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2008 Acura TSX 2.4L gauge cluster VIN: JH4CL969X8
I have a new gauge cluster for this car and need to know how to remove the gauge cluster from the dashboard. Alldata says to remove a lower panel and upper column cover but not how to pull the cluster from the dashboard. I've seen similar ones where the cluste...
2002 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L obd monitors VIN: KMHDN45D72
this car came in with a inspection sticker 2 years over due.scan engine and found code p0133 slow response front o2 sensor.After some searching we found exhaust manifold manifold had a crack and we replaced the manifold and catalyst because it is part of the m... Trouble codes: P0133
2000 Isuzu Trooper Limited 3.5L spark VIN: JACDJ58X5Y
This car was towed in to us. There has been some previous work done to attempt to get it to run. Here's what I found out so far. Has fuel pressure and injector pulse but has no spark. Scanner picks up RPM when cranking. Has good compression just an issue with ...
1993 Lexus LS400 4.0L No Start VIN: JT8UF11E1P
I am having trouble communicating with veh with snap on solus pro, so unable to read codes. After sitting veh will start and run fine untill shut off then wont restart, just cranks over, have key light on dash so assuming has something to do with anti-theft bu...
2003 Mazda Protege Mazdaspeed 2.0L Cuts out VIN: JM1BJ22713
This vehicle has a little slight misfire every now and then on hot idle. The main symptom is that once it is warm, every time you accelerate it cuts out one time and then it takes off. Seems to be when the turbo is just starting to create boost. There was a P0...
2009 Nissan Versa S 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1BC11E69
Hello fellow techs, This little gem is back. The customeer now has time to be without car for a little while. P0171 sets in two drive drive cycles. As I posted before I have check several time for vac leaks including smoke test nothing - fuel presure is 51psi... Trouble codes: P0171 (Fuel system to lean B1)

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2006 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L catalytic converter VIN: 5FNYF28656
The main response was that the Converter is a difficult one to remove. Compounded by the fasteners, being in very tight locations reqiuring, some creative thought. "On how are you gonna get to that". This was my first one, I can say its done, and passing emis...
2012 Infiniti M37 X 3.7L battery VIN: JN1BY1AR2C
Well I've given it plenty of time to act up or come back, but it seems that all I needed was a battery. There were a number of responses, some who said maybe it just needs a battery. Others offering thresholds for what the allowable milliamp draw should be, an...
1997 Isuzu Trooper LS 3.2L No Start VIN: JACDJ58V7V
Thank you all for your help. This is one of those that you wish you never started. The factory diagnosis chart was correct in pointing to the ignition module. It's too bad that we never got any better diagrams or description of signals entering or exiting mod...
2006 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L no heat VIN: KNDJD73326
Thanks to those that helped.It was a bad actuator motor.Ran power and ground to the actuator.Reversed wires and got no movement in either direction.
2004 Nissan Sentra 1.8L heater temperature VIN: 3N1CB51DX4
Hey thanks for all the replies. A good leak down test showed a small leak in #2 cylinder. A small leak at that. Just enough to put air bubbles into system. Car actually overheated on a 20km drive. So off with the head tomorrow to check it out. Hopefully just t...
2009 Nissan Versa S 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1BC11E69
my customer needed to use his vehicle for a few weeks but has now dropped it back off. I am going to read live readings for fuel trims but will have to open another request with my results. Trouble codes: P0171 (fuel system too lean b1).
2000 Subaru Impreza Outback 2.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1GF4858Y
Well, first of all I would like to thank everybody for your replies! I dropped the exhaust as many of you suggested to check the guides. Found nothing out of the ordinary with the guides, but did find that cylinder 4 100% the culprit, as the valves were chalk ... Trouble codes: P0304 (Cylinder 4 misfire).
2003 Suzuki Vitara 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2S3TE52V63
well I ended up replacing the egr suspecting that it was opening enough since both the intake and exhaust sides were clear Trouble codes: P0401.
1996 Toyota Celica GT 2.2L MIL Lamp on
Still fighting this one but I think I finally have it figured out. When I apply vacuum directly to the EGR it stalls the car after about 2.5 inches of vacuum (gauge tee'd into hose) I also measured vacuum while driving and am seeing about 3 inches while cruis... Trouble codes: P0401 (EGR flow insufficient).
2002 Toyota Highlander 2.4L engine block VIN: JTEGD21A82
Thank you for all the great replies. After talking to the customer we decided to try the time cert kit. Should be delivered this week. If it doesn't work I'll be sure to let you guys know. Thanks again
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