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2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8L srs VIN: 2HGFG11896
hi, i am trying to help a shop with an srs problem on a civic 06 this honda civic was hit in the front bumper driver's side,not side ways, no airbag deployement, just driver s seat belt got lock up, tensionner, so the body shop changed the driver's side seat ...
2006 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L headlights VIN: JHLRD7885C
wondering if any one has run into a newer honda that keeps blowing headlight bulbs? this crv has had both headlight bulbs replaced multiple times from 31086mi. to now 44025mi. there is no aftermarket add-ons like remote start, stereo, or anything like it. just...
2002 Infiniti QX4 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNRDRO9X22
Truck came for lof and coplete safety check and complaining about a noise from the engine checked out herd noise coming from behind timing cover sounded like a screeching noise customer ok repair to do all timing chains and guides upon tear down we found that ... Trouble codes: P0011 (ivt control bank 1)
2004 Infiniti QX56 5.6L intermittent no start and no crank VIN: 5N3AA08C8N
Hi This vehicle came in as an intermittent No Start and No crank. It would be one or the other at its own will. When it did start the Headlights and gauges would flash. I have listed the codes above as they are quite numerous. After working on this vehicle the...
2002 Mazda MPV LS 3.0L transmission VIN: JM3LW28A52
vehicle was towed in for "no" transmission. nothing in any gear. tech started this van and drove into the shop with forward gears and reverse! lets call the customer. tech restarts to pull out of the bay and nothing no engagement, like the shifter isnt connect...
1996 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L Surge VIN: JA3AW75K0T
Ok checked and found codes for mass meter baro/ intake air temp circits cleared codes. Also said that he caused codes unpluging mass meter. Hear is what I know CMP & CKP tested good, both wave patterns are great!! also tested map sensor after looking at wiring...
1999 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L transmission VIN: JA4MT31H0X
towed in for jump started backwards. replaced fuses , power transistor and fuel pump control module . vehicle in 1st gear then HARD delayed shift into 2nd. stuck in 2nd until power off.check engine on with flashing "N" light. code po720 , replaced output speed...
1993 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L Misfire VIN: JN1RZ24H7P
Vehicle arrived with a misfire under all conditions. Owner stated it has sat for quite some time, but was running well when it was parked. Misfire occurs in cylinders 2 & 3 under all conditions. Coils all checked out fine, compression is solid on all cylinders...
1994 Nissan Quest GXE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4N2DN11W3R
hello techs,i have this 94 quest with egr vacuum problem i want to know what triggers pcm to turn on the egr vacuum solenoid already replaced solenoid but still getting no vacuum checked vacuum hoses-ok circuit-ok i have constantly power and ground at egr sole... Trouble codes: 32 (egr system malfunction)
2004 Nissan Murano SE 3.5L door locks VIN: JN8AZ08T74
This vehicle belongs to a former customer that moved to Costa Rica. They have very limited information there and we have communicated via e-mail. He states that the power door locks do not work with the key fob. I e-mailed him the key fob ID set up (without Ni...
1990 Toyota Pickup SR5 3.0L unknown VIN: JT4VN93G2L
Has a thumping noise when you tap on the brakes going about 2 or 3 MPH. If you drive regularly,there is no noise and you dont notice anything.Feels like something is seriously loose. I dont think its the brakes themselves. They just seem to be applying torque ...
2000 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 4T1BF22K82
2000 toyota camry le with 3.0 came in for a tune up - we replaced plugs,wires and fuel filter. engine still skipping with poor idle when warms up,cylinders # 1,3 and 5 misfiring,cat. glowing red. fuel trims- bnk 1 - 52%; bnk 2 - -37%. tried replacing [...]... Trouble codes: P0301, P0303, P0305
2002 Toyota Camry SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4TBF30K52U
presure tested gas cap cap is good tried to perform drive cycle to get monitor to run evap monitor will not run veh has two tsbs one is for eg0 22-06 for a bad filler tube it states if filler tube has corrorision on it replace it the tube. no corrorision was f... Trouble codes: P0440 (evap control syst malfunction)

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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1995 Honda Prelude SE 2.3L gear VIN: JHMBB2176S
yes .this honda is done after the remove the trans out for inspection. the damper spring at the clutch disc pop out . the disc still good condition. but i replace it anyway. thank you for all the help.
1997 Honda Civic LX 1.6L No Start, NO MIL VIN: JHMEJ6671V
BEWARE Mitchell-On-Demand strikes again!!! the firing order came in set to the Mitchell diagram...so half of the problem was fixed due to incorrect firing order diagrams on Mitchell for this specific vehicle...ended up rotating the crank to #1 cyl. TDC(with th...
2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GL 2.7L overheating VIN: KM8SB83D11
The fix for this problem was sort of a short cut as I discovered that the problem was related to the engine control relay (as suggested by some techs) I wired a bypass relay on the engine control relay wire pin 2 which is the control side of the relay back to ... Trouble codes: P0134.
2001 Kia Optima SE 2.4L pressure plate and clutch disc VIN: KNAGD12641
Sorry for the delay in closing. Car is still here but is fixed. Turned out to be very simple but might be hard to explain. I was wrong in stating that the clutch center disc only goes one way. Mechanic seemed very confident that old clutch disc was mounted...
1996 Lexus LS400 4.0L front suspension VIN: JT8BH22F4T
Vehicle fixed, quiet, and gone! It was the Monroe struts we put in last August. Although still under warranty we opted to replace them with KYB's. All replies to the request gave us quality ideas which we checked carefully - sway bar end links, ball joints,...
1996 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGE22C9T
customer didn't want to continue until problem gets worse. Some times i don't get to use all of your very usefull ideas. The intake manifold and egr were my next tests. but vehicle left before i could attempt those tests. thank you for all that replied. Er... Trouble codes: P0300, P0304, P0302, P0303.
2004 Mitsubishi Galant 2.4L No Start
The TP 17 code was indeed a bad transponder in the key. With a new programmed key the car now cranks but will not start as I posted in my update. I feel reasonably sure the ECM was damaged in the original harness meltdown. I have a feeling this is going to be... Trouble codes: TP17 (Read Fail).
1990 Nissan 300ZX 3.0L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on, Runs Rich at Idle VIN: JN1R226A0L
Thanks for the help. Looks like this one may be on the way to being fixed!! It turns out the alpha trims are supposed to be 100 plus or minus 10%. With the reman injectors we couldn't get the lt alpha higher than about 86%. We tried replacing just two injector... Trouble codes: 45 (Leaking Fuel Injector), 34 (Knock Sensor Circuit Fault).
2000 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L No Start VIN: 5N1ED28Y4Y
Hi. Thanks to Chad, Mark and Steve for the help. I had sent the old computor to Napa locally who sent it to a rebuilder to have it checked-returned -not repairable. Looking at Steve's reply, I sent the computor to a local tv repair shop to have him look at it....
1993 Toyota Paseo 1.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JT2EL45U4P
Most of the replies were helpful.the timing was checked.EFI temp.sensor replaced,new plugs,wires,distributor cap etc.i also did a top engine clean.this car gives off a lot of blue smoke.it was sitting for a long time so i suspect i got some stuck oil rings.thi...
2000 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L driveline VIN: 5TEWN72N7Y
Thanks again to all those that responded. We did clean and lube the drivline splines and did replace the rear u joint, but that did not eliminate the ping. Customer was going to return to the previous repair facility and have them recheck the clearance on t...
2003 Toyota Echo 1.5L no heat VIN: JTDBT12393
turned out to be broken vane on water pump.thanks again for all the help.
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