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Open Help Requests for Asian
Help Request Answers
2006 Honda Accord EX 3.0L radio VIN: 1HGCM66556
I need a little help with this Honda radio code and the dealer is not any help.Here is the serial #U1227 L1960.Any help would be awesome
2004 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: KM8SC13EX4
I could use a little help on this one. Car came in with a code po154. The customer took it to another shop and said it was the o2 sensor and just wanted me to put in an o2 sensor. Put new denso o2 sensor in and code came right back. Hooked up my scanner and fo... Trouble codes: P0154 (Bank 2 sen 1 no activity)
2008 Kia Sportage LX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJF72498
po133 returns within 10 miles as pending code. @ idle o2 sensor #1 flips nicely and sensor #2 seems to show cat okay, already odd for idle data on the downstream. When cruising the #1 sensor gets latched wherever it wan'ts or just hangs flipping maybe .2 volts... Trouble codes: P0133
1995 Lexus LS400 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8UF22E1S
This vehicle came into my shop at 205,980 for an SES light and Trac light on, vehicle had codes P0305 and P0306 set. Removed the spark plug wire cover and found vehicle had the original spark plug wires and spark plugs, it also had the original timing belt whi... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire), P0302 (Cylinder 2 misfire), P0308 (Cylinder 8)
2001 Mitsubishi Diamante LS 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 6MMAP67P71
thanks in advance need clarification on this codes setting conditions(P0441 Check Conditions ON duty cycle of the evaporative emission purge solenoid has been at 0 percent for at leaset 20 seconds.) am i correct in the meaning of this definition that the ecm c... Trouble codes: P0441
2005 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 2.0L timing belt VIN: JA3AJ26E65
Vehicle was towed in had quit on the highway. We determined that the timing belt was broken. We did leak down test on engine before doing belt to make sure no valves were bent when the belt broke. Tested ok. We replaced the timing belt and the water pump as we...
1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L No Start, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BG685XW
problem is quite intermittant. took four drives by us before problem occured. engine started missing badly & no power. found no injector pulse to #1 & #2 cylinders. after determining this to be the issue, it went back to running normal. in the reading i've don... Trouble codes: P1507
2001 Suzuki Esteem GL 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JS2GB41W21
vehicle arrived with mil light on for random missfire code and lean fuel mixture, Customer had already replaced mass air flow sensor, we replaced spark plugs and coil packs and verified proper egr operation. vehicle left facility and ran fine for couple of mil...
2007 Suzuki XL-7 3.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2S3DA91777
Hello! I have this car with a po455 code that sets within a couple of days. Have smoked the vehicle and replaced vent valve and purge valve with factory parts. I do not have the proper scan tool to turn on and off emmission related components. We ended taking ... Trouble codes: P0455
2008 Toyota RAV4 3.5L Entire System VIN: JTMBK35V78
Dies intermittantly when cornering to the right for approx 1-1.5 seconds enough time to scare the poop out of driver. This is a complete shut down ,power steering drops out, also electrical shuts off,radio etc. Thats the way the driver knows something is going...

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
Fix/Summary Answers
1999 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L Starter VIN: JHLRD1868X
Well I fixed the vehicle. Should have checked the basics first. Turned out to be a bad ground cable from fender well to transmission. What was Honda thinking? There are no direct ground from the battery. Battery cable goes straight down to body and then 2 othe...
2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L body VIN: 2HKRL1860Y
First of all thank you for all of the help. I re-turned the drums and chamfered the leading/trailing edges of the shoes but the noise was still there. Following someones advice I drove the vehicle and applied the parking brake. After doing this a few good time...
2003 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L Rear Differential VIN: KNDJC73313
Thanks everyone for the comments. I am getting a used rear end to fix this problem. I was worried about the metal quality the rear end consists of also. That and some liability...easy choice.
1990 Mazda B2200 2.2L Engine VIN: JM2UF3135L
I'm going to go ahead and close this help request even though I haven't finished the repairs yet. I received a couple more tips after the last info update. Thank you David and Stephen. As an update to the update, the engine never overheated, just started l...
2003 Mazda MPV ES 3.0L MIL Lamp on, VIN: JM3LW28A23
Forgot to close this out sorry.Thanks for the help!!And William i wish the front counter guys would quote real time when needed but they don't and it sucks especially on flat rate!!.We ended up hiring a double jointed 3 armed midget and he was able to change i...
1993 Nissan D21 SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1N6HD16S5P
Removed exhaust and still had acceleration problem. Noticed that the engine was running really rich so removed plugs and found two plugs badly gas soaked. Ran fuel injector cleaner through tank and got much better. Customer decided to wait before replacing ...
1998 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1N4DL01D4W
we have changed the purge valve and so far everything is good
2007 Suzuki SX4 Sport 2.0L fan belt VIN: JS2YB41747
The water pump pulley had moved inward & made belt walk off wp pulley. Thanks for the help
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