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1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L monitors won't pass VIN: JHMCG5655X
Thanks upfront guys,OK had a 99 Accord with a 2.3 VTEC engine with a problem and code with the valve/switch assembly (for the VETEC). I did the dagnosis and found that the valve/switch was bad. The valve/switch was replaced and all is well. I took the vehicle ...
2000 Infiniti G20 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, unstable off idle VIN: JNKCP11A3Y
Engine runs okay until engine gets warm and engine does not idle rough but engine will almost stall out at times while idling and engine RPM will go up and down just off of idle but will be smooth when throttle is opened up a little more. Exhaust smells rich a... Trouble codes: P0340 (camshaft sensor malfunction)
2002 Kia Sportage 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJA72392
Code po442 shows up int. Every few weeks. Trouble codes: P0442
2007 Lexus IS350 3.5L valves VIN: JTHBE26247
Hello everyone. My customer brought his car in for a tune up because it was skipping. Verified with code P0304. On startup skip was not noticable until cel started flashing and ecm disabled injector. Same result every time it was restarted. I inspected the s...
2005 Mazda Tribute S 3.0L Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 4F2CZ941X5
Customer is a used car lot. This is a problem child car. The main complant is the car fall flat on its face when accelerating from a stop. It also gets horable fuel economy. It also has a very long cranking time before starting. Car runs fine one you get it u...
2000 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 5N1ED28Y8Y
I'm going bald over this car. Vehicle came in for head gasket replacement due to oil leaks. My tech forgot to tighten down the camshaft pulley and we ended up replacing the camshaft after the head gaskets were replaced. Vehicle now stumbles when cold and when ...
2003 Subaru Forester XS 2.5L tcc solenoid VIN: JF1SG65673
Customer hit a big rock with transmission pan and check engine and Tran fluid temp lite came on flashing. I removed the pan to find the blue tcc solenoid broken.since I'm way out in th sticks I soldered a new connector to the solenoid and tested for continuity...

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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2009 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L engine stalls VIN: 5J6RE48349
This one is fixed. Advice was all good as usual. Problem was in the PCM. I had the software checked and it was up to date. All the wiring checked out the PCM was causing the converter to lock up. New PCM and all is good. Many thanks again for the help. Custom...
2011 Kia Sorento 2.4L throwout bearing VIN: 5XYKT3A15B
Thanks to all for taking the time to help with this issue, We finally got it out of the shop, after making close measurements with some homemade tools we determined that there was in fact plenty of travel of the throwout bearing, What was causing the problem w...
2007 Scion tC 2.4L engine noise VIN: JTKDE167X7
removed oil pan found bearing material. thanks for the help
2000 Toyota Corolla VE 1.8L MIL Lamp on, P0171, New MAF VIN: 1NXBR12E2Y
Fuel injectors fixed this car. I replaced intake gasket as some suggested since it is indeed only a five minute job. No help, of course. (FTR, I disagree with those who say intake leaks cannot be pinpointed with propane. You must be doing differently. I us... Trouble codes: P0171.
2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L tach, warning lights VIN: 4T1BG22K91
Hi, everyone. I didnt actually fix this car because customer declined repairs but the problem was in the reverse lite circuit. the problem was somewhere in the harness between firewall and junction block on pass side. What I did was unplug the reverse lite swi...
2006 Toyota RAV4 Sport 3.5L Ecu, abs VIN: JTMBK32V96
We replaced the coil for cyl. 5 and erased codes. It has been driven about 60 miles and no codes have returned. The C1201 was an 'engine control system malfunction'. We fixed the PO355 with the coil and seems to have fixed all other codes. Thanks for the help...
2006 Toyota Highlander 2.4L Module VIN: JTEGD21A36
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