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1995 Honda Civic LX 1.5L nox VIN: JHMEG8552S
car has come in for high nox. i have a copy of the vir if someone can explain how to post pictures on here. but if i cant . here are the readings. hc's are good with 10 at 25 and 5 at 15, co was good with 0 on both. nox was max at 25 is 731 and measured 1872, ...
2004 Hyundai Sonata LX 2.7L No Start VIN: KMHWF35H14
This customer's daughter goes to college 75 miles away from my shop. The complaint is cranks, no start at times, doesn't matter if it's cold or hot soak, still is intermittent. Replaced crank sensor 2 months ago. Customer agreed to replace crank sensor for int...
1999 Isuzu Trooper S 3.5L 4 wheel drive VIN: JACDJ58X2X
as soon as abs lamp lights up TOD [torque on demand] engages, and then winter and power lights come on and feels like 4wd engages while in two wheel drive
2005 Lexus ES330 3.3L window motor VIN: JTHBA30G95
Ok everybody this one came to me off a return rcomenedtion off a another tech thats not here right now. Replace L/R window motor. Took Panel off and found regualtor off of track. Reattached and motor works fine BUT when it does express up and getes to the top ...
2002 Mazda Protege5 2.0L Mechanical VIN: JM1BJ24552
Hi all, This Mazda makes a loud tapping noise 2000-5000 RPM only under light to medium throttle. No noise at idle, on deccel or under hard acceleration. The noise sounds high in the engine or head area. I read about the screws falling out of the flaps i dont t...
1990 Nissan 300ZX 3.0L alternator VIN: JN1RZ24A0L
Thanks in advance to all techs, Im working on my wifes reserected 1990 300zx. The battery went dead, charged it and rechecked with midtronics battery tester, checks out ok. checked alt aoutput with my fluke and a amp clamp with no extreme load on the battery b...
1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA21D2S
vehicle cranks no start, checked fuel volume and pressure and injector noid and found to be good. found no spark to be present. no crank reference detected at pcm, ohm tested coils and found to be good. checked continuity of wiring to coils, cranks sensors and...
2003 Nissan Frontier XE 3.3L distributor VIN: 1N6ED29Y93
The customer complaint is ticking noise when cold, goes away after 10-15 minutes driving. We checked for exhaust leaks & lifter noise after a cold start. The tick & rattle we have found, comes out of the distributor. With or without a stethoscope, the noise is...
2003 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L transfer case VIN: JN8DR09Y73
Being the third hand into this one I hope I have all the facts. first tech is gone, quit. second tech gave up due to his lack of electrical diagnostic ability. What I know is vehicle seemed to be in 4WD all the time, even before driveshafts were repaired. Si...
1997 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L timing belt tensioner VIN: 4S3BC6851V
Hey subaru techs, got one here that came in on the hook. Had no compression, removed timing belt covers & found broken bolt in belt tensioner, belt was still intact. My ?'s are has anyone seen this before & what causes it? And three of the cams rotate freely a...
1990 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L cruise control VIN: JT3VN39WXL
cruise control doesnt work, blinks 5 times and records code 12, found powers and grounds okay. clutch switch, brake switch, e-brake switch are working as designed. found no test for the ecu and all the post i have found say that it is rare to replace the cruis...
1993 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L warning lamps VIN: JT4VN36M1P
Well, here we go!!! This 4runner intermittently illuminates the brake/ alternator/ a/t / c.e.l. lamps with no driveability faults. I realize that alternator trouble (wiring or internal) can affect the brake/ alternator warning lamps but see no fault. When we c...
2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L abs/mil VIN: 4T3ZF19CX1
repaired a p0420 code, vehicle returned a week later with mil back, i assumed it was a defective cat but turns out it came back with a new p0500 vss signal code. originally it had an abs light on but i paid no attn to it at the time. this truck has no vss, it ...
2002 Toyota Prius 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2BK18U82
I suspect the hybrid battery is faulty. However there is the possibilty of the battry control module problem. We have not run into this type of problem before and would appriciate any advise you may have. Thank you. Trouble codes: P3000, P3006
2002 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L engine starting VIN: 5TEWN72N22
Here's a good one for Toyota technicians. 4 weeks ago the vehicle began cranking for extended periods of time, (usually 10 seconds or more), but would not fire. After a couple times cranking over it would eventually start and the engine check light came on wit...
2003 Toyota Matrix 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2AE28943
I Pulled Both O2 Heater Codes. Checked Resistance of both sensors within spec 7 to 10 ohms. Checked power and ground going to sensors. I have about 10.6v between sensor terminals with car running. At the battery I get 14v. The ground side of the O2 heater I ha... Trouble codes: P0135 (O2 Heater Circuit B1 S1), P0141 (O2 Heater Circuit B1 S2)

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L convertor VIN: 2HGES26711
Thanks for all the replies on this problem -- What I concider the fix and what I am going to do is the following -- 1 - Install an inline WIX 58964 magnetic trans filter 2 - drain and refill the transmission once a year or 10K with Honda fluid (I dont recomm...
2003 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L Mechanical VIN: 5FNRL18573
Most everyone agreed that a Honda Reman was the way to go. I checked with my Honda dealer and the Reman unit does come with a new torque converter. I have ordered the unit and will only use Honda AFT and will flush the transmission cooler. My thanks to all of ...
2003 Toyota Tundra 3.4L Red brake warning light VIN: 5TBKT44153
Thanks to those that replied. The alternator was the problem (actually the internal regulator) and was not grounding the light with the key on. Jason, in Maryland, the Brake light must illuminate with the parking brake on, if there is low fluid and it must do ...
2004 Toyota Highlander 3.3L No Start, Cuts out VIN: JTEDP21A94
I would like thank those of you who responded to our request for assistance. When we connected our Master Tech we were able to watch as the immobilizer would only reconize our key (both of them) after we pressed the unlock button on the remote. We checked our...
2004 Toyota Tacoma 3.4L Code P0741, trans temp light on. VIN: 5TEHN72N64
I checked with several valve body rebuilders and found that there were no fixes for this problem. One of the rebuilders that I spoke with was very familiar with my problem and said that the only solution he has found is to test VB's until he finds one that th...
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