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2000 Honda Civic GX 1.6L Hesitation VIN: 1HGEN1643Y
this 2000 civic cng vehicle will not go over approx 35mph. if you reset the computer codes the vehicle will run perfectly, as soon as a code is flagged the vehicle will not go over 35 mph. code 336 and 1399 have appeared. we replaced the crankshaft position se... Trouble codes: 336 (crankshaft position sensor), 1399 (random misfire)
2002 Honda Accord LX 2.3L torque converter VIN: 1HGCG56542
i put new motor in honda accord lx now it wont shift out of first gear it locks up and bangs real hard then it will drive ok for in couple seconds then it will do it again hard shift in reverse can drive ok in first gear
2004 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Blower Motor VIN: 1HGEM22934
Car came in with the blower motor coming on with the key tuned off.all hvac functions work with ing. Off or on. The compressor does not work. But the blower the recurculate switch ,and the heated rear window switch all work with key off.fuse #14 was blown and ...
2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Electronic VIN: 5FNRL38785
I am trying to check the front bearings. I hear a bad bearing in the front, but when you try to get the vehicle to spin the wheels off the ground fast enough( or past 2 mph) for the bearing to be noisy enough to tell the difference from side to side, the compu...
2001 Infiniti I30 3.0L charging voltage is @ 12.9 VIN: JNKCA31A61
Vehicle came in to our shop, not charging with a completely dead battery. We installed a new battery and an alternator. 2 weeks later it came back with the battery drained down and the alternator not putting out proper voltage. A new battery and an alternator ...
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L Electronic VIN: JT6HF1OUXY
I need help I can turn the compressor on through the scaner and get cold air. I tested the evap temp sensor air temp sensor pressor sensor and relay but cant get the air to work. It is full to spec of r134 checked codes through head unit only gat a code 21 for...
2000 Mazda Miata 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1NB3535Y
customer stated that check engine light comes on when it rains, coils were replaced about 6 months ago at another shop, when i scanned the car found misfire on #3, replaced plug wires with dealer part, customer picked up car and called back a day later stating... Trouble codes: P0420
2004 Mazda RX-8 1.3L a/c amplifier VIN: JM1FE17374
I need to know if it's necessary to flash pcm after a/c amplifier replacement
1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4A3AK44YTE
Stalls in traffic and when coming off xway, intermittently. Compression, fuel pressure okay, no codes. Smoked vacuum system and found no leaks. Spec on fuel pressure is 47-50. The needle fluctuates between 50 and 58 at idle and when rpm is increased steadies a...
2000 Nissan Quest SE 3.3L Charging VIN: 4N2XN11T7Y
Hellow everyone my problem is when the a\c compressor and cooling fan cycles on the charging discharge 12v. When cooling is off it is charging 14v . When a\c is off charging 14v . Disconnect fan when a\c compressor is on i have 14v. Need help
2002 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D62
which one is bank 2? I can't figure out which bank is bank 2 for the life of me! please help, customer arriving soon! Trouble codes: P0430
2002 Nissan Frontier XE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6ED29Y92
vehicle has slight miss at idle, service engine light flashes at idle, when driving vehicle runs good. Trouble codes: P0300
1997 Suzuki Sidekick JX 1.6L Won't set readiness VIN: JS3TD03V2V
The EGR system works well now according to the testing in Mitchell. Yet, no matter how I try to force readiness I am unable to get more than 5 monitors to run. The catylast, EVAP, and EGR monitors won't run. I got the vehicle above 185 degf and got to speed th...
1996 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 4TAVL52N2T
HELP!!!, this one has been a thorn in my side. Customer came in with no start. So original complaint is no start. Upon inspection found plugs to be fuel fouled, cap rotor needed replaced, and coil output was next to nothing. Replaced coil and all secondary ign... Trouble codes: P0171
1996 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L cel on po770 VIN: 4T1BG12K2T
we got this car in with a cel on and code po770 no other symptoms ,all data said too check tcc lock up solinoid and it checked out ok ,fluid was dirty and had some shavings in it,so after some reserch and seeing the car had 160k on it ,we replaced it with a lo...
1998 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L battery light VIN: 2T1BR12E0W
we have a 1998 toyota corrola ce that sat for a period of time and when it was started the battery light came on when tested the alternator was putting out 14.5 volts and 1 amp with no load and 14.5 volts and 6 amps with a load and it passed a voltage drop tes...

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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2002 Acura TL 3.2L differential bearings VIN: 19UUA56681
Well , its a deep subject.I did have several people offer help and weighed each idea carefully.There is no clear cut answer at this point , the shims come in 38 sizes in increments of .001" with the thickest one being 3.05 mm .We tried a bearing fron an odysse...
1997 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, hard start VIN: 4S6CM58V3V
well thanks for all the help, the problem was that the iac had so much carbon build up on the shaft that it would not open close properly so I cleaned it all with brake clean blew it out and wd40 the shaft of the iac and seems to be ok,customer did not want to... Trouble codes: P0101.
1998 Honda Passport LX 3.2L Cooling Systems VIN: 4S6CM58W6W
We elected to give the customer a quote for a reman engine . The customer has decline repair at this time . Thanks for advising us not to try to repair but replace long block . I'm sure this saved me money in the end .
2002 Isuzu Trooper S 3.5L cruise control VIN: 1GRHT23W57
The fix on this vehicle was practically very simple but I do not understand the computers logic that made the cruise not work. Both brake lite bulbs were open and after replacement the cruise worked. I should have noticed this in my testing of the brake switch...
2001 Kia Optima LX 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: KNAGD12601
2001 Kia Optima LX 2.4L Hesitation, Surge
I really appreciate who took time to reply my request. most of the suggested that I change Mass Air Flow sensor with an OEM one. I called Kia dealer for price and they said almost $600, I don't think he can afford. he already bought one from O'reilly for like...
2005 Mazda 6 S 3.0L a/c system VIN: 1YVHP80D25
Well tried about everything under the sun and finally came to do a recheck of all my prior diagnostics with no interference. the worst thing was that mazda information is hard to come by. well pressures was 30 low and 150 high which are good not to excited by...
2005 Mazda Tribute S 3.0L unknown VIN: 4F2CZ96105
sorry its taken me so [...] to close. Bob from Arizona hit it on the head. even though we flow tested this radiator 3 different times when i hit it with infra red thermometer sure enough about 1.3 of it was cold. we replaced the radiator and all the problems we...
1993 Nissan D21 2.4L Starting VIN: 1N6SD16S8P
I don't have any useful information to post.Checked backup wiring harness,Harness under hood,All items on fuse nothing found there and all things related to the 4 replies.Never had truck act up so lady took truck home/to another shop.Still puzzled with proble...
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Several VIN: 3N1CB51D61
Unable to get car back into the shop. The lady is out of the country on holidays and car is parked at airport out of town. Will have to wait. Thanks to everyone. Will try again at a later time. Paul
2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HN86R9Y
Thank you to the people who replied, the upstream A/F sensor took care of the problem. I know that it should default to the downstream, but even with a very rich condition, the downstream O2 was reading lean, and i suspect that it's worn out as well, although... Trouble codes: 1130 (A/F sensor signal circuit).
2007 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8L Mechanical VIN: 2T1BR32E77
I would like to thank all those that responded. As most of you had recommended, there is a TSB dealing with Brake Squealing(but it wont say anything about clicking). We Applied that TSB with supplied new shims, caliper mounting brackets, and pad mounting pla...
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