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2003 Acura TL 3.2L Torque converter VIN: 19UUA56673
Customer complaint of check engine and traction lights (TCS) come on at same time. The traction light goes out when restarted. No symptoms when light comes on. Has happened three times in one month. Followed the Alldate test procedure and it says to replace co...
2004 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L Windshield Wipers VIN: 2HNYD18924
Hello iatn and thank you all in advance i have this 2004 acura mdx touring that the windshield wipers in the auto function does not work replaced rain sensor after testing the wiper switch and performing the test that my mitchell program instructed all voltage...
1990 Honda Prelude 2.0 Si 2.0L Speedometer VIN: JHMBA4244L
Speedometer is not registering speed or mileage. The S3 lamp is flashing in the dash. The speedo head assy was replaced with a known good one and the speed sensor has checked out okay according to ALL DATA specs. The speed control box (under the passenger seat...
2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5FNRL38656
Ok guys this one his getting bad, throw out any ideas that may be relevant! month ago this job started as a missfire in the morning with missfire code and never a p0175. Diag. Headgasket, did job, been running great in that respect. But of course she comes to ... Trouble codes: P0175 (Bank 2 fuel trim rich)
1998 Hyundai Sonata GL 3.0L alternator VIN: KMHCF24T2W
think maybe i got a bad alternator , customer brought vehicle in battery and brake light on ... tach inop found not charging checked all fuses good voltage at back of alternator ,,, replaced alternator still no charge has good battery and belt tension voltage ...
2003 Mazda Protege5 2.0L no spark, no injector pulse VIN: JM1BJ24683
Hello! We are working on this car for another shop. He told us the car ran fine one day and would not start the next. Problem seems to be no spark and no injector pulse. Another shop replaced the ignition coils and possibly the crank sensor. I am getting a goo...
2002 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L ac compressor inop VIN: 3N1CB51D82
Hi nissan experts out there. need help on this one. this sentra is not getting a ground signal to turn the ac compressor on. If I give a ground to the ac relay the compressor comes on. system is charged too. The switch on the interior is is switching ok. on th...
2005 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L Unknown VIN: 1N4BA41E95
My name is James. Chrissy is just the person who opened the account for this shop. I have this Nissan Maxima that we installed a Nissan reman trans in due to very long delayed engagement. The reprograming was done at the local dealer. The customer returned tod...
1998 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22K4W
Help toyota techs. This 1998 toyota camry 2.2l code p0401 insufficient egr flow. I have removed egr. Ports are clean intake and exhaust. I jumped te connector and installed vacuum guage on egr hose raised idle and egr gets 5in of vacuum. When driving car compu... Trouble codes: P0401

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2000 Acura TL 3.2L blower motor VIN: 19UUA5668Y
Just as i was about to take the control head out i decided to take another look at the wiring diagram. There i found the resitor gets its power from the motor (duh). I felt so stupid. Jeff and Peter also said to check the motor, thank you both. Anyway, when ...
2002 Acura RSX 2.0L blower, compressor VIN: WDBBA45AXC
Faulty Blower transistor from dealer. Found no current draw in A/C blower motor nor the A/C compressor clutch. Installed the second transsistor, drove the vehicle for 40 miles and still working ok. TX for the help. JP
1993 Honda Civic EX 1.6L tachometer VIN: 1HGEJ125XP
Everyone who responded was most helpful. We had good electrical connections under the hood and a good tach signal at the tach test plug and at the instrument cluster. To those who suggested using a magnet to drag the needle back to its stop: the tach cover slo...
1998 Honda Civic LX 1.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1HGEJ6671W
We removed throttle body and cleaned off the car. We also removed the throttle cable and sprayed with a penetrating oil. Reassembled the car, test drove and problem did not re-occur. Thank you to every one for the input.
2002 Isuzu Rodeo S 2.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CK58D42
After checking wiring from CMP sensor to computor and a thorough check of all grounds, it was decided to replace computor. But customer has declined repair. They said the were going to trade it in. Trouble codes: P0341 (CMP Sensor A Circuit Range/Performance Bank 1).
2006 Kia Sorento LX 3.5L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJC73376
I really appreciate everyones input on this vehicle. I was advised to put a fuel tank pressure sensor on the vehicle by a kia tech if the voltage was even slightly out of range. So i had parts order one and never recieved the correct part. The vehicle has b... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random cylinder misfire), P0301 (Cyl 1 misfire), P0302 (Cyl 2 misfire), P0454 (Fuel pressure sensor malfunction).
2005 Mazda Miata 1.8L tachometer VIN: JM1NB35375
Well this one was a real tough one for me. Only four replies. One suggesting to check grounds and wire harness near tow hook at rear of head. I did check these and found them to be ok. Three other suggestions were to check CKP,CMP, and VSS. These checked ok. I...
2002 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Unknown VIN: 1N4AL11D42
Thanks to everyone for their prompt replies and diagnosis. It seems the overwhelming conclusion is worn cylinders due to a cat implosion and being sucked back into the cylinders upon deceleration. This makes the most sense based on what we see. The owner just ...
2002 Nissan Altima S 2.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1N4AL11D52
thanks, bobby from verginia, the maf sensor was the culpret. thanks to all others that responded. this vehicle has a problem with tha cat comming apart also and being sucked back into the engine on decel. i don't think i want one.
2002 Nissan Frontier XE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6ED29Y92
Didnt get much help, but the vehicle is finally fixed. apparently this vehicle timing on driver side is 1/2 tooth off, so we set to advanced, and thats what caused the lean random misfire on just one bank. we reset timing mark to retard 1/2 a tooth and light i... Trouble codes: P0300.
2008 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L master cylinder VIN: 1N4BL24E88
Thanks for all the help. We installed a used ABS pump/module and bled the system again. Road test and made several abs stops and gave back to customer. So far, it has been 2 weeks, brakes are still good. I believe the ABS pump was returning brake fluid to the ...
2004 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on, No Power VIN: 5TBDT44164
This vehicle is fixed! The ECM was bad. The IGF signals are sent on two different lines to the ECM; 1, 4, 6, 7 on one line; 2, 3, 5, 8 on the other. The codes that set indicated no IGF signal was being received by the ECM for cylinders 1, 4, 6, 7; but the IGT ... Trouble codes: P0351 (Coil A/1 Circuit Problem), P0354 (Coil D/4 Circuit Problem), P0356 (Coil F/6 Circuit Problem), P0357 (Coil G/7 Circuit Problem).
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