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2002 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L Unknown VIN: JHLRD78942
Vehicle came in for left drive axle and right wheel bearing. After driving vehicle has vibration between 20 -40 km. when under load Found rear ujoint siezed removed shaft vibration still there. Replaced both drive axles,performed tsb for centering motor mounts...
2012 Honda Civic EX-L 1.8L Stall, Hard start VIN: 2HGFG3B08C
Ok techs,here goes,This Honda is at a used car lot.He buys crash victims and auction dogs and makes em run to sell.Has front end damage(no harness damage,bumper and radiator)and had a hole knocked in the oil pan.A new oil pan was installed and engine sounds go...
2000 Infiniti Q45 Anniversary Edition 4.1L Battery draw VIN: JNKBY31A6Y
Hello, the owner of this Infiniti claims the battery dies in a matter of hours. He replaced the battery and got the same results. We checked the charging system, ok. Found parasitic draw of about 20mA which we ultimately traced to the BCM. A draw of this size ...
2005 Mazda 6 i 2.3L MIL Lamp on
I have a mazda 6 in the shop that keeps setting a po340 code. Customer had this at 2 other shops prior and 2 different cam sensors were replaced with the same results. I started out by clearing stored code and then road tested vehicle. Car runs fine but after ... Trouble codes: P0340
2005 Mazda 3 S 2.3L air compressor VIN: JM1BK143X5
Hey gang, The a/c compressor will not engage when activated from dash. -proper amount of refrigerant -it has manual a/c and the button illuminuates from the control unit -all wiring is fine, performed pinout, all good If i jump 12v to the compressor, the cl...
2008 Suzuki XL-7 Premium 3.6L Drive Line VIN: 2S3DA21728
Hi guys, Customer had this vehicle towed in for a bad starter. Replaced starter, test drove, and noticed driveline shudder when turning. Customer picked up vehicle and returned immediately complaining about the vibration / shudder. I had asked him if the vehic...
2000 Toyota Echo 1.5L p0171 VIN: JTDAT1236Y
Customer brought in car originally for a dead catalytic converter, p0420 set. Honey comb was non-existent, replaced with new converter and all hardware cleared code. Car previously had new (non-Denso) o2 sensors installed at another shop so I reused them. CEL ...

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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2002 Honda Passport EX 3.2L power steering VIN: 4S6DM58W82
Yes the lines were crossed-unsure if they were bent from the wreck or the owner-the tech actually ruined the rack by cross threading the line trying to get the lines in their correct fitting so we had to get another-third times the charm-upon closer inspection...
2006 Hyundai Sonata GLS 3.3L Surge, Accelerates VIN: 5NPEU46F56
Thanks to everyone who replied to my help request. At this point in time we are 95% sure it needs a transmission. The TCC must be slightly sticking, not enough to stall motor. The customer requested to send it over to the dealer to hopefully get some warranty ... Trouble codes: 0106 (Map/Barometric Circuit range/Performance).
2003 Infiniti FX45 4.5L Stall
Thanks for all who replied the customer decided to trade the car in. I really believe most of you are right about the timing chain being stretched it does rattle some in the mornings also it uses 2qts of oil between oil changes. Mark
2006 Lexus GS300 3.0L No Start VIN: JTHBH96S56
Sorry guys for the late update, lotsa work! You were absolutely right, the 5v was grounded bu the fuel pressure sensor, this PCM has two 5v wires and both were grounded, I started by unplugging everything connected to them but nothing (I left the FPS last sin...
2004 Nissan Frontier XE 3.3L Lower intale manifold VIN: 1N6ED27Y24
I ended up leaving the weight hanging on the engine hoist for a couple hours and then gave it a whack with a brass hammer and it finally broke loose. When I used a drill bit to clean the corrosion out of the stud holes I found two of the stud holes were abou...
2006 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0L Replacing Head Gaskets VIN: 1N6AD07U16
After reading everyones responses, I have decided that it would be safer to punt on this repair and recommend a used or reman engine. There is too much liability in repairing this engine, too much at risk without having it completely apart...Better to cut my l...
2003 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L vacuum VIN: JF1GD296X3
OK SO AFTER I PULLED THE ENGINE OUT AND FOUND 20 MORE THINGS WRONG WITH THIS engine,turns out the short exhaust pipe just under the turbo has a small pre cat in it and it is plugged solid.the customer came in to look at it and he told me he just replaced it a ...
1987 Toyota Pickup 2.4L Stall VIN: JT4RN63B5H
Well stick to the basics. Fuel Pressure Regulator was stuck closed. Thanks to everyone who replied !
1999 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L temp gauge , speedo , ac blower motor altonator VIN: 4TAVL52N3X
hi to all the fix was the blower motor wires . someone else repaired the wires to the blower motor did not do a good job of it found wires melted together at the connection after tracing the wire back .
2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JT2BG22K4Y
Winston and Cliff were both correct in saying the MAP sensor was the culprit. I never checked MAP KOEO, looks like I needed 3.6v. The map is stuck at 1.46v at KOEO. I only checked the MAP signal wire when I nursed it to a idle. I got a spec of 1.3-1.6v at idle...
2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2BG22K1Y
Thanks Y'all for the help! Yes it had aftermarket Ignition coil for cyl #2&3. Got one from Toyo and that is done. It wasn't hard to get it to warm up we had 95 degrees and about 90% humidity last week. Like i stated in my update... there was just enough room... Trouble codes: P1310.
1995 UD 1400 4.2L Auto Transmission VIN: JNAU4T1J4S
We received the second transmission (owner had one laying around) and it ended up having the same issue with the shift solenoids. We replaced the solenoid pack (4 solenoids as one part number from UD) and that solved our problem. The second issue we had with...
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