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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)
2007 Honda Civic LX 1.8L Mechanical VIN: 2HGFA16547
Vehicle came in A/C inop - tested - had only 2oz refrig. Filled t 250psi Nitrogen to test for leaks - used soap, sniffer, no leaks found - but still had slight pressure drop (5psi over 4 hrs). Evacd & recharged w/ 16oz - allsystems working 100% - now has dye -...
2002 Infiniti G20 2.0L Air Bag Light VIN: JNKCP11A62
Car came to me from a body shop I occasionally do work for. Vehicle was in a minor single car accident that set off the air bag in the passenger seat, but no others. Body shop bought another seat and used parts from both I'm told. Air bag light is on constant...
1997 Lexus ES300 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: JT8BF22G3V
Hope someone has seen this before and can point me in the right direction. This ES300 will hunt up and down from around 500rpm to 1500rpm at an idle, But it only does it once a month. Everything will be going fine then all of a sudden it starts to idle hunt. T...
1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L No Start VIN: 4A3AK34YXS
This car came to me after customer bought it and was told that it needed an ecm. So at customers request I replaced the ecm. The car won't start, I checked injector pulse and the computer pulses the inj. once then it stops pulsing. I checked the cam and crank ...
1991 Nissan D21 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1N65D11Y7N
Hello, This little nissan pickup is realy not wanting to get fixed, test drove couldnt verify anything lots of power ran strong. the starter was giving me issues replaced no problem. was getting ready to release vehicle and it ran porly surging black smoke, ge...
2005 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L no throttle response VIN: 1N4BA41E95
I had posted this in the trans section but maybe I put it up in the wrong place. 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 en...
2000 Subaru Impreza Outback 2.2L Rear Wheel Bearnig VIN: 1F1GF4852Y
I am trying to remove a rear wheel bearing from this car. The owner attempted to do it himself but gave up. He reassembled it and drove it about 2 blocks to my shop. I don't see any damage from driving with the balls gone from one of the races. I am using a Hu...
2001 Subaru Outback 2.5L No Start VIN: 4S3BH635X1
Hey everybody, I have this Subaru that is driving me crazy. This is what's going on- These people came in with a complaint that the check engine light was on and that their car would very intermitentlly not start in the mourning. So I decided that it would be ...
2005 Subaru Forester XT 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JF1SG69665
thank for any help to offer I have an 05 subaru forester 2.5 dohc turbo setting misire #4 po3o4 have replaced the plugs because they were worn switched the fuel injector and misfire still on #4 misfire counter rarely picks it up but is still counting on #4 cyl... Trouble codes: P0304
1992 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: JT3VN39W7N
Vehicle starts and stalls then just cranks. No codes. Has spark and fuel pressure, but no injector pulse. I have a square wave signal on the igt (black/blu) wire at the ignitor and the ecm. I also have a saw tooth pattern on the igf (bl/yel) at the ignitor and...
2004 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L Brakes VIN: 5TBBT44134
Vehicle came from dealer garage. Customer said dealer had replaced front pads and flushed fluid with BG Flush. They were unable to get a pedal afterward, although it had a good pedal before they worked on it. Customer declined further repairs at the dealer and...
2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3L timing belt rollers VIN: 5TDZA23C95
Going to do a 2005 Toyota Sienna timing belt job. Has anyone had issues with )timing belt tensioners and idlers. Should these be done automatically like )on Honda, Audi vehicles. )Trying to price job correctly. Rollers and tensioners affect parts prices greatl...
2008 Toyota RAV4 2.4L Unknown VIN: JTMBD33V48
at 22 mph theres wo wo wo noise in the driveline any faster it goes away fluids all look good brakes look good rear diff. is clean front diff. is clean trans. is full and clean any ideas

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1998 Acura TL 3.2L No Start VIN: JH4UA3640W
Well I want to thank Iatn for its speediness,I got a lot of responses and 85 % reccommended replacing ignition switch. I did that and the problem was still there. I am a little embarrassed but this should just be a reminder to always check basics.It was the st...
2006 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3L Hybrid BatteryLife VIN: JHMES96664
Thanks to all for the repies. Ennis from Calif. suggested Hybrid Battery is warrantied for 5yrs or 100-150K miles & to check to see if car has ever been in any accidents. (I don't know if this applies for non-original owner?/doesn't matter at this point as 5yr...
1998 Hyundai Sonata GL 3.0L alternator VIN: KMHCF24T2W
after going through and rechecking all wiring , battery and resistor for charging system , installed another alternator and vehicle is charging normally thankx for all responses
2006 Kia Sedona EX 3.8L a/c, cooling fan VIN: KNDMB23326
Thanks for the replies, my tech said he had checked all th connection but he had not, we found the power feed from the relay to the control unit had been melted at the control unit and after repairing this connector it has been working like new.
1998 Lexus ES300 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BF28G4W
Thanks so much to all that responded. A lot of you mentioned the A/F sensor problem but it was fine. It turned out to be the rear camshaft had slipped 3 teeth on the timing belt. Put a new belt, tensioner and pulleys on it and that took care of the problem. Th... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0303, P0305.
2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L Misfire VIN: 4A3AC34G33
Thanks guys, After check all engine ground, I ran new ground for both ignition coils and replace with new coil. That fixed it. Thanks.
1994 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1N4BU31D8R
thanks for all who replied. I installed the nissan oe part sofar still good. havent seen them now for weeks im keeping my fingers crossed. The lesson I learned was to ask for help, the replies i got were helpful most everyone told me to instal oem part on this...
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Starting VIN: JN1CA31D6Y
2002 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: JN8DR09X42
car went to dealer. needed throttle body, pcm, and something else in the engine. I really dont think they knew what was wrong. no more nissans Trouble codes: P0507, P0011.
1995 Subaru Impreza L 2.2L compressor VIN: JF1GM635XS
Well when I pressed the customer a little bit he said he had replaced the compressor once and not the several times he stated before. So I told him just to drive it, the cycling compressor will probably outlast the rest of the car. He paid beforehand by detail...
1998 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22K4W
thanks for all the great tips every one was very accurate the fix was use a dealer toyota vsv not a aftermarket. aftermarket vsv ohm same as dealer however for some reason they are not. Trouble codes: P0401.
2010 Toyota lc prado 4.0L pps vsc VIN: LFMGJE720A
thanks all,we have buy two new steering angel sensor fix the new car,expand 1000$.our Toyota intelligent tester II not have the function to reset steering angel sensor ,we may need update intelligent tester II .in china we not have TIS
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