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2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L No Heat VIN: 2HKRL1860Y
Customer complains of no heat. Checked heater hose with Valve in it and its hot. Other hose is warm not hot. We removed hoses and flushed heater core. Replaced thermostat. No Difference. Vehicle blows cool to warm air at best. Does it have a blend door or just...
2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Abs/Tcs VIN: 5FNRL189X2
Came in for SRS light and maintenance light on. When I pulled the codes two codes came up 9-03 faulty driver seat buckle switch and 31-02 PFINH signal malfunction. The seat buckle is not a problem..The problem I am having is the 31-02 code depending on how you...
2007 Honda Ridgeline RTS 3.5L compressor VIN: 2HJYK16427
A/c compressor runs all the time with out shutting off as soon as vehicle is started,will run with cycle switch unplugged,control head turned off,fans also run,shut off vehicle & both shut off,have tryed a new heater control head & compressor relay,made no dif...
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...
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L Cam Seals VIN: JT6GF10U8Y
Just recently replaced timing belt and water pump..customer came back with the rear head cam seal leaking oil around the outside of the seal..replaced cam seal and know is back again with the same leak..there was no oil leak before we replaced the timing belt....
2000 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L Mechanical VIN: JM3LW28G0Y
we have a hum noise at times, it is coming out from under hood. this happens when coming to stop. it will continue humming for 10-20 sec after stop. you can open throttle and noise would stop. i believe its huming in air box. any ideas. thank guys
2006 Mitsubishi Endeavor LS 3.8L driveability VIN: 4A4MN21S46
This vehicle at 60mph makes a noise like a belt squeal very high pitched, the longer you drive the more it does it at lower speeds, sound is still there when you turn off the engine and sounds lower pitch as you slow down.
1998 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L extended cranking VIN: JN1CA21A9W
Intermittently this maxima would crank over for several seconds befor it started. When it did start it would seem like it was flooded. Because it was intermittent, I disconnected the evap purge hose at the engine and customer said problem is gone. Now I need t... Trouble codes: P1446
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Trans fluid level indicator VIN: 3N1CB51D41
performed trans flush and trying to fill trans with the proper level. On the dipstick the higher mark is the cold mark??? Also below hot and cold is a crosshatched area with marks??? anyone run into this before. Please help.
2005 Nissan Xterra Off-Road 4.0L No Start VIN: 5N1AN08U05
Cranks /no start.Has injector pulse and no fire.Have ignition voltage at coils.Fuel soaked badly.No codes.Ran compression test on 5 cylinders.all even.Could not get to one/intake in the way.No data on MODIS for cam or crank signals.Any help would be great.Acor...
1995 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L 4x4 VIN: 4TAUN73C5S
First of all thank you for your time. This truck was purchased by my customer six months ago. Yesterday for the first time he tried to use the truck in 4x4 hi range and found the truck was dragging the rear wheels. Once I got the truck here it became evident t...
2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2BG22K4Y
hello thanks for your help with this toyota the car will set a po440 all the time after about 1600-2000 km of driving i have smoke tested the system no leaks found the vsv at the rear of car was replaced due to sticking i can get the sensor to work from the sc... Trouble codes: P0440
2002 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1BK12E22
This car originally came in last week for excessive oil consumption. We found no leaks and told customer that the engine is burning oil. The customer came back a few days later with new problems. He told us the MIL was on and the engine lacked power. We retrie... Trouble codes: P0325 (Knock Sensor), P0303 (Cylinder 3 misfire), P1349 (VVT System)

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2001 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD18611
Thanks for allof the help the idle problem is fixed it was the thermostat,which is almost unreal when the car never had any overheating or not warming up well,there was never complaint with the cooling system but when we removed it you could tell that the rubb... Trouble codes: P0505 (Idle control system problem).
2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 5FNRL38625
We returned the vehicle after taking the advice we received about the system needing flashed. Customer took the vehicle and we received a call a week later the car was at the dealer with a blown engine. Lucky for us the dealer said we did nothing to cause thi... Trouble codes: P2647.
2007 Honda Ridgeline RTS 3.5L Heater VIN: 2HJYK16427
Found that the ac system was not shutting off & was freezing up the evap causing a blockage for the fan to try to blow through
2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L wont shift VIN: KMHDN45DX1
thank you all for the tips this one was more than one problem had a bad output speed sensor as one also some how the trans temp sensor had come un pluged did get car to shift till both problem were fixed again thank you car is on the road again
2001 Mitsubishi Diamante LS 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 6MMAP67P71
well this beast is done,the problem was the pcm, the obd data line was shorted inside the pcm across the purge control wire from pcm which had a small 2-3 volt ground on itsignaling like morse code(only woul've seen it with my power probe),when the pcm comman... Trouble codes: P0441.
2008 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L Cuts out VIN: 1N4BA41E28
thanks to all who reponded - the customer chose to bring it to the dealer - they claim its a faulty positive battery cable - maybe its the same cable thats used on the recalled sentras for this problem Trouble codes: U1000, U1001, P1212, P1612.
2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L Misfire VIN: 5TBBT4418Y
after checking resistance on the injector, switched the #2 injector with the # 4 injector and the misfire moved, replaced injector and thid fixed the misfire it seems that the #5 and #7 misfires were sympothetic misfires. thank you for all of the replies Trouble codes: P0300, P0302, P0305, P0307.
2001 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Clutch VIN: 2T1BR12E51
Well, we got a lot of responses but I don't think some read and understood that the owner has had many stick vehicles and it's not him - anyway, his son is getting the car now --- so we'll see. We did verify the release fork was not worn. In the meantime, we...
2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3L cylinder compression VIN: 5TDZA22C85
Many were right, it was a belt frayed on the side due to slow coolant leak from water pump. Frayed cord from belt wrapped around lower pulley and jumped two teeth when it died. While cranking, the belt was turning and the front cover was hard to remove so I ha...
2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTMBD31V67
Boy am I glad to be a part of IATN, all you guys who said to check the plug/wire going to the knock sensor were right it was broken, as for the accleator I had to send it to the delership and they relearnt the throttle and I got it back in 3 hours and it was j... Trouble codes: P0328, P2118 (Throttle actuator control motor current range performance).
2008 Toyota RAV4 3.5L Entire System VIN: JTMBK35V78
2010 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7L Engine Knock VIN: 5TFHY5F11A
As most of the replies indicated, this condition seems to be present in many of these engines. I refuse to use the term "normal" because if I had heard this noise when I was buying the truck, I would've handed the keys back and walked away. I went back to th...
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