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1999 Honda Civic Value Package 1.6L anti-theft VIN: 2HGEJ6611X
Hi Honda Techs! I am looking for the unlock code for the mentioned vehicle. VIN is [...] Looks to be the stock unit. If a serial # for the radio is needed. I will update, hopefully the VIN will suffice. The cust. called the dealer. They were of no...
2007 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4L engine VIN: 5NPET46C37
The customer stated the engine was making a noise at higher rpm right before shifting into the next gear. I test drove the car to verify. The noise would also occur when revving the engine up to about 2000 rpm, it tended to go away and come back. The noise see...
2001 Infiniti I30 3.0L left front power window VIN: JNKLA31A21
Got this car in to fix a miss and SESL, no problem with that, its done. However now this other issue has cropped up. When I roll the window up and it reaches the top, it then rolls itself back down about 3 inches and stays there. Every attempt to roll it up re...
1992 Lexus SC400 4.0L inside vehicle VIN: JT8UZ30C2N
Hello guys. I have this 92 Lexus SC400 in my shop and cannot find why the inside of vehicle smells like gas. I exposed the fuel tank and did a smoke test and never found a leak. I also did an evap test and passed leak check. Has anyone ran into this problem be...
2000 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1N4DL01D6Y
no codes,no start,no injector pulse,security light flashing and wont reset with any door,security light on and flashing and no start.
2003 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: JN8DR09Y63
I have this Nissan Pathfinder that came in for a check engine light and exhaust leak, it had a bad heater in the bank 1 sensor 1 sensor, and the header pipe was leaking, I replaced both and test drove to perform a smog and the vehicle failed the first test, th...
1996 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L Speedometer VIN: 4TAWM72N0T
Could the speedo drive in the tranny cause this, I have never had this happen, he said he went into reverse and after that it stopped working.
2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: JT3HN86R9Y
This truck has been exceptionally well maintained, T-belt new at 200,000, clean engine with synthetic oil, no noticable oil burn, correct fuel pressure, MAF, and A/F sensor readings, new O.E secondary ignition. It runs rough like an ignition misfire intermitte... Trouble codes: P0120 (TPS Circuit A)
2001 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, High Idle VIN: 5TEPM62N41
Your help would be greatly appreciated on this Toyota. When it first came to us, it was idling so high it was hitting rev limiter and surging up & down. We initially removed Throttle position sensor & ensured it had been installed properly. Smoke tested for va... Trouble codes: P0120 (Throttle Position Sensor circuit out of range), P0440 (EVAP system leak detected), P0401 (EGR system low or no flow)
2007 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 4.0L gauges VIN: 5TETU62N07
Customer brought vehicle in with complaint of ABS continuing to run after turning engine off and battery going dead. He told me that there was a large lightning strike very near the vehicle earlier that evening and later he noticed the ABS pump running. He rem...

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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2000 Hyundai GRANDEUR 3.5L 2-3 Shift VIN: KMHFU41DRI
Transmission was removed and overhauled. It now operates correctly. During dis-assembly, it was noted that some clutch plates were slighly burnt and some valves in the valve body were dirty.It is suspected that a change of oil caused the build-up of foreign m...
2007 Kia Sportage LX 2.0L locked in limp in VIN: KNDJF72447
thanks for the replies I actually fixed it yesterday. Turns out in the fuse for the back up lamp circuit was MIA. Put fuse in the proper cavity not the spare below and everything is good now. took me longer to put everything back together, basket case, than to...
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L VVT Cam gear VIN: JT8BD68S5Y
Rod from Arkansas NAILED every part of it. First-off, sorry, I didn't notice I clicked the wrong model in the drop-down box. DOH! It was indeed a GS300. We cleaned the screen as mentioned (there were a few bits of rubber or something on it) and for good me...
2003 Lexus IS300 3.0L Valve cover Leak? VIN: JTHBD19273
Hi there everyone. I put in valve cover gaskets and this, in fact, fixed the oil leak problem. Thanks for the input. Ron
2006 Suzuki Forenza 2.0L Cooling Systems VIN: KL5JD56Z76
A new radiator cap fixed it! I couldn't test it because I didn't have the correct adapter (do they even make one), so I took the gamble and it's fixed. Thanks for the help
2001 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L Mechanical VIN: 5TDBT44AX1
Thanks again for the advice. As far as the update the advice on pulling the trans before the engine sounds like what I should do. And thanks for letting me know about pulling the intake off first too. Sounds like I'm in for a real treat with this one but it wi...
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