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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...
2002 Honda Passport LX 3.2L Flex plate VIN: 4S6DM58W21
We have put in several Flex plates, spacers and bolts in this vehicle in the past year. All were torqued to specs.
2007 Honda Ridgeline RT 3.5L power steering VIN: 2HYJK16447
Hey guys, we received this vehicle last week with an audible steering "whine" during parking lot type maneuvers. We checked fluid level and condition (clean and clear)so a replacement pump seemed in order. Since the customer has an aftermarket warranty, we wer...
2003 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L CV joints, wheels VIN: KNDUP131U3
This Sedona is mocking us. The customer came in with complaint of vibration on acceleration at freeway speeds. Our road test confirmed this and also noted vibrations during low speed acceleration as well. The frequency and amplitude of the vibrations felt in c...
2001 Lexus IS300 3.0L compressor VIN: JTHBD18201
customer came in for a/c check,,found empty on freon,tested for leak and found a leaky evap.core. replace the evap.core and tested and it work fine for 3 days ,,now is back for ac check,,compressor is not engaging i can jumped and it works ,,i also use the sca...
1992 Mazda Navajo LX 4.0L No Start VIN: 4F2CU42XON
Replace intake had coolant leak outside of intake and replace spark plugs, Now won't start fuel pump works has 40 lbs of pressure have spark at coil pack
1994 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGE22C2R
Hi fellow techs, first i would like to thank you all for taking the time to help me with my problem.. Okay first off the check engine light will come on int. While driving.. So did a little reading on the archives and found out that you could use a snap on sc...
1995 Mazda B2300 2.3L Transfer Case VIN: 4F4CR13A0S
The vehicle came in with both" 4WD & 4WD Low" lights flashing on the instrument panel and transfer case not engaging into 4WD. The lights will flash 3 times and stop. There was a P1838, " T-Case shift motor circuit fault, code. Put the vehicle on the rack to ...
2006 Mazda 6 i 2.3L Mechanical VIN: 1YVFP84C76
This vehicle came in as no start, no compression, removed timing cover and valve cover to inspect, cam with variable valve timing off position seems slipped on cam end. Book shows a washer behing vvt unit and this vehicle has none, is this washer necessary to ...
2001 Nissan Maxima SE 20th Anniversary Edition 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA31A41
NISSAN SPECIFIC HELP PLEASE!! Last week this car was towed in and it would not hold idle. I replaced the idle control motor and yes i know about the possibility of blowing quads in the computer. The car ran fine for a week. It got towed back in this time it wo...
2006 Nissan X-Trail SE 2.5L Awd VIN: JN8BT08V76
Greetings Techs! Hoping for a little bit of help on this one. This x-trail came in with the complaint of the all wheel drive not working, the rear axle not engaging. I am having a tough time diagnosing this as ALLDATA does not list an X-Trail so I am not quit...
1994 Toyota Pickup 2.4L No Start, Stall VIN: 4TARNO1PRZ
OK folk, this one has me stumped. This truck blows the 15A EFI fuse randomly. Customer states that problem seems to happen when hitting bumps while driving. Customer has had this problems several times, but we can not duplicate it in the shop. According to the...
1995 Toyota Camry 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1SK12E1S
Hi, This car was just purchased by the owners. The check eng light is on and has a rich & lean O2 codes. I replaced both O2 sensors which are working properly now. Then the light returned and I checked for vacuum leaks and found the PCV valve was causing a hig... Trouble codes: 25 (O2 signal Lean), 26 (O2 Signal Rich)
1995 Toyota Celica GT 2.2L Transmission VIN: JT2ST07N3S
The inside dashboard fuse panel burns the gauge fuse.going over bumps or sometimes on turns,i've been chasing this short without any luck,i have noticed that when i leave the overdrive switch off,it won't pop the fuse,but customer does a lot of driving on the ...
2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L Cluster PRND2L & code P1780 VIN: JT3GN86R5Y
Thank you in advance. This one came in with check engine light on, code P1780. Customer complained of transmission jumping out of gear when the lights are turned on and check engine light on. We tested and found neutral switch to be out of adjustment and did t...
2004 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 3.4L No Start VIN: 5TEGN92N44
I need help Toyota techs ! I replaced a bad engine with a new Jasper long block. I do not have any spark on cyl. num. 1 or 4 ( whick is coil A). I have run the PO351 flow chart 10 times with no good results ! I had a donor truck same year and tried my ecu and ... Trouble codes: P0351
2005 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JTEBU14R85
Smoke tested evap system. Found vent valve leaking a little. replaced canister assembly. After replacing canister I still have a small leak coming from vent valve is this normal? If you block vent it has no leaks in the system. Code still sets after a day of d... Trouble codes: P0456 (Evap Small leak)

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2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L MIL Lamp on, TSC Light on VIN: 2HKPL18662
This vechicle came into shop about two years ago with slightly over 80,000 miles with DTC P1491. Dealer refused service.I cleaned out ports and it lasted 10,000 miles and code reappeared this time with TCS light on.I again cleaned out ports and code reappeared... Trouble codes: P1491 (EGR Insuficient Lift), P1676 (FPTDR Signal Line).
2002 Isuzu N NPR 4.8L steering wheel VIN: JALC4B1433
the power steering pump low pressure was a problem, once fixed steering im proved but was also hampered but a siezed drivers king pin. lower part took grease well upper part did not. waiting on a pin and once installed will fix veh.
2001 Nissan Maxima SE 20th Anniversary Edition 3.0L Abs VIN: JN1CA31DX1
Vehicle is fixed noone had the right answer because this was a different system. There is no sensor on the transaxle. First there was no speedometer. THe vehicle speed is calculated through the abs module reading all four sensors it converts the ac signa...
2005 Subaru Outback XT 2.5L Low power, burns oil VIN: 4S4BP67C55
The old bypass valve would open at about 15 lbs of vacuum which we thought seemed a little high so we ordered another one. It tested exactly the same so we didn't put it on. We also didn't think it was oil related because the bearings in the turbo were fine. T...
2007 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited 3.3L Power Steering VIN: JTEEW21A27
After learning the Power Steering ECU is in the $1200. range and may be covered by the 10 year 100,000 mile hybrid warranty, customer decided to take vehicle to dealer and try to get the repair covered. I'll let you know what happens. Thanks for the input guys...
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