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1998 Honda Accord EX 3.0L srs lamp VIN: 1HGCG1654W
Hi Honda Techs Hands are in the air. Please Help. Thanks in advance. Super clean low mileage car. Appears never to have been in a wreck. Repeat customer stated srs lamp began to flash randomly. At time for service, request for checking airbags was added to se...
2002 Honda Accord LX 2.3L Transmission VIN: 1HGCG66502
Honda techs help! Car was brought in with burned up transmission, customer opted for used unit in lieu of OEM. After installation, on test drive, found 1-2 shift slip and bang. Performed minor diagnostics, felt used unit was defective. Replaced with second use...
2007 Honda Civic EX 1.8L Compressor will not turn off VIN: 1HGFA16877
This is not so much a help request. I have not seen a fix as to how to test the control head for A/C switch operation. I do know that the A/C relays stick on these systems. As per Mitchell wiring diagrams there is no clear cut wire for A/C button out. What the...
1997 Isuzu Trooper LS 3.2L lifters noise VIN: JACDJ58V4V
Hi, there i'm working on this vehicle tryng to quiet the lifters noise, other shops replaced all lifters,but forgot to inspect and clean the sistem,so i found the intake rocker arm shafts w/the bleeding holes plugged w/ deposits and damaged. I repalced 12 lift...
2005 Kia Spectra EX 2.0L Surge, High Idle VIN: KNAFE12105
This car runs GREAT customer concern is the idle creeps up and drives itself at times. They shut it off restart it and it runs fine agian. We cannot duplicate this concern but have tried a know good tps from a parts car we have and the concern was still there....
2006 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L Engine and coolant VIN: KNDJD73356
This car is having a bad problem overheating I have check all that I know too I work on heavy desiels more than this smaller stuff so ill day what I've checked and if I missed something could you just let me know thank you. It started running hot one day so th...
2008 Lexus RX400h 3.3L Struts VIN: JTJHW31U28
We have a lexus rx400h that makes a clunking/banging noise in the rear that starts ovr a small bump and stays with the car for a few seconds,sounds like a bad strut but the struts look good no leaks,we removed the left rear strut and dissassemble it from the c...
2009 Nissan Versa SL 1.8L idle VIN: 3N1BC13E49
This is a tough one, this car has low mileage and has a slight rough idle, enough to cause a p0300. I cant seem to pinpoint the cause. After its warmed up it seems to run rich for a few seconds but a/f quickly evens out. I isolated the injectors and checked fo...
2002 Subaru Legacy L 2.5L Hesitation VIN: 4S3BH63582
Car came in for low power, Per owner he went to exh shop for small leak in front of the muffler. The exh shop recommended a new front converter. Unknown reason. Customer states car a ran good until cat was replaced. There was one code PO172 Rich B1 when I go... Trouble codes: P0172
2003 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDBF30K53
Trace electrical and checked values. Test drove after repair and cycled ignition mil stayed off. Custome picked up vehicle and mil came back on. Have any of you guys run into something like this?? Thanks in advance Trouble codes: P2238
2003 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L 2-3 shift VIN: 4T1BF30K63
car came in on a hook,we overhauled trans has 2/3 flare,we tried 4l60e sealing rings on rear cover, still same problem,i am not sure if there is a processor problem with this car please help.
2003 Toyota Solara SE 3.0L airbag VIN: 2T1CF28P53
code b1140, vehicle came in with code , test procedure was to clear code then retest. Cleared code, did not return, checked wiring and replaced rf side airbag sensor assembly. Code returned and is now hard fault, wiring and testing is inconclusive, any help wo...
2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4L master cylinder VIN: 4T1BB46K07
This hybrid Camry persitantly makes a strange "hoot" noise when stepping on brake pedal even stationary with all power off. Listening w/stethoscope, noise appears to be coming from a hydraulic line between master cylinder and accumulator/ABS module on R/F of ...
2008 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L Forward Gears VIN: 4T4BE46K78
Vehicle was brought in with rear main oil seal leak. Removed transmission to install new rear main seal. Reassembled and leak is no longer present after six mile test drive. Customer drove vehicle for 15 miles and lost all forward gears but reverse still works...
2008 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4L Hybrid wiring VIN: 4T1BB46K68
Upon re-assembly of this car I noticed a small high voltage wire (orange insulator with about 3 inches of black tape around the first 4 inches of the wires) with a eyelet of the same size as the HV cable end connector laying close to the HV cable/HV battery mo...

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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2005 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3L first starting out VIN: JHMES96675
Thanks to all that replied, turns out customer tried Dr. shudder additive and will let me know how it turns out later.
2006 Honda Accord LX 2.4L Head gasket VIN: 1HGCM56456
Well I am releasing the vehicle today. All went well just as many of you said it would (baring my little mishap). Vehicle is running good with only a little idle fluctuation every so often sitting at a light. I am hoping it will go away but if could have been ...
2003 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.5L egr VIN: KM8SC73E93
Thanks to all. Esp Richard. Very confusing pic's. Alldata, michelll, hyundai all show egr pic's with and without the egr vacume control valve for 3.5 Hyundai's. My Santa Fe did not have one, but the answer was 2 missing orifices that should of been in (hidden)...
2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Power Windows VIN: JN1CA31D71
thanks for the replies, after reading several were telling me to check power on power and ignition feed wires to switch which i had, but after closer examination, they were not in correct pin locations, connector didnt appear to have ever been tampered with an...
2006 Nissan X-Trail SE 2.5L Blower motor VIN: JN8BT08V46
Thanks for the replies. Yes the blower assembly has to come out. Not a bad job. After the ECM is removed and all the wires disconnected there are only 3 bolts. 2 are easy to see and the 3rd is lower left side. The blower motor from the dealer comes with t...
2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L no start VIN: 5TBRT54197
Finally got this fuse panel figured out. Would like to thank Shawn for letting me know it is called an integrated fuse link(IFL). The dealer didn't have a clue what I was talking about until I told them what it was called. The nice part was it only cost $38. ...
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