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1993 Honda Accord SE 2.2L Srs Light On VIN: 1HGCB7675P
Customer needs to pass state inspection. Can't due to SRS light being on. Took to dealer and was told that vehicle needed a SRS control unit and main harness. SRS unit no longer available new. After leaving vehicle with dealer for a week or more, customer stil...
2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Hard start VIN: 2HKRL18952
Hello fellow technicians, Im dealing with this Honda and was looking for advice on an intermittent or hard start. The van at any point hot or cold cranks longer than it should sometimes no starts but will usually start on the second crank or throttling the ac...
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT6HF10U0Y
I have a reoccurring P0440 Evap Emission System Malfunction, this is the fourth time back I have inspected the evap hose to air filter, it is attached and no sighs of cracking. Removed vsv for evap purge, inspected and found holding vacuum with no carbon build... Trouble codes: P0440 (Evap Emission System Malfunction)
1993 Mazda MX-3 GS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JM1EC434XP
Car came in for fluctuating idle when hot.[when in gear] Car works fine when cold. Car works perfect in Neutral [again its a manual trans] As soon as you put it in 1st gear, the idle starts to surge up and down. Move the shifter back to neutral and it stops. C...
2002 Mazda MPV ES 3.0L speedodometer VIN: JM3LW28J62
Hey guys hope your new year has started out good want to thank you in advance we replaced the trans in this mpv twice the first one leaked so we ordered a second one and installed everything went fine till test drive no speedo we ohmed and all sensors are in s...
1999 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L power steering VIN: JN1CA21D9X
After replacing power steering pump with 2 aftermarket pumps there is no power steering assistance.
2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Catalyst monitor VIN: JN1CA31D41
I am seeking info from anyone who has experienced difficulty on this type of vehicle. The cat monitor has not completed for several hundred miles with no inhibiting factors determined. I have heard a very very long cruise is required for this problem child and...
2008 Nissan Versa S 1.8L No Start
Customer came in with this prime piece of Asian engineering. Had a rod knock and was over heated. Still ran when it came in but barely. Customer wanted nothing else to do with the car, so gave it to us. Rather than remove and rebuild this motor, we decided to ...
2005 Toyota Camry 2.4L low power VIN: 4T1BE30K95
Vehicle all of the sudden lost power. It drives ok without a miss but lacks good acceleration. We replaced the forward converter. No change. We took off the pipe at the new converter. No change. It does have a knock sensor high code but their light has been on...
2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TBET34166
This unit visited the local dealer first, after seeing the estimate for $3185.00 customer retreated for a second opinion about his secondary air injection so I looked for any alternative on parts thru world pac.While they did not have the parts the helpful peo... Trouble codes: P2440 (secondary air inj. valve stuck open bank 1), P1441 (secondary air injection switching valve 2 bank 1), P1442 (sec. air inj. switching valve 2 stuck close bank 2), P1444 (secondary air inj. switching valve 2 stuck open bank 2)
2000 UD 1400 4.6L No Start VIN: JNAUZV1J0Y
Truck came in no start. i quickly decifered i was not getting fuel past the injector pump. Fuel to the pump seemed good. I then went online and downloaded the UD service manual. I then did the self diagnostic and I was coming up with a code 16, which means cra... Trouble codes: 16 (Crank sensor no pulse)

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2002 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEM21992
I would like to thank everyone for the help and appoligize for the delay of the close of this post we just wanted to make sure that the car was fixed before we closed the post. We went back over all our test from before and found that one of the new coils had ... Trouble codes: P0301 (Cylinder 1 misfire), P0302 (Cylinder 2 misfire), P0303 (Cylinder 3 misfire), P0304 (Cylinder 4 misfire).
1993 Lexus ES300 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on, Od light VIN: JT8VK13T7P
Hi everyone and thanks to all of you who replied. After activating all the transmission solnoids lots of times and still not finding a shorted one we moved to rechecking grounds. We found a few to be located in the wrong place. We put them in the correct pl...
2001 Lexus RX300 3.0L abs VIN: JTJHF10U61
First of all, thanks for the replies and sorry for the delay in posting a fix, this is a lot vehicle for sale and we've been way too busy with retail repair customers lately. Started by disabling ABS by removing relay, problem was not present during several r...
1994 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L electic windows VIN: 1N4BU31D8R
Want to thank all that replied.Most said that the same thing that I had thought that the switches were bad.Turns out that it has a amp that supplied voltage to all the rest of the windows in the passenger door.That amp didn't have voltage to supply it to work....
2000 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 5N1ED28Y2Y
Well sorry for being so late but it took a while to get the computer back . installed the computer ,had a code for the purge valve ,test the valve , shorted , put a new one and all done . Thanks all respondents for taking their time to help...greatly appreci...
2007 Suzuki XL-7 Luxury 3.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2S3DA51717
Took the PCM off of the battery and left it off overnight and plugged it back in the next day and was left with two "hard" codes. The air temp sensor code and the cam/crank correlation code. Fixed the air temp code by replacing the air mass meter which has t... Trouble codes: P0008 (Engine position system performance Bank 1), P0116 (ECT coolant sensor performance problem), P0100 (MAF circuit), P0018 (Crankshaft/camshaft correlation position Bank 2), P0113 (Intake air sensor).
2005 Toyota Camry 2.4L smell VIN: 4T1BE32KX5
Thank You to all who responded. After the customer returned we found oil on the exhaust manifold. You would only smell it after freway driving and coming to a stop on the offramp(not explained on the first visit). Thanks again to all.
2008 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7L Long crank time VIN: 5TFBV54148
I am going to close this but have not yet fixed it. On Sunday I came in and moved it, let it sit for 1 hour. Started it back up and it cranked long and when it started blew a bunch of black smoke. So I figured it was leaky injectors. Pulled them out on Wed...
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