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2003 Honda Element EX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5J6YH28563
I have a customer who wants me to install a used computer in his 2003 Element. I recently purchased the Honda MVCI and I told him I would try to install it. I can't find any information telling me how to rewrite the VIN in the ECM. Vehicle will not start and t...
2004 Kia Rio 1.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: KNADC12554
Hello IATN, I have a 2004 Kia Rio with a surging idle. This car has been an issue for a while now with running rough and throwing O2S codes. The customer brought it back to us earlier in the week and couldn't drive over 20MPH. Brought the car in and scaned it ... Trouble codes: P0121 (TPS circuit A range/performance problem), P0171 (System too lean bank 1), P1166 (O2S B1 control adaption)
2007 Toyota Prius Touring 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDKB20U27
Hello everyone Currently i have Prius with MIL on code P0011 I'm trying to reset and come back on within one week. so far we test 1. manually activate OCV , RPM just drop a little, at least we know VVT controller is working but how low is good? 50 maybe 100 rp... Trouble codes: P0011

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L pressures low VIN: 1HGCG5653X
Ok, so when I got back to work on Thursday, I asked my tech if he had time to mess with this car, to which he replied that ever since he drove it home last Saturday it's been blowing cold. Cold cold, like have-to-turn-the-ac-off-cold. Dunno if it was an oil bl...
2005 Honda Civic EX 1.7L compressor VIN: 2HGES26705
Gary and Richard, you guys are top notch Techs. I thank both of you for pointing me in the right direction on this repair plus taking the time to email me personally was a blessing. Yes, the ac control head was the problem, the reason I couldn't figure it ...
2003 Mitsubishi Montero XLS 3.8L 1-3 shifts
Thanks to those who responded. I ended up removing the trans when my installer found a cut wire. looking deeper into it, it was the output speed sensor. i am suspecting my installing must of damaged the wire upon installing the trans. Thanks again.
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L Rear Crankshaft Seal VIN: JN8DR07Y31
Thanks to all who replied. Kenneth from Florida really explained the procedure well. Yes, it can be done without removing the oil pan by being very carefull. The seal can not be removed without removing the retainer as some suggested, because unlike most rear ...
2006 Suzuki Forenza Premium 2.0L No Start VIN: KL5JD86ZX6
General opinion was that there was an injector problem. I found a bulletin from suzuki that referenced a reflash for a hard start problem, possibly related to the fuel volatility. The car starts ok if the accelerator is not pressed when starting cold. The cust...
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