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1998 Honda Accord EX 3.0L drivers latch VIN: 1HGCG2251W
Hello. I have a easy question for you honda tecs, I hope. This door latch is broke internally I think. All rods are attached, and appears locks and unlocks normaly. No response from either door handle. I heard there is a specific spot to drill to get it to rel...
2003 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L lock cylinder VIN: 5FNRL1867B
Good morning Honda Techs. We will be replacing the ignition lock cylinder and electrical portion of the ignition switch on this van. We have the factory software for the Tech two but seem to be locked out of coding/ programming. I have heard some Hondas can be...
2005 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5L Tires VIN: 5FNRL18684
This Honda Oddysey needs tires, however it takes special PAX tires the size I got off of the sidewall is 235-[...] 104T. There have been several complaints of these Michelin ZP "Zero Pressure" Tires. They can only get about 35k miles out of a set of tires a...
2004 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KM8SC73E24
intermittent condition removed CCv to check for proper actuation and no leakage present removed canister filter no restrictions checked resistance of ccv within specs run evap test and passes looked inside canister filter still looks white Trouble codes: P0446
1997 Infiniti I30 3.0L steering hydraulics VIN: JNKCA21D9V
This vehicle feels as if the steering assist system has a problem. No information in Alldata or Mitchel. Feels just like a GM. SUV when the steering wheel position sensor goes bad. Any techs out there that may have an idea please help. Thanks a million.
2002 Kia Rio Cinco 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNADC16342
hello I have this kia rio in for an emissions evap code. the car has come back 3 times with the same codes. there is a new tank pressure sensor and vent valve in the car. according to all data the p0452 code says the take pressure sensor voltage drops to less ... Trouble codes: P0452, P0455
1995 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L Hesitation, Surge, TCS OFF LIGHT ON VIN: JM1TA2225S
Hello. I am having trouble with this one. I got this car last week, customer complaining about a surge on the road, then when he turns the car off and start it again, it will drive fine for a while. I drove the car to verify the customer complaint, and it didn...
1997 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L cooling fans VIN: 1YVGE22C4V
Vehicle came in overheating, replaced tstat, warmed up after install and fan does not kick on, check temp sensor to pcm has continuity it was good and while running gets down to .96 volts at pcm and 210 degrees at sensor. Can turn on a/c fans and it cools righ...
2008 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 2.0L keyless entry VIN: JA3AU26U28
i want to buy this car from used car dealer but i want to get the keyless entry to work first. daughter needs a car . itryed the lock and unlock also trunk button and none of this works on the car . my thought is maybe the car was a bank repo and the key was f...
1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Misfire VIN: JN1CA21D0S
Hey guys,this car arrived to us after spending 6 weeks at another shop. The green wire at cyl. #1 coil has no reference... The wire was checked from ecm to coil all is fine.with computer replaced already What am i missing? I looked at what info mithell had to ... Trouble codes: P0301
1996 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 4S3BG4855T
Vehicle came in with a rough idle and occassional stall at lights without a check engine light. connected gnysis and obsevered nothing abnormal besides O2 sensor readings which before and after cat will not come off of rich. after extended idle if throttle is ...
1999 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Hesitation VIN: 4S3BK4253X
this scooby do will bog on accel like you took you foot off the gas even though its 1/2 to 2/3 depressed. not like a hard ignition missfire. as you leave from a stop it goes fine for a second then it bogs for a sec then as rpm and veh speed rises(slowly) it ju...
2002 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JF1GG29612
Hey Subaru tech's! This impreza came in after another shop had looked at it. Would die at stops and wouldn't restart until it cooled down for a while. Sometimes two minutes, sometimes two hours. Customer stated that it also didn't seem to have the power it use...
1988 Toyota 4Runner DLX 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: JT4RN62D2J
this car runs fine when it gets warm it start runs rough coughing sound from exhaust like backfire, when i disconnect the o2 sensor it runs fine but get the engine lite on with code 21 but it still have code 51 but not sure what the switch signal means dont kn... Trouble codes: 51 (Switch Signal)
1992 Toyota Celica GT 2.2L Lock Cyl VIN: JT5ST87K8N
Key will not return to lock position and causing key to not be able to be removed. Can remove battery cable and key and cyl works fine. Can only get key out by removing battery cable. Vehicle starts,runs and cutts off normally but has key removal issue. Called...
