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1999 Acura CL Premium 2.3L A/C and Speedo VIN: 19UYA3255X
This car came in on a hook with a customer diagnosed alternator problem. We got in it and it started right up and we drove it into the shop but noticed smoke coming from under dash. Chased smoke and found a burned out keyless entry module. Replaced the module ...
2000 Acura Integra GS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JH4DC4371Y
I am working on a 2000 integra with an extended high idle when cold ,it stays up around 1500 to 2000 for several minutes and then will finally go down to about 700 rpm and idle normally , no codes and the iac % Starts about 55% and gradually comes down to abou...
2003 Acura RSX Type-S 2.0L No door locks,brake light on in dash, VIN: JH4DC53082
OK guys. Im working on a friends ACURA RSX Type-s And I have some major electrical problems. The first problem is no power door locks I checked all the fuses and relays and all is working no broken wires any were and all the grounds are good. Then the windshie...
2001 Daihatsu TERIOS 1.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JDAJ102G00
I have a fault code for vvt circuit malfunction [p1346].I clear the fault code and after 2 trips the fault code returns. I have checked the valve timing more times than i want to remember. I have scoped the cam and crank sensors both patterns look good. If i p... Trouble codes: P1346 (Variable valve timing sensor circuit range/performance problem.)
2002 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.7L fuel VIN: 1FG56798HU
Customer brought in her Sonata after several attempts at filling the fuel tank. It overflows out of the inlet. Pulled the tank to check the fill neck for kinks and the vents on the tank. No kinks found vents aren't clogged. Put it back together and went to fil...
2003 Isuzu NPR 4.8L Brake Pedal VIN: JALC4B1433
during first pump of brake pedal travel of pedal is long and soft but on second pump brakes tighten up perfectly. already replaced master cyl. brake flush after master cylinder install and then adjusted rear brakes. originally brakes would have to be pumped nu...
2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L Hesitation VIN: KNDJA72371
Stumbles and back fires in the exhaust only on take-off once out of 10 times othewise runs great. KV looks good.
1995 Lexus LS400 4.0L Steering VIN: JT8UF22EXS
Thanks in advance. this one has been a pain , it came in for steering binding and hard . I replaced pump , rack and steering module . Took for test drive and steering was hard at idle . I replaced with another worldpack pump and seemed ok. customer came back a...
2000 Lexus GS300 3.0L Driver Window VIN: JT8BDL8SY0
All the windows would work except the front left would not always go up. Motor works fine. Sometimes if the switch was jiggled, window would go up. We got used switches from junkyards, two did not work, one the window would go down when you pressed up, just li...
2002 Mazda MPV EX 3.0L monitors VIN: JM3LW28J82
Did a smog repair and i am trying to get the monitors to set to complete, all monitors have run except the egr and evap, usually i can get them pretty quick but this one is being very stubborn, found some info online stating that these are very hard and could ...
2006 Mazda 3 i 2.0L Power Steering Pump VIN: JM1BK12F77
The power steering pump was going out at times and the customer heard about a recall about similar models and the pumps going out. I confirmed the recall and the models being recalled had the same part numbers. We replaced everything listed in the recall and...
2011 Mazda mazda 2 1500CC starter
Hello fellow Mazda techs I need to pick a few brains. I have a 2011 Mazda 2 brought in with a very growly starter. Ordered new starter and installed. Growl is gone but now I have a very loud engagement noise as if the starter alignment is bad. There is no dowe...
1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX 2.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AL54F4S
I have this Eclipse here keep setting P0105. Test BARO output at MAF 4 V both key on and engine running. Test at ecm, 4 V. Ohm out wire from MAF to ECM, 2 ohm. Not sure if that within spec. I inspect both connector, look ok. Replace MAF according to alldata di... Trouble codes: P0105 (Barometric pressure circuit malfunction)
1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse 2.0L electric VIN: 4A3AK34Y8V
car start normal when cold and stays at idle for 10 or 20 minutes some times more, and then after warm-up dies, a code, PO340 is set for crank no signal at PCM. cranking mode test with scanner shoes CAM sensor YES,CRANK sensor NO, also no spark, no pulse with....
2004 Nissan 350Z 3.5L radiator/thermostat VIN: JN1AZ34D74
The radiator will not flow coolant. Fans operate on high speed after a few minutes. Coolant temp gauge and scan tool ranges okay (gauge in the middle, scan temp-234). Top of radiator hot, bottom of radiator cold. Rad hose from thermostat started to get warm at...
2004 Nissan Sentra SE-R 2.5L Lighting VIN: 3N1AB51D24
hope some body can lead me in the right way have this nissan here it has a ele problem iam pulling the rest of my hair out trying to fix this thing ok here is the problem if you turn on the head lights the horn blows the other thing is the blower motor will ru...
