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2004 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L reverse VIN: 2HNYD18984
This vehicle blocks in reverse after 15 feet as if two speeds gets involved return to the neutral return in let us move back and still move back 15 feet and stops on neutral everything is correct it move back no probleme When I deplogue a selenoild of the tran...
2004 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L Battery Drain VIN: 2HKYF18574
Battery drain. Vehicle complaint goes dead over night. Battery tested good, charging at 14.2v. Have 80 milliamp draw. Found if i pull fuse 13 passenger side fuse panel, draw is gone. Passenger fuse panel is the multi plex control mudule which controls numerous...
2005 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.5L Long crank time VIN: KM8SC73E65
Problem: on cold start and after 20 min hot soak vehicle has extended crank time around 10 to 15 seconds. It will always start and after it starts it runs and drives fine. No codes are present. Thanks in advance for any help.
2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 5NPEC4AC6D
customer complaint is as follows;he owns two of these, one for his wife,and one for himself.Customer claims his wifes gets 28 mpg or better, his only gets around 24.Customer drives a lot due to his work,thus the concern.That being said,the customer probably we...
2008 Mazda 6 i 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVHP80C48
Thanks in advance. Codes P2097 Post Cat Rich, P2177 Lean of Idle and P2187 Lean at Idle. Clear codes but they return on test drive. Purge solenoid has been replaced and tested. Checked for vacuum leaks, none found. STFT 25%, LTFT 5.0%. MAF seems to be right an... Trouble codes: P2097 (Post Cat Fuel Trim Rich), P2177 (Lean Off Idle), P2187 (Lean at Idle)
2006 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1AR18U76
Hi folks. this 06 pathfinder came from an auction and blongs now to a local used car lot. It was a basketcase to begin with. transmission oil cooler failed and mixed tranny fluid and coolant, on top of having blown head gaskets. fast forward . the tranny is re... Trouble codes: P0021
2004 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TBDT48154
Recuiring p0156, replace o2. Comes back occasinally o2 test good. Found tsb on replacing o2's and flash ecm. However checking mode 6 data ecu $10 test id $08 component $01 min value is 184, it is about to fail. The value is 185. Can't find info to identify fai... Trouble codes: P0156 (B2s2 o2 cir)

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2005 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L rear wheel bearing VIN: SHSRD78515
Thanks to all 17 that replied to my request. Almost everyone said the sensor side would be magnetic. Many suggested using a paper clip to find it. I tried this and found neither side was magnetic! I went to another parts store and checked out another. This one...
2005 Infiniti G35 3.5L Seat Swutcg VIN: JNKCV51E95
After some digging I looked at 03 and 04 switch and it is available separate from the seat bottom. ordered and new switch from an 03 model and all is well. Thanks for the help.
2004 Subaru Impreza WRX STI 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: JF1GD70614
Took throttle body apart and cleaned entire assembly. Applied electrical contact grease to connector. Immediate difference cruise light and eng light out. Road test ran great customer drove for 2 weeks and seams ok. Trouble codes: P2109 (Throttle pedal sensor A minium stop performance), P0638 (Throttle pedal range bank 1).
2005 Subaru Forester XS 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SG65685
Well this one is finally fixed. After we replaced the pcm the p1443 never came back. Don't know why the vent solenoid wouldn't work when the check connector was connected. Then we found that the purge solenoid would occasionally freeze causing the p0457. We ... Trouble codes: P1443, P0457.
2003 Toyota Highlander 2.4L engine VIN: JTEHD21A53
This vehicle is repaired and runs good! Out of 16 replies about 1/2 had replies pointing toward cam timing. The problem was, I had all the timing marks "dead on" except the exhaust gear. That gear as 3 marks on it. A dot with the letter "I" stamped next to it,...
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