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2002 Acura RL Premium 3.5L ABS Module VIN: JH4KA96542
So we are at the point where we are chasing this code 98 that is stored as a hard fault in the ABS/VSA module. There are 2 modules, the ABS/VSA Modulator which is at the abs block and then there is the ABS/VSA converter module which is under the dashboard. We...
1996 Honda Accord EX 2.2L gas smell VIN: 1HGCD5632T
strong smell of gas. both fresh and old gas smell, in engine and passenger compartment. no gas leaks found, no evap leaks found. does not matter if the a/c is on or not.
2003 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: SHSRD77833
finally replaced, and after approximately 250 miles, MIL lamp came back on , but O2 sensors are both working fine. I cleared the code, and will monitor it this week. What is the norm for this vehicle considering mileage etc.Will I need to plan to get a cat con... Trouble codes: P0420
2003 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3L Battery VIN: JHMES96663
Car starting battery goes dead in 3-5hrs, found a 80ma draw on fuse #9 acts like it is not going into sleep mode, i have replaced a couple fuse box multiplexers on a couple of honda's and acura's for door lock issues but never for a draw. Has anybody seen this...
2004 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGES16324
Car came in with cel on found #3 cylinder misfire. Traced to leaking injector. Replaced injector and customer drove for a week. Customer called and said you got it it's fixed! Well the car has come back and still has #3 misfire. compression test good. Leak dow... Trouble codes: P0303
2006 Kia Sedona EX 3.8L Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDMB233X6
Long Post - Long story Complaint was Mil on blinks at times, vibrates at Idle and surging when driving. A parts place pulled codes P0300, P0301, P0303, P0011, P0012. Another shop had just replaced variable valve oil control solenoid valves for these a couple d... Trouble codes: P0300 (P0011- Camshaft over advanced history), P0011 (Camshaft over advanced history), P0012 (Camshaft over retarded history)
2005 Lexus GX470 4.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTJBT20X85
The vehicle ran great for 150 plus miles before it came in with the missfire problems it has now. I smoke tested the intake system and found no vacuum leaks. I replaced all the spark plugs and swapped in a new coil, still has miss fire. I have injector pulse. ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random missfire), P0302 (2 missfire), P0306 (6 missfire), P0308 (8 missfire)
2009 Lexus LS460 4.6L heater controls VIN: F495000142
The auto temp control setting on car will not come on automatically. the controls could be set for auto climate control now the customer has to manually work the controls to get it set to Auto temp control. Even the dealer can not set it. any suggestion on how...
2002 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L No Start VIN: JM1TA22282
Anyone want a car - cheap? Came in on the flatbed. Customer stated was in stop and go traffic and just died. No desire to start, pop, etc with starting fluid. Spark (COP) strong 1/2" gap. Connected timing light - #1 cylinder (rear bank frt cyl) firing approx 9...
2005 Mazda Tribute i 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 4F2YZ02Z45
Hello gang, Hoping to get some direction with this one. Vehicle came to us barely running. Found crank gear slipped, bent a couple of valves. We sent the head out for a valve job, replaced chain, tensioner, guides, pulley and bolt. We replaced the intake abo...
2001 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L Crank No Start VIN: 1N4DLO1D61
I have a tow in from another shop crank no start,ecm dtc p1612, p1610 (nats) problem. My question is will the security system shut down the ign. system along with reducing inj. pulse? The information i have states inj pulse below 1 ms and security lamp on ecm ...
2001 Subaru Forester 2.5L abs VIN: JF1SF65672
codes 21, 25, and 41. tested sensors, they check with proper resistance and do fluctuate when wheels turned. checked abs rings, they check ok. checked ground for system, found good. cleared codes test drove vehicle. codes did not return. customer brought vehic...
2004 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3L right rear brake pads VIN: 5TDBA22C94
Right rear brake pads wore out in 3000 miles. Original Brake Service - Slight restriction was felt when pushing piston in so after normal tests (opening bleeder & cracking open line), determined outer brake hose was bad. Replaced it, all pads & machined rotors...

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2007 Honda Civic Si 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGFG21597
Sorry for the delay. I checked everything twice and the customer decided to replace the A/F ratio sensor and the O2 sensor. Once those were replaced the fuel trim went from -20% down to -8%. I did find that the pcv valve was clicking all the time and not just ... Trouble codes: P0172 (System too rich).
2005 Mazda RX-8 1.3L Electronic VIN: JM1FE17365
Thanks to all that replied,great info from great techs! Removed the control head and ohmed it out and sure enough it glitched on the sweep. Replaced the control head and had no more problems.Sorry it took so long to get back ,thanks again.
2005 Mazda 6 i 2.3L seat belt VIN: 1YVFP80C25
Thanks for all the good replies. I found the connector under drivers seat was loose causing intermittent connection. And yes I believe SRS module was sending crash info to pcm... Thanks
1996 Suzuki Sidekick JX Sport 1.8L Poor Idle Quality
thanks everyone for reply's seems you were all right. Found another good MAF and changed it runs good now. You Get what you pay for I guess. Trouble codes: P0102.
2006 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5L Ac VIN: 4T1BK36BX6
we swapped the chutch and horn relays and the customer has not returned. i assume that was the problem.
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