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2007 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L ac compressor and fand VIN: 5J6RE48767
ac compressor not engaging.Operated the compressor with scan tool the clutch operates.Ac button lights up but the scan tool says off on both the clutch and ac switch pid.Ac pressure sensor reads 88.8 psi have not found a pid for evap temp sensor.Looking at the...
2006 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4L Alarm System VIN: 5NPEU46C46
This is a low mileage, well cared for car. No aftermarket anything. Alarm goes off by itself. Hooked up a scan tool, read BCM data, found trunk, hood, all door switches reading "closed". Tugged on all of the above, nothing glitched to "open". Adjusted the hood...
2003 Lexus GS300 3.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BD69S43
With warm vehicle on test drive it has hesitation on accel - similar to MAF. Barely gets to 80% Calc Load, has slight detonation like lean, STFT goes to almost 20%. In bay it gets strange. Warm at idle in park, hood closed, AC off, cooling fans off, upstream O... Trouble codes: P0133 (O2 Sensor Circuit Slow Response Bank 1 Sensor 1), P0153 (O2 Sensor Circuit Slow Response Bank 2 Sensor 1)
2007 Lexus LS460 L 4.6L Dual Climate Control VIN: JTHGL46F17
Vehicle came in after recent service with complaint that with Dual Climate control passenger's side is not as cold as driver's. Quick check of vent temps showed 15-20 degree difference with both sides in low setting. Scan of fault memory came up with B1421- F...
2002 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1N6ED27TX2
Customer complaint is poor MPG. In the 12 to 14 mpg range. Gov't rates it at 13.1 mpg, so I don't know if it can do any better. All normal items have been checked or replaced; plugs, filters, O2 sensor activity, fuel trim. Only has knock sensor code. It is a l... Trouble codes: P0328
2002 Subaru Legacy L 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BH63502
Car came in with surging idle and stalling, found p0065 code. Reflashed computer p0065 gone but still have surging idle and stalling, also now getting p0171. P0065 is gone. Replaced A/F sensor no change, st ft is at 37.5% lt ft 0. Checked fuel no water and cle... Trouble codes: P0065, P0171
2008 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.5L steering angle sensor VIN: JF1GE74608
unplugged connector at abs/vdc module. unplugged connector at steering angle sensor. when applying ground to pin 1 to check continuity, pin 2 also has weak ground signal (indicating wires are shorted together somewhere) wondering if theres a common wiring issu...
2003 Suzuki Aerio S 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JS2RA41S43
Replaced engine with used one from Japan engines with 53K on it. It starts and runs fine but keeps setting P0335. Pulled trans and replaced Crank sensor with one from World Pac--OEM part. Still setting code. Checked Ohm reading on new sensor and the old one an... Trouble codes: P0335
2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 4T1BG22K01
This car has been to sevrel shops. Cust. Complaint was that car stalls with a/c on after a while of driving when test driving it happendto me once after along time of driving . When going to a complete stop the il=dle would go as low as 300 rpm and feels like...
2005 Toyota Highlander 2.4L Fuel Pump VIN: JTEGD21A85
Last week a customer dropped of this Highlander complaining that it sometimes has trouble firing up, hot or cold. Sometimes it starts the first try, and sometimes it could take holding down the key for several seconds (or several tries) before starting; to the...

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4L compressor clutch VIN: 1HGCM56633
I am going to say this one is fixed.I had checked and adjusted air gap when I installed the coil.This car doesn't have the thermal device,coil circuit grounds directly on compressor.It had also recently had new compressor relay installed.I got another coil fro...
2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8L engine oil pressure VIN: JHMFA15846
We replaced the oil pump assembly and all is well. The metal in the oil was from broken oil press. relief valve. THANKS FOR ALL YOUR HELP!
2005 Lexus LS430 4.3L compressor VIN: JTHBN36F25
We finally got the vehicle to fail it had no codes but the compressor was getting the signal and not responding with the pressure regulator and the solenoid coil for the regulator was pulling 15 ohms instaed of 10-11 ohms. So we tried to sell the compressor an...
2001 Mazda Tribute LX 3.0L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire
Thanks for all the replies! The customer called not being able to start the car. So eventually we looked past all the different problems we were getting with the car and checked fuel and spark. The spark was good but the fuel pressure wasnt. Turned out the fue...
2005 Suzuki Forenza S 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KL5JD56Z55
Thanks for the replies/ I think this sosuki is fixed.. What I did was checked wires from EGR to ecm no problem found.. What was acually happening was the egr feedback was going below the known closed voltage which was .8 volts intermittent; it was going ... Trouble codes: P0488.
2003 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L balance shaft VIN: JTDBE32K43
Hi everyone , tapped the oil supply oil hole and plugged it. ran engine without balance shaft , has a small vibration until approx. 1800 - 2000 rpm. customer is happy with it considering the alternative of replacing the engine . thank you everyone for your inp...
2006 Toyota Tacoma 4.0L compressor VIN: 5TEMU52N46
I have a compressor just waitng for customer to rebook to complete work, supposed to be in this week. I'll update if the repair is correct if not I'll update wit what i find. Thanks everyone for your help.
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