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2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Abs Module VIN: 1HGCM82643
The TCS/ABS fault indicators are "on". Scanned for codes 65-01 code set: low brake fluid, the fluid is full and the reservoir switch operates normally. When looking at the data with the switch disconnected it reads fluid low, should read fluid normal and the T...
2004 Kia Rio 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: KNADC12594
Customer complained of intermittent idle fluctuation and stalling at stops. Cleaned iac motor, no change. Replaced iac motor, no change. Data stream shows long term fuel trim going lean. Tried new oxygen sensor and air flow meter. Found some improvement, but s...
1998 Lexus ES300 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BF28G4W
Vehicle running poorly, missfiring on the rear 3 cylinders. Have scope tested ignition and verified spark via KV tester and all is good on all 6 cylinders. Tested compression of rear cylinders all around 120 psi. Tested for vacuum leaks and unable to find any.... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0303, P0305
1998 Mazda 626 LX 2.0L Speedo VIN: 1YVGF22C6W
Hello all and thanks in advance for any help, I am posting this for a friend at a nearby shop so I apologize for the lack of info but here goes, he purchased this 98 mazda 626 as a extra car knowing it needed trans work, he pulled the trans had it rebuilt and ...
2001 Mazda Tribute DX 3.0L in cab vibration VIN: 4F2YU07141
this unit vibrates at idle and in gear at idle worse when under little more load you can take a pry bar and pry up on lowwer rear mount and vibration almost dissapears.can anyone put some help to this subject.kicking our a@#.
1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L water pump VIN: JN1CA21D1S
Hi gang! need some advice.thsi ios the first time i have done one of these. I have followed the instructions and I removed the tensioner with plunger intact and did not fall in the case. I am trying to get the slack out of the chain so i can remove the water p...
2005 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4.0L No Start VIN: 5N1AR18W45
thanks to all that replies.vehicle was towed in for no start fuel pump was replaced previously.fuel pump fuse is good and powered with key there a fuel pump relay if so where is it at? has anyone seen this before on a pathfinder.also has no codes and my ...
2006 Nissan Murano SL 3.5L Surge VIN: JN8AZ08W96
hi all. have a nissan that likes to ping. never has a code. aways runs good. tried all the normal cleanings. seem to be ok for a few weeks or so. then comes back with ping concern. just found a page on alldata shows a colder spark plug. might try it. any info ...
2006 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11D36
Customer complaint was car would stall when hot and after sitting a couple of minutes would start up and check engine light was on. Could never duplicate customers complaint of hot stall. Retrieved trouble codes and researched TSB's. P0335 crankshaft position ... Trouble codes: P0335
2008 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L Steering VIN: 1N4BL23E78
Vehicle has severe pull to left on hard acceleration.when you release throttle car goes hard right.have done -1.0, -.8, l.caster 4.4, r.caster 4.3, total toe .08,sai is:13.0 left,12.8 right,inc. Angle:12.0 left,12.0 right.rear-le...
2004 Other Asian xb 1.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: 7856783567
fuel trims are at lt +30, st +20.maf at 1.89 at idle 2500 rpm 3.5 gs/m Trouble codes: P0172
2003 Subaru Legacy L 2.5L Misfire VIN: 4S3BH63523
This car came in with random missfire so i put new plugs and wires on. It came back with plugs 3 adn 4 showing missfire so i put a coil pack on. recently it came back with all the cylinders showing random missfire. the car runs well but the check engine lite w... Trouble codes: P301, P0302, P0303, P304
1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L clutch VIN: 4T1BG22K4W
Hi guys,i have a 1998 toyota camry 4cyl 5 speed and it came in with a slipping clutch.i test drove to verify and it would slip in 2nd under load.removed and replaced clutch,pressure plate,release bearing and resurfaced flywheel.after everything was back togeth...
1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L clutch VIN: 4T1BG22K4W
Hi guys,i have a 1998 toyota camry 4cyl 5 speed and it came in with a slipping clutch.i test drove to verify and it would slip in 2nd under load.removed and replaced clutch,pressure plate,release bearing and resurfaced flywheel.after everything was back togeth...
2001 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 4T1BF28B41
I have a toyota avalon towed in. It cranks but will not stay running. If I hold the throttle partly open it will run, let go of the throttle and it stalls... also when it is running if I try to bring the RPMs above 2500 the engine just shuts off there is no fe...
2003 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.7L Unknown/Transmission VIN: JTEZT14R73
Please Help!!! I'm pulling my hair out on this one. I have an 03 Toyota 4Runner Rear Wheel Drive 4.7L V8 with 98,500 miles on it that belongs to a good customer. The truck is shaking/vibrating between the speeds of 30-45. At times it would shake like going o...

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1999 Honda Civic LX 1.6L Cooling Systems VIN: 2HGEJ6672X
Well kick myself right you know where, put in a factory thermostat and all is good. Thanks again for all your help.
2002 Honda S2000 2.0L Engine VIN: THMAP148T0
Slightly increased throttle valve open position at idle. We noticed this adjustment has to be very slight - 1/4 to half turn, too much and engine wants to stall. Replaced engine & trans mounts, this noticeably reduced noise from engine & trans in cabin area....
1995 Isuzu Rodeo S 3.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4S2CK58V03
Well, Thanks for the replies as always. This is the best tool I have at my disposal.Turns out that the CTS that was installed previously was faulty. We repaced the sensor, replaced the v/c gaskets and spark plug seals, checked the injectors. When we reconnecte...
1998 Lexus LX470 4.7L Ride control VIN: JT6HT00W6W
I replace both front accumulators, bled system, works good, thanks every body.
2002 Lexus LS430 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTHBN30F62
It ended up needing a VVT controller. Thanks Kevin. Trouble codes: P1351 (VVT range performance).
2006 Lexus LX470 4.7L alarm VIN: JTJHY00W16
Unfortunately I'm unable to post a fix at this time. For right now this vehicle is working correctly after only resetting the YAW and steering angle sensors with a Master Tec. I don't beleive it is a permenant solution. Tom [...] suggested this may be a body...
2004 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L Electronic VIN: 1N4BA41E74
2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L no start VIN: 1N4AL11DX5
Thanks for all the help. Most said the crank sensor and cam sensor could be problem, some said fuel pressure. I tried to get the car to hard start while in my shop and could not do so. I replace the cam sensor and tested fuel pressure, pressure ok. The cus...
2003 Subaru Outback H6 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 4S3BH80603
first i would like to thank you for the replies, racked my brain trying to find out what could be wrong with this car then it hit me like a ton of bricks i didnt check the fuel pressure idle it was 42 pounds with the vac. line connected and 50 with it di...
2006 Toyota Highlander 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEDD21A96
So, she finally came back, all lights on again, and yes, it was something stupid... a loose gascap. For some reason when we would go to scan for codes they wouldn't show up, but this time it did for some reason. As for the traction control and VSC light, they ...
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