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2004 Acura RSX 2.0L Srs VIN: JH4DC54874
Car came in June 2011 with SRS light on. Had codes 06-7 internal failure of the SRS unit,13-3 No signal from driver's side impact sensor, 14-3 No signal from front passenger side impact sensor. Replaced SRS unit and all was good until last week. The light came...
1994 Honda Passport LX 3.2L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 4S6CY58V4R
Came in as a intermittent cut out at highway speeds. test drove, 2-3 miles at 70 then it started bucking. went away. drove again, never stalled. This has GM style igntion coils module and CPK. (barrel Type) pulled in checked coil output all were strong jump ... Trouble codes: 42 (Ignition failure), 33 (Map sensor low vac), 32 (Egr)
2002 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Srs Light On VIN: 2HGES26782
Srs light is on and have the following dtc's in the srs module (1-1 open or increased resistance in drivers airbag inflator, 2-1 open or increased resistance in dummy resistor, 5-1, 6-1, 7-1, 8-1, which all read internal failure of srs unit, 9-1 faulty indicat...
2002 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Charging VIN: 2HGES25732
I have this Honda Civic with a charging system issue. At an idle with lots of accessories on the battery voltage will drop below 12 volts. Raising the RPM's will raise the charging voltage to well above 13 volts. I have charged and tested the battery. The batt...
2003 Hyundai Santa Fe LX 3.5L No Start, runs on VIN: KM8SC73D23
Morning fellow techs..this truck is at a friends shop so I have no readings on it but they have tested every known item they can think of and have no hair left..truck runs excellent with no mil light on..shut off truck to re-fuel and will not start unless acce...
1995 Lexus LS400 4.0L Instrument cluster VIN: JT8UF22E7S
Customer brought car knowing the battery is going dead because instrument panel stays lit even when key is removed and car is exited. I noticed also that the key reminder does not seem to chime, the key ring light stays on and security light does not come on o...
2003 Mazda 6 i 2.3L 4th gear VIN: 1YVFP80C33
Are we missing something or have we gotten 2 defective transmission in a row. When talking to the owners husband, he thinks he was missing fourth gear but the wife thought it was third. That means there is a possibility of three transmission with no fourth gea...
1997 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BG6859V
This car sets a check engine light once every month or so. It is operated in a typical drive cycle of ten miles with speed)50mph a few times a week. Usually it makes short trips (3mi or less)under 40 mph. Every so often the customer has reported a check engine... Trouble codes: P0400

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2004 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHDN46D74
I have smoked the intake and exhaust for leaks none visible .Customer is not ready for any major expence she will return when car needs to be inspected. Trouble codes: P2270, P2096, P2196.
2004 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L Misfire VIN: KNDJD73374
thanx ta all that replied tested injector pulse and resitance power from pcm to injector pcm was shorted out replaced pcm and retested all fine cust happy for n thanx again for the help Trouble codes: P0305.
1988 Mazda RX-7 Convertible 1.3L No Start VIN: JM1FC3519J
Dear Members, I had 5 replies. Thank you for your help. The battle on this problem was lost. We spent over 50 hours on this one to make it work, but we could not do this. 1988 RX7 and 1989 RX7, I did not think this much different. 89 has body computer, comp...
1987 Nissan Stanza GXE 2.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JN1HT2114H
Had 4 replies and thanks to mike [...] who encouraged me to put a distributor in. Although this one did not have a pick up coil it did have that optic wheel in a senser under the rotor. one would have to place real close attention to production dates and the ...
2002 Nissan Altima SL 3.5L Flywheel VIN: 1N4BL11042
well after checking mitchell for specs on flywheel movement,the flywheel was well within specs so we decided to roloc the flywheel and put back.i thought the job turned out well but customer said it didnt feel like it used to,so as all responses i think next t...
2001 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, High Idle VIN: 5TEPM62N41
Thanks to Denver's suggestion of possible bad throttle body from someone cleaning we were able to solve this puzzle. It seemed pretty obvious that it was pulling extra or outside air into intake someway because we could close the Idle Air control valve off wit... Trouble codes: P0120 (Throttle Position Sensor circuit out of range), P0440 (EVAP system leak detected), P0401 (EGR system low or no flow).
2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4L Engine knock VIN: 4T1BE32K35
Car is going to dealer to see if they will help him. If not, we will be tearing into it. Keith responded with his experience and I believe he is correct here is his response "Well, I've seen this before, and found it to be a wrist pin. The pin beats an oval i...
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