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1994 Acura Legend GS 3.2L Transmission VIN: JH4KA8265R
This vehicle came in because the D4 light flashes after about a quarter mile of driving. The speedometer also intermittently jumps. The module comes up with a code 4 when commanded to display codes. The diagnostic flow chart says the possible cause are disconn...
2004 Acura TL 3.2L Hvac Controls VIN: 19UUA66244
Good Afternoon, This Acura is driving us bonkers. Original customer complaint was auto hvac system was not responsive to voice or manual control. This vehicle has the navigation system with control box in trunk When tech first tested car we found hvac system ...
1994 Honda Prelude S 2.2L cooling fans VIN: JHMBA8141R
fan only comes on when engine is shut down after running.replaced timer, temp sender,sensor,wireing is good.relays good.fuses good.
2002 Honda Civic EX 1.7L No Start, Imobilizer VIN: 1HGEM21932
If imobilizer is active (green key flashing) will it cause a no communication of scan tool or will scan tool comunicate with ECM? I can communicate with all the ther modules in the vehicle but have no communication with ECM. I have went through the steps to ch...
2002 Honda Accord LX 2.3L Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3HGCG56452
My question is, when you have P1399, P0301 and P0304, why is this caused by the distributor, or is it? I told the man to drive his car at least 100 miles, so the rings can completely seat in. So far, he has not done this. Compression has risen to 155 PSI after... Trouble codes: P1399 (p0301-), P0301 (p0304-), P0304 (testing and results)
2001 Hyundai XG300 3.0L Timing Belt VIN: KMHFU45D61
Vehicle came in with codes for misfires on #1, #3 and #5 and a random misfire code. Customer was sold a timing belt (it was overdue) and tune up. Timing belt and tune up done. All parts replaced for timing belt job (water pump, rollers, hydraulic tensioner). C...
2003 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L No Start VIN: KMHCG45C13
We are having troubles with this car not starting when it is parked outside in the cold -5 C or 28 F. The engine will crank ok but there is no spark at the plugs or crank signal reading on the Solus scan tool or the tach on the car. When it is inside the shop ...
2003 Kia Optima SE 2.7L Crank Pulley VIN: KNAGD12813
I have an unusual problem i replaced the left cam seal due to leaking, had replace the timing belt, w/p,componet kit and seals a year and a half ago no odd situations. After replaceing the seal and resetting every thing it had developed and odd issue thier is ...
2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor XLS 3.8L delayed engagement VIN: 4A4MN31S04
Noticed a delayed engagement yesterday on this car, checked fluid level, corrected- drove fine, no engagement issues over 150 miles 5-6 stops- Started cold this morning and engagement in R took approx 5 sec- shifted to D same- tried a few more times and had th...
2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor LS 3.8L 3rd and 4th gear VIN: 4A4MM21S14
This vehicle came in with no third or fourth gear always and no reverse intermittenly. It had a neutral light flashing and codes p0734 and p0733 for 3rd and 4th gear incorrect ratio. We pulled trans and sent to builder, he stated he found a broken retaining ri...
2003 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D33
Everything i'm reading tells me the following; engine below 113 degrees numbers should be sensor voltage between 3.6 to 5 volts and counts 0-5. above 113 degrees numbers should be 117-120 counts and sensor voltage 0-1 volts. I'm getting the following. On sta... Trouble codes: P1138, P1137
2008 Nissan Altima 2.5L power steering VIN: 1N4AL21E78
when vehicle arrived ps assist was low wheel hard to turn their appeared to be good flow in reservoir but fluid was black and smelled burned,replaced ps rack assembly flushed sys and retest same concern we can monitor ps press switch on scan tool and appears t...
2006 Scion xB 1.5L Mil on VIN: JTLKT32496
I can not find a diag. chart for a c1201 or c1223 code for the scion. If anyone could give me some help that would be great. Thanks.
1997 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22K7V
Hey Toyota techs, I have this camry that runs fine but has a check engine light on with code Po401(EGR Insufficient flow). The customer had the EGR valve replaced elsewhere but still has the light on. I have cleared it but it comes back. Is there a common recu... Trouble codes: P0401 (Exhaust Gas Recirculation Flow Inssufficient Detected)
1999 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: JT3GN86R9X
Ok guys, here's a real challenger. I've inherited this truck from 1 other shop and 2 other people at my shop. Runs fine cold, high idle and everything is as expected. Once the vehicle warms up and the idle comes down to normal it will intemittantly stall. It f...
2003 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L Evap VIN: 5TENL42N93
Hi everyone. We got the truck with PO441 evap emission control system Incorrect purge flow PO442 Evap evap emission control system small leak, PO446 Evap emission control systemvent control circuit . We replace a new OEM canister, did the smog leak test with ...

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1996 Acura RL 3.5L No Start VIN: JH4KA9653T
thanks for all the awesome replies. We have not had a change to continue with this car's repair. We are now sure it has nothing to do with the passlock or thief system. changed the main relay and checked crank and cam sensors. we have fuel pump but no ignition...
2005 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L Hesitation, low power VIN: KNDUP13285
If a customer states lack of power, it could mean sticking brakes. We replaced front calipers, pads, rotors and master cylinder. The vehicle has been doing good.
2003 Subaru Outback 2.5L Timming belt tensioner VIN: 4S3BH67543
Thanks to all,We inspected the tensioner bolt hole and found a heli coil repair in the spot.Really looked at it closely and found that the hole is not "straight" a little off centre.We replaced the engine part of the tensioner assembly and got another tensione...
2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L A/F Sensor VIN: 2T1BR32E35
this one will go out the door tonight with an intake manifold gasket and throttle body gasket.I had 29 excelent Snap On Smart Smoke really isn't that smart, so I tried carb clean on the manifold and found the leak thank you for your help
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