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2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0L hydraulic system VIN: 1HGCG22572
Car has very low and soft brake pedal. We have installed three new master cylinders (one from dealer) and an abs control modululator (used). Bled all brakes multiple times with and without power bleeder-never find any sign of air. Removed all four calipers,cle...
2003 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L charcoal canister VIN: SHSRD78893
thanks in advance .. customer has for the second time in 2 months ripped off the charcoal canister and torn the inner cv boot . i'm thinking about fabricating a skid plate and mounting it to the bar that sits below the fuel tank and then attatching it to the f...
2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8L vtec VIN: 2HGFG12826
Honda techs help this vech has low compression It's a crank no start.Los power on e way and died BUT IF YOU PRY UP ON THE SECONDARY ROCKER ARM WHILE CRANKING AND CKING COMPRESION IT THEN HAS A BUNCH OF COMPRESION.I'm shure it would run if you could do it to al...
1999 Infiniti G20 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCP11A7X
Thanks for your help in advance. I have a 1999 Infiniti G20,came in with the check engine lamp on. Code P0138,rear 02 low signal. Scanned and graphed both 02s. Rear 02 sensor is fixed at .32volts front 02 functioning fine. We are not sure if there is supposed ... Trouble codes: P0138 (O2 low signal bank one sensor two)
1996 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L Stall VIN: JM1BB1412T
Hey guys, a little help on this one. I have this little mazda that was towed in. Regular customer. She drove it home from work one night and was fine. (she is very meticulous about her car). Next morning starts and immediately stalls. Thats what it does. It st...
2002 Mazda Protege5 2.0L Engine
Customer complains of a puff of blue smoke only on cold start for approx 10 seconds. Initially did a compression test and found 160-165 on all cylinders. Replaced valve stem seals on car with factory stem seals(customer flat out refused having the head off). O...
2003 Mazda 6 i 2.3L a/c contols VIN: 1YVHP80C83
The compressor is on any time the HAVC system is on. It runs and cools and cycles normally. The A/C button below the radio "works" as in it lights when pushed but has no effect on compressor operation. The fresh/recirc. button is stuck on fresh air and never c...
2003 Mazda Protege5 2.0L engine VIN: JM1BJ24583
posting for fellow worker. - cust. complaint of oil consumption approx .5l every 1000km, doesn't have any external leaks, spark plugs look good, visual down holes with borascope looks good, best we can see - no blue smoke at tailpipe, oil consumption before we...
1995 Mitsubishi Montero SR 3.5L oil leak VIN: JAAMR51M0S
Vehicle is back with the same oil leak behind timing cover. Customer informs me seal we replaced was only replaced 25K miles ago and started leaking a short time later. No apparent blow by or pcv problems. Seals were from the dealer. Is there any chance oil pu...
2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L fuel VIN: 4A3AC54L7Y
my customer bought a full tank of e-85 fuel, at another gas station not knowing until it was to late. the tech there said it would probably be ok. this is not flex fuel. i think it needs to be drained out and refilled. my question should i drain the tank or le...
2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.4L Radio VIN: 4A3AC44G82
Can someone out there retrieve the code to unlock the radio on this eclipse? [...] S/N A51E8B4 Thanks,Paul
1986 Nissan 720 Deluxe 2.4L none VIN: JN6ND06Y8G
Thanks in advance, I just need to verify the correct timing procedure. On Demand says to warm the engine, run @2000 rpm for 2 minutes, race the engine 2 or 3 times, let idle for one minute and set timing. Is this correct? Thanks, Bruce
2006 Scion xA 1.5L all 4 brakes VIN: JTKKT62496
Hello fellow technicians, We are having a very strange brake problem with this Scion. The brakes are intermittently staying applied on all 4 wheels. The front brakes got so hot the wheel covers melted and both wheel bearings are making noise. The rubber dust ...
1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 453BG6857W
Performed Head GAskets, Having problem lining up timing marks, do not have the tools to hold camshaft gears Anybody done one with holding tools
2000 Subaru Outback 2.5L timing VIN: 4S3BH6650Y
Wanting to verify the correct timing marks on this vehichle. The little marks on the pulley is the correct marks as i understand my mitchell on demand. Then what are the arrows on the spoke of the pulleys for? Also when adjusting valve lash, you can adjust #1 ...
2003 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF32K63
hello, this thing has cel on with Po500 vss malfunction speedometer inop also, checked all fuses ok, ohmed both the counter gear sensor and turbine speed sensor ok, has what appears to be a speed sensor of some sort by where dipstick tube goes into trans dont ... Trouble codes: P0500 (vss malfunction)
2004 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDBF32K94
2004 Camry V/6 3.0 liter has a check engine light for the AFR sensor Heater Cicuit and cam position "A" Acuator Circuit. Tech replaced AFR sensor and code came right back.I told the customer I will get on iATN and see if anyone else has seen this problem. The ... Trouble codes: P0010 (Cam position A actuator circuit), P0031 (AFR sensor Bank 2 Heater control Circuit)

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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2000 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Mechanical VIN: JHMCG7661Y
thank you for your replies after took head to serveral friend no one can find the problem . lucky i found other v tec vehicle removed valve cover compare to other head .bingo . found exhaust shims all left side exhaust valve push down by shims because the sh...
