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2001 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Unknown VIN: 1HGCG32501
This customer came in with the complaint that under hard braking there was a vibration and an associated noise. I rode with the customer to verify her complaint, and during a hard braking condition it felt and sounded like the ABS pump was engaging. We perform...
2000 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: KMHWF25S3Y
Vehicle was towed in July '12 because it was running so bad. Found MAF reading too high. Replaced MAF and performed ignition tune-up. Vehicle ran good. Car came back in 3 weeks ago for similar symptoms, but not as severe. Found high MAF readings again. Warrant...
2006 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L lean VIN: KMHDN55D96
Hello, I have a weird driveability issue. Car came in with the engine light on. We had previously replaced the b1s2 with an NTK sensor for P0138 & P0172. Then it came back two months later with mil lamp on, P0172 rich bank 1. I cleaned the Maf and test drov... Trouble codes: P0172, P2096, P2770
2004 Kia Optima LX 2.4L vibrates @ 3600 to 4100 rpms VIN: KNAGD12644
vehicle vibrates at 3600 to 4100 rpms. I have disconnected the cat, muffler, tail pipe and braces to no avail. you can feel the vibration in the car. I have checked everything I could think of and I am still clueless.
1991 Lexus LS400 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JT8UF11E7M
Thanks in advance for your help; This car was towed into us after another shop replaced both Cats I drove the car and brought it back into the shop and the Exhaust system was cherry red does anyone know why that is and where should i start checking the battery...
2003 Mazda Protege ES 2.0L No Start VIN: JM1BJ22573
Erratic injector pulse when cranking engine. verified cam timing is ok. good steady spark while cranking. wave form on cam sensor erratic. 35 psi fuel pressure.
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L ignition coil VIN: JN1CA31A8Y
An internet search points to aftermarket ignition coils causing this code. Oscilliscope not available to compare wave forms. Is this the likely cause?
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Speedometer VIN: JN1CA31DXY
Thank in advance .. Car came in shifts fine but no speedometer get it to 80mph the speedometer reads 20 watch it on scanner and mph are ok car has no codes and no other symptoms
2007 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Special Edition 2.5L shakey at idle VIN: 4S3BP61697
We just did the cylinder head gaskets. Just leaking oil. It started after doing the heads with the idle fluctuating but it passed after driving. My technician said doing install the t-body was really dirty. I told him not to clean it because we have had a t-bo...
2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Electronic VIN: 4T1BG22K31
This vehicle came with engine light on, pull the code and I found P0758 code. Cleared the code test drove vehicle and everything seemed good 20miles later engine light came back on and the vihicle stall a bit doesn't want to shift. Two days later replace the s...

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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2000 Infiniti I30 T 3.0L Cuts out
Thank you for all the replies and advice. I replaced the plenum gasket and the problem is GONE. He's been trying to solve this for 6 years. It was the customer who found the answer this time, if you can believe that.
1998 Kia Sportage 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJA7234W
Continued monitoring over two days left us with the conclusion that there is an intermittent continuity issue in the wiring harness connections C123/C124 as per a factory recall (which had been performed many years ago). We explained to the customer that we co... Trouble codes: P0101.
1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Mechanical VIN: 4T1BG22K5X
Thank you for the replies. Yes I did align the split cam gear. I ended up pulling the head and oil pan. Did not see any marks on head or valves from piston contact, very little carbon build-up. There was alot of metal shavings in pan from balance shaft bearing...
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