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2004 Acura TL 3.2L No Start VIN: 19UUA66244
New customer had car towed in after it died and would not start. No spark, but has injector pulse and wet spark plugs. Lab scoped the crank sensor and cam sensor inputs to the PCM - 5 volt square waves. Good battery voltage and grounds at PCM. Coils have batte...
2001 Daewoo Lanos S 1.6L oil light VIN: KLATA526X1
the oil sending unit was leaking oil and the light would flicker when hot in gear has good oil pressure when cold when it gets hot it drops down to 8 to 10 the engine does not have any noise to check pressure with a mechanics gauge after i changed the sending ...
1995 Honda Accord LX 2.2L all guages VIN: 1HGCD5630S
Hey guys, I have a honda with a problem in the guages and turn signals. The fuel guage goes all the way to full all of the time. the coolant temp goes to cold and comes up slowly like it should but then goes up to full hot eventually. the speedo doesnt work a...
2002 Honda Accord LX 2.3L speedometer needle
I am working on a 2002 honda accord and the speedometer needle fell past the rubber stop! I was seeing if there is a way to reset or restore the needle to the correct position! If not what steps are neccesary to return the needle to factory position???
2004 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L Rear Defroster, key illumination, seat belt remind VIN: KM8SB12B94
Customer comes in for a defroster inop. Also noticed while in the shop seat belt reminder and also key illumination light does not work. Removed defrost relay, control side has 2.5v. Also probed key illumination also has same 2.5v from control side. Replaced E...
2000 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2DM58W6Y
i have just done head gaskets on this motor and had numerouse problems with the timing mitchell and all datas procedure for setting the timing belt is inccorrect there is a tsb that shows the extra steps now that i have that problem fixed i keep getting these ... Trouble codes: P1133, P1153
2007 Kia Sportage LX 2.7L none VIN: KNDJF723X7
The ck engine light comes on with a code of po711 trany fluid temp sensor (a) circuit rang peromance. If any one has seen this please tell me what to do thank you. Charles
2001 Lexus LS430 4.3L vsc light on VIN: JTHBN30F81
Car came in with an exhaust leak causing a P0430, I fixed the leak and the code went away. However, as soon as the car was pulled out of the shop, the "Check VSC" light came on and a red triangle with a "!" mark inside it. I Scanned it with the Modis and got A...
2007 Lexus IS350 3.5L Hesitation VIN: JTHBE262X7
Customer purchased "Certified" from Lexus dealer- Car looks and drives great. Problem is that once the gas level gets below 1/3 of tank it misfires bad and loses power. Exhaust sounds bad like it is plugged and rattles. Add more fuel to tank and problem goes a... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple misfires detected)
2007 Mazda CX-9 Touring 3.5L door locks VIN: JM3TB38YX7
I am seeking assistanse with this car. This car alarm will randomly go off in cold-damp weather. Customer states that TCM light comes on while driving in the same conditions but I have not found them to be related. The car sat on the lot yesterday and just aft...
1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Misfire VIN: JN1CA21D8T
The vehicle has a misfire on cylinders 2 and 3,used a lab scope to determine the cause of the misfire, i have not got a signal to the coils, unplug the crank sensor and the car runs smooth,recheck for coil signal, all was good, plugged the crank sensor back up... Trouble codes: P1335 (Crank shaft postion sensorref sensor)
2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L No Start VIN: 3N1CB51A92
Replaced CKP sensor, still no start. Perform pinpoint test and lead to replace computer. Tried another known good CKP sensor. Both power and ground is good from sensor to computer. I have scoped CKP and CMP at the ECM and the signals are synced, and look ok. M... Trouble codes: P0335
2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L No Start VIN: 1N4AL11EX5 techs,I have a no spark ccondition while cranking,was advised the timing chain has too much slack and ecm wont allow the coils to fire because the cam and crank signals are not synced,what is the allowable range for chain slack? engine will fire an...
2005 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 5N1AR18U15
Came in on the meat hook for no start. I hooked up the scanner (pegisys) and the vehicle ran perfect for about 3 minutes and went dead. Since then, no start. I retrieved a P0725 code in that short time. Smells like its starting to flood out and its quitin time... Trouble codes: P0725 (Engine speed sensor)
2006 Nissan Murano SL 3.5L Engine VIN: JN8AZ08W26
This I find very irritating. This Murano, since day one, had oil changes every 3K. Now its burning oil. Nothing visible out the tailpipe. Goes through about a quart and a half. And this happened suddenly. Never lost a drop until it got close to 100k. I tried h...
2001 Subaru Forester L 2.5L Unknown VIN: JF1SF63541
Came in with extremely hard shifts, feels like you've been hit, AT light flashes, MIL on. Referred to us by a transmission shop. They rebuilt transmission in 3 months ago. Came to them originally with 2 incorrect ratio codes, one was P0733 code along with seve...
1996 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L Belts VIN: JT3HJ85J3T
Good Morning from Sunny Tennessee, The sole Toyota Landcruiser we work on has become a real pain in the back area. Car was towed in on Tuesday. We had an opportunity to take a look that afternoon and discovered broken main belts but the ac belt was in good c...
2000 Toyota Celica GTS 1.8L high idle VIN: JTDDY38T3Y
this 2000 celica gt-s has a high idle issue. start the car after a cold soak it idles around 1800 rpms. will stay there till the engine starts warming up. way too long to be the cold start high idle feature. still idles around 1000 after it warms up. cant dete...

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2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Lighting VIN: 2HKRL18082
Most everyone was right on. It was internal to the turn signal switch. Replaced the switch and on tho the next one. Thanks
2006 Honda Civic LX 1.8L Oil life monitor VIN: 1HGFA16516
Ok guys thanks for all the replies you posted and thanks to Ken from Kentucky on the website to help reset these cars that we cant figure out as we like to properly reset or notfiy the customer if a problem exists. This one was unique to itself as i had to hol...
1993 Nissan 300ZX 3.0L rear brakes VIN: JN1RZ24H04
thank you to everyones input on this on replaced the power brake booster and all is well now once again thank you for all your help
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