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2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L drl-fuse 3 VIN: 1HGEM21121
I need help with this honda. It came in about a month ago with the right high beam inop, buzzing behind the glove box and the drl light on. We replaced the drl module and all has been fine until today. It keeps blowing the fuse for the DRL only when the key is...
2003 Honda Element EX 2.4L engine light VIN: D64U745933
cheched all manuals and all data no fix code says Camshaft position "A" over advance or system bank 1 Any ideas?
2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Mechanical VIN: 5FNRL38615
Has a vibration in gear & when brake torquing slightly. Almost like a moan noise. Can feel translated through whole front end, tires, steering wheel etc. ONLY does in drive, not reverse. Has rear active engine control mount. We tried prying all mounts & exhaus...
2004 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: KM8SB12B34
Vehicle has been in many times for same problem, Have replaced o2 sensors, throttle body, cats, crank and cam sensors, intake gaskets, egr, purge solenoid, fuel pump and regulator, fuel injectors, knock sensor. Have involved Hyundai tech assistance all along t... Trouble codes: P0172 (Fuel trim rich Bank 1)
2004 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L compressor VIN: KMHWF25S74
timing belt broke, replaced timing belt, and did a head job due to bent valves, since then a/c clutch not engaging. checked plug ins at coolant temp sensor, and a/c clutch, no power present at clutch.
1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Stall
Hi guys Have Rodeo 3.2 V6 vehicle will stall intermitently starts immediatly after,also quits on cold start after 3 mins running at idle starts immediatly after turning the key again .Will not stall again for few hours, before stalling on the road it will deve...
2001 Lexus RX300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTJHF10021
Check engine and VSC lights are displayed.Are these two failures related? Owner said he just had O-2 sensor replaced.Would appreciate any fix suggestions. Trouble codes: P1155 (Air Meter Valve)
2004 Lexus LX470 4.7L gps VIN: JTJHT00W34
Original battery tested bad and we installed a new one. The Nav system has always come on upon start up but now it won't come on and has a message to insert a disc. There is no disc nor is there mention of one in the owners manual. What is needed to be done to...
1999 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L Slow fuel fill VIN: JM1BJ2224X
Continuing from what I wrote in the history, I am currently removing the tank to see if the antisyphon ball has jambed and stopping fuel going in, this will also allow me to check for wax and or dirt etc in the tank. The customer was charged "a Lot" for the wo...
2004 Mazda 6 i 2.3L Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on, Hard Start Cold VIN: 1YVFP80CX4
TIA for Any Help. Have This Mazda 6 That Came from another Shop That Attemped Repairs But Could not Fix. I have Very little Previous Repair History from other shop as the Mechanic is no longer there. Car was brought to us after the another tech spent half of t... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam Sensor Malfunction)
2006 Mazda 3 S 2.3L tripmeter VIN: JM1BK32366
this car was brought in by a local body shop. the car had been hit in the rear but not major damage. after completing bodywork, owner returned complaining of part of the last diget of the tripmeter is missing. changing meter from a to b will sometimes recover ...
1992 Mitsubishi Diamante LS 3.0L induction VIN: JA3XC57B6N
Changing valve cover gaskets and spark plugs. My tech removed the control motor for the variable air control valve (an intake baffle plate that redirects air above 5,000 rpm). Not sure if I can put the controller back on, or if it needs to be indexed, or if it...
2000 Mitsubishi Mirage DE 1.5L valve lifters VIN: JA3AY11A2Y
Engine runs very poorly with random misfires. After a multitude of testing; including a good leak down test, and a good compression test, we tried pulling the lifters out and compressing the oil out of them. Engine runs great, and vacuum is 20 in. and steady @...
2000 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L intake VIN: 5NLED28YC5
i am trying to remove the upper intake to get to drivers side valve cover . i got the thing loose except for 2 coolant hoses at the back side by the firewall, is there any of you guys that can give me tips on the way or the easiest way to get to these hoses. d...
2003 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L Cooling Systems VIN: JN8DR09Y93
customer was going up hill and it had powerloss (think this is ecm warning) and she saw temp gauge pegged. had it towed in. replaced thermostat with after market one in bottom radiator hose idle forever with no problems, go down the road and it will climb. fou...
1995 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Stall VIN: 4S3BK6351S
Car came in for a simple stall customer is driving comes to a stop and intermitently the car stalls. Restarts without problem happens about 3 times in a week roughly. Could not duplicate, found that the idle air was sticky at he ends of its swing so cleaned it...
2006 Subaru Outback R VDC Limited 3.0L Dual zone VIN: 4S4BP85C26
Hello Subaru Techs! We have an issue with the dual zone heater system. What happens is the "passanger" side will not heat up regardless of temperature setting, while the drivers side will adjust seamlessly, it will reach about half the temperature of the drive...
2001 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L passenger's side seatbelt pretensioner VIN: 5TDBT44A41
Hey, first time posting here, so please don't kill me for rookie mistakes. I am working on the above described vehicle which came into the shop for the airbag light flashing with code B0132 stored (right hand seatbelt pre-tensioner short to ground). Performed ...
2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCCS1442T
not to much exp on toyota 1 month ago customer brings in car has po442 decined looking into code,car run ok,now problem with idel and shows slight misfire,lean bk 1,dont know toyota to well,and would like to know what direction to take from you guys,fuel press... Trouble codes: P0442, P0440, P0171, P0300, P0302, P0303

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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2001 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Timing Belt VIN: 1HGCG56611
Thanks to all who offered help with this. The solution was to remove the plug from the back of the block to align the rear shaft. This was the answer. Thanks for all your quick and precise replies. Still puzzled by the sudden use of oil and then nothing. One s...
2003 Honda Element EX 2.4L rear end VIN: 5X3L005257
thanks to everyone.I changed the fluid and the noise is gone. John
1994 Isuzu Rodeo S 3.2L No Start VIN: 4S2CY58V71
thanks for all the help guys...Michael from Cal. got me on right track... I had lost compression due to washed cylinders, so got that back to specs with oil... then found the ignition module was not firing all coils all the time... was intermittent . tried tes...
1992 Lexus LS400 4.0L Misfire VIN: JT8UF11E4N
Thanks to all who replied and thanks to Jon from Oregon who suggested to check the air flow meter to make sure its perfectly clean. It looked perfectly clean but after cleaning it the vehicle has since run perfect! I'm a little confused why the 02 sensors did ...
1997 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L engine VIN: JM1BC1418V
Hello there. I have fixed this car. It turns out that there is a TSB on this car for the intake valves going bad. Talked with a machine shop and they confimed this problem and also said that the valve seats are sometimes the problem also. they only found the v...
2003 Mazda 6 S 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVFP80DX3
Thanks for all the help. Putting a new motor in it, the more i ran it the louder the little tick got, running the engine 4 quarts low for a day really messes things up. Now the customer is sure ganna be more aware of the level of her oil from now on. Trouble codes: P0340, P0345, P0012 (intake A cam position timing over retarded B1), P0022 (intake cam position timing over retarded B2), P0442, P0456.
2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L failsfe mode VIN: 1N4BA41E54
This vehicle is fixed from FAILSAFE mode with some unanswered questions. The fix was the relay (ignition) going directly to the TCM had very little current (intermitantly). Once the relay was replaced,the transmission never went into failsafe mode. But,after t...
1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Camshafts VIN: 4T1BG28K3W
Thanks Guys, Great info! I ended up installing the intake cam which is driven by the timing belt, Installed the timing belt and lined up the timing belt marks. With all this in place there are 2 teeth on the gear that drives the exhaust gear with a single mark...
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