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1995 Honda Accord EX 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCD5652S
This one has me stumped. Long-time customer came in with check engine light on. Car has all it's maintenance up to date and runs fine. DTC code 9 stored in computer. Mitchell recommended replace distributor, so we did. Check engine light still on. Continued to...
1997 Nissan Pickup XE 2.4L Poor Fuel Economy
just looking for some answers on my dads 97 pickup. bought it in may and got 22mpg consitently around town and 29-31 on highway.about 6 weeks ago it droped to 20mpg in town. at that time we changed the plugs [with ngk] and found old plugs burnt to a gap of .06...
2000 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L intake gasket VIN: 4TAWM72NXY
Hi The gasket kit I recieved had the wrong intake replacement gasket. I called Toyota to get more info and with the serial number they insist that all 16 valve 2.7l engines require the gasket with dual ports (2 holes per cylinder) The original gasket has only ...

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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1995 Acura Legend GS 3.2L temp guage VIN: JH4KA768XS
sorry this car has never returned to repair. the replies said mostly that the head gasket was bad, but the cooling system went all summer without adding any coolant, another reply suggested using the factory thermostat, and when i ordered one it had been super...
1997 Acura CL 2.2L compressor VIN: 19UYA1249V
thanks to all that replied to my help request. the climate control has a self test and will display a failure 'code' on the display when the system is not functioning. since the failure would happen about every two weeks, the customer brought the vehicle by wh...
1990 Honda Civic DX 1.5L No Start VIN: JHMEE2857L
Thanks to those that replied. I installed a new PGMFI relay went on test drive came back started acting up, but it never failed after that. We had it for several days after relay replacement. Customer took car and we have not heard back. Thank you again to tho... Trouble codes: 16 (Injector fault).
1995 Honda Accord EX 2.7L Modulator VIN: 1HGCE666XS
Fix was the accumulator. The dealer had asked if I needed one when I ordered the modulator, but none of the diagnostics pointed to the accumulator. I finaly called identifix and they led me through testing of the pressure sensor. The unit pressureized on initi...
1993 Infiniti G20 2.0L inhibitor switch VIN: JNKCP01D5P
thank all of you who replied I ended up lubricating around the outside of the bushing on the end of the shift cable this seems to have solved the problem as the cable no longer binds. We contacted the customer and she reports no more problems.
1993 Lexus LS400 4.0L Tachometer & Speedometer VIN: JT8UF11EXP
Recieved 2 replies reccomendin spedo service center there phone # is [...] or at www.spedometer customer opted to wait to repair vehicle when it quits all together thanks for your help on this unique situation...
2000 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L Power windows-Heater-Wipers VIN: 1YVGF22C6Y
Thanks to all who replied.Most said ignition switch was suspect. I did try wiggling key to try and make this car act up but never had any luck.We through a switch at it anyway due to the posts we recieved and the huge ring of keys the customer had.We finally g...
1995 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L Cuts out VIN: JA3AM84J9S
The tip about IAC counts was a big help. Performed several tests on Idle Air Control, and found it to be the fault. Replaced faulty component,re-set idle specs; and no more stalls occured.
1996 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 453BK4358T
Thank you for your help. 8 people responded from putting on a new coil, to injector checking, and scoping. My thoughts before putting on a new coil went similar to Jeremy's which I recieved just after fixing the problem. I went to the opposite cylinder that th... Trouble codes: P0303 (Misfire Cyl 3).
2001 Subaru Outback 2.5L pump VIN: 4S3BH6864Y
What fixed this vehicle was fresh o rings on the suction nipple where it bolts to the pump. In the process of removing the resevoir for inspection and cleaning we noticed fluid oozing out of the nipple-pump seam that had just happened from flexing the resevoir...
1991 Toyota MR2 2.2L engine VIN: JT2SWZ1M00
Hello everyone!! Turned out to be the fuel system needed calibrating and the Champion plugs do not work in an MR2. A couple of other minor adjustments and it runs just fine. Brian
1991 Toyota MR2 2.2L engine VIN: JT2SWZ1M00
Hello everyone!! Turned out to be the fuel system needed calibrating and the Champion plugs do not work in an MR2. A couple of other minor adjustments and it runs just fine. Brian
1994 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L sensors VIN: JT2GK12E4R
had removed rear 2 abs sensors to clean and did not have mounted totally flush when I put them back causing codes to set-reinstalled and all ok now. thanks a MILLION, chuck [...]
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