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2002 Acura RSX 2.0L Heater air Mix door VIN: JH4DC54862
hello we have this Acura rsx here. customer complains about no heat. the customer replaced the air mix door motor and did a coolant flush trying to solve this issue.. the motors moves without binding. when the knob is turned all the way to max heat it seems li...
1991 Honda Prelude Si 2.1L cooling fan VIN: JHMBA4234M
The customer brought this honda with a overheating problem. I did confirm the issue and the car did get hot and with the thermogun I got about 225-230 degrees with no cooling fan operation what so ever. However, when I shut the car off the fans did come on for...
2000 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: 4S6CK58W7Y
Runs great in open loop, once it goes into closed loop it starts loading up on one bank,then it jumps back to open loop and runs fine. tested 02s and looked good, checked temp and air sensors, looked good. Change to Denso plugs and runs better but still runs b... Trouble codes: P0151 (p0154-), P0154 (testing and results)
1993 Lexus LS400 4.0L Cuts out VIN: J78UF11E3P
Hello we have a Lexus here that cuts out at 4000 rpm in any gear other than that it drives fine its like its hitting a rev limiter but it should not do that while driving I dont think the problem didnt seem to occur until the customer had the ecu rebuilt. any ...
2007 Nissan Sentra S 2.0L CVT transmission VIN: 3N1AB61E87
I have seen this car for a few years, and the problem is present only in winter, the transmission doesn't shift when is below 50 degrees, the vehicle needs to warm up to normal temperature to be able to drive normally. If you take it in cold, it will stay at 3...
1999 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L transaxle VIN: 4S3BG6855X
thanks in advance this car came in with customer saying that reverse had went a couple weeks prier and now car barely drives at all. I started car to put in shop it went 15 to 20 feet and locked up. now when you put in any gear it dies like its locked up in ge...
1994 Toyota Pickup 2.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JT4RNVN13G
We have this Toyota pickup that customer complained that it was dieing when coming to stop signs at times, we checked it out and the throttle plate was sticking you could pull back on the throttle plate and the idle would dye but if you didn't it would idle hi...
1997 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JT3HJ85J0V
Thanx for any help on this one drives fine then has like an itermittent "hick up " like the egr is sticking so I am looking at the egr it has a vacume hose that comes from the egr modulator to the egr valve on the egr valve line it has another vacume line tha...

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2003 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HKRL18603
First off, you guys that said replace the fuel cap were right. Replaced fuel cap and ran evap leak test through scanner and the test passed. I was looking for info on how the system function so I understand what the computer expects to see. Thanks Rusty for t... Trouble codes: P1456 (EVAP Control System Leakage).
2004 Honda Pilot LX 3.5L 2nd to third shift VIN: 2HKYF185X4
Vehicle went to the dealer as I did not have a "known good pcm" in my toolbox. They installed a PCM. It has been fine for several weeks now. Customer had to pay for the repair. And yes we did charge diag time for our part. I have been cautious lately with tran...
2006 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHDN56DX6
hello everyone-as everyone answered the same as we thought. i think when the repair was made in 2008 with salvage parts as the car has no abs sensors on the other 3 wheels they thought no abs( the car was wrecked in rf). i think the wires were tucked inside th... Trouble codes: P0501.
2003 Infiniti FX35 3.5L Abs VIN: JNRAS08W23
Thanks to all for ideas, esp Mike, Rodney, and Larong. It acts like there is no wheel speed signal to the ABS module from the front wheels, from looking at the CAN line route I think there is an open in the harness between the dash harness and the ABS module. ...
1999 Lexus ES300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BF28G6X
the power supply wire from the 20 amp fuse (underhood) to the AFRS heater relay was open. I repaired the power supply to the relay and now the voltage on both AFRS fluctuates between 4.9 and 2.6 volts when graphed on the vetronix. Trouble codes: P1155 (p1153-), P1153 (p1135-), P1135 (p0125-), P0125 (p0120-), P0120 (p0300-), P0300.
1997 Subaru Impreza Outback 2.2L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, Miss= hvy-off idle. VIN: JF1GF4856V
Hey guys, problem was fixed w/the simplest of things--a set of plugs & wires! The plugs & wires were already new from the last shop, however we all know the difference in new part quality! The 1st thing I repl was wires; the idle miss instantly was gone! It s... Trouble codes: P0301 (Cyl1 miss. random depending on test drive), P0302 (Cyl2 miss), P0303 (Cyl 3 miss), P0304 (Cyl4 miss), P1100 (Ign low volts once aftr 5th road test only.).
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