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2001 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L Instrument Cluster VIN: 2HKRL18571
Customer drove vehicle down highway, after about 45 min of driving, instrument cluster gauges began to bounce and warning lights began flickering on and off. Coming off highway, vehicle stalled. Had to be jump started 6 other times to make it back home. Last 2...
2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L Radio Serial Number VIN: SHSRD78885
trying to retreave a radio serial number I did the radio off key off press buttons 1&6 key on radio on will not give me a serial number just flashes code Ive done this radio serial number retreave on other Hondas with no problem any one run into this problem I...
1996 Kia Sportage 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Monitors VIN: KNDJA7238T
Car has been driven on Kia approved drive cycle repeatedly over the last 100 miles and the monitor status is still 5 monitors not complete. CA law requires no more than 2 not complete for this year of vehicle. Can not get the monitors to run. I suspect that hi...
1999 Lexus ES300 3.0L Cooling Systems VIN: JT8BF28G1X
Hi, thank you in advance. This Lexus is currently overflowing coolant into the overflow bottle. It will fill the overflow bottle to the top, and it will than begin to over heat. It first arrived a few weeks ago via tow truck. It had overheated, and melted the ...
2001 Mazda Tribute LX 3.0L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire
Hi all, The car runs fine until it warms up. Then it starts running rough. Restarting the engine helps for a bit but only for a short while. The timing and spark are heavily erratic! I took a stab at changing the Crank sensor but to no avail. Any help would b...
2004 Mazda RX-8 1.3L radio VIN: JM1FE17N74
I just got through replacing the heater core in this car and went to run the a/c after charging the system. I now have no radio or temp contols. I do have the blower motor, but nothing comes on in the control. What could I have done for this to happen. I have ...
1997 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA21D7V
Towed in from other shop without spark, checked both crank sensors and have signals at pcm from both as well as injector pulse, engine rpm indicated on both tach and scanner during crank. Scope shows pos sig as 4.6 to .78 volts-squarish( I have to use my maste...
2005 Nissan Xterra Off-Road 4.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1AN08U85
2 1/2 years ago vehicle came in with CEL on and a code P0605, reset system, code came back about every 6 months (only code) then this February CEL came on after vehicle had a no throttle response, after cycling the key throttle respond returned but CEL remaine... Trouble codes: P0605 (Ecm)
2003 Subaru Outback L.L. Bean 3.0L Unknown VIN: 4S3BH80673
I have been trying to solve this issue for about a year now. This Subaru Outback has what to me feels like a driveline Vibration ( You feel it in the seat ). You feel it on take off moderate acceleration you get a vib in the seat, let off and it go's away. The...
2002 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF32K92
Hey guys I've got a good one here. I'm working on a 2002 toyota Camry 3.0. The customer complaint is a flashing check engine light and no power, sounds like a simple problem ... The vehicle has multiple misfire codes for 3, 5 , and 6. when under a load I can a... Trouble codes: P0300, P0303, P0305, P0306
2004 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L steering VIN: 4T1BF28B64
Hi techs, Have a curious problem with this car.This customer brought this car to me about two years ago complaining of steering wheel shimmy while driving. Checked inner and outer tie rod ends, ball joints and wheel bearings and found everything to be nice an...

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2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: KMHDN45D91
After 3 days of waveform analysis I have come to the conclusion that this thing has a bad computer. I double and triple checked the mechanical timing and everything appeared to be correct. The fact that the P0340 would immediately reset even with KOEO and the ... Trouble codes: P0340, U0D00.
2005 Infiniti FX35 3.5L No Start VIN: JNRAS08W65
Thank you all for the information you have provided, I have recommended to the customer that we replace all the ignition coils, ground cables, and the ECM. Unfortuantly I am still waiting for the customer to decide what they want to do. When we have the approv...
1990 Mazda MX-6 DX 2.2L electric window VIN: 1YVGD31B9L
took some time to get the parts to repair this one, First thing I foind on closer inspection of fuse block was the conection at the fuse was good at the power side but looked buened on the load side, After cleaning the conector and replacing the fuse I had pow...
2009 Mazda 5 Touring 2.3L hazzard lights VIN: JM1CR29329
After rechecking all the circuits again, it turned out to be a faulty switch(new switch). New hazzard switch should click to on and stay on but did not. Thanks for all the help
2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Suspension VIN: JN1CA31A31
thanks for all replys. customer is not fixing it at this time. yes, the fix is to replace complete axle with arms and bushings as a assembly. thanks bruce
2006 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Engine idle speed VIN: 1N4AL11D66
After trying the Nissan Bulletin twice with no luck I decided to take the other route that was suggested. I had my friend who owns a shop and the scanner to relearn the idle repair vehicle. Our computers at work only access Toyota - Scion - Lexus. Once again...
1993 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L Cylinder Head VIN: JT3DJ81W7P
We made a small mark on the upper gear and tied the chain to the gear in that position while the repairs were being made. When installing the head this made sure that it was just as it was before teardown!
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