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1998 Acura CL 2.3L Immobilizer VIN: 19UYA3258W
Hey Gang! we did a routine timing belt and water pump replacement during which we disconnected the battery. After completing the job, the engine cranked, but no start. We noticed the immobilizer symbol on the dash flashing during cranking. Checked fuses- all ...
2002 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L Locks/Windows VIN: 5FNRL187X2
Happy Weekend to All, From the driver's master window switch I can only raise and lower the driver's window. Can't work the passenger window and both rear vent windows. The power door lock button does not work from the driver's door but will work from the pass...
2007 Honda Fit 1.5L Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JHMDG38627
Vehicle presented with a very intermittent stumble when warm. When this happens, it feels like a single firing event is being missed. I usually happens only once or sometimes twice in rapid succession. It only seems to happen at idle when stopped or during cru...
2006 Infiniti M35 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKAY01E56
this vehicle came to our shop with rough idle, surge at idle & mil on 1-4-11. scanned computer, found codes p0011 & p0021. both banks vvt issues. road test & found 1 bank was sticking advanced. oil was 1/2 qt low & due for oil change. changed oil, cleared code... Trouble codes: P0011, P0021
2002 Kia Rio 1.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: KNADC12302
we are wondering if anyone has run in to this before. we swapped out engine. previuos one dropped valves on # 1 piston. came to us with no head ,in box. we figured out our puzzle and put other engine in customer supplied used car dealer bvy the way. we know we...
2004 Kia Optima EX 2.4L Cuts out VIN: KNAGD12684
Good day to all. Approximately a week ago customer had his 04 kia optima towed in. Complaint was vehicle would lose power around 70mph and check engine light would come on. When the vehicle arrived here, first thing i did was to start vehicle. Started right up...
1999 Lexus ES300 3.0L Stall VIN: JT8BF28GXX
Hi fellows again got lexus Es300 US model, when car start get little hot it stalling you can hear sound from intake and giving me like valve missing not getting closed or improper timing, got code p1346 VVTI checked oil control valve good and second a/f mix ... Trouble codes: P1346 (VVTI range performance bank 1), P1135 (A/F senser circuit heater malfunction)
1999 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L transfer case 4x4 VIN: JNIVAWR50A
Hello, I received this Nissan Pathfinder with automatic 4x4 inoperative. It has blown the AT fuse in the fuse box which I now have replaced but the 4x4 still doesn't work. I get the codes (12)clutch pressure (13)Line pressure (Oc) Motor Relay. I don't have any...
2007 Nissan Sentra 2.0L struts VIN: 3N1AB61EX7
Please help i have a 07 nissan sentra that im trying to replace the front sturts and mounts. But the problems is i cant seem to keep up the strut rod to put every thing back together. It pulls down hard on its own ,instead going up like every other strut ive s...
2004 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JF1GD29654
Hello Subaru techs!, I have this subaru here that belongs to my counter girl. Her complaint is very poor fuel economy (about 200 miles a tank)with over a year of checking, it has been constantly between 16-18mpg city, and on the longest trip taken, has been 2...

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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2000 Acura TL 3.2L Airbag System VIN: 19UUA5660Y
Thank you, thank you, thank you. This Acura is fixed. I got 7 replies and most referred me to the TSB for this issue, which I was already aware of. Customer was beyond the warranty period, so we elected to fix it rather than send to Acura. To save time and a f...
2003 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L throttle stuck VIN: JHLRD78543
no open recalls on this one, honda doesnt seem eager to take it on either, the customer doesnt want to spend money with out 100% certainanty of a fix, at this point hes going to take vehicle and drive it, i told he a couple things to look for if it happens aga...
2001 Infiniti QX4 3.5L Slippage VIN: JNRDR09Y61
This car has an extended warranty and adjuster came out and drove it. Car acted up for him as well. Of course they are going to send us a used transmission with 66,000 miles on it. At least we don't have to warranty the work.Thanks Guys!!
1999 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: JM1BJ2223X
I checked some of the things you guys suggested, never really came to a conclusion and the customer didnt want to spend anymore than a hour or two of shop time, so for now it isnt fixed and the customer took the car and sounds like is going to retire it. Than... Trouble codes: P0304.
1995 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4 3.0L No Start, Stall, Quits On Road VIN: JA3AN74KXS
I Believe This Is Fixed. Customer Picked Car Up Last Night And Haven't Heard Anything So I'm Guessing All Is Well. I Hooked A Test Light To The Outward Side Of The ECI Fuse And Then Started Wiggling And Twisting And Bending And...You Get The Point, Wires And ... Trouble codes: 22 (Crank Sensr), 23 (Cam Sensor).
2002 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.5L installing water pump VIN: JN1CA31D7Y
Took the tensioner out,put all back in, hit the key,runs fine.Whould be nicer to lock cams,but didn't see no information about that.This car has some O2 simulators for having headers and cold air intake,and has the verible intake disconnected,don't you just lo...
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