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2003 Honda Element EX 2.4L Misfire VIN: 5J6YH27543
All Repairs made no change. Next step is to check Exhaust Valve Clearance. But wanted to put on here and get some feedback before went any futher. Thanks Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0303, P0141
2012 Honda Fit Sport 1.5L Unknown VIN: JHMGE8H50C
Please read carefully, and Thank You for your help. This fit is from a fleet of 26 fits that we service. The vehicle is used to deliver home health products so it is driven constantly. It's a 2012 with 100k on the odometer already. The complaint is that the ai...
2003 Mazda 6 i 2.3L timing chain VIN: 1YVFP80C13
This car came in with a broken exhaust camshaft which had killed the head. Customer opted for a lower mileage used engine. We installed the replacement engine and it started normally and we let it idle until it got to operating temp. Then when we revved it, it...
2006 Mazda Tribute S 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 4F2CZ04196
Client says engine start fine in the morning, start driving with out any problem, once arrive to an stop it stall (this symptom is intermittent) then after running the car for more than 20 minutes the stalling becomes more frequent(only at idle), if you try to... Trouble codes: P0172 (System too Rich B1), P0175 (System too Rich B2), P2196 (O2 Sensor signal stuck rich B1S1), P2198 (O2 Sensor Signal stuck rich B2S1), P0403 (EGR malfunction)
2004 Nissan Quest SL 3.5L timing chain VIN: 5N1BV28U14
After timing chain repair, engine misses, idles rough, sets P0300 for random miss. Runs smooth as glass above 2000, rpm. Will pop back through intake. Trying to find out if timing is off or variable solenoid or phaser is bad. Before pulling engine back out.
2005 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L Starting VIN: 1N4BA41E45
Hello All! We have this maxima here that cranks but will not start. There is no spark and no injection pulse. There are several codes stored as well, they are P0462-fuel level sensor, P1212 TCS circuit, P1610-Lock Mode, P1612-NATS malfunction, U1000-CAN commun...
2009 Nissan 370Z Touring 3.7L cam timing VIN: JN1AZ44E39
vehicle towed in crank no start found code P0340 cam position snsr circ. customer said he was driving down the road vehicle back fired he accelerated shifted backfired again then shut off would crank but no start. found engine had less than half a quart of oil...
2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Evap system VIN: 4T1BG22K71
This vehicle keeps coming back to me with codes p0441 and p0446. All the VSV solenoids are working correctly and are able to be controlled through the PCM. A smoke test was done. Everything is tight. I also, manually, performed a system leak test by grounding ...
2009 Toyota Tacoma 2.7L Transmission VIN: 5TEPX42N89
Customer states there is a noticable whine from the vehicle while driving. The whine is present is all gears but 4th. The whine can also be heard when stopped and clutch engaged, but goes away when the clutch is disengaged. I diagnosed a bad input or counters...

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT 2.7L Heater core VIN: KMHHN65F03
I tested the voltage of the coolant with the vehicle running and it was .7 v. I also used a block tester to test for a head gasket leak and it indicated there was a leak. I believe a combination of electrolysis and excessive pressure caused the heater cores ...
2004 Lexus GX470 4.7L Dash Lights, Turn Signals VIN: JTJBT20XX4
Thanks for the 4 replies regarding this Lexus. They were general in nature but appreciated. Typical for coolant in the electrical connectors and bent pins in the connectors or pulling in the connectors wrong. First I was surprised that a Toyota tech did not ju...
2008 Mazda 6 i 2.3L No Start VIN: 1YVHP80C88
although I have received some useful tips my snap on verdict had a confirmed software issue that would not allow me access to the data at times. I was afraid to continue on this car with blinders. my customer came back to me with the feed back I requested she ...
2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca Limited 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S4WX83C26
Many thanks to the (4) members who unanimously replied with recommending an engine oil flush (Bill, Calvin, Chris and Tom). After the flush and an OEM filter, a recheck of the camshaft position and sensors showed improved performance and no more MIL. Trouble codes: P0011 (Intake camshaft position timing - over-advanced on cylinder bank 1), P0021 (see P0011 according to AllData), P0018 (see P0011 according to AllData), P0016 (see P0011 according to AllData).
2012 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited 3.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S4BRDKC3C
Well, thanks for all the replies, and I guess the fad now is to scare the crap out of you when you have a software glitch or a loose gas cap. I can see the inconvenience of losing cruise control until the car is scanned for codes, but the flashing brake light ...
2010 Toyota Tacoma 2.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TENX4CN0A
Thanks for the replies. Denver thought it might be a crank sensor, but my RPM's stayed right on track. Timothy and Lester both suggested replacing the PCM. I would have replaced it but I believe I found the problem. The ground cable on the battery had a white... Trouble codes: U0100 (ABS lost communication with ECM).
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