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2002 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1HGCG55642
hi honda techs. ive got this 02 accord that will not hold steady idle . sometimes it idles fine. around 800 rpms. sometimes it idles around 1100 and others very low around 500 or so. the customer adjusted base idle up to correct a going dead problem. the probl... Trouble codes: P1491
2004 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L No Start VIN: KMHDN46D24
We got this car in with an intermittant no start. First time customer. Customer states that she had at another shop getting the emissions done. They set off the alarm and it took them about ten minutes to get it to shut off. They got it to shut off with out th...
2010 Hyundai Tucson GLS 2.4L Tire light VIN: KM8JT3AC9A
Oh, man. I've got this truck, one of the other techs here replaced the LF tire sensor due to breakage when removing tire. Used a carquest sensor. I know, I know, but here me out. After about a week, cust got a blinking tpms light. Had code for RF sensor. But w...
2006 Lexus LS430 4.3L A/C Light Blinks No Cooling VIN: JTHBN36F86
Hello iatn, got a real intermitten problem with this a/c. Customer complained that intermittenly the a/c button would flash and beep .the a/c would not cool at that time, he would then press button off then on again and at that piont it would only cool on one ...
2007 Lexus ES350 3.5L Converter & Pump VIN: JTHBJ46G97
Vehicle came in overheated and motor is wasted. Replaced motor from lkq with motor out of a 2009 toyota camry. After motor replacement, front pump started leaking. Pulled trans and sent to trans shop, they inspected the trans and said trans is good, just needs...
2006 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L No Start VIN: 1N4BA41E76
This car is from another shop. The car was driven in and a axle seal was put in and would not start afterward,It does not show a Antitheft problem.There is a problem with TPS in the throttle body but that should not prevent the car from starting I've tried wit... Trouble codes: P0123 (Tps), P0222 (Tps 1), P2135 (Tps)
2004 Toyota Highlander 3.3L a/c VIN: JTEEP21A14
Toyota techs please help, customer complained of an intermittent hot air coming out of a/c vents for 3 seconds & then back to cold air,i finally drove car for 3 days- always blew cold air before symptom occurred and found it to blow hot air when turning steeri...
2006 Toyota Tacoma 2.7L programming VIN: 5TETX22NX6
this vehicle had 3 broken valve stems from previous repair. installed 'redi sensors' and attempted to program vehicle to accept, with no success.. removed and replaced with GENUINE TOYOTA sensors, and retried.. no success.. Am using a Autel tool to read code#s...

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1991 Honda Accord EX-R 2.2L Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JHMCB7668M
after chasing dead end after dead end we turned to the ecm, found that it had water in it at sometime. there was corrosion on the inside on the termals, and a water line on the cover. which had put the car in limp home mode. After replacing the ecm the car wo...
2002 Honda Accord EX 2.3L copression VIN: 1HGCG65832
Hi techs, sorry I didn't get back sooner, but I got the head off and found the valves covered in oil. I brought the number two and three pistons up to top dead center and noticed alot of movement with the pistons. Expained to customer what I found and he decid...
2003 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3L Charging VIN: JHMES966X3
A big thanks to the 5 people thta replied. The information was educational, as far as how the system functioned. Having never "dug" that far into a hybrid system, I did some information research into the basics of this particular system.I found a trouble tree ...
1998 Lexus GS300 3.0L No Start VIN: JT8BD68S0W
did more tracing and found the insolation on 2 wires cracked and touching in the wire loom for the coils. Trouble codes: P0120 (Throttle Position Sensor or switch A circuit problem), P1120 (Accelerator Position sensor ciruit malfunction).
2001 Lexus GS300 3.0L Electronic VIN: JT8BD69S31
The tip about using a stubby screw driver was right on the nose! I removed the glove box, a small section of duct work that ran between the blower motor case to the center plenum, moved a few electrical connectors, and was able to get to all 3 screws that hold...
1998 Nissan Sentra 1.6L fuel smell when warm VIN: 1N4AB41D4W
Now I understand what verify is! I miss that a lot. Just cause a customer says it does something you need to drive it if you can and verify there's a problem. Can save hours of needless testing. I still have a whistle that sounds like a throttle body and goes ...
2002 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L long crank fires up VIN: JN1DA31A52
Many of you replied with the same answer and I say you all were correct the vehicle started with new OEM cam sensors and ran for a half an hour when the Maf failed hot. I luckily had a test vehicle here 1999 and borrowed the sensor LOL. It ran so I ordered a ... Trouble codes: P0340 (camshaft sensor phase 1 present when driven in).
2003 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L No Start VIN: 3N1CB51D83
well after messin around with ths one for a good several hours finally noticed cylinders 2 and 3 were pooled up with gas. I originally overlooked this and thought it was just from cranking it so much but 2 and 3 were significantly worse than 1 and 4. cleared i... Trouble codes: P0462.
2005 Scion tC 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: JTKDE17795
Car still isn't fixed. I tried installing a new VVT solenoid for kicks and it did nothing for the problem. I'm bringing the car back in later this month when the software for my new labscope becomes available. There's no way I'll give up on this one. Trouble codes: P0300 (p0301-), P0301 (p0302-), P0302 (p0303-), P0303 (p0304-), P0304.
2001 Subaru Legacy GT Limited 2.5L Unknown VIN: 4S3BE65681
Thanks for the help guys- we found that a heat shield had been rubbing on the drive shaft and the trans/ transfer case fluid was nasty! Repairing the shield and servicing the drive train fluids fixed it! Thanks! Greg and crew
2008 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.5L Clutch VIN: JF1GE75658
This one was sent to Subaru because they had the possibility of a warranty repair. Thanks for the replies.
2008 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport 2.5L Misfire VIN: JF1GH63628
Vehical is still not fixed I removed the heads had them pressure tested, used a lab scope to verify cam and crank signal and timing.No problems found I noticed a slight vibration at about 2200 rpms that goes away at about 2500 rpms, then the missfire counter s... Trouble codes: P0301, P0302.
1994 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JT3VN39W7R
Tightened and cleaned all grounds, added another from engine to frame and helped in reducing negative voltage to about half. Customer chose to not go any further and pulled vehicle. Thanks for your help
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