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1996 Honda Civic CX 1.6L Rear brakes VIN: 2HGEJ6328T
Hi guys. I need some help on this one. This Civic was sitting on driveway for 11 months. When it came to shop I replaced front brake pads and rotors, machined drums,cleaned and adjusted shoes. In two weeks came back with scrubbing noise comming from rear, not ...
1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L door locks VIN: 1HGCG5655X
This car has been acting up intermittantly. When it acts up it tries to keep the doors locked. Even pulling up on the knob the locks keep trying to lock. The switches dont seem to be sticking. The switches dont even need to be depressed for this to happen. My ...
1998 Lexus GS300 3.0L Int. hard start VIN: JT8BD68S0W
Car came in with blown head gasket. Customer drove car overheating until it quit running. Pulled head and resurfaced. After repair was completed vehicle ran great. Noticed that it had been run completely out of gas. five dollars did not even move needle off em...
1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L heat VIN: JT6HF1OU4Y
this lexus has no heat. all vent controls work as designed, air is great, engine warms up and runs at proper temperature, electronic temp control seems to be working. no heat in any setting. i am a german car guy and don't know much about lexus climate control...
1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Unknown VIN: JN1CA21D1T
po740 mil is on torque converter clutch check the wiring is good clear the code comes back in 5 min while driving otherwise there is no driving problem any help welcome thanks
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR07Y31
Vehicle has a P0300 stored with check engine light on.Has an intermittant skip.When i first checked it for skip cyl.#4 was not working.Pulled coil and plug.Fired coil on the bench seemed ok.Plugs were worn bad.Replace spark plugs and recheck.Now it seems like ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire detected), P1300 (Misfire code)
2000 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF28B9Y
OK, before i get too deep into all these codes, I have found some vacuum line problems. On the front motor mount, there is PWM electronically controlled vacuum valve. There are three vacuum lines attached, one out the top that goes to the air intake, the upper... Trouble codes: P0174 (p0440-), P0440 (p0441-), P0441 (p0446-), P0446 (p1150-), P1150

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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1999 Honda Accord LX 2.3L radiator VIN: 1HGCG6659X
Thank you to those of you who replied. After getting permission to pull head, we found nothing wrong. I called customer and told him what several of you who ran into this problem had said. We found a 21k salvage engine and installed it. Car is fixed. Thanks ag...
2006 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L immolbizer VIN: 5FN34FN873
I got it programed after browing a HIM from a friend. the local dealer gave the pcm code with no problem by the time I got the HIM I still used the code given 3 days ago by changing the date on the lap top to the date I got the code. I still could not get a an...
1988 Isuzu Trooper LS 2.6L No Start VIN: JACCH58E4K
Customer decide to not fix this truck. There is some good stuff in the replies like us OEM parts, timing is set off of #4 not #1.
2006 Mazda 3 i 2.0L power steeri VIN: JM1BK12F76
Had one reply that got this one... as it goes the newer version with the steering angle sensor behind the clock sping uses a different pump and module. the wrong pump will give you a code for the steering angle semsor amd will not program. install the correct ...
2003 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L Power Steering VIN: 5N1MD28YX3
All replies confirmed my suspicion that the gearbox was at fault. Although I haven't had a chance to coordinate with the truck's owner to make the swap, I'm confident that this is a good fix. Thanks for all the help, as always.
1996 Toyota Corolla 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1BAC2E1T
Transducer or valve or modulator, what ever it is called was leaking vacuum intermitantly. It seams to have a small amount of water from exaust port inside it. I can't dissect it because it is only a couple of weeks old. Thanks for all replies, they motivated ... Trouble codes: P0401.
1997 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L starter VIN: JT3HN86ROV
Thanks to all who replied. I removed the starter to bench test it. Same problem. Removed solenoid cover to inspect inside & found feed terminal to starter motor was slightly bent. Turns out the solenoid would pull in but not make contact to starter motor feed ...
1997 Toyota Camry CE 3.0L rear defog VIN: 4T1BF22K5V
Thanks to Paul, Glen and Wayne for responding to this request. It turned out that the blue wire at terminal 4 did not have power from fuse #20. We made the mistake of checking power to this at the relay instead of at the switch directly. We then followed the h...
2002 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TBBT44142
Well this one is gone but not fixed. !5 replies. Lots of you pointed out that the compression reading I posted was low. I retested with a different gauge and the compression was 155psi.(ok). Threw away the other old gauge. Many great ideas for testing pcm, inj... Trouble codes: P0301.
2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L fill valve (ORVR) VIN: 4T1BE32K82
thanks to the 3 techs that took time to help me on this they were right on! the canister I had to compare was off a 99 and its non-invasive my 02 is invasive it wasnt an acurate comparasson thats what got me off track. I sure would have thought it would have b...
2003 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Stall VIN: JTEHH20V43
Problem was a 'not locked' connector on the fuse block beside the battery positive terminal. There is two big connectors with two wires each. As one of them was not locked, sometimes it would cause a contact problem, very hard to duplicate. I discovered it b...
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