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2001 Acura MDX 3.5L air bag VIN: 2HNYD18291
We are trying to clear air bag codes on this MDX. It says to use tool 07paz-0010100 and do not use a jumper. My question is does it have a resistance to it and if you have one can you measure the value so I can get the codes cleared by making my own based on r...
1996 Honda Civic EX 1.6L headlights VIN: 1HGEJ8148T
OK guys So customer came in had a complaint about his Car constantly dying , later to determine his battery was bad and had it replaced, he then went off and about a month now, he came back saying that his lights dim when in gear and later put to neutral , I w...
2003 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3L Engine Replacement VIN: JHMES95653
HI there everyone and thanks for the help on this one. I have a bad engine on this 1.3 Hybrid Civic and need to install a low mileaged used one. For safety reasons, I would like some guidance about the safest and best way to get the engine in and out, it is a ...
2007 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4L MIL Lamp on, Lean VIN: 5NPET46C47
Need some other's insight on this one. Car original came in with a check engine light on. Found 2 lean codes and a cylinder 1 misfire code. We found a bad intake gasket. Informed the customer but they didnt want to do the repair at the time. They brought the c... Trouble codes: P2096 (Post Catalyst Fuel Trim System Too Lean)
2003 Mazda Protege5 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BJ24523
Got a Mazda [...] here with an interesting problem. I get tons of lean codes, but hardly ever find rich codes in cars these days. This one has a p0172:system rich bank 1. Fuel trims are way negative: LT= -25%, short term fluctuates between -12% and -20%. Fu... Trouble codes: P0172
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...
1996 Subaru Legacy LS 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BK4553T
I am hoping somebody out there may be able to give me some kind of insight on this code.I pulled this P1401 trouble code today.There isn't any documentation in Mitchell,Identifix only gives me a definition of (fuel tank pressure control system performance);pos... Trouble codes: P1401
1994 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L starter VIN: 1NXAE09B1R
Phone quote on a starter installed. Customer showed up we installed a new starter. Tested starter multipal times, all ok. Customer called this morning from a store. She is hearing a loud noise going in reverse. Get car to shop discover that with the car starte...
1997 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L engine VIN: 4T1BF12B3V
the car will not accelerate unless you really feather the gas slowly , its acting like its starving for fuel but has good fuel pressure , checked the timing and it was right on , took the exhaust apart to see if CAT. was clogged , it wasnt , we checked fuel fi...
1998 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF18B7W
Ok I have code P0664 EVAP Vent Control Fault. Can anyone tell me exactly how this system is suppost to work? Mitchells information Leaves me with more questions than answers. Commanded VSV on and no change in flow through VSV. Flow through VSV all the time.did... Trouble codes: P0446 (EVAP Vent Control Fault)
2004 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L Noise VIN: JTEHT05J54
This 4.7 has a high pitched whistle when running at idle. We pulled the drive belt and the noise is still there. Also checked for vacuum leaks because the noise is similar to a vacuum leak. We believe the noise is coming from under the timing belt cover. It is...

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2003 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L Mechanical VIN: 2HNYD18803
Thanks for all the repys. Matt steered us into the right direction. After pulling the transmission apart again, we found all the secondary shaft bearings shot and the friction discs cooked. I also asked the mechanic if he torqued the nuts and he said no. We bo...
2001 Honda Prelude 2.2L Hesitation, Surge VIN: JHMBB61401
Thank you all for trying to help me. I have advise customer to took it to dealer. I will post it when I know what's the fix. Trouble codes: P0505 (Idle Control System Malfunction).
2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Vtec VIN: 1HGEM21943
Does dumb ass qualify as a problem? Since the problem was not present prior to replacement of the headgasket I knew it should be related. Pulled the valve cover and found at the rear of the rocker assembly a plug had fallen out. When I took the assembly out in...
2003 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L Timing Belt VIN: KM8SC13D93
Thank you to all that replied we removed the front valve cover and loosened the cams, then put air into the cylinders the valves are bent.
1995 Mazda MX-6 LS 2.5L No Start VIN: 1YVGE31D7S
I really appreciate all the advise you guys gave me. Everything has been tried and retried. I stopped working on the car for several weeks cause we've been to busy with other cars so three days ago when it was 38 degrees out I tried it and the engine started r...
1980 Nissan 280ZX 2.8L High idle VIN: HS13020573
ok found intake manifold leaking,&tightened bolts,customer pulled car out.i did get some control of still had more problems customer didn't want to hear that.thanx for your input folks.
2002 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Gas Pedal VIN: 4T1BF28BX2
I took the advice that was offered on this vehicle and did clean the throttle body as suggested and the tips were right on target.Problem solved. Thanks a million guys!
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