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1987 Honda Accord LXi 2.0L Condenser fan VIN: 1HGCA5642H
Hi guys -- I have a condenser fan that runs on, hot or cold, whenever you cycle the key. I tried another fan timer unit I had sitting around the shop and they both do the same thing. If you cycle the key, the A/C fan runs for a good twenty minutes, but if you ...
1987 Honda Accord DX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1HGCA5629H
Customer came in with an water pump leaking and a running issue. When engine is started cold, the choke works properly and has a fast idle for a short period of time. As soon as fast idle comes off the engine sputters and dies. Will not idle on its own untill ...
1998 Honda Accord LX 2.3L cluster and dash lighting VIN: 1HGCG5648W
prior owner replaced the speedo as old unit quit lighting...the new one never lit i bought it like it is...i changed the unit to no avail. but the cluster will have all the check lights come on when cranking and the gear selector would work and show yo...
2000 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Electronic VIN: 4S6DM58W6Y
blows #15 elec ig fuse cannot duplicate problem. i even drove car home over night 40 miles round trip 4x4 on and off several times. i actuated all items associated with same fuse with no problem. customer claims when disengaging 4x4 fuse will blow. fuse has bl...
2003 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L power VIN: KMHWF25S93
After replacing the timing belt this car has hardly any power and a slight surge, I know I checked the marks after installation and rotated the crank 720 degrees and the marks were still lined up properly. Anything else that could cause this condition other th...
1997 Infiniti Q45 4.1L power steering assist VIN: JNKBY31D3V
hello, We have this car here that has a lack of power assist, the fluid after being run is foamy, as well as if the level is full to the mark when running, it overflows when the car is shut off. The pump is noisy and the assist comes and goes.This one come to...
1993 Lexus SC300 3.0L loss of comunication VIN: JT8JZ31C6P
Replaced speed sensor because the sppedometer was off by about 15 MPH, I check speed with a GPS. After replacement of speed sensor speed was off by over 20 MPH. All by request of owner. The I tried to trouble shoot with my Scaner but kept on looseing comunic...
2004 Mazda RX-8 1.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1FE17N34
madza had po300 ===new spark plugs & wires, 24000 on speedometer hard starting ==smokes==idle quality not the best ??? ( rotary engine) 1.3 thanks in advance.
1997 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Misfire VIN: 4A3AJ56G6V
This vehicle has a misfire under load on no. four. There appears to be a weak spark out of cap for cylinder 4. Everything inside the distributor looks ok and the cap and rotor have been replaced. Has anyone else run into this. I am temted to put a distributor ... Trouble codes: P0304
1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS 2.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4A3AX35G7V
started as irratic idle(surge). replaced computer than found bad iac motor. replaced iac control went back and set sas and tps open/closed throttle switch as well as idle adjustment screw. idle is fine until rpm is raised and then dropped or until you snap the... Trouble codes: P0505
2002 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L speedometer VIN: 4A3AA46G92
this is a car lot car. speedometer not working. has new cluster. no 5 volt ref at pin 80 con. 41 of pcm. i can ground a test light and tap the wire going to speedo and the needle jumps. this tells me i dont have anything messing with my wire between pcm and sp...
1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L sunroof VIN: JN1CA21D4T
The sunroof track on this vehicle was replaced and now the close point on the roof is not correct. Does anyone know the proper reset procedure? Any nissan techs help would be great. Thanks Joe
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31A8Y
This car has bocome a thorn in my side. It came into the shop with poor idle, hardly running and stalling. The check engine light was on with the lean codes. The fuel pressure was good and the car was running perfect so we let it sit for a couple of days. When... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 Lean), P0174 (Bank2 Lean)
2001 Subaru Forester S 2.5L unk VIN: JF1SF65651
Help all subaru techs!! This should have been easy- we replaced both front drive axles because of torn front boots. Truck developed a shimmy/ wiggle on accel most noticable from a stop. No brainer- bad axle. replaced with another set- different supplier (these...
2006 Toyota SEQUOIA 4.7L Safety VIN: 5TDZ38A46S
I need to reprogram a new remote control and a new key. I have the old remote control and the old key working fine but I need to know how to reprogram the new key and the new remote control. thank you in advance for all the help

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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2000 Daewoo Nubira SE 2.0L No Start, Stall VIN: KLAJB52Z8Y
Sorry this reply took so long. The problem was a bad coil. I initially tried a used one but I had the same problem. I started to look elsewhere for the problem but kept coming back to the coil. After replacing with a new O.E. coil everything was good. Than... Trouble codes: P0351 (ign control a curcuit fault), P352.
