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2009 Acura TL 3.5L abs VIN: 19UUA865X9
We have a 2009 Acura TL which was involved in a accident to the Left side. The vehicle was repaired at out shop. The ABS/VSA indicator light is on. We scanned the vehicle, the DTC CODE "86-1 CAN RELATION FAILURE" comes up. We had to remove the Dash Panel in or...
1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: JHMCG6670X
Thank's in advance to all of you guys that bother to read my request for help, this vehicle runs rich and i have already try everything to reduce emissions with no luck, new fuel ratio sensor,map sensor,fuel pressure regulator, inspected timing belt marks, rep...
2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT 2.7L Fuel Tank VIN: KMHHN65F33
Hi techs, hoping that someone more familiar with Hyundai's can lend a hand on this one. The customer has complained that this 03 Tiburon GT is hard to fill with gas. Intermittantly it will spew gas back out of the filler neck, even when the car is not filled t...
2003 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: KM8SB12B03
Hello fellow techs, This Santa Fe was a tow in for dying after driving 5 mintues. had one code for crankshaft position sensor. Replaced the sensor with OEM part. Also replaced the timing belt,balance shaft belt, spark plugs,PCV valve and valve cover gasket.Sta...
2003 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L Cylinder Heads VIN: KNDJD73393
Vehicle overheated twice. Water in two cyl same side. Machine shop said max resurface is .009. Need two new heads. Has anyone used a shim (head saver)??? There is apparently one available, but would like to know if there are any people who have used them and w...
1995 Mazda Miata 1.8L Ecu VIN: JMZNA18C20
I have a 1995 U.K. spec mazda miata. It's a 1.6 liter, 5 speed manual transmission. 90 HP version. My question is about the ECU. The ECU on my miata is busted. It has part number [...]. It's quite a difficult ECU to find. I have tried contacting various b...
2008 Mazda 6 i 2.3L No Start VIN: 1YVHP80C38
I have this Mazda in the shop for a no start. I am pretty sure it is the fuel pump (good spark and pulse, no fuel pressure). However my information source is throwing a fit and won't work today and I could really use some info on fuel pump relay location and f...
1998 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1N4DL01D6W
allright, good one here. my personal car. always has lacked power on lite accell. sluggish between 1500 to 3500 rpms the just snaps out of it. disconnected egr vac. hose to see if egr was overactive. no major change. ( heard of problems w tranducer). knock cod... Trouble codes: P0325
1999 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Starting VIN: JN1CA21D1X
I'm at a loss on this one. I replaced the starter motor tonight on a nissan maxima due to a no crank condition, the starter would not turn at all with horrible noise. I disconnected the negative battery terminal,removed the airbox and replaced the starter moto...
2000 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L No Start VIN: 3N1CB51D8Y
Hey guys I need a Nissan techs help. Working on a 2000 sentra gxe 1.8. The vehicle cranks and no starts. When i hook up the scan tool it will not communicate. So I guess its a power or ground to the ecm. Using mitchells wiring diagram I can figure out what gro...
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Transmission Solenoid VIN: JN1CA31A9Y
There is an audible electronic noise coming from under the hood. It has the sound of a servo motor or solenoid that is going back and forth or in and out. We poked around all over the engine compartment but the noise was very difficult to track down. It was li...
2001 Nissan Xterra XE 3.3L Hesitation VIN: 5N1ED28Y31
Hi guys i have this nissan customer complaint rattle noise when she driving and hesitates code for knock sensor which probably knock sensor bad but i also have engine speed sensor code in tcm only and no crank sensor code in ecm.have anybody run this where ecm... Trouble codes: P0325 (Knock sensor), P0725 (Engine speed sensor)
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D71
Hi every one, Vehicle described above has stalling problem at Idle in drive. When idling in drive seem like its starving from fuel. scantool oxygen sensor both banks goes flat line (leas than 100 mV Lean)when idle in drive. I asumed that less fuel , induced pr... Trouble codes: P0420 (Cat below efficiency bank 1), P0430 (Cat below efficiency bank 2), P0171 (System too lean bank 1), P0174 (System too lean bank 2), P1320 (No primary ignition signal to ECM)
2001 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR09YX1
I have replaced intake valve timing solenoid and same code will set after test drive. Have also removed camshaft position sensor and checked for debris. None was found. The code is triggered when the ECM detects excessively high or low voltage from valve timmi... Trouble codes: P1140 (Intake Valve Timming Solenoid B1)
2005 Nissan Frontier LE 4.0L engine VIN: 1N6AD06U55
At operation temp the truck dies out at all speeds no check engine light no codes put it in nutrual or park starts right up any ideas thank you
1984 Subaru GL Turbo 1.8L fuel odor in car VIN: JF2AW55B8E
This is probably one for an old Subaru tech. I've got a 1984 GL Turbo Coupe, fuel injected/auto/4WD that has a fuel odor in the car when sitting at idle, especially when running the a/c. I've been over it from stem to stern, there are no fuel leaks anywhere in...
