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2000 Acura RL Premium 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4KA9651Y
OK customer came in for tune up estimate. I saw ith had 150k and also estimated fuel filter, timing belt, water pump, t stat, rad cap.(it is winter here also) and indution cleaning. So I get into it and find all the potting melted out of crankshaft cylinder po... Trouble codes: P1399 (Misfires manufacturer temp misfire code)
2004 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.7L srs light VIN: KMHWF35H24
this one has me pulling my hair out. b1406 passanger presence detection fault checked power and ground to interface - good with test light between the both circuits at connector. check circut number 63 - ohmed out and check signal from interface and and contr...
2001 Isuzu Trooper Limited 3.5L 3-4 Shift VIN: JALDJ58X41
We have a 4l30e transmission. came in for a trans fluid leak. leak was from front seal. pull trans,pump bushing was bad shape but had not spun. replaced bushing and seal and new converter. you have to remove bell housing and then remove pump to change bushing....
2004 Lexus LS430 4.3L Navigation,climate control and stereo VIN: JTHBN36F84
This Lexus came to us after battery was replaced with complaint of navigation,climate control and stereo system not working.I found no blown fuses in the underhood,kickpanel or trunk fuse blocks.I searched the fix database and found talk of initialization need...
2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport XLS 3.0L Mechanical VIN: JA4MT31H61
Came in with no reverse and hi miles we sold a used unit and installed.Let me start off when customer came in said was driving on hi way and felt like he ran over something then when he stopped he had no reverse.So we installed a used unit with transfer case d...
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JN1CA31A8Y
Came in with code po505 ( idle air system) and would not rev over 2500. Removed idle control motor, and found coolant in the intake, so replaced the idle air motor ( new) and the computer ( used out of same model). Started and ran the vehicle to do the idle re... Trouble codes: P0505, P0403
2005 Nissan Altima SE-R 3.5L No Start VIN: 1N4BL11DX5
Hello All, Customer came in with no start. He lost his key and went to the dealer to get a new one. They cut according to VIN and key doesn't turn ignition. Dealer began to check and said give us several thousand and we'll fix it. Car is 2002 with 2005 bcm, ec... Trouble codes: P1614 (Nats malfunction), P1001 (CAN comm)
1989 Toyota Cressida Luxury 3.0L Cam Seals VIN: JT2MX83EXK
Its leaking from the cam seals. If anybody could provide the information. Just need to know if you have to remove the camshafts to remove and install the seals. Current repair programs have little to no information on cam seal replacement

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1998 Honda Accord EX 3.0L upshiting VIN: 1HGCG1651W
Well it was pretty obvious that this is a common problem for the Honda Accord at this mileage. I opted for buying a rebuilt unit for the car, with a warranty since the rest of the car is in great shape. Flushed the cooler and lines and used OEM fluid as most p...
2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8L cracked block VIN: 2HGFA16518
Thanks to everybody who responded, my wife lost my security key for all data, couldn,t get on to ran tsb's thanks again.
1996 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L Alt Belt VIN: JM1BB1416T
2005 Suzuki Forenza S 2.0L Safety VIN: KL5JD56Z45
Well guys, we tried another used Airbag Module, but it already had codes in it that the MODIS couldn't erase. Most replies indicated that sending the module in to a company to have the codes cleared was still up for debate. Customer declined any further repa...
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