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1995 Honda Accord EX 2.7L No Start VIN: 1HGCE66695
help!!! I have very long crank time on this car,30-60sec,once its started itwill bog down if you give it any gas, for the first few sec,then will run great until it cools off again,checked iAtn for any others who may have had same problem. no luck. help!!! I h...
2002 Honda Civic EX 1.7L timing belt tensioner VIN: 2HGES258X2
having trouble getting the timimg belt tensioner to tighten. it will tighten up and then when you rotate crank belt will loosen up.original tensioner and new tensioner do the same thing.any ideas or is the normal
2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Cuts out VIN: 5FNRL38658
Hello Techs, I have this Honda Odyssey that came in for service and he has a complaint that at around 25 mph the vehicle hesitates a little. I test drove and did confirm the hesitation, it felt more of like a chatter or a flutter for a few seconds after it shi... Trouble codes: P3400 (valve pause system stuck off)
1998 Lexus GS400 4.0L No Start VIN: JT8BH68X1W
Vehicle was towed in with dead battery.Attempted to start with jump box and vehicle would start but die.It seemed like anti- theft problem.Hooked 3 different scanners{launch-genisis-and code reader}and could not comm.w/pcm however could talk to other modules.W...
2002 Mazda Protege5 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BJ24652
Car came in a while back with p0172, I found a bad vacuum hose to Fuel pressure regulator, so I changed it and sent her on her way, She came back with same code next day. I have tested and found no fault with the following- Fuel pressure,o2 sensor (upstream),C... Trouble codes: P0172
2003 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L timing VIN: 4A3AA46G63
This car got towed in for a crank no start.Diagnoised bad crank sensor.When I pulled the timing cover off to remove the timing belt I noticed the balance shaft belt had broke and taken out the trigger wheel.I made sure the cam and crank timing marks were still...
2005 Nissan Frontier Nismo Off-Road 4.0L No Start VIN: 1N6AD07W55
this one has me scratching my head...customer states was driving down the road all of a sudden the tach jumped up and went back down and since then it hasnt run at all i scanned it there was a crank sensor code i replaced it. the old one was hit on the tip pre...
2002 Subaru Forester S 2.5L manual shift VIN: JF1SF656X2
trailered car to shop. seemed to be stuck in gear. in neutral car would move forward as if in 1st gear. we got to the shop & were able to drive into shop but no longer seemed to be stuck in gear. this has not happened again since. due to cold weather, we decid...
2006 Subaru Forester XT Limited 2.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JF1SG69666
Hello to all. I have this turbo Forester that is giving us a fit. Last week we had a no start on it. We tested and got power and ground at the fuel pump. Replaced fuel pump and it ran great for a week. Now it came in with a hard start and lack of power. Code P... Trouble codes: P2102 (Throttle actuator a control mtr circ low)

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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2001 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L Cylinder Head VIN: JHLRD17651
Thanks to all who provided input on the repair for this Honda CR-V. As many had suggested the problem was with the cylinder head itself; we replaced the cylinder head with a rebuilt head which happened to be an improved design from Honda that had been recondi...
2007 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L Hvac VIN: 5FNRL38777
Sorry for the delay, was hoping customer would stop back and tell us what the dealer found. Just wanted to tell everyone that we did try a new thermostat and vacuum filled the cooling system with no change in temp. readings. Also tried bleeding system at hea...
2008 Honda Element LX 2.4L tpms VIN: 5J6YH28708
customer took vehicle because he was going on a trip. i kept the old sensors. when the customer returns, i will check to see if i have the correct ones installed since i found out through your help that there are 4 differant sensors used on hondas. hopefully i...
2006 Hyundai Sonata GL 2.4L Radio/Rear Defrost VIN: 5NPEV46F36
Thanks for all the help, I recomended replacing the rear glass. The customer said she would just live with this issue, given the cost of the glass and it being the holidays. I did check all the grounds and voltage everything checked ok.
2006 Hyundai Sonata GLS 3.3L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5NPEU46FU6
it was the third cat on the car and it is running great now. i hope this helps out someone else Trouble codes: P0300.
1997 Infiniti Q45 4.1L Power Steering VIN: JNKBY31D0V
Thanks to everyone that replied. The fix was a bad power steering reservoir even know that we cleaned it 1st it still did not have enough flow to the pump which was causing the fluid to aerate.
2006 Isuzu NQR 5.2L Starting VIN: JALE51B163
thank you for all your help it was the ignition switch
2002 Lexus RX300 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTJHF10U80
Could not feel any misfire or air leaks and compression test ok. Checked valve clearance, exhaust valves on cylinder 2 & 4 closed to 0.005 adjusted and mil light not on and misfire count 0%. Trouble codes: P0302 (Cylinder misfire no2), P0304 (Cylinder misfire no4).
2002 Mazda MPV LS 3.0L heat VIN: JM3LW28A32
sorry for the wait,there wer 2 problems the head gaskets were leaking and the aftermarket thermostat is made wrong, back side of thermostat for heater was to small forcing a sticking open problem.
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