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2003 Acura MDX 3.5L Transmission VIN: 2HNYD18623
The vehicle road tests smooth. Trans shifts good and on time. But when you hard brake to a stop and go to accelerate the truck does not move. Just revs up but if you go to park then back to drive the trans shifts perfectly fine until the next hard brake. A nor...
2004 Acura TL 3.2L Wheel Speed Sensor VIN: 19UUA66234
Fellow techs, this car came in with a worn r/front lower ball joint, cust states that she ran over a curb and had to replace wheel and tire. The whole knuckle w/ ball joint was replaced with oem parts further more we pressed in new timken bearing and re-used t...
2003 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L No Start, Stall VIN: KMHDN45D13
Vehicle was towed to shop and sounded like it needed a timing belt by the way it turned over. Customer said it died on the highway and just quit running. Timing belt was not broken and the chain between the two cams, though not rigidly tight, is in time accord... Trouble codes: P0456 (Evap), P0455 (Evap), P0117 (Coolant temp sensor), P0340 (CMP sensor)
1992 Infiniti Q45 4.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, Very Rich VIN: JNKNG01C5N
Car came in not long after customer purchased from Ebay seller. No history available on previous owners experience. This car came in with a bad miss. Found plugs fouled and replaced. Car also had a code 12 in memory so after research we added the supplemental... Trouble codes: 12 (Mass Air Flow Sensor or Ckt)
1992 Lexus ES300 3.0L All shifts VIN: JTAVK13T3N
Car came in with bad transmission. No reverse or drive. Installed used transmission. Now shifts hard in all gears. Very limited info from Alldata. Line pressure idle spec for drive is 51psi to 60psi, my reading is 120 psi. For reverse spec is 81psi to 94 psi, ...
1993 Lexus LS400 4.0L ele sys. VIN: JT8UF11E9P
hi gang ,thanks for looking this lexas will drain batt overnight.we have tried pulling fuse to factory phone and disconnecting has after market radio but seams to be changer also seams off.any other ideas before i through in the towel.we also put...
2002 Lexus GS300 3.0L Timing Belt VIN: JT8BD69S82
Hey Guys, I am doing a routine Timing Belt and Cam seal job and found the VVT Intake cam sprocket leaking. I am replacing the sprocket and belt but cannot find the data to set up the the timing mark on the intake gear. I know where the mark is on the gear and ...
2006 Lexus LS430 4.3L Door latch VIN: JTHBN36F46
Thanks for taking time to read this. The right rear door has a power closer and will not shut. Has to use a bungy core to keep door closed. Dealer said $1300 to repair. We pulled the lock assembly and found the fork that the outside door handle fits into was ...
2006 Lexus RX330 3.3L Audio VIN: JTJGA31U26
Every time the vehicle is turned on (even if it was just running and the key is cycled) the audio is silent, as if it were being muted. Even the "beeps" from the navigation system as you select items are silent. This will last for anywhere from a few moments t...
2002 Mazda Protege5 2.0L A/C Compressor/Blend Door VIN: JM1BJ24642
This vehicle is experiencing a combination of issues. On a previous visit, the vehicle came in with a flickering A/C on/off light on dash, I replaced switch & cleaned all connections. Issue was resolved. First, Temp Control Blend Door will not function prope...
1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4A3AK34Y0W
thank you for your help.. i installed 2.0L engine runs rough and there is a strong suction in the oil filling hole if remove the cap the idle goes up and the engine sounds a little better and if i put it back its goes rough again.. the vacum lines look ok and ...
2002 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L Flywheel VIN: JN1DA31A42
I am hoping for a little advise on this Maxima. It is in need of a clutch replacement due to normal wear and is at 116000 mi. The question I have is, apparently the flywheel is not resurfaceable due to the way it was made. I am a firm believer in having a new ...
2004 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BL11D65
Hello and Thanks for taking a look at this! Car came in with check engine lite on. I scanned with Snapon Verdict scanner and found code P1273 in history. I put all 4 O2 sensors in grafting mode and went for a 20 mile test drive. Bank1 sensors would go lean af... Trouble codes: P1273 (Air/Fuel Sensor1 Bank1 Lean Condition)
1996 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L No Start VIN: 4S3BG6858T
ok subuaru guys i need a hand. I did headgaskets on this outback with a 2.5 dohc simple job right well not this time. i sent the heads to the machine shop to be safe they resurfaced and checked out ok. reinstalled heads and engine and now it wont start. i have...
2000 Toyota Sienna CE 3.0L Speedometer VIN: 4T3ZF19C4Y
Customer stated the speedometer worked fine the first few days after he bought the van, then started reading slower speed the he was actually driving. Also the odometer was reading more miles than he was driving. The odometer started randomly reading 999,999 t...
2007 Toyota Tacoma 4.0L dash warning lights VIN: 5TELU42N17
I know this must be a simple fix, but I'm not familiar with Toyato chrg system. So thanks in advance for the help Guys... ABS/ Brake light indicators on the I/P are on. Batt. volts at the alt, and fuse panel and Batt. cables. also a fluke, power windows A/C co...

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2003 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5FNRL18013
thanks to all that replyed.rick and nelson hit the nail on the head with the fillerneck it was leaking under the metal band near the cap.the only way i could see smoke is if the tank was droped down on an angle if tank was in place it would show no signs of sm... Trouble codes: P1456.
1998 Lexus ES300 3.0L Power Brake Booster VIN: JT8BF28G6W
1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L No Start VIN: 4A3AK34Y0W
thanks everyone for your help..i did check everything at least 10 times.. i followed "alldata" system instruction and still wasnt sure,any way decided to replace the computer.. the car started without any problem... thank you
1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21D6T
The room mate bought a LEMON or she was SOLD a lemon!! The engine has been replaced the looms are a mess. I have made some repairs but Iam going to recommend that she OFF LOAD this to a JUNK DEALER.. What some people do to "try and fix" things AHHH! Thank goo... Trouble codes: P0505 (Iacv), P0150 (O2 b2si), P0325, P0600 (Ecm-tcm), P1400 (EGR solenoid).
2004 Subaru Forester XT 2.5L Turbo? VIN: JF1SG69654
We had our suspicions confirmed with the replies we received. We purchased a new turbo unit from Subaru, 2 gaskets, and 2 water hoses and an oil hose. We had the exhaust off, for about 5 days and left it upright and it drained coolant/oil. (Thus far, no cat...
2004 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.0L Shocks And Struts VIN: JTEBU14R84
Well everybody thanks for help but we went another route. we just installed regular shocks and left the hydrolic system disabled. Truck drove abosultely fine. Saved the customer about A $1000.00!!
2010 Toyota Camry XLE 3.5L No Start VIN: 4T1BK3DB8A
Two replies said that the motor was likely cooked because of no coolant and that no coolant would cause no temp reading on this vehicle along with no lights on. I went to the body shop to check this out myself. It had spark and pulse and fuel pressure. So I re... Trouble codes: P1604.
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