1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BG6859W
Code PO170 keeps returning . Originally had O2 sensor codes - front sensor and rear sensor heater . Replaced Both with OEM . Was also getting PO304 - misfire cyl #4 -replaced spark plug [ was almost new ] . Ran fuel pressure test while road testing up long hil... Trouble codes: P0170
2002 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1GD29672
So we have a p0457 code. We did a smoke test and only found one leak. When we activated the purge valve solenoid there was a leak on the purge vave(not the solenoid). It has 3 vaccum lines. One goes to the intake, one to the intake manifold, one goes to the pu... Trouble codes: P0457 (Gross evap leak)
1992 Toyota Corolla DLX 1.6L No Start VIN: 1NXAE94AXN
We have 2 of these older Corolla 85 & this 92 both with a no start. No spark, but has fuel psi. the older has 3 psi and is carburated, the newer has not been tested yet and is EFI. The 92 Corolla also has a wet and corroded distributor cap. The wetness on the...
2007 Toyota Avalon Touring 3.5L Malfunction Lamp VIN: 4T1BK36B27
Now when the senors are scaned they still Load to the Genesis with corresponding IDs and pressures, but when registering to vehicle is initiated the scan tool displays Lost Communication, seen similiar? Thanks for any Help.

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2006 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5L rear diff VIN: 2HJYK16506
well, vehicle is fixed. customer took vehicle over long weekend and called in on monday that vehicle had stopped making shuddering around corners. fluid took alot longer to work into clutches then we orriginally guessed. customer will be bringing vehicle back ...
2002 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Surge, Misfire VIN: 4S2CK58W22
This car is fixed, Devon sent me in the right direction. We install DENSO plugs instead of the NGK so we put in the NGKs but we were still having the same problem but not as bad so we replaced the rubber boots are the problem is gone. I still do not understand...
2005 Kia Spectra LX 2.0L 2-3 shift VIN: KNAFE121X5
A little more research told me there was a relearn performed by Kia that would correct this. They said they couldn't get it to communicate to do so. 2 other dealerships later someone finally found a way around it by using an older scanner and 04 parameters. Do...
2000 Mazda 626 LX 2.0L 2-3 shift VIN: 1YVGF22C6Y
perley and norman nailed it. i asked the builder about the bushing alignment. he said huh? needless to say we're not using him anymore. i installed the shift kit, range switch, and added the ground an all is well. thanks for all ypur help.
1999 Mitsubishi Montero Sport XLS 3.0L No Start VIN: JA4MT3H1XP
Well this ones done. Figured out it had some add on security system which said Mitsubishi right on the module but we were able to remove the system & connect the starter relay wires. works fine now. thanks again.
1998 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4DL01D1W
Thank you to all that took the time to respond to my help request. I have not repaired the car yet. I followed most everone's advice and procedures. I did verify battery voltage at the fuel injector and checked continuity of the ground circuit from the ECU t... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cmp sensor circuit), P0300 (Random misfire).
2004 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L Hesitation VIN: 1N4BA41E84
both rear wheel speed sensors were replaced . The anti slippage light no longer flashes and the ecm doesnt go to fuel cut now.Although there is an issue still with the abs control module for right rear solenoid either shorted+ or open. Going through the diagno... Trouble codes: P0726.
2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D8S
Thanks for the replys, Paulo from New York hit the nail on the head. I replaced the rear O2 sensor and test drove it for the day, Problem solved. Fuel trims are around 100% and the rear O2 stays at 0.5-0.6v when crusing. Strange that it would set a code for... Trouble codes: P0132.
2005 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S4BP62C65
today i replaced the cam sensor whit one from another car and problem still the same so we tell the customer to go to the dealer thanks again. Trouble codes: P0340.
1998 Suzuki Sidekick JS Sport 1.8L Air Bag VIN: JS3TE21VXW
well got this one, turns out the problem was in the sdm connector, when unplugged stayed on all the time also, put a piece of paper between shorting bar still on, was probing aroung with pin6 with a small backprobe connector and when pushing in to test noticed...
1993 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JT3DJ81W8P
did not fix this vehicle after two weeks cust wanted it back very intermittent tested cam timing with 100psi pressure transducer,timing perfect, advanced timing from 3 deg. to 9 deg.may have bad gas cap(not venting) but cust said it happend once after gatting ...
2000 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Enigne VIN: JT77ISC100
The end fix was a loss of voltage to the engine ecu. The engine relay had a burnt contact in it. The relay and the relay holder was replaced and the engine started. The relay was located in the engine department next to the headlight on the passenger side.
2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HN87R1Y
Recommend to customer after extensive testing of AF sensor and Mass air flow, to upgrade to OE cats. Customer declined and sought waiver per DMV. Thanks to all replies. Trouble codes: P0420.
2002 Toyota Camry SE 3.0L front noise VIN: 4T1BF30K72
Thanks to all who offered help. We ended up finding the sourse of the noise by using a chassis ear listening device and moving the sensors around until we could pinpoint the exact area of the noise. It was a loose sensor in front of the radiator banging agains...
2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3L All brakes dragging VIN: 5TDBA23C15
Not enough can be said about basics. The tires had been put on the same day so I knew the tire pressures had just been checked. When I checked today One tire was a couple pounds low so I adjusted it and reset the TPMS monitor. One down. Next vehicle is still d...
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