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2006 Acura TL 3.2L All gears VIN: 19UUA65586
Just had a 2006 acura tl int he shop with 6spd.Customer want some minor things done like manual fluid change,rotate and balance,LOF,alignment.Did all the work and sent the car to another shop to have the alignment done.(are shop is to small for an alignment ma...
1999 Honda Passport EX 3.2L compressor VIN: 4S6CK58WXX
Vehicle came in with complaint A/C not cooling.Visual check confirms compressor is engaging and quiet.Pressure reading same both Hi & Lo,no fluctuation,no change with RPM.Condensor fan operational if jumped(pressure controlled?).Evacuated and recharged with co...
2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4L No Start VIN: JHMCM56806
Checked fuel pressure, ok , no spark and no pulse but shows rpm on scanner.
2008 Honda Civic DX 1.8L compressor VIN: 2HGFA155X8
Vehicle came in for intermittantly inoperative ac. Diagnosed failing ac clutch replaced compressor and clutch with honda part. Vehicle returned with ac clutch engaged all the time. Tested, found to be powered on. Ac clutch and Ac switch PID on Modis show to be...
2003 Infiniti M45 4.5L turbine Rev sensor 1&2 VIN: JNKAY41E03
Car came in with check engine light on Code P1716 Turbine Rev sensor 1 & 2 circuit fault. Scan data shows the rev sensor goes to around 576 rpm and stops. Checked wiring everythings ok. Called infiniti ordered a new Turbine rev sensor. They have no clue what t...
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L all gears VIN: 4A3AC54H81
here is one for you tranny guys. this eclipse with a f4a41 came in and wouldnt move. i tore it down and found the usual broken wave spring and seized pump. replaced pump with a new pump stator and gears, converter, wave spring with updated part, and replaced s...
2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1BR32E76
We have a 2006 corolla with a code p2103, throttle acuator circuit high. problem does not occur all the time and will usally happen after the car leaves here. We tried a used throttle body and the next day the same code came back. we tried cleaning the throttl... Trouble codes: P2103
2007 Toyota Sienna CE 3.5L Engine VIN: 5TDZK23C47
I have this van leaking oil from right bank timing cover.It's a major leak from the second bolt from the top of the timing cover (inside/intake side).I took off the bolt,started the engine,I could see oil shooting out from the bolt hole.It was pressurized oil....

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2007 Honda Ridgeline RTS 3.5L MIL Lamp on, No throttle activati VIN: 2HJYK16577
Thanks for the replies-turned out the throttle body had shorted andburned the ECM circuit internally.Replaced throttle and ECM,throttle works fine. Thanks,Chris Trouble codes: P2176 (Idle speed not learned), P2101 (Throttle actuator malfunction).
2003 Hyundai Elantra GT 2.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHDN45D33
Thanks to all who responded.The information from Richard about the hyundai website info was a tremendous help as the tsb did infact address the issue of incorrect information on All-data about camshaft timing marks.Reset camshafts and code did not return.Thank... Trouble codes: P0340.
2004 Hyundai Sonata LX 2.7L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHWF25H74
My hat goes off to Chris from South Carolina I ran his short and simple test for E85 and that is what it was I flushed out the tank change the filter and filled with new gas and it runs great now. Sometimes overlooking the basic stuff can really cost you time. Trouble codes: 171 (Lean), 174 (Lean).
2003 Infiniti G35 3.5L turbine rev sensors VIN: JNKCV51E83
Nissan will not sell the sensors alone. The valve body needs to be removed and replaced; with the new sensors as a component of the new valve body. the trans needs to be removed and inverted to replace the valve body. This is why a new transmission was proc...
2001 Lexus GS300 3.0L No Start VIN: JT8BD69S31
I'm sorry to report another frustrating ending. I had 3 replies and all were correct. 2 said to check for damage or restrictions in the crossover pipe/line. 1 person explained how this system works. It is indeed a "jet pump" that gets fuel from one side to the...
2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.4L No Start VIN: 4A3AC44G13
Thank you for the replies. They were all "spot on". When changing ECM, BCM or Immobilizer/security module with new or used, a relearn procedure must be performed to allow the modules to synchronize or "handshake" with each other. All keys must be supplied and ... Trouble codes: P0513 (immobilizer communications fault).
2007 Mitsubishi Endeavor SE 3.8L Mechanical VIN: 4A4MN21S57
The replies I have gotten were great. Randy [...] hit the nail on the head. We removed the oil pan , this is where we found our problem. The tin sheild that is near and around the oil screen was push up real close to the sceen causing the volume of oil at ti...
2004 Other Asian xb 1.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: 7856783567
got stock aircleaner and maf sensor, added gurratee to pass to gas tank.thats what fixed it.thanks for all the help Trouble codes: P0172.
1986 Toyota Celica ST 2.0L No Start VIN: ST162-7034
Thanks for all your replies. I was looking in the wrong area. While I had spark I thought I did lose it at one time especial when looking at my GTI and GTF pattern. What really throw me was the fact that my GTF and my coil primary were not pulling down to 0 vo...
2001 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4TBF28BX1U
Well I'm calling this one fixed been gone a week now with no problems. We found the noise supression filter or what ever it is disconnected on the right side of the engine. Soon as we hooked it back up it started controling the idle an learned the idle speed. ... Trouble codes: P0505.
2002 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L Ignition Switch VIN: 4T3ZF19CX2
Thanks for all the help.I had to replace both the lock and the mount that it goes into.
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