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2008 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5L Wipers VIN: 5FNRL389X8
Hello, We have this Odyssey here that parks the wipers too early in the cycle. The blades stop when they are about 80 to 85% finshed their sweep and park way too far up. When you turn them on again they then finish the remaining distance, start over and stop t...
2003 Infiniti G35 3.5L No Start VIN: JNKCV51E93
I need help please. Had this Infiniti towed in for a no start. Customer was told it needed an engine due to no compression. I cranked it over and sounds fine - just won't start. I discovered that the ignition key supplied was damaged and was missing the securi...
1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, VIN: 4A3AK54F5V
Hello, My customer attempted a head gasket replacement on this 2.0 turbo. When he got done it did not run correctly at idle(due to vacuum hoses not connected where they go). He decided to make mechanical adjustments to the throttle body idle stop and air bleed...
2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport ES 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JA4MT31HXY
Have this vehicle came in with the above 2 codes. Could not duplicate the condition. Did not like the fact the upper hose was hot and lower hose was much cooler,tought thatthis could have an effect on PO125, replaced thermostat and temperature got 10 degrees h... Trouble codes: P00, 125 (Insuficient temperature for closed loop fuel control), P00, 173 (Fuel trim malfunction Bank 2)
1998 Nissan Homy 3153CC Pads & Shoes VIN: VWMGE24-40
I am currently in Afghanistan doing a little work and the transportation I was able to aquire is a Nissan Homy 4WD Van. I do not know the exact year of manufacture but I understand the QD32 diesel engine which it has was only built from 1996 to 2000. This is g...
2002 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D02
i've reached the end of the rope on this one hope someone can help. vehicle initially came in for an intermittent no start. i performed tune up and replaced all ignition coils as per customer request. problem was better but still acted up. after trying for a f... Trouble codes: P0011
2006 Nissan Altima 2.5L brake pedal VIN: 1N4AL11D16
customer is complaining that her brake pedal is hard as a rock first thing in the morning when left out in the cold and will not depress when attempted or stop the vehicle. After she can finally depress the pedal down 4-5 times it will work ok for the rest of ...
2005 Other Asian xb 1.5L trac VIN: JTLKT33475
hellow all, i have this scion XB with the following complaint.customer reports that intermittently the skid light illuminates and a beep is heard when accelerating at slow speeds in 2nd and 3rd gear. customer is not applying the brakes although they feel the v...
1992 Subaru Legacy L 4x4 2.2L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 4S3BJ632XN
I have this 1992 subaru with a no start when cold, floods out after a cold soak and when under [...] out, I know it floods becuase I sometimes have to disconnect all 4 injectors and hold my foot to the floor to get it to start. clear flood mode appears to ...
1998 Subaru Forester 2.5L turn + hazaards VIN: JF1SF6559W
Turn + hazard lamps inop. I replaced hazaard switch because I thought flasher was part of switch.Not so- Now I see a flasher unit in the wiring print but I cant find it. Mitchell says left side of dash Alldata shows connector at top center of dash. Anyone able...
1995 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4T1SK12E4S
Greetings all, I have this Camry that bogs down and will stall when stabbing the throttle. If I just tip in the throttle it will rev to red line. When stabbing throttle and problem occurs, engine vacuum goes to 0 inHg. The engine does have a bit of crankcase b... Trouble codes: 31 (MAP Sensor)
2003 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 4T1BF32K73
Hello fellow tech, Thank you for taking your time to help me with this matter. I have 2003 Camary V6, customer changed his own battery and after the car would not hold idle. I think it might have to be relearned or something however I do not have the informat...
2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8L Brakes VIN: 1NXBR32E14
One of my techs has been having an intermittently low brake pedal, that every now and then will go almost to the floor, and you can pump the brakes and the pedal will come back and allow braking. When the pedal goes to the floor, when it comes back up there is...

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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2000 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S6DM58W7Y
My apologies for the late post and I would like to thank Nathan [...], Rich from Calif. and Long from Texas for your assistance. I checked all the harnesses and connectors as suggested and I even cut the wrappings off to check th... Trouble codes: P1295 (Undocumented), P1515 (Undocumented), P1516 (Undocumented).
2002 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEM22952
Hello,Techs,the 4 that replied confirmed my diagnosis,replaced IAC motor from Honda and made sure everything was clean,did an idle relearn and the engine is idling normal,thanks again for your time RON S. Trouble codes: P0505 (iac), P1505 (pcv system).
2005 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HKYFI8535
Thanks for all the help,Replacing the fire wall/bank 1 converter fixed the problem.Finding out the engine converters are the bank 1 and bank 2 coverters and the three way converter has no code listing for it at all.Saved the owner lots of money replacing only ... Trouble codes: P0420.
1999 Infiniti I30 3.0L Electronic VIN: JNKCA21A2X
Thanks for tin and his response after checking all vacuum and all stuff hooked up scanner and went in work support, than went in idle adjusting the TPS was way off at volt of .28 and than narrowed down through scanner upto .12volt i mean relearn the process an...
2005 Infiniti FX35 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNRAS08U55
O.K. Here we go. We found the common grounds, 2 be behind the instrument cluster and 1 behind the glove box. When we removed the cluster we found a ground to the right of the steering column loose, we removed all of the grounds cleaned the areas and added star... Trouble codes: P1031 (A/F Sensor Heater bank 1), P1051 (A/F Sensor Heater bank 2), P1148 (A/F Sensor closed loop), P1168 (A/F Sensor Closed loop).
1999 Lexus ES300 3.0L check engine VIN: JT8BF28G2X
thanks to all who responded,the fix was replacing the oil control sol. on the back of cyl. head near the radiator.
1994 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Misfire VIN: JN1EJO1F9R
This one is still not fixed, so I am closing with a summary. The issue is lean surge one the system warms up. It doesn't starve for fuel, in fact under load (acceleration) it is fine I installed a rebuilt MAF, fuel filter and Nippondenso O2 sensor as was recco... Trouble codes: 33 (Heated oxygen sensor circuit), 34 (Knock sensor circuit).
2003 Nissan Altima S 2.5L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11D23
Hey there i found that the power and ground wire were switched and switched them back I have a cam signal now after I have a good signal I have determined that the cahin is streched, installed wrong, or something else customer said he is done spending money on... Trouble codes: P0340.
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