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1996 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Reverse VIN: 1HGCD7230T
We removed and overhauled transmission for failing torque converter clutch, that clogged filter. Transmission was in fair shape, replaced seals, orings & friction plates. Steels were in good condition. The transmission works in all forward gears, but binds in ...
2005 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3L No Movement VIN: JHMES96695
This car has a po717 code indicating that there is no input shaft movement or a bad sensor or wiring. If it was just the sensor, everything i checked says it should still move, but there is no engagement forward or reverse which tells me that there might be so...
2009 Kia Optima EX 2.4L Starter VIN: KNAGE22849
A customer calls me to see if I can help them out on a Kia Optima. She states that the engine just died on her. A friend pulled some codes and these are the codes: Current fault codes : P0303 P0741 Pending fault codes: P0106 P0135 P0030 P0304 She tows the ca...
2001 Lexus IS300 3.0L Misfire
This one came in with a misfire that would cure itself after about three minutes of travel. When I scanned for codes I found number 4 cylinder misfire code. I replaced all6 plugs, the three wires and the coil that goes over the number 4 plug. The plug had a ca...
2003 Lexus LS430 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTHBN30F63
brought to me from dealer, they replaced sensor and no change. What happens is when on graph you se the sensor work then it goes flat line for a period of time then it may come back for a few frames then gone no ryhme or reason. I had lexus send me another sen... Trouble codes: P0051 (ho2s heater control circuit low b2s1)
2001 Nissan Frontier XE 3.3L abs module VIN: 1N6DD21S51
this nissan is kicking my but!! grounding the diag connector it is flashing the amber light 16 times! alldata says 16 means its working fine but the both lights stay on! has anybody seen this before? thanks greg
2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BA41EX4
Hello everyone, I thank you for reading this. This vehicle came in for the MIL on. Pulled code p1402-egr function. Removed egr motor and valve to check for something caught in motor. Found some debris caught in motor, and checked all passages as best as possib... Trouble codes: P1402
2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8AZ08W57
Following flow charts everything checks ok.ohmed new sensors per values provided and they were within spec main unit ohm full 2.5 empty 79 spec 2.5 and 81.5 sub unit 2.5 full and 45.2 empty spec 2.5 and 45.2 verus had voltage verification per troubleshooting p... Trouble codes: P0463
2005 Suzuki Forenza S 2.0L Safety VIN: KL5JD56Z45
Hey Guys, MODIS shows B1378 and B1405 in history and hard code #B1620 - Mitchell indicates that the SDM or Airbag Module must be replaced. This car has never been in an accident that the airbags deployed. Is the B1620 a result of the two prior codes B1378 and ...
1990 Toyota Cressida Luxury 3.0L Engine VIN: JT2MX83E5L
This cherry Cressida has a profuse oil leak from the upper front area of the engine.Must be a pressure leak because it only happens when the engine is running.I checked the dist. o-ring and it is good.The oil is spraying on the P/S pump area,but a UV test can'...
2002 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L high beam, dash VIN: 4T1BF28B02
The car comes in with no high beams and customer says the dash light for high does not come on either and no flash. He told me the high beams were working the day before but the high beams were dim and now it doesn't work. I've notice the bcm does ground the d...
2004 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BE32K64
Greetings Everyone, I have a problem with the heater circuit for the air-fuel ratio sensor on this camry that refuses to be fixed. The owner brought the car in after her son replaced the sensor with an aftermarket part that did not solve the problem. I read a... Trouble codes: P0031
2007 Toyota Sienna CE 3.5L Distribution VIN: 5TDZK29C57
Good customer has a concern of heat only coming out of driver side air vents. Verified the concern. Checked for diagnostic codes and dissasembled dash to access a visual of blend door and mode door actuators. Through center of dash, i can see the doors for hot...
2010 Toyota Prius 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on
I eliminated the following by using a known good part: map, maf sensors. I pinched off the purge vsv and pcv to eliminate them as a vacuum leak. when I spray carb cleaner into the intake plenum the engine runs smooth. the long term fuel is at 30% and the short... Trouble codes: P0171, P3190, P0451, P0A0F

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1995 Honda Passport EX 3.2L abs VIN: 4S6CY58V9S
Thank You, Thank You, Thank You, IATN is the very best. Alan, Dave, Ellwin, and James were spot on, the float in the master cylinder was stuck. Ten seconds after reading this suggestion the Honda was ready to be returned to it's owner. Dave's admonishment not ...
2007 Honda Civic EX 1.8L Srs Light On VIN: 2HGFA16867
hello Thank you for all your time and replies .After testing all the wiring and pin pointing it down to the module .I informed the body shop of my finding . At that time I was informed that this was a refurbished module .After they go another one and reinst...
1999 Infiniti I30 3.0L No Start VIN: JNKCA21A3X
Thanks for the replies. Customer informed me that this had not only happened before, it has happened all ready once this year. He had it towed to dealer for repair. Would have it back for the services I was to perform if the tow truck driver hadn't lost the ke...
1991 Mazda 626 LX 2.2L No Start VIN: 1YVGD22BXM
thanks to all who replied, against my better wishes and advice customer declined OEM parts, instead supplied us with a newer used dist, and a "better quality" (if such creature exists) coil. customer has had vehicle back for about a week now and all seems to b...
2002 Mazda Miata 1.8L Front Engine VIN: JM1NB35312
This mystery is solved.After replacing the oil pan,the customer noticed residual oil coming from the x-member and sub frame.Thinking it was still leaking and not seeing the clean oil on the dip stick he added three quarts,and hit the road for Louisiana. The fr...
2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BA41E94
Thanks for the help. The timing chain was installed a tooth off. I figured if this was the case, it would run bad but i guess not. Just codes. Thanks again. Trouble codes: P1110, P0011.
2008 Toyota Sienna CE 3.5L Clock, Power Mirrors VIN: 5TDZK23C78
Well, I wish I had a fix for this vehicle but after installing inline fuses for the clock and mirrors we haven't heard back from the customer. I will update if something changes. Thanks for all that replied!
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