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2003 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L Timing Chain VIN: JHLRD78863
Hi Everyone This CRV was towed in from a Honda dealer with a no start condition. Customer was told that timing chain had jumped and bent all the valves, dealer wanted to install used motor and said old motor wasn't worth fixing, they wanted to install used mo...
2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Radio VIN: 1HGCM66814
Good Afternoon, Honda techs! As you can see, I work in a Ford dealership and the guys I know in the aftermarket have not been able help me out much. Anyways, this Accord had a dead battery (a used vehicle from our lot), and of course now it needs a radio cod...
2003 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L temp guage VIN: KNDUP131X3
this is my daily driver so i will give all the info i can. about a week ago i was driving and i noticed that the heat was not what it should be. i noticed that the temp guage was lower than normal. i checked the temp with the scan tool after driving 30 miles h...
1992 Lexus SC400 4.0L p/s pump VIN: JT8UZ30CTN
HI vehicle came in with no leaks and p/s system full but very noisey. Determined needed pump. Changed and bled system and still have same prob. Flushed and cleaned stayed the same. Changed rack flush same prob.Any ideas
1992 Lexus LS400 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8UF11E6N
with the new o2 sensors installed all readings are normal however the code continues to return Trouble codes: 25 (fuel trim), 26 (fuel trim)
1998 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L backing plates VIN: 1YBGF22C5W
Hi Mazda PRO'S, the Mazda dealer told me that these plates are NOT manufactured any more...Is anyone aware of aftermarket supplier for these backing plates...NEW, NOT used. thanks...
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D41
Check Engine light Illuminated. DTC: P1140 (Intake Valve Timing Control Position Sensor). Already replaced with new sensor (Intake Valve Tiing Sensor)and cleared DTC. After vehicle idles for 30-40 minutes, Check Engine Light returns with same code, DTC: P1140.... Trouble codes: P1140 (Intake Valve Timing Control Position Sensor Fault.)
2000 Other Asian 2300 6.9L piston VIN: JNALC43HXY
Diesel Techs please help!!! This 2000 UD 2300 is our flat bed tow truck. Approximately 4,000 miles ago the motor was toasted and we paid a very respected machine shop in the area almost $9,000 to bench-rebuild the motor (we performed the installation). Now, 60...
1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Temp gauge VIN: 4S3BG6851W
Not sure where to go here, can find no partial short to ground on the signal wire and don't have a resistance spec table to see what the sensor should be reading at what temperature. Hard to believe both clusters have the same issue. Any help would be apprecia...
2000 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L engine starting VIN: JT3HT05J6Y
This is a mint land cruire, auto trany v8 when starting the engine starts right up for 1-2 seconds thens stalls, on second try it starts and runs mint. good gas milage,quite smooth and lots of powere(runs like new) problem mainly happens after 20 minut or long...

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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1989 Acura Legend 2.7L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: SAXXS83HKM
Thanks for all the great responses, Dale the "Sterling Fixer" was very informative. I removed the catalytic convertor and it was not the problem and rechecked the coolant temp sensor and it was fine, now that I knew the specs, thanks again Dale. I went back to...
2003 Infiniti G35 3.5L door locks VIN: JNKCV54E83
First, Thanks for the 3 great responses.We shimmed the door switches out slightly, but still no cure.On a hunch I went to the Body Control Module, disconnected all 4 connectors, and reconnected. After that, the door locks calmed down alot.I called my local Inf...
1994 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JN1HJO1F6R
well the majority said injectors were the problem,after further testing we found 4 that were faulty.The customer declined to repair it
1996 Nissan 200SX SE-R 2.0L No Start, hard starting VIN: 1N4BB42D2T
thanks for everyones input.next time i will try to be a little more specific,fuel pressure was fine,plugs were new and spark was good,coolant temp and all volts and grounds were good. the fix came from ed at british columbia,there was no fuse in the start sign...
1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JN1CA21D3T
2000 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L 4-wd drive shift lever VIN: 1N6ED27Y6Y
Well, the first reply I received--from Jan [...]--was absolutely right. He thought that Godzilla might have been on the assembly line attaching the knob, when in fact it could have been screwed on by the proverbial little old lady from Pasadena. The problem...
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11D72
Here goes the story...We did perform a quick intake vacuum test with a smoke machine and found no leaks anywhere. I read about phantom cylinder head gaskets causing problems in this year but I saw no signs including coolant any loss. My big question revolved ... Trouble codes: P0302 (cylinder 2 misfire).
1995 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L rear propeller shaft seal VIN: 4S3BK6350S
Thanks to the 6 guys who all said to put a seal in it. Among the other comments that were helpful; One from Andy in Washington, who suggested lifting the front end with the engine off to see if the leak would occur without line psi. -so easy and simple... Jim ...
2001 Toyota Prius 1.5L hybrid inverter VIN: JTDKB20U14
Sorry another problem occurred,The 2001 Prius went died while driving ,Strange---no error message og any kind,start battery ok,ground ok --Turn ignition on and no Ready light appears . Voltage is OK ,headlights bright etc.??? No codes
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