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Prev Professional Automotive Repair Technical Discussions for September 21, 2004
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1991 Honda Accord SE 2.2L brake pedal VIN: JHMCB7681M
Customer complaint is a low but firm pedal. We replaced the master cylinder with no change. System has been bled and rebled with no improvement. Calipers appear to be self adjusting both front and rear. Setting the E-brake does not improve the pedal significan...
1997 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L trailing arm bushings VIN: JHLRD1853V
hello to all ,, does anyone know where i can get some after-market rear trailing arm bushings for crv?? i was told by dealer that i have to buy complete trailing arm almost $ 300.00 that's ridiculous... your help is appreciated thanks desert hondomotive
1997 Honda Civic LX 1.6L Cruise Control VIN: 2HGEJ6677V
My customer said that she was unable to slow the car when the cruise was set so she placed it in neutral and the engine red lined. The drive and park lights were on at the same time. When I set the cruise at 30mph, the car continues to slowly accelerate, but i...
1997 Honda Accord EX 2.2L resonator VIN: 1HGC05633V
Honda Techs & Walker Exhaust, I have a 97 Honda Accord that needs a resonator assembly. The part # I'm coming up with is 46865,this assembly is 5 inches too long. I even tried part # 48924 this is too long also! Anybody have sugestions, I've run out of ideas o...
1984 Isuzu Pickup 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 4S1CL11L5P
this piece is giving me a major headache, please help. this isuzu came in with a loping idle, at the advise of another shop, he replaced the intake manifold gasket. seems to have done a good job. but, it is still doing the same thing. i noticed if i crimp the ...
1997 Mazda B2300 SE 2.3L dome light/doorajarlight VIN: 4F4CR16A9V
the dome light & cargo light stay on all the time along with the door ajar light. is the gem a problem & is there an update?
2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.4L pass key ? VIN: 4A3AC44G1Y
We have a 2000 Mistu. Eclipse 2.4 standard trans. Cranks but wont start. Code p1610 stored in pcm. Cannot find diagnostics for this code at all. Code p1610 immobilization system malfunction. Can any help with available daignostics or has anyone had this proble...
1998 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.3L 3-4 and passing VIN: JN8ARO5Y3W
this vehicle came in with a hesitation between 3-4 shift and requiring very long time to complete shift. originally though it was a trani problem, until i found trouble code P0325 store for knock sensor circuit or sensor. ckeck sensor and found to be out of ra...
1996 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BD4355T
good morning, I don't have to much to go on with this car.this car belongs to another techs mother.between him and the dealer the parts listed above have been changed.i have checked the cam and crank sensor and fuel pressure.I have done a compression test als... Trouble codes: P0302 (misfire 2)
1999 Subaru Legacy Limited 30th Anniversary 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, ROUGH ACCELL VIN: 4S3BG6856X
car came to us for simple tune-up,timing belt and water pump.did the job and sent vehicle down the road,customer comes back a month later with an idle vibration thats worse when cold.says problem wasnt there until work was done.ive checked everything i can thi...
1984 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.4L Stall, FLOODS VIN: JT4RN55D5E
send the carburetor to local rebuilders and same thing after rebuilt. tried different rebuilt carburetor and same thing. runs good and emission reading are good but when it act up carburtor floods and kills motor.
1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L igniton VIN: JT2BG12K1T
Vehicle was towed in. No start. engine cranks fine. fuel pressure is present. no spark. tested coil. passed. replaced coil anyway. no positive results. replaced ignition igniter. no positive results. have power going into primary coil windings and 2 hot leads ...
1997 Toyota Camry CE 3.0L Traction control flashing and ABS light is on. Cod VIN: 4T1BF22K6V
Having trouble with a 97 Camry. ABS light is on and the Traction light flashes. A code 43 is present. Any help would be appreciated.
2000 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF28B2Y
Code p0171 is reoccuring after clearing. No performance issues. have performed a/f sensor test and checked for vacuum leaks. I suspect that a/f sensor is faulty but cannot prove it since light only seems to occur when customer is driving vehicle. Trouble codes: P0171
2000 Toyota Sienna CE 3.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 4T3ZF19C6Y
Hello to All: This Van came in for a routine timing belt and tune-up, now the engine starts badly and will not accept any throttle input and backfires. Spark and injector pulse erratic. Have rechecked the valve timing with valve covers off. There is no mecha... Trouble codes: P1300 (Igniter Curcuit)

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
Fix/Summary Answers
1990 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Door Latch VIN: 1HGCB7665L
Almost everbody said that this is a common problem with this latch and to drill a 1/2 inch hole in it to open the door and replace the latch. Thanks for all of the replies I was about to open the door with a torch, Cliff
1992 Isuzu Trooper S 3.2L Idiot Light Blinking at time VIN: JACDH58V4N
Hello All Thanks for all the reply, got 4 of them but point me in the right direction like most of you say, a faulty Alternator will cause the dash light problem when i hookup, my VAT all check out ok, but when i check the battery the water was way bellow al...
1990 Mazda MPV Cargo 3.0L Timing Belt VIN: JM3LV5234L
Thank-you all for the help. It seems my customer has not been using the E-brake when parking, and the vehicle has been rolling one way or the other in gear, this in turn will put tension on the belt, compressing the tensioner. We have replaced the cam gears wi...
1998 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L 3-4 shift VIN: 1YGF22CXW5
The fix for this vehicle was a new upgraded transmission range switch.We have roadtested it for 60 miles and no more problem.The downshift was commanded by the faulty t r s . Many thanks to Shawduall , Sherman [...]. A fu...
1989 Toyota Tercel DX 1.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: JT2EL32D5K
I want to thank all that responded, and yes I agree it was a bad build for toyota, most said check the filter at the vsv valve on the firewall, it checked ok, went over all vacuum hoses and they are routed good. Duty cycle was changing at bleed valve but no ch...
1996 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L No Start VIN: 4TAVL52N0T
thanx to all tha replied when we pinched off the fuel regulator this truck would start I find it funny that the only vaccume it gets is from the intake hose before the throttle body.maybe .05 vaccume any way we replaced the regulator it must have been lettin...
1997 Toyota Supra 3.0L No Start VIN: JT2DD82A0V
Hello, as of this moment this vehicle is running strong. There is no 'mystery' fix. Just needed to use one of my various shop special tools (small hammer). I would like to thank all who offered help. As per the iATN help guidelines, I did have all the basics...
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