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2001 Acura Integra Type R 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4DC23101
CAR RUNS FINE NO APPARENT DRIVABILITY PROBLEMS TESTED COMPRESSION, O2 SENSORS, EVAP SYSTEM any help would be appreciated thank you in advance Trouble codes: 172 (too rich), 45 (fuel meter out of spec)
1998 Isuzu Rodeo S 2.2L clutch VIN: 4S2CK58D7W
After a previous clutch repair this vehicle came back with a rotational squeaking noise only when the clutch is depressed. We replaced the release bearing and pilot bearing once again but the problem still persists. The inside portion of the clutch disc was bl...
1998 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L dash lights VIN: 1YVGF22C5W
idiot lights all work. led mileage indicator has illumination and dims with dimmer. all other dash illumination is out. customer tells us lights went out when we did timing belt and water pump? we can find no loose wires, fuses and dimmer switch appear good. A...
2003 Mazda Miata 1.8L hydraulic system VIN: JM1NB35323
Customer brought car into shop complaining of dragging feeling. Test drove car confirmed complaint. Diagnosed as brakes all four wheels locked. Broke rear line loose at master cylinder all wheels freed up. Took car off lift reached in and started car brakes ap...
1996 Nissan Pickup SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6SD16S9T
Hello all, Initially this truck came in with check engine light on with an IAT code, I found broken wires at the plug. A week later the truck cameback with the light on again, it had 3 codes. P0110 IAT code, P0505 Idle air control system, P0136 Rear 02 sensor,...
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Stall, Misfire VIN: 3N1CB51A41
hello , this car when sitting at idle in gear will die, when in park idling will start to misfire a little then will clear out on its own then will act up again, bank2 alpha reading 110% and just as it starts to miss alpha will drop to 98%, bank1 alpha always ...
2002 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR09Y12
Hoping some Nissan techs out there can tell me what is the most common causes of the PO1491. A dealership told this customer that it needed the vac cut bypass valve replaced so being a good pal I believed them and replaced it. Couple days later they called and... Trouble codes: P1491
2005 Subaru Legacy i 2.5L thottle actuator dtc po368 VIN: 4S3BL61655
loses power and and code PO368 shows up. turn off the key and work ok for a couple of miles. thank you for any help that you can come up with.
1998 Toyota RAV4 2.0L long crank times VIN: JT3HP10V1W
Customer complaint of long crank times- has gotten progressively worse. Tested fuel pressure/volume, tested for spark. He had no spark during crank times. Long story short- after long and extensive testing I determined I had camshaft sensor input and crankshaf...
2004 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L Starter ecu VIN: 5TBBT44144
Hey guys This car came in needing interior and linkage changed. We pulled the complete seats and panels off Seatbelts Changed a broken linkage cable. The car started and ran fine. We goto put the car into the shop and it wont start. We jump it and it starts ...

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4L temp gauge VIN: JHMCM56393
First; I would like to THANK all the people that took time to respond, sometimes the basics if not checked properly can through you for a loop, the problem was the radiator plugged in the middle, installed a new radiator, engine temperature returned back to no...
1995 Lexus ES300 3.0L steering assist VIN: JT8GK13T7S
Well guy another rack and pump same thing.i explored the steering assist,and found on the 5 wire connector 7.3 volts on a line thats suppose to have .30 to . 44 o it .this is the connector from pcm to the steering assist .The value inside of the rack has the w...
1998 Lexus GS400 4.0L valves VIN: JT8BH68X3W
reinstalled timing belt and vehicle runs fine now. never really figured out why the first problem, all replies were appreciated and double checked what each suggested, maybe just a fluke, hope so. Thanks again, Richard
1995 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1YVGE22D5S
Thanks for all the help. I checked all the dist wave forms and they were fine. Pulled a code for the coolant temp sensor. Notice that it had been replaced so I cleared the codes & had no more staring or stalling issues. The crank sensor also had a good wave fo...
1999 Nissan Primera 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on
Thanks for the replies, turns out to be timing chain, customer has taken car and park in shed to save money for fix. Will up date once we have completed the job.
1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L fails due to codes VIN: JT2BG22KOX
1780= AS many of u replied . I did find a wh/blk wire under trunk lid about ten inches back on left side near trunk hinge still wraped with tape, with no indcation of a trouble spot. Two other green wires were cracked ready to break also, so i fixed thoses... Trouble codes: 1780 (park neutral switch fuction), 446 (evap control system vent control).
2003 Toyota Tacoma S-Runner 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TEWN72N23
I replaced the front and rear sensors with Genuine Toyota. The Genuine Toyota cats would have been $1400 so I left the DEC's in. The Genuine Toyoya sensors fixed the problem. The after market cats work fine. I suspect there was nothing wrong with the original ... Trouble codes: P0420 (Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold).
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