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2002 Acura CL 3.2L Drivers Seat Adjustment Switch VIN: 19UYA42492
This vehicle came into our shop with a defective seat track. The seat would not move. After replacing the seat track all was well with the vehicle. The vehicle owner later called and said that the DPMS Drivers position memory switch on the drivers door panel d...
1998 Honda Accord EX 3.0L security sys VIN: 1HGCG1651W
wanting to know if there is a way to disable the factory anti theft system without disabling the car itself
2003 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L battery VIN: 2HKYF18463
I have a Honda Pilot with a very random, but persistant battery drain. Sometimes as quick as 30 minutes of sitting, other times overnight. Parasitic draw shows 0.017-0.024ma when checked. Have installed knife switch to positive so that amp meter can be attache...
2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4L engine VIN: 1HGCM56895
Car towed in for no start.Checked compression and found 0 for all 4 cylinders.Pulled valve cover and found timing marks on cams off.Not sure if valve bender.Reset marks and replaced tensioner as well.Cranked engine over and timing jumped again.When rotate engi...
1998 Lexus ES300 3.0L Power Brake Booster VIN: JT8BF28G6W
Fellow techs, this car came with a complaint of "the car wont stop" so i test drove vehicle to find a rock hard brake pedal. Tested booster to find no drop in pedal after staring engine, tested check valve and it was fine. Replaced booster twice w/ a used uni...
1999 Lexus LX470 4.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JT6HT00W1W
Ok so my customer left the headlamps on and killed the battery..when they jump started it the idle surged, they then drove about 100 miles and now have a high idle, about 1300 rpm. I havn't been able to find a procedure for relearning the throttle on this fine...
2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L Timing chain VIN: 1N4BA41E04
Rattle in timing chain area during cold start only for 15 seconds or so. Pulled front cover off & the only thing I see as a possible problem is front secondary chain is slightly loose, I can move chain about 1/4" up. Not sure this is the cause of the rattle, a...
2005 Nissan Sentra S 1.8L spark plug VIN: 3N1CB51D45
I have a broken spark plug in cylinder #3 hole. Does any one have any suggestions for removing the spark plug.?? The vehicle was diagnosed with a head gasket problem on #3. The other spark plugs came out with lots of penetrating oil and letting it sit for seve...
2006 Nissan Altima SL 3.5L Starting VIN: 1N4BL11E86
OK, we got this car in and it had two codes for cam position sensors. It started and drove, but "banged" into drive and reverse. We opened the hood and noticed that one of the cam sensors had been unplugged. We plugged it in and the car refused to start. We pl...
2000 Suzuki Vitara JLX 2.0L Timing chain VIN: 2S3TD52V1Y
After 50 miles it has started making a loud ratteling noise. We havent removed the timing cover yet. Alex the tech that did the work was carefull when installing all of the new parts and did not have any problems we are tring to find what we should look for wh...
2002 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L Rear Pads VIN: 5TDBT48A92
Back for metal to metal rear brakes. Do not see proportioning valve. Is it built into the ABS controller or how is it regulated. Braking feels normal and is not dragging. Seems that 9000 miles is too short a time for completely wearing out rear pads.

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2004 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L No Start VIN: KM8SC73D74
THANK YOU switch on the left strut tower. Why is it not in Mitchell on Demand. It all makes sense now. The left front spring was broken and when I put it on the hoist that spring was banging and popping and tripped the switch. I love it when it's easy. Than...
2006 Lexus RX400h 3.3L Vsc System VIN: JTJHW31U76
Thanks for the input. After running through the bleed procedure and initializations time and again, with a battery charger connected, found that the skid control module failed. The calibrations will run and set, but the module will not accept them and keep the...
1992 Mitsubishi Mirage 1.5L No Start VIN: JB3BU24A7N
We are fixed, ecm did it. I read the replies and did pull the ecm to check it internally, could not see any thing burnt. I was uing my modis on this unit [which I had to input as a Mitsubishi] and then remembered since its a dodge colt my drb3 should work as w...
2000 Nissan Frontier XE 3.3L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, Excessive rich VIN: 1N6ED27Y7Y
First off thanks for much needed info on this nissan frontier.No books covers the type of problems we deal with on some of these cars. After going after a part that had a code,and that would set again after being cleared [crank sensor],and not being the part t... Trouble codes: P00, 325 (Knock sensor), P00, 335 (Crank sensor).
2005 Nissan Frontier Nismo Off-Road 4.0L No Start VIN: 1N6AD07W55
im going to call this one fixed even if im still waiting for parts let me tell ya what was found...first we pulled off the front cover found the right cams off 2 teeth fixed that problem...took crank sensor back out found that the new one i put in had been hit...
1997 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, no idle cold VIN: JT3XP10V00
Problem was carboned up idle control valve gate as most of the replys suggested. Special thanks to Ron who gave a exact, consise, repair technique including a cool tip of using Toilet bowl cleaner to boil out the carbon.Runs like a top. thanks to all who reply...
1999 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT2BG22K6X
After trying to enrich the fuel mixture during this die out with carb cleaner, starter fluid, and propane, all of which made no difference, I tried driving it with a fuel gauge connected. Even though all indicators said it wasn't lean (fuel trims, O2 readings,... Trouble codes: P0401 (Insuffecient egr flow), P0441.
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