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2003 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L converter VIN: 2HNYD18663
This is my own car. Bought it used 8 months ago and except for the delay going into reverse..no slippage just takes 2 seconds to engage, it drove fine. Took many 2 hour trips with no problem until recently on a 4 hour ride. Going up a long slight uphill grade ...
1991 Honda Civic DX 1.5L Iacv VIN: 2HGED6350M
personal car which now idles irregularly and surges. I suspect the idle air control valve is sticking and needs to be cleaned. But where can I obtain a new gasket if the existing gasket breaks when I disassemble the IACV? Honda does not list that part.
1996 Honda Civic DX 1.6L speedo VIN: 2HGEJ6657T
Speedo inoperative.Code P0501.If the brake is applied slightly speedo works. Have checked under intake wiring seems ok. Heard there may be an issue at the harness behind the heater box from a windshield leak cant see anything. Has anyone repaired this concern ...
2000 Honda Accord SE 2.3L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG6699Y
problem with cat? not after market cat ? engine Seems running rich ? O2 test working fine, but show voltage around .750 mv (bank 1) Trouble codes: P0420 (cat effictioncy)
2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Vtec VIN: 1HGEM21943
Vehicle came in approx 1 month ago with a bad engine. Replaced with a 90k mile used engine. Vehicle ran fine however it had an internal coolant loss we detected after several days of driving. Pulled the head, checked head and deck-less than .001 warpage. Gaske...
2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4L air mix control motor VIN: 1HGCM56604
Customers complaint is "vents blow hot cant adjust a/c and heat". Upon inspection I found it is adjustable to a point. When setting to max heat cool air (not cold) blows from air registers simply back off max setting one possition and you have good heat. Same ...
2007 Honda Ridgeline RT 3.5L Stall, MIL Lamp on
did a maintance timing belt 1 week later car stalled check engine light came on restarted the car went on his way light went out. did the same thing a week later. same code po344 cmp sensor intermittent interruption nothing comes up on the scanner thats there ... Trouble codes: P0344
2004 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: KM8SC13E04
We did a maintenance timing belt & plugs on this vehicle. Customer returned the following day with CEL on & EGR code. Found bad EGR solenoid & we replaced it with OEM part. Customer returned a week later complaining of a rough idle. There are no codes. Cleaned...
2004 Isuzu Axiom S 3.5L No Start
This car came in as a no start,no spark.replaced crank sensor no change.have isuzu card and tech 2 ,show rpms while cranking.pcm power relay energizies when you turn key on.one question i have is,when i crank the engine does it continue to crank after turning ...
2004 Kia Spectra EX 2.0L Bucking, Jerking VIN: KNAFE12164
Thanks to all for this one. I always receive great replies. Problem ONLY happens from 0-20mph on accel. It is intermittent. Feels like a fast cut-out then normal feeling or severe misfire. No Codes. Customer has had problem for 2 weeks. Never any problem idlin...
2003 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.8L Noise From Transmission VIN: JA4NW51S23
We are in need of a good source for a complete low reverse planet assembly other than dealer. Transmission is an v5a51 thanks for your time.
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA31D8Y
Vehicle came in with a no start condition so replaced the starter with OEM from Nissan. Now cranks but long crank. Once it cranked all other cranks were fine till it sat. I ended up cleaning the ground and moving the ground to one of the starter bolts no diffe...
2001 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L Starter VIN: 1N4DL01D51
I am trying to locate the starter relay. Nissan calls it the pnp relay. The starter is being controlled to crank without the key in. Thanks for your help.
2003 Nissan Murano SE 3.5L electric windows VIN: JN8AZ08W93
hello everyone this 03 Nissan murano came in with customer complaining that both her front windows rolled down when she turned her car off and opened the door. Sure enough thats what they do. Have checked on the web and found that this is a very common problem...
2008 Nissan Sentra SL 2.0L Misfire VIN: 3N1AB61E58
I'll try to sum up the repairs to the point were I started looking into this myself. Customer brought car in for plugs after dealer diagnosed it. After 2 techs, 4 plugs and 5 or 6 aftermarket coils the car still throws a random P0301 or P0304 or both. P.s Afte... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random missfire), P0301 (p0304-), P0304 (testing and results)
2002 Subaru Outback 2.5L Airbag
I have a 2002 Subaru outback in the shop with the airbag light on. Replaced clutch last week ... Light was on before we started job. Grounded blue wire in under dash srs diag connector, and flashed out codes 23 (connector not connected to airbag module) and co...
1993 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.4L Stall VIN: 4TARN81P2P
Hello all , This one is for the toyota techs . I have a truck here that will start and die . It's firing up by the fuel squirt from the cold start injector , but I do not have injector pulse. My question being does the computer use the crank sensor in the dis...
1998 Toyota Camry CE 3.0L RPM varies VIN: JT2BF28K3W
Customer says while driving rpm will begin to vary, she says the rpm needle gose up and down a lot and runs rough. I have never had this happen in the last 250 I drove it. Another friend that was with her described the same problem, rpm needle going up and dow...
1999 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3GN86R2X
first time it came in with p0171 found vacuum hose to intake resonator unplugged. cleared code and came back after 3day... checked air induction pipes some loose tighten and cleaned maf sensor. long term fuel trim is at -7 and maf grams /sec is at 3.8. thanks ... Trouble codes: P0171
2005 Toyota Highlander 3.3L heater VIN: JTEEP21A25
Hi,folks. I have this Highlander that is confusing me. The customer complains that if they hit a bump, the heat will switch from hot to cold. If they monkey with the temp control, it will come back. I have not been able to duplicate the complaint. I have check...
2007 Toyota Yaris S 1.5L MIL Lamp on, Low power VIN: JTDBT92347
This thing is being a pain in the but! this is the third time it has been here for this problem. It is very intermittant and when it acts up it loses power & runs rough. Bad enough the customer has to stop and have it towed. When the vehicle is dropped off at ... Trouble codes: P0304 (Cyl 4 misfire)

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2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HKRL1862Y
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L steering fluid VIN: JT6HF10U1Y
Ok so the 13 or so replies were all over the map, like replace pump with OEM pump, replace steering rack, replace steering rack and all the hoses, flush and use synthetic fluid, at this time since this only ocurs when temps are below 20 degrees, the customer w...
2004 Mazda 3 S 2.3L Keys VIN: JM1BK32304
Thank you everyone who gave me every useful information. Everyone was correct, the codes do change everytime you turn off the switch. A very special thanks to Allan from Virginia, the website he provided was the key to my answer. Thank you so much for that we...
1996 Nissan Pickup XE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6SD11Y7T
Many thanks to all members who replied to my request. The truck had too many codes when it came in to even be running! Replaced burned out O2 sensor, TPS-had intermitent idle switch failure, cleaned EGR, but the one that set the P1130 was a vacuum hose under t... Trouble codes: P1130 (Manufacturer controlled fuel and air metering).
2003 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1DA31A73
Thanks for the help guys, all of the suggestions will be very helpfull to others that run into this problem. In my case I tried everything that was suggested and then some. I tested absolutly everything possible on this car atleast 3 times, and could not ide... Trouble codes: P0021 (Vvt performance bank 2).
2006 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L ABS sensors VIN: 1N4BA41E16
Thanks guys,Very frustating and i am sure one of you mentioned this. The R/R sensor was the problem. Our scan tool showed L/R sensor faulty with L/R code.The code from scan and Alldata was incorrect and steered us in the wrong direction,on visual inspection we...
2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca Limited 3.0L Oil Leak VIN: 4S4WX86C36
We will continue to monitor the leak. The costumer can not afford to fix at this time. Thanks for the help.
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