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2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Unknown VIN: 5FNRL38765
This vehicle has vcm management on it.The complaint is when the system switches from 6 to 3 cylinders,there is a vibration felt. I have read that motor mounts can cause this.I have preformed both the engine off and engine running test on the electronic mounts ...
2006 Honda Accord LX 2.4L Head gasket VIN: 1HGCM56456
I have previewed the R&R procedure in [...]. I just would like to know if there is anything special I should worry about before I take the head off the motor. Have not had the luxury of doing one of these until now. Thanks to all, Stan.
2011 Honda Accord LX 2.4L No Start VIN: 1HGCP2F39B
Hello Fellow Techs, I have here a 2011 Honda Accord LX with a 2.4 Liter Engine, that is a Crank-No-Start scenario. Vehicle was brought to me by a body shop, and I was informed that this was a "lightning stike" vehicle. While I dont see any indication of this...
2003 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.5L egr VIN: KM8SC73E93
Vehicle had lean mixture and lo egr flo codes. Replaced maf, and found egr hoses misrouted. Repaired hoses, and now egr opens at idle. I replaced egr solenoid, all vac hoses and the "T", blew out metal vac hoses, and egr still opens at idle. From what I unders...
2002 Mazda 626 ES 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGF22D92
when cold engine barely misses i mean barely,u have to feel for it but when warms up dead hole #2,did complete tune with coil pack n same results.noticed mil lite constant blinking
1978 Nissan 280Z 2.8L No Start, Cuts out VIN: HLS3043629
vehicle always takes a bit of cranking to start.but it starts and idles good.testing on a dyno under load.intermitently on acceleration it would cut out and back fire up the the time it would cut out i would spray a mist of carb cleaner and it would ...
2003 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DRD9X73
Vehicle came in with p0174 and a hesitation. Checked mass air flow gps at idle 2.2. Checked engine efficiency at full throttle, below 50%. Replaced mass air flow sensor. Gps went to 4.5 turned out mil. No note in oe maf sensor to calibrate. Light came on next ... Trouble codes: P0174
2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara Luxury 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JS3TE94146
Greetings, Hope we can get some help on this one. Customer brought vehicle in and said it stalls when coming to a stop WITH A/C ON, doesn't do it with a/c off. Other than that drives and runs normally and a/c works fine. He said it started right after replacin...
1997 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L Converter Lockup VIN: JT3HN87R5V
Hello IATN! Today im looking for a little bit of help with my personal vehicle, I bought this truck cheaply with 180K, It had been neglected of maint. but was in otherwise great condition and I really love the thing! Once things slowed down in the shop I repl...

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1990 Acura Integra LS 1.8L Fuse #24 VIN: JH4DA9356L
Thanks to all you guys for posting replies, Mike from Onterio, and a couple of others said alternator. Disconnected alternator and fuse doesn't blow. Trouble was, car would only run for a few seconds and I could watch amperage go from 5-6 amps to spike and c...
2004 Subaru Forester XT 2.5L trans. hard shift VIN: JF1SG696X4
I was unable to find any separate solenoids for phase2 [...] 4eat .I did find used valve body at Slauson.I needed Low Duty solenoid Thanks for all the help. Kenneth.
2007 Toyota RAV4 2.4L Torque Converter VIN: JTMBD33V87
Customer was warned of potential damage to torque convertor, did not want to spend any further time on the issue. Trading it in.
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