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1997 Honda Passport EX 3.2L battery VIN: 4S6CM58V3V
after replacing with diff brand rebuilt each time, the vehicle charges at 14.22 volts while idling and drops to 12.60 while cruising.if headlights are on then charges higher like 14-14.22,but not consistently.after driving for 2-3 days it slowly charges less a...
1997 Kia Sportage 2.0L no power VIN: KNDJB7231V
no misfire, otc p1693 mfr. computer controll failure, snap on red brick p1963 undocumented trouble code. that tells me personally that i have a ecm software issue, wondering if anybody has any info on this code??? have no mil light. Trouble codes: 1693 (man specific codecan not locate anywhere)
1991 Mitsubishi Galant 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall
this car won't communicate with my scanner. it will go to a code list for a fraction of a second, show , 15 and 25, i think, then say "no communication". plugs were fouled out. it feels like skipping. i am getting a good signal from computer to igniter, and ig...
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS 2.4L heater core VIN: 4A3AE45G71
All cores were from dealer,leaking at tank to tube connections.I wish I could have found a crushed core or one punctured by a screw,at least I would know the cause,I think I have taken the precautonary measures.Any help and/or experience would be greatly appre...
1996 Nissan Sentra 1.6L MIL Lamp on, FAILED IM240 VIN: 1N4AB41D1T
Hello Nissan techs. This car will very randomly loose the speedo operation & momentarily after speedo drops the scan tool shows 0mph for the VSS signal. On a road test during which there is no speedo & no VSS signal, suddenly the speedo comes to life & a secon... Trouble codes: P0500 (vehicle speed sensor problem)
1996 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8AR05Y9T
This 1996 Nissan PathFinder 3.3L that we have for repair, I have not seen before. It was built in Jan. 96 and doesn't have the MAP sensor. The problem is that we are getting no vaccum to the EGR system. If I disconnect the the EGR solenoid elec. connector, I g... Trouble codes: 0400 (EGR recirculation), 0325 (knock sensor)
2000 Subaru Legacy L 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 453BH6651Y
Hello Techs This Subaru came in with 2 misfire codes+a bank 1 lean condition code. It was driven long distance (to Connecticut from Georgia) running on 2 to 3 cylinders. After we took the compression (150 to 175 in all cylinders)+checked the fuel pressure (in...
1982 Toyota Celica Supra 2.8L retractable headlight VIN: JT2MA67L1C
Here's one for our ageless Toyota Techs. I got this car after a couple of other shops tried to repair the retractable headlights. They work properly in the on & up position on the headlight switch. It's the off position that's got me puzzled. In the off positi...
1995 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L Misfire VIN: 1NXAE09B3S
Engine stutters and misses @ 2500-2600RPM either driving or no load in the shop. We have scoped injectors, MAP sensor, ignition, cam sensor , crank sensor, TPS, IGT & IGF signals from the ignitor. All patterns are consistent with samples in Alldata. Disconnect... Trouble codes: 14 (ignition signal)
1999 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Daytime running lights
Hi Guys Sorry for no VIN I am at home doing this and forgot rest of paper work,This car came in for a dead battery,charged and running lights came on just running no headlights,Found bad tail light relay and replaced.Lights were off.Car came back for dead batt...
2000 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDDR32TXY
this car came in with mil lamp on and dtc p0172. vehicle is not very responsive on initial take off- hesitates badly. we found the mass air flow sensor very dirty. removed and cleaned mass air flow sensor. disconnected battery for 5+ minutes to reset keep aliv... Trouble codes: P0172 (system rich)
2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L Stall VIN: 4T32F19L61
Hello, This one is driving us crazy. The van runs very good, and has no drivability problems other then occationaly will not idle high enough for the required load of the accessories. If headlights, blower, wipers, or defrost are on for cold morning start vehi...

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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1989 Acura Legend 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: JH4KA3249K
Hello all, This one went down the road without a fix. The customer wants to pull the plug on repair work. I received several replies stating I should check the cap, rotor and spark output. We checked spark output and it was fine on all cylinders. We tried ...
1996 Hyundai Accent 1.5L Hesitation VIN: KMHUF21NPV
Thanks guys for all the responses...unfortunately i am not getting another look at this car for some time. Customer phoned and says car is ' better but not right' knock sensor has helped but she states still occurrs (once in a week)got her to keep a diary of w...
1995 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 4S2CG58V3S
Where to begin...? First thank you to Michael for the tip about interface problems with my snap-on mt-2500. All displayed data parameters, with the exception of baro, were correct. There was not a problem with baro. snsr. at all! As I suspected and many others... Trouble codes: 44 (Lean Exhaust).
1997 Kia Sephia GS 1.8L Alternator VIN: KNAFA1256V
Thanks for the input! After trying 3 aftermarket alternators , I sent the original alternator to have it rebuilt. They installed a new voltage regulator and all is working properly now! Do not try aftermarket alternators in KIA's ! They do not work! Thanks aga...
2001 Kia Sephia LS 1.8L No Start, Misfire VIN: KNAFB12111
our whole problem turned out to be a shorted oxygen sensor. don't ask me how it affected the ignition timing-but that is what it was doing. sensor before the cat heater circuit was shorted internally-continuity from hot wire to the exterior of the sensor. than... Trouble codes: P300, P301, P0303 (cylinder 3 misfire), P140, P141.
1996 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L water pump VIN: JN1CA21DOT
In addition to the steps mentioned in my help request, I had to do one of two things to gain enough timing chain slack to be able to remove and install the water pump. In regards to the timing chain tensioner, either you have to remove the lower mounting bolt ...
2000 Nissan Quest GLE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4N2XN11T7Y
Well, four of you were dead on about this repair. Indeed it was a wiring harness break, in the control side wire for the O2 heater circuit, about 1' up the computer harness from the connector to the O2 sensor, on the harness side. The tricky part was that the ... Trouble codes: P0135 (B1S1 O2 Sensor Heater Problem).
1995 Toyota Camry 2.2L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 4T1SK1201S
Most replies were EGR valve. Several were ignition coil. I tried these, but still no fix. Customer said he couldn't wait any more. Thanks to all who responded!
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