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2002 Acura RSX 2.0L Communication VIN: JH4DC54812
While reflashing with Snap-on J2534 Pass Thru Pro, the reflash failed for no apparent reason. Did not lose power, we had a battery maintainer connected. The error message showed that the memory was erased successfully, but the write process failed. We sent the...
1998 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on
Vehicle came in with hesitation and rolling idle and stalling at times. C.E.L. is on with code p0101. Found that someone has replaced pigtail conn. to MAF and i verified correct routing. Found my fuel trims maxed at 23% both banks. Replace maf sensor and iac v... Trouble codes: P0101
2006 Mazda 6 Mazdaspeed 2.3L boost pressure low VIN: JM1GG12L06
Mazda techs challenge: 2006 Mazda 6, 4 cyl turbo runs fine except for the boost pressure not reaching target values any more. It was pushing 13 psi easily now 10 max. No leaks, broken hoses found. No codes either. Turbo makes fluttering sound under load. Any a...
1992 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: JA3XEY4C2N
car sat 5 years. towed in could barely keep it running . drained tank put more fuel and injector carbon cleaner in. no help pull intake replace intake man gasket do to a leak and replaced the plugs while there. replaced the fuel filter. also a couple of bad va...
2005 Mitsubishi Outlander LS 2.4L Overdrive VIN: JA4LZ31F55
Customer states RPM's on x-way are high. Found @ 60 mph rpm's are at about 2700 & @ 65 mph rpm's are around 3100. Watching Snap-On Verdict the od solenoid is never commanded on. It stays on OFF. There are no trouble codes in any module, the coolant temp reads ...
2006 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0L No Start, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1N6AD06W46
Hey, this truck was towed in as a no start. My tech. went out and got it started by applying a little accelerator petal, it was in a heavy multi cylinder misfire but cleared up and ran fine. we checked fuel pressure, scanned (one code P0300), checked spark plu... Trouble codes: P0300 (multi misfire)
1999 Subaru Forester L 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SF6352X
Custeomr brought car in with MIL on and complaint of hesitation and stall in the mornings when cold. Code p0170. csutoemr states that light came on and vehciel ran rough when on a dirt road, then went off a while later the light came on and stayed on. freeze f... Trouble codes: P0170
2000 Subaru Forester L 2.5L No Start VIN: JF1SF6357Y
vehicle towed in as crank no start. scan for codes. found cmp sensor code. test for spark and injection pulse. vehicle has injection pulse but no spark. replaced cmp sensor and on start of crank we get 1 spark from coil and then dead. checked power and ground ...
2007 Toyota Tacoma 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TEUU42NX7
When I got vehicle it had two new rear Toyota sensors and one new Toyota A/F sensor. Still had code for p0138 and p0157. High volt b1s2 and Low volt b2s2. It had a new A/F sensor on bank 1. I switched front sensors and then rears to see if codes moved to oppos... Trouble codes: P0158 (B2s2 high voltage), P0137 (B1s2 low voltage), P0157, P0138

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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2003 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Power Door Locks VIN: 5FNRL18673
Passenger multiplex solved this problem. The new one from Honda was bad, kept blowing fuses when I hit unlock, swap back to the old one, it doesn't work but doesn't pop fuse. Replaced with another multiplex, working flawless. Thank you for the help!
2008 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5L front struts VIN: 5FNRL38998
thanks everyone who participated, the fix was a partially broken bump stop that was catching the inside edge of the dust boot. when you hit a small bump or bounce with help in the shop the noise was very noticeable but would have never thought that could cause...
2006 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJD73376
Thank you for the help all who replied. It was indeed a vacuum leak like many of you thought. I smoked it and found a broken vacuum line behind intake manifold. I feel like I should have checked this before I submitted a help request. Sometimes when I get too... Trouble codes: P0134 (Bank 1 sensor 1 no O2 sensor activity), P0154 (Bank 2 sensor 1 O2 sensor no activity).
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