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2005 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L abs VIN: 2HKYF18545
customer originally complained of intermittant lock up of brakes, like abs was acting up.when vehicle arrived, we pulled a code 84-1, sensor logic failure, which we cant find any info from alldata or even google. It also had a vsa light on. We replaced the vsa...
2006 Hyundai Sonata GL 2.4L Radio/Rear Defrost VIN: 5NPEV46F36
This one has got me, The radio plays fine untill you turn on the rear defrost. It then has static, like the antenna is unpluged. I have another 06 sonata that works fine I swapped the Glass Antenna Module, harness, and the Radio from one car to the other, stil...
2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5MNSH73E97
Men we need guidance on this repair-Ty J I hope you can shed knowledge on this system-diagnosed code P2422 & replaced canister close valve (high failure rate I believe) Vehicle came back with same code-this valve is operational and this system does not have a ... Trouble codes: P2422 (Mitchell describes as canister clogging-Solis vent value stuck)
1994 Infiniti J30 3.0L No Start VIN: JNKAY21D4R
Thanks in advance to those who can help!! The issue I'm having with this Inf.has inter. no start-cranks wont run. The issue is that the plugs seem to be fuel fouling. I have looked at prior posts and TSBs and they have not led me to a conclusion. In my testing...
2002 Infiniti G20 2.0L drivetrain VIN: JNKCP11A82
Only after the ambient temperature reaches around 70 degrees or higher, When road testing I get a knocking noise (similar to a loose exhaust pipe hitting the under side of the floor board). It only make that noise when accelerating under "normal" start or a li...
2000 Isuzu Trooper LS 3.5L Engine VIN: JACDJ58X1Y
Engine has loud whinning noise at front of engine: replaced timing belt, water pump, tensioner & idler pulleys & tension adjuster. Noise is still the same and is present without serpentine belt installed. The cam pulleys drive 2 cam gears inside the front of t...
2010 Mazda 3 S 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BL1596A
Customer bought the car from the auction. Mil is on. customer went to dealer but dealer won't cover it under warrenty because the car had an accident. P0172, p0300 are stored in pcm. the car runs great. Shaking a little when it is idling. Oxygen sensor test ok... Trouble codes: 300 (Random Missfire), 172 (B1 Fuel Trim Rich)
1995 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1N4BU31D1S
car came in as a no start. replaced dist and now starts but runns poorly and keeps setting p0340. tried second dist with no help. tested power to dist and has batt voltage. also has solid ground. yellow wire with dvom is 2.5 or 2.6 volts and blue is .2 to .3. ... Trouble codes: P0340
2005 Nissan Pathfinder XE 4.0L oil in coolant VIN: 5N1AR16W95
Hi, have a 4.0 pathfinder w/ oil in the radiator neck and bottle. Pressurized the system for an hour and no sign of coolant in the trans cooler, oilcooler, or at drainplug. Question, please- Where is the likely source of this oil? Archives and internet point...
1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Engine VIN: 4S3BG68SXW
Have this Subaru overheat problem. Customer was driving over mountain pass and vehicle overheated. Found coolant does not seem to be circulating. Replaced thermostat, replaced radiator, still overheats. Replaced thermostat again with OE style t-stat with the "...
2004 Subaru Forester XT 2.5L Turbo? VIN: JF1SG69654
Vehicle came in with the MIL on and cruise control lite flashing. Had codes P0011 ("A"cam pos B1) & P0021 ("A" cam pos B2). No oil on dip stick (holds 5 qts, down 2, added 1 to road test.) NOTE: Oil change not to exceed 3,750 miles & customer routinely goes ov...
1992 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JT2VK12E9N
This is my personal car. This thing is massively overfueling. I am a Ford fleet tech so all of my info is for Fords. I don't have access to any Toyota info thus why I am posting. I was able to get my hands on a test for the vane airflow meter. It was only a te...
2000 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L vsc trac VIN: JT3HT05J1Y
Help! i have a 2000 landcruiser that when you start it all is fine but as soon as you place it in gear trac and vsc lamp come on even with vehicle not moving it sets the same code every time c 1207 i have found it to be related to pnp switch and start signal b...
2001 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF28B21
this vehicle has a remanufactured engine (unknown builder), we verified timing marks are ok, check connections to vvt solenoids (customer stated that they are new, and appear so), tested cam sensors, ok. on a 2 trip drive cycle p1346 comes back on, runs normal... Trouble codes: P1346
2002 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L No Start VIN: 5TEWN72N22
Truck came in because it would crank for extensive period of time and then finally start. Tried to start truck and would just crank. Held the ignition over for 10 sec each time, doing it 5 times. No start or even the attempt of starting. Towed truck into shop...
2003 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEBT14R83
Customer brought in this car for timing belt and waterpump replacement. Everything goes well but when I got it done and ready to ship it, the check engine light flash rapidly. Check for codes and none found on all module. Engine does not feel like misfire. Rec...

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2008 Honda Ridgeline RTS 3.5L Crank Sensor VIN: 2HJYK16428
well i check the alternator and it was tight. there were two grounds on the engine that we checked. the one by the coolant hose had 3.2 ohms. the other by the p/s pump had 1.5. cleaned both and test drove vehicle over 120 miles on the weekend. so far no c...
2003 Infiniti FX35 3.5L Engine VIN: W33X002781
Thanks to all who replied. While we like to think we can fix almost anything having a fresh perspective helps. With you help, the owner & I decided it would be in her best interest to replace the engine with a used one. Just waiting now for one to come through...
2005 Nissan 350Z 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1AZ34055
The vehicle was towed out today to customer's choice of shops for valve train work. I gave him my findings and my assessment of the problem, i.e. bent valve(s)/broken springs on cyl. #6 and said that, being a one man shop, I could not do this heavier repair. ... Trouble codes: P0300 (multiple cylinder misfires), P0306 (6 cylinder misfire).
1990 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L fluid bleeding etc. VIN: JT4VN36H7L
Thank's for the info about that early ABS system, first time I've seen anything like it. Once my apprentice found and followed the bleed proceedure for this vehicle (bleed the longest line first) it had brakes. It would appear that bleeding through the load se...
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