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1991 Honda Civic DX 1.5L Surge VIN: 2HGED6350M
In order to cure a severe idle surge problem several technicians recommended replacing the throttle position sensor (among other steps.) Honda does not offer that part but I obtained a Standard Motor Products T42001 aftermarket sensor. Unfortunately STP did no...
2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4L transmission VIN: 1HGCM56445
this car got a p0122 code and a problem whit the shifter .the car came whit a p0122 code and customer tell me that i have to put the key in the shifter slot to be able to shift from park.i first cleaned the throttle body for carbon (ther was a lot of carbon)af...
2007 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L power sliding door VIN: 5FNRL387X7
I appreciate your help in advance. this van driving me nuts.I got it from a dealer. Both sliding doors would not open with the remote control or the dash switch,but they would respond to interior door handle or out side door handle. you can close it with the d...
2008 Honda Civic MUGEN Si 2.0L ac not cold enough VIN: 2HGFA55518
all cooling fans are working well/no codes/antifreeze is full/pressure readings seem a bit low to me/compressor? expansion valve? any ideas? thanks in advance! randy
2005 Kia Sportage LX 2.7L rear differential VIN: KNDJE72305
This customer has been complaining off and on about a grinding noise. I checked the vehicle out and did a rear brake job but found no signs of the grinding. I drove the vehicle for a short distance after the brake job and found no noise. She brings the vehicle...
2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L No Start VIN: 1N4BA41E74
this vehicle came in with a no start condition, and history code for cam bank 2 p0345 so we decided to replace both sensors. Still had a long crank no start, but the car would hiccup like she wants to start once in a while, while cranking (like the timing is o...
2006 Nissan Murano SL 3.5L cruise surge VIN: JN8AZ08W46
Customer complaint of surging at cruise speeds. Test drove and verified that at 65-70mph engine speed surges(slowly) from ~1900rpm up to ~2800rpm and then back down, but DOES NOT affect vehicle speed. Only noticed surging at this speed, it will do it with and ...
2006 Nissan Murano SL 3.5L Hesitation, Surge VIN: JN8AZ08W46
Customer complaint of surging at cruise speeds. Test drove and verified that at 65-70mph engine speed surges(slowly) from ~1900rpm up to ~2800rpm and then back down, but DOES NOT affect vehicle speed. Only noticed surging at this speed, it will do it with and ... Trouble codes: P0725 (engine speed signal not received by TCM)
1997 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BG1859V
Replaced plugs & wires.It can idle for twenty minutes without setting a code. I've driven it as little as one mile and as far as ten miles before it sets the #1 misfire code. Trouble codes: P0301
2005 Subaru Outback i 2.5L Awd VIN: 4S4BP61C15
hi everyone, iam working on a 2005 subaru outback nonturbo 2.5. with an automatic trans...i dont have any subaru drivline experience. i have checked basics like fluid connectins and codes and there were none stored. the problem is that the AWD is locked all ...
2009 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4L No Start VIN: 4T1BE46K99
Running currently. Owner said it would start, run 2 seconds then die.Tried about 15 times, this is the first and only time it has happened. Key's used are the same ones that they have always had. Did not notice a security light but was unsure. This was a forme... Trouble codes: B2799 (Engine Immobilizer system malfunction)

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2005 Isuzu N NPR 5.2L fuel VIN: JALB4B1655
after looking at the data on my scan tool i noticed that this truck does not always have cam signal but always has crank, unplugging the crank sensor gives cam signal, unplugging the cam sensor with the crank installed also gives cam signal. after looking at a...
2004 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L Clutch Coil VIN: KNDUP13184
We drove this Kia for a few days and all is well. Smell has gone away and the AC is still working fine. We have sold many Kia compressors and coils with out a problem until this one. Some said to use only aftermarket parts on these but I think I will still go ...
1998 Mazda MPV ES 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM3LV5224W
We are confident that this Mazda has an exhaust valve problem. Customer declined further diagnoses or repairs. A leak down test would have been the next thing to do. Thank you all. Trouble codes: P0300.
2004 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L variable intake runners VIN: JN8DR09Y44
We ended up replacing the engine in this rig. Nobody in the shop was convinced the noise was 'only' the screws- coupled with the fact the customer said the motor used oil from day one, and after his long trip from WA to CA he said it was two quarts low. That w...
2010 Toyota Prius 1.8L No Start VIN: JTDKN3DU2A
Thanks to all that replied. Sure enough it was the PO171 lean code that was the best hint. Carolyn from CA reminded me to look again for vac hoses off. I saw that in the knowledge base before I posted but missed the one directly under the air filter box. You r... Trouble codes: P3190 (poor engine power), P0A0D, P0A0F.
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