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Prev Professional Automotive Repair Technical Discussions for May 26, 2004
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1995 Honda Odyssey LX 2.2L rear a.c. unit VIN: JHMRA1869S
Car came in with a moisture problem out of overhead a.c. and system working fine. We told them to drive car a day and see what happens since they came in at closing. Then it came back with same problem the next day except that now front unit was not working an...
1996 Kia Sephia GS 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: KNAFA1258T
We have ran out of things to check/replace on this one. Any help will be greatly appreciated. We have a # 3 cylinder misfire intermittant only at idle. Otherwise the car runs great. The spark plugs and wires have been swapped between cylinders and problem stil...
1990 Mitsubishi Galant GS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: JA3CR56R0L
idles at 2000 rpm and surges,runs ok at road speed
2001 Mitsubishi Galant DE 2.4L Misfire
Our shop replaced the timing belt on this car a few days before the customer came back with this problem. The customer states that it ran fine for a day or two after the timing belt job. The car has a misfire between 2500 and 3000 rpms only. Doesnt matter if y... Trouble codes: P0300
1992 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JN1EJ01S7N
hi techs, the car seems to spit and sputter under load sometimes stalls even at highway speeds,but starts up right away. any help would be greatly appreciated
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31D0Y
This car idles fine. On acceration it lacks any power and boggs down like it is running out of fuel. The O2s go lean and the engine won't pick up enough speed for the MAF to go any higher than 12 grams. We can introduce propane and the engine picks up power an... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
2000 Nissan Pathfinder XE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR07Y51
the vehicle runs well, only with mil lamp on. scan for codes shows code for lh cam position sensor (p1145), swap sensors; code follows (p1140). replace sensor with new oem; code remains; clear codes and run; both codes reoccur. perform resistance check accordi... Trouble codes: 1145 (fuel air metering lh cam position sensor), 1140 (rh cam position sensor)
1995 Toyota Corolla 1.6L Exhaust Valve VIN: 1NXAEC489S
Valve job performed 4,000 miles ago for 100% leakage past exhaust valve cylinder #2, can't seem to remember how the valve or which of the 2 failed or looked like. 4,000 miles later same cylinder 100% leakage exhaust valve, [[...]]. New replacement valve e...
2003 Toyota Matrix 1.8L Charge light
Fellow techs I have a 2003 matrix in the shop with a battery light on and a no daylight running light complaint. Alernator is charging normally. Customer states that both conditions occured together. Very little information through all-data. Running lights wil...

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
Fix/Summary Answers
1990 Honda Accord DX 2.2L balance shaft belt VIN: JHMCB7642L
Thanks to all that responded to help us out with this dilema! Isn't this a disposable car? Just kidding! Anyway, to align the rear balance shaft, most people were saying to stick a drill bit the size of a 6mm bolt into the access hole in the back of the bloc...
1993 Honda Accord LX 2.2L srs light VIN: 1HGCB7659P
Well, haven't been able to get this car back in for further testing, customer says problem has become very intermittent. Only happening once a week and just for a brief time. Most replies to help request indicated possible ground problem or clockspring. One re...
1994 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Misfire VIN: JHMCD5565R
Customer has not yet returned, but I am confident the problem is going to be clogged EGR passages, due to the knowledgeable advice from other techs on iATN. Thank you for your responses.
1996 Hyundai Accent 1.5L monitor completion VIN: KMHVF14N2T
There were 8 replies on this request, thanks to all who responded, especially Rick, Jeff, and Jay. The transmission fault had to be repaired to get the monitors to run. Trans code was a shorted pressure regulator solenoid or circuit. Tested the solenoid and ci... Trouble codes: P0748 (Pressure control solenoid).
1998 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L No Start, Hard start VIN: 4S2CM58W0W
Sorry for the delay in responding. I have been waiting for the customer to return. Most of the replies recommended fuel pressure problems but I have not seen the vehicle long enough to check pressure. It was dropped off in my shop when I was not there and th... Trouble codes: P1441.
1994 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L Rings or valves VIN: JA3AM84J3S
Customer has not returned with the smoking car. From the huge volume of smoke, I do not think that the PCV system is at fault, and that it is major engine. The responses indicated these engines have problems with valve seals, and with valve guides wallowing ou...
1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L speedometer gear VIN: 4A3AK44Y7X
thanks to all that replied to this request, unfortunantly the customer traded the car in and i did not get a chance to repair it. with the help i recieved from the three techs, i was able to give a proper diagnosis to the customer which she was happy about. ...
2004 Mitsubishi galant 3.0L srs lt/radio
I have tried to close this thing a few times! It hasn'tbeen fixed,and the lady hasn't gotten back to me..thanksfor all the help!
1988 Nissan Pulsar NX XE 1.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: JN1PN34SOJ
found misrouted vacuum hoses from past engine re & re i'm guessing. attempted to adjust co but car would not co-operate. removed injector , cleaned and inspected. found old gasket material in fuel pre-heater under throttle body. this was disrupting the injecto...
1997 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Blower Motor
Hi guys thanks for responding on this one. The problem was the blower motor itself. Replaced with the new factory unit and the blower works fine. Thanks again
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31A2Y
Thanks again to all who replied to my help request. The fix on this Maxima was connection problems in the post cat heater circuit. at the PCM. After correcting the heater circuit, everybody got happy. Regards, Brad Trouble codes: P0140 (O2 Sensor Bank 1 Sensor 2 Low Activity).
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Stall VIN: JN1CA31A6Y
i viewed signal from mass airlow sensor and noted no change in signal. replaced mass airflow sensor and this fixed problem. also found a bad coil causing the 1320 code thanks to everyone who suggested checking the mass airflow sensor Trouble codes: 1320 (primary ignition circuit failure).
1997 Subaru Impreza Outback 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1GF4858V
cust has not returned with car to try some of the suggestions i got, thanks to all that replyed, i will repost if cust brings car back in. Trouble codes: P0141.
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