2001 Lexus GS300 3.0L Pads VIN: LXF4456743
Thanks for all the help,Jay from Bendix was correct,the rotor was border line,when I checked for thickness variation it was very close that's why it would only squeak when it was hot.I did not check for runout because I was waiting for a new dial indicator tha...
2004 Lexus LX470 4.7L ride height VIN: JTJHT00W24
Borrowed a Mastertech, found right front height sensor code. Replaced both front height sensors as the rear was just replaced and did not feel like doing the fronts one at a times. Thanks everyone
1994 Mazda B2300 2.3L HC at idle VIN: 4F4CR16A7R
Looks like it was a 'Cat on the prowl'. As I mentioned, the customer put on his own cat conv. It was a cheapo cat. He took vehicle and had a good cat installed. Came back to the shop here and idle emissions stayed down at about 20-30 ppm HC. Thanks for the rep...
2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor LS 3.8L abs VIN: 4A4MN21574
The replys were about what I had expected as far as what to do about the diag. The main question that I needed answered is it normal for the body shops to install used brake parts and then called it fixed. Thanks Mark I know this is a very poor fix but if you ...
1997 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L hard cold start VIN: YN23654Y2A
all suggestions were good, but no help thanks guys, seems the cheap skate wanted to give it back the way it was so, whatever i didn't break it just tried to fix it.
1998 Nissan Frontier 2.4L tcc SOLENOID CIRCUIT VIN: 1N6DD2159W
The customer later told me that a shop in town has put 2 seperate tranny's in the truck. the code set criteria is so sketchy and set times are so far apart and the fact that 2 tranny's have been put in the truck in the last year...Well, i sent him back to the ...
2001 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31071
after hours of testing I have repaired this car. the iacv shorted due to coolant leaking into the electric motor thus causing the ecm to short out. come to find out this is very common problem so thats the fix for a p0505 look for burnt terminals on connector ... Trouble codes: P0505.
2004 Nissan Murano SE 3.5L transfer case
Thanks to all of the replies, very helpful. After reading replies and standing under vehicle and observing. I removed right axle and bolts for power steering pump then tied pump out of the way. Then removed complete rear exhaust manifold and converter (have to...
1998 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 4S3BD6753W
The customer came to pick up his subaru and the most I could tell him that may be wrong is that the exhaust backpressure seems too high. Going up a hill at full power and high rpm and 3rd gear I can get 8 lbs pressure. With the mufflers disconected I get about...
2002 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: 4S3BH68622
Sorry for the delay.Customer has not brought car back. From the replies I learned that the fuel hoses can leak at the injectors when cold but seal up after engine warms. One guy said there are 34 clamps. The canister purge valve can stick open too. My problem ...
1986 Toyota Pickup 2.4L Hydraulic System VIN: JT4RN63R0G
Thanks to all who replied and gave advice. I brought the truck in one last time and bled the brakes at all four corners and the bleeder screw on the load sensing valve. I also loosened each line at the load sensing valve and bled fluid there as well. I double ...
1994 Toyota Corolla 1.6L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1NXAE04B7R
this car has been gone for a few days must be fixed. i believe it was the coil and i used beck-arnley aftermarket i will remember that if it comes back failing. thanks to all
1994 Toyota Previa LE 2.4L starting VIN: JT3AC12R7R
this one will go to the dealer. earlier shop had this for 3 days could not fine the problem. i had it for 3 days and no luck. did have 2 advice on throttle body flap carbon build up. i took it off and cleaned carbon and re-set tps to specs. would'nt start next...
1997 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L Cam Timing VIN: 1NXBB02E5V
I never did get the answer to my question, so I installed the timing belt in the original position I took it off. I still beleave these marks are probably if its an European version or a US version. Thanks to all who replied.
2000 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDDR32T6Y
OK, just got time to work on it, put new IAC valve and light is gone, idle good but had some overheating problems. Must be air pockets in the cooling system. So drove it around and got the air out ond top of the coolant, everything ok. When reseting the MIL ha... Trouble codes: P0505.
2001 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L No Start VIN: 1N4EB31F4P
Hello all tech, sorry to post without just hard to diagnose the problem when it is not there.I duplicated the problem twice but it did not gave me enough window to check it.So far,the owner said there is no problem except the battery died and had it w...
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