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2004 Acura TL 3.2L Nav display VIN: 19UUA66254
Vehicle had power steering pump replaced, returned with noise, replaced power steering pump under warranty. Main screen for Navigation and radio controls is blank, only displays "now downloading software" each time key is turned on, then displays "Check your d...
1991 Honda Civic DX 1.5L dash lights VIN: 2HGED6350M
Recently, the dash lights on this vehicle do not turn on immediately when the headlights are turned on. There is invariably a delay of a few seconds to over a minute. I fear that sometime in the near future the dash lights will not turn on at all. Does any tec...
2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG165X2
This car came in running fine. We replaced the timing belt on it and now have a engine miss #3 cylinder. I re checked the timing marks and they are right on. When we first tried to remove the crank bolt I used an impact wrench. Wasn't strong enough then we use...
2003 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.5L ignition coil VIN: KM8SC73E63
this one has been a peach and could use some help. I have found that the ignition coil for cylinders 3-6 has on spark. have moved the coils and it stays with the cylinder and not the coil. have tested the power and i have a good b+. tested the ground and it is...
2004 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L No Start, Hard Start VIN: KNDUP13134
I got this Van with ten pounds worth of problems in a five pound sack. I think I can account for the code issues without finding any that would cause the reason the Van was brought in. After a hot soak the Van will either not start or will take a long time c... Trouble codes: P0116 (ECT circuit out of range-memory), P0125 (ECT out of range for closed loop-pending), P0181 (Fuel Temp Sensor low at startup), P0431 (Low cat efficiency Bank 2)
1992 Lexus LS400 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT8UF11E6N
Vehicle starts and immediately stalls. If you depress accelerator, it will remain running. When driving seems fine, at idle will stall until warmed up then it is an intermittant stall at idle. Replaced the idle speed control motor (OEM Lexus part). Started thi...
2004 Lexus ES330 3.3L a/c VIN: JTHBA30GX4
Hey guys, I need some help with this one. The A/C does not work with the controller. No codes in engine, data shows the A/C request is being sent to the ECM. If I manually turn the A/C with the scanner it will turn on and work normally. The lights on the contr...
2003 Mazda 6 i 2.3L Mechanical VIN: 1YVFP80C23
customer state vehicle running and stall
2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L underdrive and overdrive solenoids VIN: JA4MT31H7Y
This vehicle shifts normal during in town driving. If you drive on the interstate for more then 20 minutes, when getting off and slowing down the vehicle will act like it has gone into neutral. When stepping on the gas to accelerate it bangs into gear hard. Af...
1977 Nissan 280Z 2.8L timing chain VIN: HLS3038677
I cant find timing marks for the chain anywhere. my mitchell doesnt go back to 77 and i believe the chain is off a tooth. if anyone has a pic off the timing marks i would appreciate an email of the diagram.
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L Timing Chain VIN: 1N4AL11D92
Hello; to all of nissan tech. This car came in on the hook, no start due to faulty head gasket. Talked to customer and find out almost a year ago another shop changed the head gasket and used 205 degree performance thermostat , customer claim car never run goo...
2006 Nissan Sentra S 1.8L Hesitation VIN: 3N1CB51D96
Thanks to all in advance, I have a 06 Sentra that had the throttle body replaced. The pedal position voltage for both sensors sweeps good .8-4.6v, the tps will go .7-1.67v not fully opening wot. I did the relearn and idle is at 850. Intermit. the tps will work...
2008 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L Cuts out VIN: 1N4BA41E28
help nissan techs - only when it rains the vehicle will shut down. all the idiot lights on the dash come on, loss of power and the wipers & defrost stop working when they tried to restart the vehicle it would keep stalling. after the car dries out or towed to ... Trouble codes: U1000, U1001, P1212, P1612
1992 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.0L Unknown VIN: JT3FJ80W5N
hi tech this vehicle tow to my shop wont start check for spark and injector pulse none replaced ignition coil and ignitor same replaced distributor check wiring from dist to pcm ok check wiring from ciol and ignitor to pcm all wiring ok replaced computer and i...
2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L Misfire VIN: 5TBBT4418Y
vehicle came into the shop with a mil lamp lit, used snap-on modis to check for codes, found p0300,p0302,p0305,p0307 all misfire codes, mil lamp has started flashing (catalyist damaging), tested compression, tested coils, moved coils, replaced plugs (due to so... Trouble codes: P0300, P0302, P0305, P0307
2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L No Start, Stall VIN: JT3HN87R3Y
Customer complaint of intermittent loss off power. I test drove truck and within 1/2 mile it stalled on me. Had to tow it to shop. Could not hear fuel pump so I checked power and groung at tank-- good. Ran alternate power and ground and could hear pump. Connec...
2008 Toyota Land Cruiser 5.7L Crankshaft
pls help me I am feeling like a failure, bring my confidence back to me.the thing is that i can not just understand why the engine keeps on ceasing and burning the bearings specially that oil is there, strainer and oil pumps are all good so what could be the c...
2010 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7L Engine Knock VIN: 5TFHY5F11A
I need confirmation from some Toyota techs or others that have experience with this drivetrain. This is my personal truck that I bought new 2 years ago. Since day one there has been an engine knock upon light acceleration when the engine is cold. The colder th...

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1993 Honda Civic CX 1.5L No Start VIN: 2HGEH2354P
thanks to everyone for your help we did try a distributor with no change concern was still present it ended up being the ecm causing the concern replaced ecm retest engine starts and operates properly everytime
1999 Honda Accord LX 2.3L immobilzer light flashing VIN: 1HGCG6655X
its fixed! benjamin was right on. towed to the shop and hit the switch and all it would do was spinn over but slowly. hooked a battery charger to it. Bam! started right up. unhooked battery charger and it would just spin the engine over again and not crank. RE...
2003 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L not sure yet VIN: 2HKYF18403
After talking to the customer and going over the possible options, he decided he didn't want to continue with repairs at this time. The steering shaft and axles looked to be in good working order which leads us to believe the problem is either in the four whee...
2005 Subaru Outback XT 2.5L Oil feed screens VIN: 4S4BP67C05
Thanks to everyone for their input. This customer was the typical young, web-reading know-it-all. We all get em from time to time... they believe anything they read on the web. The responses were wide-ranging to say the least but the majority seemed i...
1999 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Front and Rear Tail and Parking lights VIN: 1NXBR12E4X
Good Friday Morning to ALL. The Toyota Corolla is on the road again and function well. First, Thanks to all who replied. I was just reviewing comments. The final diagnose was the light green wire w/red tracer, coming from tail light relay had resistance to gro...
2004 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXBR32E14
Thanks to all for the replies. Retested all O2 sensors and rechecked wiring for damage and also retested ecm all were ok. Rechecked for actual lean condition as suggested by Lee and Preston, used propane instead of carb cleaner and sensors started to work. Rep... Trouble codes: P0031 (O2 Heater circuit low bank1 sensor1), P0134 (O2 Circuit no activity Bank1 sensor1), P0300 (p0301-), P0301 (p0302-), P0302 (p0303-), P0303.
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