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2001 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L Unknown VIN: 2HNYD18641
01 mdx customer complains vehicle is dragging and poor gas mileage. Took on a test drive and shifts out well, but when you let off the gas car will not coast, it slows down even when i went down a overpass off the gas it still loses speed at a good rate, feels...
2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L hot soak long crank VIN: 2HKRL18621
Customers complaint is a intermitant long crank on hot restart. Very quickly found fuel pressure to be 76 psi with volume to be .4 gph. Confirmed high pressure with another gauge. Replaced fuel pressure regulator with Honda part and now fuel pressure is 68 psi...
1998 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CM58W0W
this thing was towd in. aint nevr seen it b4. itz a friend of th bossz brother!!! im 53 yrz old n cant here. as soon as i got it startd th othr tech i work with came over and said it had a vac leak n he could here it. my prurdy lil boss said she could here it ...
1999 Isuzu Trooper S 3.5L valvetrain? VIN: JACDJ58X7X
This one came to our shop with a "ticking" type sound coming from around the pass. side v.cover area. I removed the v.cover and checked clearances on all the valves(were all in spec.) Found a freeze plug leaking coolant into this area, specifically into rear e...
1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Spark Knock/Pinging VIN: 4S2CK58W6X
This is a really odd one for me, I am a Ford Driveability technician, why am i working on a Isuzu?? its my mother in laws and this thing has developed a very severe spark knock under cruise tip in that is just too severe, i took it to the Isuzu dealer and drov...
1987 Mazda RX-7 Turbo 1.3L engine VIN: JM1FC3325H
Hello, and thank you for looking. I have this RX7 with the turbo rotory engine. It came in with no engine. The one removed from the car was dropped off, and locked up solid. I purchased a used engine, swapped all of the manifolds, front cover assy, ect. Droppe...
1989 Mazda MX-6 LX 2.2L electrical/fuel VIN: 1YVGD31A3K
same as a 89 ford probe 2.2 non turbo, would like to thank all techs who respond joe cat
2002 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L ABS / Traction control VIN: JN1DA31A02
Hi folks. This vehicle manufactured 7/01-following '01 flash code procedures rather than '02 scan data system. Have tried local resources, including Mitchell, no one seems to have a definition for Code 84. Any ideas on definition for this code? PS: Cleared c...
1992 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.4L dash lamp VIN: JT4RN01P1N
red brake lamp on dim goes on and off chekced ebrake master cyl sensor customer thinks brake dragging cannot duplicate this any one else seen this thanks in advance
1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L Stall VIN: 4T1BG12K7T
this car will stall at idle,every so often,has happened to us only twice ,customer said it would not start once,i think its something to do with the idle speed control system,tried cleaning idle air control solenoid,we did major tuneup within 5000 miles,has go...
2000 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4TAWN72N1Y
Toyota Guys, This is my fishing buddy's truck. The MIL comes on with Too Lean P0171 every time It is driven on the interstate, it runs smooth but is a bit sluggish, it has a small hesitation on acceleration. The oxygen sensor is ranging rich to lean 5 to 6 tim... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 Sensor 1 Lean fuel trim beyond limits)
2000 Toyota Solara SE 3.0L no start VIN: 1JN44LM44H
vehicle was towed in. it died while customer was touring our wine country. freeze frame showed me that it quit at 25 mph with no load on the engine. upon further examination, i found the timing belt had separated and the crankshaft cog had spun, independent of...

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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2000 Infiniti I30 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCA31AXY
Thanks guys. I replaced all the coils and it's ok now. Trouble codes: P1320.
1987 Mazda B2200 2.2L No Start VIN: JM2UF1130H
Well Guys, I feel like the biggest dummy in the world!!! Alan [...], Mazda Technical Services hit the nail on the head telling me to check the cat!!! so I did It was'nt the cat but close the muffler had collapsed and it was restricting the exhaust. Anyway it...
1993 Mazda MX-3 1.8L No Start VIN: JM1EC4341P
Thanks for the seven replies.Most pointed to the replacement of the distibutor assembly.This car had an extra crank sensor by the balancer which I also checked.The dealer had the assembly in stock and it cured the problem.The service information indicated all ...
1995 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L timing belt VIN: JA3AM84JOS
my techs & I finally have come to the conclusion that this problem is normal after hearing from mitsubishi techs,still do not feel comfortable about how the system works,I let the vehicle go & has been gone for aprox 1 week with no problems,all parts used are ...
2002 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BL11D22
I would like to thank everyone who responded to this post. Most of you said to try and do a relearn procedure on the idle and throttle plates with a key on, key off process. I tried this several times but to no avail. We recommended a new throttle body assembl... Trouble codes: P0507.
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L Surge VIN: 1N4AL11D92
Customer has not returned, am closing post. By replies, I will try relearning idle with scan tool, and if that does not work, replacing throttle body may necessary. Thank You IATN Trouble codes: P0507.
1997 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4TANL42N2V
sorry i waited so long for a fix it post-but i had to wait a while to get authorization to resume the repairs from the owner of the car-we ended up finding that an alarm was installed at one time and was connected to the power source wire at the obd connector-...
1997 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L no 2-3 shift VIN: JT3HJ85J9V
I had a bad solnoid even though it was new,and I did have the tranny type down it may not have been in the right spot,but if you read it you will see it.Don
2001 Toyota Highlander 3.0L engine VIN: JTEHF21A21
I received 4 replies , phil had not heard of oil geling in these engines and figured customer should talk to customer service. Paul, George and Tim knew about a oil consumption problem with the 3lt engine and that the warrenty had been extended. Tim actually s...
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