1992 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JT3VN39W8N
This vehicle runs fair, with intermittant surges, but when coming to a stop, once the clutch is push in, the engine stalls, stumbles, or experience mis-fire. After continous driving, the engine cuts off, and is hard to re-fire. What is going on here, all help...
2005 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L abs VIN: 5TDBT48A25
thanks in advance for the help. i have a noise comming from the ft. of this truck only sometimes when slowing down (sounds like a motor kicking in only for 2-3 seconds) have dtc C1223, & C1247 witch bring me to the pedel stroke speed sensor & voltage spec. are...
2006 Toyota Tacoma 4.0L air bag VIN: 5TEMU52N36
truck came in from body shop, right front was repaired , both front air bag maduals were replaced, both right and left crash sensors were replaced, all wiring and connectors look good, our test w scanner showed shorted center crash sensor, we replaced center c...

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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1991 Honda Civic DX 1.5L differential VIN: 2HGED6350M
Thanks to everyone who answered my question. Problem was caused by a shift rod out of position which blocked the insertion of the driveshaft. This was a technician error during transmission assembly.
2000 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L Mechanical VIN: KMHWF25S8Y
Thanks for all who responded i had 12 responses and for the fist time almost all of them said the same thing The tensioner. The tensioner would intermitently fail under the right conditions causing the belt to jump but still be tight. The key way on the crank ...
2004 Hyundai Tiburon GT 2.7L temp guage VIN: KMHHN65F74
Thankyou to everyone for your help. I have never posted here before, and got some great help. I am a one guy shop, and its been freast on famine lately, and one would wounder why would someone take a thermostat out of a car with 40,000 miles, and when i really...
2002 Kia Spectra GS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAFB16142
Thanks everyone, The Vehicle finally came back to the shop. The customer has been driving it without any problems other than the MIL light on. I rechecked the T.P.S. circut and found that the voltages were still at the tps. I took a further look at the PCM and... Trouble codes: P1765.
2002 Mazda Protege5 2.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BJ24552
I am going to call this fixed but not fixed. Finding the crank sensor caked up in mud and cleaning it seemed to have taken care of the flashing check engine light and performance issues. Shes been driving it for a little over a week now. It was acting up sever... Trouble codes: P0300.
2002 Mazda 626 LX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGF22E52
Just about all replies seem to indicate a bad cat con as the rear o sensor should remain steady while the front sensor moves up & down the scale. This vehicle had the rear sensor moving along with the front sensor which is inditive of a bad cat con. I did not ... Trouble codes: 421 (catalyst warm up efficency low).
2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L No Start VIN: JA4MT31H6Y
ok guys this vehicle is fixwd thanks for all the replies i found the mobilizer from the same car had it married to the pcm and all is good thanks for all the help
2006 Nissan Altima 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11DO6
After several check it was found the TCM was causing a problem. Customer declined repairs. We did install a crank sensor and nothing changed. Thanks for the help Trouble codes: P0720.
2007 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L alignment VIN: 1N4BA41E17
We were unable to get this vehicle to go straightmthe customer opted to try the dealer,thank you for all the help this one just did not want to cooperate.
2003 Suzuki Aerio S 2.0L No Start VIN: JS2RA41S33
Thanks for all the help on this one, what a great design! It's ben two days and it starts every time. this would not of ben such a big deal if the sensor was in a better place antone who thinks cars are easy to work on can have my job any day. this is the firs...
1998 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L Lighting VIN: JT3HT05J5W
This customer need to pick up the truck. we had unplugged all door switches and traced wires to behind passanger air bag, did not find any wires bad yet,lights did go out when unplugging body ecu but ground did not go away. customer did not have time pull air ...
2001 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDDR32T21
Thanks to everone who responded to help, we check and found the faster idle air control was the problem. After remove and clean the idle air control all the misfire goes away. Thanks again. Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire), P0301 (cylinder 1 misfire), P0302 (cylinder 2 misfire), P0303 (cylinder 3 misfire), P0304 (cylinder 4 misfire).
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