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2002 Honda Accord EX 2.3L fan VIN: 1HGCG6680Y
New customer vechile over heating and check engine light on coolent was only mixing in the oil pan,not in the rad.Remove head send to mechine shop,head was warp 6000 of a inch not crack ask the mechine shop what they think the problem was He said the leaking i...
1996 Kia Sportage 2.0L Hard Start VIN: KNDJA7238T
Vehicle was towed due to vehicle stalled at highway speeds and would not restart. Timing belt broken. Replaced timing belt and coolant temperature sensor with connector due to corrosion. Vehicle starts good cold but will turn over 15-20 times before it will st...
1988 Mazda 626 DX 2.2L No Start VIN: JM1GD222OJ
Car came in on the hook, died while driving down the highway. Basic checks all came back good for fuel pressure, spark and compression. Red brick spit out airflow meter code so checked with DVOM. Since this is a vane style meter I popped the airbox lid and bac... Trouble codes: 08 (airflow meter problem)
1993 Mazda 626 ES 2.5L engine VIN: 1YVGE22B1P
Hello Iatn Group I have a 2.5L V6, that is very noisy on cold startups. It sounds like a mechanical noise, but it goes away if u rev it up past 2500rpm, or when the engine reaches full operating temperature. It's definately not a lifter noise, it's more simil...
1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA21D8S
This one has us beating our heads against the wall. This Nissan came in with a no start condition less than 4000 miles after a trans rebuild. Customer had at first hard starting, then no starting, but would start when pushed. Scaning resulted in no codes initi... Trouble codes: P0340
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Hesitation VIN: JN1CA31DSY
hesitates upon hard acceleration and has lack of power. Normal acceleration is fine. Seems like fuel or exhaust restriction. System has no fuel filter just a screen on bottom of pump. A new Nissan pump has been installed and exhaust checked in front of both co...
1993 Toyota T100 3.0L Engine replace VIN: JT4V20C9P0
I an putting a rebuilt engine in this 3VZE 3.0L 5spd 4WD T100. The manual says to pull engine and trans together. Looks awfull long with the transfer case on it. What do you techs do? Leave the trans in the truck, or pull the whole thing. Never been here befor...
1993 Toyota Previa DX 2.4L Mechanical VIN: JT3AC12RXN
after we overhaul the engine for about half a year.the NO.3 piston was burned.the No.2 ring was install upside down. I want to why the piston burned .thanks
1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Transaxle/engine VIN: 4T1BG22K6W
This vehicle has a strange vibration/shake in gear at/or around 55 mph. The problem does not exist when the engine is at a high idle in park or neutral. It has to be in gear with the drivetrain in action. We have replaced the original axles. They had some sign...
1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on, po401 VIN: 4T1BG22K4W
toyota techs and all members,this camary is killing me.car came in with ck engine light on,code po401 low flow,replaced modultar and vsv valve,code returned,when i apply vacuum to valve it stalls ungine,ck vac at valve while comanding vsv on i get about 15" of... Trouble codes: P0401
1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L No communication VIN: 4T1BG22K8X
This Camry was driven into the lake last week during a heavy rain storm. The guy made a right at the boat ramp instead of a left and bloop...in he went. It was in the lake for 12 hours. Now I have it and after doing all the necessary tests and cleaning of the ...

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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1995 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Doors VIN: 456CY58V25
Well, I was eventually able to force the doors open by repeatedly banging myself into the doors from the inside (ouch). I found the latches were rusted and stuck. Luckily, I didn't have to cut or break anything. Thanks for the replies.
2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG1651Y
Mil went on next day. As soon as She can tie the car up for a day,I will send it to afriend who has asmoke machine and check for leaks. Trouble codes: P1457.
2002 Honda Civic LX 1.7L Steering VIN: 1HGES15512
well, we found it. after gathering pictures from honda and other ideas for suspension and steering tests from you fellas, we disconnected outer tie rods from struts, reinstalled tires, and set vehicle back down. turning steering wheel, we were still able to pr...
1995 Isuzu NPR 5.7L water pump gaskets VIN: 4KLB4B1A9S
Well Here is a case of not looking far enough. After removing the fan clutch and the water pump (mind you this tech did this exact same job 3 months ago)We found that the fan clutch ( which was installed by a shop in Oklahoma City last year about 2-3 months af...
2000 Isuzu Amigo S 3.2L Head lights VIN: 4S2CM57W5Y
Hello all, sorry for my tardiness in following up. The day I started to recieve feedback the customer had to have the car back and has not returned. I manipulated the harness under the dash and near the fuse/relay box and it didn't fail while it was here. I su...
2002 Isuzu Trooper Limited 3.5L Stall VIN: JACDS58X62
well i replaced the crank sensor and the customer has drivin the vehicle for a week and it has'nt hicupped. thanks to marty [...] for the help.
1999 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L head gasket VIN: JM1BJ2227X
removed cyl. head sent to machine shop no cracks where found, did light resuface and replaced head gasket. t stat was broken again (factory) so replaced. also replaced radiator as a precaution. took old one apart and didn't see any plugging. both fans operatio...
1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AK44Y7S
After receiving several replies about about possible cam dowel pins, crank thrust bearings, and possible other hardware problems, I pulled off timing cover and inspected everything. When we replaced the timing belt the first time we replaced all pulleys and be... Trouble codes: 11 (timing belt skipped 1 tooth or more).
1997 Mitsubishi Montero LS 3.5L radio VIN: JA4MR41R7Z
Thanks for all the help. The fix for this vehicle was to retrieve the serial number from the back of the radio and call Mitsubishi for the code number. Theft deterrant is not affilliated with radio security code.
1993 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L dumping fuel VIN: JN1RZ27H1P
the O-rings were indeed the problem. the incorrect lower O-rings the dealer sent me first (part #16618-10V00) fit near the pintle end of the injector, kind of like a GM multi-port injector. the correct O-rings go just below the screen further up on the injecto...
1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA21D1S
Well now this ones running. Sorry it took so long for the responce, The fix in this case was indeed seperating the trans and engine to clean corrosion from the surfaces. Pos count on scanner now is 180, and alls well. I would like to thank Bobby [...] and al... Trouble codes: P1335.
1997 Suzuki Sidekick JX Sport 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JS3TD21V9V
I'm calling this one a fix. I haven't seen it back yet. I blew out the passages when I had it in and they seemed clear although I may have cleared them when blowing through. It seems restricted EGR passages are fairly common. I did get some interesting informa... Trouble codes: P0400 (EGR flow malfunction), P0751 (1 shift solenoid performance).
1996 Toyota Tercel DX 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2AC52L3T
Well it has been a week since I replaced the cat, with another aftermarket cat, and moved the O2 sensor from its original location, to the hole in the cat, and I have not heard back from the customer yet. I am going to call this a fix. Most replies said to onl... Trouble codes: P0420.
1996 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Hesitation, Stall VIN: JT3GP10V5T
We fixed the vehicle! The rav4 would not start and we found a open in in the crank sensor harness. we repaired the harness and all is ok. simple repair but when it was an intermittent problem it would not reveal itself.
1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Unknown VIN: 4T1BG22K9Y
I want to thank the techs that took the time to email me on this problem on the Toy. The fix was rather simple, after it was told to me on how to fix it. The tech that hit the correct answer only give his name as Mike. Well we just lubed the cables going to th...
2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.7L tire pressure sensor VIN: JTEBU17R64
I would like to thank everyone that responding to my post. The customer finally was able to take the vehicle to the dealer. They dismounted the tire, took the number off it and programmed the computer. She also said that the dealer recommended that the spare t...
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