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2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Engine VIN: 1HGCM66554
Car has faults for misfires on 3,5,6 if I remember correctly. I replaced the plugs, timing belt, idlers, tensioner and water pump. Adjusted the valves. The problem existed BEFORE I did this work. Cannot perform a CKP learn procedure because the scan tool think...
2008 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3L valve train VIN: JHMFA36278
noise is that of a fluttering tappet at 1500-2000 rpm no load and on decel.
2003 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L steering box VIN: KNDUP13113
Removed rack and pinion for transmission replacement. After transmission installed experienced following problem: Upon initial start up steering wheel jerked violently - took return line loose at rack and tried bleeding procedure - steering wheel goes in one d...
1999 Mazda B4000 SE 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4F4ZR17X6X
First, all data readings are at idle. Symptom is intermittent and will happen at idle and/or cruising. Customer complained of always running rough while cold, and now it runs rough with no power intermittently hot along with the rough cold idle. Related histor... Trouble codes: P0304 (Cylinder 4 Misfire Detected), P0305 (Cylinder 5 Misfire Detected), P0306 (Cylinder 6 Misfire Detected), P0171 (System Too Lean B1), P0174 (System Too Lean B2), P0175 (System Too Rich B2)
2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport LE 2.0L unk VIN: 4A4AR5AU6D
Help Mitsubishi Techs! My Daughter and I both own the two exact same models- same year and they both have the same issue- when you start it cold and back out of the garage you can hear a rattle/ buzz type of noise that sounds like a loose heat shield. Sometime...
1981 Nissan 810 DX 2.4L Hesitation, Surge
Vehicle idles fine. Drives and accelerates fine while cold. After a warm up period at cruise rpms, vehicle starts surging or loping constantly while throttle plates are opened any amount. Snap throttle creates a backfire through intake. Coolant was all over en...
2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1N4AL11D43
New cats, coils and plugs, the car will idle well, and has a relatively smooth powerband under light to moderate acceleration. Heavy accel presents a heavy misfire, p0301 and a pretty noticable amount of popping from the exhaust, however once your out of the g... Trouble codes: P0301
2008 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5L cam seal VIN: 4S4BP61C08
HELP replaced cam seal on drivers side for a slight oil leak now leaks worse replaced again with factory seal same thing i found out what i was doing wrong i was driving the seal to far in. I don't have the right cam seal installer tool i am hopeful that someo...
2003 Suzuki XL-7 Touring 2.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JS3TX92V53
Hello, and thank to all that reply to my help request. I have this Suzuki XL7, I replaced the valve cover gaskets on and it somehow develop a fuel leak at the fuel rail, 19mm end cap bolts. After repairing the leak the vehicle will not Idle, has multiple misfi... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple misfire)
1997 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L Mechanical VIN: 4TAWM72NXV
Hi guy's looking for a little help from the Toyota guy's I have here a 1997 Toyota Tacoma 5speed trans,4x4 that needs a motor. Can this engine be pulled leaving the transmission in the truck or must it be pulled! Thanks for your time.
1999 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Hesitation VIN: JT2BG22K3X
This one has a problem with the EGR system. I disconnected it a long time ago because it was sticking, and the customer didnt have the money to fix it at the time. So, today I replaced the egr valve. That went well, but when I hooked everything up it wasnt wor...
2002 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L Traction Control VIN: JT3HN86R22
When operated in 4x4 mode only and going straight from a stand still and no wheel spin on initial acceleration traction light flashes and you hear the abs unit pulsing. Scan shows no codes and checking data shows all wheel sensors equal. I do see some solenoid...
2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1BR32E53
This customer came in with check engine light with code P0171 - Fuel trim too lean. Visual inspection and smoke test cannot find any vacuum leak. Road test to determine if MAF at fault but all data reading look ok other than fuel trim. Short term fuel trim rea... Trouble codes: P0171 (Fuel Trim Too Lean)

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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1998 Acura TL 3.2L brake warning light VIN: JH4UA3643W
We replaced the alternator for the excessive ripple problem but the brake warning light problem was still present. The problem turned out to be in the instrument cluster circuit board. I noticed that if I let vehicle sit over night and then turned turned ig...
1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Shift Indicator VIN: 1HGCG6679X
In the update I installed a shim into the shafts end, this made the biggest improvement. I figure that with some play in the shifter also, that would have to be replaced as well. but for now the customer is satisfied. Thanks again
2000 Lexus ES300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BF28G3Y
Good afternoon Guys: I am so sorry for not closing this earlier... the problem was the MAF, replaced with OEM MAF and all is good, thank you for all the help. Trouble codes: P0171.
2003 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L fuel VIN: 4T1BF30K43
Sorry for the delay, thanks to all who replied. It was a defective egr control solenoid. I replaced the valve as well. It was tough to catch since the customer told me it would only act up after driving 10 miles. I did drive for about that distance with the sc...
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