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2002 Acura TL 3.2L Misfire VIN: 19UUA56652
Let me make clear first that this isn't a problem car. I'm setting up new equipment for the first time and need a little help. This car runs fine. This is a question directed towards anyone with a Verus/Modis and a Snap on 0-500 pressure transducer. I'm tryin...
2003 Acura TL 3.2L 3rd gear VIN: 19UUA56603
i have this TL that came to me with no 3rd gear and would freewheel after driving awhile, classic, needs rebuild, torn it down and did not find anything i usually see(most of these 3rd gear is burnt, the small filter screens are clogged up and the filter in th...
2005 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L speedo/odometer VIN: 2HNYD18685
Removed cluster found used part had been installed. I have 4.89 volts at blu/wht wire C3 at cluster, VSS out circuit from PCM also has 4.89 volts at pin B26. I have unplugged the 5 other modules this circuit goes to and still have 4.5 volts on this circuit. Is...
2000 Honda Accord SE 2.3L Door Adjar Indicator VIN: 1HGCG5649Y
The door adjar light on the cluster will flicker when the engine is reved up. I found a loose ground behide the dash panel and tighted the loose bolt, I then rechecked adjar light by reving the engine and it would flicker on and off but not as often. So I then...
2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L engine VIN: 1HGEM22921
Car came in running hot. After running test found it had a blown head gasket. Pulled head and replaced with reman. unit. After completeing the head job went to crank veh. a little hard to to start but when it did start check engine light came on and engine had...
2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L AB Module VIN: SHSRD78814
test drove vehicle for numerous other unrelated repairs, Tires and alignment, heard cycling noise when appling the brakes, Noise coming from left rear checked rotor and found rotor warped causing the caliper to slide back and forth when appling the brakes. rep...
2008 Mazda RX-8 Touring 1.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: JM1FE17308
I am back again folks, i first ask for help with a no start condition, which we now have it running, but #1 and #2 coils show no sign of firing when a timing lite is hooked to the spark plug leads. all four coils have been replaced and wires with was ...
2000 Subaru Legacy L 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4S3BE6354Y
This car has a P0122 that will not quit. It takes a couple weeks to return after the code is cleared. I found a TSB for this and replaced the TPS with the updated unit from Subaru. I have checked all the connections and checked the wire harness as close as pos... Trouble codes: P0122
1995 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L speedometer VIN: JT2AE09V3S
Customer came in with the speedo only working to @30MPH or jumping around. I used the test on Alldata and the VSS tested bad and replaced it, worked great for a day and a half, now the speedo reads double what the vehicle is going. Figured the sensor was bad s...
1997 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L oil leak VIN: JT3GN87R8V
need help on how to replace cam plugs on back of heads. Does not seem to have enough room between head & firewall to get them out and back in. Do the valve covers and rear cam bearing caps have to come off? Thanks for any help Joe

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2006 Acura TSX 2.4L V-tec VIN: JH4CL96806
Evidently, I had removed and tested the WRONG SOLENOID! This engine has 1 on the rear, and 1 on the END of the cyl. head.. I needed to replace the one on the END of the head, the one with only 1 bolt holding it in, also cheaper of the 2... Guess that explains...
2003 Lexus GX470 4.7L Ride control VIN: JTJBT20X63
Currently waiting on rear air bags from dealer seems they are on back order as well as arnott.Right air bag was blown in turn computer shut down to protect air pump some how got system working and found leaking bag
2001 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Hits neutral when accelerating from stop in Drive VIN: 4A3AA46GX1
Well we have passed this one on to the trans shop. Disconnected the shift cable and manually shifted it to D, still has the problem. I believe the customer that it did not have this problem before, we've been dealing with him for a long time and I don't think ...
2006 Nissan Titan SE 5.6L Timing Chain VIN: 1N6BA06A36
Thanks for all the replies. This was an auction truck (insurance salvage) and the noise was very evident at idle once we got the truck repaired and running. Oil was dirty (no oil change sticker on windshield) so we have changed the oil twice and have put about...
2004 Subaru Outback 2.5L rt ft cv axle VIN: 4S3BH67564
thanks guys I went with a NAPA one and so far so good.
2004 Subaru Forester XS 2.5L Stall VIN: JF1SG65664
Still not finding where RPM signal comes from, although probably crankshaft sensor. Intalled sensor, has not died for four days. Trouble codes: 11 (Engine speed signal circuit).
2002 Toyota Prius 1.5L Caution light on VIN: JT2BK18U32
Well I sent this one on it's way. I could not duplicate the problem again in the shop. I did load test the HV Batt and it past the test all cells dropped to approx 14 volts and are pretty even. Customer needed car so I sent her on her way.
2003 Toyota Sienna CE 3.0L lites on abs and brake VIN: 4T3ZF19C83
we found 60 amp fuse blown at pwr dist box on drivers side now have pwr at abs
2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L Headlights VIN: 5TBET34146
I Haven't Fixed This Yet. Vehicle Has Not Returned. I Will Add That It Doesn't Seem To Have DRL. Not Sure What My Next Step Will Be But If Something Develops I Will Post What Happens. Thanks
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