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1994 Honda Civic DX 1.5L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGEJ2220R
got a problem car here, civic came in no start. found coil arcing to ground inside dist. replaced coil, cap and rotor. engine tried to start but backfire. found timing belt out of time and valves not sealing. removed head and had machine shop repair. ok. all t... Trouble codes: 16 (fuel injector circuit)
1996 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: KMHJW34MXT
need help guys. this car came to me after somebody else had put a used mass airflow on it due to a code the mil gave. when it came in it still had some codes but have resolved those with the parts i have already replaced. the car has the same drivability issue...
1998 Lexus LS400 4.0L Air ride VIN: JT8BH28F7W
hello everyone I have lexus LS 400 with air suspensition that is only on the front is leaking down over night it seems to hold well all day. the bags are not cracked or checked the lines are flexable and not brittle we have changed the front air valve for the ...
2001 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.5L abs hydraulic brake booster VIN: JA4MW51R31
customer complaint of chirping noise coming from vehicle when braking. traced noise to hydraulic control assembly with chassis ears. no abs codes set. previously dealer installed improved accumulator per recall [...]. i'm not sure if it's the same noise pe...
1997 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21D0V
Hello, this is my first question for aitn. I appreciate this help alot. The car is a 97 maxima w/ 3.0 .Got a code for B1S1 right bank O2 sensor problem , checked that O2 w/ osilliscope. It was lazy & replaced it.Also checked grounds on the engine.cleared codes... Trouble codes: P0174 (2 or left bank O2 problem), P0150 (2 or left bank always lean), P0325 (knock sensor)
1999 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 453BD4357X
Got this 1999 subaru. customer said rough and or poor idle. We got it in and the idle surges up and down a couple hundred rpm.I checked for vacume leaks found none.No code and scann data looked ok couldnt get much anyway. Checked throttle plate and cleaned loo...
2003 Subaru Forester X 2.5L its all over! VIN: 8165OOU710
Another shop replaced rear wheel bearings and the owner began to complain that on ice or packed snow, the car would wander and it felt like a boat in ocean. I replicated it quickly as it indeed felt like it drifted one way and then another as if I was beginnin...
2003 Subaru Forester X 2.5L Blower motor VIN: JF1SG63633
Vehicle came in with a bad blower motor and resistor. Replaced both and vehicle was OK. Now when it is very cold, moisture is getting into the motor and freezing over night causing the blower fuses to blow! I can thaw out the motor and replace the fuses and it...
1995 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L Mechanical VIN: 1NXAE09B5S
ihave95 toyota corolla dx it vibrates all the time with engine running seems worse in drive mount look fine engine runs fine no miss fire it just shakes exhaust isnt hitting body all drive belts were removed its still there

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
Fix/Summary Answers
1999 Acura TL 3.2L egr VIN: 19UUA5642X
hello all, thanks very much for the help, every response made sense and helped me fix this car. I ended drilling the hole and insert the pipe and that fixed the code for egr and changed both o2 sensors and evap vent valve cleared the other coded and made it to...
1998 Honda Civic EX 1.6L 2-3 upsift when cold
To update, I have not heard back from either customer on this issue and I presume that the problem still exists. I guess I will have to wait for them to make a decision. Thanks for all the replies.
2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 4S2DM58W91
So, I guess I will call this one fixed. The customer has had the vehicle for a couple of weeks witht no problems. As much as I hated to do it, I had decided to try what seemed like the most likely culprits. This vehicle uses a fuel liquid/vapor seperator in li...
2000 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L oil pump / engine VIN: 4A3AA46G7Y
First of all thank you guys for your help. Sorry it took so long to close this help request but we have just been to busy as of late. We warrantied out the engine with another used engine at no charge to the customer. After close inspection of the engine we re...
1995 Nissan Pickup SE 3.0L vehicle speed sensor (vss) VIN: 1N6HD16YXS
Thank you for the replies, you have been very helpful! We did end up scoring the hole that the sensor goes into. After looking carefully at the hole it appeared that it was no longer round, as it should have been. Although it took more hours than it should hav...
2000 Nissan Sentra XE 1.8L suspension VIN: 1N1CB51D1Y
The fix was what Michael & Victor suggested the lower control arm rear bushing. For future reference if after removing the 3 bolts holding the rear of the control arm, you can remove the rear arm or separate the rear bushing it is bad. The lower control arm ha...
1999 Subaru Forester 2.5L engine VIN: JF1SF6355W
Thank you all very much. You confermed what I thought was going to be the prob. Was actually hoping for a different answer but glad to have an answer. I made shure the system was full got it to op. temp. when the tstat opened I shut it down and with the 1st pl...
2004 Toyota Tacoma 2.4L 1-2 shift VIN: 5TENL42N54
we have determined based on fellow member input that the tcm is the culprit. the customer states that he will be fighting the factory for assistance
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