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2003 Acura TL 3.2L Steering VIN: 19UUA56643
we have this customer who likes to drive fast, he complains that the car pulls hard to the left while driving, not braking. we have checked the alighment and found it slightly towed in.we installed 2 new front michelin tires and the customer stills says it pul...
1989 Honda Accord LXi 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: JHMCA5542K
I have this 89 accord that shortly after driving it(no warm-up)it will surge and buck under a load in 3rd gear or above.The problem is when the engine reaches a certain temp the problem completely disappears...and wont return until the next day after being ful...
1992 Honda Accord EX 2.2L drivers front door lock
Hello Ladies and Gents, I have a '92 Accord comming in tomorrow with a drivers door that won't open. I had one of these a few years ago and the latch assembly was broken internally and we had to "swiss cheese" the latch with a drill as I recall. The guy that...
1996 Honda Passport DX 2.6L ac compressor VIN: 1ZZZ033334
i have a 1996 honda passport for all you honda techs an others it blows the 10 amp ac fuse what is the most common problem i gigure it is the ac clutch coil looking at the wiring diaggram i tryed the ac relay an un hooking the extra cooling fan still does it a...
1996 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Moniter not ready VIN: 1HGCD5635T
Hi every one. This car is in my shop after being around alots of shops. failed the CA smog check due to OBDII moniters not ready. As cutomer states he been driving this car since it failed ( miles when car fails test 129096 and now 131659 ). This car has two c...
2001 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: KMHWF35V81
This vehicle was towed in for a no start.While cranking it sounded as if the timing belt was bad.I loosened the top timing cover to veiw the belt to confirm belt was bad.The belt was turning.Removed the drive belt and crank pulley and checked belt orientation....
2001 Kia Sephia LS 1.8L 2-3 Upshift VIN: KNAFB12151
Hello, Transmission techs and thanks for taking time to view this help request. This Kia Sephia originally came in with an intermitent no 2-3 upshift condition. I scanned with Snapon Solus Pro and it had code P0753-Shift sol "A" circuit. I check the wire (lig...
1999 Nissan Primera 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on
QG18DD engine in a nissan primera Engine is surging when cold, and the rev couter needle is fickering, Seems ok when hot.
2003 Nissan 2 WD Truck 2.4L Cylinder Head VIN: JN6ND01S9W
New After Market Cylinder Head vs OEM $300 vs $1000. Have a very clean low milage Nissan Z24 Truck with Cracked Head. Thought I found a reliable rebuilder in Texas, claimed to Not Weld, bla, bla, bla, after waiting for weeks and paying top dollar I recieved a ...
2004 Nissan Quest SL 3.5L Mechanical VIN: 5N1BV28U74
Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. This Van has had the Trany fail 2 times, almost exactly at same Mileage. We installed a rad in this van about 6000Km (4000Mi) ago. The Transmission failed at 79000Km or 50,000 Miles the trany began slippin...
2004 Nissan Altima 2.5L No Start VIN: 1N4AL11D04
I cannot unplug the Crankshaft Position Sensor, its in a very tight spot and I have to work with mirrors. It has a green slider thing which I can move in or out, but can't seem to release the connecter. I can't unbolt the sensor because the wire connector is i... Trouble codes: P0355
1996 Subaru Impreza L 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JFGC4358TH
This car came in with mil lamp on with code p0400 (egr fault detected) I was aware of the problem with the inline filter going to the map sensor being restricted causing the ecm to think the EGR valve isn't working. I checked that and found that it was not res... Trouble codes: P0400
1997 Toyota T100 DLX 3.4L right turn signal VIN: JT4UN22DBV
thanks in advance. got a weird one here. turn on right turn signal and works fine for a few minutes, then the brake lites, lic. plate lites and front upper drive lites all flash in sequence to turn sig. also clock flashes as well. the other mechanic put in a c...
1999 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF18BXX
Thanks in advance for any help. Customer called in and said that his Toyota was running rough, had no power, almost to the point that it was not drivable, and that the MIL would start flashing for several minutes then go off. Customer managed to limp car to sh... Trouble codes: P0125 (AF sensor Voltage low B1S1)
2004 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Signals/Hazard VIN: 2T1BR32E44
vehicle was brought in to me from the autobody shop. They have just finished the vehicle(replaced B-Pillar and Both Left doors. Upon completion of the vehicle the 4 turn signals would flash like a strobe light (300 flashes per min aprox) with the key off. turn...
2006 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L Misfire, black smoke VIN: JTGCB09J06
Howdy again, This imported, UK licensed Land Cruiser has a complaint of missing like an intermittent cut out or cylinder misfire and black smoke only above 6k feet altitude. We are at about 600 feet and cannot duplicate this. We also have no info on this probl...

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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2006 Kia Picanto 1.1L Vehicles doesnīt take off VIN: KNABA24336
Hi group. I had change the principal case and the problem was solved. The old case seems perfect but I dontīt know; may be a internal crack in aluminium in forward circuit. Thanks. Ernesto
1999 Mazda 626 ES 2.5L coolant Bottle VIN: 1YVGF22D5X
Thanks to those who replied to my request. The customer hasn't had any more work done. I couldn't find a leak at the time of repair, but they have called saying it has leaked on the ground since then. The one fix that had the most replies (4) said that ...
2002 Mazda Tribute ES 3.0L battery drain VIN: 4F2YU09162
Hey there and thank you for your replies. The fix was a bad GEM keeping the dash powered to full. Replaced the GEM, But did not check the drain. I saw the dash not go to sleep and thought that the draw was still their. So I panicked, kicked, and pulled my hai...
2006 Mazda 6 S 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVHP80D76
the dealer originally called me and told me there was a fuse missing from the interior fuse box and that i should come and get the vehicle. They called me back about 15 minutes later and told me not to come because it was still runninglike crap but the abs lig... Trouble codes: P2179 (Too lean off idle), U0121 (Loss of communication to ABS).
2000 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L No Start VIN: 4A3AA46G8Y
We have narrowed it down to the immobelizer. customer did not want to put ant more into the car. thanks for all of your help. chris Trouble codes: 1610.
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.4L Heat and A/C system VIN: 4A3AC44G81
Well I am going to call this one a success even though I am not 100% happy with the results. I put the car all back together and recharged the AC system. Still has about 5-10 degree between the driver's side and the passanger's side, but the customer was extre...
2000 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L MIL Lamp on, Intermittent misfire VIN: JN8AR07YXY
We brought the vehicle back in and rechecked evap system for leaks ( passed 020 test )Did not find any leaks. Removed evap canister and inspected thoroughly. Purge solenoid is functioning. Did not find any contamination in lines. Suspicion bad ECM. Customer... Trouble codes: P0446 (Evap emissions system vent control circuit), P0505 (iac), P1105 (Fuel and air metering / MAP/BARO switch solenoid), P1400 (EGRC Solenoid valve), P1490 (Vacuum cut valve / Bypass valve), P0300 (Random misfire).
2005 Toyota Prius 1.5L ABS, Power Booster VIN: JTDKB20U05
Ok, this one is fixed! I came Monday morning, and then updated my AutoEnginuity software and able to reset codes. It seems like the version 6.0 was able to read codes only. Even thought the scan tool showed the option to reset them it was not doing it. Als...
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