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2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L body VIN: 2HKRL1860Y
We did brakes all the way around on this van. We cut the rear drums and front rotors. Since then on straight line braking when the vehicle is coming to a stop it makes a thump/knocking noise. It is a rotational sound that gets slower with the wheel speed. I ha...
2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L front engine mount VIN: 2HKRL18602
Isd there any tips for replacing the front engine mount. Very hard to remove from vehicle.
2003 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L control head VIN: JHLRD77853
Thanks in advance for any tips. Vehicle came in with a complaint that the heater was not getting hot. found that the heater core was restricted. sold the job and changed heater core. had vehicle put back together and everything was working. then the hot-cold f...
2003 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L Rear Differential VIN: KNDJC73313
Customer came to me with a squeak when coming to a stop and taking off again. Didn't occur any other time. I found the rear upper control arm to the rear diff broken off. I don't see any other fix other than replacing the entire diff housing. Looking to see if...
1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.0L No Start VIN: 4A3AK34Y1W
Ok, this is for the Mtsubishi guys out there. This 98 Eclipse isa cranks no start. Unable to communicate with the ECM and the SES lamp woulld not come on at all. Performed basic diagnostics and found all of the powers and grounds in to the ecm were good. I rep...
1991 Nissan Pathfinder XE 3.0L Headlights VIN: JN8HD17S6M
Hello all, I am in an odd situation here. A Nissan pathfinder came into the shop the other day for an electrical evaluation. The complaint was the headlights intermittently would turn on and off randomly. After inspecting the vehicle, I couldn't seem to re-cre...
2000 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L ride quality VIN: 5N1ED28T7Y
I asked for a softer shock absorber for the front but was told there is only on type for this vehicle which is "firm" , i suspect that these are the vehicle caracteristics , but would like some expert opinions in order to explain this to the customer . Thank y...
2004 Nissan Murano SL 3.5L transfercase VIN: JN8AZ08W14
Hi Techs. I got this 2004 nissan all wheel drive murano in for service which included remove and replaced leaking driver side axle seal, engine oil cooler seal and rear brake pads change. Three days later customer comes back with noise under car when driving. ...
1996 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Misfire VIN: 4S3BK4351T
Subie experts and gurus.Car initially came in for rough running- scanned for codes- misfire on 1 and 4-plugs were worn and wires looked original- replaced with Denso plugs and Napa premium Belden wires-cleaned throttlebody and maf,replaced fuel filter added fu... Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0304
2007 Suzuki SX4 Sport 2.0L fan belt VIN: JS2YB41747
I am having problem with serpentine belt coming off ,Outside edge of belt starts to wear(shredding)Then pops off.Pulleys look lined up & free.Belt lasts 3000 to 5000 before any problems .Any help would be great. Thanks
1995 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L rear brakes VIN: 4T1SK12W9S
Customer brought in car stating that he had to do an emergency stop the other day and the right rear brake locked up. About 6 months ago we replaced the brake lines going to the rear of the car cause they rotted out. He thought maybe he had air still in the li...
1999 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Front and Rear Tail and Parking lights VIN: 1NXBR12E4X
Hi ALL and Happy Thanksgiving. Have looked and researched data from archives on like vehicle. Have found quite a few with same problem, IE, most of the time battery is connected, front and rear parking and tail lights are illuminated. High beam indicator will ...
2003 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0L Trac Control VIN: JTEZU14RX3
no codes stored. intermitten problem. when acting up truck will not go over 30mph. data on scan tool does not change any to possible show a problem.if able to maintain speed the trac lite will flash and beep until you slow down.there still will not be a code s...
2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L driveshaft VIN: 5TBET34166
While sitting at a stop it feels like someone rear ends the truck. Sometimes it will happen right after stopping. Other times it can take anywhere from 10 to 20 seconds. The intensity of the bump or clunk also varies. This is a 2 wheel drive truck. Thanks in a...

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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2006 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L oil pan VIN: 2HNYD18876
Thank you to all who took time to help me with this. As it turns out on closer examination, removing the balancer and timing cover fouind leak from front of engine. Suspect rear as well but trans. removal was declined at this time. Thanks again.
1994 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Performance VIN: 1HGCD5536R
We want to thank everyone for your help and input. This was a difficult one to diagnose. The good news is we did find the problem to be with the oxygen sensor. So those of you who pointed to this were correct and we are greatly appreciate everyone's help. Than...
2002 Honda Accord EX 2.3L engine - oiling VIN: 1HGCG32582
Well, finally, after six VTEC screens and camshaft/rocker passages cleaned again, the vehicle is finally out on the road without the P1259 code recurring. Just took time to finally filter out the remainder of the carbon. Customer's happy "runs like new" Thanks...
2007 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3L Radio VIN: JHMFA36237
Hello, Thank you all for the replies. I was always aware of the 1+6 preset and the little stickers the dealer sticks when the car is sold... But this car did not have any stickers. The customer was able to track down the original owner and got the ID card and ...
1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L Cam Timing VIN: 4T1BG12K3T
thanks to all who replied to this post. sorry i didnot close sooner. thankfully been very buisy. the exhaust cam sprocket is spring loaded and has to be pre loaded and have the stop bolt 6mm inserted into line up hole before installation. the timing refrence m...
1998 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0L No Blower Motor VIN: 4T1BF18BXW
2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L 2-3 Shift VIN: 4T1BE32K52
Thanks to all for your input! We had Toyota reset the shift adaptives for the low low price of $102 and transmission shifts much much better now! Brian, thank you for your info on allowing the transmission to reach operating temp. The shifts, especially 2-3...
2004 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4L no communication VIN: 4T1BE32K54
The harness was so hacked up that I replaced the harness and all is well.
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