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1995 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Cooling Systems VIN: 1HGEJ112XS
Customer came in with irratic idle from about 8oo-1500rpm at start up & at stops, even after car had warmed up. It was also showing the car was overheating at 70-80 MPH only with the A/C on or Off, when slowed down the temp would come back down to the middle. ...
1995 Honda Accord LX 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCD5534S
This came in with a code 41- heated O2 sensor malfunction. Went through the testing steps per All-Data and found that the O2 was bad. Replaced it with an aftermarket Denso. Cleared code and check engine came back on immediately. Got another Denso sensor- same ... Trouble codes: 41 (heated O2 sensor malfunction)
1998 Honda Civic EX 1.6L trans. VIN: 26WL112773
code come back p1870 car . car don't shift right . replace w/oem trans fluid
1998 Honda Civic LX 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1HGEJ657XW
Hello Techs, this honda surges at idle,has high idle(1500rpm),iac was not increasing in counts when a load is applied so I installed a used throttle body and iac. Now iac counts increase with load but still idles high and surges. Blocked iac port and idle slow... Trouble codes: P0505
1999 Honda Civic Si 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEJ8273X
As you see from the list of parts there was a lot of work done before I got the car. Came to me 3 month after MIL light came on. All the above parts have been replaced. Light comes on on second or 3 trip as far as I can see. Fuel pressure is good with no exces... Trouble codes: P0172 (Fuel metering too rich)
2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Compressor VIN: 1HGCG22572
I hate having to ask for help but we are drawing dead here. Vehicle came in with a compressor that shuts off at idle or at a stop light. The compressor will function properly while driving, it will blow ice cold air but as soon as you stop the vehicle the di...
2005 Honda Pilot LX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HKYF18715
We recently did a fuel injection service through the TB and now it keeps setting a P2279 code. There are no apparent vacuum leaks. We did find the PCV valve to be stuck and replaced it. It appeared to be fine for awhile, but the code came back after a third dr... Trouble codes: P2279
2003 Hyundai Tiburon 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHHN65F83
This vehicle is a Tuscani Elise model. Doesn't have a 2.0L. It is a 2.7L with a 6 speed. And it refuses to be fixed. I have no speed signal on the scanner. Speedo works fine. No ABS light on. Checked every wire, connector & terminal on the whole car. The signa... Trouble codes: P0501 (VSS circuit range/performance)
1980 Nissan 280ZX 2.8L Excessive Emissions, Stall, Misfire VIN: HS130-1970
hi every one. i need help from a old nissan experts .this car came into my shop, he claimed that the car was sitting for few years.he took the car to local mechanic in his area .they canged fuel filter and spark plugs. few days later came to me. eng.,will not ...
2006 Subaru Impreza WRX STI 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1GD79636
hi all. car came to me with low power complaint.dont see many turbo subi's,so am a little green here.it starts,idles perfectly.as you drive it and shift through the gears (5-speed)it will run fine till about 3000 or 4000 rpm with decent power, but it seems lik... Trouble codes: P2021, P2444, P2431, P2433
2004 Suzuki Grand Vitara EX 2.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JS3TD62V64
Car come in for no start.Went out to check and started right up .Check codes found egr code check resistance and checks okay.Put back in and started car then started to run rough and die and wont restart.It would restart intermintently then die.When happens no... Trouble codes: P0403, P0123
1996 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4TAPM6ZN9T
Hello Techs. Need some help on this one. Truck came in engine light on and misfiring at about 45 MPH. Codes when first came in forgot numbers but know what they said. The codes said that the bank 1 sensor 1 o2 was to lean to go into closed loop and other said ... Trouble codes: P0130 (Heated O2 circuit malfunction bank 1 sensor 1), P0133 (Heated O2 circuit slow response bank 1 sensor1)
2006 Toyota Sienna Limited 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TDBA22C26
Have this 06 Toyota sienna in the shop,only complaint is mil on. Van runs fine, scanned got codes p0420 and p0430. Did a smoke test to check for vacuum leaks and it passed. A/f readings ok. I was wondering if anyone has had cat problems on these newer vans? If... Trouble codes: P0420, P0430
2006 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7L Tpms VIN: 5TBDT44106
OK, I have the above truck and have replaced one of the tpms sensors. I have a genysis and found the sensor registration test, what i need to know is do i have to re-register all 5 sensors(one in the spare). Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
Fix/Summary Answers
2005 Kia Sportage EX 2.7L shutter/shake VIN: KNEJE72345
Right inner cv joint. I was worn ever so slight. The boot was good. This was indeed a learning experience. Thank you so much for turning me in this direction. Jim
2005 Kia Sportage LX 2.7L retun line freezing VIN: KNDJE72395
First thank all of you for the helful tips, The pressure readings were a little low, and the low side hose had a small restriction in the ruber part of the hose. The hose got replaced and the systerm recharged. Still had a little low pressure readings, but...
2005 Mazda 3 S 2.3L engine VIN: JM1BK34365
I finally found one from a 05. 06 and up have different pistons, cams, and other things that would make it not run on an 05 Mazda 3. I've seen a quite of a few of these come in for a rod knock, must be a bad design... Thank You for replying and letting me know...
2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L assy drive belt VIN: 1N4RL11D45
Yes it is fixed. The over running clutch on the alternator pulley was the culprit. The complete alternator was replaced as the pulley was not available separatley. Also special tools are required to replace just the pulley. This means another trip to the tool ...
2006 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V 2.5L Surge VIN: 3N1AB51D86
Thanks for those that replied. We narrowed down this to being the throttle body. We did all the checks that were on other post and narrowed down to the trottle body. Replaced and the car runs fine. Thanks! Trouble codes: P0300 (Misfrie).
2007 Nissan Murano SE 3.5L Shift VIN: JN8AZ08W97
Thank you for the responses. This one is fixed. I might have jumped the gun posting a help request but with these transmissions i figured it would be a help. It turned out to be the connection for the throttle position sensor at the pedal. Cleaned and signal c...
2006 Subaru Forester X 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SG65616
customer took car back to dealer ecm was bad,warranty 8/80 Trouble codes: P1433.
2007 Suzuki XL-7 3.6L Mechanical VIN: 2S3DA91717
I probably shouldn't say that I fixed the vehicle, but all the replies confirmed what I suspected. We contacted a dealer who verified the cam chain stretch issue and they will cover it under the warranty. Thanks for the quick response, it saved us time and eff...
2004 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L 2-3 shift VIN: 4T1BE32K64
I have installed another used trans and it shifts great. Thanks Jim
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