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2002 Infiniti QX4 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JNRDR09Y62
Vehicle was towed in with no start with smoke coming from under dash(customer states). Pulled ecm out and smelled burnt opened up and found burnt componets. Ordered used ecm and installed. no faults. relearn security and could not relearn idle volume. after at... Trouble codes: P0505 (Iacv-aac valve system/circuit)
2002 Kia Rio 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNADC12322
DTC P0717, customer says trans felt funny once. Of course it does nothing for us and the MIL was off when it came in. Read some posts and decided to flash the PCM, Kia's software says it's up to date and lets me go no further. So that's where I am now - not su... Trouble codes: P0717 (Trans input speed sensor a circuit no signal)
2003 Mazda Tribute LX 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4F2CZ941X3
This vehicle sat for two weeks the customer drove car developed missfire. The missfire comes and goes. I used our lab scope to look at coils in the front of motor. The pattern looked the same on the three coils. Then we cleaned injectors and upper intake clear... Trouble codes: P0396, P0300, P0303, P0306
2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata 2.0L spark knock VIN: JM1NC25F56
This 6 speed manual transmission Miata has ignition knock (pre-Ignition) From a stop and at other acceleration modes. The knock retard only goes negative 2 degrees and the TPS reading is 20% at idle and 90% full throttle. The TPS reading look like they are inc...
2000 Nissan Sentra XE 1.8L Spark knock VIN: 3N1CB51D8Y
Vehicle came in with a loud spark knock we checked out the car and found a p0430 code cat efficiency below threshold. Spark plugs were OE. We replaced with NGK and did a motor vac with MV3 ad MV4 also used BG induction cleaner. The car ran better but spark kno...
2004 Nissan Cedric 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: MY34-12452
Car came to the shop droping black smoke through the exhaust pipe. Smoke's bad when you rev it to about 300rpm. It is burning a very rich mixture on both banks. I replace the ECM, o2 sensor and spark plugs same thing. It have a high perssure puump on the engin... Trouble codes: P0172 (System to rich bank one)
2003 Toyota Matrix 1.8L timing chain tensioner VIN: 2T1KR32E63
trying to remove timingm chain tesioner. will not come out any helpful hints!!!
2005 Toyota Echo 1.5L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: KSP90-5020
HI FELLO TECHS , THIS is the third one that came to my shop with this problem ,the problem is as follows: first thing on mornings when car has been sitting overnight and you go to start the car , the engine would crank but not start ...turn the key off and c... Trouble codes: P1589 (Acceleration system learning value), P1602 (p1603-), P1603 (p1605-), P1605

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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2005 Kia Sedona LX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDUP13265
Well, so far I have tuned up this vehicle with kia plugs and Kia ignition wires. I have also scheduled the timing belt replacement. It has been gone for a few weeks and has not returned. If anything else shows up I will update the fix... Thanks for all the inp... Trouble codes: P0300, P0304, P0306.
1995 Nissan 300ZX 3.0L Hose VIN: JN1RZ24D0S
I want to thank everyone that responded to my help request. Dan from Illinois was right on the button! Piece of cake and made some$$$. Thanks again.
1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L shift ok VIN: 4S3BG685XW
Found out this transmission was never going to work on this car. Its the wrong transmission. Make sure the numbers on the top left of transmission match, mine almost match but not good enough. The difference in the transmission was the torque converter. 1997 m...
2004 Suzuki Verona EX 2.5L coils VIN: KL5VN52L14
Thanks to everyone for the help,I decided to sell the vehicle for parts.Even if I spend the money to fix it selling it to anybody can come back to haunt me and ruin my reputation as a mechanic.
2007 Toyota Yaris 1.5L Battery light VIN: JTDBT92307
We installed a Toyota alternator and it took care of the battery light. I checked the voltage at the blue wire with the new alternator and it was at 11.6 volts koer. I loaded down the alternator with the headlights, blower motor and rear defroster and the volt...
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