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1999 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4S6CK58W3X
hi guys, I've got a passport here that came in with idle stuck at 1600 rpm. throttle plate and cable adjustment were ok. checked iac and found it carboned up and stuck. cleaned and tried to lube but could not get it free up. replaced with new dealer part. and...
2002 Honda Civic EX 1.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGES267X2
Customer came in sayin he had a check engine light, we scanned it and we came up with the code PO335 CKP sensor 'A' circuit problem. We called the dealer to see prices on a crank sensor. Salesman said that they do not stock them they have not had problems with... Trouble codes: P0335
2000 Hyundai Accent GL 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: KMHCG45G0Y
We have inherited this one from another shop. Upon arrival found front 02 sensor wiring butt connected, MAF wiring butt connected and Idle air control butt connected. Replaced 02 sensor with OE. Removed remainder of butt connectors and soldered wiring. All of ... Trouble codes: P0562 (Low Charging Volt), P1553 (Idle Speed Control), P1403 (DT-ML High Pressure), P0444 (Evap System Leak), P1402 (dt-ml), P0141 (Oxygen Sensor Fault)
2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L transmission
This vehicle is pulling my hair out. It intermittently shifts hard, slips, and gets stuck in third. Tried replacing transmission control module but did not help. Problem seems to occur more often when the temperature is warm outside. Does not act up as much in...
2002 Kia Optima SE 2.4L Stall, MIL Lamp on, lacks power VIN: KNAGD12682
the car runs fine at idle, but under load when driving has low power and will not accelerate over 40 MPH without stalling. The computer codes lead us toward the catalytic converter, however a vacuum test to check for exhaust restriction indicates no restrictio... Trouble codes: P0421 (Warm up CAT efficeincy Low bank 1), P0507 (Idle Control System RPM to high), P0446 (EVAP vent control problem Pending)
1994 Toyota Camry 3.0L calipers VIN: 4TIGK13EXR
Replaced front and rear pads and rotors and we now have no pedal. Checked for air in system and we are not getting fluid to the right rear or left front wheels. Tried to bleed every way possible, and still no pressure. Thanks in advance for any help.

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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1992 Honda Accord LX 2.2L sluggish no power VIN: JHMCB7651N
The distributor cap had a watery-oily residue all over inside... inside the cap...center graphite electrode, it has a spring under the button it was all corroded under center electrode where it touches center rotor. replaced both new cap and rotor and solved t...
2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6L compressor VIN: 2HGEJ6611Y
Thank you for all that helped. THis car had several issues starting with it was freezing the evap and disengauging the compressor clutch. Found and repaired leak still having issues with not having cold air so I repalced expansion valve and ac thermostat. T...
1998 Lexus LS400 4.0L right front wheel VIN: JT8BH28F9W
This car is for the books for sure. The fix was a yaw sensor,apparently this car was in an a collision and the yaw sensor went bad.It was causing the antiskid control to come on, therefore it would apply the front brake to the direction of the skid. One point ...
2001 Mazda 626 ES 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGF22D71
Thank you to Robert who promptly responded about the passage behind the throttle body that plugs on these Mazdas. We pulled the throttle body and the passage was partly blocked. That explains the RPM drop when applying EGR but obviously restricted enough to se... Trouble codes: P0400 (EGR flow).
1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AK44YXX
thank for all the help. the car ended up needing a pcm because it wasn't grounding the solenoid properly Trouble codes: P0443 (evap purge solenoid control circuit).
1979 Nissan 620 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, falls on its face VIN: HLG6204246
Found timing chain jump 2 teeth removed cover and re-insatlled cam to crank set up dont know why this happened, i think the cam got stuck but not sure got lucky no bent valves vehicle runs good now..thanks for the help...
1997 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BD4355V
The problem was the conector under the dash(green conector).Someone had conected it. The second replie I got hit it right on the head. Trouble codes: P0500, P1101, P1121, P1540.
1999 Subaru Impreza Outback 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1GF4855X
thank you to the members who took the time to answer my help request the car was sent to my shop yesterday afternoon and I called my dealer they had the part in stock most told me it was the neutral switch the tip wears in the switch and sets the code this is ... Trouble codes: 1507 (Idle Control System Malfunction).
2000 Subaru Outback 2.5L Cooling Systems VIN: 4S3BH6754Y
Hi Guys, Thank you very much to all of you who took the time to answer. You are awesome. It turned out to be a combination of an intermittent condensor fan motor and a knock sensor that was for some odd reason putting extra draw on the compressor. The fan m...
1993 Toyota Camry 3.0L cyl heads VIN: VCV1001588
Hi, It turns out that these cylinder heads are EXACTLY identical, they both have a hole for the distributor, and the cam bearing caps do not have any offset bolts. These heads are interchangeable from left to right and vice versa, EXCEPT for the fact that you ...
1994 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JT4RN13P2R
You guys came thru again. It was very surprising that every single one of you mentioned the TPS. We are a foreign and domestic shop and do much work on Toyotas. It appears by all of your responces that this is a common problem on these trucks. I just can't ... Trouble codes: 13 (No RPM Detected. Cleared- Has not returned).
2002 Toyota RAV4 2.0L 1-2 shift, 2-3 shift VIN: JTEGH20V42
This vehicle is fixed with another updated ecu (ecu was already the updated version) and another used transmission. Unfortunately I cannot tell you exactly what the problem was, the only reply I got telling me what to look for was 2 solenoids activating at the...
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