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2005 Acura MDX 3.5L Whine VIN: 2HNYD18665
Thanks in advance for your much needed and appreciated help. Customer complains of high frequency noise while in 5th gear automatic trans. Between 50 and 60 mph. I am able to duplicate noise under these conditions and it becomes more pronounced under a very sl...
1998 Honda Accord DX 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Heavy fuel odor VIN: 1HGCG1645W
Hey folks! This 1998 Accord 3.0 V-Tec owner came to me complaining of a very strong fuel odor whenever the car is running, coming from outside and towards the rear of the vehicle. That was confirmed by me after sniffing around the rear of the vehicle and devel...
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L Mechanical VIN: JT6GF10U7Y
Good evening Techs, Got this 2000 Lexus RX300 3.0 making a tapping noise that sounds like a lifter tapping but can't pin point it. The noise will temporarily go away as you bring the rpm up or down in the stall. It will also go away and stay away as long as yo...
1997 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGE22C8V
Idle is too high & surges after warm up & idle control seems ineffective or shut down during warm up with P-1506 MIL, which returns almost immediately after being cleared. In park, no accessories on the idle will change consistently but randomly from 950 to 17... Trouble codes: P1506, P1506
2004 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L Hesitation VIN: 1N4BA41E84
this is an intermitant problem . when it occurs the car falls on its face .It will rev in nuetral but in gear its like it cant breathe like the exhaust is plugged the post o2s sit lean and the pre o2s are at1.56. I tred resetting the adaptive stratagies the ca... Trouble codes: P0726
2006 Nissan Murano SE 3.5L back up camera VIN: JN8AZ08W46
The display shows only static from the rear view camera when in reverse. The reference lines are clearly visible. When signal wire is shorted to ground at camera screen goes black then returns to static when ground removed. The signal pattern on the input and ...
1993 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JT3DJ81W8P
truck itermitenly stalls out no power, no throttle response,then dies,turn key off restarts ok runs fine,no codes.unclear the info i get on my modis says a/f voltage L and R and varies at 25 count incriments,125,375,250,ect.reading on o2 sensor it varies 0-1 v...
1996 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L Mechanical VIN: JT3HN87R1T
This vehicle has an oil pressure problem. Customer brought vehicle in because oil light came on once while cruising at 20mph. He shut off engine and restarted 2 hrs later and light did not return. Vehicle towed to my shop. The vehicle only has an "idiot" light...
2000 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Enigne VIN: JT77ISC100
Hello, This Toyota Rav 4 has been brought to me from another mechanic. I checked it with both the snap on scanner and Launch scanner and I get the same codes (14)ignition reference (15) no ignition 2 signal. I have fitted another computer with the same part nu...
2006 Toyota Solara SLE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1CA30P46
Please help. Vehicle came in mil on. Codes p0171 and p0174. Bank one and two lean. Check intake for leaks with smoke. None found. After diving for a few min. Ltft goes to 40 or above at cruise. Replaced maf and o2 sensors with no change. Do we need to flash co... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank one system lean), P0174 (Bank two system lean)

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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1999 Acura TL 3.2L electric draw VIN: 19UUA5645X
thanks for everyones help. it turned out to be the drivers power seat switch. changed switch and draw is gone.
1995 Honda Civic LX 1.5L vibration in drive VIN: 1HGEG8655S
From all of the replies my conclusion is that the aftermarket motor mounts are just not going to make for a smooth feel. Up to this point we haven't decided to change them out for OEM but that would most likely be the resolution.
2007 Hyundai Sonata SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5NPET46C77
I finally got the code to go away. I have changed the oil several times ever 500 miles. The engine is clean and no codes. Thanks for the accurate help Jim Trouble codes: P0011.
2005 Lexus GX470 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTJBT20X85
Ok, it took me a while to get back but I have some info. My scanner was the real problem here. I have had some trouble on two other vehicles and it seems to be concentrated on the K17 and K20 keys. I used my cable and keys on a Solis pro last week and was a...
2003 Mazda B2300 SE 2.3L Pressure plate VIN: 4F4YR16D23
Will not know for sure if fixed for a while, but input shaft was replaced
2004 Nissan Titan SE 5.6L Abs/Slip VIN: 1N6AA07B14
Thanks especially to Mickel,Randy, William and Wayne who all called it correctly. Bad wire from right rear wheel speed sensor to the ABS controller up front on the drivers side wheel well area. Probed with a nice long wire and an audible VOM and found the gre...
2005 Subaru Outback R L.L. Bean Edition 3.0L Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, VIN: 4S4BP86C25
Thanks to all who helped me out with this one. I think I had a combination of problems here. I found the number 2 plug was not gapped properly. Replaced with a new plug and my power came back. Still had a vibration, so I loosened up all the motor mounts, and w...
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