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1992 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Brake VIN: 1HGCB7679N
This car came in with a soft spongy brake pedal. I bleed the system but still has a soft pedal. I read Honda requires a special electronic tool to properly bleed the system. I guess it's like the jeep procedure. Does anyone have any experience with this or has...
1998 Honda Prelude 2.2L shift interlock VIN: JHMBB6248W
We can't seem to find out what is causing this mode switch on the side of the transmission to fail? Any help is appreciated.
2006 Lexus RX400h 3.3L Battery/Starter VIN: JTJHW31U96
Customer has had to jump start vehicle numerous times. AllData and Mitchel don't provide a lot of information regarding the manner in which the auxillary battery is charged. Given the fact that there is no "alternator," properly speaking, our MicroVat is not t...
2002 Mazda Tribute ES 3.0L torque convertor VIN: 4F2YU09122
I would first like to preface this request by stating that I am by no means a transmission guy so please bear with me. The vehicle came to us from auction (we are a used car dealer) and any kind of maintenance, service or repair history is available. I pulled ...
2004 Nissan Titan LE 5.6L No Start VIN: 1N6AA06B54
I have a 2004 Titan 5.6L that cranks but won't start. There is no "check engine light" and I cannot communicate with the ECM. The cooling fan runs whenever the key is on. I can communicate with all other modules, and have the dreaded U1000 stored. There appea...
1997 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BG6852V
Hello everyone and thanks for taking the time to help. Vehicle came in with codes P1540 Vehicle speed sensor malfunction and DTC P1507 Idle control system fault. (fail safe mode) This is the second time this vehicle has been to the shop for the same concern. ... Trouble codes: P1540, P1507
2004 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Engine timing
Okay, this one has got me completely baffled. Came to me from a neighbor who started to replace a leaking water pump, removed the timing covers, started disassembly - realized he was in over his head and asked for help. Installed a new Gates component kit wit...
2006 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4L rear defroster VIN: 4T1BE30K16
This is just a question of those who have had previous experience locating the rear defroster power and ground circuit locations. Our customer has no rear defroster but does have power at the grid when the switch is actuated. the ground circuit is full time bu...
2007 Toyota RAV4 Sport 3.5L U-joint VIN: JTMBK32V87
Looking for a ujoint for this vehicle I have seen them done but I am unable to locate a supplier to get them can any one help

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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1990 Honda Accord LX 2.2L RH door VIN: 1HGCB7152L
See fix info in original message. I only got five comments. Two techs said that I went to a lot of trouble to get the door open, they said that it was not that hard to remove door panel with door shut, I will keep that in mind. One tech said to remove outer do...
1997 Honda Civic LX 1.6L Stall VIN: 2HGEJ6674V
After I did spend 15 hours on diagnoses this problem. On each trip I did spend 2 hours to make problem shows up. I did conect my scanner and notice that map sensor goes from 9 psi to 18 psi and SF trim goes to negative max. I did several test EVAP, Brake boost...
2003 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMES96643
I am closing this help request for now. Thanks to all who replied. This car has a brand new battery from Honda. That is not the problem. We are finding that most aftermarket scanners will not read all the other codes that may be in this cars other computers. P... Trouble codes: P1600.
2004 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L Misfire VIN: 2HKYF18694
adjusting valves solved misfire thanks to all who responded
2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4L compressor VIN: 3HGCM56445
Went ahead and had him replace the relay as many of you suggested but that didn't help. I didn't get down that weekend but went this one armed with what I know and everything posted took a compressor with me. Turns out the coil on the clutch had failed open....
2008 Mazda 3 i 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JM1BK12G98
Funny how sometimes we overlook the easy repairs, carb cleaner in the throttle body fixed it. What threw me off was a code that I erased by mistake when the car came in, that related to the fly by wire assy. I think she is going to pick the car up and fix the ... Trouble codes: P0012 (Intake Cam Over-retarted).
2008 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport 2.5L Heater VIN: JF1GH63648
Howdy all, My customer elected to do this job himself. He was going to report back and tell me if replacing the heater core solved his problem. There was not a very noticeable difference between the inlet and outlet hoses. The driver's side blew very hot and t...
2005 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TBBT44195
Thanks to all who replied. I have not been able to have the customer leave his vehicle for further diagnosis. It would appear that graphing the front A/F sensors and the rear O2 sensors would be the best posible way to find out what is going on. Also It was a ... Trouble codes: P0138.
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