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1993 Acura Legend LS 3.2L No Start VIN: JH4KA7676P
occasional crank no start
1999 Honda Civic LX 1.6L Surge VIN: 1HGEJ6670X
Have worked on many different Hondas over the years,but this one has got me stumped.Intermittently engine will act up.At 2500 to 3000 RPM the engine will surge .Feels like the rev limiter is kicking in.Does not consistently occur.Would appreciate any help,than...
1995 Kia Sportage EX 2.0L No Start, Hesitation VIN: KNDJA7236S
This Kia has a hard start cold. You must crank it for a few minutes before itt will start. When it does start it acts like it has too much fuel in the system. Then when driving it hesitates. It has had a new cat, new intake gaskets, new temp sensor. I checked ...
2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJB72391
ok this truck came to us for a Check Eng Light on pulled codes found P0134,P0135,P0136,& P0141 checked sensors according to alldata they were bolth bad ordered new ones from Kia fixed it right up. 3 Days later Cust. comes back in light back on so we check code... Trouble codes: P0134 (No activity detected in front O2), P0135 (Front O2 Heater Circuit Malf), P0136 (Rear O2 curcuit malf), P0141 (Rear O2 heater circuit malf)
1998 Lexus GS400 4.0L Hydrobootst VIN: JT8BH68X1W
Hi Techs I need help on this one car come in complaint the ABS/VSC light on and Brk pedal spongy found code C1246,C1252.C1256,C1223 Clear code and test drive C1256 and C1223 come back tried bleed Brk System but according to mitchell required toyota special too...
1997 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1YVGE22C0V
When I got the car it would idle ok but cut out and had no power. after I replaced the fuel pump and filter, the half and 3/4 throttle responce are good but at wide open throttle the engine lays down and will not excellerate. I have tested the csps, cps, afs, ...
2001 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4DL01D61
Hi Guys, Had this Altima come in the other day and it had a P0100 code. Performed tests as per the flo chart in shop key. I found a bad vac at #4 cyl on the intake gasket. Replaced the gasket and the car ran great. Now the custome returned today with the comp... Trouble codes: P0100 (Mass Air Flo Meter)
1990 Subaru Loyale 1.8L diff n axles VIN: JF1AN52B2L
this is my lady friends car. i hate it but fer sum reason, she luvz it.in 11 years ive workd on everything but th fuel guage.!!! did th clutch at 200k. she is a good driver. she ovr heatd th motr at 236k n i put in a used. awhile back i put in th 5th set of ax...
2000 Suzuki Grand Vitara JLX 2.5L Mechanical VIN: JS3TD62V5Y
this is for all you suzuki folks i need to know if the timing cover can be removed without removing oil pan alldata say it needs to come off but gives no procedure this is a 4by 4 and what i need to know is can you get it off in car or is it better to pull dif...
1984 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.2L Hesitation, Surge VIN: JT3FJ60G4E
Truck originally came in with a severe stalling problem - owner had just driven it from Colorado where he purchased it. It ran fine until he got to lower altitude. We found the ERG valve was stuck open with a piece of carbon. Cleaned the valve, sent him on his...
1988 Toyota Pickup 2.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JT4RN63AXJ
This truck came to the shop with a complaint of running poorly and poor fuel economy. Found no trouble codes, but found tps to be bad, that was replaced and adjusted corectly. Fuel pressure test in well within specs and fuel pressure drop at injectors is unifo...
2002 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L vsc VIN: JT3HN86R62
the problem we have is the skid warning coming on in what appears to a normal turn at or above 20 mph. we feel like it is coming on prematurley but have no data to support this. we need some info on how this skid waaning works and possably w the steering angle...

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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2000 Infiniti I30 3.0L timing chain VIN: JNKCA31AXY
Thanks to everyone who took time out of their day to help.The general consensus is to replace it all, chains,3, tensioners,3, guides,2 orings seals ect.ect.This is our first trip into one of these engines so a little re assurance is good when the road is dark ...
1994 Lexus ES300 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on
ok this is how it went. I started on the car fresh on Monday and it started right up no engine light, got communication to the scanner everything looked good. Test drove the for 50 miles no problem. gave the car back to customer no complaint yet. Don't know wh...
1995 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L Stall VIN: JM1BA1414S
Folks, I'd like to thank everyone who responded for my help call. I double checked and triple checked the timing marks, but this didn't help. I rechecked all sensors and everything checked out good. My last resort was to visit a junk yard to get a maf and a di...
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D91
thanks a lot guys¡¡ i had to buy a new ecm,the foam inside the ecm case cause vapors that corroed the cyrcuits on this year.intalled the brand new model rc cause they told me to use this serial.
2001 Nissan Pathfinder XE 3.5L Parking lamps
Thanks for the replies but I never did find the module . I had to send it to the dealer and they replaced the SMART ENTRANCE CONTROL UNIT at a cost of $900. Apparently the 2 modules are integrated because the dealer couldnt tell me where it was either. There i...
1989 Subaru GL-10 1.8L Air Suspension VIN: JF2AN75B1G
It looks like we bit off more than we could chew. The main problem was that the compressor could not build up enough pressure to lift up the car. At first it worked fine but I guess it was out of shape. The second problem was that the controller we got from a ...
2002 Suzuki Aerio S 2.0L No Start VIN: JS2RA41S92
Thanks for your help with this repair. I recieved a message from Suzuki Area Service Manager shortly after posting this help request. The fix is to run a redundant ground to the fuel pump circuit. It is located under the rear seat. Car has been gone for two we...
2004 Suzuki Verona EX 2.5L Hesitation, Stall VIN: KL5VM52L24
Thanks for your help with this repair. A few Verona's seem to have a hesitation, and a stalling problem. The repair is to reflash the ECM, which takes some special equipment. The trick it would seem is to completely discharge all static charge by touching the ...
1995 Toyota Corolla 1.8L Cuts out VIN: 1MXAE0934Z
thanks to all who responded. replies were to check grounds especially on intake and possibly a bad aftermarket distributor altho 2 were replaced. after driving car with timing lite hooked up and noid lght wired to injectors the was indeed losing spark. then fo...
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