controlled), P1540 (Manufacture controlled), P1591 (Manufacture controlled)
2006 Toyota Matrix 1.8L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1KR32E78
Hi, anybody experienced with the p0353, i have only time to do the plugs, coils and injectors swapped and the code still come back the same, p0353. I will do more test to it in the morning, thanks for you help. [miss fire count 4-20] Trouble codes: P0353
2007 Toyota Highlander 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEGD21A07
Ive been working in this for very long, did smoke test and pass only if disconnect and block vent valve hose, wich I would say its normal, nevertheless the car has come and go many times and always return with MIL ON and codes P043E, p043F, P0441, P0455, P0456... Trouble codes: P0456 (Evaporative Emission System Leak Detected Very Small Leak)

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1997 Honda Civic LX 1.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: JHMEJ6673V
this car is covered by dealer extended emission warranty 150k miles. It was refered to dealer . I will stay in touch with the customer to see what the dealer did to fix problem . I will post any info I get. Thank everyone.
1998 Honda Prelude 2.2L fuse 14 VIN: JHMBB6246W
Thanx for all your Input guys. I let this car run till it got good and hot then tried to take it for a ride I did not make it far infact it stalled immeadiatly did not want to restart and the shift lever was stuck in park.it didnt blow the fuse as the original...
1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMCG5658X
In reviewing the posts and researching the heater circuit I found that the ECM is responsible for controlling ground for the heater circuit. This revealed that the ground circuit in the ECM is a variable resistor which explains a small designed resistance of t... Trouble codes: P1166 (Heater circuit sensor bank one sensor one).
2005 Mazda 6 S 3.0L clutch VIN: 1YVHP80D85
We recommended replacement of clutch and flywheel. Owner going to bring back & have that done.
1992 Nissan D21 3.0L Hesitation VIN: 1N6HD16S8N
Well guys this should be an update but I gotta close this as time is up. I had the truck 3 days before it did it again. I then found specs to check ect on next try but since it was $20 I screwed one in. I had 2 DVOMs hooked up to MAF & away I went. The truck d...
2000 Nissan Quest GXE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NOTSURE23
OK people...This is the first vehicle that beat me. I am trying to get the customer to leave it here and diag it on my own time on the weekend. To summerize what I have done till now here is the list: Distributor cap, rotor, wires, plugs fuel filter, distribut... Trouble codes: P0300, P0306, P0302.
2000 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 3N1CB51D8Y
after an expensive upsell to a oe maf sensor ,customer has had car for a week with no more problems. thanks for the replies. Trouble codes: P0171, P1491.
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L Mechanical VIN: 1N4AL11D62
it seems to be popular that the catalytic converters deteriorate and get injested into cylinders, damage the rings and score the cylinder walls. have not taken car apart to verify customer unwilling to repair. thansk guys]]
2004 Nissan Murano SL 3.5L rack and pinion VIN: JN8AZ08T24
After 6 weeks of drama this Murano is back and the road with no more noises and vibrations. Steering is PERFECT!!! Special thanks to all the techs with their advise, especially James from Wisconsin asking the right question."Did you replace hi side p/s pressur...
2006 Nissan Titan SE 5.6L Parking Lights VIN: 1N6BA07B26
Truck was fixed. Problem was tag lights were jumpered to trailer tow harness due to someone installing a tow hitch. This truck was not equiped with factory hitch. Tail light fuse was blown in original ipdm so that is why there was no problem with the lights st...
1996 Toyota Tacoma SR5 3.4L Spark Plug Wires VIN: 4TAWN72N5T
Thanks for all the quick responses. The "straight across" layout I had "guessed" at was wrong. The pairings are: #1 Cyl (Coil) to #4 plug; #3 Cyl (Coil) to #6 plug; # 5 Cyl (Coil) to # 2 plug. I verified this on another Tacoma yesterday. The odd thing is, and ...
2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JTDBR32E43
2004 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3L Evaporator core VIN: 5TDZA23CX4
Thanks to all that replied. We were able to acquire a heater core from 1-800 Radiator and will proceed to install them when the customer comes back. The customer was happy with this option versus the high dollar heater box.
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