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1998 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Detonation VIN: 2HGEJ8542W
Good Morning, I have a Honda here that has recently developed a ping / spark knock / detonation type of engine noise only when first run cold (less than 5 min.) accelerating just before the shift points. As the engine warms the noise disappears until it sits ...
1992 Isuzu Trooper S 3.2L Idiot Light Blinking at time VIN: JACDH58V4N
Hello Friend I have that 1992, 3.2 liter,.. Isuzu Trooper, 4 doors , that came in, a Good costumer, he say that all the Idiot light's, Oil pressure emergency brake, all the light on the lower instrument cluster will flash and he will hear a clicking sound lik...
1995 Isuzu Rodeo S 3.2L cruise control VIN: 4SCCY58V8S
We installed a clutch in this rodeo and afterwards saw that the back-up lights came on in 4th gear. found the correct switch and wires and got the back-up lights to work when they are supposed too. Customer came back this week with complaint of cruise control ...
1997 Kia Sephia GS 1.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: KNAFA1253V
1992 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4 3.0L Surge, Cuts out VIN: JA3XE74C4N
Hello Everyone This car came in with a complaint of missing while driveing test drove and did not see a missfire but a bad searge checked codes found one code for TPS out of range scoped TPS found a eratic pattern replace with factory part. This helped but did...
1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX 2.0L Misfire VIN: 4A3AL54F9T
Hi guys ! this car has failed smog. one of the problems is the tach is inop. the customer has after market devices- turbo boost and air flow also timmer shut-off delay for turbo cool down.these are all disconected for our testing. we found the tach signal prob... Trouble codes: P0300 (random mutiple misfires)
2001 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JA4MW51R31
hello this vehicle i can not get the idle motor to work i have checked all connections they are all clean i have my two powers that go to the idle motor. i have checked my four other wires that go from the pcm to the idle motor all are clear. in the mitchell t... Trouble codes: P0505 (idle control system malfunction)
1990 Nissan D21 SE 3.0L Unknown VIN: 1NGHD16Y2L
After having a trans shop do a rebuild on this 3.0 4x4 the owner noticed a shudder on take-off. It cannot be duplicated in any other gear including R. Trans shop blamed it on engine performance but I disagree. There are no changes in secondary ignition during ...
1994 Nissan Sentra E 1.6L 3rd and 4th gear VIN: 1N4EB31F2R
Hello to all you Nissan/Trans techs.We have in our shop a 1994 sentra which the cust states that while driving he heard a clunk in the front and now ne does not have 3rd or 4th gear.I put it on the lift just to take a look and see if he cracked the case or som...
1996 Nissan Sentra 1.6L starter VIN: 1N4AB41D2T
hello,everyone i have a nissan no crank,all fuses feed by the the ig. swich is dead but it's not the switch and its hard to dup.if i move anything but the fuse cover it will start with full power.
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L windows, locks, prw. seat VIN: JN1CA31D2Y
This Max blows the 40 AMP. fuse underhood for power window, when it does blow the power locks and power seat also stop working. The customer also said that he has changed a fuse by kick panel, I think it must have been the 10 AMP #13, this fuse has not blown o...
1996 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 453BK4358T
Thanks in advance for your help. This car came in for a tuneup. The check engine was on Code P0302 # 2 cyl misfire. When I tested for spark at # 1 it would not jump 30k on my little tester. Just for clarification that was the front cylinder on the right bank. ... Trouble codes: P0303 (Misfire Cyl 3)
2000 Subaru Forester L 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JF15FB351Y
Idles like its missing on one cylinder. Customer said can't recall if ever tuned engine.Had 4 codes.Three pertain to a missfiring cylinder.(figures since its running rough).One to fuel trim.Replace plugs,they were shot.Hardly any tips left. Plug wires ohmed ok... Trouble codes: 170 (fuel trim), 301 (cylinder missing), 303 (cylinder missing), 304 (cylinder missing)
2001 Subaru Outback 2.5L pump VIN: 4S3BH6864Y
As part of the 60k service my tech drained and filled the ps steering with dexron. We had much difficulty bleeding the system as the resevoir sits lower than the pump. We removed the resevoir, raised it up while still connected and bled it that way. As soon as...
1991 Toyota Celica GT 2.2L Hesitation VIN: JT2ST87F2M
I've got this Toyota that I'm lost on. Any time the RPM of the engine is increased it will stumble, in neutral or on acceleration. The vehicle will get passed the stumble and rev as normal by feathering the accelerator. I have checked the ignition system and i...

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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1987 Acura Integra LS 1.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: JH4DA3455H
Well I had 12 replies, some of them said to check things like valve adjustment, vacuum lines, fuel pressure,and regulator,catalytic convertor, and o2 sensor all of which had been checked or replaced. There were a couple of responses that suggested ECU replacem...
1992 Honda Accord EX 2.2L alb light on VIN: JHMCB35400
Hi Everybody, sorry about the delay but there was a virus on my system and i was able to clean it. Thanks for all the replies and after replacing the speed sensor on the transmission eveything is ok, the light is off and the speedometer is working. Best rega...
1993 Honda Prelude VTEC 2.2L abs hydraulic system VIN: JHMBB1179P
looks like you guys were right, another used power unit seems to delop pressure, thanks eveyone for your help. -dave
1994 Hyundai Excel 1.5L pulse generators VIN: KMHVF2256R
Sorry about the long delay in closing this help message. I felt that there was somthing wrong inside the transmission causing a weak pulse generator signal. I never ever saw more than a volt AC out of either one no matter how fast I got things spinning. Afte...
2001 Infiniti I30 3.0L meter fuse VIN: JNKCA31A91
thanks to all that replied. after performing amp test and moving harnesses around problem is gone. customer has been driving it every day and said no problems. only time will tell. thanks joe
1991 Mitsubishi Mighty Max 3.0L No Start VIN: JA7FM24S8M
We sent the computer out to be replaced and the company said it could not be done, the board is fried. Thanks to all who had some input. Still no explination about how it happened. Cust. said it had not been jumped and it didnt look like it. Thanks again
1996 Toyota Previa LE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3GK13M4T
thanks for the help. most replies indicated plugged egr passages. two said to ck egr temp sensor, but I could not find a temp sensor. all my information showed it to be at the base of the egr valve if it had one. one tech said the VSV's are known to fail inter...
1999 Toyota RAV4 2.0L air bag light on VIN: JT3HP10V8X
Hi everyone, I recieved 3 help replies which were helpful, Thank you Wayne [...], Alax Age and Christophers Auto. They all said that I should clear the codes manually which worked after I repaired the real problem with the airbag system (I thought that it was ...
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