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2000 Acura TL 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, hard start VIN: 19UUA5664Y
Customer complaint is a hard start after about a 10 min. hot soak. Problem happened once in august last year and once in november last year. No problem all winter long until last week. Took car to florida last month and had no problem. Coolant sensor was repla...
2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Tie Rod End
Alldata recommends removing the steering gear to replace the inner tie rod ends on this vehicle. Has anyone done this without removing the gear or is it necessary? Any special tools needed? Anybody experienced this one? All input will be appreciated. Thanks Ch...
2003 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2HKYF18583
Hey there, this Honda Pilot will intermittently stall (die) at stop lights after it warms up. It acts like the idle is too low, like the iac isnt working, so I replaced the iac with a deal part, and it test drove great for a day. Customer brough back with exca...
2002 Isuzu Rodeo Sport S 2.2L emissions VIN: 4S2CK57D12
i have been trying to get this truck to set the readiness monitors.i have took battery cables loose and put them together for hours .it will not set any monitors.
2008 Kia Spectra SX 2.0L undercarriage VIN: KNAFE12238
This car is making a racket from the right front that sounds just like a sway bar link. Constant clanky type rattle while driving slow on rough surface. Problem is that everything seems OK. I disconnected the sway bar links and the noise is still there. Remove...
1995 Lexus SC400 4.0L Power Steering VIN: JT8UZ30CXS
Replaced fluid and pump could this be caused by bad rack?
2001 Lexus ES300 3.0L No Start VIN: JT8BF28GX1
We aquired this vehicle about 4 months ago and have it on the lot for sale. When the vehicle cam in it ran great despite the high mileage but soon afterward it began to develop a hard start with poor idle. It quickly turned to a crank and NO start. I scanned f...
2007 Mazda CX-7 Touring 2.3L compressor VIN: JM3ER29347
This vehicle has a locked up a/c compressor. I know that this is a known problem with these vehicles. I would like to know what else is affected when these compressors lock up. Do pieces go through the system? What else will need to be replaced when trying to ...
2008 Mazda CX-7 Touring 2.3L Engine Oil VIN: JM3ER29308
Hello Guys. Need some input on this Mazda. This is a direct injection turbo 2.3l motor. Customer came in requesting some unrelated work and an oil change. On test drive noticed loud engine noise on test drive (timing chain chatter) under hard acceleration. I b...
2003 Nissan 350Z Track 3.5L Power Windows VIN: JN1AZ34D53
This vehicle has me completely baffled. When you turn the vehicle off and take out the key, both windows go all the way down automatically. There is no way to keep both windows all the way up. It started all the sudden.
1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L Cam seal VIN: 4T1BG12K2T
Wonder if anyone has run into this.This Camry came in for oil leaks,of which there were many.Main leaks were cam seal and oil pump cover.Put in a t-belt kit,oil pump gasket and seal,crank seal and cam seal.Ran engine without timing covers to check for leaks,af...

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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2002 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.7L Fuel Tank VIN: KMHWF35H52
You all were right on with this one.My uncle bought the canister and valve and when he pulled off the old canister charcoal pellets were everywhere.He blew out what he could and replaced the parts and now it takes gas like a champ.Thanks guys.
1978 Nissan B210 1.4L Alternator/choke VIN: HLB2106545
Wrong alternator to begin with did not have voltage regulator included in the box. Thanks for the info. MDT
2000 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L Unknown VIN: 1N6ED26Y0Y
The oil in the differential looked fine and we didn't see any metal in there but evidently that was the problem because it never did it again after we changed the fluid. Thanks for the input but I didn't get the one about water in the muffler at all.
1995 Subaru Impreza L 4x4 1.8L not shifting VIN: JF1GF6354S
Thanks to everyone who replies to my request. We did replace the PCM for the transmission with the one comming with the old trainy and the problem is fixed
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