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1999 Honda Accord DX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG6652X
This honda came in about a month ago for code po1456 found the vent valve on cannister to be bad.installed new cannister and two way valve and sent the car down the road.a week went by customer says light back on scanned found code po1457 evap leak tested and ... Trouble codes: P1456
2003 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L coolant flow/ heat VIN: 5FNRL18983
we have here a hair puller. when vehicle idleing has poor heat if you keep engine rpm increased 2-3k heat will be good. the second you drive the van it starts to cool off have tried replacing the tstat with a honda genuine, flushed accesable hoses with water a...
2003 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L engine VIN: KNDJC73343
Has a slight rythmic knock-with stethoscope more prevalent near AC compressor-with compressor off. Suspect Timing belt pulley but cutomer hesitant to do if this could be an engine mechanical problem--doesn't sound like lower end. any one seen this?
1997 Lexus ES300 3.0L keys VIN: JT8BF22G6D
this is a good one n hope i can translat et his into a fix.keys r in the veh r lost n am trying to get in w/o damaging internals in doors.any way a person can unlock this car w/o having to go to the bank!?
2004 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 2.0L No Start VIN: JA3AH36D34
Thanks in advance for any help. This car came in as a no start I checked spark and noid and did not have either so I checked crank sensor and found it has no ignition source. I checked fuses and found fuse number 8, ( 20 amp) underhood, is blown I check amp dr...
2001 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L Mechanical VIN: 5N1ED28Y31
Im getting ready for an engine swap on this 01 xterra with 3.3, auto and everything says to pull trans out to pull engine.Looking at it,it looks easier to pull front diff out instead.Anyone out there done one of theses?I dont want to pull front diff then have ...
2003 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.5L 2-3 shift VIN: JN1DA31A43
The car does not shift into 3rd gear. It goes back into 2nd, and if you accelerate through it it will go into 4th. The scan data shows 3rd comanded, and the "turbine" speed goes to 0 on the scanner. The sensor has been replaced. It will does this wether you ar...
2006 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L p-1 VIN: 1N4BA41E56
We don't perform interal repairs on transmissions. We usally replace with a reman if someone needs one and wants us to do it. This is my moms car, but my sister has an 06 Altima with simular mileage that is doing the same thing. It sometimes shutters on take-o...
1998 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L No Start VIN: 4S3BG6854W
help needed : replaced head gaskets : vehicle drove into shop did gasket R&R - now will not start - engine sounds healthy on cranking , has spark can hear fuel pump but no blink on noid light test . what triggers pulse width ? only so many electrical connectio...
1999 Subaru Impreza Outback 2.2L tensioner VIN: JF1GF4853X
I bought the car right for $150 and hope to have the wife drive 40 miles to work each way in these northeast winters. Car ran rough, no power, etc. I drove it home after sitting for a year. Didn't overheat so I ruled out head gaskets. Last belt replaced at 90K...
2006 Subaru Outback R L.L. Bean Edition 3.0L No Start VIN: 4S4BP86C36
I have this outback that I'm sure has a bad main or #2 ignition relay. No power to coils,It will start with power to coils. MOD component locator doesn't show me a good diagram of exactly witch relays are what, and this thing has piles of relays where they are...
2009 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5L Wiper Deicer VIN: 4S4BP60C99
Customer has windshield replaced and glass company installed glass with deicer into car which was not originally equipped. The wires were in the dash so he hooked them up. The customer asked about the possiblity of this being hooked up. We found the wires were...
1995 Toyota Tacoma SR5 3.4L No Start VIN: 4TAVN73F9S
So this truck came in with a crank no start. The customer complained of evidence of a rat under the hood, due to insulation under hood chewed up and missing. Found no evidence of damage to any wires caused by a rat. We found the EFI fuse blown, replaced fuse a...
2000 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1BR18EXY
Hi all, this one has me going nuts. Car cam in with a lean code P0171. Tested for vac leaks/smoked tested - none found. Tested fuel pressure - good. Replace both o2 sensors, and installed a new MAF from Toyota. Trims looked good. I road tested the car some mor... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean Condition Bank 1)
2010 Toyota Tundra 4.6L ABS module VIN: 5TFUM5F12A
Does anyone know the procedure- clear zero point calibration data? can u do it without a factory scan tool.Vehicle is located in the bush so taking it to the dealer is not a option or it would have been their allready. Dealer not giving any help on the phone. ...

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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2002 Honda Civic EX 1.7L speedometer VIN: 1HGEM22962
Ok have priced out instrument cluster and have not yet got the vehicle back for repairs.Everyone said to replace the cluster.Thanks FOR ALL THE HELP. I will post a fix if it comes back
2003 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.5L rear differential VIN: MK8SC73E23
Thank you to all of you that took the time to reply. Here is a quick summary. Trailing arms in good shape, probably replaced under recall as they are the least rusted part on the rear end. The dear diff appears to be an open rear end. The bottom line is that ...
2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L No Start VIN: 1N4AL11E33
Thanks for all who took the time to respond. Turns out that the injector harness connector, which is under the intake was unpluged. Should have checked this earlier, but thats the way it goes. Engine started and ran great, conforming our first diagnois of need...
1992 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Stall VIN: JT2SK12F8N
After sitting in drive for a few minutes rough idle would start and than stall. That would eliminate egr valve sticking open. New coolant sensor would set check engine light . Replacing coil solved the problem. Thanks for the help.
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