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2002 Acura RSX Type-S 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4DC53002
ok code sets in about 3 seconds after starting car. we have replaced the timing chain all marks line up. we can see the front cam is not lined up with rear cam and off of cam sensor but cant figure out why the cam is off. i ordered a cam acuator thinking it wa... Trouble codes: P0340
2002 Acura EL 1.7L Anti-Theft VIN: 2HHES36872
My apprentice just did a timing belt on this car and now it won't stay started! It will start and then shut down after two or three seconds. He unpluged the crank sensor to get the lower timing cover off (with the battery still connected) and now this. The tim...
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...
1993 Honda Civic DX 1.5L No Start VIN: 2HGEJ2224R
Coustomer had someone to tow this civic to me @ the shop. Found battery disconnected & main 80A blowed , & a few fuses under the dash as well. Checked battery w/ my volt meter & found polls backward ( yes pos & neg swapped ). never seen one charged backward be...
1995 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JHMEH9598S
have a honda with an unstable idle when warm. almost stall when coming to stop. had to flash codes because i dont have a compatible scantool. Will not let me clear codes even when PCM fuse and backup removed. New valve helped slightly,but definatly not fixed. ... Trouble codes: 14 (iac)
1995 Honda Civic DX 1.5L spark VIN: 2HGEH246XS
I replaced the timeing belt the car ran fine when it came in now it has no spark the coil has spark but not from the the plug wires already replaced cap and roter and that did not help the coil is in the distibtor thank you for any help you can give me
2002 Honda Civic HX 1.7L Bucks VIN: 1HGEM21732
Car starts,runs,and idles like a new car.however when you let off the gas around 20mph (coasting) lets say in second gear the car bucks back and forth violently. Has any body ever ran into this problem joe.
2002 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L lack of power VIN: KM8SC73D22
Greetings. OK vehicle came in for mil light on and misfire codes for cyls 4 and 6. While investigating that problem i noticed on the road test that there was a total lack of power at wot. Feels like no fuel but both front o2 sensors read rich at wot but still ...
2004 Lexus GX470 4.7L actuator VIN: JTJBT20X94
Hey there, got this Lexus in with a fluid leak between transfer case actuator and transfer case. we do not normally work on lexus or toyota, as we are a Benz shop. removed the actuator and the o-ring was in poor shape. After the fact, I did research and discov...
1999 Mazda 626 LX 2.0L Fwd/Rev VIN: 1YVGF22C0X
Hi All This Mazda 626 will engage drive or reverse for about 10 seconds then disengages, no fwd/rev. Shut off and sitting 2-3 minutes will give another few seconds of engagement. Line pressure test shows dropping to zero pretty quick. High miles suggest reman/...
2003 Mazda 6 S 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVFP80DX3
Hi and thanks in advance for the help. I have a headache car that that came back to me after i repaired a misfire. Coustomer says it seems to chug and shutter at about 1500-2000 rpms and so far no problem has occured for me. I tried to run mis data with the id... Trouble codes: U0100 (Lost comm with ecm/powertrain control mod)
2002 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AA46G62
This vehicle will, at times, set codes P0335 and P0340. Crank and cam postion sensor circuit malfunction. Both codes will set at the same time. We did voltage and drop tests on all 3 wires at both sensors and all was withing specs. The scope patterns looks goo... Trouble codes: P0335, P0340
1993 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.0L Unknown VIN: JN8HD17Y4P
Need in computer to diagnose rich mixture & sirging.
2004 Nissan Sentra 1.8L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 3NICB51D14
Unable to perform a throttle relearn with either a Solus or a Launch X431. Can this only be done with a Factory scan tool? Trouble codes: P0122 (p2135-), P2135
2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Crank-Rods VIN: 1N4AL11D35
Hello Nissan Technicians,We need your Valued Opinion As to the cause of this lower end Engine Failure. (QR25DE)2.5 four cylinder Engine. The car came in with a overheating condition and the MIL Lamp on.P0420 Cat code And P0300 misfire code as well as P0302 and...
2001 Subaru Forester L 2.5L Drive train VIN: JFISF63541
This vehicle was brought in for brake repairs and upon inspection there were torn fron cv boots found on both fron axles. We have replaced both front axle shafts with brand new aftermarket axles and performed rear brake repairs. We road tested the car then rel...
2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca 3.0L hvac operation VIN: 4S4WX83C86
Attention subaru guru! I have an 06 tribeca in the shop with auto climate controls stuck at 65 degrees and fan stuck on high. It doesnt go into self diag mode but ac side will with a code 25 flashing and auto light flashing. I tested sunload sensor and step 5 ...
1998 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF18B8W
Hey guys, this toyota is one I previously asked for help on. It originally came in with fuel trim rich code for bank 1. previous tech had replaced the air mass meter. It was running poorly, hesitating, and surging. Interestingly enough, when the air mass meter...
2002 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L cooling system VIN: JT3GN86R02
vehicle is leaking coolent on passenger side of bell housing on top. the exhuast pipe is in the way of my veiw. does not look like its coming from intake or heater hose pipe. has anybody had this kind of leak.
2003 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.7L battery VIN: JTEBT17R53
This vehicle has been taken to the local dealer and another reputable independent for this problem with no results. Them problem occures approx. every 2 weeks, the battery will need to be jumped to start the vehicle. After jumped and driven the vehicle will be...

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1988 Honda Accord LXi 2.0L No Start VIN: 1HGCA5549J
we determined after many hours of testing that the starter that the customer installed was indeed turning the engine the wrong direction. (first time i have ever seen this. and am not soon to forget.) thanks to all that rerplied.
1997 Infiniti Q45 4.1L No Start VIN: JNKBY31DXV
We found the aftermarket security system circuit board had fried and locked up car. we removed system and all system were go again. Thanks to all that responded.
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L all gears VIN: 4A3AC54H81
you guys hit it on the head. it was the pr valve stuck. the only problem is it was stuck with metal so i cleaned it and it stuck again. so i flushed cooler again and replaced valve body. it looks like it may have stuck again so i think i have metal coming from...
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31D2Y
Thanks to all ,you guys were all in the right area , aftermarket mass air flow sensors are a no no,Purchased a new oem air flow sensor ,car runs awesome thanks again to all,James you were right on the voltage reading thanks Trouble codes: P0171.
2005 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L Steering Gear Box Or Strut VIN: 1N4BA41EX5
Replaced strut mounts on both sides with Nissan parts and noise is gone.
1998 Subaru Forester 2.5L Mechanical VIN: JF1SF6555W
Dear Fellow techs Thank you for sharing your knowledge. The anwser to my question is no. 1998 will not interchage with newer model year. A good quick reference is newer trans has a external oil filter which the older ones do not . 1995 to 1998 legacy and fores...
2003 Toyota RAV4 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEGH20V73
Thank you to all that the responded to my post. I checked TSB's and called dealer about re-flashing nothing for this year. I continued further testing with the information that was provided by everyone everything looked ok,(O2 sensors working ok, no small exha... Trouble codes: P0420 (catalyst system efficiency below threshold).
2004 Toyota Highlander 2.4L Master Cylinder VIN: JTEDD21A84
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