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Help Request Answers
2001 Daewoo Leganza CDX 2.2L left turn light VIN: KLAVA692X1
occasionally when using left turn signal, the light will remain on ( not blinking ). the only way to turn light out is to disconnect battery. i'm not sure where to look. customer has noted that it does it most often after using the remote door lock/unlock.
1991 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1HGCB7264M
I need help with this strange problem on this 91 accord, the distributor have been replaced twice with factory parts, first one due to bearing problems. The coil was replaced, vehicle came back after one month, customer does not drive often. Tow in with dead b...
1993 Honda Prelude VTEC 2.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: JHMBB1175P
This vehicle has failed 3 emissions tests, the initial and 2 after diagnostics and repairs were done. I cannot get the NOx emissions down to were it will pass. First test yielded 732 ppm on a 485 ppm pass. Second and third were reduced to just above 600 ppm on...
1995 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCD5634S
hi! this is my first post. code 9 i an easy one i thought!!!. replace distributor twice. ck for continuity from distributor to ecm it's ok. ck for frequency with modis at 750 rpm is at specs 5.6 to 6.2 hz. increases when acceleration. distributor is aftermarke... Trouble codes: 9 (cyp in distributor)
1997 Hyundai Accent GL 1.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1W55TY623W
Helo Techs, I have a hyundai that is idling up and down on its own whwe ever it feels like it, I checked for vacuum leaks and found none, ck engine light is not on and no history codes, I don;t see anything abnormal on scanner. thinking that the Idle speed Acu...
1991 Isuzu Pickup S 3.1L starter ? VIN: 4S1CR11ZOM
Hello Fellow Techs,hear is the next problem I'm having. The truck was driven in and the ownwer explained that he had it at another shop.The problem was that it would not crank.The shop replaced the starter and all was well 2 days later the starter failed IE. t...
1998 Kia Sephia 1.8L Cuts out VIN: KNAFB1211W
#3 has spark, no vac leaks, injector pattern drops out intermittently. It will have a pattern on start up, then it flatlines. It will then occasionally flash a pattern. Brn/blk wire from injector to PCM plug has continuity as does red/yel from injector plug to... Trouble codes: P0303
2002 Lexus RX300 3.0L smoke on start up VIN: JTHF10U020
this vehicle smokes upon start up. more when cold or sitting for a while. appears to be smoke from oil as there is oil comsumption. no leaks
1991 Mazda B2600 2.6L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM2UF3143M
Hello Everyone, I have exhausted myself of everything possible to find the reason for this high CO problem. When you start out cold O2 is near 100mv, then goes to almost 1 volt when warmed up & Check engine lamp comes on with DTC 17 feedback system. Drives ok ... Trouble codes: 17 (feedback system)
1998 Mazda MPV ES 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM3LV5237W
Found bad wire replaced wires plugs and performed 60K. came back with same code. Did Fuel injection service, back again. Plug firing voltages are 20 to 24 KV across, RPM drop shows 40 RPM on all cylinders. No vacuum leaks found. Checked for TSB's on All Data. Trouble codes: P0304
2000 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGF22C5Y
We performed a 60K and timing belt on this car and 3-4 days later the car came back with a P1506 code. I cleared it and 3-4 days later the P1506 code returned. I removed the valve cover and the timing belt was off one tooth. We reset it and sent it down the ro... Trouble codes: P1506 (Idle control system RPM lower than expected)
1988 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L 1-2 shift VIN: JN1HU11P4J
hi, i am working on 1988 maxima--which stays in the first gear until vehicle would reach normal operating temperatures. once vehicle would warm up it shifts absolutely perfect-- which leads me to the theory that there might be trans temp sensor that went bad ....
1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L engine VIN: 4S3BG6853W
car has heavy engine vibration at idle in gear, forward or reverse. Also has vibration in neutral worse at 1300 rpm and again at 2600 rpm. have replaced transmission mount, double checked timing belt, (also verified by dealer), and two torque converters. Injec...
1989 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L front wipers VIN: JT3VN39W9L
Front wipers have all their functions except the intrmittent function and wash function. Customer not concerned about wash function at thjis time. Unable to find the delay module--not where MOD or the Toyota shop manual says it is--to the right of the dash. Is...
1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Mechanical VIN: JT3VN39W2S
everything is pointing to the oil cooler, redistributing metal and causing both failures. $500.00 item. is there a way to simply bypass oil cooler?

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
Fix/Summary Answers
1991 Honda Accord SE 2.2L accumulator VIN: JHMCB7682M
abs pump running and noisy, removed abs relay, noise is gone. thanks for the information from all who responded, leak from pump evident after cleaning area of build up and driving, solenoids on pump defective, customer declined new part replacement at this tim...
2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Safety VIN: IHGES26771
The answer is yes there is a procedure. With ignition off jump ALDL pins 4 & 9, turn key on and observe the SRS light. In this case the light came on,went off then flashed very rapidly four times, then a series of long flashes followed by a series of short fla...
1997 Mazda Miata 1.8L Coolant Pump VIN: JM1NA3537V
Thanks to all who replied! The coolant pump was definitely leaking and based on what everyone said about this being a 'straight forward' job requiring no special tools I went ahead and did it. I installed a new GMB pump AND replaced the timing belt while I was...
1987 Nissan Pulsar NX SE 1.6L No Start VIN: 1N1EN34SXH
sorry for the delay in post but my customer was dragging their feet on further diag. i recieved 3 replies 2 stating to check the coil and possibly the connections. another response was to check the distributor. first of all this is a coil on plug system and do...
2000 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L remote VIN: JN8ARO7S2Y
Thanks for all who replied. It turned out that both OE transmiters were bad. Programed new transmiter with help from all who replied. Thanks again. Gary
2000 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L cruise & gauges VIN: 1N4DL01D51
Thanks to all for your responses regarding this cluster problem! I was not able to instill enough confidence in my customer that I would be able to fix his car, so off he went to the dealer. The reason I waited so long to close this help request is so I could ...
1985 Toyota Pickup SR5 Turbo 2.4L Engine VIN: JT4RN65S9F
The fix was pretty simple -- I was expecting the worse. It's a time consuming job so I wanted some input. The problem: The head gasket where the top timing case cover bolt went through had a small crack in it. (outside part of the hole) Oil is all around...
2000 Toyota Celica GTS 1.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDDY38T3Y
Thank you for all the help. We did all the basic check out and advise customer to bring vehicle back to the previous shop that replaced the engine. We swapped out the updated injectors and Ecu. No changes. Thank you again. JPI Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfired), P0303 (Cylinder 3 misfired detected).
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