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2000 Acura TL 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 19UUA566XY
Hello I have this acura that sets a po133 code intermittently. The light comes on after the car has sat all day. Everytime I check the operation of the O2 sensor it is working properly. Any help would be great. Trouble codes: P0133
1986 Honda Accord LX 2.0L Charging VIN: JHMBA7437G
hi fellas this car came to our shop after 3 alternators and few batteries were replaced within 3 weeks.we found the 3rd alt to be bad.after installing the new rebuilt alt.it barely got to 13.5 volts at 2000 rpm.we replaced the positive,negative and alt.harness...
1996 Hyundai Accent 1.5L monitor completion VIN: KMHVF14N2T
This car came here after it failed smog test in another shop. Has no driveability issues, check engine light NOT on, but has stored code P0748 Pressure control solenoid/electrical. Transmission code only. After a code reset, code returns immediately, but this ... Trouble codes: P0748 (Pressure control solenoid)
2000 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L Stall VIN: KMHWF25S9Y
this car stalls after fill up every time it takes 3to4 tries to get it to run after it runs it runs great no problems but when it is filled it stalls and has no power for the first 3to 4 starts at the pump the fuel gage reads very slow to the top of the tank n...
1997 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Unknown VIN: 1W55555222
this vehicle as a vibration under accelleration only , most noticable at 80 to 100 km w
1993 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L fuse #7 VIN: 1N4BU31F7P
Hi Everyone! This Altima has a parasitic drain that disappears when fuse #7 is pulled. My MOD diagram for the vehicle shows the following components having power feeds supplied by this constantly hot fuse: 1) Auto Amp (vehicle has manual AC, so not applicable...
1992 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 4T1SK12E0N
Vehicle came in with Bad hesitation on acceleration. Scanned for codes, Found 31 MAP sensor. Vacuum to sensor 17". Connections to ECM good. Replaced sensor(oem) and cleared codes. Problem is still there. Thanks in advance for the help. Trouble codes: 31 (Map sensor circuit)
1992 Toyota Tercel DLX 1.5L gage fuse 15amp VIN: JT2EL43A2N
customer came in jump started car with cables backwards. Did not blow any of the main fuses. The only fuse that blew was the 15 amp gauge fuse under dash. We have unplugged reverse light switch, instrument cluster, ecu, rear defroster relay, heater relay and s...
1995 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L camshafts VIN: 4T1SK12E5S
hi everyone, i have got this toyota in for a bad oil leak,found leak coming from left side rear of cyl head.disassembled and clean everything but am in the dark about wich marks on the camshaft gear to line up.i have a chilton import repair guide but find it t...
2001 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L compressor VIN: 4T1BF28K21
Compressor works for 5 sec. stops turning, a/c light flashs, no codes set. Lock sensor in range, pressure switch connector goes on both ways??

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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1997 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L reading hot always VIN: 4S2CM58VXV
After checking all factory proceedures in diagnosing this problem. I finally replaced the coolant temperature guauge and the problem was cured. Apperantly there was a short in the gauge which is also part of the voltage gauge. Thanks for the help. Doug
1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST 2.0L valve lifters VIN: 4A3AK54F2S
Hello everyone. I had lots of replys on this from using lighter wieght oil[5w30] to using heavier [15w40]. Also recomended use of oil additives such as BG or Marvel Mystery Oil. I had already change the motor to 15w40 from 10w30. Then I drained out a Quart and...
1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.0L engine VIN: 4A3AK34Y6X
Well, I guess we have to call this fixed. At least we kow the cause of the smoke. Finally got car back, valve seals are ok, but engine has heavy gummy deposits inside. Looks like we have to say the rings are stuck. Cust has opted for a replacement under his ex...
2001 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L don't run VIN: 4A3AA46G31
Well guys thanks for the help, I checked the crank sensor and the balance shaft belt was broke in half and that took out the crankshaft sensor and bent the interrupter plate, so got the parts ordered and they will be here Wed. Thanks to who all replied, it was...
1988 Nissan D21 E 3.0L Misfire VIN: JN6ND16S5J
sorry guys I couldn't get back on to this vehicle too many other projects on the go, but i did learn that the exhaust tside spark plugs do switch off at a certain rpm and that was very useful info since I was barking up the wrong tree with that idea. Thanks al...
1991 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L motor VIN: 4S4BJ63C3M
I am back for the close. I didn't fix it. I tried replacing the entire rocker assembly with a used one, all cleaned out, to no avail. I also popped off the oil pump. It only had one small o-ring on the pressure side with silicone for the rest. For S & G I rese...
1999 Subaru Impreza L 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, LACK OF POWER VIN: 1F1GF4856X
Thanks to all who responded. Called local dealer with vin number and it turns out the maf was under recall. Took to dealer and had recall performed. Night and day difference. Customer took and is on her way home to Montana. Dealer told me that they are replaci... Trouble codes: P0301, P0171.
1989 Suzuki Swift GLX 1.3L speedo cable VIN: JS2AA35S5K
Hi all. Sorry about the delay in closing this post. Most of the replies I recieved were to check that the vent tube for the trans. was not blocked or pinched. I had checked this before I posted the help request, another suggestion was the wrong fluid in the tr...
1985 Toyota Corolla DLX 1.8L leaks VIN: JT2CE82E7F
Thanks Guys: I got back 4 replies. Steve [...] gave me a used toyota parts place called Woodwards in Pennsburg, Pa. I called them but they couldn't help m...
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