1999 Suzuki Grand Vitara JS 2.5L No Start VIN: JS3TD62V1Y
Vehicle was towed in. Customer worked on car and said it had a code PO340. He replaced cam sensor. Car crank and no start. I check for fuel pressure-okay. I check for injector pulse with a stethescope and I could here all of them clicking. I check for spark an...
1990 Toyota Camry DLX 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1VV21E7L
I am desperate for some help on this hair puller. We just replaced the headgaskets and had the heads milled and now we have a check engine light coming on with a code 52. My modus says 52 is knock sensor circuit along with mitchell but alldata says not a valid... Trouble codes: 52 (knock sensor circuit open or short)
2005 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7L Vsc VIN: 5TBDT48115
The truck upon tight corners at 20-40 miles per hour activates the vsc system and starts brakeing the truck down to 10 mph happen 3 days after alignment and rack and pinion bushings and we recal yaw and decel sensor. Labe scoped all wheel speed sensors at abs ...

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2009 Acura TSX 2.4L Rpm, Mph, Temp, Radio VIN: JH4CU25619
Thanks for all the help. The problem ended up being the Radio Amplifier harness (Looks like it may have been spliced previously) Thier was a short, causing the Radio, and the tachometers not to operate properly. Again, thanks for all the help. Regards, Val C....
1996 Honda Accord EX 2.2L No Start VIN: 1HGEG8648S
thanks to all replaced distributor and vech fixed i did not know cranking vech with wires off would damage component againthanks
1998 Honda Accord LX 2.3L Mechanical VIN: 1HGCD560XV
Thank you all! Today I have change the brake master cylinder and that fix the problem, the master cylinder get stuk only after is pres on few times the piston will not go back.
2003 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L ing switch VIN: 1HGCM56323
thanks didnt know had to replace whole switch replace switch & reprogramed allset thanks again for all the help!!!
2005 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.7L lifters VIN: KM8SC73D85
change filter and seems better-time will tell-I'll post more in a week or two
2003 Mazda 6 i 2.3L crank sensor VIN: 1YFP80C735
thanks for all the input gents.i had a brainstorm and decided to look up ckp replace in mitchell.under ckp install he says to pin the motor at tpo dead #1.easy enough. the tone wheel on the crank pulley has one empty spot where there is at least one or two tee...
2002 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L Bcm VIN: 1N4BL11E92
BCM required no module setup or programming, contrary to what the dealer said. Thank you to Kevin for the info, NATS is stored on the ECM in this car. The only thing I had to do was learn the key fob using the procedure I found on Alldata.
2004 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1N4BA41E34
thankis again for everyone help ,,we trieda different mass airflw sensons and seem to to the trick gave the vehicle to the customer havent heard back yet ..
2004 Nissan Almera perfe 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall
Dear friends, i checked today the injection time and found at idle 7 m's. disconnected both of the oxygen sensor and found no change. checked the maf and found at idle 2.15 volt when specification is 1.5 - 2.0 volt . decided to replace the maf and that's it. ...
2001 Subaru Forester 2.5L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1F1SF63561
first thank you for all replies. most of you guys pointing towards maf sensor; what i learned 2001 subaru forester dosen't have traditional MAF sensor mounted on before the throttle body like any other vehicle; however, upstream oxygen sensor with six pin acco...
1996 Toyota Camry XLE 2.2L No Start
a distributor fixed this one. thanks for all your replies Trouble codes: 1300 (ignitor circuit malfunction).
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