2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Brake Lamps
Thanks to all that replied, turned out to be both the stop light switch and the bulbs. Thanks again
2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GL 2.4L inspection VIN: KM8SB82B51
To have the cycle complete when EVAP and CAT is in not ready mode, there are 2 things you can do: 1-drive vehicle according to HYUNDAI drive cycle or 2-do normal driving until the cycle complete by itself. However, the second option will take awhile but HYUNDA...
2005 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L SRS Module VIN: KM8SC13D95
Not wanting to incur any more expense the body shop guys have the vehicle back and are going to put a new SRS module in it. I found out after all the head scratching, hair pulling that the module they installed was a used unit. We work alot with this body sho...
2002 Isuzu NPR 4.8L front brake wear VIN: JALB4B1472
Thanks to all who responded. I have not heard back from this customer yet. About half of the responses echoed what I have been thinking, that this is driver related. The driver had admitted to not using the exhaust brake. I purposely left that info out of the ...
2004 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L Alternator VIN: KNDUP13114
Thank you for helps! I do not need take off the radiator. I heard one time one Pro took 3hours to replace the Alt. I could replace that toy within one hour. Thanks everybody again!
1989 Mazda MPV Cargo 3.0L No Start VIN: JM3LV5222K
I'don't know if this is usefill information or not But I had a line on a used Distributor,from a local salvage yard, owner told me he had one in a core motor that his customer was returning back on Monday.For a resonable price A lot less then new or rebuilt be...
1991 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: JB3XD54B6M
Thanks to all who responded. Most said computer, and that was my thought as well. When I found out a used ecm was $300.00 I decided to pull upper timing covers and verify valve timing, even though that did not make sense because #1 was firing and 3 and 5 were ...
2003 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L No Start VIN: 4A3AA46G73
Thanks to all who replied,they pulled a key switch on me,the father came to help the son with the spare key , son had left his key at a friends house,car would not start and was towed in with spare key ,the spare key did not have the immobilizer ring on it, si... Trouble codes: P0513.
2008 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 2.0L keyless entry VIN: JA3AU26U28
Sent car too dealer and had ECM reflashed and new key made. I want thank all the memenbers who responded to this vehicle. I especially want to thank Jason for his concern. Great guy!
1997 Nissan Quest GXE 3.0L Accessories
well, thanks to those who replied. One nailed it. It was in fact a very small solder joint in the circuit card of the amplifier that went bad. I was only able to catch it by pulling the plastic cover and probing each joint of the relay legs until the wipers ki...
2000 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on, fails CA smog test VIN: 3N1DB51D8Y
O.K. This is sort of an update/summary of this help request. First of all let me say thank you to the three replies I received. Joao from Portugal was a little hard to understand, but he hit it right on the head, suggesting a broken cat. The exhaust manifo... Trouble codes: P1273.
2006 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L A/c control VIN: 1N4BA41E76
HI Y'ALL! Thanks for your help. Eric (BigE) Walked me right thru it. The ribbon was plugged into the face plate, it had come loose from INSIDE The A/C amp (the larger white module). It actually fits into the front and had to take case apart to find that. I do...
1998 Subaru Legacy 2.5L battery VIN: 4S3BA6854X
Thank you all for your generous replies. After some more persistance we found a draw of 150Ma. The power door locks were creating a draw. We removed the door fuse and the draw vanished. The vehicle sold this weekend with no power door locks. This headache is ...
2000 Subaru Outback 2.5L engine VIN: 4S3BH6659Y
1987 Toyota Supra Turbo 3.0L Stall VIN: JT2MA71J5H
well,weather and customer would not cooperate,customer never brought car in. thanks for all the posts if it ever comes in i will definetly post the fix.thanks again
2000 Toyota Celica GTS 1.8L security system VIN: JTDDY38T6Y
Well heres the fix. Tried reflashing, tried tried tried reprograming to no avail!!! Talked to some toyo techs and security system specialists they all said there were lots of problems with this specific type of system!! Anyways I ended up telling the custo...
2002 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L No 4x4 operation VIN: 5TEWN72N42
Thanks for all the replies esp. Brent for all the e-mails & Toyota wiring diagram. Sorry for taking so long to close but the actuator was backordered and took a few weeks to get. I replaced the 4x4 module and same problem so I started all over again. This time...
2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3L pressure monitors VIN: 5TDBA22C95
thanks to all that replied,best result is that feds have mandated seperate pressure monitors,using abs system was a poor design,and tire pressures should be checked weekly
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