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1998 Acura TL 3.2L brake warning light VIN: JH4UA3643W
Hi Acura Techs, I have a 98 tl here that one my techs replaced the t-belt on. the next day when vehicle was driven it was noticed that that the red brake warning light would come on when the trans shifter was in reverse or d3 or d4. The d4 light does not work...
2001 Acura TL 3.2L power steering VIN: 19UUA56661
Tanks to all in advance. I have this 2001 Acura 3.2TL, originally came in to repair a power steering leak. The other tech replaced the pump and pressure hose with O.E. parts using only O.E. fluid. A day or so later car came back with a slight whining noise the...
2005 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L driver seat module VIN: 2HNYD18895
Returned last week with battery going dead, no beeping, but found a parasitic drain. Traced it to driver seat module, replaced with new oe module. Also found a wire jumper on the back of the seat/mirror memory switch. We removed the wire, and the beeping retur...
2001 Honda CR-V SE 2.0L Heat VIN: JHLRD18751
This 2001 honda crv has had multiple items replaced previously. New heater core, new water pump, new radiator,new thermostat. We used an air lift to get all the air out of the system. Car will run and drive great! at idle with motor at correct temp, it will pr...
2006 Infiniti G35 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCV51E96
This Infiniti came in yesterday with a code P0171-system lean bank 1. Given it's a fairly new car with very low mileage and the good reliablility of these cars, I figured there might be a software issue, but couldn't find any updates for such a code. I did the... Trouble codes: P0171
2004 Mazda RX-8 1.3L No Start VIN: JM1FE173X4
car hooked to me from local salvage yard they installed a engine, could not get it to start. I pulled plugs dried motor out new plugs, got motor fired ran 3 -4 seconds flooded out. dried motor out again fired anther 3-4 seconds and flooded out. I have good spa...
2007 Nissan Versa SL 1.8L No Start, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 3N1BC13E27
Hi technicians! I need help with this one! I have a vehicle that has now been back for the fourth or fifth time (we lost count!) for the same problem. Customer will have the vehicle towed in for usually a crank no start condition. After testing, we find that ... Trouble codes: P0300
2010 Nissan 370Z Touring 3.7L power steering VIN: JN1AZ4FH1A
This car came in with a traction control light on and little to no power steering. Code for the light is C1109 - abnormal voltage. And after inspection, the fluid is good, not discolored or burnt. Pump is not noisy. No other codes found in any other system. Ha...
2007 Toyota Prius Touring 1.5L Hybrid Battery VIN: JTDKB20U37
Hybrid battery state of charge is low. Tried bypassing lockout (tricking it) with no luck. Question is, does anyone know of an alternate way to charge this battery? I've seen a couple ways, with a RC charger on each or a 12 volt doing two at a time. Not sure...
2009 Toyota Tacoma 2.7L evap system VIN: 5TENX22N09
Got a friend truck here.With dtc: p0441. replace gas cap, purge vsv. still has p0441. Any help. would be thankful. mil would come like in couple hours. Thanks.

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2011 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.4L valve train VIN: 5XYZGDABXB
Thank you all for taking time to reply to my help request. Brooks [...] nailed it... The cam seized it the head, sprocket turned on cam, valves bent. By only removing the valve cover and timing cover I did not at first see an obvious problem. The cam was...
2004 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L front diff actuator VIN: KNDJC73364
Replaced actuator problem fixed. Oddly enough the actuator was made in japan, i have no reason for it failing in such a short time, 20k, when first one lasted 100k. Also this job can be done with diff still in truck, just remove the cross bar in front of diff.
1995 Mitsubishi Montero SR 3.5L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: JA4MR51M4S
I am closing this post for now until client decides to pursue further diags. I have not located where o2 sensor harness changes color posibly behind hvac box but not in any easy location to see without some expensive tracing. Vehicle only has 1 o2 sensor as I ...
2007 Nissan Versa SL 1.8L Tire light on VIN: 3N1BC13E07
So first off thank`s to all who spent there valuable time to help me with my Nissan Versa TPMS issue. I have decided to close this post with out a fix because I want to purchase a TPMS register and diagnostic tool. I will then move forward with all the suggest...
2003 Toyota Highlander 2.4L Misfire VIN: JTEGD21A53
well this one is out the door and thanks for the very helpful replies this car had a bad coil in it after recieving the coil tips I pulled the coils and on cylender #2 I could see a cross fire mark on the side of the coil new OEM coil and runs fine thanks for ...
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