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2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0L No crank VIN: 1HGCM66573
2003 Honda Accord Parasitic Drain We have a Honda that is giving us a bit of trouble. When the vehicle first arrived, the battery would go dead in 2 to 3 days. We checked the current draw and found a drop of 280 milliamps. During diagnosis we found that the b...
2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Iod VIN: 5FNRL18654
Hi and thanks for taking the time to read. I have a van in the shop that the battery goes dead every two days after sitting. have performed ignition off draw test and found that approx 110 milliamps are drawing on the battery after the key is turned off and ti...
1998 Lexus GS400 4.0L ecm VIN: JT8BH68X9W
Hello Lexus guys out there I have a quick question.I am working on a 1998 Lexus GS400.It needs a new ecm dealer wants 1900.00 I have located a used one at a decent price (125.00) but I need to know does it need to be programed for antitheft??? Can I even use a...
1998 Lexus GS300 3.0L abs VIN: JT8BD68S0W
Hello Group,This GS 300 came in with a complaint of the ABS activating just before the vehicle comes to a stop. Another tech pulled codes and said the LF wheel speed sensor had too much resistance so he replaced it but the car is still doing this. I road teste...
2001 Mazda B3000 SE 3.0L OBD monitors VIN: 4F4ZR17U11
We've had this truck for well over a month and we cant seem to get the OBD2 readiness monitors to complete for the catalytic converter and oxygen sensors. We've monitored the front and rear oxygen sensors with a scanner and pinning them and they are switching...
2004 Mazda 6 i 2.3L pcm VIN: 1YVFP80C54
vehicle came from auction and 2 other mechanics and a dealership have had there go at it. the dealership after 3 days came to the conclusion that someone put a california emissions engine into a federal emissions vehicle. but 2 other dealerships i have spoken ...
1999 Mitsubishi Diamante 3.5L Timing VIN: 6MMAP37P9X
Hello everybody. Got this mitsubishi here that was towed in. Sounded like the timing was off. Checked for spark - has none. Made sure the distributor was turning which it was. Checked compression 55psi. You can hear a squeeling noise almost like a camshaft loc...
2002 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L Excessive Emissions, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 5N1ED28T82
this truck will cut out after running for about five minutes,after cleaning throtle still doing it, use the smog machine and will give me erratical readings fron 0 co to 10 also the o2 on the screen reading will change up and down maf sensor on snap on scanner...
2004 Suzuki Verona LX 2.5L MIL Lamp on, lean condition VIN: KL5VJ52L44
thank you for all your help in advance. i have a 2004 suzuki verona 2.5L. vehicle runs fine but keeps popping codes p0171 and p0174 lean both banks. fuel pressure is at spec, replaced fuel filter, smoked engine and found no leaks but replaced pcv valve anyway.... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
1997 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L tailamps,etc VIN: 4T1BG22K0V
Toyota Techs, please help, Car came into shop with tail lights and power door locks inoperative, also power windows working with key off. Tracked problem down to integration relay in fuse block. Replaced integration relay. All correct functions were restored t...

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2001 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L Ignition System VIN: 2HKRL18591
Thank you everyone for your replies. The problem is fixed. As all of the replies suggested, we went back through all the grounds in the area of the transmision that had been removed. All grounds clean and tight. Ben McClellan suggested going back over all the ...
2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L fuel gauge VIN: 2HKRL18611
the Curcuit board behind instrument cluster apparently seperates causing intermittent failure. Honda sells the board seperately for just under 300.00 customer chose not to replace at this time.
2006 Honda S2000 2.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMAP21476
Thanks for the 14 great tech that offering help to my request. Yes the car did got fix yesterday and Honda taking care of 1/2 of the bills.I was at the Honda dealer to inspect the cylinder head the exhaust valve seat were cracked,shunk into head I could see ... Trouble codes: P0302.
2002 Hyundai XG350 3.5L Hesitation VIN: KMHFU45E82
Thanks for the help guys richard from cal. was right the relucter on the back of the crank gear had came off and wasnt picking up the right signal thanks again for the help this site has to be one of the best tools a tech could have everyone on here is grea...
2003 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: KNDJD73393
Many thanks to all who took time to reply. Benjamin had it right. I would also like to thank Mark Sosnowski for posting this exact problem on the Forum of iatn. When Benjamin said you could reverse the sub-harness I wasn't quite sure what he meant.Looking at ... Trouble codes: P0303 (Misfire 3), P0305 ([...]), P0306 ([...]).
2002 Lexus RX300 3.0L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTJHF10U52
Hello all, it seems that the goal of this job was to pass NJ inspection which finally happened. Iím afraid it wasnít running 100% when we finished. There were a couple references to the A/F sensors, but I discounted those as the problem was occurring on star...
2001 Subaru Forester L 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SF63511
There is a small line on this car that goes from the tank pressure control solenoid (located above the charcole canister) directly into the vent soenoid (located to the right of the charcole canister) hose. This hose vents directly to air. The steel junction... Trouble codes: P0440 (Evap system failure).
1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L abs VIN: JT3VN39W2S
Replaced ABS control unit took care of the problem. Thanks for all the replies.
2001 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L converter? VIN: 5TDBT44A91
It was indeed the torque converter being locked up. Parts ordered and I know that will take car of the issue Thanks for all who responded, it sent me on the right track!
2002 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXBR12E42
Ok, this might surprise or make all of you (including me) wonder how this could possibly solve the issue. Just like most of you suggested to check for leaky valves or intake manifold gasket which in my case was an aluminum manifold so i didn't have that, well... Trouble codes: P0171, P0300, P0302.
2003 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TEWN72N33
Thanks to all. It turned out to be a bad injector. Keep in mind that a misfire was never felt while driving this vehicle. I found it by driving with the Modis in misfire PIDs under many different conditions. On rare occasion I would get 3 -5 misfires on #1, I ... Trouble codes: P0301 (Misfire Cyl. 1).
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