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Help Request Answers
1999 Acura TL 3.2L Power Steering Pump/Fluid VIN: 19UUA5640X
This was a straightforward timing belt job until we started the engine. The P.S. Pump made a horrible noise and fluid started overflowing the reservoir. The fluid was foamy. We pumped air into to reservoir to check for suction leaks in the resvervoir, hose and...
1999 Daewoo Nubira SX 2.0L clutch VIN: KLAJA52Z4X
Hello! Car was towed in. With the clutch to the floor it still doesn't release. The slave cylinder seemed to have good travel. Pumping the clutch didn't make a difference. We pulled trans and can't find any problem. If anyone had any similar problem with this ...
1992 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1HGCB751NA
car has a rough idle,so far the plug wires were replaced,the sparkplugs,cap and rotor,monitored o2 sensor,the pattern is fine,checked the timing,adjusted the valves,studied iatn fixes,mostly to do with egr,removed valve and tested,ran car with egr vacuum hose ...
1994 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Clutch Assembly VIN: 4S2CG58V6R
This vehicle has a new clutch put in a year and a half ago and came back into the shop a couple of months ago with a slipping condition. We installed another new clutch assembly only to find that the one taken out had nothing wrong with it. We replaced the ass...
2000 Kia Sephia LS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAFB1212Y
Hello KIA gurus, We have this KIA that has a PO460 code. MOD does not show a code PO460, they show a code for P0461 wondering if it is the same thing or do these kias have a common problem, i called the dealer parts dept & they dont have much knowledge about i... Trouble codes: P0460
1995 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L lack of power VIN: JM1TA2224S
Hello Millenia S experts Client complains about lack of power in low rpm range (when compairing with the usual car behavior). Test driving the car is really possible to feel it. What is interesting this Millenias S usually will set ECM codes for "any reason"...
1997 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Hesitation VIN: 1XVGE22C6V
I have driven the car. When you accel from a stop. The car has a hesitation and doesn't die though. But just takes like a sec and the feels like it kicks in and then going.No mil lamp and has no codes. If you can help that would be great.
1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AK3445W
this car came in with p1494 evap code stored in pcm. checked codes with genesis , could not get into bi directional control with genesis scan tool, every time i went to activate solenoid with scan tool and it said no communication. i could check codes and data... Trouble codes: P1494 (evap vent solenoid switch or mechanical fault)
1996 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L MIL Lamp on, P0420 VIN: JN8AR05Y0T
Does anyone know of any alternative solutions other than replacing the catalyst. Trouble codes: P0420
2000 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L oil pressure` VIN: 5N1ED28Y8Y
1984 Subaru GL 1.8L No Start VIN: EFJ18T2AF0
Just got this one in. This vehicle has 2 fuel filters that the owner replaced because it would start and then Idle but then die. It started after it set a while but now it won't start at all. The fuel pump isn't coming on when the key is turned on. I can't fin...
1991 Subaru Legacy LSi 2.2L Misfire VIN: 4S4BC65C5M
Hello to all. We had this 91 Legacy come to us with a misfire/stumble after having been at another shop. The previous repairs included replacing the timing belt (properly timed), fuel pump and pressure regulator, none of which fixed the problem. The car has se...
1993 Toyota T100 SR5 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JT4VD10C2P
Greetings: This vehicle is failing CA emissions test due to elevated CO and HC. I have checked O2 at sensor and it is showing proper function and feedback. I have checked pulse air and it appears to be working. I have noticed that if I use idle manual mode to...
1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L compressor VIN: JT3VN29V5S
Hi Fellow Techs, Got a head scrather here. First time customer comes in for A/C service. I check the temp output, down at 50 degrees with compressor cycling a little faster than I expect. I hookup and recover 1.13lbs, max charge is 1.76lbs. Give it 15 minutes...
1998 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HN87R8W
This 4Runner has a miss at Idle when hot only.The three cyls. are the driver side bank only. When idleing the Mil.light will flash to show mis is happening. I have replaced plugs, Plug wires,tried new coil on 1,3,5 cyls. Didnt help. Checked cam timing OK, chec... Trouble codes: P0300, P0302, P0304, P0306
1998 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L headlights
i will try to keep this short,i have drl's for about 45 sec. then they will go out this is a fed car with auto lights. i have no headlights at all . if i ground pin # 25 at the running light module i have lights witch is the ground for the lights. i have repla...

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
Fix/Summary Answers
1993 Honda Prelude VTEC 2.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: JHMBB1175P
Well six of the 10 replies suggested that the EGR passages could be restricted to one or more cylinders inside of the intake manifold. Kevin [...] were the most helpful in describing the removal of freeze plugs in the lower intake to gain access ...
1998 Honda Accord LX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG1640W
I'm closing this help request without a fix yet. These is what we did to the vehicle. With the scope on the car we disconected the EGR and no changes, we still suspecting a leaking EGR valve but we didn't have one to replace it. We will as soon the car comes b... Trouble codes: P0303, P0304, P0305, P0306.
1998 Isuzu Trooper S 3.5L reverse gear VIN: JACUBS26GW
thanks for all of the replys. Since i have limitewd experience with autos I did the following Did some of the simple checks and could not find any faults. Took vehicle to specialist and did a major rebuild. box was worn out. Thank you for your replies
1994 Lexus LS400 4.0L heater VIN: JT8UF11E8R
We finally got this car's heater to act up--even with the engine warm, it wouldn't heat. The heater control valve, however, responded to every temp change input. We found the coolant reservoir was empty--we added a quart of coolant, and the heater came back on...
1998 Lexus ES300 3.0L struts VIN: JT8BF28GXW
I guess that on the left side we didn't get something back in proper alignment. We never found where we went wrong, but we decided to replace the upper mount bearing, and on final re-assembly it was fixed. (The bearing felt ok, though) First step in diagnosi...
2000 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L No Start VIN: 1YVGF22C7Y
Thank you to all 13 techs that responsed to my help request.Some thought that timing could be a cause,others suggested fuel too richon cold started up.After looking at all suggestion and pulling what few hairs I have left out,we went back to square one.We had(...
1988 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L 1-2 shift VIN: JN1HU11P4J
I had disassembled governor assembly, and cleaned the parts and now it works fine!!thanks Neul from NEW YORK AND THE REST OF YOU GUYS WHO WERE TRYING TO HELP!!
1995 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN8HD17YXS
Well we finaly got this one fixed. The second new dist fixed it. The first dist had a crank angle signal but i guess it was weak. that is why we couldnt figure it out.We put in a second dist and havent had any problems since. thanks to everyone for responding ...
1997 Nissan Quest XE 3.0L cam sensor VIN: 4N2DN119VD
Thanks to all the replies. In summary, as all the replies stated, the large inner slot slides through the cam sensor when #1 fires. Just a few other notes about this. The slot should be directly under the contacts of the ignition rotor. With the reluctor on up...
1996 Suzuki X-90 1.6L shift solenoid B VIN: JS3LB11S3T
Thanks to all who responded. We fixed this problem by replacing the transmission. Before doing that, we removed the valve body and tore it apart. The first thing we checked were the shift solenoids. They functioned perfectly. We applied voltage to each, and th...
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