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2003 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L Check Engine Light VIN: 2HNYD18653
Car came back next day with check engine light on again, completed a system scan on both obd2 & vehicle specific both came up with no codes all systems pass. Check engine light still on. Seems it has something locked in memory to keep light on just wondering i...
1998 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L dash clock VIN: JHLRD1861W
Dash clock does not illuminate and can not be read. CR-V owner's website states this is a common problem with this model. The replacement part is expensive ) $250. Do any of the Honda techs know if this unit can be repaired and if so how?
2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8L Safety VIN: 1HGFA16558
First thanks for any replies on this on. I sorta of inherited this one this old lady got ripped off . she thinks she got a good deal but wait til its done being fixed and see the deal she got. Anyway she went to get an emmision test and no check engine light ...
2006 Infiniti M35 X 3.5L Cooling Systems VIN: JNKAY01F46
Hello everyone. This infinity was brought in with complaint of overheating and heater not blowing hot air. Cooling system basics checked, full of coolant, fans working, no leaks..A short test drive and temps climb above 220. Turned on heater and initialy blew ...
2002 Lexus ES300 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JTHBF30GX2
we have an 02 lexus es300 in here that will not idle.this is a fly by wire system ,so there is no IAC. when the car is cold it will idle at about 500 rpm,s but as soon as it starts to warm up it drops down to 0 .you can keep the car idling fine by depresing th...
2002 Mazda MPV ES 3.0L Misfire VIN: JM3LW28J02
I have two main questions for everyone. First is there a way to vew missfires on these things because Mode 6 pid 53 is not supported. The second one is in freeze frame it lists two different temp readings. one say electronic coolant tempreture (f) and the seco... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple cylinder Miss fire)
2008 Mazda 3 i 2.0L Timing Chain VIN: JM1BK12G98
Car came in with a warped head due to an over-heating problem. I installed a new head but Aldata doesn't give much information on installing the timing chain and front crank pulley. I bought the tools from Ford but I'm a little hazy on how to set it up. Acordi...
2005 Nissan Xterra Off-Road 4.0L overdrive VIN: 5N1AN08UX5
Transmission will come out of overdrive for split second when you push the O/D off button on shifter but will go right back into o/d after button released. If you hold the o/d button in the trans will stay out of o/d until you release the button. Alldata and M...
2007 Nissan Pathfinder SE Off-Road 4.0L Unknown VIN: 5N1AR18W17
To all I have this pathfinder with what i would describe a s a vibration. Customer calls it a humm. You can feel it around the footwell area and the car just genearally sound loud. The problem is present, even at idle but gets worse when you load against the b...
2001 Subaru Outback L.L. Bean 3.0L Cuts out, Stall
I need some help going crazy on this outback and I work on alot of outback The car will sometimes crank along time before starting then when it does start you have to hold the throttle wot to get it started sometimes it will start like nothing is wrong when pu...
2005 Subaru Impreza WRX STI 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1GD70695
Hi All I have this 2005 Subaru WRX STi that will set P0011 and P0021 codes every 3rd drive cycle. I have checked the timing marks and they are correct. It has the correct genuine Subaru timing belt. The camshaft phasers have been changed along with both oil co... Trouble codes: P0011 (Camshaft Position A Timing Over Advance Bank 1), P0021 (Intake Camshaft Position Timing - Over Advanced Bank 2)
2006 Subaru Forester X L.L. Bean Edition 2.5L none VIN: JF1SG69666
I hope somebody was involbe in problem like this. i have this subaru whith strange noise sounds like knocking but can only hear from inside the car in idle with windows close. sounds like lower end nocking but from outside the car can't hear nothing i check mo...
2007 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Limited 2.5L blower VIN: 4S3BL62687
Car has auto HVAC controls. Will intermittently loose the blower-stops working. Customer says she hits a bump and it works again. Can not duplicate this concern. Remove resistor and looks ok, check wireing harness to blower motr and resistor-ok. Where is the b...
1996 Toyota Tacoma SR5 3.4L Wire Routing VIN: 4TAWN74NXT
Can anyone tell me the correct plug wire routing for this 3.4 motor? (what coil on bank 1 goes to what cylinder on bank 2). Thanks
2001 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TESN92N11
Hi guys, Have this Tacoma (a friends) and it keeps setting a PO171 lean code. He had it at the dealer and they replaced the A/F ratio sensor for the Po171. They also told him he needed a new cat convertor. I replaced the MAF with a dealer part. I have smoke t... Trouble codes: P0171
2010 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5L Right Front VIN: 5TDYK4CC0A
High guys, I am hopeing all you toyo guys can help with this one. The van cam in with a complaint of a popping noise while turning. After road testing, I found a popping noise comeing from the right front while turning and breaking all the time. I put on a dri...

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2005 Hyundai Accent GLS 1.6L #4 cylinder VIN: KMHCG35C35
There were 5 replies that mainly told me that the engine was probably bad. A "barrel shaped" cylinder was one possibility. The noise was so disturbing that the customer decided to buy another car, so it is down the road. Thanks for the help.
2005 Hyundai Sonata GL 2.4L no power VIN: KMHWF25S15
Thanks for the help that was offered. The black plastic round object around the fuel pump is an filter. I went to dealer and after and phone call to there parts supplier, we learned that it is an filter and it come free with the pump.($285.00 free) Anway I ins...
2000 Mazda Millenia Millennium Edition 2.3L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA2223Y
Hello fellow techs. Well this Millenia shows no more problems after replacing the PCM with a known good unit. We retested and retraced all our findings as mentioned prior to this closing post. All solenoids and connections checked out OK. Before closing post, ... Trouble codes: P1540 (Air bypass system open or short cicuit).
2007 Mazda CX-7 Touring 2.3L compressor VIN: JM3ER29347
Great advice from everyone. Because of money we decided to go the route of Alan from Cal. Aidan from Aus. and Ray from Cal. We remove a/c compressor and inspected. Did not see any particles in the compress or hoses so we went ahead and replaced the compressor...
2004 Mitsubishi Galant GTS 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AB3GS64
Thank you everyone for your input. It was infact a bad MAF. Replaced with a OEM MAF and fuel trims went down across the board. MAF g/s read slightly higher at 2500rpm. Justin hits the nail on the head with this one. Thanks again for the input. Trouble codes: P0174 (Bank 2 Lean).
2000 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Compressor VIN: 1N4DL01D8Y
Thank to Doyle [...] PA, After testing for grounds,found the system pressure in it. Going On the diagnostics he customer paid for elsewhere we took for granted the system was full, we did charge he system found two really large leaks.the customer declined to fix ...
2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, rev limits VIN: 1N4BA41E34
Was finally able to check the fuel pressure/volume, and it was very low, only 25 psi. Waited a week for customer to get a new pump. Installed it, and vehicle was no better. Back to the drawing board. After rechecking everything, decided to remove the rear conv... Trouble codes: P0300.
2006 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4.0L master cylinder
believe it or not the car is fixed by just me driving it over and I came in the garage next day decided that I would drive around because of someone posted said I'm driving it will eventually make the car abs pump start working . I guess those abs pumps blee...
2002 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L engine VIN: 5TDZT38A02
Catillytic Convertor on Bank One was 100% Clogged. Thanks for the help yall were dead on the money. The thing that threw me though was the valve train noise that the engine was producing. I have never heard an engine with that type of noise due to a clogged co...
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