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1996 Honda Odyssey LX 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMRA1866T
Hey, I have this Odyssey That keeps throwing this egr code! I know the system is completely clean. I'm thinking I have a control problem. Vacuum going to vacuum control valve is 20hg., coming out to the egr solenoid is 6 in hg., going to egr valve when solenoi... Trouble codes: P0401
2006 Kia Sedona LX 3.8L Possibly axle VIN: KNDMB23366
This vibration feels like a axle joint under acceralation but the axles have been changed once already but I am wondering if this could be a weigh transfer vibration like a motor mount but the motor mounts look and all check to be ok also tranny mounts a good ...
2001 Lexus IS300 3.0L A/C And Heating VIN: JTHBD18241
Hello and than you for taking the time to help me on this one. I have an '01 Lexus is300 with the automatic climate control system. The car was just purchased by my customer and they brought it in for a/c service. Freon levels were good but the compressor woul...
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31DXY
Ok so now veh comes in with a P0172 system rich B1 and P1320 primary ignition failure. It was noted on prior repair order that plugs were worn and recommended replacement. Ohmed out CKP sensor to find slightly out of spec when hot only. No misfire was / is pre... Trouble codes: P1320 (Ignition signal primary), P0172 (System too rich B1)
2003 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L Hesitation, Pinging VIN: 1N4BL11E13
Hello everyone. This one is draining my energy. Car starts very good, idle is very good. No abnormal engine noise. But it is pinging at WOT at around 4000 RPM and it lacks power. Code P0420 was pending with the MIL lamp off. Tested cat back pressure on both b... Trouble codes: P0420 (Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold Bank 1)
2000 Subaru Forester L 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SF6351Y
this suby went 193,000 miles before it threw this knock sensor code.(which in itself is amazing!),and now I can't get rid of it!when I pulled the code,i figured I just had to replace another Subaru knock sensor.the new sensor was an oe,and after cleaning the b... Trouble codes: P0325
2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T3ZF13C5Y
Got P1130 and P1135; quickly assumed that due to mileage and codes the sensors should be replaced. Wondering if I am overlooking anything prior to replacement; any advice would be appreciated. Have a good weekend! Trouble codes: P1130 (Air Fuel Ratio Sensor No. 1 Bank 1), P1135 (Air Fuel Ratio Sensor No. 1 Bank 2)
2002 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L No Start VIN: 5TDZT34A62
Hello everyone and thanks for the help. I have this Sequoia in that, according to the customer, won't start intermittently but cranks fine. It is logging a code P0335 for crank signal. I have put a new Toyota crank sensor in and no help. This vehicle only acts... Trouble codes: P0335 (Crankposition sensor signal)
2003 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Pcm VIN: JTEHH20V53
The repair information for this does not have the information I need for this circuit. I have the wiring diagrams and color codes. I do not know what to expect for voltage to the solenoid. At times it reads 5v, at other times it does not have any. I thought it...

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1996 Acura TL 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4UA2653T
Hello Fellow techs, first thanks for all those who replied. I did do the following. Check and adjust valves, check compression @ 160 psi, no coolant in cylinders when cranking with cold engine and plugs were removed. No miss when spray water on plugs, wires, c...
2002 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L 1st Gear VIN: 2HNYD18682
Hello to all. Ended up giving the customer a different remanufactured transmission. Customer did not have the time because rental car bill was adding up. Thanks for all your help.
2009 Lexus RX350 3.5L compressor VIN: 2T2GK31U19
the clutch relay is made into the underhood fuse panel. we could never get the compressor to fail, so we asked the customer to return when it happened again. have not heard anything from them yet. thanks for the help.
2007 Mazda 3 S 2.3L brake pedal VIN: JM1BK12417
after sending the vehicle to the dealer and having the reprogram on the abs module also a automated bleed the pedal has not faded at all customer has the vehicle with no complaints. thanks for the advice.
2006 Nissan Xterra X 4.0L Tcm VIN: 5N1AN08W06
The parts supplier in CT claimed they had the part but after over two weeks I gave up on trying to get them to deliver it, So I bought a new valve body/TCM from Nissan, I also installed an after market trans cooler and flushed the system. This fixed the proble...
2006 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L Timing chain VIN: 1N4BA41E66
yes. this one is fixed. took out the cover by the engine/trans. locked the drive plate by a drift pin against the upper oil pan. loosened all cam sprockets. installed all 3 chains and guides. for the secondary chain tensioners, just replaced the shoes not the ...
2006 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TDBT44A26
Sorry for the late closing. The EVAP canister assembly was replaced again. Problem has not come back. Veicle passed self-evap test via the verus-pro as well as passing evap monitor during test drives. Thanks everyone! God bless. Trouble codes: P043E, P043F, P0453 (EVAP emissions control system pressure sensor high input), P2401 (EVAP emissions leak detection pump stuck off), P2402 (EVAP emissions leak detection pump stuck on), P2419 (EVAP emissions pressure switching valve stuck off).
2007 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4L compressor VIN: 4T1BE46KX7
Well, we replaced the compressor, condenser, & expansion valve. Flushed the rest of the system & installed a screen in the suction side at the compressor. It's been about 10 days. I called my customer today & he said all is well. I hope it's fixed...time will ...
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