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1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST 2.0L white smoke VIN: 4A3AX5514W
this vehicle has been a total nightmare!!! it has been at my shop for over a month. anyways, i really need some help here... initial COMPLAINT: failed visible smoke test for smog, not sure if it passed emissions. vehicle runs good. all tests listed above has b...
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...
2004 Toyota Prius 1.5L park
O.K. I'm doing what I generally criticize others for doing-posting a problem I have not experienced-but this owner is quite specific,a skilled communicator and the complaint is safety related.The car has stopped engaging park when the park button is pushed.The...

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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2002 Honda Accord EX 2.3L engine VIN: 1HGCG55632
I received 22(wow) replies. Some suggested BG type stuff. Others said stay away from BG additives, use ATF, Sea foam or Rislone. A few suggested checking pcv system, look for smoke on start up for possible valve guides or seals. Some asked about oil quality an...
2004 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L No Start, No Communication VIN: JF1GD29694
Thank you to all that responded. I waited to respond so that I could make sure that the customer was happy. This one did turn out to be a bad ECU. Thanks again.
2004 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0L T-belt / valve VIN: 4T1BF28B34
Well I just finished the Toyota Avalon. As I put it back together I tested and checked everything I could. It went together very well. I would like to thank everyone that gave me good, thought out advice. There was never any problem with that cylinder that I p...
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