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1989 Honda Accord LXi 2.0L Engine VIN: 1HGCA5540K
We are replacing the engine only in this car. The question is should we remove the engine and transmission as a unit or just remove the engine? Which is easier and faster? Itís a manual transmission.
1992 Honda Prelude Si 2.3L Mechanical
As a mater of fact they will not even test it. Car smokes so bad the test station will not let it in. LOL. I know I should just replace with a used or new unit but this is a friend of mine with no money (as usual). I have read somewhere about a chemical you ca...
1999 Hyundai Elantra GL 2.0L Camshaft Sprocket VIN: KMHJF25F4X
Hi everyone, This is a "Has anyone else ever seen this before" post. The fix is obvious...but the root cause??? This elantra in for an oil change. Noted abnormal thump and squeek noises from timing cover. Did not have a timing belt replacement sticker. I fig...
2001 Infiniti QX4 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNRDR09Y61
customer returned with check engine light on. retrieved new codes of p0172,p0174 customer obviously feels it my fault but i have driven the car and it shows fuel trims of 33.1 on the long term on both banks. have cleared and redrove car, you can watch it come ... Trouble codes: P0172 (bank 1 indicates lean), P0174 (bank 2 indicates lean)
1972 Nissan 240Z 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: HL530-7904
This is a nice antique car a good customer has that no one else in town will work on. The car fouled the rear 3 spark plugs because the rear carb float was sticking. The engine has a split intake with 3 cylinders per carb. The front carb was running lean. I to...
1986 Nissan 300ZX Turbo 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CZ14S9G
no start, no codes. starts with mass air unplugged runs very good but won't rev up over 2000 RPM. engine stalls when mass air is unplugged. fuel pressure is good. timing is good.
1995 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Long crank time VIN: JN1CAZ1D95
Need some help on this nissan.Vehicle got towed in because of no start found bad starter(burnt from overcranking)replace starter.Vehicle has a long crank time before it starts.Seem like the spark timing is off at times.It would pop thru the intake.No codes sto...
1998 Nissan Sentra 1.6L rattle top end at idle VIN: 1N4AB41D6V
I replaced chains,guides,gears,lower tensioner and intake sprocket. I keep getting a rattle/clacking noise at idle warm and on throttle release. It goes away when fans cycle on. The noise seems to be around intake camshaft.
2000 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3N1CB51D4Y
The car is running lean at all times, it won't rev up even in neutral, nearly impossible to drive. Suspecting the mass air flow sensor but not sure if the test results (below) are bad. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank You, Brady
2000 Other Asian LD15 6.3L head torque VIN: KMFHB47A9Y
Engine had a coolant leak from one cylinder head, a crack between the valves. I haven't seen an engine like this one, it has six separate heads and the head gaskets comes in two pieces, one for the front three cylinders and one for the rear three cylinders, th...
1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L Oil Pressure VIN: 4T1BG12KOT
Car came with oil pressure light coming on at red lights. ETC. I removed sending unit and checked with snap on mechanical pressure gauge, it checked about 8 lbs, pulled balancer and checked out,no problum found removed, rod and main caps,all looked new.replace...
1999 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L rack VIN: JT3HT05J8X
Hi group! I have this landcruiser with a small amouint of play in the steering rack, enough that the customer notices it on the highway, makes it somewhat difficult to keep straight on the road. My most important question is, Can anyone tell me what the Toyo...
2000 Toyota Echo 1.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDBT1235Y
Car sets codes P0300 random misfire and P0171 lean mixture. Replaced all four spark plugs, and checked ign. coils and boots. All coils and boots looked OK. The O2 voltage drops to 0.00 at idle, but when you rev. the engine up the O2 sensor voltage moves up and... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire), P0171 (lean fuel mixture)
2000 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3M15HY8457
car came in with a code p0441 evap low purge.. i have checked the evap solinoid and made it work on the bench as whell as the vsv solinoid under the rear of the car at an idle the evap pressure sensor is at 156 psi(no spec found)can any one help with this very... Trouble codes: 0441 (evap controll purge low)

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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1987 Honda Accord LXi 2.0L rack/pump VIN: 1HGCA548XH
sorry it took so long to post this but we had trouble getting the part and it cost way more than dealer said it was. anyway the car is fixed the speedo gear/ ps valve assembly fixed the problem...thanks to all that wrote me .ps cost of part was 215.00 almost a...
1999 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD1861X
Several techs identified the P1399 as a random misfire code. No codes showed with manual code retrieval. One mentioned problems using platinum plugs. Almost all pointed to valve problems. WE checked the valves and found several tightening beyond the adjuster's... Trouble codes: P1399 (Manufacturer controlled Ignition system or misfire).
1995 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L No Start, Hesitation VIN: 4TAUN41B7S
tryed new dist assm. with coil, no help, ck fuel press. ok, 37 to 44 lb wires instaled, tryed plugs, no help. ck spark and injection pulse when acting up, ok. injection flush, 2 times no help. fuel filter installed. no help. cleaned mass air sen. no help. tr...
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