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1997 Acura CL 3.0L countershaft VSS VIN: 19UYA2252V
This code is a hard fault it chauses a chatter when driving,scan test shows code p0715 Counter shaft speed sensor fault. The PID reading for CSS jumps from 0- 10 Km all of a sudden. We took the mainshaft speed sensor harness and jumpped to the countershaft spe...
2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L convertor VIN: 1HGEM22931
Transmission is wearing me out. I pulled the original transmission due to slipping. Worked fine in all gears but was slipping.Replace with japanese used and drove but had no lockup. Got a code p0740. Swapped all the sensors off my original since they were all ...
2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4L Engine VIN: JHMCM56603
This vehicle came in: new purchase for an existing client, not service history, had a vibration at idle; worse with A/C on. Front (of vehicle) motor mount was broken (upper mounting ear had torn loose) other mounts worn. Replaced all mounts, with aftermarket m...
2005 Honda Accord Hybrid 3.0L traction control system VIN: JHMCN36475
I hope there is a Honda tech out there that can shed some light on this one. This is an accord hybrid and the first one that I've worked on. The customer brought it in for a check engine light. There was a lean code in it, so after some check out time I cleane...
2007 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L Hesitation, no acceleration VIN: 5NMSG13D77
Will not accelerate, 5V reference to tps A is low coming out of pcm, it has a code for this p0122, also deep research reveals that accelerator pedal pos sensor A also not getting 5V ref, they are getting 130mv instead, If I cut the 5v ref line at the pcm it st... Trouble codes: P0122, P0641, P0346, P2106
2004 Lexus ES330 3.3L battery draw VIN: JTHBA30G64
Found dead battery and replaced. Checked for draw and found 60mA draw. Traced draw to ECM-B fuse.Found that when steering wheel is turned just a bit the draw jumps to 80mA. Unplugged clock spring and draw stays at 45mA but no longer jumps to 80mA when turning ...
2002 Mazda MPV ES 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM3LW28A42
Greeting Techs, This MPV has me baffled. It came in on the hook. It barely starts and when it does kick in a plum of smoke comes out the tail pipe (unburned fuel). Once started it idles at about 1200 rpm, if you give it gas it bogs down and will stall unless y... Trouble codes: P0111 (Intake Air Temperature Circuit Performance Problem), P0128 (Coolant Thermostat Malfunction)
2006 Mazda 3 S 2.3L brake VIN: JM1BK123X6
okay car came in with low brake pedal, bleed system number of times looking for air in system no air we replace master cyl pedal is better but still seems to be a bit low not a 100% test drove car seems to have diffrent tem between wheels ft right 180 ft left ...
1999 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on
vehicle was towed in for a no start condition. found no rpm signal. replaced both cam and crank sensors, no change, vehicle did have transmission replaced prior to no start. grounds were added to ensure grounds would not be a future problem (as is a known issu... Trouble codes: P0335
2003 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L MIL Lamp on, instrument cluster VIN: 1N4BL11D93
This fault does not happen at every key start when it does accure the instrument are inop and so is the HVAC. I am hoping someone else has run into this before and has a good way to check for communication on the can lines. I found a tech tip in my [...] t... Trouble codes: U1000, U1001 (controller area network communications circuit), P0507 (Idle speed contole system)
2003 Subaru Legacy L 2.5L ignition key VIN: 4S3BH63563
We had engine out to replace cylinder head gaskets. All went well. Reassmebled with no problems. Now the ignition key will not turn in the lock cylinder.

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1994 Honda Civic DX 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEG854XR
Finally got this vehicle back in the shop, started from scratch and rechecked everything and behold the used ecm we installed had a problem, received another ecm and all is well in the world of Honda. Trouble codes: 1 (Problem in heated oxygen sensor circuit), 41 (Problem with HO2S heater).
2003 Honda Element EX 2.4L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 5J6YH28213
Thanks to all who responded, it helped. I replace the ecu power relay because it make sense to me. I've seen relays heat up and shut off intermittently. On this vehicle the problem went away.
2002 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L Loosing Coolant VIN: KM8SC73D82
Well, the fix was the 2 expansion plugs at the rear of the block by the transmission. Upon removal of the transmission, it was found that the 2 plugs were corroded & leaking. Replaced the plugs & all is ok now.
1998 Infiniti Q45 4.1L power steering VIN: JNKBY31A0W
Thanks for the replies! Well I can blame poor aftermarket parts for this basket case. On a hunch I replaced the pump one more time and after 3 rebuilt power steering pumps, I finally got one that worked! I have never seen a steering system act this way when it...
2005 Infiniti G35 X 3.5L Airbag VIN: JNKCU51F85
Thanks for the replies the customer said the light has not come on again when it does we will look at it.Thanks again.
2007 Kia Rio SX 1.6L P0708-Range Sensor Circuit High VIN: KNADE12387
First of all, wanted to thank everyone for their time and suggestion. The car been gone for a week now and just wanted to make sure everything is still good before I post a fix. I actually redo all the test just to make sure I didn't miss anything. Check the a...
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31A6Y
after replacing the mass air flow sensor three times fcourse aftermarket i finally got a oem and it work like a charm . whats up with the aftermarket ones that are different fron the oem Trouble codes: P0100, P1211.
2004 Nissan Quest SL 3.5L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1BV28U34
thanks for all the help. replaced both cam sensors code p0340 did not p1000 and p1001 remained still stuck in third gear replaced relay mounted to tcm (never found excatly name for relay)van runs great.thanks again advance carries relay r4831 Trouble codes: P0340.
2009 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Misfire VIN: 1N4AL24E09
Sorry it has taken to long to reply to a fix just wanted to make sure that the car was not coming back. Heres a recap on what happened. The customer had called me and told me the light was back on. I asked the customer to bring vehicle back. They never did ... Trouble codes: P0303 (Cylinder 3 misfire).
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