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1990 Acura Legend LS 2.7L No Start, Stall VIN: JH4KA4673L
Hi and thanks for your help. This car was towed in with a no stall on the road and no start. After it sat for a little while it started, ran very rough and stalled. I found a plug wire shorting out and cap / rotor in bad shape. After talking to the owner, he h...
2001 Honda Civic LX 1.7L Surge VIN: 2HGES16581
Vehicle came in with idle problem. She says that in the mornings the vehicle revs up at 1,500-2,000 rpm and sometimes it surges up and down. When she puts it in gear the rpms stay above 1,000 rpm and kind-of picks up speed by it self with out giving it gas. Sh...
2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCM56643
Car came in with a check engine light and surging real bad anywhere near 3000 rpm code P2647 replaced the oil pressure switch per TSB Inspected and cleaned the valve assy. replaced the seal/filter . Everything seemed to be in order But If you fire it up cold (... Trouble codes: P2647 (VTEC oil pressure switch circuit high voltage)
2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Rear Heat inop. VIN: 5FNRL18024
The van came in with description of rear heat inop . checked for operation . Rear blower motor runs but will not blow out of the vents in the ceiling . The a/c works fine , Blows out of the vents and gets cold. Any help would be nice .
2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4L Right turn signal VIN: 1HGCM56765
The left turn signals and the hazard flashers work. The right turn signals flash fast. Any one have any ideas? I have most of my hair pulled out.
2008 Kia Sorento LX 3.3L Misfire, Shudder VIN: KNDJC73538
Vehicle came in with a shudder on light acceleration at cruising speeds. We performed a complete tune up and fuel induction service and it lightened up a little but is definitely still there. Customer replaced his alternator and the dealer says it is the alter...
1997 Mazda Miata 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1NA3537V
Hello to all. This Miata has begun generating a check engine light for cylinder misfires at or just following highway driving. Recently, a code started popping up for an IAC concern. We tuned the engine last month (plugs, wires and fuel filter) hoping to fix t... Trouble codes: P0505 (Idle Air Control System), P0300 (Random Cylinder Misfire)
2005 Mazda MPV ES 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM3LW28A25
Van is setting an intermitant P0403 EGR contol circuit have check the four coils ohms within specs even hit the valve during test ohm checked the wiring per flow chart No problems were found Does not set the code on every test drive I've been watching for a pe... Trouble codes: P0403
2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR 2.0L 1st gear VIN: JA3AH86C86
HI there and I need some advice on a mess. I have this Lancer Evolution manual transmission hot rod in for a slipping clutch. I drove the vehicle and 1st gear whines really loudly but the trans quiets down immediately on goin into 2nd. This tranny is a mess to...
1998 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L monitor VIN: JN1CA21D1W
the car came in with rejected smog test code p325 knock sensor with all the info on iatn it was a no brainer but to replace knock sensor. i have put and the customer has put about 800 miles but the monitor is not ready all is but the cat. i have read that ther... Trouble codes: P0325
2005 Nissan Murano S 3.5L Door locks VIN: JN8AZ08WX5
All the door locks on this unit are not working. You can hear the actuators trying to work and the lock knobs move slightly but do not lock or unlock by the door switch or the remote. My snap-on scanner sees the switch working in both positions. Ground to the ...
2005 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0L transfer case VIN: JTEBU14R35
vehicle bought recentley an customer was trying all the bells and whistles and found out 4wd LOW does not work. it does have 2wd and switches to 4wd high just fine, it just will not go into 4wd low. tried it myself, following instructions as given by toyota (s...
2008 Toyota Corolla S 1.8L High Idle VIN: 2T1BR32E08
Cleaned intake and upper throttlebody, now idle is high, no codes, idle is at PCM expected idle. Neither Modus or EVO 4.0 have a throttle reset. Can't find it on Mitchell. Hate to disconnect the battery and eat a radio code search at this point.

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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2002 Kia Rio 1.5L No Start
This one is done! The issue was an 'installed' problem. The engine had been replaced three times for this issue, and every time I returned to the vehicle, the timing issue remained, so I figured that there was no way that the problem was internal to the moto...
2006 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L No spark VIN: 1N4BA41E26
We finally got this vehicle back on the hoist, & pulled the timing chain cover. What a ridiculous job. We have a PDF copy, of the factory manual, for this engine. The cam timing is a joke. You are supposed to line up the marks on the cam gears, with copp...
2002 Subaru Outback L.L. Bean 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BH80622
thank you all for your help. this vehicle has been sold to another tech and if or when he gets it fixed ill post the repair thank you again for your help
1999 Suzuki Vitara JS 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 2S3TE52V2X
shoud stick with firsts thought timing chaid had come offm #2 chain. everyone says its not interference motor. wrong. bent just about all valves. put new head on and new chain and guides it run very goog
2004 Suzuki Forenza S 2.0L Head Tourque VIN: KL5JD52Z64
The Correct specs are 18 ft/lbs then 90 deg 3 times
1998 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Engine VIN: 1NXBR18E0W
Thank you guys for your quick response. I will research all these options. I appreciate it!
2005 Toyota Tacoma 4.0L Release Bearing VIN: 5TELU42N35
Bearing Still makes noise. Its a concern more than a problem. Customer will drive it for a while and hopefully clutch fingers will smoothen out, when my shop slows down i may look into it a bit more but i will keep everyone posted. Thank you
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