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Help Request Answers
2001 Acura TL 3.2L Headlights VIN: 19UUA5601A
Hello, I have this TL with the Hid headlights and the car came in with the right side headlight flickering, I changed the bulb and it still flickered, I switched igniters and the inverter from the other headlight and it still flickered, I finally traced the pr...
1997 Honda Civic LX 1.6L No Start, NO MIL VIN: JHMEJ6671V
this car came in on a hook from another shop and maybe they sabotaged it or something??? well there's good spark with a spark tester from all wires...about 200rpms from the crank sensor with a scan tool...at the banjo bolt of the fuel filter shoots fuel like c...
1998 Honda Accord EX 3.0L timing belt idler pulley bolt VIN: 1HGCG2258W
This vehicle is own by the business and I decided to do a timing belt as preventive maintainence. In the process of replacing the water pump, the idler pulley bolt broke in the block. The bolt goes through the pulley, the oil pump housing and then into the blo...
2002 Infiniti Q45 4.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKBF01AX2
Car came in to have a starter installed. When we were done the check engine light came on right after we started it and had a code P0605. When we test drove it it was in limp mode. We cleared the computer and test drove. It will cut out (like a fuel cut) at 3,... Trouble codes: P0605
2004 Kia Rio 1.6L Mechanical VIN: KNADC12524
Hi gang !on this Kia, it was given to us, vehicle was brought in here in January this year, diagnosed coolant in #3 cylinder, vehicle was given to us and we decided when we received a clear title we would disassemble and see if we could not fix it for resale. ...
1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L atf/gear oil leak VIN: JT6HF10U5X
Hi Group, Among other work being performed on this AWD lexus RX300, we noticed gear oil leaking from the RF collar that the Passenger axle goes through. With axle and motor mount bracket out, we removed collar as the area was soaked with Hypoid Gear oil. We r...
2001 Mazda Protege LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM18J22521
Customer had a accident with the car. The body shop replaced the radiator. they filled antifreeze in and created a big vapor lock in the engine block. Customer came to me with a complaint of heater not warm. The water pump was leaking (melted). I replaced the... Trouble codes: P0300 (Randem misfire)
2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L cooling fans VIN: JN1CA3106Y
ok people car came in customer wanted thermostat changed so i replaced it then was told it was for the cooling fans running all the time wont cycle someone else had replaced radiator , sensor for gage and sensor for PCM did some searching found out about the o...
2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L Timing Chain VIN: 1N4BA41E14
replaced all chains and tensioners. started engine up and still makes noise. i have taken back apart and it looks like no oil getting to the chains. chains and gears are dry. did not check oil pressure but looks like oil getting to the cams.is ther something i...
2004 Subaru Forester XS 2.5L valve noise VIN: JF1SG65634
well the car came in with very noisy lifters, we adjusted the vavles but some noise remained. we found that the adjusment screws where worn bad but the vavle tops had no damage- replaced all the adjuster screws, nuts and one intake rocker installed and adjuste...
1989 Toyota Supra 3.0L Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2MA71T7K
cust out at 4000 rpm . feels like a lawn mover no power. does not start Trouble codes: 52 (knock sensor ckt)
1993 Toyota Camry 2.2L noise in dash VIN: JT2FK12EXP
hi every one,this vehicle has a laud scrapping noise coming from behind center of dash.it hapens allways at free way speeds 70 miles/h.i have checked the blower motor operation in all speeds,it makes the noise with blower on and off.i susspet speedo cable,but ...
1999 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L Surge VIN: 4TAVL52N5X
Truck came in surge at cruise speed .Scan tested with snap-on-scanner P0505 IAC.Alldata Pinpoint test for IAC When to A/C amplifier test alldata test pin #8-ground at idle below 0.7v it was 13.8 Replace ECM .Found out later voltage was 13.8 was specified. repl... Trouble codes: 505 (iac)
2003 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L door locks VIN: 5TBBT44173
Thanks in advance for any help. This Tundra the locks do not work from the switches on the door. The electrical switch does function correctly, and inputs are at the fuse block for at least the driver's side. It DOES have wireless remote, and the driver's door...

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
Fix/Summary Answers
2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGFG11896
Thanks to all who took the time to respond to this request!!! Darren hit the nail on the head, I found on of the three pins on the crank sensor bent over. why this was an intermitant problem i'm not sure but it seesm to have fixed the problem. Thanks again eve... Trouble codes: P0300 (p0302-), P0302 (p0303-), P0303.
2002 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L srs light on VIN: KMHWF25SX2
thank you for all the help i tried two scanners could not get a good code it just came up with code c3800 for SRS light it did not have abs sow we had to send it to the dealer the dealer went out business i have not heard after that.
1995 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L 4th clutch apply
installed the ball check in the valvebody to correct the concern
2005 Isuzu Ascender S 4.2L Misfire VIN: 4NUES16S75
We are waiting approval to remove the cylinder head for inspection. Looks like it is going to be a valve problem. Thanks again and have a great weekend. Trouble codes: P0305.
2006 Kia Spectra EX 2.0L SRS lite on VIN: KNAFE12166
Thank you for all the replies that said this code does not apply to this system. You are all correct and it is another case of not having the correct tool for the job. Once the corect scantool and software was obtained a code for the drivers pretensioner was p...
1995 Lexus ES300 3.0L wiring-headliner VIN: JT8GK13T3S
Well, this certainly was a head-scratcher!!! The replies we got pointed us toward the wiring to the visors and the dome light. We pulled down the corner of the headliner, and there wasn't even any wiring close to the burn marks!!! I guess that is why everythin...
1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4A3AL54F1W
I suspect that it was what Timmothy wrote that the heat at the fuel injectors could have been the problem, but the customer took the car and we did not get to test further. Thanks for all the help.
2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L Radio Code VIN: JA4MT21HX1
Thank you for the help. All other dealers in the area will give out the codes at no charge. RADIO CODE .COM worked out just fine, thanks
1996 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L No Spark VIN: JNICA21DXE
Thanks to all who replied! When this car gets flooded it loses compression! I didnt know that. Anyway it didnt have any thing do with the problem. The no spark condition was caused by a bad cam sensor. The car sat for a while so when I got it the batt was dea...
1998 Subaru Legacy Brighton 2.2L engine VIN: 4S3BK4251W
Thanks for the great suggestions and the time so many took to try to solve my problem. Out of about 38 replies, 13 suggested the problem was wrong sparkplugs, 12 recommended rechecking the belt timing and 1 both. Changed the plugs, but it made no difference. ...
1993 Toyota Pickup DLX 3.0L Starting VIN: 4TAVN13D7P
boy do i feel stupid .the tensioner gave up the ghost .so much for genuine Toyota parts.the cam jump 6 teeth.enough for no compression but pass the leak down.thanks for setting me straight..
2004 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L fuel fill VIN: 5TDZT34A64
Hi guys, Thanks for all the prompt replies. The problem turned out to be a 2.5" by 6" piece of paper. I looked over the whole system and saw that there was a vent pipe that came off the tank next to the filler pipe. I checked the vent pipe with the smoke...
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