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2007 Acura TL Type-S 3.5L Starting system VIN: 19UUA76577
Hey Guys Could use some help with this car. Vehicle came in with the Check Starting system warning on in the message display which is part of the speedometer. A test of the starting/charging system showed at bad battery. Installed a new battery and retested th...
2006 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5FNYF28646
Customer complaint of Check engine light and rough idle, had code P2647 Solenoid stuck on, we did all tests according to Mitchell & replaced solenoid per local dealer recommendation. vehicle still sets code & idles rough after approximately a 8 mile test drive... Trouble codes: P2647 (V-TEC solenoid stuck on)
2004 Hyundai Tiburon GT 2.7L no start VIN: KMHHN65F64
Car will crank but not start. Crank shaft sensor is fine. All wires, cables and sensors check out. ECM is fine. Main problem is no signal between BCM and IMMOBILIZER. The immobilizer seems to be the problem. The immobilizer is stopping the car from starting. I...
2004 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L front diff actuator VIN: KNDJC73364
trying to figure out if i did something wrong or if i just got a bad actuator. we have serviced car since new. at 121k front diff actuator went bad, would not hold pressure. pulled front diff replaced actuator with new kia part, customer had us replace pump fo...
2000 Lexus ES300 3.0L No Start, No Injector Pulse VIN: JT8BF28G1Y
Car came in for a noise when cold. I personally started this car several times over a period of 2 days with no abnormal noises. I even tried running the lights for a while with the key off so as to lower the battery voltage and thus determine if this could be ...
2001 Lexus ES300 3.0L cyl head
My question is not how to fix it. Cause I already know that I have to pull the rear head and check the valves. I was unable to get any fuel trims that are acurate since the a/f sensors are completely covered in carbon. Not to mention it would not run with eith...
2004 Lexus RX330 3.3L Key VIN: JTJHA31U74
After servicing, test drove, vehicle started and ran perfectly, parked car after test drive. Customer came in, paid bill and went to drive home, cranks fast, but no start. Same key was used from start to pick up, key not damaged, error codes now present, no im...
2004 Nissan Quest SL 3.5L Nats VIN: 5N1BV28U24
Hi, just replaced the BCM in this one and need a little help with the PIN code so the keys can be learned into NATS. the BCM code is: B5A95 and the vin# is: [...] Thank you, Dan
1999 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JT3HN87RXX
truck brought in to us with complaint of no power on hard acceleration, found that was bogging at 3/4 to full throttle as if running out of fuel, initial testing there are no codes stored at all, can reproduce every time, customer explained history of all new ...
1999 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 4TAWN72N7X
Customer complaint of mileage decrease of 5mpg and lack of power. will drop from 75-60 on a steep incline @ wot. maf data at idle is 4gps and at 2500 no load 16gps my calc load wot is 80-85% fuel pressure is 50 psi. exhaust isn't clogged, fuel trims stay in sp... Trouble codes: P0120
1999 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L 1-2 shift
Intermittenly digital odometer reading will go blank in the dash. When this happens the vehicle will not start out in lowest or first gear from a stop (starts out in 3rd gear) RPM's rev high.You can manually shift to low, second and third gear with no problem....
2006 Toyota RAV4 2.4L abs VIN: JTMZD33VX6
Hi guys, need a little Toyota advice... This 06 RAV4 came to us from a body shop with reported ABS and VSC lights on. It had been hit lightly in the rear bumper earlier in the day (enough to destroy the cover and bend up the bumper bar pretty good). They wante...

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2003 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L No Start VIN: JHLRD78833
Well this one is fixed, thanks James and Joseph for putting me back on track. I had checked powers and grounds to the ecm and all checked out ok. I used the Autel scanner instead of the Modis this am and was able to access the immobilizer system with the Autel...
2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8L ac compressor always on VIN: 1HGFA16886
went to ecm and checked the signal from ecm to relay and still being commanded on so pulled trigger on used ecm read/write vin and reprogrammed key fobs and all seem to be well can now command ac on and off with control head. thank to all who responded
1996 Mazda MX-6 LS 2.5L Cooling Fan VIN: 1YVGE31D0T
After further checking. Low speed cooling fans are coming on at 212 as intended. High speed fans are coming on at 226 as intended. Scan tool data was showing fan 3, but it was fan 1 relay it was grounding. When high speed fans came on, scan tool data showe...
2006 Nissan Murano SL 3.5L Unknown VIN: JN8AZ08W46
I thought I had posted the fix , but we've been so busy .Apologies Well turns out it can be done with the engine on the car,just hang it well upstairs and separate the transfer case from the transmission . there's a bolt behind it so it has to come out first....
2007 Subaru Forester X 2.5L Left low beam light No front parking lights VIN: JF1SG63687
Thanks for all the help after checking wiring and connections it seems that it was a bad connection to drl relay replaced the relay and all seems fine. Thanks again
1993 Toyota T100 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT4VD20AXP
Thanks for both replies,you really helped me in a pinch. The fix was to get a salvage harness plug and mate it according to number and color.I still had odd colored wires from the [...] so I replaced it and no longer have a cel on. I can't believe that Toy...
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