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2001 Acura MDX 3.5L brakes VIN: 2HNYD18691
vehicle came in with classic failed master cylinder symptoms, pedal going to floor intermittently. replaced master with new master, bled system as per Acura - lf, rf, rr, lr. still no brake pedal, test drove to induce abs event, still no pedal. master was succ...
2002 Acura TL 3.2L A/C Compressor VIN: 19UUA56642
Hello to all fellow techs, Have this TL that was brought in with compressor inoperable. I hooked up the scan tool, went to vehicle data and a/c request is commanded in data list and clutch is commanded in data list. Condenser fans do come on. Idle raises. A/C...
2005 Acura RL 3.5L awd VIN: JH4KB16345
Hi customer complains that intermitenly the sh-awd light comes on i scanned with otc and i have 77-01 vehicle stability comunication and 77-01 pcm control area network. It is very intermitent any ideas? Thanks Mario
1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L 1-2 shift VIN: 1HGCG5643X
Looking for help from all you Honda transmission techs. I have a 99 Accord automatic. For the longest time it has made a clunk when shifting from park to reverse or drive. Lately it has developed a new intermittent problem: when coming to a stop it won't shift...
2001 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Unknown VIN: 1HGCG22591
This car has a whining noise in it as the engine is running, gets louder as the rpms increase. Removed accessory belts and made no difference. Hard to tell where the noise comes from, but almost sounds like in the transmssion area. Customer stated that when th...
2002 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L ABS Sensor VIN: JHLRD77872
We have this Honda CRV in here with and ABS light on and a noise from the right rear. Tested and found the left ABS sensor bad (no signal) and the rt caliper was causing the noise. We replaced the lt wheel sensor and the caliper and still have the light on for...
2004 Honda Civic DX 1.7L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on, VIN: 2HGES16454
I did the timing berlt on the car honda civic 2004 aut trans right after starting the car the battery symbol on dash flash ones and the mil came on ., plug my scanbner on launch x 431 not able to communicate with ecm try with another scanner snap on same probl...
2006 Hyundai Sonata GLS 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5NPEU46F26
We have a Hyundai that is in limp home mode with the check engine light on. We have all three codes that would normally be fixed with the replacement of the accelerator pedal. We replaced the pedal and there is no change. We don't even have to drive the car, w... Trouble codes: P2138, P2127, P2106
2005 Kia Rio 1.6L Hesitation VIN: KNADC16525
Thanks everyone. I have a kia .Good customer.States when the check engine lt came on car has no power. I drove it and it runs like a clogged cat.checked it and very little back pressure .fuel trims slightly neg.around 3% .vac at idle is around 20 steady .We... Trouble codes: P0325
2007 Lexus RX350 3.5L Cam Timing VIN: 2T2HK31U77
Hi Everyone. I've got an RX350 in the shop. It has the 3.5L V6 - the check engine lamp is illuminated - it has an elevated idle as well. I've got p0015 and p0017 codes (which both point to cam timing.) I located a TSB which instructed me to remove the cam co...
2003 Mazda MPV EX 3.0L History Codes VIN: JM3LW28J93
Van failed emissions - current DTC P0421 & P0431. Read O2 sensor voltages with vehicle warm and voltages on all 4 sensors are all over the place - .03 to .930 and jumping all over the place. I picked the easy fruit on this one - connections, grounds, sensor ti... Trouble codes: P0421 (Cat Efficiency), P0431 (Cat Efficiency)
2004 Mazda RX-8 1.3L Surge, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1FE17244
Hello IATNrs: have here this one rotary non turbo,genisys engine, I have check all the basics, no vac leaks,no misfires, fuel pressure normal all PIDs normal,Removed injectors and check for leaks,none found, connectors to injector are in correct place, I follo... Trouble codes: P0172 (Bank 1 system too rich.)
2001 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L Intermittent Neutral
Thanks for your help. This vehicle came in, could not duplicate syptom. Drove veh. on and off for a week, nothing. returned to cust. It acted up they came picked me up and went for a ride, after about 30 min. Steady cruise, approx. 35-45. vehicle feels like it...
