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2009 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5L Radio, Navigation System VIN: 5FNRL38799
Good morning. I need some help on this odyssey. I removed the battery cable to clean the cable and now the audio system and navigation system are locked. The customer just purchased the vehcicle and did not have any of the codes. He was able to get the 8 digit...
2002 Hyundai Santa Fe LX 2.7L Misfire VIN: KM8SC73D62
I checked plugs,wires,fire from coil all ok,i swapped 2 injectors,checked compression,removed valve cover to inspect valve springs etc,checked injector pulse,smoke tested intake for vaccume leaks.It still has a skip at idle.
2004 Infiniti I35 3.5L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1I14567891
I have this infinity came in for intermittent no start and check engine light. During testing I found the engine to not have spark right away I did read about the fuel pump issues and have good fuel pressure although I could smell it and tried to add fuel duri... Trouble codes: P0304
1993 Lexus GS300 3.0L Stall, Misfire VIN: JT8JS47E8P
Hi every one this baby start and run fine untill we put it in drive !! that in when she falls on her face , loosing power and hardly move. Any idea will be nice from you gentlman or ladies thanks in advance matt
2003 Mazda 6 i 2.3L Mechanical VIN: IYVFP80C13
The car starts and runs great, except it has a clack reminiscent of really bad/loud spark knock between about 1700-2700 rpm and is most prominent around 2500 rpm. There is no knock registered in the PCM when this is happening. The initial complaint with this c...
1998 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21D2W
Vehicle came in with p1493-EVAP canister purge control valve does not operate properly (stuck open). Did tests & found no problem. Light will return within a few miles down the road. Performed vac test at purge control valve @ 2000 RPMs, passed. Component ... Trouble codes: P1493 (EVAP canister purge control valve does not operate properly stuck open.)
2003 Nissan Altima S 2.5L timing chain VIN: 1N4L11D73C
this job is for a church member who has not enough money, car stopped running and someone replaced timing chain, still had no compression,we were asked to see if we could repair, removed head and all exhaust valves were slightly bent, sent head out and got new...
2007 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0L No Start VIN: 1N6AD07U07
Scan tool won't talk to the engine ecu.You can get into the bcm,and do BI-DIR controls.In powertrain trans ecu only shows up,it shows a comm code-u1000.The nats system appears to be in lock out mode,security light on ,but won't initialize.We tried the other ke...
2003 Subaru Outback VDC 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BH80633
Hello everyone. Thanks for your consideration on this one. We haven't seen much trouble with this system on these cars and it looks like no one else has either. We have checked all of the 'normal' resources and find no information. The test is rather vague and... Trouble codes: P0400 (EGR system flow fault detected)
2005 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L Mechanical VIN: 4S3BP61655
Vehicle has returned first with a misfire on cylinder 3, which was erased, and then back again misfire on cylinder 2. Also erased, returned with misfire cylinder 3. Hate to think the coil has broken down this quickly. All replacement parts were dealer items. A...
2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca 3.0L Suspension VIN: 4S4WX86C16
I'm sorry to be so vague with this request, but I don't like to throw parts at vehicles and am hoping a Subaru tech out there may have seen this symptom before. This Tribeca has a "clunking" or "rattling" type noise from the front when going over bumps. It is ...

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2004 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.5L No Start VIN: KM8SC13E54
Well, I checked everything I could physically, and didn't see any damage, corrosion, or other possible causes.(Doesn't mean I didn't miss something) The only problem I could pinpoint was the MAF seemed to be reading a volt too high at all engine speeds. 1.3... Trouble codes: P0181 (Fuel Temp Sensor).
2003 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L Crankshaft Sprocket VIN: KNDJC52343
Thanks to all who have replied. Yes, the sprocket was rusted to the keyway. Didn't have to use heat, did soak over night with PB Blaster. It is off now. FYI (1) the reluctor wheel is part of the sprocket. (2)the local dealer had it on their shelf. They said th...
2000 Mazda MPV LX 2.5L Alternator VIN: JM3LW28G8Y
Finally got authorization to replace alternator and battery. Everyone agreed that alt was working overtime to charge bad battery, cust took vehicle to get second opinion and alt failed within a mile and 1/2. retested with new battery and now tester shows short...
2008 Mazda 3 S 2.3L Charging VIN: JM1BK34348
Thanks for all of the replies. It appears the engine timing has indeed jumped as several suggested. The insurance company intends to total this auto out, so no repairs will take place. Thanks for all of the information, you guys are the best. You know who you ...
2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport XLS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: JA4LS31HX1
Thank you for your replies. This vehicle belongs to a fellow employee, therefore is on the back burner till I can get to it. I wanted to close this request and thank you for your time. I will update when I get to it. Thank Chris Trouble codes: P0300.
1996 Nissan Pickup XE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6SD11SOT
Thanks for the help. Raul's message reminded me that obd2 started in '96. After I found the connector, I was able to connect the Genysis and found the code for the upsteam o2 sensor and replaced it. That fixed it. Thanks again for the help.
2000 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L No charge VIN: 1NXBR12E7Y
Chris from New Jersey was the big winner on this one. I replaced the low side line containing service port, and used a different set of gauges. Worked like a charm. Thanks for the help
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