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2003 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3L battery module VIN: JHMES96673
i am looking for the location of the 100a battery module fuse. thanks terry
2003 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L dont know VIN: SHSRD684X3
when i drive it higher pich rotational noise from under the middle of engine compartment right turns only. i can hear the noise going strait then quick turn the wheel to the right slightly. checked all the parts with electric ears but cant put a finger on what...
2003 Honda Civic LX 1.7L mounts VIN: 2HGES16523
Hello, I have this civic that vibrates violently, i replaced ft mount, could see obvious crack. The others look good. It does it in or out of gear. I tried loosening trans mount while running and vibration goes away quite abit, but still not perfect. I don't k...
2001 Hyundai Accent GL 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: G01U117468
when i unplug the mass air flow sensor it runs ok. lots of power ,no hesitation etc. when it plugged in it wont run. starts and dies,hesitates,etc. tried a new mass air flow and a computor no difference at all
2003 Infiniti G35 3.5L power window VIN: JNKCV54EX3
Right (passenger) power window goes down properly but, upon trying to raise the window with the Automatic feature on the switch, it goes up completely but then comes down again about 3 inches. It also will not clear the roof line slightly upon opening or closi...
2005 Isuzu N NPR 5.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JALC4B1625
I have a rough idle condition, I am suspecting fuel injectors as I have sent so many of these back to the dealer because they were under warranty but now I have one that is out and I have no way to scan it. I have a Snap On Modis but it will not communicate wi...
2005 Kia Sportage LX 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJE72335
Calling all techs please help, Thanks in advance. The short term trim on both banks is at 30 when the purge line is pinched or the connector is disconnected the trim goes to normal on both banks. If I take the connector off of the purge solinoid I have power b... Trouble codes: P0170 (fuel trim problem bank1), P0173 (Fuel trim problem bank 2), P0441
2005 Kia Rio 1.6L Head Gasket VIN: KNADC12575
Vehicle towed to shop. Crank, no start. Quit during initial drive during slow accel in driveway. Inspected found timing belt missing teeth. Head sent out and found 14 of 16 valve bent. Pistons fine. Opted to replace with OEM head. Reinstalled head, torque to s...
1994 Lexus GS300 3.0L blows smoke VIN: JT8JS47ESR
Good afternoon everyone. I have a 94 GS300 that came in for an engine service and the customer said that it had been running rough in the a.m. for a short time. We removed the plenium and replaced the dist cap, rotor, wires and plugs. When we put it back toget...
1999 Mazda Miata 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JM1NB3534X
This car will not take gas, check everything that I know. check timing and timing and timing belt, good, replace plugs and wires. check coil good as soon as you give it gas it blogs down. Thank you for any help
2001 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Electronic VIN: 2345245245
hey guys i have a altima here that is kicking my a$$.i repleaced the compressor and the dryer. now the car is coming back for blowing hot. compressor is kicking on and off whenever it wants. i have repleaced the pressure switch,compressor and dryer and the ac ...
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L drive shafts VIN: JN8DR09YX1
Hi guys, This vehicle has a prominent "driveshaft speed" vibration at 40mph +. Remove front and rear shafts to find binding in three of four U joints. In the mean time drove vehicle with front driveshaft removed and found greatly reduced vibration. Suspected...
2004 Nissan Titan LE 5.6L CAN Systen VIN: 1N6AA06B54
this truck came in with two codes a P1212 and U1001.P1212 is abs module CAN line shorted and U1001 is the CAN line shorted or broke wire my [...] says to ignore P1212 if U1001 is present.this truck also was in a wreck it is fresh out of the body shop and ca...
1992 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4T1VK13E9N
Cold idle speed is too high (2300 @ 55f) and takes too long to come down. Hot idle speed is normal (700 in nuetral). It has good coolant flow through iac. Smoked intake, no leaks found. Is there any way to adjust the cold idle speed?
1993 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L No Start VIN: JT2AE09E9P
after start runs for 80 seconds and stalls and loses the injector pulsing and dont stater ultil cools dawn i notice chek engine ligth blinks very dimer when blinks brighter will stater again thaks for any help
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...
1995 Toyota Previa LE 2.4L No Start VIN: JT3AC14ROS
I have a 1995 toyota previa that was toed in as a no start. Of corse it started and drove in. I let it sit a few hrs and tried it again. I did a couple starets and as I restarted it was harder to say running. By the 4th start it would not start. I did find tha...
2004 Toyota Prius 1.5L unknown VIN: JTDKB20UX4
Hello Techs, I have this 04 Prius that the customer swears lately there is an odor that he smells that causes sleepyness and headaches, I did hydrocarbon test and 0 was found, the venting system smells normal to me, have you guys heard of anything from these P...
