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2001 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L Suspension VIN: 2HNYD18881
Hey Everyone, Got a problem that one of you Acura guys can help me with. This car has a knock/popping noise over slight bumps. You almost can't make it do it. It seems to do it though on hard accelerate and brake. Going over small dips with the wheel turn seem...
2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: SHSRD78804
Hello group. I have a P1077. Imrc actuator was replaced by another shop because of this problem. When I checked after starting engine there was no vacumn to the actuator but after about 5 seconds the solenoid deactivates and there is vacumn at the actuator and... Trouble codes: P1077
2005 Hyundai Sonata GL 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHWF25H15
v ehicle came in with check eng. light on and code p0455 large leak detected, smoked the evap system and found evap vent solenoid not closing causing leak replaced with factory solenoidand cleared code. vehicle came back 2 days later with same problem code p04... Trouble codes: P0455
1996 Lexus ES300 3.0L radio /tape player VIN: JT8BF12G7T
this is my sons car, according to him he hit a fairly big speed bump while playing the tape p[layer and the sound suddenly got much louder with greater bass boost, after shuttint the car off and restarting it was back to normal, anyone heard of this phenomenon...
2006 Lexus RX400h 3.3L sreering gear VIN: JTJHW31U16
Hi. This car is from a body shop. It was hit in the front left and they had to change the inner tie rod, strut, knuckle and subframe. It has no power steering and code C1568 (dc-dc converter malfuntion). Alldata has a diagnostic route for it which I completed ...
1998 Mazda B4000 SE 4.0L No Reverse VIN: 4F4ZR17XZW
Hi all Ranger/b4000 5R55E AT 4WD No reverse, all forward normal. Fluid level normal, no metal no friction in fluid Dropped the pan, L/R servo seals OK, servo pin OK, band OK. In the pan found one odd thing. Small metal circle. Made of aluminum, very smal...
2000 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L Stall VIN: 1N6ED27TXY
I've got a bad connector at the MAF. The engine will stall and cut off wtih the slightest movement of the connector or harness. I can see the female terminals moving inside the connector when I flex the wiring harness. I'm not sure how to remove the individual... Trouble codes: P0100 (MAF Circuit)
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR07Y41
clients concern is check engine light always on, test drove, vehicle runs good -tested and found that the long term fuel trim is high on both banks +30% -smoke tested for vacuum leaks, none found -tested for voltage drop from b- to engine with all loads on, .2... Trouble codes: P0171, P1441
1987 Subaru DL 1.8L No Start VIN: JF1AC42B1H
Unable to obtain trouble shooting information on Hitachi distributor. Have tried replacing distributor with known good unit. Am ready to try replacing ECU. Would like to be able to test and know; if possible to obtain info.
2001 Subaru Impreza Outback 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1GF48541
MIL illuminates 30 seconds after startup and sets code 1130. This will always occur on a cold startup, once vehicle has warmed up it will not return if cleared first. After the first startup, vehicle can be run at 1500 RPM and code will not set. After testing... Trouble codes: 1130 (Air/Fuel Sensor Circuit Open)
1992 Toyota Camry DLX 2.2L Starting VIN: 4T1SK11E9N
Hi all, we have this car in for an intermittent won't start, customer stated that turn but won't run. We drove the car, starter many times during two days, check connections and starter and no luck. After a little chat with the owner we agreed to replaced the ...
1995 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L No Start VIN: 4TAUN41B75
this truck has a intremittent crank no start that seems to act up after sitting for 10-20 min.after along drive. this has been going on for a year or so. have had it in the shop a number of times with everything you can think of hooked up to the vehicle and st...
2002 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L ecu(vsc) VIN: 5TDZT34A52
customer came in stating that the trac light, abs light, vsc light were on. another shop replaced either the yaw rate or steering angle sensor, customer could not verify. performed zero point calibraton and did not see customer again for five or six monthes. c...
2003 Toyota Sienna CE 3.0L driver seat VIN: 4T32F13L03
Seat will not move back and forth. The problem is the worm drive inside the tracks has a broken gear. It is cracked. Toyota says this part is not services seperatly and you have to buy the whole sub-frame and at retail it is over $1000.00 So my options are sal...

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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2003 Acura TL 3.2L Lighting VIN: 19UUA56673
as strange as it sounds the light bulb was the problem.customer had put aftermarket bulbs from the internet in it because bulbs from dealer are over $100 due to being high intensity.,thanks
2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4L air bag VIN: 3HGCM56465
Most of the replies were correct. The air bag side module was replaced and even thought th seat was not completely disassembled the opds still had to be initialized, so basicly a trip to the dealer. Sorry for the slow response had to wait on insurance being a...
2006 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HKYF18596
Hi, I have decided to close this post as the problem has become even more intermittant. I will re-post a "fix" at a later date. I will exersise all replies when the problem returns. Thank you all for your time. Mike. Trouble codes: P0223.
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L Clock VIN: JT6HF10UXY
Thanks to everyone who replied. Because of no cranking complaints, I didn't even think battery. Load tested OK but gravity testing showed 2 low cells. Replaced battery and all is well. Because of how complicated cars are these days over looked the basics. Than...
2004 Lexus LS430 4.3L No Start VIN: JTHBN36F34
Well the fix to the no starting lexus was to replace the fuel pump. It finally died so we could check for voltage going to the pump.That was aok,next we hot wired the pump and itdidnt hum or even try to work.Even though the factory had replaced one under recal...
2000 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1N4DL01D3Y
Thanks to all that replied. I checked everything that was suggested, vo vacuum leaks present while smoke checking, no oil intrusion in distributor and timed correctly, normal compression on all cylinders, pulled fuel rail again and rechecked new injectors no l...
1989 Toyota Camry DLX 2.0L No Start VIN: 4T1SV21E2K
Thanks for the many replies. Most pointed specifically to the coil - many mentioning that they had a tendency to crack and jump to the distributor shaft. I removed the distributor from the vehicle and removed the coil from the distributor. There were two 'burn...
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