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2003 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L all speakers except woofer inoperative VIN: 2HKYF18613
This seemed like a straight forward diagnosis and replacement of a factory audio system with the exact unit new from Honda. Honda says the new radio can not be bad ? Customer wants original system because of integration with radio, cd, dvd player.
2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4L rear VIN: JA3AH86J01
I am working on this accord that is making me crazy. it has a creak or tinny rattle while driving in the right rear. I have narrowed it down to the strut area and have loosened the 2 nut that mount it to the body and retorqued them noise gone for a short time ...
2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L MIL on NO CODES VIN: KMHDN45071
Hello everyone and thanks for the help. I have this 2001 Elantra in and the customer stated that the MIL light came on. I cannot find any codes stored. I sent her out with the vehicle and 2 days later she called saying the light had come on. This time, i veri...
1994 Lexus ES300 3.0L Timing Belt VIN: JT8GK13T8R
We replaced the timing belt on this jewel and have had a whine noise since. It sounds to me as if the timing belt is too tight but the belt it tightened by the tensioner. We have replaced the idler pulley and the water pump again chasing the noise with no luck...
1995 Mazda Millenia 2.5L ignition switch VIN: JMITA2215S
Ignition key gets hot after 1/2 hour of driving
1996 Mazda Millenia 2.5L 3-4 downshift VIN: JM1TA222XX
Ok it's back... the car from hell.. It was suposidly a rightoff 2 month's ago, but the vin matches :( same baby.. Prob went to quebec and sold back here...what are the odds of that ?...too end back-up with me... Same symtoms.. but now drops out of od when it ...
2000 Mazda Millenia 2.3L MIL Lamp on, Intermittent stall
This one was handed to me as another tech in the shop gave up. Car came originally with a high idle and you could hear a vacuum leak under the intercooler plumbing. Tech found cracked vacuum T and repaired. Cannot confirm this is a new or ongoing problem as cu... Trouble codes: P1540
1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 4A3AK34Y9V
hi everyone and thanks in advance for your time and assistance in my vehicle. well here we go, 97 ecplise 2.0 dohc non turbo installed head did valve job and a new timing belt. it runs good on the highway but take off is sluggish and idle is terrible and makes... Trouble codes: P0351, P0352, P1784, P0700
1998 Mitsubishi RVR GDi 2.4L Backfire VIN: N74W-00020
This vehicle is a mystery to us, after shutting off the engine for about 10 seconds a whistling noise can be heard coming from the throttle actuator and then as the engine control relay clicks off a backfire occurs through the air cleaner, unplugging the actua...
1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Misfire VIN: JN1CA21DXS
This car came in with a misfire code,checked and found #4 cylindef to have bad injectorbut also steady ground signal(no pulse).This car dumpes gas into cyl.because injector never closes and is probably the cause of the original failure.Unpluged comp. and groun...
2000 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D3Y
this for nissan expert code p1491 vaccum cut valve bypass replaced valve as per bulletin code p1491 vacuum cut valve bypass valve. clear code after two days light came back on for same code.any help appreciated.check vent valve ok. inspect all lines nothing fo... Trouble codes: 1491 (vacuum cut valve bypass valve)
2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on
Hello all, Helping a friend with this one. Vehicle came in with P0446 , hard fault. Followed procedure as outlined by Mitchell ON Demand and results were to replace the Canister Vent Valve Solenoid. Replaced the valve and the light comes back on the 2nd key c... Trouble codes: P0446 (Canister Vent valve)
1998 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L camshaft/crankshaft front seals VIN: 4S3BD6751W
replaced front camshaft/crankshaft seals about 20k miles ago, leaking again. I've heard that this is a typical problem, and that Subaru has new seals (red or brown?) designed to work better as replacements. Does anybody have experience with these new seals? Ar...
1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L rear end VIN: 4S3BG6856W
hello to all. we have this legacy that is stumping us. at 45 mph's up thru 65 mph we have what sounds like a wheel bearing noise. we replaced the rf due to excessive free play. now we have a noise at the above speeds. tires are all the same and have a slight b...
1989 Toyota Pickup SR5 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT4VN13G7K
before rebuild, check engine knk code on accel. during rebuild found knk short harness rotted apart. replaced knk sensor and harness. after install still have knk code. replaced knk sensor again and replaced shielded wire to pcm. still getting knk code. there ... Trouble codes: 52 (knk sensor code)
1998 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L monitors VIN: 4TAVL52N7W
Hey Toyota guys, I have this tacoma in for a smog check and no monitors have run, I test drove and got 4 monitors to run, turn the key off and monitors go incomplete, I checked all the power sources to computer, looks like the keep alive memory is bad, have yo...

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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1999 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.5L code C0300 VIN: KMHWF25V4X
I would like to thank every one who responded.The problem was the scanner was not giving the right code.Tryed another scanner got a cam sensor code. Replaced the cam sensor and everythine is find now. Thankes for the help Dick
1994 Infiniti Q45 A 4.5L battery VIN: JNKNG01D5R
Much thanks to Robert [...] and Hank for your responses. Just unplugging all the door modules one by one, cleaning connections, and replugging reduced the milliamp draw to the mid eighties. We are going to live with this slightly higher than normal draw. Custo...
2002 Infiniti Q45 4.5L tach guage VIN: VNKBF01A93
We removed the cluster on this car and the circuit board on the passenger side of the cluster was the board for the tach and had a bad connection. The connector pins that are on the circuit board had to be repaired. Our repair was half science project and half...
2006 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0L dash & starter VIN: 1N6AD07U16
We spent 2 days and traded components from and identically equiped 06 Frontier to this one. We opened the wiring harness an visually inspected it for damage from the body repair. We found nothing. The insurance company transfered the car to the local dealer an...
1997 Toyota T100 SR5 3.4L spark knock no power VIN: JT4UN24D8V
Well,after checking the MAF and cleaning it,checked cam timming,checked for exhaust restriction,and checked spark plugs,not in that order,I finally took Bradley's advice and checked fuel pressure.The fuel filter was clogged.I relearned an impotant lesson from ...
2001 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L No Start VIN: 1NXBR12E51
Sorry about the wait to close but i took vacation and the car had to wait. I really appreciate all the helpful replies. This was a weird one. The problem ended up being contaminated gas. Who knows what it was contaminated with because it looked and smelled fin...
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