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2004 Acura RL Premium 3.5L ABS, VSC systems VIN: JH4KA96634
Looking for some input before proceeding further. Rear brake pads replacement and rear rotors machined due to normal wear, no other symptoms. Opened caliper bleeders during piston compressing. Pumped brake pedal upon completion, fluid level slightly low, toppe...
1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG5558X
Check engine light on with code p1457 set for evap. Check engine light was not the customer's concern. While driving or idle, there is a constant popping noise heard from the Evap filter next to the canister. when I pinched one of the four evap hose to or from... Trouble codes: 1457 (Evaporative system)
2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Mechanical VIN: N0TAVALABW
What is the Quickest Way & Easiest Way to Remove the Head ??
2002 Honda Civic EX 1.7L No Start VIN: 1HGEM22942
this little honda is my step-daughters car she bought used, know nothing of previous history,so I am fixing / diaging this out of my own pocket ... she says after driving it and it's hot when she shuts it off it won't re-start untill it cools down for awhile. ...
2003 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L Compressor
Installed new compressor in this CRV new drier element also. Vacuumed system and charge with correct amount of refrigerant. Compressor does not engage. Checked fuse.OK. I jumped the relay terminals on the relay block and was able to get the compressor to run a...
2004 Honda Civic GX 1.7L Misfire VIN: 1HGEN26524
To all Techs, This Honda is equipped with a CNG fuel system. We replaced all new spark plugs and ignition coils. Engine experience misfire every once in a while especially under load. During misfire condition, fuel injection pulse and ignition coil trigger was... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire), P0301 (1 cylinder misfire), P0302 (2 cylinder misfire), P0303 (3 cylinder misfire), P0304 (4 cylinder misfire)
2005 Honda Civic EX 1.7L compressor VIN: 2HGES26705
The compressor will not turn on, I am positive it's because the ecm thinks it's -40 degrees, the ac temp shows -40 on my data-stream, and 32 degrees on the ac switch. My question is where is this data coming from? What sensor is telling the ecm this? I checke...
2002 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L No Start, long crank VIN: KM8SC73D92
Looking for some quick input, Have this Santa Fe, customer is experiencing intermittent long crancking sometimes no start on 1st or 2nd attempt. NO faults in ecm. Customer came back today (2days later after replacing crank sensor) confirmed same issue is pres...
2001 Infiniti QX4 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNRDR09X21
Vehicle came in with P1145 (code discrip above) Replaced intake timing sensor. Code has not returned. Now code P1135 comes back after 2 trips. Recheck scope patterns on valve timing position sensor and the cam position sensor, both showing good patterns. Yes c... Trouble codes: P1145 (Intake Timing Solenoid B2)
2008 Lexus LS460 4.6L Automatic AC control VIN: JTHBL46F48
Customer sets AC on Auto. Intermittently on restart system seems to default to a manual mode and a setting of 70 deg. It may do it for us once a day after roughly 10 key cycles. Currently watching powers and grounds with lab scope. Recirculation air door opera...
2002 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Engine VIN: 1N4AL11E12
Ok here we go, we just purchased this car from an auction, got it back to the shop and looked it over and thought we won this car is clean and runs super but for one issue, oil smoke from the exhaust. I have read these have had problems with rings sticking. We...
2004 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L low power VIN: 5N1MD28Y74
Thanks to everyone for their help. This truck came in for a low power when warm complaint and request for a tune-up. Found a bad knock sensor and that the computer was commanding the supercharger to go into fail-safe(by pass). After doing the tune-up and the k...
2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11D75
Hello friends of iatn! Have this Altima that came on the hook from a body shop due to a no had an accident on lh side.scanned and p1122 and p1126 came up. Proceeding with diagnostics had power all the time on red wire for the throttle relay even with... Trouble codes: P1122 (Electric throttle control function), P1126 (Throttle control motor relay)
2003 Suzuki Aerio SX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JS2RC41H73
This car came too me almost a year ago with the P0171 and high fuel trims I have been fighting it since. On a cold start up car runs poor low idle stalls.As it warms up it runs better and the trims are cut in half. When cold and the fuel trims are high you can... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean exhaust bank 1)
1987 Toyota Pickup 2.4L Fuel Leak VIN: JT4RN50R5H
This truck came in for a fuel leak. No leaks were present at this time. We found some stains around fuel pump weep hole so we replaced the pump. About two weeks later it came back with fuel leaking out of the hose coming off the bottom of the vapor canister. T...
2000 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L cruise control VIN: 4T1BF28BXY
customer brought this car to us because the cruise will not set. the cruise light will come on and off if you push the button on the steering wheel. all of the brake lights work. i did find the gauge 2 fuse blown in fuse panel on drivers side. replaced it and ...
2000 Toyota Corolla VE 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXBR12E9Y
Vehicle was brought in for MIL activation and rough idle. 2 codes were stored P0171 and P0420. Long term trims were 16% idle and 30% part and mid throttle. Replaced mass airflow with Denso part and drove again. Trims all trended teards 0 but as I was driving I... Trouble codes: P0133 (O2 sensor slow response bank 1), P0171 (System too lean bank 1)
2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXBR32E03
Hello, I have this Toyota Corolla that keeps throwing a P0440 code. I went through the whole testing procedure with smoke testing the system and performing my vacuum leak tests and operating the valves numerous times to see if any stick. Also the gas cap and t... Trouble codes: P0440 (Evaporative emission control system malfunction)

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2006 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHDN45D36
Just like to thank everyone who replied to my request. Customer ended up taking car to dealer for second opinion. I had recommended to replace ocv and recheck phaser. oil pressure was good. Trouble codes: P0011.
2009 Hyundai Genesis 3.8 3.8L Valve Train VIN: KMHGC46F09
2000 Mazda 626 LX 2.0L ?trans clutch VIN: 1YVCF22E1Y
after putting axles back together with a helper we power braked on lift forward and reverse found what we believe to be the chain in the trans slipping we sent them to trans shop thanks for all replies Jerry you nailed it!
2005 Mazda RX-8 1.3L loss of power VIN: JM1FE173X5
Not many replies on this one. The most popular culprit would be the catalytic converter, which is a common problem. The owner eliminated the cat, made no difference in performance. The coils and plugs are also common problems. Fuel pumps have not been a proble... Trouble codes: P0442 (Evap small leak).
2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L abs VIN: 1N4BA41E84
George from Delaware was right. Changing the module fixed it . Thanks to Sam and Avinash for the TSB info That just answer link was handy. The local stealer wanted $1600, the local auto wrecker wanted $800. We ended up getting the part from PAM for $225 shippe...
2007 Nissan Titan XE 5.6L Nats VIN: 1N6BA06A97
Thanks guys for the insight and direction. I tried relearning the NATS system and still nothing. Noticed that the pcm was intermittently losing communication. Ended up being the ecm, which dealer replaced under their federal emmissions warranty. Customer i...
1988 Toyota Pickup 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: JT4VN63C5J
After all the time I put into this vehicle I finally put a distributor in the thing and it fired right up. One of the sensors inside the distributor was not reading a signal but the plugs where still getting spark. It boggled me but the customer is very happ...
2008 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4L abs VIN: 4T1BE46K98
customer took the car to the dealer to get fixed. I never get a chance to work on the car
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