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2003 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L Mechanical VIN: 2HNYD18803
I'm really stuck and need to help with this MDX transmission. We rebuild transmissions in house and my mechanic has been rebuilding transmissions for over 30 yrs. imports and domestic. After rebiulding this Acura transmission, the transmission has a whine in P...
2003 Infiniti G35 3.5L Discharged battery VIN: JNKCV51EX3
Hello to all, working on this 03 G35 sedan. Vehicle has an aftermarket radio and dash kit (double din). This vehicle has a current draw of 390mA. The only way I can lower the draw to 79mA is by pulling the 15A radio fuse under the hood. I thought "bingo" after...
1999 Isuzu Trooper S 3.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JACDJ58X0X
I have replaced iac- idling @2700 rpm. o/k after. in about 2 days- high idle complaint. after roadtest would surge/idle at 12-14oo rpm. replaced intake gaskets and injector o-rings (could change throttle w/ carb spray) p/s switch completely disconnected. batte...
2003 Isuzu Ascender 4.2L alternator and igniton coil
Since the last repair to the vehicle the customer returned with another misfire and ignition coil failure. The ignition coil failed on number 3 this time. But now the alternator is not charging again. Now this alternators is a remanufactured from the local par...
2000 Kia Sportage 2.0L Unknown VIN: KNDJB7234Y
will not shift 1-2 2-3 3-4 until high rpm. will not shift manually. all 3 speed sensors have good waveforms, ohms and a/c voltage readings. have ect,rpm and tps signals at tcm. shift solenoid a&b 13ohm .93a. tcm 12v on ssa,sends 12v to ssb about 15mph, but no ...
1995 Mazda MX-6 LS 2.5L No Start VIN: 1YVGE31D7S
To anyone who wants a challenge. I posted this problem earlier in 2012 and as you guessed it, no luck getting this car fixed. Last September, this customer brought this car in and said the car won't run below 50 degress. He had the car a year before the proble...
1997 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L clutch travel VIN: 1YVGE22C3V
Hi all and thanks in advance to all those that read this message. We have a mazda 626 that came in on a hook because it would not move. We could tell right away that the clutch was burnt up. We sold the clutch job, new kit and had flywheel resurfaced. Got the ...
2003 Mazda 6 i 2.3L Stall VIN: 1YVHP80C43
The problem is comes and goes. it may run fine for twwo days and then start to stall the next. It only stalls at stop signs or at idle. It acts like it has a dirty throttle body or a vacume leak. theres no chugging it just stops and starts right back. if it st...
2006 Mazda RX-8 1.3L compression
I work for a dealer in recon they buy this terd from the sale so I get this car first it has a code for intake runner control .Clear and drive no problems all is good has alittle bit of a long crank though. Fix other issues non engine related drive to reset mo...
2003 Mitsubishi Lancer OZ Rally 2.0L Axle Seal Leaking VIN: JA3AJ86E03
Hey Guys, I'm reaching out for help today on the Lancer. The car originally came in for a broken drivers side front axle. I replaced the axle, topped off the trans fluid and sent it down the road.The customer brings it back the next day complaining its leaking...
1999 Nissan Pathfinder XE 3.3L No Start, Hesitation, Stall VIN: JN8AR07Y0X
Hey all. Customer stated that the vehicle died when he was accelerating from a stop. he tried to start it and it would not start. We got it in the shop and it would crank and sometimes sputter. We got it to start and when running, if you tried to snap the thro...
2006 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L ABS sensors VIN: 1N4BA41E16
Hi Guys, Nissan techs see if you can help us out with this vehicle. Vehicle came in with ABS light on, Scan showed C1103 and C1105. Customer had vehicle at a different shop and knew he needed sensors,bought the sensors and brought vehicle to us to install. Aft...
2001 Subaru Outback 2.5L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BH66501
Sets code P0505 sometimes not right at first, sometimes immediately, idle surges or is up around 1100, sometimes real low. Sometimes seems OK. Have tried cleaning IAC. When idling high can block IAC port and engine will stall. Monitoring voltages at IAC there ... Trouble codes: P0505
2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca Limited 3.0L Oil Leak VIN: 4S4WX86C36
This car was in for an oil change a few days ago. We found a very small oil leak coming from the left to middle side of the timing cover. We have never had to do any mechanical work on these yet. Has anyone seen, or are these cars noted for timing cover leak...
2008 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S4BP61C98
vehicle comes in with check engine and cruise lights on.retreived codes for heater circuit low on both b-1 02s.found and replaced fuse sbf 5.cleared codes and rechecked 02 sensors working properly.test drive and sbf 5 blows again. wiggle test reveals fuse blo... Trouble codes: P0031, P0037
2005 Toyota Highlander 2.4L Parasitic Battery Drain VIN: JTEGD21A65
Customer can not start vehicle after sitting one to two day, with out jump. Measured current draw at battery with key out- all accessories off 250 mili amp. Removed fuses one at a time and found with fuse ECU-B(7.5 amp)at under hood fuse block removed, the bat...

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1998 Mazda MPV ES 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JM3LV5232W
Hello all I finally found out the problem. IT WAS BAD GAS. I had talked some more with customer on the history and found out that it had not been driven for several months. I put some Techron in it and it started to run better. after a while of running I was a... Trouble codes: P0300.
2004 Mazda 6 i 2.3L wont shut off VIN: 1YVHP80C14
Good morning Most replies had to do with being able to duplicate problem, but a few talked about possible ignition switch, problem has not happened again yet. If I repair it at some point in time this post will be updated. Thank you for your time
2005 Mazda 3 S 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BK12345
Well It is fixed. Many of you said it was due to the Bosch sensors we used. Well that may have well been it. However we did find a catalog error from the vender we purchased the sensors from. After going to the Bosch web site it gave different part numbers for... Trouble codes: P0132 (p0138-), P0138.
2005 Nissan 350Z Track 3.5L Electric Fans VIN: JN1AZ34E45
Thanks to all who replied especially Don from Tennessee who led me in right direction. I went back to look at my a/c press. sensor pid and thought it was correct but when i looked at what it should be on MOD i found out that it was shorted high . With a/c off ...
2005 Subaru Forester XT 2.5L Misfire VIN: JF1SG69665
After testing for cylinder leak-down , found #1 cylinder was not sealing . Also found valves way too tight, .004 +/- .001 on most Int and Ex valves . The heads have been removed and shipped for cleanup and blueprinting .. Machine shop called to say the exh val... Trouble codes: P0302 (Misfire Cyl2).
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