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2002 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L Differential VIN: 2HNYD18682
Hello to call Tech's. This vehicle has a very violent bang (Feels like another car hit you from behind)on a slow gradual acceleration from a stop light. It occurs after 25-30 miles of driving and sometimes takes up to 2-3 weeks with customer driving. The follo...
2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4L vtc actuator VIN: JHMCP26858
this car came in with a rattle on a cold start .so i changed the cam gear/actuator on the intake im getting a cam correlation code.the car seems to run good but has a throaty sound when accelerating,like it is out of time.removed valve cover and timing...
2001 Infiniti QX4 3.5L ecm VIN: JNRDR07Y11
after inspecting vehicule found ecm burened customer said he drove car to a local firestone for an oil change and a battery replacement customer was told that ecm was burned and needed to be replace but no cause was expalind after that car was towed to us and ...
2000 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CK58W7Y
Vehicle came in with "Reduced Power" light and Check engine light on. ohming all the wires from the throttle body to the PCM all seeming to be good 0.5 to 0.7. but the accelerator position sensor the wires ohm is 0.7 to 0.9 most of them, is that normal? since ... Trouble codes: P1125 (electronic throttle control limit performance), P1295 (etc power management), P1515 (Command Actual TPS Correlation)
2002 Lexus IS300 3.0L broken connector VIN: JTHBD19242
We are replacing plugs & wires on this, and disconnected the throttle motor connector, and it disintegrated in the tech's hands. Now we have 4 wires on the harness side which are different color than the 4 wires on the motor side & don't know how to put Humpty...
2006 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0L 1-2 shift VIN: 1N6AD06WX6
Hi. I have a excessively hard 1-2 and 3-2 shift. cooler split and contaminated fluid, trans was over hauled and torque converter replaced. auxiliary cooler flushed. replaced valve body and tcu unit in trans for gear slip. fixed but very hard 1-2 shift remains....
2007 Subaru Legacy GT Limited 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BL67697
Hello , were having a problem properly diagnosing this vehicle. It came in with the check engine light on and a complaint of a rough run at higher speeds.I pulled a p0011 codefor bank 1 being over advanced. We installed a oil control valve after reading about ... Trouble codes: P0011
2000 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Ignition cylinder VIN: 4T1BF28B1Y
Hi and Thank You in advance! We have a Avalon that got away from one of our customers.He thought he had the transmission in PARK, since he was able to rotate the ignition key to the LOCK position, and pull the key out. As he was walking away from the car, he w...
2002 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF32KX2
Car starts up and runs a little rough but not terrible. After idle for about a minute runs a little better but not perfect. Car has low power when driving at all times. Do not feel a strong misfire. Sometimes will pop back through intake like running too lean.... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean Bank 1), P0300 (Multiple misfire), P0301, P0303, P0305
2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L Headlights VIN: 5TBET34146
First Of All, This Vehicle Has A Rebuilt Title. Don't Know Exactly How Much Damage Was Done To It. Now, Customer Claims That At Times He'll Look Out And The Headlights Will Be On. He Disconnects The Battery And Goes Back To Bed Although I Believe It Has Done I...
2007 Toyota Corolla S 1.8L Front Brake Calipers VIN: 1NXBR32E57
This car came in with the left front brake caliper sticking. Had worn the brake pads and rotor out. We replaced the brake calipers hoses and front rotors on both sides and sent the customer on his way he came back about 2 weeks later and said the front brakes ...

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1991 Honda Civic DX 1.5L Surge VIN: 2HGED6350M
Thanks to everyone who replied. There were two problems. As many techs suggested,the idle air control valve was defective and replacing it with a new Honda iacv solved most of the surging problem. The high idle speed was caused by the throttle linkage being to...
1996 Honda Accord LX 2.2L No Start VIN: 1HGCD5530T
19 replies, thanks everyone. Most of you were leaning toward a bad ignition switch or main relay problem as was I. The ignition switch checked out fine, and as I said I had already tried a new relay and distributor. Tim from Wisconsin, Craig from Alabama, and ...
2010 Honda Accord LX 2.4L Mechanical VIN: 1HGCP2F37A
Well I recieved many good replies most of which said to replace the right front caliper. I had pulled the boot open and could see it was dry with no sign of fluid. I also recieved a reply about a recall on earlier years for the same concern and the fix was rep...
2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11D73
Most responses to our request were right on. There was a ground problem at the engine. Previous repair at another facility left the ground wires for ECM insufficiently tightened. No further problem on subsequent test drives. Thank you all!! Trouble codes: P1574.
2007 Nissan Xterra X 4.0L Starting VIN: 5N1AN08UX7
Hi my best Friends!. I will close this by now, but will update if there is news to share. The Xterra still is in hibernation. Customer is in the middle of decide if will order a new ECM from Nissan, or try to find a ECM + Imobilizer + Keys from a Junkyard. I d...
2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5L Radio, AC Control and Information Center VIN: JN8AZ08T17
Well, thank you very much to everybody that helped me on this, unfortunately the customer has decided to take it somewhere else to get it fixed, I was waiting for him to come back to me after the fix so I could share that info with everybody, he has not yet re...
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