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1997 Honda Accord LX 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCD563XV
with only limited info on this system i am inquiring if anyone has run into this problem, as i can find no tsb's or any further data on why the code is setting. the procedures are very specific as to checking the vacuum and voltage yet the conclusion condems t... Trouble codes: 0441 (insufficent purge flow)
1999 Honda Accord LX 2.3L air bag VIN: JHMCG5648X
I have an older female customer who has recently had heart bypass surgery. Her Doctor has told her not to have the airbag functioning in her car. I would like to know what procedure is needed to do what she would like to have done. I do not want to be caught i...
1994 Isuzu Trooper LS 3.2L 1-2 and2-3 Shifts VIN: JACDH58W6R
Hi All: Had this slip slidding Isuzu in today. Has a fairly good slide-bump going into second or third at anything above minimal throttle and will slip when attempting to accelerate in either second or third after engagement when moderate throttle is applied. ...
1996 Kia Sephia GS 1.6L No Start VIN: KNAFA1258T
This KIA will not start, found no spark, no inj. pulse. Traced to burnt computer. Checked for shorted circuits. All appear to be ok. Replaced computer with rebuilt, started, died, started, died, computer fried again!!! Computer place tells me it's overcharging...
1998 Kia Sportage 2.0L lack of power VIN: KNDJA7231W
This car came with a no power complaint. The car has 10 inches of vacuum at idle. The cam timing marks are good. The fuel pressure and quantity are good. The car has a knock sensor code that keeps returning. I unplugged it and it makes no difference. In the la...
1992 Nissan Pathfinder XE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN8HD17S8N
Hi guys;Thanks much in advance for any help.I'm shooting blanks on this one!Vehecle came in on towtruck.Cust complaint;QUIT while driving.Vehecle cranks but will not fire.After cranking for 10 secs (approx)tach jumps and stays at 900 rpm.Fuel injectors & ign c...
2002 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L struts,links,etc. VIN: JN1DA31D52
Good day men, I was wondering if anyone knows if there is anything popular I should look for on the front left of this Maxima that can make it thump over bumps? It sounds like a sway bar link is bad, but I checked everything and could'nt see anything or feel a...
1992 Subaru SVX LS 3.3L battery VIN: JF1CX3533N
help...i need info on this vehicles factory security system.i have a battery drain issue after 2-3 days sitting.checked all the charging system basics,all ok. found 24ma drawthat goes away after pulling security fuse. customer doest care about security system,...
1992 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: JF2B165G9N
Car has solid CEL, and missfire on #1 at idle. Off idle the car runs fine, but the light stays on. Tech line said ECM cuts out #1 injector when it detects idle error. I have B+ on yel/red wire(power feed at IAC), and 2.7 volts on both the white and black wires... Trouble codes: 24 (By - Pass Air Control Valve)
2000 Subaru Impreza Outback 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, over fueling VIN: JF1GF485XY
car was hit in left front corner and broke timihg gear and timing belt bending valves in head . the owner took head off of another car and installed on engine . the engine has good compression and fuel pressure . It is over fueling engine as there was two quar... Trouble codes: P0340
1988 Toyota Pickup 2.4L No Start VIN: JT4RN63AXJ
Hell Techs This vehicle towed in with no start Check for spark-fine Check fuel pressure-36psi Checked injector pulse-none Have checked archives and found several wiring harness related problems but none apply to this vehicle problem Have replaced computer, ign...
1988 Toyota Camry DLX 2.0L No Start VIN: JT2SV21W6J
Greeting fellow techs. The car from hell has decided to pay me a visit. The customer brought it in with the complaint of low power after someone else had installed a timing belt. I checked and found the valve timing off by 2 teeth. I corrected the timing belt ...
1996 Toyota Corolla 1.6L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1NXBA02E5T
I have this corolla in here and the problem i am having is that on the road at full throttle when the rpms get above 3,000 the engine starts bucking and hesitating, after that it feels like there is not getting enough fuel to the vehicle. I checked fule pressu...

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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1991 Honda Accord EX 2.2L seat belt VIN: 54MA200318
Dave and Paul hit this 'fix' right on the head. Dealer will warranty buckle problems. Thanks for helping with this great on-line service! You guys helped save me time and my customer is happy also.
1999 Honda Civic LX 1.6L Surge VIN: 1HGEJ6670X
Nothing to add here.Could never get car to act up again.Will add additional info if I ever see car for the same problem.
2001 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L No Start VIN: KMHWF25S01
fixed & gone down the road. special thanks to jim from florida, joshua from illinois & richard from california. all stated most likely crank sensor, which was the case. as stated in post problem was intermittent ( every 20-30 minutes ) engine quit running & wo... Trouble codes: P0340 (cam sensor malfunction).
1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS 2.4L engine-performance VIN: 4A3AX35G7V
Iatn is the bomb, I want to thank Iatn for being there, first and fore most I thank [...] he was right on the money, it turns out that when checking fuel pressure , it would diminish away at same time my a/c on B+ terminal of alt. would spike up to 1.5volt...
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L ignition VIN: JN1CA31A4Y
Thank you all very much for the help! Somebody even faxed me the wiring diagrams! now thats what i call going beyond the call of duty. We found and internally shorted keyless entry relay that was causing the fuse failure. Stumbled upon it by accident. Vehicle ...
2000 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L injectors VIN: 1N4DL01D4Y
Hello, Techs, I appreciate all of you who took the time to aid in the repair of this car. Several mentioned the key chip and security lock-out. The customer is supposed to buy a new key. Some mentioned that the remanufactured after-market distributors we...
1992 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 21N7924113
I would like to thank everyone that replied. Without your help I might of gone off the deep end. I went back to this car and did infact re-check the ground circuit to the TPS. While doing the re-check I learned two important facts. Subaru does not count the sa... Trouble codes: 24 (idle air regulator).
1992 Suzuki Sidekick JLX 1.6L No Start VIN: JS3TDO2V5N
Hi All: As I had said in my update I had found a leaking capacitor on the ECM board. This was also suggested by Nick from Great Britain as a possible cause and high failure area. I installed a used ECM as the customer did not want to empty his pockets complete...
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