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1990 Honda CRX 1.5L inaccurate speed VIN: JHMED8455L
Hello all, This is a beautiful old car brought here from Denver where it was garaged. The owner drives 2 of these and both cars have a 10% error in displayed speed. He uses his gps to prove the error which displays 73 mph when driving at 80 mph. He has varied ...
1991 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Seems to be in limp home VIN: 1HGCB7668M
This car came to me with the S light on and the trans is in limp in mode. If you put it in drive its locked in 2nd. if you manually pull the shifter into low it will shift into low. Also it rattles the shifter interlock when the key is on. I've checked for sim...
2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6L No Start VIN: 1HGEJ667XY
Customer towed vehicle in on intermittent issue of fuel flooding and no start. Tech tested for spark and had weak spark on the original distributor. Replaced distributor and car fired up fine. When tried to start it up a later on in the day and now has no spar...
2002 Honda Civic EX 1.7L cruise control VIN: 2HGES26762
This car is a sedan which matters in testing vs the coupe. The sedan uses an older style, switch, module & servo system. Customer complains that after cruise is engaged, it will kick out after 3-4 mins. Light on main switch is on, & light on dash goes off when...
2005 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5L tail gate VIN: 5FNRL38895
Hi Honda techs. This one has been kicking our tail. Came in from another shop that tried to fix the tail gate door that won't open from the fob, dash switch or tail gate outside handle. The other shop already replaced the latch motor assembly and and control m...
2005 Honda Accord SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCM82435
vehicle brought to the shop for code p2279- air intake system leaking. checked cam timing and it is all good. cam and crank are timed correct. perform vacuum leak test with a smoke machine and there is no vacuum leak. adjust valve clearance while the engine is... Trouble codes: P2279
2006 Honda Civic LX 1.8L vibration VIN: 2HGFG12666
Engine runs perfect, can see too much run out of rt hub,I think we just found it.Its eaither bad rotor or bent hub or both.Vibration starts at 35.On lift can run and see hub, we do both wheel bearings also.
2006 Honda Element EX 2.4L Bearing VIN: 5J6YH28656
Group, This Element has what would typically sound like a LF wheel bearing. It was origionally diagnosed as a carrier bearing, which was later replaced in the psf bracket. We Feel it under the drivers feet, in the steering wheel and gets louder with speed. Re...
2006 Kia Sedona LX 3.8L SRS system VIN: KNDMB233X6
Hello, Van came in with SRS light on. Scanned with Snap-on Modis Scanner and was able to get into Air Bag setting. Once in, the scanner only gave me engine codes, not air bag codes? The scanner is 1 year old and does not look like it has air bag software on i...
2002 Lexus SC430 4.3L power window VIN: JTHFN48Y52
Power window on pass side inop from either switch-both windows work normal when using power top-upon inspection found wiring between drivers door and body badly corroded-1 pin actually broken off.Made repair to wiring-still same problem.Found that if pass swit...
1993 Mazda RX-7 1.3L Coolant Level VIN: JM1FD3322P
Hello folks, Got an issue with the 'add coolant' light and buzzer coming on and cannot seem to get rid of it. It had a problem last year after replacing the radiator, but got it to turn off. It was ok this year but when it was brought out of storage it had an ...
2002 Mazda MPV LX 3.0L shft solinoid A VIN: JM3CW28J52
Please advise if you have repaired a p0752 shift solinoid A failure.I am about to remove the pan and test the resistance of the shift solinoid hopefully it can be purchased without the entire valve body.Thanks.
2006 Mazda 6 S 3.0L Starter VIN: 1YVHP82D46
Vehicle came in with intermittent Starter motor gear spinning and not engaging. We were able to duplicate symptom in the shop. We installed 2 different aftermarket remanufactured starter motors and the symptom was worse. Ordered Starter motor from Mazda. This ...
1996 Nissan Sentra 1.6L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1N4AB41D6T
car came and no problem found at that time, but when checking it found spark plugs very worn out, also p0505, clean up throtle install new acv and problem solved, came back with the original problem this time able to see that no acceleration and dying out, che...
2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L Pin VIN: 1N4BA41E34
Hi everyone, this is my first time posting, but I have a problem. I'm trying to figure out the Pin of the IMMO. I have a bunch of numbers, so maybe someone can calculate the PIN for me. BCM Nissan P/N: 284B0 7Y000 XX CKE PT Number: [...] IMMOBI...
2006 Scion xB 1.5L engine VIN: JTLKT33426
nephew car has a p0301 cly#1 mis fire. performed compression test and found #1 low engine seems clean and well maintaince. Is there any common problems with this engine that i should check will be performing leak down test tomarrow. this car has a history of a...

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2004 Acura RL Premium 3.5L ABS, VSC systems VIN: JH4KA96634
Honda factory/dealer scan tool was required to reset code. No specific problem or reason for it to have set code or to not reset manually using VSA button procedure. Dealer service department did tell me they have had it happen also. One of the situations that...
1998 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Calipers VIN: 1YVGF22C6W
We ordered a master cyl and replaced it as thats what most of the replies indicated. Seemed to work good. Thanks for all your help. (we had the same issue with a Honda, and tried the same but it had ABS problems making us think it was a master cyl.) Thats why ...
2004 Mazda 6 i 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1YVFP80C04
Thanks once again to everyone who responded and sorry for the delay in closing this help request. I informed the customer that we believed his problem was to do with timing chain skipping or stretching and he decided to take the car to the dealer. I have been ... Trouble codes: P0340.
2004 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L low power VIN: 5N1MD28Y74
Thanks for the replies everyone. I have double checked the backpressure, dist, vac leaks, and tried a Mass Air Flow Sensor and found no problems. Customer has declined further tests.
1997 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L All forward gears and reverse VIN: 4T1BG22K4V
I'm not a trans guy so I try not to get any deeper into them than a fluid and filter change. I pulled off a cooler line and had no fluid pressure. Removed the pan and found metal shavings (Lots). I didn't send it back to the dealer because it was over 6 years ...
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