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2007 Acura MDX 3.7L Ads VIN: 2HNYD28897
This MDX came in with the ADS light and message on, on the dash. Using the HDS we retrieved codes 05-6 Active Damper Control UnitInternal LF Damper Coil Drive Circuit Stuck Off, and 07-9 Active Damper Control Unit Internal Circuit Malfunction. Acura has a TSB ...
2002 Honda Civic LX 1.7L Stall VIN: 1H6ES16572
customer states while on a long drive engine stalls and wont restart until cooldown. after pulling code 1361,we replace the crank sensor,test drove for 10 miles and no problem,returned car to customer and after a long drive problem re-ocurred again, same code ... Trouble codes: 1361 (man specific TDC interuption)
1990 Isuzu Trooper LS 2.8L Excessive Emissions, No Closed Loop VIN: JACCH58R3L
Hey guys I have this Trooper that has failed emissions. Being it has the GM 2.8L motor I hooked up the scanner and found that there is no Closed Loop Operation. Oxygen Sensor is at .450 volt and not moving/toggling. And the ECM is showing an operating temp of ...
2004 Mazda RX-8 1.3L No Start,
hi everyone. customer tow this vehicle to our shop. hardstart condition, low engine oil about 4 quart.added oil and start engine up. it idle ok and running normal. but after turn off, then it hard to start unless let it's cool off for while. engine crank but n...
2000 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L timing belt VIN: 1NGED27TIY
Owner was driving vehicle when timing belt let go. Vehicle will crank but distributer does not move. We are certain the timing belt broke. Is there a way to determine how much damage may have occurred to the valve train or pistons when this happened? This engi...
2000 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D6Y
the vehicle comes in to me with Check Eng Light on with P0135. Previous shop (Sun Devil Auto in Phoenix) had it for the same issue, There RO reads "check engine light on-no symptoms". They did not indicate what codes were found. after having the car three time... Trouble codes: P0135
2000 Subaru Forester 2.5L Abs Light VIN: JF1SF6351Y
The abs light came on as soon as the wheel bearing was done,so i assumed that the sensor had been damaged while servicing the bearing.the customer said that the next time she needs service, she would worry about it. Well,it came back the other day for "check ...
1994 Toyota Tercel LE 1.5L No Start VIN: JT2EL46S1R
This car came in on the hook for a crank/no start.I the ignition and it has a good spark,good compression,but no fuel pressure.I started it on carb cleaner just to double check.I checked the fuel pump connection for voltage and found that the yellow wire was t...
2008 Toyota Corolla S 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXBR32E58
have the codes p043e,p043f,p2401,p2402,p2419. try to run the evap test with snap on verus and it wont let you it show vacuum at -23.3 in when the fuel cap is off. was wondering if any one has run across this? can go into the actuator test and turn on the vent ... Trouble codes: P043E, P043F, P2401, P2402, P2419

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1996 Acura TL 3.2L Mechanical VIN: JH4UA3654T
Goodmorning team. I'll like to thank all you guys on the response I realy appreciate it. As every one pointed out that the washer goes to the bottom bolt of the diff and even explaining the purpose of it,you just never Stop learning in this filed.Again tha...
1994 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JHEMBEH969
Based upon the fact that the forced-open loop fuel map was even more rich than the closed-loop fuel delivery, I advised the customer to replace the ECM with a quality rebuilt unit, and that fixed it immediately. Now the idle is around 700 instead of 800, map ... Trouble codes: 43 (Fuel supply or o2 sensor circuit).
1999 Honda Accord LX 2.3L alarm VIN: JHMCG5650X
Thanks to all who replied I found several issues with this vehicle.Stressed doors while sitting inside -no fault.Used mode 1 as recommended drivers door not communicating with drivers module.Code 1 .Door switch inop for 3 years as per customer.LR door switc...
1995 Toyota Camry 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1SK12E1S
Hi and thanks for all the help. I was not able to get the final repair for this car. The customer decided that since the car still ran fine, they were going to take it and see what happens. As far as additional info goes, It does not have a MAF sensor as as... Trouble codes: 25 (O2 signal Lean), 26 (O2 Signal Rich).
1998 Toyota Tacoma Limited 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4TAWN72N8W
We traced the problem back to the ECU. Sensor tested good. Took a scope reading from the sensor at the ECU. Got a good wave pattern, yet my computer failed to read it. Customer declinced to fix truck. And yes there was only one sensor per bank on this truck. T... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam Position A/VVT Sensor Circuit Fault B1).
2002 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L EVAP system VIN: 5TENM92N22
Hey Guys ! thank you for all the helpful replies. It turns out this car had a purge valve that stuck after repeated cycling. we did find a canister vent valve that was stuck when first tested, never thinking that the car may have MORE THAN ONE PROBLEM ! Anyway...
2002 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L Vsc, Traction Light VIN: JT3GN86R52
Hello everyone again. Thank you for everyone inputs and suggestions. I ordered a new cat system last week and received on 4/8/11. Put new cat on with new A/F sensor and oxygen sensor. Test drove the vehicle for 225 miles over the weekend. Check OBD2 for te...
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