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2007 Acura TL Type-S 3.5L rear toe adjustment VIN: 19UUA76557
Car came in shop after going to front end shop for an alignment. The rear toe adjustment cam bolts were rusted and could not be turned for adjust to the rear toe. I tried every rust busting chemical on the planet, and could not move the bolts. I can't heat the...
2002 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L fluid VIN: KM8SC13D42
vehicle driven for a few miles then power steering starts to whine and slightly stiffen up . check fluid and foamy and airated. let sit or bleed out air and fine again until driven for a few miles again . cleaned screen in resevoir, flushed system, and changed...
2001 Lexus RX300 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JTJHF10U41
I am not sure about this one,so help would be greatly appreciated. Customer states car would start and die out unless he held gas pedal. I tested car and other than poor or sometimes no idle it runs fine.No vacuum leaks,fuel trims good and no codes stored. Cle...
2002 Lexus RX300 3.0L Noise in rev, 1,&2 VIN: JTJHF10412
This RX had knock sensor codes inhibit overdrive, customer now says they drove it 700 miles at 70 MPH like this. The problem is the fluid is getting dark/burnt, and on our test drive we noted a whine/light growl in 1,2, & reverse. No codes, pulled pan metal on...
2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR 2.0L transmission VIN: JA3AH86C16
The vehicle will start every time, but would not go when you put it in any gear. Check shift cable and shift fork, they shift normal (new shift cable). The thing is that when I put it in first gear without starting, the car still roll when pushed. It should no...
1997 Nissan Pickup SE 2.4L Speedometer VIN: 1N6SD16Y4V
Hello Friends I have this 1997 Nissan PU king cab, 4x4 standard transmission, 2.4 LT. The speedo works sometimes. I had the PU in here a month ago with the same problem, also the check engine light was on. Scanned and found a code for the speed sensor. I ohme...
2008 Nissan Titan XE 5.6L Starter VIN: 1N6AA06F78
No start/ no crank, cooling fan on with key on, no starter signal coming out of ipdm. Can communicate with TCM but not with ECM or BCM, u1000 code in tcm and some other minor modules. 61 ohms between pin 6 and 14 with batt off. Replaced ipdm, suspected bad sta...
2001 Suzuki Swift GA 1.3L Timing belt VIN: 2S2AB21H21
Oh what fun. Car comes in for a rountine timing belt service. Now it won't start. My guy did not pay attention to the E and I on the cam gear. He had the dowel pin in I hole while using the E alignment mark for the belt installation. I tried the I and I combin...
1998 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L No Start VIN: 2T1BR18E8W
Hello all and thank you in advance for any help provided. 1998 Toyota Corrola 1.8L. Customer is having an intermitent no start issue. The car will crank but not start. This intermitent issue is now happening always. Came in on a hook and we found that spark, i...
2004 Toyota Matrix 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1KR32E24
Now that the head is back on the car runs fine but it will keep setting a code for p0016 cam and crank correltation. I have found some issue with the timing chain stretching. I also wonder if there could be an issue with taking off to much material on the head... Trouble codes: P0016 (Ckp/cmp correlation bank 1 sensor a)

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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2004 Acura TL 3.2L Hvac Controls VIN: 19UUA66244
The customer became impatient with us and ask that we send this out to the dealer. Once it arrived at the dealer they had their top "2" diag techs working on this car for 8 hours. The 2 techs alongside Acura Electrical Engineering support department determin...
2007 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L hard downshifts
Well I tried flushing the fluid twice to no avail after a few weeks of driving it. I am thinking the problem could be in the valve body. I wish i had better info but i will never know what the actual problem is. I think she may be getting rid of it. Thanks for...
1995 Hyundai Accent 1.5L No Start VIN: KMHVF11N4S
Vehicle has been put on back burner by customer. Received 10 replys and two were for testing the sensor imformation at the ECM. That will be our starting point when the car returns. Thanks for all the help. Trouble codes: 3153 (tps or harness failure), 3145 (coolent temp sensor or harness failure).
2002 Kia Sportage 2.0L No Start VIN: KNDJA723X2
I got thje Kia running . I wanted to check for fuel Pressure but I could not get the lines apart , the fuel pump is accessable from the inside of the vehicle , tip the seat forward and there is an acess panel. At the fuel pump they just use a spring clamp so I...
2004 Mazda 6 S 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Stall
Hi guys checked the pump circuit again in the morning and found the used pump had green corrosion on the pins at the power supply to the pump. ( should have checked it over better). Cleaned connections and greased road tested no more problems. Thanks again Tr... Trouble codes: P0171.
2005 Mitsubishi Endeavor LS 3.8L turn signals VIN: 4A4MN21S15
found wire under drivers side wheel cover just hanging on by one thread. Resistance was good but not good enough to carry load.
2007 Nissan Quest SL 3.5L Speedometer VIN: 5N1BV28U17
Thanks for all the replies. Turned out cluster was the culprit. Only took Nissan two times to get me the right cluster. Even though I gave them entire vin number before I had them to order.
2011 Nissan Altima 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL2AP1B
thank-you to all, we sent veh out for a reprogram, has been driven for a week and looks like it is fixed. thanks again to all who replied. Trouble codes: P0101.
2006 Scion xB 1.5L engine VIN: JTLKT32406
Thank you muchly Tanner, John, Rob, Timothy, Emerson, Ryan, Daryl, and Frank. Based off yall's wisdom, I am going to replace this engine with a used unit. I also learned from other people(co workers) that you can never ever remove the head bolts with an impact...
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