2005 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TDZT34A55
We have "Secondary Air Injection" codes P1442,P1445 and P2441. P1442 set the MIL Light. We have vacuum to the VSV valves. Air pump and VSV's turn on thru Mastertech 3100. Everything I need to check futher is under the intake plenum(pressure switch and Air Swit... Trouble codes: P1442 (Sec air inj sys switching valve 2 Bank 1 stuck closed), P1445 (Sec air inj sys switching valve 2 Bank 2stuck closed), P2441 (Sec air inj sys switching valve stuck closed Bank 1)

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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2002 Acura MDX 3.5L Misfire VIN: 2HNYD18602
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. Sorry it took me so [...] to get it closed. The fix ended up being this: pulled the plate off the top of the intake and cleaned the EGR ports which were nearly plugged on a couple cylinders. I have seen th... Trouble codes: P1456 (Evap emission failure), P0303 (3 misfire), P0305 (5 misfire), P0306 (6 misfire).
2001 Daewoo Lanos S 1.6L thermostat housing VIN: KLATA22641
Hello again and thanks to those who gave help, what I found was that the Daewoo replacement thermostat housing is cheap plastic with no design changes and prone to this problem and that a Chevy Aveo uses the same engine and has a updated two piece metal thermo...
1997 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Misfire VIN: 1HGCD5633V
We readjust all valves cold. Customer have not return after 3 weeks. So, we are going to call this a fix until customer comes in again or until next service. Thanks for everybody inputs as to adjust all valves cold. Note: If freeze frame is at idle only, EG...
2003 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMES96663
The light has been off the whole time since I first posted and the car is driven daily. Obviously a very marginal situation. I verified that I WAS looking at the right converter -- downstream -- and my wife took the car into Howdy Honda to confirm all latest... Trouble codes: P1420 (Downstream cat efficiency poor).
2004 Honda Civic LX 1.7L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2HGES165X4
It's long enough, this thing is fixed. GREAT info from many responders. Think my update pretty much covered it all, so yes in fact the HDS was able to program the used PCM to this vehicle and this immobilizer. Why the original PCM failed? No absolute evide...
2006 Honda Accord Hybrid 3.0L reset light VIN: JHMCN36486
i recieved a number of replies i tried all the suggestions but nothing worked the last email said that honda may need to use there scan tool i suggested this to the customer he said he would live with it the way it is for now. thanks for the help mike
1996 Mazda Miata 1.8L Misfire VIN: JM1NA3535T
Thanks for everyones help. found ground #3 loose. this is located under throttle body, in front of timing cover. tighten and drove 200 miles. vehicle is fixed.
2000 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L No Start VIN: JM1B2227Y0
OK, the "fuel" on the plugs is in fact coolant, the reason I was testing fuel quality, was that the fluid on the plugs did not smell like fuel. Head and gasket are eroded to the point that it is dumping coolant into the cylinder. Thank you very much for the ...
2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: JA4LS21H41
Thanks to every one who took the time to offer help. I actually posted a fix the next day but for some reason it just did not register on the site. Anyways the problem was the ECM which i changed for a good used and then i had to use the Mitsubishi MUT11 to d...
2003 Nissan 350Z 3.5L No Start VIN: JN1AZ34E03
After the replies were sent to me I started with the basics, The cust, was asked was she useing premium fuel. She stated yes, so with my scanner at hand I called identafix talked to rep that said the fuel trims were very lean, one of the members of iatn stated...
2003 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L headlights VIN: 1N4AL11D03
the customer put off bringing in the vehicle until he got back from 2 wk vacation. his wife then had a accident with the vehicle and it was written off by insurance. i never had a change to further check it
2003 Suzuki Aerio SX 2.0L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: JS2RC41H93
A serious attempt to resolve this has produced no useful result and customer has been sent to dealer. EGR function was suspected at first and EGR was checked, cleaned, and verified OK. With EGR disconnected, problem actually got worse all the way up to 6000rp...
1993 Toyota Supra 3.0L speedometer VIN: JT2JA81J10
I have sent speedometer off for repairs and waiting for it's return. I checked all related circuts and all checked good.
1999 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0L 1-2 shift VIN: 4T3ZF13C4X
Thanks for all the input.I removed the valve body and I had put a check ball in the wrong spot. The right spot was right next to where I had it.Reassembled and drove,worked perfectly.
2002 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8L Engine VIN: 1NXBR12EX2
Car was picked up by customer the same day that I posted the info.Thank u all for all the info and tips,will try some of them if the customer comes back.
2005 Toyota RAV4 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JTEHD20V45
Thanks for all the reponses. All were good answers and i tried the idle relearn. In the end it turned out to be mouse damage. A mouse ate the air filter and parts of it got to the maf. Tried to clean , maf and no change. Replaced the maf and started right u...
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