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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...
2006 Honda Ridgeline RTS 3.5L abs VIN: 2HJYK16256
HI all, I have this ridgeline here and i installed a new wheel bearing but damaged the axleboot. I replaced axle boot and reinstalled every thing but im not getting wheel speed signal from that side. The sensor is fine, but i was reading some other posts that ...
2000 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Unable to pump fuel VIN: 4S2DM58W9Y
2000 Rodeo Customer is unable to pump gas into tank,it takes about 3 minutes to get a gallon of gas into the tank or it will back up in the filler tube,this complaint has been verified.I ran wire from the cap to the tank on the vent tube it is clear.I also rem...
1997 Lexus LX450 4.5L Unknown VIN: JT6HJ88J5V
Vehicle came in with a spongy pedal, with no real stopping power. Test driving the car, you can stand on the pedal and the vehicle will slow down, just lacking any real power. albeit no abs activation or wheel lockup. We put a new master cylinder on the car, ...
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 ...
1996 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L Cuts out VIN: JM1BB1418T
Original repair came in wouldn't hardly run and misfiring badly--found oil and water down center of valve covers and a spider nest in distributor cap--repalced the bad parts--reseaqled valve cover ran extremly poor with no idle control and had to baby just to ...
2001 Mazda Miata 1.8L No Start VIN: JM1NB35381
Hi i have this Miata that does not start it cranks but it has no spark and no injector pulse, no rpm on the scanner i scanned it and had code for crank sensor checked sensor and it worked fine cleared codes cranked engine and no codes, checked cam sensor and i...
2004 Mazda RX-8 1.3L Stall VIN: JM1FE17384
I have this RX8 running lean at idle only, if i disconnect the MAF sensor car rans great , no missfire.At idle with Maf connected car runs lean,won't idle ,fuel trim goes to +25. I disconnected the O2 sensor to see if it's stuck, but still does the same thing.... Trouble codes: P0171
1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.0L No Start VIN: 4A3AK34Y9W
This one was presented to me as a no start & had been to 5, count em 5 other shops with no joy!!! after fixing all the other problems that I assume were caused by the plethora of cooks in this little dish, Im left with the following, engine cranks at good spee...
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...
2003 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L p/n switch VIN: JN1DA31AX3
Hey everybody!I have this maxima here with code p1706 for the p/n switch,customer bought this car 2 weeks ago and he said the check engine light came on just after he got the car register.he not even like the car,the reason he bought is just because it got low...
2005 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L No LT fuel trim VIN: 1N4BA41E35
This is not a transmission problem. Diag revealed low line pressure a few lbs at idle, 50-80 low at WOT. Trans tech says without LTFT trans will not work correctly. We've spent several hrs repairing out of range ECT, one dead TPS (veh has 2) reman VB installed...
2007 Other Asian TC 2.4L Mechanical VIN: JTKDE17737
I have a 2007 scion tc that came in to the shop with p0302 cylinder #2 misfire. The car has a definite mis at an idle on #2, swapped the spark plug, the coil, and the injector to different cylinders and still had a miss on #2. Ran a compression test (wet) cyl ...
2000 Toyota Echo 1.5L No power VIN: JTDBT1236Y
This car has no power.I have tried known good maf sensor,checked compression 160 psi,no codes in pcm,checked fuel pressure good@ 47psi,checked vvt solenoid by powering it up,and car stalled,checked for restricted exhaust ok.It feels like timings out or restric...
2003 Toyota Matrix XRS 1.8L Speed Sensor VIN: 2T1KY383C1
This Matrix came in with PO500B Speed Sensor code. The sensor(on Trans), had trans. fluid inside of connector. It was replaced. No change. After clearing code, vehicle is started and ABS & Red Brake light come on and stay on. After accelerating, speedometer do...
2004 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3L dome light draw VIN: 5TDBA23C44
This very clean Sienna van (with no add-ons) has a draw on the battery of .08 amps (almost a full tenth of an amp) when the dome lamp switch is in the "door" mode, the dome lamps light when the doors are open. One mode is off, no dome lamps, and the draw drops...

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2004 Acura MDX 3.5L front blower VIN: 2HNYD18264
hello all. the fix for this vehicle ended up being the climate control unit. picked one up from the salvage yard pluged it in and now all is good. thanks again for all of your replies. mike.
2004 Honda Civic DX 1.7L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on, VIN: 2HGES16454
i didi re^place the the ecm and had flash by honda car runs fine now but the alternator bolts was well tied i decide to change the ecm cause of the mil light was always on with the key on and i copared with another civic the light close after a few seconds...
1995 Hyundai Sonata GL 3.0L False Codes VIN: KMHCF24TSX
Thank you for the replies. We gave the customer the choice: Drive it and see if you like it or replace with genuine Hyundai unit for $500.00 more. He chose to save the money. We informed him that other techs might go down a costly diagnostic path if they recor... Trouble codes: 00209 (00210-), 00210 (00211-), 00211 (00212-), 00212 (00213-), 00213 (00214-), 00214 (testing and results).
1995 Subaru SVX LS 3.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JF1CX3355S
I am going to have to call this one fixed. car has been gone for nearly a month now with no problems being reported. I looked in alldata at other years before and after and the tps spec was the same. Ryan from Viginia says that the tps readings I obtained were...
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