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1989 Honda Prelude 2.0 S 2.0L retractor VIN: JHMBA4221K
Greetings Honda Techs. This is my first post. I violated the sacred seat belt retractor in the driver door when trying to find the problem with the always "ON" warning light and buzzer that would not go off. The rectractor spooling spring flew out with a venge...
1993 Honda Civic DX 1.5L No Start VIN: 2HGEJ2242P
Honda Pros, I have this little Civic that was towed in with a no start condition. The shift lock out was inop which led me to believe the ECM was bad. Sure enough, opened up the box and found burn spot on board (big burn spot on board!). Sent the ECM out had ...
1997 Honda Accord LX 2.2L r.f. high beam VIN: 1HGCD5610V
vehicle has no high beam on passenger side with no power to bulb.daytime running light is illuminated but i can not find test procedure in mitchell.wiring diagram shows drl control unit located on r. side of instrument panel.i know from past experience that th...
1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L starter VIN: JHMCA5624J
HELP Please To all and anyone that might be able to help. This car is posessed, yes with the lights on the starter has signal to start only when put into N or P, turn off lights oper. is correct. Thought poss. n/safty switch unplug still starts, poss. fuse box...
1995 Infiniti J30 3.0L Hesitation VIN: JNKAY21D6S
Found exhaust cam timing off- 2 degrees retarded.This cam also drives crank sensor for igntion system.This is the only cam timing that is off.Crank timing is also ok. Timing belt is tight. I do not see any reason for timing to jump. No repairs made at any othe...
1995 Isuzu Trooper S 3.2L Mechanical VIN: JACDJ58V5S
Wondering if there is a fix, or a know cause for these little troopers to start burning oil all of a sudden,( about 1 quart every 700km. I have several customers with these trucks and they all seem to start burning oil in and around 120,000km. thanks in advanc...
1989 Nissan 240SX SE 2.4L Lack of power VIN: JN1HS36P3K
Customer bought car and fried motor on the way home. (didn't pay any attention to the gauges) We found a used engine and had it shipped in from Colorado. Switched over all the necessary parts prior to installation. Timing chain had been replaced recently goin...
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31D8Y
Replaced egr valve passage looked clear but code came back after driving. Trouble codes: P0400
1991 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L heater blower VIN: 453BJ6321M
i've got this 91 legacy wagon with no heater blower. the problem is on the power side not the ground side. all three fuses involved with the blower are OK, my book shows a blower relay in the circuit but gives no indication where it might be located, can one o...
2001 Suzuki Vitara JX 2.0L timing chain VIN: 2CNBE13C11
broke upper timing chain and upper chain guide.,the first time (just over a month ago) i replaced all exhaust valves do to the upper chain guide(top on cam caps)being lodged between upper chain and cam gears. could not find any known problem with chain or gu...
1983 Toyota Cressida Luxury 2.8L No Start VIN: JT2MX63EOD
I have this toyota in my bay with a no spark and no injector control. I have checked all relays,fuses. All working fine. I checked both signals coming out of dist. and found that they are fine. I have 12v`s at the injectors and the coil but no ground switch co...
1994 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L eng VIN: 4T1SK12WXR
This vehichle came to the shop with a vibration when it is in foward and reverse.we found the front rear and side engine mounts where bad.we replace them and still had the same vibration,after close imspection wefound thaat the trans mount was also bad and rep...
1997 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4TAVN52N7V
this truck misfires under load only. took forever to set code. only found cyl on misfire monitor with mastertech. i've switched coils & plugs and replaced injector for # 4 cleaned air flow sensor pulled valve cover looked for any cam or lifter poblem checked t... Trouble codes: P0304
1999 Toyota Tercel CE 1.5L Starter Motor VIN: JT2BC53L3X
I would like to say thanks for taking the time to read my post, any input would be greatly appriciated. Initallay the customer complaint was that the vehicle would not start (no crank) when she tried to start. The previous evening she had mentioned that while...

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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1995 Honda Passport LX 3.2L compressor VIN: 456CC58V1S
we got the customer to agree to replace the condensor and go with a dealer compressure. some of you had asked if we were using pag oil and yes we were. thanks for all the help. we thought about trying this before, but i guess we needed some asuring. it has bee...
1997 Kia Sportage 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJB7236V
I failed to mention that all grounds to PCM was OK (.002 v). PCM was the fix on this EGR issue. Did check out the charge rate of the alternator and for AC ripple. Also did a voltage drop check for the ground of the body and engine. Auto Computer Exchange (Flor... Trouble codes: P0400, P0304, P0140, P0139, P0133.
1990 Lexus LS400 4.0L a/c VIN: JTBUF11FFX
We replaced the a/c hoses at the compressor there must have been something inside the rubber hose coming apart inside. thanx for ALL THE HELP TOM
1993 Mazda Protege DX 1.8L compression
Only got 3 replys and they came within 24 hrs of posting the request for help, none since.Rodney [...] responded with detail...
1997 Mazda B2300 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4F4CR12A3U
special thanks to all who replyed this was a set-up by the emissions team checking for shop rip-offs seems it was a covert vechicle and had a faulty gas-cap i was busy that day and told them to return in few days and i could properly check it out all i did the... Trouble codes: P1443 (Manufacter Control Axiliary Emissions Control).
1999 Mazda Miata 10th Anniversary 1.8L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1NB3535X
After many hours of testing, reviewing replys from our message board, making phone calls to Identifix, we replaced the surge tank with a new one from the dealer. We removed this thing before and cleaned it very well, but still had the same problem. So I broke ... Trouble codes: P0402 (egr excessivce gas flow).
1991 Mitsubishi Mirage 1.5L No Start, Stall VIN: JA3CU14A5M
Though we finally had to find the problem ourselves which was in the wiring, I would like to thank all those who replied. Generally the majority of the problems with these cars are traced to the ECU. Open it up and look for burned parts. The distributor is als...
1990 Nissan LARGO 1950CC Tow Bar VIN: KUGC220421
Hi Guy`s I must thank ,Paul [...] ,for the replies great ,but I must thank Paul most as he sent me details of cam belt and fitment problems which may arrise as they do! as we all know the job went really well first one I have done che...
1986 Toyota MR2 GT 1.6L cooling fans VIN: 1J2AW15C5G
Sorry to say I was not able to properly repair the vehicle due to the fact that the customer would not repair the A/C system and would not leave the vehicle another day. I'm sure that if the A/C system was repaired (replacing condenser with massive hole) There...
2000 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 126K468402
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