2001 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1N4DL01D61
Thanks in advance. I have this Altima here that I really need help on. What it does is intermittantly the vehicle will surge badly, in or out of gear, from about 1500 rpm to about 2500 rpm as long as the throttle is open anywhere above about .9 volts tps. When...
2004 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L No Start, flooding cold VIN: 1N4BA41E14
will not start cold when you remove the plugs they are wet with fuel after removeing plugs unplugging electic pump and clearing engine of fuel it will start and may not have a problem for a week or two. there are no codes stored in ecm fuel pressure normal
2000 Subaru Forester L 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire VIN: JF1SF6358Y
Hard cold start after head gasket replacement, heavy smoke and misfire. Smoke smells like raw fuel. #2 and #3 plugs soaked with fuel. Engine will stall if the throttle is rolled on smoothly.If the throttle is opened quickly it will pop out the intake and exhau... Trouble codes: P0133
2001 Subaru Forester S 2.5L Misfire VIN: JF1SF65571
Hi technicians, I got a 2001 subaru forester s, cylinder 1 doesn't work, I checked the signal to injectors with test light, signal to [...] was extreamly weak. spark plug1 was dry,no gas smell. 12V power to [...] was good, exchanged injector from cylin...
2005 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4S4BP62C35
the car came to me for cv axles, belts and fluids. after returning the car to the customer, she said there was a bad vibration that wasnt there before. the vibration is pretty bad. it occurs while at a stop, in gear with the brake pedal applied. i tried runnin...
1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L . VIN: JT3VN29V75
ok toyota tecks I need for you guys to put me on the right path, this one is giving me the blues.this truck came in with a complaint of hard steering.I noticed that the idle was running up around 1800 to 2000 rpms.So I idle it down,didnt think it had anything ...
2001 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1NXBR12E81
The car is showing 1.9g/s and I tried installing 2 new cardone MAF sensors with the some result. What is the correct MAF readings for this car in g/s, because these numbers seem really low or am I wrong?
2002 Toyota Prius 1.5L Starting VIN: JT2BK12V12
I took a look at this prius for a body shop that did a very minor repair just took too long to repair it now will not start... holding the key in start the ready light will flash... no codes in engine or hv battery ecu or hv ecu ( brake or EPS ) got gas immobi...
2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8L headlights VIN: WX32184789
This car came in with a burnt low beam on the passenger side,further inspection revealed that the pigtail to the light was melted.I replaced the pigtail and installed a new bulb.This lasted for a couple days,the car came back and the bulb was partially melted ...
2004 Toyota RAV4 2.4L Steering locks left VIN: JTEGD20V55
This car came in from our local body shop. It had been wrecked and repaired in Michigan in the left front. It had a new strut, lower control arm and reman steering gear. It has been to 3 other shops including a Toyota Dealer with no resolution. The customer co...

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1998 Honda Accord LX 2.3L starter/ign VIN: 1HGCG5648W
This was a simple fix hidden by the glare of frustration. The theft deterrent was NOT the problem. The flashes of the light were a normal condition (I just noticed them when the problem arose). I was not specific enough in my first post. I had a NO CRANK condi...
2002 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L Alternator VIN: KM8SC13D22
After lots of running around, the vehicle is fixed. After several checks of the starting/charging system, we noticed the battery had some corrosion on the side of it. Pulled battery to find the bottom of the battery case was cracked and leaking. The corrosion ...
2006 Mazda 6 i 2.3L Mechanical VIN: 1YVFP84C76
The fix was to change the complete engine, seriously, we discovered the problem was due to a wrong head gasket which fit perfectly except for being the wrong year, up to 2005 the oil passage was part of the timing cover for the vvt actuator and front cap on ca...
2008 Mazda CX-7 Sport 2.3L Wiper motor won't shut off VIN: JM3ER29L78
Thanks to all the people who replied. I had comments from everything from switch( tried 2 news ones) - motor (replaced with used one). We tried a used body computer with no improvement. Right after I made the last update, we noticed that pulling the fuse for t...
2003 Nissan Sentra XE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D93
1995 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L No Start VIN: 4T1GK12W5S
Thanks for all the help everyone. I'm having a lot of difficulty with this car because of other work keeping us busy. I tried to reset the alarm system as many of you mentioned. I also double chekced the fuses. The cutomer seems to have tried contiually jumpst...
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