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2005 Acura RL 3.5L Adaptive Front Lighting System VIN: JH4KB16575
This car came in with the afs light flashing on and the message center said adaptive front lighting system. All of the lights work on the car and none of the systems have any codes stored in them. Any idea what to look for and can these lights be reset? the on...
2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6L compressor VIN: 2HGEJ6570Y
I have this Honda that came in with the compressor locked up. I did an a/c kit, compressor, receiver dryer, expansion valve and condenser. I charged the system with 1.4lbs. At idle the car cools but the high side pressure is bouncing rapidly between 200 and 30...
1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L General quality VIN: JT6HF10U0X
A friend really wants to purchase this vehicle I am not to familiar with any real issues that it might inherently have during my walk around and was asking for your inputs before he purchases this ride, Any comments will be appreciated Thanks for your time
1997 Mazda CX7 2.3L Mechanical VIN: JM3ER29377
Need some help before I decide to dig into this one. This is a turbo engine. It has extreme turbo lag, intermittent rattle under moderate acceleration and very noisy engine start up - sound like a timing chain rattle. I have read about a VVT that gives problem...
1977 Nissan 280Z 2.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: HLS30-3858
Car came in with idle/stall/no start concern. Checked injectors with noid lights checked good. Was able to get vehicle going and pulled each injector harness once at a time, Rpm did drop with each one removed. Hooked fuel pressure gauge up and watched fuel pre...
1994 Nissan Pathfinder XE 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: JN8HD17Y2R
This one is driving me crazy!!! Customer complaint vehicle stumbles on acceleration loses power at cruise. I initaly found a bad TPS. Repalced it and same issue I have checked all inputs and are all normal checked all output commands and all noraml. I cleaned ...
2005 Subaru Outback XT Limited 2.5L Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 4S4BP48C85
Car is turbo intercooled, has no emblems, so not sure exactly the model. Customer thought trans, car has surge, stumble, etc, customer claims terrible gas mileage, runs just like some others we have seen with bad front o2 sensor problem. Changed the sensor wi...
2003 Suzuki Aerio GS 2.0L 2-3 shift VIN: JS2RD41H23
Now trans slips at times 2-3 shift , unable to pull trans pids with any of our scanners, cleared codes hasn't reset yet. 1st trans made it 50 miles second trans lasted 100 miles. Pinpoint tests on alldata are vague,are there any known causes on these?
1979 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: FJ40303564
Hello, I have this landcruiser that failed smog for high co, I found the air injection not switching from upstream to down stream and split hose, I bypassed the air injection valve to get the air to go downstream, that brought the non loaded emissions down but...
2001 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Cuts out VIN: 1NXBR12E41
Vehicle hesitates at low rpm's/speeds but does not missfire. Initial scan had multiple missfire codes, O2 lean codes. Found coil mounting screws for cyl,s 1&2 stripped and coils popping up and not making good contact with plugs. Repaired threads for coil mount... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean o2), P0300 (Missfire), P0301 (1 Cyl Missfire), P0302 (2 Cyl Missfire)

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2002 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: SHSPD7822U
I want to thank every one for their replies, After talking to the body shop manager he told us the wires for the oxygen sensor were cut with a sawsall. They were twisted together. He failed to to tell me this since he said it was not running when the thieves d... Trouble codes: P0414.
2005 Honda Pilot LX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HKYF18715
OK, here's what we found and thank you all for your input and replies, it was very helpful: @ Joe from IL; As far as IAC issues after a fuel injection service, it was my first thought also as I have run into that several times on other vehicles. However, thes... Trouble codes: P2279.
2004 Infiniti G35 3.5L Engine VIN: JNKCV51E44
thank you to everyone that responded so quick to my request,all I have to share with you is that customer took vehicle to nissan dealer because it has a recall on the cooling fans,but what they did is actually replaced the radiator cap, get this a 18 psi radi...
1997 Isuzu N NPR 5.7L No Start VIN: 4KLB4B1R9V
We fixed the vehical, found a week power wire going into the pcm, ran a new wire off the brake light switch & replaced the brake light fuse with a higher amp fuse & all is well. Thanks for the help.
2008 Mazda CX-7 Sport 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM3ER29368
Thank you all for your support! we did the following steps: took apart intercooler from turbo and found a hose that was not clamped properly: we tought that was the fix but issue was not resolved then we took apart the Electronic Throttle, we proceed to clea... Trouble codes: P0506 (Idle speed too low).
2003 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L clears codes VIN: 5TENL42N43
The customer has not brought the vehicle back for me to do any additional testing. Many people replied concerning the alarm or checking the battery. I have eliminated these symptoms. The possibility of the battery is eliminated in the simple fact that the moni...
2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTMBD31V77
well this one is over.not exactly sure of the fix but i put a junk yard rear end in it,so the rear end noises are gone. cleared the codes, road tested it for 100 miles and it has been gone for 2 weeks.still not sure about the speed sensor code.hope this helps Trouble codes: P0500.
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