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2002 Infiniti Q45 4.5L Stall VIN: JNKBF01A02
The issue with this car now is that occasionally after backing out of a parking spot or stopped at a stoplight, he will go to apply gas and realize the engine is not running. Every time with a bump of the key, it fires no problem. Sometimes it will be days bet...
2001 Isuzu Rodeo S V6 3.2L Control arm/sway bar VIN: 4S2DM58WX1
This is my brothers car. He called and told me his wife was complaining about the handling and that something seemed wrong. When I looked underneath I found that the rear frame has completely rotted away where the control arm attaches. I told him to call Isuzu...
1997 Lexus LS400 4.0L Heater Cable VIN: JT8BH28F0V
Hey All, Cat came in for no heat. Found heater valve was not moving when adjusting temp at panel. Found broken heater control cable. Now here is the problem, my dealer says that it is only available as a complete heater box assembly. Now for my questions. A...
2005 Lexus LX470 4.7L ahc VIN: JTJHT00W85
Customer states that from time to time that the RF suspension dips down/drops while driving (mostly on slow speed cornering). There are no codes in AHC system. We have a Mastertech w/ Toyota/Lexus software. We are watching scan data and can see no glitches in ...
1993 Mazda Miata 1.6L Hidden Headlights VIN: JM1NA3514T
Hi Guys, I do not know where to start on this one. The owner tells me that intermittently while the car is parked the hidden headlights will start cycling open and closed until it kills the battery. It had a theft system in it but it has been removed. Anyone...
2001 Mazda MPV LX 2.5L Misfire, no spark cyl.3&4 VIN: JM3LW28Y11
After three weeks of trying, this problem has been handed over to me. This engine never fires #3 & 4 plugs. They share same side of the coil. According to alldata diagram pin 52 at ecm, a red wire is the trigger, wire color changes to white somewhere between e...
2002 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L MIL Lamp on, melted VIN: JN8DR09Y22
Any help on this one would really be appreciated.Heres the situation customer needed to pass state inspection and had originally came in with p0455,and p1448.After hooking up evap system fogger it was bypassing vent solenoid so I quickly blocked vent solenoid ... Trouble codes: P0455, P1448, P1491
2003 Nissan Murano SE 3.5L no heat at idle VIN: JN8AZ08W03
Customer came in with no heat at idle. I usally have good luck by flushing heater core by its self. I flush it and then reverse flush it. Most people that have been told that they need a heater core, I usally can get them heat. Well this one dosent seem to be ...
2004 Nissan Titan SE 5.6L ac/ hheater VIN: 1N6AA06A74
well customer say the ac wont come on and the heater wont come on i check fuses and relay what i can see is the intereor contral theres 3 one for the bi level and the one for heat hot to cold the othere to change to from ac to heater the one dose not lite up t...
2005 Other Asian xb 1.5L unknown VIN: JTLKT33475
have this scion that the customer is complaining that after starting a cold engine (first start of the day) and coasting slow (foot not on the brake) the tracion control light comes on and the brakes feel like they are dragging or engaging for a few seconds, t...
1994 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Starting VIN: JF1GF2443R
Hi all tech friends : Customer has his car towed in for no start after he did the engine swap. The engine he put in is from 1993 Legacy 2.2 L Turbo with the whole engine harness and ECU as well. He did all the re-wiring by his own wiring diagrams informations...
1999 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 4T1BF28B2Y
I am looking to install a block heater and cant find any info on where it goes. I cant find the freeze plugs not too familiar with these cars. someone please any info would be appreciated.
2000 Toyota Tacoma SR5 2.7L head gasket VIN: 4TAWM72N3Y
Fellow techs, This 2000 Tacoma was brought in with the customer complaint of coolant having the appearance of "Strawberry yogurt". He indicated no driveability problems or other recent issues. Vehicle is well maintained. Our inspection reveals engine oil is...
2003 Toyota Highlander 2.4L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEGD21A03
vehicle came in last week with check engine lite on-p0420-p0430-p0171--the owners had the converter replaced-looks like one big manifold cat--the maf sensor was soo dirty it would not clean up-so i replaced it for the code p0171-but i go to sniff the car and i... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean bank one)

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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2007 Acura RDX 2.3L Navigation VIN: 5J8TB18527
Anthony was right about it being swapped. The serial number on the DVD drive was different than the one on the card. I called and got the right code with the number off of the DVD drive.
2002 Honda Passport LX 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S6CK58W32
We have found the harness to be broken somewhere inside by the fender well. When you wiggle it a certain way the problem occurs. I contacted an Isuzu dealer and they said that Isuzu is out of business. Is this true ??? I am looking for a harness... Trouble codes: P1515, P1295, P1125, P1221.
2002 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L harsh downshift VIN: JHLRD68442
most replies were yes the tps sensor will cause this problem. which is what i was expecting. we ordered tps from napa. the only way to access tps is to pull throttle body. found the screws that hold tps to throttle body are not removable(have to drill them out...
2004 Mazda RX-8 1.3L Excessive Emissions, No Start, lackof power VIN: JMIFE17N94
Installed low mile use engine.Old engine had been severely overheated and internal seals were damaged.Thanks to all that replied, Al
2005 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L airbag VIN: 1N4AL11D05
i'll call this one fixed, but i really don't have any answers. i did finally find a little info in mitchel. the code indicates a problem with the passenger airbag off indicator light. it's working fine right now (the off light comes on when the key is on and g...
2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 4T1BG22K2Y
i took the head off because the gasket was bad,compression blowing coolant out radiator.well we ordered the correct shims from the dealer after exhausting all machine shop shim supplies.everyone had the same thickness of shims that were allready installed.mick...
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