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2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Side Door VIN: 5FNRL387X5
The passenger side door slides back and forth very smoothly, but when operated with the automatic button it will close completely and then after 2-3 seconds the door will back up and open slightly. The tracks of the passenger side door have been cleaned and lu...
2003 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.5L Surge, thump noise VIN: KM8SC73EX3
We have 2 strange problems we are chasing. 1st is a thump noise under the car while they are driving. I have never been able to duplicate the exact problem and have driven it with the customer and they cant get it to do it either. She said it just sounds like ...
2002 Isuzu Axiom 3.5L cooling system VIN: 4S2CE58X62
Need some help on this one. This truck gets hot in traffic, idling or on the hiway is ok. Motor Alldatas information is terrible on this car.And I am fighting a lack of info and a system that I am not familiar with. What I know... Radiator looks to be fairly n...
1994 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L No Start VIN: 1YVGE22C9R
came in with very hard starting in the morning. Noticed fuel pressure dropping after sitting, replaced fuel pump. Has good spark and injector pulse when not starting. After few attempts, it will start and run fine for the rest of the day unless it sits for lon...
1990 Mitsubishi Montero Sport 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire
Checked for vacuum leaks found throttle body gasket missing ,installed new gasket now it will idle and start up when cold. Don't have anyway to scan this. And don't have anyway to check fuel press , when it starts if u let it warm up u can accelerate hold the ...
1990 Nissan 300ZX Turbo 3.0L Bearings. VIN: JN1CZ24A3L
Car came in on the hook with a noise. I pulled the motor and poped the oil pan off. Number 3 rod bearing is chewed all to pieces and the thrust bearings are gone. I have never seen one of these engine loose the thrust bearings before so I am posting this quest...
2006 Nissan Altima S 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11D26
Car starts fine, battery test good,replaced crank sensor still sets code po335 Trouble codes: P0335
1996 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Cylinder 1,3 VIN: 4S3BG6853T
Thanks in advance , car had bad oil leaks , pulled engine and resealed all gaskets and seals , installed engine back in car now #1 and 3 are not firing , spark plugs are wet , but we test at least 25kv at the plugs , low vacuum at idle with a slight needle swe...
2002 Subaru Outback L.L. Bean 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BH80622
customer said was driving at speed when vehicle stopped and the diff overtemp light came on
2002 Toyota Prius 1.5L engine
I had a prius owner come to us after the last shop he went to failed to offer an accurate diagnosis of low compression, and left the customer with a pinched valve cover gasket and a huge mess. This other shop was diagnosing a misfire on cylinder 4 and replace...

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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2007 Infiniti G35 X 3.5L compressor VIN: JNKBV61F07
Thanks to those that replied but the info i was hoping for was the operation and diagnosis of a variable compressor(mitchell does not offer much info on this). the customer is returning to the nissan dealer. i will give more info if i hear any more from custom...
2000 Mazda Protege ES 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JM1BJ2236Y
Thank-you everyone for the help. We tried everything that was suggested to no avail. Customer has decided to live with condition as it doesn't seem to affect performance. Thanks again. Trouble codes: P0507.
2001 Nissan Frontier XE 2.4L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6DD26S91
O.K, first of all we want to thank all of you who kindly responded to my help request. all responses where of great value and so help-full. any way, we found some small exhaust leaks from ex. manifold, that were big enough to drive the o2 sensor lean at idle, ... Trouble codes: P0171.
2010 Nissan Maxima S 3.5L engine VIN: 1N4AA5AP4A
Well after more testing and delibrations and a conversation with our local engine rebuilder the concenses is as Rick mentioned the bottom end of this engine is toast. The recomendation to the customer is to have the engine rebuilt as the rings are likely the r...
2002 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L cam pulleys VIN: JF1GD29622
We ended up doing what William stated with welding a bar to a socket. Worked like a champ. Initially we used a strap wrench and only managed to get one pulley off. These pulleys were held on with the 10mm internal hex bolt. The rt lower cam seal was pushed out...
2007 Toyota RAV4 Sport 3.5L throttle responce VIN: JTMBK32V57
after all the research and alot of phone calls from alot of sources this a concern that there is no fix to it is just normal operation thanks for all the replies
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