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1992 Honda Accord EX 2.2L No Start, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JHMCB7674N
Customer has a concern that the vehicle fails to start intermittently and has been going through excessive fuel. It has also had some hesitatiom problems as of late. TPS adjustment is within spec. Spark is good and the fuel pressure is within spec.I've checked...
1994 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Misfire VIN: 1HGCD7257R
1994 Honda Accord EX that has a misfire while power braking at about 1800 RPM. It goes away above or below 1800 RPM. It does not misfire when cold. All cylinders seem to fire good as I checked secondary waveforms. I sprayed carb cleaner and it did not go away....
1995 Honda Civic EX 1.6L running lights VIN: 2HGEJ1223S
help honda techs,this civic will blow the 10 amp taillite fuse as soon as you turn on lights,all other lights work fine,turn signals,headlamps,brake lights.Has any one seen this before.
1997 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S6CK58V6V
This vehicle ran perfect until I replaced the timing belt, water pump, valve cover gaskets and spark plugs. Now, there is a deffinate misfire on cyl. # 1 and 3, and the master tech reports misfire on 1,3,and 5. Timing belt has been checked, rechecked and check... Trouble codes: P0300
1999 Honda Civic EX 1.6L No Start VIN: 2HGEJ6670W
customer braught car in stated hard start cold once warmed up starts fine.checked found spring on coil secondary missing insidde dist. and wrong plugs replaced coil and plugs cap and rotor ok.checked fuel pres. is on the money.when cold you can crank and crank...
2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L power windows VIN: 5FNRL18974
Help honda guys! This odessey was just in a body shop. They repaired a dent in the right front door. Now the window won't work in the same door. I checked the fuses, found a blown 20 amp in the underhood fuse box. Replaced that and then found that the passenge...
1993 Lexus SC300 3.0L Gauge Lighting VIN: JT8JZ31CXP
Hello, Anyone that could tell me how or what illuminates the gauges on this particular car because I can't seem to figure that one out. I had the gauge pod out but it leaves me stratchin' my head as to the funtionality of the lighting. Even in day time operati...
1995 Mazda Miata 1.8L No Start VIN: JM1NA3530S
help!!! - have this miata that will start and run for about [...] - will lose injector pulse - no signal out of computer - before would not start at all - no signal from crank/cam sensor - replaced sensor and main relay will start and die - have power to co... Trouble codes: 01 (no distributer ref signal), 04 (no cam signal)
1992 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Misfire VIN: JA3BM64J7P
We recieved this 3000gt for smog related repairs. We quickly realized that a slight to moderate intermittant missfire was occuring at both idle and 2500 rpm's. Missfire is fairly regular occuring every 1-5 seconds. New wires, plugs and airflow meter have been ...
2000 Subaru Impreza RS 2.5L Misfire VIN: JF1GC6752Y
Sorry about the engine ID. This vehicle has had a 2002 wrx 2.0 turbo motor installed. Customer stated that it ran great until a heavy rain one night. The next morning, it idled rough. Labscope shows #3 and 4 injector signals are missing at idle. They come back... Trouble codes: P0303, P0304, P1507
1988 Toyota Tercel STD 1.5L battery VIN: JT2EL31G1J
came in battery dead, check battery and alternator ok. check for drain 2.9 amps (vantage) trace out found igntion switch fuse (beside battery) pulled drain went away. trace out as per Mitchell wiring diagram, unplugged alternator, rear defrost, igntion switch/...
1993 Toyota Tercel DLX 1.5L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT2EL43S1P
runs lean good fuel presure new filter good voltage at injectors good injectors vehicle will only start with hand over throttle body giving full choke then will idle. as soon as throttle hit will stall. can work throttle gently and get some rpms out of engine ...
1995 Toyota Celica GT 2.2L upshifts VIN: JT5ST07K52
Hello to all and thanks in advance. The Celica of concern has reverse and 1st and will shift into 2nd, either late if under normal to hard accel, or early into 3rd if under very light accel. Does not shift to 4th at all. Can get it to shift what appears to be ...
1998 Toyota T100 SR5 3.4L axle seals VIN: JT4UN24D6W
Vehicle has been back four times for rear brakes that hang up at times and then bang upon their release. The first visit was pretty routine and involved a brake inspection where I found the R.H. rear axle seal leaking and the shoes were wet with fluid. The L.H...
1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L water pump VIN: 4T1BG22K4X
toyota techs, this car came in mon oct4 for service, customer said he heard what souned like a wheel bearing noise,on the test drive i shut the engine off and noise was still preasent listen to the bearings with the car on the rack no noise heard,rotated the ...

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
Fix/Summary Answers
1991 Honda Civic DX 1.5L Stall VIN: 2HGED6359M
Thanks for all the replies. Some suggestions were loose connections on the ignitor. I did tighten them. Other suggestions were the main relay. I have had problems with the main relay before, however never a check engine light on with a code 15 ignition output ... Trouble codes: 15 (ignition output signal).
1997 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L trailing arm bushings VIN: JHLRD1853V
thanks to all who replied on the crv trailer arm bushings i have decided that next one i get in i will take a chance and try the civic bushings i will post results ...
2000 Mazda 626 ES 2.5L Rear calipers VIN: 1YVGF22D9Y
We go 15 replies. All were helpful and almost all were right on the money. For the fix I'm quoting is from Allen in Irvine Ca.; The caliper piston has to be mechanically retracted, using the internal adjusting screw. Remove the plug in the end of the caliper b...
1995 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.0L Cooling Systems VIN: JN8HD17Y4S
The Nissan is fixed, I submitted the request on behalf of my tech due to his inexperience with the iatn and before I embarrass myself I will respond to some of the ideas given by my friends at the iatn. Carlos from Oregon said that the block test was a poor wa...
1993 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L air bags VIN: 4T1SK12E8P
we found the center air bag module to be at fault. we weren't possitive this was the only problem and advised the customer of that fact. afer replacing the center air bag moudule all was corrected.
1994 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.4L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT4RN93P8R
As much as I hate doing this, I'm going to have to close this request with DID NOT FIX CAR. After recieving 7 helpful hints(thanks to all that replied!!), I turned the truck back to the shop that sent us it, they in turn sent it to the dealer. Last I heard of ...
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