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2008 Acura MDX 3.7L navigation/ radio VIN: 2HNYD28458
well I have this mdx here that the battery kept going dead. one day the lady and her mother jumped started it back words. Towed it here I spent a few hours replacing fuses including the main fuse. then I put a new battery in checked for a draw had a 300ma draw...
1993 Honda Accord LX 2.2L distributor VIN: 1HGCB7658P
Greetings from the frozen wastelands of NH! Got an odd one for you, and on my own car. I had it towed to the shop due to a massive oil leak. After work, pulled in my car, put it up on the lift, and the whole passenger side was covered in oil, stem to stern. En...
2005 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L HVAC control head VIN: KNDJD73395
car came in for inop control head. pulled unit , tested powers and grds, ok. unplugged and reconnected worked for a week. checked conns and replaced with used unit, worked for a week back again same condition. I had Toyota once that the recirc door motor would...
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L radio VIN: JT6HF10U7Y
vehicle came in with multiple electrical problems. The heater would not blow on higher speed unless the radio was turned on. Light out warning on cluster when brakes are applied but all brake lights work, I traced the blower motor issue to the cellular telepho...
1991 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4 3.0L Antenna Mast VIN: JA3XE74C2M
Good Day All Im just trying to replace the antenna mast on this 1991 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR4. Shop key says it comes right out by removing the nut around the mast and turning it on. Just like many of other brands. However this one won't come out. Also the mast ...
1992 Mitsubishi 3000GT SL 3.0L No Start VIN: JA3XD64BXN
This vehicle came in as a "No Start". I have noid light, and can get spark at coil towers by grounding and un-grounding coil primary circuit. Went with a new Power resistor as the coil tested good and the code is for that system. Put the new transistor on, tur... Trouble codes: 44 (Ign Coil/Power Transistor)
2007 Nissan Versa SL 1.8L tpm VIN: 3N1BC13E17
have tpm light keeps coming on. replaced one sensor cleared light comes back on in about one day, all sensor read on snap on scanner and snap on tpm tool. no codes any where.
2004 Subaru Forester XT 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SG69604
Hello Fellow techs, I have a 04 Subaru Forester DOHC Turbo here that came in last week for a minor service. We noted that engine needs timing belt which we finished yesterday. Engine ran fine before replacing timing belt. Got timing belt, idler pulleys and wa... Trouble codes: P0302 (2 Cylinder misfire), P0304 (4 Cylinder misfire)
2006 Subaru Outback R L.L. Bean Edition 3.0L abs err 55 VIN: 4S4BP86C46
I have this Subaru with err 55 message in dash(speedo area). Cruise light flashes and abs light on. Scanned with solus and only current code was left front sensor. Replaced and rescanned and now had code for rt rr sensor. Other code was cleared and did not com...
2006 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited 3.3L Unknown noise VIN: JTEDW21A06
Hi all, I have this Highlander hybrid in the shop. Car came in for normal service with a side note of a strange noise while accelerating up steep hills. I test drove car for approx 10 miles and only got the noise to happen while I was pulling back into our dr...
2006 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7L abs activation VIN: 5TBDT481X6
Installed new steering rack and aligned truck.On test drive,going into corner,left or right,at moderate speed abs activates,truck audibly beeps and abs and track lights come on breifly, then go off.No codes stored.Monitered wheel speed sensors during activatio...

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2001 Infiniti QX4 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNRDR07Y31
Replaced with nissan supplied coils and that cured the 1320. I first replaced the cyl 1 aftermarket coil and cleared the code, but it returned in pending. Replaced cyl 2 coil, the other one with the high voltage and after clearing the code, did not return. Me... Trouble codes: P1320.
2004 Lexus RX330 3.3L Key VIN: JTJHA31U74
Other keys have solved the problem. This is the first time I have seen this on Toyota/Lexus vehicles (which is all we work on)in the last 14 years, but all replys form other members say it is not so uncommon. Thanks for the information!
2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.4L Stall VIN: 4A3AC34G02
I was pressed for time on this one, had a new IAC on hand so decided to install part. Vehicle was road tested same way as before, did not stall, idle was ok. Thank you all for taking time to reply, I appreciate it. All made good points and provided great info...
2006 Toyota Tacoma 4.0L No Start VIN: 5TELU42N76
Found out truck had a Unichip performance chip, i unpluged the chip and truck hasn't acted up since
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