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2000 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L Cluster VIN: JHLRD2848Y
Customer cmplaint of blowing fuse #25. I have dissconnected everything that Mitchell shows on that circuit according to the power distribution schematic, however, there is an integrated control module also getting power from that fuse as well. I proceeded to d...
2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1HGCG1654Y
car has an intermittant misfire,stumble at idle when warm,used to have a [...],replaced the injector on that cylinder,since then i have checked the valve adjustment,they are fine,replaced the sparkplugs,moved coils around to different cylinders,problem sti...
2005 Honda Element EX 2.4L No Start VIN: 5J6YH27685
Vehicle came in on the hook. Clutch inoperative. Found the Master Cylinder to be bad, it actually broke one of the bolts off the side of it. After repair customer decided to have the clutch replaced due to it being the original clutch at over 200000 miles. The...
2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Compressor VIN: 5FNRL38655
Vehicle had the condenser, and radiator, replaced after hitting a deer. Body shop replaced components and mobile A/C service charged system. Three days later compressor is seized and clutch is fried. The same guys look into the issue, they say system had no de...
2003 Infiniti G35 3.5L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCV51E53
Car towed to the shop with P0335, cleared code and test drive. At 18 miles, car surged, bucked and stalled. Set P0335. Towed to shop, started and ran fine. Good square wave on crank sensor. Drove 18 miles and car set P0335 and bucking and jumping. Had Verdict ... Trouble codes: P0335 (Crank sensor error)
2006 Kia Amanti 3.5L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNALD12426
I need to find out if there is any one has knowledge of this egr system on this vehicle.I sent this customer to KIA I guess here in Raleigh they employ parts changers at the dealer after all the egr system was replaced the engine runs with misfire egr hooked u... Trouble codes: P0300, P0401
2001 Lexus LX470 4.7L Self Leveling System-Code C1733 VIN: JTJHT00W71
Hi Everyone. Ride Control System "OFF" light blinks continually & system doesn't operate. Scanned & have code C1733 for height control solenoid rear gate (code will not clear, resets immediately). Removed connector to Control Valve Assembly & check for continu...
1992 Mitsubishi Diamante LS 3.0L Misfire VIN: JA3XC57B4N
This car has a sight misfire more noticable at 1800 to 2500rpm. I have replaced all of the tune up parts no change. Inspected cam and crank sensor and they look normal with no drop outs. Fuel presure is at 40psi and valume is at about half gal pre min. Removed...
1997 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: JN8AR05Y7V
Have attemped to set the monitors and drive cycle this thing a number of times. Cold first thing in the am after noonand at late night only the heater o2will set and nothing else no matter how you drive and idle the truck any help would a help thank you for yo...
2006 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BA41E66
to all nissan techs out there. got this maxima that has p0420 - bank 1 CAT. read most of the fixes talking about PCM update to widen the CAT range logic, i believe it's a tsb. do i do the update or replace the CAT? thanks guys in advance. Trouble codes: P0420 (Cat below effeciency bank 1)
2009 Subaru Forester X 2.5L key fob VIN: JF2SH9KL59
I have this vehicle dropped off by a panel shop for coding of two new keys. Keys programmed fine, but the remote buttons on the fob (lock/unlock/boot) won't program. The white connectors behind the LH kick panel were connected together and "program mode" initi...
2002 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 4T1BF28B22
This car came because it was idling low and rough. It was also having a hard time starting. I replaced the IAC and it fixed the low idle/ hard start problem. It still idles rough and has a misfire on light accel. I checked the compression and did a leak down t...

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2001 Lexus ES300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BF28G11
Well it appears that the canister fixed this vehicle. At first it seemed that the evap monitor was hard to reset until I performed the steps to the tee. You have to have between 1/4 tank and 3/4 tank of gas. It must have at least an 8 hour cold soak (I th... Trouble codes: P0440, P0442.
2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L compressor VIN: 1N4AL11D55
Thanks for all of your input,and once again greatly appreciated.It turned out to just be a compressor issue after all.I just have never replaced one without there being some sort of noise issue,but this one taught an old dog a new trick as it were.Thanks again...
2004 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4L Mechanical VIN: 4T1BE32K84
Well, finally got this one back together. The machine shop took forever to return the head. They checked it all out again and said that they could find nothing. But, upon inspection we could see that one of the cam followers had been replaced with a new one. (...
2010 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEZU5JRXA
Thanks to all for your quick responses!! Dealer replaced cat. under 8/80 warranty. Just did not realize how sensitive these cats are...Again thanks to all who responded!! Trouble codes: P0430 (Catalyst efficiency low Bank 2).
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