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2008 Acura TSX 2.4L engine VIN: JH4CL96958
Customer brought vehicle back for same issue. The symptom reminded her of a battery getting ready to go out. The engine sound reminds me of an engine trying to start with advanced timing. As if the engine is working against itself. Have seen other Honda vehicl...
2001 Honda Civic LX 1.7L instument cluster VIN: 1HGES16551
I have a 2001 civic with a dead instrument cluster. Customer bought this car 1 week ago so no repair history. Warning lights, signal indicators work but nothing else. All gauges, odometer, back lighting not working at all. Customer told me the guy he bought it...
2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L all gears VIN: 1HGEM22941
Hi fellow techs. Thanks for any help that may be offered. This Honda belongs to my son, I'm trying to help him out, I might add that he lives about 300 miles away from my shop, all work that has been done has been done at his home, in his garage, on the ground...
2007 Honda Accord Special Edition 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCM56357
The P0139 freeze frame data is as follows: RPM = 2213 ABSOLUTE THROTTLE = 23.1 RELATIVE THROTTLE = 14.5 CLOSED LOOP IAT = 69 F ECT = 194 F AIR FLOW RATE = 22.8 g/s INTAKE MAP = 20.6 IGN TIMING ADVANCE = 21.5 STFT = 0.8 LTFT = -1.5 SPEED = 46 MPH CALCULATED LOA... Trouble codes: P0139 (B1S2 Oxygen sensor slow response)
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GT 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AE85HX1
Thanks in advance..This car originally had both P0421 and P0431 codes. I performed a cat burnout...Removed 1 plug wire from each bank and ran engine at 3000rpm for 3 minutes. Both cat monitors completed and car went home. A pending P0431 came back. idles norma... Trouble codes: P0431 (Warm up cat below threshold), P0507 (Idle control higher than expected)
2006 Mitsubishi Outlander LS 2.4L 1st gear VIN: JA4LX31F76
Not sure of this one. When first put in drive, you drive 2 mph, the vehicle will feel as if it were to drop into neutral and stay in neutral until You can place it in neutral and back to drive, and drive 2mph more and it will feel as it were to drop into neutr...
2008 Nissan Frontier LE 4.0L anti-slip VIN: 1N6AD07WX8
the SLIP light and the VDC off light are both on. I recently changed the front pads and rotors. During that time the battery went dead. According to the owners manual if both lights are on steady after the battery going dead you need to drive it for 10 minutes...
1992 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Engine VIN: JT2SK12F3N
Diagnose for vibration at idle in reverse or drive. Dog bone badly cracked.front eng mount worn. Vibration still persist,loosen mount and settle power plant in bed. Have done this several times,different ways. No go, putting it out for suggestions. Thx to all....
2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 4T1BG22K5Y
This car came to us from another shop that could not figure it out. Funny thing was the owner stopped in and talked to me and after I told them how much to do diagnostic on it she took it to this other shop. Sad thing is I cannot figure it out either, yet... ... Trouble codes: P300P, P0105 (MAP/Baro Circuit Fault), P0120 (TPS Circuit Problem), P0133 (O2 Sensor Slow response B1S1), P0440 (EVAP System Fault)

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2004 Infiniti FX35 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNRAS08U34
Sorry Guys I was not able to duplicate the customers problem. We used multiple scan tools launch x431, snap-on verus, even the consult machine still no codes. Dealership thinks it a computer I don't know. Just top make sure all is understood when checked with ...
2002 Kia Optima SE 2.7L Moniters VIN: KNAGD12812
This car is done. Parked it at a friends house next to the fwy and followed the drive cycle consisting of warm up for 5 minutes in neutrel, 50 mph for 7 minutes 30 seconds, sit in drive for 14 minutes. o2 and evap moniters cleared in eight minutes. Thanks to ...
2004 Mazda RX-8 1.3L engine
Thanks to all who replied... recommended engine replacement. Interestingly enough the a/t version is $4000 and the more powerful m/t is only $1600!?!? So, after discussing the lack of options with the customer, he opted not to do the repair. just yet.
2005 Subaru Outback i 2.5L Shift interlock VIN: 4S4BP61C45
Found that everything on fuse 14 circuit was dead (turn signals, key buzzer, key illumination, shift lock). Replaced wire from fuse 14 in engine compartment fuse box to pin 1 @ BIU connector B281.
1986 Toyota MR2 GT 1.6L Compressor VIN: JT2AW15C4G
Thanks to all the replies. My technician is not familiar with supercharged MR2s and was looking at the sc thinking it was the compressor (because it has a clutch on it).
2002 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF28B32
The moral of this story ... Grounds, grounds, grounds ! As previously updated, I had located a bad ground on connector E4, pin 31 and had added a ground to rectify that. The heater circuits then began to function properly. I then got random o2 circuit codes P1... Trouble codes: P1135, P1155.
2003 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L Brake Pads VIN: 4T1BE32K63
Thank You all who replied. When the vehicle came back in nothing was binding or dragging.The general opinion is the driver is riding the pedal. He does have a bad back and even has trouble walking.The rotors were slightly discolored like they had been overheat...
2005 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L lock cylinder VIN: 5TBET34135
Thanks much to those of you that solidified my expectations. This is pretty much the nature of the beast. Larger tires may certainly add to the frequency of this concern for the customer. Grant also added a service bulletin that may be of some use for those of...
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